According to researchers, dieticians and medical fraternity, fruits are important source of food for an overall health and well being of a person. Eating fruits provide vitamins, minerals and many other vital nutrients. Almost all fruits have some amount of …

Marasmus is severe form of protein energy malnutrition. The disease is characterized by wasting of muscle and loss of fat as well as tissue mass of the body. Malnutrition occurs when the body is not able get enough amount of …

A balanced diet is essential for maintaining well being and health of a person. It provides the required amount of vitamins, minerals and macro-nutrients that are vital for growth and maintenance of healthy cells and tissues. Eating a balanced diet …

Since early civilization, mankind used to eat meat as their staple diet. Red meat is the meat which comes from cows, buffaloes, lamb, swine, deer etc. Red meat also includes meat that is derived from large birds which do not …

All plant based foods contain some amount of fiber. Fibers help the plants to maintain its structure and shape as it is made up of cellulose, pectin and gum. Nowadays, researchers and medical practitioners recommend people to include more fiber …

Grains are small seeds that are dry and hard with or without attachment of hull. Cereals and legumes are types of grains that are harvested for human consumption. There are different types of food products prepared from grains such as …

In our daily life salt is an essential ingredient added in the nutritious food that we eat. It makes the food more palatable and tasty. Salt is also considered to be a natural preservative because it reduces growth of micro-organisms; …

With growing knowledge about coronary artery disease, most people have rough idea about good and bad fats present in the diet. Trans fat is produced in industry so to say it is man made fat where liquid vegetable oils is …

Summer is the hottest season of the year. For people living in northern latitude it is the time for fun and frolic. The days are bright and long. Most people enjoy the beauty of nature. Some visit beaches and parks …

Amoebic colitis is a gastrointestinal disease caused by a protozoan parasite Entamoeba Histolitica. Colitis is a general term used for an inflammation in the lining of large intestine. When it is caused by amoeba E. Histolitica, it is referred as …

Human brain is incredible and a complex organ in the body. It has limitless potential in doing various tasks. This intricate and delicate structure is a key in taking complicated decisions, and in some situations even repair and heal itself …

Our overall health is highly dependent on the health of liver. Liver is the largest organ in the body, a workhorse which has various roles to play for maintaining good health. Although less appreciated, this vital organ is the main …

Osteoporosis is one of the most common metabolic diseases of bone. It is a bone disorder in which the absolute bone mass is less than normal. Also called brittle bone disease, osteoporosis is a silent underlying condition which often remains …

Lupus is a chronic and incurable disorder of immune system. In this disorder, body’s own defense mechanism attacks the connective tissue, joints, muscles and vital organs leading to inflammation, pain and damage to organs. More than 80 percent of lupus …

The term apnea is derived from Greek, meaning cessation of breathing. Sleep apnea is defined as intermittent cessation of airflow at the nose and mouth which lasts for at least 10 seconds during sleep. Most patients have apnea for 20 …

The food that we eat is the best defensive line of treatment against catching cold. Well balanced diet consisting plenty of vegetables and fruits will strengthen the immune system and help to ward off annoying cold which makes your regular …

One of the major constituent of human blood is red blood cells. The vital element oxygen required by each and every body cell is transported by red blood cells from the lungs. The red color of red blood cells is …

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disease which is incurable. In this disorder a small portion of brain gets affected. The characteristic symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremor, stiffness, and slowness of movement. Parkinson’s disease progresses gradually. The patient suffering from …

Diet plays a significant role in maintaining good health as well as prevention of diseases. The digestive power in each person is different. According to philosophy of Ayurveda, an alternative medicinal branch, having its origin in India and now also …

Blueberries hold a superstar status among various types of berries. They are favorite berry fruit among North Americans as most species are cultivated in this part of the continent, and in fact they are native to North America. The natives …