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Are you having your Pre and Post Workout Meals?

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By Akshata Kamath Does working out for weight loss and body toning mean consuming no food at all or consuming food rich in protein exclusively? Are these your dilemmas when pre-workout and post-workout meals are concerned? Let us explore the right ways in which one needs to plan their meal for efficient completion of workout. Coping with the nutrition is of vital importance during physical activity. One can be allowed for a pre-workout meal before starting the physical activity so as to sustain their energy throughout the workout.   The meal should comprise of carbohydrates, protein, water and must be limited...

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Does Diet Diary Really Help?

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Does Diet Diary Really Help?

What is a Diet diary? It is a record of every food and drink that has been consumed throughout the day. This is a good way of keeping track of what you eat. It is a Self Monitoring tool which helps you be more aware of what you are consuming throughout the day and will help you make positive changes in your diet. A few benefits of maintaining a food journal are: Weight Loss - A Retrospective Analysis of your diet can help identify unhealthy eating habits that might be hindering your weight loss. Maintaining a food diary will help...

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Detox - Hoax or Healing?

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Detox - Hoax or Healing?

All of us have quite often come across detox diets which claim to reduce/eliminate toxins from our body. To understand what detoxification is and how it works, we need to first understand what toxins are. Any substance that causes irritation/harmful effects on the body. Toxins can be produced externally or internally. Externally, we are exposed to a lot of chemicals through pollutants in the air, or ingest them through food or drugs. Internally, basic functions of the body produce toxins in the form of free radicals as by-products of any function. There is a need to eliminate these toxins in...

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Body Composition Analysis and its Importance

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Body Composition Analysis and its Importance

By Kavya DS What is Body Composition Analysis? Body composition analysis involves a series of tests to measure the ratio of different tissues that our bodies are currently made up of. These tests can be an eye-opening experience because they reveal the following: the ratio of fat to lean muscle tissue., the percentage of water in the body, the metabolic rate (BMR) and BMI. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis is a method of assessing your “body composition”—the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass. It is an integral part of a health and nutrition assessment. Research has shown that...

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Fibre Facts!

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Fibre Facts!

By Ayesha KauserBenefits of Fiber has received considerable attention in the last several decades. Clinical studies have concluded dietary fiber to be inversely related to obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Fiber is the edible part of the plant that remains unaffected by the digestive enzymes, absorbs water along the way through the digestive tract easing bowel movements.There are two types of fiber:Soluble fibers slows digestion. It plays an important role in managing diabetes, by allowing the body to take longer time to absorb glucose from the food you eat. This prevents quick spikes in your blood sugar levels. It...

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