Low-Fat Foods That are Good for Your Health
If you are trying to eat a healthy, balanced diet, restricting your fat intake is not always the necessary step. On the other hand, having control of your fat intake may be beneficial for you. A low-fat diet is recommended if you are recovering from gallbladder surgery or if you have pancreas or gallbladder disease. Also, a low-fat diet may prevent heartburn, improve cholesterol and decrease weight.
If you would like to introduce something healthy into your diet start with leafy greens which contain no fat and are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, folate, vitamin A and K. They are especially rich in compounds proved to reduce inflammation in your body. Studies suggest that diets with leafy greens may protect you from certain conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Include kale, arugula, Swiss chard, collard greens, spinach and romaine lettuce in your daily diet. Also, leafy greens can be added to smoothies and salads. Try steaming greens or sautéing them in your favorite spices and herbs which can be a side dish of your favorite (healthy) meal. Also, fruits are an excellent option if you want a sweet and low-fat snack. Almost all fruits are low in fat and high in minerals, fiber, and vitamins. They are also rich in plant compounds responsible for fruits’ vibrant colors. Antioxidants are a part of almost all fruits which protect cells from staying damaged from free radicals linked to heart disease, cancer, aging, heart disease, and other conditions. Diets high in vegetables and fruits can reduce free radical damage due to their high antioxidant content.
Benefits of Elderberry
We have used elderberry for their health benefits for hundreds of years. Elderberries contain antioxidants and it is believed they can relieve colds, fight the flu and boost your immunity.
However, there is not enough scientific research on the health effect of elderberries on our health. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, more research is needed to confirm the health benefits of elderberries.
Elderberries are the fruit of the Sambucus tree which has clusters of small white elderflowers and black and blue elderberries.
Native Americans and European believed that elderberries have many health benefits. From boosting the immune system to helping the body fight off colds, respiratory infections and flu.
We know that elderberries contain certain substances and compounds which might have a beneficial impact on our overall health.
There is some evidence from scientific research to support the claim that elderberries can help treat flu and colds. A study from 2010 showed that elderberries have antioxidant and antiviral effects. However, we need more studies to prove that elderberries had this effect, not something else.
We know that elderberries contain high levels of flavonoids, meaning that they might have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids protect healthy cells in our body and our skin from harmful free radicals that play a significant role in skin problems.
Mental Health in the Workplace
In the past few decades, we speak about mental health more than ever. Many people have issues with mental health due to the social or biological aspects of our lives and minds. When it comes to the social aspect, we often talk about family and workplace as the main causes of stress in our lives.
When it comes to the workplace, people often feel helpless, powerless or even bullied by their bosses or colleagues. In order to have more productive employees, we must have in mind that it is important that we take care of their mental health. To stay or to become mentally healthy, employees need to feel trusted by their employers. They also need to feel they have some type of autonomy and flexibility in their work.
Distrust, lack of autonomy and flexibility makes us feel more stressed and under pressure. Stress in the workplace means we are less likely to do a good job when under stress. A team leader should be aware that stress can lead to a downfall of productivity and quality of work being done by employees. Taking care of employees is also a step towards attracting talented employees to a company.