Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

It is easy to get lost in the whole health-food terminology and discourse on clean living. One can’t really tell where healthy stops and unhealthy begins. One major factor in determining the healthfulness of a food can be by looking at it from an alkaline or acidic point of view. The more alkaline it is the better. Alkaline diets have gained more importance from the cancer world, as many research studies are now showing an obvious connection between acidic diets and rise in cancers. Alkaline balance- In order for your…

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

It cannot be denied that childhood obesity is on the rise. Chew on the following statistics – Somewhere between 5.74 % and 8.82 % of schoolchildren in Indian are obese. In urban south India, 21.4 % boys and 18.5 % girls aged 13-18 are either over-weight or obese. Worldwide , in the year 2000, the International obesity task force(IOTF) , declared about 10% of children aged 5-17 (about 155 million), were overweight , out of which 2 to 3% (30-45 million) , were obese.   Among the reasons for childhood…

6 Ways To Stay Fit, While Travelling.

6 Ways To Stay Fit, While Travelling.

It happens to the best of us. We diligently follow our diets when we are at home but let ourselves loose while travelling. While food is a part of any vacation experience, it’s a bad idea to just eat your way through a holiday. Here are a few health tips to keep in mind while travelling. Think- the journey to weight loss often starts with the way you think about it. Something as simple as making a decision not to gain weight could help you see your vacation eating in…

The Importance of Meditation

The Importance of Meditation

If there is anything that has added more value to our lives over the last few months, it’s the practice of simple meditation. Right from stress to managing emotions effectively, eating healthier, combating cravings and sleeping better and being mindful about how an exercise or food impacts your mind and body, meditation has guided us in our journey of life. We used to think meditation is the most difficult thing to do. I guess, that’s what we make ourselves believe until I really got inspired and actually started ‘doing it’….

What Is Clean Eating?

What Is Clean Eating?

In the language of nutrition, it’s very easy to get your wires crossed. Master cleanses, detox diets, low-carb diets, high-protein diets and the like usually lead to more questions than answers. So how do you sift through them all? This piece is the first in a series of articles where all must attempt to translate the prevalent beliefs or attitudes towards particular foods or diets. Today, we get up very close and personal with a hot new fad clean eating. In a nutshell, clean eating is less of a diet…

Dangers Versus Safety Of Nutritional Supplements

Dangers Versus Safety Of Nutritional Supplements

The medical gives the evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of nutritional supplements in preventing and /or slowing the progression of degenerative diseases. For these supplements to be effective for this purpose, we must take them over a lifetime. We’ll want to use them at much higher levels than the RDA’s , and we are already an unhealthy population, so it is critical these nutrients be virtually free of any toxic effects and safe for use in strong doses. Antioxidants are certainly safe when taken correctly. Nutritional supplements are simply nutrients…

Why the Right Diet Works-Technique And Logic

Why the Right Diet Works-Technique And Logic

If you want to lose body fat, you need to modify the way you eat. There is no way around it. If you want to lose excess weight and become healthy, you need to learn how to eat foods to speed up your metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning machine. Everything you put in your mouth will do something to your body; it will either burn fat or store fat. How does this happen? The human body is a chemical-producing machine with cells that can multiply and divide….

Healthy Food for Kids

Healthy Food for Kids

Easy Tips to Help Your Children and Teens Eat Healthier   While peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting kids to eat well seem impossible, there are steps parents can take to instill healthy eating habits without turning mealtimes into a battle zone. By providing nutritious food for your kids and being a positive role model, you can make a huge impact on their lifelong relationship with food and give them the best opportunity to grow into healthy, confident adults. Encourage healthy eating habits Children develop…

Eating Well as You Age

Eating Well as You Age

Nutrition and Diet Tips for Healthy Eating as You Age   As we age, eating well can improve mental acuteness, energy levels, and resistance to illness. A healthy diet can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be about dieting and sacrifice. Whatever your age, eating well should be all about fresh, tasty food, wholesome ingredients, and eating with friends and family. Feed your body and mind No matter your age or your previous eating habits, it’s never too…

Healthy Eating After 50 Years Of Age

Healthy Eating After 50 Years Of Age

Healthy food can help control blood pressure and lower the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension). The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan: Emphasizes vegetables, fruit,and fat-free or low-fat dairy products Includes whole grains, fish, poultry, vegetable oils, and beans, seeds, and nuts Limits sodium, sweets, sugarybeverages, and red meats Do women over 50 needs a special diet plan? It’s good for all women—and men—to choose healthy foods to enhance heart health and avoid hypertension, osteoporosis, and diabetes. In general, women need fewer calories and different amounts of vitamins and minerals than men. Some women take dietary supplements, but talk to your doctor before…