Posts

Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle

Image
Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you'll get to where God wants you to be.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/new_beginning.html Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you'll get to where God wants you to be.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/new_beginning.html
Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you'll get to where God wants you to be.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/new_beginning.html Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you'll get to where God wants you to be.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/new_beginning.html
Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you'll get to where God wants you to be.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quo…

Exclusive Breastfeeding

Image
How breastfeeding benefits you and your babyBefore I start anything, I just want you all to know that this is the worlds breastfeeding week i.e ( 01 august - 07 august)  Read till the end. :)Breastfeeding protects your baby from a long list of illnesses
Breastfeeding can protect your baby from developing allergies
Breastfeeding may boost your child's intelligence
Breastfeeding may protect your child from obesity
Breastfeeding may lower your baby's risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)
Breastfeeding can reduce your stress level and your risk of postpartum depression
Breastfeeding may reduce your risk of some types of cancer.Breast milk is best for your baby, and the benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. In addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs in the first six months of life, breast milk is packed with disease-fighting substances that protect your baby from illness.Breastfeeding for the first six months although any amount…

OBESITY

Image
OBESITY.
The most distressing factor of today's time

FOOD ADULTERATION

Image
For good health we must have good food. By good food we mean nutritionally balanced, wholesome and safe food. Adulterated food is impure, unsafe, or unwholesome food.
What is adulteration?
Adulteration can be defined as the addition/subtraction/substitution or abstraction of substances which adversely affect the quality of food products. 
Prevention of food adulteration act,1954 To check the growing  tendency of adulteration, Government of India had introduced “Prevention of Food Adulteration act” in 1954.FSSAI – In 2006 the food safety and standard authority of India has been established under food safety and standard act 2006  which consolidates various acts and food related issues in various ministries and departments.

Common adulterants present in food: Turmeric, dals and pulses: Adulterant: metanil yellow and kesari dal Health hazard: lathyrism, cancer, anemia, degeneration of reproductive organs, mental retardation. Green chilies, peas and other vegetables: Adulterant: malachite green an…

Carbohydrates:- Your Diets Fuel

Image
What are carbohydrates?
Carbohydrates are an ideal source of energy to the body. They play a critical role in the proper functioning of the immune system, fertilization, blood clotting and human development.

How food is converted to fuel in our body?
The food in our body is digested by mixing it with acids and enzymes in the stomach.   The digested carbohydrates in our stomach is broken to another type of sugar called “glucose”.  The stomach and small intestines absorb the glucose and then release it into the blood stream. Once the glucose makes it to the blood stream, it is immediately used for energy or stored in our bodies, to be used later.





The role of insulin in our body:-
Insulin is a hormone secreted by beta cells in the pancreas and it helps to store glucose for energy. Without insulin, the glucose stays in the bloodstream therefore increasing the blood sugar levels.
Rich sources of carbohydrates- The healthiest sources of carbohydrates are,unprocessed or minimally processe…

WHY VITAMINS

Image
WHAT ARE VITAMINS?Vitamins are vital nutrients essential for overall health and proper immune system. They are required in minimal or limited amounts and are considered to be micro nutrients. Water soluble vitamins are required more in the body than fat soluble as they are lost with respective loss of water from our body. WHAT DO VITAMINS HELP IN? Various vitamins have various effects on our body. They are not synthesized enough in the body and have to be supplemented. Vitamin A helps in proper vision, vitamin B helps to keep us energized and vitamin C helps to boost our immune system. Certain foods that will help you keep up healthy levels of vitamins in the body:FISH: fish is one of the richest sources of vitamin A and D. If you are a vegetarian then there are vitamin D fortified products available in the market like soy milk, cereals and orange juice. Vitamin D is present in various products of our meal and is important for proper absorption of calcium in our body thus maintaining he…

THYROID

Image
THYROID GLAND a ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism. Thyroid gland is completely controlled by TSH ( Thyroid Stimulating hormone) which is secreted by Anterior pituitary gland which is then controlled by Hypothalamus factor The thyroid gland secretesthyroid hormones including  1.Thyroxine (T4)   2.Triiodotyrosine (T3)  3. Calcitonine  which primarily influence themetabolic rateandprotein synthesis THYROID HORMONES The primary function of thyroid gland is production of  iodine containing thyroid hormones Thyroxine( T4) is a pro hormone of  Triiodothyroxine (T3)  are tyro sine based hormones THYROXINE -  is the major form of thyroid hormones in the blood which has a longer  life  than T3 T4 is then converted to T3 Both of these hormones are partially composed of  Iodine asone of the important element of these hormones The thyroid gland also produces the hormoneCalcitonin, which helps regulate bloodcalciumlevels.  A defic…