Community Health and Nutrition

Community Health and Nutrition

These two terms cannot really be defined separately since problems of nutrition and health co-exist in the community, where one influences the other. Therefore, general awareness has been provided by an elaboration of the concept of community nutrition. Community health- Community health is concerned with the health problems of population groups lead inevitably to a broad range of interests, i.e., from the cause, prevention and control of diseases, nutritional or otherwise. Thus community health includes both identification of nutritional health and health problems and causes and prevention as well as…

The Main Components Of Indian Food

The Main Components Of Indian Food

India is known for its varied, spicy and delicious food. It is renowned not only for its taste but also its aroma. From your house you can identify, what is being cooked at your neighbor’s just by the aroma of the dish. The reason for this is the use of spices in each recipe. Most Indian homes store spices for the whole year, the most common being rai ( mustard seeds), haldi ( turmeric),dalchini (cinnamon),elaichi (cardamom),kokum,jeera (cumin),bay leaves,tamarind,red chillies,fenugreek seeds and coriander powder. Ingredients like garlic, ginger, curry leaves, coconut,…

Heal With Food

Heal With Food

You all might remember about the PCOS and diabetes care through nutrition, you may remember that both these diseases had in common excess fat. Figure out the way to deal with the excess fat, and you’ve figured out a way to deal with both diseases and, in many cases, eliminate impending diabetes entirely. For those who don’t have these health conditions, you’d be nipping this diabetes in the bud, should you decide to surface. In order to stave off disease and lose fat, say no to; JUNK FOOD- Not just…

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…

Can I Eat My Office Lunch At My Desk?

Can I Eat My Office Lunch At My Desk?

Everyday lunch hour at work is like an olfactory overload. From one side you are treated to a whiff of rajma-chawal, from another, Gobi masala with a bit of raw onion for extra zing. And this is not the office cafeteria. All this is served desk-side, thanks to a number of colleagues dining al-desk. The lunch offenders- Even though most companies have cafeterias and are now setting up rules that eating at the desks is not allowed, dining at the desk is increasing. With the race to complete more in…

Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential

Gourmet ice creams, hot and cold soups, drool worthy pizzas, traditional McLaughlin,- the list of lip smacking food is endless. On an average, a human being spends at least two to three hours munching, eating, slurping or bringing. Unfortunately, not all of us know how to cook? However, with the Smartphone explosion, there are plenty of apps that will turn us into a smart home chef. It comes as no surprise that the Indian sub-continent is a vegetarians dream. We love our aloe-gob’s, and amaranths, but as any self-respecting vegetarian…

Food Preservation and Maximization of Nutritional Benefits

Food Preservation and Maximization of Nutritional Benefits

The basic principles of food preservation are to either kill or to inactivate or control factors which are the main causes of food spoilage. These factors, as we know, are the growth of microorganisms and inactivity of natural enzymes. We can either destroy these microorganisms and natural enzymes of keep their activity and growth under our control. This essentially involves controlling bacteria, yeasts, and molds by either inhibiting their growth and activity or by destroying them. Creating an environment in which microorganisms are not able to grow and function although…

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…