8 guilt-free ways to indulge in your sweet cravings

Although nutritionists know all about clean eating, they are humans too. So, what do they do when they feel like indulging in sweets? Here’s how they find ways to pamper themselves and tame the urge without cheating the diet plan

8 guilt-free ways to indulge in your sweet cravingsEven with all their know-how about clean eating, nutrition experts are still human. This means that they get plagued by sugary cravings just like the rest of us. What they don’t do? Let a little hankering for something sweet turn into an all-out dessert fest. Nope, they know that it’s entirely possible to tame a […]

What causes frequent belching?

Normal belching does not require any treatment. However, if belching becomes excessive, you should contact a medical professional to explore possible conditions that may be causing the problem. Treatment will depend on the cause

What causes frequent belching?Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. Other names for belching include burping and eructation. What causes belching? Belching occurs when the stomach fills with swallowed air. […]

To rev up fitness, walking 15,000 steps a day should be new exercise target

Those mail carriers, who walked for more than three hours a day, covering at least 15,000 steps, which is about seven miles, generally had normal body mass indexes, waistlines and metabolic profiles

To rev up fitness, walking 15,000 steps a day should be new exercise targetTaking 10,000 steps per day is often suggested as a desirable exercise goal for people who wish to improve their health. But a new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests that that number could be too conservative and that, to best protect our hearts, many of us might want to start moving quite a […]

Your mental health largely dependent on your diet

A healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety

Your mental health largely dependent on your dietMore than 16 million U.S. adults report having a major episode of depression within the last year, according to figures from the National Institutes of Health. While a number of factors are at play when considering who’s at risk, a new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact mental health. […]

Nutritious and diabetes friendly breakfast options

Breakfasts high in fibre, but low in added sugar, carbohydrates, and salt are excellent choices for people with diabetes. Nutrient-dense foods support feelings of fullness, which can help stop people snacking on unhealthful options

Nutritious and diabetes friendly breakfast optionsDiabetes management requires attention to sugar and carbohydrates. To optimize heart health, people with diabetes should also steer clear of high-fat foods that have little nutritional value. This does not mean that people with diabetes have to have dull breakfasts. A number of classic breakfasts are excellent choices. A few minor tweaks to traditional breakfasts […]

Can hand sanitisers reduce infectious diseases?

The key to stopping disease is breaking the chain that allows pathogens to be transmitted from person to person. Either hand washing or sanitizing can do that, but is it proven that hand sanitisers can rally cut down diseases

Can hand sanitisers reduce infectious diseases?Q. With recent increase in use of sanitizers (hand lotions, wipes for supermarket carts, etc.) has there been any real impact on transmission of colds, flu or other diseases? A. The short answer is no one knows, because no one has studied whether hand sanitizers have cut down on the number of infectious diseases among […]

Did you know, washing raw chicken can lead to food poisoning?

Despite common practice, washing raw meat doesn't get rid of bacteria. It only spreads it around to other places. It's also a risk factor for contracting food poisoning

Did you know, washing raw chicken can lead to food poisoning?It’s a thing that many people do for cleanliness — wash their raw chicken. However, researchers are now advising against it, saying that this practice might increase the chances for food poisoning. According to the UK’s Food Standards Agency, washing raw chicken spreads campylobacter bacteria, which causes food poisoning. “Campylobacter can be spread easily and […]

A dozen benefits of eating eggs

Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk

A dozen benefits of eating eggsEggs are an important and versatile ingredient for cooking, as their particular chemical makeup is literally the glue of many important baking reactions. Since the domestication of the chicken, people have been enjoying and nourishing themselves with eggs. As a long time symbol of fertility and rebirth, the egg has taken its place in religious […]

Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctors

At two months of age, Luis weighed 10 kilos. Over the next eight months he gained a staggering 18 kilos. His parents have created a Facebook page and opened a bank account for people to donate money for Luis Manuel’s medical care

Mexico: Obese baby boy weighing 62 pounds baffles doctorsLike any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds). He might need medical treatment costing a fortune, but his father earns a little over $200 a month. And doctors do not yet know why […]