Ginseng extract: An ancient immunity booster

By: Nutrition expert- Vidula Kozarekar, Mumbai. Email id: vidula708@gmail.com Ginseng is a medicinal plant widely used for the treatment of various conditions. The pharmacological effects of ginseng have been demonstrated in cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and have been used for promoting immune function, central nervous system (CNS) function, relieving stress, and for its antioxidant activities.Continue reading “Ginseng extract: An ancient immunity booster”

Biotin – Vitamin Necessary for Beauty &Immunity

By-Nutrition Expert:Meena Ganagani,Practicing Clinical Nutritionist,Mumbai. “Biotin is an essential nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and available as a dietary supplement“ Immunity The immune system protects the body against disease or other potentially damaging foreign bodies. When functioning properly, the immune system identifies and attacks a variety of threats, including viruses, bacteria andContinue reading “Biotin – Vitamin Necessary for Beauty &Immunity”

Lycopene- The powerful antioxidant we all need

By: Nutrition expert- Vidula Kozarekar, Mumbai. Email id: vidula708@gmail.com Lycopene is a naturally occurring chemical that gives tomatoes, watermelons, red oranges, pink grapefruits, apricots, rose hips, guavas and other delicious fruits and vegetables their vibrant colour. It is one of the colour pigments called Carotenoids. More than 80% of dietary lycopene intake in the U.S.Continue reading “Lycopene- The powerful antioxidant we all need”

Iron: The immunity booster

Nutrition Expert: Sana Saiyed, Practicing clinical nutritionist, Mumbai A robust and properly functioning immune system helps you in daily life as you come into contact with germs. Why should we have robust immune system? Protecting your body from viruses and bacteria is the sole purpose of the immune system. Without the immune system, your bodyContinue reading “Iron: The immunity booster”

Riboflavin (RF) and Immunity

Nutrition Expert- Saba Shaikh, Clinical Nutritionist, Mumbai. Immunity The immune system is constantly working to protect the body from infection, injury, and disease. It relies on an adequate supply of nutrients for its baseline functions as well as for ramping up its activity when necessary. It is well established that malnutrition (protein-energy malnutrition and obesity) andContinue reading “Riboflavin (RF) and Immunity”

Selenium_ An Essential Trace-element

By: Pallavi Vathiar. Practicing Clinical Nutritionist, Mumbai. Email: fihealthie@gmail.com Dietary selenium (Se) is an essential micro-nutrient that affects various aspects of human health, including optimal immune responses. Why should we have robust Immunity? When your immune system is in tip-top condition, you probably do not even notice it working away to protect you around theContinue reading “Selenium_ An Essential Trace-element”

Green Tea- All there is to know

Nutrition Expert- Sana Shaikh, Dietitian at healthine clinic, Mumbai Tea is one of the most popular beverages consumed worldwide. Tea, from the plant Camellia sinensis, is consumed in different parts of the world as green, black, or Oolong tea. Among all of these, however, the most significant effects on human health have been observed with theContinue reading “Green Tea- All there is to know”

Lifestyle changes in cardio-vascular diseases

By: Pallavi Vathiar. Practicing Clinical Nutritionist, Mumbai. Email: fihealthie@gmail.com Lifestyle and dietary modifications are the cornerstone in CVD prevention. Given below are different lifestyle and dietary approaches which are recommended to manage the major modifiable CVD risk factors and hence CVR risk: Saturated fat should be replaced with MUFA or PUFA to reduce LDL-cholesterol. Foods withContinue reading “Lifestyle changes in cardio-vascular diseases”

Weight loss- What really works!

By: Nutrition expert- Vidula Kozarekar, Mumbai. Email id: vidula708@gmail.com Obesity is an excess of body fat, resulting in adverse health effects. Obesity has emerged as a major public health problem. The prevalence of obesity is increasing in almost all parts of the world.The prevalence of overweight and obesity among population aged 30 years and aboveContinue reading “Weight loss- What really works!”

Bone boosting minerals

Nutrition expert-Trupti, at Sushruta clinic, Baroda Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, is found in some foods, added to others, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines (such as antacids). Calcium is required for vascular contraction and vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling and hormonal secretion, though less thanContinue reading “Bone boosting minerals”