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15 reasons to consult with a Registered Dietitian

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The incidence of non-communicable diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiac diseases, liver and kidney disorders etc has significantly increased in our country. Therefore, it is becoming extremely important to lead a healthy and physically active lifestyle, which requires diet modification and counselling. Various chronic disorders also require specialised medical nutrition therapy along with psychological counselling. These should be scientifically proven and done by a well qualified person. A dietitian is an expert in the human diet and nutrition, making modifications based on the patient’s conditions, needs, medical requirements and other factors. A well qualified dietitian holds at least one degree […]

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Lifestyle Modification And Why It Is So Important?

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What is lifestyle and what do mean by it? In simple layman terms, lifestyle of a person is simply the way he or she lives their life on a day to day basis in connect with the environment around them. Lifestyle of a person takes into account their culture, family, social class, interests, like, dislikes, activities they conduct both for leisure and work purposes. What are the factors hampering our lifestyle Living a healthy lifestyle is utmost importance, not only for physical health but also for mental peace and sanctity along with betterment in our social and economic life. The […]

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Dieting and The Importance Of Social Support

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Diet challenges one’s self control that directly relates with efficiency of results and goals with which one follows a diet. Dieting is eating regulated and supervised food in order to maintain body weight or various blood parameters to prevent ourselves from diseases. Dieting is often hindered because of lack of support, be it family, friends or society. What kind of support does a family / friends need to show? The support a person receives when on a mission is extremely important, be it encouragement related to education, work or even dieting and staying healthy. It makes or breaks a person’s […]

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The Hazardous Ill Effects of Tobacco

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Every year World Anti Tobacco Day is observed on 31st May by the WHO (World Health Organization). It encourages people around the globe to practice abstinence from tobacco for a 24 hour period. What Is Tobacco? And How Is It Made? Tobacco is prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing it. It is an agricultural crop and contains addictive nicotine which is also cancer causing along with being unhealthy for the heart leading to many respiratory diseases. Tobacco farming is not safe for the environment as the use of pesticides and fertilizers depletes the soil of its […]

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Do you binge eat? Here are easy diet tips to cope with it

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What is binge eating? Binge eating in simple terms means ‘eating large amounts of food at a time and out of control’. It is treated as a disorder as it becomes a habit or compulsion for people to overeat. They never tend to throw up their food and are lazy who don’t like exercising or working out. It is a mental health problem which if left unchecked leads to some serious health issues. Which age group is most affected by it? Amongst the rise in the teens, youth and today’s generation, binge eating is a common problem area. It’s a […]

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A Never Ending Debate, Can Fat be Fit?

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Can you be fat but fit? This is an extremely sensitive issue and most often not discussed openly. Telling someone that they have gained weight or that they are looking chubbier is often enough to upset people. Some people may be eating healthy or exercising but are still not lean or thin Are you Metabolically Healthy Obese (MHO)? Metabolically Healthy Obese, are people who might be overweight or fall under fat but fit category. They don’t normally suffer from high risk of cardiovascular diseases like stroke, attack, hypertension etc. They are considered fit and active similar to people falling under […]

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Compulsive Healthy Eating

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Eating healthy and feeling healthy has taken on an entirely new meaning in today’s generation.  But for some it’s more like a compulsive disorder. Looking and feeling good is much more than just outwardly presentation of our body, how we feel from within is equally important. In a quest to achieve the perfect body, we see people resorting to fad diets and succumbing to the so called healthy food which is probably damaging us more than healing us. ‘Orthorexia’ is the term we use for people who are obsessed with such healthy diet fads. Orthorexia in short is nothing but […]

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Diet and Its Correlation to Blood Pressure

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What Is High Blood Pressure? High Blood Pressure (HBP) is also known as Hypertension (HTN). It is the pressure exerted by blood on the walls of arteries. It is termed as a silent killer and is very dangerous to your health. High blood pressure increases the work of heart, blood vessels and arteries supplying blood in the body by pushing them to supply blood evenly to each and every cell. Narrower our arteries are higher will be the blood pressure. Normal Values of Pressure Blood pressure readings are measure as systolic and diastolic (that is pressure during contraction and relaxation). […]

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Maintaining Cholesterol with These Healthy Tips

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What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol in simple terms is a type of fat found in our blood and body tissues. Cholesterol is produced by the liver in our body and is carried from the liver to the cells by Low density lipoprotein (LDL) which is also called as the bad cholesterol. We also have High density lipoprotein (HDL) or the good cholesterol which collects excess cholesterol from cells and brings it back to tissues. We also get cholesterol from a number of food items we consume. Cholesterol in a high amount is associated with a high risk of heart diseases. Normal […]

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What Is Body Fat And How To Burn It?

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Fat is no longer the only enemy to healthy body and mind, its sugar as well. Yet excess fat is may it be body fat or food fat is a matter of concern. The only time we adored body fat was when we see a baby. The cute chubby baby fat on a little child is adorable, but the same when seen on a grownup is termed unhealthy or obese. Ideal Body Fat Percentage Ideally, it is normal for women to be fatter than men as the fat supports the reproductive function. Methods like Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) and skin […]