Subhasree Ray is a Doctoral Scholar of the Ketogenic Diet and Refractory Epilepsy, Certified Diabetes Educator from International Diabetes Federation, Clinical and Public Health Nutrition Specialist. She tweets from @DrSubhasree.
Guide to eat right: After 50, many people find it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Ageing makes it more difficult to lose excess body fat. Sedentary lifestyles, metabolic changes, and poor diets are some of the factors that contribute to weight gain.
Let’s check out some popular diet fads from 2021 and how to avoid them by adopting a wholesome, balanced, sustainable eating habit.
The 5:2 diet involves eating normally for five days a week without thinking about calories and consuming no more than 500 to 600 calories on the remaining two days.
Detox juices or drinks contain multiple unknown ingredients in significantly higher quantities that make them unsafe
Most people steer clear of full-fat milk, believing the fat and calories contained in the milk will lead to weight gain. Research, however, supports the opposite
There are several psychological benefits of intuitive eating, the most important being you won't be held hostage by your emotions
There are multiple alternatives to white rice that can help you with overall positive health outcomes
Fruits are also high in fructose sugar that is found to bring harmful outcomes if eaten in excess according to a considerable body of evidence
Research suggests that soy isoflavones and estrogen have very different mechanisms of action and scanty evidence is available to connect disrupted male fertility with isoflavone intake, most of which are scientifically flawed too.
Risk factors for cholesterol include lack of physical activity, being overweight or obese, smoking, eating processed and junk foods, presence of diabetes type 2, kidney disease or hypothyroidism