Tricks Of The Trade To Get Your Children To Eat More Veggies


Children can be taught to love veggies. Yes, you hear us right! A study conducted by researchers at the University of Leeds found that young children can, in fact, learn to like vegetables. More than 330 children were given artichoke puree and it said that two in five of those learn to like the vegetable. The researchers chose artichoke for their study because most parents said that was the vegetable they were least likely to give the children.

Countdown To The Marathon Day Begins


The week before the marathon is exciting – you are about to realise the sweat of all your efforts that you have been putting in for months training for the D – day.
If this is your first marathon then maybe there is a tinge of anxiousness along with the excitement. Either ways whether you are a seasoned runner or a first time runner here are some tips that you need to be aware of for your final race days preparation:

Weight Maintenance Strategy And Not Weight Loss This Holiday Season


Eating well is the last thing on your mind during holidays. As it is eating right is a challenge throughout the year and if you have to do just that during the holidays it is a dampener. Holidays are meant to be enjoyed with family and friends and food is a large part of that enjoyment. It is a period when most people go off their routine dieting schedules, binge on their favourite treats and in the bargain pile up pounds. So, is there a way to enjoy the foods and yet not put on weight?

Losing Weight With Negative Calories – Wishful Thinking


Type the word negative calories and the internet pops up with numerous sites on foods that have negative calories – meaning the energy that they take to chew, digest and absorb is more than the energy that they provide. Amongst the various foods celery is the food that takes away the cake. Because it is mainly water and fiber, it is touted as the best aid in weight loss as it takes more calories to digest celery than what it provides. And this theory is sold with conviction to all those who want to desperately shed off the extra pounds. Eating the so called negative calorie foods will help to melt away the body pounds is what they are convinced of.

Keep Your Eyes Glowing & Youthful – Naturally!


People talk of protecting your heart, your skin, your overall health in general. But have you thought of protecting your eyes from damage? Taking your eyes for granted can leave them damaged. If you are reminded of carrots when you talk of eye care then you need to read further on as other foods and nutrients may be equally or more important when it comes to taking care of your eyes. A combination of nutrients play a role in eye health rather than any one particular nutrient.

A Customised Diet Plan for Indians Residing Abroad


Sometimes living away from home can have its own downfall. You miss your family, your friends; you miss the luxury of having a maid, a laundry man and vegetables/fruits etc delivered to your doorstep at no extra charge. But most importantly you miss the food.

Body fat or body fit? 7 Tips to Stay Fit


Body image is how one perceives their own body size and shape. This self perception is to a large extent based on the individual opinions around you and the society at large. Adolescence is a period of rapid growth with physical and psychological changes. In girls especially there is a deposition of fat in the thighs and hips which has a role to play in reproductive development. This makes them more conscious and hence concerned about their body image. There is constantly a struggle within to shed the extra fat which they feel they have and this has repercussions on the health due to the resulting faulty eating habits. The projection of unrealistic body sizes in the mass media is adding to the existing problem of reduced self image. Thinner is better has become the norm for the young girls.

Commonly Asked Questions By People in Sports


Should I take in more protein for building muscle? Can I exercise on an empty stomach? Need I consume a sports drink? With so much conflicting data around regarding what to eat or drink and what not to for performance here are answers to 5 commonly asked questions by people in sports.

Discretion in taking supplements


Vitamins and minerals termed as micronutrients play a special role in keeping good health. Although they are considered micronutrients they differ in their composition. Whereas vitamins are organic substances (made by plants and animals), minerals are inorganic elements that come from the soil and water and get into our bodies from the plants, animals and water that we consume.

Eat to Compete


Nutrition, fitness and coaching are the three pillars of any sporting activity.

Sports nutrition is a specialization within the field of nutrition that gives a practical daily eating plan with the prime aim to provide fuel for the physical activity, help in repair and recovery of the exercised muscles and optimize performance during training and competitive events.

A sports nutritionist needs to have a command of general nutrition and intertwine it with exercise science and help the sportsperson optimize performance.