A recent study has revealed that drinking one cup of milk per day is associated with a 50 per cent increase in chances of developing breast cancer. The study conducted by researchers from Loma Linda University concluded that consuming as little as 1/3rd or 1/4th cup of dairy milk could up the chances of getting breast cancer by 30 per cent. This could increase to as much as 80 per cent for those drinking two to three cups of milk a day. According to the researchers, this could be because of the presence of sex hormone estrogen in dairy milk as the cows are lactating. The scientists have also found that there is a reduction in risk when dairy milk is substituted with non-dairy products.More people, today, are switching to healthy alternatives of dairy milk for health, ethical and environmental reasons. We take a look at some healthy alternatives to milk that you can add to your daily diet:
As per a study conducted by researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research, indole, a natural compound found in many widely consumed vegetables can help combat fatty liver disease. The research shows that indole can reduce inflammation and fatty deposits and thus control non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This as per the researchers, is an example of how by altering one’s diet, can help prevent and improve diseases.The largest internal organ in the human body, the liver plays numerous roles – from filtering the blood which comes from the digestive tract before it goes to the rest of the body, detoxification to the production of bile that helps digest our food and protein synthesis to storing vital fats and minerals.Fatty liver disease is expected to affect more than 100 million people by 2030, with obesity and type 2 disease being major risk factors. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease happens when a large amount of fat is deposited on the liver. While at a mild level, it is not life-threatening, if left unaddressed, this could lead to harmful conditions such as liver cirrhosis, type 2 diabetes or even cancer. It is possible to reverse NALD before it causes damage to the liver. Here are some food items to include in your diet to ensure that your liver stays in good health.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, recently spoke about how turning a vegetarian has made him feel much lighter and that he has “never felt better in life.” While the choice of diet is purely a personal one, many Bollywood celebrities have opted to turn vegetarian and vegan to lead healthier lives, and also to do their bit for planet Earth. We take a look at ten vegetarian Bollywood celebrities.
Lower back pain is one of the most common problems afflicting people - often troublesome and painful, but not always life-threatening. Most cases of back pain can also be managed by making lifestyle changes, and improvements to your diet by adding or omitting certain types of food. By avoiding food that can trigger inflammation such as sugary food, refined flour, red meat and food cooked in vegetable oil, cutting down on alcohol and tobacco and by eating a healthy, balanced diet, you can manage your pain better.Here are some nutrient rich foods you can incorporate to your daily diet which will help ease your pain. It is, however, recommended that you consult a doctor in case your back pain gets worse or does not go away.
The Atkins diet, the Keto diet, the Alkaline diet, the Raw food diet - you name it, there are tons of diets out there with most proclaiming various health benefits. The Paleo diet emphasises on eating fruits, non-processed meat, some fruits, vegetables and avoiding alcohol, grains, dairy, processed sugar, and packaged food – typically a diet that our ancestors used to follow during the Paleolithic era that lasted some 2.6 million years ago to about 12,000 years ago. The vegan diet, on the other hand, says no to meat and dairy products, with a focus on wholly plant-sourced food.
According to a study published in the medical journal Lancet, a diet lacking in whole grains, apart from fruits and vegetables, is among the top diet-related killers in the world. As opposed to refined grains, which are milled and processed with only the endosperm intact, whole grains contain all the three essential parts of a seed – the bran, germ and endosperm. They, thus provide a whole lot of nutrients and are low on fat.The study goes on to state that the low intake of whole grains is a leading cause of deaths and DALYs (disease-adjusted life years, which is the measure of overall disease burden – the sum of life years lost due to premature death and the years of productive life lost due to disability) in India. This is despite the fact that whole grains have traditionally been a part of our diet.Here are some of the healthiest whole grains that you should be including in your daily diet:
Indians are out and out foodies. As far as Indian goodies and delicacies go, you’re simply spoilt for choice. We whip together a list of delicacies to indulge in without having your wallet develop ulcers. Whether you are a student, traveller, or a homemaker, we have something cooking for everyone.Here’s our pick of 10 healthy meal choices that shouldn’t set you off by more than Rs 100.
Choosing to become Vegan means you cut out all animal products from your life – whether they are on your plate, in your wardrobe or anywhere else. What exactly is a Vegan diet? Before we get into details of what Veganism is, I think we should all be clear that Vegan and Vegetarian are two different things.
Even though Keto has been around for years, I only heard of it a few months back. To be honest, I didn’t know what it was or that people actually followed it. But since then, I’ve rapidly had several of my friends tell me that they are following the Keto Diet for Weight Loss! As I’ve never been one for crash dieting, I decided to give this diet a closer look and here’s what I found! What Exactly Is A Keto Diet? Ketogenic Diet or Keto is a diet plan where you consume higher quantities of fat, moderate quantities of protein and smaller quantities of carbs in order to induce Ketosis in the body. ...
It’s the start of 2019 and we all know what that means! Weight Loss New Year Resolutions are on everyone’s calendar and the gym on everyone’s mind. But how long does that actually last? Most of us stick with our resolution for 2 to 3 months at the maximum and then pivot back to the same old ‘let’s try next year’!We know you may not have time to fit in an hour of gym in your everyday schedule, so that’s why we are here with some weight loss remedies that don’t eat up much time or pinch your purse.
From Keto to intermittent fasting—these were the most fashionable diets to be on this year.What a year it’s been! You began resolving to lose weight and get fit…but it didn’t exactly turn out the way you hoped. Here you are, standing before the mirror looking disappointed at yourself. But while you were chugging beer, there were others who worked hard and ate healthy. However, it’s never too late to start, especially when it’s the beginning of a new year. May 2019 be the year you get fit. And for some diet inspiration, here were the five diets that trended in 2018.
Lakshya Batra is 29, 5’9”, and currently weighs 158 pounds. In 2014, after realizing his weight was having an impact on many aspects of his life, he was determined to get fit. This is the story of his weight-loss journey.
There really aren’t any official guidelines as to what constitutes a 'low-sugar' fruit, she says that 'fruits containing higher fibre and water content dilute the amount of sugar or carbohydrate in a fruit'.
In a shocking incident, a healthy 41-year-old woman from Pune died after drinking bottle gourd juice recently, raising concerns over the dangers of consuming certain kinds of vegetable juices. The woman developed severe vomiting and loose motion within an hour of having the juice and died of complications three days later. While this is a rare incident and vegetable juices are said to be healthy, doctors have cautioned against consuming vegetables that belong to the Cucurbitaceae gourd family, such as cucumber and bottle gourd, once they turn bitter.Much like the seemingly innocuous bottle gourd, a number of food items that are considered to be otherwise healthy and nutritious may have nasty reactions, or even prove to be fatal, if they are not stored, cooked or consumed properly. Let’s take a look at some of these:
You've tried eating healthy, tracking your macros, monitoring your portions, and exercising like crazy, but your body isn't where you want it to be. Enter: intermittent fasting. Although there are a variety of methods of intermittent fasting, most involve eating for a certain period of time and then not eating for a certain period of time.
With people becoming more health conscious, several restaurants have started introducing dishes with healthy ingredients like kale, beetroot and quinoa. These dishes offer wholesome goodness as it is not just good on nutrient value but also on taste, say experts. Rajesh Sawhney, Co-founder of Healthie.in and Rajiv Kumar, CEO of Culinate, have listed some of the healthy ingredients that restaurants and cafes have started using in their dishes (News18).
Superfood is the buzz word these days, and those with the money to spare are ready to splurge on imported kale, avocados, blueberries, and quinoa, to add the health quotient on to their diets. However, not many would stop to consider the air miles the food would have travelled to reach the supermarkets or the amount of pesticide that it would have been sprayed with so that it remains fresh for so long.While there is no definite meaning, a superfood is one that is considered to be full of vital vitamins and other nutrients which are health boosting. However, rather than spending an exorbitant amount on exotic international fruits, vegetables and produce, which may also not be environment-friendly, or fresh, why not look in your local grocery shop for Indian alternatives, instead.Here are eight Indian fruits, vegetables and other produce, which can give any international superfood a run for their money.
With the festive season reaching its peak towards New Year’s Eve, all carefully thought out diet plans go for a toss. And, if you have been hopping from one party to the other, chances are that you would be waking up, or rather going to sleep each morning, with a pounding head and a heavy stomach. While the fun is good as long as it lasts, the after-effects of a hangover are not exactly what you would have asked for.So, to make your transition into the New Year easier, here are 11 food and beverage items that will help detoxify your body, and make you feel better after all that partying:
More people are going vegan than ever before. Even just a few years ago, you probably didn’t know many people who ate a strictly plant-based diet, but there’s a chance you know someone in your life now who is vegan, and you’ve perhaps even eaten a vegan dish with them at some point.Here are the main benefits of going vegan.– Pop Sugar UK Fitness