Here’s why a high sugar diet of desserts and colas can be bad for your heart and liver

Here’s why a high sugar diet of desserts and colas can be bad for your heart and liver

It is a known fact that drinking too many soft drinks and eating a lot of sweets is unhealthy, but it may put even otherwise healthy people at increased risk of heart disease, warns new research. The study, published in the journal Clinical Science, showed that healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in their livers after they consumed a high sugar diet. “Our findings provide new evidence that consuming high amounts of sugar can alter your fat metabolism in ways that could increase…

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Carbohydrates and Diet: How Much Do You Really Need in a Day?

Carbohydrates and Diet: How Much Do You Really Need in a Day?

It is mind-boggling to understand how our bodily processes are so intricately entwined and need careful planning of our daily diet to achieve a state of good health and wellness. In my opinion, most of the weight related issues are the outcome of a bad dietary pattern or a lifestyle that is too sluggish to be able to maintain a healthy body. You are what you eat, this has been repeated over and over again and that is exactly why we need to understand the role of various food groups in…

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Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

While lack of sleep is a major risk factor for depression, not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. According to a study, individuals whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep. The findings revealed that students with poor quality sleep were less likely to have symptoms of depression if they also had higher activity in a reward-sensitive region of the brain. “This helps us begin to understand why some people are more likely to experience depression when they have problems…

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Island Jar hosts talk on transitioning to a vegan diet

Island Jar hosts talk on transitioning to a vegan diet

LITTLE CURRENT—A small gathering of folks came together on a recent Sunday afternoon at the Island Jar in Little Current to discuss veganism and to try out some new recipes. Workshop facilitator Ryan Hutchinson of Sandfield shared the story of his path to veganism and presented many arguments for switching to a vegan diet and its associated benefits while walking workshop participants through the preparation of vegan “cheese” and lasagna. Mr. Hutchinson stressed that while transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, or even if someone isn’t interested in converting to a…

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Want to avoid risk of bowel cancer? Cut processed red meat, alcohol from your diet

Want to avoid risk of bowel cancer? Cut processed red meat, alcohol from your diet

Are you a meat lover? We have some important news for you. According to a new study, a group of researchers have found strong evidence of links between lifestyle and colorectal cancer risk. Physical activity and whole grains lowers risk of this cancer; too much alcohol and red meat, processed meats and obesity increase the risk. Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk and there was strong evidence that physical activity protects against colon cancer. Edward…

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Coconut Water Benefits: 6 Reasons to Add this Wonder Drink to Your Diet

Coconut Water Benefits: 6 Reasons to Add this Wonder Drink to Your Diet

Tropical fruits are known to be healthy and delicious, out of which coconuts top the list. Not only it has numerous uses in our kitchen, but also otherwise. We all love to relish this versatile fruit in the form of oil, savoury, snacks and drink. Coconut water makes for a naturally refreshing drink that consists of easily digested carbohydrates in the form of sugar and electrolytes. This water is actually the juice present inside the endosperm, which is the interior cavity of the young and green coloured coconuts. According to Bangalore-based Nutritionist…

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Diet versus Exercise: Which One Wins the Battle Really?

Diet versus Exercise: Which One Wins the Battle Really?

When I first set out to write this article, I thought to myself if it was really a subject of discussion. Experts all across the world press for achieving a balance between diet and regular physical activity. Even if you are unable to maintain moderate to rigorous level physical activity thrice a week – as recommended by the World Health Organisation – it is always advisable to get some exercise in your daily routine. In my opinion, the efficacy of a well-balanced diet goes for a toss given the lifestyle…

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Have you been trying to lose weight? This simple diet tip can boost your progress

Have you been trying to lose weight? This simple diet tip can boost your progress

When trying to get in shape, changing your diet in small ways is crucial. Certain foods are extremely beneficial for you. So, if you among those who crave to order junk delicacies between 11am and 6pm time, you need to take a smart approach when it comes to snacking healthy. Munching all day, particularly on food with little nutrition, could result in eating too much and packing on extra kilos. A healthy snack between meals can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating at meal time. Nidhi Pant, co-founder of DesiVDesi…

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5 signs you should quit a vegan diet

5 signs you should quit a vegan diet

Loading up on fruits and vegetables may not seem like a bad idea. However, the vegan diet may always not be the best for optimum health. Obsessing over any diet can have some side effects. According to nutritionist Urvashi Sawhney, if you experience any of these signs, it is time that you give up the vegan diet. 1.You are always bloated: If you eat only kale smoothies, beans and legumes for days, you can experience a lot of bloating. If bloating persists for weeks, it is a sign that you should…

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Diet Secrets of People Who Lived For More Than 100 Years

Diet Secrets of People Who Lived For More Than 100 Years

Who wouldn’t want to live up to 100 years and beyond? But in today’s time with the kind of stressful lives we lead, is it really possible? Here are some diet secrets from the world’s people. We can’t vouch for whether nor they’ll work for you, they definitely seem to have worked for them. You must want to steal some tips. Take a cue. 1. World’s oldest person, Emma Morano died at the age of 117 in Italy on 15th April 2017. Born in Britain, she celebrated her 117th birthday last…

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