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Is the Ketogenic Diet Right for You?

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Is the Ketogenic Diet Right for You?

The Latest Diet craze now-a-days is the Keto Diet. But the question is, Is it really practical? Keto or Ketogenic diet is a diet which is low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and high in Fats.  has helped a lot of people with controlling their diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson’s etc. But the questions arises - How practical is the Keto diet? A lot of people who have been following Keto would never agree if anyone criticized the diet. Though it is effective in many ways, from a broader perspective it is a very impractical diet. Here a few reasons why: Requires...

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Are GMO foods safe to consume?

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Are GMO foods safe to consume?

By Akshata Kamath Genes are modified by either replacing or removing DNA from the organism in order to obtain a slightly different byproduct from that of the original species. A GMO can either be a plant/ animal/ microorganism.Genetic engineering is the technique used to  modify genes. This technique helps in creating a combination of organisms genetic material that generally do not occur by itself in nature. Such modifications helps in obtaining new products which one can use on a everyday basis. Genetic modification of organisms is engineered so that the byproducts has the ability to remain undamaged even with the...

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Food Cravings: What Can Be Done? And how can your Nutritionist Help You?

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By Anjana V A food craving is an intense desire for a specific food. some people have intense food cravings for sugar. However, salty foods, chocolate, junk food are also common food cravings. What could be the causes for Food cravings? An imbalance of hormones, such as leptin and serotonin, can cause food cravings .It is also possible that food cravings are due to endorphins that are released into the body after someone has eaten, which mirrors an addiction. Emotions may also be involved in producing a food craving. Pregnant women experience especially strong cravings, which may be due to...

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Visceral Fat - The Silent Killer

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Visceral Fat - The Silent Killer

Having some amount fat in your body is necessary but not all types of fat are healthy. Visceral fat is one such thing. It is known as hidden fat as its stored inside the abdominal cavity around most vital organs such as the liver, pancreas, intestines etc. If you have belly fat it need not necessarily mean you have high visceral fat. It could just be Subcutaneous fat which is just below your skin. All of us have a certain amount of visceral fat , but those of us with a larger percentage may be exposed to increased risks of...

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PICA - Its effect on the Fetus and Ways to Deal with it

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PICA - Its effect on the Fetus and Ways to Deal with it

By Akshata Kamath Pregnancy comes with lot of delicacies and complexities, eating disorder can further make it complicated. Many aspects during pregnancy can be fearful due to the physiological changes that occur and the necessary weight gain. Eating disorder is fought not only for her own life, but for the life of her unborn child as well. For some women with a history of an eating disorder, pregnancy may trigger a relapse, either during pregnancy or after childbirth. PICA is an eating disorder where individuals generally have appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive and are not normally considered as...

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