Diet tips to maintain your immunity this winter

Winter will soon start and so will start the questions of how to have diet in winter. Our body is lot dependant on the weather outside. Experts say that with season, we all must change our diet

Diet tips to maintain your immunity this winterAlthough winter has still not reached our doorstep and we are equal parts enjoying and reeling under the sunny weather. It is well worth nothing that winter is on its way. As soon as there is a nip in the air, we bring out our woollens to protect us from the cold. While we protect […]

Here’s why you need to include kiwis in your diet

Kiwis not only taste amazing but are packed with a ton of nutrients including foliate, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin E, phytochemicals, and more. Here are four healthful reasons to treat yourself to a serving

Here’s why you need to include kiwis in your dietIt helps maintain a healthy weight Kiwis are a good source of dietary fibre, which can help you feel satiated i.e. achieve a feeling a fullness. Dietitians say it is a good idea to eat the skin of the fruit as well since it contains up to 50 per cent of the fibre content. And […]

9 health benefits of sweet potatoes

There are plenty of reasons to love the humble sweet potato and here’s why you need to include these antioxidant and fibre rich veggie in your diet

9 health benefits of sweet potatoesPacked with antioxidants Not all sweet potatoes are orange. Their skins and insides can be white, yellow, brown, red, pink, and purple. The range of colour brings different nutrients to the table. Purple-fleshed sweet potatoes are thought to contain super-high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. As these substances pass through your system, they balance […]

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’

October is observed as breast cancer awareness month. The word ‘cancer’ comes with a negative connotation and is associated with trauma. My Medical Mantra beings to you a story of a breast cancer survivor, who states that fitness, diet, and positive thinking, are the keys to overcome it

Breast cancer: ‘Cancer doesn’t mean death, we must fight against it’“I have known that I am suffering from cancer. However, I had made a firm decision, whatever happens; I will fight this battle, and will never surrender. I knew that I would have to suffer from  hardship, pain, and agony, but I told myself, cancer cannot defeat me,” said Saluja Choudhary (name changed), while speaking […]

Know about keto diet and whether you should opt for it

Prajakta Borse, a sports nutritionist and clinical dietician, shares whether one should or should not follow a keto diet

Know about keto diet and whether you should opt for itWith the increasing celebrity diets and several kinds of research, curiosity, and demand for ketogenic diet rank much higher. Being a nutrition expert, I insist people understand the diet before engaging in any such diet programs. Let’s see what ketosis is: It forces the body to utilise fats as an energy source, since; absence or […]

Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise, reveals study

If you think lifting weights is the only way to tone your muscles? Think again, because nutrition has a better impact, according to a new report

Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise, reveals studyOne question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength. University of Michigan researchers looked at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, and found surprising results—nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. Further, even after […]

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman Bhawan

A ‘test and treat’ camp for anaemia has been organised at Nirman Bhawan for ten days.  The objective of this camp is to generate awareness in community regarding anaemia

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman BhawanFacilities of haemoglobin testing and nutrition counselling will be provided at the camps by National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Anaemia (NCEAR-A). Nutrition counsellors from National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Diets (NCEAR-D, Lady Irwin College) and Centre for acute malnutrition (Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital) will also provide nutrition counselling to […]

Parental diet before conception can have a major impact on a child’s health

 A child’s health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the act of procreation, researchers reveal

Parental diet before conception can have a major impact on a child’s healthWhat a mother and father eat, and whether they are seriously overweight, in other words, can have ‘profound implications for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before conception,’ they warned in a trio of studies. The findings, reported in The Lancet, a leading medical journal, should heighten awareness of ‘preconception risk factors,’ […]

Can onion juice help restore hair growth?

Onions contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids. Antioxidants are believed to protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals are thought to contribute to the aging process. For example, free radicals may destroy the hair follicles and lead to thinning and loss of the hair

Can onion juice help restore hair growth?Hair loss is very common and may involve bald patches, complete baldness or gradual thinning. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 80 million men and women in the United States have some degree of hair loss. Fast facts on onion juice for hair loss: Onions contain certain minerals, which may be good for […]

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart disease

Potassium is a mineral that is considered essential for the human body. It not only aids muscle contraction and nerve and cell function, but it also helps to regulate the heartbeat.. The new research suggests that potassium supplementation could be one way to help combat atherosclerosis and reduce the risk of heart disease

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart diseaseResearchers have found that mice with low dietary potassium are more likely to experience vascular calcification, which is characteristic of atherosclerosis. This is major risk factor for heart disease. Increasing dietary potassium, however, was found to reduce vascular calcification in the rodents, suggesting that a diet rich in potassium could help to prevent heart disease. […]
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