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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

10 Vitamin-D Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:03:36
Vitamins are the organic molecules that are required in very fewer quantities by our body for solving the purpose of simple or normal healthy growth. They are generally present in various plant and animal sources as dietary supplements. Generally, they are classified into two categories: water-soluble (vitamin C, B6, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, B12, folate) and fat-soluble (it includes vitamins A, D, E, K). Due to its small quantity in the body, it is insufficient for bodily functions, hence we are asked to obtain it from outside the body where the vitamins are present. In this article, we will discuss ... Read More

10 Best and Worst Oils for Your Health

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 10:53:20
The market in recent times bombards us with so many options that it gets so difficult to even pick the right oil for cooking at home. All the products are endorsed so smartly that it becomes difficult for us "buyers" to decide on what is good for health and what can be bad. Choosing the Right Oil We have plenty of options to choose from and decide what type of oil to use for different kinds of food. Oils that are not refined and over-processed are of good quality. Cooking your meals with oil is good for your overall health ... Read More

9 Healthy Plant-Based Milks That Are Making a Splash

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 03-Feb-2023 16:46:16
Plant-based milk is gaining popularity as more people who are concerned about their health have become aware of the numerous health benefits obtained from consuming it. A wide variety of plant-based milk is available, so if you want to try something new in your diet, you don't have to worry about becoming vegan or having allergies. There is a wide selection of nut milks on the market, ranging from airy and velvety, such as almond milk, to those that are subtly sweet and nutty, such as hazelnut milk. Not only are these plant-based milks tasty and good for you, but ... Read More

Paleo Diet: What You Can (And Can't) Eat

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 03-Feb-2023 15:25:01
The main idea behind the paleo diet is to eat in a way that is similar to how our hunter-gatherer ancestors did. Even though it's hard to know what our ancestors ate, researchers think their meals were made of whole foods. As people in hunting and gathering groups were always on the move, diseases like diabetes and heart disease were likely much less common in these communities. Several studies have shown that this diet can help people lose a lot of weight (without having to count calories and make regular data of intake) and improve their health in a big ... Read More

Fiber: How Much Is Too Much?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 02-Feb-2023 10:33:32
Fruits, vegetables, and cereals made with whole grains are good sources of dietary fiber. The indigestible bits or compounds of plants are what makeup fiber. These components of plants go through our digestive tract mostly unaltered and are eliminated as stool. Carbohydrates make up the bulk of fiber. The primary function of fiber is to maintain the health of the digestive tract. How much Dietary Fiber do you need, Exactly? Men should consume 30–38g of fiber per day, while women aged 18–50 should consume 25g, and women aged 51 and over should consume 21g, according to national guidelines. ... Read More