Is popcorn a healthy snack? Here’s what you need to know

Popcorn can either be good or bad for a person’s health, depending on what goes into making it. On its own, without any added sugar or salt, popcorn makes a nutritious, healthful snack

Is popcorn a healthy snack? Here’s what you need to knowPopcorn is a type of corn kernel that, when people heat it, it pops to become light and fluffy. Popcorn contains plenty of nutrients and vitamins when people make it in the right way. Low in fat and high in fibre, popcorn can be a healthy snack – if you choose the right kind. Discover […]

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 […]

Choking hazard: Avoid giving your kids these foods to prevent risk of choking

An Australian blogger recently posted a photo on Facebook that apparently shows an X-ray of a grape lodged in a child's airway. She says she shared the image to raise awareness of the choking dangers of certain foods such as grapes, due to the size of a child’s airway

Choking hazard: Avoid giving your kids these foods to prevent risk of chokingChoking is the fourth leading cause of accidental death for children under age 5. While plenty of toys come with choking hazard warnings, foods such as grapes, nuts, and candy don’t – even though food is the most common cause of choking accidents among young children. “The diameter of a child’s airway is about equal […]

High-protein diets may harm your kidneys, reveals study

High-protein diets are trendy right now, but they may not be healthy. According to a new expert editorial, substituting the majority of carbohydrates with protein is hard on the kidneys, something that’s particularly risky among the morbidly obese and individuals who have diabetes

High-protein diets may harm your kidneys, reveals studyAt the core of the matter are people who are unaware they’re at higher risk when they start the diet. A high-protein diet is believed to be healthy. It is suggested that it keeps you fit, helps you to lose fat and to retain lean muscle mass. Avoiding carbohydrates and substituting them with proteins has […]

Health tips for those who exercise on the weekends

Being inactive during the week and then pushing your body to exercise can be harmful to your health. It can significantly increase your risk of injury and can also impact your Body Mass Index (BMI). Even 45 minutes of exercise daily can be beneficial. We should try and practice a healthier lifestyle by exercising regularly over the whole week instead of only on weekends

Health tips for those who exercise on the weekendsThere has been a rise in the number of people who prefer to exercise on the weekends in the last 5 years. This is the result of rising awareness of health trends among the general population. However, the lack of time, knowledge and appropriate counselling permits people to exercise only on the weekends; such gym-goers […]

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

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 […]

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight, states UNICEF

An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children, food and nutrition

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight, states UNICEFThe State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition finds that at least 1 in 3 children under five – or over 200 million – is either undernourished or overweight. Almost 2 in 3 children between six months and two years of age are not fed food that supports their rapidly growing bodies […]

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 […]
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