Vitamin B12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common vitamin or minerals deficiency affecting vast majority of population. It can occur at any age but is more common in elderly above the age of 50. Signs and symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency are; Numbness Tingling or pins and needles sensation in hands and feet Shortness…

Treating common cold and cough with diet

Cold and cough are the contagious and the most common ailment people normally suffer several times throughout the year. Usually over the counter medications are offered to the patients suffering from cold and cough, but these medicines doesn’t really cure the symptoms just offer temporary relief. There are several ingredients in our pantry which can…

PEPTIC ULCERS

Ulcers affects millions of people each year. A peptic ulcer more commonly referred as a stomach ulcer is the lesion on the lining of stomach ,small intestine or oesophagus. Ulcers commonly occurs as a result of microbial or chemical abnormalities that in-turns disrupts the mucosal integrity. Types of peptic ulcers There are two common types…

Olives and Olive oil

The olives are the small, bitter taste fruit formed from the ovary of the olive flower of the tree olea europea. They are found abundantly in countries of the Mediterranean coast including Portugal , southern Asia, east China , Saudi Arabia , Argentina, Norfolk Island, California and Bermuda. Olives because of its bitter taste are…

Malnutrition

Malnutrition is the condition in which individuals are unable to get enough nutrition from the food they eat. It usually results from consuming a diet in which nutrients are either not much or more than the required amounts that causes health problems. The two common terms that refers to malnutrition are; Under nutrition- include stunting,…

HEALTHY SNACKING

Originally posted on Dietician daily:
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…

Effects of high sodium intake

Originally posted on Dietician daily:
Sodium is an important mineral needed by the body to work properly by controlling blood pressure and blood volume. It is also essential for the proper functioning of nerves and muscles in the body. Recommended intake The recommended daily intake of sodium for different age groups is as follows Average…

Low carbohydrate diet….myths and facts

Low carbohydrates, high protein or high fat diet are getting popular these days for weight loss. Some examples of these diets include paleo, Atkins and ketogenic diets. But are these diets really healthy? Common questions which comes in the mind of an ordinary man are; Are these diets really effective for losing weight? Are there…