Nutrition

If you think stepping on a scale and weighing yourself gives you the whole picture about the risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, think again! Measuring your waistline may be more important than weighing your whole self.

 Faben Getachew

 

 

For the most part people are unaware of visceral fat – or of what is commonly known as belly fat- and the great health risks associated with it. Most think that it merely poses nuisance for people who want to look good in their clothes. But the fat you carry around your waistline may be more dangerous to your health than any other fat in any other part of your body regardless of whether you are overweight or not.

 

Feben Getachew

 

 

 

How great is it that this rainy season brings us plenty of sweet potatoes. This amazing tuber which is native to the Central America is not only easily available and tastes great, but is also a powerhouse of nutrients packed with many health benefits. But what is beneficial about sweet potatoes? They contain a great number of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and blood sugar-regulating nutrients which are great for you.

It may seem a natural phenomenon, but it can be controlled, or may be not

Feben Getachew

Medically known as “Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy” (NVP), it is one of the worst parts of pregnancy and it is often experienced during the first trimester. It mostly occurs in the morning after waking up but for many pregnant women it may happen at any point of the day. This condition is believed to be caused by the sudden changes in hormones and in the body occurring in these first three months and it can be worsened by travel, stress and smell of some foods.