15 Natural Remedies for Heartburn & Severe Acid Reflux

15 Natural Remedies for Heartburn & Severe Acid Reflux   -    While over-the-counter and prescription medications are available, if you suffer only from occasional heartburn, lifestyle changes and using these 15 home remedies for heartburn may be the route you want to take.
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Heartburn is something that most adults will experience during their lifetime. It is characterized by an uncomfortable burning sensation right behind the breastbone that often times creeps up the throat, and is a symptom more so than a disease.

 

It is caused by acid reflux, which occurs when the ring of muscle that allows food into your stomach (the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES) relaxes when it shouldn’t. The result is acid from your stomach goes back up your esophagus, which then causes the sensation of heartburn.

 

Think about it…its acid burning your throat…ouch! It’s actually possible to have reflux without heartburn, but it is not possible to have heartburn without reflux.

 

15 Natural Remedies for Heartburn

 

While over-the-counter and prescription medications are available, if you suffer only from occasional heartburn, lifestyle changes and using these home remedies for heartburn may be the route you want to take.

 

  1. A spoonful of baking soda…

 

A spoonful of sodium bicarbonate, or teaspoon-full to be exact, can help put an end to the gnawing, burning, sensation of heartburn caused by acid reflux.

 

Baking soda, as sodium bicarbonate is more commonly known, can help your reflux and in turn help your heartburn because it is a base substance.

 

It has a pH higher than 7.0, and therefore neutralizes stomach acid. Neutralizing the stomach acid means that if/when your LES decides to be lazy and acid comes up your throat, you don’t get “burned.”

 

You will need…
-1/2 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon of baking soda
-a glass of fresh water

 

Directions
Mix either a ½ teaspoon or 1 single teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water that is no more than 8 ounces. Give it a good stir and drink all of the mixture.

 

You can repeat this as needed but should not exceed seven ½ teaspoon doses in a 24 hour period. Also, avoid using this as a remedy for more than a week straight, as it is high in salt and can have side effects such as swelling or nausea.

 

  1. Soothe your stomach with aloe juice

 

Aloe is a plant used to soothe burns, and people often think of using it to help something like sunburn, but it can do more than that. It may be able to help with heartburn too because it reduces inflammation.

 

This means when your tummy starts getting irritated and inflamed, or your esophagus is getting eaten away at, a nice glass of aloe vera juice may be just the thing to help calm it down.

 

You will need…
-1/2 cup aloe vera juice

 

Directions
Drink a ½ cup of aloe juice, cool or room temperature, before meals. Keep in mind that aloe can act as a laxative, so unless you’re looking to fit in a few extra bathroom Sudoku puzzles, look for a brand that has the laxative component removed.

 

  1. Chew gum

 

The Journal of Dental Research conducted a study that showed people with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or chronic heartburn, experienced relief when they chewed a piece of sugar-free gum for 30 minutes after a meal.

 

This is because chewing gum stimulates the salivary glands, and increases the flow of saliva. Any acid that has built up in the gut is diluted and washed away or cleared out more quickly. The clearance of acid then improves the symptoms of GERD.

 

It is possible that the same school of thought could be applied to occasional heartburn as well. It’s our regular saliva that we swallow that actually makes normal bouts of reflux here and there completely painless.

 

You will need…
-1 piece of sugar-free gum

 

Directions…
After a meal, pop in a piece of sugar-free gum and chew for 30 minutes to help ward off heartburn.

 

  1. Chin up (and don’t lie down)

 

Heartburn tends to get worse at night, thanks to the fact that you’re lying down when you sleep. Gravity works against you, and it’s easier for the digested contents of your stomach to back up into your esophagus, along with acid.

 

Try elevating your head about 6 inches when you sleep by placing bricks, books, or blocks under the legs at the head of your bed. You could also try a wedge-shaped pillow under your mattress, but don’t simply pile up extra pillows as it’s easy to slip off of them at night.

 

Don’t lie down within 3-4 hours after eating, because lying down with a full stomach makes stomach contents press harder against your lower esophageal sphincter.

 

  1. How, what, and when

 

Watch how you eat: Don’t inhale giant mouthfuls of food. Take smaller bites and eat slowly, allowing your stomach time to digest and without giving it an excuse to pump out excess acid.

 

Watch what you eat: You’re probably aware that specific foods trigger heartburn, usually foods high in acid (tomatoes or citrus fruits, for example,) or spicy foods. Avoid these as best you can to ward off

 

Watch when you eat: Don’t eat within 3-4 hours before bed. Lying down puts more pressure on your LES and increases the likelihood of acid sneaking through.

 

  1. Get more acid

 

When you have acid burning your esophagus, it seems quite counterintuitive to ingest even more acid.

 

In many cases though, acid reflux is caused by having not enough acid in your stomach, rather than having too much, as over-the-counter or prescription “acid blockers” imply (although that can also be the case, among other factors.)

 

It is the acid itself that tells the lower esophageal sphincter to tighten and close off. If you don’t produce enough acid, your LES is going to think it’s no big deal to loosen up for a little bit. Then of course, you get a reflux of acid into your esophagus.

 

If you think this may be your case, try drinking some pure, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to see if this prevents your reflux, or cuts it off.

 

You will need…
-3 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
-6 to 8 ounces of fresh water

 

Directions
Mix 3 teaspoons, or up to 1 tablespoon, of apple cider vinegar into 6-8 ounces of fresh water, and drink.

 

You can do this before each meal (probably the most effective,) before bedtime, or 2-3 times during the day. If you feel is worsens your reflux, do not continue to ingest it. Too much may also contribute to the problem.

 

  1. Eat a banana or an apple

 

Bananas contain natural antacids that can act as a buffer against acid reflux. If you want to try out the simplest home remedies for heartburn first, try letting a few bananas ripen up nicely and eating one every day.

 

Another option is to try an apple a day. Slice one up and eat it a couple of hours before bedtime to relieve or prevent discomfort.

 

  1. Make gingerroot tea

 

Gingerroot can help ease up a number of stomach woes, from nausea to acid reflux. Sipping a cup of fresh tea about 20 minutes before a meal can help calm down your tummy and act as an acid buffer.

 

You will need…
-3 quarter sized slices of gingerroot
-2 cups of water

 

Slice up 3 quarter sized pieces of gingerroot and simmer gently in 2 cups of water, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove the ginger pieces, or leave them in, pour into a glass, and drink all of it about 20 minutes before a meal.

 

  1. Track your triggers

 

It takes time, energy, and dedication, but tracking what triggers your heartburn may be what ultimately makes it go away in the end.

 

Instead of going crazy with what you eat and relying on over-the-counter medications to keep the acid at bay, keep a little diary of sorts that makes note of what you ate, and if/when it caused heartburn.

 

Also keep track of activities and what you’re wearing (explained in #10.)

 

  1. Avoid tight fitting clothes

 

Things cinched tightly about your waist or middle can worsen heartburn. If you have super tight jeans on, when you sit down, the waistband is going to sink into your abdomen region. Same goes for tight belts-and even shirts can be a problem for some.

 

This is because all of the above puts extra pressure on your lower esophageal sphincter, which make it more likely stomach contents, will push through and you’ll experience reflux.

 

  1. Smoking + alcohol = heart on fire

 

Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol can set you up for terrible reflux. The nicotine and alcohol both work to weaken your LES, making it that much easier for stomach contents and acid to splash up into your esophagus. Alcohol is also going to irritate your stomach in general.

 

The solution? Quit smoking, and drink less (if at all.) Doing both will improve your health overall, in addition to relieving acid reflux.

 

  1. Maintain a healthy weight

 

Being overweight increases your risk of GERD, and you’re going to suffer from occasional heartburn a lot more as well.

 

This is because unnecessarily added pounds will put pressure on your lower esophageal sphincter. It will be more likely to loosen, and overtime it may simply weaken.

 

  1. Mustard.

 

Mustard is an alkalizing food that is full of minerals, and contains a weak acid in the form of vinegar. Consuming mustard straight, while it may make you grimace at first, may ultimately end up making your smile.

 

Because of its alkaline properties, it will help neutralize the acid that may come creeping up your throat, and therefore may neutralize the pain of acid reflux. It seems to be the most helpful if you’re feeling a bout of heartburn creeping up, or if you’re in the midst of one.

 

You will need…
-1 teaspoon of good quality yellow mustard

 

Directions
Muster up some courage, and just take that little sucker straight.

 

  1. Snack on almonds

 

A natural remedy for heartburn from Reader’s Digest, eat some almonds after every meal, every snack, every time you ingest something basically. Try to track down organic almonds if possible.

 

These tasty nuts do something to seemingly neutralize the juices in your stomach, relieving and preventing some instances of heartburn.

 

You will need…
-3 to 4 almonds

 

Directions…
Directly after every meal, every snack, basically every time you ingest something, eat 3-4 almonds afterwards. There’s no need to eat more, unless of course you want to munch on some more.

 

But keep in mind that in excess some people have found almonds trigger heartburn, kind of like how they help tension headaches but can trigger migraines.

 

  1. A cup of chamomile

 

Having a spot of chamomile tea about ½ – 1 hour before you plan on going to sleep can help reduce inflammation in your stomach, and possibly balance out the acidity levels as well.

 

Chamomile tea also does wonders for relieving stress, which can trigger acid reflux, and will help you sleep through the night as well. You can use instant chamomile tea, or you can easily make your own fresh.

 

You will need…
-1 teaspoon dried chamomile flower petals
-Strainer
-1 cup of boiling water
-Honey or lemon (optional)

 

Directions
Boil one cup of water in a cooking pot, and then reduce the heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile petals, and let them simmer for 45 seconds.

 

Remove from heat and let the petals soak for another minute or two before straining them. Pour the tea into a mug, and add a bit of honey or lemon if you wish.

 

When I was very young, around 5 or 6, I remember hearing my babysitter talk about heartburn, and I was horrified. I asked her if it meant your heart was on fire and she said “yes.”

 

I paused and then said “like, there are actually flames around your heart?” My babysitter nodded solemnly.

 

Now, of course, I know better than that, but it’s still called heartburn for a reason. The searing, burning, pain does indeed feel like someone lit a fire in your chest, and let the flames spread to your throat.

 

Certain medications may quell the discomfort, but they can have long-term side effects, create dependency, are hard on your system, and often times aren’t even necessary for occasional acid reflux.

 

It may be awhile of trial and error when using these natural remedies for heartburn to find what works best, but in the long run, it’s well worth it.

 

To learn about other natural remedies for heartburn, watch this Video HERE.

 

By Claire Goodall (a bee-obsessed natural-convert from Minnesota) who is a holistic health lover. She is the author of Everyday Roots Book.

 

It’s a Book that she creates to help you replace the toxic products and medications in your home with healthier, all-natural alternatives.

 

It contains 215+ effective home remedies and covers everything you will need to protect your family and save money every month.

 

For more details about her book, take a look at the Everyday Roots Book.

 

How to Soothe Eczema during Cold Temperatures?

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Cool temperatures have been known to be one of the main triggers of eczema flare-ups as it causes the skin to dry up excessively.

 

For people who are dealing with recurring eczema, winter is especially a challenging season as not only does one have to deal with the embarrassing telltale flakes, this condition brings about a number of symptoms such as extreme itchiness.

 

However, prevention is always better than cure when it comes to providing prompt and proactive eczema treatment.

 

There are things that you can actually do to prevent eczema flare-up or even to soothe eczema during cold temperatures, all of which are geared towards ensuring the skin is properly moisturized.

 

Cold Temperatures

 

The skin becomes exceptionally dry during cold temperatures due to the low humidity, cold air as well as the regular use of central heating system, which can cause dry air to become even drier. As a result, the skin grows flaky, rough and itchy, especially for people who have existing eczema problems.

 

How to Soothe Eczema during Cold Temperatures?

 

Here are the top 3 natural ways to soothe eczema during cold temperatures for keeping the skin smooth and moisturized:

 

Olive Oil

 

Olive oil is packed with antioxidants that can effectively aid in reducing inflammation that is closely associated with eczema. In fact, many moisturizers sold in the market today use olive oil as its main ingredient base.

 

The great thing is, for eczema sufferers, using olive oil on its own instead of store-bought moisturizers can help you steer clear from chemical irritants that can aggravate the eczema condition.

 

With the antioxidant properties, olive oil can help prevent eczema flare-ups as well as aid in repairing skin damage that can lead to the development of brown spots and wrinkles.

 

Oatmeal Bath

 

 All throughout the centuries, oatmeal has been widely used as a skin soother. In a number of studies, it has been found that oats contain avenanthramides, which is recognized as the key compound that can help calm inflammation and soothe itchy skin.

 

If you are suffering from extreme itchiness, one of the tried and tested home eczema treatments is to add whole oats in a hot bath. To prevent messy cleanup, you can store the oat in a clean, dry sock before dropping the sock filled with oats in your bath water. Soak the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes.

 

 Avoid Perfumes

 

Unknown to many, fragrances are among the most common irritants that can trigger eczema. When choosing products, especially moisturizes, you should choose hypoallergenic formulations that are free from additives, color and fragrance that can set off an eczema attack.

 

You can also watch a Video HERE to learn more about other tips to soothe eczema during cold temperatures.

 

By Fay Spencer who is the author of 14 Days Eczema Cure which offers many ideas on how to treat eczema within 14 days by using readily accessible natural products and applying them in the right balance.

 

The 14 Days Eczema Cure is a comprehensive and holistic approach to curing eczema. This means that it is safe, natural, effective and 100% drug free. This will help to cure your eczema for good without any side effects which can happen if you use those expensive medications, potions or steroids.

 

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Revealing HERE are 5 Worst Foods for Breakfast

 

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Your alarm clock went off 30 minutes ago. You’re showered, dressed and now ready for some breakfast to fill your empty tummy.

But wait!

 

Don’t just grab whatever sounds good or whatever you can scarf down the fastest to get out the door. It’s important to choose your morning foods wisely, as what you eat now can very much impact your energy levels, focus, and even your mood in the mid-morning hours to come.

 

So before you raid the fridge, browse through the cheat sheet below. It’s filled with foods you should most definitely steer clear of, as well as three in which to indulge.

 

The 5 Worst Foods for Breakfast

 

  1. Muffins

 

A muffin seems like a sensible choice, especially compared to a doughnut or Danish. But a muffin is really a breakfast “wolf” hiding in sheep’s clothing — especially if it’s store-bought.

 

Most store-bought muffins are giant, which means they can sometimes contain over 600 calories. And for those calories, you’re not getting any protein or healthy fat to keep you satiated. No.

 

Instead you’re getting refined carbs like white or wheat flour and sugar — the very recipe for a growling stomach in about an hour … plus weight gain in the long term.

 

By the way, don’t fall for the “bran” muffin trap either. Even these seemingly healthy muffins are typically far too high in sugar and calories to be any benefit to your health. If you want fiber, eat some fresh veggies instead.

 

  1. Cereal

 

We know it’s a beloved favorite, but that bowl of honey-nut o’s, sweetened flakes or crispy rice is not going to keep you full, and worse, it will send your blood sugar on a rollercoaster ride that ends with you yawning at your desk, barely able to keep your eyes open.

 

Most cereals are empty calories, simple carbs and sugar, disguised as a “healthy” breakfast choice. Don’t be fooled. Some of the most popular cereals are more than 50 percent sugar, by weight, and easily contain more sugar than a Twinkie or three chocolate chip cookies!

 

  1. Bagels

 

Would you sit down and eat four slices of bread? Probably not! Well a bagel from a bagel chain is often the equivalent of four servings of bread … as in, a truckload of simple carbs that your body will quickly convert into sugar (i.e. your mid-morning energy crash is guaranteed).

 

Many also contain added sugar — and even those that claim to be made from “whole grains” are usually mostly white flour with a bit of whole grain added in for good measure.

 

  1. Pancakes

 

Pancakes are mostly refined flour, with some milk, eggs and butter mixed in. Even under the best circumstances (i.e., they’re homemade), they’re a source of simple carbs that will cause your blood sugar and insulin levels to spike and crash.

 

If you make them from a boxed mix or get them at a fast-food restaurant, you can expect them to contain more sugar and some even contain disease-causing trans fats.

 

Of course, virtually nobody eats pancakes without syrup, which is a synonym for “corn syrup and sugar.” Even the 100% maple varieties are really just another form of sugar.

 

  1. Doughnuts

 

There is really nothing redeeming about a doughnut, other than, perhaps, it’s taste. But when you get down to the nitty-gritty, a doughnut is a mix of refined flour, sugar, and oils (probably partially hydrogenated oils, i.e. trans fats).

 

That sugary concoction is then fried and topped with more sugar in the form of frosting or glaze. If your only option to eat in the morning is doughnuts, you’re better off eating nothing at all.

 

Watch this Video HERE Top 6 Worst Foods for Breakfast & Healthy Alternatives for Nutrition & Weight Loss

 

 

The 3 Best Foods for Breakfast

 

We’ve covered what you shouldn’t eat, and now for the fun part: what you should …

 

  1. Organic Peanut Butter

 

Peanut butter can give you a quick protein boost to give you energy and keep you satisfied all morning long. A couple of tips: try spreading your peanut butter on apple or banana slices instead of bread, or add a tablespoon to a kefir smoothie.

 

Be sure to choose a natural brand with just peanuts (not added vegetable oils or sugar), and go organic, as peanuts tend to be a heavily pesticide-sprayed crop.

 

  1. Kefir

 

Kefir, a yogurt-like beverage made from fermented milk, is loaded with beneficial enzymes and bacteria that aid digestion and boost your immune system.

 

A natural energy booster, kefir can easily replace coffee or tea in the morning, and will provide your body with vitamins and minerals instead of simply caffeine. Kefir has a pleasant tart flavor, but you can sweeten it up naturally by adding in a handful of fresh berries or banana slices.

 

  1. Eggs

 

As an excellent source of both protein and fat, eggs will leave you feeling satisfied longer than a bagel or bowl of cereal ever could. Plus, they contain B vitamins like choline for your heart and brain (and reduced levels of inflammation) and naturally occurring antioxidants that benefit your eyes.

 

If you’re worried about your cholesterol, don’t be. The latest research has shown that eggs no not significantly impact cholesterol levels, and may, in fact, improve your cholesterol profile.

 

Plus, one study found that, compared to those who eat bagels, people who eat two eggs for breakfast lose 65 percent more weight and have higher energy levels!

 

Watch this Video HERE Best Breakfast Recipe in the World, Home Made!

 

 

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9 Smartest Ways to Eat More Vegetables for Breakfast

 

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Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, which work synergistically to lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia, arthritis, stroke and more.

 

Vegetables also have anti-aging properties, and eating veggies and fruits (seven or more servings daily) has been shown to lower your risk of dying prematurely by 42 percent.

 

That’s not too shabby for a versatile food group that’s quick to cook, relatively inexpensive to buy, and, when prepared just the right way, can be quite delicious. So why are so many people not eating them?

 

The latest government data, released July 2015, showed that just one in 10 Americans is eating enough vegetables and fruits. Only 9 percent of Americans are eating the recommended two to three cups of vegetables daily. The researchers concluded:

 

“Substantial new efforts are needed to build consumer demand for fruits and vegetables through competitive pricing, placement, and promotion in child care, schools, grocery stores, communities and worksites.”

 

This sounds good on a national level, but what about in your home? You’re probably well aware that you can snack on cut-up carrots and celery as a snack, or get in the habit of eating a side salad with your dinner … but there’s another opportunity to fit in more veggies that many people overlook. It is called breakfast!

 

Only 1 percent of Americans currently eat vegetables at breakfast, so it’s a missed opportunity for almost everyone.

 

When you start your day out with a serving (or two) of veggies, you’re setting a healthy tone for the entire day. It’s not as strange as you might think, either. There are actually many ways to add vegetables for breakfast

 

9 Ways to Eat Vegetables for Breakfast

 

  1. Veggies With Eggs

 

Vegetables pair very well with eggs of all varieties. Sautee up some mushrooms, onions, green or red pepper, tomatoes, spinach and any others you enjoy and toss them with your scrambled eggs. You’ll only dirty one pan and have a breakfast fit for a king. And you can try this with any type of eggs you enjoy – add veggies to omelets, poached eggs, sunny-side up, over easy, you name it.

 

  1. Breakfast Smoothie

 

Grab your blender and add in your choice of plain yogurt or kefir, whey protein powder and/or milk. Blend in a banana and some frozen berries, then top it off with whatever leafy greens you have on hand (spinach, romaine, etc.).

 

You can also blend in one-half to one whole avocado (and sprinkle in a serving of chia or flaxseeds, too). Even steamed beets, broccoli or red cabbage can be added to breakfast smoothies.

 

For inspiration, try this Anti-Cancer Breakfast Smoothie recipe from blogger Carrie Forrest:

 

Anti-Cancer Breakfast Smoothie

 

Author: Carrie Forrest, MBA/MPH

Serves: 2-4

 

Ingredients

 

  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh pomegranate arils
  • 1 1-inch knob fresh ginger
  • 4 cups fresh salad greens or lightly steamed kale, spinach, or collard greens
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
  • ½ cup frozen raw broccoli florets
  • juice of one lime

 

Instructions

 

Combine hemp seeds and water in a high-speed blender and process on high for 15 seconds

 

Next, add the banana, frozen strawberries, and pomegranate arils and blend on high again.

 

Lastly, add the ginger, greens, mint, cocoa powder, flax meal, ground chia seeds, broccoli, and lime juice and blend one last time until smooth. Serve immediately.

 

  1. Breakfast Burrito

 

Scrambled eggs, cheese and salsa in a tortilla is a decent start, but you can add in more veggies than that … think green pepper strips, sautéed onions, spinach, roasted asparagus, mushrooms and more.

 

  1. Breakfast Salad

 

Fill a bowl with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and greens, then top it with avocado, a bit of crumbled bacon and two soft-boiled eggs. The bacon and eggs say “breakfast,” and the runny yolk from the eggs makes a tasty warm salad dressing.

 

  1. Quiche or Frittata

 

These baked egg dishes are thought of more for weekend brunches than weekday breakfasts, but they’re easy to make ahead and heat up quickly even when you’re in a hurry. Plus, you can pack in as many veggies as you want. Try this vegetable quiche recipe from Kath Eats Real Food for starters:

 

Vegetable Quiche With Homemade Crust

 

Ingredients (8 slices)

 

For The Crust

 

  • .25 lb whole wheat pastry flour (about 1 cup)
  • .25 lb pastry flour or all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • .25 lb salted butter (if using unsalted, also add .75 tsp granulated salt)
  • 2-4 tablespoon ice water

 

For The Filling

 

  • 3 cups assorted veggies (try kale, fennel and mushrooms) or meat, cooked (use approximately .5 tsp kosher salt to season while cooking)
  • 6 eggs
  • 25 cups 2% milk
  • .25 tsp kosher salt

 

Instructions

 

For The Crust

 

  1. Mix flour and sugar together (and salt if needed) until fully incorporated.

 

  1. Add butter and squeeze together until butter bullets are formed.

 

  1. Begin by adding 2 tablespoon ice water and mixing, adding more if necessary. Mix until a shaggy mass is formed.

 

  1. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll out until slightly larger than the diameter of the pie pan.

 

  1. Spray pie pan and place crust inside.

 

  1. Even crust out, and then shape and flute.

 

For The Filling

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375*

 

  1. Cook fillings, using salt as needed. Set aside.

 

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, and salt.

 

  1. Place fillings into finished crust, and then pour egg mixture on top.

 

  1. Lightly stir to ensure incorporation.

 

  1. Add cheese to top, if using.

 

  1. Bake for 40-60 minutes, until liquid is springy and no longer jiggles when nudged, and crust and surface are nicely browned.

 

  1. Veggie-Filled Leftovers

 

If you had a veggie stir-fry or broccoli soup for dinner last night, there’s no rule that says you can’t heat up a bowl the next morning. In fact, healthy, veggie-filled leftovers make some of the most satisfying and quick breakfast options of all.

 

  1. Loaded Baked Sweet Potato

 

Pop a large sweet potato in the oven while you’re getting ready. By the time you come downstairs, it will be baked and warm from the oven. Top it with yogurt or sour cream, chopped nuts or seeds, raisins and cinnamon for a sweet yet healthy treat.

 

  1. Veggie Skillet Breakfast Hash

 

It’s easy to add sweet potatoes and veggies to a skillet, cook them up and then add an egg or two to the top … and this is a phenomenal way to load up on vegetables first thing in the morning, too. A recipe isn’t necessary, but you can try the one that follows, from How Sweet It Is, for inspiration:

 

Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Hash

 

Yield: serves 3-4

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10-12 brussels sprouts, stems removed and sliced
  • 3-4 large eggs
  • salt + pepper to taste

 

Directions:

 

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add bacon. Cook until crispy and fat is rendered, and then remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel. Slightly reduce the heat under the skillet and add onion and sweet potato, tossing to coat. Cook until sweet potato has softened, about 6-8 minutes, then stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

 

Add sliced brussels sprouts and stir to combine, cooking them until soft and caramely, another 5 minutes or so. In the meantime, poach or fry eggs, cooking until desired doneness.

 

  1. Savory Pancakes

 

Pancakes aren’t the healthiest breakfast choice no matter how you cook them, but if you’re going to eat them here’s a twist to try: instead of adding in fruit like blueberries to your batter, stir in shredded vegetables like carrots or zucchini.

 

Then, instead of the syrup top the savory pancakes with yogurt. You’ll get more veggies in to your day and you won’t even miss the sugary syrup.

 

One of the benefits to eating more veggies is that it will kick start your body’s natural detoxification mechanisms.

 

Watch this Video HERE – EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR BREAKFAST

 

 

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Arginine Foods to Avoid with Herpes

 

Arginine Foods to Avoid with Herpes - Are you considering diet as one of the ways to get rid of herpes? So, are there any arginine foods to avoid with herpes, in order for you to stop herpes outbreaks? Read on.
Click HERE To Find Out How You Can Get Rid of Herpes Naturally and Permanently

 

Although Get rid of herpes has nothing to do with diet I thought I might write a little post for those who are considering diet as one of their ways to get rid of herpes.

 

I’m sure that if you have suffered with herpes for any length of time you will have looked around at possible ways to get rid of herpes and if you have then I’m also sure that you will have come across or heard of ‘Arginine’.

 

Arginine is a non-essential amino acid which the body produces naturally. Foods that are high in arginine tend to be bad for herpes sufferers as it provides an environment which allows the virus to flourish and replicate. This can make the chances of suffering with an outbreak far more of a worry & common occurrence.

 

Arginine Foods to Avoid include the following:

 

Red Meat

Seeds

Nuts (almonds, chestnuts, peanuts)

Orange Juice

Chocolate

Carob

Coconut

Oats

Whole Grains

Seafood

Eggs

Lentils

Protein Supplements

Wheat Products

White Bread

And a whole host of other foods

 

For a better idea of which foods contain or are high in arginine it would be wise to do a quick search online.

 

Another substance which I found to be partly responsible for regular herpes outbreaks was anything made with white flour. White flour is thought to be responsible for or contribute towards many conditions, and seems to have an effect on the body’s immune system.

 

I would strongly suggest that you try removing foods prepared with white flour when trying different ways to get rid of herpes. I found that it helped reduce outbreaks.

 

Besides flour, you should also avoid all junk food, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, foods that contain artificial sweeteners and additives which tend to increase acidity in the body which can trigger herpes outbreaks.

 

To help control herpes outbreaks, you should have a lysine-rich diet and foods such as fish, vegetables, dairy products, brewer’s yeast, bean sprouts, beans and fruits (avocado, mango, apple, apricot) have high lysine content. This is because lysine helps to stop the virus which causes herpes.

 

Read more about how I eventually found out how to get rid of herpes here

 

You can also watch a Video HERE on other natural treatments for herpes

 

Sarah Wilcox (an ex-HSV2 sufferer) is the originator and author of Get Rid of Herpes which details a unique method of actually killing viral pathogens responsible for the herpes virus as well as a quick and natural method for healing blisters.

 

This method works for both men and women. It is suitable for use against Genital Herpes, Oral Herpes, Herpes Type 1 and Herpes Type 2.

 

She will share with you how to accomplish this permanent relief from out breaks without any drugs whatsoever and (that includes supplements and herbs formulation).

 

For more details, visit her website at Natural Treatments for Herpes , where she will show you exactly how to treat your own condition at home regardless of how severe your herpes is right now.