Chemicals in Food- Safe or Not?
Food is a perishable item and its quality degrades over a period of time. With increasing demand, and need of import and export of food products, it was essential to find sources, that would prolong the shelf life, and improve the flavour of the food. The food processing industry, was on the lookout for ingredients that would enhance a food’s crunchiness, colour etc. They then developed additives.
Is Caffeine Good or Bad?
Many of us, follow the morning ritual of getting that cup of coffee/ tea religiously. And when someone tells you otherwise, we say that, I can’t work without my morning fix. The FDA states that 80% of adults take caffeine in the form of coffees, teas, sodas or perhaps energy drinks. Dr. Stephen Juraschek, states that although caffeine can give a temporary boost to your body, the impact of the caffeine depends on the source and quantity.
The liver naturally stores small amounts of fat. When fat storage exceeds 5%, it results in fatty liver disease. Initially, this doesn’t cause liver damage, however, it is a progressive condition which could take years to develop. It makes the liver vulnerable and susceptible to further injury, inflammation and scarring which is not reversible.
The importance of knowing your body composition
The weighing scale can be a friend to some and not so friendly to others! When we weigh ourselves, we may either be thrilled or not so happy with what we see. We sometimes tend to become obsessed with the numbers on the scale. But does that one solitary figure tell you the whole story about what is going on in your body?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition where the body’s T cells attack its own skin cells. This causes scaling of skin because of the rapid build-up of the skin cells at the surface. Typically, skin cells are produced deep inside the layers of skin and slowly rise up to the skin surface
Bad habits that are wreaking your health: Part 2
As we continue to look at unhealthy habits that can affect our health, let’s turn to the subtler factors: things we may not recognize outright, but which also play a role in our health.
Vitamin B12: A quick overview
Being a crucial vitamin among the B complex vitamins, B12 helps maintain the health of nerve tissues, and plays a role in brain function and production of red blood cells.
Foods that can cause heartburn
Heart burn is one of the most common issues in recent times and is frequently mistaken to be a heart attack by many. Heart burn is usually the pain or burn that occurs when the acid in stomach flows back to esophagus. It can get worse after eating few foods or lying down. Most people also have pressure on their throat because of acid reflux.
Vegan diet and its impact on health
Vegan diet/ veganism is rapidly rising in the world because of various reasons like- health/ animal welfare or environmental concerns. Research also states that, plant-based diets are linked to lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases/ type-2 diabetes/ cancers because of its low saturated fat content (1).
Regaining Lost Weight?
Weight loss can be a challenging and tricky game. Many weight loss and slimming centres love to flaunt their clients’ success by proudly displaying before and after pictures. The captions read- lost 5 kgs, lost 10 kgs and 4 inches…..the list goes on.
But no one shows us the after, after story.