Nutrition

All we need to Know about the Minerals our body Seeks

Since day one, we’ve been told to consume food that contains minerals, but what actually are minerals? Minerals, one of the four essential nutrients, are inorganic elements or compounds that are required for the normal functioning and development of a human body. They contribute in the building and repairing processes …

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Why Breakfast is NOT the Most Important Meal of the Day

The concept that breakfast is a must is simply a result of marketing campaigns. The slogan “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” was coined during the 19th century to promote a newly-invented breakfast cereal. Breakfast is often considered to be the most important meal of the day. …

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Role of Spices in Nutrition and Health

Our tradition, culture, religion, and geography have guided our food preparation techniques and eating habits, and spices have always had their special roles. Since time immemorial, spices have been a significant part of our cuisine. It is difficult to imagine a single meal without a blend of spices or herbs …

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Winter Blues Inflammation

Inflammation refers to our immune system’s response to any kind of irritant or foreign body, including infections, injuries, and toxins. It is basically our body’s attempt to heal itself by fighting against foreign bodies. Various white blood cells of our body react when the body is invaded by bacteria, viruses, …

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Are you Drinking Enough Water

Hydration is basically the ability of the body to absorb water or any liquids it requires. This is primarily dependent on the amount available to the body. Apart from plain water or other liquids, 20% of hydration is achieved from the food we eat, and 80% from water or other …

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How Our Culture, Traditions, and Religion Guide Our Eating Habits

Food is an integral part of our lives. The human relationship with food is unique. Unlike animals who eat mainly out of instinct, we human beings have an emotional connection with food. We eat not only to satisfy our hunger, we eat for various reasons. We eat for health and …

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Mother’s Milk: Why Breastfeeding is Important

Mother’s milk is the best food, packed with nutrients, for your newborn. Human milk has a complex nutritional composition that is difficult to replicate. Exclusive breastfeeding practices, followed by early initiation, feeding colostrum, and voiding prelacteal feeds are important for proper nutrition, growth, and development of the infant. Though the …

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Post-COVID Nutrition Care

Coronavirus (CoV) is a family of viruses that can cause respiratory, as well as gastrointestinal, illnesses. It was named due to its crown-like spikes on the outer surface. Viruses of the CoV family can cause a wide range of illness in humans, from common cold to severe ones like Middle …

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Are Health Foods Really Healthy

What kind of choices are we making when we pick “healthy” snacks for our family? A yogurt drink for my child instead of a fuzzyone? Vegetable crackers instead of cookies? Fortified juice, milk, and cereal? This makes us feel good about making better nutritional choices. In this world, when the …

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