Category «Small Steps To Healthy Life»

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 …

Are you diabetic?

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While not a serious condition as such, diabetes can lead to serious complications if not detected early or managed properly. Complications can range from blurred vision, renal problems to severe neurological problems. Hence it is important to be able to identify the early warning signs. Prevalence of diabetes has increased significantly over the last decade, …

Beetroot – Super healthy food

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The beautiful ruby coloured beet is a powerhouse of nutrition. It contains carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidants & fibre; not to mention the abundance of vitamins & minerals. It is low in calories, has only small amount of fat & zero cholesterol. Being rich in soluble fibre, beet roots have cholesterol lowering properties. The carotenoids & flavonoids …