NUTRITIONAL CARE FOR GOUT

What is gout? Gout is a disorder of purine metabolism which results in the accumulation of high levels of uric acid in blood. Uric acid are the waste products created after the breakdown of purines. The symptoms of gout are similar to arthritis but in this case crystals of uric acid are formed within the…

Food myths

Nutrition is mostly the favourite topic of discussion and these food myths are created either unintentionally based on personal experiences and word of mouth or intentionally as a marketing strategy in order to gain commercial benefits. Here we will discuss some of the popular beliefs about foods that are not true. Apple and banana are…

DIET AND NUTRITION IN CHILDHOOD

The period of 1 year to puberty is the time of significant growth in terms of social cognitive and emotional areas. The physical growth may be less remarkable but continue to proceed steadily. Because children are growing and developing teeth, muscles and blood , they need more nutritious foods and are at more risk of…

DIET FOR SPORTS AND EXERCISE’

During recent decades special interest have been seen in physical fitness programs and sports, The dietary goal for individuals involved in different sports and exercises is to obtain adequate nutrition in order to carry out physical activities. Many nutritional supplements and dietary regimen are sometimes taken by the fitness-conscious individuals in hope of getting maximum…

BENEFITS OF FIBER IN DIET

What is dietary fiber Fiber is the type of carbohydrates which is derived mostly from plant cell and is not digested by enzymes in digestive track. Although not absorbed by the body , fiber is an extremely important nutrient with many health benefits. The daily recommended allowance of fiber is 30 grams for a healthy…

STRESS MANAGEMENT THROUGH DIET

Stress is basically a state of emotional or mental tension which results from adverse circumstances. When a body is under stress it releases a a complex set of hormones like adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine, which prepares the body for physical action. Effects of stress on human body Stress and depression directly affects ones health. Prolonged…

DETOX DIET (Another food myth)

Detox diet, detox water and detox tea, all these terms are getting popular these days for weight loss . The detox diet advocates claims that by drinking cucumber water with a hint of lemon, ginger and honey and other fruits and vegetables and juices can clean your body, boost your metabolism, and help you to…

HEALTHY SNACKING

Snacking is generally a term used for eating something between meals. It is normally is associated with eating high fat crisps, biscuits or other bakery products. But it is not true . The snacking can be a healthy habit and may provide certain health benefits if proper choices about the kind and quantity of food…