10 superfoods to prevent #breastcancer

While there is no one single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, diet is an area in which individual choices can make a real difference. Certain lifestyle choices and habits can increase the risk of breast cancer, especially among women

10 superfoods to prevent #breastcancerImage courtesy: Getty Images  No food or diet can prevent one from getting breast cancer; it is not 100% effective. However, nutrition is an important aspect and plays an important role in decreasing the chances of breast cancer. Even if you are diagnosed with it, eating and maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet can make […]

Crash diet can invite heart problems

A crash diet is a diet for losing weight by limiting calories in a very short period of time. Although, it helps in quick weight reduction, it is bad for health. As per experts, if not treated it can lead to heart problems in the long run

Crash diet can invite heart problemsUnsupervised internet and WhatsApp-based crash diets can harm heart function and reduce its ability to pump blood. It is important for those with heart disease to seek medical advice before adopting a very low-calorie diet. In people with existing heart disease such a diet might aggravate heart failure symptoms like shortness of breath or increase […]

Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies

Breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, Irish researchers have found. One of the long-term health complications for premature babies is unique heart characteristics later in life

Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies  Early use of breast milk could play a ‘vital role’ in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to research by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Rotunda Hospital. One of the long-term health complications that young adults who were born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersPART 2  Staying hydrated is important during lactation but drinking water becomes a chore, let’s look at interesting ways to achieve it: Herbal tea: Boil tulsi, ginger, and lemongrass, mint (you can decide the quantity and choose all or just one or two ingredients). Before drinking, add lemon juice and jaggery or even green tea […]

Here’s how you can include more fibre in your diet

To reduce your risk of getting diverticulitis, you should try and add high-fibre foods to each meal. Aim for up to half your plate to contain some fibre-rich food

Here’s how you can include more fibre in your dietAlthough, be careful about eating a lot of fibre at once. Overdoing it can cause gas, bloating, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps as your gut bacteria try to process all the new fibre. These problems go away after a while as your digestive system gets used to the higher fibre levels, but you can avoid them […]

Hungry? Know how to calm hunger pangs

Hunger pangs strike at the wrong time, mostly before lunch or before dinner, ruining your appetite. They can even strike at night or an hour after you've eaten lunch. Owing to which, you end up gorging on unhealthy food. Experts give you healthy options to help you block those hunger pangs

Hungry?  Know how to calm hunger pangsYou’ve probably experienced gnawing, painful feelings in your stomach at some point, in the upper left side of your abdomen. These are commonly known as hunger pangs. Hunger pangs, or hunger pains, are caused by strong contractions of the stomach when it’s empty. This uncomfortable sensation is often accompanied by hunger, or the desire to […]

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests study

Everyone knows that exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, along with cutting out nicotine and alcohol, can help slow down or even reverse the aging process. But according to a new breakthrough study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, so can cutting calories by 15 percent for two years

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests studyAfter just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their metabolic rates drop significantly. The lowered rate continued into the second year and led to an overall decrease in oxidative stress, a process that has been tied to diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. “Reducing calorie intake provides health benefits to […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersLactation period refers to the duration when the mother breastfeeds her child. A nutritious dietary intake is therefore important. The food intake should be such that it meets the mother’s nutritional requirements, besides ensuring adequate milk production for the baby.  You can achieve it by following these simple value additions to you daily diet, let’s […]

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’

Diet of each person with Type 2 Diabetes is different. Diet plans are based on their BMI, glycemic status and current therapy. Here are few thumb rules which type 2 diabetes patients should follow

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’  For type 2 diabetic patients, there should be a lower glycaemic index diet with a controlled amount of carbohydrates, good amount of protein and right fat. It’s easier to follow a diet in type 2 diabetes by using plate method. Divide plate into four parts. 1/4th of the plate should be of raw vegetables, 1/4th  plate should […]

Mother’s diet can protect newborns against food allergies

The study's findings are consistent with new dietary recommendations for pregnant and nursing mothers. Previous research had not been conclusive, with some studies indicating a protective role for breastmilk, and others suggesting that children could become allergic to foods they encountered through their mother's diet

Mother’s diet can protect newborns against food allergiesResearch published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine today indicates that a mother’s diet can protect nursing newborns against food allergies. Conducted by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the study offers an explanation for how breastfeeding can promote tolerance to the foods that most often cause allergies. The study received support […]
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