Friday, 30 November 2012

world aids day 2012

 World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world.

An  HIV-positive person’s body undergoes changes, both from medications and the disease itself, therefore good nutrition can have several benefits. It can:
  • Improve your overall quality of life by providing nutrients your body needs.
  • Keep your immune system stronger so you can better fight disease.
  • Help manage HIV symptoms and complications.
  • Process medications and help manage their side effects.

The Basic Principles of Nutrition and HIV

  • Eating a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes
  • Choosing lean, low-fat sources of protein
  • Limiting sweets, soft drinks, and foods with added sugar
  • Including proteins, carbohydrates, and a little good fat in all meals and snacks

Balanced Digestive System is Your Key to Good Health

 Balanced Digestive System is Your Key to Good Health

The real reason your body develops painful symptoms can be pin-pointed to one area – Your Digestive System.

Most of us have an unbalanced digestive system and because of it, suffer from a number of digestive disorders and diseases.

When your food is poorly digested, you absorb nutrients that aren't fully broken down or usable. Therefore eating foods containing digestive enzymes will be of great help.

Having a Balanced Digestive System is Your Key to Good Health

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Fat content of milk may be reduced by adding water.

Fat content of milk may be reduced by adding water. 
Fat content of milk may be reduced by adding water.

Fact : If water is added, all other nutrients in milk also get diluted. Skimming is the best way to remove fat from the milk. Other nutrients are retained in skimmed milk.

Skimmed milk can be made at home by boiling the milk, refrigerating on cooling and then skimming of the fat the next morning. Now this milk can be used for drinking as such or for curds, yogurt, panir.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Package soup vs homemade soup …...what is really a Healthy Choice?

      Package soup vs homemade soup
   .......what is really a Healthy Choice?
A bowl of piping hot soup is one of the favourite choices to keep you warm in winter. There are a variety of ready to prepare soups available in the market today. As I see all the flavours/types of these packaged soups, I wonder - whether it is health or just taste... Let us dig into the health part of this soup bowl...

A look at its….. label states - corn flour, refined wheat flour (maida!), dehydrated vegetables or chicken shreds, vegetable fat, salt, sugar, glucose syrup, spices & condiments, (some varieties also contain certain vegetable powder, soy sauce powder, yeast extracts and milk in some form), as well as emulsifiers, acidity regulators, flavour enhancers, and thickeners.

Now compare it with the ingredients we all use in the homemade soups... The homemade soups contains fresh veggies or chicken, spices and condiments of your choice, salt, sugar, a little maida or whole wheat flour or corn flour or potato starch, and lots of water or veg broth or chicken broth. The list will be much shorter (than the commercial soups), but surprisingly, the taste would be yummier!
Have you ever given a thought to how much nutrition you will get from those dried vegetables? The process of dehydrating can significantly reduce vitamin A and C, as well as certain B complex vitamins. Lesser the processing done on a food, the better it is for nutritive value.

Do you think it is worth the price?
Be intelligent just don’t go by what is shown take efforts to read the label right!!!
Choose Natural

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Diet what it really means!!! Does it mean eating less or eating right???

Diet what it really means!!!
Does it mean eating less or eating right???
Diet what it really means!!!
Does it mean eating less or eating right???

What - a balanced diet
When - at frequent intervals
How - avoid processed overcooked foods

Eat healthy ….Exercise…..Stay healthy

Monday, 26 November 2012

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Anti Obesity Day -26th Nov lets shape the destiny of India towards a healthy future

Anti Obesity Day -26th Nov
Lets shape the destiny of India towards a healthy future
The campaign against obesity is much needed and November 26th is dedicated as Anti-Obesity Day in India, to create awareness about obesity, its health risks and the best ways to manage weight.

Impact of obesity

Being obese or overweight brings significant risks at a range of different points throughout life. The health risks for adults are stark. We know that, compared with a healthy weight man, an obese man is:
  • five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
  • three times more likely to develop cancer of the colon
  • more than two and a half times more likely to develop high blood pressure – a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease

An obese woman, compared with a healthy weight woman, is:
  • almost 13 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
  • more than four times more likely to develop high blood pressure
  • more than three times more likely to have a heart attack

Tackle Obesity
The Indian diet is actually very nutritious but we fail to make use of its potential benefits. 

Here are a few pointers which can be kept in mind:-

1. A balanced diet with adequate amounts of vegetables, proteins, and fruits is the key to eating right and managing weight. Do not Diet to lose weight but EAT RIGHT
2.Include more fiber in the diet and make sure to avoid junk food, snacks and bakery products. 
3.Consume low fat dairy products, lean meat and nuts.
4.Do not skip meals
5.Eat small and frequent meals, follow  6 meal pattern a day.
6.Breakfast should include a bowl of cereal and processed foods should be replaced with whole grains and food which contains fiber.
7.The intake of sugar, salt, spices and oil should be limited as they are the root cause of many disorders
8.Low fat meals can also be made tasty, therefore effort should be put in that direction.
9. Regular exercise 4-5 times a week is an absolute must to prevent obesity. 
10.Monitor weight regularly

By making these changes we will remain healthy and thus will contribute to the overall health of the nation.

Prevention of obesity should be directed to encourage a health centered, rather than weight-centered approach that focuses on the individual as a whole. The emphasis should be on a healthy and active lifestyle and creating a nurturing environment that helps them to recognise their own worth and respect cultural food ways.
On Anti-obesity day, let us endeavor to raise a food smart generation who will shape the destiny of India and take it towards a healthy future.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Anti Obesity Day special …..The Weight of the Nation

Anti Obesity Day 26th Nov special
The Weight of the Nation
India can now boast of economic progress, technological advancement and better opportunities, at one end and at the other end India is in the forefront of an obesity epidemic. Being ‘out of shape’ is now a common sight among both the young and the old, which is changing the shape of things to come.

Presently, one in 6 women and one in 5 men are overweight in India. Indeed, there is a dire need to trim, as obesity figures are bulging dangerously at a staggering 70 million in India. The increasing bulge of India’s burgeoning population is directly proportional to its burden on health. In India, malnutrition and obesity are two coexisting extremes which contribute to leading causes of death. 

There are various surveys and researches being conducted on eating habits, obesity and the results of these are truly alarming. In one such survey it was concluded  that:-

48% of the Indian population is overweight. Yet majority of them do not exercise. 

34% do not indulge in any form of exercise or physical activity and lead a sedentary lifestyle. 

51% of the population is physically unfit and suffer from various diseases.

33% Indians need to consume medicines daily in order to lead a normal life. 

26% people are hypertensive i.e with high blood pressure. 

30% of the people have bad teeth. 

Diabetes is on an all time high with 17% people suffering from acute diabetes. 

31% of the people suffer from disorders related to digestion of food.

36%  of the population confessed to eating out regularly at fast food joints. They also proclaimed that their regular diet included junk food such as fries and colas. Some were self confessed ice cream addicts.

>15% of urban children are overweight. 

Death rates increase by 200% for men and women who are significantly overweight (More than 25Kg)

Children of 2 obese parents have a very high probability of being obese

Smoking is the number one cause of cancers in smokers but obesity is the main cause of cancers in non-smokers, according to a research study by British scientists.

Isn't all this what are you waiting for act now... lets shape the destiny of India towards a healthy future.

Watch out for impact of obesity and ways to tackle the same in the coming post……

Source - obesity foundation india,facts and figures related to obesity in india.