Diet 

The dark side of instant noodles – Dietitian reveals

A dietician at the Trust hospital in Accra, Mr Wise Chukwudi Letsa, has cautioned Ghanaians on the excessive intake of instant noodles. The author of the books ‘Answers For Your Diet’ and ‘Eating To Prevent And Manage Lifestyle Diseases’ explained Noodles to be rich in carbohydrates and part of the starchy food family and therefore, intake at the wrong time could be stored by the body as fat. He added that consuming a large quantity of it in one sitting could result in weight gain and the development of a…

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Life Style 

The Actual Reasons Behind An Innie Or An Outie Belly Button

A belly button normally called a navel is part of a human body, it marks the outie spot where your umbilical cord is attached. The umbilical cord is a flexible tube that carries oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the baby and is the innie of the belly. It also carries wastes away from the baby back to the mother, so she can get rid of them. Once the baby is born then the umbilical cord is cut by the doctor and a tiny stump is left, which drops…

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Habits 

8 Things You Should Never Do On An Empty Stomach

There are so many things that you can do on an empty stomach. You have probably heard about drinking water when you wake up to help you purify your body and help you lose weight. There are also some health-related foods like lemonade, nectar, which is best eaten for your breakfast before doing anything. Although these things are recommended for an empty stomach, there are some things that you should avoid in that situation. Here they are: 1: DRINKING TEA OR COFFEE The consumption of coffee on an empty stomach…

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Diet 

Blueberries and Dark Chocolate Hold Powerful Properties

If you’re one who swoons over chocolate, you may be pleased to know there may be a scientific reason for it. In fact, researchers say potent compounds in dark chocolate as well as blueberries may contain secrets to staying youthful. Scientists from Exeter University in England, supported by colleagues at Brighton University, identified the compounds as a “secret” wrinkle-fighting substance because they help rejuvenate old cells. In fact, lab research showed old cells both looking and “behaving” like younger cells, actually resuming dividing. Professor Lorna Harries, a director of research…

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Life Style 

How 20 minutes of intense exercise can boost memory

A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience shows that vigorous exercise for a short period of time can boost the so-called interference memory. The research also points to a potential mechanism that may explain the findings. Physical training also ‘trains’ your brain, new research shows. Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, reveal what intense, 20-minute bouts of exercise can do for our memory. The lead author of the new research is Jennifer Heisz, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Heisz and…

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Habits 

4 surprising reasons you should not drink water while Eating

One of the most common sights you see on a daily basis is drinking water in between meals. While some people think it is necessary to have a glass of water with your meals, this habit could be highly damaging to your health. Here are six reasons why you should stop drinking water along with your meals. Makes digestion difficult Your stomach contains digestive acids that help in the digestion and breakdown of food. Apart from this, the acids are also responsible for killing any infectious agents that might be…

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Habits 

More TV viewing linked to higher risk of blood clots in veins

A study that followed more than 15,000 people has found that those who reported watching television the most often had the greatest risk for blood clots in their veins compared with those who infrequently or never watched television. The new findings are to feature at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2017, held this week in Anaheim, CA. Researchers have already linked the amount of time spent watching TV to risk of heart disease that develops from blood clots in arteries. The study is significant as it is the…

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Diet 

5 Smart Alternatives to Processed Foods

Is your shopping cart filled with heavily processed foods? Some might seem to be time-savers, yet cost more than fresh foods and offer few nutrients. Others might actually harm your health. The first foods to avoid are processed meats from hot dogs to deli cold cuts, including salami and bologna. Even those labeled “low calorie” are likely to have questionable preservatives, such as salts and nitrates. Studies show that these are the worst types of meats for your heart. Try freshly prepared turkey and chicken instead. In a hurry? A…

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Life Style 

Getting rid of belly fat the natural way

Belly fat is more than just a superficial concern. It is also a significant risk factor for serious health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Not all fat is the same. Subcutaneous belly fat is the most visible type of fat, located just under the skin. Everyone has some belly fat, but large quantities of this subcutaneous fat can signal a weight problem. Pills, surgeries, miracle cures, and herbal remedies will not safely remove belly fat. It is, however, possible to get rid of belly fat naturally with a healthy…

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Diet 

Soy may raise risk of advanced prostate cancer

Soy is often hailed for its health benefits. But for men, eating soy and other foods rich in isoflavones may not be so favorable; it could increase the risk of advanced prostate cancer. However, when it comes to the risk of non-advanced prostate cancer — that is, cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland — dietary isoflavones appear to have no significant influence. These are the findings of a new study recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States,…

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