4 ways to modify pasta sauces to make them more healthy

  Pasta is a dish loved by many and is gaining more popularity in India, where it’s consumption was traditionally limited to a select set of people. At the same time, pasta is an interesting dish as it can allow you to experiment with different flavours, textures and colours. While you have made the shift to whole…

6 hours running to burn calories of the biryani meal

A typical friday or a weekend lunch for many hyderabadis is spent with either colleagues, friends or family and the preferred dish on the menu is the “all time favourite hyderabadi chicken biryani!”. It’s often accompanied with a soft drink and a dessert – again the hyderabadi favourite “double ka meetha”. For a hardcore biryani…

Blue light from gadgets increases altertness during the day

Light plays a very vital role in human health as it influences hormone secretion, heart rate, alertness, sleep propensity, body temperature, and gene expression. The perception of light includes glare and brightness which are functions of wavelength. The short wavelength of blue light makes it the most energy efficient light for humans as it is…

Breastfeeding can reduce risk of obesity in children

 14.4 million children in India are obese (World Obesity Federation) and the cases of diabetes among children are also rising at alarming rate. Studies have shown that these numbers could reduce of babies are breastfed unto 2 years of age instead of being given formula. Exclusively breastfed babies are less likely to be overweight at…

Yoga -to unite with your spiritual side!

International day of yoga or World Yoga day is celebrated on June 21st . In Sanskrit, the word yoga comes from the root yuj which means “to add”, “to join”, “to unite”, or “to attach”.

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…

Acanthosis nigricans- Skin pigmentation that needs attention

Blackening or pigmentation of the skin especially around the neck, armpit, groin, etc is not taken very seriously considering it to be an effect of ageing, pregnancy, skin allergy , etc. But actually, this kind of pigmentation , called as acanthosis nigricans, is a sign of insulin resistance or impending risk of type 2 diabetes….

Continental breakfast : what to choose from the spread ?

As they say that one should “Eat breakfast like a king”, the huge spread of a continental breakfast surely makes us feel like one. Most hotels offer free continental breakfast with the room bookings as it is a very attractive proposition for guests. Since breakfast is the first meal of the day after almost 8-10…

Unplanned meals are often Unhealthy!?

You just came back from a hard day at work and you are super hungry . You may be too tired to cook and desperately look for something quick and easy to prepare and eat. Often we settle for some rice and dal or even simpler- the 2 minute noodles or worse- a takeaway meals….

Depression linked to higher consumption of refined and added sugar

By year 2020, depression is posed to be the second-leading cause of disability and decreased quality of life after heart disease Worldwide. In India, prevalence of depression is around 8 in one thousand and urban population is twice more likely to suffer from depression than rural. In the modern day, depression can be caused by…

DHA & EPA – Omega 3 fatty acids as the panacea for all illnesses

In our last blog , we discussed the origin of omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. We have suggested that it is undoubtedly one of the most vital nutrients to be included in daily diet. DHA has a positive effect on diseases such as hypertension, arthritis, atherosclerosis, depression, adult-onset diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction, thrombosis,…