Health

July 19, 2018

Simple ways to cut calories throughout your day

.Start your day with big glass of warm water with lemon.

.Make your eggs in the morning with one egg yolk and rest of the egg whites. Discard other egg yolks. Add green vegetables like spinach and broccoli.

.Cook your oatmeal in water instead of milk. Once cooked, add ¼ cup low fat milk to your bowl. No sugar please.

.Eat salad with little amount of salad dressing.… Read more...

April 7, 2018

Shilpa’s Yoga

I am not a fan of yoga, or should I say I was not a fan of yoga till I got introduced to Shilpa Shetty’s yoga DVD.What an amazing woman! Her flexibility and love for yoga can easily be see. She makes it sound easy and walks you through different Asanas. Being a busy professional woman, with so much on my mind, I could never concentrate on yoga. My mind would race in too… Read more...

February 1, 2018

Managing Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most common medical problem especially as we age.Normal B.P is 120/80.Lot of factors contribute to high B.P like :

Stress and hectic lifestyle,obesity,family history,lack of exercise ,excessive salt intake all contribute to high B.P. As a woman we wear many hats including being a chef and personal family physician.With that… Read more...

May 7, 2017

Do you know your risk for heart disease?

Do you know your risk for heart disease (CAD)?

Women are the family doctors. They tend to be responsible for health of their family. To take care of the family’s health, it is pertinent that we understand the basics.

What is Coronary artery disease (CAD)?

CAD is when arteries supplying the heart get blocked with fat and cholesterol. This leads to decreased to… Read more...

December 28, 2015

Understanding Fibers For Sample Food Label

On Nutrition Facts Food Label, the grams of dietary fiber are incorporated into the total carbohydrate number. But since fiber is a kind of starch that your body can’t process, it doesn’t influence your glucose levels. You ought to subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbohydrate.

Best advice about fiber:

  • Diabetic people need to count the
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December 23, 2015

Understanding Carbohydrates

What are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are the major source of energy to the body. An enzyme called amylase breaks down carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar), which is then used for energy in the body.
There are two main types of carbohydrates: simple and complex on the basis of sugar molecules in their chemical structure.
Types of Carbohydrates
Simple … Read more...

December 10, 2015

What is Diabetes Mellitus

What is Diabetes ?

Diabetes Mellitus is a syndrome of disordered carbohydrate metabolism. People with diabetes have high blood glucose, also called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia due to either a deficiency of insulin secretion or to a combination of insulin resistance and inadequate insulin secretion.
Carbohydrates (sugar and starches) present in … Read more...

April 8, 2015

Use Sunscreen! Prevent Skin Cancer

Sunscreen protects us from harmful UV rays of sun that cause those sun spots,wrinkles and early aging signs.Most important it causes skin cancer that can be prevented by applying sunscreen. Do you know there are two types of uv rays :UVA nad UVB.UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can prematurelyage your skin, causing wrinkling and age spots.UVB rays mostly… Read more...

August 28, 2014

What Do Those Nutritional Facts Really Mean?

What does low fat mean exactly? What about low sodium, or even calorie free? There are so many confusing labels out there that you may not truly know what you are consuming. The next time you go grocery shopping, scan the aisles at the grocery stores and you’ll see all kinds of claims — lean, light, reduced fat, low cholesterol, low calorie, fat-free, etc. The… Read more...