All About Eating Fruits the Right Way

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It’s a customary tradition of most families to have fruits after dinner or even with their meals. Fruits are an essential part of our diet but there are many misconceptions regarding the way and the right time to consume them. People have many questions like, can fruits be eaten as desserts? Or should they be eaten on an empty stomach first thing in the morning? Continue reading

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Super Food Avocados: Health Benefits and Nutritional Facts

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Avocado

Avocado is a delicate fruit that is popular for its light nutty taste and creamy and velvety texture. The light appetising fruit belonging to Lauraceae family is popular as a snack, chunky guacamole, or dessert. Avocado, the stone fruit, is bestowed with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and is a nutrient-dense food with around 20 vitamins and minerals. Continue reading

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Should Dinner be Skipped For Better Health or Weight Loss?

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Dieticians have absolute diverse opinions on this subject! Medically it has been proved that skipping dinner is not a good habit. It is advisable to have a properly planned diet at night. Just like an automobile requires gasoline or any other fuel to run, one has to understand that the food is a fuel for the body which nourishes and maintains it. It is also must for any creature on this earth to be alive.   Continue reading

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Diet for Overweight Children To Maintain Healthy Weight

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As a parent or caregiver, you will always be concerned about your child’s well-being. Overweight children or obese kids may suffer from low self-esteem and depression, and there are many other problems which may develop like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more.

What can you do to help your child maintain a healthy weight? You and your family are key players in improving your child’s eating habits. Here are some healthy diet ideas for overweight children.

Healthy Foods for Overweight Children

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  • Consume balanced portions of whole grains (like brown rice), fruits, and vegetables.
  • Include poultry, seafood, beans and peas, soy products, and lean meats eliminating meats that are high in fat.
  • You can avoid whole milk or cream and include fat-free or low-fat milk or milk substitutes (like soy beverages.)
  • Though, ice cream, milkshakes, or soda and drinks with added sugars could be your child’s favourite gradually replace them with fruit and vegetable smoothies prepared with low-fat yoghurt.

Basic Rules

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  • The diversity in food excites children so add some multiplicity in the colour, texture, and flavours. You can include orange colour (carrots & squash), green colour (lettuce & broccoli), and so on
  • Make sure that the breakfast is not skipped. Consider some healthy choices like fresh fruit or oatmeal for breakfast.
  • It is nice to have regular meals at scheduled times.
  • You can also avoid dining out.

Healthy Snack Options

Turn to healthier snack options like natural juices, milk substitutes with added calcium and Vitamin D, or even some popcorn without butter.

Be creative in your approach and come out with healthy diet ideas, which will help your obese child to reduce the weight.

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Best Foods for Healthy Kidneys

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Healthy kidneys are important for detoxifying your body, removing wastes, and your overall well-being. Continue reading

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Foods You Should Eat To Improve Thyroid Function

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Berries, strawberries

Suffering from a chronic thyroid problem? There are millions of individuals who endure thyroid problems like hypothyroidism, which is attributed to environmental toxins, chronic stress, inflammation, gluten, and poor diet. How do you improve the thyroid function? We have rounded up some of the foods you should eat to improve the thyroid function. Continue reading

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Add Spices, Herbs in Your Food to Fight Diabetes

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Nowadays, changed lifestyles, hectic schedules and improper diet has given rise to several health hazards. Diabetes is one such disease which is rapidly spreading all over the world. However, did you know that combating diabetes can be made easy if you maintain a good diet, have regular exercises, maintain a healthy routine and also add some simple essential ingredients to your food?  Continue reading

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Food to Boost your Stamina

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In the present competitive world, we have to do so many things and accomplish so many tasks all in one day. Have a look at five nutritious foods that can help in increasing your stamina and build energy in very less time. Continue reading

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Take Care of Your Health During Ramadan

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The sacred month of Ramadan is that time of the year when billions of Muslims all over the world unite to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran. People fast during the daytime for 29-30 days and have two meals, one before dawn (suhoor) and another after sunset (Iftar). Continue reading

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Stay Away from the Unhealthy Foods

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A healthy body needs a balanced diet, and to do so, you need to be aware of the foodstuffs that should be included in the diet and foods which should be strictly avoided. To make your task a bit simpler, we have listed down some foods which can prove as hurdles in maintaining your health. Continue reading

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