Is your weight gain because of thyroid?

Obesity

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 …

5 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY

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1. Go, sleep : Lack of adequate sleep increases levels of proteins associated with inflammation and reduces natural body immunity 2. Go, take a walk: Physical activity can help keep immunity intact. It’s been proved that people who exercise for five days a week are less prone to cold and flu. 3. Say, Vitamin – C: It’s …

10 lazy ways to stay slim

Obesity

Its never easy to slim down to that desirable size, people usually do it the hard way but here are some tips and tricks for all you lazy coach potatoes who don’t wanna put too much effort into slimming down. Indulge yourself: Don’t deprive yourself from your favorite foods no matter how anti slimming they …

Guide to a healthy Menopause

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  There are three important hormonal milestones in any woman’s life cycle: Puberty, Pregnancy and Menopause. Puberty and pregnancy are instrumental in defining womanhood. These hormonal events are responsible for continuation of mankind and make women biologically distinct and superior to their male counterparts. This positive hormonal balance continues till age of 45 to 55 …

Glucometer – Which one is good?

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How should I choose my Glucometer? When choosing a meter, here are some features to consider: 1.     Meter size 2.     Amount of blood needed for the sample 3.     How long it takes to display the reading 4.     Ease in reading the display 5.     Ability to save the results in the meter’s memory 6.     Cost of …