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…

benefits of cinnamon

Two main types of cinnamon are available on the market: Ceylon cinnamon: This type is known as “true” cinnamon, and is generally considered better quality cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon: This type is a common variety today, and what people around the world refer to as “cinnamon.” The spice is made of the Cinnamomum tree, by cutting…

food combinations

You probably know about the bad foods that are able to ruin health if consumed too much, but the internet is flooded with articles about foods that can make us sick when consumed together. Here are the two common food combinations said to be dangerous with no proof of any sort, let alone scientific research….

healthy habits

Perhaps you’ve noticed how people do different or even unusual things that you’ve never tried and maybe you even wondered why. Well, there are some things that are good for our health and very few people have healthy habits that they stick to. Here are a few habits of healthy people that you can easily…

fish oil

What is fish oil? The active components of fish oil are two omega-3 fatty acids – EPA and DHA. These can’t be produced by the body, so adding them to your diet is the only way to go. The benefits of consuming fish oil are many, the most famous benefit being lowering blood triglycerides. Fish…

nutrients

A lot of us have difficulties consuming healthy food, especially veggies. Let’s face it, as adults we should be smart and responsible enough to be eating all things good for our bodies, but if you’re one of those people who just can’t send spinach down the throat, you’ll find it interesting and useful to have…

vanilla extract

Vanilla extract is quite useful in the kitchen, but it can come handy when it comes to your health, too. Besides having an amazing aroma and taste, this popular flavor brings a lot of health benefits including benefits for mental health, being anti-inflammatory properties, lets a great antioxidant, among many other uses. Here are a…

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