The word ‘dieting’ has gained much importance in the past few years. Everyone around is following some or the other diet which is famous or fad because dieting is in fashion. Very few of us realise that the word “DIET” has a much deeper meaning than just weight loss. Continue reading
It’s the festive season again all over ! Bakrid, dusshera , and many more lined up in the coming days. While we celebrate with devotion and joy, it is very important to not neglect health at any time !
Sweets are the main attractions during festivals, and unfortunately are also the ones that cause most concern when one is trying to maintain weight, or manage sugar levels. Continue reading
Playing vigorous sports and games offers many health benefits ! Read on to know more..
1. A Sports “High”
It’s the high to beat all other “kicks”. Sports scores over everything else used to attain an euphoric state, and is safer and healthier. And the bonus? You could get hopelessly addicted to the sports and exercise highs. Continue reading
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition of the joints including wrists , ankles, knees. It develops due to aging, injury, obesity or overuse of joints . Runners and marathoners are at increased risk for developing knee OA since there is a lot of stress and “wear and tear” of the knees. Continue reading
Yoga is now a routine prescription from doctors, fitness trainers and expert nutritionists! You would often hear from friends and family that yoga helped control stress, blood pressure or improve flexibility, and so on. And many researchers, especially in the U.S. are now conducting extensive studies to determine the many health benefits of yoga. Indeed, some have been also evidenced. Continue reading
Fiber is as important as water to the body, and perhaps more! Endowed with many health virtues, fiber plays a major role in preventing many chronic lifestyle diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, inflammation and so on. Getting enough fiber is very crucial for children and adults alike. Not surprisingly, all foods that are rich in fiber are also great sources of other nutrients, making it a complete health package! Continue reading
Women, especially postmenopausal women are especially at risk because the level of the female hormone estrogen starts to decline after 40s, leading to increased bone mineral loss. Estrogen promotes bone mineral absorption and its deficiency affects bone health in a big way. Continue reading
What are the things you can do to keep your liver healthy? Continue reading
Fad Diets entice us with promises of quick weight loss. Many of these have no scientific evidence to back them, and are extreme in terms of nutrient or food group distribution, ie, they require avoiding some food groups or nutrients altogether (eg Atkins diet which severely restricts carbs, or blood group diets wherein many food groups are avoided based on the blood type). Such claims are not supported by any recognized world or national health agencies, such as World Health Organization (WHO), USDA (US Department of Agriculture) or the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research). Continue reading
Gluten intolerance is increased sensitivity to gluten, a kind of protein found in wheat and wheat products. The most common symptoms of gluten sensitivity are as below: Continue reading