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Green Tea for Healthy Skin

Tea is one of the most popular beverages consumed through out the world. Tea, which comes from the plant Camellia sinensis, is consumed for taste and for its various health benefits. It is consumed in as green, black or oolong tea. However, among all these, the most noteworthy effects on health have been observed with …

Can Adopting a vegetarian diet lead to better Health?

Recent researches, various studies and the new evidences all point towards the fact that, adopting a vegetarian diet can actually lead to better health and a better quality of life.  Risks of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, along with their resultant complications, both behavioural and quality of life related, are strongly related to lifestyle …

Breastfeeding-A Boon For Baby

Breast feeding is like a boon given by God to both mother and baby. Exclusive breast feeding is recommended for first 6 months of a baby’s life. And then as part of their daily weaning diet until 1- 1.5 year. It has many advantages over formula milk. It is the healthiest option for both mother …

Do’s and Don’t’s For Summer Health

The increasing summer heat burns you inside out but fortunately summer also offers you abundance of tasty and nutritious foods, including wide variety of fruits and vegetables (loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C and A) and protein foods. By simply choosing the right ones, you can help prevent common hot-weather woes: These are some of the …

10 Simple Guidelines for Weaning

As per the WHO directive a child needs to be on “exclusively breast milk” for the first six months of life. It is important not only because the nutrients in breast milk are as per the child’s requirement but also because it imparts immunity for life and helps to form a bond between the mother …

Refreshing & Rejuvenating Green Grapes Juice

Highlights:   Grape juice is sweet, tangy and refreshing summer drink, that can be served with breakfast and snacks too. So easy to make and have them anytime during the day. Even kids would love them.  Special Tips: Helps runners from staying away from fatigue and remain active. Grape juice supplements the iron content in the …

Salt–hypertension Cardiovascular Risks and Stroke

It is estimated that, 62% of cerebrovascular diseases and 49% of ischemic heart disease is due to increased blood pressure, around the world. World Health Organisation (WHO), has recommended a decrease in the overall salt consumption by the world population, in order to reduce risk of deaths from hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Salt(NaCl), is …

Diet, Causes and Symptoms of PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common metabolic abnormality found among females of the reproductive age. PCOS is the most common cause of infertility in women. It is basically a multifaceted disorder in which women are presented with major clinical conditions such hirsutism, obesity, oligomenorrhea and infertility. Primarily characterized by ovulatory dysfunction & hyperandrogenism. Socioeconomic …

Acne Vulgaris and Diet

Acne vulgaris (or simply acne) is a long-term skin condition characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin, and possibly scarring. Acne mostly affects skin with a greater number of oil glands including the face, upper part of the chest, and back. Acne occurs when sebaceous (oil) glands attached to the hair follicles are …

Dietary Guidelines during Adolescence

Adolescence is the time when  a lot of developmental changes happen, both physical and mental , which may cause a change in the  food habits and choices. Also, the adolescent child  is  more independent, so, (s)he would like to make her/his own food choices. Parents will have to help the adolescent  plan a healthy diet …

Water versus other Liquids- Summer special

Water represents a critical nutrient whose absence will be lethal within days. Water’s importance for prevention of nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases has emerged more recently because of the shift toward large proportions of fluids coming from caloric beverages in daily modern lifestyle. Water comprises from 75% body weight in infants to 55% in elderly and is …

Your Kidney and Nutrition

What is CKD? It is the chronic kidney disease, in which the kidney’s are unable to filter wastes from blood. There are 5 stages of CKD, each stage represents a level of kidney damage. Stage 1 as least severe and stage 5 as most severe. Nutrition plays a huge role in CKD. Just like diabetes, …

CHILD OBESITY- causes and prevention

Researches show that urban kids as young as 7 years old are facing the threat of obesity and in turn becoming prone to heart diseases. One, out of 4 kids, is obese and faces the threat of various chronic diseases such as diabetes, dyslipidemia and heart disease. Due to no or scarce physical activity and …

Yoga Therapy for Diabetes

Type II diabetes is most common form of diabetes. In type II diabetes, the pancreas produces insulin which is not enough for the body’s needs. Obese, overweight people are particularly at high risk of developing type II diabetes and its related medical problems. Type II Diabetes can be controlled with weight management, nutrition and exercise. …

Effects of Excessive use of Tea and Coffee

Tea and Coffee are two of the most widely consumed beverages worldwide. Many scientific researches have been conducted to examine the relationship between tea-coffee and various chronic diseases and health outcomes, such as cardiometabolic risk, liver disorders, various cancers, gastro intestinal conditions and neurological conditions. These effects could be attributed to the various bioactive constituents …

Obesity and Nutrigenomics

Nutritional genomics is a branch of nutrition which studies the interaction between nutrients and the genes of an individual. It describes the influence of genetic variation on nutrition. Nutrigenomics tries to define the relationship between specific nutrients or nutrient regimes (diet) on human health. By exploring the interaction between dietary pattern and genetic factors, nutrigenomics …

12 Foody Facts for Healthy Heart

1. Is zest good for heart health? Yes, Orange zest (outer orange covering of oranges) is rich in flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory compounds and also the zest has anti-hypertensive effect that protects the arteries and help manage blood pressure. 2. Brewing for heart health Recent studies have shown that taking black coffee in moderation can …

Mindfulness-Living in the Now and Here

Everyone who joins Yoga thinks that yoga will make their body flexible, increase their muscle strength, and tone their body. Yoga is not only about body but also about balance, focus, awareness, experiencing peace of mind and increasing the inner strength. Yoga is a science, science of not only physical but spiritual well being. Yoga …

All you should know about-DIABETES!!

WHO defines diabetes as “a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces”. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. The most common effect of diabetes is Hyperglycemia or increased blood sugar. Diabetes causes some serious health …

Gut bacteria affect our choice of eating!!

What are Gut bacteria? Gut flora (gut microbiota, or gastrointestinal microbiota) is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans and other living species. In humans the gut flora are fully developed within two years after the birth. The gut flora, appear to function like an endocrine organ, as they produce hormones and also play a role …