Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant. It also helps the body produce collagen that is useful when it comes to repairing damaged cells and tissues, and is instrumental in the healing process concerned with wounds and lesions. At the same time, to a certain extent, this also helps us reduce (not eliminate though) the toxic effects of air pollution and excessive sun exposure on us through the skin.
Do you know what empowers us Indians the most when it comes to our kitchen? Well, it’s what we house in our cabins as our everyday spices. So, whether it is the seeds of cumin, carom, fennel, fenugreek, pepper or turmeric powder, we always have something that is beyond its culinary value in our cooking arsenal. And, when we talk about the health benefits of turmeric, there’s more to the spice other than mixing it with milk, (the notorious ‘haldi wala doodh’) to cure a cold or bad throat in India.
Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B vitamins, that is water-soluble, the largest, and structurally most complex vitamin. It is naturally found in animal foods and several dairy products. Also, some varieties of bread and plant-based milk are fortified with B12.
Face Masks are extremely essential to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Everyone stresses the importance of wearing the mask correctly to prevent the infection. But disposing of these face masks are as important or even more important to block the risk of the infection spreading.
The immune system consists of organs, cells and the secreted chemicals that fight infection (microbes). The main components of the immune system include: white blood cells, antibodies, the complement system, the lymphatic system, the spleen, the thymus, and the bone marrow. All these are involved actively in fighting the infection.
Nature has provided the elements to human beings to live a life of 100 years. But due to our own choices of not exercising regularly and not consuming the right quality and quantity of food, the life span has decreased. We can still improve our life span provided we take care of our body. The 9 Elements provided by Nature to Mankind are:
Do you exercise regularly? Do you live/ work in a polluted area? Do you smoke cigarettes? Okay, maybe you don’t do any of these things. But: does your body convert food into energy? Of course it does! Why do these things matter? Because all these things can lead to an increase in compounds called ‘free radicals’ in […]
We require a good combination of macronutrients and micronutrients for a healthy body. Fibre is one of those macronutrients (carbohydrate) that plays a key role in our good health, especially the health of our digestive system.
What does your dinner table look like? Are your breakfast scenes all about convincing the kids to finish their veggies off their plate and have ghee instead of processed jam, and ketchup with their Rotis/Paranthas? And for God’s sake, eat without watching YouTube cartoons on your phone? Well, healthy eating for children today seems like a far-fetched dream with all forms of junk and processed options you wish didn’t exist in the supermarkets at all. Right?
The rich nutritional value of chia offers great potential to be used in wide applications like food, medical, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and feed purposes. Including chia seeds as a part of the diet is beneficial in preventing and managing a number of health disorders for better health and longevity. Many studies have been reported for their role in health-promoting properties like cardiovascular health, immune system health, bone health, antihypertensive, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities. The Omega-3 fatty acid in Chia is ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), which is helpful in the prevention and management of obesity-related parameters like hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, and hypertension.