Posts Tagged ‘food habits’

What your face says about your health

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

An individual’s face not only gives non-verbal signals about someone’s true well-being from unconscious facial expressions, but the state of their skin reveals a great deal about what’s going on inside, both physically and emotionally.

In fact, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have used facial analysis as a diagnostic tool for centuries, marrying specific facial areas and features with organs and emotional states.

So when you get a recurring zit on the same part of your chin or have a perpetually congested or flaky forehead, your skin could be trying to tell you that there’s a deeper health concern in need of attention.

Facial diagnosis is not an absolute science, but it could certainly point you in the direction of a healthier lifestyle, Fox News reported.

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Want to get rid of your flab? Just chew each mouthful for 30 seconds

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Fighting the flab might just be down to how you eat it rather than what you eat, researchers say.

According to scientists, the secret to beating the bulging seasonal waistline is to chew each mouthful of lunch for 30 seconds before swallowing it, the Daily Mail reported.

New research has shown that this has a powerful effect on appetite later in the day, curbing the desire for chocolates, sweets and snacks that can pile on the pounds over the Christmas break.

The volunteers of the study who chewed their lunch in this way during a recent experiment carried out by psychologists at the University of Birmingham ate half as many snacks in the afternoon as those who ate normally.

Although previous studies have shown chewing for longer curbs calorie intake during a meal, the latest research shows that it can also have a significant impact on snacking habits later in the day.

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Images of family and good friends can improve your snack choices

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Researchers have found that subtle reminders of platonic love rather than sexual love may help foster healthy food choices.

Symbols of platonic love evoke feelings of commitment and caring that are long-term, whereas sexual love tends to evoke feelings of passion and romance that have a relatively short life span, said David Raska, a Northern Kentucky marketing professor who was lead author of the study.

And those feelings can affect food choices. Subtle signals of commitment may lead consumers to unwittingly choose healthier snack foods, according to the researchers at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, who tested their hypothesis on college students.

Between 45 and 97 students completed three experiments. In the first, they were randomly assigned to view one of three snack menus on a computer screen. Each menu had one of three possible backgrounds: hearts, kisses or a blank white screen.

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Diet and exercise go hand in hand: Sheela Tanna

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

An experienced clinical dietician, nutrition specialist and a Reebok Certified Fitness Consultant, Sheela Tanna has counselled at various health camps.

She deals with lifestyle disease management like diabetes, blood pressure, cardio vascular diseases, obesity, PCOD etc. Her special interests include child nutrition, menopause management, arthitis, hair and skin care.

Sheela answered Sify readers’ queries related to diet and nutrition in an exlusive chat. Read the transcript below

Why is Protien a vital element is our diet and from where do we get it ?
proten is building block of our body.. We need it on regular basis for wear and tear of tissues.. Natural diet like dals, pulses,lean meat has enough protein..No need to buy supplements.

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