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Skipping meals- Good / Bad

Skipping Meals – Good / Bad

Hey folks, how many of you skip your breakfast if your weight shows more or if you had some heavy food the last night? Some may also feel if we eat three large meals it is fine to skip mid snacks and our weight won’t increase. But is it sustainable? Have you thought about it? Large meals burden our digestive system, often causing bloating and lethargy whereas the body struggles to digest them. When we eat a big meal, blood sugar levels rise but once that food is digested, sugar levels start falling as your body starts using them for energy to fight with the lethargy.  Bigger the meal, bigger the crash. Leading to your need for more sugar to refuel your body. Researches have confirmed levels of...

Green Tea vs Green Coffee

Green Tea vs Green Coffee

How many of you have been consuming green tea? How many of you know about green coffee? Let us talk about green tea first. Green tea is made from stem, leaves, & bud of the tea plants. It is not the fermented one like many other teas. Instead, it is made by steaming leaves at high temperature. It is most often taken as a beverage but off late it is also available in the form of a supplement. You can drink 3 to 4 cups of green tea per day. Green tea is packed with antioxidants named polyphenol which prevents swelling in the body. It also has many other health benefits. What does green tea do? – • 2-4% caffeine is present in green tea which boosts body metabolism...

typhoid

TYPHOID

Since the monsoons are still not over, there are number of diseases surrounding us. The most common being Typhoid. Let’s find out what is exactly typhoid. Typhoid is a type of bacterial infection caused by bacteria S.typhi or S. paratyphi. These are deposited on the water by the carrier and easily transferred to other humans through contaminated water and food. It can be treated but it can also be fatal if not treated on time. If we talk about the symptoms, high fever with headache, cold and cough, stomache with constipation or diarrhoea are common. If caught early it can be easily treated. However, if ignored or not treated on time, One out of five die in such cases. Prevention 1. Wash your hands thoroughly & frequently using...

Remain healthy this Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is here and I am sure everyone is as excited as I am as this is the only month when we get to relish on the finger licking authentic Haleem. But the hardest fact is fasting for the whole day for one whole month especially when the temperatures are soaring high. So, all my Muslim friends lets discuss how to remain healthy this Ramadan. What to eat before the Fast to remain healthy this Ramadan? Start with a glass of warm water. This will help you with digestion and also help you to flush out toxins from your body. You can also keep a jug of detox water one night before for added health benefits. You sip on it till u start your fasting. Detox water*...

Healthy Liver

Liver is one of the most important organs of our body which can easily give up if we don’t take good care of it. Healthy Liver is like a multi tasker. It breaks down fat from food, stores glucose and cleanses our blood by removing toxins. Healthy Liver doesn’t need much care. A balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and good hygiene is enough to get it going. How can a Healthy liver get affected? Sedentary lifestyle and obesity- Lack of exercise can affect your weight ultimately hampering your healthy liver function.Unhealthy eating habit- Balanced diet is important to keep your liver healthy. Junk food and untimely eating can affect your healthy liver functioning and cause fatty liver.Excess Alcohol consumption- Frequent drinking in excess can cause alcoholic fatty liver and if not controlled, it can lead to cirrhosis...

The most common deficiencies

In today’s world where everyone is on toe to meet their deadline, people hardly focus on their health. Sedentary lifestyle and fast food add oil to the fuel. This ultimately leads to different macro and micro nutrient deficiencies. When symptoms start showing, then people think or at least start thinking to care about their health. Again, instead of seeking expert’s help they start browsing on google. Even if some people exercise and try to eat healthy, they may still lack in some essential vitamins and minerals. Today we will discuss about some of the most common deficiencies and how to avoid them with right diet. Iron deficiency- People of any age and gender can become deficient to iron, but women especially menstruating and pregnant, are more like to be deficient to this mineral. Iron is very...

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Have you noticed any man or woman disoriented or unable to recall something. Well there is a high possibility they might be suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). What is ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE? ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE is a neurogenerative disorder where the brain forms lumps of a protein fragment called beta-amyloid which clump together and disrupt cell communication leading to inflammation. It is a progressive disease which starts slowly but worsens gradually. First the neurons are destroyed which ultimately affects language, reasoning and social behaviour. It subsequently disrupts life functions, causes memory loss and ultimately death. What are the symptoms of ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE? Usually the symptoms are attributed to ageing and stress. Short term memory loss, abstract thinking and urinary incontinence may be the first symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, patient becomes more dependent on others for daily functioning...

CANCER

Hey Folks. Today DietVita has come up with a very sensitive yet very important topic – CANCER. Its one of the most common disease affecting the population of almost all countries. Though it’s a life-threatening disease, early diagnosis and condition of the disease can help to a certain extent. What is Cancer? Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body start growing abnormally. These cells can spread and destroy healthy tissues including organs. There are different from benign tumours which do not spread to different body parts. Types of Cancer: CarcinomaSarcomaLeukaemiaLymphoma Cancer can occur in any part of the body. The most common in males are Lung cancer, Prostate cancer and stomach cancer. In females breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer are common. However, cancer can spread rapidly and other tissues as well. When to...

OBESITY

Hey folks! I am back with a very important yet ignored topic- OBESITY. 26th November is celebrated as WORLD ANTI-OBESITY DAY. Obesity is the most common problem affecting most of the population worldwide. Slimness is seen as a symbol of beauty in our culture and obesity is often discriminated and people who are overweight or obese have poor self-image as well as poor confidence. I get many clients who come just for weight loss so that they can get married or come for a quick fix to attend a function. People often don’t understand that obesity doesn’t happen in one night nor does it can disappear in one night. Obesity is far more serious health problem and can lead to other health problems as well....

burn calories this diwali

Burn Calories This Diwali

Hello folks! As the year is approaching towards the end, festivals are endless. As Diwali or Deepawali as we would call this festival of lights knocking on the doors, I am sure everyone is busy with the cleaning, shopping and what not. This festival plays an important role in the history of India as it is celebrated as a symbol of victory of good over bad. Whole nation is lit with lights, crackers are burst and many Indian sweets as well as savouries are prepared in almost every household of the country. Obviously no festival is complete without sweets and other such delicacies. But have we ever thought how is this going to affect us?? The best answer to this might be “ We will eat...