A fun night of imbibing on New Year's Eve can quickly turn into a horrendous hangover the next day, leaving you with nausea, a pounding headache, and a case of the spins -- not a good way to start the new year. Of course, the only way to prevent a hangover is to not drink alcohol in the first place. But if you did get carried away, there are several strategies that can help ease the pain. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it encourages the body to lose more water than it takes in, which can lead to dehydration. This can result in fatigue, thirst, headache, and dizziness or lightheadedness. To help prevent dehydration while drinking alcohol, experts recommend alternating each alcoholic beverage with a glass of water. Drinking water before bed can also help relieve dehydration. If you wake up dehydrated from a night of drinking, try guzzling some electrolyte-rich fluids, including sports drinks, coconut water, or even Pedialyte, in addition to regular water. Pop … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to treat your New Year’s hangover
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More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, but Dr. Mark Hyman believes there is new hope. "The Blood Sugar Solution 10-day Detox Diet Cookbook" offers a plan to help combat what he calls the body's biological addiction to sugar and flour. In his book, Hyman, the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, says, "It's not overeating that makes you fat, it's being fat that makes you overeat." "The science is showing us that your fat cells are like hungry monsters and they want more and more," Hyman said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." Fat cells in the stomach inhibit the "hunger-reducing" hormone leptin, which in turn, can increase desires to eat. "Once you start building up those hungry fat cells in your abdomen, they literally suck in the fuel in your blood and it makes you actually feel hungry," Hyman said. "It slows your metabolism .. and it actually stops fat-burning." According to Hyman, Americans eat about 146 pounds of flour and about 152 … [Read more...] about Can 10-day sugar detox curb your desire to eat?
Story highlights Some minimally processed foods help fill nutrient gaps Eating too many heavily processed foods can lead to health problems (CNN)If nutrition headlines catch your attention, you've probably heard the advice to eat more fresh, whole foods and consume fewer processed foods. It sounds straightforward enough, and you may have chosen to abide by this "food rule." But like many topics in nutrition, the advice is not as simple as it sounds. Before you do a pantry or freezer overhaul, keep in mind that "processed" is a very general term. Some processed foods serve as important players in filling nutrient gaps and contribute to the availability of a safe and convenient food supply. Others are, well, pretty much junk food. The challenge lies in knowing which ones to include in your diet and which processed foods pose a problem. Read More Processed Foods 101 Processed foods include any food that has been deliberately changed before we consume it. "I think it is … [Read more...] about ‘Detox’ from overly processed foods: How to cut back
Story highlights About 10% of the US population are true sugar addicts Reducing sugar in your diet can help you drop pounds and improve your health (CNN)If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox. But whether you've considered juicing, fasting or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or improve your well-being, you're probably aware that drastically cutting out foods is not effective as a long-term lifestyle approach to healthy eating. In fact, strict detoxing can cause issues including fatigue, dizziness and low blood sugar. What happens when you go without sugar for 10 days? But there is one kind of sustainable detox that is worthwhile, according to some experts. Reducing sugar in your diet can help you drop pounds, improve your health and even give you more radiant skin. "Sugar makes you fat, ugly and old," said Brooke Alpert, a registered dietitian and co-author of "The Sugar Detox: Lose the Sugar, Lose … [Read more...] about One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why
Paleo. Atkins. (Is that still a thing?) Whole30. Cleanses. Meal delivery programs.This is the time of year when promotions for diet plans cycle through our news feeds and we ask friends if that lemon-and-cayenne-pepper water detox actually works.I’m not a dietician, so I’m not here to recommend a diet plan, though I will repeat the sensible advice to seek a doctor’s input before you start a diet or exercise program.Even if you’re not watching your waistline, there are steps toward a healthier way of eating that you can adopt in January or at any time of the year. These suggestions aren’t faddish, and they don’t guarantee you’ll lose 10 pounds in 10 days. They don’t require you to give up sugar or coffee or wine. They do, however, invite you to become more thoughtful about what you eat and ask a little of your time and attention.At the start of the year, let’s hereby resolve to …Cook at home. Yes, it’s time- and … [Read more...] about How to eat healthy in 2018, no diet required