What are Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD)?

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a set of diseases that affects the heart and the blood vessels. It includes diseases of the heart, vascular diseases of the brain, or diseases of the blood vessel. It is the leading cause of death and disability in the world today claiming over 17.9 million lives every year. Of these deaths, 80% are due to coronary heart diseases (eg heart attack) and cerebrovascular diseases (eg strokes) and mostly affect low- and middle-income countries.

Stop Saying “I’ll Start Next Monday”

How many times have you procrastinated your plans to eat healthily, exercise regularly or said to yourself “I will start next Monday”. Why? Because you will be less busy next week. There is never a perfect time to start right so stop deceiving yourself and start now. Procrastination will only steal your time and later dump you. You need to just grasp on to living a healthier lifestyle and ride with it.

Red Flags of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious, but treatable, illnesses with medical and psychiatric aspects. People with an eating disorder often become obsessed with food, body image, and weight. The disorders can become very serious, chronic, and, sometimes, even life-threatening if not recognized and treated appropriately. Treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach with an experienced care team.

All About Soya Beans: Nutrition and health Benefits

Soybeans and soy foods may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD) and some cancers, as well as improving bone health. Soy is a high-quality protein – one or 2 daily serves of soy products can be beneficial to our health.

Vitamin D, Immunity, and Covid–19

Vitamin D is a hormone that acts on many genes expressed by immune cells. Evidence linking vitamin D deficiency with COVID-19 severity is circumstantial but considerable—links with ethnicity, obesity, institutionalization; latitude and ultraviolet exposure; increased lung damage in experimental models; associations with COVID-19 severity in hospitalized patients.

Soya Beans: Versatile and Nutritious Legume

In numerous cultures all across the world, soya beans has long been a mainstay food. Including stir-fries, soups, salads, and snacks, the adaptable legume can be used in a wide range of recipes. This article discusses the different ways soya beans can be used in Ghanaian food and other recipes from across the world.

Myths and facts about soya bean

There are few foods as controversial as soybeans. These little green beans are famous for being a high-quality source of protein packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fatty acids. Tofu, tempeh, soy milk, and meat alternatives like soy burgers are all examples of soy foods. Research shows they may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and some forms of cancer. But there is also media speculation and research suggesting potential health risks of soy, leading some to avoid it all together.

Food & Nutrition Blog

The nutrition and health world has exploded onto the internet – we are overwhelmed with facts, fads, false claims and frustration. Everyone seems obsessed with labelling food. This blog provides evidence-based information and dispel nutrition myths, while simplifying the important concepts that will help readers achieve the results they desire.