Here’s why eliminating grains from your diet is bad for your health

Whole grains are important in nutritious diets. These are described as the healthiest kinds of grains since it could help promote better health and prevent certain diseases and even premature death, according to a recent study in the journal Lancet. Refined grains are the ones you should avoid. These are made through a long manufacturing […]

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9 health benefits of sweet potatoes

Packed 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 […]

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Sugar binges increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease, reveals study

In a study published in Scientific Reports, University of Alberta researchers found that mice had an increased susceptibility to chemically induced colitis and more severe symptoms after only two days of a high-sugar diet compared with those eating a balanced diet. Karen Madsen, who specialises in diet and its effects on inflammatory bowel disease, said […]

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Five health boosting benefits of bananas

Do bananas work in treating constipation?

No one can argue that bananas are a healthy fruit loaded with foliate, fibre, potassium and magnesium. But the question remains about whether the nutritious fruit causes or relieves constipation. In an article on Everyday Health, Tammy Lakatos, registered dietician, nutritionist and personal trainer said that unripened green bananas are constipating, but ripe bananas with […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism

Consumption of fruit and cereal fibre tied to lower risk of bowel disease in women

A low fibre diet has long been linked to an increased risk of diverticulitis, which occurs when small pockets or bulges lining the intestines become inflamed. But research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of whether some forms of fibre might be better than others for minimizing the risk, researchers note in the American […]

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What you eat can affect your emotional state, say researchers

‘You are what you eat’ might just be your new catchphrase. Recent studies reveal that what we eat could not only affect our physical well-being but influence our emotional state, too. Several studies show that the type of food we consume can determine how likely we are getting or not getting depression. “Research shows that […]

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Pregnant women who eat more fibre may lower child’s celiac disease risk, finds study

The study researchers analysed information from more than 88,000 Norwegian children and their mothers, who gave birth between 1999 and 2009. The mothers were asked about their fibre and gluten intake in their 22nd week of pregnancy, and the children were followed for about 11 years for a diagnosis of celiac disease. The researchers found […]

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Know about the wonders of digestive foods and its secrets

It is important to focus on how diet impacts your health. When functional medicine practitioners examine the role of nutrition in chronic disease, they look at multiple systems viz. digestive system, immune system and detoxification system, because of the interconnections between those systems. For instance, 80% of the immune system is contained in the gastrointestinal […]

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Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

This is according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Sheba Medical Center in Israel The study, which combined data from a randomised placebo-controlled trial in humans and mouse studies, indicated that propionate can trigger a cascade of metabolic events […]

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