Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

The Hazardous Ill Effects of Tobacco

Posted on

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 […]

Beauty

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

Posted on

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 […]

Beauty

A Never Ending Debate, Can Fat be Fit?

Posted on

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 […]

Beauty

Compulsive Healthy Eating

Posted on

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 […]

Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

Diet and Its Correlation to Blood Pressure

Posted on

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). […]

Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

Maintaining Cholesterol with These Healthy Tips

Posted on

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 […]

Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

Myths and Facts a Pregnant Woman Needs To Know

Posted on

Being pregnant is an extremely beautiful phase of life for any woman, especially more so for a first time mother. Along with happiness and joy, there is also an apprehension and worry, as every woman wants to stay in the best possible heath in their pregnancy and enjoy this stage of motherhood to the fullest. Once you are pregnant there will be people with a long list of do’s and don’ts, along with a lot of advices, some genuine and some totally unsolicited, which sometimes manages to scare and confuse you. The phrase” In pregnancy you eat for two” is […]

Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

What Is AIDS? Symptoms and Care To Be Taken

Posted on

Since the year 1988, 1st December of every year is dedicated worldwide as World AIDS Day, to raise awareness for AIDS [Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome] which is spread due to a HIV infection. It is one of the most destructive diseases and nearly 37 million people worldwide carry HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and nearly 13000 deaths are reported every year. Causes and Prevention HIV is responsible for causing spectrum of diseases including HIV infection and AIDS. The virus was discovered in 1983. HIV and AIDS spread most commonly through contaminated needles or syringes and through sexual contact. In rare cases, it […]

Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

How Important Is Exercise In Diabetes?

Posted on

Diabetes can be effectively managed by taking proper medication, balanced and nutritious meals, regular exercise and increasing physical activity. 6 benefits of exercise has on diabetes Exercise helps in lowering the blood glucose levels making the body use insulin more effectively and reduces our dependency on medications and pills. It helps us in weight management and loss by keeping us fit and healthy. It also increases our flexibility and keeps us more fit and active. Physical activity helps in lowering high blood pressure and makes the heart stronger by raising the HDL (good cholesterol) and lowering LDL (bad cholesterol). Reduces […]

Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

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

Posted on

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 […]