Excess carbohydrates in your diet could cause knee pain and osteoarthritis

Dietary carbohydrates could lead to osteoarthritis. According to new findings from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, the carbohydrate composition of diets may increase the risk of osteoarthritis in laboratory mice even when the animals didn’t differ in weight. Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the most common form of arthritis and the most widespread form of disability in the country. Several factors…

Heart health tip, eat radish to prevent stroke, high blood pressure

Eating carrots, onions and broccoli are passe. The humble radish could be the newest heart-healthy vegetable, say researchers. The findings showed that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or “monster” radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke, researchers including Katsuko Kajiya from the Kagoshima University in Japan said. Grown for centuries…

Low calorie diet, men tend to lose more weight than women

Women and men experience different benefits from low-calorie diets. In the study of more than 2,000 overweight individuals with pre-diabetes who followed a low-calorie diet for eight weeks, men lost significantly more body weight than women, and they had larger reductions in a metabolic syndrome score, a diabetes indicator, fat mass and heart rate. Women…

Vegan diet: how your body changes from day one

Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivationstems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons. Many people, though, seek a healthier diet….

Portfolio diet is good for your heart, can lower risk of high blood pressure

A portfolio diet or a plant-based way of eating can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, including blood pressure, triglycerides, and inflammation, says a new study done by the University of Toronto. The researchers stated that in addition to reducing LDL (or bad) cholesterol by about 30% when combined with a low-saturated fat diet, the researchers found the diet limited other factors…

Fertility diet, best foods and lifestyle habits to boost fertility and sperm count

Diet and weight loss plays a crucial role in preparing women’s bodies for pregnancy and boosting sperm count for men. While there are many reasons for low fertility levels, diet is the easiest to modify. According to a study published by Harvard Medical School, the best fertility foods are whole grains, healthy fats, protein packages, and even the occasional bowl of ice cream. Also…

Portfolio diet is good for your heart, can lower risk of high blood pressure

A portfolio diet or a plant-based way of eating can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, including blood pressure, triglycerides, and inflammation, says a new study done by the University of Toronto. The researchers stated that in addition to reducing LDL (or bad) cholesterol by about 30% when combined with a low-saturated fat diet, the researchers found the diet limited other factors…

5 Health Benefits Of Including Kinnows In Our Daily Diet

We all must have seen this fruit that looks identical to an orange. Yes, you guessed that right, it’s kinnow! We have seen kinnows in juice shops, supermarkets and weekly fruit markets. Popularly known as Punjab’s king of fruits, kinnows are a hybrid variety of two kinds of citrus cultivars – King (Citrus nobilis) and Willow…

Weight loss diet plan, these 9 superfoods will keep your gut healthy

Health experts say that the key to your fitness and health depends on your gut. More specifically, it depends on the gut bacteria that helps digest and absorb the food in your diet. Every individual’s gut is home to a mix of gut bacteria, and diet and lifestyle plays a significant role in determining the…