Posts Tagged ‘Diet food’

Rice consumption linked to healthier diet

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

food1_240x240Researchers have shown that consumers can improve their diets simply by enjoying white or brown rice as part of their daily meals.

In a study, lead author Theresa Nicklas, DrPH, of Baylor College of Medicine, analyzed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey datasets from 2005-2010 and evaluated the association of rice consumption with overall diet quality and key nutrient intakes in a nationally representative sample of 14,386 U.S. adults.1

Nicklas said their results show that adults who eat rice had diets more consistent with what is recommended in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, and they showed higher amounts of potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber while eating less saturated fat and added sugars. She said that eating rice is also associated with eating more servings of fruit, vegetables, meat and beans.


World’s best and worst diets revealed!

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

food_04_240x240_jan10The lemon detox diet – a two-week water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup fad – has been called the worst diet for the third year in a row, a survey has revealed.

According to a Dietitians Association of Australia survey of 200 members, the SkinnyMe tea and the Ashy Bines Bikini Body Challenge were placed in second and third positions.

On the same day that this research was released, the US News and World Report revealed their pick of the best and worst diets of 2014.

The new research termed DASH as the best diet plan as it has maximum flexibility and allows for all kinds of meats, fruits, vegetables and grains, but foods loaded with salt, sugar and fat are to be avoided.


Diet myths that could fool you

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

When it comes to food and weight loss, don’t let yourself be fooled. Check out these popular diet myths that continue to do the rounds. You’ll be surprised to see that you many you believe in yourself!

More and more people today are trying different methods to get into shape to lead a healthier life. Unfortunately, with all these methods come a whole bunch of crazy misconceptions about what works and what doesn’t.

We have for you some of the most common diet myths that people believe to be true, only to end up crying in horror when they get on the weighing scale. Forget these myths and instead follow our sane advice for a healthier you!


The 5 best and worst foods for acidity

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

If you suffer from acidity, you know how terribly uncomfortable it can be. And one wrong food is all it takes to trigger off a day of heartburn and discomfort.

For those prone to acidity, we have a list of foods you should include and foods you should avoid like the plague.

5 best foods for acidity
Apples and bananas

Amongst fruits, apples and bananas are safe to be consumed and generally do not cause acidity. If you’re in the mood for juice, apple juice is a good option.

Vegetables like cabbage, beans and peas


Health tip of the day

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Chewy, juicy dates are high in fibre and low in fat and sodium. Snack on dates when you’re hungry for they can keep hunger pangs at bay. They are also rich in calcium and good for your bones

Health tip of the day

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

While buying chicken, always choose boneless, skinless chicken breast for maximum low fat benefit. And, trim the remaining fat before cooking to reduce fat content further

Travel easy with diabetes

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Nowadays, the lifestyle and the surge in standard of living make travelling an accolade to everyday mundane activities of home and profession. Be it a family tour or a professional one, ‘travelling’ always sounds enthralling. According to the Indian Tour Operators Promotion Council, hundreds of thousands of Indian nationals travel abroad every year to explore foreign lands for varied reasons. Not only outbound travel but domestic tourism is also a flourishing practice in India.

But travelling may not always be welcomed by many people owing to a number of causes, health issues being one of the prime reasons. The current scenario holds a grim picture with many lifestyle-related disorders like obesity, diabetes and heart ailments on the upsurge. The statistical data on prevalence of diabetes illustrates that 40.9 million people suffered from diabetes in the year 2007 and the incidence is projected to increase to 69.9 million by 2025.


Nutrition Q&A: Typhoid? What to eat

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

This week’s answers:

1. My hubby is having a high cholestrol from approx 10-12 yrs. His triglyicids is 360 which is really very high. I want him 2 opt an healthy schedule so i want sum healthy n effective schedule 4 him. Hoping 4 gud advises soon.
You have not mentioned his age, weight, height or if he is on medications. He will need to correct triglycerides with medications. He needs to reduce sweets, fried or oily foods, alcohol to reduce tgl. Certain medications can also increase triglycerides so a visit to the doctor to sort this out is advised.

3. hi mam i am 42 yrs. now i am 93kg and hight is 6″1. i want to reduce my weight. i am a news paper agent. so i will getup early morning 2.45am. i went to sleep inbetween 12p.m. to 1.30p.m.regularly and night sleep time is 9.30p.m.
Please start your day with a good breakfast. After that eat less quantity for lunch and dinner. Avoid oily foods, fried dishes, snacks and rich sweets and desserts.


Top 10 diet foods that can make you fat

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

10 hidden calorie traps that can pile on the pounds

You’ve cut back on chocolate, chucked out the biscuits and raided your nearest health food store, so why aren’t you losing those pounds? Unfortunately, even with the best intentions, you could be sabotaging your weight loss with the wrong foods. They might look and seem healthy, but that’s not always the case. Check out the top 10 diet foods that could pile on the pounds.

Juices and smoothies
When totting up our daily intake of calories, many of us forget to take into account those that come in liquid form. However, the drinks you consume throughout the day can vastly contribute to weight gain. While smoothies and juices count towards your daily intake of fruit (and swapping fry-ups for a morning smoothie would certainly do wonders for your waistline!) supplementing meals with these sugary fruit drinks could add hundreds of extra calories on to your daily intake. Smoothies and juices contain more sugar but less fibre than whole fruit, making fresh fruit a much better snacking option.


Five best snacks to eat at your desk

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Healthy snacks for work

Do you get struck by the mid-morning munchies, continually feel the 3pm sugar craving that inevitably brings you to the vending machine for a sweet treat to perk you up? Okay, it’s no bad thing to grab a sweet treat now and again, but if you are looking to shave your daily calorie count in a bid to shape up, ditching those sugary or fatty or snacks will definitely help.

We’ve come up with five snacks that can be enjoyed at your desk so, even if you swap one vending machine visit per week with one of the following you’ll be on your way to a healthier diet.


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