Child Obesity is the most common problem in India with almost 10 million cases registered every year. In simple terms, it can here as excess body fat that negatively affects the health. But, not all children with extra weight can be called overweight or obese, because every child has their own capacity to carry the different amount of body fat depending on their body mass index (BMI) – a guideline of weight in relation to…

Bangalore is regarded as the tech hub our country. Job opportunities over the last decade have increased so also the take home packages. At the same time number of working hours has drastically increased so is the work pressure. As people are out of the home for most of the time, eating out has become a very common feature. Due to stress and odd hours of working people have started binge eating and prefer fast…

Mushrooms are available and grow throughout the world. There are many kinds both edible and poisonous. Some edible mushrooms have a compound that gets converted into Vitamin D when exposed to UV lights. Although mushrooms are not vegetable, because of their texture and juicy nature, they can be replaced instead of meat in many vegetarian recipes. Calories for 100 gms of mushroom is 22 calories, with a total 0.3 gms of fat, and 1gm of…

Consuming Whole grain is more beneficial to the body. This is a widely known fact and is recommended by almost all nutritionists and medical experts. What is surprising is the fact that the amount of nutrition in sprouts is much higher that even whole grains. Sprouts are whole grains which grow and germinate when soaked and left with the right amount of temperature light and moisture. During the sprouting process, some enzymes are released. This…

100 grams of Asparagus contains as low as 20 calories, dietary fiber of 2.1g, fat 0.1g, cholesterol 0mg, and protein of 2.2g. Asparagus is a perennial. The young shoots are used as vegetable. 93% of asparagus is composed of water. It is also rich in Vitamin B, calcium, magnesium, zinc, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese, and selenium. Since asparagus is very low in calories,…

The question is “What does my weight have to do with Kidneys?” The simple answer being, more weight, more work for the kidneys to filter wastes from the body. Kidneys filter approximately 170 liters of blood every day. Obese people have a higher tendency to develop high blood pressure and diabetes, both of which lead to kidney disease or kidney failure. Although obesity or overweight indirectly causes harm to the kidney, the excess weight still…

Barley is one of the oldest grains cultivated in human civilization. And even to this day it is found in most of the Indian households. Barley has many benefits when incorporated in the daily diet. One cup of barley has only 1gm of fat, and an impressive 10gms of protein and 6gms of fiber. High fiber content means, one can stay fuller for a longer period of time. Most of the fiber in barley is…

Grape fruit are chosen by many people aiming at weight loss as it has many proven studies conducted to prove its effects. There is one published in the Journal of Medicinal Food that reveal that eating just half a grapefruit per day makes a significant impact on weight loss. Another study printed in the journal Metabolism found that eating half a grapefruit before meals may help reduce visceral (belly) fat and lower cholesterol levels. Participants…

To consume food high in antioxidants are important. Antioxidants contain compounds that fight diseases. It is believed by scientists that they help prevent and repair the stress that occurs from oxidation in a normal cell. Some small percentages of cells get damaged during oxidation and turns into free radicals. This can start a chain reaction to harm more cells and possibly disease. Unchecked free radical activity has been linked to diseases like cancer, heart disease…

Diary milk are derived from animals like cows and goats, where as soya milk is a plant based milk from the extracts of soyabeans. The nutrition content of both are interesting to know. 236 ml of soya milk contains 80 calories, 4g of fat, 7g of protein & 300 mg of calcium, where as the same 236 ml of Cow’s milk has 150 calories, 8g of fat, 8g of protein and 300 mg of calcium….

Weight gain? Cortisol may be your real culprit for those extra kilos. Cortisol is also called the “Stress Hormone”. When life throws a lot of stress, the body reacts by producing cortisol/ stress hormone, which in turn increases the appetite. Stress generally leads to emotional eating and this in turn leads to increase in weight. Over eating can become a habit and lead to obesity.  

As parents, choosing a healthy snack for your children is an important responsibility. 100 gms of french fries has 274 calories, 14.08 g of fat. 100 gms of apple has 52 calories and 0.17g of fat. Not only are french fries oily unhealthy, but contain a lot of sodium content too. Apples are rich in antioxidants, flavanoids, dietary fibre. They have the ability to reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes & heart disease….