Cutting back on vegetable protein tied to unhealthy ageing, reveals study

Older adults who cut back on the amount of vegetable protein in their diets may be more likely to experience age-related health problems than their peers who increase the amount of plant protein they eat, a Spanish study suggests

Cutting back on vegetable protein tied to unhealthy ageing, reveals studyResearchers examined data on 1,951 people aged 60 and older who completed dietary surveys and questionnaires to detect four types of unhealthy ageing: functional impairments; reduced vitality; mental health issues; and chronic medical problems or use of health services. Participants provided this information in three waves: from 2008-2010, in 2012 and again in 2017. Overall, […]

Here’s how you can speed up wound healing

Has that cut or scrape from a while ago still not shown signs of fading? There are a variety of reasons why your wounds are not healing as fast as they used to

Here’s how you can speed up wound healingWhile one cannot do much about factors like old age or diabetes, here are five other tips you can follow to improve healing. Good nutrition In general, you should follow a balanced diet which includes all the essential food groups. But since wound healing requires the use of several nutrients, the Cleveland Clinic advises including […]

Know about these 6 foods linked to better brain power

Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single almighty brain food can ensure a sharp brain as you age

Know about these 6 foods linked to better brain powerNutritionists emphasise that the most important strategy is to follow a healthy dietary pattern that includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Try to get protein from plant sources and fish and chose healthy fats, such as olive oil or canola, rather than saturated fats. That said, certain foods in this overall […]

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child’s I.Q.

Eating nuts during early pregnancy may boost a child’s cognitive ability, according to a new study by researchers in Spain

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child’s I.Q.According to the study, children born to mothers who consumed 2 to 3 ounces of nuts per week during the first trimester of pregnancy typically scored higher on I.Q., memory and attention tests, compared with women who did not eat nuts. Previous research has shown that eating nuts is associated with a reduced risk of […]

Replacing red meat with nuts and beans can cut heart disease risk

A new study suggests diets with high-quality plant protein sources could replace red meat to help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors

Replacing red meat with nuts and beans can cut heart disease riskChoose plants over red meat to keep your heart healthy. That is the recommendation of a new study that found diets with high-quality plant protein sources could help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, mainly lowering risks of heart attacks. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, come from the first meta-analysis of trials that examined […]

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds study

Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Purdue University

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds studyThe study is the first meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the health effects of red meat by substituting it for other specific types of foods. The study was published in the journal Circulation. “Previous findings from randomised controlled trials evaluating the effects of red meat on cardiovascular disease risk factors have been inconsistent. But […]

Eating nuts regularly helps slow down cognitive decline

Cognitive decline is an inevitable mental condition that comes with ageing. It is also one of the hallmarks of an incurable disease called dementia. In the absence of a cure, a recent study revealed that consuming nuts preserves the brain’s cognitive functions

Eating nuts regularly helps slow down cognitive declineAs per Science Direct, diet was suggested to have a role in significantly preserving the brain’s cognitive functions as a person ages. The study ruled that the consumption of food items that are rich in n-3 (polyunsaturated) fatty acids with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents is a promising dietary approach that preserves the brain’s cognitive functions. […]

#WomensDay: Healthy Heart tips for women

Dr. Santoshkumar Dora, Senior Cardiologist, Asian Heart Institute explains the uncommon symptoms and causes of heart attack among women.

#WomensDay: Healthy Heart tips for womenOur heart works continuously for us, without taking any breaks. Therefore, a healthy lifestyle comprising of a good diet and regular exercise is vital for a healthy heart. While chest pain and breathlessness are common symptoms of a cardiac disorder, other symptoms are palpitation, giddiness, syncope, undue fatigue with minimal exertion, swelling in the legs. The […]

Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients 

People with diabetes who regularly eat nuts may be less likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who rarely, if ever, consume nuts, a U.S. study suggests

Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients Diabetics who ate at least five 28-gram (one-ounce) servings of nuts a week were 17 percent less likely to develop heart disease than people with diabetes who had no more than one serving of nuts weekly, the study found. Even just one serving of nuts might still be good for the heart, however. For people […]

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problems

Early diagnosis is crucial for recovery. Many men put it off at considerable risk. Clearly, the later you leave it, the more complex the treatment and the more reduced the recovery ratio. This walnut-sized gland is the one nut you want to look after

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problemsIn helicopters, the Jesus nut is a slang term for a crucial link that holds the rotor blades of some helicopters together. Failure of this nut will, clearly, have catastrophic effects. However, I wish to concentrate on another nut, one that is peculiar to the male of the species and is said to be situated […]