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November 21, 2014
Satiety response – are you feeling full yet?

Are you feeling full yet?? [hr height="30" style="default" line="default" themecolor="1"] Satiety can be defined as the ‘feeling of fullness’ after eating a meal. For example, have you ever wondered how you fill up with a bowl of oat meal but even three doughnuts leave you feeling hungry? The reason is the comparative satiety levels from […]

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October 18, 2014
Micronutrients And Their Macro Benefits

“Nutrition can be compared to a chain in which all essential items are separate links. We know what happens if one link of a chain is weak or is missing. The whole chain falls apart,” says Patrick Wright, the famous researcher on food-related diseases. Micronutrients are small but vital links that hold our system together. […]

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October 8, 2014
Gene implications in food and alcohol hankerings

GENES RESPOND TO THE FOODS WE EAT? [hr height="30" style="default" line="default" themecolor="1"] There is no dearth of recommendations and advice for the healthiest diet in today’s health conscious world.Since our genes respond to the food we eat,biologists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have strived to find answers to certain questions at […]

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October 1, 2014
2 Numbers You Must Know For Dieting – Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load

Are you looking to lose weight and live healthier? Are you a diabetic looking to modify your diet for better control over your blood sugar? Are you switching from carbohydrate rich foods to protein and fiber rich foods? Are you avoiding sugary drinks and choosing sugar free alternatives? Do you look at the ingredients of […]

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September 24, 2014
Can junk food alter your DNA?

All of us know that eating a combo of cheesy supersize pizza, bulging burger, and an ice cream sundae is bad for our health. Yet, the craving for the yummy big Mac burger and a tasty cream cake from a roadside shop doesn’t seem to lessen. Genetic implications of junk food Are you someone who […]

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September 9, 2014
Manage stress, manage life!

Stress is one of the routine terms used by most of us, in the present day. Right from a 5 year old to a 50 year old, everyone is accustomed to some type of issue that causes stress. Stress has extreme after effects. But, do we really want to partner with Stress our whole life? […]

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September 9, 2014
Sulk at salt for health

Food without salt is tasteless and unappetizing. But, too much salt intake is not good for health. Of course, our body needs salt but not as much as we consume. Only one gram of salt is essential for an adult in a day and even lesser is the need for salt in children. But people […]

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August 7, 2014
7 things you can do today to prevent a heart attack

I am your heart. I work really hard to keep you alive. Every minute I pump out 5 litres of oxygen rich blood to every cell in your body so you can think, move, speak, work and live. In return all I ask is that you keep me healthy. Not many people around the world do […]

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July 18, 2014
Healthy bones, active body!

How To Keep Your Bones Healthy? Bones are a very important part of our body as they protect our organs. Strong bones are necessary to be physically fit and healthy. When we are young, our bones are stronger and harder. But, as we age and reach our 40s, they gradually lose their density. This problem […]

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June 28, 2014
Inheritance and interaction makes us what we are!

Gene-Environment Interaction Our traits are basically divided into genetic and environmental. Genetic factors are the ones a person is born with, and a large chunk of these factors are inherited from the previous generations. Environmental factors include chemical, physical, nutritional, infectious and behavioural factors. Many prevailing diseases such as diabetes and cancer are caused by […]

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