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Myth: Egg yolk contain cholestrol that are bad for heart

Eggs do contain a substantial amount of cholesterol in their yolks—about 211 milligrams (mg) per large egg. But labeling eggs as “bad for your heart” is wrong.

How?

For most of us the cholesterol we eat—in eggs or any other food—doesn’t have a huge impact on raising our blood cholesterol; the body simply compensates by manufacturing less cholesterol itself. The chief heart-disease culprits are “saturated and trans fats, which have much greater impact on raising blood cholesterol,”

A large egg contains 2 grams of saturated fat (10 percent of the Daily Value) and no trans fats.

Only about 25 percent of the cholesterol in your blood comes from food. The other 75 percent is manufactured by the liver, which produces lots of cholesterol when you eat cheeseburgers and other sources of saturated fat—something eggs are low in.

Eggs are also filled with useful nutrients that may offset any damage done by their cholesterol content, including unsaturated fat, folate and other B vitamins, and minerals.

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Improve Digestive Health

Watch Your Diet for a Healthy Gut:

  • Stay away from foods or limit ones that irritate your digestive system.

  • Some people have problems with gassy foods like grams, dals and soda or fatty items like fried foods and cheese.

  • For others, acidic foods like citrus, coffee, tea and tomatoes can trouble.

  • Soaking of dals and grams avoids gases. Know your digestive system and act accordingly.

 

Stop Smoking to Stop Heartburn:

  • Smoking weakens the valve at the end of the esophagus, which can lead to acid reflux and heart burn.

  • And it increases the risk of various gastrointestinal cancers.

  • Smokers also have higher risks of developing peptic ulcer and crohn’s disease than non-smokers.

Probiotics – Lactobacillus

Probiotics                                                                                                                           

Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.”Probiotics is live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics, but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures, such as in yogurtsoy yogurt, or as dietary supplements      

                                                                                                                                 

Lactobacillus                                                                                         

Origin: They are naturally found in the digestive, urinary, and genital systems

Source:  Foods that are fermented, like yogurt, curd, buttermilk

Benefits: Lactobacillus helps in treating and preventing yeast infectionsurinary tract infectionirritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, treating lactose intolerance, skin disorders (fever blisterseczemaacne, and cancer sores), and prevention of respiratory infections, reduce abdominal pain, increases immune response and reduces overgrowth of pathogens in digestive tract.

Probiotics -Streptococcus Thermophillus

Probiotics                                                                                                                  

Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.”Probiotics is live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics, but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures, such as in yogurtsoy yogurt, or as dietary supplements

                                       

Streptococcus Thermophillus                                         

Origin: Used to make yogurt. Its purpose is to turn lactose, the sugar in milk, into lactic acid

Source: Yoghurt and other fermented dairy products, cheese

Benefits: Produces large quantities of the enzyme lactase, making it effective in the prevention of lactose intolerance, act as anti-carcinogenic, reduces risk of antibiotic associated bacteria, helps in making reduced fat cheese and reduce abdominal pain. It helps in providing gastrointestinal benefits and antioxidant properties.

Nutrient Combination-Niacin and Tryptophan

Food contains a mixture of nutrients that interact with one another sometimes they join forces, other times they cancel each other out. Many foods work well when eaten together because of the complementary nutrients each contains. When you consume food, certain dishes must be taken in combination with another to obtain better absorption and utilization of nutrients present in the foods. Therefore following are the list of nutrients that work in pairs which helps you in choosing foods.

Niacin and Tryptophan

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that your body cannot produce it, and it must be obtained from food sources. Our body uses tryptophan to manufacture niacin, a B vitamin, and serotonin, a neurotransmitter. Serotonin plays a role in regulating sleep and moods, and in controlling impulses in the brain. A severe deficiency in tryptophan can lead to insomnia, depression, anxiety, irritability and unexpected weight loss or gain.

Thrive on: Tryptophan is found in cheese, chicken, eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, soy products. Meanwhile, niacin is found in poultry, fish, lean meats, nuts, eggs and dairy products.

PROBIOTICS

Probiotics                                                                                                                      

Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.”Probiotics is live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics, but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures, such as in yogurtsoy yogurt, or as dietary supplements.                                                                         

Lactobacillus  –

helps in treating and preventing yeast infectionsurinary tract infectionirritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, treating lactose intolerance, skin disorders (fever blisterseczemaacne, and canker sores), and prevention of respiratory infections, reduce abdominal pain, increases immune response and reduces overgrowth of pathogens in digestive tract.

Source:  Foods that are fermented, like yogurt, curd, buttermilk

Bifidobacteria

Source:  Foods that are fermented, like yogurt, curd, buttermilk

helps in curing dental cavities, improve blood lipids, glucose tolerance improvement in the symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, bowel dysfunction, aids in the synthesis of B-complex vitamins and vitamin K in the intestine, improves immunity and digestion, cancer prevention and alcoholic liver restoration disease caused due to excessive intake of alcohol.

Saccharomyces boulardii      

     Source: Present in lychee and mangosteen fruit, baker’s yeast, fermented products like bread

It is effective in preventing and treating diarrhoea, act as antibiotic, to treat acne and maintain and restore natural flora in the large and small intestines and treatment of IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome), urinary tract infections (UTIs), vaginal yeast infections, high cholesterol levels and fever blister.

Streptococcus Thermophillus                                          

Source: Yoghurt and other fermented dairy products, cheese

Benefits: Produces large quantities of the enzyme lactase, making it effective in the prevention of lactose intolerance, act as anti-carcinogenic, reduces risk of antibiotic associated bacteria, helps in making reduced fat cheese and reduce abdominal pain. It helps in providing gastrointestinal benefits and antioxidant properties.