Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by an unbalance of hormones in the body of women. It normally affects women of childbearing age and causes menstrual irregularities, infertility, hirsutism, acne, and weight gain and insulin resistance. Hormones that play a greater havoc are the androgens- the male hormones and insulin. Women with PCOS have more than normal levels of androgens in their body and interfere with the ovulation making it difficult to get pregnant. There is an overproduction of insulin [...]
Potato/ Aloo is one vegetable which is liked by every one- right from the child to the grandfather. But in a diet for weight loss potato is a strict NO, NO. So majority of people who are diet for weight loss crave mostly for it or the food items like aloo wada, aloo paratha, aloo ki subzi etc. In order to curb the craving for aloo paratha we suggest you a very common and interesting substitute i.e gobi (cauliflower) paratha which [...]
It's most likely safe to say at this point that we all know sugar is bad for our health, correct? We understand that we should not consume it regularly; however that is often much more straightforward said than done. So by what means we can beat sugar desires for good?
We commonly hear these things like we should avoid Breads, Wheat , Non veg, Milk and milk products, Oil etc while on a diet plan for weight loss. The fact is, the quality of the foods and the quantity is something that matters a lot. Including a whole wheat bread, multi grain bread once or twice a week is normal. Non veg is definitely good, if one is on diet plan for weight loss but has to avoid red meats, can have [...]
1 out of every 100-200 people in India suffer from epilepsy. It is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent and unpredictable seizures (commonly known as fit). Though epilepsy need not be feared more than diabetes or hypertension, yet there is a social stigma which makes healthy living and normal life i.e.- going to school, marrying and finding employment difficult for these people. A person to be diagnosed with epilepsy should have at least two seizures that were not caused by some [...]
Today, there are plenty of professionals out there who work during the night shift, whether it is doctors, nurses, police officers, call centre executives or even fire fighters. Their job expects them to be present at any time of the day or night. It’s true that your body and mind need to put in more effort to practice healthy living and perform during the night hours since they are accustomed to getting rest during those hours. That’s why those [...]
Welcome to the world of sprouts. In case you haven’t already befriended these curly-wurly wonders from the plant kingdom, here are 6 good enough reasons for you to do so.
Detoxification plays an important role when following a low calorie diet. It is a process where the body gets rid of harmful toxins that has entered the body through wrong diet, pollution, unhealthy eating practices. There are many foods that easily fit in low calorie diets due to their detoxification properties. Presence of antioxidants makes them important. Cucumbers, green tea, dudhi, some spices and herbs are few examples. Dudhi is a very common food that comes in mind while thinking of [...]
Type 1 diabetes or T1D (also known as juvenile diabetes and insulin dependent diabetes) is a chronic illness characterized by the body’s inability to produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta-cells of the pancreas. The main role of insulin is to allow the uptake of glucose by various cells of the body. Glucose — a sugar — is a main source of energy for the cells that make up muscles and other tissues. In absence of insulin [...]
Most of us are familiar with making New Year resolutions about getting into shape, only to lose them somewhere down the line. Actually, more than a just weak resolution, there are a host of other factors that keep us from getting into shape, such as: Busy lifestyle, especially in metro cities Socializing Festivals Work pressure Lack of physical activity or exercise Improper eating habits and low awareness of dietary solutions Crash diets Some starve themselves to shed those excess pounds in a jiffy, only to put them back [...]