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Month: May 2018

Is Crash Diet Really A Solution For Perfect Body?
Botanicals, Diet, Wellness

Is Crash Diet Really A Solution For Perfect Body?

We are what we eat. Maybe, because of this statement, many people go through the ‘diet phase’ more than once in their life. But, how far can one go to get into the desired shape? How desperate can someone be to lower the blood pressure and diabetes levels? Well, there a few (actually many) who are very keen on shedding that extra fat. Did you know there is something called ‘vampire diet’ which calls its followers to eat only red foods at each meal? Red meat is the main component of this diet but there is a catch, the diet prefers uncooked meat (supposedly to preserve nutrients). And this is not the only diet which commands its followers to go raw. There is this diet named ‘The raw food diet’. This diet bars you from eating anything which is heated beyond 115°F. Well, your palate is n...
How To Cure Insomnia Naturally: 5 Remedies That May Help
Botanicals, Diet, Wellness

How To Cure Insomnia Naturally: 5 Remedies That May Help

If you struggle with insomnia, you’re not alone. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, sleep disorders affect 33 to 45 percent of Australians, preventing them from getting the meaningful rest they need to be productive the next day. Whether you reach for chamomile tea or seek therapy to treat underlying issues of anxiety or depression, a natural cure for insomnia is within reach. Here are five remedies that can help you cure insomnia naturally: 1. Herbal sleep remedies 2. Find time for exercise 3. Eat the right bedtime snack 4. Perfect your nighttime routine 5. Seek cognitive therapy According to WebMD, the branch of therapy dedicated to treating insomnia can make real inroads for patients who need to treat underlying issues — rather than just fix the negative cycles of...
STUDY: Can Your Diet Reduce the Effects of Air Pollution?
Diet

STUDY: Can Your Diet Reduce the Effects of Air Pollution?

A new study suggests that following a Mediterranean diet — an eating pattern high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oils, fish and poultry — may protect people from some of the health effects of air pollution. Researchers at NYU School of Medicine, which looked at data collected from nearly 550,000 people with an average age of 62 from around the United States for more than 17 years, grouped people based on how closely their eating mirrored the Mediterranean diet and linked them to estimates of their long term exposure to air pollution, including particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrous oxide (NO2) and ozone (O3). “Air pollution is hypothesized to cause bad health effects through oxidative stress and inflammation, and the Mediterranean diet is really rich in foods that a...
Preventing Bad Breath: 3 Causes And 3 Remedies
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Preventing Bad Breath: 3 Causes And 3 Remedies

Bad breath can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness, especially when you can't figure out the source of it. Known by the medical term halitosis, the condition can stem from minor and severe causes: 1. Bacteria in the mouth Studies suggest the most common cause of bad breath is the accumulation of bacterial plaque in the mouth, including parts such as the teeth, the gums, and even the tongue. 2. Disease and medications Bad breath can also be one of the possible signs of diabetes, a respiratory tract infection, chronic reflux, the formation of tonsils, etc. In some cases, the side effects of medications can also promote breath-related odor. 3. Alcohol, tobacco, and diet Halitosis can be triggered by a smoking or drinking habit. While alcohol is known to cause dehydrat...
How Many Carbohydrates Should I Eat Each Day?
Diet

How Many Carbohydrates Should I Eat Each Day?

Along with fats, carbs are often billed as the enemy when trying to lose weight. But the NHS still recommends a balanced diet, even when trying to lose weight, and they stress the importance of continuing to eat carbs. The Government’s healthy eating advice says just over a third of your diet should be made up of carbs, such as pasta, bread, rice or potatoes. Carbohydrates are important for our health and you shouldn’t cut them out of your diet completely. They help boost energy levels, as they are the body’s main source of energy. And they help prevent against diseases, as vegetables such as pulses and varieties of starchy food, such as potatoes, maintain good gut and bowel health. The NHS recommends people aim for an average of 30g per day, but most only eat around 18g. ...
Industry Welcomes GM Food Disclosure Standard Proposed Rule
Botanicals, Diet, Genetically Modified Foods, Wellness

Industry Welcomes GM Food Disclosure Standard Proposed Rule

The publication of a proposed rule that would provide consistency in the disclosure of information regarding bioengineered or genetically modified foods was welcomed by representatives of the food industry. According to Sarasin, FMI’s efforts in this cause include joining with farmers, manufacturers and retailers “to provide accurate, simple and unbiased information to our customers,” with a focus on consumer education through such means as SmartLabel. Food Ingredients News has reported, however, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn’t expect to meet the July deadline to create the new rule, with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue admitting that “we’re not as close as I’d like” to doing so. The holdup appears to be due to the White House Office of Management & Budget...
New Study: High Fruit Diet Could Help Women Conceive
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New Study: High Fruit Diet Could Help Women Conceive

Researchers who looked at more than 5,500 women from Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand found those who consumed the least fruit were 50 per cent more likely to be infertile. Similarly, compared to women who never or rarely ate fast food, women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant. Their risk of infertility also doubled from eight to 16 per cent. Professor Claire Roberts, of the University of Adelaide, Australia, who led the study, said: "These findings show that eating a good quality diet that includes fruit and minimising fast food consumption improves fertility and reduces the time it takes to get pregnant." For the study pregnant women were surveyed by midwives on how long it had taken them to become pregnant, ...