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Geriatric
Shampa Banerjee

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia has become exceedingly common among older people. Almost 10% of adults above 50 are affected by it. Sarcopenia is characterized by muscle loss, that can decrease both the quality of life, as well as life expectancy. However, the good news is that sarcopenia can be prevented and reversed in certain cases.

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Diseases
Banhishikha Roy

“Seeds”: The Powerhouse of Nutrients

Seeds are small mighty kernels which are known to be super-nutritious. They are also known as a powerhouse of nutrients and can be consumed daily for a myriad list of health benefits. Seeds contain an ample amount of fibre, healthy monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants present in them, seeds are known to be extremely versatile and can be incorporated any way in any recipes.

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Are you choosing your calories wisely?

A calorie is the unit of energy. It is the fuel that your body needs. Your body requires three different macronutrients – carbohydrates, protein, fat. 1 gram of carbohydrate will give 4kcal, 1 gram of protein will give 4kcal and 1 gram of fat will give 9kcal

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Other Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Covid-19 | how to fight it naturally | back to basics

During these tough times, the immunity of our body is the only thing that will help us tide over this viral attack. Low immune system will make us more vulnerable to all diseases. Strong bodies can fight back more easily. Experts have commented that this is fatal for people who have a weakened immune system and have chronic existing medical conditions like Diabetes, heart issues etc.

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Other Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Menstruation and self-care

Every month, a woman’s physical and mental-health undergo changes thanks to the hormones present in her body. You may have noticed how, on some days, you are cheerful and excited; on other days, anxiety and depression seep in, unannounced, and drive away your peace of mind, and on some days, anger and irritation rule the roost!

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Saturated Fats : Good or Bad?

What actually saturated fat is? – that they have no double bonds; raises the level of cholesterol in your blood; and are typically solid at room temperature. Some common sources are fatty beef, lamb, pork, poultry with skin, beef fat (tallow), lard and cream, butter, cheese and other dairy products made from whole or reduced-fat (2 percent) milk, many baked goods and fried foods, Some plant-based oils, such as palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil. 

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Limit the consumption of these 4 unhealthy snacks!

Junk food is defined as “any food, which is low in essential nutrients and high in everything else – calories and sodium”. Junk foods contain little or no proteins, vitamins or minerals but are rich in salt, sugar, fats and are high in energy (calories). Junk food is popular because it is tasty; but it is unhealthy. It is low in fiber, high in fat, and sugar in liquid form. Studies have shown that despite being unhealthy, junk food induces gorging that leads to obesity. 

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Cardiovascular Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

Obesity worldwide

Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese. Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2013.

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Other Diseases
Meenu Agarwal

What is the definition of a healthy diet?

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.

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Acidity
Meenu Agarwal

When do we consult a Nutritionist & Dietitian

You’re overweight but healthy.
If you’re technically overweight, but your physician says you’re healthy, the question is: How do you feel about yourself? If you’re happy with the way you look and feel, then don’t call a dietitian. But if you’re not happy with your image in the mirror, consider calling someone who can help you lose weight in a healthy manner.

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