Why do women fall prey to eating disorders? Here’s the answer

A woman’s desire to diet and seek a slim body may depend on the attractiveness of a romantic partner, a study has found, highlighting the fairer sex’s risk of developing eating disorders. The study showed that women who were evaluated as less attractive were more motivated to diet and be thin if their husbands or partners were more attractive than them. Conversely, this extra motivation to diet did not exist among the women who were more attractive than their husbands. As for men, their motivation to diet was low regardless…

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Eating walnuts may help control appetite: Study

Individuals who regularly consume walnuts, salmon and canola oil — rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) — are likely to experience hormonal changes that can control appetite and make them feel less hungry, a study has shown. The study found that consuming a diet high in PUFAs caused a significant decrease in fasting ghrelin — a hormone that increases hunger. Further, a PUFA rich diet also caused significant increase in peptide YY (PYY) — a hormone that increases fullness or satiety. “Appetite hormones play an important role in regulating how much…

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Eating tomatoes every day may reduce risk of skin cancer, finds study

If you love eating tomatoes, then here’s another reason to keep up the good habit. A recent study has found that eating tomatoes daily brings down the risk of skin cancer, especially in men, by half. Through a study conducted on mice, researchers explained how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for skin cancers. Male mice were fed a diet consisting of 10% tomato powder daily for 35 weeks, then exposed to ultraviolet light. They experienced, on average, a 50% decrease in skin cancer tumours compared to mice that ate…

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How to Make Healthy Eating Painless, As Told by a Chef

The idea of meal prepping or eating clean at home and work sounds great—better food choices make us think clearer and feel better all-around—but for some of us, walking into the produce section (or kitchen to actually begin the process) is a daunting task to say the least. We reached out to Peder Bondhus, brand chef for Flower Child, an organic restaurant chain, to give some of his top tips on how to make eating better easier, more efficient and more delicious than ever. Choose Your Vegetables Wisely Nobody wants to buy fruits and…

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Eating oranges, grapefruit daily can reduce risk of dementia among the elderly: Study

Older adults who consume orange and grapefruit every day can lower the risk of dementia by 23%, finds a study. Researchers from Tohuku University in Japan have found that daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the chances of developing the incurable brain condition by almost a quarter. The findings suggested that the citric acid contains a chemical nobiletin, which in animal tests has shown to slow or reverse impairment of memory. The team analysed more than 13,000 older adults for up…

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