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

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

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…

6 ways how Walnuts can reduce heart disease risk

Walnuts were called Juglans regia, “Jupiter’s royal acorn” by the Romans. English walnuts seemed to have originated in Persia and is often known as Persian Walnut. With its unique nutritional profile and ability to reduce heart disease risk, walnuts have definitely gained center-stage as a quintessential therapeutic health food!

Utilizing the waste to the fullest- wheat bran

In continuation with our post on best out of waste, we present to you – Wheat bran! Wheat is the second highest consumed grain in India after rice. The bran fraction of wheat is rich in fiber, minerals, vitamin B6, thiamine, folic acid and vitamin E and some phytochemicals. These multiple nutrients are available only…

Decoding lipids – The good, bad and ugly

The lipid profile throws some numbers and jargon at you that are often confusing. The total cholesterol is still understandable but we often think what is LDL and HDL. LDL cholesterol is the bad cholesterol or simply the one that clogs the arteries supplying oxygen to vital organs causing heart diseases and stroke while the…

Significance of Preventive healthcare

As we age our responsibilities, expectations and demands increase. The age between 30 to 50 years is supposed to be the most productive age for most and also the most demanding. Its paramount that we keep ourselves fit to be able to cope with the pressures of life. Most of the studies across the world…

Super foods – Ragi

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) also known as Ragi in  southern India and Nachni in northern India is one of the important cereals, nutritionally it is higher in protein and minerals in comparison to other cereals and millets. It is a great source of protein and minerals, making it ideal source of nutrition for vegetarians….

COOL OFF WITH CUCUMBER

Summers are in full swing, and we are trying everything possible to get through the heat waves. While trying to keep cool on the outside may not be a choice for many, its best to keep your system cool from the inside. There are some inexpensive ways to cool our stomach. Eating lots of cucumber…

Should trans fats be banned in India?

Trans fats are harmful for your health and can cause several health issues, as we have seen in the previous posts – Man made deadly trans fats & What are the sources of harmful trans fats? The AHA and WHO recommends a maximum of no more than 2 grams of trans fat per day (≤1%of total…

What are the sources of harmful trans fats?

In our earlier post we had a look at how trans fats can cause adverse effects on our health. In this post we’ll look at sources of trans fats – visible as well as invisible. There are two main sources of dietary trans fatty acids. Naturally occurring trans fat is found in small amounts in…

Man-made deadly trans fats!

“You shouldn’t need to be a chemical engineer to buy healthy food,” said Steen Stender, a cardiologist from Copenhagen University Hospital who kick-started a now global revolt against the addition of harmful fats to our daily diet.   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 5,000 Americans a year die of heart disease…