Follow this diet to get rid of ‘fatty liver’

Swati Bhushan, Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares how one can get rid of fatty liver by following a few simple steps

Follow this diet to get rid of ‘fatty liver’We often munch on unhealthy food not realising that that food overtaxes our liver and potentially result in a condition called ‘Fatty Liver.’ Here are some dietary measures that would help prevent and treat our damaged liver, thus, making it work at its optimum level. Cut down on food toxins Reduce the intake of food […]

4 steps to eat your way to lower cholesterol

Although diet can be a simple and powerful way to improve cholesterol levels, it plays a bigger role for some people than for others. Don't be discouraged if you have followed a diet but not reached your goal blood level

4 steps to eat your way to lower cholesterolMany people can reduce cholesterol levels simply by changing what they eat. For example, if you are a fan of cheeseburgers, eating less meat (and leaner cuts) and more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can lower your total cholesterol by 25% or more. Cutting back on saturated fat (found in meat and dairy products) and […]

Diet used to reduce stroke risk can also help combat depression

US researchers have found that a diet already shown to reduce the risk of stroke, blood pressure and cholesterol levels also appears to lower the risk of depression. In addition to eating plenty of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan involves low-fat dairy products and steering clear of foods high in saturated fats and sugar

Diet used to reduce stroke risk can also help combat depressionTurns out, the specific diet which is shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce the risk of depression. People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study conducted by American Academy of Neurology. The study found that people whose diets adhered more […]

7 health benefits of garlic

The body-strengthening effects of garlic are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health

7 health benefits of garlicGarlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly super food health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a […]

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke risk

Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. It is true that nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike. But even when an underlying medical condition puts you at risk, you might be able to do something about it. Small changes in lifestyle, such as keeping a check on your weight can prevent the risk of strokes

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke riskThere is a lot you can do to lower your chances of having a stroke. Even if you’ve already had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), you can take steps to prevent another. Controlling your weight is an important way to lower stroke risk. Excess pounds strain the entire circulatory system and can lead […]

Health tips to help you lose weight post-pregnancy

Not losing weight immediately post-pregnancy is not a crime and there is no reason to body-shame yourself. Staying healthy during and post-pregnancy is completely dependent on how you adapt to and accept the changes in your body and in your life

Health tips to help you lose weight post-pregnancyAre you having trouble losing post-pregnancy weight? Experts say the key lies in eating a balanced diet and including workouts like Kegel and aerobics. Previous studies have shown that breastfeeding the newborn also helps you lose weight faster. Another study showed that factors like sleep deprivation, food cravings and not being able to take out […]

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart disease

Potassium is a mineral that is considered essential for the human body. It not only aids muscle contraction and nerve and cell function, but it also helps to regulate the heartbeat.. The new research suggests that potassium supplementation could be one way to help combat atherosclerosis and reduce the risk of heart disease

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart diseaseResearchers have found that mice with low dietary potassium are more likely to experience vascular calcification, which is characteristic of atherosclerosis. This is major risk factor for heart disease. Increasing dietary potassium, however, was found to reduce vascular calcification in the rodents, suggesting that a diet rich in potassium could help to prevent heart disease. […]

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 […]

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your health

Certain digestive issues can also cause a change in stool colour, usually making it appear pale, green, black, or red. Any concerns about changes in stool colour or consistency should be assessed by a healthcare professional, as it may indicate an underlying problem

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your healthVariations in the colour of a person’s stool can indicate a medical condition that may need to be investigated and treated. Orange poop is often a sign that a person should change something in their diet. Stool colour Healthy bowel movements typically produce stools that are brown in colour. Common colour changes that can indicate […]

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 […]