Health News – Spicy Food linked with Long Life

Chilies add wonderful flavour and kick to foods, and have very few calories, boost metabolism, help burn fat and keep us feeling full longer. Rates of ischemic heart disease, respiratory diseases and cancers were all lower in hot-food eaters. Researchers noted that capsaicin, the main ingredient in chili peppers, to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Researchers from the Chinese… Read More Health News – Spicy Food linked with Long Life

Health News – It is better to Eat at Home for Weight Control

To maintain a healthy weight, you need to balance the amount of calories you consume through food and drink with the amount of calories you burn through physical activity. The amount of calories you should eat depends upon:- Age, height and gender Daily activity level If you want to lose, maintain or gain weight Other… Read More Health News – It is better to Eat at Home for Weight Control

General Measures to improve Maternal Nutrition

Delay teen pregnancy Increase birth intervals, Birth spacing of  three years or longer Promote optimal breast feeding practices. Promote  family planning  and  health nutrition intervention counsel on the  need for a reproductive  period  to build  energy  and  micro-nutrient  stores. Consider breast feeding status when prescribing contraception period. Mother may initiate  breast feeding  in the  first … Read More General Measures to improve Maternal Nutrition

Maternal Malnutrition Problems

The  most  common  maternal nutritional problems are Protein deficiency, Iron  deficiency Vitamin A deficiency ,Iodine  deficiency  Folic Acid  deficiency, Zinc deficiency, Vitamin B6 and  Vitamin B12 Deficiency Macro nutrition deficiency Protein Energy Mal-Nutrition.  It  is  due  to the  deficiency of  protein fat  and  carbohydrate in the diet  due  to which  body starts breaking  down the muscle  to… Read More Maternal Malnutrition Problems

Gluten Free Diet

What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease to control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications. Symptoms of celiac… Read More Gluten Free Diet

Vitamin K2 – Prevent Calcium Deposits in Arteries

Vitamin K2 helps to move calcium deposits from your arteries (where they can harm your body), to your bones (where your body can use them). Research suggests that vitamin K2 functions very different from vitamin K1, and that, while your body does produce its own vitamin K2, it doesn’t produce adequate amounts. Your body is able to absorb nearly all of the vitamin K2 you… Read More Vitamin K2 – Prevent Calcium Deposits in Arteries