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Corona Virus: The Pandemic We Know Very Little About!
Corona virus: the pandemic we know very little about!

It was the turn of 2019 and the world was looking to celebrate the new year. all the celebrations and preparations were in order in every country of the world, and that was the moment that the tide turned for the worse. the world health organization was informed of a deadly virus called covid-19 (or coronavirus) that had spread in a sleepy little town of china and was all set to shake up the world order on its own terms soon enough. no one has ever been the same ever since. this new and deadly pandemic has accounted for thousands of lives so far and it is still on a rampage for many more from around the world. worse, there is little to no awareness in several parts of the world and this has further made the way to its containment a lot harder.    today, we take a satellite view of the rising issue of coronavirus so that you could stay safe and live through the time in a sane manner. prior to that, here’s a recap of all that we know of it and just how you could do your part to stay safe. dated 31st december 2019: china’s wuhan city was grappling a virus strain that the mankind had never heard or dreamt of, and all the efforts made by the local authorities to contain it were proving futile. the chinese government had tried its best to include some tier arrangements like sealing geographical borders and discouraging international air travel but to no avail. the virus continued to spread and it was never in the business of taking prisoners. the world health organization too was rattled beyond belief and it shot out a host of precautionary advisories on a cosmopolitan level. dated 16th march 2020: the situation is just all the more alarming now with the virus spreading around the world like a wildfire. several european countries like italy and spain are now staring down the barrel with a large number of casualties even as china continues to try its best to contain the issue. the uk and the us too are clueless with their share of casualties so far. india, with its class-leading medical faculties and reputation of medical tourism, had withdrawn its students in china last month by airlift and in iran earlier last week. anyone infected here is being treated to the best of medical resources available.  if it were not so life-threatening, no country would have made a huge uproar over it. the key is not to press the panic button! yes, as much as it is important to be aware of the covid-19 or coronavirus, it is also important not to press the panic button now. no matter what country you are living in, please rest assured that your respective local government is doing its best to keep you safe and secure. your government should also be keeping a tab on all the latest updates on the coronavirus in china and any medical breakthrough would be communicated to you at the earliest.  please find below some of the best preventive measures for coronavirus that you should follow: do not spread or believe in rumors, especially through whatsapp or social media. maintain personal hygiene. wash your hands with antiseptic or antibacterial soap regularly. alcohol-based handwashes are best when you use them after sneezing or before or after eating or drinking something.  keep a safe distance of three feet from anyone who is sneezing and/or coughing. avoid touching your face and lips every now and then. try to avoid physical contact with hands at the time of greeting someone. wear n95 or other approved masks. most importantly, seek immediate medical assistance if you have fever, a running nose or if you are experiencing any difficulties in breathing. also self quarantine yourself if you have contacted the virus and the same has been confirmed medically.  pro tip: for those who are 60 years or older, it comes highly recommended to get yourself additionally checked for any cardiovascular disease, respiratory ailment, diabetes or any other persistent health issue. the reason is that while these diseases may not be directly related to the coronavirus, they would certainly bring down your body’s resistance to the pandemic itself.  coronavirus: symptoms, myths, and treatments available  coronavirus is a new infectious strain that may be best described as deadly, however there have been a few survivors too. its consequent symptoms are usually very simple and that often lets people take it lightly- and it is just the mistake that you should not commit. we are presenting its list of symptoms below for a ready reference:  sore throat running nose cough fever weakness difficulty in breathing  we are also debunking some popular myths regarding covid-2019 below: the virus spread is limited to countries with hot and humid climates. the virus is spreading across the world at an alarming rate and it makes no distinction on the basis of climates and geographical boundaries.  extreme temperatures can kill the virus. there has been no conclusive evidence to suggest that very hot or very cold temperatures can kill the covid-19 virus and thus cure a patient.  hot steam bath can keep you safe. as mentioned above, temperature has no effect on this virus. you might only burn yourself in the process of taking a very hot steam bath under unsupervised conditions.  the coronavirus can be transmitted through bugs and mosquitoes.  there are no medical reports so far to confirm that someone could be infected from this virus through bugs or mosquitoes.   ultraviolet lamps can be used to disinfect hands and kill the virus. this myth is especially important to debunk. human bodies are not meant for consumption of ultraviolet radiations and anyone trying to disinfect oneself through these radiations would only be courting disaster.  pneumonia and flu medications can keep one safe. it comes highly recommended that one should not rely on prevalent medications for flu or pneumonia to deal with coronavirus disease. there are also no medications, as prescribed by the world health organization (who), for this deadly disease so far.  eating garlic or cloves can cure the virus. stay away from such unfounded home remedies. there is no medically conclusive evidence to suggest that eating garlic, onions or cloves could have any effect on covid-19 virus.  united we stand, divided we fall! this virus strain is new and is way more evolved than the previously encountered sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and mers (middle east respiratory syndrome) viruses of the past decade. the mortality rate of covid-19 is way more than those of sars and mers combined and it would take sometime for the medical world to devise a befitting reply.  covid-19 has no who-approved treatment available so far. several who-backed medical organizations are trying their best to devise a medicine to contain the onslaught of this virus and we are positive that someday we would be able to get on top of the virus.  until then, everyone is advised to remain calm, not panic and continue to receive preventive or supportive medical care as available. we would also advise you to stay in touch with your local medical authorities and use best measures to stay safe. 

Mar 16,2020 0
TEA IS THE KEY
Tea is the key!

 tea is an amazing beverage that keeps you warm in winters and cools you down in hot summers. but did you know that many types of tea also have great health benefits? herbal teas are caffeine-free and laden with infection-fighting characteristics, because of which they play an important role in curing nausea, colds, indigestion, combating the first signs of infection, sleep disorders, and many other therapeutic virtues. the range of herbal teas is vast, as are the benefits of each one. let’s have a broader look at different types of teas that can help improve your health and quench your thirst at the same time.green tea is the most widely known type of herbal tea. it has a high concentration of a plant chemical known as egcg, which helps to eliminate the free radicals that wreak havoc, and also activates the body’s natural detox system. mayo clinic researchers examined the effect of green tea on patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia & found that most of the individuals’ lymph node sizes decreased by 50% or more. along with this, another research involving mice and neurological damage, has shown that green tea not only prevents brain cell deterioration, but also rejuvenates the already damaged cells.peppermint tea can also be made using fresh herbs from the garden – it’s one of the easiest herbs to grow. it plays an important role in relieving the symptoms of abdominal gas, bloating & muscle spasms. it helps in heating up your body and makes it sweat. this tea should be avoided in case you have been facing indigestion or heartburn problems.black tea is the most highly caffeinated varieties of tea & also contains egcg, like green tea. not only this, it contains a super chemical, which seems to work as a blood thinner the same way aspirin does. also, the stroke division of the american heart association has explained the involvement of this tea in reducing the risk of stroke.oolong tea studies have shown that women who consumed oolong tea burned a larger amount of fat in comparison to those who don’t. this tea plays an active role in activating enzymes that cut downs triglycerides, a type of at cells. it is a very good fat burner but apart from that it contains niacin, which helps in detoxification of the body and the antioxidants prevent tooth decay.mate tea made from the leaves and twigs of yerba mate plant, this tea tastes very similar to coffee. as compared to green tea, it has 5-time antioxidants quality. a good cup of mate tea can help with allergies, increased metabolism, and digestive disorders. along with this, it also helps you think clearly, alleviate bad breath, and help with an upset stomach.echinacea tea, echinacea purpurea is a commonly used natural compound that helps in fighting infections such as the common cold & similar respiratory infections. along with this, one study has also shown the consuming echinacea in a form of tea for over a four-month period helps to prevent infections in the long run.white tea is another health multitasker. researchers have shown that it offers benefits to people with diabetes. a study conducted on animals highlighted that intake of white tea results in improved glucose tolerance and lowering ldl cholesterol and it is believed by experts that it will have same implications for humans as well. joe simrany, president of the tea association of the usa, in new york city, explained that white tea offers the same potential cardiovascular and cancer-fighting benefits as other herbal teas.ginger tea, acts as a digestive aid, & can be consumed to curb nausea, vomiting or upset stomach due to motion sickness. to make fresh ginger tea put a piece of ginger in water and let it boil on a stove for 10-12 mins. in basic ginger tea, you can also add fresh lemon juice and honey when you have a cold for a powerful germ-fighting combination.chamomile tea is made from flowers, & can be helpful for insomnia. this gentle calming and sedative tea is recommended in cases of cough & bronchitis when you have a cold or fever, or as a gargle for inflammation of the mouth. it also boosts digestion and must be consumed after meals!rooibos tea has a high content of vitamin c as well as other minerals. it has high antioxidant properties, which helps to ward off diseases and signs of aging. not only this, rooibos tea has also shown worthwhile results for common skin concerns, such as eczemaconclusion the above discussion has provided a composite answer to questions like – need help losing weight? need a detox? need your tension tamed? need your energy boosted? – which is “fix yourself a cup of tea!”

Mar 16,2020 0
Corona Virus The Pandemic We Know Very Little About
Corona virus: the pandemic we know very little about!

 it was the turn of 2019 and the world was looking to celebrate the new year. all the celebrations and preparations were in order in every country of the world, and that was the moment that the tide turned for the worse. the world health organization was informed of a deadly virus called covid-19 (or coronavirus) that had spread in a sleepy little town of china and was all set to shake up the world order on its own terms soon enough.no one has ever been the same ever since. this new and deadly pandemic has accounted for thousands of lives so far and it is still on a rampage for many more from around the world. worse, there is little to no awareness in several parts of the world and this has further made the way to its containment a lot harder.  today, we take a satellite view of the rising issue of coronavirus so that you could stay safe and live through the time in a sane manner. prior to that, here’s a recap of all that we know of it and just how you could do your part to stay safe.dated 31st december 2019: china’s wuhan city was grappling a virus strain that the mankind had never heard or dreamt of, and all the efforts made by the local authorities to contain it were proving futile. the chinese government had tried its best to include some tier arrangements like sealing geographical borders and discouraging international air travel but to no avail. the virus continued to spread and it was never in the business of taking prisoners. the world health organization too was rattled beyond belief and it shot out a host of precautionary advisories on a cosmopolitan level.dated 16th march 2020: the situation is just all the more alarming now with the virus spreading around the world like a wildfire. several european countries like italy and spain are now staring down the barrel with a large number of casualties even as china continues to try its best to contain the issue. the uk and the us too are clueless with their share of casualties so far. india, with its class-leading medical faculties and reputation of medical tourism, had withdrawn its students in china last month by airlift and in iran earlier last week. anyone infected here is being treated to the best of medical resources available. if it were not so life-threatening, no country would have made a huge uproar over it.the key is not to press the panic button!yes, as much as it is important to be aware of the covid-19 or coronavirus, it is also important not to press the panic button now. no matter what country you are living in, please rest assured that your respective local government is doing its best to keep you safe and secure. your government should also be keeping a tab on all the latest updates on the coronavirus in china and any medical breakthrough would be communicated to you at the earliest. please find below some of the best preventive measures for coronavirus that you should follow:do not spread or believe in rumors, especially through whatsapp or social media.maintain personal hygiene.wash your hands with antiseptic or antibacterial soap regularly. alcohol-based handwashes are best when you use them after sneezing or before or after eating or drinking something. keep a safe distance of three feet from anyone who is sneezing and/or coughing.avoid touching your face and lips every now and then.try to avoid physical contact with hands at the time of greeting someone.wear n95 or other approved masks.most importantly, seek immediate medical assistance if you have fever, a running nose or if you are experiencing any difficulties in breathing.also self quarantine yourself if you have contacted the virus and the same has been confirmed medically. pro tip: for those who are 60 years or older, it comes highly recommended to get yourself additionally checked for any cardiovascular disease, respiratory ailment, diabetes or any other persistent health issue. the reason is that while these diseases may not be directly related to the coronavirus, they would certainly bring down your body’s resistance to the pandemic itself. coronavirus: symptoms, myths, and treatments available coronavirus is a new infectious strain that may be best described as deadly, however there have been a few survivors too. its consequent symptoms are usually very simple and that often lets people take it lightly- and it is just the mistake that you should not commit. we are presenting its list of symptoms below for a ready reference: sore throatrunning nosecoughfeverweaknessdifficulty in breathing we are also debunking some popular myths regarding covid-2019 below:the virus spread is limited to countries with hot and humid climates.the virus is spreading across the world at an alarming rate and it makes no distinction on the basis of climates and geographical boundaries. extreme temperatures can kill the virus.there has been no conclusive evidence to suggest that very hot or very cold temperatures can kill the covid-19 virus and thus cure a patient. hot steam bath can keep you safe.as mentioned above, temperature has no effect on this virus. you might only burn yourself in the process of taking a very hot steam bath under unsupervised conditions. the coronavirus can be transmitted through bugs and mosquitoes. there are no medical reports so far to confirm that someone could be infected from this virus through bugs or mosquitoes.  ultraviolet lamps can be used to disinfect hands and kill the virus.this myth is especially important to debunk. human bodies are not meant for consumption of ultraviolet radiations and anyone trying to disinfect oneself through these radiations would only be courting disaster. pneumonia and flu medications can keep one safe.it comes highly recommended that one should not rely on prevalent medications for flu or pneumonia to deal with coronavirus disease. there are also no medications, as prescribed by the world health organization (who), for this deadly disease so far. eating garlic or cloves can cure the virus.stay away from such unfounded home remedies. there is no medically conclusive evidence to suggest that eating garlic, onions or cloves could have any effect on covid-19 virus. united we stand, divided we fall!this virus strain is new and is way more evolved than the previously encountered sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and mers (middle east respiratory syndrome) viruses of the past decade. the mortality rate of covid-19 is way more than those of sars and mers combined and it would take sometime for the medical world to devise a befitting reply. covid-19 has no who-approved treatment available so far. several who-backed medical organizations are trying their best to devise a medicine to contain the onslaught of this virus and we are positive that someday we would be able to get on top of the virus. until then, everyone is advised to remain calm, not panic and continue to receive preventive or supportive medical care as available. we would also advise you to stay in touch with your local medical authorities and use best measures to stay safe. 

Mar 16,2020 0
TEA IS THE KEY
Tea is the key!

Tea is an amazing beverage that keeps you warm in winters and cools you down in hot summers. but did you know that many types of tea also have great health benefits? herbal teas are caffeine-free and laden with infection-fighting characteristics, because of which they play an important role in curing nausea, colds, indigestion, combating the first signs of infection, sleep disorders, and many other therapeutic virtues. the range of herbal teas is vast, as are the benefits of each one. let’s have a broader look at different types of teas that can help improve your health and quench your thirst at the same time. green tea is the most widely known type of herbal tea. it has a high concentration of a plant chemical known as egcg, which helps to eliminate the free radicals that wreak havoc, and also activates the body’s natural detox system. mayo clinic researchers examined the effect of green tea on patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia & found that most of the individuals’ lymph node sizes decreased by 50% or more. along with this, another research involving mice and neurological damage, has shown that green tea not only prevents brain cell deterioration, but also rejuvenates the already damaged cells. peppermint tea can also be made using fresh herbs from the garden – it’s one of the easiest herbs to grow. it plays an important role in relieving the symptoms of abdominal gas, bloating & muscle spasms. it helps in heating up your body and makes it sweat. this tea should be avoided in case you have been facing indigestion or heartburn problems. black tea is the most highly caffeinated varieties of tea & also contains egcg, like green tea. not only this, it contains a super chemical, which seems to work as a blood thinner the same way aspirin does. also, the stroke division of the american heart association has explained the involvement of this tea in reducing the risk of stroke. oolong tea studies have shown that women who consumed oolong tea burned a larger amount of fat in comparison to those who don’t. this tea plays an active role in activating enzymes that cut downs triglycerides, a type of at cells. it is a very good fat burner but apart from that it contains niacin, which helps in detoxification of the body and the antioxidants prevent tooth decay. mate tea made from the leaves and twigs of yerba mate plant, this tea tastes very similar to coffee. as compared to green tea, it has 5-time antioxidants quality. a good cup of mate tea can help with allergies, increased metabolism, and digestive disorders. along with this, it also helps you think clearly, alleviate bad breath, and help with an upset stomach. echinacea tea, echinacea purpurea is a commonly used natural compound that helps in fighting infections such as the common cold & similar respiratory infections. along with this, one study has also shown the consuming echinacea in a form of tea for over a four-month period helps to prevent infections in the long run. white tea is another health multitasker. researchers have shown that it offers benefits to people with diabetes. a study conducted on animals highlighted that intake of white tea results in improved glucose tolerance and lowering ldl cholesterol and it is believed by experts that it will have same implications for humans as well. joe simrany, president of the tea association of the usa, in new york city, explained that white tea offers the same potential cardiovascular and cancer-fighting benefits as other herbal teas. ginger tea, acts as a digestive aid, & can be consumed to curb nausea, vomiting or upset stomach due to motion sickness. to make fresh ginger tea put a piece of ginger in water and let it boil on a stove for 10-12 mins. in basic ginger tea, you can also add fresh lemon juice and honey when you have a cold for a powerful germ-fighting combination. chamomile tea is made from flowers, & can be helpful for insomnia. this gentle calming and sedative tea is recommended in cases of cough & bronchitis when you have a cold or fever, or as a gargle for inflammation of the mouth. it also boosts digestion and must be consumed after meals! rooibos tea has a high content of vitamin c as well as other minerals. it has high antioxidant properties, which helps to ward off diseases and signs of aging. not only this, rooibos tea has also shown worthwhile results for common skin concerns, such as eczema conclusion the above discussion has provided a composite answer to questions like – need help losing weight? need a detox? need your tension tamed? need your energy boosted? – which is “fix yourself a cup of tea!”

Mar 16,2020 0
HOW MANY CALORIES SHOULD YOU EAT TO LOSE WEIGHT
How many calories should you eat to lose weight?

Calories are a measure of energy. the amount of calories required by a person every day depends on his or her fitness or weight loss goals, gender, age, current weight and current level of activity. it is advisable to use a calorie counter for a few days to get an idea of how much you are eating right now; you may be amazed by the results! there isn’t a specific amount of calories every person should eat for the rest of their lives or for a period of time to lose weight, gain weight or simply maintain weight. your caloric needs are going to be different from mine or your friends’. using an app such as myfitnesspal is one of the most effective ways of counting your calories. apps like these calculate your daily caloric needs so that you have a goal to reach every day. for example, if you’re a woman over 20 and have a sedentary lifestyle, you may need around 1600 to 1800 calories if you want to maintain your weight and 1000 to 1200 calories if your goal is to lose weight. for men, its 2000 to 2200 to maintain weight and 1800 to 2000 to lose weight if you have sedentary lifestyle. note that your daily caloric environment will be higher if you have an active lifestyle. don’t starve yourself a lot of people begin to starve themselves when they go on strict diets, especially if it involves calorie counting. this may lead to psychological disorders such as bulimia. never worship calorie counting and use it as a rough guide. most people like to start their weight loss journey by counting the calories they consume so that they have a rough idea of how to control their portions. therefore, never fall into the notion that you’ll have to count your calories all your life. i know how boring and tedious it can be! just cutting calories without considering what you put inside your stomachs is not a smart way of losing weight. it may work for some people, but most people begin to feel hungry and end up giving up on their diet. don’t go on a “diet”, make a lifestyle change. permanent changes that are healthy and enjoyable will help you sustain your current diet better than going on a dodgy celebrity endorsed diet. eat more protein and drink more water adding more protein into your diet will leave less room for carby and fatty food items. protein elevates your metabolic rate and reduces your appetite because it digests slowly in your stomach. moreover, unlike carbohydrates it doesn’t lead to major insulin spikes and doesn’t cause any cravings either. additionally, you should drink more water. did you know that drinking 2 liters of water per day will help you burn about 96 calories every day? avoid nasty liquid calories such as soft drinks and packaged fruit juices as they are packed with sugar and calories and have zero nutritional value with their artificial flavouring, artificial colouring and preservatives. drinking tea and coffee without sugar will also help you lose weight as both drinks consist of almost zero calories and they boost metabolism. and finally exercise we mentioned earlier that causing a calorie-deficit in your diet will lead to starvation. along with adding more protein to your diet, try exercising more and lifting weights. this will amplify your weight loss efforts and boost your metabolism. eating less and not exercising will only do the opposite and make you feel weak and tired.a

Mar 04,2020 0
HOW MANY CALORIES SHOULD YOU EAT TO LOSE WEIGHT
How many calories should you eat to lose weight?

 calories are a measure of energy. the amount of calories required by a person every day depends on his or her fitness or weight loss goals, gender, age, current weight and current level of activity.it is advisable to use a calorie counter for a few days to get an idea of how much you are eating right now; you may be amazed by the results!there isn’t a specific amount of calories every person should eat for the rest of their lives or for a period of time to lose weight, gain weight or simply maintain weight. your caloric needs are going to be different from mine or your friends’. using an app such as myfitnesspal is one of the most effective ways of counting your calories. apps like these calculate your daily caloric needs so that you have a goal to reach every day.for example, if you’re a woman over 20 and have a sedentary lifestyle, you may need around 1600 to 1800 calories if you want to maintain your weight and 1000 to 1200 calories if your goal is to lose weight. for men, its 2000 to 2200 to maintain weight and 1800 to 2000 to lose weight if you have sedentary lifestyle. note that your daily caloric environment will be higher if you have an active lifestyle.don’t starve yourselfa lot of people begin to starve themselves when they go on strict diets, especially if it involves calorie counting. this may lead to psychological disorders such as bulimia.never worship calorie counting and use it as a rough guide. most people like to start their weight loss journey by counting the calories they consume so that they have a rough idea of how to control their portions.therefore, never fall into the notion that you’ll have to count your calories all your life. i know how boring and tedious it can be!just cutting calories without considering what you put inside your stomachs is not a smart way of losing weight. it may work for some people, but most people begin to feel hungry and end up giving up on their diet.don’t go on a “diet”, make a lifestyle change. permanent changes that are healthy and enjoyable will help you sustain your current diet better than going on a dodgy celebrity endorsed diet.eat more protein and drink more wateradding more protein into your diet will leave less room for carby and fatty food items. protein elevates your metabolic rate and reduces your appetite because it digests slowly in your stomach. moreover, unlike carbohydrates it doesn’t lead to major insulin spikes and doesn’t cause any cravings either.additionally, you should drink more water. did you know that drinking 2 liters of water per day will help you burn about 96 calories every day? avoid nasty liquid calories such as soft drinks and packaged fruit juices as they are packed with sugar and calories and have zero nutritional value with their artificial flavouring, artificial colouring and preservatives.drinking tea and coffee without sugar will also help you lose weight as both drinks consist of almost zero calories and they boost metabolism.and finally exercisewe mentioned earlier that causing a calorie-deficit in your diet will lead to starvation. along with adding more protein to your diet, try exercising more and lifting weights. this will amplify your weight loss efforts and boost your metabolism. eating less and not exercising will only do the opposite and make you feel weak and tired.

Mar 04,2020 0
Quinoa
Quinoa!

Considered as the “mother of all grains” by the incas empire four thousand years ago, quinoa was believed to be sacred as it increased the stamina of the warriors. quinoa is packed with protein, minerals, fiber and it is gluten-free.quinoa is a grain crop, which is grown for its seeds that are edible – it is not a cereal grain. however, it is a pseudo- grain which means although it is a seed; it is prepared and consumed like any other grain.people in south america have been eating it for thousands of years, but it became popular as a superfood only a few years ago.high in fiber and proteinquinoa can be found in three main types, white, black and red. it is incredibly rich in fiber and has a good amount of soluble fiber in it as well.studies show that soluble fiber help lower cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, and sugar cravings. it also increases your feeling of fullness and satiation and helps with weight loss.in addition, it comprises of all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. essential amino acids cannot be made in the human body and should thus, be taken from your diet.many foods aren’t complete protein sources and do not contain all essential amino acids like lysine. quinoa, however, is rich in all essential amino acids and is, therefore, an excellent protein source. it contains far more protein than most grains. its fiber content beats many other grains too.one cup of cooked quinoa will give you 8 grams of protein, making it an excellent vegetarian protein source for vegans and vegetarians who cannot consume animal protein.low glycemic indexthe glycemic index (gi) is a measure of how fast the food you consume can raise your blood sugar levels. it is especially useful for diabetics who have to keep track of the sugar content of foods they eat.however, non-diabetics can benefit from knowing the gi of certain foods too. foods that have a high glycemic index stimulate hunger which can cause weight gain and obesity. high gi foods are therefore, major contributors to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.quinoa has a very low glycemic index and since it is high in fiber, it is super filling and you won’t need much of it during your meals.high mineral contentthe modern diet does not provide people with enough minerals, especially magnesium, zinc, potassium, and iron. quinoa has all of these minerals and its magnesium content is about 30 percent of your recommended daily intake.make sure you soak or sprout your quinoa before cooking as this will reduce the phytic acid content in it. phytic acid binds with the minerals in quinoa making them less bioavailable.

Feb 25,2020 0
Quinoa
Quinoa!

Considered as the “mother of all grains” by the incas empire four thousand years ago, quinoa was believed to be sacred as it increased the stamina of the warriors. quinoa is packed with protein, minerals, fiber and it is gluten-free. quinoa is a grain crop, which is grown for its seeds that are edible – it is not a cereal grain. however, it is a pseudo- grain which means although it is a seed; it is prepared and consumed like any other grain. people in south america have been eating it for thousands of years, but it became popular as a superfood only a few years ago. high in fiber and protein quinoa can be found in three main types, white, black and red. it is incredibly rich in fiber and has a good amount of soluble fiber in it as well. studies show that soluble fiber help lower cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, and sugar cravings. it also increases your feeling of fullness and satiation and helps with weight loss. in addition, it comprises of all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. essential amino acids cannot be made in the human body and should thus, be taken from your diet. many foods aren’t complete protein sources and do not contain all essential amino acids like lysine. quinoa, however, is rich in all essential amino acids and is, therefore, an excellent protein source. it contains far more protein than most grains. its fiber content beats many other grains too. one cup of cooked quinoa will give you 8 grams of protein, making it an excellent vegetarian protein source for vegans and vegetarians who cannot consume animal protein. low glycemic index the glycemic index (gi) is a measure of how fast the food you consume can raise your blood sugar levels. it is especially useful for diabetics who have to keep track of the sugar content of foods they eat. however, non-diabetics can benefit from knowing the gi of certain foods too. foods that have a high glycemic index stimulate hunger which can cause weight gain and obesity. high gi foods are therefore, major contributors to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. quinoa has a very low glycemic index and since it is high in fiber, it is super filling and you won’t need much of it during your meals. high mineral content the modern diet does not provide people with enough minerals, especially magnesium, zinc, potassium, and iron. quinoa has all of these minerals and its magnesium content is about 30 percent of your recommended daily intake. make sure you soak or sprout your quinoa before cooking as this will reduce the phytic acid content in it. phytic acid binds with the minerals in quinoa making them less bioavailable.

Feb 25,2020 0
Is Swimming Good For Weight Loss
Is swimming good for weight loss?

Wimming is an amazing and refreshing cardio workout, just like running and biking. it works the entire body and is a low-impact exercise, therefore, if you’ve just recovered from an injury, swimming may be a great way to start your fitness journey. it doesn’t matter if you can’t swim, with just a little practice; you’ll get hooked and will lose weight in no time.health benefitsthe american heart association states that just 30 to 60 minutes of swimming for at least 4 days a week can help you lose weight and also reduce your risk of many chronic illnesses linked to lack of activity such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke.most types of cardio workouts only work certain muscle groups. for example, biking is a great lower body workout. however, if you’re looking for something that works the entire body, swimming is definitely for you. swimming also helps boost your cardiovascular health while strengthening your lungs and heart.as mentioned earlier, swimming is a low-impact workout, which means it doesn’t put too much stress on the knees, back or hips like running or cycling. this makes it an excellent workout for individuals with joint pain. talk to your doctor before starting any workout regimen and only begin swimming when he or she allows it.weight lossnote that any workout will not lead to weight loss if coupled with an unhealthy diet and poor lifestyle choices. therefore, if your goal is to lose weight, have a healthy and balanced diet with mostly clean and real food and minimum processed junk. this will maximize your weight loss efforts while you swim. spend at least an hour day swimming thrice a week to yield results.note that beginners should always start slow. for the first week, start with intervals. swim for 30 to 60 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds. when the workout becomes easier, swim for a longer time and bring down your rest interval. your goal should be to be able to swim for longer with minimum breaks in between. for example, try to perform 20 laps or 500 meters without rest as the workout becomes easier for you.if you’re an advanced swimmer, focus on keeping your heart rate up while swimming for best results. try sprinting for three laps and then giving yourself an active rest period by swimming one lap slowly. rest for 30 seconds, when required. keep repeating this cycle until you hit 60 minutes.

Feb 14,2020 0
IS SWIMMING GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Is swimming good for weight loss?

Swimming is an amazing and refreshing cardio workout, just like running and biking. it works the entire body and is a low-impact exercise, therefore, if you’ve just recovered from an injury, swimming may be a great way to start your fitness journey. it doesn’t matter if you can’t swim, with just a little practice; you’ll get hooked and will lose weight in no time. health benefits the american heart association states that just 30 to 60 minutes of swimming for at least 4 days a week can help you lose weight and also reduce your risk of many chronic illnesses linked to lack of activity such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke. most types of cardio workouts only work certain muscle groups. for example, biking is a great lower body workout. however, if you’re looking for something that works the entire body, swimming is definitely for you. swimming also helps boost your cardiovascular health while strengthening your lungs and heart. as mentioned earlier, swimming is a low-impact workout, which means it doesn’t put too much stress on the knees, back or hips like running or cycling. this makes it an excellent workout for individuals with joint pain. talk to your doctor before starting any workout regimen and only begin swimming when he or she allows it. weight loss note that any workout will not lead to weight loss if coupled with an unhealthy diet and poor lifestyle choices. therefore, if your goal is to lose weight, have a healthy and balanced diet with mostly clean and real food and minimum processed junk. this will maximize your weight loss efforts while you swim. spend at least an hour day swimming thrice a week to yield results. note that beginners should always start slow. for the first week, start with intervals. swim for 30 to 60 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds. when the workout becomes easier, swim for a longer time and bring down your rest interval. your goal should be to be able to swim for longer with minimum breaks in between. for example, try to perform 20 laps or 500 meters without rest as the workout becomes easier for you. if you’re an advanced swimmer, focus on keeping your heart rate up while swimming for best results. try sprinting for three laps and then giving yourself an active rest period by swimming one lap slowly. rest for 30 seconds, when required. keep repeating this cycle until you hit 60 minutes.

Feb 14,2020 0
SMART CHOICES WHEN DINING OUT
Smart choices when dining out!

As the weekend is here for many people, eating out is a way to relax and socialize. any type of social hangout like going out for movie, dinner, coffee, date with loved ones, etc. is incomplete without food. but if you are watching your weight or just are concerned with healthy eating, dining out can be a challenge. the good news is that usually there are healthier options at every restaurant, even at fast-food places. by following some simple guidelines, you can enjoy eating out and still have a healthy diet. so here are few of the smart choices that i make to avoid being antisocial and at the same time keep my weight loss practices on the right path:1. cafeif you are going for a coffee with your friend or colleague, you can make it worthy and harmless for your diet regime. sometimes you feel that it’s just a coffee and it’s absolutely ok to take it, but no. a cappuccino/frappe may be as heavy as a meal as they are loaded with added sugar and fats and hence it becomes important to make a healthier choice:– order a black coffee or a green tea instead of a latte or a whole fat cappuccino. if you want to use a creamer, then ask for almond milk or soy milk rather than taking a whole fat creamer.– if you like to have something cold, have an iced coffee with stevia or treat yourself with a mocha without sugar.– if you want to munch on something, avoid high fat muffins/cakes/biscotti’s and opt for nuts!2. movieif you are a movie buff and like to catch up on movies often with your friends or family, then go ahead with that but know how to stay healthy and avoid unnecessary calories coming from that junk food being served at the theaters:– if you prefer popcorn, then the ideal quantity is 2 handful as it is loaded with butter.– instead of nachos and cheese, get yourself something else like a low-fat frozen yogurt (if there is any healthy option).– avoid hot dogs and go for no cheese/butter sandwiches.– avoid empty calories present in sugar loaded cola drinks; instead opt for plain water.3. dining out at a restaurantnow this is the most tricky place where all your week’s effort can go in vain in minutes. so let me highlight some healthier options, which could be a great help to save your weight loss efforts:a) drinksusually the evening or the afternoon starts with drinks. so make sure your drinks are not loaded with sodas or any type of sugar syrups. instead have a sparkling water or a fresh lime with soda.b) appetizers– at a chinese restaurant, order a clear soup (vegetables/chicken) with no msg or order some steamed veggies. also, if you like dim sum, relish their taste as well but keep the quantity in mind (have 2 pieces).– at a japanese restaurant, order yourself a miso soup and some sushi. it will make you so full that you can jump straight to the desserts and skip the main course.– at a mexican restaurant, have a soup and some guacamole with chips (have 4-5).– at an italian restaurant, have some nice broth soup as it has few calories in comparison to the other creamy soups. you can have some crostino with no cheese or a salad with dressing on the side.– at an indian restaurant, have a dal soup/chicken tikka/paneer tikka. avoid the kebabs as they are loaded with fats.c) sidessome of the super healthy and extremely delicious options for the sides are as under:– instead of fries, go for saute veggies.– ask for steamed broccoli seasoned with salt and pepper as they are yummy.– order jacket potato with some salsa.d) main course– chinese/thai main course choices – steamed brown rice/white rice with veggies or chicken. avoid lamb!– japanese main course can be again some rice & veggies.– mexican cuisine healthier choices can include burrito without cheese.– italian food lovers can enjoy pizza with less cheese and lots of veggies, no sauce pasta with vegetables/olive oil. avoid high cheese and cream main course options like lasagne.– indian main course choices can include dal tadka with some rice or a chicken gravy without ghee or cream. another option that can be opted is a tandoori roti with some low fat palak paneer.go light on the main course options as desserts are yet to come!e) dessertsone should never curb the desire for desserts while going as you have a wide number of healthy choices available. don’t forget to follow the sharing rule while enjoying desserts- have a spoon or two rather than having the whole portion. here are few safe choices:– a plate of fresh fruits.– low-fat yogurt topped with fruits.– granita or sorbets.hence by opting these choices, you can effectively balance your health and social lifestyles. don’t forget that weight loss is easy if you have your way outs. so be smart and create an inspiration around for other as well. remember that cheating with your diet once a while is definitely okay but if you make some lifestyle changes, the journey of weight loss become easier and fun. cheers!

Jan 31,2020 0
SMART CHOICES WHEN DINING OUT
Smart choices when dining out!

As the weekend is here for many people, eating out is a way to relax and socialize. any type of social hangout like going out for movie, dinner, coffee, date with loved ones, etc. is incomplete without food. but if you are watching your weight or just are concerned with healthy eating, dining out can be a challenge. the good news is that usually there are healthier options at every restaurant, even at fast-food places. by following some simple guidelines, you can enjoy eating out and still have a healthy diet. so here are few of the smart choices that i make to avoid being antisocial and at the same time keep my weight loss practices on the right path: 1. cafe if you are going for a coffee with your friend or colleague, you can make it worthy and harmless for your diet regime. sometimes you feel that it’s just a coffee and it’s absolutely ok to take it, but no. a cappuccino/frappe may be as heavy as a meal as they are loaded with added sugar and fats and hence it becomes important to make a healthier choice: – order a black coffee or a green tea instead of a latte or a whole fat cappuccino. if you want to use a creamer, then ask for almond milk or soy milk rather than taking a whole fat creamer. – if you like to have something cold, have an iced coffee with stevia or treat yourself with a mocha without sugar. – if you want to munch on something, avoid high fat muffins/cakes/biscotti’s and opt for nuts! 2. movie if you are a movie buff and like to catch up on movies often with your friends or family, then go ahead with that but know how to stay healthy and avoid unnecessary calories coming from that junk food being served at the theaters: – if you prefer popcorn, then the ideal quantity is 2 handful as it is loaded with butter. – instead of nachos and cheese, get yourself something else like a low-fat frozen yogurt (if there is any healthy option). – avoid hot dogs and go for no cheese/butter sandwiches. – avoid empty calories present in sugar loaded cola drinks; instead opt for plain water. 3. dining out at a restaurant now this is the most tricky place where all your week’s effort can go in vain in minutes. so let me highlight some healthier options, which could be a great help to save your weight loss efforts: a) drinks usually the evening or the afternoon starts with drinks. so make sure your drinks are not loaded with sodas or any type of sugar syrups. instead have a sparkling water or a fresh lime with soda. b) appetizers – at a chinese restaurant, order a clear soup (vegetables/chicken) with no msg or order some steamed veggies. also, if you like dim sum, relish their taste as well but keep the quantity in mind (have 2 pieces). – at a japanese restaurant, order yourself a miso soup and some sushi. it will make you so full that you can jump straight to the desserts and skip the main course. – at a mexican restaurant, have a soup and some guacamole with chips (have 4-5). – at an italian restaurant, have some nice broth soup as it has few calories in comparison to the other creamy soups. you can have some crostino with no cheese or a salad with dressing on the side. – at an indian restaurant, have a dal soup/chicken tikka/paneer tikka. avoid the kebabs as they are loaded with fats. c) sides some of the super healthy and extremely delicious options for the sides are as under: – instead of fries, go for saute veggies. – ask for steamed broccoli seasoned with salt and pepper as they are yummy. – order jacket potato with some salsa. d) main course – chinese/thai main course choices – steamed brown rice/white rice with veggies or chicken. avoid lamb! – japanese main course can be again some rice & veggies. – mexican cuisine healthier choices can include burrito without cheese. – italian food lovers can enjoy pizza with less cheese and lots of veggies, no sauce pasta with vegetables/olive oil. avoid high cheese and cream main course options like lasagne. – indian main course choices can include dal tadka with some rice or a chicken gravy without ghee or cream. another option that can be opted is a tandoori roti with some low fat palak paneer. go light on the main course options as desserts are yet to come! e) desserts one should never curb the desire for desserts while going as you have a wide number of healthy choices available. don’t forget to follow the sharing rule while enjoying desserts- have a spoon or two rather than having the whole portion. here are few safe choices: – a plate of fresh fruits. – low-fat yogurt topped with fruits. – granita or sorbets. hence by opting these choices, you can effectively balance your health and social lifestyles. don’t forget that weight loss is easy if you have your way outs. so be smart and create an inspiration around for other as well. remember that cheating with your diet once a while is definitely okay but if you make some lifestyle changes, the journey of weight loss become easier and fun. cheers!

Jan 31,2020 0