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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SO MUCH ALEXA

SO MUCH ALEXA

AMAZON ANNOUNCED A raft of new hardware devices this week, from new Echo speakers and fun arcade buttons that plug into them, to a dangling-dongle version of the Fire TV. The one unifying thread all these devices have? Alexa. As Amazon’s voice assistant proliferates into more products, Amazon’s smart home empire grows. But can Alexa find its feet outside the home? David tells us what he saw when he visited the company in Seattle this week. Before that however, we’ve got 280 bones to pick with Twitter. PODCAST RSS ITUNES DOWNLOAD…

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Black Coffee Benefits: How Much is Really Enough?

Black Coffee Benefits: How Much is Really Enough?

Coffee is, undeniably, one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Nothing stops coffee lovers from experimenting and teaming it up with a range of delicacies, drinks and even desserts. Most people cannot think of starting their day without a daily dose of caffeine. You may have not known this but regular black coffee consumption has been tied to promoting good health. Experts have outlined and emphasized the good-for-you properties of espresso shots or black coffee when had regularly and in moderation. According to ethnobotanist and author of the book,…

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Love Salt a Bit Too Much? It Could Be Dangerous For Your Heart

Love Salt a Bit Too Much? It Could Be Dangerous For Your Heart

Come summer, come winter, we Indians love salty food. We can’t imagine snack time without munching on chatpata fries, samosas, chaats and other namkeens. While most of us are aware of the fact that too much salt is not good for our health, we often turn a blind eye, or forget to keep a check amidst all the celebrations and get-togethers. Just a little pinch of it can transform an ordinary dish into a lip-smacking treat. The truth is salt as an ingredient is not completely bad for our health….

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Too Much Phosphorous May Harm Your Kidneys!

Too Much Phosphorous May Harm Your Kidneys!

Health experts and doctors have issued a warning against excess phosphorous in the human body claiming that it may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease where the phosphate levels in the body shoot up to abnormally high levels. According to them, muscle cramps, numbness, tingling, bone or joint pain, and rash are all the symptoms of hyperphosphatemia and people who experience them quite often should consult a doctor at the earliest. Phosphorous is an essential nutrient needed for proper cell functioning and regulation of calcium in the body for strong…

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More Evidence That We Need To Stop Sitting So Much: Especially Men

More Evidence That We Need To Stop Sitting So Much: Especially Men

If you have a desk job, it is pretty easy to spend most of your day on your bum. Even after you punch the clock, chances are there will be more time sitting between your commute and the nightly intake of your favorite shows. You know you should at least walk a bit more during the day. If you are like most people, it is difficult to get motivated. But recent research might push you in the right direction – especially if you are a man. In a study published…

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Are You Drinking Too Much Sugar?

Are You Drinking Too Much Sugar?

It would be a sad state if the only solution to optimal health were to cut out all sugar. To avoid the birthday cake, milkshake, ice cream and the oh-so-perfect chocolate chip cookie would be a true shame. Yet we hear so much about the need to decrease added sugars. Research strongly indicates that sugar consumption is associated with excess body weight and Type 2 diabetes. The 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommended that Americans consume no more than 10 percent of total calories in the form of added…

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Too Little Sleep, Or Too Much, Linked to Risk of Heart Disease

Too Little Sleep, Or Too Much, Linked to Risk of Heart Disease

Sleep irregularities may be tied to a variety of health problems, such as diabetes and obesity, that can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, a leading U.S. doctors group says. The risk may go up when people get too little sleep, or too much, according to a statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). “We do not know the optimal amount of sleep needed to minimize the risk of heart disease,” but people who get less than seven hours a night or more than nine hours may be more at…

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How much you drink may depend on fellow drinkers

How much you drink may depend on fellow drinkers

People’s decisions on whether or not to drink more may be influenced more by their environment and their observation of others around them, finds a study, with implications on future alcohol harm reduction strategies. The findings showed that when drunk and surrounded by other drinkers, people’s judgements of their own levels of intoxication and the associated health risks are related to the drunkenness of their peers, not on the objective amount of alcohol they have actually consumed, a study has found. Researchers have historically worked under the assumption that those…

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Lanka malaria-free, but India to take much longer

Lanka malaria-free, but India to take much longer

The spotlight has turned on India after successful elimination of malaria in Sri Lanka, which was certified by the World Health Organisation earlier this week during its ongoing 69th regional meet here. Despite a sharp reduction in its malaria statistics, India is still at risk of the disease and may take a few more years before achieving malaria-free status. The good news is that India is on the right track with an effective surveillance system and vector control programme and is likely to achieve its malaria eradication target well before…

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