Era of the Junketarian

 

Evolving food habits have given rise to the new age eaters called Junketarians. How do we define this group?! Well, such a diet includes everything coming from plant and animal sources as well as factories. In fact this group will largely be consuming chemicals or artificial food rather than anything natural.

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McDonalization of children’s food

McDonald's fast food is unhealthy for children

When I vaguely coined the term McDonalization in my mind to represent the flourishing (though not nourishing) fast food culture among children, I realized that this term had already been conceptualized and well defined by Sociology author George Ritzer in 1993. That made me feel outdated and McDonald’s as rather pristine/primitive.

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Top 3 Causes Of Blindness – World Sight Day

Top 3 causes of blindness - World Sight Day

India is home to the world’s largest number of blind people – The Times of India-Oct 11, 2007.

The number of blind persons in India in 2000 was estimated to be 18.7 million . The projected number of blind persons in India would increase to 24.1 million in 2020.

The top 3 causes of blindness are

  • Cataract (62.6%),
  • Refractive Error (19.70%) and
  • Glaucoma (5.80%)

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Take action now for a healthy heart – World Heart Day

According to WHO cardio vascular diseases are the number 1 reason for deaths globally. Did you know that majority of heart related risks can be lowered through early detection and behavioral changes. Taking action will improve your health and possibly save your life.

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Introduction to Hypertension

My Blood pressure reading was once around 140/90…..

But I don’t feel anything….

With blood pressure, one time reading is not considered as the final word; multiple readings at different times of the day are needed.

Yet again, no distinctive symptoms are visible, but the damage to the blood vessels begins.

Do not ignore high readings!

– Dr. Pooja, Senior Nutritionist @eKincare.com

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The next step to become a smart consumer

In our last blog we explored what nutritional labels on packaged foods mean and why is it important to go through these labels. In this blog we will look at what do serving sizes mean and their importance in our diet. We will also look at some smart consumer tips for individuals with diabetes.

                                   – Dr. Pooja, Senior Nutritionist @eKincare.com

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Be a smart consumer- Read labels

All packaged foods come with a nutrition label meant to provide you with the information necessary to know exactly what you’re eating. Understanding what’s in the foods you eat helps you make healthier choices. Checking food labels also makes it easy for you to compare the nutrient content of different options. A healthy diet is crucial throughout your lifetime and paying attention to nutrition labels is a good step toward improving your health.

                             – Dr. Pooja, Senior Nutritionist @ eKincare.com

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How to Detox?

In continuation to our last blog, where we saw what toxins are and how they affect us. This time we explore some popular forms of Detox.

Detoxification does not have to be extreme to be effective. Given that most people have a lifetime’s accumulation of toxins stored in the body, a gentler approach is often a safer choice.

– Dr. Pooja, Senior Nutritionist @ eKincare.com

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Poison on the menu?

We live in toxic times. In addition to the everyday toxins that we expect to deal with such as carbon dioxide in the air and the by-products of digestion, in the last 50 years we have had to adapt to an enormous number of new toxic elements present in our food, water and environment.

– Dr. Pooja, Senior Nutritionist @ eKincare.com

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