Fight a cold by ... eating yogurt?

This winter, there's a good chance you might be looking for anything and everything to rid yourself of an annoying, lingering and sometimes debilitating cold. You may want to add yogurt to your list of cold-fighting remedies."When it comes to yogurt specifically, I'd say there's not a lot of resear

5 reasons to add walnuts to your diet

Devinder Bains, personal trainer and nutrition coach at Fit Squad DXB, shares her expert advice on the superfood that will help you lead a longer and healthier life.Walnuts are available at most supermarkets and are a cost-effective way to add some real health benefits to your daily diet. They are d

How can some people eat and not get fat, a slimming gene is responsible: Scientists

Scientists have discovered a ‘thinness’ gene that may be the reason why some people can eat and not gain weight, according to new research. A study published by University of British Columbia (UBC) scientist Dr. Josef Penninger and a team of researchers identified a gene called Anaplast

Ramadan: 10 tips for healthy eating during holy month

Ramadan is a joyful time of the year - think Christmas and Thanksgiving rolled into one. Such holidays are always associated with speciality food. Like turkey for Thanksgiving, the holy month - when Muslims abstain from all food and drink from dawn till sunset before marking the completion of the f

Here are the top 10 fastest growing goods online during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted authorities around the world to mandate lockdowns with most public areas closed in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. With people told to stay home, consumers have taken to shopping online. Jeff Bezos, founder of e-commerce-giant Amazon, has seen

Aspirin does not prevent dementia or slow down cognitive decline

Past studies have suggested that the humble aspirin can benefit cardiovascular health. For this reason, some researchers had hypothesized that this drug might also help prevent dementia or at least slow down cognitive decline. A new study, however, now disproves this notion.Historically, doctors hav

How caloric restriction prevents negative effects of aging in cells

If you want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases, and live longer, eat less food. That's the conclusion of a new study by scientists from the US and China that provides the most detailed report to date of the cellular effects of a calorie-res

Healthy eating becomes bread and butter for MENA entrepreneurs

DUBAI - An epidemic of obesity and diabetes is prompting Middle Eastern consumers to embrace healthy eating habits.“There’s a growth in awareness among the region’s health-conscious people who want nutrition-rich food,” said Mitun De Sarkar, a UAE-based nutritionist and found

Scrap 'quick-fix diets and tea-toxes' this New Year

Diet pills, "tea-toxes" and appetite suppressant products are no quick fix, says Prof Stephen Powis, NHS medical director. Products making this claim can have side-effects, including diarrhoea and heart issues, he warns. Getting in shape safely takes time and requires eating sensibly, and exerci

Company recalls hard-boiled eggs eyed in Listeria outbreak

The Georgia company behind hard-boiled eggs that last week were named by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the possible culprit in a multi-state Listeria outbreak that’s killed at least one has recalled the product. Almark Foods voluntarily issued the recall for Hard-Boil

More than 1,000 pounds of pork sausage recalled over plastic contamination concerns

Heads up, consumers: an Illinois-based company is recalling more than 1,000 pounds of its pork sausage products over concerns the meat is contaminated with “extraneous material, specifically hard, dark plastic,” federal officials said last week. In a Friday news release, the U.S. Depart

'Shocking' amount of sugar found in festive coffee chain drinks

When you treat yourself to a festive coffee from a cafe this Christmas you could unwittingly be consuming as much sugar as is contained in four white-chocolate and strawberry muffins, a study found.Action on Sugar, a campaign group in the UK, tested some of the popular seasonal offerings at coffee c

Foods That You Should Never Refrigerate

By Jason Albert   Fridges are one of the most important parts of our kitchen. The ability to cool our food can keep them fresher for longer, saving time, money, and reduces the risks of eating spoiled foods. However, not all that glitters eis gold – while your milk may benefit from cool

Ulcerative Colitis: Starting a Food Diary

Your head is packed with nutrition tips to help manage your ulcerative colitis (UC). Caffeinated drinks or high-fat or fiber-rich foods? Eat with caution. Smaller meals more often? A big yes. But even all the careful planning might not be enough to soothe your symptoms. Food itself doesn’t ca

Dairy-heavy diet linked to higher risk of prostate cancer

Disclaimer: Views expressed in this article are the author's own and MSN does not endorse them in any way. Neither can MSN independently verify any claims made in the article. You should consult your physician before starting any weight loss or health management programme to determine if it is rig

If You're Struggling to Lose Body Fat, Then You Should Do These 9 Things

Losing weight is all well and good, but when you're looking for the scale to drop, you are most likely wanting to lose fat, not muscle. So how do you make sure you're shedding fat and also maintaining lean muscle mass? It takes a concentrated effort to dial in your nutrition, get moving (specifica

How Do Agricultural Chemicals Affect Human Health?

By Meghan De Jong   Each year over 5.6 billion pounds of pesticides are sprayed across the world’s agricultural landscapes, despite the fact that these chemicals often have devastating impacts on both the environment and human health. It is estimated that approximately 25 million agricu

10 Top Benefits of Adding Olive Oil to Your Diet

By Julia   Olive oil is not just a dietary staple in the Mediterranean region. It also enjoys an honorable reputation in the United States. As a food ingredient, olives themselves are made up of 18 to 28 percent oil. About 75 percent of it is heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acid or MUFA.

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