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Diet the right way​

Cant’ resist temptation? Worried because you are dining out tonight? Try these diet tips to help you stay on track. Keep tabs on your weight. Nearly half of those who successfully shed pounds said they weighed themselves regularly. Regular trips to the scale helped to keep tabs on any weight fluctuations and indicate the need to correct them. Weigh daily if it helps keep you on track. Skin your chicken. My sister told us that the chicken’s skin is where the most fat is. Removing skin from chicken can cut fat content by 75% and cut calories nearly in half. Calcium – a little at a time. If you take calcium supplements, don’t take more than 500mg at a time. The body absorbs larger amounts less efficiently. also take it with a meal for better absorption. Five a day – not as much as it sounds. If the idea of fitting five servings of vegetables and fruits in your diet seems impossible, remember that official serving sizes are small. A large apple, a cup of broccoli or lentils, or medium-sized salad each counts as two servings.

Bad breath health tips

Personally, I am very conscious of my breath. There were times that I can’t avoid to have a bad breath. It made me want not to talk to everyone. I don’t want to offense people that I talk to. As a health worker, I should be a good model for good dental hygiene. I am doing my best though to always have fresh breath. Before we can do the things about it, we should know what are the cause of it.

The long-term cause of bad breath tends to be poor dental hygiene, which causes gum disease. If this is the case, your dentist can scale your teeth, suggest a mouth wash, or prescribe antibiotics if you have an infection.

Brush your tongue when brushing your teeth to scrape away bacteria.

Air conditioning in cars, workplace and public buildings make us prone to dehydration, which leads to reduced saliva flow and more concentrated saliva. You need to increase your fluid intake to compensate for this.

Any condition that makes you breathe through your mouth instead of your nose can cause your saliva to dry up, and so lead to bad breath.

The increase in oestrogen during menstruation also affects mouth odour.

The homeopathic remedy Kali Phos may also help bad breath.

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