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Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute gastritis), lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks. Can a gastritis diet help relieve symptoms? Fortunately, it can, as we’ll find out below.

First, a word

Probiotics: Benefits vs. Drawbacks

Probiotics: Benefits vs. Drawbacks

Probiotics are live micro­organisms—bacteria and yeasts—that are commonly referred to as “good” bacteria. Probiotic benefits, experts believe, extend to our digestive health by increasing the population of good bacteria in the intestines, which prevents “bad” bacteria (for example, Clostridium difficile and Escherichia coli) from causing illness.

Yogurt and kefir (a drink

How to Make Bones Strong: What You Can Do

How to Make Bones Strong: What You Can Do

About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people who have low bone density are at risk for the condition, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis can have serious ramifications, since it results in poor bone quality that increases the risk for fractures. Therefore, it’s important to know

10 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

10 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer.[1] Here are 10 signs you’re not getting enough vitamin D:

Depression or anxiety
Bone softening (low bone density) or fractures
Fatigue and generalized weakness
Muscle cramps and weakness
Joint pain (most noticeable in the back and knees)
Blood

Processed Foods: 5 Reasons to Avoid Them

Processed Foods: 5 Reasons to Avoid Them

As technology advances, the world continues to search for ways to make life just a little more convenient for the next generation. And over the past century, food has been at the center of this mission. From canned and frozen foods in the 1920s to powdered drink mixes and frozen

Which Foods Contain the Most Phytonutrients?

Which Foods Contain the Most Phytonutrients?

Also known as phytochemicals, phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. There are more than 25,000 phytonutrients found in plant foods! Some common phytonutrients are carotenoids like lutein, flavonoids, coumarins, indoles, isoflavones, lignans, organosulfates and plant sterols. Carotenoids are found in the cells of a many red, orange and yellow plants

Which Sugar Foods Spike Blood Sugar the Most?

Which Sugar Foods Spike Blood Sugar the Most?

The human tongue can distinguish between four basic flavors—salty, sour, bitter and sweet, but we are naturally attracted to sweet flavors because we are primates—essentially, animals that have evolved while eating fruit. This helps explain that when it comes to sugar foods, most of us can’t get enough. While it’s

Heel Pain: 8 Common Causes

Heel Pain: 8 Common Causes

The heel of the foot is sometimes called the “hindfoot,” and people understandably think of it first as a bone, also called the calcaneus. But there are actually many different types of tissue that make up the heel. Disorders of any of these tissues and the structures they form can

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