High protein diet for weight loss may backfire as it increases risk of heart failure

High protein diet have always enjoyed a lot of popularity among fitness conscious folk. Many people who are looking to shed some weight are recommended a high protein diet. But is it really healthy, asks a new study. According to this study, a high-protein diet could increase the risk of heart failure in middle-aged men. However, proteins from fish and eggs were not associated with heart failure risk in this study. “As many people seem to take the health benefits of high-protein diets for granted, it is important to make…

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Lose weight in a month, simple diet and exercise tips for quick results

While fasting during Ramzan is primarily for a religious purpose, it’s also the perfect time to detox. If you’re wise about what you consume during sehri and iftaar, you can shed the extra kilos. Here’s how: Plan your sehri to keep you sustained “Recipes involving oats and wholegrain bread should be included in pre-dawn meal as they help stay full,” says Alka Lohia, nutrionist and dietician, 6 Meal, Delhi. “Consumption of caffeine should be avoided as it can lead to de hydration and longing for water.” Include proteins and complex…

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Jamuns For Summer: 5 Unbeatable Reasons To Add Black Plums To Your Diet

Deep purple hue, tarty sweet, sour taste and loads of memories – jamuns are olive-sized packets of nostalgia that take many of us back to our childhoods and make us long for simpler days. Most Indians have extremely fond childhood memories of gorging on these beautiful fruits on sunny days, and then checking each other’s tongues for a purple patch left behind by the pulp. Jamuns are one of the best summer fruits to gift to your loved ones as they are promises of good health, as well as taste. Jamuns are extremely versatile too – you…

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Ramphal (Bullock’s Heart) Benefits And Ways To Use It In Your Daily Diet!

Mother Nature has bestowed us with a plethora of amazing fruits that have abundant health promoting properties. Out of the treasure trove of beautiful looking fruits, there is ramphal, also known as bullock’s heart, which is known to have numerous health and beauty benefits. This green coloured ripened fruit is believed to have high amounts of antioxidants, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus and a generous amount of iron content in it. The phytonutrients make this fruit an unmissable bet. Did you know that ramphal belongs to the same family as custard apple, which is the…

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From wearables to AI-based diet app: What entrepreneurs can do for a healthy lifestyle

Entrepreneurs should focus on their diet and exercise. In India, with so many options for delicious food, entrepreneurs tend to blame stress for their poor food habits, but won’t make active lifestyle changes. The entrepreneurs who take pride in their health and wellness, ensure that they get enough exercise and have fruits, salads regularly. It is with this same passion and conviction that Vishal Gondal started GOQii, which is a wearable device that helps people stay fit. One of his prized accomplishments is completing the 100 km Oxfam Trailwalk in…

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Souping For Weight Loss: All You Need To Know About The Hottest Soup-Only Diet!

Souping might be the new juicing! As more and more people realize that juicing fruits and vegetables can derive them of fiber and essential nutrients in fresh produce, the popularity of the juice diet might be somewhat waning. But another diet trend- that of only having soups throughout the day, is on the rise. The central idea behind both the diets is the same- replacing usual meals with more liquid-based meals, but the soup diet is better equipped to deliver essential nutrients to the body. The soup cleanse is catching up around…

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High Cholesterol Diet May Increase The Risk Of Colon Cancer: Study

According to a study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, people eating a high-cholesterol diet may be at an increased risk of colon cancer. Scientists discovered that diets high in cholesterol can ramp up the speed of cancer tumour growth by up to 100 times. It was discovered that boosting cholesterol levels of mice spurred intestinal stem cells to divide more quickly, enabling tumours to form 100 times faster. The study has identified a molecular pathway that could serve as a new drug target for colon cancer treatment. “We…

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Top Winter Foods By Ayurveda For Your Diet This Season

According to Ayurvedacharya Dr. Partap Chauhan, Director Jiva Ayurveda, “Ayurveda believes that there are three types of immunity: 1. Sahaj (hereditary), or immunity you’re born with. 2. Kalaj (seasonal), or immunity that comes and goes with seasons/age/time. 3. Yuktikrit (established), or immunity you can develop with a regular and balanced diet, and systemic practice of yoga. It is the third type of immunity we want to bolster during the winters, which you can easily do by adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Here’s our guide to eating healthy and staying strong this…

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What is Gondh? A Look at Its Health Benefits and Why You Must Include It In Your Winter Diet

Gondh or edible gum is widely used in dishing out nutritionally loaded preparations; one of its most popular uses in India is while preparing nourishing laddoos that are usually consumed by pregnant and lactating women and by those recovering from an illness. Edible gum is usually sourced from plant gums, essentially derived from Middle Eastern legume or acacia plants. Alternatively known as Tragacanth or acacia gum, this natural gum is procured after drying the sap of a variety of gum-producing plants found in the Middle East and parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and…

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Exercise, diet and weight: Healthy lifestyle key to smarter brain in old age

Want to stay smart even in your advanced years? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood may be the key as it can help in reducing the risk of developing cognitive decline as one ages, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA). Increase in levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can cause impairment of the large and smaller blood vessels, making them narrowed or blocked. This is known as atherosclerosis, a disease process that is the leading cause of many heart attacks and strokes. The…

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