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[.....]
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!
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[.....]
If you feel tired, and suspect that you have a deficiency of vitamins, your doctor may give you a list of blood tests to find out how low you are and on which nutrient. Sometimes these blood tests can be very expensive. But there are other ways to find if[.....]
Each and every one of us would want the occasional cheat from our strict diet regimens. And after all that hard-work taken to resist those calorie-heavy foods, don’t we deserve to just indulge that one junk food craving? The downside of succumbing to those occasional junk food binges would be[.....]
Produce processors frequently spray fruits and vegetables with a fine film of approved wax, lacquer or resin coating. This improves their shell life by protecting them from dehydration and other hazards. It’s suggested to wash off these coatings under running cold water. Commercial produce rinses are available but they're no more effective than rinsing in cold water.
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[.....]
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