Found 20 Articles for Food

Meal Planning: A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Meal Prep

Manish Panchal
Updated on 27-Mar-2023 17:05:51
A serving or combination of meals consumed at a specific time of day, such as breakfast, lunch, or supper, constitutes a meal. Typically, a meal consists of a major dish or protein source such meat, fish, beans, or tofu, as well as vegetables, grains, fruits, and other items. Meals can be made at home or bought from eateries, coffee shops, or other food establishments. Depending on a person's needs, dietary choices, and culture, a meal's type and composition may change. Meals give the body the nourishment it needs to function correctly and are a crucial aspect of daily living. Meal ... Read More

What Foods and Drinks Help Headaches?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:31:51
A headache is a common form of pain which may be temporary or for a longer period. Food and drinks play a vital role in headaches. While some may be helpful, some may trigger headaches. If we identify the underlying cause along with foods and drinks that are triggering the headache, we can eliminate them and get relief. Let us have a look at different foods and drinks that may help to relieve headaches along with foods and drinks that you should avoid during headaches. Foods and Drinks to Relieve Headaches Doctors usually classify headaches as per the type and ... Read More

10 high Antioxidant Foods that Prove Food is Medicine

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:47:26
Antioxidants may be found naturally in foods or manufactured by your body. They aid in protecting your cells from free radicals, which may cause damage if allowed to accumulate. There is oxidative stress when free radicals build up. This could cause harm to your DNA and other cellular components. The chance of developing severe conditions like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease may all rise when oxidative stress is present in the body for an extended period. The good news is that lowering oxidative stress and the risk of these illnesses may be achieved by increasing blood antioxidant ... Read More

The Top 10 Hydrating Fruits

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 11:30:20
You're thirsty, aren't you? You could drink some water but bite into a piece of delicious fruit to help quench your thirst. Fruit is a delightful option for meeting your daily hydration requirements and improving your overall health. Maintaining an adequate water intake has been linked to better thermoregulation, immunity, joint comfort, cellular nutrition delivery, restful sleep, and general well-being. Thus, there are various good reasons to consume fruits high in water content. Watermelon − Watermelon is an excellent source of hydration, which should come as no surprise given that the word "water" is part of the name. ... Read More

What is Protein? A Complete Scientific Guide

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 20-Mar-2023 15:22:46
Amino acids (building blocks of protein) combine to form proteins, which are molecules that contain nitrogen and found in every cell of our body. They can be made up of one or more extended chains of amino acid residues. Proteins consist of amino acids, which are tiny chemical compounds. They consist of an alpha central carbon atom coupled to an amino group, a carboxyl group, a hydrogen atom, and another component known as a side chain, are the building blocks of proteins. Proteins are made up of a lengthy chain of amino acids that are connected by peptide bonds. Each ... Read More

Potential Health Benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 10-Mar-2023 14:47:33
The Lion's Mane mushroom, also known as Hericium Erinaceus, is a medicinal mushroom that is native to North America, Europe, and Asia. It is known for its unique appearance, which features long, white, cascading spines that resemble the mane of a lion. The mushroom is edible and is often used in culinary dishes, particularly in Asian cuisine. The Lion's Mane mushroom is also known for its potential health benefits. It is believed to have neuroprotective properties, which means it may help protect the brain and nervous system from damage. Potential Health Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom The Lion's Mane mushroom ... Read More

Edamame: Good or Bad for You, How to Eat it?

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 10-Mar-2023 14:38:15
Edamame is a traditional and widely enjoyed Japanese dish that is made from young, green soybeans that are still in their pods. These beans are picked at the optimal stage of development, when they are still tender and full of flavour. They are then cooked by boiling or steaming before being served. The dish is typically served as an appetizer in Japanese restaurants, but it can also be found in grocery stores and supermarkets, sold either fresh or frozen. Not only is Edamame a delicious and satisfying snack, it is also nutritionally dense. It is an excellent source of ... Read More

8 Foods High in Magnesium

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 10-Mar-2023 14:25:08
Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the earth’s crust and is an essential mineral for human health. It helps in maintaining the proper levels of other minerals such as calcium, potassium, and zinc. The mineral also helps build teeth and bones. Magnesium is naturally present in several foods, available as a supplement, and an ingredient in antacids and laxatives. Whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and some fruits and vegetables are all good sources of magnesium. Health Benefits of Magnesium Magnesium is involved in many enzymatic reactions, including the synthesis of protein for energy production (ATP), management of blood ... Read More

Zinc: Uses, Dosage, Foods, Supplements, Risks, and More

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 09-Mar-2023 15:14:25
Zinc is a trace mineral and our body needs a small amount of zinc to function properly. However, it is important as it heals wounds and keeps our immune system ready to fight threatening bacteria and viruses. Zinc is extremely crucial during pregnancy, infancy and childhood as it helps the body to make protein and DNA and supports growth and development in each of the life stages. Some studies also claim that zinc may slow the progression of macular degeneration when it is combined with other vitamins and antioxidants. Our body can obtain zinc from the diet when we consume ... Read More

Lectin-Free Diet: Benefits, Risks, Food Choices, and More

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 09-Mar-2023 15:05:20
A lectin-free diet recommends avoiding foods high in lectins (a plant-based protein found naturally in certain foods). Food sources of lectins include beans, lentils, dairy products made from cow's milk, wheat and other grains and many fruits and vegetables. Cardiologist Steven Gundry introduced this lectin-free or lectin-avoidance diet in his book titled 'The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain' which was published in 2017. According to Dr Gundry, consuming lectins may lead to weight gain, brain fog, chronic inflammation and poor digestion. However, some other health experts have expressed concern about eliminating ... Read More