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
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?
Have you heard people saying “I hardly eat much sweets or sugar then, how did I land up with diabetes?” This is such a common perception among people. Popularly, sugar is considered to be the culprit leading to diabetes. Is this a fact or just a perception that has had a strong snowball effect? To answer this question in a sentence – high or excess intake of sugar can be one of the many culprits … [Read more...] about Sugar Causes Diabetes: A Myth or a Fact?
On the other side of 35, overweight, stressed, leading a sedentary lifestyle…..is this you????? If so, you might need to check how are the lipids (fats) in your body behaving. How would you know this? You would know this after a simple blood test where the pathologist will analyze the different lipid components in your blood. This test is known as lipid profile. What are the pre-requisites of … [Read more...] about Interpret Your Own Lipid Profile
According to a recent research, every third person in India suffers from high blood pressure. Almost 15 to 30% of our children/adolescents are overweight and obese. All these children/adolescents are at-risk of high blood pressure in the years to come. One of the major risk factors which increases the risk of high blood pressure in high sodium intake. The first advice that your doctor gives you … [Read more...] about Step Down Your Salt Intake