Nutrition

How to avoid Peer Pressure to eat more

more calories during parties
Studies show that you eat more when you are dining with more people. This is especially true if the people you are eating with generally consume larger amount of food. Your appetite goes into overdrive when you are with several people, especially if you are talking and enjoying yourself with friends. What happens is that with the excitement of dining with friends, your appetite mechanism doesn’t shut off easily. Before you know it, you are eating more than you should have eaten, while not...

Want to block fats and burn calorie?

dietary fibre good for health
  Dietary fibre or roughage is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants is one of the best foods to block both the absorption of fat and to burn up extra calories. Sounds almost too good to be true; however, it really works.   Some of the ways to fibre up your diet are; to eat whole grain cereals or fibre enriched breads for breakfast and fresh fruits with skin rather than juice. Consuming more vegetables (carrot, peas cabbage, green beans corn and spinach) legumes and salad...

Why do I need more Iron during pregnancy?

pregnancy nutrition
Iron is a mineral that makes up an important part of haemoglobin, the substance in blood that carries oxygen throughout the body. Iron also carries oxygen in muscles, helping them function properly. Iron helps increase your resistance to stress and disease. The body absorbs iron more efficiently during pregnancy; therefore, it is important to consume more iron while you are pregnant to ensure that you and your baby are getting enough oxygen. Iron will also help you avoid symptoms of tiredness,...

How to beat food cravings ?

beat food cravings
A food craving is an intense desire to consume a specific food, and is different from normal hunger. It may or may not be related to specific hunger. Beyond the physiological reasons for food cravings, they often have something to do with emotion and desire. Food cravings arise to satisfy emotional needs, such as calming stress and reducing anxiety,   Carbohydrate craving for sweets, cakes, potato chips may be caused by low blood sugar. This condition can occur when you have not eaten for...

Maternal feeding practices have an impact on child's eating behavior

table maternal child eating
Surging rates of obesity worldwide have compelled the scientists to find the reasons contributing to it. Researchers from Washington State University have found that the eating habits of the mother and her behavior on the dining table have an influence on the eating behavior of her children. The research has been published in the recent issue of the journal Appetite.   As the obesity rates among preschoolers are the highest in children from the African-American population (21%) and the...

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