Tag: Healthy

Healthy aging: Gut bacteria may prevent disease

In the ancient myth of Tithonus, the eponymous protagonist asks the gods to live forever but forgets to demand eternal youth. Although he gained immortality, the diseases of old age eventually defeat Tithonus, and he bitterly regrets his immortality. While achieving longevity is a goal worth pursuing and an ambition that humankind has harbored since

AHA: This Halloween, Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Healthy Punch

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) — You can get your hands on pumpkin seeds on about any store’s snack aisle, but your healthiest option may be the old-fashioned way: scooping them out of the stringy guts of that jack-o’-lantern you’re carving. That’s because store-bought pumpkin seeds — ever more popular because they’re easy

How the smell of disease can affect healthy people

Disease and infection can alter bodily odor. This mechanism is an important tool, albeit one that we are not usually aware of, in guiding social interactions self-preservation mechanisms. If we can “sense” that a stranger on the bus has a cold, we may instinctively avoid sitting down next to them. Previous research has shown that

7 Of The Best Healthy Snacks, According To A Nutritionist

Snacking often gets a bad rap, as it’s associated with overeating, boredom and procrastination. However, the right kind of snacks can actually benefit health and be the necessary fuel for a productive day ahead. Ideally a snack will contain a source of protein, complex carbs and also healthy fats, if you can also sneak in

Healthy diet may lower eye disease risk

An analysis of recent high-quality research reveals that diet may affect individuals’ risks related to the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The findings are published in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. The systematic review included the analysis of 18 high-quality studies. Adherence to a Mediterranean diet was linked with a decreased risk of

Study shows how ‘friendly’ bacteria keep our gut healthy

The link between our gut bacteria and immune system is complex and crucial to our health. Recent studies have started to reveal parts of this link, but a lot remains undiscovered. For instance, certain good bacteria were found to regulate our body’s — and brain’s — response to stress. Gut bacteria also modulate the body’s

Healthy Homemade Nutella You Can Make In Under 5 Minutes

If you’ve ever read the label on a Nutella jar you know it is something that you really should give up…. But it is just so hard. This recipe is a sugar-free version uses some nature’s superfood to create a healthy alternative. Use as a spread or the foundation for smoothie or ice cream. Ingredients

Healthy Choc Chunk Cookies

Cure your sweet tooth without sabotaging your waistline. Ingredients ½ cup Cacao Butter 2 x 90g Well Naturally Chocolate Rich Dark or Creamy Milk, roughly chopped (or 180g 70% Cacao Chocolate) ½ cup natural sweetener (such as Natvia) 1 free range egg 100g unsalted butter, cubed 1 ½ cups plain flour ½ cup self-raising flour

Healthy Foods That Can Be Toxic if You Eat Too Much of Them

That saying about enjoying all things in moderation? It doesn’t just apply to red wine, fresh bread, or delicious desserts. It counts for clean foods, too. Because whether you’re talking about nuts, fish, leafy greens, or whole grains, there’s almost always an instance where you can have too much of a good thing. These great-for-you

Rosemary And Cumin Lamb With Mint Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Cobram Estate and adjusted to fit the Be Good To Yourself program. Ingredients 2 sprigs rosemary leaves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 175ml white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Cobram Estate Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500g Lamb leg chops, fat trimmed 4 slices