Health and Fitness

Dining Late Often? Know the Effects!

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Hectic schedules, working in shifts, long working hours, late night dinner parties or staying up late often may consistently make you familiar to consume your dinner close to bed time or have nibbling habits late night. When we consume majority of our calorie requirement throughout the day and keep our dinner early and light, it helps to promote overall wellness, control of appetite and adequate energy balance. Consuming food in excess quantities at night can affect your health. Know some of the most commonly caused effects due to late night dinner. Acidity: This is commonly experienced if you lie down […]

Health and Fitness

Summer Super Food – Watermelon

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Watermelons can do a lot more than just refreshing you on a hot summer day. On these dehydrating summers, it is better to consume foods with actual cool essence that to consume foods with cold temperature. Watermelon is such a fruit which has a high water content of 92% which not only helps to quench thirst but also refreshes and maintains hydration in exhausting summers. It contains only thirty calories per hundred grams. Apart from this, watermelon contains various important nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Lycopene : Watermelon is specifically rich in lycopene. This lycopene acts as a powerful antioxidant and thus […]

Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

Diabetes Facts…

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Hello all! Many of us have those “sweet” people with diabetes around us. India is already a diabetic capital ranking 2nd in the world for its diabetic population. This population is increasing day by day in spite of Diabetes being a Non-Communicable Disease [NCD]. So what if the prevalence is increasing? Why is diabetes so hyped? Or is it really a life threatening disorder? Let’s know some facts about diabetes. Diabetes is a disease where your blood sugars increase beyond normal [random BSL<140mg/dl] due to improper production, secretion or action of a hormone called insulin in your pancreas. What happens if […]

Health and Fitness

Dieting or Die eating..??

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Hello everyone!. Today I start my “Nutrition Works” blog series where I focus on what exactly dieting is! Everyone talks about diet these days. People have become more health conscious. We see health centers on every nook and corner of the city. We see crowded gyms, zumba, yoga, aerobics and other centers. We see healthy food outlets coming up. We see restaurants displaying calories and proteins (nutritive value) of foods they serve. We see precise nutrient information on food labels of packaged food products. We see people practicing their own diet and exercise regime. Your environment may inspire you to follow […]