Food combination to avoid as per Ayurveda

Food combination to avoid as per Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient science of healing that has a very coherent approach to health - it establishes that the right diet is based upon an individual’s constitution: vatapitta and kapha. According to Ayurveda, food combination is an integral aspect of understanding how to eat correctly and what causes an imbalance.
Food combination to avoid as per Ayurveda

Food combination to avoid as per Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient science of healing that has a very coherent approach to health - it establishes that the right diet is based upon an individual’s constitution: vatapitta and kapha. According to Ayurveda, food combination is an integral aspect of understanding how to eat correctly and what causes an imbalance.
Things to know before you start a diet

Things to know before you start a diet

Are you planning to embark on a weight loss journey for aesthetic reasons, to improve your health, to bring down your risk of certain illnesses, such as cardiac disorders and diabetes mellitus or to deal with them better?
Unsung heroes of the spice rack

Unsung heroes of the spice rack

Whether you like your food mildly spicy, zesty and tangy, there are scores of aromatics to add to your dishes, to lend them a wonderful kick! Interestingly, besides adding serious flavour to your meals, spices are a fantastic way to boost your health and metabolism! Used as medicines by healers right from the world's earliest civilizations, several spices are not as well-known. Let’s explore these highly underrated special ingredients and their many benefits.

Protecting Your Lungs

Protecting Your Lungs

Because they are such an important part of the respiratory system, the lungs play a crucial role. The respiratory system is viewed as a collection of tissues and organs that help you breathe. The major function of the lungs is to transfer oxygen and waste gases into and out of the body.
More than numbers: How weight loss affects your well being

More than numbers: How weight loss affects your well being

Most people let their body image dictate how they feel about themselves, how they interact with others and by extension, how high or low their confidence levels are.  Weight, waist size, and progressive weight gain can have grave health implications. Sustaining a steady body weight is super important. Let’s explore the multitude of benefits of being fit and maintaining your ideal body weight.
Metabolism & Age

Metabolism & Age

The body requires energy to develop and work, and metabolism is the mechanism by which particular proteins control the process of producing energy or chemical reactions. It is essentially a chemical reaction that occurs in the body and includes both organisms and cells: the cells turn food into energy, which is then used to perform a variety of activities and acts, including our growth and development. In layman's terms, it's a mechanism in which everything we consume and drink is blended with oxygen to provide the body with the energy it needs to work properly.
The impact of obesity

The impact of obesity

Not every ‘fat’ person is obese but every overweight person is considered to be suffering from obesity. The term overweight may refer to a variety of things, but it most commonly refers to your Body Mass Index (BMI), which should be less than 30 kg when measured using your body weight and height. When a person's BMI is 30.0 or higher in adults, he or she is considered obese.
Busting myths about protein

Busting myths about protein

Protein is understood as a set of small units of amino acids that are linked together in extended chains. There are twenty different types of amino acids that make up a protein. Proteins are supposed to be enormous, complex molecules that govern tissues and organs while also preserving the body's structure and functions. They are, at their heart, macronutrients that are indispensable for increasing the volume of our muscles.
Cuisines that use Indian ingredients

Cuisines that use Indian ingredients

India’s culinary experiences differ radically based upon the climate, landscape, past rulers, communities and religions. Well known for its rich culture and heritage and its countless ingredients and cuisines, various Indian foods and recipes have become enormously popular across the globe.  The taste and flavours of India have traveled extensively internationally and have been lovingly embraced by several types of cuisines! Indian ingredients have gratified the universal taste buds and many of our foods are immensely popular in USA, UK and the Middle East.

Why do we crave carbs?

Why do we crave carbs?

‘Carboholism’ is real and extremely common. Your body tends to crave for them so what do you do when those urges strike? Instead of resisting or caving in, could there possibly be a safe, middle ground?

Yummy healthy egg dishes, the Indian way

Yummy healthy egg dishes, the Indian way

Dr. Shweta U. Shah    This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah.      . The benefits of integrating eggs into your everyday diet a...
Which dals and beans are good for diabetes?

Which dals and beans are good for diabetes?

Dals and beans commonly known as pulses are rich in fiber, protein, calcium, iron, B complex vitamins and potassium. Pulses do have a considerable amount of carbohydrates in them, but the proteins and fibre present in them prevent the carbohydrates from causing a sudden rise in blood sugar levels. 
What Should You Eat To Lose Weight?

What Should You Eat To Lose Weight?

There is always an emphasis on what we should remove from our diets for weight loss rather than what actually we must fill our plates with! In order to lose weight, sometimes we also fall prey to fad diets which are quick fixes. In the longer term, these diets may actually lower the body’s metabolism resulting into weight fluctuations.