Diet

Diet

Good Nutrition – Between Facts And Fiction

Are you eating well? Does your daily diet include all the essential nutrients for healthy living? If making the list of groceries makes you feel stress every day, you might experience the same thing many other people do. It appears as there’s always a new diet or a set of guidelines that pretends to teach […]

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Fitness Freak or a Potato Couch? Take a Health Quiz to Find It Out

For how long do you sleep at night? 8+ 6-7 Less than 6 What is your daily water intake? 8 glasses 5-7 glasses 1 or 2 glasses How often do you exercise? Daily Once or twice a week Never What is your usual breakfast? A bowl of fresh fruits Anything which is available at that […]

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The Connection Between Vitamin D And Multiple Sclerosis

    Vitamin D is a supplement, found notably in sunlight and fish oils, that helps fortify bone health. Multiple sclerosis (MS), a degenerative disease with no known cure, occurs when a person’s immune system attacks their nerve cells. So what’s the connection between the two? According to a fledgling body of research, higher levels of Vitamin D […]

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    Natural sources of Antioxidants: Fruits and vegetables

    The vitamins C, E and beta-carotene (converted to vitamin A in the body), are especially abundant in fruits and vegetables and seem to have a special function in cells. Cellular metabolism generates free radicals, unstable molecules that can attack and damage other molecules, such as DNA, proteins (e.g. enzyme), carbohydrates, and lipids, that are found in […]

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    The Health Benefits of Cinnamon

    As a child, I always placed cinnamon in the junk food category. This could be because I associated cinnamon with holiday desserts such as pumpkin pie, eggnog, and ginger snaps. However as an adult, I have consistently been reminded of the actual health benefits of the spice in its purest form (or in a dessert if […]

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    7 Health Benefits of Dietary fibers

    Also known as Roughage are mainly non-starch complex carbohydrates found in vegetables, fruits and grains that cannot be digested but serve to keep a healthy bowel movement. Broadly dividing , they can be Celluose and non-cellulose fibers. Further they are classified as Non-soluble and soluble fiber. Non-soluble includes cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin. Soluble includes pectin,gums […]

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    Diet Disease Awareness

    Top 3 Asthma Fighting Foods

    According to statistics, 20 million Americans suffer from asthma and 11 die from the disease each day. Although there is no cure, there are medicines that can help alleviate and subdue the symptoms—most of which are designed to open up the air passage ways. But did you know that there are also foods that if […]

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    Diet Obesity

    The GI Way

    For anyone looking to eat a more healthy diet, keep their weight down and increase their health a good place to start is to switch from refined carbohydrates to complex carbs. This is where the GI index can help. GI (glycemic index) is a measure of how much a carbohydrate raises blood glucose once eaten. […]

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