Archive for May 8th, 2013

How to eat to fight depression

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

If you thought bad food affected only your body, then think again. Because eating processed foods,junk foods, fried or sugary stuff and refined foods could affect your mental health apart from causing havoc to one’s physical body. Well it is true. The rising rates of depression could be partly blamed on the high consumption of processed foods in the present era. This should be of concern because of how much children these days turn to such foods from biscuits to fast foods, from fried snacks to soft drinks.

Whole foods:

Researchers at University College, London, found a 58% risk for depression in people who mainly ate processed foods as compared with people who ate whole foods like lots of fruits, vegetables, fish and unprocessed whole grains, legumes and unhomogenised milk. Whole foods are those that are not processed or refined. Whole foods also do not have additives like preservatives or salt, sugar or fat added to it. Much like how our ancestors ate their foods – fresh and wholesome.

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5 ‘sudden symptoms’ of stroke that could save lives

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and adult disability, but quickly recognizing the signs of it and seeking immediate medical care from specialists can minimize the effects of the disease or even save a life, say an expert at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Stroke is no longer a disease only of the elderly. Nearly 20 percent of strokes occur in people younger than age 55, and over the past decade, the average age at stroke occurrence has dropped from 71 to 69.

Patrick D. Lyden, MD, chair of Neurology and director of the Stroke Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has revealed “Five Sudden, Severe Symptoms,” that could signal the onset of a stroke.

Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body.
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
Sudden trouble seeing on one side.
Sudden, severe difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

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Skipping meals may make you buy more calories

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Even short-term food deprivation not only increases overall grocery shopping, but leads shoppers to buy 31 percent more high calorie foods, a new Cornell study has revealed.

People skip meals for all sorts of reasons – dieting, fasting, insane schedules that make you forget to eat, said Aner Tal, PhD, from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, lead author of the study.

“But it doesn`t matter why you skipped a meal, it can still make your nutritionist cry – making you buy more potato chips and ice-cream and less baby carrots and skim milk,” Tal added.

In one study, 68 meal skippers were either given food (wheat thins) to reduce their fasting-induced hunger or not given any food to keep them hungry following the fast, and then asked to make purchases at a simulated grocery store.

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Tips to bash the cravings

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Get rid of that junk food addiction-try these super easy tips. Read on.

There’s been an exponential increase in the number of people suffering from lifestyle related disorders today. Diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular ailments are much more prevalent today, and the rapid boom in the processed food industry only intensifies the damage.Once in a while, it’s okay to indulge, but if you practically live on junk food, it’s time to make serious lifestyle changes to avoid getting crushed under the overpowering weight of different disorders that could affect you, not to mention your own weight too. And it’s not as difficult as it seems, infact, we’ve made it easier for you. Follow these easy steps to beat the binge.

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