Effective ways to deal with stress-eating

Stress affects people emotionally and physically. It disrupts relationships, decision making and even diets. That is why the public coined the term ‘stress eating.’ It happens when emotions control a person’s consumption of food and not the body

Effective ways to deal with stress-eatingStress eating may have some negative effects. It encourages people to eat unhealthy set of foods and reduce physical activity, which both can contribute to sudden weight gain. “Stress might also disrupt sleep and drive people to seek out food when they wouldn’t normally — such as in the middle of the night,” Fatima Cody […]

Alternate-day fasting associated with weight loss, suggests study

People who start fasting every other day may lose more weight than they would if they stuck to their usual eating habits, finds a small study

Alternate-day fasting associated with weight loss, suggests studyThe 60 healthy people in the four-week study were not overweight. Researchers randomly assigned them to either stick to their usual eating habits or switch to alternate-day fasting, with 12 hours of unrestricted food followed by 36 hours of no food. With alternate-day fasting, people reduced weekly calories by 37% on average and shed an […]

Poor diet quality tied to frailty in older adults, cautions study

When older people eat a poor-quality diet, they may be increasing their odds of becoming frail, a recent study suggests

Poor diet quality tied to frailty in older adults, cautions studyResearchers followed 2,154 older U.S. adults for four years. At the start, participants were between the ages of 70 and 81. They were either ‘robust,’ because they didn’t appear to have any cognitive problems or issues with physical frailty, or ‘pre-frail,’ because they only had one or two symptoms of frailty. Overall, 277 participants became […]

Here’s why we tend to overeat even when we are feeling full

Almost everyone knows the feeling. You’re at a restaurant or a holiday meal, and your stomach is telling you it’s full, so logically you know you should stop eating. But what you’re eating tastes so good, or your friends and family are still eating, or you don’t get this treat very often. So you keep going

Here’s why we tend to overeat even when we are feeling fullBut why do we do this? Some may wonder if it has to do with the taste or being in an environment that encourages indulgence. But a new study on mice from the University of Michigan (UM) suggests that it all comes down to the brain. University of Michigan researchers have studied two groups of […]

World Thyroid Day: Best and worst foods for your thyroid health

The attention to food and nutrients to encourage proper functioning of the gland is often ignored. The nutrients that the thyroid gland needs are easily available in many food items. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya lists out some food stuffs to consume and avoid, in order to boost the thyroid health

World Thyroid Day: Best and worst foods for your thyroid healthYour thyroid is your body’s silent workhorse-most of the time; it functions so smoothly that we forget it’s there. But this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more, and if it starts to go haywire, you’ll notice. Though the thyroid is small, it’s a major […]

Late dinner and no breakfast is a ‘killer’ combination, reveals study

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack

Late dinner and no breakfast is a ‘killer’ combination, reveals studyThat’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study found that people with the two eating habits had a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack, or angina (chest pain) within 30 days after hospital […]

Unstable childhood linked to adult obesity

A stressful childhood lined with destabilizing experiences - such as having divorced parents, being exposed to crime, or moving house frequently - leads to habits that could predict adult obesity, a new study finds

Unstable childhood linked to adult obesityAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is a serious issue in the United States, impacting over one third of the adult population. Previous research has convincingly linked adult obesity with low socioeconomic status both in childhood and later in life. Now, a recent study from Florida State University in Tallahassee, in collaboration with the Kellogg School […]

Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients 

People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests

Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients Diabetics who ate at least five 28-gram (one-ounce) servings of nuts a week were 17 percent less likely to develop heart disease than people with diabetes who had no more than one serving of nuts weekly, the study found. Even just one serving of nuts might still be good for the heart, however. For people […]

Unhealthy eating habits in childhood tied to alcohol use later on in life

Children with unhealthy eating habits are at a higher risk of becoming regular alcohol drinkers at too early an age, even in their early teens, a study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition shows

Unhealthy eating habits in childhood tied to alcohol use later on in lifeThe association with young teens’ drinking habits is stronger than with other factors, such as parents’ education and income. “We must make people more aware of the long-term effects of healthy food in early youth,” says Lauren Lissner, Professor of Epidemiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The research is based on data from […]

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 […]
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