Five of the Latest Female Health Trends Worth Knowing
It's no secret that women's health trends come and go — often too soon for them to acquire much staying power beyond the latest fad diet. Check out five of the latest ones getting lots of buzz that are worthy of a share.
1. Oil pulling
The simple process is painless and good for you. Swishing around 1 tablespoon of oil in your moth for 20 minutes and then spitting gets rid of the bacteria caught between your teeth. Be sure to use safe, organic and high quality oils like coconut, sesame, olive or sunflower oil when adding it to your health ritual. Coconut oil is most popular, containing anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. While oil pulling isn't a substitute for daily brushing habits, professionals say the best time to oil pull is in the morning when the most bacteria lives in your mouth.
Known as one of the best healing spices, Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Research states that it may prevent Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis as well as battle cancers. There are many ways to consume turmeric, either as a spice or as a drink or as food.
3. Food Substitution
Substituting certain foods for healthier options has always been something many aim to do, but now many foods are being used to take the permanent place of items like pasta, who’s permanent substitute for many has become zucchini turned into noodles, also known as zoodles.
Many are substituting rice for cauliflower in blended form and vegan cheese for regular cheese. These substitutes are taking the place of inflammatory ingredients like gluten, grains and dairy and making for a healthier, more fit feeling lifestyle. Inflammation fighting foods are linked to reducing bloating, acne and life threatening illness.
"We expect to see the market for inflammation-fighting foods to grow 7 percent by 2020 and expect 2017 to be a big year in terms of new product announcements and continued research and development," Deborah Barrington, a senior editor at Industry Dive, said.
4. Macro Bowls
Similar to the food substitution food craze, macro bowls are proving popular and vitamin rich, satisfying the nutrients needed for entire meals. Usually the bowl consists of egg for protein, rice and avocado as good carbs mixed with vegetables like broccoli, beets, and kale and then a starch. The macro bowl is both satisfying and full of energizing foods.
Matcha, powered green tea is a result of finely milled Japanese green tea leaves and has 137 times more antioxidants than a regularly brewed green tea. It is one of the most naturally antioxidant-dense foods on the planet and can be made into almost anything including pastries, cocktails and candy. It fights inflammation, tissue damage, high cholesterol and elevator blood sugar. It is full of amino acids like L-Theatine, which calm and focus the brain. Matcha, being an ancient, traditional Japanese drink is the thing to look to when you need that perfect power boost.
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