When you start something new, you need someone to look up to. Check out our top 10 yoga teachers.
Style: Hatha, Vinyasa Flow
Heidi teaches at Strala Yoga in NYC where she is known as the ‘upside-down girl’ due to her penchant for inversions. Passionate about sharing her love of yoga with others, her classes offer everyone the chance to be upside down in a fun, safe way! Heidi is a wonderful example of the healing powers of yoga. Her personal practice helped her heal a herniated disc in her spine as well as helping to prevent surgery on two broken vertebrae. She uses core integration and alignment as well as laughter, to help her students “lengthen and strengthen” – while having fun!
2.Bikram Choudhury, Founder of Bikram Yoga
As of 2012 there were more than 600 Bikram Yoga studios worldwide, 330 of them in the USA, and 86 of those in California. NY Village Voice.
With 350 to 440 students in each Teacher Training Bikram is still personally training up to 1760 Bikram teachers each year. Given that he’s been training teachers since 1994 we can assume there are now tens of thousands of Bikram Yoga teachers. LA Weekly.
Five women filed civil suits against Bikram in 2013 alleging incidents ranging from sexual assault to rape. The cases have yet to be heard.
Author of Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class and Bikram Yoga: The Guru Behind Hot Yoga Shows the Way to Radiant Health and Personal Fulfillment
378,000 hits on Google (Using his full name)
6,600 Twitter followers
174,000 followers for ‘Bikram Yoga’ on Twitter.
11,585 followers on Facebook
82,706 followers for ‘Bikram Yoga’ on Facebook
As a yoga and meditation teacher, Integrative Restoration (iRest) teacher trainer, retreat leader, and speaker, Molly inspires others to create meaningful life changes. She’s also a co-founder of Warriors at Ease, and has helped pioneer evidence-based trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs in military communities and other populations affected by PTSD. These include human trafficking survivors, people in recovery, homeless youth, prisoners, and refugees.
To date, Warriors at Ease has trained more than 800 teachers who work at more than 65 military bases and VA facilities, serving hundreds of thousands of soldiers and veterans in all 50 states and more than 10 military bases outside of the U.S.
In early 2018, Molly launched the Women’s Empowerment Initiativein collaboration with Yoga International, a one-year digital course aimed at empowering women by providing them with both spiritual and practical tools to help them live at their full potential.
Sonia has been teaching yoga for over ten years, and every Friday she publishes a small story on her blog about yoga students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Influenced by various traditions and teachers, her passion is to help others build core strength and reach their full potential. Check out her Instagram (@soniarobertsyogamagic) to see some incredible inspirational yoga photos of Sonia performing various poses.
Style: Hatha, Kundalini
A yoga teacher for over 16 years, Elena is a global yogini who sets an amazing example through the work she does for others both on and off the mat. She is the founder and co-owner of Virayoga in NYC, where she teaches students awareness of their body, mind and soul through artful alignment. In addition, she is the Executive Producer of On Meditation, a series of films that explore the practice of meditation and she is the co-author of Art of Attention. Quite a combination of inspiration!
6.John Friend, Founder of Anusara Yoga
Anusara Yoga had up to 600,000 students at it’s peak. It still holds regular global teacher training programs, immersions, and events.
Five hundred and eighty teachers are registered on the Anusara database. One hundred and fifty are reported to have defected due to the scandals surrounding Friend.
Friend resigned from Anusara amidst allegations of financial mismanagement, sexual misconduct, and for being, amongst other things “like a thousand-headed Hindu painting,” and “weird warlock perverted Dumbledore power whore.”
Friend has now relaunched himself with a new brand of yoga called Sridaiva Yoga.
34,800,000 Google results
No personal Twitter or Facebook
5,490 followers for ‘Anusara School of Hatha Yoga’ on Facebook
20,400 Youtube videos
Rod is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom.
Renowned for his depth of knowledge, practical wisdom, and unique ability to transmit the deep teachings of yoga to modern audiences, Rod is a leading proponent for living a life of purpose, fulfillment, and freedom. He has taught for more than 35 years, dedicating his life to improving the lives of others through his lectures, books, leadership, and service.
Chrissy Carter strives to connect yoga with day-to-day life. If you aren’t in New York City to take classes from her, you can still get a taste of her philosophy via her blog posts, which combine tips for your yoga practice with general wisdom, positivity, and even yummy recipes.
If you love inspirational yoga teachers, Chrissy’s social media accounts are worth following! Her beautiful Instagram feed will have you staring and scrolling, and she’s also quite active on both Twitter and Facebook.
Yoga teacher, author and wellness expert, Tiffany Cruikshank has over 15 years experience in the holistic health and yoga fields. She has a background in Acupuncture & Sports Medicine and is the Yoga Teacher and Acupuncturist at the Nike World Headquarters. Tiffany travels the globe delivering amazing classes and workshops and uses her lighthearted and playful approach to encourage people to “live life to the fullest”. She is a regular contributor to many of the leading yoga and wellbeing publications and has published her first book Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life, a 30 day guide helping people move towards holistic health.
Gary Kraftsow has for over 40 years been a pioneer in the use of yoga as a vehicle for health, healing, and personal transformation. His journey as a yoga student, practitioner, teacher, therapist, and teacher of yoga teachers and therapists began at age 19 when he traveled to Madras, India (now Chennai), to study Saiva Siddhanta (the Saivite Tantra of South India) with the respected scholar and mystic V. A. Devasenapathi, and yoga with T. K. V. Desikachar (the son and student of T. Krishnamacharya).
Gary developed the protocol used in two notable studies by the National Institutes of Health: “Evaluating Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain” and “Yoga Therapy for Generalized Anxiety,” and for the “Mind-Body Stress Reduction in the Workplace” clinical trial for Aetna Insurance Company.
In 1999 Gary founded the American Viniyoga™ Institute through which he offers workshops throughout the U.S. and trainings for yoga teachers and yoga therapists.
Some vegetables are more healthy than others, here are my top 10.
This leafy green tops the chart as one of the healthiest vegetables, thanks to its impressive nutrient profile.
One cup (30 grams) of raw spinach provides 56% of your daily vitamin A needs plus your entire daily vitamin K requirement — all for just 7 calories.Spinach also boasts a great deal of antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of chronic disease.
One study found that dark green leafy vegetables like spinach are high in beta-carotene and lutein, two types of antioxidants that have been associated with a decreased risk of cancer.In addition, a 2015 study found that spinach consumption may be beneficial for heart health, as it may lower blood pressure.
2.Red Bell Pepper
Versatile and flavourful, red bell peppers are a common ingredient in a variety of raw and cooked dishes. This low-calorie food holds roughly 150 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, vitamin C begins to break down if cooked above 375 degrees fahrenheit, meaning the vegetable loses some of its nutritional value when cooked.
Try this: Simply cut a raw pepper into slices for a crisp, tasty snack on-the-go.
Beet roots’ edible leafy tops are brimming with vitamin K, which is linked to a lower chance of getting type 2 diabetes. One cup raw provides nearly twice your daily requirement. Cooking tip: Saute a bunch of tender beet greens with some olive oil and garlic for a healthy side dish. Or chop them and add to frittatas, soups, or pasta dishes.
Kale is a very popular leafy green vegetable with several health benefits. It provides 7 calories per cup of raw leaves and good amounts of vitamins A, C, and K.
Kale may benefit people with high cholesterol. One small study reports that men with high cholesterol who drank 150 milliliters of kale juice per day for 12 weeks experienced:
a 10 percent reduction in low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol
a 27 percent increase in high-density lipoprotein, or “good,” cholesterol
Other research suggests that kale juice reduces blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. How to eat kale People use baby kale in pasta dishes, salads, and sandwiches. Also, try making kale chips, or juice kale for its heart-healthy benefits.
Carrots are packed with vitamin A, providing 428% of the daily recommended value in just one cup (128 grams)They contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that gives carrots their vibrant orange color and could help in cancer prevention
In fact, one study revealed that for each serving of carrots per week, participants’ risk of prostate cancer decreased by 5%Another study showed that eating carrots may reduce the risk of lung cancer in smokers as well. Compared to those who ate carrots at least once a week, smokers who did not eat carrots had a three times greater risk of developing lung cancer
Carrots are also high in vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium
Like kale, broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and holds the same anti-carcinogenic properties outlined above. In comparison to other cruciferous vegetables, though, broccoli has the highest concentration of carotenoids, a category of compounds shown to decrease the risk of disease, particularly cancer and eye diseases.
One caveat: As SFgate.com explains, “Some folks [may] experience gas and bloating from difficult-to-digest sugars found in raw cruciferous vegetables” like broccoli.
Try this:For an easy, crunchy snack, try tossing raw broccoli with vinegar and salt in a large bowl.
With an earthy-sweet flavor, asparagus is a good way to load up on folate. Research suggests that this B vitamin is an ally in the battle against high blood pressure. Cooking tip: Shave raw asparagus with a vegetable peeler. You’ll get ribbons that are wonderful in salads.
Peas are sweet, starchy vegetables that provide 134 calories per cooked cup. They are also high in:
fiber, at 9 grams per serving
protein, at 9 grams per serving
vitamins A, C, and K
certain B vitamins
Green peas are a good source of plant-based protein, and eating them is an effective way for vegetarian and vegan people to boost their protein intake.
Peas and other legumes contain fiber, which supports good bacteria in the gut to ensure regular bowel movements and a healthy digestive tract.
They are also rich in saponins, which are plant compounds that may provide antioxidant and anticancer benefits.
How to eat peas
It can be easy to keep a bag of peas in the freezer and eventually use it to boost the nutritional profile of pasta dishes, risottos, and vegetable curries. Or, a person can make a refreshing pea and mint soup.
Garlic has a long history of use as a medicinal plant, with roots tracing all the way back to ancient China and Egypt.The main active compound in garlic is allicin, a plant compound that is largely responsible for garlic’s variety of health benefits.
Several studies have shown that garlic can regulate blood sugar as well as promote heart health.In one animal study, diabetic rats were given either garlic oil or diallyl trisulfide, a component of garlic. Both garlic compounds caused a decrease in blood sugar and improved insulin sensitivity.
Another study fed garlic to participants both with and without heart disease. Results showed that garlic was able to decrease total blood cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol in both groups.
Garlic may be useful in the prevention of cancer as well. One test-tube study demonstrated that allicin induced cell death in human liver cancer cells.However, further research is needed to better understand the potential anti-cancer effects of garlic.
Sweet potatoes are root vegetables that provide 103 calories and 0.17 grams of fat per medium potato, when it is baked with its skin.
Each potato also contains:
much more than an adult’s daily requirement of vitamin A
25 percent of their vitamin C and B-6 requirements
12 percent of their potassium needs
beta-carotene, which may improve eye health and fight cancer
Sweet potatoes may benefit people with diabetes. This is because they are low on the glycemic index scale and high in fiber, so they may help regulate blood sugar.
How to eat sweet potatoes
The easiest way to enjoy a sweet potato is to bake it in its skin and serve it with a source of protein, such as fish or tofu.
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One ounce of regular potato chips has 152 calories and 10 grams of fat (3 grams saturated).If you eat just three ounces a week, in one year you’ll have consumed 23,400 calories and added about seven pounds to your waistline. And that’s from just a couple handfuls – which barely constitutes a satisfying snack for most of us.
Healthier Substitutes for Chips: Rice cakes and popcorn cakes are no longer the tasteless Styrofoam-like disks they once were. Now they’re available in lots of flavors, so you can satisfy a salty craving without hitting the potato chips.
Pizza is one of the world’s most popular junk foods.This is not surprising, given that it tastes awesome and is incredibly convenient to eat.
The problem is that most commercially prepared pizzas are made with seriously unhealthy ingredients.The dough is made from highly refined wheat flour, and the meats on them are usually processed. Pizza is also extremely high in calories.
Alternatives: Some pizza places use healthier ingredients. Homemade pizzas can also be very healthy, as long as you choose wholesome ingredients.
3. Stick Margarine
If your buttery spread can stand on its own, it’s the fats that are making that happen — specifically, its saturated fats. Saturated fats are more solid than, for example, a monounsaturated fat such as olive oil, and these fats are bad for you because they expand your waistline, raise your bad cholesterol levels (while lowering levels of good cholesterol), raise your risk of heart disease and raise your risk of suffering a stroke.
Stick margarine used to contain trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, and some brands still do (always read the ingredient label); trans fats are considered one of the worst — if not the worst — fats for you to eat.
Quick, easy, and often very tasty, microwave popcorn’s one of the worst foods to eat for several reasons. First, the microwavable bag is lined with a substance that, when heated, releases perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The American Cancer Society, PFOA stays in the environment and our bodies for a long time after exposure, and it has been shown to increase risk of certain cancers in lab animals as well as cause developmental irregularities. While the EPA has not officially classified PFOA as a carcinogen, it’s scientific advisory board suggested that PFOA is likely a human carcinogen after reviewing draft risk assessment data in 2005.
Second, the artificial butter flavoring in microwave popcorn may also contain 1 of 2 chemicals known to cause respiratory problems: diacetyl or 2,3-pentanedione (PD). While the biggest popcorn manufacturers have banned diacetyl from their products after it was shown to have caused lung diseases in those who regularly inhaled it (factory workers and even a consumer), many replaced the dangerous additive with 2,3-pentanedione, which recently has been shown to cause respiratory toxicity in rats.
White flour, vegetable shortening, white sugar – and it’s deep-fried to boot.One glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut packs 200 calories and 12 grams of fat, including heart-stopping saturated fat, trans fats and cholesterol.
An old-fashioned cake doughnut is even worse: 300 calories, 28 grams of carbohydrates and a whopping 19 grams of fat, including 5 grams of saturated fat and 4 grams of trans fats.
6.Gluten-Free Junk Foods
Gluten-free is all the rage these days.
About a third of people in the US are actively trying to avoid gluten, according to a 2013 survey.
The problem with many gluten-free diets, is that people replace the gluten-containing foods with processed junk foods that happen to be gluten-free.These gluten-free replacement products are often high in sugar, unhealthy oils and refined grains like corn starch or tapioca starch. These refined starches lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar, and are extremely low in essential nutrients.
Alternatives: Choose foods that are naturally gluten-free, like unprocessed plants and animal foods. Gluten-free junk food is still junk food.
7. Anything Deep Fried
Deep-fried foods are the weakness of many; even First Lady Michelle Obama has confessed her love for french fries. One of the problems with eating deep-fat fried foods is that cooking foods at such high temperature may cause them to form toxic chemical compounds — that we then eat. You see, too many french fries won’t only increase your waistline (which they will); your side order is also linked to health problems such as stroke and an increased risk of certain cancers including breast, esophageal, head and neck, lung, pancreatic and prostate. Men, for example, who eat fried foods — doughnuts, fried chicken, fried fish and/or french fries — once or more per week increase their risk for prostate cancer as much as 30 to 37 percent.
High-temperature cooking, and especially deep frying, also causes foods to develop AGEs (short for advanced glycation endproducts), and AGEs have been linked to chronic inflammation and disease-triggering oxidative stress.
8.Fat-Free Ice Cream
Low-fat ice cream may sound like healthier fare, but it can cause just as many pounds gained, maybe even more! This is because sugar – another one of my heart-health villains – often replaces the missing fat in low- and non-fat varieties of ice cream. Fat helps your body feel satiated, and – like a speed bump – helps to slow any insulin surges needed to metabolize sugar in your bloodstream. Your body also needs fat to absorb and utilize fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. My advice – if you’ve got to have ice cream, keep the fat and limit portion size to 1/2 cup.
9. Imitation Cheese in a Can
Some people love this stuff.
But they ignore their protesting hearts: Two tablespoons – about the amount you’d put on two crackers – packs 276 calories and 21 grams of fat, 13 grams of which are saturated.
Healthier Substitutes for Imitation Cheese: Go for the real thing. Soft cheeses like Brie have about 100 calories per ounce.Goat cheese is even better: One ounce has 76 calories and 5 grams of protein.
10. Canned Soup
Although quick and convenient, canned soup can contain monosodium glutamate (commonly known as MSG), a “flavor enhancer” that is notorious for causing reactions such as headaches, nausea, heart palpitations, and more. MSG is an excitotoxin that can enter the brain and cause damage to neurons. Although it is widely associated with Chinese food, MSG is also frequently found in American fast and processed foods – be sure to carefully examine food labels for its elusive presence – MSG can go by many names; my colleague.
Who want to know celebrity’s favorite workout songs.
1.Lindsey Vonn’s Get-Pumped Playlist
“Only Girl (in the World)” – Rihanna “The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco “Get Back Up” – T.I., featuring Chris Brown “Hero” – Nas, featuring Keri Hilson “Like a G6” – Far East Movement “Imma Do It” – Fabolous “Loyalty” – Birdman, featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga “No Hands” – Waka Flocka Flame, featuring Roscoe Dash and Wale “Right Above It” – Lil Wayne, featuring Drake “Won’t Back Down” – Eminem, featuring Pink
“Jamie Foxx’s ‘Blame It’ has this little beat in the best spot-I love playing it,” says Perry. “I was just blasting it in the car.”
3. Dr. Dre
Eminem – till i collapse Kanye west – power Nero – doomsday
Whether she’s in New York City boxing at Gotham Gym or getting a quick workout in at a hotel gym, she never allows herself to slack off on her fitness routine. Jenner shared her current workout music playlist on her website, so you can check it out for yourself. It includes R&B jams like “Body Party” by Ciara, “Unfoolish” by Ashanti, and “Ignition (Remix)” by R. Kelly.
5.Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Archie Eversole – We Ready Godsmack – Rocky Mountain Way One Life, Last Breath – Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Tech N9ne – Erbody But Me N.E.R.D, Rihanna – Lemon (Drake Remix – Audio) ft. Drake A$AP Ferg – Plain Jane E-40 Feat. 2 Chainz & Juicy J – They Point Migos – Peoples Elbow Metallica – Enter Sandman Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li
“When I go to the gym it’s a lot of Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless’ album,” says Bush. “‘Love Story’ makes you happy and energized. It’s the perfect melding of silly, sweet and fun.”
Jackman relies on heavy metal bands like Metallica and Godsmack to get him through a particularly brutal workout.
8. Britney Spears
Shakira – Can’t Remember to Forget You Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel Madonna – Material Girl
9. Ashton Kutcher
Considering the actor isn’t usually associated with the music industry, this workout playlist provides some nice insight into Kutcher’s musical taste. Be warned, some of his picks may come off as ill-advised at best.
Top track: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem Cringiest track: “Photograph” by Nickelback
10. Taylor Swift
Based on the tracks featured, Taylor’s musical taste is pretty much in line with her own musical style, although the playlist does have its fair share of diversity.
Top track: “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” by Cigarettes After Sex Cringiest track: “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay
In modern society allergy is big part of our life, so what are top myth to stop believing in.
1.You’re “allergic” to any food that gives you problems.
This statement is false, since there are several problems that can arise after eating specific foods, the majority of which are unrelated to allergy. True allergies to foods are immunologic reactions involving the class of immunoglobulins (proteins that assist in the body’s immune response) known as immunoglobulin (Ig) E. Other kinds of reactions to foods that are not food allergies include food intolerances (such as lactose or milk intolerance ), food poisoning, and toxic reactions.
The prevalence of food allergy in the population is much lower than the prevalence of adverse reactions to foods. It is estimated that true food allergies occur in 2% to 5% of the population.
2.Food allergies can be mild.
Truth: Yes, reactions can be mild, but even if someone has experienced mild reactions (such as a rash) in the past, they can still have an anaphylactic response to the next exposure. Allergies are unpredictable. Here are some possible reactions to exposure to peanuts: rash, vomiting, diarrhea, drop in blood pressure, swelling, losing the ability to breath (which will cause death if not treated immediately).
3.Food allergy is the same as “intolerance” or “sensitivity.”
There are similarities, for sure. Allergy, intolerance, and sensitivity are a little bit like siblings. They all belong to the same “family” of bad reactions to food. But there are big differences.
An allergy happens when the immune system, your body’s defense against germs, has a reaction to a particular food. It can be mild, like an itchy feeling or hives. Sometimes you get severe symptoms — called anaphylaxis — like trouble breathing, a swollen tongue, or dizziness. Food intolerance means your body is missing an enzyme you need to digest some type of food. If you’re lactose intolerant, for instance, you don’t have enough lactase, an enzyme that lets you digest dairy products. If you’re gluten intolerant, you can’t process gluten, which is found in some grains including wheat, barley, and rye.
4.You cannot have an allergic reaction on the first known oral exposure to a food allergen.
Over one‐third of IgE‐mediated allergic reactions occur to a food with no known prior ingestion.
It is immunologically required to be exposed to antigen/allergen in order to switch B cells from IgM to IgE production and for affinity maturation of B cell responses. This initial exposure (and sensitisation in allergic individuals) to an allergen may occur through the gut via allergens in breast milk,12 the skin particularly in children with a breakdown in the normal skin barrier such as those infants with eczema,13 or more rarely via the respiratory tract without any apparent ingestion of the food in question.
5.All food allergies in children resolve as they get older.”
As they grow older, some children may tolerate foods that previously caused allergic reactions. This is more likely to happen in the case of allergies to milk, eggs, and wheat, in which the severity of reactions (or symptoms) may decrease by late childhood.
It is not clear in all cases, however, if the improved symptoms are an indication that the allergy has disappeared. Peanut allergy is the least likely to go away. To determine if a food allergy has gone away after an appropriate strict elimination period (typically greater than a year) an oral challenge should be undertaken by an allergist skilled in conducting these challenges.
6. As long as you don’t introduce a food to a child at too young of an age, and no one in your family has food allergies, your child will not develop one.
Truth: Nobody knows what causes food allergies. Also, even if no one in your family has ever had a food allergy, your child could develop one (as in our case). No one is safe from food allergies. They can even develop as an adult to a food you’ve eaten your whole life.
7.Most food allergies are caused by additives such as artificial colors and flavorings.
“Absolutely a myth,” McMorris says. It’s true that some reactions to additives are similar to those caused by food allergies. Nitrates, for instance, can cause hives and itching. And red and yellow food coloring have been linked to anaphylaxis.
The actual allergy triggers are the proteins in the food, McMorris says. Food additive intolerance is rare. Less than 1% of adults have it.
8.Only children who have had a history of anaphylaxis need an adrenaline autoinjector.
It is not necessary for a child to have previously experienced anaphylaxis in order to be assessed as being ‘at risk of anaphylaxis’.
Whether or not a child with an IgE‐mediated food allergy is at risk of anaphylaxis is a clinical judgment that must be considered for all individuals presenting with an IgE‐mediated food allergy. There is no current test (skin test and OFC or other) that can reliably determine this risk.
The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) guidelines state that an adrenaline autoinjector (AAI) prescription is recommended for individuals with a history of anaphylaxis and may also be recommended if there are other known risk factors for more severe or fatal reactions. This includes children with a history of a generalised allergic reaction and any one of the following: adolescent age group, nut allergy, comorbid conditions (e.g. asthma and arrhythmia) or limited access to emergency medical care.
9.Peanut allergy is the most common food allergy.”
Peanut allergy is the food allergy most likely to result in anaphylactic reactions (severe, potentially fatal allergic reactions), but only about 0.6% of the population is affected by peanut allergy. The most common food allergies reported by adults are allergies to fruits and vegetables.
Any food you’re allergic to could cause a serious reaction, whether it’s peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, or shellfish. Those eight foods make up 90% of food allergies in the U.S. All of them have the potential to be life-threatening, McMorris says.
10.Oral desensitisation is a cure for food allergy.
Although small studies suggest that desensitisation with a daily dose of allergen can be achieved for a majority of children with egg, milk and peanut allergy, the majority of children remain allergic once the daily therapy is ceased with current oral immunotherapy regimes and both minor and serious side effects are common.
Recent studies have reported successful desensitisation with oral immunotherapy (OIT) to peanut, milk and egg. This therapy is generally based upon daily administration of gradually increases allergen doses allergen with up‐dosing and maintenances phases. These have shown a capacity to induce desensitisation in allergic individuals, albeit with both mild and severe allergic symptoms during therapy in a significant proportion of patients.
However, the proportion of children reported to maintain sustained tolerance once regular daily administration of the allergen is ceased is disappointing low at less than 25% with high rates of side effects.
Some fruits are more healthier than others, check out best 10 fruits to add to your diet.
Grapefruit is one of the healthiest citrus fruits.
Besides being a good source of vitamins and minerals, it is known for its ability to aid weight loss and reduce insulin resistance.
For example, in a study in 91 people, those who ate half a fresh grapefruit before meals lost 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg) more weight than those who didn’t.
In the same study, the grapefruit group had a significant reduction in insulin levels and reduced insulin resistance. Also, eating grapefruit has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and help prevent kidney stones
2.Kiwi: Loaded with vitamins
Beneath its fuzzy skin is a sweet fruit loaded with vitamins C and E, both strong antioxidants that protect against cancer and promote eye health. Kiwis are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them ideal for weight loss. Because they can last up to four weeks when stored in the refrigerator, they are a great snack to keep all year round.
A low-calorie snack, high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Nutrition experts claim one large apple has around 130 calories, and none come from fat. Apples also have no sodium or cholesterol—nutrients many want to expressly avoid. One apple has 34 grams of carbohydrates, 25 grams of which come from the fruit’s natural sugars.
Lisa Sefcik, in an article, wrote: “One apple gives you 20 percent of your daily value [DV] of fiber. You also get 2 percent of your DV of vitamin A, iron and calcium, and 8 percent of your DV of vitamin C. Almost half of the fruit’s vitamin C content is within the skin, so it’s best to eat apples unpeeled. Apple skins are a valuable source of the fruit’s fiber and also contain pectin.”
4. Acai Berryes
Açaí actually deserves some of the hype it gets, thanks to weapons grade antioxidant levels that clobber other Superfruit rivals like blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. However, because this tiny berry hails from Brazil, it’s not easy to find fresh. “I recommend powdered açaí berry, which can be added into a smoothie,” says Glassman. “Not only is this an easy way to get super fruits into your diet, but it also helps mask the tart, sometimes bitter taste.”
Among the tropical fruits, pineapple is a nutrition superstar. One cup (237 ml) of pineapple provides 131% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for vitamin C and 76% of the RDI for manganese
Pineapple also contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to digest protein (6).Test-tube and animal studies suggest that bromelain may help protect against cancer and tumor growth
6.Mangoes: Immunity boosters
Mangoes are becoming increasingly popular among nutritionists due to their exceptionally high levels of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A to promote bone growth and a healthy immune system. Even more, these exotic treats are packed with more than 50 percent of your daily vitamin C—that’s more than oranges provide.
Ever grab a snack but then feel hungry again 20 minutes later? Next time, reach for a banana. This Superfruit is loaded with potassium, which can lower your blood pressure, and is one of the best sources of Resistant Starch, a healthy carb that fills you up and helps to boost your metabolism.
The most nutritious fruit in the world. The reason, according to Health Online Zine, is that the fruit “contains in excess of 25 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, E and K, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.”
Avocado also contains fiber, protein and beneficial phytochemicals, such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein, which help protect against various diseases and illnesses. In addition, “avocado is one of the high- calorie fruits that you could be eating. This is due to its larger amounts of fat content, approximately 20 times the average of other fruits.”
Nutritionists claim avocados contain goodly amounts of vitamin C (necessary for the production of collagen needed for the growth of new cells and tissues which prevents viruses from penetrating cell membranes, and also a powerful antioxidant), thiamine (converts carbohydrates to glucose to fuel the brain and nervous system) and riboflavin (helps the body to release energy from proteins, carbohydrates and fat).
Blueberries have powerful health benefits.
They have an impressive nutrition profile, being particularly high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese.
Blueberries are also exceptionally high in antioxidants.In fact, they are believed to contain the highest antioxidant content of the most commonly consumed fruits
The antioxidants in blueberries may reduce the risk of chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’sBlueberries are also known for their powerful effects on the immune system.
10.Pomegranates: More antioxidants than red wine or green tea
Pomegranate juice has two to three times the antioxidant capacity of red wine or green tea, and is also a great source of potassium, which sustains energy and controls high blood pressure. Research shows that drinking ¼ cup of pomegranate juice daily could improve cardiovascular health, lower cholesterol, and help with erectile dysfunction. However, talk to your doctor before you drink regular amounts of pomegranate juice, as it can sometimes negatively interact with prescription drugs. Top salads with pomegranate seeds for a vitamin-packed meal