When we hear of olive oil, we imagine it as the oil used for Western cooking which involves low temperatures and shorter cooking time. So far the common understanding was that olive oil is best suited for pastas and salads. We cannot imagine an aloo gobi cooked in olive oil;forget frying samosas in it!
Contrary to this perception, turns out that olive oil seems to fare better than other conventional oils for deep frying. Read More »
Insufficient water intake causes extreme concentration of urine and increases the solute load in the body. This increases the burden of filtration on the kidneys and impacts its normal functioning. Read More »
Wellness, is a term most of us have often come across in mailers sent by the HR department, asking you to complete your Health risk assessments (HRA) or to get you annual health check done. But “Wellness” goes far beyond just filling out HRA questionnaire or taking a biometric test. Of course a HRA/ biometric are the starting points of wellness programs, but for most companies that’s about how far the wellness program goes. Ironically, when you weigh the benefits of building a good wellness culture, the benefits for the employer are far greater than that for the employee. A healthier work force means lesser absenteeism, better morale, lower costs of health insurance and ultimately better productivity.Read More »
Do you experience frequent heartburns? And not not sure why they are caused and how to prevent them? Heart burns or acid reflux are quite common. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the chronic, more severe form of acid reflux. Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach and esophagus. Reflux means to flow back or return. Therefore, gastroesophageal reflux is the return of the stomach’s contents back up into the esophagus.Read More »
Most Indians suffer from gastric problems due to faulty eating habits and lifestyle patterns. They tend to overeat and consider antacid as a quick solution to the uneasiness following a heavy fatty meal.Read More »
Consuming all kinds of seeds is now becoming a popular trend among health enthusiasts. Seeds have the potential to grow into a new plant so obviously they carry a powerhouse of nutrients and growth factors. Along with being so nutrient dense, they also have the ability to provide a feeling of fullness/ satiety. Read More »
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 indicate that the incidence of life style diseases such as Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension has been growing at an alarming rate. Burden of these diseases has adverse effects both financially and emotionally on the individual and his family. The only cure for these is prevention.