Running the Mumbai Marathon? Here is all you need to do pre, during and post the race

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan gives tips on how to prepare for the marathon, right from the diet, to clothes and medication

Running the Mumbai Marathon? Here is all you need to do pre, during and post the raceThere’s a lot of excitement in those running the marathon. Everyone is working on improving their speed and time. Amidst all preparations for marathon, nutrition is an important part of training. One has to eat good quality dietary fats. There are many vitamins which are fat soluble only and need fats to be absorbed. So, […]

Pink Himalayan salt and its several health benefits

It is regularly touted as being one of the purest salts available, and is said to boast several health benefits. But does this salt live up to its reputation as being among the "healthier" salts?

Pink Himalayan salt and its several health benefitsWhat is pink Himalayan salt? Pink Himalayan salt is chemically similar to table salt. It contains up to 98 percent sodium chloride. The remainder of the salt is made up of trace minerals, such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium, which give the salt its light pink tint. The presence of these minerals also explains why […]

7 health benefits of garlic

The body-strengthening effects of garlic are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health

7 health benefits of garlicGarlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly super food health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a […]

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals

In the nutritional world, conventional wisdom suggests that the more often you eat, the more likely you are to burn off those calories and control hunger pangs. And so the notion of eating six or more "mini-meals" each day, just enough to fuel your body and tide you over until your next bites, has often been recommended as a more waistline-friendly dieting approach than eating three larger meals

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals“Years ago, we all believed that you needed to eat multiple times a day to keep your metabolism stoked. … You had to keep feeding the fire and keep the furnace burning. But that theory goes back and forth, and newer research is showing that it really doesn’t slow metabolism if you’re not eating multiple […]

Can a father’s diet before conception affect the baby’s health?

The study comes at a time when researchers are learning more about other influences men have on babies' health that are not necessarily coded within genes, a concept called epigenetics. These influences include direct environmental effects such as exposure to toxins that can be passed from the father to his offspring through his semen

Can a father’s diet before conception affect the baby’s health?Dear men, if you are planning for a baby, include fish, meat, vegetables and fruits in your diet daily as your diet before conception can impact newborn’s health, claims a recent study. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, US found that a low carbohydrate and high protein diet by the father will help […]

‘Must safeguard public health by ensuring all food businesses are licensed and follow standards’

During the round table, a team of researchers, who have carried out a rapid assessment of economic costs of food borne diseases in India, shared their findings. According to them, food borne diseases impose a huge economic burden on India. As per their estimates, this would amount to as much as 0.5 per cent of India’s GDP or about 28 billion USD

‘Must safeguard public health by ensuring all food businesses are licensed and follow standards’“Central Government is providing support to the tune of Rs 482 crore for the States. As many as 45 state labs are to be strengthened. I request the States to come forward with the proposals or give us the plan for strengthening the laboratories.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

Eating fish once a week can improve your kids IQ

Children who eat at least one portion of fish a week sleep better and are more intelligent, a study suggests. They were more alert during the day, snoozed longer at night and scored almost five points higher in IQ tests

Eating fish once a week can improve your kids IQResearchers found that children aged 9–11 years who ate fish at least once weekly had higher IQ test scores and better sleep quality, compared with children who consumed fish less frequently. Study co-author Jianghong Liu, of the School of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College, and colleagues recently reported their findings […]

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfast

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness. Results showed a significant difference on satiety ratings between the mushroom and meat consumption

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfastEating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests. The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals. “As with previously published research, this study indicates there may be […]

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesity

A research team in Singapore has successfully developed a skin patch made up of hundreds of micro-needles which will help people to lose lots of weight in a short time. The patch targets problem areas such as belly fat and is designed to cut down on adipose tissue formation toning down the stomach

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesityScientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a skin patch that can convert potentially harmful white fat into energy-burning brown fat. In a recent study published in the journal Small Methods, the researchers reveal how the patch reduced fat mass and weight gain over 4 weeks in mice fed a high-fat diet. […]
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