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Eat Healthy This Sankranti

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Sankranti is a festival that marks the beginning of the harvest season and end of winter season. Makar Sankranti is celebrated throughout India but has different names but the feeling is same. As Sankranti brings joy into our life it also comes with a variety of delicacies. Here are recipes you can try for a healthy and happy Sankranti: Til Chikki: Ingredients: Sesame seeds, Jaggery, Ghee Method: Heat up the pan, add sesame seeds and dry roast on medium flame till the seeds change colour. Remove the roasted seeds from the pan. Add ½ tablespoon to 1 tablespoon ghee to […]

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Types of Fasting and Impact of fasting during Navratri

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Navratri is Indian festival spread over a time span of Nine days, it is celebrated to rejoice and remind everyone of Durga ma’s victory over Mahishasur. In this festival many people are known to fast as a homage to Durga Ma, here is Dt. Siddhi Takalkar-Deshpande explaining types of fast and it’s impacts on your body’s nutrition. Water Fasting: People observe water fast during Navratri. In this type of fast people are only allowed to drink water and no the liquid like coffee, tea, milk etc. This also excludes food. This diet can vary according to many people’s beliefs and […]

Health and Fitness

Ideal gaps between meals and it’s effectivity in weight loss

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There are many questions and suggestions on what should be the ideal time gap between two meals. According to Dt. Siddhi Takalkar-Deshpande a Registered Dietitian and Founder at Nutriworks you should have a gap of 3 to 5 hours between your meals. Here is how any longer or shorter gap can affect your process of weight loss: Long Gaps: When there are long gaps between meals, your body moves from a fat burning mode to a fat preservation mode. That means that your body will burn muscle instead of fat. This eventually slow down your metabolism and cause a depletion […]

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Weight Loss Myths and Facts

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Here are Few Myths busted and Facts stated that are always been surfaced in relation to weight loss as told by Dt. Siddhi Takalkar-Deshpande; a Registered Dietitian and Founder at Nutriworks. She is the best dietician in Pune for weight loss. Myth: Eating too many carbs will make you fat Well it is true that eating too many carbs may cause weight gain but the weight gain would be due to consuming too many extra calories, not from the carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are an important food source for healthy nutrition—they fuel our bodies. Carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of […]

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Importance of Protein Consumption in Weight loss

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In the age of lockdown, we are becoming adjusted to the ‘new normal’. And by new normal, it means staring at the computer screen for an unhealthy amount of time, attending never ending Zoom meets and stuffing our mouths with junk and fried foods, gulp down maggi or pakodas. We have become so comfortable in our PJs, that we’re not sure whether we would fit into our jeans anymore. Which basically means, that we’re not taking care of our diet anymore. Did you know, that consuming more protein in our food actually helps in losing weight? So, foods like eggs, […]

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7 Heart Healthy Foods

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Cardiovascular diseases have reached epidemic proportions in India.  It was reported that in 2010, out of a total of 1.89 million annual deaths, 0.59 million (31%) occurred at age <60 years and 1.09 million (58%) at age <70 years. Hence, it is extremely important to keep our hearts healthy.   Consuming high amount of carbs and fats not only affects our heart, but also impacts our waistline.  Eating heart healthy foods definitely reduces the risk of heart diseases. Also, eating well cooked, unprocessed foods are the key to have a healthy heart. Below are some heart healthy foods: Fish:  Fish has a high amount of […]

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Classical Symptoms Of Diabetes and Diagnosing Diabetes Early On

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Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the level of sugar in the blood is extremely high.  It is a chronic condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin.  Our pancreas produces a hormone called the insulin. This hormone helps converting the glucose from the food into energy. When the pancreas stops producing insulin, or becomes resistant to insulin, this glucose enters the blood stream. This causes thecondition of diabetes. Types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is a condition that generally occurs in children.  It is an autoimmune disease where […]

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5 Recipes with Eggs for Breakfast

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Are you tired of eating the same poha, or upma or khichdieveryday?  With the lockdown, it is indeed difficult to gorge in samosas or wadas from outside.   You can always opt for eggs, make an omelette or sunny side up, which is fairly quick and easy, and also extremely healthy.  Eggs have 7 grams of protein, and only 1.5 grams of saturated fat.  Hence goes the saying, “Sunday Hoya Monday, rozkhaoAnde” However, if you’re bored of eating the same egg recipes everyday for breakfast, here are 5 quick, easy breakfast options with eggs:  1) Egg bites This is an extremely […]

Tips For Women

8 Easy health tips for working women

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8 best foods to beat PMS

A woman is always working-be it at home or office. Household work, grocery, cooking, laundry, and the list goes on. And they even manage to handle the office work really well. They aren’t called ‘superwomen’ for nothing! But sometimes these superheroes forget that they need to take care of themselves as well. Being a woman, you tend to prioritise your home, family and work-everything else except for yourself. But, you shouldn’t forget that if you are healthy and fit, people dependant on you will be healthy. A healthy lifestyle is essential to keep up your energy levels, uplift your mood […]

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8 best foods to beat PMS

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Every woman has her own unique body signs that tell her when ‘aunt flo’ is about to visit every month. Bloating, headaches, mood swings and cramps can really dampen your spirits right before the periods start. These symptoms affect different women differently, and if they have a negative impact on some aspect of your life, then it is termed as PMS, or premenstrual syndrome. PMS is a condition that may affect a woman’s emotional and physical health, as well as behavior. Various over-the-counter pain medications are useful for treating the headaches and cramps, but there is another tool that you […]