Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementia

The findings suggest this benefit is likely from important nutrients found in these vegetables, such as foliate, lutein and nitrate, which were also associated with slower cognitive decline. This may be because the nutrients protect against inflammation, stress and damaging changes in the brain

Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementiaEating plenty of leafy green vegetables every day could ward off dementia in later life, new research suggests. A study of elderly people found those who ate around one serving of leafy greens each day had brains that were the equivalent of 11 years younger than those who never or rarely ate the vegetables. A […]

Eating walnuts can help lower type 2 diabetes risk

Previous studies have showed that consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and warding off risks of heart and brain diseases as well as cancer

Eating walnuts can help lower type 2 diabetes riskA new study representing more than 34,000 American adults suggests that those who consume walnuts may have about half the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to adults who do not eat nuts. According to the study from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the average intake among walnut consumers was approximately 1.5 […]

Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminar

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India will organise a day-long seminar on technology partnerships for steering Poshan Abhiyaan on 28th June, 2018 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi

Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminarICDS-CAS (Common Application Software) has been specially designed to strengthen the Service Delivery System as well as the mechanism for Real Time Monitoring (RTM) for nutritional outcomes. Briefing the media on the upcoming Poshan Abhiyaan TECH-THON, WCD Secretary Rakesh Srivastava said that it looks at improving the nutrition outcomes through effective monitoring, timely intervention and […]

Higher vitamin D blood levels in women tied to lower risk of breast cancer

Vitamin D is hailed as a wonder nutrient, capable of lowering a person's risk of different forms of cancer. Recent research now confirms that people with high enough levels of this vitamin in their blood have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer

Higher vitamin D blood levels in women tied to lower risk of breast cancer  Results from a new study published today in PLOS ONE shows women who have higher vitamin D blood levels have a significantly lower risk for breast cancer. Analyses were done combining data from two randomized trials conducted at Creighton University with data from a cohort from GrassrootsHealth. The combined data included more than 5000 […]

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoon

Many people are climate sensitive and often experience cold, cough, allergies, headache, joint pains and triggering of existing complaints. Following a healthy lifestyle can help you get rid of it

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoonWe all enjoyed mangoes, jack fruit, ice apples (tadgolas) in summer and now the rains are here to give us respite from prickly heat. Fill in your plate with all seasonal greens and fruits. Some vegetables many of which you may not have even heard of should be the part of your meal, now, since […]

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 […]

Explained: Bulimia, its symptoms and how to overcome it

If you have bulimia, you're probably preoccupied with your weight and body shape. You may judge yourself severely and harshly for your self-perceived flaws. Because it's related to self-image, and not just about food bulimia can be hard to overcome. But effective treatment can help you feel better about yourself, adopt healthier eating patterns and reverse serious complications

Explained: Bulimia, its symptoms and how to overcome itWhat is bulimia nervosa? Bulimia nervosa, commonly called bulimia, is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder. People with bulimia may secretly binge-eating large amounts of food with a loss of control over the eating and then purge (forcefully vomit), trying to get rid of the extra calories in an unhealthy way. To get rid of […]

Climate change: Rice becoming less nutritious due to high carbon dioxide levels

Rice is under threat of becoming less nutritious due to the harmful effects of man-made CO2 gas emissions, according to a study penned by scientists from across the world

Climate change: Rice becoming less nutritious due to high carbon dioxide levelsHuman-caused greenhouse gas emissions threaten to make rice less nutritious, scientists said in a study released on Wednesday, raising a worrying possibility about the staple food item for billions of humans. Rice contains lower levels of key vitamins when grown amid high concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most common of the greenhouse gases driving climate […]

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says study

Skipping breakfast may have negative effects on appetite-regulating hormones, blood sugar and insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar). Prior studies have shown that breakfast fans are less likely to be obese or have diabetes or heart disease

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says studyMiddle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast, especially a hearty one, are less likely to harbour plaques […]
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