Food Neophobia and How to Overcome It.
Food neophobia is a common phenomenon. When we encounter something new, such as food, we are confronted with two issues: neophobia and neophilia. What is food neophobia? Neophobia here is the fear of eating an unknown substance (new food) or Neophilia – the desire to try new tastes. As humans, we have extraordinary recognition and […]
Prediabetes on World Diabetes Day 2021
It’s another World Diabetes Day, and we can’t stress enough how important it is to have access to diabetes care and prevention. They say that knowledge is power, and so understanding diabetes gives you an advantage in taking action towards prevention. Because there are no obvious symptoms of prediabetes, you may have it and be […]
AMD: Are you eating well for your ageing eyes?
What is age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? This is the deterioration of the macula, the central region of the retina in the eye. Oxidative stress plays a role in macular degeneration causing poor eye-sight, especially in old age. These two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin make up the macula. What are carotenoids? Carotenoids, like beta-carotene, are found in […]
Nutrition in Malaria for Quick Recovery and Health
Nutrition in malaria is as important as discussing the prevalence of this disease. According to the most recent World Malaria Report, which was released on November 30, 2020, there were 229 million cases of malaria in 2019, up from 228 million cases in 2018. The estimated number of malaria deaths in 2019 was 409,000, down […]
Parboiled rice: What is really the fuss about it?
According to Wikidiff, to parboil is to boil food briefly so that it is partially cooked. While boil is to heat (especially liquids) to a point where it begins to turn to gas. When rice for instance is parboiled, water-soluble nutrients move from the rice bran (covering) to the endosperm (the part you eat). Hence, […]
Anorexia Nervosa: Symptoms and Help Tips to Gain Weight
Anorexia nervosa (say “an-uh-RECK-see-uh nur-VOH-suh”) is a type of eating disorder. People who have anorexia have an intense fear of gaining weight. They severely limit the amount of food they eat and can become dangerously thin. What is Anorexia Nervosa? According to the National Health Service UK (NHS), Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental health condition. It […]
Fat distribution in your body, and care measures to take.
An early observation of the fat distribution in human bodies French physician Jean Vague earlier (over 50 years ago) observed that people with larger waists had a higher risk of early-onset heart diseases and untimely death than people who had slimmer waist circumference or had more of their weight around their hips and thighs. (1) […]
An Apple A Day Keeps Prescription Medicine Away
Apples are a wonderful superfood. It is no wonder they say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But at Diet234, we dare to say, An apple a day keeps prescription medicine away. DIET234 Here is why. The data of a research study of 8000 men and women conducted between 2007 and 2010 was […]
Eating Beans Gives Me Gas. What Can I Do To Fix This?
Eating beans is a good idea. Beans are a superfood rich in soluble dietary fibre that enable the removal of cholesterol and unhealthy fats. This prevents them from being absorbed by the body. Beans have been attributed as diabetic food (food for people living with diabetes) this is because of the complex carbohydrates present in […]
I Wake Up Hungry. Why and What Can I Do to Fix this?
It’s natural to feel hungry from time to time but, if you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night or the morning with severe hunger pangs (that almost feels like an “affliction”) then, it’s likely that you are undernourished (not eating well enough). Here are some reasons you might be feeling hungry […]