HEALTHY SNACKING

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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

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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…

Magnesium

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By Aliya Waqas Magnesium is one if the essential mineral needed for good health. Magnesium is found in soil in large amounts and if the food is grown in that soil it is automatically rich in magnesium. These days the chemical treatments to increase the production of crops and use…

Oats nutrition

Oats are the whole grains commonly eaten in the form of rolled oats and oat meals. Oats are packed with large amounts of both soluble and insoluble fibre along with macro and micronutrients which provides variety of health benefits when included as a part of healthy diet. Nutritive value of oats Oats are rich in…

Diet in Migraine

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Migraine is the common disorder and is found more in women than men. It is an episode of intense headache usually on one side of the head. The headache in migraine must be throbbing, episodic and extremely intense. Migraine is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and photophobia (pain in eyes…

Diet in old age

At old age i.e above 65 years nutritional care is extremely important in order to promote healthy life style as well as for the prevention of various diseases. The risk of various age related diseases such as diabetes , hypertension, heart diseases , osteoporosis can be reduced by diet modification , also healthy diet helps…

Diet and heart diseases

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Heart disease is the major cause of death worldwide. It results from the lack of blood flow to the blood vessels surrounding the heart. The major cause of heart diseases are atherosclerosis and hypertension, both of which are greatly affected by diet. In atherosclerosis fatty material called plaque or atheroma…

DIET FOR SPORTS AND EXERCISE’

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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…

Herbal therapy

Herbal therapy is the use of herbs for the relief of common ailments. It is perhaps the oldest and most widely used system today. Many plants ( including their leaves, flowers, stems and roots are used for this purpose and sometimes it is safer and more beneficial to use herbs for minor health problems instead…