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News tag: Nutrition


New method of cooking rice reduces calories ready for absorbtion

25 Mar, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A new and simple way of cooking rice reduces by more than half the number of calories your body absorbs, potentially cutting the obesity rate, scientists discovered. "Because obesity is a growing health problem, especially in many developing countries, we wanted to find food-based solutions," said team leader Sudhair A…


Are food cravings indicative of nutrient deficiencies?

13 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Occasionally, we have an almost insatiable craving for one or several foods, be it chocolate, strawberries, or a juicy stake. Nutritionists argue these cravings reflect the body’s lack of minerals or vitamins found in that particular food. "Cravings mainly indicate that our body is lacking a specific mineral or nutrient,"…

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Novel weight loss program emphasizes healthy lifestyle

10 Feb, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Benefis Weight Loss Center has a new program that focuses on Establishing and maintaining a healthy diet. The program has three steps, and helps clients lose weight while teaching them about healthy eating, activity and lifestyle that encourage weight loss and preserving a healthy weight. Geoffrey Loomis, weight management coordinator…


Healthy diet linked to improvements in mental health

6 Feb, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
The link between mental health and diet and nutrition must receive recognition from experts in the fields of psychiatry and public health, new research warns. Research strongly confirmed the strong relationship between nutritional deficiencies and poor mental health. With psychiatry now at a critical stage resulting from using a medical…


A simple switch has kids eat healthier

15 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Having kids eat more fruits and vegetables at lunch has been a constant and important concern for parents, schools, and public health officials; a new and simple method shows big promise in this, according to a new study. A simple change in schedule, by placing recess before lunch, instead of…


Chocolate milk replenishes exhausted bodies as good as sport drinks

5 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Surprising many, chocolate milk is preferred to popular sports drinks for enhancing exercise and a faster recovery, new research in Australia has found. The milk industry wants people to know about it and spread the news. In a recent move to improve the perception people have about milk, Dairy Australia…


Foods likely to indulge our senses in 2015

28 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Each year, a couple of foods enter mainstream and our daily diet. Some of the foods likely to indulge our senses in 2015 include kefir, quark, and black rice. Kefir - Made by mixing the kefir grain with milk, this fermented drink has been consumed for thousands of years and…


Sugar’s increasing role in developing hypertension

12 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Sugar consumption is always considered a method of improving health both by diabetics and healthy people alike. Despite the attention doctors and dieticians place on sugar, its role in developing hypertension has been overlooked. It is important to understand the mechanism and risk factors contributing to the onset of cardiovascular…


Mobile diet app quickly abandoned by overweight people

18 Nov, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Overweight people are not going to like what Dr. B Yoshi Laing revealed in his latest research study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Relying on your phone app to tell you what to eat does not help you lose weight, at least not all the way. The problem…


Night shift work promotes weight gain

18 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People who work the night shift burn less calories during a 24-hour cycle compared to people who work a normal schedule, and have a higher risk of gaining weight or achieve obesity, a new study suggests. According to researchers at University of Colorado Boulder who developed the study, people who…