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This 8 advantages of rice water will amaze you

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The food ingredients that we use on daily basis can have many health advantages. For example, rice water that is usually thrown away can be used as a beauty item. No one knows that it can be very helpful for our skin as it contains enormous amount of vitamins and minerals which are essential for the skin and hair. Follow reading and you will learn how to prepare rice water and acquire all its benefits.

How to prepare rice water

First use natural rice and then boil it in water. When the boiling process is over put the water in a glass dish (eg jar). Close the dish or the jar and store it in the refrigerator. The rice water is ready for use when it is cold, and then apply it onto your hair and skin.

 

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SEVEN KNOWN RICE WATER BENEFITS

  1. Rice water enhances the quality of hair

Afterwashing your hair with a shampoo;apply the rice water on it. Then after leaving it for about two or three minutes rinse your hair. Your hair will become smoother and shinier as a result of the proteins that are filling the hair fractures.

  1. Rice water improves the skin

Another not well known use of rice water is use as a lotion that has UV-absorbing attributes. Human skin is producing a layer of copper on its surface which can result into skin pigmentation and age spots; however, the rice water disables this and keeps the skin healthy and shiny. Therefore, wash your face with lukewarm water, then use a cotton pad and apply it on your face. Your skin pores will tighten and the skin will glow.

  1. Skin irritation and inflammation remedy

Skin irritation and inflammation are real bother, but thanks to rice water skin rashes will disappear and the skin inflammation will be disabled.

  1. Amazing acne therapist

Acne condition is a nuisance not only for teenagers but also for adults. The rice water can be used as an acne therapy and decrease the inflammation, just dip a cotton pad in rice water and apply it on the desired place.

  1. Stops diarrhea

Just prepare a mixture of rice water in which you will put a pinch of salt. Then drink this mixture and the diarrhea will be gone soon.

  1. Eczema remedy

Rice water is good remedy for the eczema, again just put a small amount of rice water on the infected skin, then repeat the process several times until you get positive results. Starch is the essence that rice water has which is a reliable fighter against eczema.

  1. Incredible starch of white clothes

White clothes very quickly become greyish, but the rice water will change this. Just
put the white clothes in diluted rice water and let them stay for a couple of minutes.When the time is up, wash them as usual.

All these may sound strange, but in fact, rice water has numerous health benefits. There is one more fact, that is, it contains 8 valuable amino acids that are of great importance for the muscle regrowth process. Also the carbs included in it will boost you with extra energy. That is why next time when you cook rice don’t throw away the rice water.

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Effects of Hot baths on inflammation, glucose metabolism

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According to new research, a hot bath could have effects that extend way beyond mental relaxation. According to the authors, regular hot baths might reduce inflammation and improve metabolism.

Over recent years, hot baths, saunas, and other so-called passive heating therapies have received growing attention from scientists.

Scientists now believe they offer some potential benefits, including improved vascular function and sleep.

Because hot baths are low cost and unlikely to cause significant side effects, understanding any benefits that a hot bath might have could be a quick win for medical science.



Recently, researchers set out to understand whether hot bath immersion could have an impact on metabolic disorders, such as diabetes.

 Almost 20 years ago, a paper concluded that hot water immersion of individuals with type 2 diabetes enhanced insulin sensitivity. However, it is still unclear how this might occur.

In the most recent study, the researchers dug a little deeper into the mechanisms at work. They theorized that the influence of a hot bath over glucose metabolism might revolve around the inflammatory response.

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Inflammation and insulin resistance

There is some evidence that chronic, low-level inflammation increases insulin resistance. In other words, inflammation reduces a cell’s ability to respond to insulin, potentially contributing to the development of diabetes.

Conversely, exercise has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity — meaning that the body has better control over glucose levels.

Although doctors often recommend exercise to reduce the risk of developing metabolic disorders, not everyone can exercise — perhaps due to health conditions or physical capacity. It is, therefore, essential to find alternative ways to improve insulin sensitivity for these people.

Exercise, as with other physical stressors, sparks a brief inflammatory response, followed by a more extended anti-inflammatory response. The researchers wanted to see if a different type of physical stressor — a hot bath — might have a similar effect on the immune system.

For this study, the researchers investigated the impact of a hot bath on overweight, mostly sedentary men. The findings were published recently in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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Hot bath intervention

Each participant immersed themselves in a water bath set at 102°F (39°C) for 1 hour. Scientists took blood just before and after the bath, and then 2 hours later.

Also, the researchers charted the participants’ blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate every 15 minutes.

 Over the following 2 weeks, the participants had a further 10 hot water immersions.

The researchers found that a single hot water immersion caused a spike of interleukin — a marker of inflammation. Similarly, there was an increase in nitric oxide (NO) production.

The spike in NO is important because it causes blood vessels to relax, lowering blood pressure. NO also improves glucose intake into tissues, and scientists think it has anti-inflammatory properties.



As expected, the 2-week intervention saw a reduction in fasting blood sugar and inflammation. In the same way that exercise influences inflammation, the researchers saw an initial increase followed by a long-term decrease in inflammation.

The researchers also write that it “might have implications for improving metabolic health in populations unable to meet the current physical activity recommendations.”

It is important to note that the people who took part in the study did report some discomfort. This was either due to the length of time that they were required to stay in the bath or the high temperature. Future research might investigate whether shorter periods or lower temperatures might have similar benefits.

Of course, hot baths alone cannot treat metabolic disorders, but they may be a simple, cost-effective intervention that can run alongside other treatments.

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Experts recommend natural remedies to Diabetes.

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Medical practitioners have recommended some natural remedies that could curb the increasing rate of diabetes in the country.

The practitioners offered the remedies in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

They spoke against the backdrop of this year’s World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated globally on November 14.



The practitioners said the awareness had become imperative because diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood glucose.

“Diabetes usually is prevalent in middle aged and older adults but now becoming common in children. Adults are still at the highest risk than children,’’ Dr. Iorwuese Charles told NAN on phone.

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He said that diabetes has to do with an increase sugar level in the blood caused by an absolute deficiency of insulin that affects one out of three adults.

Charles, a medical practitioner at Police Hospital Ado, Ekiti State, said that diabetes is a group of diseases that usually ends up in too much amount of sugar in the blood.

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He advised families to always maintain good lifestyle habits to curb diabetes in their homes.

Charles said the symptoms in diabetes include increased frequency of urination, increase thirst, dry mouth, increase in eating with weight loss.

Other signs, he said, are: “Blurring of vision, tiredness, fatigue, mood swings, irritability, frequent urination at night and headaches.”

According to him, the symptoms of diabetes are endless with no permanent cure but with proper maintenance one could live a healthy life.

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