For years now, olive oil has enjoyed being the topmost commonly chosen oil by health fanatics and those looking to reduce their cholesterol levels. It is true that olive oil is a healthy alternative to refined vegetable oil, butter, ghee and lard. However, is it the ONLY healthy oil option out there?
There are some communities around the world that have learnt to prolong death. Through a mix of good diet, lifestyle practices and healthy social engagement, these communities have a high longevity, where the average lifespan is around 100 years old. Have these people discovered the Fountain of Youth? Or are they doing something so simple yet effective, we all should be doing it too?
There’s not so good news for burgers and grilled food lovers. As per a new study, eating grilled meat elevates the risk of high blood pressure. Unfortunately, it’s not just about grilled meat but food cooked at high temperatures such as broiling and roasting is connected with high blood pressure, the study revealed.
You try your best to cook healthy. You’ve made the switch from refined flours to whole grains, you’ve ditched the ghee and butter, and you ensure you eat enough fruits and vegetables. You also like to prepare your own meals and give up on processed foods as far as possible.
If you love to eat and indulge yourself occasionally in various sweetmeats, opting for healthy eatables can be tedious and challenging. And why shouldn’t it be right? There is so much information about the side effects of certain types of food and cooking techniques that it can get baffling.
Many people have wondered whether a vegetarian diet is better for their overall health. Some people believe that a vegetarian diet is better for animals and the environment, while others choose it because phytochemicals found in all plant based foods offer a myriad of health promoting factors.
If you like to focus on a highly nutritious diet for yourself and your family, chances are that you don’t love grocery shopping much. Sometimes, aisles and aisles filled with unhealthy processed foods can seem rather tempting, especially if you are shopping on an empty stomach!
f you are pregnant, chances are that you get a lot of unwarranted advice from ‘so-called-wiser’ people, whether you like it or not. Everything from books to magazines to relatives and neighbors offer a plethora of advice about pregnancy do’s and don’ts, but what’s the truth?