Month: January 2015

Nutrition for a Happy You

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In today’s hectic and time strapped world, eating right can be quite a challenge.

This often leads us to reach out for the wrong kind of food simply because we do not have time to pause and think about what we are wolfing down. Maybe you have been on the go from 10 in the morning constantly dealing with deadlines and by the time you realize it is 7 in the evening and you are starving. Caffeine and biscuits have probably kept you going through a rough day. In this scenario you are most likely to reach out for fast food that is high on taste but low on nutrition. Sounds familiar?

All of us know that a healthy diet must include an ideal combination of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, protein and healthy fats. But we don’t live in an ideal world now, do we? So here are some suggestions to rack up your health points. Including some of these super foods in your daily diet will take you miles up your nutritional graph. Continue reading

Control Risk Factors For Diabetes

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We are a “sweet” nation, meaning we love to indulge in sweets, sugars and anything else that has a sweet tinge to it.

But excessive sugar can cause problems, and leads to diseases such as diabetes and heart disease in the long run.

Here are some risk factors:

• Overweight or obesity

• Family history of diabetes

• Unhealthy diet

• Physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle

• Increasing age

• Hypertension

• High levels of cholesterol and triglycerides

• Ethnicity

• Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)*

• Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

• History of gestational diabetes

The reasons for the sharp increase in the number of people developing diabetes are the changes in diet and physical activity which is related to the rapid development and urbanization.

 

Switch over to a safe sugar alternative, cut out sugar and white foods , and include plenty of fruits and veggies for a healthier you !

How To Identify Hidden Sugars In Foods

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The names which represent sugars on the labels are –

• Brown sugar

• Corn syrup

• Fruit juice concentrates

• Corn sweetener

• Invert sugar

• Honey

• Malt

• High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

Lactose, fructose, dextrose, sucrose, maltose, galactose, cane sugar, beet sugar, fruit syrup,raw sugar, confectioner’s sugar and molasses are other names for sugar.Cutting down sugar in your daily diet helps you to maintain or lose weight, reduces the risk of a number of health problems. Continue reading

7 Steps You Need To Take To Lead A Healthier Lifestyle

7 Steps You Need To Take To Lead A Healthier Lifestyle.

Start shaping your life and your health today and prevent chronic lifestyle related diseases. Lifestyle and diet related chronic diseases include obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancers. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than nine million deaths worldwide attributed to Lifestyle occur before the age of 60.

Following are seven little steps you need to take to get started on a healthier life style. Continue reading

Consumers speak

Customers speak about how they have benefited from Lowkal.  Read more as they share their feedback.

“I have been using Lowkal for 3 years now. It was introduced to me by my son who is a doctor. I’m diabetic and I enjoy the taste of Lowkal.”

- Mr. Anjaneyulu, 45 years, Bangalore.


“I would say Lowkal is an equivalent of sugar. I don’t feel any change in taste. What’s more, I feel energetic throughout the day!”

- Ms. Chiummy, 35 years, Chennai.


“I used to add other sugar alternatives, but two years back I was introduced to Lowkal by my physiotherapist. I loved the taste of Lowkal and I’m continuing the same.”

- Mr. N G Srinivasan, 50 years, Bangalore.


“I just can’t have tea or coffee without sugar, but then I don’t want to use sugar. That’s when I was introduced to Lowkal by my husband’s friend Mr. Chandrappa. Now I use only Lowkal and love the sweetness. It makes me feel healthy.”

- Ms. Veena Joshi, 35 years, Hubli.


“My dietitian recommended that I use Lowkal. I’ve been using it for about a year now. Earlier I regularly used sugar, but now I get the same taste with Lowkal!”

- Mr. Lakshminarayan, 40 years, Bangalore.


“I am 74 and I do love your brand.”

- Ms. M Mallika Kamaraj, 74 years, Bangalore.


Consumers speak about Lowkal Stevia

“It’s as natural as sugar, without the ill-effects of sugar!”

- P K K Nair, Government Employee


“Lowkal Stevia is so safe, you can add all you like without ever worrying about calories.”

- Meghna Mathur, Housewife


“My husband is slightly over-weight, but I’m sure Stevia will help him manage his weight.”

- Ritu Dhingra, BPO Employee


“I hate compromising with food. Now I don’t have to, even with diabetes.”

- Sridhar, Businessman