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Choosing A Healthy Cooking Oil!

How To Choose A Healthy Cooking Oil! This is a delicate and controversial issue, involving complex scientific research which is still underway and emotions and geographical preferences and commercial interests of oil seed producers and the oil industry. We have already seen in the ‘Heart Health Poster Boy Olive Oil Vs Groundnut Oil’ article on […]

Heart Health Poster Boy Olive Oil Vs Groundnut Oil!

Choosing Between Olive Oil And Groundnut Oil! Hit the internet to search for foods to fight inflammation and the chronic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and heart disease resulting from it and it invariably comes up with one particular food, the heart health poster boy, the extra virgin olive oil. Researchers have for sometime now […]

Omega 3 Fatty Acids!

Health Benefits Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids! Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are the three macronutrients of our nutrition. Fats are composed of fatty acids. Fatty acids are of four types, the monounsaturated fatty acids, the polyunsaturated fatty acids, the saturated fatty acids and the trans fatty acids. Of these, the body can synthesise most of […]

Understanding Pre Diabetes!

The Threat Of Pre Diabetes! Even when I started my pioneering obesity clinic in Pune four decades ago, it was clear that we were fast becoming the world capital of diabetes and heart disease! But the threat of a condition called pre diabetes was not as commonly recognised then as it is today. Currently the commonest […]

Sweets, Obesity and Diabetes!

Eating Too Much Sweets, Obesity And Diabetes! It was amply clear even when I started my then unique ‘Obesity Clinic’ in Pune, nearly 40 years ago, that our county was poised to be the world capital of diabetes and heart disease! The three primary reasons for it were that we are genetically more prone to […]

Insulin Resistance And Diabetes!

The Process Of Developing Insulin Resistance And Diabetes! Any one can become diabetic. It is not a must to have a family history of diabetes to develop the disease. Yes, you have a greater chance of developing the disease if you have a family history of diabetes. But you will see that many develop the […]

Wheat Is A Healthy Cereal!

Wheat Is As Healthy As Any Other Cereal! Wheat is the second largest cultivated cereal crop of the world. Next to rice, wheat is the largest staple food of the world population. The crop cultivation covers more land than any other cereal in the world. Its turnover in the world market is larger than that […]

Intermittent Fasting

Studying The Effects Of Intermittent Fasting On Health Intermittent fasting is as ancient as civilisation and has been practiced in all religions for centuries. An ‘enthusiastic’ paper published by a British doctor over a hundred years ago and lapped up merrily by lay press and very energetically canvassed from time to time by some enthusiastic […]

Benefits Of Exercise After Meals

Effect Of Post Meal Exercise On Weight, Blood Sugar And Insulin Exercise any time is extremely beneficial to our health and its effects on your our health are well documented in international research. Exercise boosts the levels of endorphins, the feel-good neurotransmitters, Reduces stress, Lifts gloom and depression, Improves self-esteem, Improves cardiovascular fitness, Improves lung […]

Glycemic Index (GI) And Glycemic Load (GL)

Learning What GI And GL Are And How They Affect Blood Sugar Most people have heard about the Glycemic Index (GI) And Glycemic Load (GL). Let’s learn what they exactly are. Glycemic Index is a numerical value assigned to a food as per how quickly or slowly it raises your blood sugar when compared with […]