Keto Diet or Ketogenic Diet

What is Keto Diet or Ketogenic Diet

KetoOur bodies are incredibly adaptive to food we eat, when we overload it with fats and take away carbohydrates, it will begin to burn ketones as the primary energy source. Optimal ketone levels offer many health, weight loss, physical and mental performance benefits. The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into the metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates. Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver. Continue reading “Keto Diet or Ketogenic Diet”

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Energy Drinks do have Health Risks

People have gone into cardiac arrest after consuming more than one energy beverage, and when they’ve done sort of further analysis on these individuals, they haven’t been able to find anything abnormal other than the very high levels of caffeine and taurine in the toxicology. In one case, a young 28-year-old who drunk eight cans of an energy drink actually went into cardiac arrest, and they found arteries of his heart were completely locked up. When they were able to open them up, all the testing revealed nothing wrong with this person other than he had high levels of caffeine and taurine.Energy Drinks

Common Ingredients of Energy Drinks

Most energy drinks typically contain following ingredients:-

  • Large amounts of caffeine
  • Added sugars
  • vitamins, such as B vitamins
  • Legal stimulants, such as guarana, a plant that grows in the Amazon; taurine, an amino acid that’s naturally found in meat and fish; and L-carnitine, a substance in our bodies that helps turn fat into energy.

Effects of Energy Drinks on Our Health Continue reading “Energy Drinks do have Health Risks”

Which are the Foods that may Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

Ronald ReaganThe neuropathologic features of Alzheimer’s Disease include amyloid beta (A-beta) plaques, an abnormal accumulation of A-beta protein outside neuronal cells, and neurofibrillary tangles within the cells. Numerous animal and laboratory studies have shown that Alzheimer’s disease involves oxidative and inflammatory processes, although it is not known whether these processes are a cause or effect of the disease or both. The ultimate result, however, is disruption of neuronal cell functioning and signaling, leading to neuronal cell death. A research is ongoing and potentially very exciting which shows that there may be a link with inflammation and the buildup of amyloid plaque on the brain that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Best evidence of disease prevention involves the antioxidant nutrients, vitamins E and C. Continue reading “Which are the Foods that may Cure Alzheimer’s Disease”

Health News – Stanford Studies shows Atkins Diet Best for WeightLoss

Fiber Diet
Fiber Diet

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have completed the largest and longest-ever comparison of four popular diets, and the lowest-carbohydrate Atkins diet came out on top. The 311 pre-menopausal, non-diabetic, overweight women in the study were randomly assigned to follow either the Atkins, Zone, LEARN or Ornish diet. Researchers chose the four diets to represent the full spectrum of low- to high-carbohydrate diets. Study participants in all four groups attended weekly diet classes for the first eight weeks of the study and each received a book outlining the specific diet to which they were assigned. For the remaining 10 months of the study, the women’s weight and metabolism were regularly checked, and random phone calls monitored what they were eating.  Continue reading “Health News – Stanford Studies shows Atkins Diet Best for WeightLoss”

Health News – Mental Health linked with Healthy Diet

Fiber Diet
Healthy Diet

Changing lifestyles and increasing access to processed foods has reduced our intake of fresh, nutritious, local produce, at the same time as our intake of fat, sugar, alcohol and additives is much higher. Approximately, two thirds of those who do not report mental health problems eat vegetables, fresh fruit or fruit juice every day, compared with less than half of those who do report daily mental health problems. Those who report some level of mental health problem also eat fewer healthy foods and more unhealthy foods. Healthy eating can help stabilize our moods better and even help reduce the risk of depression. A balanced mood and feelings of well being can be achieved by ensuring that our diet provides adequate amounts of complex carbohydrates, essential fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals and water. Proper nutrition plays an important role  when it comes to control mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  Continue reading “Health News – Mental Health linked with Healthy Diet”

Health News – High Protein Diets are not best for Weight Loss

Foods High in Animal Protein
Foods High in Animal Protein

Diets such as the Atkins, Zone, Protein Power, Sugar Busters and Stillman diets are not balanced in terms of the essential nutrients our bodies need. Some are high protein and emphasize foods like meat, eggs and cheese, which are rich in protein and saturated fat. Some restrict important carbohydrates such as cereals, grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. If followed for a long time, they can result in potential health problems. These diets may result in quick weight loss, but more research is needed on their effectiveness for long-term weight loss.

Adverse effects of High Protein Diets Continue reading “Health News – High Protein Diets are not best for Weight Loss”

Health News – Mediterranean Diet associated with Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer, Heart, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases

Best Foods in Pregnancy
Fruits and Vegetables

The Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and olive oil, and low in dairy products and red meat. The Mediterranean Diet is based on the dietary traditions of Crete, Greece, and southern Italy. Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In fact, an analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and cancer, as well as a reduced incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The Mediterranean Diet is now also linked to a reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a randomized trial. Mediterraneans don’t eat a heaping plate of pasta the way Americans do. Instead, pasta is usually a side dish with about a 1/2-cup to 1-cup serving size. The rest of their plate consists of salads, vegetables, a small portion of meat, and perhaps one slice of bread. The Mediterranean Diet consists of following;- Continue reading “Health News – Mediterranean Diet associated with Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer, Heart, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases”

Health News – No Diet just cut Fats

Dark Vegetables & Fruits
Vegetables & Fruits

People are defined as overweight if their body mass index or BMI – a ratio of weight to height – is more than 25 kg per metre squared (kg/m2) and obese if it is more than 30 kg/m2. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of many illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and stroke. Together, strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases are the biggest killers worldwide and claim more than 17 million lives a year.

Researchers who led the study said its results prove for the first time that people can lose weight without trying to.”The weight reduction..when people ate less fat was remarkably consistent – we saw it in almost every trial. Those who cut down more on fat lost more weight,” said Lee Hooper from the University of East Anglia medical school, who led the work.”The effect isn’t dramatic, like going on a diet,” the research specifically looked at people who were cutting down on fat, but didn’t aim to lose weight – so were continuing to consume a normal amount of food.”What surprised us was that they did lose weight, their BMI (body mass index) decreased and their waists became slimmer,” Hooper said. The lower fat eaters also kept their weight down over at least seven years.

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