‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’

Diet reflects the sum of food consumed by a person and thus includes the quality and quantity of food intake. The food we consume should work at two levels - first, it should help to maintain a good immune system and second, it should give adequate nourishment to the body and soul. Both these elements are important to lead a healthy and happy life

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’The word ‘diet’ evokes in most minds a sense of undesirable, tasteless food for rapid weight loss. First, we need to break this false perception to understand the science behind what we eat. Today, in this article we will learn what exactly constitutes a healthy diet and weight loss diet and which of these diets […]

Here’s how you can boost your brain power

Adding just a few of these activities to your weekly schedule will enhance your mind and give your brain a boost. If you only have time to fit one brain-enriching task into your week, we recommend getting out for a brisk walk. Physical activity has no end of benefits for your body and mind

Here’s how you can boost your brain powerHumans have brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain to change for better or worse at any age. This flexibility of the brain plays a significant role in the development or decline of our brains, and how our distinct personalities are shaped. Neural connections can be forged or severed, and grey […]

Turmeric helps provide relief to irritable bowel syndrome

Turmeric has been associated with benefits for other disorders of the digestive system too, including ulcerative colitis, a chronic condition that causes diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Including turmeric as part of a healthful diet-based approach can reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

Turmeric helps provide relief to irritable bowel syndromeHealth benefits of turmeric Turmeric has been used to treat conditions, including colds, digestive problems, and infections. Its potential healing properties come from curcumin, which is an anti-inflammatory compound it contains. Turmeric has recently attracted attention for its potential to reduce of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS symptoms. IBS is a common disorder of the […]

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest study

Compared with adults who consumed fewer than one serving of fruit or one tomato per day, those who ate more than three portions of fruit or more than two tomatoes experienced slower lung function decline

Tomatoes can help restore lung damage caused by smoking, suggest studyThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, conducted the study. The findings were published in the European Respiratory Journal. Every year, around 55.4 per cent of all adult smokers attempt to quit smoking. Smoking cessation dramatically reduces the risk of disease, including lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

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 […]

Running the Mumbai Marathon? Here is all you need to do pre, during and post the race

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan gives tips on how to prepare for the marathon, right from the diet, to clothes and medication

Running the Mumbai Marathon? Here is all you need to do pre, during and post the raceThere’s a lot of excitement in those running the marathon. Everyone is working on improving their speed and time. Amidst all preparations for marathon, nutrition is an important part of training. One has to eat good quality dietary fats. There are many vitamins which are fat soluble only and need fats to be absorbed. So, […]

Mumbaikars under the grip of viral gastroenteritis

As the mercury is on rise in the city, a number of people are being affected by viral gastroenteritis. Viral gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection marked by diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. According to experts, along with gastroenteritis, there is surge in patients suffering from rotavirus. Here, the experts’ advice some preventive measures to tackle it

Mumbaikars under the grip of viral gastroenteritisViral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by one of any number of viruses. It can affect anyone. Dr Pratit Samdani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital said, “Since the last three weeks, I am witnessing a surge in the number of viral gastroenteritis and rotavirus patients in the age […]

Can gut bacteria help us deal with high blood pressure?

Excessive salt intake wipes out levels of good bacteria in the gut and this can cause blood pressure to rise, a German study has found. The findings of the study have raised hopes that a simple probiotic could be used as a tool to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke caused by hypertension

Can gut bacteria help us deal with high blood pressure?An overwhelming proportion of existing studies warn that a high intake of sodium drastically increases your chances of high blood pressure. Here at Medical News Today, we have reported on studies showing that too much salt can double your chances of heart failure, and that even a low intake of salt may still put you […]

Mediterranean diet offers protective effect against prostate cancer

Prostate cancer occurs because of the uncontrolled growth of cells in the prostate, which is a gland in the male reproductive organs that produces a fluid that forms part of semen. It sits just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that urine passes through on its way out of the body

Mediterranean diet offers protective effect against prostate cancerIn a report on their findings that is published in The Journal of Urology, the researchers write that guidelines for preventing prostate cancer should aim to “consider whole dietary patterns instead of individual foods.” Lead investigator Dr Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III at the University of Alcalá near Madrid, Spain, explains […]

Mumbai: TB patients to get free nutritious food ration

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs and weakens the immune system. The few months after the TB detection are vital. The patients can face serious health hazards if they do not get nutritious food and the medicines. Owing to which, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide free ration for two months to the newly detected drug-resistant TB patients which are registered in the Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) Centres

Mumbai: TB patients to get free nutritious food rationNewly detected TB patients will get nutritious food ration.  BMC’s health department will provide nutritious food ration to drug-resistant TB patients.  The nutritious food ration will be provided at the BMC’s DOTS Centre from the month of February. The BMC has taken this step to enable the TB patients to acquire the nutritious food. Recently, […]
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