A balanced and well nutritious diet is the cornerstone of a good health. In today’s situation women are frequently suffering from various health problems. This is because they are not conscious about their diet because of busy schedules. Especially they should more careful while menopause stage. In general women should take more care about their diet than men. Here are some of the tips to follow for a healthy living. Have more food and green vegetables. Add high fiber food like legumes, beans to your diet. Women are suffering a major health problem like osteoporosis. This happens because of lack of calcium. So include the foods like broccoli, beans, and sprouts. Women loose lot of iron while their menstruation cycle. Boost your intake with iron rich foods such as spinach, almonds, red meat (limited) etc. It is better to limit the consumption of caffeine and alcohol because this results in loss of calcium and they are at high risk of osteoporosis. Though very known tip most of women does not follow this. Eat regularly at frequent intervals at least every two to three hours. Going too long between the meals makes you very tired. Completely stop the consumption of junk food. It is very difficult to most of you but don’t get tempted by their taste. Always choose for the low fat dairy products. Instead of cutting fats completely from your diet make a choice between good and bad fats. Saturated and trans fats are the bad fats which increases the risk of certain diseases. Polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats are the good fats which contribute for your good health. Include healthy fats to your diet which makes you feel great. Healthy fats are essential for a healthy brain function. The put you in the good mood and make you mentally sharp. Healthy fats are very good for the pregnant ladies. They help in developing the nervous system of the baby. Lack of healthy fats cause dull skin, brittle nails, dry and damaged hair. Foods that include healthy fats are olive oil, olives, nuts, seafood, avocados, seeds like sesame and pumpkin, peanut butter, salmon fish, Walnuts, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. Eat organic foods because pesticides affect the fertility. The role of calcium, magnesium, vitamins play an important role in women’s health. Pregnant women should be more conscious about their diet. Foods like soft cheeses, sushi, raw sprouts, and fish such as tuna contain high levels of mercury which is very harmful
In today’s economy each and every person takes medicines in the form of tablets, syrups etc. But most of the people don’t take care or follow any methods while disposing the medicines. If you are really concerned about the environment it is better to follow few methods while disposing medicines. If your medicines are either expired or not used by any person in the family it is better to discard the medicines as soon as possible. In few cases the expired medicines become toxic. Taking an expired antibiotic Tetracycline causes serious kidney problems. Few steps to follow while disposing medicines are don’t flush the expired or unused medicines. Earlier the consumers were advised to flush the medicines. But according to today’s environmental studies few medicines should not be flushed because the medicines that contain certain antibiotics and hormones pollute the ground water. Here are the few medicines which can be flushed are as follows Abstral (tablets-sublingual), Actiq (oral transmucosal lozenge), Avinza (Capsules), Buprenorphine Hydrochloride (tablets-sublingual), Buprenorphine Hydrochloride; Naloxone Hydrochloride (tablets-sublingual), Butrans (transdermal patch system), Daytrana (transdermal patch system), Demerol (tablets, oral solution), Dolophine hydrochloride (tablets), Duragesic, Embeda (capsules), Exalgo (tablets), Fentora (tablets), Kadian (Capsules), Methadone Hydrochloride (oral solution), Methadose (oral solution, tablets), Morphine Sulfate (tablets, oral solution), MS Contin (tablets), Nucynta ER (tablets), Onsolis (soluble film), Opana (tablets), Opana ER (tablets), Oxecta (tablets), Oxycodone Hydrochloride (capsules, oral solution), Oxycontin (tablets), Percocet (tablets), Percodan (tablets), Suboxone (film), Xyrem (oral solution), Zubsolv (tablets-sublingual). The medicines which can’t be flushed before throwing them in to the trash mix the pills with the undesirable substances like used coffee grounds. This will cause less harm. If the pills are large crush them and the mix with the other substances. After this add place the mixture in the plastic bag and throw into the trash which is an extra level of protection. Before throwing the medicine container, remove the label on it so that no one can read it. Read the instruction on the inhalers before throwing them because inhalers are generally used by people who have asthma and other breathing problems. These inhalers have chlorofluorocarbons which damages the ozone layer. So while purchasing the inhalers check whether they are environmentally friendly inhalers or not. There are few organizations which can be found online. They help you to donate your unused medicines which are not expired to the third world countries. Proper disposal of drugs prevents poisoning of children and pets.
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