Category «Small Steps To Healthy Life»

Eating right during pregnancy

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Pregnancy – A phase when the body of a woman undergoes new and unique adjustments. Hormonal & physiological changes like the rise in body temperature, heartburn, nausea and other such discomforts are usually associated with it. But, coupled with such conjoining difficulties, is an awareness of wonder and delight.. As she prepares to hear those …

Catching cholesterol early

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Cholesterol is a byproduct of fat breakdown in the body. Depending on its size, it is broadly classified into heavy, low and very low density lipids (HDL, LDL and VLDLs). These are normally present in all tissues of the body and are useful in hormone production, vitamin D synthesis, etc.   However, cholesterol nowadays is …

Let your health flower with the seed of Flax

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Fortified plant-based foods have been recognized to promote well-being by offering immense health benefits. They are the finest sources of protein, fiber, iron and other essential nutrients.  Besides, they form a significant part of a balanced vegan diet. Consider the healthiest foods that lead your grocery purchases every month. To your checklist of pulses, grains, …

Hacking hyperthyroidism

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Thyroid disorders are becoming increasingly common among people. Thyroid abnormalities are hormonal disorders. While hypothyroidism is one end of the spectrum, hyperthyroidism covers the opposite spectrum.   When I say, opposite, I mean exactly opposite. It is a condition with elevated levels of thyroid hormones, namely T3 and T4; coupled with decreased levels of thyroid …

Is your weight gain because of thyroid?

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Thyroid problems are fairly common nowadays , and it is still on the rise. With women being at a 5-7 times higher risk than men, this is quite a concern today. What makes matters worse is that more than 60% of those suffering from thyroid problems are oblivious of their underlying condition.   So let …

6 Meat-free Proteins

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Proteins are called building blocks of the body and rightly so. They not only help in proper muscle growth, but also aid in formation of enzymes, which govern almost entirely how the body works.   These proteins can be further broken down into 20 amino acids, 9 of which cannot be synthesized by the body, …

Milking Goodness

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Over generations, and across cultures, milk has established itself to be the most complete food. This is why nature has seen to it that the young gets ample of it. However, with over half a dozen variants available in the market, it has become confusing for many of us to choose the right milk. To decide …