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Fight Obesity This World Obesity Day

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11th October is celebrated as World Obesity Day and I thereby write this article to help people fight with their obesity and maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is increasing at an alarming rate not only in adults but is also a concern in children and has become a worldwide epidemic. Obesity in layman terms simply means increased weight with respect to height or excess body fat of a person which leads to many negative effects on one’s body and mind leading to deteriorating mental and physical health. BMI (Body Mass Index) is used to measure the obesity of a person, […]

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HEALTHY FOOD ENVIRONMENT- AN UNKNOWN BLESSING

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What is a food environment? “It is anything where a person connects to fulfill his food needs, like the physical food which we consume in our diet, the stores or markets from where it is procured etc. It includes the people around us as well as all the people connected in obtaining the same from”. Healthy Eating Family and peers are the closest human bonds we have as individuals and their presence alter our food habits for good or bad. Healthy food eating habits are taught and incorporated within us from an early age by our parents and as we […]

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MAKHANAS – A BOON FOR HEALTHY SNACKING

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Makhanas are commonly known in English as Fox nuts or Lotus seeds, and are a part of the lotus flower. They are a healthy snacking alternative and can be eaten in Indian fast also. It’s used to make gravies/curries and also in many kinds of sweets. They have many health benefits and help in weight loss, diarrhea, insomnia and has anti-aging properties. It’s easily available in markets and can be easily preserved in an air tight container. Nutrient Value Makhanas are high in fiber and provides easy satiety. It also enables weight loss as its low in calories. It helps […]

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Goodness of Almonds

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Almonds are one of the most nutritious and healthy nuts consumed all over the world. They are also considered the most beneficial snacking item due to its fat, fiber and protein content which provide greater satiety. Almonds can be consumed by adults and children alike. It is said to boost memory along with various other health benefits. It is also beneficial for healthy skin and lustrous hair and is considered as a super food. Nutrient Content Almonds are 4% water, 22% carbohydrates, 21% protein, and 50% fat. Per 100 grams almonds contain 576 calories. They are a rich source of Vitamin E, Calcium, Niacin, Riboflavin […]

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Fasting or Feasting During Shravan

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Month of August observed as peak of Monsoon season brings Shravan which is the 5th month as per Hindu calendar. Shravan month contains lot of rituals and religious festivals. Fasting is usually a part of ritual since years and is followed widely with a view that our digestive system is sluggish during monsoon. Fasting or “Upavas” was initially started with a view to spend fewer hours in cooking and spending maximum time in reciting Prayers of God. Fasting in monsoon also acts as a good detox and helps to cleanse your body. Unfortunately, fasting has changed to feasting over the […]

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Sequence Your Meals

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Healthy eating is often related with quality and quantity of food and calories consumed. Often the calories consumed at one time and throughout the day are discussed to dominate the success of weight management. When we start weight loss, we keep a check on calories, content of nutrients, meal time and late night snacking. Along with all these your sequence of meals is equally important. Our diet consists of nutrients like proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Every nutrient is important for wellness and health. It is essential to take all nutrients in adequate amounts to prevent deficiencies and illness. […]

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6 Simple Tips for Weight loss After Pregnancy

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Weight loss after delivery is hyped these days. You may have seen your favorite celebrity back to her original shape within no days! Although you might be eager to lose your weight after your pregnancy, it is important to stay patient with yourself. It is transitional state in life of every woman where she loses her original shape of body. To fit back to your jeans, all you have to do is be patient and try to follow these simple tips to lose it a healthy way and after a right interval. Do not diet for weight loss soon Healthy […]

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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 […]

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7 Tips to Stay Fit This Monsoon!

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Welcoming monsoon is undoubtedly a pleasant experience after scorching summer heat. However, damp conditions in monsoon often increase susceptibility to health issues like viral fever, cough and cold, typhoid, pneumonia, dengue, malaria, etc. Humidity in rainy season can also decrease digestive capability which commonly causes gastric disturbances, diarrhea and dysentery. It is always better to pay extra attention to the food that you eat in monsoon to maintain your health and prevent these illnesses. Tip No 1: Stay Hydrated Due to humid conditions, our desire to drink water considerably reduces in monsoon. Drinking adequate purified or boiled water helps us […]

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Rule Out Gout – With Gout Diet

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Do you have raised uric acid levels? Uric acid is normally excreted in urine. However, excess of uric acid produced by the body from foods we eat and/or internal cellular or nitrogen utilization can increase uric acid levels in blood. Normal blood range of uric acid is 2 to 7 mg/100 ml. If your levels are above 7 mg/100 ml then you are at risk of developing the disorder called gout. Range of uric acid can rise up to 20 mg/100ml in severe gout. Gout is a chronic disease due to an inherited abnormality of purine metabolism. Purine is a […]