‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’

Diet reflects the sum of food consumed by a person and thus includes the quality and quantity of food intake. The food we consume should work at two levels - first, it should help to maintain a good immune system and second, it should give adequate nourishment to the body and soul. Both these elements are important to lead a healthy and happy life

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’The word ‘diet’ evokes in most minds a sense of undesirable, tasteless food for rapid weight loss. First, we need to break this false perception to understand the science behind what we eat. Today, in this article we will learn what exactly constitutes a healthy diet and weight loss diet and which of these diets […]

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 […]

Eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods linked to increased cancer risk

The results published in the British Medical Journal showed that if the proportion of ultra-processed food in the diet increased by 10%, then the number of cancers detected increased by 12%

Eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods linked to increased cancer riskA link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as “ultra-processed”. A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed about the study, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

School lunch can shape a healthy diet habit for your child

You must teach your child to make healthy choices. Remember to start by setting a good example at home with your own eating habits

School lunch can shape a healthy diet habit for your childWorking all morning at school burns up a lot of energy, so children need healthy lunches to refuel. Children also need lunch to provide enough energy and nutrients to keep healthy and grow as well as possible. Be sure you encourage your child to eat a nutritious lunch every day, either from the school cafeteria […]

People with healthiest hearts live in the forests of Bolivia

There are around 16,000 Tsimane people who hunt, fish and farm on Maniqui River in Amazon rainforest in Bolivian lowlands. Their way of life has similarities to human civilisation thousands of years ago and researchers found that they have the best indicators of cardiovascular health ever reported

People with healthiest hearts live in the forests of BoliviaThe healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers. Barely any Tsimane had signs of clogged up arteries – even well into old age – a study in the Lancet showed. “It’s an incredible population” with radically different diets and ways of living, said […]