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…

Dietary modifications for children with Autism 

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of complex lifelong developmental disabilities that affect the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. No single cause or cure has been found for autism. Feeding and meeting nutritional requirements remains a challenge for parents of autistic children as they have certain obsessive behaviour regarding…

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…

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

HbA1c or Glycosylated Hemoglobin test for diabetes

The smarter diabetics usually start a stringent diet control a day or two prior to the scheduled fasting or postprandial blood glucose measurements.  But, the HbA1c test outsmarts these habitual offenders. The USP of HbA1c lies in the fact that it reflects blood sugar levels over a period of 8-12 weeks thereby providing true picture…

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!

5 reasons to munch on Pistachios as a snack

The green and purplish nuts wrapped under easily peelable shells make for great gifting items, especially in winters. They are present in most households and are widely used in desserts to impart that peculiar nutty flavour. Unfortunately, they are not as popular as cashews, almonds and walnuts. We are proud to present some amazing health…

Nutrition guidelines for patients with COPD

COPD patients experience weight loss due to poor appetite. Also, there is weakness that hinders with daily activities like cooking, chewing, swallowing which further results in weight loss and fatigue. Good nutrition plays an important role in improving quality of life of a COPD patient.