5 health benefits of rajma, you need to know about

Red kidney beans are known as ‘rajma‘ in India and they form an important part of a vegetarian diet due to their excellent protein content

5 health benefits of rajma, you need to know aboutThey are full of fibre and protein and prevent various ailments. But the protein they contain is incomplete and they should always be paired with a cereal (carbohydrate) to improve their biological value, in other words improve the quality of protein. From Mexican cuisine – tacos, burritos, etc to our very own rajma-chawal, red kidney […]

5 sources of iron-rich foods for vegetarians to prevent anaemia  

While there are a handful of reasons that may cause anaemia, diet usually plays a large role. This is especially true for those on a strict plant-based, vegetarian diet 

5 sources of iron-rich foods for vegetarians to prevent anaemia  Iron, one of the most important minerals in our diet, plays an important role in maintaining our energy levels. Not getting enough iron can result in the deficiency known as anaemia, putting you at risk of various health problems. Gender plays an important role in determining how much of the nutrient you need. It is […]

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 […]

Yoga and meditation are beneficial for physical and mental well-being, says research

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. Current research also suggests that meditating and doing yoga can boost overall well-being and resilience to stress factors

Yoga and meditation are beneficial for physical and mental well-being, says researchIncreasingly, yoga practice and meditation have been the focus of research aiming to test their benefits. Recently, Medical News Today have reported on a wealth of studies pointing to many different advantages of yoga and meditation, including countering cognitive decline, acting on genetic factors that predispose individuals to stress, improving lower back pain, and easing depression. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience now shows […]

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds study

It is known that poor mental health can affect appetite in a harmful manner. But how much of an influence do poor eating habits have on our susceptibility to mental health problems?

A vegetarian diet can help reduce the risk of depression, finds studyResearchers at the University College London, England reviewed several studies published in recent years to find out. Their review titled ‘Healthy dietary indices and risk of depressive outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies’ was published in Molecular Psychiatry on September 26. Dr Camille Lasalle and her colleagues conducted the review by aggregating […]

Switching to a vegetarian diet slashes heart disease death risk by 40%

 In the past few decades, numerous studies have demonstrated that restricting meat impacts the body in a number of positive ways. For instance, a plant-based diet has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome

Switching to a vegetarian diet slashes heart disease death risk by 40%The latest in a long line of papers on the many health benefits of reducing meat intake concludes that a plant-based diet is great news for your heart Vegetarianism is regularly touted as a more healthful option and many people are working to reduce their meat intake. Vegetarianism and veganism may even protect against certain […]

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

The researchers don’t assert that being vegetarian causes depression. Instead, they’re suggesting a link between plant-based diets and mental health. The primary theory for this link is that vegetarians receive fewer nutrients found in red meat, vitamin B12 specifically, and that could contribute to depressive symptoms

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest studyA study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders concludes that vegetarians have more depressive symptoms than non-vegetarians due to nutritional deficiencies like iron. ‘Nutritional deficiencies may account for these findings, but reverse causation and residual confounding cannot be ruled out’ it concluded. The study was conducted among 9,668 husbands of pregnant women and all […]