If you are a diabetic or at risk of getting diabetes, then you must be careful with the food you eat. Vegetables have sugar content, too; some may have more sugar than the others. Low glycemic index vegetables should be consumed to avoid rapid blood glucose fluctuations. These include cruciferous and leafy vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and non-starchy vegetables like cucumbers, celery, and others.
General advice across different types of stones is to reduce sodium intake, in table salt and processed foods, and limit animal protein in your diet, particularly in the case of uric acid stones. Also avoid foods high in oxalates if you have calcium oxalate stones. Get tested to identify the type of stones you are likely to develop and modify your diet accordingly.
Parenthood comes with plenty of cuddles, laughter, and happiness – along with its fair share of worries. For instance, your baby or your toddler suddenly excreting piles of green poop. That can be positively unsettling. However, believe it or not, green poop in children, especially when they’re young, is actually[.....]
A food journal keeps your eating habits in check by making you aware of what you eat. It also helps you track how what you eat makes you feel, thus preventing stress eating. You can also track and avoid all the junk food you eat. However, noting everything down in your food journal takes time. You may become obsessed with keeping your calories in check and, when you don’t see instant results, you might get demotivated.
You have been watching television for the past few hours and notice an advertisement of a large, cheesy hamburger on TV and you feel hungry. You decide to order in because there is nothing like a good, meaty burger that satisfies your stomach. However, what you don’t realize is that[.....]
Sure, gaining weight is a lot easier than losing weight. Increasing food intake is half the job done. But, weight gained by eating unhealthy junk food can adversely affect our health. Although most people are overweight and want to lose the pounds, some people wish to gain weight because they[.....]
Vitamin B isn’t just one essential vitamin—the vitamin B family includes 8 essential vitamins and each type has a role to play, adding value to the nutrient pool. You receive most of them from your daily diet, while a few are taken as supplements. Here is how this family can benefit[.....]
Unwanted weight gain can be disappointing at any age. For women, menopause is an inevitable stage in their lives, and menopause may cause undesirable weight gain, especially around the abdomen. As we age, metabolism slows down and this factor may contribute to the excess weight women gain during menopause. Women may not be able[.....]
Pregnancy brings about a variety of changes in your body, habits, and behavior with every passing week. Some of these changes may also affect your taste buds which results in you picking up new, even strange food tastes.1 This change in tastebuds is called dysgeusia. Plenty of women start developing[.....]
Olive oil is one of nature's powerful gifts that can keep us healthy, strong, and youthful. It is a potent nutritional weapon against coronary heart disease, several cancers, diabetes, arthritis, and more. Thanks to its anti-aging and protective compounds, olive oil has excellent benefits for our skin and hair as well. To get the best out of olive oil, it's important to know the various grades and types of olive oils and how best to use them.
One of the biggest reasons for the popularity of the GM diet is that it works. This 7-day speedy weight-loss diet plan allows you to eat unlimited amounts of food as long as you restrict yourself to the recommended food groups. Known to help people lose 10-17 pounds within a week, it's a lifesaver if you need to lose weight fast and without sweating it out.
Telogen effluvium (TE) is the second most common type of hair loss. It is caused due to various reasons like hormonal changes, dietary deficiency, certain medications, stress, and underlying health conditions. The conditions could be thyroid disorder, allergy due to dyes, and alopecia areata (patterned baldness). The first step in[.....]
Your body has a natural mechanism to attack foreign bodies that can be harmful. Your immune system fights against pathogens, external injuries, or effects of chemicals. The first such protective response of the immune system is inflammation. Redness, pain, swelling, and sometimes loss of function are the signs of inflammation.1[.....]
Vitamin B12 is made by certain bacteria in animal guts and its deficiency can result in a host of health issues from chronic anemia and psychological problems like depression to cardiovascular diseases and even fertility issues. The symptoms of a deficiency can be broadly classified into neuropsychiatric, hematological, gastrointestinal, and cutaneous symptoms. You are at a risk for vitamin B12 deficiency if you are vegan, had a weight loss surgery, has intestinal diseases, are on acid-reducing drugs, or drink heavily. The elderly and the babies born to vegan mothers are more at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency. Treatment depends on the cause and the severity of the symptoms.
Coke is a popular sugary drink. One can of Coke has 39 g or 9.75 teaspoons of sugar in it. A half-liter bottle of Coke has 65 g or 16.25 teaspoons of sugar in it whereas a liter bottle of the beverage has 108 g or 27 teaspoons of sugar in it. While one can of Coke has 165.75 calories, a half liter bottle of the beverage has 276.25 calories and a one-liter bottle has 459 calories. A soda a day translates to 35 pounds or 16 kg of sugar a year which can add 15 (or more) pounds or 7kg or more to your bodyweight in a year!
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