Get a Flat Stomach with These Amazing Tips!

Who doesn’t want a flat stomach? We all have tried sucking our stomach in just to fit into our favorite pair of jeans, or to look beautiful in a group photo.

But, there are various less painful and easier ways through which you can flatten your stomach.

Be it eating at the right time or eating the right things, here are some tips that would take care of your bloated stomach and would help you in fitting into your favorite bodycon dress:

 

  • Say no to raw vegetables!

We all understand how important vegetables are to our body and for getting a flat stomach. But it is a myth that vegetables are best eaten raw. This is because our body works hard and struggles to break down these uncooked vegetables, which makes your stomach look bloated.

Thus, we would highly recommend you to steam vegetables before eating them. This makes sure that the veggies are not raw while also ensuring that the nutrients are not lost because of overcooking.

 

  • Bring in more fluids

Fluids are the most important part of your regular diet. You need to keep your body hydrated at all times. This also helps flush the dirt out of your system.
The best way to consume a lot of fluids is to drink at least 8 glass of water on a regular basis.
It helps detoxify the body, improves your body metabolism and also keeps it hydrated.

 

  • Don’t ignore fiber

We consume a lot of things on a daily basis, but the most important aspect here is digestion. Your body needs to digest and accept the foods that you consume. And this is where fibers come to your rescue.

Consuming some high fiber cereals in the morning for breakfast can help the body digest food for the rest of the day. This aids in flattening your tummy since fibers help in digestion.

 

  • Maintain your meal times

The trick to getting a flat stomach is eating every 3-4 hours. This is because you need to maintain a balanced blood sugar count in the body.
When the blood sugar count decreases, the insulin count decreases as well and this leads to fat accumulation in your stomach.
Keeping a protein bar, or some almonds handy and eating them every 3 hours can be of help here.

 

  • Chewing your food

This sounds like a rather simple plan but proves to be very useful.
The whole digestion process begins right inside the mouth.
It is imperative that you chew the food properly and break them down into smaller particles that can be easily digested.
If you swallow unbroken food particles, the body finds it more difficult to digest them, thereby resulting in fat accumulation in the stomach.

 

  • Avoid chewing gums

People chewing gums is a rather common sight.
While this keeps the mouth engaged and might reduce food cravings, the sugary contents can cause abdominal bloating.
As a good replacement, we would recommend you to chew dry fruits like almonds.
This would not only satiate your hunger but would also provide required nutrients to the body.

Everyone Is Obsessed With Drinking Lemon Water—But Is It Really Beneficial To Your Health?

Can such a cheap, simple, make-at-home drink live up to the hype? We looked in to break down the real benefits of lemon water.

Does Lemon Juice Really Deliver?

After eight hours of proper sleep, a glass of H2O with a lemon slice is a great, low-cal (one slice contains two calories) way to start your morning.
But the water part of lemon water is to thank for most of the science-backed benefits of lemon water.

Most people don’t drink enough water, so when they up their H2O intake (with or without the slice of lemon), they’ll usually experience the so-called benefits of lemon water, such as decreased constipation, tighter skin, and weight loss, he explains.

While dehydration can slow metabolic rate, most lemon-water-linked weight loss happens when people use it to replace high-cal beverages like soda or fruit juice. Dehydration can also slow brain function to torpedo your energy levels and allow brain fog to set in, he says.

But sipping any kind of water: hot, cold, flavored, or plain, will do the trick.

No, lemon water isn’t magical, and so far there are no studies that support the claimed benefits of lemon water.
And the lemon itself doesn’t actually provide a ton of nutritional value.

After all, even though lemons do contain vitamin C, and studies link vitamin C deficiency to poor immune function, lemons contain so little of the immunity-boosting nutrient that it likely won’t make any impact on whether or not you catch a cold.
According to the National Institutes of Health, women need about 75 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C per day, but a slice’s-worth of lemon juice only has about one mg.
If you also eat the pulp, you can get up to four mg, or 5 percent of your daily needs.

The same goes for lemon’s flavonoids, antioxidants that research has shown to fight cancer.
He says a glass of lemon water won’t even hit 1 percent of your daily needs.

Meanwhile, the claims that lemon water detoxifies the body and, through its acidity, somehow alters blood pH, are flat-out false.
While the liver and kidneys tightly regulate the removal of toxins from your body, the lungs, kidneys, blood, and bones all work together to maintain your body’s perfect pH. Translation: The foods you eat won’t alter your pH whatsoever.

However, if you have trouble staying hydrated, aren’t a fan of plain ‘ole water, or are trying to cut back on high-calorie drinks, go ahead and try lemon water.

That said, the acidic concoction is not for everyone.
Drinking lemon water, especially in large amounts, can actually cause a burning sensation in your stomach, and can exacerbate the symptoms of acid reflux or heartburn.
Meanwhile, it can also weaken tooth enamel and irritate the gums.
So if you do want to try lemon water, drink it through a straw.

Bottom line:
If you like the taste, go ahead and add some lemon to your morning glass of water. But don’t expect it to yield miracles.

Easy Ways to Prevent Cold and Flu This Season

This is the season when you can catch a cold and flu easily. The weather is turning cooler and all you need to do is take some safety precautions in order to prevent cold and flu.

When you are down with the flu, make sure that your body receives lots of fluids. Also, take extra care of yourself, making sure that you eat healthily and drink clean water.

While it is impossible to completely prevent yourself from getting infected with cold and flu, here are a few pointers which would help you out:

  • Sleep

If you feel weak or feel that you have a weak throat, then just go to sleep. While you are asleep, your body’s defence mechanism will kick in to fight the foreign bacteria and germs. Also, when you are tired, your body won’t work 100% efficiently. So, you are bound to fall ill. Hence, make sure that you get 8-10 hours of sleep if you are feeling under the weather.

  • Eat healthily

Eating healthy is the best way to boost your immune system. When you eat a balanced diet, your body gets all the necessary nutrients and proteins.  It not only gives your body that extra energy but also helps the immune system by making it stronger. So make sure that you eat fresh fruits and vegetables regularly to keep cold and flu at bay.

  • Exercise

Exercising is a great way to boost your immune system. Also, it helps the body sweat. Sweating causes your body to get rid of germs and bacteria and also replenishes the cells inside your body.

  • Keep your hands clean

Washing your hands very often is a single important measure if you want to stop the transmission of colds. Did you just shake your hands with your colleagues? Or, did you just touch your nose? Simply, wash your hands, and wash them quite often.

No matter if you went on shopping, returned from a gym or spent time in public places. Every time you come back to your home – make it a point to wash your hands.

This is because when you wash your hands, you are basically destroying the harmful bacteria and germs which you might have acquired by touching stuff here and there.

Also, if you can’t wash your hands, then keep a hand sanitizer ready. This alcohol solution makes sure that your hands are clean and germ-free. So you don’t have to go to the washroom every time to wash your hands.

  • Clean surroundings

It is extremely necessary for you to keep your surroundings clean. Cleaner atmosphere means that there are fewer germs and bacteria around.

Keyboards, light switches, doorknobs, countertops, remote controls and the likes can serve as a breeding ground for viruses. Thus, make sure that these commonly used surfaces are cleaned frequently.

  • Drink fluids

Stay hydrated at all times. Drink a huge amount of water to flush out any harmful toxins and microbes from your body.

Further, drinking enough amount of water would also keep your mucus well-hydrated and would keep your nasal passages clean.

It is highly recommended to drink hot water every few hours, or alternatively, add honey and lemon juice in a glass of water to strengthen your immune system.

Adopt the above-mentioned measures and stay healthy!