Know why a diverse diet may not always be the best healthy choice

Scientific evidence to date does not support the notion that eating a diverse diet is healthy or promotes a healthy weight. Some studies suggest that a diverse diet may increase food consumption and the prevalence of obesity

Know why a diverse diet may not always be the best healthy choiceMost healthy eating advice focuses on eating a variety of foods to ensure you’re sampling from a range of different food groups. That way, health experts say, you’re more likely to get everything that your body needs. But in the latest review of the topic, scientists found that having a diverse diet may not necessarily […]

Mediterranean diet can help slow down progression of psoriasis

Diet can play a key role in inflammatory conditions. Research has shown that pro-inflammatory compounds including saturated fats can worsen conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis

Mediterranean diet can help slow down progression of psoriasisSome studies have shown that people with psoriasis are more prone to obesity and metabolic syndrome, and some have suggested that inflammation may be the reason behind this link. Researchers led by Dr Céline Phan, at the Hôpital Mondor in Créteil, France – set out to investigate whether conversely; an anti-inflammatory diet would have appeasing […]

Follow this diet to get rid of ‘fatty liver’

Swati Bhushan, Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares how one can get rid of fatty liver by following a few simple steps

Follow this diet to get rid of ‘fatty liver’We often munch on unhealthy food not realising that that food overtaxes our liver and potentially result in a condition called ‘Fatty Liver.’ Here are some dietary measures that would help prevent and treat our damaged liver, thus, making it work at its optimum level. Cut down on food toxins Reduce the intake of food […]

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals study

Women who go through the menopause early are at increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, while women who go through it late are at increased risk of breast, womb, and ovarian cancers

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals studyEating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in the UK of 51. However, the University of Leeds study of 914 UK women, also found that a diet rich in oily fish and peas and beans may delay natural menopause. But experts say […]

Diet tips to maintain your immunity this winter

Winter will soon start and so will start the questions of how to have diet in winter. Our body is lot dependant on the weather outside. Experts say that with season, we all must change our diet

Diet tips to maintain your immunity this winterAlthough winter has still not reached our doorstep and we are equal parts enjoying and reeling under the sunny weather. It is well worth nothing that winter is on its way. As soon as there is a nip in the air, we bring out our woollens to protect us from the cold. While we protect […]

Here’s why you need to include kiwis in your diet

Kiwis not only taste amazing but are packed with a ton of nutrients including foliate, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin E, phytochemicals, and more. Here are four healthful reasons to treat yourself to a serving

Here’s why you need to include kiwis in your dietIt helps maintain a healthy weight Kiwis are a good source of dietary fibre, which can help you feel satiated i.e. achieve a feeling a fullness. Dietitians say it is a good idea to eat the skin of the fruit as well since it contains up to 50 per cent of the fibre content. And […]

9 health benefits of sweet potatoes

There are plenty of reasons to love the humble sweet potato and here’s why you need to include these antioxidant and fibre rich veggie in your diet

9 health benefits of sweet potatoesPacked with antioxidants Not all sweet potatoes are orange. Their skins and insides can be white, yellow, brown, red, pink, and purple. The range of colour brings different nutrients to the table. Purple-fleshed sweet potatoes are thought to contain super-high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. As these substances pass through your system, they balance […]

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’

October is observed as breast cancer awareness month. The word ‘cancer’ comes with a negative connotation and is associated with trauma. My Medical Mantra beings to you a story of a breast cancer survivor, who states that fitness, diet, and positive thinking, are the keys to overcome it

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’“I have known that I am suffering from cancer. However, I had made a firm decision, whatever happens; I will fight this battle, and will never surrender. I knew that I would have to suffer from  hardship, pain, and agony, but I told myself, cancer cannot defeat me,” said Saluja Choudhary (name changed), while speaking […]

Know about keto diet and whether you should opt for it

Prajakta Borse, a sports nutritionist and clinical dietician, shares whether one should or should not follow a keto diet

Know about keto diet and whether you should opt for itWith the increasing celebrity diets and several kinds of research, curiosity, and demand for ketogenic diet rank much higher. Being a nutrition expert, I insist people understand the diet before engaging in any such diet programs. Let’s see what ketosis is: It forces the body to utilise fats as an energy source, since; absence or […]

Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise, reveals study

If you think lifting weights is the only way to tone your muscles? Think again, because nutrition has a better impact, according to a new report

Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise, reveals studyOne question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength. University of Michigan researchers looked at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, and found surprising results—nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. Further, even after […]
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