Here’s what you really need to know about detox drinks

To some extent, the present generation is obsessed with losing weight via the ‘removal’ of toxins in the body. This is evidenced by the numerous detox drinks that are advertised during the summer season and the endless choices that are available all year round

Here’s what you really need to know about detox drinksTypically, a person will include these drinks in a detox diet, which they follow along with an exercise regimen. But did you know that there is very little evidence of these drinks being able to really ‘detoxify’ the human body? Of course, the idea of detoxification itself is based on science, although it is normally […]

Can drinking celery juice help you lose weight?

Celery juice cannot be the miracle weight loss drink it is hyped to be; rather it can play a role in an integrated plan consisting of exercise and low-calorie foods

Can drinking celery juice help you lose weight?Celery juice is made by juicing the celery stalk of the vegetable derived from the Apiaceae plant family. The consumption of the juice is becoming an early morning ritual prior to eating breakfast for many people hoping to lose weight and benefit from its vitamins as well as minerals. About 475 ml or 16 ounces […]

Drinking more sugary drinks of any type can increase type 2 diabetes risk, cautions study

People who increase their consumption of sugary beverages, whether they contain added or naturally occurring sugar, may face moderately higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Drinking more sugary drinks of any type can increase type 2 diabetes risk, cautions studyDrinking more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), like soft drinks, as well as 100% fruit juices, were associated with higher type 2 diabetes risk. The study also found that drinking more artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) in place of sugary beverages did not appear to lessen diabetes risk. However, diabetes risk decreased when one daily serving of any […]

What is the co-relation between heavy schools bags and spinal deformity?

It is commonly known that school going kids face tremendous strain when it comes to carrying the load of their backpacks. For parents, if your child ever complaints about a backache or their bag being too heavy, ignoring these comments is not advisable

What is the co-relation between heavy schools bags and spinal deformity?With increase in demand for bag with more capacity for school kids, posture concerns due to the weight bearing are also on the rise. Carrying heavy backpacks leads to increased strain on the muscles, which results in unusual posture and spine alignment is affected, this can lead to serious spinal deformities. While kids may not […]

Sleep loss greatly interferes with job performance

Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions

Sleep loss greatly interferes with job performanceA new study published in the Sleep Health (Journal of the National Sleep Foundation) finds shorting your sleep routine during the work-week greatly interferes with job performance. University of South Florida researchers found workers are more likely to have poor judgement and fall off-task the next day. Lead author Soomi Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor in […]

Spinach extract improves athletic performance, shows study

According to a study conducted by a group of international researchers, including experts from Freie Universität Berlin, a chemical extract from spinach plants can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes

Spinach extract improves athletic performance, shows studyThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned researchers to study the effects of ecdysterone, a kind of phytosteroid, on strength training. Their findings indicate that the substance greatly affects muscle cells. Among the researchers who suggested to consider adding ecdysterone to the list of prohibited substances was Maria Parr, a professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Freie […]

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding: What’s best for the child?

Dr Gandhali Deorukhkar Pillai, a Consultant Obstetrics Gynecologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, shares how breastmilk and breastfeeding can help the baby to be healthy

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding: What’s best for the child?The benefits of breastfeeding are well established. Breastfeeding protects your baby from ear infections, diarrhoea, pneumonia, and other diseases. Breastfeeding is the recommended way to feed a newborn. Depending on the circumstances, however, various factors might lead you to consider formula feeding. How long should I breastfeed my baby? The American Academy of Paediatrics recommends […]

Can consuming excess sugar cause headaches?

For most people, moderate sugar consumption is safe. Sugar is more likely to cause headaches when a person has an underlying medical condition, or when they consume large quantities of sugar that cause blood sugar swings

Can consuming excess sugar cause headaches?For some people who experience migraines, sugary foods may be a trigger. Can sugar give you a headache? Both too much and too little sugar can cause a headache. Consuming too much sugar can cause high blood sugar levels (hyperglycaemia). Consuming too little sugar can cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia). Low blood sugar can […]

Mother’s sugar intake during pregnancy linked to asthma risk in kids

Children whose mothers  drank the equivalent of two cans of a sugary drink or two glasses of fruit juice a day during pregnancy were roughly 63 per cent more likely to be asthmatic than a child whose mum avoided sugary drinks

Mother’s sugar intake during pregnancy linked to asthma risk in kidsWith the increasing prevalence of childhood asthma since the 1980s, there has been a concerted effort to identify factors that could be the cause of the observed rise in the number of children developing asthma. Since caloric intake from added sugars, most notably in sugary drinks, has also increased over this time frame, researchers have […]

Effective ways to reduce knee pain

Experiencing knee pain lately? From including certain foods in your diet to wearing the right kind of shoes, here are some easy ways to get relief

Effective ways to reduce knee painWhether your knee pain is due to arthritis, injury, or some other reason, there are simple tips you can follow to ease the pain and prevent further damage to the vulnerable joints. Do not skip your warm-up Remember to stretch and warm-up before your workout, especially if it involves high-intensity exercises. Jeffrey Duarte, a performance […]
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