Category: Diet

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 …

Cereals are versatile and energy packed food. They contain greater levels of B vitamins and fiber. They are excellent source of carbohydrates and protein. Wheat is the most common cereal found in enormous range of foods. Rye is similar type …

Salt or sodium chloride was the first mineral identified by human beings as a part of our diet, probably because it is easily detected by our taste buds. The primary component of salt is sodium chloride. Sodium is a major …

Convalescence is the time interval that the body requires to recover from a disease or after a surgery. People often tend to neglect the importance of convalescent period due to the work pressure of modern life. In the process they …

It is natural human desire to stay healthy and live long. Studies over a period of time have shown there is some relation between improving longevity by restricting calorie intake. However the mechanism behind it still remains elusive. Eating food …

Tomato is widely cherished vegetable in most part of the world. First grown in South America, tomato is today cultivated in almost every country. It is a short lived perennial annual plant belonging to Solanaceae family. This seedy vegetable is …

Many people are not aware of black rice, which was once considered as exclusive revered food among Chinese emperor. It is therefore also known as forbidden rice. However, in recent times it has gained its popularity and foothold in many …

Grapefruit is one of the highest ranked fruit among citrus variety. It is because of its health benefits, leaving aside its flavor and refreshing quality. This subtropical fruit is hybrid of sweet orange and pomelo. The fruit is named so …