Understanding Seasonal Food Benefits this World Environment Day

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Cholesterol our Friend and Foe

Cholesterol is both our friend and foe – at normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body’s normal functioning, but if levels in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts us at risk of heart diseases.

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Water- A Forgotten Vital Nutrient

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Water is vital for life and is an essential vital nutrient. The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water.

Let’s understand the importance of water in our body

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4 Cupid’s favourite healthy food for Valentine Day

Valentine’s Day is complete only with Chocolates, Strawberries,Wine and Roses. These Cupid’s favourite foods aren’t just yummy, but have wonderful health benefits too…

4 Cupid's favourite healthy food for Valentine day

Strawberries

  • Strawberries are dense in many antioxidants that scavenge free radicals. This helps in keeping a check on cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, stress and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Its low glycemic index makes it a sweet treat for diabetics.
  • Strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps build strong hair and nails.
  • Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health.
  • Strawberries makes skin look smoother and subtle anti-ageing.
  • Strawberries help to maintain normal blood pressure.
  • Strawberries boost your immunity.
  • Strawberries are suitable for eye care.
  • Strawberries improves memory and memorization.

4 Cupid's favourite healthy food for Valentine day

Dark Chocolate

  • Dark chocolate is dense in substances that can de-stress you and relax your blood vessels.
  • The magnesium, potassium and anti-oxidants in dark chocolate are cardio-protective in nature.
  • This delightful food can even help lower blood sugar.
  • Dark chocolate fights anaemia.
  • Dark chocolate slows signs of ageing.
  • Dark chocolate are mood enhancers and powerful antioxidant.
  • It increases blood flow to the brain and heart.

4 Cupid's favourite healthy food for Valentine day

Red Wine

  • The wine is dense in melatonin and resveratrol that are powerful antioxidants.
  • Red wine helps to keep the body warm, a necessity in the romantic winter chill.
  • It protects your heart by reducing bad cholesterol.
  • Helps to maintain good bone health in post menopausal women.
  • Red wine is rich in anti-inflammatory and anti- clotting properties.
  • Beneficial in slowing down ageing process.

4 Cupid's favourite healthy food for Valentine day

Rose

  • Rose petals are abundant sources of vitamins A and C, two powerful antioxidants.
  • Rose petals mixed with honey are often consumed in summer to cool the body. It is also a good antacid that can prevent ulcers.
  • Rose water moisturises the skin and is a good make-up remover.
  • Rose water lightens marks, blemishes and skin tone.4 Cupid's favourite healthy food for Valentine day

8 Diabetic Super Foods

Diabetes Mellitus is fatal combination of genetic predisposition and a sedentary life style. This World Diabetes Day Nutritionpotli gives you an insight about the types and symptoms of diabetes. As well as 8 super foods that are helpful in controlling diabetes.

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8 Tips for healthy eating during festive season

8 tips for healthy eating during festive season

With the festival around the corner, it is difficult to resist the temptation of eating delicacies like ladoos, shankarpalis, kaju katli, karanji, namkeens and chaklis etc. Nutritionpotli finds out how you can gorge and yet keep check on your weight.

Below are a few tips that will help you to enjoy a guilt-free Diwali without compromising your health:

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Healthy Fasting this Navratri

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In Navaratri, we invoke the energy aspect of God in the form of the universal mother, commonly referred to as “Durga,” which literally means the remover of miseries of life.
In navratri apart from the fun and frolic of Garba and Dandiya there is a culture of fasting for nine days. These fast help in detoxifying our body physically and mentally. They not only purify the gastro-intestinal tract and purify the organs too. Fasting also normalises the metabolic components and give rest to the intestines.

Is fasting Healthy?

It is an extremely healthy practice as long as you don’t starve yourself. Fasting helps you cleanse and detoxify your body and mind. All you need to do is fast is the correct manner by eating small meals frequently.

Below are important guidelines to fast healthy this Navratri:

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Eating Well as You Age this World Elderly Day

world elderly dayIn old age many elders suffer from low immunity, poor digestion, fatigue, weak bones and muscles. Activity of the body reduces and the elderly person may become victim of metabolic disorders like diabetes , osteoporosis, arthritis, heart problems, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, etc. All this does not mean that you have to eat less. Eating right becomes more important than eating less.

Requirement of vitamins, proteins, minerals, fluids and carbohydrates changes in old age. And all these nutrients have to be packaged in easy-to-digest and easy-to-absorb, small frequent meals which are spread out and spaced well over the entire day.
Always remember the motto “You are what you eat”

Below are simple tips to help the seniors feel vibrant and healthy, inside and out:

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8 Tips to make your Heart Healthy this World Heart Day

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If you tempt to eat unhealthy foods when you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed, it’s important to think about your heart health even when you’re feeling down. If you are concerned about your heart health or have been diagnosed with high cholesterol or heart disease, the food you eat can be just as critical for your heart as controlling your weight and exercising. In fact, a heart-healthy diet reduces your risk of heart disease or stroke by 80%. By eating the foods that are healthiest for your heart, you may be able to lower risk like cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other heart related problems and take greater control over the quality and length of your life. Continue reading 8 Tips to make your Heart Healthy this World Heart Day

9 Festive Fundas to eat smart this Ganesh Chaturti

Festivals in India are an integral part of people’s life. They are celebrated with an assortment of mouth watering, rich, irresistible sweets and snacks.

During festival season it is difficult to stick to diet because of expectation to join in the celebrations. One neither want to be snobbish nor a spoilt sport by declining every time offered those “loaded-with-calories” and sinfully delicious stuff.

Here are 9 Festive Fundas to avoid those extra calories during this Ganesh Chaturti:9 festive fundas to eat smart this ganesh chaturti

 

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