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Are You Diabetic? Everything You Need To Know About Glycemic And Food Insulin Index

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Glycemic & Food insulin index

With diabetes we often come across the above mentioned two terms, Glycemic index (GI) and Food insulin index (FII). What is Glycemic Index (GI)? Glycemic Index ranks the carbohydrates from food items as to how they affect our blood glucose levels as carbohydrate in all foods is not equal. Low GI value (55 or less) of carbohydrates lead to a slower and lower rise of glucose & insulin level in blood, as they are more slowly absorbed and digested. GI is classified in 3 levels:- Low: GI value 55 or less Moderate: GI value of 56 to 69 High: GI […]

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How To Prevent Diabetes By Lifestyle Modification

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Prevent Diabetes

14th November worldwide is marked as World Diabetes Day by WHO, in memory of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered Insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. Diabetes is one of the most rampantly increasing diseases that results in the increases of sugar in the blood stream. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are extremely common and affect many people, along with this; Gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) and Prediabetes also exist. In diabetes insulin (responsible to lower sugar in blood) production, secretion or action is affected. Type 2 diabetes prevalence is increasing which is a result of changing lifestyle. Diabetes […]

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How to Fight Pneumonia? Symptoms, Causes and Its Treatments

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world pneumonia day

12th November every year is marked as World Pneumonia Day by WHO (World Health Organization) since 2009. It raises awareness and propagates treatments to combat this childhood disease, which affects children under the age of 5 years. What is Pneumonia? It is a preventable and treatable disease which mostly affects children under the age of 5 years and people aged above 65 who have impaired immune system and difficulty in swallowing food and breathing. On a worldwide level, it leads in the number of children deaths, especially in the lower strata of society. Causes Pneumonia is an infection in the […]

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An Essential Detox Post Festivities and Celebrations

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Detox Diet

Post the Diwali celebrations and festivities; it is time for a rain check on all the sweets, fats, carbs and calories consumed. A detox (short for detoxification) is a must. What is a detox diet? Detoxification or detox basically means to cleanse our body of unwanted toxins, harmful chemicals and bodily waste products by converting them in to less harmful compounds, breaking them down and excreting them from our body. We are dumped with toxins in our everyday life due to factors like pollution, smoking, drinking alcohol, high intake of processed / junk food / sugar / fat etc. If […]

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Diwali – Rejoice and Celebrate the Festivity and Food

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Rejoice & Celebrate the festivity & food

Diwali also called as Deepavali, is an Indian festival of lights and celebrations. It signifies the victory of good over evil. Diwali means “rows of lighted lamps”. People light diyas in their homes, shops etc as it is considered auspicious and prepare and eat many traditional sweets. They pray to Goddess Lakshmi for raining happiness and prosperity in their lives by way of lighting diyas. It is an auspicious time to start new ventures. The festivities in Diwali include shopping for new clothes and stuff, making sweets and savories, visiting near and dear ones along with bursting firecrackers and decorating […]

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How To Read A Food Label

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How to read a Food Label

What is a food label? Packaged food contains a label on it which states the nutritional information or facts about the food ingredients and items used in the product, this is a food label. It also includes the serving size, number of calories per serving etc. It helps us in choosing the food item based on the nutritional information mentioned on it. Importance of reading a food label Food labels help us to choose and compare the food items wisely as per their ingredients and contents such as amount of sugar, fats, cholesterol, protein, vitamin etc per serving of food. […]

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How Important Are Family And Peers In Developing Food Habits

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Importance of food habits

Family is the most important bond in human life. The presence and contribution of a family in one’s life is immense. Parents play the role of the provider and protector till the child doesn’t become capable of doing so on their own. Family i.e. Parents, Siblings, Cousins and Grandparents etc is the first teacher we have, as we see and learn good things from them, which maybe about life’s lessons or regarding our health and nutrition. Eating habits are learnt from observing and seeing the surrounding and people we are often associated with. For a child, the beginning of learning […]

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HOW TO SAFEGUARD OURSELVES AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS

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How To Safeguard Ourselves Against Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? It’s a slow progressive condition and develops over the years, where the bones become brittle and weak and may break from even minor bumps, jerks or a fall. This disease causes loss of bone density (strength and mass of bone) and increases the risk of fractures. It is a common problem in India mostly with the elderly and women after menopause, with more than 10 million people suffering from it. Causes A low calcium diet is one of the foremost causes of osteoporosis. In women after menopause, low estrogen levels increase the risk of bone loss rather […]

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Obesity In Children – An Overlooked Problem

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Obesity in Children - An Overlooked Problem

Childhood Obesity is rampant and extremely common nowadays. It causes numerous health and mental issues in children and affects their overall performance and well being. Obese children grow into obese adults without proper care and guidance, putting them at risk of heart and lifestyle diseases, diabetes etc. Causes of Obesity in children Children become obese / overweight due to various reasons such as unhealthy eating habits due to advent of junk/fast food culture, lack of physical activity and more of screen time due to video games, computer, television and mobile, genetic factors etc. It is usually not a hereditary problem. […]

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Breast Cancer: Be Aware Be Protected

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer is the most commonly caused cancer among women. With this concern, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated worldwide in October, to raise awareness on this disease, its research and education. Breast Cancer is a type of cancer in which the breast cells grow out of control. The cancer usually starts from the lobules or breasts ducts (glands that produce milk) to the adjoining tissues and a lump or swelling is felt in the breasts and the area around the nipple changes. The tumor can be detected by self-examination or by an x-ray machine. Early diagnosis, screening and treatment […]