We are in an age where processed and pre-packaged foods have become a norm. But what we don’t know is the unhealthy ingredients that consume an important part of these foods. The below mentioned 3 common ingredients are deadly and must be avoided: Artificial sweeteners Artificial Sweetner is 180 times sweeter than sugar. They are often found in foods labeled as ‘diet’or ‘sugar free’ eg sodas, juices, ice creams etc. Artificial sweeteners can accelerate aging and other health problems lile memory loss, fatigue, cancer, sleep problems etc. Though they might appear attractive as an alternative to sugar because they contain no calorie (which means no nutritional value). But this does not mean they will be helpful for weight loss. This is because artificial sweeteners can increase
Most of us are practically fed more to lose weight. There is plenty of invisible fat in the prescribed diet and you don’t need to worry about it. A lot of permutations and combination go on to planning a simple looking diet plan. Each body responds differently to same diet plan. Weight control is all about making small changes that you can live with forever. As you incorporate these minor adjustments into your lifestyle, you'll begin to see how they can add up to big calorie savings and weight loss. Here are my top 10 habits to help you turn your dream of weight loss into a reality: Evaluate your eating habits.Are you eating late at night, nibbling while cooking, finishing the kids' meals? Take a look around, and it will be easy to identify a few behaviors you can change that w
All calories are not created equal. Different foods go through different metabolic pathways in different individuals. And hence they can have vastly different effects on hunger, hormones and how many calories we burn. Here is a list of 10 most weight loss friendly foods on earth, that are supported by science: Whole Grains Despite grains having gotten a bad rap in recent years, there are some types that are definitely healthy. This includes some non gluten, whole grains that are loaded with fiber and contain a decent amount of protein as well e.g. oats, quinoa and brown rice Green Leafy Vegetables Leafy greens include kale, spinach, swiss chards etc. They have several properties that make them perfect for a weight loss diet. They are low in both calories and carbohydrates, but load
Apple cider vinegar is said to be a natural remedy for many ailments and therefore, it is very commonly used by dieticians and doctors as part of their diets and treatments respectively. Here are some health benefits of this wonder drink: Fights diabetes - Several studies have found that vinegar may help to lower glucose levels, making it a beneficial treatment for people with Type 2 Diabetes. Curbs appetite and good for weight loss - Adding one or two teaspoons of the liquid to a glass of water and having it before dinner, helps to reduce appetite. This is due to a fibre compound, pectin, found in the vinegar that mixes with water and expands in the stomach, causing a decrease in the appetite. Lowers bad cholesterol levels and good for heart health - Studies have shown that A
Jackfruit, also called as Kathal in Hindi is a large irregular shaped oval fruit. It is often listed among the exotic tropical fruits that originated in India. Jackfruit has an interesting sweetish fibrous texture, resembles meat which many vegetarians use as a substitute. Ripe jackfruit has a bland flavour and is a bit sweet. It is often peeled before consumption and can be had raw, boiled, roasted, fried or in a curry. How is Jackfruit good for my Health? Rich in Proteins & other nutrients- Jackfruits are rich in protein, starch (carbohydrate), calcium, vitamin A, B, C, copper and potassium. Aids Digestion- Being high in fibre, it aids digestion Boosts Immunity- It's mucilagenous pulp has been found to be useful in boosting immune system. Improves thyroid functi
While the world sits down for dinner in the evening after work, most urban Indians reach home to a snack with tea or drinks between 6-8 pm . According to diet recalls, most people report peak hunger at this time, consume unhealthy food and extra calories, ending up creating dietary disasters. This is largely due to easy availability of oily, starchy & processed snacks and poor planning. So extreme is the need to eat, that many grab the first thing they can reach out to. Typical snacks include fried namkeens, chips, biscuits, samosas, kachoris, pakoras, pizzas, noodles and sandwiches. Worse still, this may be followed by a round of alcoholic drinks and snacks ending with a hearty dinner and rounded off with a favourite dessert close to midnight. Evening is certainly the time w...
Research has proven that women are more concerned about regular health checkups and cancer screenings than men. However, younger women aren’t that cautious. They have this misconception that cancer is a problem of the old. Some symptoms must get your attention. Weight loss: An unexplained weight loss without increasing exercise or reducing exercise could mean something as serious as an overactive thyroid. Expect your doctor to run you through tests and CT scans. Bloating: Women think, bloating is very common but it could be pointing at ovarian cancer for all you know. A physician should be consulted if bloating continues for weeks. Other symptoms of ovarian cancer include feeling full, pelvic or abdominal pain. Changes in the breast: Thickening of the skin of the areola could ind
A phase dreaded by every woman, the red letter days are filled with problems such as Bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal cramps, body aches and mood swings. The occurrence of the above complications during and before periods mentioned is quite normal. After all, the body is preparing busily for the important task of shedding the lining of the womb. However, when any of problems turn excessive, it is required that you reach out to a doctor; otherwise none of these are a cause for concern. Here are a few things you need to know about Bloating. What is Bloating? General abnormal swelling of the abdomen is called as bloating. One would feel their stomach to be full and tight. This might sometimes be accompanied by stomach growling. Usually, the reasons for this are: ...
Historically, ginger has a tradition of being effective in alleviating gastrointestinal symptoms. If you want a one-stop solution for most if not all health problems, you need not look beyond ginger. Even Ayurveda can tell you that much. Ginger has so many benefits; you would be surprised why no one told you about it earlier. Ginger is grown as a root and is a flexible ingredient used in drinks such as tea, beer, and ale or in cooking. It’s used all over the world. Below are some health benefits of ginger: Loaded with Anti-Oxidants In addition, it is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic. Ginger also inhibits cancer cell formation while firing up our body’s own inborn ability to destroy cancer cells. Ginger Improves Digestive Function Ginger has classically
Are you forgetting things at your home? Don’t you remember where did you put your phone just a few minutes back? You might be suffering from memory loss! Memory loss can be due to inadequate sleep. Sleep can have affects on your memory. More the sleep more the memory! How is memory related to sleep? Read on… Nowadays health is an important topic. You can do anything and everything with good health. You can stay all day active if you get adequate sleep. SLEEP Sleep is very important for an active mind. If you get enough sleep you can think and work efficiently. Loss of sleep can affect your thinking power; it might make you feel lazy. Hence an individual requires 6-8 hours of sleep. Sleep is important to have a good memory. Let’s see how? MEMORY For something that you see or feel to