The debate is still on about whether raw food is better or cooked, but most nutritionists suggest a mix of both. Some foods, when eaten raw, helps preserve their nutrients and also allows your body to absorb them better. While there’s a long list of foods you can cook and eat,[.....]
If you are wondering why the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, it is mainly because of olives and olive oil which are loaded with antioxidants. While black kalamata olives from Greece is by far the best variety, thanks to the phenolic compound hydroxytyrosol in it, Spanish green olives are equally good for health. Regular consumption of olives can keep cancer and diabetes at bay. It can also make your heart healthier and skin younger.
Full of healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants, avocados do not just work wonders for your health, they are great for your skin too. When applied topically, the fresh pulp, can help moisturize dry skin, reduce acne flare-ups, heal minor cuts and nicks. Avocado oil may also protect skin from sun damage and even add years to your aging skin.
A healthy, balanced diet during pregnancy that includes varied food groups is vital to boost your growing baby's grey matter. However, certain foods that really stand out as nutritional superstars include - eggs, dried fruits, flaxseeds, walnuts, beans, legumes, whole grains, lean red meat, leafy greens like kale, spinach, and oily fish like tuna and salmon.
Apples, of any variety, can give you immense health benefits. And the green apple, with its balanced nutrition, is the perfect inclusion in your diet, be it for general health or for weight loss. It truly helps you keep the proverbial doctor away! We give you here the nutritional values[.....]
Hair loss is most commonly seen in male or female pattern baldness which is associated with increased levels of a male hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). An extract of saw palmetto berries may block 5α-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT and studies have found that the oral and topical use can address hair loss.
Juice from a concentrate may seem sinful but doesn’t always have to be. Minimally processed concentrates can be rich in phenolic compounds and other antioxidant vitamins and minerals. But they might also pack in more sugar and calories than you’d expect. Always read the labels and choose smart to ensure the juice you’re having is a tick for a healthy diet!
Eating healthy shouldn’t stop at home. You should try to eat well when you’re at work, too. But when you’re in a rush, fast food and take out can seem tempting. And once you get to the office? There are phone calls to make, papers to file, and meetings to[.....]
When it comes to your cholesterol, higher levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - the "good" cholesterol - not only helps keep your arteries plaque-free, but can prevent heart disease and stroke as well. Foods that can help raise HDL levels include - olive oil, beans, legumes, soy, whole grains, fish, avocado, nuts, seeds, and all-time favorite dark chocolates too.
Take 1t of turmeric powder with warm milk, every morning and before bedtime on a regular basis. Up your intake of citrus fruits, garlic, horseradish (if you hate the strong flavor, mix it with honey!) in your daily meal plan. Dip a cotton bud in tea tree oil and apply it along the nasal passage at least twice a day.
A large part of keeping your diabetes in control is about making the right food choices. If you have diabetes, a general rule to follow is to stay off foods that are high in sugar. However, some foods and drinks may appear to be healthy options but might contain hidden[.....]
Don’t love your love handles? We don’t blame you. They can be really hard to lose! You’ll need a combination of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes to make them disappear. These nine tips will teach you how to get rid of love handles for women and men. 9 Ways To[.....]
To eat or not to eat – that is the question diabetics ask when it comes to food. Whole foods that are not processed, such as fruits and vegetables, are considered as the best foods for diabetes. Less of refined carbohydrates, lots of lean protein, and more good fat helps[.....]
Soft, shiny hair can be your crowning glory while damaged hair can be brittle, dry, dull, or sun bleached. However, massaging some warm olive or coconut oil into your hair can help moisturize. Equally nourishing can be a hair mask made of avocado pulp, unsalted butter, egg yolk or pureed ripe bananas, honey, and olive oil. Other shine boosters could be honey, yogurt.
Healthy snacks can serve the dual purpose of keeping you going between meals and giving you the feeling you’ve indulged a little without ruining your diet plan. Whether it is a protein-rich split-pea spread on whole grain toast, a tangy soup, a fiber-rich homemade trail mix, a nutrient and antioxidant packed sweet treat of grilled fruit with cinnamon, or a hearty faux Thai noodle salad made from zucchini - snacking on a weight loss plan doesn’t have to be boring!
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