These habits can save your heart

In 2010, a committee of experts with the American Heart Association came up with a strategic plan to reduce cardiovascular disease in the United States. The committee pored over the scientific literature and identified seven of the most important behaviors people can follow to protect their cardiovascular health

These habits can save your heartWorldwide, heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of death. They’re also the leading killers of Americans, accounting for one out of every three deaths in the United States. But there’s good news, too. About 80 percent of all cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable. You can lower your risk markedly by making some […]

Is eliminating gluten completely from your diet bad for you?

People with celiac disease or who are gluten intolerant may benefit from a low-gluten diet. A considerable number of people who do not have these diseases still adopt a gluten-free diet in the hope that it benefits their health. New research, however, suggests that a low-gluten diet may even have some adverse health effects, by raising the risk of diabetes

Is eliminating gluten completely from your diet bad for you?Gluten is a protein mainly found in wheat, barley, and rye, as well as baked goods and other foods that contain these cereals. People with celiac disease – an autoimmune disorder affecting at least 3 million people in the United States – avoid gluten because their immune system responds to it by attacking the small […]

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stress

New research says though causes obesity are not fully understood, stress may have a part to play. Also, genes may explain why some people are obese and healthy, while others develop diabetes and heart disease

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stressDoes stress make you fat, even if you don’t overeat? That is the question researchers from UCL have been trying to answer by giving volunteers of different shapes and sizes a haircut and measuring levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair. Long-term stress raises cortisol levels, and the researchers found that the larger […]

Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor reveals the secret to healthy living

The renowned chef, who has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award, launches his signature restaurant in Mumbai. Here’s a quick Q&A with Sanjeev Kapoor

Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor reveals the secret to healthy livingFood is the basic need of life and nutritious food is the key to healthy life, and who better than renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor to vouch for it? The celebrity chef popularised healthy cooking in every Indian household with his cooking show, Khana Khazana. For his culinary contributions for over two decades now, Sanjeev has […]

Eating your meals on time everyday helps against heart disease

Meal timing and frequency have been linked to heart disease and stroke risk factors, which include high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, as well as obesity, insulin resistance, and insulin sensitivity

Eating your meals on time everyday helps against heart diseaseThe new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides an overview of current scientific evidence suggesting that when and how often individuals eat may affect their risk factors for heart attack and stroke, as well as other cardiac and blood vessel conditions. Research has shown that adult behavioural patterns of eating meals and snacks […]

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?

The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of course they are not — two portions of food that take up the same space could have different calorie counts

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?When people talk about dieting and healthy eating, they usually talk about calories: how many you should have in one day, or with each meal, or for every hour of exercise. But what are calories really? The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of […]

Pros and cons of probiotic food

Nutritionists say while probiotic foods are good for your body, consuming it in excess can cause equal harm

Pros and cons of probiotic foodIn recent times, curiosity around probiotics food has increased tremendously. Probiotic foods play an important role in supplementing good bacteria in the body. Probiotic means ‘for life’ and these foods help boost immunity. Dr Usha Kiran Sisodia, a clinical nutritionist, said, “There are two types of bacteria, good and bad. Probiotics are good bacteria, which […]

Foods that can ease your arthritis pain

Foods that can ease your arthritis painAny kind of pain or disorder affecting the joints is usually referred to as arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis. The general treatment for arthritis may include resting the joints and alternating between applying ice and heat. Weight loss and exercise may also be useful. However, one of the easiest ways to ease […]
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