Is Protein Powder Good for You?

Mr. Khan spends 2 hours daily in working out in a gym . He wants  a complete workout with resistance training to develop strength, flexibility and a toned body,  for that  his gym instructor recommends him to take protein powder supplement daily . He is not sure about which protein shake will be best forContinue reading “Is Protein Powder Good for You?”

The truth about Fats and Cholesterol: MCT and SCT

For decades, we have been advised to eliminate fat from meals, but has this decision made us healthier? No in fact the cases of heart disease and strokes are increasing rapidly worldwide. Probably because we cut back harmful fats as well as healthy fats. There is still a lot of outdated information about dietary fats which makes us confused. It’s high time to break down the misconception and differentiate between the good fat and bad fat. It is important to remember that fat is a major source of energy, also helps to absorb certain vitamins and minerals.

Impressive health benefits of Parsley

Antidiabetic functions of parsley are considered may be  due to its rich content of terpenoids, flavonoid glycosides, coumarins or otherwise due to the presence of ascorbic acid. Parsley contains a flavonoid called  myricetin, which can reduce glucose levels by reducing insulin obstruction.

Leaching vegetables: Is it advantageous or deleterious for renal failure?

Chronic kidney disease affects more than 1.3 billion Indian.  The number has doubled in the past 15 years showing the burden of the disease on the population. Thus, following a “kidney-friendly” diet is crucial for positive long-term outcomes. Kidneys play a pivotal role in the regulation of electrolytes but when the kidney loses its function,Continue reading “Leaching vegetables: Is it advantageous or deleterious for renal failure?”

Flaxseed A-Z: What the Superfood Offers

Lately, flax seeds have gained popularity as a health food. This is due to the high content of heart healthy omega-3 fats, fiber and other unique plant compounds. Flax seeds have been linked to many health benefits, such as improved digestion and a reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Flax alsoContinue reading “Flaxseed A-Z: What the Superfood Offers”

Fenugreek and Diabetes? What is the debate?

Myths and new ways to help control diabetes are always on the fly in the diabetes market. However the fenugreek (better known to us as Methi) method has started to gain a bit of momentum in the past few years. What is the myth about? Is it actually helpful? How much is too much? LetContinue reading “Fenugreek and Diabetes? What is the debate?”

Rice or Chapati? Which is more preferable for Diabetes?

We all know diabetics are supposed to be very careful about their dietary choices as they are not able to control their blood sugar naturally. The people suffering from Type 1 diabetes don’t produce enough insulin while the ones suffering from Type 2 produce insulin but their cells are resistant to its effect. The mostContinue reading “Rice or Chapati? Which is more preferable for Diabetes?”

What’s on your plate?

What’s on your plate? It’s an important question. Your food choices matter a lot when you’ve got diabetes. One of the most essential steps to avoiding complications from type 2 diabetes is managing your diet. Knowing which foods to avoid when you have diabetes can sometimes seem tough. However, following a few guidelines can make it easier.Continue reading “What’s on your plate?”

Count the Potassium Content in your Sankranti favourites and Say No to Hyperkalemia

I am sure all are aware of the famous harvest festival is celebrated across the country of India, Makar Sankranti is locally termed as Poush Sankranti in West Bengal and Assam, Pongal in Tamil Nadu. It might be called by different names but the theme is same everywhere. Food is one of India’s biggest obsessionContinue reading “Count the Potassium Content in your Sankranti favourites and Say No to Hyperkalemia”

Winter veggies and Potassium imbalance- Are you worried?

There a common saying, eat what’s in season is the best way to beat illness. Not only does foods taste best when they are in season, they are far fresher as they have not been transported over long distances. Seasonal vegetables not only taste very fresh and tasty, but it also consists of essential elementsContinue reading “Winter veggies and Potassium imbalance- Are you worried?”