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What is the definition of a healthy diet?
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Pretty Simple – Mix of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, plus enough vitamins and minerals for optimal health. Science says that some of the food choices within these categories are better than others. Are there foods you never should eat? Nothing really. If you crave an ice cream sundae occasionally, have a small one. But don’t…

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
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Picture credit: varazsdoboz.cafeblog.hu A couple of days ago, actress Daisy Ridley of Star Wars fame declared on Instagram that like her onscreen persona, Rey, she too was fighting a prolonged battle of her own. She spoke about her struggle with PCOS, a condition she has been living with since the age of 15 when she…

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Managing Kids weight
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As parents of growing kids we all are constantly worried about the health and well- being of our toddlers or growing kids till they listen to us and we can still influence their food choices. But the current facts and figures from WHO are worrisome and reflect that we are not able to do a…

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What happens when we Age
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Eating a well-planned, nutritious and balance mix of foods every day is a necessity to age properly. It has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, some kinds of cancer, and anaemia. Healthy eating may also help you reduce high blood pressure, lower high cholesterol, and manage…

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Osteoarthritis
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OA occurs when the cartilage which fills the spaces between the bones and cushions the bones as they move, wears down. The cartilage can wear away due to daily normal use and overuse. The ends of the bones begin to rub against each other and often develop spurs and cysts. In addition, the tissue that…

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY: A START TO FUTURE DISEASES
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Growing up in a traditional Indian setup, I am aware of how obsessed we are about healthy-looking babies. But there’s a fine line of difference between ‘healthy’ and ‘healthy-looking’, especially from an Indian perspective. For the longest time most people have associated excessive weight with good health. And as a result, the contents of the…

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Cooking Oils: A complete guide for healthy cooking
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Quite often, in the rush of fretting over whether to choose raw salads over green juices, or deciding whether fish is a better protein choice than lean poultry, we end up missing out on the importance of the basics—the cooking oil for example. But the oil that you choose to sauté your vegetables in, or…

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Diabetes a Frighteningly Familiar Ailment
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With over 67 million of the population of India alone being diagnosed with diabetes and around 66% Indian children having abnormal blood sugar levels, does Diabetes mellitus or Madhumeham, as called in India, like the common cold, now need to be christened the common diabetes? As far as this country is concerned, it is fast…

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High Blood Pressure
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Hypertension or High Blood Pressure: The silent killer Hypertension, or an abnormally high blood pressure, is almost as common as common cold in the present times. However, this abundance is not the worst manifestation of this medical condition. It is rather the fact that it comes and stays without prior warnings, which means there are…

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Gallstones
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Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. In most cases they don’t cause any symptoms and don’t need to be treated. However, if a gallstone becomes trapped in a duct (opening) inside the gallbladder it can trigger a sudden intense abdominal pain that usually lasts between one and five…

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