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Yogurt, Oats oil and Turmeric The Wonder Foods For Diabetes

These are some amazing facts from the research studies which came out recently. I have put them together, so that you can be benefited from them. I will be talking to you about yogurt, oats oil and turmeric.
Yogurt Adding yogurt as part of your daily diet proves beneficial. Scientists say that a high intake of yogurt has been found to be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Yogurt is rich in calcium, magnesium, specific fatty acids and probiotic bacteria, scientists believe that these may help to lower the risk of diabetes.
Oats oil Oats contain more fats than other cereals. Oat oil has a unique composition and so the supplements made from this oil, helps you to feel fuller. Researchers found that the levels of satiety hormones, (the ones which keep your tummy fuller) raised more with oats oil preparation than with a placebo, 3-7 hours after the meal.  This prevents you from overeating and helps you to become slim. Be known! That oatmeal is a heart healthy food and …

Be Known! IUD May Increase The Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis In Women

Now if you are a lady using intrauterine devices, do not get alarmed after reading this post. Have a word with your doctor, if you have any doubts or stuff you want to get clarified.
IUD
Scientists from American College of Rheumatology have an important message for you. Women who are using intrauterine devices should be careful, because they are at a higher risk of producing autoantibodies, which can lead to the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis.
If you want to know what rheumatoid arthritis is all about? Let me explain to you in detail. It is an autoimmune disease and causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the motion and function of multiple joints. This affects organs as well.
Behind the screen story
Autoantibodies or anti-CCP antibodies, is more likely to be associated with Rheumatoid arthritis. Even if a person does not show the symptoms of RA, high levels of auto antibodies warn us that, they could develop the disease later.
Researchers found that women who were currently using an IU…

Amazing Health Benefits Of The Herb Rosemary

Have you ever noticed that some pleasant smells liven you up? They kick start your brain cells, bring renewed life, zest and vigor into your nerve cells and make you function at your optimal best.
Rosemary
The beautiful rosemary is a woody herb with fragrant needle like leaves and white, pink, purple or blue flowers. According to ancient legends, the Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a white blossomed rosemary bush when she was resting, and the flowers turned blue. The herb became known as Rose of Mary.
Rosemary Health Benefits
The wonderful smell of rosemary is often associated with good food, great times and good health. It is the perfect herb for your kitchen garden, filled with natural goodness, such as Phyto nutrients, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. The anti-inflammatory compounds present in it, reduces the severity of asthma. Scientists have found that rosemary could boost your memory. The aroma of the essential oils improves memory in healthy adults. It…

Open Defecation - Innovative Ways To Deal With It

Talking about open defecation, may I tell you that, way back in 2500 BC, the Harappan civilization had the world’s first flush toilets or water closets? But it is sad to say that, even after so many centuries later, India is the country, with the highest number of people practicing open defecation. 597 million people as of 2012 statistics, that’s a whopping amount.
Health hazards
This problem of such a huge magnitude should be dealt with quickly and effectively. I am happy to say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the NRI’s in Australia to build a toilet in their village of origin in India.
Open defecation causes many diseases, most notably diarrhea, typhoid, intestinal worm infections, cholera, polio, hepatitis, trachoma and other diseases.

The practice of passing poop in the open can cause diarrheal death in children. A statistic shows that 2000 children under the age of 5 die every day, that is one child every 40 seconds. I think this is a very serious problem, which should be…

Be Warned! Laundry Detergent Pods Can Be Dangerous For Kids

ABC News reported that a baby boy died after he ate a laundry detergent pod. His mother, who was a resident at a battered women’s shelter, left the pods in the laundry basket, which was on the bed for a brief moment. And the child was asleep; when she came back, she was shocked to see the child chewing the pod. The child was rushed to the hospital where he died.
A recent study says that, during the two year research period, about 17,000 kids who were younger than 6 years old, were exposed to the highly concentrated chemicals, either by swallowing, inhaling or otherwise somehow exposed to these chemicals. The exposure can lead to any of these symptoms, vomiting, coughing, choking, eye pain, irritation, drowsiness, red eye or sometimes even death.

The young kids are very curious, and explore their environments by putting anything that their little hands could afford, into their mouth. The pods are small, colorful, resemble a candy or juice, and are sure to attract the little one's att…

Amazing Ideas To Prepare Tasty, Nutritious Homemade Salads

I made some amazing salads for the past 7 days. I cannot wait to share it with you. These amazing salads are easy, simple and very, very nutritious. It can be made in seconds and they taste delicious. A shopping tip When you go for your weekly shopping just buy a variety of fruits in small quantities, thereby healthy foods can be bought within affordable prices. Your family can enjoy a variety of nutritious salads.
I bought some apples, kiwi, bananas, raw green mangoes, pomegranates, cucumbers and avocados. All in small amounts so the cost did not bite my purse, and I made some jaw dropping salads.
Cucumber, banana and capsicum salad



Pomegranate, Kiwi and Green mango salad 



Apple, Avocado and Green mango salad


Red Banana, Walnuts and Honey salad

High Fat Diet During Pregnancy Predisposes The Baby To Obesity

If you are pregnant, then it would be wise to avoid a high fat diet. A high fat diet could harm your baby. Feeling a bit concerned? Then read on…
High fat diet
A new research study says that, high fat diet during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, could have significant and lasting harmful effects, on the brain function and behaviour of children.
When pregnant rats were fed on a high fat diet, the baby rats had a strong preference for foods high in fat. They weighed more, had impaired glucose tolerance and were less responsive to drugs that decrease feelings of hunger. The baby rats showed altered gene expression in the brain that continued through adulthood.
Similarly, earlier studies on monkeys, say that exposure to high fat diet in the womb and after birth can permanently change cells in the brain that controls food intake. So the babies are predisposed to overeating. The babies show an increased liking for salty and sugary foods.
A mother’s diet of high sugar and fatty foods during pr…

Can Cocoa Reverse Your Memory From A 60 Year Old To That Of A 30 Year Old

Scientists are making some remarkable announcements about cocoa. So, if you are a chocolate lover, especially that of black chocolate, then open your ears to what I am going to say now.
Flavonals in cocoa and memory
It is not rocket science to know that chocolate is made from cocoa. But the good news is that, the flavors found in cocoa could reverse, the age related memory decline in healthy older adults.
Researchers found that after drinking the high flavonal cocoa drink, which was specifically tailor made for this study. The results were stunning, if a participant had the memory typical of a 60 year old at the beginning of the study. The same person after 3 months of taking that wonder cocoa drink had the memory of a 30 or 40 year old.
See, you are getting more curious minute by minute. But the scientists are quick to point out that the findings need to be replicated in a larger study.
Flavanols and blood pressure
Earlier studies have reported that the flavonals in cocoa are responsible f…

Walking Workstations+Natural Light= Fitness, Health and Productivity

After I read this research study, I tried to walk and write. I do not have any walking work stations, crazy that I am, simply tried to walk on the hard floor, and work on my computer. OH! My! I could not even type a single sentence. But better read this post because you will get some wonderful insights.
What are walking workstations?
Wikipedia defines this beautifully, as a treadmill workstation is a computer desk that is adapted so that the user walks on the treadmill, while performing office tasks.
What does research say about walking workstations?
Walking workstations can improve not only physical, but also mental health during the work day, a new study has found. Researchers say that regardless of a person’s exercise habits or body mass index, these wonder stations promote health benefits. Persons who do not exercise or overweight can experience both short term physical and psychological benefits.
The study researchers found that persons who worked on walking work stations had higher t…