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?
With the current scenario of global warming, every summer is promising to be hotter than the preceding one. These abnormally high temperatures frequently result in heat wave especially in the North-Western and Central parts of India. At present, heat wave conditions are prevailing in pockets of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and … [Read more...] about This Summer…..Stay Hydrated, Stay Cool!!!!!
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
Earlier this month, while I was traveling, I overheard a few women debating about tea. The bone of contention was - which is better ‘black tea’ or ‘green tea’. Their arguments over this issue prompted me to write this piece of article…. What is the main difference between green tea and black tea? Green tea and black tea leaves are processed differently during the … [Read more...] about The Evergreen Green Tea …………..
Do you avoid going out in the sun or cover yourself when you go out in the sun? If yes then, there are reasons you shouldn’t avoid the sun. This is because the sun helps in the formation of an important nutrient, vitamin D. What is does vitamin D do in our body? Vitamin D is formed in the body when ultraviolet radiation passes through the skin. Vitamin D is essential to our body as it … [Read more...] about The Sunshine Vitamin