Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds study

The researchers wanted to see whether white button mushrooms could influence the production of glucose in the body, and if so, how. The findings have been reported in a paper now published in the Journal of Functional Foods

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds studyA new study looks at how eating a common type of mushroom can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation. The results may have implications for managing diabetes and other metabolic conditions, such as obesity. Researchers working in various departments at Pennsylvania State University have recently conducted a study in mice. They wanted to investigate the […]

Maintaining a regular bedtime can be beneficial to heart health and metabolism

A study from last year reported that ‘social jet lag,’ that is, the difference in sleep and waking times between the weekend and the weekdays can also raise the risk of heart disease. Previous studies have also suggested that obesity and diabetes may be on the cards for those who hit the snooze button on weekends

Maintaining a regular bedtime can be beneficial to heart health and metabolismThe cardiometabolic health risks linked to sleep deprivation are numerous. These health risks include weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, however, is also vital for health. New research, which is now published in the journal Scientific […]

6 effective ways to become a morning person, if you aren’t already one

If you want to become a morning person, just telling yourself not to hit the snooze button isn't enough. Here's how to do it

6 effective ways to become a morning person, if you aren’t already onePeople love to brag about how early they wake up — to tell you, with the proudest smile, about how they ran a marathon at 4:30 this morning and made their breakfast and sip on their morning cuppa They can be an insufferable bunch, but you may also find yourself envying them. If that’s the […]

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism

The best way to protect yourself against these metabolism-slowing factors is to avoid quick weight loss and extended fasting or very low calorie diets. If you are losing weight, take your time, and be sure to consume sufficient protein, which helps to prevent the loss of muscle

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism  If you are unhappy with your weight or frustrated by your inability to lose weight, you’ve probably wondered whether a slow metabolism may be to blame. Your suspicions may have been confirmed by all the diets, programs, and products out there that claim to “fix” a slow metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at […]

Only fat consumption causes weight gain, suggests new study

Researchers say dietary fats, not sugars or proteins, are the only cause of weight gain. They found that carbohydrate and protein intake had no effect on body weight

Only fat consumption causes weight gain, suggests new studyScientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have undertaken the largest study of its kind looking at what components of diet – fat, carbohydrates or protein – caused mice to gain weight. Since food consists of fat, protein and carbs, it has proven difficult to pinpoint exactly what aspect of […]

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weight

Diet and exercises remains the cornerstone of an attempt to lose weight. The successful outcome is largely based on long-term compliance with the same

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weightHow diet and exercise play a role in weight loss? Obesity has become an Achilles heel for many. Most obese people realise, often late, that it is extremely difficult to lose and maintain weight. However, medical or surgical intervention cannot be the only answer for the millions of overweight individuals in the world. Diet The […]

How much blood can your body afford to lose?

Without blood properly performing its duties, we are in trouble. Take a look at what happens when we lose blood, how we’re in danger of losing it fastest, and how much we can lose before damage is irreversible

How much blood can your body afford to lose?The sight of it causes anxiety, alarm, and sometimes even fainting. But without it, there would be no transport of oxygen, regulation of temperature, or metabolism. This substance plays a key role in our immune system, and supplies the tissues of our body with the nutrients they need. I’m talking, of course, about blood — […]

Chemicals found in fast food wrappers and clothes linked to weight gain

A study led by Harvard’s School of Public Health looked at the affect of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) on weight regulation. PFASs are found in products like non-stick cookware and stain resistant carpet. High blood levels of PFASs were found to be associated with slower metabolism. PFASs compounds were also linked to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problems

Chemicals found in fast food wrappers and clothes linked to weight gainChemicals found in fast food packaging and a wide variety of other consumer products could cause weight gain by crushing metabolism, particularly in women, new research claims. Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are used to make food packaging such as bread wrappers, microwave popcorn packs, and paper boards oil or water resistant. However, the chemicals can permeate […]

Weight loss? A new reason to drink black tea

A new study indicates that black tea may be just as effective as green tea for losing the pounds but it just works in a different way. Overall the findings indicate that black tea may be just as beneficial for health as the widely acclaimed green tea

Weight loss? A new reason to drink black teaBlack tea is one of America’s best-loved beverages, accounting for around 80 per cent of all tea consumed in the country. When it comes to the health benefits, however, black tea is often overshadowed by green tea, which many studies have hailed for its ability to boost weight loss. But the new study indicates that […]

Best and worst foods for your thyroid health

The attention to food and nutrients to encourage proper functioning of the gland is often ignored. The nutrients that the thyroid gland needs are easily available in many food items. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya lists out some food stuffs to consume and avoid, in order to boost the thyroid health

Best and worst foods for your thyroid healthYour thyroid is your body’s silent workhorse-most of the time; it functions so smoothly that we forget it’s there. But this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more, and if it starts to go haywire, you’ll notice. Though the thyroid is small, it’s a major […]