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.
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Snacking can actually be beneficial if one makes the right choice. By choosing nutritious bites, people can not only satisfy hunger, but also get additional nutrients that they need for a healthy living. The idea is not to ban snacks but to plan them. If one needs to munch in between meals, there is nothing wrong in it, provided we choose them wisely.
Healthy snacking boosts energy levels, aids in concentration, and hence is more productive for people during waking hours. It distributes the calories required by the body evenly throughout the day.
Snacks should be planned according to the needs of each member of the family. Stock up healthy snacks for home, travel and work so you always have them at hand easily. Snack only when you are hungry; rather than wait for the next meal. T...
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.
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.
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
Back pain is a scourge of modern life. A direct result of lack of physical activity, a sedentary life style and obesity, eight out of ten in the Western world have suffered from back pain that has resulted in loss of a days work. With increasing urbanization, westernization of Indian society and poor ergonomics, we too have far too many people missing work with back pain.
Usually, acute back pain lasts 24-48 hours and settles with over the counter analgesia and rest. Scans often do not reveal the cause itself. However, it is important to understand that there are certain types of back pain that can indicate something more serious and you should see your doctor or a spine surgeon immediately.
When do you see a doctor for back pain?
1. Children are usually immune to back pain. But a...
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 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.
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Extracts from different parts of this water plant including its leaves, stems, roots and seeds have been reported to show several benefits , such as antioxidant, free radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory, and immuno-modulatory activities.
Lotus Seeds are low in fat and high in carbohydrates and are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. Lotus seeds are also low in fat and sodium.These are nutritionally distinct from nuts and seeds.
The low sodium and high magnesium content in lotus seeds makes them useful for individuals who suffer from the following conditions:
High Blood Pressure
These seeds have been used extensively in traditional Oriental and Chinese medicine for their health benefits and ...