Your mental health largely dependent on your diet

A healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety

Your mental health largely dependent on your dietMore than 16 million U.S. adults report having a major episode of depression within the last year, according to figures from the National Institutes of Health. While a number of factors are at play when considering who’s at risk, a new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact mental health. […]

Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per cent

Omega-6 fatty acids are considered to be essential for health; not only do they aid brain function, but they also play an important role in skin and hair growth, and they help to regulate metabolism and support bone health. However, since the body is unable to produce omega-6, we can only get these fatty acids from certain foods, including soybean oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, and some nuts and seeds

Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per centFrom an analysis of almost 40,000 adults across 20 studies, researchers found that people who had higher blood levels of linoleic acid, a main form of omega-6, were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with lower levels of the fatty acid. Study co-author Dr Jason Wu, of the George Institute for Global […]

Genital rash: Causes and treatment

There are many possible causes for a genital rash, ranging from infections that are treatable to a sexually transmitted disease, allergies, and autoimmune disorders

Genital rash: Causes and treatmentA genital rash is a skin symptom that can be caused by a number of health problems and can occur on any part of the male or female genital area. Rashes are normally reddish in color, may be painful or itchy, and may include bumps or sores. If you experience any skin rash that you […]

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune system

Winter is around the corner. So, here are some simple healthy diet tips to prep your body so it’s strong enough to repel viral invaders all winter long…

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune systemWinter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Experts have put together a complete guide about the foods to eat to help you boost your immunity. Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant […]

7 nutritionists share the one food they include in their daily diet

Recent research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab found that we typically make more than 200 food-related choices a day. So what foods should be regulars in your meal series? Here, seven nutritionists share the one food they eat pretty much every single day

7 nutritionists share the one food they include in their daily dietWhat’s for dinner? What about breakfast? Lunch? Pre-workout fuel? Midnight snack? Every day, you make hundreds of decisions about what to eat and drink. Yes, really: Recent research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab found that we typically make more than 200 food-related choices a day—holy hoagie! And while variety is important when deciding […]

Grieving During the Holidays? Know how to deal with it

Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the stress and anxiety during the months of November and December may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment

Grieving During the Holidays? Know how to deal with itHolidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for some people they are anything but. Why Is Depression So Common During the Holidays? There are several reasons why you may develop depression during the holidays: Social Isolation: Is one of the biggest predictors of depression, especially during the holidays. Some people may […]

Is your period pain worrying you? Here’s a quick guide to ease it

Period pain is common and a normal part of the menstrual cycle. Most women experience it at some point in their lives. Menstrual cramps known as dysmenorrhea or period pains ranges from dull and annoying to severe and extreme. Women in every age group, suffer it, just the causes vary, say doctors

Is your period pain worrying you? Here’s a quick guide to ease itDysmenorrhea can be literally translated as difficult monthly flow. Although it’s normal for most women to have mild abdominal cramps on the first day or two of their period, almost everyone suffers it. Medication can be taken, if the pain is severe said doctors. Dr Niranjan Chavan, Professor, Gynaecology Department at LTMG (Sion) Hospital said, “Painful […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersLactation period refers to the duration when the mother breastfeeds her child. A nutritious dietary intake is therefore important. The food intake should be such that it meets the mother’s nutritional requirements, besides ensuring adequate milk production for the baby.  You can achieve it by following these simple value additions to you daily diet, let’s […]

‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’

Prehabilitation is like immunisation, it’s about taking preventive measures in the form of modified life style so that we don’t land up with any kind of diseases in future. Or if at all a person is suffering from any disease, it will help in the management of the disease. As development of a disease is a process, it doesn’t happen suddenly. So give your diet a healthy boost

‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’Prehabilitation is necessary as I see rise in a number of cases of the youngsters having hypertension and diabetes. So, to combat these diseases, one has to make healthy lifestyle modifications. Prehabilitation is related to diet (ahar), physical activity (vihar) and sleep (nidra). While talking about diet, these are few questions that on should keep […]

13 healthy and nutritious high-fat foods you must include in your diet

Study evidence clearly show that eating more foods rich in healthful fats like nuts, vegetable oils, and fish have protective effects, particularly for cardiovascular disease. They also help you absorb a host of vitamins, fill you up so you eat less, and taste good

13 healthy and nutritious high-fat foods you must include in your dietWe don’t have to tell you what a disaster the low-fat craze was. We all stopped eating many of our favourite foods thinking they were bad for us (welcome back, eggs and dark chocolate!) and ended up overweight, overly full of refined carbs, and sick. In the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, for the first […]