Nutrition and Diet Blog

ACLS Heart Healthy Guide to Preventing Obesity

ACLS Heart Healthy Guide to Preventing Obesity According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of US adults have obesity—this dietary driven disease kills more than twice as many people as infectious disease. Obesity is a growing problem among people from all walks of life—this is especially true with […]

Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease

Although you might know that eating certain foods can increase your heart disease risk, it’s often tough to change your eating habits. But here are eight heart-healthy diet tips. Once you know which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit, you’ll be on your way toward a heart-healthy diet.

Importance of Child Nutrition

Infancy, the first year of life, is the period of most rapid growth. A healthy infant doubles his weight by six months and triples it within a year of age. Similarly there is increase in body length of the infant from 50-55 cm at birth to about 75 cm during the first year. By the […]

Nutrition for people with cancer

Good nutrition is especially important for people with cancer. Eating a variety of foods and well-balanced meals can help you feel better and stay stronger. Eating well during treatment helps to maintain your body weight, improve your strength and energy, decrease the risk of infection and assist your body in healing and recovery from cancer […]

Dietary Guidelines for adults starting Hemodialysis

Renal Diet People with compromised kidney function must adhere to a renal or kidney diet to cut down on the amount of waste in their blood. Wastes in the blood come from food and liquids that are consumed.  When kidney function is compromised it does not filter or remove wastes properly.  If wastes are left in the […]

Veganism and Vegetarianism: The science and philosophy of plant-based nutrition

Nutritionists have long heralded a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins as the foundation for a lean, strong body and optimal health. Much to the discontent of vegans and vegetarians, this has always included animal products, such as lean meat, poultry, seafood, and low-fat dairy products like milk, eggs, and cheese. […]

Diet and breast cancer

Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. To demonstrate how dramatically lifestyle choices can impact breast cancer risk, researchers followed for about seven years a group of about 30,000 postmenopausal women without history of breast cancer and found that imply limiting alcohol, eating mostly plant foods, and maintaining a normal body […]

Depression and Diet

Depression Major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses. Now, everyone feels sad occasionally. A full range of emotions is part of what makes us human. Depression, however, is not just sadness. It is characterized by weeks of such symptoms as low or sad mood, diminished interest in activities that used to […]

Diet in hypothyroidism

Best Diet for Hypothyroidism: Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid Hypothyroidism is a condition where the body doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones help control in side body helps for growth, repair and metabolism. As a result, people who suffer from hypothyroidism may experience tiredness, hair loss, weight gain, feeling cold, feeling down and […]

Types of Diets

Types of Diets Plenty of diets to choose from in the present day People diet for all types of reasons as there are no shortage of reasons for wanting to live a healthier life. There are also a wide variety of options when it comes to selecting a diet that might work for you. Here […]

Keto diet

KETO DIET HISTORY Where did the ketogenic diet come from? Despite the recent hype, a ketogenic diet is not something new. There’s evidence of the keto diet being used back in the early 1920s to treat severe childhood epilepsy and it’s still being used today for that purpose. Research suggests that the production of ketones […]

Diet and obesity

Obesity – a condition in which the fat stores (adiposity) is excessive for an individual’s height, weight, gender, and race to an extent that produces adverse health outcomes. It is due to positive energy balance, thus both an increase in intake and a decrease in expenditure will lead to excess calories being stored as fat […]

Alcohol and nutrition

Nutrients provided by foods mainly do two functions viz. provide energy and maintain structure & function of body. Alcoholics often eat poorly and eat unbalanced diet. This limits the supply of essential nutrients affecting both energy supply and structure maintenance. Furthermore alcohol also affects digestion, storage, utilization of nutrients. Major effects on nutrition due to […]

Diet during diabetes

Diabetes mellitus – a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia (high glucose in blood) which is due to defective production or activity of insulin or both. It causes the disturbance in metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Symptoms High blood sugar, frequent urination, dehydration and thirst, weight loss and fatigue, tiredness and increased hunger, unhealed […]

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