Chubby kids are the cutest, with all the baby fat making them even more adorable. But, what most parents don’t know, or don’t want to know, is that 1 in 5 kids (aged 6–19) suffers from obesity. Childhood obesity is a major epidemic that’s on the rise in the US[.....]
Birdseed, or canary seed, isn’t just for our feathered friends. When it’s grown for human consumption, the cereal grain has amazing health benefits. This functional food suppresses enzymes that constrict blood vessels and increase blood pressure. It also inhibits enzymes that promote carb and fat absorption, making it useful for managing obesity and diabetes. The rich antioxidant content of canary seed also lowers the risk of chronic disease by fighting oxidative stress and inflammation.
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.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has been recognized as a silent, yet major, disease in developed countries. It starts with a simple fatty liver and gradually advances to fibrosis. The final stage is cirrhosis and liver failure. The symptoms are vague throughout the stages. But early detection can help reverse a fatty liver.
Today obesity is linked more with environmental and lifestyle factors than with genetic or biological ones. Eating unhealthy fast foods enticed by food ads and reducing physical activity are major lifestyle causes of obesity. People with a low socioeconomic status are more prone to such habits due to their lack of access to physical activities and nutritious food.
A midnight snack or a quick bite sounds seemingly harmless. But routine night-time eating could be masking other problems like sleep-related eating disorder or night-eating syndrome and may lead to issues like indigestion, acid reflux, morning anorexia, anxiety, and raised cholesterol levels. Seeking healthy alternatives like green tea, eating little and often, may help.
Most Chinese foods and fast foods contain Ajinomoto. Research on its side-effects show that it is best avoided. It is known to cause infertility, migraine, chest pain, hypertension, and obesity. the side effects discussed here may vary from person to person, but research has shown that it is overall not a recommended ingredient.
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