Ishi Khosla is a practicing clinical nutritionist, consultant, writer and columnist associated with The Indian Express. She is a former senior nutritionist at Escorts. She heads the Centre of Dietary Counselling and also runs a health food store. She feels that for complete well-being, one should integrate physical, mental and spiritual health. According to her: “To be healthy should be the ultimate goal for all.”
Butyrate, which is needed by the body to fight viruses, is commonly found in butter and desi ghee.
A novel extract from the raisin tree, also called Hovenia dulcis, is among the most widely used ingredients in hangover remedies in South Korea.
Some tips on how to stick to a healthy diet and make it a way of life in the coming year.
It appears that our forefathers were acutely aware of its wide-ranging health benefits, but sadly, modern urban people are not only unaware of its uses but also discourage eating paan citing alleged risk of oral cancer.
Whole fruits are preferable to juices. Avoid packed juices as a habit and if you feel better eating fruits at a particular time of the day, then ensure that you respect your body’s preference
Research suggests environmental triggers, diet and lifestyle play a crucial role in autoimmune problems.
Intermittent fasting allows you to eat within a period of few hours in a day and fast for the rest
The Kokum tree is an evergreen tree predominantly grown in the tropical humid rainforests of Western Ghats. The fruits are green when raw and red to dark purple when ripe. Kokum is widely used as a beverage and has also been used as medicine in Ayurveda.
Our taste buds, hormones, and brain chemistry have been hijacked with the food and technology that has shaped our food habits. Sugar, processed food, flour and bad fats are the major culprits here.
Candidiasis, a form of yeast overgrowth, occurs when there is a disturbance in the microbiome, leading to a compromised immune system.
Horse gram or kulath ki daal has been found to play a vital role in treatment of kidney stones
Eating more than what you want just to finish can lead to added kilos with a huge price.
Melatonin is a hormone that controls the body’s circadian rhythm —an internal system that regulates sleep and wakefulness.
For dengue, it is suggested that the juice is extracted by crushing and sieving fresh papaya leaves. One leaf gives about one tablespoon of juice, which is quite bitter.
Interestingly, while it was unknown in the older population some time ago, it is now known to be twice as likely to be diagnosed than the general population.
Collagen hydrolysate is a hydrolyzed form of the protein and is also called gelatine. It has received increasing attention in the past decade.
There are some medicines to provide relief from symptoms, however, simple natural preparations in our own homes can help address minor complaints.
Traditionally, in many Asian, and African countries, black seed oil was used as a natural remedy for a wide range of diseases. Benefits documented include their use in headache, toothache, nasal congestion, and intestinal worms.
Other benefits of hibiscus include its antibiotic and antiviral properties believed to effective against influenza viruses, including the H5N1 virus that causes bird flu.
Low copper consumption increases our risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, gout, anemia, nervous disorders, pigmentation defects, brittle bones and lung disease.
Cookware should be safe, convenient and durable. A variety of materials are used to make cookware today. The selection is usually dictated by cultures, cuisine and preferences.
Caffeine increases the release of epinephrine (adrenaline), which stimulates the central nervous system, increases states of alertness and increases heartbeat.
The average serving of an avocado provides a high-nutrient and photochemical (disease fighting) dense food consisting of fibre, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and phytosterols.
Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare initiated a regulatory system to approve certain foods with documented health benefits. Thus, was born FOSHU — Foods For Specified Health Use.
Chirata, indigenous to the Himalayas, is a bitter tasting plant commonly used in traditional medical systems of our country. It is valued for treating a variety of health problems.