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. […]

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says study

Skipping breakfast may have negative effects on appetite-regulating hormones, blood sugar and insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar). Prior studies have shown that breakfast fans are less likely to be obese or have diabetes or heart disease

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says studyMiddle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast, especially a hearty one, are less likely to harbour plaques […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

Know about kiwis and its amazing nutritional and health benefits

Kiwi is an exotic fruit that is packed with essential nutrients and phytochemicals that improve your overall health. It may only be consumed under special circumstances but is an essential ingredient in some diets

Know about kiwis and its amazing nutritional and health benefitsNutritional Content Kiwi calories only equate to 61 grams while its total carbohydrate is 15 grams, dietary fibre at three grams, sugars at nine grams and protein at 1.2 grams. It is also packed with essential nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium, iron, vitamin B-6, magnesium, potassium, vitamin K, copper, vitamin E, folic acid, manganese […]

Here’s how to teach kids about food habits in an interactive way

By developing methods to inculcate healthy eating habits in your child, you can provide them a nutritious diet. Teach your children the pros of eating healthy and make them aware of the consequences of unhealthy eating habits

Here’s how to teach kids about food habits in an interactive wayMost families these days rarely get a chance to sit down and savour a homemade meal on a daily basis due to busy schedules to get all the work done. A child’s diet is inconvenienced due to lack of proper preparation or consuming a lot of takeout/ready-to-eat food, which can be unhealthy. This tends to […]

Parental diet before conception can have a major impact on a child’s health

 A child’s health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the act of procreation, researchers reveal

Parental diet before conception can have a major impact on a child’s healthWhat a mother and father eat, and whether they are seriously overweight, in other words, can have ‘profound implications for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before conception,’ they warned in a trio of studies. The findings, reported in The Lancet, a leading medical journal, should heighten awareness of ‘preconception risk factors,’ […]

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantra

Dr Avinash Saoji, is the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, Maharashtra. It works towards the betterment of all four dimensions of health i.e. physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Apart from his social work, Dr Saoji often conducts workshops which guide people on how to stay fit

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantraWhenever people have attended Dr Avinash Saoji’s public programs, he makes it a point to invite them for the celebrations of his 100th birthday. He says that he wants to live and keep working till he is a 100 years old, this is what inspires him. “There is so much to be done and I […]

Keto diet: 10 foods to avoid to burn body fat fast

The ketogenic or keto diet has been widely discussed around the world due to its effectiveness to help lose extra fat and lead to a healthy weight loss. This diet triggers a biological process that allows the body alone to burn fat

Keto diet: 10 foods to avoid to burn body fat fastKetosis puts the body in a metabolic state that focuses on burning fat for fuel instead of getting rid of carbs. Without high amounts of carbs, the body turns to stored fat for energy production. In the process, ketones are produced. Ketones are compounds that build up in the blood and are eliminated by urine, […]

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 […]

Nutritional supplements cannot help prevent depression, finds study

A daily intake of nutritional supplements won’t help stave off the onset of depression, a new study has revealed. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Nutritional supplements cannot help prevent depression, finds studyInstead, regular lifestyle coaching to help people improve their diets and eating behaviour may provide a more effective method for people to prevent major depressive disorder. A team of international researchers, including Professor Ed Watkins from the University of Exeter, has conducted a pivotal new study into whether nutritional supplements available in the High Street […]