Lola Ross on the health trends for 2018

Lola Ross on the health trends for 2018

Food & Drink

From an ethical and environmental point of view, it certainly makes sense to vary what we eat so that we reduce the strain on industrial farming. In terms of health, dairy can alter the pH in our body, and contains saturated fats. Many people may be intolerant to dairy without knowing it. We can get calcium from fortified plant yoghurts like coconut, so we don’t have to rely solely on dairy yoghurt. Coyo coconut yoghurt is my favourite.

Moringa leaf powder is a great plant supplement due to the fact that a very small amount contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Studies show that moringa may be involved in reducing inflammatory mediators […]

Why probiotics are your body’s best little allies

Why probiotics are your body’s best little allies

Dmytro Ostapenko Probiotics were traditionally used for storing and processing food, but their unique health advantages have come to light.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”

Today, it is very common to eat these types of products, since advertising and the wide variety in the market bring them closer to us everyday.

But often we don’t know whether they really work, if they have the benefits some claim, and if we really need to put live organisms into our bodies. The answer is: yes, they work. They have many benefits and it’s a good idea to incorporate them into our food.Our intestines contain […]

Haemorrhoids - add these five foods to your diet to PREVENT piles

Haemorrhoids – add these five foods to your diet to PREVENT piles

Piles: Add these foods to your diet to prevent haemorrhoids Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, may not cause any symptoms, and a lot of people don’t even realise they have them, according to the NHS .

If symptoms do appear, patients may bleed after passing a stool, have an itchy anus, or have a mucus discharge after passing a stool.

You can prevent piles by reducing the strain on blood vessels in and around the anus.

Adding these foods to your diet could also prevent the condition.Brown rice and other whole grains could help to prevent haemorrhoids .“Because whole grains contain all nutritious parts of the grain, they provide more fibre, protein and micronutrients than refined grains, such as white flour,” said […]

High Protein Diet Good For The Brain, Says Science

High Protein Diet Good For The Brain, Says Science

It’s been a big week for breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research with two new studies released that offer greater information on how dietary factors can affect healthy brain ageing. The studies look at the effects of a high protein diet and alcohol consumption, and their role in Alzheimer’s prevention and acceleration respectively.

While investigating the effects of foods that are high in protein, scientists at Australia’s Edith Cowan University have found a correlation between protein levels and levels of amyloid beta in the brain. Amyloid beta is a chemical that can act as an identifier of poor brain health, with higher levels associated with a declined brain function.

When taking measurements from 541 study participants, the scientists found that those who ate […]

YouTube star who claims veganism healed her breast cancer dies from disease

YouTube star who claims veganism healed her breast cancer dies from disease

A YouTube star who had claimed a vegan diet and spiritual lifestyle cured her of breast cancer died of the disease, her niece confirmed.

Liz Johnson said her aunt Mari Lopez died in December after the cancer recurred. The two women hosted a YouTube channel together titled “Liz & Mari.”

Johnson posted a video Sunday explaining her aunt stopped her vegan diet after her cancer returned. She attributed Lopez’s death to undergoing radiation, chemotherapy and eating meat again.

“My aunt passed away in December because her cancer came back,” Johnson posted on the YouTube channel. “My aunt was inconsistent in her diet and spiritual life … I never pushed my aunt to do anything or stay away from doctors."In the video, Johnson […]

Eating yoghurt can reduce risk of heart disease, claims study

Eating yoghurt can reduce risk of heart disease, claims study

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Eating yoghurt can reduce risk of heart disease, claims study

Incorporating more yoghurt into your diet has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has claimed.

The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension , sought to investigate whether increased consumption of yoghurt could benefit adults with hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure.The team analysed two cohorts of participants for their research, all of whom were classified as having high blood pressure. Antioxidants found in red wine could treat heart disease 55,898 female participants aged between 30 and 55 years old who enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) in 1980 were assessed, while 18,232 male participants aged between 40 and […]