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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Fast food linked to childhood asthma and eczema?

For all fast food lovers, there is a bad news for you. Eating fast more than thrice a week may lead to asthma and eczema in children. The researchers studying on the global diseases and dietary patterns stated that more than 500,000 children in more than 50 countries hints that poor dietary management has lead to the amplified allergy rates. These people used to have fast food at a much greater intensity and were posed severe threats of asthma, eczema and itchy, watery eyes. However, a few them manage to eat a lot of fruits that protects them from the severe ailment.

Why fast food is dangerous to health
Fast food tend to contain high levels of saturated and the Trans -fatty acids. These fatty acids are truly harmful in nature and it ultimately slower down the immunity level. Alternatively fruits in this case are anti-oxidants and the composed to other beneficial compounds. The study says that the children and teenagers who hang up for more than thrice a week are prone to 39% greater risks of asthma. Children between the age group of six-seven year old had a risk of 27%.  Nevertheless, you can inculcate the sound habits of eating fruits then the risk may cut down to 11 and 14% in the cases of asthma, eczema and rhinoconjunctivitis. Normally it is people suffering from asthma are promoted with the specific diets. In a few cases it is suggested not to take certain food items such as cow’s milk, eggs, fish, shelfish, yeast products, nuts and some food colouring and preservatives as these foodstuff can make the situation worse.
"Evidence suggests that the vitamins and antioxidants found in fresh fruit and vegetables have a beneficial effect on asthma therefore Asthma UK advises people with asthma to eat a healthy, balanced diet including five portions of fruit or vegetables every day, fish more than twice a week, and pulses more than once a week."

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Olive oil is the healthiest choice when it comes to frying food, study finds

Olive is one the best cooking oils available in the world. Researchers have decided this fact on the basis of its nutritional fact and its ability to maintain the quality even on the high temperatures. As per one of the famous research journal by American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the physical, chemical and nutritional properties are more static while heating in comparison to other cooking oils. Due to low quality cooking oil, the nutrition of the food is lost. Mohamed Bouaziz, says that the low quality oil often make new compound and becomes potentially toxic while consuming it.

Why eating olive oil is useful?
According to a research test, a potato pieces were fried in four different oils and the oil were re-used for the 10 times. It was found that the olive oil was most static in comparison other oils, which degraded quite fast. Thus test suggested that olive oil is better than any seed oil. However, the best olive oil to use is the virgin or the extra virgin olive oil as they go through lesser chemical treatment while extraction. A good quality of virgin oil will promise enough of antioxidants, vitamins and mineral. Moreover, it is also embedded with the anti-inflammatory properties.
Medicine properties of olive oil
Since the olive is composed of Oleocanthal, the phytonutrient element excluding the effect of ibuprofen, it also helps in reducing the inflammation, in reducing the cancer risk, and its repetition.  Elements such as squalene and lignans help in fighting with cancer and also reduce the threat of heart disease, as well as blood cholesterol level. Its regular consumption helps in treating the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The study has proved that consuming olive oil also helps in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

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