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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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. [...]

5 Tips for Wellness of Breast for Feeding Mothers

As the baby grows in the mother’s womb, many physiological changes take place in her body, including the region of the breasts. Both volume and size of the breasts increase during late pregnancy, which is nature’s attempt to get the mother ready to nurse her newborn baby. Doctors recommend exclusive breastfeeding for a newborn for the first 6 months. During this time, the baby is not supposed to be given water or any exogenous food. Hence, it is vital [...]