Frequent pangs of hunger at work are common, especially before lunch. The dip in blood sugars after breakfast energy has been consumed makes our cells crave food and glucose being the quickest energy source, we are bound to look for something sweet! Continue reading “Smart Snacking to boost work productivity”
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!
Although Vitamin B12 deficiency is becoming increasingly common across population, be it young or old, affluent or poor, women or men, there are some groups who are more susceptible.
In our last blog, we saw that vitamin B12 deficiency is very common among Asian Indians. But, rarely do we realize that the general neurological symptoms such as extreme tiredness, depression, etc is due to this vitamin deficiency.
Discussing health effects of ghee is like walking on a double- edged sword. This humble traditional Indian product has been dragged into many controversies. There are dichotomous views about its use without any clear-cut answers. Most recent researches have shown that ghee consumption is not linked to heart diseases and in fact helps maintain a better lipid profile than most of the healthy vegetable oils. Love it or hate it, Indians can’t totally stay away from it. Continue reading “Ghee or Indian clarified butter has maintained its glory in all these years”
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 more about feeling good about yourself and rekindling hopes for a brighter future.
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, and some cancers. Continue reading “DHA & EPA – Omega 3 fatty acids as the panacea for all illnesses”
In our previous blog, we understood that organic is not nutritionally better than the non-organic. But, many health professionals and fitness experts are recommending organic food products. There is more than one reason to go organic today.. Continue reading “Why should we choose organic?”
Organic foods are those that are grown or processed with use of all natural methods and techniques and minimal harm to the ecosystem. Well, this is what it is supposed to be; but we are not sure how many so-called organic foods are truly organic. While we expect that all foods should be grown in such a way so as to ensure that it is safe for human consumption and has positive impact on health, the introduction of organic foods has rather challenged our faith in the conventionally available foods. We are left wondering whether whatever we have been consuming so far is contaminated with harmful chemicals unsuitable for humans?
Going by the current verdict, organic foods are not nutritionally superior than the regular foods. So, you can relax a bit. But, are they safer ..yes ! Continue reading “The verdict on organic foods?”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are two billion people with anemia in the world and half of the anemia is due to iron deficiency . In India, anemia is a major public health issue. This deficiency has far-reaching effects on the country’s health as well as economy Continue reading “Anemia or low hemoglobin levels”