Want to Prevent Heart Disease? Go Nuts

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Avoiding heart disease may be a nutty idea. That’s the conclusion of a new study of more than 210,000 U.S. adults tracked for 32 years. Researchers found that those who regularly ate peanuts, walnuts, cashews and other nuts had a lower risk of …

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Diet Study Suggests It’s Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head. The new research suggests that it’s not the fat in your diet that’s raising your risk of premature death, it’s too many carbohydrates — especially the refined, processed kinds of carbs …

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Starting a diet the right way.

If you’re just starting out on a diet for the first time, there are certain things you should know in order to ensure that you not only get the best results from your diet but also that you maintain your health during the process.

One of the first things you should do, ideally before you even start on a diet, is to see your family physician. This is especially true if you have not had a check-up within the last year or if you experience any type of health condition such a…

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How does water intake helps weight loss?

You may be able to survive a good long time without food, vitamins or minerals; however, you’d only last a day or two without water. That’s because 1/2 to 2/3 of your body is water. And while it has no calories or nutrients, water has body-building power.

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Are you an emotial eater?

We go out to eat to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, promotion, etc. Or we entertain around dinner parties and holidays. At church functions, there are socials and potluck meals. You name it and somehow it all revolves around food. Yes it has a role in our lives of comfort and entertainment. Culturally and instinctively we prepare and serve foods to comfort those who have experienced loss, to celebrate joy or to show friendship and love. Food is very important in our lives.

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6 Steps to Ending Bad Eating Habits

Whether quitting your addiction to snacking, too much sugar, or quitting smoking it starts with knowing what you want, checking obstacles then handling them in advance. Follow these six steps and you’ll more easily reach your goals.

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Milk after exercise promotes muscle gain and fat mass loss

We have heard it all the times that drinking protein right after strength training helps prevent muscle loss and promotes muscle gain. A study published in the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal states that* drinking low fat milk after strength training exercise helps promote muscle gain, fat mass …

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Sugar calories in your diet should not be more than 5% of your daily calorie consumption

According to WHO, for an adult of normal BMI should consume 25 gm or 6 teaspoons of sugar daily. This is about 5 % of daily average caloric intake for an adult of normal BMI. To put things in perspective, a can of regular soda contains about 40gm of sugar …

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Diabetes and Obesity: How to lower your risk of diabetes and its complication with weight management

Both diabetes and obesity (hence diabesity) share the same underlying causes (genetic makeup and unhealthy lifestyle) and this require the same treatment. They are 100% preventable and, in some cases, entirely reversible. The risk of diabetes escalates with the degree of excess weight. Therefore, the prevention of weight gain in people with diabetes as well as impaired glucose tolerance should be the main focus of treatment strategies.

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