Tag: nutrients

Sodium intake and health

Holiday season is known to wreck our healthy eating habits. We indulge in food products laden with salt not realizing that consumption of these salt-rich food products will skyrocket the intake of sodium beyond the recommended limit. It is generally seen that people consume much more salt than is considered healthy during holidays. Researches have revealed that in the holiday… Read more »

Omega-3 fatty acids for prevention of psychotic disorders

Preventing psychotic disorders by using antipsychotic medicines is often considered to be controversial. Studies have revealed that long chain omega-3, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may prove to be useful in dealing with various psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. Various research works have time and again stated that Omega-3 PUFAs are mostly good for health and do not have any adverse effects…. Read more »

Lentils for dieters

Lentils have always stayed in the shadow of its famous legume cousin- The Bean. One of the reasons lentils are gaining popularity in people’s diet these days is the nutritional benefits offered by them to lose pounds gained in the holiday season. Lentils are also a major source of fiber. Various studies have revealed that Americans consume only 12-15 grams… Read more »

Preventing diabetes with specific fruits and vegetables

Consumption of green leafy vegetables may show promise however, an overall increase in consumption of vegetables and fruits is adviced. With each passing day more and more people are suffering from type 2 diabetes and this situation is not showing any sign decrease in numbers in the near future. On the positive side, clinical trials reflect that changes in lifestyle may… Read more »