Lately, I had been coming back from work feeling generally fatigued and having lower back pains. I googled the symptoms and turns out, it’s quite likely that I may have a deficiency of vitamin D. But this is pure conjecture on my part. Dr Parul R Sheth, a health consultant specializing in reproductive biology, says, "The most accurate way to determine this deficiency is through a blood test — measuring the 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels. Blood tests for calcium and phosphate levels and liver function may also show changes linked to a low level of vitamin D”. Regardless, my google search on vitamin D deficiency provided some very interesting and insightful results. A study revealed that around 70 per cent of Indians suffer from vitamin D deficiency with about 15 per cent having been fou
Diabetes mellitus, or as is more commonly called, ‘Diabetes’, is possibly the most alarming pathology affecting the human race today. It is a silent killer in the truest sense of the term. Once regarded as a single disease entity, diabetes is now seen as a heterogeneous group of diseases, characterised by a state of long-term increase in blood sugar levels. It has variable clinical manifestations and progression. Diabetes is an “iceberg” disease. Although there has been an increase in the number of diabetes cases worldwide, these still represent only a part of the actual population suffering from diabetes or its manifestations. The scourge of diabetes most dramatically affects countries in economic transition – newly industrialised countries and developing countries. In these countr
As compared to black tea (50milligram/ cup) and coffee (50milligram/ cup), Green Tea (25 milligram/ cup) contains small amount of caffeine. Apart from this, green tea is an antioxidant as it contains beneficial polyphenols. Therefore, we must prepare our cups of green tea without killing these healthy nutrients while preparing tea. Tips to make a healthy Cup of Green Tea: Avoid adding green tea to boiling water as the beneficial catechins get killed in the process. Best temperature to steep tea is 180°F (80°C). Squeeze in some lemon juice to infuse the tea with vital Vitamin C that easies absorption of healthy catechins in green tea. Dairy, on the other hand, makes it harder to absorb. Pricier teas usually have more healthful compounds, and canned green-tea drinks generally
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
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...
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
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: Heart Disease High Blood Pressure Diabetes Obesity These seeds have been used extensively in traditional Oriental and Chinese medicine for their health benefits and ...