Tag: Healthy

Why healthy eating can help you fight COVID-19

Wearing a face covering, physical distancing, and hand washing are not the only ways that people can protect themselves from COVID-19. Eating a healthy diet is essential to building a strong immune system so that your body is less susceptible to infection, including the coronavirus, said Carlin Rafie, a registered dietitian and professor in Virginia

The Best (and Worst) U.S. Cities for Healthy Lungs

EVERYONE’S BEEN paying much more attention (cough cough COVID-19) to what they’re inhaling these days. And it made us wonder: As a country, what are we inhaling these days? Our research team went deep into the data on 100 major U. S. cities and scored each on several sets of data to determine overall lung

Carrots are healthy, but active enzyme unlocks full benefits

Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, which is a precursor of vitamin A. But to get the full health benefits of this superfood, you need an active enzyme to produce this vitamin. Beta-carotene is the bioactive compound that gives carrots their orange color. Studies with humans and mice show the conversion of beta-carotene to

Are these 'healthy' soups as good as they sound?

Are these ‘healthy’ soups as good as they sound? From improving immunity to helping you sleep and easing IBS, our favourite winter warmer has had a makeover From a soup that promises to strengthen your immune system, to another that could help you to sleep better — can these new winter warmers be as healthy

These 8 Healthy Frozen Meals Actually Taste Goooood

You have to take food endorsements by athletes with a grain of salt, but it’s hard not to get sucked in by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s infomercials on the Instagram account for Performance Kitchen, a new brand of microwavable frozen meals. “I’m doing everything I can to eat clean and eat right, and that

Pho Soup Is Actually Pretty Damn Healthy So Get Yourself A Bowl

Sometimes, nothing quite hits the spot like a steamy bowl of noodles—and ramen is no longer the only trendy option. These days, everyone seems to be slurping down pho (pronounced “fuh”) instead. Just how nutritious the recently-buzzy dish is (and how many calories pho contains), though, is still a little unclear. “Pho originated hundreds of

So, Mushroom Jerky Is a Thing. But is It Healthy?

Making a decision in the supermarket these days is an exercise in patience. There are an ever-increasing number of packaged products—all marketed to people who don’t have a lot of time to be closely doing the math on nutrition facts panels. (So if there are 280 calories per serving, and the bag says there are

Preeclampsia risk may be reduced by a healthy high-fibre diet

A healthy diet rich in fibre is generally recommended, but new research shows it could be even more important during pregnancy to promote the wellbeing of the mother and child. Plant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins

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Healthy nuts: The best of the best

(HealthDay)—From positive effects on cholesterol levels to reducing the risk of heart disease and even some cancers, nuts are good for you. Ounce for ounce, they are nutrient powerhouses with beneficial fats and plant protein. Many studies recommend eating 1-1/2 ounces of nuts a day, but which are best? High levels of nutrients put these

Can added fibre really make cake and chocolate healthy?

Can added fibre really make cake, biscuits and chocolate healthy? Many of us don’t eat enough wholegrains, fruit and veg to meet daily fibre needs But what if you could get your fibre from cakes, ice cream and soft white bread? Helen Bond assesses and rates six new products that boast a high-fibre content  Many