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Chia seeds

24 Mar 2020

What are chia seeds and where do they come from?
Chia seeds are the tiny black seeds from the Salvia hispanica plant, a member of the mint family, which comes from Central and South America. Chia seeds are known as a source of energy.

Nutritional benefits of chia seeds
For such a small seed, chia seeds contain some important nutrients.

Black rice is a type of rice species Oryza sativa L. that is glutinous, nutritious and mainly cultivated in Asia. During the ancient times, black rice used to be known as the “Forbidden rice” in China; it was considered as the emperor’s rice and was forbidden for anyone else to consume it, as they believe it would improve their health, lengthen their lives and secure their thrones longer. Black rice is gradually becoming more popular among health-conscious consumers nowadays due to its high nutritive value and antioxidant properties. Black rice has a deep blackish-purplish colour,

Food allergy, intolerance and hypersensitivity are just a few of the names used to describe the body’s adverse reaction to food. Understandably, this can be confusing, especially when people do not necessarily know what each of them means.

This confusion combined with the vast amount of information available, it’s easy for people to seek advice from potentially unreliable sources.

Dementia is a syndrome affecting memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities, usually chronic or progressive by nature, which
is caused by a variety of brain illnesses, of which Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementia
are the most common.

What are the appropriate feedings for infant and child nutrition aged between 0-1, 1-2 and 2-3 years old?

0-6 months:
For around the first six months you should feed your baby only breast milk or infant formula. Infant formula made from cows' or goats' milk is the only suitable alternative to breast milk in the first 12 months of your baby's

Skin disorder

23 Apr 2020

Winter and psoriasis

Psoriasis occurs when the skin produces new cells too quickly, resulting in raised, reddened patches of the skin covered by silvery scales, most often found on the elbows, knees and scalp. This inflammatory disease tends to run in families, and triggers include stress, smoking, alcohol and illness. Psoriasis may improve with exposure to sunlight and vitamin D daily intake; stress management and a healthy diet may help to control this condition.

What to do and eat to help protect yourself from coronavirus: Hygienic practices, foods and spices that may help and boost your immunity and health rapidly

First, Memorise these hygiene measures:
1. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, frequently throughout the day- What about hand sanitizers? Well, they’re a good adjunct, but not a replacement for handwashing.
2. Don’t touch your mouth, eyes, or nose

The cessation of periods and a woman’s ability to reproduce ceases around in her 50’s. There are many symptoms that occur during menopause, such as hot flushes, mood swings, night sweats, osteoporosis and vaginal dryness, happen as a result of falling levels of oestrogen. Make sure you eat plenty of plant oestrogens (found in soya, carrots, corn, apples and oats) and antioxidant fruit and vegetables to slow down the signs of ageing.
 Important vitamins to consider at this stage:

Foods to eat and avoid to boost fertility in both male and female hormones. A recent study (2018) of fertility and dietResearchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and HarvardMedical School have just published a review of past studies that examined the impact of diet on fertility. Here’s what they found.For women trying to become pregnant naturally (without “assistive reproductive technologies” such as in-vitro fertilization), the following vitamins and nutrients were linked to positive effects on fertility:

Diabetes and pre-diabetes cases are becoming increasing a major public health concerns in Mauritius. The key thing in managing diabetes through diet, is healthy eating regularly and including plenty of starchy carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables with low glycemic index. A well-balanced diet will help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and overall well-being. While diabetes is a long-term condition, it doesn’t mean you must avoid sugar for the rest of your life. Sugary and high-fat foods do, of course spike your levels, so should be limited, but not completely avoided.

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