Category Archives: Health

Prebiotic vs. Probiotic

Prebiotic is not be confused with probiotic. Both are different and have their own significant role to play. While prebiotic is found in plant food, probiotic food is the one which is acted upon by microorganisms, like curd, yogurt, cheese etc. Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds that pass the smaller intestines, undigested and enter the large intestine. … Continue reading Prebiotic vs. Probiotic

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How to increase your fruits and vegetable intake?

The fruits and vegetables come loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, soluble fiber etc. making it highly essential for a healthy body. If you have read our last two posts –Food & Mortality and Raw vs. cooked vegetables; you would have come to understand the role fruits and vegetables play towards good health. How to increase your food … Continue reading How to increase your fruits and vegetable intake?

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Food & Mortality

The intake of fruit, vegetables, and legumes, and also carbohydrates and fat, have direct implications with respect to cardiovascular disease and mortality. The latest discussion around the largest Diet Study published in Lancet , known as PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology), affirms that higher carbohydrate intake is associated with an increased risk of total mortality. … Continue reading Food & Mortality

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Diabetes is a disease of carbohydrate intolerance

“The medication is needed because diabetes is a disease of carbohydrate intolerance; if the patient does not eat carbs, they do not have to use medication.”  University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of Nutrition Barbara Gower, Ph.D., conducts research on diet composition and disease risk and says that diabetes can both be prevented and reversed with … Continue reading Diabetes is a disease of carbohydrate intolerance

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Marathon, Diabetes and Weight loss

Running marathons is increasingly getting popular in India especially among professionals. Main motivation for professionals is to get back in shape, or to fight lifestyle diseases like diabetes. However the following two recent news articles about running and diet, has put a lot of doubts into the minds of marathon runners world over. Why You … Continue reading Marathon, Diabetes and Weight loss

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Green Jackfruit, the colour Green and more

Revolutionize your health with the power of green foods. Green foods are packed with nutrients and are an extremely important part of our diet. They are the healthiest and most filling choices one can make. There are numerous options to choose from, and they can easily be incorporated into meals. Those who eat around eight … Continue reading Green Jackfruit, the colour Green and more

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It is health which is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver

Mahatma Gandhi said this once, “It is health which is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver”. Now that’s one adage, which will never lose its relevance.  If you have the health, nobody can stop you from achieving all the gold or silver or whatever it is that you are after. It’s true … Continue reading It is health which is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver

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Top 5 healthy reasons why you must include raw jackfruit in your diet

Here are the top five healthy reasons for to you include raw jackfruit in your diet. Reduce Weight A cup of raw jackfruit has less than half calorie of two rotis and much lower than a cup of rice, but offers higher satiation due to higher fibre and water content. So you end up satisfying your hunger longer with fewer calories and help … Continue reading Top 5 healthy reasons why you must include raw jackfruit in your diet

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