Study Shows That There Are No Limits To The Benefits of Exercise
Previously, we discussed a recent study that measured the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The study yielded surprising results, namely that being sedentary had a greater risk of death than cardiovascular disease, smoking and diabetes. Researchers of the study believe that being unfit and sedentary should be treated as a disease, which needs a prescription. […]
Spring: 3 foods you should be eating now!
Yay! Spring is finally here! Mother nature is slowly waking up from her long winter sleep and everything around blossoms into beauty. Spring is a particularly euphoric period as it brings a burst of colors, light and warmth after a seemingly endless winter. It’s the perfect time to start anew; improve our lifestyle and dietary […]
Spotlight on the glycemic index: A good guide to good carbs
Carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, potato, rice and legumes, form the very basis of our diet and are essential energy sources, but are they all created equal? The terms Simple sugars and complex carbohydrates have been used for years to classify carbohydrates according to their molecular structure. It was believed that simple sugars were rapidly […]
Nutritional Advice to Fight Against High Blood Pressure
Today 1.1 billion people are affected by hypertension (high blood pressure) globally.  The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that an average of 59.3 million new cases of hypertension are identified each year.  Hypertension is responsible for almost half of deaths caused by heart attack or stroke.  Diet plays a crucial role in the treatment and […]
Holiday Season Cooking with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Are you short of ideas for festive meals? Try some recipes that replace unhealthy fats with good ones such as omega-3 fatty acids. These unsaturated fatty acids are essential for proper functioning of our bodies. They act as energy reserves and intervene in the production of certain nutrients by the body. Omega-3 fatty acids can […]
Low-calorie diet reversed diabetes in half of patients, study finds
A low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes and save the lives of millions of sufferers of the preventable condition, research suggests. Eating between 825 and 850 calories a day for three to five months put the disease into remission in almost half of patients in a new study, according to the Daily Mail. The Diabetes […]