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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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Increase Hemoglobin Naturally

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Low hemoglobin called anemia is a most common condition in majority of population especially in females. Recently I volunteered a blood donation camp in which I observed many healthy people who were eager to donate blood were unfit for blood donation just because of a low hemoglobin count. Low hemoglobin levels without any underlying conditions like in pregnancy, liver or kidney diseases, absorptive disorders, thalassemia, cancers, bleeding wounds etc. can be usually due to improper eating habits, low nutritional content of foods, inadequate nutrient intake or improper cooking methods which can lead to deficiency of nutrients like iron, folic acid, […]

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Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

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Vitamin D deficiency is very common and most people are unaware of it. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in India has increased to around 80%. The most natural way to get vitamin D is through the exposure to sunlight. The best time to expose to sunlight for vitamin D is in between 11 am to 1 pm as the frequency of UV rays is in between 290nm and 320 nm suitable for skin to make vitamin D. Daily requirement of vitamin D is 600 IU/day. Minimum 20 minutes of daily exposure in sun is required to meet daily requirement of […]

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Ease Acidity with Easy Tips..

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Are you suffering from acidity often? I am sharing with you some tips to prevent as well as relieve acidity. Acidity is rightly termed as a hurry curry worry syndrome in which there is hyper secretion of gastric acids characterized by heart burn caused due to stomach acid reflux. Acidity may be caused due to several factors which need to be understood to prevent it. These are usually related with lifestyle and eating behaviors. Poor Eating Habits: It is the main cause of acidity which includes eating fast, irregular meals, consumption of spicy and oily foods, non-vegetarian food, over eating, […]

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Coconut Water – Drink It.. To Benefit..

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Coconut water is one the popular and most preferred beverage in summer. It is one of the nutritious and delicious thirst quencher with variety of health benefits. It contains around 96% water and a very little fat. It hydrates you same as water and additionally provides various nutrients and minerals. It’s best to beat the heat in summer. It helps to maintain your body temperatures and refreshes you by keeping you hydrated. Coconut water is extremely beneficial after prolonged exercises. It effectively replaces water and electrolytes lost in sweat. Coconut water contains very less calories with a boost of various […]

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Starving For Weight Loss? Strive Instead!

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            We have seen many people around us who starve for weight loss or to prevent weight gain. This article is to create awareness among such people who think simply not eating food can lead to weight loss or though it may, it will not be a healthy weight loss.             Starving is not consuming food purposefully which leads to severe malnutrition accompanied by permanent damage to internal organs and their functioning. Stop starving yourself especially under the term dieting! Dieting is completely different than starving. It involves consumption of calories and nutrients adequate to […]

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Mango Secrets

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Summer is here and the wait for yummy mangoes is over! We are often in a dilemma whether to consume mangoes or not. It is important to know that mango is extremely beneficial for health. But moderate consumption is the key to enjoy optimum benefits of mangoes. Mango is the most nutrient dense fruit and is rightly called as king of fruits. It has nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. It has the highest amount of vitamin A (β carotene – 1262 IU) and is good source of vitamin C and E. All these vitamins along with the polyphenols present in […]

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Buttermilk – The Healthful Drink

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Buttermilk is very well called as a Satvik (Nutritious) drink in Ayurveda. Buttermilk not only quenches thirst in dehydrating summer but also provides us with variety of nutrients due to the content present in it.   Buttermilk is made up of fresh curd, water, jeera powder and salt. Even pepper, coriander leaves, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves may be added to it. All these ingredients together with buttermilk have lots of health benefits. Buttermilk provides us complete nutrition. It provides us good quality of proteins with all essential amino acids. Along with proteins, it is good source of calcium, b-complex […]

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Summer Super Food – Watermelon

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Watermelons can do a lot more than just refreshing you on a hot summer day. On these dehydrating summers, it is better to consume foods with actual cool essence that to consume foods with cold temperature. Watermelon is such a fruit which has a high water content of 92% which not only helps to quench thirst but also refreshes and maintains hydration in exhausting summers. It contains only thirty calories per hundred grams. Apart from this, watermelon contains various important nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Lycopene : Watermelon is specifically rich in lycopene. This lycopene acts as a powerful antioxidant and thus […]