Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning calorics, the cold and cramps.
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Learn about Calorics, the Cold and Cramps Host: If you’ve ever tried to diet away a few pounds, chances are you’ve counted calories. Common sense would tell us that there are fewer calories in fresh fruit and veggie products than there are in a juicy burger with the side of fat fries. A meal like this could cause you half your daily calorie intake. It’s worth of a 1000 calories all up even minus the mayonnaise that’s still 900 calories. All you need in a day is 2500. Cheese is another biggy on the calorie counter. It is good for you. Just try not to over indulge. Ricotta is not as calorie rich as some cheeses but it’s still up there. Dry cooking without oil poached, broiled or grilled instead. For a fresh nutritious low cal snack, try some plump field mushrooms. They come in at a near 15 calories per count. Avocados have got all the right fats but come at a large calorie expense. Use sparingly if you’re trying to slim down. Eating out opt for the steamed rice, fried rice has twice as many calories. You want to leave space for dessert. As a rule, fresh is generally best when it comes to counting calories. As soon as you start adding in processed foods and fried up goodies, you’re in-built calorimeter may have a mini melt down. It’s that time of year again. Everyone is coughing and spluttering with the latest bug. Temperatures are high, throats are scratchy and the noses are running like a broken top with all the wonders of modern medicine, nobody has yet come up with a cure for the common cold. It’s no use reaching for the antibiotics. This only work against bacteria, colds are caused by viruses. No, there’s nothing for it but to weight it out with plenty of bed rests and fluids and perhaps a little something to stop the persistent drip, drip, drip. Children are particularly vulnerable to fever associated with colds and flu. June Raine: This is about the best way to treat cough and cold. Miserable conditions in small children over the two and our advice from Pediatricians is to use the plain tried and trusted paracetamol and ibuprofen rather than some of the cough suppressants or antihistamines that small children might be particularly sensitive to. Host: Colds are a major downer but there’s really not much you can do. It’s a good excuse to curl up in bed for a while. You know what its like. You’re out there playing sport and then at the most in opportune moment, your legs ceases up with incredible pain, cramps. Where do they spring from? We’ve come a long way from believing that muscle cramps are caused by lack of salt. The minerals involved with the movement of muscles are potassium, calcium, and magnesium. So, if you’re cramping out, it makes more sense that you’ll short on one of this. Cramps can also be a sign that the arteries in your legs are narrowing. Time for a cholesterol test. General wear and tear on joints can lead to cramps also as they compress the nerves and send shooting pain called Sciatica down the backs of your thighs. It’s operable in some cases and able to be alleviated with yoga in mild cases. In fact, stretching and flexing in general is a very good way to get rid of a painful cramp. Most people reach for the guide to stay off a cold but homemade French onion soup is a great homeopathic way to stop a runny nose.