More reasons to relish avocados

It is rich, creamy and one of the most exotic fruits available to humans. Avocados are one of the rare fruits containing fat and that too very healthy composition. The presence of fat increases bio-availability of the fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin E present in it. Avocados are native to South Mexico but are…

Quinoa – The newly discovered super food

Quinoa, pronounced as keen-wah, is a pseudo-cereal but is cooked like a cereal with similar nutritional profile. Quinoa is gluten free like rice, rye, oat , barley and buckwheat. Although there are several species, Quinoa is popularly available as black, white or red quinoa . They all taste the same with a nutty flavour and…

This Diwali- Stay fit, Stay Stylish

Diwali is here and you are getting ready for the fun- last minute shopping, cleaning and grooming. But just be cautious enough to not let the celebrations ruin all your efforts towards health and fitness. In fact, aim to dazzle everyone by looking fitter and making smart food choices this Diwali ! Because Diwali is…

Short naps during the day can help unwind and rejuvenate

Do you feel extremely sleepy post-lunch? Are you often embarrassed about dozing away during meetings or presentations?  Well, you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with needing a small nap once a day . In fact, a short nap of 20-30 minutes can improve alertness and enhance performance at work and home. But,…

Bottle-feeding beyond 16 months poses serious health risks

If your baby is more than 16 months old and you are still using a nursing bottle for feeding milk and other beverages, then this should serve as a wake-up call! The same mother will then complain that my toddler does not eat solids well and is a fussy eater. Well, the fact of the…

Beware of excess hydration

All this while, we have been made to believe that we need 8 glasses /2L of water daily. But, like we know that requirement for food differs from person to person, in the same way fluid requirements should also be individualized and not same for all? It is still a controversial debate but we present…

BABY BLUES ARE NOT COLORFUL HUES

When a newborn arrives, everybody’s focus is on the baby showering them with blessings and affection. How often have a you asked the newborn mother as to how does she feel ? Although we know that it is hard for that tiny newborn to adjust with the world around, it is equally or even more…

Choose wise while eating outside

Usually eating out is synonymous to indulgence! We tend to select items on the menu that instantly appeal to our senses. The colour, smell and flavours of outside food often compel us to ditch our judgement about healthy and nutritious.  Even for those who have made the resolve to lose weight or eat healthy or…

Frequent Migraine attacks linked to indigestion

Headaches are common in all age groups- from young to old.While most of us take simple over-the-counter painkillers to suppress the headache, in this way we are only treating  a symptom and not the CAUSE. Even as you and I look up the internet for possible reasons of headaches, we may come across more generalized…