What is Glycemic Index?


Foods and drinks provide fuel for our body in the form of carbohydrates, fat, protein and alcohol. The carbohydrates are the preferred fuel source for body. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a value assigned to a particular food to classify foods and drinks according to how rapidly they raise the blood glucose level of the blood. It has replaced the earlier approach of classifying carbohydrates as either ‘simple’ or ‘complex’. Carbohydrates containing foods include bread, breakfast cereals, rice, pasta, legumes, corn, potato, fruit, milk, yoghurt, sugar, biscuits, and cakes.

Guilt Free Diwali

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Diwali is round the corner and we can see the excitement all around. This festival is all about lights, fireworks, fun and food. With the elaborate spread of Diwali snacks and sweets it is very difficult to maintain the weight. But wait, don’t panic, we can celebrate this beautiful festival of lights without gaining those unwanted, extra few kilos. It is just a little planning and preparation but it is worth it.

Deal With Your Food Cravings

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Craving is often term as strong desire to have something. Food cravings are something we all deal with at some point in time. Have you ever got a craving to eat chocolates at night or to binge on some dessert when you are stressed or snack untimely even after eating food? Surely a yes for most. Often people crave for processed junk foods that are high in ….

Is Late Night Snacking Harmful?

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Late night snacking, particularly before bed, is a topic that has received considerable attention in years. Over the past many years it was thought that health and weight conscious individuals should limit and/or avoid food late in the night before sleep because it would negatively impact health and body composition. Snacking at night will make you gain weight is what one routinely hears. While there may be some truth in that, late night snacking is not always bad, especially if done with the right foods and under the right circumstances. Research also shows that food eaten at late night does not…

Wellness Activities to Stay Healthy

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The workplace is like a second home for every employee. Creating an on-site wellness program is important because the majority of an employee’s time is spent at the workplace. Statistics from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention show that an average a healthy individual misses three days every year while an overweight or obese individual misses five days. Not to forget the employee productivity, and the cost to the company. This is precisely why many corporates are…

Build Better Bones

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The human skeleton, consisting of 206 bones, is a marvel of engineering. Without bones, the human body would just collapse like a big blob of jelly. Bones are composed of calcium & phosphorous which are derived from the food that one eats. Brittle and fragile bones (also known as osteoporosis) is a condition where there is severe bone loss. Women are especially at a higher risk than men and if they are of Asian descent the risk again increases. So, is there a magical way to make sure that we have the right bone mass always?…


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The marketing gimmicks and the under-qualified, self – proclaimed nutritionists / dietitians have been successful in making the mass believe that it is the sugar which is the culprit in increasing the risk to developing diabetes. Also, having diabetes does not mean that…

Protein and the athlete – How much is good enough?

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It is known that an athlete expends more energy and nutrients than any sedentary individual. Thus, it is necessary that he / she consumes sufficient nutrients to recover the body from the intense physical activity. One nutrient that has gained a lot of popularity in the recent years is protein, especially in the field of fitness. Which type of protein to eat, how much of it to eat and when is the best time to consume it …

Food as Medicine During PMS


Suffering from PMS?

Most of you would answer ‘Yes’ to the above question at a particular time of the month. PMS is a common cause of physical, behavioral and social symptoms in women of reproductive age. While most women notice milder…

Prebiotics and Probiotics: Functional Foods for a Healthier You


A course of strong antibiotics and doctor has already advised the patient to start with probiotic pills or sachets. What do you think is in them? When down with stomach infection or a stomach upset, the first thing we do is increase our intake of curd to boost the gut health. But in reality, apart from the fact that curd is good for health, do we know the exact reason why it’s consumption could be a life saver for you?…