Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Nutrition fuel of your body .....

Nutrition” is fuel of our body. You need to know what is best for you to keep you healthy and fit, like you cant run a petrol car on diesel, if you will do so then what will happen your car will not work and may get its engine affected same with body you cant expect it to be healthy if you will give it food not meant for it. Body is basically a structure made up of cells, and all food we eat ultimately goes to your cells of different body part and utilized by them to convert in different energy to conduct functions. to understand the nutrition i.e. the fuel of our body we need to understand the mechanism of human machine , and its need , then only we can provide right nutrition to the body if a person is suffering of any particular diseases then he/ she need particular nutrition like a car need different oils for different part . So if we can understand the need of a car why not of our own body, yes obvious we need a professional guidance to understand it because human body is bit complicated then car. Read articles, books, consult good nutritionist to help you. I know it’s not easy, but not impossible . 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Banana in weight loss and its benefits - "BANANA" packs a big nutritional punch........

  • Oh I can have banana during my weight loss plan ? Wide eyes reaction when I suggest banana in diet to weight loss patients . I call banana one of super fruit hero . It is full of nutrition  and so filling and good source of satisfaction when you give to your kid as a mother. Let's check out its nutrition  value.  

    • A banana contains 362 milligrams of potassium which helps maintain the fluid balance in the body. The health benefits of potassium include aid from stroke, heart and kidney disorders, anxiety and stress, as well as enhanced muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolytic functions, and nervous  system. According to the American Heart Association, a high-potassium diet helps control blood pressure, especially when combined with a reduced sodium intake, because it reduces sodium's effect on the body.

    • A small banana is equal to a half cup (or a half serving) of fruit, and it will give you 20 µg of folate.Folate, or vitamin B9, is one of many essential vitamins. Folate is important because it plays a role in DNA synthesis and repair. You must be familiar with folic acid as a form of folatefolic acid is the synthetic version used for food fortification and supplements. So its better to use fruits for natural source of it .

    • 65 IU of Vitamin A is also found in a small banana Vitamin in A is critical for good vision, plays an important role in healthy bone growth, essential for reproduction and cell growth ,it  the immune system  and skin health.

    • A large banana also provides almost 0.5 milligram of vitamin B6, or 38 percent of an adult’s daily requirement. Getting enough B6, according to the National Library of Medicine, is key for a healthy immune system, brain function and the formation of red blood cells.

    Banana is a pack of nutrition only fruit contain almost all nutrition and good in weight loss, thyroid patients , leukemia, anemia , weakness,  Banana is very good for children its alkaline fruit with high glycemic index , so provide energy to play long and help to fill nutrition too . 

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Weight loss tips , its all you can do .....

People today eat way more than they used to - and way more than they need to. This means that they're constantly taking in more calories than their bodies can burn. Unfortunately, lots of us don't realize that we're eating too much because we've become so used to seeing (and eating!) large portions. Its common knowledge that people who consistently overeats is likely to become overweight. But they also risk getting a number of medical problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint problems, breathing and sleeping problems, and even depression. Later in life, people who are overweight or obese are at greater risk for heart disease, heart failure, and stroke.

One easy way to size up portions if you don't have any measurements is to use your hand as a guide:
  • A clenched fist is about a cup — and a cup is the amount experts recommend for a portion of pasta, rice, cereal, vegetables, and fruit.
  • A meat portion should be about as big as your palm.
  • Limit the amount of added fats (like butter, mayo, or salad dressing) to the size of the top of your thumb.
Another great way to visualize appropriate portions is to use the concept of the "divided plate." Think of your plate as divided into four equal sections. Use one of the top quarters for protein. Use the other top quarter for starch, preferably a whole grain. Then fill the bottom half with veggies (or a combination of vegetables and fruit). None of the foods should overlap — or be piled high! Not only will dividing your plate like this help you keep portions under control, it can also help you to balance your meals.
Being aware of realistic portion sizes and using the "divided plate" concept can help you avoid overeating. But sometimes these visual cues can be hard — especially when foods are difficult to measure, like a sandwich. It can also be hard to estimate foods like chips and cookies that you might eat right out of the bag.
More tips for portion control:
  • Eat your meals on a smaller plate so your meal looks larger. A sandwich on a dinner-size plate looks lost; on an appetizer plate it looks downright hefty.
  • Avoid taking an entire bag of chips or a container of ice cream to the couch. You're far less likely to overdo it if you put your snack in a bowl, and sit at the table to eat it. Also, avoid eating in front of the TV.
  • Try single-serving size foods (like those cute little 8-ounce cans of soda!) to help your body learn what an appropriate portion size is. These days all kinds of snacks and beverages are available in "100-calorie" portions. Of course, the key is to eat or drink just one!
  • Eat three well-balanced meals (with vegetables, fruit, proteins, and starch) and one or two healthy snacks at regular times throughout the day. Skipping meals or waiting too long between them can make you more likely to overdo it at the next meal.
  • Add more salads and fruit to your diet, especially at the start of a meal. This can help control hunger and give a sense of fullness while controlling calorie intake.
  • Try not to rush through your meals. Eat slowly and chew well — giving yourself a chance to feel full before you take more. If you do want seconds, go for more salad or veggies.
  • Be aware that most restaurant portions are three or four times the right serving size. Try sharing meals with friends, ordering an appetizer as a main dish, or packing up the extra to take home before you begin to eat.
  • Don't be tempted to go for the giant value meal or the jumbo drink just because they're only a few cents more than the regular size.
  • Most important, make it a habit to let your stomach rather than your eyes tell you when you're done with a meal. The key to maintaining a healthy weight is to listen to your body's natural signals about when it's hungry and when it's full. Sometimes these signals can be confused by constant overeating or constant dieting, which is why it pays to watch portion sizes and make smart food choices.

Selenium best friend of women .......

Selenium is one of nature best kept secrets and gift to womenWe need only small amounts of this amazing mineral, but it has huge effects on our health. It act with vitamin E as a nonspecific antioxidant to protect cell membrane and tissue.
Selenium protects us against many health problems which are associated with the aging process, such as certain types of cancer and osteoarthritis. More than that though, it is vital to the normal functioning of our thyroid. Since women are more prone to thyroid problems, selenium is especially important to us. 
This mineral also helps in regeneration of liver , alleviating hot flushes in menopausal distress . 
Selenium is one of those nutrients that when used in the right amounts in your food it can make big changes and that is really exciting. It reminds us how vitally important our diets are to our overall health and well-being. So now let take a quick look together at this important nutrient.
The problems which selenium deficiency can cause are made more serious when another key nutrient, iodine, is low as well. Iodine is a nutrient that is much better known for its role in thyroid health. Selenium is crucial in aiding the body to recycle iodine. A selenium deficiency coupled with an iodine deficiency is likely to lead to thyroid imbalance.
This happens because selenium is a chief component of the molecules which are necessary for your body to be able to create and use thyroid hormones, called seleno-proteins.
  • They directly regulate thyroid hormone production
  • They support the conversion of thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3).
  • They protect the thyroid tissues whenever it is affected by stress %u2013 this happens almost constantly!

  Symptoms of low selenium levels
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Discoloration of hair or skin
  • Whitening of the beds of your fingernails             

  Recommended daily Allowance : 
  • Men - 40-70 mcg 
  • Women - 45-65 mcg , Preg.& Lact. Wo. - 75 mcg 
    Children - 20-30 mcg 
    Infants - 10-15 mcg 
Sources of selenium  

whole grains wheat, wheat germs  , oats , barley , whole wheat bread , brown rice are the good source of Selenium 

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