Have you ever imagined why doctors say – ‘heal you gut, heal your health’? We all know that our gastrointestinal tract (the GI tract) is responsible for digesting the foods that we eat. But at the same time you would be surprised to know that two-third of our immune system (the body’s defense mechanism) resides in the GI tract. Therefore, you could now clearly make out that our gut or the GI tract is directly responsible for good immunity and brain health. Inside our gut resides millions and trillions of highly talented and extremely hardworking creatures (bacteria, fungi and many other single celled organisms), what we collectively call as microorganisms that are working 24x7 to help us digest our meals, extracting and helping in absorbing many essential nutrients (even those that
The mind is like Tofu. By itself, it has no taste. Everything depends on the flavor of the marinade it steeps in - says Zalman Schachter Shalomi. Let's discover a few things about Tofu and its health benefits. Finally, learn the best mouthwatering recipe made out of Tofu. The soft and cheese like vegan food – Tofu is quite a popular dish in the Asian subcontinent. From being originated in China, some 2000 years ago is now a common delicacy forum in food stores and supermarkets in all Asian countries. It is said that it is one of the richest source of proteins and in particular to a person who is strictly vegetarian. Made by curdling soya bean milk, Tofu is available in the market in three forms of texture – silken, soft and firm. Silken is the most delicate and softer form of Tofu, w
Vegan Diet has become most popular these days because of its promising health benefits. A vegan diet excludes all kind of animal products. People choose to eat this way for ethical, environmental and also health reasons. With a well balanced vegan diet risk for type 2 diabetes can be reduced along with lower cholesterol levels and slimmer waistlines. Though it has many health benefits, meeting nutrient needs on a completely plant-based diet does require more attention. As our Indian Vegetarian Diet, mainly depends on milk for calcium and protein, Clarified Butter for healthy fats. Hence an alternative plant-based food needs to be substituted with animal products without being deficient in nutrients. Below list provides with the basic foods to eat to make Vegan Diet a
Beating the hot and sticky atmosphere, the heat could seem to be hopeless during summer. But at the same time, we are blessed with cheap ripe and delicious summer fruits that are elementary to the season. Some of these summer fruits are not only delicious but also keeps us fresh, cool and hydrated. In a way, they are our respite from the summer heat. Let’s ensure that this summer, we eat these summer fruits and reap many benefits: Watermelon: Thirst quencher This fruit cannot be missed out in summers and is an amazing thirst quencher. This fruit t is a powerhouse of nutrients (minerals, vitamins, amino acids, lycopene, and antioxidants). Consuming watermelon helps us stay cool and refreshed. With 90% water contents, your body will stay hydrated. It is a great skin protector a
It is really frustrating if we don't get good sleep at night. In modern society, the very common problem most of us experience is not getting enough good sleep and avoid sleeping due to work stress and other stress-related problem. Just as our body needs food and water to function well, it needs good sleep too. For a life full of good health and wellbeing, good sleep is also equally important as good food and clean water. As all activities we do in the following day, is all dependent on how well we have slept the previous night, a day full of energy and action, totally depends on the quality of our sleep or what the body knows as rest. The food choices that we make on an everyday basis holds a lot of importance to the quality of sleep that we get. Although there are numerous factors th...
Pregnancy and child birth is no doubt one of the greatest moments in the lives of the entire family, especially the mother. She has to undergo all these changes in nine months of pregnancy, nurturing the baby in her womb. After delivery your body needs time to heal and recover to get back into shape and on top health. In medical terms, the time that starts immediately after delivery is termed as the ‘postpartum period’ and lasts for approximately two to three months, before the women’s body nearly reaches the stage as she was before being pregnant. This is a very crucial phase that a mother has to go through – becoming a new mother, taking care of her newborn and recovering from the immense stress that she has undergone during pregnancy and delivery. The Road to Gain back Health
It isn’t any rocket science to discover the reasons behind gaining weight .The processed, fat-laden foods, sedentary lifestyle no involvements in any sort of physical activities, binge eating are the main reasons for gaining weight. If everything is well-balancedhaving healthy diet and working our regularly .There might be few reasons for gaining weight. There cannot be anything more frustrating and demoralizing than doing all that right to see positive results. It’s time that you should seriously look into it, before you give up and decide to be, as it goes. Look into these surprising reasons for gaining weight and take corrective steps: You are not getting enough sleep It might be surprising, it is true your body is gaining weight. The body is at its working best when it is
Vitamin is an essential nutrient that an organism needs in small amounts. That means, vitamin is very important for the smooth functioning of our body. There are so many types of vitamins that our body needs such as Vitamin A, C, D etc. Among them one of the most important vitamins for our body is Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a group of unsaturated nutrients which has different forms such as retinol, retinal and retinoic acid. This vitamin is very important for almost all parts of our body and their functions. Vitamin A is good for growth and development of our body cells, maintenance of the immune system and good vision. Vitamin A is needed by the retina of the eye in the form of retinal which is necessary for both low-light and colour vision. Vitamin A functions as retinoic acid which ...
Motherhood brings in a variety of changes in a women’s body. Along with a range of common and expected changes, alike fluid retention and swellings to changes in the vision, the hormonal and physiological changes that shows up with pregnancy and post pregnancy are unique in nature. Pre-delivery hormonal changes During pregnancy women experience sudden increase in the two hormones - estrogen and progesterone along with experiencing changes in the function and amount of other hormones. Although these hormones are critically important for a successful pregnancy, they can make a lot of things difficult. As during these phase of motherhood the ligaments are looser, women are at a greater risk of sprains and strains of the ankle and knee. At this phase the postures and body chang
We add it in our morning cup or tea or coffee. Even we sprinkle some on our favorite breakfast cereals for added flavor and bake it into pastries, cookies and cakes. And this is not all, it is even added in some of our favorite treats that we consume on daily basis like ice creams, candies, sodas and even fruit juices. It is an all important component in almost most of the processed foods like ketchup, sauces, breads and meat products. It is none other than our all-time favorite ‘sugar’. Most of us view it as something which is very tasty, satisfying and irresistible. It is a known fact and perhaps all of us know the facts and dangers associated with sugar. It won’t be wrong if we describe it as something that is: toxic, addicting, and deadly. Mainly sucrose (table sugar) has been t