Bacteria found in milk can trigger rheumatoid arthritis, a disease common in women

Bacteria found in milk can trigger rheumatoid arthritis, a disease common in women

Researchers have found that a strain of bacteria commonly found in milk may be a trigger for developing rheumatoid arthritis in people who are genetically at risk. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease that causes the immune system to attack a person’s joints, muscles, bones and organs. Patients suffer from pain and deformities mostly in the hands and feet. It can occur at any age but the most common onset is between 40 and 60 years old and is three times more prevalent in women. The study, published…

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Food Combinations You Must Avoid: Three Things You Should Never Team With Milk

Food Combinations You Must Avoid: Three Things You Should Never Team With Milk

There is a reason why they say, ‘you are what you eat’. You may be extremely particular about your daily diet and exactly how many calories your system crunches down every day, but at times the way you pair your food and the time when you consume it also plays a significant role in maintaining your health. Achieving a balanced diet is not about randomly jam-packing your meals with a mix of different ingredients. It requires apt knowledge about various ingredients, their nutritional play on our health and exactly what…

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Avoid drinking cow’s milk and have a beer a day for good health. Here’s why

Avoid drinking cow’s milk and have a beer a day for good health. Here’s why

Food trends often come and go, and with them a lot of confusion about what we should and shouldn’t eat for a healthy, balanced diet. Nutritional epidemiologist Karin Michels from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, USA, has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimised through a proper diet, and agrees there are many misconceptions around various foods. Believing that many people are not adequately advised on their diets by health professionals, which could have important outcomes for future well-being, she explains the truth behind…

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Should You Really Drink Milk Before Going to Bed?

Should You Really Drink Milk Before Going to Bed?

Milk, an abundant source of calcium, sodium, proteins, vitamins (A, K and B12), fats, amino acids, fibers and anti-oxidants, is often labelled as a full meal in itself by nutritionists. Remember how your mother would chase you round the house to make sure you had your glassful of nutrition? Milk since time immemorial has been seen as the magic potion for good health and well-being. Some consume it in the morning, some in the evening. Some argue that the best time to have milk is just before heading to bed,…

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What to Do With Leftover Almond Milk?

What to Do With Leftover Almond Milk?

Recent online special guests included Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, who wrote about cooking with an Instant Pot. Here are edited excerpts from that chat. Recipes whose names are capitalized can be found in our Recipe Finder at washingtonpost.com/recipes. Q: I bought a quart of unsweetened almond milk because the soup recipe I have called for 1/3 cup. The soup is great, but any suggestions for what to do with the rest, other than drink it? A: Add it to smoothies, such as our Berry Almond Smoothie or Apple-Spice Smoothies….

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Raw Milk, Toned Milk and Other Types: Which One Does Your Family Need?

Raw Milk, Toned Milk and Other Types: Which One Does Your Family Need?

The world of milk is unclear. We were barely getting our head around the concept of full cream vs toned milk or whole vs pasteurized milk when the market was flooded with soy milk, almond milk and so many other varieties. And this left the consumer absolutely baffled. Here is an attempt to decode the world of milk and help you understand the various options available today. Benefits of MilkThat milk is healthy is common perception. But the benefits are not often fully understood. Every other day, new studies discover…

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Whole-Fat Milk May Make Kids Leaner: Study

Whole-Fat Milk May Make Kids Leaner: Study

Young children who drink whole-fat milk may be leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skimmed milk, a new study has claimed. Children who drank whole milk – with 3.25 per cent fat content – had a Body Mass Index (BMI) score that was 0.72 units lower than those who drank one or two per cent milk. That is comparable to the difference between having a healthy weight and being overweight, said lead author Jonathon Maguire, pediatrician at St Michael’s Hospital in Canada. He…

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Here’s how you should make turmeric milk

Here’s how you should make turmeric milk

Here’s how you should make turmeric milk. (Getty Image) Much has been said about the benefits of drinking turmeric milk – or ‘Golden Milk’ as it is fondly called by the Orientals. It has been advocated by several schools of native medicine, including Ayurveda. A simple Web search on ‘turmeric milk’ will tell you about benefits ranging from decongestion to weight loss, so I am not going to delve into that much in this post. Instead, I want to share with you an authentic method of preparing it, which I…

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A Milk Dispensing ATM? Is it for Real?

A Milk Dispensing ATM? Is it for Real?

Ever heard of an ATM dispensing milk? The idea materialised into reality when students at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, decided to set up machines dispensing human breast milk. The ATM kicked-off its service last week with an aim to nourish premature babies born at the institute. The milk bank is all set to guide and advice new mothers on breastfeeding as well. “We chose to call it Amudham Thaippal Maiyam (ATM); ‘Amudham’ means nectar in Tamil; ‘Thaippal’ stands for breastfeeding and ‘Maiyam’ means centre…

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Bolivians Drink Donkey Milk for Respiratory Ills

Bolivians Drink Donkey Milk for Respiratory Ills

Representational image: iStock The cold cuts to the bone and little puffs of steam escape from the mouths of people stopping on their walk to work to drink a glass of fresh donkey milk, believing it will fight respiratory problems during the raw winter of the Bolivian Andes. Aymara women position their female donkeys every morning on a street corner in El Alto, a city neighboring the capital of La Paz. Then they milk them for clients lining up in the cold air. “I had a cough for five years…

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