3 Ways to Snack Smarter

Snacking is something we all like to do. In fact, it has become more of a pastime for many of us. We eat when we are bored, or maybe when we need an excuse to catch up with someone. But we don’t realize that those small bites could easily snowball, adding a couple of inches to our waistline.

So, what one can do to enjoy snacking without gaining extra pounds? Making right choices regarding what you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat can help you maintain healthy weight.

Here are a few strategies that you can use to snack smarter and look and feel fitter.

Exploring the Perfect Diet for Weight Loss: The Answer’s In Your Genes

A low-carb, zero-sugar, and high-protein diet may sound like a good idea to anyone who’s trying hard to shed some extra pounds, but it does not definitely fit all. Each of us responds differently to different nutrients because of the variations in our genetic makeup. Therefore, a weight loss diet that’s producing amazing results for your friend may not produce the same effects for you.

So, for anyone who’s struggling achieving their ideal weight and body shape, it is important to understand how genetics influence our dietary habits, as well as our body’s response to different macro- and micro-nutrients.

Why Some of Us Can’t Drink Milk — The Genetics of Lactose Intolerance

Milk, no surprise, is pretty nutritious. It contains proteins, carbohydrates, micronutrients, and plenty of calcium. But there are some of us who cannot drink milk without experiencing abdominal cramps, bloating, and diarrhea. In fact, 65 percent of the world’s adult population suffers from lactose intolerance or a reduced ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk. Like many other characteristics, lactose intolerance is hereditary in most cases, which means that we inherit the gene responsible for the condition from our parents.

In this article, we have discussed the connection of lactose intolerance and genetics, as well as have listed a few foods that you can use as a substitute for different dairy products.

Genetics and Diabetes: Are You At Risk?

Every one of us is born with a set of instructions that tells the cell in our body how to function. In scientific terms, this set of instructions is known as our genetic makeup or the genes that we inherit from our parents. From our dietary preferences and metabolic rate to our risk of developing chronic medical conditions, our genes have a significant influence on our overall health and wellbeing. Diabetes is one of those several diseases that tend to run in families.

In this article, we have discussed the role of genetics in diabetes in detail, as well as a few measures that you can take to reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

Colorectal Cancer: All that You Need to Know

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the rectum and colon. Colorectal cancer occurs when the cells in the colon and/or the rectum develop a DNA error that causes them to mutate. These damaged cells become cancerous and continue to grow into a tumor, which has the ability to destroy the nearby tissue and spread the cancer to other parts of the body.

Nutrition Diaries: Superfoods for Your Everyday Diet

Staying healthy is a long-term commitment. You need to watch what you eat, how much you eat, and how you burn off the calories you intake. Making healthy food choices can help you make your way towards a healthier lifestyle not just for you but your family too. We are listing down 5 nutritious superfoods that can help you make a difference in the way you live.

Mardis Gras Recap: Party’s Over, It’s “Back to Life” Time!

Mardi Gras brings its own unique charm. With floats and beads, food and alcohol, and lots of partying – the festival is marked with people swarming out into the streets for a good light-hearted time. However, all this fun and frolic is often accompanied by activities that can be easily categorized as unhealthy.

But now that the party is over, let’s get back to healthy living. Here’s what you can do:

Preventing Cancer: Every Day Habits that Help You Ward Off the Risk of Cancer

Did you know that there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the US for the year ending 2017?

These figures were predicted by Cancer.org and are no extremely alarming. Cancer, regardless of its form is one of the leading causes of deaths in the country. Out of every 100,000 people, around 171 die because of some form of cancer.

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy

Now this may seem like a recap of the fifth grade science lesson, but the optimal functioning of your heart is paramount for your survival. While many of you would be aware of the fact that the heart is responsible for pumping blood and thereby supplying essential nutrients and oxygen to the rest of the body using the circulatory system, not many would know that more than 610,000 Americans die of a heart disease every year – that makes heart diseases the cause of 1 out of every 4 deaths reported in the country.