Category: Diet

Humans need many types of nutrients to remain healthy and perform several functions of the body. These nutrients mostly are available in the food that we consume daily. Some of them are produced by the body. The important nutrients are …

Excess intake of salt and sugar has become a leading risk factor for health all over the world. Medical fraternity across the world has similar opinion for reducing consumption of sugar and salt in diet. Diet high in salt is …

One of the foremost human priorities is to stay healthy and fit. It can be achieved by eating healthy food and exercising regularly. Perhaps milk is the best protein containing food that human beings consume since birth before consuming anything …

Dietary fibers also known as roughage are indigestible substances found in fruits, vegetables and cereals. Unlike other foods, fibers present in plant food cannot be digested or absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract, yet they have great importance in maintaining good …

Exercise and workout have lots of benefit for all age groups. It helps to improve strength, improves efficiency of heart and vascular system. It keeps you energetic by improving oxygen and nutritional flow to each and every cell of body. …

Fasting is a deliberate absenteeism from eating food. Many people all around the world fast for one reason or the other. Some people may fast because of religious beliefs, while some people may attempt therapeutic fasting for better health. Fasting …

A healthy diet is composed of many nutritional items, nuts and seeds being one of them. They are categorized as super healthy food as they are natural source of vitamins, minerals, healthy fat, protein, fiber and antioxidants. Every individual must …

Yo yo dieting is a term used for cyclical weight loss followed by weight gain. Kelly Brownwell of yale university was the person to coin this term in resemblance up and down motion of yo yo. In other words it …

We all know that the key to remain energetic is to eat healthy food, besides regular exercise, good night sleep and stress free life. Eating healthy food has so many health advantages. However, some people feel tired even after eating …

Food is the basic need of human body or for that matter for any living being. Normally the food that we eat must be governed by three main principles. It should nourish our body, safeguard our health and whenever necessary …

V8 is a known brand of vegetable juice that is sold in almost all parts of world. This vegetable juice is prepared from 8 different types of vegetable namely beet, celery, carrot, tomato, lettuce, parsley, spinach and watercress. The blend …

Calorie is the unit used for measurement of energy released when the consumed food is broken down during digestion. Calorie is a unit referred in pounds or grams. The food that we consume is made up of principal nutrients such …

The world health organization suggests that everyone should try and eat at least few portions of different types of fruits every day. In fact one of the reasons why people vaunt Mediterranean diet is because it includes lot of fruits, …

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; …