Tag: Nutrition

What is anemia?

Anemia is due to lack of haemoglobin in the blood which is below the normal level or due to less than normal levels of red blood cells in blood. The haemoglobin helps carry oxygen in blood. Lack of haemoglobin thus causes deficiency of life giving oxygen to vital organs. (1-4) Types of anemia There are

Nutrition and Oral Hygiene

Several different nutritional deficiencies can increase the likelihood of developing certain oral diseases. Image Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com Introduction To retain adequate nutritional health, individuals must consume appropriate amounts of vitamins, minerals, fiber, water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and other micronutrients. When there is an imbalance between an individual’s nutritional and energy supply and their body’s

Pesto, preserved – so it goes

Pesto preservation – how to: Pesto is regarded as a classic of the Italian cuisine. In this country many kitchens is the Pesto – only is not required for a meal is usually a whole jar of Pesto, and the delicious side dish remains. FOCUS Online gives you tips on how to make leftover Pesto

White and brown eggs: the color is created

At Easter it is again in (almost) all the rage: the Egg. Brown or white, cholesterol bomb or nutrient supplier – almost everyone has their own opinion on this. Popularly it is said that brown chickens lay brown eggs – but what’s wrong? FOCUS Online explains why chicken eggs have different colors. Eggs store: The

Federal Institute warns of bamboo coffee mugs

Bamboo tableware is not suitable for hot food and hot drinks, writes the German Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) in a new opinion. The Material is heated too much, can pass harmful substances to the food. The “bamboo goods” marketed products consist Essentially of a melamine-formaldehyde resin, in the bamboo fibers as a filler

School lunches keep Japan’s kids topping nutrition lists

Japan manages a rare feat for a developed country when it comes to feeding its children—high scores for nutrition but very low obesity rates. One major key? School lunches. A landmark report by the UN’s children agency UNICEF released Tuesday shows Japan topping the charts for childhood health indicators, with low rates of infant mortality

More Feasting

Enjoy TrainingMore Feasting LEVEL of KNOWLEDGE has developed a nine-week pleasure Coaching you can learn to eat for pleasure and to keep your weight. This is the fifth part. The other parts can be found here. A sensual relationship to food begins even before the actual meal. The cooking, Try and Select various ingredients, or

Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity: Effect was double that seen for similar price increase on sugar sweetened drinks

Taxing high sugar snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar sweetened drinks, suggests a study published by The BMJ today. The researchers say this option “is worthy of further research and consideration as part of an integrated approach to tackling obesity.”

Certain metabolites linked to stem cell function in the intestine: Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue

MIT biologists have discovered an unexpected effect of a ketogenic, or fat-rich, diet: They showed that high levels of ketone bodies, molecules produced by the breakdown of fat, help the intestine to maintain a large pool of adult stem cells, which are crucial for keeping the intestinal lining healthy. The researchers also found that intestinal