Smoking is injurious to health which is written on the packet of cigarette itself. Still, people do smoking either with an excuse of professional relationships or addiction.
Most of the people want to quit smoking but could not.
Quitting smoking is not a one day task, it can be a long and hard process.
You must have determination, commitment toward the goal... Read More
Many people these days adopt vegan diet; of course!! For a number of good reasons including losing weight, getting healthier, eating better food options, to decrease the incidence of heart disease, emotional attachments with animals, for better environment and lot more.
Lets know what Vegan Diet is:
Vegan diet is a strict vegetarian diet which does not include any meat (flesh),... Read More
Are you looking for best remedies for skin care?
Doing regular workout is the best solution for it!!
A workout is not always about dropping pounds or gaining muscular body but also gives you healthy, glowing, wrinkles free skin and the best remedy for acne.
Exercise is not only for any specific requirement, it should be part of your daily routine like eating,... Read More
Are you one of those who usually skip their Breakfast or just take a cup of tea/coffee with bread or a glass of juice in the name of breakfast? Is it really as simple as you think? We are so busy in daily chores that we skip the most important thing: Breakfast and breakfast literally mean “break the fast” as... Read More
What is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow is a painful condition of the elbow. It is an inflammation of the tendon of extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle. This tendon is attached between muscle and bone near the elbow joint. It is also called Lateral epicondylitis
Tennis elbow is repetitive stress on the muscle of elbow which causes wear and tears changes of... Read More
“Consume more fibre rich food”, well, you have heard this many times. But are you really aware, why fibre is so good for your overall health?
Fibre is an important part of a healthy balanced diet which is made of the indigestible or compound part of the plant foods such as vegetables, grains, beans and legumes.
There are mainly two types... Read More
Are you sticking with your own routine and don’t have time to pamper yourself daily?
Getting massage or spa is a good idea if we could only afford it!
Fortunately, there are few stretches you can do on a daily basis to reduce stress, tightness and feel good as you had a good massage. Stretching exercises are not only improve your... Read More
Want to live a healthy life but are not able to manage your hectic schedule? Try these quick recipes which you can prepare in less than 15 minutes. Even you can do some preparation at night to avoid morning hustle. Check out the list below:
Jhatpat Chana Salad:
1 cup boiled chana (you can use sprouted chana)
1 chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
1... Read More
How happy are you? Deep down, if you check you will realize, there is always room for improvement. To remain happy is an art and requires efforts. We have some interesting hacks which help you deal with challenges of every day.
If you don’t have time to exercise or are unable to take long workout sessions, just 7-10 min exercise... Read More
Navratri is here. This year Navratri is beginning from 21st to 29th of September. In North India Navratri is celebrated by fasting or vrat. People usually do fasting for nine days, worship in the morning and play Garba/dandiya at night.
There are certain rules for the Navratri fast. If you are planning to keep fast during Navratri then you must... Read More
Want to make your skin super glowing? Want to try something natural which will stay last. I have a miracle food for you- tomato. The red color of tomatoes reminds us the natural blush for the skin. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, vitamin-A, vitamin-C, vitamin-K and B complex which are good for healthy glowing skin. They also contain mineral... Read More
Do you feel stiffness in joints especially in the morning? Pain and swelling around the joints after a long time sitting or standing?
Osteoarthritis could be a cause of your problem!
Osteoarthritis is inflammation of joints caused due to wear and tear, changes in the cartilage between two joints. It is a slow degenerative disease which develops over the years... Read More
Increase your protein levels being a Vegetarian
Everybody says meat, fish and eggs are the best sources of protein, this is true but it does not mean that there are no other rich sources. You can take ample amount of protein without eating non-vegetarian food. Being a vegetarian is not a curse.
Do you know what Protein is?
Protein is a macro... Read More
Sometimes you feel fatigued, angry and lack required focus without any reason, your lack of sleep could be a possible reason for this problem.
If your lack of sleep continues, it can affect your overall health and make you prone to serious medical conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Some serious effects on your body when you don’t... Read More
Workout injuries can happen to anyone, it doesn’t matter how fit or experienced you are. Even simple workout or walking can cause an injury.
Common workout injuries
Muscle Pull and Strain
It is a very common problem. It can be faced by any workout enthusiasts. Due to continuous strenuous activity, wear and tear occur in the human body which changes muscles... Read More
Magnesium is an essential mineral which is required for the human body. Many of us are not aware of the role and importance of this miracle mineral and do take enough magnesium in our diet.
Deficiency of magnesium leads to numerous health problems such as anxiety, difficulty in sleep, muscle cramps, constipation, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, numbness and... Read More
OATS: The Power Grain
Oats also known as ‘Jaii’ in Hindi are whole grains which are incredibly nutritious and help you keep yourself healthy. They are rich in all the nutrients which are essential for the body like carbs, fibre, anti-oxidants, proteins, mineral and vitamins. The Edible part of oats is its seeds.
Add a healthy bowl of oatmeal to your... Read More
Adding pounds while climbing the corporate ladder? You are working so hard to restrain yourself to build your career but it’s not always easy, sometimes it comes with a price.
In a desk job, you could gain weight because of continuously sitting in a chair surrounded by food. Don’t freak out! Here are some ways to stop yourself from gaining... Read More
Most of us confuse between walking on treadmill or ground, it may seem same, but the way you walk on a treadmill is different from the way you walk on the ground. The other differences between these two depend on subjective and personal preferences and can vary according to what motivates you and what you enjoy and where you... Read More
DASH : Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension
Are you suffering from hypertension? Trying to control it with medicines and still not able to maintain your blood pressure! Tired of doing yoga and exercises? Have you checked your Diet? Diet plays a very important role in controlling your blood pressure, let me tell you how DASH Diet will help you to... Read More
Most people are aware that having a good metabolism is important for the overall health. Metabolism is all about chemical and physical processes in the body. Metabolic rate determines how fast the energy is produced and used by the body. There are many factors which influence metabolism such as age, gender, body mass, eating habits, type of lifestyle and... Read More
Nowadays insomnia is a common disorder that is difficulty in sleep, wake up early and hard to sleep back again. Insomnia is not only affected your sleep but also affect your mood, energy level and quality of life.
Sleep varies from person to person, but adults need seven to nine hours a night. current researchers are showing that insomnia is... Read More
Sprouts are wonder food having numerous health benefits.They are rich source of protein, antioxidants, fibre, essential vitamins and minerals.Sprouts are good for the healthy body and mind development, ensure blood purification and strengthen the immune system as well.
Types of Sprouts
... Read More
Walking is not only helpful in maintaining physical fitness but also works on reducing your stress. Walking has the power to calm your jangled nerves and boost up your mood. Regular walking improves your self-esteem and reduces chances of depression.
Many experts say that walking has the ability to trigger the release of endorphins, potent brain chemicals that relieve pain and... Read More
What is biotin?
Biotin is a water soluble vitamin of B group. It is also called vitamin B-5, vitamin-H, That helps to convert the food into energy. This is necessary for healthy hair, skin and nails. Biotin deficiency may cause unhealthy skin, weak nails and excessive hair fall.
Best sources of Biotin
Here is the list of the best and... Read More
Most of the people have twisted an ankle at any point in their life. It usually happens when ankle ligament gets stretched and thereby gets torn. Ankle sprain happens due to rapid ankle movement. In most of the instances, ankle moves outward and foot moves inward.
Symptoms of Ankle Sprain
Pain followed by sudden twist
Unable to walk properly, pain in walk
Limited... Read More
“Change your habits to change your life”
Are you starting your day by hitting the snooze button and then gradually dragging yourself out of bed at the last minute? Rushing to get ready and then running out the door with breakfast in one hand and briefcase in other while you always have a choice to start your day with healthy... Read More
A healthy diet plays a major role in reducing your risk of developing heart disease, manage cholesterol, stop gaining weight, reduce the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes.
A healthy diet includes
Fruits and vegetables of different types and colors.
Whole grains, legumes.
Low fat/skimmed milk and milk products.
Lean meat, fish.
Soy products, nuts and seeds.
Healthy fats... Read More
Seeds such as pumpkin, flax, sesame are powerhouse of nutrients. They only look small in size but have much more health benefits for you. They provide you essential nutrients which are usually missed... Read More
Aging is a natural process of the body; everyone has to face to grow old. There are many factors which affect your age and make you look older than your biological age.
Many people look older than their actual age because either they engage in some activity which causes aging effects to accelerate or they do nothing to prevent early... Read More
By following healthy eating habits, smarter food choices, adopting a healthy lifestyle and staying active can help slow your aging process and prevent diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, osteoporosis and heart disease.
The best anti-aging foods include antioxidants rich fruits and vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats. These help you look younger than your age, keep skin... Read More
Being unhappy isn’t the same thing as depressed but when emotions such as sadness and hopelessness don’t go away for a long time, you may possibly have Depression.
Signs of depression are bad enough to interfere in your work life, family life and social life. Chances are signs of depression are not detectable in early times and people usually... Read More
Iron deficiency is the most common deficiency people suffer from. Iron is one of the most important mineral for the human body. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin (a protein) in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body’s cells.
If you do not have enough iron in your body, you may feel:-
Inability to focus
Well you... Read More
Nowadays everyone is talking about various ergonomic problems and its solutions. If you are still confused with what’s the right way, hold on as we are here to provide you some key insights into the right ergonomic sitting.
If you are sitting hunched in front of your computer, it affects your spine, your breathing, your sense of well-being, and your... Read More
Too much humid and rainy weather reduces your desire to drink water which can lead to dehydration. In such cases, requirement of fluids increase your body loses: some amount of water during breathing, sweating, digestion and urine. So it is very much important to re-hydrate your body by drinking fluids and eating food which contain water because it is... Read More
Pregnancy is the happiest moment of life
Exercise will give a healthier start to pregnancy. Exercise eases the labor and prevents from gaining extra weight. It improves health and stamina, decreases fatigue and constipation, boosts mood and energy levels, enhances sleep and improves muscle strength.
It is important to discuss with a health care provider first before starting these exercises.
Make sure you... Read More
In today’s era obesity has become a major health concern which is further associated with different health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, heart related disorders, orthopedic disorders and so on. It not only affects adults but also children at very early age.
Myriad of reasons behind obesity such as–
• Sedentary lifestyle.
• Busy and hectic schedule of parent’s resulting in parents... Read More
Why is it too hard to find time for exercise ? Anyone can have a problem making exercise part of their routine. Due to very busy lifestyle, everyone feels emotionally and physically drained which leads to less motivation for physical activity.
There are so many health benefits that come from being physically active, like reducing your risk for chronic diseases... Read More
If we talk about vitamins, vitamin B12 is one of the most important vitamin for human health which benefits one’s mood, energy levels, heart, skin and so on. It is a water soluble vitamin which is required to produce healthy red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body.
Why is it important to you?
B12 controls levels of homocysteine (a... Read More
Depending on your age and lifestyle, degenerative changes happen in knee joint which starts bothering everyone at some point of life. One of the most common reasons for knee joint pain is inflammation due to advanced wear of the cartilage on the moving surface of the knee joint. This inflammation of cartilage leads to pain, swelling, loss of range of... Read More
The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar fasciitis. In which plantar fascia becomes inflamed, and the inflammation causes pain in the foot and stiffness.
Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel (calcaneus) to your middle foot bones. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as... Read More
Golden years!!!! Senior citizen discounts, endless hours of enjoying with family, grandchildren’s, gardening at your farmhouse, watching your favorite TV-show and much more.
This decade of life is very special. The 60’s give you a big relief from hectic life in which you are stuck with paying bills, loans, and premiums to secure your future. Now it’s time to enjoy your... Read More
Sometimes you feel unexplained fatigue or sadness without any particular reason; this could be because of vitamin B12 deficiency.Vitamin B12 also known as cobalamin helps in the production of healthy red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body. It is needed to ensure the proper functioning and health of nerve tissues and brain functions.
Some vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms you... Read More
Sometimes Neck Pain accompanies with headache and dizziness, this is also known as cervicogenic vertigo because of the symptoms like dizziness that arise from the cervical spine.
Vertigo is the feeling of rotation of self or spinning of the world without any movement. There are two reasons for cervicogenic Vertigo:-
First is arteries in the neck can be compressed by vertebra... Read More
More and more intense workout isn’t always better; particularly with the certain problem you already suffering from heart diseases, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Your workout should not trigger any abnormal activity or response of your body. It is very important to consult with doctor or therapist before planning or beginning of the workout.
Following 5 signs you should not... Read More
What are Energy Drinks?
• Energy drinks are carbonated beverages which are used to increase energy, metabolism, and concentration also for elevating mood and weight loss.
• Energy drinks contains Caffeine in a large amount and Guarana, Ginseng, Taurine, Sucrose, B-Vitamins and other components in small amounts.
• Many of us turn to energy drinks when we need a little boost. Whether... Read More
There are couple of foods which we can eat and include in our daily diet to help our body in better handling of diabetes.
Below is the list of most well known and easily available items:
Cinnamon can lower blood glucose or blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
Being low in digestible carbs , nuts helps in reducing blood sugar levels.
LEAFY... Read More
Calcium plays an important role in the maintenance of strong and healthy bones. It helps in blood clotting, early developmental growth and muscle contraction and relaxation. Calcium also leads to neurotransmitter release and muscle contraction. So, low calcium levels can cause muscle cramps and spasms.
Calcium can be obtained from natural food sources. Good sources of calcium include green leafy... Read More
When we talk about Minerals, Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Calcium is stored in the structures of bones and teeth. Calcium not only works for the development of bones and teeth, but also for muscle contraction, blood clotting, nerve transmission and hormone secretion.
Calcium is also required for maintaining the acid-base balance of the body. Calcium... Read More
Vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals and also provide fiber to the diet. Meanwhile Cottage Cheese (Paneer) provides protein and calcium, it is important to include salads in your diet. They help you lose weight and will also help Diabetics in maintaining their blood sugar level. This salad is very easy to make and it tastes very delicious... Read More
1. DO NOT HESITATE TO CHANGE YOUR MENU
Eating out and gaining weight is very common. You just need to be little smarter in decision making and changing your menu. For example, ask for small piece of meat and more vegetables or you can also opt for roasted and grilled food instead of fried one. Have the food being prepared... Read More
Are you in habit of using external pleasures for mental stress eg: eating ice-cream, sweets, chocolate etc.??? Yoga is the best solution for this, the best stress management tool.
Different yoga poses have a strong association with your mind and body to take you to complete tranquility.
Following yoga pose you should try:
Balasana (Child Pose)
It Releases the tension from back, shoulders,... Read More
Follow these tips to help prevent back problems:
Lifting heavy items in the wrong posture leads to pain in back and muscle strains. This may also cause locking of facet joints and disc bulge. Correct lifting involves knee joint. So, remember to always bend down your knees to lift any object from the floor.
Go for a Walk
Walking keeps your... Read More
Frozen shoulder is pain, stiffness and restricted movement of the shoulder. It is also known as Adhesive Capsulitis. The capsule around the shoulder joint becomes stiff, scar tissue forms and adheres to shoulder joint that is why it is called Adhesive capsulitis.
It is caused because of overuse of the joint or after an injury or can occur from a... Read More
What are these Guilt Free- Healthy Burgers? Burgers which are loaded with vegetables and are low in fat, highly nutritious and tempting at the same time. They help you prevent your cravings of junk food along with making it easy to achieve your beach body.
This is the best way to enjoy guilt free snacks during evening time. It is... Read More
Yes!!!! Excess body weight puts additional weight on weight-bearing joints (knee, hip, and ankle). Knee pain is the most common problem of overweight or obese people.
Knee joint surfaces of each bone are covered in a cartilage. Cartilage is the tissue that makes sure that the bones pass over each other smoothly. It also acts as a kind of cushion... Read More
Every ones favorite season, the rainy season. You get relief from sweat and hot weather and excuses to sip hot tea and enjoy savory snacks. As the rains pours down, it becomes difficult to step out to walk or to go gym and this is why you tend to put on extra kilos. In rainy season, there are increased... Read More
As the nature of the role, office workers are among the unhealthiest group of people, who require continuous sitting at their desks for hours. This practice in long run becomes hazardous to their health.
Lower back pain is triggered by longer working hours, physically demanding careers, intense activities, traveling longer distances and extended sitting time. It worsens your pain... Read More
Carbs Make You Gain Weight
It is a myth that Carbs leads to gain in weight. The fact is that not all Carbs are bad, and you need required amount of carbs everyday as it acts as a fuel to provide energy to the body and also spares Proteins to do their functions properly. However, Simple carbs such as... Read More
How to maintain physical fitness when you have no time to workout?
You are most likely one of those busy bees today, who is spending too much time tied to your desk buried in emails. The impact of that continuous long sitting is increased obesity. Don’ worry, Relax! The good news is that with a little more activity throughout the... Read More
Detoxification is a process what our body does naturally to get rid of the harmful toxins in the body. It helps in balancing the acid-base balance of the body and maintaining normal functioning of the body.
Liver is the organ responsible of removing toxins of the body through Detoxification. Liver acts as a filter for removing toxins and harmful bacteria... Read More
No one knows and understands your body as much you know it. The best way to keep healthy is to be your own therapist. You can be your own teacher, researcher and experimenter.
Why it’s important?
Being your own therapist, you can enhance your health and maintain a healthy life style.
Treating yourself will help you in various ways, for example: you... Read More
Pregnancy doesn’t mean you have to tolerate back ache, pelvic girdle pain and any other pregnancy related problem.
A pregnant woman’s body goes through enormous changes which can affect overall daily activity. In some women, it is normally accepted process but in some cases, it is quite more than that. Most common kinds of discomfort observed in pregnancy are:
Back... Read More
Physiotherapy will have an important role in prevention to rehabilitation of diabetes management. Physiotherapy interventions will provide safe exercise programs which help in improving insulin levels and balancing cholesterol level of the body. It involves managing consequences of diabetes- including foot disorders, imbalance difficulties and protective strategies to prevent further damage.
Benefits of Physiotherapy
Diabetic patients are more prone to... Read More
At the time of pregnancy, the body releases a hormone: RELAXIN. It relaxes the joints and ligament in female’s pelvis to make it easier for the baby to pass through the birth canal.
This hormonal change leads to instability of joints and ligament which attach the pelvis bone to spine. These changes don’t go away overnight. So, your back may... Read More
A vigorous workout or begging of workout routine leads to pain and muscle soreness. Fitness-related muscle soreness can include pain, swelling, weakness, stiffness, and sensitivity to touch.
Why does it hurt after work out?
Post workout pain because of the microscopic tearing of inflexible muscle fibre. The intensity of the tearing of the muscle and soreness depends on how much they have... Read More
Amla or Indian gooseberry is a superfruit as it’s the best source of Vitamin C. It also provides nutrients like Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Carotene and Vitamin B-complex.
Vitamin C helps fight against cold and flu, raises your immunity and metabolism. As a natural antioxidant, it helps fight the free radicals, slows ageing process, keeps your skin and hair healthy.
You can... Read More
Zucchini or Courgette widely known as a vegetable is botanically a fruit belonging to the species Cucurbita pepo. It’s closely related to melons, pumpkins and cucumbers and grow above the ground. The season is in May and July. You can have its flesh, seeds and skin.
Zucchini has low glycaemic index, low carbohydrate and is low in calories. It’s an... Read More
Food preferences of young children keeps changing from day to day or week to week.
Food needs to be cooked or served in a particular way to be accepted.
Children have erratic appetites due to which they might eat well in one meal but refuse the next.
Preschoolers enjoy well prepared food which is served attractively.
Preferably the meals should not be served... Read More
Warm lemon water with or without honey on an empty stomach is an age old remedy for weight loss.
Lemon as a superfood is used widely for its high vitamin C content, its preservative properties , as a dressing on salads and to add tanginess to snacks and meals.
Lemon in addition contains Iron , calcium, potassium, B-complex vitamins, magnesium ,... Read More
Tender Coconut water-A nutritious drink
Tender coconut water is a highly nutritious and soothing beverage to have in summers.
It’s a source of antioxidants, amino acids Vitamin C,Vitamin B-complex and minerals like Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron and Calcium.
Due to its high potassium and Vitamin C content, it helps to balance high blood pressure. You can have a cup of coconut water... Read More
Green coffee beans extract is currently being used supplement all over the world for weight loss. Green coffee beans extract is made from unroasted coffee beans and is available in the form of a capsule.
Coffee beans are having chlorogenic acid which is an antioxidant which helps in low blood pressure.
Chlorogenic acid has two actions-firstly ,it balances blood sugar; secondly... Read More
Nothing is more refreshing than a cool slice of watermelon in summers.
Watermelon is high in antinflammatory antioxidant Lycopene (6.5 mg in less than half a cup) which has long been linked against reducing risk of stroke and ovarian cancers. Lycopene is an antioxidant that gives it a pink or red colour.
Other nutrients it provides are VitA, Vit C, Vit... Read More
Sprouting or germination is a method by which you can improve digestibility and increase B-complex vitamins and vitamin C .
You can eat sprouts either raw or steam and mix with vegetables .
Sprouted grains are high in nutritional value in terms of Protein, Vit B complex, Vit C, fibre, folate and essential amino acids.
These are an excellent snack /salad option... Read More
Obesity affects 5% of India’s population and is close to being an epidemic. Overeating and low physical activity results in obesity. Genetic predisposition is also one of the contributory factors.
BMI, the ratio of weight to height, indicates the amount of body fat.
Normal BMI is between 18.5 and 25.A BMI between 25-30 is considered overweight and above 30 shows obesity.... Read More
Barley water, the elixir to good health has its origins in Greece, South East Asia and Britain.
As a nutritious beverage, mostly it is enjoyed hot or cold flavoured with lemon.
Barley is especially recommended for heart patients and Diabetics as it’s rich in soluble and insoluble fibre. It’s also packed with essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc.... Read More
Thyroid gland is located in the front part of the neck and is an endocrine gland which produces thyroid hormones-T3, T4 and TSH. Iodine is majorly required for this synthesis along with Selenium, Iron, Vitamin A and zinc. Thyroid disease affects almost 10-15% of population. Iodine and goitre have been well connected leading to Universal salt iodination program.
T3 is... Read More
The unfermented leaves of Camellia Sinensis offers benefits like brain power, lose fat and lowers cancer risk etc. You can easily have 2-3 cups in a day for polyphenols.
Green tea has powerful antioxidants like polyphenols-flavonoids and catechins. These reduce free radical damage in the body.Green tea has powerful medicinal properties due to antioxidant
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).It also has some important... Read More
Ketogenic diet is a low carb,high fat,moderate protein diet which helps you lose weight.It betters physical health and performance but also has initial side effects.
When the glucose is low the body starts producing Ketones for fuel in liver from fat.
This is Ketosis.
On a ketogenic diet the body starts burning the fat stores.Insulin levels become low.There is less hunger and... Read More
Salt is essentially used in diets to enhance taste and flavour.It is also a known preservative.
All foods have sodium but its majorly present in added salt(40% Sodium,60%chloride).
Sodium helps in
Maintaining water balance and equilibrium.
Daily Requirement of Salt-8g/day.
Sources of Sodium
Cereals,Pulses,Vegetables,milk,animal and sea foods.
40% of Indian families consume about 10g salt daily(300-400 mg sodium).
Salt should be restricted from an early... Read More
A topic I find everyone concerned about is which Oil to choose.
One should use organic cold processed vegetable oils for health.
You can use extra virgin olive oil in salads or pan frying but it’s not suitable for high temperature cooking. The reason is smoke point (320F) when oil starts producing toxic fumes and free radicals.
75% of Olive oil is... Read More
Depression is caused due to a deficiency of B vitamins in some people like Folic acid and Vit B12. Out of 20 Indians 1 suffers from depression. Over 5 crore people are suffering from depression and 3 crore from anxiety.
Eat foods rich in B vitamins to keep away anxiety or opt for a vitamin B supplement. Foods such as ... Read More
Breast food is the most natural and perfect food for normal growth and healthy development of infants.
· It provides the best nutrition and protects the infant from infections.
· The infant can easily digest and absorb it as compared to formula milk.
· Colostrum-the milk secreted during the first three days after child birth is rich in proteins, minerals, vitamins particularly... Read More
Cooking improves digestibility of most foods.
· Flesh food get soft and easily chewable with cooking.
· Proper cooking methods make food palatable,
· improve appearance,taste,flavour, texture and enhance acceptability.
· Help in destroying disease causing organisms and eliminate natural inhibitors of digestion.
Cooking processes like fermentation(idli,dosa and dhokla) and germination(sprouting) are commonly used.
· These improve digestibility and nutrients like B-complex vits and Vit... Read More
Nutrient rich diet to keep fit and active in elderly
Persons above 60years of age are termed as elderly. Consumption of simple, nutritious food enables the elderly to live an active and meaningful life, without being a burden on society and family members.
Physiological and metabolic changes occur:
Decline in metabolism, physical activity, digestion, bone and muscle strength.
Failing insight and impaired hearing.
Low... Read More
Diarrhoea is a common disease in childhood leading to dehydration and even death.
Prompt correction of fluids and electrolyte losses to be done using Oral rehydration solution(ORS) and early feeding.
How to prepare ORS-Add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sugar to a glass of drinking water.
Use home made fluids like Rice kanji or buttermilk with salt.
Small quantities of... Read More
Pregnancy is a highly demanding physiologic state. In low socioeconomic groups, you find maternal malnutrition in India causing low birth weight infants and high maternal mortality.
Pregnant/lactating woman should eat a variety of foods to ensure her own nutritional needs as well of her growing infant.
Macro and Micronutrients
Daily Increase In Energy, Protein and Fat intakes.
Folic acid-Reduce the risk of birth... Read More
It helps reduce our risk of heart disease, stroke and other ailments we can avoid. Eating right is not difficult or need us to give up things we like. We should be able to make smart choices to build an overall healthy dietary routine.
Easy ways to healthier eating:
Whole cereals-Bran, whole wheat, jowar, bajra, Ragi, wheat germ.
Husked Pulses, beans and... Read More
Fat is an integral component of a healthy diet. It’s more important to focus on eating beneficial or good fats and avoiding harmful or bad fats.
It’s good to include foods with good unsaturated fats, lessen foods high in saturated fat, and avoid bad trans-fat.
Good unsaturated fats
Monounsaturated fats raise HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL.
Olive oil, peanut oil, canola... Read More
A low-carbohydrate diet improves your overall health not just focusing on weight loss.
It should be based on whole unprocessed foods and healthy carbohydrate sources.
Low carb junk/processed foods are a bad choice.
Include carbohydrate fibre rich sources like dals and kidney beans. For a moderate carb intake try to include unrefined starch sources like potatoes, sweet potatoes, oats, rice and other... Read More
Proteins are structural and functional components of every living cell. Half the protein in our body is in the form of muscles and rest in bone, cartilage and skin. Proteins are made of amino acids. Essential aminoacids are obtained from proteins in diet like animal foods such as milk ,meat and eggs. Non essential amino acids are synthesised in... Read More
What is a superfood?
Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner than those who don’t. But these should be part of a balanced diet for an individual and must not... Read More
Breakfast consumption among children has been associated with higher nutritional adequacy, improved cognitive and academic performance, higher school attendance, and better mood and psychosocial functions compared to breakfast skipping. Furthermore, breakfast consumption has been associated with a lower risk of excess adiposity in both children and adolescents.Children who consume breakfast regularly tend to have higher intakes of total daily... Read More
Ferula assafoetida, popularly known as asafoetida, is a dried gum from the root of various species of Ferula. It is a herb and is also known as devil’s dung, giant fennel, stinking gum, or hing. Asafoetida is strong, pungent , but adds a hint of flavor to dishes. It is native to Afghanistan, and grows in Turkey, Iraq and... Read More
A modified Mediterranean diet having plant foods and unsaturated lipids was associated with a significantly longer life expectancy in apparently healthy elderly people living in nine European countries.
Data for participants aged 60 or over at recruitment were included in the EPIC-elderly study. This study aims to identify dietary patterns among elderly Europeans and to investigate the associations of diet... Read More