7 Secrets of Yogic Nutrition

7 Secrets of Yogic Nutrition

  Ever wondered what is so special about the way yogis eat? Here’s revealing some of the top secrets of yogis that can help attain a balance between the mind, body and soul. An alkaline start- There is a build-up of toxins and acids in our bodies overnight; hence a ritual of lemon water on an empty stomach is very dear to yoga. It is extremely alkaline, detoxifies and wakes up all the organs much better than coffee does. Sattvic eating- In ancient texts, there is no mention of cabs,…

The Components of a Healthy Meal

The Components of a Healthy Meal

You want, it will you may think it doesn’t matter what you eat? Well, it does. If you eat anything show on your body. If you eat the right foods, you will start losing weight until you fit into those jeans you’ve been hiding in your closet. Take the example of the Eskimos. They consume a lot of high-fat foods, including whale bladder, seal fat, cold water fish and organic meats. Yet, they don’t suffer from heat ailments or any other diseases, and are certainly not obese. Have you thought…

Wrongfully Accused Saturated Fats

Wrongfully Accused Saturated Fats

Let us not blame only saturated fats and trans fats for compromising your health by weight gain and clotting in the arteries. If you stop eating all fats , but continue to binge on junk foods made from refined wheat flour, cheese and sugar, like breads,pizzas,burgers,biscuits,cakes,pasteries, and mithai,and then you still run the risk of developing dreadful diseases. The reason is that all these products increase your blood sugar and thereby your insulin, leading to an increase of fat storage in your body. The idea of avoiding all fats because…

Foods That Are Bad For Health

Foods That Are Bad For Health

Sodas are full of sugar, unless they are of the diet survey variety, in which case they are full of artificial sweeteners. They also contain caffeine, and artificial colors and flavors. What really makes them bad for our health is that they have no nutritional value. The reason people drink them is because they like the taste. When considering soda, think about what it contains? Here is a breakdown of its ingredients- Carbonated water- this is plain water infused with carbon dioxide. Caramel color- it is chemical, methylimidazole, and not…

Top Fat – Burning And Metabolism Booster Foods In The Great Indian Diet

Top Fat – Burning And Metabolism Booster Foods In The Great Indian Diet

ALMONDS- A study by the University of Toronto found that people who ate almonds with white bread didn’t experience the same blood sugar surges as those who ate just a slice of bread. The higher the rise in blood sugar levels, the lower the fall will be. That dip leads to hunger, causing people to overeat. Moreover, blood sugar changes the body to make insulin, which can increase abdominal fat. FRUITS- A majority of fruits, like apples,pears,oranges and watermelon, are high in fiber and water content, are full of antioxidants…

How to Reduce Blood Pressure

How to Reduce Blood Pressure

The blood pressure, and those tiny pills that you take from those tiny boxes to battle a not-so-tiny problem. Of all the diseases that nutrition can help with, high BP is one of the most responsive. Does it right and you can significantly reduce, delay or completely eliminate the need for meditation. The most obvious and significant way to do this would be to lose weight. There is a strong correlation between a decrease in weight and a decrease in blood pressure. While healthy weight loss and its methodologies have…

Facts About Fats-A General Awareness In Today’s Lifestyle

Facts About Fats-A General Awareness In Today’s Lifestyle

1 in 6 people have high cholesterol levels. 75% cholesterol in the body is made by the liver. 25% of cholesterol in the body is found in the brain. What is cholesterol?- Cholesterol is oil-based and is soft waxy substance found in every cell of your body. High cholesterol has no symptoms. There are 2 types of cholesterol:- LDL (low-density lipoprotein) – bad cholesterol, contributes to plaque a thick or hard deposit that can clog arteries. HDL (high-density lipoprotein)-good cholesterol, removes harmful bad cholesterol. High LDL levels reduce the risk…

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…

FOOD: Nourishment To Our Body

FOOD: Nourishment To Our Body

Food is the basic necessity of life. Everybody eats food and most people enjoy it. From the beginning, scientists were curious about the food they consumed, its passage in the body and its effects. This curiosity led to the development of the science of nutrition. Nutrition is defined as the scientific study of food and its relation to health. It can also be defined as the science which deals with those processes by which body utilizes food for energy, growth and maintenance of health. The development of chemistry and other…

ESSENTIAL BODY NUTRIENTS

ESSENTIAL BODY  NUTRIENTS

Nutrients are chemical components of food that supply nourishment to the body. They are required by the body in the right amounts and they must be eaten regularly. Each nutrient –proteins, fats, vitamins and water – performs a specific function in our body. Cellulose, though not a nutrient itself, plays an important role in the physiology of digestion. Hence it is considered to be a vital nutritional factor. FUNCTIONS OF NUTRIENTS- Supply energy to the body Build and repair body tissues Regulate body processes Carbohydrates and fats primarily supply energy….