Fish as a food

Fish is one of the most nutritious food available to mankind since prehistoric times. It is a high protein and low fat nutrient dense food which provides number of health benefits if regularly consumed. Fish is rich in omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as several minerals and vitamin including iodine , potassium, vitamin…

Portion and serving size guide

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What is portion size? A portion size can be defined as the quantity or the amount of food one choose to eat at a time. Eating too little or more than the required amount may result in malnourishment or obesity. During recent years average portion size has become quite large…

Complementary feeding

What is complementary feeding? The first year of life is the period of rapid growth . Infants at this stage require energy and nutrients in order to grow well. Complementary feeding often called weaning is the gradual introduction of solid food to infants at the age of six months. World health organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding…

Diet in Irritable bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that involves large intestine. Common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, rectal pain, sensation of incomplete evacuation,mucous in the stool and frequent onset of alternating diarrhoea and constipation. Causes of irritable bowel syndrome IBS is a common disorder affecting 20% of women and 10-15%…

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis inflammatory disease primarily affecting joints and is characterised by changes in synovial membranes characterised by degeneration of joint muscle and bone loss. It commonly affects small joints of hands and feet but can affect other joints as well. Patients often complain about pain, stiffness and swelling. Causes of rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is…

Portion and serving size guide

What is portion size? A portion size can be defined as the quantity or the amount of food one choose to eat at a time. Eating too little or more than the required amount may result in malnourishment or obesity. During recent years average portion size has become quite large for one person. At domestic…