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Tips For Kids

Juvenile Diabetes – Tips For Kids To Help Manage It

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 [...]

Tips for kids: Myth Fat Children Are Healthy Busted

Myth: Fat Children Are Healthy, With Age Baby Fat Will Go Away

Back in childhood, we all have been through the times when our mommies and grannies tried feeding us way more than what our little stomachs could accommodate. The reason being, children are supposed to be ‘healthy’ (where ‘being healthy’ denoted ‘being rotund). This very misconception is one primary reason why the number of obese people is on an alarming rise in India. Ever found yourself pinching a plump kid’s chubby cheeks because they looked cute? This very thought drives so [...]

Managing Gestational Diabetes - A Sweet Nine Months

A Sweet Nine Months – Managing Gestational Diabetes with Balanced Pregnancy Diet

Managing Gestational Diabetes with a Balanced Pregnancy Diet While those nine months of pregnancy bring in its wake an amazing bonding with your unborn child, it may also sometimes bring with it a not so pleasant condition known as ‘Gestational Diabetes’. What is Gestational Diabetes all about? For that we need to first understand the role insulin plays in our bodies. Insulin is a hormone that controls the blood sugar levels in our system. When we eat, our digestive system breaks [...]


Importance of Functional Foods in your Diet Plan for Weight Loss

Balanced Diet plan for Weight Loss is incomplete without the incorporation correct functional foods A healthy diet plan for weight loss includes all the necessary nutrients required by your body within the limits of your daily calorie intake. It is found that certain food and food components have beneficial physiological and psychological effects except from that of providing nutrients.Such foods are called as Functional foods. Functional food is food which is given an additional function (often one related to health-promotion or [...]

4 Key Nutrients For Your Children

4 Key Nutrients For Your Child

Gift your Child Healthy Living... Its shall last forever You are what you eat and vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats are really important to our healthy living. And this is more so important for children who are growing and developing. The nutritional requirement for children is quite different from the adults and a lack of nutrients can put them at a greater risk of malnourishment. Since children need more of the nutrients in their tender growing age, we’ve explained which [...]

Gift Your Child the Key to Healthy Living

Gift Your Child the Key to Healthy Living

Healthy Living –  A childhood Boon given by parents that will stay with kids even after them A few days ago I heard my little niece ask her mother why must we eat, to which her mother replied, “because food gives us the energy that we need to survive and for healthy living.” Such a simple yet apt answer; we eat because we need energy. Every time we put a bite of anything into our mouths, our body works hard [...]

7 Lactogenic Foods to be included in Pregnancy Diet

Pregnancy Diet is important for both, the mother and baby as it helps in providing all the essential nutrients  that are required to stay fit . A proper pregnancy diet plays a vital role during the lactating phase especially for first time mothers. Breastfeeding is extremely important for a baby’s nutrition, mental development, immunity and overall health, as it lowers the risk of allergies, asthma, obesity, diabetes, gastro-intestinal disorders, respiratory & urinary tract infections and the occurrence of some childhood cancers. [...]