Warning signs that reveal your diet is lacking in nutrients

From brittle hair and nails, mouth cracks to poor night vision, read on to see the common signs of nutritional deficiency

Warning signs that reveal your diet is lacking in nutrientsDiet plays an important role in keeping your body healthy and far from diseases. Over the past years, numerous kinds of diets emerged, dividing people depending on their goals. Some eating plans encourage people to ditch animal-based foods, while others promote the importance of meat in the body. But both plant- and animal-based diets have […]

Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementia

The findings suggest this benefit is likely from important nutrients found in these vegetables, such as foliate, lutein and nitrate, which were also associated with slower cognitive decline. This may be because the nutrients protect against inflammation, stress and damaging changes in the brain

Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementiaEating plenty of leafy green vegetables every day could ward off dementia in later life, new research suggests. A study of elderly people found those who ate around one serving of leafy greens each day had brains that were the equivalent of 11 years younger than those who never or rarely ate the vegetables. A […]

How much rice can a diabetic eat?

The article explains why high-carbohydrate food intake should be appropriately managed for the diet of a diabetic

How much rice can a diabetic eat?Diet plays an important role in staying healthy, especially for people with diabetes. Many people wonder whether high-carbohydrate foods such as rice are healthy to eat. This article will explain how to count carbohydrates, how to incorporate rice into the diet, and what the healthy alternatives to rice are. Diabetes basics Diabetes mellitus is a […]

Simple and effective tips to fight chronic inflammation

The awareness of the intersection between inflammation and chronic disease has spawned a plethora of diet plans, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle programs, many implying they offer new ways to improve your health by quelling inflammation

Simple and effective tips to fight chronic inflammationIt’s true that scientists are uncovering new complexities and expanding their knowledge of factors that may contribute to inflammation or help counter it. But much of the heavily hyped guidance for an anti-inflammation lifestyle boils down to the same no-nonsense health advice your grandmother might have given you. Make healthy food choices Our diets play […]

Here are 4 sources of vitamin K to include in your daily diet

Vitamin K does not get as much attention as some of the other vitamins, but it does play an important role in our health. The fat-soluble vitamin is essential for the clotting of blood, for one

Here are 4 sources of vitamin K to include in your daily dietMedical literature has linked the nutrient to a positive effect on bone mineral density and a decrease in fracture risk. Experts believe it plays a role along with vitamin D to improve the absorption of calcium in the body i.e. the optimisation of bone health. Deficiencies are considered to be rare among adults, usually only […]

Suffering from PCOS? Manage it with these useful diet tips

Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). As, women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood with trouble maintaining a healthy weight

Suffering from PCOS? Manage it with these useful diet tipsKnowing the right foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way you feel. It will also help you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight can improve PCOS symptoms, say experts. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone […]

Simple, yet effective ways to lower salt consumption

Learn the most common sources of sodium in your diet and some easy substitutions you can make

Simple, yet effective ways to lower salt consumptionIf you think steering clear of potato chips, French fries, and other savoury snacks is the best way to trim salt from your diet, think again. Yes, those foods are salty, but they only rank no. 7 on the top 10 sources of sodium (a major component of salt). The category of bread and rolls […]

Can traditional soup and broths help tackle malaria?

The answer to tackling the worldwide scourge of malaria could lie in the humble bowl of soup, scientists say. For hundreds of years, a home-made bowl of nourishing broth has been used to fuel people battling the effects of flu and fever. Now UK scientists have shown that some traditional vegetable and meat broths can prove more than a match for one of the deadliest malarial parasites in the world

Can traditional soup and broths help tackle malaria?The research appears in the BMJ journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, and professor Jake Baum, from the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, is the last and corresponding author of the paper. As Prof. Baum and his colleagues mention, almost half of the world’s population is at risk […]

Eating fish once a week can improve your kids IQ

Children who eat at least one portion of fish a week sleep better and are more intelligent, a study suggests. They were more alert during the day, snoozed longer at night and scored almost five points higher in IQ tests

Eating fish once a week can improve your kids IQResearchers found that children aged 9–11 years who ate fish at least once weekly had higher IQ test scores and better sleep quality, compared with children who consumed fish less frequently. Study co-author Jianghong Liu, of the School of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College, and colleagues recently reported their findings […]

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism

The best way to protect yourself against these metabolism-slowing factors is to avoid quick weight loss and extended fasting or very low calorie diets. If you are losing weight, take your time, and be sure to consume sufficient protein, which helps to prevent the loss of muscle

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism  If you are unhappy with your weight or frustrated by your inability to lose weight, you’ve probably wondered whether a slow metabolism may be to blame. Your suspicions may have been confirmed by all the diets, programs, and products out there that claim to “fix” a slow metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at […]
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