Urinary Tract Infection – Foods That Help
Because UTI may rapidly progress into a dangerous infection, it is best to immediately consult a physician if you are suffering from the condition.
Researchers have isolated tannin compounds in cranberry juice and have found that these substances may be highly protective against UTIs. It’s thought that the tannin compounds may combat UTIs by preventing bacteria from attaching to the bladder and kidney walls, multiplying unrestrained, and causing an infection. The bacteria are instead flush out in the urine.
Cranberries are thought to acidify urine, making the urinary tract a less hospitable environment for harmful bacteria to thrive. And Vitamin C also acidify urine, making it more difficult for infectious bacteria to colonize.
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Foods That Help High Blood Pressure
To control high blood pressure, experts recommend consuming a diet low in saturated fat and rich in a variety of produce, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.
Heart-healthy fats, monunsaturated and omega-3s, help to lower blood pressure and are recommended in place of harmful saturated and trans fats.
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Cold Sores – Foods That Help
Diets high in lysine may reduce the recurrence of cold sores. Lysine is an amino acid that is thought to combat the onset of cold sores by interferring twith the absoption of arginine, an amino acid that is suspected of being necessary for the herpes virus to replicate.
Studies show that antiviral substances found in garlic may be effective in prventing cold sores.
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One of the triggers of eczema is dryness, which may, in part, be helped by foods rich in beta-carotene, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids. Vitamin A appears to have a favorable effect on cell growth an maturation. Studies show that beta-carotene may protect the skin from free-radicals stress. Foods rich in essential fatty acids may decreases swelling by helping to generate hormone like substances called prostaglandins, which reduce inflammation.
Immune system abnormalities have been noted in some people who have eczema, and it is sensible for these people to eat immune-enriching foods that are high in zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
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Sinusitis – Foods That Help
What it is:
One of the most common ailments in the United States, sinusitis is an infection of the lining of one or more of the sinus cavities, causing inflammation. There are two types of sinusitis: acute, which lasts for three weeks or less, and chronic, which often lasts for three to eight weeks but can continue even longer. Some 37 million Americans are affected by sinusitis every year. Both types of sinusitis are extremely uncomfortable and symptoms can range from intense pain to a general malaise.
In sinusitis, tissues swell and cells produce thick mucus, which is unable to drain properly through the small sinus channels and openings. What results is a heavy pressure that builds up, causing a sinus headache, congestion, persis?tent cough, fatigue, tender cheekbones, and pain around the sinus areas. A typical sinus headache tends to be mild in the morning and gets worse during the day. It is also sometimes accompanied by fever, runny nose, congestion, irrita?tion, and general fatigue and weakness.
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How foods may help.
Because anxiety and stress can often overstimulate nerves and cause muscles to be tight and tense, it may be helpful to eat foods rich in calcium and magnesium, two minerals that work together to help regulate nerve conduction and muscle contraction.
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