NATAL NUTRITION

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Here are the top five Nutrients for Mothers- to- be to ensure the Foetus is safe and healthy! Folic Acid The most important nutrient that helps in preventing birth defects is Folic acid.Two common defects that occur duirng pregnancy due to deficiency of folic acid are Spina Bifida & Anencephaly. Foods rich in Folic acid […]

Sweat it out!

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72 minutes of running or Aerobic exercices in a week can cut your risk of diabetes, heart-related conditions and several other ailments. 8 reasons that’ll convince even a couch potato to break into a Sweat. Some indisputable reasons to lace up and work up a sweat It’s as addictive as your vices- Once you learn to […]

OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS

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The human body can make most of the types of fats it needs from other fats or raw materials. That isn’t the case for omega-3 fatty acids (also called omega-3 fats and n-3 fats). These are essential fats—the body can’t make them from scratch but must get them from food. Foods high in Omega-3 include […]

STROKE

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Stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is either interrupted or reduced. When this happens, the brain does not get enough oxygen or nutrients which causes brain cells to die.A stroke may be caused by a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or the leaking or bursting of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke). Some […]

CONSTIPATION

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Constipation is a condition of the digestive system where an individual has hard faeces that are difficult to expel. In most cases, this occurs because the colon has absorbed too much water from the food that is in the colon. The slower the food moves through the digestive tract, the more water the colon will […]

BAD FATS

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What are bad fats? Trans fts are a by product of hydrogenation & is the worst dietary fat. Eating foods rich in trans fats increases the amount of harmful low density lipoproteins(LDL) cholesterol in the bloodstream & reduces the amount of beneficial HDL(good) cholesterol They also create inflammtion which is linked to heart disease, stroke, […]

GOOD FATS

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  What are good Fats? Good fats come from Vegetables, nuts, seeds & fish.These fat differ from saturated fats by having fewer hydrogen atoms bonded to their carbon chains.Good fats are liquid at room temperature. These are of 2 types:- Monounsaturated Fats- These include Olive oil, Peanut, Canola,Avocados & most nuts, also high Oleic safflower […]

VITAMIN D FIX

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Best sources of Vitamin D 10-15 minutes of sunlight 2-3 times a week (before 10am ) Salmon Sardines Cod liver oil Goat’s Milk Eggs  Healthy fats present in nuts, seeds(sunflower,flaxseed) and seed oil, pure ghee, milk, olives-these enhance the absorption of Vitamin D. Vitamin D fortified foods & supplements( under the guidance of a physician) […]