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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In simple words, prevention is better than cure. We are very well aware of the fact that nowadays the number of people suffering from obesity has definitely increased. While we have previously discussed the benefits of exercising Let us now discuss why one should aim at reducing weight?

The reason behind weight gain

Before discussing the side effects of obesity, let us first know how does one become obese? When a person consumes more calories than required, the person is definitely on the verge of weight gain. Obesity is also prevalent among those who do not burn the extra calories that they have consumed. Also, if one does not drink an adequate amount of water, then there is a good chance that he/she may become obese. Let me elaborate on how does this happen.  Drinking water boosts our metabolism, suppresses our appetite, and helps us in shedding water weight. At times obesity may also be because of a disease, which is obviously unavoidable.

Now post discussing the reasons behind obesity let us know its side effects.

The side effects of obesity are obviously diseases. Let us discuss them.

1)  Type II Diabetes

If you are overweight or obese, it puts you at risk of developing this deadly disease. Although the body is making enough insulin but the cells of one’s body resist the action of insulin. Now the next question that pops in one’s head is that what is insulin? It is a hormone secreted by the pancreas; insulin uses the sugar in our body and this sugar is obtained from carbohydrates. Insulin’s primary function is to maintain our blood’s sugar levels.

2) High Blood Pressure

Before discussing this disease, let us first know what blood pressure is. We know that our heartbeats. But do you know why does it beat? The beating of the heart is because it pumps blood to the organs of our body in order to provide oxygen to them. Blood pressure is the strength of this pushing. Obesity pressurizes our heart to pump in more blood and puts extra strain on our arteries. All this result in heart attack and strokes.

3) Sleep Apnea

Now the above-mentioned diseases are common and known by many. This disease, in particular, is not known by people. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If a person snores loudly and is tired even after a full night’s sleep, chances are there that you might have sleep apnea.

The different types of sleep apnea are:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea: This takes place when throat muscles relax.
  • Central sleep apnea: Occurs when the brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
  • Complex sleep apnea syndrome: This is also termed as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, usually occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

Obesity can increase the chances of sleep apnea. An obese person obviously will have more fat stored around the neck thereby making our airway smaller. A smaller airway can make breathing difficult or loud (because of snoring), or breathing may stop altogether for short periods of time.

4) Fatty Liver Disease

As the name says, this disease is prevalent when fat builds around the liver. It is further categorized into two types namely:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a type of fatty liver disease that is not related to heavy alcohol use
  • Alcoholic fatty liver disease, also called alcoholic steatohepatitis, is due to heavy alcohol use.

The disease affects people who are middle-aged, obese or diabetic.

Although we have discussed some major diseases related to obesity, there are a few more like:

  1. Ostoeporosis
  2. Osteoarthritis
  3. Cancer
  4. Kidney Disease

Therefore it is very important that we stay fit and healthy and avoid being obese. At times obesity also leads to depression. So, one should monitor his/her diet and refrain from getting obese. After all Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment. One should always aim at being fit and healthy.  Obesity is just like slow poisoning and takes away one’s life slowly and steadily.

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The Cream of the Sunday Brunch Crop: Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular

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When it comes to food, Mumbai never fails to deliver. The unmatched dynamic duo of ‘Mumbai and Food’ is what the spirit of the city thrives on.

Home to a plethora of both experienced and up and coming Chefs, and both old landmark restaurants and newer hip joints, the City is always buzzing with the promise of a new taste for your palate.

Chef Pablo in action at The A Club, Lower Parel on Sunday, 1st December.

Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular, having gotten his start at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris before agreeing to the big move to Mumbai to work alongside renowned Indian restauranteur and Celebrity Chef ‘Pooja Dhingra’ toward the establishment of “Le 15 café”, the quintessential food haven, has never failed to create quite a stir in the culinary scene of Mumbai. Having traveled extensively across continents in his culinary journey, his experience is unparalleled and his passion and creativity are unmatched.

The manifestation of this fiery passion and noteworthy creativity was evident as the Colombian Chef with a knack for Hindi and a love for pani puri, known for much more than his charming personality, put together a unique Latin American brunch experience which featured homestyle typical Colombian lunch food at ‘The A Club’ in Lower Parel on Sunday Afternoon.

The menu featured signature dishes right from appetizers such as Pan De Yuca and Empanadas to the glorious mains of Huevos Rancheros, the ideal brunch essential featuring eggs with a variety of authentic ingredients such as corn, chorizo, and jalapeños sparking a mouthfeel to die for! The Ceviche de Camarones, a beautiful marriage of textures and flavors between the fresh, zesty, juicy prawns and the creamy mashed potato base set the benchmark very high. Alongside these, the Ropa Vieja (pulled buff/chicken with fried sweet plantain, aliño & rice) and Recalentao (fried rice with refer to beans, sweet banana plantain, tomato concasse, a sunny side up, chorizo & chicharron) impressed just as well. At the end of the dessert course, Chef Pablo left the patrons wanting more. The ‘Moms coffee pudding’ was nothing short of delectable. The ‘Colombian tres leches’ featured an absolutely moist sponge cake that hit all the right spots and marked the perfect end to an even perfect meal.

It’s absolutely awe-inspiring to witness such individuality, artistry and vision from individuals of the likes of Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular. If you don’t want to miss out on such golden opportunities to sample and feast on some of the best in the culinary game, stay hooked to his Instagram and follow up on his stories!

https://www.instagram.com/chefpablonaranjo/?hl=en

Food never disappoints and that’s a promise.

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More Than 2 Eggs/Day Deadly For Heart: Study

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Are eggs good or bad for you? – It’s been in talks for years. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study tracked the health and lifestyle habits of nearly 30,000 adults in the US for as long as 31 years. Based on recent reports, eating more than two eggs daily can increase the risk of death and developing cardiovascular diseases.

The right kind of food with balanced nutrition can make or break your workout routine and possibly affect the desired results. So what to munch on? Quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins post-workout, according to experts.

An average-sized egg contains about 6 to7 grams of protein, high in nutrients and is especially weight loss friendly. Despite its healthful note, eggs have high cholesterol levels have made a questionable dietary choice for years. Because of high in cholesterol results also high in saturated fats, and it’s those saturated fats that cause an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

But, according to Katherine Tucker, Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the US, It was found that the cholesterol in eggs, when consumed in large quantities, is associated with ill health effects.

One large egg contains nearly 200 milligrams of cholesterol, roughly the same amount as an eight-ounce steak, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

According to researchers, consuming more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day is associated with a 17% higher risk of cardiovascular disease and an 18% higher risk of death.

According to Katherine Tucker, eating several eggs in a week is reasonable but she recommends people to avoid eating three eggs omelettes every day as balancing and moderation is very important in nutrition.

It should be noted that eating too much of one thing leaves less room in the diet for other foods that may have more health benefit. Anything excess is harmful.

 

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Essential foods to beat the summer heat

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India is a country which is rich in diversity. People living in our country speak different languages, wear different clothes have different festivals. Our country also has diverse geography. When the Northern region experiences extreme winters, the south, on the other hand, has pleasant winters. But summers in India are the worst, as there is no part of the country that can escape the summer heat. 

 It is the month of April and the temperatures have already begun to rise. With May and June yet to come, the condition will get worse. So, in order to escape the summer heat, people take preventive measures like using Air Conditioners, coolers, covering oneself with a cloth to protect the skin from Sun’s harmful UV Rays, etc. We do everything possible in our hand to protect our outer body. But what about the inner body 

The summers are famous for loo. Now you must be wondering what loo is? These are winds from the west that are hot, dry, strong and dusty, flow over North India. The next thing that comes to our mind is how is loo harmful? Well, a loo can cause fatal heat strokes and severe dehydration due to its high temperature. Obviously, we need to have certain foods or essential foods that increase our fluid intake and prevent us from dehydration. So, following are the foods that enhance our taste buds and protect us as well. 

Mango 

The king of fruits is everyone’s all-time favorite. The fruit is rich in Vitamins like A, C, D, iron, potassium and calcium. It is known to reduce the blood pressure and cholesterol levels in our body. The fruit is found in abundance in our country. So, whenever you feel the urge to eat something hydrating and tasty then just simply grab a mango. 

Orange 

This fruit is hardly disliked by anyone. Oranges are rich in potassium and therefore help you to survive the sweatiest summer days. The 80% water content in the fruit makes it a must have for the summers.  

Watermelon 

The name says it all. The fruit is primarily composed of water and on an added bonus, its intake reduces food cravings. Presence of lycopene in the fruit protects the skin from sun damage. 

Cucumber 

Cucumber also has high water content and serves the purpose of reducing our thirst. When soaked in water it also proves to be a great detox drink. 

Tomatoes 

Well who doesn’t like tomatoes. They are loved by all. Since it is 93% water composed, it becomes an important content for your salads.  

Musk Melon 

Rich in potassium, this fruit is a must have for deadly Indian summers. Potassium helps in regulating the blood pressure and thereby the fruit must be included in one’s diet. 

Lettuce 

Very few of us like green vegetables. But mind you they are very important and our regular consumption of these makes us healthy. Rich in antioxidants, lettuce, when eaten raw, is the most beneficial for us. 

Cauliflower 

Surprisingly it contains 92% water by weight and makes it the best vegetable for the Indian summers. It is rich in Vitamin C and K and reduces the cholesterol level. 

It is important to take care of our outer body but the inner body shouldn’t be ignored either. So, pay attention to your body this summer and grab any of the above-mentioned food items to ease out the summer heat.

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Banana – The magic fruit for women

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Banana: Commonly available across the world. It is the energy booster, high in potassium and contain good amount of protein and protein and dietary fibre. Potassium is important and helps in maintaining fluid levels in body, regulates the movement of nutrients and waste of the cells. In India it is used in variety of cuisines like kheer, halwa, payasam, sheera and paniyaram etc. Raw banana is also used in making snacks like banana wafers, kebabs, pakoras etc. If you travel towards south, in Kerala it is used to make the famous curries avail and kalan. When we go to northeast, their local breakfast is cereal known as jolpan consists of puffed rice with curd and jaggery topped with banana pieces. It is also used in most of natural home remedies in India such as upset stomach.

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Incredible reasons that one must include banana in his/her diet:

High fibre content

Loaded with both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre keeps you feeling full for longer period of time. This is the reason banana is included in breakfast. 

Heart health: It is good for your heart as it can lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases and coronary heart diseases.  Ease in digestion: It supports digestion and helps in building metabolism. 

Power of nutrients: It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as niacin, calcium, potassium, folate, iron, riboflavin and B6 which contribute in proper functioning of the body and keeps it healthy. 

High in potassium: high potassium makes banana a super fruit which helps in regulating heartbeat, blood pressure and keeps brain alert. 

Helps in fighting Anaemia: High in iron content so helps in fighting anaemia. Anaemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or haemoglobin decreases which can lead to shortness of breath, paleness and fatigue.

Constipation: Gives natural relief from constipation as they have enough fibre in them. 

Temperature control: helps you to remain cool in hot days. 

Ulcers: It limits you from the suffering of stomach ulcers. The smooth, soft, mushy texture coats on the banana protects against corrosive acids, irritation. 

Depression: It makes people relax and help them to overcome depression because they are having high levels of tryptophan which convert themselves into serotonin. 

Tumor Necrosis Factor: It is cancer fighting substance which can fight tumor cells.

So eat one banana every day to keep diseases at bay.

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Top home remedies to increase Hemoglobin level Natural ways

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Hemoglobin is available in red platelets. It is principally made out of iron. Hemoglobin is in charge of conveying oxygen from the lungs to the body tissues. It conveys carbon dioxide from the body tissues to the lungs and after that out of the framework. Hemoglobin is vital to having a healthy life. Its shortage in the blood can prompt iron deficiency. Not consuming a diet rich in iron, folic corrosive, Vitamin C and Vitamin B12 can prompt abatement of hemoglobin levels.

The side effects of low hemoglobin levels are tiredness, weakness, and shortness of breath, dazedness, brainy pains and fair skin. How to increase hemoglobin level? There are some home solutions for increment hemoglobin level. Here, we are sharing some compelling home remedies to increase hemoglobin levels

Top Best home remedies to increase Hemoglobin level-Natural ways

Utilize legumes in your daily food intake

A wide range of vegetables is filled with iron. Vegetables incorporate soy nuts, red kidney beans, chickpeas, dark beans, lentils, Eating legumes in your every day eating regimen will enhance your iron level.

Drink Beetroot juice

Beetroot is a loaded source of iron. You can eat beetroot in different structures, for example, servings of mixed greens, beetroot squeeze or set up a sweet dish of beetroot. And you can prepare juice from it. Beetroot is a powerful home remedy increase hemoglobin level.

Consumption of iron-rich foods

You can expand hemoglobin levels by taking foods rich in iron, for example, spinach and fenugreek take off. They furnish us with great iron supply and help in expanding hemoglobin levels. Having iron-rich foods is one of the viable home solutions for an increment of hemoglobin level.

Get Vitamin C fruits and vegetables

Vitamin C-rich foods incorporate all citrus natural products, papaya, oranges, strawberries, and grapes. Vegetables, for example, capsicum, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, and spinach additionally contain vitamin C.

Dried herbs

Including dried herbs, for example, coriander, spearmint, basil, chervil, dried parsley, cove leaf to your eating routine can help in expanding hemoglobin levels. Continuously add these dry herbs to your nourishment. Aside from giving iron, they likewise add flavor to your food

Pumpkin seeds

They are rich in iron. They additionally contain Omega-3 unsaturated fats and zinc. You can eat them raw or you can likewise have them with serving of mixed greens.

Eat Watermelon

Watermelon furnishes iron alongside large amounts of proteins, sugars, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B. Routinely having this natural product can increase hemoglobin levels. It will likewise give vitality and stamina to your body.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is vital for expanding hemoglobin level. You should have foods that contain enough measure of vitamin B12 and folate. Meat and eggs are rich in Vitamin B12.

Grapes

Grapes are superb sources of iron, particularly dark grapes. You ought not to neglect to have grapes with your different organic products for expanding your hemoglobin levels.

Dry fruits

Dried organic products, for example, apricots, prunes, dates, and raisins are phenomenal wellsprings of hemoglobin. The high iron substance in the dried organic product helps build hemoglobin. They likewise give different supplements and vitamins to the body.

Fish

Fish is a superb source of hemoglobin. Seafood, for example, clams, tuna, catfish, salmon, shellfish, and sardines are great wellsprings of hemoglobin. Fish is likewise among the foods that enhance hemoglobin.

Spices

Flavors, for example, thyme, cumin seeds, oregano, basil, cinnamon, and sage are rich wellsprings of iron. Consequently, bear in mind to incorporate these flavors into your eating regimen. Sesame seeds they are rich in iron and help to expand hemoglobin levels. You can have them with any sweet dish or can prepare a dish out of it.

Dairy items

Dairy items, for example, milk, buttermilk, cheese, and curd is great wellsprings of iron and help in expanding hemoglobin levels.

Consume Red Meat

Red meat is unlimited in iron. Red meat assimilates iron effectively contrasted with plant sources. Mutton, beef, chicken liver is great wellsprings of iron. It is outstanding amongst other foods that expansion hemoglobin.

 

 

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