Posted in Health on 10/07/2011 10:26 pm by admin
All of us know that sugar found in chocolate and sweets is bad for health. However, everyone is not aware about the fact that natural sugar present in fruit is also as bad as the sugar in sweets. Since many years, there has been lot of talk about the fruit sugar; some people think that it is good for the health while others think it is not always good. Fruit sugar, also called fructose, is good when taken in moderation with the fiber of whole fruit. Fructose doesn’t cause spikes in blood sugar and insulin. However, large amounts of fruit sugar may lead to overeating.
Fruits are the great sources of vitamin C, fiber and other antioxidants, which help us to protect against bowel cancer. Such kinds of nutrients are lost during the processing of fruit. A naturally occurring sugar, fructose is found in fruits, vegetables (in small amounts) and honey. All the sugar present in fruit is not fructose, which is the reason that some fruits like watermelon have a high glycaemic index. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Food & Drinks on 05/02/2011 05:19 am by admin
Healthy diet includes fruits and vegetables of all colors such as orange, green, blue, red, purple, yellow and white. Every color gives different nutrients to diet. Brighter color fruits and vegetables have more fighting power compared to lighter. Several vitamins and minerals are included in nutrients rich diet. Nutrients rich diet provides vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and minerals which help immune systems to fight against illness and disease. Nutrients rich diet also decreases the risk of chronic diseases as well as the effect of aging. Nuts and seeds, fruits, whole grains, vegetables, low-fat & fat-free dairy products, legumes, and lean meats & fish add huge amounts of nutrients in diet. Here are provided some foods that adds nutrients in diet.
Posted in News on 04/18/2011 06:53 am by admin
Read on to know about the health news of this week which includes Meat Bacteria, Brain Cancer Device, Flu virus, and Honey in Healing.
Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria in Meat
The recent nationwide study conducted by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has found drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus in nearly half of meat and poultry samples from U.S. grocery stores at surprisingly high rates. Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria associated with wide range of human diseases from mild skin infections to life-threatening diseases, such as heart infection, pneumonia, and sepsis. As per the study, more than half of the bacteria were found resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 04/01/2011 05:33 am by admin
Obesity is one of the leading problems throughout the world. More than 64% population in U.S. is expected to be overweight and about 30% is obese. The risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cholesterol, hypertension, etc is increased due to obesity. Many diets are available for weight loss and fad diet is one among them. There are many fad diets but all of them not really work. So, it is difficult to decide which fad diet will work. Refer the following article to know fad diets that really works.
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Posted in Food & Drinks on 03/31/2011 07:09 am by admin
Yoghurt is included in the world’s healthiest foods as it provides protein, active biotics, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Now-a-days there are many varieties of yoghurt available in the market. All varieties of yoghurt have same element of yogurt cultures and milk. You can easily make all these varieties of yoghurt at home. Homemade yogurt will be tasty, inexpensive, healthy and double nutritious than store-bought yogurt. Refer the article to know the how to make different varieties of yoghurt at home.
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Posted in Health on 02/19/2011 12:51 am by admin
Diet soda is one of favorite drinks of diabetics and health conscious people. Diet soda is calorie free but it contains health draining substances such as artificial sweeteners, caffeine, sodium and phosphoric acid. In the United States, billions of gallons of soda are sold yearly. Many people think that diet soda is a healthier choice but it is not healthy.
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Diet sodas are sugar-free non-alcoholic carbonated drinks which are sweetened with artificial sweeteners. It is also recognized as light soft drinks, diet pop, refreshments or carbonated beverages. In place of sugar, various artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamates and saccharin are used to give a sweet taste. Generally athletes, diabetics, health-conscious people, or people who want to lose weight or reduce their sugar intake consume diet soda. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 02/11/2011 11:09 pm by admin
Cough at times can be quite irritating and importunate. Herbal soup is an age-old natural remedy for coughs. Viral infections, allergies to environmental irritants and asthma may be responsible for dry, hacking, and non productive cough. When you have a cough that is unrelated with a serious ailment, you can really try some herbal soups to get relief. Herbal soup prepared at home is an effective remedy for cough. You can also try some mild soups like sweet corn soup or tomato soup, vegetable or chicken broth.
Herbal soup is good for health as well as it replenishes nutrients required by the human body. Also, it helps to replenish the body’s fluids, regulate the taste buds, sharpens the appetite and prevents diseases. Herbal soups also speed up the recovery process and increase the absorption of nutrients. It is very simple to prepare herbal soup at home. Here are given some simple herbal soup recipes that you can prepare at home very easily. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Food & Drinks on 02/09/2011 02:41 am by admin
Rutabaga is a healthy root vegetable which is identified for its delicate sweetness and taste. The taste of rutabaga gives an allusion of the light freshness of turnip and cabbage. It is the native of Russia and Scandinavia as well as it is very similar to the turnip. Rutabaga is rich in nutrients and has many health benefits. Refer the following article to know the nutritional value and health benefits of rutabaga.
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A member of the Cruciferae family, Rutabaga is also recognized as “Swedish turnip” or “yellow turnip“. The term rutabaga derives from the Swedish word Rotabagge which means “root bag“. It is a member of the Brassica genus which also consists of vegetables such as collards, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower and turnips. Rutabaga has golden skin with a violet shade near the crown. Compared to turnip, Rutabaga is fleshier. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted in Health on 01/17/2011 12:50 am by admin
Considered as the “king of the fruits”, Mango is one of the most delicious and best-loved fruits. Refer the following article to know about the health benefits of mango and sources of vitamin E. Mango contains vitamin E, flavonoids, calcium, vitamin C, niacin, beta carotene, amino acids, iron, magnesium and potassium. Many health benefits are offered by mango when taken in proper amount.
Vitamin E is a fat soluble antioxidant vitamin which is the family of 4 tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta) and 4 tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, and delta). The production of reactive oxygen species is prevented by this vitamin. Our body does not generate Vitamin E so we have to obtain it from foods. Alpha-tocopherol (α-tocopherol) is the most available form of Vitamin E in the human body. Human body can store Vitamin E in moderate amounts. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Food & Drinks on 01/07/2011 04:01 am by admin
Ice cream comes in various flavors and it is almost everyone’s favorite. Generally, ice cream is made from cow milk but you can also make it from almond milk which is one of the healthy and nutritious substitutes to animal milk. Refer the following article to know easy homemade almond milk ice cream recipes.
Almond milk is very healthy as it is low in fat and calories. It does not contain cholesterol, lactose and saturated fats. Almond milk ice cream is perfect for the people with lactose intolerance as it is lactose free. You can substitute sugar with other items for making almond ice cream. Almond milk can be prepared at home by finely grinding almonds with water. You can also buy the almond milk from market which is available in different flavors such as chocolate, vanilla and plain. Read the rest of this entry »