22 Awesome Kitchen Tools You’ll Want to Get Right Now

Cooking food every day is a lot of work. That’s why numerous designers constantly invent different handy tools and gadgets for your kitchen.

health4u  collected 22 ideas that will make your life so much easier.

22. Pancake Pen

Kids will love this one for sure! You can draw any shape, write something, or create any picture with this handy and very easy-to-use pancake pen.

21. The apron with a removable towel

With this apron, a towel is always at hand. And when you need to dry or wash it, you can simply remove it.

20. Silicone Oil Dispenser

A very useful tool for those who are tired of oily spots everywhere. This manual dispenser will help to spread the oil on any surface equally and with no mess.

19. Citrus Reamer

Unlike other citrus reamers, this one has a special attachment that catches the pulp and seeds. You can immediately use squeezed juice — there is nothing unwanted in it!

18. Silicone Bottle Caps

These bright silicone bottle caps are perfect for keeping your drink fresh for longer. And their bright colors look awesome!

17. Herb Saver

This device will help keep your herbs fresh longer. Fill it with water, and keep it in the fridge.

16. Oyster Knife Set

Shucking oysters is a tough task if you haven’t had much practice. This set makes it very easy, no matter how experienced you are.

15. Sink rack roll

This portable rack is very useful to dry your food or plates. You can place it on a kitchen sink, a table, or any other surface.

14. Potato Brush

A small and very handy kitchen tool. It scrubs spuds clean with tough bristles and easily removes potato eyes with a plastic point.

13. Spoon + Ladle

An incredibly handy device. It has a flat squeegee tip to scrape and a deep scooping head with useful measuring lines. A simple twist of the handle transforms it from a spoon into a ladle.

12. Slip-on Bowl Spout

Attach it to pots and bowls to avoid a mess while pouring liquids. Definitely a useful device!

11. Adjustable Rolling Pin

It will make it so easy to cook pizzas, pies, cookies, tarts, and much more. The width of your dough will be perfect with no effort.

10. Dumpling Clip

Do you like Chinese food? You can easily make dumplings with these clips.

9. Grape and Tomato Cutter

Cutting grapes, cherry tomatoes, olives, or any other small food is quite a hard task. A handy tool like this one makes it easy to quarter small items.

8. Vegetable Spiral Slicer

It’s easy to make stir-fries, salads, and vegetable pasta by slicing carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, and much more with this device. Perfect for those who try to eat lighter and healthier.

7. Avocado Slicer

This all-in-one tool splits, pits, and slices avocados with ease. The pitter removes the pit safely with an easy twisting motion, and the slicer perfectly removes the fruit from its skin.

6. Microwave Bacon Rack

Do you like bacon? This useful gadget will help you cook a big pack at once while reducing its fat significantly. And it’s dishwasher safe.

5. Warming Butter Knife

This innovative butter knife softens cold butter easily using your body heat. It also works with any other spread, and it’s dishwasher safe and absolutely safe for children.

4. Herb Mincer

This device will chop or mince your herbs much faster than a knife and will save time and effort. Its blades rotate 90 degrees to offer versatility of palm and grip use, making it really comfortable to use.

3. Wine Condom

You’ll appreciate it the next time you try and store an open wine bottle in your refrigerator. Besides, they sit comfortably in your pocket, wallet, or purse, so you can take them anywhere and use them as many times as you like.

2. Meat Tenderizer

There are a lot of small and very sharp blades in this device that tenderizes meat or chicken in just a few seconds. Now all of your meat dishes will become masterpieces.

1. Fish Scraper

Removing fish scales is not the most pleasant thing to do, but this device can make it faster and easier. And it has a pocket for collecting the scales, so they won’t end up all over your kitchen.

10 Tricks From Our Grannies That Still Work

Some tricks and hacks can be really ingenious, and so many generations use them. Yet some are forgotten over time, turning into some kind of “grandpa-style” tips.

Bright Side decided to recall the past and collected 10 utterly useful tricks that were popular among our grannies.

#1. Roses will live twice as long if you put half an aspirin in the water.

Aspirin prevents water decay and helps to preserve chrysanthemums, carnations, gladioli, and roses. As for daffodils, it’s better to add a pinch of salt to the water. Use some vinegar for dahlias.

#2. To teach your child to hold a pen properly, use a rubber band.

Put a rubber band on the hand, and then attach a pen to it with the cap facing the wrist. Now turn it 180°. The pen will now stay in the right position.

#3. Sprinkle salt on a greasy stain on clothes as quickly as possible.

Salt will absorb most of the grease. Just sprinkle, wait, and shake. A large stain will be easier to wash off, and a small one will simply disappear.

#4. Dried nail polish can be diluted with nail polish remover.

Several drops of nail polish remover will make the polish not only more liquid but shinier. However, the main thing is not to add too much or it will become too watery.

#5. A burned pan can be easily cleaned by boiling salted water in it.

You can easily clean even a greasy burned surface without special detergents. Simply add several tablespoons of salt to water, and boil for 15-20 minutes.

#6. You can clean your fingers from beet or berry juice with lemon.

The usual soap only strengthens the purple color. This is why, to get rid of dark stains from beets or berries, it’s better to use lemon juice. Or you can simply rub your hands with a piece of lemon.

#7. Eggs won’t crack and the white won’t leak while boiling if you put them in salted water.

Salt won’t affect the eggs cracking, but it will prevent the egg white from leaking, leaving the natural taste as it is.

#8. To avoid bread crumbling, dip the knife into boiling water.

To ensure that fresh bread doesn’t fall apart when cutting it, first dip the knife into boiling water. You can also pour water from the kettle onto it. Then wipe the blade, and cut smooth slices.

#9. Potatoes help to remove irritation and inflammation from insect bites.

Take a small potato, wash it, and cut it. Attach the cut side to a clean wound or bite, and fix it with a bandage or adhesive plaster.

Potatoes reduce itching and inflammation and help to moisturize a wound, which increases the healing speed. It helps with any bites and irritations.

#10. Define the cardinal directions with a wristwatch.

Take a wristwatch, and rotate it so that the hour hand faces the sun. Then divide the angle between the hour hand and the number 1 in half. The line separating the angle will point to the south.

  • Until noon, the south will be on the right side of the sun, and after noon — on the left.

10 Body Language Mistakes That Will Harm Your Life

Whether you are on a date, a job interview, at a conference or a party, or just interacting with someone you’ve met for the first time in your life, the rules of communication state that 58% of your success depends on your body language.

Health4u  collected the most common body language issues that can ruin your image without you even realizing it.

10. Poor posture

Standing with your shoulders drooped makes you look insignificant, weak, and unconfident. If you slouch in your seat or lean too far back, it signals to others that you are too comfortable and disinterested in what you are doing. If you are still not convinced, there is scientific proof that slouching can lower your mood and self-esteem.

9. Poor legs and feet position

The position of your legs and feet are more subconscious and, therefore, more difficult to control. Yet it can convey your insecurity and give away your state of mind or hidden intentions. The way you place your legs when sitting can also reveal something about your personality.

  • People choosing position A (knees together, feet apart) project an image of somebody childish, insecure, and dreamy.
  • Crossed legs like in picture B may reveal a defensive, distant, or closed-minded attitude.
  • Position C signals dominance and significance. However, it also reveals arrogance and is often inappropriate and impolite in formal situations.
  • Parallel legs like in picture D is a neutral position, making you look open and calm.
  • Placing the legs as in picture E is more common for women and makes them look more feminine and attractive.

8. Exaggerated gestures

Monitor your hand and arm movements. When a person is moving their hands wildly, it signals a lack of confidence and professionalism. It’s no surprise that nervous movements such as cracking your knuckles, playing with your hair, or biting your nails and lips make you look anxious and insecure. Yet the absolute lack of gestures can be harmful as well and signal a loss of interest.

7. Crossed arms

Standing or sitting with crossed arms is a defensive position, which can give the impression that you are neither impressed nor interested. Holding your arms parallel to the body, on the other hand, shows that you are open for conversation. Even better, holding your hands back shows your superiority, power, and confidence. However, according to some research, crossed arms indicates greater persistence when dealing with difficult tasks.

6. Weak handshakes

A firm handshake is important. Someone with a weak handshake can be viewed as lacking authority and confidence. Although, if your handshake is too strong, you may be perceived as aggressive. One of the worst handshakes is called a “wet fish handshake” — a weak handshake with cold and sweaty hands that gives the impression of a person who is weak in character and cold in nature.

5. Inappropriate eye contact

Avoiding eye contact makes you look unprepared or unprofessional in a business meeting and insecure or insincere during a date or at a party. On the other hand, according to the body language expert Carol Kinsey Goman, too much eye contact could seem rude, intimidating, and hostile.

4. Fidgeting

Fidgeting with your hair, hands, phone, or any other object can be distracting for your communication partner and prevent them from focusing. You, on the other hand, will appear weak and distracted, although a recent study shows that fidgeting helps one to retain information better. Don’t look at your phone or watch while talking to somebody because it is rude and shows that you are not interested in the conversation.

3. Incorrect position of fingers and hands

Rubbing of palms or placing the fingers of one hand over the fingers of the other hand to form a “steeple” should be used with caution. They may give the impression that you are trying to deceive another person or impose your thoughts rather than convince.

2. Not mirroring others

Mirroring allows you to build rapport with others. It also develops trust and allows you to engage in deeper conversations. Research shows that although men find mirroring harder than women, women are more influenced by mirroring and find men who repeat their gestures or posture more attractive.

1. Failing to nod or smile

Smiles or nods can be used as powerful nonverbal cues to let someone know that you are actively listening. Smiles put those around you at ease. While some people won’t pay attention to the position of your legs and arms, everybody will react to the signal conveyed on your face. Besides, smiling makes you feel good yourself! Try it!

The 11 Most Dangerous Things in Your Kitchen You Didn’t Know About

Bright Side decided to share this important information with you. It will definitely change some of your habits.

11. Plastic food storage containers

To make the plastic flexible, some manufacturers add special chemicals, which can cause serious health problems. We are pretty sure you don’t want these chemicals in your food or in your body.

10. Kitchen sink

If food particles from your dishes stay in your sink for some time, they start creating a breeding ground for bacteria like salmonella and many others. The kitchen sink can be a really dirty place.

9. Knives

Your knives should always stay sharp. If they are not sharp enough, they may slip when you try to cut something, damaging your hands or other body parts.

8. Sponges

The average kitchen sponge grows bacteria very quickly. Rinsing it doesn’t prevent harmful pathogens from multiplying. To kill bacteria, you can microwave the wet sponge or soak it in diluted bleach for a couple of minutes. Or just put it in the dishwasher on the longest and hottest cycle.

7. Hand towels

Kitchen towels are one of the dirtiest things in your kitchen. You touch them all the time — even before washing your hands, and then again while cooking. That’s a way for bacteria to get into your food.

6. Air fresheners

Chemicals found in all kinds of air fresheners can cause lung damage or even cancer. So you’d better air your kitchen and take out the trash regularly.

5. Gas oven

Never forget to check if you’ve turned it off before going to bed or leaving the house. It will keep you and others safe from the dangers of the gas released from the burners.

4. Nonstick cookware

Overheated Teflon can emit toxic fumes. So, in this case, it’s better to use some old-fashioned and well-tried tools.

3. Meat grinder

Meat grinders are very powerful. Please, keep your fingers away from the grinder. It always has a special tool to push the meat down into the grinder, which you have to use so as not to damage your hands.

2. Garbage disposal

This thing is only for garbage! You should never put your fingers in it. Even if you drop something in there, don’t try to pull it out with your hands.

1. Cutting boards

Always use separate cutting boards for meat and vegetables. Raw meat can contain bacteria that cause serious illnesses. And never use damaged or cracked ones because cracks are perfect places for bacteria multiplication.

10 Inventions That Changed The World Around Us

It actually started when the first ape took a stick. Then there was the wheel, the printing press, the steam engine, electricity, and here you are in the digital world. You can easily read about all these inventions in any school history textbook, but Bright Side has made a list of inventions that we always take for granted when, in fact, they really changed the world. There’s a special bonus for the ladies at the end.
1. Barcodes

These little strips of boring black-and-white lines actually changed the way we shop. Though it normally says nothing to a regular customer, a barcode is of the utmost importance and can be found on almost every single item in a grocery store. Mic’s Chilli and its Hot Wings Sauce is an example of how some companies get more creative and use barcodes to improve the design of their package.
2. Pacemaker

This small but very important medical device maintains an adequate heart rate when a natural pacemaker doesn’t work properly. The latest models are roughly the size and shape of a pill and can be inserted via a leg catheter rather than invasive surgery.

3. Mauveine

Mauveine, also known as aniline purple, was accidentally invented by a student who tried to synthesize quinine. Instead, he got the first synthetic organic chemical dye, and many thousands have been prepared since then. But mauveine was the one that started a revolution in the world of fabrics and fashion.
4. Teflon

The invention of the material that we normally call Teflon was not just another important scientific discovery — it changed our attitude toward cooking. Nonstick frying pans with a Teflon coating can now be found in every kitchen.

5. Plumbing

Before indoor plumbing was introduced, sanitary conditions were far from satisfactory. In medieval castles, the toilet was just a tiny room with a hole in the floor, and all the waste just dropped below/outside the castle walls. The smell around the castle was quite a stench. Plumbing infrastructure really took public health and hygiene to a whole new level.

6. Vulcanized rubber

The modern process of vulcanization was not developed until the 19th century, mainly by Charles Goodyear. Today a vast array of products are made with vulcanized rubber, including shoe soles, hoses, and conveyor belts, although tires are the main product. Hard vulcanized rubber is used to make items such as clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces, bowling balls, and hockey pucks.
7. Safety glass

Safety glass is a common name for several types of glass. Toughened and laminated glass are often used in vehicle windows and windshields or interior design elements, while wire mesh is more often used in construction. It is hard to imagine our life without these wonderful inventions.

8. Concrete

Almost 2,000 years after it was built, the Pantheon’s dome in Rome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. The first concrete-like structures were built in the Middle East region thousands of years ago. As the ingredients and combinations improved, concrete became one of the most widely used man-made materials.
9. Velcro

Velcro is actually a generic trademark for all the hook-and-loop fasteners we use. They consist of 2 fabric strips with tiny hooks (in the photo) on one and even smaller and “hairier” loops on the other. These touch fasteners became highly appreciated by everyone, from regular customers with young children to NASA specialists widely implementing them in spacecraft.

10. Stainless steel

It is believed that stainless steel soap can efficiently neutralize or reduce strong odors such as those from handling garlic, salami, or fish. Though scientific evidence of its efficacy as a soap appears lacking, its corrosion-resistant properties make stainless steel a widespread material in all spheres from cooking to construction.

No more crouching over an unsanitary public toilet! This device is made of medical grade silicone and allows girls to urinate while standing up. Neat, discreet, and hygienic. This is what feminist victory looks like nowadays.

5 Mistakes We Make Every Day When Taking a Shower

Few would think you can do such a simple thing as taking a shower incorrectly, yet in fact there are rules to keep your skin healthy.

Bright Side collected 5 typical mistakes we make when showering.

5. Washing for too long

Like hot water, lengthy bathing dries the skin too much, resulting in rashes and itching. The optimal duration of a shower is about 10 minutes.

4. Frequent use of foamy gels and body washes

The more lather there is the more superficially active substances there are in a shower gel. This means it’s depleting your natural protective oil layer, leading to dryness and roughness of skin. In addition, if antibacterial washing agents aren’t specifically prescribed to you, there’s no need to use them daily.

3. Using old and wet sponges

Wet sponges and loofahs are perfect for bacteria and mold growth, so it’s better to change them once every 4 weeks. Try using a terrycloth mitten or a towel instead.

It’s also important to dry the sponge after use.

2. Overly enthusiastic drying

Dry your body with a soft towel, leaving it a bit moist. Then use your favorite cream, and your skin will remain smooth and healthy!

1. Overly hot water

Hot water makes the skin dry and flaky. It washes away too much skin fat, leaving it defenseless. It also increases blood flow, which often leads to erythema, inflammations, and rashes. 35-40°C is perfect for healthy skin.

12 Time-Saving Beauty Tricks Even Lazy Girls Will Want to Master

Health4u  thinks that’s too much, and that is why we found some tricks that will save you time by very unexpected means. Moreover, most of these recommendations will save you money as well.

12. Make your manicure last longer.

Covering your nails with Shellac or gel is a great thing, but this kind of manicure grows out very quickly. Then you have to visit a manicure master once again. A glittery nail polish will help to postpone the visit for some time. All you need to do is apply it at the base of your nails.

11. Save a button from falling off your shirt.

If you are about to go out but you feel that one of the buttons on your shirt is going to fall off, apply some colorless nail polish on it (as shown in the photo). And here you can find other ways of using nail polish unconventionally.

10. Prolong the life of your liner.

This secret doesn’t work with all liners, but there is a chance that it will work with yours. When the applicator stops giving clear lines, take it out and put it back in with the other end first. Now you have a new liner!

9. Fold your clothes for easier mornings.

Morning attempts to find items of clothing in a chest of drawers can irritate even a monk from Shaolin. Fold your clothes as shown in the photo, and you’ll be able to see with one glance which items you have. There will also be no need to reorder your wardrobe so often.

8. Contour quickly.

If you think that contouring and highlighting are long and dreary activities, get yourself 2 concealers: lighter and darker than your skin tone. Draw two 3s on your face (as shown in the picture), and blend the lines completely. We found some great advice here.

7. Make a long belt fashionable.

6. Create a fan brush.

Fan brushes are very convenient to clean up your makeup or dust powder very lightly. For those who are still wondering if they need this type of brush, bobby pins can help greatly. Please watch the details on this site.

5. Make your perfume last longer.

You will not have to carry a bottle of perfume with you all the time if you first apply something moisturizing onto your skin. Vaseline, for example, can be a great help. After applying it onto your skin, spray perfume over it, and dab it with your wrist.

Here you can see the other ways of using Vaseline.

4. Free your hands while drying your hair.

When you have a lack of time, simply standing and holding a hair dryer in your hands wastes precious minutes. Try to find a place where you can hang it and keep it in an upright position. Here you can find more secrets on how to save time.

3. Treat pimples quickly.

If you have an unexpected pimple, apply some clear eye drops onto it. They will narrow the capillaries, and the pimple will “deflate” right away.

Here you can read what else can help to treat those nasty pimples.

2. Speed up your shower.

Stop wasting your time regulating the water temperature in the shower! Find the best temperature for you, and mark it with a waterproof marker right on the tap (as is shown in the photo). Instead of markers, you could use stickers. Just join them up the next time you take a shower.

1. Do your makeup in NO time at all.

In this case, what you can do is fill in your brows. And that’s it. This will help you look groomed, and it will also make you feel like you are, in fact, wearing makeup.

Here you can find instructions on how to do this nicely.

11 Excellent Tips for Packing Your Holiday Suitcase

If you’ve never felt stressed out while doing your last-minute holiday packing, you’re either an emotionless robot or you prefer to travel carrying nothing but a small duty-free bag.

We at HEALTH4U tend to suffer from pre-holiday anxiety as well, so we’ve compiled a list of simple rules for organizing one’s suitcase.

By following these easy-to-memorize examples, you will always stay in control of the situation and make the best use of even the smallest of suitcases!

1. Don’t stack your clothes — store them rolled up!

A great way to save suitcase space and make sure that your clothes don’t crease is to store them in tight rolls instead of stacking them on top of each other.

This way, even a cramped suitcase can easily house 3 pairs of shorts, 3 pairs of pants, 3 pairs of jeans, 1 skirt, 2 swimsuits, 3 summer sweaters, 10 jerseys, 5 shirts, and 4 dresses.

2. Use vacuum bags

Vacuum compression bags are invaluable for packing bulky objects such as jackets, children’s clothes, soft toys, and bed linen. Such a method of packing will save you some serious space.

And when the time comes to pack for home, vacuum bags will prove handy once again — for storing dirty laundry.

3. Employ the ’pyramid’ principle

First, pack your shoes by arranging them along the suitcase walls. Next, pack large clothes, such as pants and skirts. Don’t roll them up — lying spread out at the bottom of the suitcase, these clothes will serve as wrapping for the rest of your things. Now, roll up your noncreasing clothes — they will form the middle layer of the ’pyramid.’ After that, roll up and pack the lighter/easily creased items.
Finally, pack the highly creasable things, cosmetics, accessories, documents, and small fragile objects — place them at the top of the ’pyramid.’

4. Say ’No’ to the umbrella

If you happen to own a large umbrella — leave it at home! Pack a raincoat instead, because it’ll take up much less room in your suitcase. In fact, we advise you to buy several disposable raincoats before going on holiday to give you enough protection from bad weather. And once the rain is over you can simply throw it away!

5. Buy travel-size cosmetics

All of us feel the temptation to pack our holiday suitcase with as many tubes and jars as possible. However, you’d be wise to resist this urge in favor of taking more useful things. While on holiday, try to make do with travel-size versions of your favorite cosmetic products.

6. Pack small things the right way

When it comes to packing small objects such as USB memory sticks, pocketbooks, hairpins, tights, socks, sunglasses, and reading glasses, place them inside packed shoes, cosmetics boxes, document folders, and suitcase pockets. As for your jewelry items, you can store them inside a pillbox.

7. Use coat hangers

When transporting valuable pieces of clothing (such as classic shirts, business suits, tuxedos, and cocktail dresses), rolling them up inside your suitcase just won’t do. To ensure that these items reach your holiday destination in wearable condition, put them inside holdalls without removing the coat hangers. This way, you can easily make use of wall-mounted hooks available inside train compartments and on planes.

8. Don’t pack more medicine than necessary

There’s no point in trying to fit the entire contents of your medicine cabinet into your holiday suitcase. Choose a more sensible approach by selecting only the most essential drugs. Don’t pack more than one pill sheet of each type of medicine — this will suffice to deal with any emergency.

To keep your medicines safe, put them inside sandwich bags and place the bags inside the packed shoes.

9. Don’t leave empty spaces

When packing suitcases, you might decide to leave some room for any souvenirs you might acquire during your holidays. Such a decision could cause your packed clothes to become seriously creased during the journey.

To prevent this, you should fill the empty spaces with small items of clothing or lumps of wrapping paper.

10. Only take what’s really useful

Things like notebook covers, camera cases, hairdryers, and travel guides should remain at home. Wrapping your electronic gadgets in a soft beach wrap or a hoodie will give them adequate protection throughout the journey. Paper travel guides can easily be replaced with smartphone apps. As for sorting out the hairdryer issue — you can make do with the one provided at the hotel.

The same goes for beach slippers, diving goggles, sun creams, children’s toys, and straw hats — all of these items can be bought once you get to your holiday destination.

11. There are even more ways to pack your stuff

The internet is full of smart packing tips if you are not happy with simply rolling your clothes. For example, you can make rolls out of your underwear so that it won’t unroll in your suitcase. Check out this video for more instructions.

And, finally, some more brief but valuable tips:

  • Prevent your phone charger and earphone cables from tangling by wrapping them over a small pocketbook or some similar object.
  • Wrapping breakable glass items in a sock and placing them inside a packed shoe will keep them safe throughout the roughest of journeys.
  • Prevent your packed shoes from soiling the rest of the suitcase’s contents by placing each pair inside a disposable bathing cap.
  • Make sure that your favorite bra doesn’t get crumpled during the journey by placing rolled-up socks inside its cups.
  • Make your shower gel and shampoo bottles spill proof by unscrewing their lids, putting some plastic wrapping over the openings, and screwing the lids back on. This way, even if the lids become loose, none of the liquid will spill onto your packed clothes.
  • Prevent your necklaces from getting tangled during the journey by slipping them through a cocktail straw and fastening the clasps.

Try to Touch Your Toes, You May Have a Heart Problem!

The study showed that if you can’t bend over and touch your toes, you will probably have problems with your arteries. Luckily, there’s an easy yoga pose known as Paschimottanasana which can help. This pose can improve your flexibility and help you touch your toes, which will make your arteries more flexible. To do the Paschimottanasana pose, sit on the floor and extend your legs, then bend over from the waist and touch your toes.

How does yoga make your arteries more flexible?
The theory behind the pose is that it starts a psychological chain reaction which involves elastin and collagen which can keep your arteries elastic and improve your blood flow. According to one of the lead researchers in the study, Dr. Yamamoto, by making your arteries more elastic, we may be capable to use yoga to relieve age-related arterial stiffness as well as other problems. The scientists that conducted the study now believe that stretching and yoga should be included into your everyday workout regimen in order to keep your cardiovascular system in shape and prevent a variety of ailments.

Take a look at the video below for more information:

6 Hidden Reasons Why You Can’t Get Pregnant

The main factors that reduce the chances of having a baby are well known: childbirth and breastfeeding, using birth control pills, smoking. However, very often even the absence of these reasons doesn’t guarantee that you will get pregnant.

There are hidden causes that Health4u will now reveal.

6. You consume too many trans fats.

Eating trans fats — found in baked goods, pizzas, snacks like chips, fried foods — can negatively impact fertility, meaning that ovulation does not occur. Try to limit consumption of these foods as consuming them instead of healthy carbohydrates can cause up to a 73% increased risk of an ovulatory disorder. When you are craving these trans fat carbs, it’s better to eat snacks like bananas, whole grain rye crispbread, almonds, or yogurt with berries.

5. You are overexercising.

Exercising can improve your fertility to a certain extent, but it is important to get the right amount of exercise. Doing too much can impact your balance of energy and negatively affect your reproductive cycle. Research has shown that long and intense daily exercise may affect your ability to get pregnant. Moderation is the key to maintaining your health and wellness.

4. Your body mass index is low.

Having a lower than normal BMI may put you at an increased risk of ovarian dysfunction, infertility, and preterm birth. Eating disorders can be associated with a lower BMI and may sometimes negatively impact menstruation and fertility. If you feel unable to keep track of your nutrition, you can use specialized apps that will track your calories and weight as well as other health-related symptoms.

3. Your partner is stressed out.

Studies show that a man’s fertility is significantly affected by life stressors, including work, family, and social life. Being unable to cope with these problems has the greatest negative impact.

2. You use the wrong lubricant.

To improve the chances of a pregnancy, carefully choose the correct type of lubricant for you. The good news: there are lubricants which may be beneficial for male fertility. Some have the appropriate pH level (7.2-8.0). Others contain magnesium ions and calcium that imitate the body’s own natural fluids. It’s also been proven that baby oil can work.

1. You can’t calculate your fertile window correctly.

Sometimes it’s hard to make accurate predictions, especially if your period is irregular. However, technology can help you out. There are apps like Flo Period Tracker (free for iOSand Android) that make accurate cycle predictions. In addition, once you get pregnant, you can keep the app by simply switching to pregnancy mode and enjoying baby development info and personalized health insights.