Health and Fitness

What Is Your GUT Feeling?

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Innumerable times in life we come across this quote “What is your Gut feeling” literally translated as, what do you feel from within? Gut simply means your entire gastrointestinal track starting from your mouth to anus. Gut feeling is simply related to our self-instinct. Let us know what does our Gut health mean and why is it so important to take care of it? A healthy gut is extremely crucial for the smooth functioning of our body and maintaining a healthy micro-biome (microorganisms in our body). A diet consisting of processed or junk foods, sugars and foods rich in fats […]

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Body Shaming and Its Evil Effects and Repercussions

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan the most beautiful woman in the world, officially crowned Miss World 1994, Vidya Balan, an actor par excellence, Sania Mirza, a sports personality bringing laurels to our country, the plight shown of a common girl who was termed overweight as per potential bride standards in the movie “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”, what exactly is common amongst them and many more such people? In spite of them being at the top of their professional or personal lives, they all have been Body Shamed at some point of time in life. What exactly is Body Shaming? An unpleasant or […]

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Intermittent Fasting and Everything You Need To Know About It

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Am sure everyone has come across the words ‘Intermittent Fasting’ many times, and more so in reference to weight loss. Let’s understand what exactly Intermittent Fasting is? Intermittent Fasting and how it’s done? Intermittent Fasting is not a diet but a time table / pattern of periods of unrestricted eating and fasting between meals with no feed or calorie reduction. There is a time frame in which food can be consumed and thereafter it is like a fast. Different Types of Intermittent Fasting:- The 5-2 Method: Fasting is done 2 days in a week and the calorie intake has to […]

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Making Breakfast Healthy With These 4 Easy and Nutritious Recipes

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Today, due to the fast paced life and hectic schedules, most Indians, male and female alike, rush through their breakfast or many a times give it a skip to save time in the morning. Generally, the staple breakfast consists of chapatti with pickle and tea or our regular favorites like Poha, Upma, dosa etc. which are full of dense carbohydrates and are quick and easy to make. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having a filling and nutritious breakfast containing all the 5 essential nutrients in adequate quantity like carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins and fats, keeps cravings […]

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Cooking Oil and Its Recommended Type, Content and Intake

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  Fats and oils are probably the most common ingredient found in every kitchen and is perhaps a necessity in all types of food and cuisines due to the presence of essential fats and soluble vitamins. We find a range of cooking oils differing in their type of fat. American Heart Association Describes about it as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Oil on its own is high in calories (1 g oil contains 9 Kcal) and should be consumed sparingly as per needed. Oils which are of the unsaturated variant should be preferred like olive oil, rice bran […]

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Healthy Weight- Importance, Benefits and Understanding BMI

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Being healthy should be one’s priority throughout their life. A person can enjoy all the worldly blessings with sound health and happy mind. To make people more conscious and aware of this blessing bestowed on us called Health, Healthy Weight Week is celebrated from 19th to 25th January. What Exactly Does Healthy Weight Mean? A Healthy weight is foremost important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to keep you disease free with a strong immunity. A person’s healthy weight is measured by their BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI measure’s a person’s weight in respect to a person’s height. It differs […]

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Makar Sankrant and Importance of Its Sweet Delicacies

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Makar Sankranti is often known as the festival of kites and associated with Til Gul laddoo, Makar Sankranti is celebrated across India in different names. It is synonymous with the completion of the Harvest festival in northern India. It is a Hindu festival, falling on the same day every year of the solar calendar and is believed to be a festival of prosperity, peace and happiness. It marks the end of winter solstice with the transition of the sun in the zodiac Makar (Capricorn). It marks the beginning of the month of Magha in the Hindu solar calendar. It is […]

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Alcohol – Its Varieties and Unknown Facts

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Alcohol has become an integral part of our celebrations and festivities and is associated with both happiness and grief as well. When happy or celebrating people resort to alcohol. Similarly in times of stress, people depend on it for solace. It has its benefits as well as its drawbacks and is most often misused. Alcohol and its Varieties Alcohol,also known as ethanol, is produced by fermentation of fruits and grains. Its consumption slows down brain activity resulting in release of stress and giving a feeling of pleasure, satisfaction and relaxation. There are many different types and varieties of alcohol like […]

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Myths and Facts a Pregnant Woman Needs To Know

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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 […]

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Weight Loss Resolutions for a New Beginning in the New Year

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Every year when we make our New Year Resolutions, losing weight is at the topmost of the list. Sometimes, we wonder why does it keep appearing every year and why haven’t we been able to lose any weight in the year gone by. This issue is a common problem which is faced by 90% people, men women alike. Following are simple yet doable tricks to keep up to your New Year Resolution of weight loss:- Decide your timeline Perhaps the most important part of a diet is being realistic and ensuring a doable weight loss plan. Setting unhealthy and unrealistic […]