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.
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:
Dr Abhay Kumar, Associate Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer (Water Technology), Eureka Forbes Limited sheds light on the many health benefits of copper-infused water. Along with physical exercise, there is a great need for dietary regulation. The primary concern is to ensure that immunity –nutritional immunity in particular – is maintained.
With more people switching to a vegetarian diet for numerous reasons, companies are looking for vegetarian/vegan alternatives to meat. Burger King recently introduced a vegetarian ‘beef’ burger made by Impossible Foods, a startup aimed at reducing dependence on animal agriculture and promoting a vegan diet. The trial run was conducted at 59 restaurants in the St Louis area of the United States. According to reports, if the trial run goes well, the company is planning to introduce it across the country.According to The American Institute for Cancer Research, a diet with two-thirds or more of your plate filled with plant-based food could be key to preventing cancer. A vegetarian diet has also numerous other benefits, from reducing the risk of diabetes and lowered cholesterol levels, to helping control weight and improve metabolism.But, switching to a plant-based diet is easier said than done, especially for those who love their meat and for newly turned vegetarians. While many crave the umami taste of meat, a shift to vegetarianism also means that new vegetarians would need to find alternate sources of nutrients which may be lacking in a completely plant-based diet such as protein, iron, Vitamin B12 and Omega-3.Here are some great vegetarian alternatives to meat that taste great and also are nutritious:
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.
With the ever-changing dietary requirements and increasing focus on healthy eating, it’s getting tougher to balance out our cravings with our nutritional targets. Finding food that is healthy but also delights your taste buds is getting tougher, especially since most of us don’t have time to prepare meals that require a bit of time. So here we are, with a list of healthy, easy to make and quick to cook snack ideas that you can enjoy anytime. After all, who is opposed to some evening munching!?
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.
Luke was recently nominated by GQ for being amongst the topmost influential 50 young Indians under the age of 40 and received the Power Man - 2018 award from the Times group. Talking of his achievements and early fame, he says "I was just flowing with life with wonder and curiosity. I never wanted to be the best, I wanted to be the most effective - that is what’s important to me because if I am effective, it means that I have been able to change the health and life of the person. People call me a celebrity, I don’t like that, I just wanna be Luke and just because a lot of Bollywood comes to me it doesn’t make me a celebrity".
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:
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:
There are numerous diets and health fads out there, but one that has celebrities such as Jennifer Anniston and Kate Hudson swearing by it is the alkaline diet, which has been touted as a way to reduce weight and fight illnesses like cancer. Here is a lowdown on what an alkaline diet is, its benefits and the dangers of overdoing it. What is an alkaline diet?
As a professional dancer, singer, and actress, Julianne Hough has a lot on her plate—in more ways than one! To fuel the two-time Dancing with the Stars champ’s busy work days and involved workouts, she chooses whole foods, indulges in moderation, and hydrates aplenty. Before her pre-breakfast workout, Julianne blends one cucumber with spinach, kale, a pear, celery, carrot, a green apple, ginger, lemon, and beets for the ultimate green juice that fuels her intense workout without weighing her down.
Is it safe to eat at Chipotle? Customers reported experiencing painful norovirus symptoms ranging from severe stomach discomfort, nausea, dizziness, and dehydration to vomiting and diarrhea—which even drove two victims to the hospital. "We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible," Jim Marsden, Chipotle's executive director of food safety, told Business Insider.
Chemists at the University of Bath collaborated with a British cafe to discover how the temperature of coffee beans affects flavor. “What you’re looking for is a grind that has the smallest difference between the smallest and largest particle,” said Christopher Hendon, a chemist who was involved in the study. Instead of storing your coffee in your cupboard, try sticking it in an airtight container and toss it in the freezer the night before you grind and brew.
Tempted by the welcoming scent, you succumbed to buying a small serving of McDonald’s french fries. Mickey D’s fries are made of more than just Russet Burbank and Shepody potatoes—they also pack in vegetable oil (canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate, and salt.
While we may be getting more conscious about what we eat, we are also wasting a lot more. In the process of cleaning up our fruits and vegetables, we throw away parts that we don’t realise may be loaded with vitamins, minerals and other health boosting substances. From egg shells to fruit and vegetable peels, stalks and leaves, to even some seeds, here are 10 food items that we end up trashing, but are actually good for us:
Warning: Some chicken breasts may have less protein than you think! Here's how to pick a winning piece. Chicken is arguably one of the most popular protein sources in America. In fact, each of us eats 90 pounds of the stuff every year, according to The National Chicken Council.