Greens Diet

What Is Green-Mediterranean Diet? How It Promotes Weight Loss, Heart Health; Foods To Eat

Mediterranean diet has been in the news for long for all the right reasons. A diet dominated by fruits, vegetables and a moderate amount of meat, fish and poultry, it is deemed beneficial for weight loss, diabetes management and overall health; so much so that Mediterranean diet has been voted the best diet (for overall health) for 2021, as per the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking. There’s no denying the fact that the Mediterranean diet has gained a fair share of popularity across the globe, especially amongst the health enthusiasts. However, researchers found a refined version of it that is touted healthier that the traditional Mediterranean Diet. It is referred to as Green-Mediterranean Diet.

Green-Mediterranean diet is basically a food pattern that replaces the red meat (allowed in the Mediterranean diet) with plant-based protein. According to health experts, plant-protein includes anti-inflammatory properties that further prevents inflammation and benefits our health. Let’s find out its benefits:

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Ask Dr Bassem Youssef Your Questions About The Plant-Based Lifestyle

According to the official Veganuary website, the world’s largest vegan movement has been inspiring and supporting over one million people in 192 countries to go vegan for January and beyond since 2014. To mark the annual challenge, Asharq News is hosting Ask Bassem Live, a live version of its popular “Ask Bassem” TV programme, which promotes a healthy vegan lifestyle. Hosted by the show’s famous presenter, Dr Bassem Youssef, the event by the new leading multi-platform economic and political news service will take place on January 16 in Dubai, under the theme ‘Plant-based Healthy Lifestyle.’

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Essentia Health Offers Virtual Heart-Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Some of the top-selling foods for the Super Bowl include pizza, chicken wings, pretzels, potato chips and dips.

These popular convenience foods, however, are packed with saturated fat and have excessive sodium. Fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains are often missing from TV-watching buffets.

Essentia Health is offering a virtual cooking demonstration to patients and the public, free of charge, from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26 to help plan a healthier alternative, such as a heart-healthy pizza and soup in time for the big game.

Recipes shared after the demonstration include Italian pizza, margarita pizza, Italian sausage with ground turkey, pizza sauce, pizza pasta soup, lower sodium potato chips, hummus dip, lower sodium nuts and a fruit tray.

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National Youth Day: 5 Lifestyle Practices To Ensure Reproductive Health in Youth

Making some healthier lifestyle changes can help improve reproductive health, which is important for general health and well-being.

New Delhi: India is powered by its massive youth population  who hold the potential of driving the country’s progress. The Union Government has duly recognised this and has introduced the National Youth Policy (NYP), the latest being in 2014, that among other things, underlines discussion and awareness about sexual and reproductive health for the youth who are defined in the age group of 15-29 years; this would account for more than a fourth of the country’s population.

The reproductive health of a person is dependent on different facets of their general well-being. For example, diabetes, which may be categorised as a lifestyle condition, can cause polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and low testosterone in men – both impacting reproductive health and leading to infertility. Therefore, ensuring proper reproductive health by adopting good lifestyle practices is, perhaps, one of the best ways to ensuring a properly functioning body.

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Healthy Lifestyle Benefits: 5 Tips for Living Your Strongest, Healthiest Life Yet

When you’re not at your healthiest, you can probably tell. You may simply feel “off.” You may find that you feel tired, your digestive system isn’t functioning as well as it normally does, and you seem to catch colds. Mentally, you may find you can’t concentrate and feel anxious or depressed.

The good news: a healthy lifestyle can help you feel better. Even better, you don’t have to overhaul your entire life overnight. It’s pretty easy to make a couple of small changes that can steer you in the direction of improved well-being. And once you make one change, that success can motivate you to continue to make more positive shifts.

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Healthy Lifestyle

How To Eat Healthier and Stay Hydrated This New Year

In this New Year, many are looking to make healthier lifestyle choices.

With all of the diets and trends out there, it can be tricky to know where to start.

Maintaining a healthy diet can give you more energy and strengthen your body.

Nurse Stella Mouzon with Parkwest Center for Bariatric Surgery said making these lifestyle changes requires consistency and discipline.

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Good Bacteria That Help Fight Illnesses

Most people relate bacteria to diseases and presume that bacteria are bad for our health. Plus, there are various household cleaning products that claim to be anti-bacterial.

However, did you know that for some bacteria, the opposite is true? These good bacteria, particularly those residing in the gastrointestinal tract, actually help our body to fight against illnesses.

Our gastrointestinal tract, also called the gut, contains trillions of microorganism. This community of microorganism include both good and bad bacteria, and collectively they are known as the gut microbiota.

It comprises about 1,000 different species of bacteria, with the potential to stimulate the maturation of the immune system and protect the body against pathogenic microbes.

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Immunity Foods

Immunity-Boosting Foods That Kept Us Healthy Amid Pandemic

The raging pandemic made everyone realise the importance of staying healthy. From the government to doctors and wellness experts, everyone stressed on the various ways to build immunity and suggested suitable remedies to keep the virus away. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated the need to practice healthy living by exercising and consuming immunity-boosting foods. As a result, many humble kitchen spices and herbs like turmeric or haldi, tulsi, black pepper among others, became buzzwords in the last 10 months.

Now with the year drawing to a close, we look at some of the immunity-building foods that topped the health charts in 2020.

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Movement is Medicine: The Benefits of Exercise and Mental Health

I’ve done videos and Facebook rants on this subject before, but I thought it might be time to put some hard facts and science on paper, to help educate my community on the importance of exercise and the role it plays on our mental health (which actually plays a large role in our immune system, i.e., stress).

At this point, I think that most everyone has a pretty good idea that exercise is good for you: reduces risks for all-cause mortality; can help you lose weight, gain lean muscle, reduce pain, get off medications for hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and a long list of other ailments that, unfortunately, most of our population currently has.

In fact, at this very moment, almost 70 percent of our population (224 million out of 330 million) is overweight or obese. That is an astounding number, don’t you think? Don’t worry, though, that can all change — hopefully, today, starting… with you.

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Mitra: Balance COVID-19 Risks, Fatty Foods with Safety, Exercise

The holiday season is about spending fun and quality time with your loved ones.

With the U.S. continuing to see record numbers of COVID-19 cases, you may ponder what steps to take to protect yourself but still enjoy the holiday season with a sense of normalcy.

There are certain steps you can take  to lower your risk while of contracting the virus while you celebrate.

It is recommended to host small, outdoor or virtual events to keep you and your family safe. Consider limiting in-person gatherings to immediate household members with 6 feet of social distancing maintained.

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