Disease Specific Nutrition Tips

Diet and Its Correlation to Blood Pressure

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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). […]

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Beat the Heat with These Super Summer Foods

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Summer brings with it sweaty and mucky days along with hot sleepless nights. Probably the only season, unlike the rainy and winter, where hot food and beverages are frowned upon. Everyone looks for ways to soothe and cool the body from the outside and inside as well. Summers are the best time to indulge in cool and refreshing foods and drinks which keep our mind and body hydrated and nourished. Various Fruits, Vegetables, yogurt, seeds  etc. contain nutritional properties and essential nutrients. They affect our body and metabolic system due to its higher the water content, better digestion and cooling […]

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Practical Tips to Maintain Hydration This Summer

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In the scorching summer heat, we need more hydration and liquid intake to keep our body’s fluid balanced from the loss of fluids due to excessive heat. The harsh and merciless summer drains our body of water due to sweat and urination leading to dehydration. If the water intake is inadequate in our body, it leads to dehydration nausea, dryness, headache, exhaustion, dry skin etc. Listed below are some practical and simple tips to remain hydrated this summer. Drinking good ol plain Water: Nothing can beat the many advantages of water, especially in summer. Having a glass of water after […]

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Health Effects of Functional Beverages

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What are functional beverages? Functional beverages are drinks that help in maintaining our good health, providing us hydration and helps in maintaining our body fluids. They not only provide essential nutrients but also bestow health promoting non-nutrients. Also considered as health drinks or performance enhancing drinks with ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, minerals, vitamins, herbs etc, they are packaged as ready to drink energy shots, green smoothies, enhanced water and protein shakes. Functional Beverages are especially popular amongst the sports industry. They hold a great potential to enhance our health and prevent chronic diseases. Importance They are considered health in […]

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Impact of Inadequate Nutrition on Health

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Are you lately feeling tired, irritated, having bowel problems, noticing mood swings and physical health problems, having brittle nails and hair fall problems? If the answer to the above is YES, you are suffering from inadequate nutrition or Malnutrition. In simple words, the food you are consuming is unable to meet your body’s nutrient and energy demand, which is required for its smooth and diseases free functioning. Malnutrition (Over / Under Nutrition) affects our nutritional status thus affecting our overall health. Here are some of the impacts of Inadequate Nutrition:- Immunity: Our immunity and the body’s ability to fight germs […]

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Know the Requisites of Personalized Nutrition

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Nutrition and what does it mean? The food we consume provides us with energy and nourishment for our body to grow and stay healthy. This process of incorporating and consuming adequate Nutrients for sustenance is called Nutrition. Nutrients The compounds which make us stay healthy and fit along with being essential for our growth, development, immunity, wear and tear are called Nutrients. Nutrients generally fall under Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Vitamins and Minerals. They play a major role in a person’s health and the cause and effect of diseases. Personalized Nutrition and its Need The requirement of nutrients varies person to person […]

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Plant Forward Eating: What It Is All About, Its Pros And Cons?

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What is Plant Forward Eating? This is a systematic way of encouraging more greens in our daily eating habits, but not necessarily a vegetarian diet. It doesn’t completely cut off meat from the diet, but finds healthier plant based replacements like vegetable, fruits, nuts, whole grains, pulses and legumes, soy, etc. Pros of Plant Forward Eating Plant based diet is associated with consumption of vitamin C, E, fiber, folic acid, magnesium which reduces build-up of toxins and oxidative stress that is often linked to increased life span. Plant foods are cholesterol-free and comparatively high in fibre and resistant starches which […]

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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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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 […]