Author: Rumana Dsouza

Rumana D’Souza is the social media and content coordinator for Prizm Media and Kudolife. She has found her life’s calling in writing about health and wellness, and believes she can make the world a touch healthier – one blog post at a time.
low-carb substitutes

8 Great Low-Carb Substitutes for your Favorite High-Carb Foods

Following a low-carb high-fat diet like Atkins or Keto can do wonders for your health, but enjoying an abundant variety of foods while keeping your carbs under 50 grams a day is easier said than done. Carbs are everywhere and you can exceed your daily carb limit even if you avoid refined sugar and grains. …

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Video: Dealing With a High Blood Pressure Diagnosis When You Live a Healthy Lifestyle

If you’re a relatively healthy person, you may be surprised if you’re diagnosed with hypertension. The truth is that a high blood pressure diagnosis isn’t as uncommon as you think. The Framingham Heart Study which followed 1,300 participants ages 55 to 65 found that the lifetime risk of developing hypertension was 90 per cent. This …

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Study: Poor Diet to Blame for Nearly Half of Heart Disease Deaths

A new study led by Dr. Ashkan Afshin of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington shows that a lack of healthy foods and high intake of unhealthy foods contributed to over 415,000 cardiovascular disease deaths in the U.S. in 2015. “Low intake of healthy foods such as nuts, vegetables, whole …

obesity

Study: Despite Higher Obesity Rates, Fewer Adults Attempting Weight Loss

According to a new study published in JAMA, despite a substantial rise in obesity since the late 1980s, the percentage of people in the United States who are trying to shed weight has dropped. Researchers from Georgia Southern University believe a social acceptance of higher body weight could be to blame for this occurrence. “Socially acceptable body …

nutrition

World Heart Federation President Says Major Dietary Guidelines Not Supported By Science

Dr. Salim Yusuf, President of the World Heart Federation, said nutrition guidelines in relation to fats, salt, carbohydrates, and even vegetables are not supported by science. “Previous guidelines said reduce fats and compensate for it by increasing carbohydrates… and so essentially we’ve increased carbohydrate intake in most Western countries and this is likely damaging. We …

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Healthy and Simple Swaps for Your Favorite Dairy Products

There are many reasons to not eat dairy—lactose intolerance is only one of them. Although it’s a staple in American diets, dairy products are not as healthy as you might be led to believe. Dairy products like yogurt and cheese offer a handful of health benefits, and eating high-quality grass-fed dairy in moderation is quite safe. …

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6 Essential Diabetes Management Tips You Should Know About

Diabetes can be a challenging condition to manage. It takes time and effort because you need to keep in mind so many variables—diet, medication, exercise, stress and so on. You have to do everything it takes to keep your blood glucose levels in the desired range, and this is a constant balancing act. We’ve put …

healthiest oils

The Healthiest Cooking Oils to Add To Your Pantry in 2017

When looking for a healthy oil to cook with, it’s good to do some research because there are so many to choose from. This post will help you know more about the healthiest oils you should add in your pantry this year. It’s important to remember that every oil has a different set of qualities that …

food diary

4 Compelling Reasons Why You Need to Keep a Food Diary

When it comes to weight loss and healthy eating, one of the main factors for success is accountability. Without being accountable for your dietary choices, it’s impossible to change your diet for the better. There are many ways of keeping track of the foods you consume, but the most efficient way is maintaining a food diary. …

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6 Foolproof Tips That Will Help You Quit Your Sugar Addiction for Good

It’s common knowledge that sugar does nothing but harm your health. Unfortunately, it’s also a common addiction and one that really hard to break. Research shows a sugar addiction works similarly to an addiction to cocaine and other illicit drugs. Sugar creates an addictive cycle of hunger, tiredness and irritability. When you consume sugar it …