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  1. 1. Dietkart Blog Edible fruit & Nuts : Bite sized, Convenient Power Snacks The edible fruit and nuts are classified in the European Classification of Goods (CN) according to: ▪ their 'genus' or plant family - for example citrus fruit such as oranges and grapefruit ▪ their state - they may be fresh, chilled, frozen, dried or provisionally preserved The most common dried fruits include raisins, apricots, dates, apples, plums and figs. They can be bought at almost any grocery store. According to the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, walnuts, pistachios and some pine nuts have the highest nutrient value. The nuts are rich in oils, but do not exceed five grams of fat per 50 oz. serving. Various nuts can be bought fresh from farmers markets. Buy raw and unsalted nuts for optimal health benefits. Benefits of 6 common Nuts and Dry fruits
  2. 2. Nutrients Nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids which help lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. This can reduce the risk of Type II diabetes and blood lipid disorders. Nuts are a good source of vitamin E, which can reduce risk of Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Peanuts and other legumes have niacin, folate and vitamin B, which reduce the risk of heart disease and birth defects. Pine nuts, peanuts and almonds have between 6 and 7 grams of protein per 1 oz. serving. Dried fruits have high amounts of fiber, vitamin E, vitamin A and niacin. Recommended Daily Intake The United States Food and Drug Administration recommends that adults and teenagers get three and a half to six and a half servings of fruits or vegetables per day. Children age five to 12 need 2.5 to 5 cups per day. These ranges are based on sedentary to active lifestyles. Dried fruit contain fiber, and the USDA recommends adults consume at least 25 g per day. One ounce of walnuts meets the RDI for omega-3 fatty acids. According to "The Wall Street Journal: Health," eating 1.5 oz. of nuts per day reduces risk of heart disease, but 2.5 oz. significantly lowers triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
  3. 3. Read more on Nuts - One Seeded Indehiscent Fruits By <iframe height="0" src="//" style="display:none;visibility:hidden" width="0"></iframe> <iframe height="0" src="//" style="display:none;visibility:hidden" width="0"></iframe>
  4. 4. Home Gyms : Exercising at your home's comfort Posted:Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:47:00 +0000 Today, more and more people have realized the significance of staying fit and healthy. But, due to busy and hectic schedule, people are not able to go to gyms or fitness centers. This is the reason more people are investing in home gyms. A home gym comprises of varied gym & fitness equipments that can prove beneficial for maintaining overall health. The best part is that you can exercise whenever you feel like while enjoying the comfort of your home.
  5. 5. Home Gym Equipments Treadmills The fact cannot be denied that a treadmill is one of the best fitness equipments. You can opt from a wide range of domestic treadmills as per your needs and requirements. A treadmill will help you to reduce the amount of cholesterol in your blood. Most people choose treadmills because they are easy to use and it is a convenient way of losing weight.
  6. 6. Multi-station gym – This type of equipment is rightly known as ‘All in One’ fitness equipment. Multi-station gym helps you to meet your desired fitness targets. With the help of multi-station gym you can easily train various muscle groups. The key benefit is that you get to perform different exercises with only one machine. Dumbbells –
  7. 7. This gym equipment helps you to build muscles, burn fat and boosts strength. Due to its compact size, it is a good choice for various fitness lovers. You get to enjoy an easy range of motion with the help of dumbbells. Gym benches and racks – These equipments, being portable and adjustable, assures best results.There is no doubt that home gym benches and racks does help you stay fit without going anywhere and it is a must have for all health conscious people.
  8. 8. Are you aware of difference between Nivia Hard Ground Football Shoes and firm ground football shoes Posted:Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:16:00 +0000 Football is one of the exciting games and the game is played with great enthusiasm across the world. In the game of football, shoes bear an important place. Owing to this, having a right pair of shoes is imperative. If you are a player of hard ground football, then you should choose Nivia hard ground football shoes. While firm ground football shoes are quite popular in America, hard ground shoes may be best for certain surfaces. Let us get to know more about Hard Ground Football Shoes and firm ground football shoes – 1. Firm ground shoes are ideal for the grass field. Hard ground shoes are perfect for hard and dry-grass field or on synthetic grass. As for the turf shoes, they have rubber nubs instead of the cleats. They are ideal for the artificial surfaces of low-pile. Soft ground shoes are best for the muddy conditions. These shoes have six replaceable studs that can be either in blade shape or circular. These can also vary in lengths as well. 2. Firm ground shoes are available in molded studs, they are either in blade or circular shape. Firm ground shoes can be used for the majority of the surfaces. Hard ground shoes have shorter circular studs. When the quantity of the studs is more, the weight of the players gets distributed equally and it is best suited to the hard ground. 3. Firm ground shoes have 15mm heel studs and for the forefoot are 12mm. The hard ground studs are having 13mm for the heel and for the forefoot it is 10mm. If you are looking to boost your performance then make sure you have purchased Nivia hard ground football shoes. What are some of the Benefits of Buying Treadmills Online? Posted:Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:19:00 +0000 Today, we all lead a busy and hectic life and owing to this we are not able to give enough time to the well-being of our health. In this busy schedule, everyone wants to have a fitness equipment that can help them in staying fit and healthy as well get same benfits of running (outdoors). A treadmill is one of those fitness equipment and without a
  9. 9. doubt it is one of the preferred exercise equipment as well. With the mounting trend of online shopping, people prefer to purchase products online. Yes, you get to place an order while enjoying the comfort of your home, but there are other advantages that you get to enjoy. Let us discuss them in detail – Benefits and Running and Treadmils <iframe height="0" src="//" style="display:none;visibility:hidden" width="0"></iframe> Attractive prices – Price is probably one of the key reasons due to which the buyers prefer to purchase products online. These online stores offer much lower prices as compared to the physical stores. Moreover, these online portals also offer discounts, on regular intervals and on special occasiocns, huge discount offers on treadmills. Variety – A smart consumer will always look for variety while shopping for a product. This is what online portals offer to their consumers, with a rich variety of treadmills online the consumers get to choose a product as per their requirements and needs. When a consumer gets to choose a product at one place, they don’t look for any other place for shopping. Modes of payment – When you buy treadmill online, you get to enjoy the convenience of making your payment via various online payment methods. These online payments are secured using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology. <iframe height="0" src="//" style="display:none;visibility:hidden" width="0"></iframe>
  10. 10. Free shipping – After you have ordered treadmill online, you get to enjoy the convenience of free shipping. Online portals offer free shipping across India., in just 4 months, has become a household name amongst the online buyers in india. There has been various companies in the market which are selling fake products (Chinese made). But, Dietkart has maintained its customer loyalty by offering them only genuine and authentic sports & gym products. They are selling more than 50 treadmills online in india of top brands s.a – BH Fitness, Cosco, Toppro, Aquafit, and Bodyfuel and this number is only going to rise in the coming months
  11. 11. Take A Giant Leap with Nivia Auckland Cricket Shoes Posted:Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:45:00 +0000 Take A Giant Leap with Nivia Auckland Cricket Shoes by DietKart
  12. 12. <iframe height="0" src="//" style="display:none;visibility:hidden" width="0"></iframe> Demand for organic food products in India Posted:Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:13:00 +0000 The scientific results have proved that there is a difference between organic products and custom products available in the market. You don’t have to be an Einstein to understand that the food that is grown in healthier soils has more minerals and nutrients as compared to the ones which are not. This, in simple terms, means that you won’t be ingesting chemicals. The findings from the research has proved that organic food is far more nutritious, healthy, offers longevity than the food that is grown chemically. <iframe height="0" src="//" style="display:none;visibility:hidden" width="0"></iframe>
  13. 13. While purchasing organic food products, it is important that you are aware of the fact there is a range of functions that every particular item holds. There are products which help in cleansing the body and some product nourishes and provides energy. When you are purchasing organic products, make sure that you have checked for the label that says – 100% Organic and Natural. Genuine organic products can also boost the immune system. Let us say, if you are going through a stomach upset then taking capsules with digestive enzymes (plant-based) can help you in rectifying the problem. The properties that are possessed by these products are just amazing. There are organic products out there which are capable of strengthening the bones, nails, teeth and hair. The nervous tension and insomnia can be treated with organic products. They are also effective in the treatment of hormonal imbalances of both males and females. Some of the other issues that can be combated with organic foods are hot flushes, menopause, PMS and impotence. The list of the benefits of organic products is quite huge. Make sure, the next time you are in the store, be mindful and look for the right organic products by checking their ingredients. Helpful guide to buying Nivia Mandate Tennis Shoes Posted:Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 With the mounting buzz of tennis around the world, various shoe manufacturers have joined the buzz. Tennis is an arduous game, hence having a right pair or tennis shoes can really prove helpful in raising your level of playing. The name of Nivia Mandate tennis shoes is a cherished name in the tennis community and it is a unanimous choice for the tennis players around the world. These tennis shoes are made up of synthetic leather and nylon mesh. It offers complete protection to the feet from getting wet. The shoes are also having imported Phylon mid sole and non marking rubber outsole which also comes with TPU component. The material used for the shoe is discussed, now let us discuss more about the sizes. Many people have a false impression that they can use a shoe of any size. The sizes do play an important role. The best thing is that you can purchase tennis shoes in sizes 6-11. When you purchase a shoe of your size, it offers a complete protection
  14. 14. and support to your feet. It minimizes the risk of sprain or twisting of the ankle. The game of tennis requires flexibility while delivering various shots and these shoes offer the highest levels of flexibility. Let us come to the most important element i.e. purchasing the shoes. These shoes are available at affordable prices and this is the key reason behind the popularity amongst the tennis players. So, if you are looking for the best tennis shoes then Nivia Mandate tennis shoes should be your choice. The ultimate guide to body growth capsules Posted:Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:04:00 +0000 I am a professional bodybuilder and I can completely relate to the training regime that every bodybuilder has to go through. When you go through an intense workout, you need capsules or supplements that can help you in your workout. Mahaved body grow capsules are one of acclaimed products that is trusted by the bodybuilders across the world. It is a dietary supplement and it should be considered as an alternative not a replacement. These capsules are used by both male and female bodybuilders, they have witnessed positive results. Health has been a hot topic in the human history and there has been considerable products and steps taken towards better health. There are various benefits of these capsules. Let us discuss them in detail – 1. Medical practitioners, across the world, support the fact that in order to have a healthy well-being, you need to have a nice blend of healthy diet, proper genetics and a regular exercise regime. But, unfortunately, those who want to tone up their body, they require something extra in the form of body growth capsules or supplements to fulfill the desired results. Building up a body is not a bed of roses, it requires dedication and hard work. These capsules will assist you in growing the body and muscle mass. 2. These capsules have the right ingredients that can help in body growth. The ingredients are delivered instantly to the tissues and muscles of the body. This is an appealing benefit of the capsules. 3. These capsules will not only help in body growth but also in removing unnecessary fat from the body. I have used these capsules and I have noticed that when I ingest these capsules, it is capable of working for longer duration because the endurance level has been boosted considerably. Genetically Modified Foods : A New Trend Posted:Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:35:00 +0000
  15. 15. Genetically modified (GM) foodsare being debated by consumers and professionals. Also known as bio engineered foods, GM foods are produced by a form of biotechnology that uses deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) recombinant technology to design protein molecules and other compounds. Various forms of biotechnology have been used throughout history in the natural production of vinegar, alcoholic beverages, cheese and sourdough bread. Consumers are often concerned about the safety of the resulting food, especially for people who have or may develop allergies or food intolerance. As there is no easy way to identify foods that have been modified and no official regulations have been established, the public has to depend on the integrity of the producer or processor.
  16. 16. All areas of biotechnology are being pursued cautiously. The goals are to use biotechnology techniques to add or enhance qualities such as disease resistance, a higher yield, or better keeping qualities. Public confidence continues to be an issue, so it should be mentioned by community nutrition professionals. Genetically-modified foods have the potential to solve world's hunger and malnutrition problems, and to help protect and preserve the environment by increasing yield and reducing reliance upon chemical pesticides and herbicides. Yet there are many challenges ahead for governments, especially in the areas of safety testing, regulation, international policy and food labeling.
  17. 17. Many people feel that genetic engineering is the inevitable wave of the future and that we cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits. However, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm to human health and the environment as a result of our enthusiasm for this powerful technology. United Kingdom introduced Europe's first genetically-modified food product. Now India has become a flashpoint for the use of modern biotechnology in production of genetically modified food products ,which will soon be availaible online here at . By- Ms. Reema Bhatia Let me tell you about Venky’s sports supplements Posted:Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Every sports person wants to give their best while they are in the field. If you are a sports person, you can also achieve your desired target with the help of Venky’s sports supplements. These supplements give you an edge in boosting your performance in the particular sport that you are associated with.
  18. 18. If you are an athlete, then these supplements can help you in improving your sprinting capabilities. Or if you are a weight lifter, then with the help of these supplements, you can lift the weights with ease. Sports supplements improve your overall health and stamina. These are important for improving the overall performance, that eventually helps in making a rewarding sports career. There are various supplements for sports available in the market that can be purchased in varied forms which includes – vitamins and herbs. It entirely depends on how and why you are consuming the supplements. You have to keep in mind that any supplement can be abused if it is not taken as per the recommendations, it can result in health hazards. If you are a sports person and want to reach it to the top, then the main requisite is to stay fit and healthy. . Make sure, in addition to consuming these supplements, you follow a regular exercise routine. When it comes to exercise, you should have holistic information about which exercises you should do and which not.
  19. 19. When you are healthy and fit then only you can reach the top by beating all your rivals. So, to make your dreams true, choose Venky’s Sports Supplements Can You Really Trust Bodyfuelz energy drinks Posted:Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:43:00 +0000 Are you one of those individuals who have always felt the need of an energy boost every time you feel exhausted post workout or when you return home after a tiring day at the office? If your reply is in affirmation then all you need is to take energy drinks to feel galvanized to push up some more weights or feel energized. Bodyfuelz energy drink helps hydroenergize your performance. The product’s basic feature is to combat rehydration.
  20. 20. Various Advantages of energy drinks Let us discuss them in detail – ▪ This is probably one of the common benefits of any energy drink – boosting the energy level. As this drink is in the form of liquid, it is instantly consumed by the body and boosts the energy level. ▪ It assists in stimulating the body and revive the body. This is one of the best options when you didn’t have enough sleep but still want to give your 100%. ▪ It also assists in boosting your concentration level and mental function. It supplies large doses of various vitamins especially B12. ▪ One of the key benefits is that it helps you to increase physical performance. It is mainly appreciated by both athletes and bodybuilders. ▪ Since it is available in a powdered form; it is much convenient to consume it. This serves as the best option for on-the-go drink. ▪ If you work out on a daily basis, then this is the best energy drink for working out and moreover it helps you to stay awake.
  21. 21. 3 Systems that helps energize your performance ▪ One of the unique carbohydrate concentration is 6% Osmotic delivery system. It ensures a continued energy release as well. ▪ When you sweat, there is a rapid water loss and it often leads to dehydration. This results in the reduction of performance by up to 25-30% in an hour. When you take 5:1 sodium to potassium electrolyte mix, it ensures an instant water uptake for rehydration. ▪ Five vitamins perform the role of catalyst that helps in enhancing the Carbo – energy metabolism, discharging extra energy from reserves that usually get stored in the body. Free radical defense is guaranteed along with Vitamin C Antioxidant mixture. Now Available for Sale at Affordable Price We all know that there is a wide range of energy drinks in the market. All these drinks come at a hefty price tag which is not at all justified. But on the positive side, Bodyfuelz Energy Drinks are competitively priced and enjoys a respectable customer base.With different types of sports drinks available in the market, make sure that you make a well-informed choice for any energy drink. Healthy diet tips for kids during monsoon Posted:Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:25:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi
  22. 22. We all love monsoon as it brings much needed relief from the summers. But, it also brings along various diseases which gets active in this season. Kids are affected more by these diseases such as food poisoning, flu, typhoid, flu, cholera, jaundice and cholera. The diet really plays a pivotal role here and it should be given utmost importance during monsoon. When a healthy diet and hygiene is maintained then these diseases can be kept at bay. As per the physicians, contaminated food or water is the key reason behind all these hazardous diseases. Ensure that during monsoon, your kid is drinking boiled and filtered water. If you are going out then make sure that you carry boiled water, avoid drinking water from outside. Purchasing drinks with ice, fruit juices and other eatables from the road side vendors should be avoided. If you plan to eat at a restaurant then ensure proper cleanliness and hygiene. When you are cooking food then make sure you have considered the following tips – 1. Leafy green vegetables should be washed thoroughly, preferably in the boiled or steamed water, in order to get rid of the bacteria and germs. 2. Ensure that you are using filtered water for the cooking purpose and also for the washing of the meat and vegetables. 3. You may soak the vegetables in warm water containing one tablespoon of salt. In order to get rid of insects, you can keep it for around 15 minutes. 4. If you have leftovers and food that is stored in your refrigerator then make sure you have heated them properly before you use them. 5. You have to ensure that the vegetables and the meat should not be kept at room temperature for longer duration. Freezing and refrigeration of the product should be preferred. The growth of the bacteria tends to rise in the humid and hot weather. Make a smart choice for table tennis table Posted:Wed, 24 Jul 2013 06:43:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi If you are mad about playing table tennis and want to purchase a table tennis table then first and foremost you need to have a holistic information about the game and its related accessories. Table is one of the key accessories and in order to purchase the best equipment you may consider the following discussed information.
  23. 23. Deciding between inside and outside table tennis tables Choosing between an inside or outside TT Table entirely depends on the space that you are having. There are only slight disparities between the two types. Out of the two, the outdoor type is considered more durable and the table is made up of materials which don’t lose color or distort when it is exposed to sunlight or rain. Types of Indoor Tennis Tables 1. If you are not a frequent player of table tennis then you may purchase a table top conversion kit. Usually it is available with table tennis balls and a net, voila, you are all set to enjoy your dream game. These kits are available in varied prices and qualities. 2. There are things that you should consider while choosing a full-sized table. If you are having enough space then you should prefer fixed type TT table. The best part is that it is available in varied colors and designs. The folding type is also a convenient option as it can be set up by one single person. 3. If you want to gift your kids a table for playing table tennis then you can purchase a mini table. Since they are available in varied models and sizes, they are ideal for the kids. Now, that you are aware of different types of table tennis tables of various sizes, dimensions and other table tennis equipments for sale, go on and make a smart choice. Why you should purchase treadmills Posted:Tue, 23 Jul 2013 09:11:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi We all know that running is one of the best ways to stay fit. The best part of running is that it can be done outdoors. Running outdoors helps you to breathe fresh air and moreover you get to run wherever you like, there is no bondage or a fixed place. Considering all these benefits, you might think that why would anybody want to purchase a treadmill? Let us explore the world of treadmills. A treadmill is a Cardio machine which is available in both moving and stationary models. These are the machines on which you can jog or run as per your wish while staying indoors. The best feature of a treadmill is that you can adjust the speed as per your requirements. In an urban environment, due to heavy traffic, running outdoors can be a cumbersome task. These Cardio machines are the best choice for all those people who want to jog or run but can’t go out due to the scorching heat or cold conditions. Knowing the benefits of a treadmill will surely make things easier for you – 1. A treadmill is a machine that is designed with a predictable surface and it considerably reduces the chances of tripping and falling.
  24. 24. 2. If you are a fitness freak then this is the best equipment for you . 3. Every phase of the workout that you do can be controlled like speed, warm up period, energy spent, and incline. 4. More than one user can make use of this machine. 5. You get to burn more calories on this machine as compared to any other domestic fitness equipment. Now, that you know what are treadmills and its advantages, go ahead and make a smart choice. Tackling diabetes with diabetic Foods Posted:Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:13:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi Our modern eating habits and lifestyle have been responsible for various health related problems and Diabetes is one of them. With less physical workout and regular consumption of fatty foods are key reasons behind the rising cases of diabetes. The physicians across the world recommend diabetic food that comprises of vegetables, proteins and nutrients. It is important that the GI (glycemic index) of the diabetic patients is checked regularly after eating food. This is a chronic disease and it is caused due to the lack of insulin in the body. There are three key reasons that are behind the lack of insulin and on the basis of that it is categorized as Type I Diabetes, Type II Diabetes and Congentinal Diabetes. Usually the diabetic patients have to make considerable changes in the daily diet and their lifestyle. The patients are recommended grains, eggs, milk, meat and vegetables. In order to maintain a stable GI, they have to keep a record of carbohydrate intake. They should take small meals at regular intervals. The patient should replace food having fats and carbohydrates with foods for diabetes like sugar free drinks, sugar free food and diabetic sweeteners. There are various diabetic supplements that assist in the controlling the activities of insulin that helps in maintaining the levels of blood sugar. Some of the well known are – Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, garlic and Ginseng. Such supplements are available in varied forms like – Bars, Capsules, Powders, Tablets, Liquids and Softgels. Diabetes can be cured but for that the patients need to change their lifestyle and opt for diabetic foods. Make sure that a regular exercise schedule is followed. Enjoy extra nourishment with sports supplements Posted:Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:56:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi If you are a sports person, whether male or female, you are always focused on delivering the best performance in the field. This is where sports supplements come into the picture, helping you to achieve your desired targets. As a sports person if you are poorly fed then you are only jeopardizing your sports career. It is imperative that you take care of your feeding in order to save your sports career.
  25. 25. The adding up of these supplements into your sports diet is the best way to improve your feeding. As a sports person, it is very important that you make considerable changes in the standard of your feeding. When you have added these supplements along with your meal, you can be rest assured that it will improve your health on the whole. These supplements help you in improving your overall performance in the particular sport that you are associated with. Let us say, if you are a football player, then such supplements would give you extra energy and stamina while you are in the field. If you are a weightlifter, then we all know the amount of energy that is required to life heavy weights. These supplements help you in maintaining stamina and health. They assist you in achieving the optimum results. They comprise of key components such as herbs, amino acids and minerals. Also known as nutritional supplements, these should be added to your daily meal. Owing to this, they are also known as dietary supplements. If you are planning to use sports supplements then make sure that you have consulted your physician beforehand. Energy Drinks – Good or Bad for Youth Posted:Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:32:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi Of late, the market for sports and energy drinks have erupted considerably. Today, hundreds of brands exist in the market which can be purchased in both bottle and can. The energy drinks are promoted more in a social manner, sports drinks tend to glamorize the product with the help of well-known personalities. Seeing these personalities, the youth also wants to become just like them. As per a research, these products are being misused constantly and most of the athletes are poorly consuming them. Being unaware of the difference between energy and sports drinks is the key mistake that the young consumers make. They tend to think that these energy drinks have energy in a can, but in actuality they are packaged with harmful stimulants like taurine, caffeine, guarana and many more. The lack of regulatory body has led to aggressive marketing of such drinks and these are targeted especially at the youth. The research has also found that there is only moderate effect of the energy drinks on the athlete’s performance whereas others just bear contrary results. Sports drinks are also hydrating and it also includes natural substances like minerals, carbohydrates, electrolytes and flavoring. There is one product, available in the market, that is supported by research and it certainly assists the youth in their training regime. Sports drinks assist the youth in the prolonged physical activities. It has been found that most of the sports drinks are not consumed in the exercise environment, when it replaces milk and water consumptions, it
  26. 26. leads to dietary risks. Are you aware of the secrets of flat stomach Posted:Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:07:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi Everyone wants to have a flat physique, I can’t imagine one person who doesn’t. Well, in order to enjoy a desired physique, you should know the secrets of flat stomach. First and foremost, it is imperative that you have holistic information about the functioning of the abs and how the body actually burns fat. You should know the difference between the muscle and fat. Generally, the fat is surfeit of calories and it mainly stores in the layers on the top of the muscle tissue. The muscle cannot be changed into fat and the fat cannot be turned into muscle. One of the effective ways of flattening your tummy is following an effective amalgamation of strength training. Let us get familiar with the things that you need to do – 1- Doing progressive strength training – Ab muscle mainly performs the flexing of the torso forward. Our body also has various muscles that help in the flexing of the torso towards the side and the muscles that assists in the rotation of the torso. In order to strengthen your stomach, following are the exercises that you should follow – ▪ Crunch and Sit Ups ▪ Side Bends and Side Crunches ▪ Trunk Rotations and Standing Twists. 2- Making use of both short and hard workouts – The cardio workouts are important if you really want to boost your metabolism. This way, you get to store lesser calories as body fat as most of them would be used via your raised metabolism. In addition to this, you also get to burn off extra fat from your body. 3- Stabilize your blood sugar –You should keep your blood sugar steady. You should concentrate on consuming lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and nuts. Now, when you are aware of the secrets of flat stomach, have a healthy living. Are you sentient about five ways to gain muscle without adding fat Posted:Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:03:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi
  27. 27. Well, if you are looking to gain weight then it’s not hard, all you need to do is to eat lots of healthy food and follow an exercise regime religiously. But, if you are really looking to have a muscular look, then you need more muscles without having extra fat. Let us discuss five ways to gain muscle without adding fat – 1. Although, you are following an apt muscle growing diet, whenever you overeat, your body tends to store extra food in the form of fat. You can add 1-week calorie diet in your schedule and you can strip the extra fat quickly. 2. When you are in the process of gaining muscle, most of the times the improvement can be seen in the first 2 weeks. Following this, it becomes quite hard to continue making any more progress. Certainly, the extra food will be stored as fat. 3. When you are going to workout, make sure that you are consuming fats. Instead, you can opt for fast digesting protein which include white fish, which will help you in gaining extra amino acids. 4. Ensure that you are following 3 Cardio session on a weekly basis, each one of around thirty minutes. When your heart is pumping and you are sweating, it's all good. When you do more Cardio than this, you may risk burning of the muscle. 5. The time duration of your workout really matters a lot. When you give yourself more time for a workout, it tends to get boring and monotonous. Keeping short programs will help you to stay focused and motivated to attain desired results. Go on and gain muscle by following the above discussed five ways to gain muscle without adding fat. Knowing more about joint disorders Posted:Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi The human body is quite complex, every body organ performs various different functions. Our joints have to perform various important tasks. It is the joints that is responsible for supporting our body weight and to provide various body movements. With overuse of these joints, they have to undergo different types of wear and tear. Let us discuss about various joint disorders – 1. One of the main disorders is a dislocation. During this, the joint bones get shifted which can be caused by a fall or an unusual body movement. Such type of injury mainly takes place in fingers, shoulders, elbows, knees, and jaw. The dislocation mainly results in joint deformity, swelling and difficulty in moving articulated bones.
  28. 28. 2. Extra use of the joints or stress on the bursa can lead to bursitis (inflammation of bursa). There are chances that the bursa, which is located between the heel bone and Achilles tendon, getting inflamed. This can happen because of a sudden boost in physical activities that mainly involves the feet. In order to treat bursitis, you need to take complete rest and at times, medical attention may be important. 3. Arthritis is probably one of the common disorders known to man. It can cause painful joints, inflammation and swelling. Arthritis is of varied types and it affects over 20 million people across the world. There are different types of arthritis – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and Lyme Arthritis. The main reason behind most of the joint disorders cases is excessive weight, so make sure that you have kept a check on your weight. How stress management products can help Posted:Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:08:00 +0000 By: Avinesh Prahladi We all undergo stress at some point of time in our lives and you may think that there is no cure for your stress. But, you don’t have to get stressed out as there are various stress management products that can provide relief and serene. There are various reasons behind the stress that can vary from physical and emotional, sometimes it can be through a chemical event that can lead to physical and mental tension. Stress should be managed correctly otherwise it can lead to loss of concentration, headaches, anger, loss of sleep tension and depression. Like I mentioned earlier, there are various products through which you can reduce your stress considerably, let us discuss those products. There are various companies those are into products to combat stress such as – Organic India, Himalaya, and Mahaved. Let me start by Mahaved’s Vision Capsules which has a combination of natural ingredients. It is an organic solution that offers sound sleep and revitalize your body. It helps in reducing anxiety and encourages positive mood. There are no additives and harmful ingredients in this product. Organic India Tulsi Tea Green is a unique combination of herbal products. As per various studies, the green team helps in boosting the metabolism and also burns fat. It reduces stress, anxiety, and enhances stamina. Mahaved Stress QR Capsule is one of the best supplements that plays an important role in reducing anger, depression, impatience and restlessness. It controls the aggressive behavior and provides tranquility. If you having stress then make sure you have selected one of the above discussed stress management products.
  29. 29. Sweetening Agents Posted:Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:18:00 +0000 By: Ms. Reema Bhatia (Nutritionist) In contemporary society, calorie-consciousness has replaced physical work and exercise in the attempt to maintain slim figures. Sweetening agents do not supply calories and are therefore popular with food manufacturers of low- calorie foods and drinks. Saccharin – It is 500 times sweeter than sugar but has a bitter taste in concentrated form. Saccharin is commonly used in toothpaste. About 90% is excreted through the urine. The acceptable intake is 2.5 mg/kg/day. Cyclamate – It is 30 times sweeter than sucrose and is excreted through the urine and faeces. Cyclamatehas been an important adjunct to foods for those suffering from heart disease and wanting to restrict their calories. Acesulfame – This is an acetoacetic acid derivative that is chemically similar to saccharin. It is 130 times sweeter than a 4% solution of sugar. Like saccharin, it is not metabolized in the body and is excreted unchanged. Aspartame – This is a non-calorie sweetener that is quite safe, as it is derived from the essential amino acid phenylalnine and a non-essential amino acid aspartic acid found in unripe sugar cane and sugar beet. It is 200 times as sweet as a 4% solution of sucrose. Cooking reduces its sweetness; hence it can be used only as a tabletopsweetener and unlike saccharin, cannot be used in cooking. Aspartame is commonly used in soft drinks and also in Chewing gum because it does not promote dental caries. In the body, aspartame is broken down into aspartic acid and phenylalnine. Aspartame is not advised inpatients with the rare disease phenylketonurid. Monellin –It is a protein extracted from the fruit of the tropical plant “Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii” by enzymatic digestion. This sweetener is 800-3200 times as sweet as sucrose. Miraculin –The remarkable property of “Synsepalum dulcificum” (a miracle berries from West Africa) isthat, after being eaten, the sour fruits impart a sweet taste that persists for one to two hours. Glycyrrhizin – This is present in the roots of the liquorice plant. When extracted, it is 50 times sweeter than sucrose. Stevioside – It is obtained from the Paraguayan shrub ‘Yerba dulce’. It is 280 times sweeter than sucrose. It has a pleasant taste in a small quantity but in larger quantities the aftertaste is bitter. Thaumatin (Talin) – This protein sweetener from the fruit of the West African plant ‘Katemfe’ is the sweetest natural substance, being 3000 times sweeter than a 4% solution of sucrose. It supplies negligible calories, but is metabolized in the body as protein. Probiotics as health promoters Posted:Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:11:00 +0000 By: Ms. Reema Bhatia (Nutritionist)
  30. 30. Nutrition Supplements Probiotics, which means “for life” have been used for centuries as natural components in health promoting foods. Probiotics are live microbial feed supplements which beneficially affect the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance. Common probiotic bacteria are Lactobacillus, acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei and different strains of Bifidobacterium. A number of experiments suggest a range of potentially beneficial medicinal use for probiotics. Certain active strains of lactic acid bacteria may help lactose intolerant individuals to tolerate more lactose than what they otherwise can. This is seen in lactose deficient subjects who tolerate yogurt better than milk. Some lactic acid bacteria also have anti tumor effect – inhibition of mutagenic activity, decrease in several enzymes like B- glucuronidase implicated in the generation of carcinogens and mutagens promoting agents. Fermented dairy foods are able to breakdown bile in the gut, thus inhibiting the reabsorption of LDL cholesterols. Even several small clinical trials have shown that consumption of fermented milk can result in a modest reduction in blood pressure. This may be due to Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE)inhibitors like pepticles induced during fermentation. Probiotics also improve immune function by increasing the number of IgA produces plasma cells, increasing phagocytosis as well as increasing the promotion of T-lymphocytes and natural killer cells. Probiotics may also decrease the incidence of respiratory tract infection and dental cases in children, decrease the severity and duration of rotavirus infection in children. Lactic acid bacteria are thought to aid in the treatment of peptic ulcers and can even modulate inflammatory and hypersensitivity response e.g. they may prevent recurrence of inflammatory bowel disease and improve milk allergies. Curd is rich in probiotics, other foods like idli, dosa, dhokla etc, where fermentation part of cooking, may also be the source of probiotics. Certain ready made probiotic feeds and enriched milk products are also available in the market. Making a smart choice for nutritional supplements Posted:Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:02:00 +0000 By: Ms. Reema Bhatia (Nutritionist) Whenever you are in the market to purchase nutritional supplements, you have so many unanswered questions in your mind. With such a huge variety, it is understandably quite difficult to make a right choice. Let us discuss some of the key questions that can help you in making a right choice – Will the product bear the right qualities to be effective? While choosing these supplements, the quality should be stressed upon. You should avoid using the products which are made using fake or illegal ingredients. There are various supplements available in the market that make use of fillers and synthetic ingredients which are harmful for the human body. Such ingredients can have negative effects on liver, kidneys and digestive tract.
  31. 31. Am I going to notice any difference or it will just satisfy my need? In this particular case, there are two important things that matters. First is your nutritional deficiency and second is the importance of the nutrient for your body. These two things will decide whether you will be benefited through these supplements or not. Vegetables and fruits don’t contain the apt amount of nutrients that is required by the body. For how long do I have to take these supplements? This is probably one of the key questions. If you are worried about the duration of consuming these supplements the it will depend on the severity of your illness and the type of supplement that you choose. Today, there are varied methods through which you can decide what are your precise requirements. Be informed, that these are not the regular blood tests that are conducted at the hospitals; in fact they are particular tests that will decide if you are having a deficiency of amino acids, minerals, fatty acids and vitamins. Before choosing nutritional supplements make sure that you have consulted your physician. How Creatine can help in muscle building Posted:Thu, 18 Jul 2013 06:54:00 +0000 By: Ms. Reema Bhatia (Nutritionist) You must have heard about health supplements and its varied types. It is no secret that the market is flooded with a plethora of supplements but choosing the right one can be cumbersome. Creatine is one of the best selling health supplements which is rich is protein quantity. This supplements basically helps in boosting the muscle mass and improves the density of the minerals in the bones. The reason is well-understood as why this supplement is quite popular amongst the bodybuilders. This supplement helps in muscle building, something that is the basic necessity of every bodybuilder. Apart from the two discussed benefits, there are other ways in which this supplement can prove beneficial for the body – 1. It is really helpful in ameliorating the health conditions of all those people who are suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. 2. It helps in improving the blood quality in the human body. This also proves beneficial for all those patients who are suffering from cardiac and respiratory problems. There have been instances where people, suffering from heart disease, have witnessed improvements after adding up this particular supplement in their daily lifestyle. 3. The supplement invigorates the body. As and when the supplement is used in the right dosage, it can really prove effective in improving the body’s energy level. This also helps in performing various physical activities swiftly and effectively. 4. It also proves helpful in smooth brain functioning. With the help of creatine supplementation, all those patients, who had suffered a mental trauma, can be brought back to the normal mental condition. Most of the benefits of this supplement can be experienced when the supplement is consumed as per the recommendations. However, you should consult a doctor whether this supplement is right for you or not.