Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?

A recent study concluded that pizza consumption among kids and adolescents was associated with higher daily calorie intake, saturated fat and sodium. It also found that pizza eaten as a snack or from fast-food restaurants had greatest negative impact on calorie intake

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?Yes, pizza is healthy, yet it isn’t. You pizza can turn from nutritionally decent to diet disaster and it all depends on the type of crust, amount of cheese and toppings used. Healthy pizzas can deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and cheese, which means if you are watching your salt intake, […]

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vices

The increase in heart disease in younger adults are caused due to habits of smoking, stress (work and non-work related), unhealthy diet, lack of sufficient physical activity and excess consumption of salt and packaged food, in some cases

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vicesDeaths caused due to heart disease are usually attributed to the adult population. What is less known is that young adults are not spared of this main cause of death worldwide. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) conducted a study to find the reasons for youth being susceptible to heart diseases and […]

Weight loss: Give your body a post-Diwali detox

Diwali, the festival of lights and sweets, brings lot of joy and also weight. If you’re worried about how to get back in shape and want to lose that extra flab you have gained during the festive season. Then, follow these amazing tips given by the experts to help you lose those extra kilos

Weight loss: Give your body a post-Diwali detoxDiwali brings with it immense joy but this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savouries. All it takes to ruin a year’s worth of minding your meals is one long, festivity-filled weekend. Don’t worry, just follow these steps for a quick Diwali detox and weight loss. Rutika Murudkar, a clinical nutritionist at Naraindas Morbai […]

Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free Diwali

Diwali, the festival of light is celebrated in India & all over the world with great vigor and joy.  It is one of the main festivals related to Indian culture. The main highlights of this festival are the lights, fireworks, and decorations, said Khyati Rupani, Founder and Head of Balance Nutrition

Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free DiwaliPopularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali brings immense joy. However, this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savouries mindlessly. “Our area of concern begins when the richly prepared sweets and dishes start appearing making it very difficult to keep weight in check during this season. We end up consuming extra calories […]

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut health

It is common knowledge that stress can have negative implications for both emotional and physical health, including an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and obesity. The new study suggests that some of these implications may be down to how our gut microorganisms respond to stress

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut healthResearchers found that stressed female mice experienced changes to their gut microbiota, i.e., the community of microorganisms that reside in the intestine, comparable with what is seen in response to a high-fat diet. In male mice, however, stress appeared to have no effect on gut microbiota. Study co-author Laura Bridgewater, of the Department of Microbiology […]

Ayurveda day: PM Modi inaugurates All India Institute of Ayurveda in (AIIA)

On the occasion of National A yurveda Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Delhi, on Tuesday. The institute has started working to facilitate patient care, research and bridging the breach in the scientific information about quality, safety and usefulness of ayurveda products

Ayurveda day: PM Modi inaugurates All India Institute of Ayurveda in (AIIA)PM Modi inaugurated the first ever 200-bed ayurveda hospital on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. “There is a strong need to integrate traditional and modern systems of medicines. This ayurveda hospital, which is like AIIMS, is equipped with most advanced technologies needed to treat patients,” he said. […]

India still houses high number of underweight children

According to a study published in the Lancet medical journal on October 10, obesity among children between the age group of 5 to 19 years has increased globally over ten times in four decades. On the other hand, India still has about 97 million moderately to severely underweight children as seen in 2016

India still houses high number of underweight childrenOn Tuesday, a study published in the Lancet journal reported that the prevalence of moderate and severely underweight children in India is among the highest in the world. The study was led by the Imperial College in London and the World Health Organization (WHO). The study was conducted by evaluating the Body Mass Index (BMI) of […]

How to strike a balance between junk and healthy food

Consuming junk food on a regular basis gives us too many calories, unhealthy fat and carbohydrates, which contributes to an increased risk of obesity, acidity, and many other chronic health conditions. Here, the nutritionists tell you how to balance junk and healthy food

How to strike a balance between junk and healthy foodAccording to nutritionists, it is important to find a balance between healthy with junk food. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya said, “If you consume junk food make sure that you compensate by eating healthy food,  the previous or the next day.” Nutritionists emphasised on controlling the portions while consuming junk food. […]

Fit at ’60’: Dr Utture reveals his fitness mantra

Renowned surgeon and professor, Dr Shivkumar Utture, who is also a finance secretary of IMA, Maharashtra state and elected member of Maharashtra medical council, is a fitness enthusiast. At the age of 60, he is active, energetic, and optimistic and gives priority to his fitness, regardless of his erratic schedule. Come what may, Dr Utture never misses his daily walks and gym workout. While talking to My Medical Mantra, the eminent doctor spilled the beans on what keeps him going

Fit at ’60’: Dr Utture reveals his fitness mantraYou will always spot Dr Shivkumar Utture welcoming you with a pleasant smile, on entering his cabin. He is always on his toes and the reason behind his activeness is his impeccable fitness level. Often, doctors find it difficult to stick to their routine, due to their busy schedule, but Dr Utture is an exception, […]

TV ads and childhood obesity interlinked

A major portion of a child’s time is spent playing video games and watching television rendering less time for them to be physically active. Furthermore, there is considerable advertising and a promotion of calorie rich, food products which are poor in nutrients. Food manufacturing companies promote high-sugar; high-fat foods which appear during children's programs

TV ads and childhood obesity interlinkedObesity among adults and children is a huge problem in these days. A study which gauged the correlation between media and childhood obesity was published in the International Journal of Indian Psychology in June 2017. Increased consumption of fast food, sugar laden fizzy drinks, lack of physical activity and largely sedentary lifestyle comprising of watching […]