Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

The best foods for your eyes

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Healthy eyes and clear vision are a gift to be cherished. Have a look at the top foods you can include in your diet that promote eye health.

With steeply rising numbers of people suffering from macular degeneration, cataract and other eye problems, it has become all the more important to follow a diet plan that includes foods that reduce the risk of these eye conditions. Check out this list of foods that are good for your eyes and find out how they help maintain eye health.

The best foods for your eyes

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White veggies also essential to healthy diet

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Colorful vegetables are often promoted as top nutrient sources, but leading nutrition scientists have revealed that potatoes and other white vegetables are just as important to a healthy diet as their colorful cousins in the produce aisle.

Authors of a scientific supplement published in the peer-reviewed journal, Advances in Nutrition, explore the state of nutrition science on white vegetables, especially potatoes, in supporting a healthy, well-balanced diet.

“It`s recommended that the variety of fruits and vegetables consumed daily should include dark green and orange vegetables, but no such recommendation exists for white vegetables, even though they are rich in fiber, potassium and magnesium,” said the supplement’s editor Connie Weaver, PhD, distinguished professor of nutrition science at Purdue University.

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How to boost your child’s immunity

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Here is how you can improve your child’s immunity to keep sick days to a minimum.

Be an A student!

It’s that time of the year again. The weather is changing and every other person you meet is nursing a cold or a fever. As your child sits in a class of many, he may be vulnerable to contagious diseases, as his immunity is not fully developed yet. These pointers will ensure that your child returns home happy and healthy!

Regarding illnesses:

1. The old adage –‘Starve a cold, feed a fever’ has no medical basis. If your child is ill,giving him home-cooked light and nutritious food is most important for his speedy recovery.

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7 golden rules to live longer revealed

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

A few simple changes to diet and lifestyle can protect you against a string of killer diseases and add years to your life, a landmark study has shown.

Following seven golden rules not only cut the risk of dying from cancer by 20 per cent, it also slashed risks of lung disease by half and heart attacks by 44 per cent, the study of nearly 380,000 people by scientists at Imperial College London found.

The researchers noted that those who stick closely to the rules, which also govern exercise and alcohol consumption, will cut their risk of dying from any of the major circulatory or respiratory diseases, including stroke and angina, by at least 34 per cent.

The rules were drawn up six years ago by the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research, the Daily Express reported.

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List of foods rich in antioxidants

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Foods that contain antioxidants have an amazing ability to fight against cardiovascular diseases, cancer, aging and a lot more! Here’s a list of foods rich in antioxidants that will keep you young and away from various diseases!

Medical experts opine that the amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to the number of years you will live. So what exactly are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are actually substances which help the free radicals (an atom or group of atoms) in your body to neutralize by stabilizing their chemical structure. They are also said to slow down aging and prevent heart diseases.

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Foods that can keep your eyes healthy

Monday, March 18th, 2013

It is possible to aid eye health through nutrition and supplements, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Research by the National Eye Institute (NEI) has shown that high levels of antioxidants and zinc, in the form of a nutritional supplement tablet, reduced the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

“AMD is the leading cause of blindness in older adults,” said Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D., professor and vice chair for clinical research in the Department of Ophthalmology.

“These dietary supplements are not a cure for AMD, but they do reduce one’s risk of progressing to the most serious form of the disease,” she stated.

UAB School of Optometry Professor Leo Semes, O.D., talked about the importance of diet to eye health.

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Flush out the toxins: Detox your body

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

If you’re feeling sluggish, then your body is most likely signalling an overload! Detox your body and feel light once again!

Include high-fibre fruits and veggies in your diet to aid toxin removal

Skin problems, digestive problems, pains and aches could all mean that you have accumulated toxins in your body. In that case, a good detox programme is all you need to get back on track.

Body detoxification has been in practice for centuries across many cultures around the world, including Ayurvedic, Tibetan and Chinese medicine systems advocating it. By flushing out toxins from your body and feeding it healthy nutrients – detoxification – you can boost your immunity, aid weight loss, and ease digestive problems and skin ailments.

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Mediterranean diet ‘as good as statins’ at reducing heart attack risk

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Following a Mediterranean diet with plenty of olive oil and nuts has been found to be almost as good at reducing the risk of a heart attack as taking statins, according to researchers.

They believe a diet of fish, chicken, fruit and vegetables is “better than a drug” because it does not have side effects, while cholesterol-lowering statins can cause problems like muscle cramps, the Telegraph reported.

They conclusions is based on a five-year study in Spain, which compared the effects of three different types of diet on the chance of having a first heart attack or stroke in almost 7,500 people at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Two of the diets were variations of the Mediterranean diet, one supplemented with nuts and the other with extra-virgin olive oil. The third was a low-fat diet.

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Health tip of the day

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Choose vegetables which are rich in colour. Fill your plate with tomatoes, potatoes, acron squash, peas and the like. These are full of vitamins and minerals and taste great.

How can Indians prevent diabetes?

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Indians are more prone to diabetes in their later years. This is primarily due to a drastic change in lifestyle and dietary habits. Blame it on westernization and a little help from your own genes!

But the good news is that you can still try and avoid the big D. To begin with, get exercising. Your mother’s told you this, your doctor tells you this all the time and so does your wife/girlfriend. Well, they are right. Squeeze in at least half an hour of cardiovascular activity daily like running or swimming and you are halfway there.

Now comes the more important step — watch what you eat.

This time, do not listen to your mother or girlfriend, and start cutting down on simple carbs. This means white bread, pasta and white rice. Remember, carbs mean sugar and you need to keep the sugar level of your blood stable all day.

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