You are here

Dark chocolate enriched with olive oil is good for your heart, study suggests

Chocolate is so often demonised as being bad for your teeth and waistline but the fact is that, in moderation, it can have some pretty surprising health benefits– especially when it comes to your heart. A new Italian study has found that a daily serving of dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil boosted participants’ cardiovascular health and lowered the risk of potentially fatal problems later in life. Couple this with previous studies suggesting that the sweet treat can also reduce stress and even prevent diabetes, and chocolate is well on its way…

Read More

A good diet in adulthood can improve physical fitness in old age

A study looked at the long-term effect of a healthy diet during adulthood on physical function in older age and found it boosted physical fitness. The team, led by scientists at the University of Southampton, gathered data from 969 British men and women whose lifestyles have been monitored since they were born, in March 1946. The team collected information from the participants at ages 36, 43, 53, and 60-64, examining the participants’ diets at different ages in relation to three standard measures of physical function at age 60-64 – chair…

Read More

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

al feedback as well as reinforce behaviours that are rewarded, while reducing behaviours that are not. The results showed that those who were less susceptible to the effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity in response to positive feedback or reward compared to negative feedback. The effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity “Poor sleep is not good, but you may have other experiences during your life that are positive. And the more responsive you are to those positive experiences, the less vulnerable you may be…

Read More

6 Unhealthy Foods That Are Actually Good For You

Who doesn’t want to lead a healthy life? There are so many diets and healthy lifestyle tips that keep doing the rounds that we try and modify our routine to lead the best kind of life. Diet, of course, plays a crucial role in our well-being. What we eat and what we choose to avoid affects our health more than we realise it on a day-to-day basis. With all sorts of information available online these days, there are many times we get fooled into believing fad diets, and avoid foods that may in fact be not…

Read More

Is eating Poha everyday in breakfast good for health?

1. Perfect dish to kick-start your day! Poha has traditionally been among India’s favourite breakfasts and no one treated it as unhealthy, till a few years ago, when the Indian market began to be flooded with ‘healthy’ grains from abroad like oats and quinoa. Call it the result of their brilliant marketing or our bad luck, our traditional breakfasts suddenly became unhealthy foods. But winds of change can already be sensed on the horizon with leading nutritionists speaking in favour of the native breakfast options. Here are some reasons why…

Read More

Try Having a Purpose in Life, It Might Help You Get a Good Sleep! We Suggest Some Foods that May Help too!

Facing troubles getting a good night sleep? A purpose in life may help turn those sleepless nights into the best napping experience. A new study based on older adults, suggests that having a purpose in life could be a drug-free strategy to get a sound sleep. The research shows that having your goals set results in fewer sleep disturbances and improved sleep quality. The study carried out by Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center on older adults reported that a person is likely to sleep better, with less sleep…

Read More