3 must-have nutrients in pregnancy

In our previous blog post, we discussed about some tips to stay healthy during pregnancy. While following healthy habits is important, it is equally important to understand nutritional needs of your body and ensure that you get adequate nutrition. In this blog post we’ll have a look at some important nutrients needed by your body….

Prepare your body for conception

There are no statistics reporting as to how many women in India are pregnant at a given point of time, but I am sure the number is really huge. Pregnancy is considered as just another phase of the life cycle in women but actually it is THE MOST IMPORTANT PHASE because it not only marks…

5 tips to prevent obesity

Obesity is one of the most common lifestyle diseases globally. More often than not, it is caused by a lifestyle that has too little activity and/ or too much (often unhealthy and junk) food. BMI (Body Mass Index) is one of the common indicators to check if you are obese. Apart from BMI, your waist…

Are health foods really healthy?

We fervently scan the supermarket shelves to splurge on the latest healthful and nutritious product but are caught off-guard by the complicated yet fascinating cliches leaving us more anxious and perplexed about having made a wise decision in the name of “Health Food”. But are these health food really healthy? Or are they just a…

Some naturally sweet food

In our earlier blog post – Why do we crave for sweets after meal? we discussed about reasons for our sweet craving. While giving in to the craving and consuming artificial sweetener laden food might not be a good idea, we can consume some naturally sweet food, which do not contain artificial sweeteners, but can also satisfy…

Are You Obese? – World Obesity Day

Indians have a genetic susceptibility to be heavier especially at the abdomen. Americans and other Western counterparts have a different body structure and stature. the reference range for ideal body weight with reference to height for them and Indians vary widely and cannot be common. Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the most common…

Why do we crave for sweets after meals?

Often we tend to indulge in ice-creams, mithais, custards, or simply chocolates even after a wholesome meal. Eating desserts has been associated with celebration and rewards since childhood, hence very often we find happiness and solace in consuming sweets. However, these sweet cravings ruin all our efforts to lose weight and leave us with a…

Healthy recipe – Dry fruit bar

Dry fruits are small but are extremely rich sources of minerals and proteins. Every diet specialist always recommends a handful of dry fruits in our diet in order to keep us healthy and fit. Dry fruits possess a lot of medicinal properties because of the ample amount of nutrients that are present in them. Right…

5 tips for a healthy heart

The importance of a healthy heart can’t be overemphasized. A healthy heart can go a long way in keeping you fit and increasing longevity of life. According to WHO, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of deaths globally. Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to…

Healthy fats during breastfeeding

Infancy is the second most vital milestone for an individual in terms of nutrition, first being pregnancy. Since the infant relies on mother’s milk for all its nutrition for the first 6 months of life, it is essential to make it rich and nourishing for the baby to enable him/ her to achieve optimum growth…

Being chubby – Is it good for baby’s health?

My heart reaches out to mothers who equate healthy baby with chubbiness and plumpness. Media projects images of ‘perfect baby’ who is fair with blue eyes, chubby cheeks and a wholesome built. But like all other deceptions, this idealistic projection has turned into a dangerous fad. It’s high time we stop trusting media stereotypes and…

Food that can help you fight hypertension

Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most common lifestyle diseases globally. Given the fast paced life and impact of food habits, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, tobacco and alcohol consumption, chronic stress etc. which are not uncommon, people have become more susceptible to blood pressure problems. According to a recent survey done…