by Mark Miller April 29, 2021
Dried hibiscus flowers, in tea or supplements, can help a person fight off infections and have several other health benefits.
The capsules contain three ingredients shown to fight UTI: D-mannose, the hibiscus flower extract, and dried cranberry extract.
Studies have shown that hibiscus is not just an antibacterial, but also an antifungal and antiparasitic agent. It helps keep the bladder and kidneys healthy and kills bad bacteria that cause pain during urination.
The chemicals in hibiscus extract work quickly, cycling through the body in a day. The hibiscus rids the body of E. coli and up to 95% of the bacteria that cause UTIs.
It is also a diuretic that flushes bacteria to cleanse the urinary system and boost the immune system so it can prevent bacteria from infecting the urinary tract.
WebMd has an article about hibiscus that says :
The fruit acids in hibiscus may work like a laxative. Some researchers think that other chemicals in hibiscus might be able to lower blood pressure; reduce levels of sugar and fats in the blood; decrease spasms in the stomach, intestines, and uterus; reduce swelling; and work like antibiotics to kill bacteria and worms.
WebMd says more study is needed to determine whether hibiscus fights colds, constipation, fluid retention, irritated stomach, loss of appetite, nerve disease, and other conditions.
This video explores the benefits of hibiscus tea.
Healthline has an article that details the many other benefits of hibiscus. Hibiscus may:
Hibiscus might promote liver function and health, studies have shown. A study of 19 overweight people who took hibiscus extract for 12 weeks saw an improvement in liver steatosis, which makes fat build up in the liver and can cause it to fail. In hamsters, hibiscus extract might help decrease markers of liver damage. Still another study, in rats, found that the extract boosted concentrations of several healthful enzymes by 65%. More research is needed in humans.
So hibiscus is an antioxidant and may be a cancer, obesity, and high blood pressure fighter. But some other test tube studies found that it might help ward off bacterial infections. Healthline says:
Another test-tube study showed that the extract fought eight strains of bacteria and was as effective as some medications used to treat bacterial infection.
However, no human studies have looked at the antibacterial effects of hibiscus tea, so it is still unclear how these results may translate to humans.
by Mark Miller July 08, 2021
Beginning an exercise program can be daunting, especially if you have never really been into fitness before.
Some people, when they exercise, strive for a bikini body. If you have a diving bell body, don't fret, you too can be helped by regular exercise. You can look better, but more important feel better if you eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep.
by Mark Miller July 06, 2021
You've heard running can help you slim down, help maintain heart and lung health, and keep your body strong. Those benefits alone can help you feel well mentally.
But did you know that running can also help lift your mood and even ward off depression? It can help you be more creative and productive and feel less stressed out.
No wonder about 50 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, jog or run regularly!
by Mark Miller July 01, 2021
Whatever kind of intense exercise you do, whether running, weightlifting, team sports, or hard work, your body needs rest days.
In fact, Healthline says rest days are just as important as exercise days, and no regimen is complete without both exercise and rest. Rest enhances your energy and restores the body to full capacity.
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