In today’s world of rumors and lies, even nutrition hasn’t been spared! Here are the 5 most common misleading nutritional myths, many of us fall prey to. More Proteins for More Muscles You do not need an extra dose of protein to get more muscles! Each one’s body is designed according to specific needs and sometimes our bodies cannot take handle that extra amount of protein. Therefore, while trying to bulk up you may be actually harming your body instead. Only Fish Gives You Omega-3 Fats Fish is not the only source of Omega-3 fats. Foods such as canola oil, walnuts, flaxseeds, and soybean also provide you with an adequate amount of Omega-3 fats that help in shielding your heart while helping you with weight loss. White Bread v.s Brown Bread You cannot declare a certain type of bread as healthy or unhealthy especially based on colour. It all depends upon the ingredients of the bread and the good that it does to your body. Carbs Make You Fat Carbs don’t make you fat. They provide you with appropriate energy to boost your metabolism and keep you energized throughout the day. It also helps you burn extra fat during your workout, … Continue reading 5 most common nutritional myths →
A good digestive system enables good health. If we enjoy good digestion, the food we eat is absorbed and carried to its destination. However, at times, the food simply passes through the intestines without being digested, which make us feel uneasy and bloated. Many people are weighed down with annoying conditions such as nausea, bloating, gas, abdominal cramps, lack of appetite, foul smelling stools, or constipation alternating with diarrhea. Emotional stress is known to aggravate these symptoms, which are collectively known as the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is characterized by a disturbance in the movement of the Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract. Wittingly or unwittingly, many of us abuse our GI tract with our habits of overeating and consuming excess quantity of sugar, coffee, alcohol, and maida. Further, inadequate chewing, lack of fiber, irregular eating hours, inadequate rest, and stress all add up to abuse our GI tract. A poorly functioning GI tract could be the root cause of several health issues. It is often confusing to know whether you really have IBS because most disorders of IBS and GI tract display similar symptoms. Moreover, there are a few other conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitus that display … Continue reading What is irritable bowel syndrome →
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This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The PH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Testing For Acidosis Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after meals. All you have to do is just spit into a bowl and dip the pH strip in it. Check the colour of the paper after one minute. If it corresponds to values of 7.0 to 7.3 it is considered healthy. A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and this state is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. In addition to the litmus test, there are certain frank symptoms that reflect acidosis. They are as follows: Body ache Headache Strong acid perspiration Foul smelling stools Hard stools Diarrhoea Sunken eyes Water retention Insomnia Also, if your teeth get sensitive to sour food or if you get small bumps on the roof of your mouth, if you suffer from bad breath, or experience difficulty in swallowing, it’s time to take a look at your diet. Moreover, it’s time to approach a health expert … Continue reading What is Acidosis? →
Obesity is often associated with an increased risk of more than 20 chronic illness and health conditions that can have a devastating effect on a person’s health. It is a risk factor for a variety of chronic diseases including diabetics, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart and related ailments, some cancers, and arthritis. According to a study published in 2014, India is the third most obese country in the world. Hence, obesity and obesity-related health complications are driving up the health care costs in India. This article highlights risk factors associated with obesity and how you can fight them. What is Obesity? Obesity means having too much fat in the body which can have a negative effect on your overall health. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. And if it is 30 or above, you are considered obese. Related: Check Your Health with our BMI Calculator Factors Leading to Obesity Different factors lead to obesity, some of them are: Eating too many calories Sedentary lifestyle Lack of sleep Smoking Certain medications Obesity or FTO gene Obesity-Related Chronic Illness Obesity and diet-related chronic diseases are largely preventable, but the complex systemic factors causing them make it … Continue reading Obesity: An Open Invitation To Chronic Diseases →
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