oatmeal

Many people don’t know how healthy cereals can be, especially oatmeal with no added sugar. They’re rich in fiber and protein when compared to other grains. They have some unique components — especially the soluble fiber beta-glucan and antioxidants called avenanthramides. Some of the health benefits of oats include lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels….

inflammation

Did you know that acne, eczema, bad skin, food intolerance, cancer, lifestyle and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease all have one thing in common – inflammation? A little bit of inflammation is good, like in cases when you have a wound that needs to heal or an infection that the body needs to get…

supplements

Apparently, older American citizens are nowadays “hooked” on vitamins supplements. The story, which ran in the New York Times and a few other renowned news sites, showed several scientific studies showing that those vitamin supplements either failed to provide the benefits they were taken for or even caused more harm. Experts quoted presented this issue…

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In intermittent fasting, what essentially takes place in the body is that one source of energy — which can facilitate the accumulation of body fat — is switched for another. Our bodies run on glucose or simple sugar, but when we fast for a longer period of time, that energy source becomes unavailable. Our system…

corn

Corn, sometimes also called maize, is a vegetable that is a lutein and a good source of antioxidants such as zeaxanthlutein. It promotes eye health, especially yellow corn. Corn is rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, and certain vitamins from vitamin B family, as well as potassium and magnesium. Because of its high…

starve

What most people don’t realize when getting on a diet is the fact that when we stop consuming enough food, the body will go into starvation mode. This means if you starve yourself, the metabolism will start to slowly shut down. The body starts to think that the food is not coming anymore, so for…

eating late

Several studies have shown that eating late at night — anywhere outside a person’s typical sleep/wake cycle — the body tends to store the calories as fat and thus we gain weight rather than burn these calories as energy. There’s no time to burn these calories, according to experts at the University of Pennsylvania. Some…

overeating

Some people have difficulties deciding how much food is enough in one sitting and they tend to overeat. Some do this simply because they love food too much, and others have what’s called emotional eating. Either way, overeating is dangerous and may cause several serious health complications if it occurs regularly. Eating too much can…

spice dangers

Some herbs and spices that can be found around the house can pose a danger to toddlers if ingested at high doses. There’s currently not enough data on accidental ingestion by children, but the possible counter-effects of each plant may include: • Bay leaves— Damage to the gastrointestinal tract • Wormwood—Headaches, seizures, dementia • Aloe,…

indian spices

There are spices that can be dangerous for children and cause toxicity. Several Indian spices have shown dangerous so far. A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics has shown that kids who ingest some of the imported Indian spices can be exposed to lead. Researchers purchased and tested spices such as asafetida, brown mustard…

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