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 […]

Healthy diet for a working woman

A good diet plan which is well balanced and includes all the vital nutrients is very essential for any working woman. It’s not just limited working fraternity but also to every girl and a homemaker. A diet chart should be planned in a way which is not too complicated to follow; it must remain flexible, and include a wide variety

Healthy diet for a working womanWomen today are balancing between the demands of family and career, along with the pressure to look healthy and to eat a certain way, many women are finding it very difficult to maintain a healthy diet. A balanced diet is a basic essential for a women’s health. Women likewise men should enjoy a wide variety […]

Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk in older women

A balanced, low-fat diet significantly lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new long-term data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial

Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk  in older women“Ours is the first randomised, controlled trial to prove that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of death from breast cancer. The balanced diet we designed is one of moderation, and after nearly 20 years of follow-up, the health benefits are still accruing,” lead investigator Dr Rowan Chlebowski from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, […]

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuries

There are no shortcuts. Both the young and old are now appreciating the need for fitness and making a beeline to the nearest gym in full earnest. Age plays a vital role in determining one’s response to exercise and also propensity towards injuries.

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuriesConcepts about fitness are constantly evolving over time. I still remember my first gym workout which was way back in 1990. It was a modest set up where I used to do a 2-3 hour whole body workout as many days a week as possible. This was followed by drinking ‘nimbu paani’ before going to […]

Is popcorn a healthy snack? Here’s what you need to know

Popcorn can either be good or bad for a person’s health, depending on what goes into making it. On its own, without any added sugar or salt, popcorn makes a nutritious, healthful snack

Is popcorn a healthy snack? Here’s what you need to knowPopcorn is a type of corn kernel that, when people heat it, it pops to become light and fluffy. Popcorn contains plenty of nutrients and vitamins when people make it in the right way. Low in fat and high in fibre, popcorn can be a healthy snack – if you choose the right kind. Discover […]

What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]

What is fat fasting? Learn about when and how to do it

If you have digressed from your diet and wants to get back on track quickly, fat fasting can be the solution to your problem. Fat fasting is found to be a great tool to have control over your appetite once again after having eaten large amounts of carbohydrates

What is fat fasting? Learn about when and how to do itThis type of fasting works effectively, especially among diabetic people. According to Megan Ramos, program director at the Intensive Dietary Management (IDM) program, they began utilising fat fasting several years ago in the IDM program wherein one diabetic patient was having difficulties to fast again The patient was asked to eat bacons and eggs as […]

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 […]

Know about kiwis and its amazing nutritional and health benefits

Kiwi is an exotic fruit that is packed with essential nutrients and phytochemicals that improve your overall health. It may only be consumed under special circumstances but is an essential ingredient in some diets

Know about kiwis and its amazing nutritional and health benefitsNutritional Content Kiwi calories only equate to 61 grams while its total carbohydrate is 15 grams, dietary fibre at three grams, sugars at nine grams and protein at 1.2 grams. It is also packed with essential nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium, iron, vitamin B-6, magnesium, potassium, vitamin K, copper, vitamin E, folic acid, manganese […]

Warning signs that reveal your diet is lacking in nutrients

From brittle hair and nails, mouth cracks to poor night vision, read on to see the common signs of nutritional deficiency

Warning signs that reveal your diet is lacking in nutrientsDiet plays an important role in keeping your body healthy and far from diseases. Over the past years, numerous kinds of diets emerged, dividing people depending on their goals. Some eating plans encourage people to ditch animal-based foods, while others promote the importance of meat in the body. But both plant- and animal-based diets have […]
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