Understanding intermittent fasting along with its pros and cons

Rasika Parab, Head of Department, Nutrition Therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights about the pros and cons of intermittent fasting

Understanding intermittent fasting along with its pros and consThe term Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating schedule that comprises of eating and fasting phases; it can also be called intermittent calorie restriction. Here the focus is on when to eat, rather than what to eat, and hence it cannot be called diet, but rather an eating pattern or schedule. Any accurate diet plan […]

Cheese consumption can help control blood sugar, finds study

Cheese’s high fat content has made it a dietary culprit in the minds of many people, but a new University of Alberta study funded by Dairy Farmers of Canada (C.B.C.) shows it helps control blood sugar levels

Cheese consumption can help control blood sugar, finds studyPre-diabetic rats that ate both low-fat and regular cheese showed improved levels of blood sugar, which may be promising for people who enjoy nibbling their cheddar but are worried about the fat content. “It suggests that eating cheese doesn’t make things worse and may in fact make things better in terms of cardiovascular disease or […]

Immunity boosting nutrients which you should include in your kid’s diet

The right nutrition in early years of life, starting from birth, is crucial in building a strong immune system of your child; and parents play a pivotal role in laying this foundation. A well-balanced nutritious diet can strengthen your children’s immune system resulting in fewer episodes of runny noses, colds and gastrointestinal symptoms

Immunity boosting nutrients which you should include in your kid’s dietA balance mix of all major nutrients along with essential vitamins and minerals, can keep your child’s immune system strong. Good nutrition helps in early recovery, more efficiently and leading to less complications. When children get exposed to viruses or pathogens, someone with a weakened immune system is more vulnerable to catch infection than one […]

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study 

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet

Exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss, finds study The study, published in the March issue of Obesity, was selected as the Editor’s Choice article. “This study addresses the difficult question of why so many people struggle to keep weight off over a long period. By providing evidence that a group of successful weight-loss maintainers engages in high levels of physical activity to prevent […]

HealthXP and CRY sign pact to fight against malnutrition together  

HealthXP, the prominent sports nutrition supplement provider and the leading NGO CRY Foundation have come together in their fight against the rise of malnutrition amongst the Indian children

HealthXP and CRY sign pact to fight against malnutrition together  Announcing the details of the pact Girish Joshi, Co-founder and Managing Director, HealthXP said “With every purchase of a product from HealthXP, Rs. 10 will be donated towards helping children get healthy again. Every contribution will ensure children get proper nutrition, better healthcare and a healthy start to life. The collected corpus will be used […]

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals study

People with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, a U.S. study suggests

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals studyMediterranean diets have long been linked to better heart and brain health as well as a lower risk of developing diabetes. But research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of whether any cognitive benefits of eating this way might differ for people with and without diabetes, said lead study author Josiemer Mattei of the […]

Following a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of depression later in life

Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, according to new research presented here at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Following a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of depression later in lifeAdherence to a Mediterranean-type diet has long been recognised as being good for physical health and has been associated with longer life and reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It may also have protective effects against cognitive decline in older individuals. A Mediterranean-style diet generally emphasises eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

Following a healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function, finds study

A person’s ability to maintain independence and to physically care for themselves is an essential part of healthy ageing. But few studies have examined how a person’s diet may allow some ageing people to maintain physical function - basic everyday tasks like bathing, getting dressed, carrying groceries or walking up a flight of stairs - while others’ abilities diminish

Following a healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function, finds studyA new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital examines the role of a healthy diet and finds that this highly modifiable factor can have a large influence on maintaining physical function, lowering the likelihood of developing physical impairment by approximately 25 per cent. The team’s findings are published in the Journal of Nutrition, […]

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart disease

Potassium is a mineral that is considered essential for the human body. It not only aids muscle contraction and nerve and cell function, but it also helps to regulate the heartbeat.. The new research suggests that potassium supplementation could be one way to help combat atherosclerosis and reduce the risk of heart disease

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart diseaseResearchers have found that mice with low dietary potassium are more likely to experience vascular calcification, which is characteristic of atherosclerosis. This is major risk factor for heart disease. Increasing dietary potassium, however, was found to reduce vascular calcification in the rodents, suggesting that a diet rich in potassium could help to prevent heart disease. […]