Does consuming beetroot juice help in muscle recovery post-workout?

Beetroot juice can be consumed either prior to the workout or post-workout, according to many studies

Does consuming beetroot juice help in muscle recovery post-workout?Beetroot juice is a nutritious energy drink that can either be consumed before or after workouts, and as simply part of the regular diet. The juice serves many purposes for it has plenty of iron, magnesium and folate, among antioxidant properties. Ray Bass, certified fitness trainer and wellness editor at mindbodygreen, pondered over when exactly […]

Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree 

A compound found in tomatoes could help tackle fertility problems in men, scientists say. A dietary supplement containing lycopene - a pigment that gives tomatoes their red colour - has been shown to boost overall sperm quality with improvements to their size and shape and swimming capabilities

Want to boost your sperm quality? Try tomato puree Healthy men who took the equivalent of two tablespoons of (concentrated) tomato puree a day as a supplement were found to have better quality sperm. Male infertility affects up to half of the couples who cannot conceive. Fertility experts said more studies were needed involving men known to have fertility problems. National Health Service (NHS) […]

Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk, reveals study

Research has shown that drinking soft drinks with added sugar can increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by affecting subtle metabolic mechanisms. But are ‘diet’ soda and 100% fruit juices that contain a natural level of fructose but no added sugar any healthier?

Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk, reveals studyWhile researchers already knew that drinks with added sugar could increase a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that the same may be true for naturally sweet drinks, such as 100% fruit juices, as well as artificially sweetened beverages, such as ‘diet’ soft drinks. The evidence surrounding diet soda and its […]

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heartAccording to a new study four cups of strong coffee might be the amount that would keep the hearts of older adults healthy. The latest study titled, “CDKN1B/p27 is localized in mitochondria and improves respiration-dependent processes in the cardiovascular system – New mode of action for caffeine,” was published on 21st of June 2018 in […]

Here’s all you need to know about this diabetic-friendly vegetable

What is your favourite vegetable? Pumpkin, spinach, broccoli, green beans or else? Well, perhaps it is time for you to a bit broadening your knowledge about types of vegetables. Have you given a bite to tindora? Tindora is one of the vegetable commonly found as part of Indian cuisine but unfortunately, the health benefits of ivy gourd also known as tindora or tendli vegetable is not a piece of common knowledge yet

Here’s all you need to know about this diabetic-friendly vegetableIvy gourd is a plant grown in tropical climates that are used for food and medicinal purposes. There are different species of ivy gourd, including Coccinia indica, Coccinia cordifolia, and Coccinia grandis, which are often compared to bitter melon. In addition to being a staple of Indian, Indonesian, and Thai cuisines, the fruit is believed […]

Pune youth jump on the bandwagon of the ‘alkaline water’ health fad

The idea that alkaline water promotes health has been around for decades. But with new marketing, the same beverage is being promoted as a performance-enhancing sports drink that’s at least double the price of bottled water. It is a new health fad which has encapsulated the minds of the youth in Pune. With many of them consuming it for its potential health benefits

Pune youth jump on the bandwagon of the ‘alkaline water’ health fadBottled water popularly called as ‘alkaline water’ or ‘black water’ is becoming a new luxury for health-conscious Punekars. Many shops and shopping malls in the city have started selling this water. My Medical Mantra spoke to a few nutritionists to gauge their opinion on this new health trend. To know whether they are any health […]

What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days when it comes to the weight loss and fitness community. Given the large number of people including celebrities who swear by it, it’s not surprising why this diet is getting a lot of attention

What are the unknown dangers of intermittent fasting?The practice of intermittent fasting strictly follows an eating cycle that involves a phase of fasting and non-fasting over a defined period. During the fasting phase, the dieter purposely rejects food to ensure the body can adapt and benefit from this period of no food intake. Intermittent fasting is actually an umbrella term much like […]

Here’s what you can eat to live a longer life

Researchers found that eating foods high in flavonoids could help extend life by reducing the risk of having a heart disease and cancer

Here’s what you can eat to live a longer lifeChanging your diet may help give you a longer life. A new study suggests that adding the foods and beverages that contain the compounds called flavonoids could reduce the risk of dying from a heart disease and cancer. Flavonoids can be found in almost all vegetables and fruits. These compounds are known for being an […]

Know about keto diet and its negative effects

Keto diet lacks many healthy foods that can extend life. That is the main takeaway from a report that highlights how the weight loss approach could negatively affect the body amid the growing number of people following the trend

Know about keto diet and its negative effectsKeto diet limits carbohydrates and promotes the consumption of fats. But Dr Shivam Joshi of NYC Health and Hospitals Bellevue said it wrongly restricts very important foods that previous studies linked to improved health. “What people are doing is essentially throwing the baby out with the bathwater when they label all carbs as being bad,” […]

Here’s why orthopaedic shoes may not really be good for our feet

New research has made a surprising finding about the function and effects of foot calluses, leading investigators to question how good orthopaedic shoes really are for foot health

Here’s why orthopaedic shoes may not really be good for our feetHumans – that is to say, our modern ancestors, Homo sapiens – have been around for at least 195,000 years. Yet, it was only maybe 40,000 years ago that our species invented footwear. Anthropologists understand that, up until that point, humans and their predecessors had no way of protecting their feet, other than naturally formed […]
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