Glycyrrhizza Glabra (मुलेठी or जेष्ठमध) and its beneficial properties

Posted by admin | On: Jul 31 2012 | Comments (2)
“The highest ideal of cure is the speedy, gentle, and enduring restoration of health by the most trustworthy and least harmful way.” - Samuel Hahnemann Liquorice or licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra (मुलेठी or जेष्ठमध)...

Diet and nutrition for the elderly

Posted by admin | On: Jul 28 2012 | Comments (0)
Older adults generally require less calories but more nutrition to stay healthy. This poses a dilemma for some people older than the age of 70 who may not have a healthy appetite or may have health problems that can cause a loss of appetite. It is for these reasons...

Gluten: Friend or foe?

Posted by admin | On: Jul 26 2012 | Comments (0)
Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue”) is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep its shape, and often gives the final product...

Benefits of Probiotics

Posted by admin | On: Jul 20 2012 | Comments (0)
All health fanatics know that the benefits of probiotics, in many ways, top even those of multivitamins. Probiotics are basically living bacteria, which gives us several benefits, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. We all know that our body contains trillions...

Benefits of Cumin Seed

Posted by admin | On: Jul 18 2012 | Comments (0)
                    Cumin seeds not only add taste to food but also are very beneficial for the body. It is also known as jeera and has been extensively used in culinary preparations in the Indian subcontinent...

Importance of fiber in weight loss

Posted by admin | On: Jul 14 2012 | Comments (0)
Most nutritionists recommend high-fiber foods for people trying to lose weight. Fiber is an important part of a nutritious diet, but it is not itself a nutrient; it passes through the digestive system without being absorbed. Ideally, it should be 14 grams of fiber...

How solid fats affect your body

Posted by admin | On: Jul 13 2012 | Comments (0)
Dietary fats are otherwise known as fatty acids or lipids. There are two main types of dietary fats – unsaturated and saturated. Your body relies on a proper intake of fats, carbohydrates and proteins to appropriately function. You should consume fats from...

Importance of fiber and its benefits to the heart

Posted by admin | On: Jul 10 2012 | Comments (1)
Fiber which is also known as roughage is the indigestible part of plant foods that pushes through our digestive system, absorbing water along the way and easing bowel movements. There are two types of dietary fibers, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber changes...

Diet – The Key to Success in Weight Reduction in Obesity

Posted by admin | On: Jul 09 2012 | Comments (0)
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic and its prevalence continues to increase at a rapid rate in various populations and across all age groups. Obesity poses a major public health challenge since it is a well recognized independent predictor of premature mortality....