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Glycemic Index and Blood Glucose Level

Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate (Sugar) in foods according to how it affects blood glucose levels. High GI foods tend to be high in simple sugars and can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels immediately after consumption, further leading to a rapid rise in insulin levels with adverse effects [&hellip

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Boost your Haemoglobin levels naturally

Are you feeling weak and dizzy? Getting breathless with little exertion? You may be suffering from anaemia. Anaemia is a condition in which the Hemoglobin (HbLevel) drops below a certain threshold, impairing the ability of the blood to carry sufficient oxygen to the tissues and the organs which need it. Haemoglobin is an iron-rich protein [&hellip

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Home BP Monitoring – Get it right?

What is Blood Pressure (BP)? When your heart pumps, it does so to move the blood across the body in order to deliver oxygen and energy to all tissues which need them. Like water running through a hose, the blood exerts some pressure on the walls of the arteries which carry it. The strength of this pressure is called [&hellip

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Ease sore throat at home

Sore throat or throat infection, as it is commonly known, is a condition associated with pain, itchiness, and irritation of the throat. When you have a sore throat, you may experience difficulty in swallowing food and liquids, and the pain and irritation is usually worse as you try to swallow. You may also experience pain [&hellip

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Flax Seeds – Big Benefits in Small Packages

Flaxseeds are also known as Alsi Seeds or linseeds. The seeds have a hard, smooth, shiny shell and are yellow or reddish brown in color. They are one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain amino acids, zinc, potassium, B vitamins, magnesium, lecithin, proteins lignans (Group of chemical compounds found in [&hellip

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Walk your way to health

One exercise that is easily within anyone’s reach and yet delivers amazing health benefits is WALKING. Walking is simple, natural and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight, become healthier and lighter at almost no cost. To get the health benefits, walk for at least 30 minutes on most days as [&hellip

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No, its not related to chicken!!

Chikungunya is a viral disease similar to dengue. The prominent symptoms are fever and severe joint pains. Other symptoms like muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash can also occur. First described during an outbreak in southern Tanzania in 1952, the joint pain caused by chikungunya is particularly painful and debilitating and can vary in [&hellip

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Thyroid, an organ that influences your metabolism

Thyroid is a butterfly shaped organ located near the throat in front of the neck region. It is a gland that produces chemicals called hormones that play a vital role in regulating body metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate etc, as part of the endocrine system. The two main hormones that thyroid produces are Thyroxine (aka [&hellip

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DENGUE – A VIRAL ILLNESS TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITO BITE

Dengue is a form of viral fever which has become endemic in India and causes outbreaks every so often. The infection is caused by a flavi virus and is spread by mosquitoes. Transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus, fever is a hallmark of the disease and hence called [&hellip

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SOUND SLEEP IS SOUND ADVICE…

Sleep is necessary as well as a great gift to man. It gives his body the rest that is needed to recuperate, clear the body of built up byproducts of metabolism, and rejuvenates and makes him ready to take on the challenges of the ensuing day. Without sufficient and good quality sleep we would not [&hellip

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