Food and Diet

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet While Travelling

Sticking to a healthy diet while travelling can be very difficult. However, if you learn how to make smart choices, a healthy diet is really not that difficult. Travelling time is probably not the best time to start a healthy diet, but if you are currently making healthy choices in your foods already, modifying your diet slightly to accommodate travel is not very difficult.....  Full Story

Dietary fiber is an essential nutrient required for proper digestion of foods, proper functioning of the digestion. A deficiency of fiber can lead to constipation, hemorrhoids, and elevated levels of cholesterol and sugar in the blood. Conversely, an excess of fiber can lead to a bowel obstruction, diarrhea, or even dehydration. High fiber diets are usually recommended to those who have constipation, high cholesterol, diabetes etc.....  Full Story

The Atkins diet is based on a theory that carbohydrate is the main contributor for the fat formation in the body. The Atkins diet is not a new phenomenon. The diet first appeared in the late 1970s and has grown popularity in recent years in response to the low-fat diet craze. According to Dr. Atkins, the over-consumption of carbohydrates and simple sugars leads to weight gain......  Full Story

A true food allergy is an abnormal response to food that is triggered by a specific reaction in the immune system and expressed by certain symptoms. People who have food allergies must identify and prevent them because, although usually mild and not severe, these reactions can cause devastating illness and, in rare instances, can be fatal.....  Full Story

What to Eat to Be Healthy?

Eating is an important activity in your life and it is essential for your survival also.  Everybody wants to live a healthier life but selections of food items are not supportive of this concept.  A few good habits have to be adapted to make your life to be healthy and vibrant.  People who maintain phenomenal health well into their ninth and tenth decades probably do a whole lot of things differently than the average person.....  Full Story 

How Can Our Genes Be Affected By the Foods We Eat?

Genes have the power to control various aspects of our body from birth to death.  Some even believe that our genes have already predetermined the illnesses you are destined to suffer. But this is not completely true, based on various studies on this aspect. In some cases, genes have their effect to cause some diseases but in many cases the fact is different.  A study with one thousand identical twins, for many years, shows that there was no correlation between the illnesses the twins developed. One of a pair might have developed heart disease, the other cancer.....  Full Story

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