Important Nutrients to consider before and during pregnancy

Good nutrition for pregnant and mother’s preparing to get pregnant is critical. A nutrient-rich maternal diet before and during pregnancy has been associated with improved fetal health, particularly appropriate birth weight and increased maternal and infant survival chances. Studies have indicated that mothers with poor nutrition status give birth to underweight babies with attendant inter-generational […]

Secrets to managing Type 2 Diabetes: 5 Key Action Points

Diabetes is a serious disease, which is detrimental if left untreated. It is characterized by above-normal blood sugar levels with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein breakdown resulting from defects in insulin secretion, action or both. When poorly managed, diabetes may lead to heart disease, poor vision, kidney failure, loss of limbs, stroke, erectile dysfunction […]

IT’S FRUIT TIME

Diets rich in fruits and vegetables get recommended for their health-promoting properties. In the past, fruits and vegetables have held a place in dietary guidance because of their concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. In addition, fruits and vegetables are a source of dietary fiber.   Fruits and vegetables come as a unit, but our […]

EAT MORE DIETARY FIBER | FRUITS, VEGETABLES, CEREALS & WHOLE-GRAINS

Dietary Fiber Dietary fiber consists of non-digestible types of carbohydrates that originate from plant-based foods. These carbohydrates are usually polysaccharides that consist of sugar molecules bonded together. Our diets are becoming deprived of fiber as more and more populations of people are adopting western diets. Research corroborates that our lifestyles like diet, physical activity, and […]

ABOUT CHOLESTEROL

What is cholesterol?   Cholesterol is a fatty and waxy substance found in our blood. It is an essential molecule that is vital for human life. Cholesterol plays various important roles that contribute to the normal functioning of the cells. For example, it is an essential component of the cell membrane. However, high levels of […]

Diet for persons with celiac disease

Understanding Celiac Disease? Celiac Disease is a digestive disorder that occurs in reaction to gluten a form of protein found mostly in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats when combined with gluten starches. It is autoimmune and mostly affects genetically predisposed people. When people with Celiac Disease ingest gluten, their body mounts an immune response […]

Breastfeeding: Boosting Immunity of Infants through Breastmilk.

Human Breast milk. Breast milk is the best food a mother can afford her newborn or infant. It provides all the proteins, sugars, fats, vitamins, minerals and fluids required by the baby. Breast milk also contains numerous protective factors that boosts the baby’s immune system and protect them against infectious Diseases. So it is a complete […]