Crash diet can invite heart problems

A crash diet is a diet for losing weight by limiting calories in a very short period of time. Although, it helps in quick weight reduction, it is bad for health. As per experts, if not treated it can lead to heart problems in the long run

Crash diet can invite heart problemsUnsupervised internet and WhatsApp-based crash diets can harm heart function and reduce its ability to pump blood. It is important for those with heart disease to seek medical advice before adopting a very low-calorie diet. In people with existing heart disease such a diet might aggravate heart failure symptoms like shortness of breath or increase […]

Explained: How long digestion takes and health tips for better digestion

The time it takes to digest food varies between 24 and 72 hours and depends on several factors. To enjoy optimal digestion, eat a balanced, high-fibre diet, engage in regular exercise, reduce stress, and manage any digestive conditions that may be present

Explained: How long digestion takes and health tips for better digestionComplete digestion of food takes anywhere between 24 to 72 hours and depends on several factors, including the type of food eaten and the presence of digestive issues. This article looks at the digestive process and potential digestive problems and recommends ways to improve digestion. Fast facts on digestion: The body typically digests foods within […]

Diabetes prevention tips for women

Diabetes management requires awareness. Know what makes your blood sugar level rise and fall, and how to control these day-to-day factors

Diabetes prevention tips for womenDiabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels in your body are too high. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy, and kidney failure. Diet plays an important role in fighting diabetes. Diet and exercise are both key components of a successful strategy to beat or manage diabetes: […]

How does food play a role in triggering migraines?

Not every migraine is tied to a trigger. But if yours are, one of the best ways to prevent them is to learn your triggers and do your best to avoid them. For some people, that means saying no to certain foods

How does food play a role in triggering migraines?Why does food cause headaches? The exact cause for migraines isn’t yet known. But doctors agree that brief changes in your brain activity bring them on. These affect your blood vessels and nerve signals as well. The result: throbbing head pain that can sometimes last for days. Many things can cause migraines, like medicine you […]

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’

Fitness is synonymous to Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation. Along with the patient’s health Dr Surya equally takes care of his wellbeing

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation, never compromises with his fitness routine. Dr Surya said, one needs mental energy to stay fit. Our brain should indicate that ‘We are fit’. Dr Surya is an early riser. “I go for a walk at 6:30 am […]

How to deal with food addiction 

Food addiction is closely associated with eating disorders, including obesity, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Consuming food triggers chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine, that act as a reward and give pleasurable sensations to the individual. These chemicals can also act as a release from emotional distress

How to deal with food addiction The human body needs food to function, but food addiction is when a person becomes dependent on certain types of foods. Foods that contribute to a food addiction are usually unhealthy, such as chips, candy, or white bread. What is a food addiction? Food addiction is closely associated with eating disorders, including obesity, bulimia, and […]

‘Consuming more sugar can adversely affect your health’

About 10% to 20% more sugar than the recommended amount can contribute to adverse health effects, say experts. An overload of sugar in the diet is known to cause weight gain, which further has a direct link to a range of diseases -- diabetes to some forms of cancer. A large amount of free sugar that is consumed is ‘hidden’ in processed foods and drinks, warn doctors

‘Consuming more sugar can adversely affect your health’The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently indicated that sugar intake should be restricted. This recommended sugar intake includes that added to foods and beverages by the manufacturer or cook, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups and fruit juices. Speaking about this, Padma Shri Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) […]

Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet plan

Mandira Bedi grabbed the eyeballs with TV shows like ‘Shanti’, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, for playing Preeti in 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' and for proving that women can host cricket matches too. She has tried everything from acting to anchoring and even fashion designing and aced it all. In the recent years, we’ve also come to remember and admire her for being a fitness icon. Here, the 45-year-old yummy mummy, who is committed to her fitness routine, reveals what keeps her looking super svelte and fit!

Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet planKnown for her fit frame and vivacious personality and having won a stunt show on television, Mandira Bedi is considered an epitome of fitness. Mandira who has the most captivating and fit body is very much disciplined about her workout. “I work out for five days a week. Along with cardio, I swim and run. I […]

Processed foods and additives can take a toll on your gut health

There has been a spurt in the number of people with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The reasons attributed to this surge is the consumption of preservatives, additives, and highly processed foods say doctors

Processed foods and additives can take a toll on your gut healthInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Many diseases are included in this IBD umbrella term. The two most common diseases are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The reasons attributed to this surge is the consumption of preservatives, additives, and highly processed foods Symptoms […]

#HealthyHoli: Healthy food options for Holi

Holi is all about colours, but it’s also an excuse to eat foods that awaken the senses and keep your spirits high. Not only for the bevy of colours, we love to be immersed with but also for the mouth-watering delicacies like puran poli, sweet gujiyas, crisp papads, masala kachoris and so on. With variety of deep fried food dishes and sweets in front of you, it is really difficult to control yourself. So, if you cannot lose weight, at least try not to put on extra pounds. Here, experts list out what to eat and avoid

#HealthyHoli: Healthy food options for HoliDon’t make Holi an excuse to binge on unhealthy calories and invite health risks. Just make them in a healthier way which does not affect your waistline or disrupt your weight loss plans. Dr Ankita Ghag, Clinical Nutritionist, Vacchan Aarogya and Diabetes Care 365 said: Instead of bhang consume milkshakes, aam panna, jal jeera, thick lassi, veggie smoothies, lemon […]