Do you take health supplements? Beware of health risks and nutritional imbalances

Do you take health supplements? Beware of health risks and nutritional imbalances

Fitness today is a far more integral part of daily life than ever before. We all want toned bodies, firm muscles, right weight and an appealing appearance. For that we do extensive workouts. Working out burns up calories and we need supplements and protein powders to make up for the energy loss and to avoid exhaustion. A good supplement ensures that you get adequate essential nutrients. Sportspersons and athletes, especially, need supplements for stamina and post-workout recovery. There are a number of supplements in the market. But you need to read the label…

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5 Incredible Cauliflower Benefits: From Reducing Cancer Risks to Brain Health

5 Incredible Cauliflower Benefits: From Reducing Cancer Risks to Brain Health

Have you ever wondered what the majestically shaped, intricately folded, off-white looking member of the cruciferous family of vegetables – cauliflower – entails? The stake it holds in the upkeep of parameters of the human body? It would not be incorrect to assume that the countless curves and folds in the body of the cauliflower plant exhibits those countless benefits for health and well-being. It originates from the brassica species. Commonly known as cabbage, that’s where the etymology of the term lies. It’s mainly the upper white part, also known as curd, which is edible….

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Kids Watch Out: Obesity Can Raise Cardiovascular Risks Even In Young

Kids Watch Out: Obesity Can Raise Cardiovascular Risks Even In Young

Obesity occurs when there is an accumulation of excess or abnormal amounts of fat in the body. At a time when the world is grappling with the rampant condition, it is important to distinguish between obesity and being overweight. People are considered to be obese when their body mass index is more than 30 kg/m2, when the normal range is 25-30 kg/m2. Obesity ties alongwith it multiple risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure etc. According to a new study, it can also act as a clarion call to a…

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Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Diabetes Risks, Says Study

Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Diabetes Risks, Says Study

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is used to treat people who are dangerously obese. Leaving the fact that it is for people who are extremely obese, other people are also using the bariatric surgery to get in the desired shape. There are many types of weight loss surgery available depending on the amount of fat percentage you want to surgically remove from the body and their effects on your body. While many of us are afraid to let the needle surgically remove all the excess body fat, bariatric…

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Lose Belly Fat and Pear-Shaped Body Type to Cut Risks of Diabetes

Lose Belly Fat and Pear-Shaped Body Type to Cut Risks of Diabetes

One of every five men and women in India is obese or overweight. While a few prefer to work out on extra body fat to develop a nice physique, medical surgery for weight loss is also a feasible option for some. Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, is used to treat people who are dangerously obese. Although surgical removing of fat is an unconventional way of becoming fit yet a bariatric surgery has become a choice for the lazier half. Leaving the fact that it is for people who…

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The Shocking Story of Toxic Fast Food Packaging and Its Cancer Risks

The Shocking Story of Toxic Fast Food Packaging and Its Cancer Risks

As much convenient as fast food is to quickly take care of the hunger pangs when they kick in (besides these foods also being lip-smacking and delicious) they are not at all good for our health in the long run. Sure, we all love those greasy burgers, crunchy fries, salted snacks, and packaged treats, but the fact is that can do severe harm to our body if we are not careful. Even when you head to the supermarket, you shouldn’t just pick up anything and everything. The practice of reading…

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A Diet Rich in Fruits and Vegetables Outweighs The Risks of Pesticides

A Diet Rich in Fruits and Vegetables Outweighs The Risks of Pesticides

When you shop for groceries, do you carry a copy of the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen,” list with you? It’s a list of the 12 vegetables and fruits with the most pesticides, and some people only buy organic versions of the items on the list. It’s the companion piece to the “Clean Fifteen,” which showcases the 15 options with the least pesticides. These annual reports generate a lot of media coverage, and their presence seems to influence our grocery shopping habits. But research shows that the lists – which…

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Weight-Lifting Exercises May Cut Risks of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Weight-Lifting Exercises May Cut Risks of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Your new year resolution of hitting the gym to indulge in some weight lifting exercises may not only help you tone those muscles, but also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Type 2 diabetes, researchers say. The findings showed that resistance-based interval training exercise – a simple leg exercises, involving weights — improved blood vessel function of individuals with and without diabetes. “Individuals with Type 2 diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without,” said Jonathan Little, Assistant Professor at…

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It’s not all in the Genes: Clean Living can cut Heart Risks

It’s not all in the Genes: Clean Living can cut Heart Risks

Clean living can slash your risk for heart disease even if your genes are heavily stacked against you. A large study finds that people with the most inherited risk cut their chances of having a heart attack or other heart problems in half if they didn’t smoke, ate well, exercised and stayed slim. The opposite also is true: You can largely trash the benefit of good genes with unhealthy habits. “DNA is not destiny, and you have control,” said the study leader, Dr. Sekar Kathiresan, genetic research chief at Massachusetts…

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Little Evidence for Risks, or Benefits, of Habitual Barefootedness

Little Evidence for Risks, or Benefits, of Habitual Barefootedness

Studies on the long-term effects of habitual barefoot walking or running are scarce, and there is only limited evidence for more foot problems and no evidence for higher injury rates among people who are often barefoot, according to a new review. “Having the huge ‘barefoot debate’ in mind, we expected more evidence on the long-term effects of barefoot locomotion,” said lead author Dr. Karsten Hollander of the Institute of Human Movement Science at the University of Hamburg in Germany. Some populations, for example South Africa, include many people who are…

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