Suggested serving size: One cup (250 mL) or more of peppermint tea, whenever you feel bloated or gassy. Steer clear of this remedy if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease. Peppermint can worsen symptoms such as heartburn and indigestion by relaxing the system so much that stomach acid flows back up the esophagus.
(do read the last line properly. remember everything has its pros and cons yup! on the other hand, if you want to get rid of the oil from that deep-fried chicken dinner, have a cup of hot tea beside you e.g green tea. hot teas help in the breaking down of fats, helping to rid the body of them, whereas cold drinks with an oily dinner will end up solidifying the fats in your body. you dont want that, do you..?)
11. Relieve bowel trouble with black beans
Active ingredient: Fibre
What they do: Black beans are a great source of soluble fibre - a half cup (125 mL) contains 6.4 grams, an amount that Vancouver-based registered dietitian Heather McColl recommends you eat every day. How does this help? Soluble fibre eases constipation by softening stool, making it easier to pass. It also adds bulk to the colon - thickening things up to avoid diarrhea.
Suggested serving size: One cup (250 mL) of canned black beans per day until you're back to normal.
(on a side note, you may want to find another alternative if you worry about having gas as a side effect to this... no kidding man.)
12. Protect your bones with kale
Active ingredients: Calcium and vitamin K
What it does: Kale is a good source of both calcium and vitamin K. Just a half cup (125 mL) of the chopped leafy green covers your daily recommended intake of vitamin K - essential in producing the proteins needed to create strong bones. Calcium further bolsters bone strength to speed healing and prevent future fractures.
Suggested serving size: A half cup (125 mL) of chopped, cooked kale per day until break heals. Too bitter for you? Try adding kale to other foods such as pasta sauce, salad or soup. And choose a bunch with smaller leaves - they have a milder flavour.
(bitter veggie? oh no... do remember to get your daily dose of vitamin d in order for this to work. calcium cannot be absorbed into the body without the help of vitamin d. should you be abundant in calcium but lacking in vitamin d, be warned: the calcium will start wandering around your arteries, and end up sticking itself there; resulting in calcium plaque forming in your vital arteries. and we know what that will lead to right?)
disclaimer: i've never tried any of these before, so try at your own risk. but do let me know if they work yup! i might wanna try some out myself too :D
and yes, my comments are the ones in italics and brackets. i've included additional information from what i know/have learned in my high school years of biology studies. you may think it's rubbish from some random high school teen, but trust me, everything i learn is based on research, so i do know what im talking about. and my family has a lot of medical history, thus adding to what i know of certain things :]
oh oh and if you have additional health information related to the above, let me know! i'd love to post it up here and let everyone know, because everyone has a right to a healthy life :] as we only have one :]