The goodness of Beet root

  The common perception is that beetroot is rich in iron and hence increases hemoglobin especially in the iron deficient group. Some other profess that beets help to purify blood. What’s surprising is that, it actually does none of these. Yes, there is no concrete scientific evidence to show that the  deep red colour of…

Desi Tadka with Olive Oil

  When we hear of olive oil, we imagine it as the oil used for Western cooking which involves low temperatures and shorter cooking time. So far the common understanding was that olive oil is best suited for pastas and salads. We cannot imagine an aloo gobi cooked in olive oil;forget frying samosas in it!…

How to overcome loss of taste?

Imagine eating a golden ripe mango but not being able to experience its juicy sweet taste ! It can be quite disheartening to lose the perception of taste. In case of elderly who are already feeling low and weak due to the natural deterioration in functioning, a further loss in sense of taste can have…

THE CRUCIAL TEST OF TASTE AS YOU AGE

Taste is one of five senses known to humans and is vital to our need to nourish our bodies. There are certain receptors on the tongue that help perceive the different kinds of tastes – sweet, salty, sour, and bitter.

CHANGE THE WAY YOU COOK TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK

Indian food is prepared in unique style based on tried and tested methods passed-on through generations. Looking at the current lifestyles which are more sedentary and driven by technology , cooking offers a great deal of variety and scope for innovation. Across households, there are some modifications to the recipes that may be required. The…

CHEW IT BEFORE YOU MOVE IT | ekincare

They say you must chew every bite of food at least 20 times before swallowing it . Is it true? Yes, it is and is definitely a great way to maintain healthy stomach and bowel. Eating fast and swallowing air while not chewing food well can also cause acid reflux along with gas, indigestion, IBS,…

Boost body’s natural Happiness Quotient | ekincare

Endorphins are a class of neurotransmitters  produced by the body and used internally as a pain- killer. This class of compounds are similar in their action to pain killers/ opiates, attaching to some of the same receptors in the brain. Endorphins act as analgesics, which means they diminish the perception of pain and give a…

TAI CHI: BRING HARMONY INTO YOUR LIFE WITH THE MANY HEALTH BENEFITS

Gentle flowing movement like a slow dance can be so relaxing. And we relax, the feel-good hormones are released . The Chinese art of Tai Chi is one of the best ways to achieve this.  Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction…

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Donating Blood – World Blood Donor Day 2016

Donating blood can… 1. Uncover potential health problems While it isn’t the same thing as a trip to the doctor, donating blood can be another way to keep an eye on your cardiovascular health. You’ll receive a mini-physical prior to the blood draw, in which someone will check your pulse, blood pressure, body temperature, hemoglobin and…

Diabetic’s date with Dried dates!

In clinical practice ,  diabetic patients receive conflicting messages from health educators regarding the advisability of consuming dates, with some suggesting restraint or even avoidance as a means to improve glycemic control. However, this appears to conflict with findings from previous studies demonstrating that dates have low to medium glycemic responses.