Dietary fibre is a wonderful thing…
It lowers your risk for diabetes and heart disease, leaves you fuller for longer, and helps your digestive system function healthily.
Without debate, fibre is an essential component to your diet. It can also help you buy time before the next meal hits the table. Here are some great ways to enjoy it…... ››› Read more
This week, singer Avril Lavigne opened up about her struggle with Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness she says left her bedridden for months and desperate for answers.
The 30-year-old said she saw many doctors and underwent a battery of tests in the last year, but that it wasn't until she found a Lyme disease specialist that she found out what was really wrong.
So why did it take Lavigne so long to get answers? And could her experience happen to you, too? Read on to find out.... ››› Read more
According to a new study, those of you who enjoy a glass of orange or grapefruit juice with your breakfast in the morning might face a slightly increased risk of melanoma - the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer.
Researchers derived this finding from a study of more than 100,000 US adults who they followed for roughly 25 years. The team discovered that those who regularly drank orange juice or whole grapefruit juice had a higher risk of developing melanoma compared to people who avoided these drinks.
Researchers were quick to stress that about these findings, reported online this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Read on to find out more.... ››› Read more
Of the many modern diseases that now exist, one of the biggest burdens on our society is an unexpected one: Depression. This goes according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And what you eat may be contributing, they say…
The new study by the WHO published this week in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that consuming junk food with a high glycaemic index (GI) puts you at greater risk of developing depression. Here's why…... ››› Read more
Food waste is a huge problem all over the world. Researchers behind a new survey from the American Chemical Council say that every year, each American tosses about $640 (over R6500). South Africa probably isn't far behind…
In addition, an earlier analysis by the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) found that consumers around the world throw away approximately 66 million tons of food a year.
Confusion over those tiny date stamps on the food products you buy is a big part of the problem. Here's what you need to know…... ››› Read more
Too many of us overlook the push-up. And we really shouldn't, considering it's one of the best exercises in the metaphorical exercise book!
Sure, it looks super easy and you probably already know the basics - heels together, wrists underneath your shoulders, bend and press your shoulders and voila - a move that works out your entire body!
But there are some tweaks you can make to take your push-up technique to the next level...... ››› Read more
The latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease research focus on the time well before patients even know they might have the neurodegenerative condition.
So far, studies have found evidence that the biological processes that cause the mental decline can begin 10 to 12 years before you notice signs of cognitive decline.
But now, in the most recent report published this week in the journal Neurology, experts say the disease may actually begin even earlier - 18 years earlier, in fact - than they expected!
Read on to find out more about this fascinating new finding…... ››› Read more
Your hormones regulate pretty much everything in your body - from digestion to mood, sleep to weight.
Certain habits can make these chemical messengers go absolutely haywire, ultimately causing an imbalance in your system that can affect both your physical and emotional health.
So, if you do any of these, consider making a few changes…... ››› Read more
Unless you're trying to fall pregnant, getting your period regularly is both a blessing and a curse.
On one hand, you have to deal with bloating, cramps and mood swings. And on the other, yay, you're not pregnant!
Suddenly missing your period when babies aren't on the agenda can be a serious freak-out moment, but there are a few other factors that may be to blame, according to New York doctor Alyssa Dweck.... ››› Read more
Probiotics AKA “friendly bacteria” are essential for digestive help, as you may already know. They'll assist with bloating, management of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and diarrhoea triggered by antibiotics or travelling if you eat them in considerable portions.
But what you don't know is that probiotics can also help curb social anxiety. This goes according to a new study published in the journal Psychiatry Research.
Read on to find out more about the interesting study conducted by researchers at the College of William and Mary in Virginia in the US.... ››› Read more
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