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Sodas, Pizzas and Other Junk Food May Put Kids at Liver Disease Risk

Junk food is deliciously addictive, there’s no denying that fact. Munching on wafers, masala snacks, toffees and candies could make you happy, but don’t just fall for the taste trap. They contain nothing but empty calories, and can cause harm to your health. The shocking truth is also that these junk food come laced with artificial flavours, colours, preservatives and what not that you can’t be certain of what you are putting into your mouth. Foods like pizzas and burgers do contain veggies, meat and other nutritious ingredients but try…

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That ultra-fatty cheat meal you just ate? It’s gonna absolutely hammer your liver.

EVEN THE FITTEST guys will admit it: We all love to dig into a fat, greasy burger or a few glistening slices of greaseball pizza every now and then. Taking a break from a strict diet when trying to get shredded for catching more glances at the beach is an essential part of the process—you need that infusion of crazy calories to boost energy and your metabolism, plus free your psyche from the constant tedium of chicken and rice and veggies. But going too crazy with high-fat meals on your…

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Consuming more honey, fruit juice may damage your liver

The findings indicated that in addition to higher weight gain, the fructose group showed more markers of vascular disease and liver damage, than the glucose group. According to researchers, these type of sugar may also play a role in increasing risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. The paper was published in the American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology. Researchers compared the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function. For the study, female rats were given a liquid solution of…

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10 Health Benefits of Cod Liver Oil

As the name suggests, cod liver oil is a nutrient-dense oil. which is made from the oil found in the liver of cod fish. Dr. Ritika Samaddar, HoD – Dietetics and Nutrition, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, says, “Cod liver oil is commonly taken as a dietary supplement. It is one of the best sources of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and contains relatively high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin D.” According to the USDA, each teaspoon of cod liver oil has about 41 calories and 4.5…

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It’s your lifestyle or your liver

It is not just chronic alcoholism but sedentary lifestyle and junk eating habit that is leading to increased incidents of liver diseases. Earlier, alcoholism was the main cause of liver disease, now doctors say that just like in the West, even in Kerala, obesity and lifestyle diseases are equal contributors to liver diseases. Of the 491 patients who underwent liver transplant at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) between 2007 and 2016, 30% had absolutely no history of alcohol consumption. They were either obese or had lifestyle dis eases like…

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Food and diet rules for healthy liver

Liver is the largest gland of the body. Conventionally speaking, most diseases take a long-time to destroy it and it also takes very long to heal. There is always a scope to improve liver health by making food habit correction. Oil and alcohol are two biggest enemies of liver as both of them make it work harder. And if the liver is already diseased, it might get worse if right diet rules are not followed. Celebrity nutritionist Sandhya Gugnani gives tips, dietary recommendations and diet chart for patients suffering from…

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