Archive for November 16th, 2012

Can stress make you fat?

Friday, November 16th, 2012

How stress can make you overweight

Stress. It makes you depressed. It makes you tired. It makes you snap at the people you love. Stress can make you drink the whole bottle of wine when you only meant to have a glass. But stress can also make you fat.

Scientists at the University of Liverpool found that women exposed to a range of mentally and physically stressful tasks ate 20 per cent more of the free chocolate they were offered, compared to when they didn’t have to do the tasks. 20 per cent more chocolate, expanding waistline … and seems like no-brainer.


Health recipe of the day: Stuffed bhindi for diabetics

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Okra or lady’s finger is rich in fibre content and an ideal vegetable for diabetics.

Check out this healthy bhara bhindi (stuffed okra) recipe for diabetics
Bhindi (Okra) – 250 gms, slit
Coconut- 1 1/2 tbsp
Pumpkin – 2 tbsp
Fresh coriander – 1 tbsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Rock salt – as per taste
Anaradana (dry pomegranate seeds) or fresh grated Amla(Indian gooseberry) – 1/2 tsp
Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
Slit the bhindi horizontally
Mix coconut and all spices to make the stuffing
Stuff the bhindi and steam it for eight minutes
Serve hot


Health tip of the day

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Does your dry skin worsen in winter? Regular use of moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated and supple. Massage the moisturizer lightly on your face using an upward, circular motion for supple skin.

Eating carbs for dinner can help cut diabetes risk

Friday, November 16th, 2012

A diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner could benefit people suffering from severe and morbid obesity, a new research has revealed.

According to a new research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the diet influences secretion patterns of hormones responsible for hunger and satiety, as well as hormones associated with metabolic syndrome, which in a way can help dieters persist over the long run, and reduce risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The research was carried out by research student Sigal Sofer under the auspices of Prof. (Emeritus) Zecharia Madar, at the Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition at the Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Sofer randomly assigned 78 police officers to either the experimental diet (carbohydrates at dinner) or a control weight loss diet (carbohydrates throughout the day). Out of the total only 63 subjects finished the six-month program.


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