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What should be the ideal water intake?
Since our body constantly release fluids via sweat and urine, we need to consume sufficient amount of water to prevent dehydration and for proper functioning of the body. Although there are various opinions for drinking water on individual health basis but generally, it is recommended that we should ideally consume eight glasses of water that is equivalent to 2 litres. The studies also state that the amount of water should be consumed constantly throughout the day that means a glass of water in every 2-3 hours. However, it is not compulsory that two litre must be consumed accurately, since there are various sources for water like milk, tea, coffee, soda and juice. So, approximately 1.5-2 litres is ideal intake that must be consumed to remain healthy.
How to remove pesticides from vegetables and fruits at home?
Pesticides are harmful for human health. Hence, they must be removed from our edibles. There are various methods to remove pesticides from the edibles like washing with salt water, blanching followed by peeling, vinegar’s wash and washing with baking soda. You can choose any of them as per your convenience. The most effective among these is vinegar’s wash, because in the fruits like berries and grapes it can harm their porous skin, so they need some extra care followed by wash under running water to get vinegar free taste. This would reduce pesticide by almost 90-99%. Blanching with peeling is best suited for potatoes.
Can we have dairy products when suffering from PCOS?
Due to some case studies, particularly in, fat-free milk have contributed to the increased level of androgen and insulin which triggers the symptoms of PCOS and hormonal imbalance. For this reason, it is not advisable to take dairy products and limit it to only two to three servings per day. However, it is also not forbidden to have dairy products. If you are facing any allergy from dairy products, you can substitute them with equivalent amount of calcium and protein composed non-dairy products like soy milk (made from beans) and almond milk. Hence, there is no proscription of milk intake but it is advised to consume it in a limit.
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