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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 […]

Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

Diabetes Facts…

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Hello all! Many of us have those “sweet” people with diabetes around us. India is already a diabetic capital ranking 2nd in the world for its diabetic population. This population is increasing day by day in spite of Diabetes being a Non-Communicable Disease [NCD]. So what if the prevalence is increasing? Why is diabetes so hyped? Or is it really a life threatening disorder? Let’s know some facts about diabetes. Diabetes is a disease where your blood sugars increase beyond normal [random BSL<140mg/dl] due to improper production, secretion or action of a hormone called insulin in your pancreas. What happens if […]

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Dieting or Die eating..??

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Hello everyone!. Today I start my “Nutrition Works” blog series where I focus on what exactly dieting is! Everyone talks about diet these days. People have become more health conscious. We see health centers on every nook and corner of the city. We see crowded gyms, zumba, yoga, aerobics and other centers. We see healthy food outlets coming up. We see restaurants displaying calories and proteins (nutritive value) of foods they serve. We see precise nutrient information on food labels of packaged food products. We see people practicing their own diet and exercise regime. Your environment may inspire you to follow […]