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  • FAQ on diet and Covid-19

    There has been much talk about nutrition as a defence mechanism to reduce the chances of contracting the Coronavirus. How important is a change in our dietary intake towards fighting the virus?

  • Low carb diet: Does it really help treat obesity?

    The low carbohydrate diet — also known as the “low carb diet” has become the latest big thing in weight-loss plans. The low carb diet requires adhering to an extremely low-carb, high-fat diet in order to put our body into a metabolic state called low ketosis, in which, it has to burn fat rather than sugar for energy.

  • Fighting fever with a change in diet

    Fevers can be caused by several factors — infection caused by bacteria, fungi, virus, and also, as a result of certain inflammatory conditions like arthritis, inflammation of the lining of joints, etc. Heat exhaustion, extreme sunburn can also be the cause.

  • Essentials for a healthy winter

    Cold and flu bugs thrive in dried-out throats and nasal passages, but drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day can help keep our mucous membranes moist, so they are better able to trap microbes.

  • Diet for the groom

    No matter the schedule or grandiosity of a wedding, every bride and groom deserve to look and feel abso-lutely incredible from the inside out. While women are often found trying to lose weight for the big day, grooms too are not falling behind.

  • All that is good for your heart

    Heart disease accounts for nearly one-third of all deaths worldwide. You could say that this disease is the king of the silent killers.

  • Managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

    Few women in our society realise that while PCOS is a serious health issue, simple adjustments in their diet can aide in the treatment and desired recovery.

  • Make food safe again

    Eid-ul-Azha is just around the horizon. However, preservatives, various additives, tainted animal feed, and antibiotics have been inundated in the news, making people think twice about what’s on their plates on this holy occasion.

  • Nutrition needs for summer

    It’s a natural trend to eat light during summer, and shift from high calorie food to things much lower. Dehydration is a common possibility due to excess perspiration and that’s the time when people feel like reaching out for something cold like sodas, beverages or even cold water.

  • Ramadan for children

    Parents are often faced with a predicament of managing young children who wish to fast. It is not a bad idea to make preparations as soon as Ramadan starts, or even before.

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    Life cycle & Nutrition: First 1000 days

    The “National Nutrition Week 2019” kicked off on April 23, with this year’s focus theme on the nutrition requirements of children’s, and their mothers’, first 1000 days.

  • Q&As

    'Detox' is a term thrown around a lot. And detox drinks supposedly have numerous health benefits. Although it may seem silly, but what exactly is 'detox'? And can you please explain how a drink can detoxify the body?

  • World Kidney Day 2019

    Dietary dos and don'ts for kidney patients

    14 March is observed as World Kidney Day all over the globe. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases brought on by various causes.

  • Proper diet can help fight cancer

    Cancer treatments are designed to kill cancer cells, but can also damage healthy cells, which can lead to eating problems. Common eating problem during cancer treatment

  • The myriad benefits of fish oil

    The need for consuming fish on a daily basis can never be over-emphasised, and it is thus no surprise that fish oil, as a part of diet or supplement, is one of the primary nutrients recommended by dieticians.

  • Diet preparation for wedding

    Wedding diet plans for couples ensure a glowing skin, as well as the energy levels that are so important for the big fat wedding to go through without a hitch.

  • Common Remedies for Common Cold

    A bout against the common cold

    As the temperature continues to drop, it becomes increasingly challenging to maintain a healthy body, although we can easily steer clear with minor changes in our diet, using only some fresh ingredients found in abundance during winter.

  • Decoding the frozen food culture

    Whether it's a quick morning breakfast or a midnight snack, who doesn't love to find a bunch of ready-to-heat/fry/frozen goodies in their refrigerator.

  • Bangladeshi Chicken's nutritional benefits

    Nutritional benefit Country Chicken or Broiler

    Country chickens are all native domesticated fowl that are bred by local farmers on a small-scale basis in natural environments – without much interference from farmers.

  • Food Planning for Eid

    Eid is the most important festival for Muslims. To stay fit in this festive time, we have to be more conscious about our eating habits, especially for Eid ul-Azha.

  • Let's talk about the benefits of mango

    The mango originated in Southeast Asia where it has been grown for over 4,000 years. The English word "mango" originated from the Portuguese word "manga". Over the years, mango groves have spread to other parts of the tropical and sub-tropical world, where the climate is ideal for mangoes to grow. It is a seasonal fruit and is

  • Coronavirus infection in pregnancy

    Ramadan and pregnancy

    Pregnancy is quite a demanding time for the body in terms of the nutrition. The impact of fasting during pregnancy may depend on the overall health of the mother, the stage of pregnancy and the time of year Ramadan occurs. There could also be other complications like constipation, headaches, indigestion, lethargy etc.

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