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Osteoporosis- Prevention and Cure

Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. More than 200 million women worldwide have osteoporosis. Literature suggests that osteoporosis is not uncommon in India and there are around 50 million osteoporotic women …

Is Dehydration A risk even during winters?

Most people associate dehydration with hot and sweaty weather or with excessive physical activity during summers. Dehydration is not limited to summers and poses a risk even during winters. So, how is dehydration a risk during winter? Water is essential to life. It is required to maintain the essential functions of the body at cellular …

Vitamin B12- A Unique vitamin

Vitamin B12 is a unique B-complex vitamin. Unique because despite being water soluble and having a large molecular structure it can be stored in liver. Our body needs vitamin-B complex for many essential functions. Vitamin B12 is a large vitamin having cobalt (a metal) in centre of its structure, thus it is also known as …

The Power Of Gratitude

GRAT-I-TUDE (The quality of being thankful) IN DAILY LIFE WE MUST SEE THAT IT IS NOT HAPPINESS THAT MAKES US GRATEFUL, BUT GRATEFULNESS THAT MAKES US HAPPY. When life seems full of troubles, it seems difficult to maintain an attitude of gratitude. And in times when everything seems going smoothly, we often take precious moments …

5 quick healthy bites on the go

Most of us feel hungry at times other than the main meal timings. The main question then arises as what to eat without increasing the caloric value of the day and that which gives both satiety and provides good nutrition? Most of my clients, mainly those who are on diets, pose this question on a …

Diet During Monsoon

While monsoons are remembered for the wet mud smell, the enchanting rains, the cool breeze, but they also bring along with them some unwanted illnesses like cold, fever, infections, indigestion and much more. One way to keep away from all this by eating healthy food. The metabolism during this period becomes sluggish. The weakening of the …

Add some spice to your life!

Spices and herbs have been used in foods for centuries. A herb is a friend of a physicians & praise of cooks as said by Charlemagne. Fat, Sugar & Salt Reduction Tips Herbs & spices can help retain flavor in your food while reducing fat, sugar & salt / sodium. Reducing Fat – reducing 1 …

Health in Nut-shell – Nuts A Healthy Snack

Nuts are nutrient dense fruits with a hard-outer covering, are tasty and convenient all-time favourites packed with loads of health benefits. Nuts are rich sources of un-saturated fats, high in good quality vegetable proteins, fiber, minerals, tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolic compounds and are low in carbohydrates. They are not as sweet as other fruits, but …

5 Fruits and Vegetables Every day to keep the Doctor Away

The World Health Organisation and Food and Agriculture of the United States reports recommend adults to consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day excluding starchy vegetables. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 recommend you make one-half of your plate should be made up of  fruits and vegetables. The Australian Dietary guidelines recommends …

Spice up your heart healthy diet

Healthy eating does not mean a tasteless flavorless meal. In a research done on the amount of antioxidants found in commonly consumed foods, it was found that among the 50 top ranking antioxidant rich foods, 13 were spices. The spices mentioned are cloves, oregano, ginger (ground), cinnamon, turmeric powder, curry powder, red pepper, turmeric powder, …

Herbs in Daily Life

Herb is any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers that have aromatic properties, and has culinary, medical, cosmetic, veterinary or other use of some kind. The useful part is different with every plant, it can be the leaves, flowers, roots, barks or seeds. In other  words the plants, which can be a tree or shrub, …

Weight Loss – A Challenge III

Paleo Diet The Palaeolithic diet, also referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet, and hunter–gatherer diet, commonly known as Paleo Diet, consists of foods that are assumed to have been available to humans prior to the establishment of agriculture. Studies, on healthy subjects put on paleo diets for three weeks, found significant improvements …

Super food: Pumpkin Seeds

After decades of clinical and epidemiological research, the influence of diet on health and disease, or rather disease risk, particularly chronic diseases like coronary heart disease, Diabetes Type 2, cancer and obesity, has become widely accepted. The effect of overall dietary patterns on disease risk has become a new approach in nutritional counselling and research. …

Detoxification after Binge Eating and Drinking

De-Toxification, or just detox, simply means cleaning the body of the harmful substances or toxins. Toxins could be the chemicals ingested such as food colours and additives or the by-products of the metabolism of certain foods or drinks, such as certain drugs or alcohol. The body has natural methods of detoxification. Liver is the main …

Super Food-Walnut the “Brain Food”

They are the stone fruit of walnut tree. One of the world’s healthiest food, as it is nutrient dense with protein and essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins and essential minerals. The shell of the fruit that encloses the kernel is hard and two halved which has a crinkly appearance like that of the brain that …

5 Super Nutrients To Detoxify The Body During Air Pollution

Air pollution can cause damage to the body’s cells and increase their degeneration. Pollution increases the amount of free radicals formed in the body whichare responsible for clinical conditions and also cause aging. Respiratory tract infections, breathing difficulty, increased levels of stress, heart problems and other diseases are on an increase due to alarming levels …

Detoxification After the Festive Season Binge

Now, that the festive season has gone, it’s time to get our health back on track after eating  sweets, chocolates, poories, fried snacks, papdi  chaat etc  It is important to clean the body and feel healthy once again.. What does detoxification means?? Well, detoxification means cleansing the blood, this is done by removing impurities from …

Balanced Diet For A Healthy Life

A balanced diet is one that contains all the nutrients in correct proportions, adequate for growth and development, energy needs, nitrogen equilibrium, repair and maintenance of normal health. In other words a balanced diet is one that provides adequate amounts of both macronutrients and micronutrients, for the regulation of metabolic processes and maintenance of an optimal health. It should include foods from all the major food groups, in proper proportions; which are: Milk and milk products Meat, poultry and fish, Cereals, roots and …