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Adding oil to Salads may boost its nutritional benefits, says new study

The study showed that the results may ease the guilt of countless dieters who fret about adding dressing to their salads

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Haelth Tip : adding oil in the salads is beneficial
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  • Adding oil in the salads gives you Vitamin A , Vitamin E and Vitamin K
  • It is highly beneficial in absorbing the nutrients 

Improve your Health by adding oil in the salads

Love to eat salads? Adding a spoonful or two of soybean oil as dressing may help you derive the optimal nutritional benefit from your veggies, suggests a research.

The findings showed that eating salad with added fat in the form of soybean oil promotes the absorption of seven different micronutrients that promote human health including cancer prevention and eyesight preservation.

These nutrients include four carotenoids — alpha and beta carotene, lutein and lycopene — two forms of vitamin E and vitamin K, said researchers from the Iowa State University in the US.

The oil added in salads also promoted the absorption of vitamin A, which formed in the intestine from the alpha and beta carotene.

“The best way to explain it would be to say that adding twice the amount of salad dressing leads to twice the nutrient absorption,” said Wendy White, Associate Professor at the varsity.

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The study also found that the amount of oil added in salads had a proportional relationship with the amount of nutrient absorption. That is, more oil means more absorption.

Conversely, eating the same salad without the added oil lessens the likelihood that the body will absorb the nutrients.

The study showed that the results may ease the guilt of countless dieters who fret about adding dressing to their salads.

For the study, appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the team included college-age women who consumed salads with various levels of soybean oil.

The results showed maximal nutrient absorption occurred at around 32 grams of oil, which was the highest amount studied, or a little more than two tablespoons. However, some variability was observed among the subjects.(IANS)

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4 Health Tips To Help Students Perform Well In Exam Season

Following these simple tips in addition to regular and effective studying will help students retain information more efficiently and provide the much-needed boost for their upcoming examinations

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It’s that time of the year when both students and parents feel “exam pressure”. Students are under pressure to perform their best, but doing so requires a balanced approach to health, in addition to consistent studying.

This balanced approach helps students boost their memory and remember what they have studied. Dr. Hariprasad, Ayurveda Expert, The Himalaya Drug Company, recommends the following tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the upcoming exams:

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1. Exercise regularly: Physical activity is an effective tool to improve academic performance. Studies conducted at the University of British Columbia have shown that regular aerobic exercise boosts the size of the part of the brain involved in verbal memory and learning. Exercise also helps in improving memory and thinking the ability for students by increasing oxygen flow to the brain. It’s easy to forget to exercise your body in the midst of all the mental exertion, but this is important as physical exercise boosts brain function in a variety of ways.

2. Maintain a healthy diet: Eating healthy is a good practice to maintain at all times, but it assumes greater significance in the exam season. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy, fish, and poultry is particularly good to adopt at this time. It will enable students to fulfill all their nutritional needs, so their bodies can perform at an optimum level. They require adequate nourishment to fuel brain activity and aid in memory retention. Eating healthy also helps prevents illnesses which can be detrimental while focussing on studies.

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3. Appropriate herbs in daily diet: According to Ayurvedic texts and modern research, Brahmi helps promote memory, intelligence and enhances alertness. It is a potent mental tonic that calms the mind, provides clarity in thinking and boosts memory retention. Taking this herb regularly improves certain brain chemicals that will improve mental agility, helping students to achieve their goals.

4. Get adequate sleep: While preparing for exams, one of the body’s most important needs is sometimes foregone — sleep. Students preparing for their exams should get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night to maintain good mental and physical health. Studies conducted by Harvard University have shown that there is a strong relationship between sleep and memory: Students who get adequate sleep usually get better grades than those who do not. Sleep solidifies and boosts short-term memory into long-term memory. Adequate sleep helps students be more receptive to information and, consequently, enables better performance in exams.

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Following these simple tips in addition to regular and effective studying will help students retain information more efficiently and provide the much-needed boost for their upcoming examinations. (IANS)