A person with a “low” or slow metabolism will burn fewer calories at rest and during activity and therefore has to eat less to avoid becoming overweight. In simple terms, metabolism is the internal process by which your body expends energy and burns calories. Some are sick; others are not sick yet, but are headed in that direction. When your digits feel puffy and swollen, it’s fluid retention that is to blame. Personally, I hate reading reviews without enough information to understand the writer’s point of view. One warning – if you take thyroid meds, you should be careful eating a lot of raw cruciferous vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, etc. Today I am scheduled to eat “calories”. You no doubt have heard of metabolism and may even have a vague idea of what it is. Thank you for sharing such practical, tasty recipes. Text, image, video Image and video reviews only Text, image, video.
If you’ve ever used a tub of butter, a bar of soap, and a tube of lube to pry a ring up over your knuckle and off your hand, know this: Rings don’t shrink. Your fingers swell. When your digits feel puffy and swollen, it’s fluid retention that is to blame. Medically referred to as edema, fluid retention is excess fluid collected in the body’s tissues. Commonly seen in swollen feet and lower legs, this swelling could also occur in your stomach, face, arms, and—as ring-wearers may painfully notice—in your hands. The good news: “It can be avoided,” says registered dietitian and Women’s Health nutrition expert Keri Glassman, who attests that the right food choices can save you from swelling. Here, she helps us hone in on the puffy-finger problem. Q: What causes puffy, swollen fingers? A high-sodium diet is often to blame, says Glassman. High levels of sodium can cause your body to retain excess fluid, making you look and feel puffy all over. Q: Which foods should be avoided to prevent edema?
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