Diet tips to maintain your immunity this winter

Winter will soon start and so will start the questions of how to have diet in winter. Our body is lot dependant on the weather outside. Experts say that with season, we all must change our diet

Diet tips to maintain your immunity this winterAlthough winter has still not reached our doorstep and we are equal parts enjoying and reeling under the sunny weather. It is well worth nothing that winter is on its way. As soon as there is a nip in the air, we bring out our woollens to protect us from the cold. While we protect […]

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds study

The researchers wanted to see whether white button mushrooms could influence the production of glucose in the body, and if so, how. The findings have been reported in a paper now published in the Journal of Functional Foods

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds studyA new study looks at how eating a common type of mushroom can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation. The results may have implications for managing diabetes and other metabolic conditions, such as obesity. Researchers working in various departments at Pennsylvania State University have recently conducted a study in mice. They wanted to investigate the […]

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 […]

Diet rich in fish helps fight asthma, reveals study

A clinical trial led by La Trobe University has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children

Diet rich in fish helps fight asthma, reveals studyThe international study found children with asthma who followed a healthy Mediterranean diet enriched with fatty fish had improved lung function after six months. Lead researcher Maria Papamichael from La Trobe said the findings added to a growing body of evidence that a healthy diet could be a potential therapy for childhood asthma. “We already […]

Double your portion size to eat healthy

It’s well known that portion size affects food intake, so could doubling portion sizes facilitate a healthy diet?

Double your portion size to eat healthyAccording to a recent study, larger portions of food might not be so bad for us after all. The findings add to our understanding of the psychology of healthful eating. Scientists have studied the so-called portion size effect in some depth. One review of the research found that when a portion size is doubled, people […]

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 […]

Do you eat too many sweets during Diwali? Here is a diet plan for you

The grand parties and get togethers with friends and family means a lot of food in Diwali! While Diwali is known as the festival of lights, it is equally a festival of sweets. Thus, Diwali also brings with it high calorie food and ruining well-maintained diet plans

Do you eat too many sweets during Diwali? Here is a diet plan for youAlthough, we cannot say no to the festive celebrations and or the yummy food items. Dieticians offer their advice on how to balance meals, get proper nutrition and also how to keep tabs on your diet this festive season. Shaeen Mulani, dietician at Family Welfare Bureau, Pune, said, “During festivals what is important is how […]

Can fermented dairy products like cheese and yogurt protect your heart?

Many experts have debated the effect of dairy on cardiovascular health. A recent study in Finland has shown that consuming a particular type of dairy, namely fermented dairy, may actually have a protective effect against heart disease

Can fermented dairy products like cheese and yogurt protect your heart?Although the researchers cannot yet confirm the underlying mechanisms that are possibly at play in these associations, they speculate that certain compounds that form during the fermentation of milk-derived products may have a protective cardiovascular effect. You may have heard of fermented foods and the hype surrounding them from nutrition experts and enthusiasts. By using […]

Study reveals: Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne risk

Along with diet and hormones, stress levels have also been linked to acne risk. Those with "high" or "very high" stress levels faced three times the risk of acne compared to women who were less stressed

Study reveals: Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne riskAcne is a common nuisance that plagued many of us during our teenage years. By the time we reached our 20s, our skin became clean and clear as pimple breakouts lessened. However, for some adults, specifically women, acne is still a very real problem, and a new study in the Journal of the American Academy […]

9 health benefits of sweet potatoes

There are plenty of reasons to love the humble sweet potato and here’s why you need to include these antioxidant and fibre rich veggie in your diet

9 health benefits of sweet potatoesPacked with antioxidants Not all sweet potatoes are orange. Their skins and insides can be white, yellow, brown, red, pink, and purple. The range of colour brings different nutrients to the table. Purple-fleshed sweet potatoes are thought to contain super-high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. As these substances pass through your system, they balance […]