Found 209 Articles for Nutrition & Diet

What to Eat Before and After your Workout?

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 10-Mar-2023 15:08:45
A workout is a physical activity that is done to improve overall health and fitness. Many different types of workouts can be done, including cardio, strength training, and stretching. Cardio workouts, such as running or cycling, improve cardiovascular health and endurance. Strength training, such as weightlifting or bodyweight exercises, helps to build muscle and improve overall strength. It is important to choose a workout that is enjoyable and fits into your schedule, as consistency is key to seeing results. It is important to warm up before and cool down after a workout to prevent injury. A good warm-up can be ... Read More

The Best Oatmeal for Type2 Diabetes

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 10-Mar-2023 14:56:53
Oatmeal is a traditional breakfast food that is high in fiber and can be cooked and served in a variety of ways, such as with milk or water, sweetened with honey or sugar, and topped with fruit or nuts. Oatmeal is a popular baking ingredient for cookies, muffins, and other baked stuff. It is highly rich in nutrients and offers several benefits including cholesterol control and reduced risk of heart disease. Oatmeal is your go-to breakfast and it can be cooked and served along with several other dishes. Best Oatmeal for Type-2 Diabetes When it comes to oatmeal for ... Read More

Bananas: Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 10-Mar-2023 14:36:51
Bananas are a tasty and convenient source of some important nutrients. People have grown this tropical fruit since ancient times, and its health benefits have been promoted for more than a century. Fibre, potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and a variety of phytonutrients and antioxidants are all found in abundance in bananas. You can eat bananas raw or ripe as a whole fruit or turn them into your favourite smoothie or mash it into your favourite banana walnut cake. Bananas are rich in soluble fibre. The soluble and insoluble fibres found in bananas are essential for healthy digestion. Blood ... Read More

8 Healthy Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 10-Mar-2023 14:28:05
Dark chocolate can be a healthy addition to a balanced diet. There are a lot of nutrients in dark chocolate that can help your health. It is one of the best sources of antioxidants that you can find and is made from the seed of the cacao tree. The cacao tree also contains a compound called theobromine, which can help in the reduction of inflammation and potentially lower blood pressure. Dark chocolate has been shown to improve health and reduce the risk of heart disease, improve brain function, alleviate stress, and lower the risk of diabetes. Moreover, Dark chocolate contains ... 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

What is the Optavia Diet, and Can It Help You Lose Weight?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 09-Mar-2023 15:10:20
The Optavia diet is a low-calorie and reduced carbohydrate program that is a combination of packaged foods, homemade meals and personalized coaching for weight loss. The diet designed by Optavia Company claims to focus on lean proteins and non-starchy vegetables to induce weight loss. This diet claims to focus on five key areas including hydration, exercise, sleep, mindfulness and surroundings. Moreover, it offers one-on-one coaching to achieve a healthy weight. But, is this diet really helpful for weight loss? Let us discuss foods that are allowed and not allowed in this diet and what are the different versions of this ... Read More

Home Remedies for Gas and Bloating

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 09-Mar-2023 15:00:12
Everyone experiences gas, but some people may experience the discomfort of excessive gas quite often as compared to others. Producing and passing gas is a normal part of digestion, but if the gas gets stuck inside, you experience discomfort and want to relieve the pain as soon as possible. Gas trapped in your intestines can be incredibly uncomfortable and may cause pain, cramping, swelling, tightness or even bloating. The pain from the trapped gas can feel like a stabbing in the chest or abdomen and you may even think it's a heart attack or appendicitis. Bloating is a sensation that ... Read More

All About Cherries: Nutrition, Benefits, Types, Side Effects, and More

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 09-Mar-2023 14:50:37
May it be sweet, may it be sour, cherries can enhance the flavor of any dish. It has been a popular fruit among the ancient Greeks and Romans since the 17th century. Cherries are scientifically known as Prunus and they belong to the Rosaceae family. Many of the cherries are produced commercially since the 19th century in the United States and are widely distributed in western Asia and Europe along with other regions worldwide. Cherries are of three types: Sweet, sour and dukes. Sweet cherries are heart-shaped and juicy with low acid content. Sour cherries can also be called tart ... Read More

8 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 09-Mar-2023 14:30:38
Weight loss happens effectively when both internal and external factors work in your favour. There are many factors like genetics, sleeping habits, muscle mass and environment among others which significantly contribute to the process of weight loss. When you try to lose weight, your body fights back and hence, it is important to be aware of some of the roadblocks that may obstruct your weight loss process. The weight loss journey is the right combination of diet and exercise and may vary from person to person. Once you start eating healthy and working out regularly, you may be able to ... Read More