Right from our school days, we have been taught about the importance of protein rich foods. Proteins are building blocks of our body. To be more precise, proteins perform the following functions in our body – Play an active role in tissue wear and tear Required for synthesis or production of various enzymes and hormones Aid in building up our immunity – our defense mechanism by … [Read more...] about Protein Rich Foods for Vegetarians
Hair fall is a common issue affecting both men and women. It is associated with thinning of the hair, weakening of the hair follicles and hair breakage. The prevalence is affected by both age and race. By the age of 50, approximately 50% of men and 25% of women suffer from hair loss and this could start even at an early age. It is more prevalent among Caucasians compared to Asians and … [Read more...] about Effective and Practical Home Remedies for Hair Fall
Dietary fiber is often mentioned whenever weight management, gut health, and proper diet are being discussed. If you haven’t been paying much attention though, you probably think that it’s just another health-boosting component of fruits and vegetables. Well, while that’s true, there’s so much more to it. It’s about time that you broaden your understanding – and to do that, you’ll just have to … [Read more...] about Five Benefits of Consuming Fiber
Gaining weight can be as difficult as losing weight. Being underweight or too skinny comes with health risks. You are underweight if your body mass index (BMI) is less than 18.5 kg/m2. If you are in this category, you need to gain weight or add body mass to achieve wellbeing. If you’re an athlete, you need to gain the required weight and build muscles to improve your performance. If you are … [Read more...] about A Guide for Healthy Weight Gain
Some of you might have come across this term before – ‘FATTY LIVER’. For some, your ultrasound reports might have introduced you to this term. Fatty liver is nothing but increased accumulation of fat in your liver. Previously, this condition was strongly attributed to alcoholism alone. When associated with alcohol consumption, it is clinically known as alcoholic liver disease. However, over the … [Read more...] about Fatty Liver …. Better Late than Never
In the past couple of months, I have come across posts or messages on social media and elsewhere regarding one of the most sought-after topics – CHOLESTEROL. There are all kinds of posts/articles floating around – some say cholesterol is no longer bad while some say it increases the risk for several heart ailments and diabetes. All this prompted me to write this piece to help us understand and get … [Read more...] about Cholesterol: My Friend or Foe?