5 Simple Tips to Stop Mouth Breathing

Mouth breathers are often the laughing stocks of others. But you know it is not that funny if you belong to this group. For some, it is a matter of life and death.

The following are some simple ways you can stop breathing through your mouth.

  1. Check if you are doing it

The first step in eliminating the habit is to know if you are doing it. Knowing it is quite simple. If your mouth is dry when you wake up, you breathe through your mouth.

  1. Know the root cause

Mouth breathing can happen to numerous reasons. Given below are just a few among them.

  • Obstruction in the nose: Air fails to flow smoothly through your nose
  • As a habit: You may be used to breathing through your mouth since childhood.
  • It is natural during pregnancy: Mouth breathing is quite normal during the third trimester of your pregnancy. If it is not your habit, it will stop on its own.
  1. Know why nasal breathing is important

Know that nose is the organ made for breathing. It has a 4-stage filtration mechanism. The hair filters and helps the body to eliminate harmful tiny particles in the air. Mucus produces an enzyme designed to destroy the virus and bacteria in the air. The sinuses and turbinates warm up the air that gets into the nose. This process produces nitric oxide. And that is a must for improve functioning of the lungs.

Mouth breathing will also lead to imbalance in the amount of carbon dioxide in your lung. Remember, co2 is a must for them to do their jobs. When it gets too low, your brain starts taking action. It will narrow all the tubes in your body. The desperate action will affect every single process of your body. Remember, it depends on tubes for all its activities. From sweating to bowel movement, everything gets affected. You can imagine the consequences.

  1. Use a tape

Now that you know why you should breathe through your nose, it is time to help yourself. Begin your effort with a tape. Take a few sticky papers and paste a tape over your mouth. Just make sure that your mouth is fully closed before doing this. You may have to modify the strategy as per your requirements. Discuss your plan with a dentist. The expert will suggest ways to make good use of the method.

  1. Practice exercises to clear your nose

There are numerous exercises to clear nose. Do a research online and choose the one that would work for you. Do it regularly until breathing through nose becomes a habit for you.

You can also try myofunctional therapy. This aims at repatterning the muscles. And it involves exercises and techniques to help you modify your behavior. As a result, you learn to position your tongue properly when chewing. Right posture and proper positioning of your head & neck too are some of the things it aims to attain.

Close your mouth at night. Your body will thank you for the effort.

Choosing the right oil for your hair

Market offers an astounding number of options when it comes to the oil for your tresses. Choosing one from among them is definitely a daunting task. Experts generally recommend going natural. Here are a few tips to remember when choosing an oil for your shiny tresses.

  1. Know what your hair needs most

Know the type of hair you have. If it is dry by nature, use those oil that penetrate into your hair. The highly recommended among these are coconut, olive and avocado. Doing this will prevent loss of moisture from your hair. Avoid the oils that stay like coats atop your hair. These will simply make your hair dull and greasy.

  1. Consider your scalp

The next thing that deserves your attention is your scalp. A dry or itchy scalp needs an oil that helps it maintain the moisture. It should also be able to nourish it inside out. Natural oils are known to work wonders in this regard.

If yours is a flaky scalp, you need an oil that contains anti-microbial solutions. The oil should also help you hide that flakiness. The highly recommended choice for flaky scalp is coconut oil. And an oily scalp requires an oil that is light and doesn’t stick on the hair. Go for argan oil.

  1. Set up a goal

Determine what you want to get from your choice oil. Read the labels carefully and go for the one that works in the way you expect.

Finally, be willing to experiment. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars buying gallons of your favorite oil. Choose a few essential oils that are not hard on your hair. Combine them with your favorite hair oil and use. You will get benefited from all of them.

 

Golden omelet with asparagus, a healthy addition to your diet

Golden omelet with asparagus is the thing for someone looking for a nutritious way to increase appetite. It is easy to prepare and won’t take more than 40 minutes of your time.

Ingredients

  • ¼ large onion (sliced)
  • Two eggs
  • One or two thinly sliced asparagus
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric
  • Drawn butter
  • Pepper and salt as required

Instructions

  1. Take one teaspoon of drawn butter in a small skillet and heat it. When it is hot, add onions and gently cook for four minutes.
  2. Take a bowl and add all the other ingredients except asparagus and whisk them together.
  3. Add the sliced asparagus when the onions are soft. Cook them for 30 seconds.
  4. Take out the pan and allow it to cool.
  5. Add the egg mixture and whisk it.
  6. In a medium flame, heat drawn butter in a skillet. Add the mixture of egg when the butter is hot. Let it heat to such an extent that it should sizzle within no time when you pour the egg mixture onto it. See to it that the egg solution does not go underneath. It should float above. Otherwise, the entire thing will stick to the skillet.
  7. Lower the heat to medium low and rotate the pan at regular intervals. This is must if yours is an uneven stove.
  8. Continue it until the omelet gets the consistency you desire. Since this is a bit thicker, you may have to keep on rotating it for some time.
  9. Check if the egg is getting stiff. If it gains the thickness to keep it together, take it out and flip.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional value

  1. Asparagus

A vegetable that announces the arrival of spring, asparagus deserves to be called a super food. It helps the body fight cancer, prevent inflammation and boosts immunity. The vegetable is also a rich source of vitamin K, C and Chromium. Chromium is a mineral that plays a vital role in the body’s ability to convert insulin to glucose. Asparagus also improves memory.

If you are someone trying to lose weight, asparagus is your best friend. It contains lots of fiber, both soluble and insoluble. They are slow to digest helping you stay full for long. As a result, you stay safe from the craving for snacks.

  1. Egg

Egg is perhaps the most nutritious item one can find in an average American’s diet. It is a goldmine of vitamins, proteins, minerals and other substances the body needs. Have an egg a day and enjoy the following benefits.

  • It increases good cholesterol

HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) is the type of cholesterol the body needs. Studies show that high amount of good cholesterol protects a person from cardiac troubles and stroke. Have two eggs per day. You will ensure a constant supply of almost all the vitamins for your body. However, consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reaction. Egg is allergic to certain people.

  • Egg enhances performance

Egg is a great appetite suppressant. A large egg as mentioned above contains almost everything a body needs. Besides, you will stay full for long. This helps you remain focused in challenging situations. Have an orange with a large egg for a heavy breakfast to stay full till lunch time.

  • Your muscles become strong

Egg is high in proteins. They help your body to compensate for the loss of muscles you suffer due to injuries. It also helps your brain.

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric, the wonder drug remains an enigma even for doctors. It relieves pain, protects you from cancer and helps you manage arthritis pain. The root is a miracle cure for those suffering from diabetes or blood pressure. Here are a few other benefits the herbal medicine has in store for you.

  • It heals wounds

Medical science attests to the healing properties of turmeric. It speeds up the healing of wounds and cuts. This happens because it boosts the growth of cells around the wound.  Studies also suggest that turmeric speeds up the process of collagen synthesis that helps strengthen tissues.

  • It boosts digestion

Curcumin, the main component of turmeric boosts the liver’s ability to produce bile. The fluid boosts digestion. In Germany, you may get turmeric as a prescription medication for digestive troubles. It is also proven to give relief from the troubles like irritable bowel syndrome, bloating etc.

Turmeric can also be used in place of steroids. Curcumin is shown to be of help to patients suffering from the skin conditions like psoriasis.

  1. Drawn butter

Drawn butter, known as ghee in South Asia, is a staple in the Asian cuisine for centuries. Clarified butter is made by melting butter and skimming the fat away from the top. The yellow liquid gets creamy when cools down. Clarified butter or drawn butter is easy to prepare. And it does these things for you.

  • t is good for someone allergic to milk

Drawn butter is a product that comes out after removing everything unwanted from milk. Quite naturally, it is the best friend to those allergic to milk. However, it is strongly recommended that you seek advice from a doctor before having it for the first time.

  • It increases flexibility

Drawn butter increases the elasticity of muscles allowing you to move around in the way you want. This makes it the favorite of yoga enthusiasts all over the world.

  • Drawn butter protects your heart

Ghee is high in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). The fat fights off carcinogens and protects you from diabetes. A recent study suggests that cardiac troubles are relatively lower among those who consume drawn butter.

  • Ghee lasts long

Drawn butter does not spoil easily. Experiences teach that certain types of ghee may last up to hundreds of years.

  1. Black pepper

Black pepper too deserves to be known as a miracle medicine for the body. It increases the production of hydrochloric acid. As a result, food gets digested fast. This saves you from the troubles like constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and bloating. This spice is also a great appetizer. In Ayurvedic medicine, pepper along with jaggery is often prescribed as treatment for poor appetite.

It is also a great anti-depressant. Piperine, its main component stimulates brain. Just make sure that you are storing it well to get the most from this wonder spice.

  1. Onion

Onion, the tear jerker does not have to frighten anyone. It is your right-hand assistant in your efforts to fight off diseases. Chromium, a mineral contained in it prevents inflammation and improves immune system.  Given below is a list of a few other benefits onion offers.

  • It prevents cancer
  • Protects you from inflammation
  • Improves mood
  • Helps with insomnia

It is true that this is just an appetizer. But it is capable of giving you almost all the nutrients your body needs. Enjoy it as a snack for tea or have it as a dessert after lunch. The great thing about this recipe is that you can modify it as per your tastes and requirements.

Include turmeric in your diet; you will ward off almost all diseases.