Here’s why eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration

Eating green leafy vegetables could help prevent the macular degeneration eye disease, a major cause of blindness, according to latest Australian research

Here’s why eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degenerationA new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 49 and followed them over a 15-year period. The research […]

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 […]

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of disease

While the link between inflammation and cancer is being researched, you can incorporate these foods in your diet to combat it

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of diseaseYour body has a natural defence system, and when there is a foreign object or an irritant that’s affecting it in a negative way, your body’s natural reaction is to fight. Inflammation is a self-protecting response, where white blood cells and chemicals fight off foreign substances. However, sometimes the body responds when there is no […]

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job

Prolonged sitting has been linked to everything from increased hunger and inflammation (which both lead to obesity and belly fat) to high blood pressure and high blood sugar. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking,” now you know where it stems from

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we stretch our legs, step out for air, or take a walk around the block. Basically, we do anything we can to get the blood moving, because sitting all day […]

#WorldObesityDay: ‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Given below are healthy eating habits that you can include in your day to day life

#WorldObesityDay: ‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’While passing by a school or a college, as an observer, I found that six out of ten young children and adolescents are obese. Even those who do not look obese or rather thin also carry high body fat – the unhealthiest tissue of the body; additionally very less muscle mass- the healthiest tissue of […]

Certain organs undergo structural changes in response to diet, reveals study

Body organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility

Certain organs undergo structural changes in response to diet, reveals studyHuman organs such as the intestine and ovaries undergo structural changes in response to dietary nutrients that can have lasting impacts on metabolism, as well as cancer susceptibility, according to Carnegie’s Rebecca Obniski, Matthew Sieber, and Allan Spradling. Their work, published by Developmental Cell, used fruit flies, which are currently the most-sensitive experimental system for […]

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals study

We know that a diet packed with sugary, fatty foods and a lack of exercise can make us more prone to developing a host of life-shortening illnesses, but this is thought to be the first large study to focus on the link between the nutritional content of our food and cancer

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals studyPeople who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labelling that clearly specifies nutritional value. The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to […]

With a change in weather, here are some important tips top avoid falling sick

While flu antiviral drugs can help in some cases, they are not meant to act as a substitute for the flu vaccine. Since flu season is right around the corner, it is important to start taking preventative measures. Here are five easy tips for avoiding the flu this year

With a change in weather, here are some important tips top avoid falling sickFlu vaccine The most significant preventative step you can take is to get a flu shot each year. Since the viruses keep evolving, the World Health Organization makes regular updates to their recommendations for vaccine compositions. Though influenza can affect people all year round, illnesses are particularly high during flu season. Keep your hands clean […]

Patients who conquered type 2 diabetes to be felicitated in Pune

‘Freedom from diabetes’ a Pune based foundation will be felicitating around 125 people who have are now diabetes-free

Patients who conquered type 2 diabetes to be felicitated in PuneWith changes in diet and lifestyle they made it possible to pass Glucose Resistant Test (GTT) and are free from diabetes now.The patients along with doctors will be sharing the experience on how it is achievable. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the […]

Dietary fibre reduces brain inflammation caused by ageing, reveals study

New research suggests brain inflammation to be reduced by foods high in fibre. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, dietary fibre may be the much needed remedy to reduce brain inflammation

Dietary fibre reduces brain inflammation caused by ageing, reveals studyAs mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That’s one explanation for why memory fades and other brain functions decline during old age. But, according to a new study from the University of Illinois, there may […]
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