Diet & Nutrition

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Red Palm Oil Healthful Addition to Human Diet

Thanks to a novel process of refining crude palm oil, about 80 per cent of the natural goodness in the form of carotenoids and vitamin E in original crude Oil is retained in this healthful addition to the human diet?red palm oil (RPO). The characteristics red colour of RPO is due to the multi-carotenoids present in the oil, totalling about 545 ppm with 90 per cent as the pro-vitamin A carotenoids...

Can Yogurt (DOI) Fight Disease?

Your immune system's backbone More than 400 types of bacteria populate your gastrointestinal tract. Collectively, they're called intestinal flora, and aside from merely living in your small and large intestines, they comprise nearly 70 percent of your immune system. They're essential to your body's ability to protect itself from all sorts of assaults. 'These organisms not only form your body's...

Exercise And Diet Improve Immunity To Disease In The Elderly

Exercise And Diet Improve Immunity To Disease In The Elderly With the onset of old age there is often a decline in the immune response to disease. The result is that infectious diseases can have debilitating or even fatal consequences for the elderly. Prevention of age-related decline in cellular immune response could significantly improve their quality of life. A trial was carried out by the Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen...

Child obesity

Pediatric obesity and nutrition experts today said that increasing physical activity and emphasizing eating a wide variety of foods, for a high fiber and low fat diet, are the most important steps parents should take in preventing childhood obesity. The comments were made as part of a national conference on pediatric obesity sponsored by the Georgetown University's Center for Food and Nutrition...

Power Food: What to Eat for More Energy

Power Food: What to Eat for More Energy You move? Find out now what to consume to be in the form during physical exercise! A healthy diet is essential to keep you in shape, offers more power and also help you to cure after a training session. Last but not least, a healthy diet is the secret to losing weight quickly and efficiently! In contrast, if an inadequate diet, or rather in its absence, your state physics will suffer and you...

Meal - Pattern for Those Afflicted with Colo-Rectal Disease

On Waking : Very weak tea Breakfast : Cereal with milk and sugar or grilled white fish or kedgeree with soft hilsha roes. Bread or crisp toast, butter or maragarine, and preserves (guava jelly etc). Very weak tea with milk, or a little strained pulped fruit juice. Mid-morning : 250 ml milk drink. Crackers. Midday : Meat or fish or poultry, vegetables including potatoes. Fruit juice Tea: Weak tea...

FACT SHEET: Facts about Nutrition and Eating Disorders

FACT SHEET: Facts about Nutrition What We Know At any given time 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men are trying to lose weight. More than $33 billion per year is spent on weight control products and services, according to the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 52 percent of women consider themselves to be overweight, and 50 percent are trying to lose weight. The National Institute of Mental Health says more...

Live Long, Live Healthy by Eating Right

Live Long, Live Healthy by Eating Right Healthy eating habits and nutrition have been an ongoing concern for many individuals over the years. "What do I eat?" and "How many servings can I eat?" are just a few of the questions that constantly plague our minds every time the subjects of food and health are mentioned together. We live in a time when everybody has an answer, and we are constantly bombarded with guidelines and gimmicks that...

Renal Diseases and Diet

Renal Diseases and Diet Diet is crucial in treating renal diseases which include kidney disease, diseases of the genito-urinary tract, and the prostrate. If you have a serious renal disease, your doctor will probably refer you to clinical dietitian for advice concerning dietary changes. The allowable types and portion of foods differ depending upon the type and severity of the disorder. Healthy people should not wait...

Facts and Fallacies about Your Diet

For most people it is all too easy to put on weight and the most likely, reason is that you are eating too much of the wrong, sorts of food. Here are some of the common fallacies about fattening foods. Fallacy: Grapefruit will burn body fat. Fact: Grapefruit has been the main ingredient in several "miracle" reducing plans. It's a fine food, with relatively few calories and plenty of vitamin C,...

Mental Health and Diet

Mental health problems and pyschiatric illness range from mood disorders to depression to schizophrenia and other complicated psychiatric problems. Individuals with depression often fail to take care of themselves, neglecting their appearance and eating irregularly. Depressed people are especially careless about their nutrition. The resulting poor nourishment may impede recovery. There is some...

Are You Eating Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods?

Are You Eating Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods? If you are concerned about genetically engineered foods in your shopping cart, you better act now! Here are some things you should know before you buy any food or beverage products in your grocery store are you eating genetically engineered foods? Lab tests and industry disclosures indicate that 60-75% of all non-organic supermarket foods now "test positive" for the presence of genetically...

Diet for Arthritis and Gout

Arthritis and gout afflict about one in ten persons worldwide. These include any of the more than 100 disorders charcaterised by joint inflammation, stiffness, swelling and pain. Until recently, doctors generally dismissed dietary treatments for arthritis as quackery; new research shows, however, that for many patients diet can make a big difference. Some studies indicate that beef, other types...

Chinese Home Remedies

Shrimp with Lettuce (serves 4) Eating shrimp with lettuce is said to clear skin problems, rendering the skin smooth and elastic. ½ kg fresh shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined; 1 egg white beaten; 1 tbsp cornstarch; ½ tsp salt; 1 ½ tsps minced ginger; 2 spring onions, minced; 12 leaves lettuce; 2tbsp cooking oil; 1tbsp water; 1tsp sesame oil Mince the shrimp and place in a bowl with the egg...

Key Foods to Avoid in IBS

Wheat-based products such as bread, pasta, pastry, pizza, wheat crackers, wheat-based breakfast cereals. Breaded food, battered food, and foods containing wheat flour. Cow's milk and cheese. Yeasty, moldy, and fermented foods such as yeast-containing bread, stock cubes, gravy mixes, mushrooms, alcohol, soy sauce, vinegar. Sugar and high-sugar foods including cookies, cakes, chocolate, candy,...

Palm Tocotrienols Protect Against Diet-Induced Atheroma Formation

The formation of the atherosclerotic plaque is not simply the accumulation of cholesterol and cholesterol esters within arterial walls. Instead, it's a complex dynamic process, involving several key players or factors. For example, the arterial endothelium releases ‘chemotaxis factors' which attract monocytes from the circulation into the sub-endothelial space, the oxidation of low density...

Great Gnocchi!

What's Cooking with Herbs? And What is Gnocchi? Much like perogies, Gnocchi is a pasta-like potato dumpling dish made with herbs and cheeses and served with sauces. The combination of herbs and cheeses with sauces is endless. One of the most popular combinations is ricotta and parmesan blended with basil in the dough and served with a tomato sauce. Instead of stuffing the pasta like ravioli, the...

The Role of Diet in Tuberculosis

The typical Tuberculosis treatment regimen calls for 6 to 18 months of daily administration of several powerful antibiotics: usually isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazimadide, and either ethambutol or streptomycin, Both the disease and the medications cause loss of appetite, but it is critical to maintain good nutrition to minimize weight loss, bolster immunity, and rebuild damaged tissue. The diet...

Age Appropriate Diet for Children

Definition: A diet that provides adequate nutrition and is appropriate for a child's state of development. Alternative Names: Diet - age appropriate Recommendations: Birth to Four Months of Age During the first four to six months of life, infants need only breast milk or formula to meet all their nutritional needs. Breast milk is the recommended feeding method for the first 6 months of life...

Cut Down on Fat - Not on Taste!

Cut Down on Fat - Not on Taste! Protect your family’s heart health by serving foods low in fat and saturated fat. Foods such as beans, vegetables, fruits, rice, and corn tortillas are all part of a healthy diet. Prepare them in a heart healthy way for you and your family. Help your family to eat less fat and saturated fat. Buy lower fat foods. Skim or 1% milk. Low fat or fat free cheeses, sour cream, salad dressing,...