Fad diets – Ayurvedic Diet

In our ongoing series of Fad diets finally we are telling you about the Ayurvedic Diet. Ayurvedic Diet In Ayurveda, a balanced diet does not revolve around fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Moreover it does not accept the terms calories, vitamins and minerals. According to Ayurveda (ancient Indian medical system) there are different body constitutions (like [...]

Fad diets – Blood Group Diet

In this edition of Bestonhealth newsletter we are telling you about the Blood group diet Blood Group Diet  At first instance, the concept of eating according to a specific blood group appears very novel and amusing. This diet therapy is based on the recommendations of Dr. Peter J.D' Adamo who believes that the blood type diet is [...]

Fad diets – General Motors Diet

In this edition of bestonhealth newsletter we are telling you about the General Motors diet. General Motors Diet This diet plan was named after General Motors as it was developed for employees and dependents of General Motors, Inc.This program was developed in conjunction with a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and [...]

Fad diets – South Beach diet

In this edition of Bestonhealth newsletter we are telling you about the South beach diet South Beach diet  This diet is created by cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston in mid-1990s. The basic principle of this diet is similar to Atkins’ diet as both of them work on the insulin principle. He also believed that restriction of [...]

Fad diets

Practically everyone has been on a diet at some point in their life, so there are endless arguments about how they work and whom they work on. We will try to cover some of these most popular diets along with their pros and cons in the form of a newsletter series. Firstly we are taking [...]

Health benefits of chocolates

If you've been torturing yourself trying to avoid that bar of chocolate, here's some good news. According to a recently conducted research, it has been proved that Chocolate (predominantly dark chocolate) contains antioxidants and specific flavonoids that have been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition, oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat found [...]

Chromium supplements beneficial for diabetics

According to a recent clinical study reports, chromium supplements may be good for the heart in people with type 2 diabetes. These supplements lead to a shortening of a harmful heart rhythm, which in turn may lower the cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics. The heart rhythm disturbance known as a prolonged QT interval has [...]

Arginine supplements- Hope for Angina patients

Arginine is a non-essential amino acid (building blocks of protein); non-essential as it can be synthesized within the body from the amino acids obtained from the dietary sources and therefore is not required directly through the diet. Arginine produces a gas nitric oxide, which enhances the functioning of the blood vessels, allowing the heart to [...]

Beta-carotene Supplements and Colon Tumors

A recent study showed that beta-carotene supplements could be useful in the prevention of recurrent colon polyps in teetotalers and non-smokers. In this study, more than 500 people were given either beta-carotene or placebo, along with vitamins C and E. The group taking Beta-carotene resulted in a 44 percent decrease in new polyps formation. However, [...]

Glucosamine Supplements and Arthritis

A clinical study was done to establish the beneficial role of Glucosamine and Chondroitin in Arthritis. This study evaluated all the previously published randomized control trials on this and concluded that Glucosamine by itself or in combination with chondroitin reduced pain and damage to the knee joint. However, the superiority of these supplements over other [...]