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Mushrooms are available and grow throughout the world. There are many kinds both edible and poisonous. Some edible mushrooms have a compound that gets converted into Vitamin D when exposed to UV lights. Although mushrooms are not vegetable, because of their texture and juicy nature, they can be replaced instead of meat in many vegetarian recipes. Calories for 100 gms of mushroom is 22 calories, with a total 0.3 gms of fat, and 1gm of…

100 grams of Asparagus contains as low as 20 calories, dietary fiber of 2.1g, fat 0.1g, cholesterol 0mg, and protein of 2.2g. Asparagus is a perennial. The young shoots are used as vegetable. 93% of asparagus is composed of water. It is also rich in Vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, zinc, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, and selenium. Since asparagus is very low in calories,…

The question is “What does my weight have to do with Kidneys?” The simple answer being, more weight, more work for the kidneys to filter wastes from the body. Kidneys filter approximately 170 liters of blood every day. Obese people have a higher tendency to develop high blood pressure and diabetes, both of which lead to kidney disease or kidney failure. Although obesity or overweight indirectly causes harm to the kidney, the excess weight still…

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236 ml of iced tea with sweetener contains 15 calories, or 236 ml of carbonated fizzy drink contains approximately 100 calories. Health benefits of tea is widely known. For people who don’t like drinking plain water, iced tea is a great option. It keeps you hydrated, contains a lot of antioxidants & some research states that it has a lot of flavonoids which can aid in preventing cancer. It is not aerated. Unsweetened iced tea…

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. Key facts Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight…

Adipose tissue, or fat, may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body, say researchers. “Obesity is increasing dramatically worldwide, and is now also recognised as one of the major risk factors for cancer, with 16 different types of cancer linked to obesity,” said Cornelia Ulrich from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, US. “We urgently need to identify the specific…

In India, there is a common saying, which many families brag about, “Hum khate-peete khandan se hain,”meaning they belong to a family where there is abundance of food and beverages. The underlying meaning is also that if the family members, as well as the children, are overweight, it’s because of good food.