Discover the benefits of Green Bananas over yellow ones

As they ripen, green bananas turn into yellow which are the ones usually eaten by all. Most of us are unaware that the green- unripe and starchy banana provides more health benefits than the yellow- ripe and sweeter one. The texture of green bananas is similar to that of root vegetables like potato or yam…

Manage blood sugars using fenugreek seeds

The higher fiber content of fenugreek slows the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates resulting in gradual release of blood sugars. This is especially beneficial in reducing the surge in blood sugar levels after meals

Benefits of the bitter Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek, commonly known as ‘methi’, has been used as traditional medicine in many parts of the world, especially in China, Egypt, India and Middle Eastern countries. Their bitter taste imparts a peculiar flavour

Nutrition therapy in viral hepatitis

Patients suffering from viral hepatitis often have nonspecific symptoms such as poor appetite and tiredness. Infections of the liver lead to compromised metabolism and absorption of nutrients , especially carbohydrates and fats. Emphasis needs to be on giving sufficient rest to the liver to recuperate and regain its functioning. Treatment for all types of viral…

Viral infections of the liver

Hepatitis relates to inflammation of the liver. A total of 315 outbreaks of viral hepatitis have been reported from 2010 to 2013 and 99 outbreaks in 2013 alone by Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Liver, being the main organ involved in metabolizing nutrients, needs rest during hepatitis for…

Liver: the self-healing organ capable of regeneration!

Liver, one of the largest and heaviest organs in the human body, possesses the incredible quality of self-healing and regeneration. Just like the skin, liver can repair itself and it is the only organ that can fully regenerate up to 75% of damaged tissue. Liver is considered as the largest gland in the body since…

6 evidence-based solutions to raise good cholesterol

Although cholesterol has been treated as a cuss word due to its linkage with the life-threatening heart diseases, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that not all cholesterol is bad. There is the good cholesterol called HDL cholesterol which needs to be high so as to

Dig ‘into the soup’ everyday

Soups can help meet your recommended daily servings of vegetables. These are truly wholesome low calorie beverages. Due to their high water content, they provide a sense of satiety or fullness. Soups contain vitamin, minerals and antioxidants in abundance making them extremely nutrient dense but

What makes oats a perfect breakfast cereal

Oat was actually discovered as a weed in barley and wheat crops in late prehistoric period. So what was being fed to horses and poultry came to be used extensively used by humans when we realized its profound health benefits attributable to its fiber quality and quantity. Its overall nutritional composition is very similar to…

Ways to incorporate whole grain in daily diet!

Often selection of the daily staples is based on family traditions or cultural influences. Despite being the major component of our diet, we do not put enough time and effort in making a conscious choice of cereal or grains. Whole grain are seeds of the grasses cultivated for food. They need to be processed to…

Multi(ple) grains instead of just one !

What’s the big deal about multi-grain foods? As the name implies multi-grain contains multiple grains instead of just one, usually a mix of wheat, oats, jowar, soy, millets, buckwheat, flax, husk (pure fiber), etc. While consuming just one of these will provide the benefit of one particular grain, multi-grain combines the goodness of all into…

Spend your fat allowance smartly

Fats are definitely required by our body to provide energy, regulate body temperature, maintain hormonal balance and absorb the fat soluble nutrients from food. Unfortunately, in the current scenario, abundant fats are coming from processed and packaged foods such as burgers, pizza, fries, nuggets, creamy beverages, cupcakes, desserts, etc. These contain a combination of deadly…