Posts Tagged ‘diet control tips’

Eating Right And Not Eating Less

Monday, December 17th, 2012

food habits, diet plansBeing overweight is something that you would not wish to be at any part of your life and that is why it is important that you eat properly that is you eat the right food to keep yourself healthy. Changing your dietary habits is difficult but it is not impossible. You can always avoid the consumption of junk food and include healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables in your diet. This way you will not only keep yourself healthy but you will also be able to avoid various types of diseases. Following are some of the best foods for a healthy diet:

  • Nutrition bars or nutrition drink early morning is something that sets the tone for the day. There are people who have separate health drinks in their daily diet. This serves an energy giver for the whole and helps them to work hard. Apart from that it also keeps them fit and helps to reduce weight too.
  • Avoiding foods that are rich in calories, sugar and carbohydrates will also help you to avoid many types of diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Of course there are meals where there has to be a percentage of the above mentioned names but you must make sure that you do not over consume those things.
  • Lastly your diet should contain vegetables. If you are non vegetarian then you can consume more of chicken and fish and less of mutton because doctors say that mutton is not healthy for the heart. So it is better to avoid it.

Including Lemongrass In Your Diet

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Lemongrass, diet controlLemongrass is a very efficient plant which is used in several delicacies all over the world, especially in Thailand. It has a zesty lemon like flavor which adds to the essence of the wonderful dishes. You can add it in any kind of foods in the right amount to make that perfect oriental dish.

  • Other Ways To Use Lemongrass In Food

Many people use dried lemongrass to add a tinge of lemony flavor and scent in tea. You can even use it to make a special soup called Tom Yum Soup which again is a Thai delicacy. It has got a lot of herbs, subtle spices, chilies, coriander and a hint of lemongrass which makes this soup absolutely divine to taste and experience.

  • How To Cook With Lemongrass

You need to cut the lemon grass into long strips or chop them very minutely. If you happen to cut the strips then you can put it in any food you’re cooking at the time of boiling or heating and you can take them out like bay leaf later on. If you shred it then you can leave it in and enjoy the taste of tele lemongrass itself.

  • Health Benefits Of Lemongrass

Fungicidal properties of lemongrass helps clear a lot skin infections and diseases. It also helps in minimizing pores and keeps oily skin and pimples at bay. Folliculitis and cellulitis are two common skin diseases which can be cured by a controlled intake of lemongrass and application of lemongrass essential oil on the affected area. Many doctors also suggest this as a natural remedy for folliculitis and cellulitis.

How to prepare an effective diet chart

Friday, September 28th, 2012

 diet chart, diet controlStaying in shape is a very important for the overall benefit of the body and its functions. Having your own diet chart to follow is a good way to eat right and stay in shape. An ideal diet should contain all the macro and micronutrients which a body needs and that’s why you should make sure that the food you eat should have all these ingredients which are needed for the growth and proper functioning of the body.

Your body mass index or BMI

In order to have a healthy diet you should know your BMI or the Body Mass Index. This can be even calculated online at several medical websites. Knowing your BMI can help you determine if you fall under the normal category or not. The number of calories which you should consume depends upon your age, height and BMI.

The four major components which your daily diet should have are-

        i.            Macronutrients

  • Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats

      ii.            Micronutrients

  • Vitamins
  • Mineral

    iii.            Fiber

    iv.            Water

If you have any sort of deficiencies then you can really develop some serious diseases and conditions. Malnutrition occurs if macronutrients are missing fro the diet and many deficiencies occur if micronutrients are missing. Micronutrients are needed by the body in very small amounts so make sure that you don’t is out on them. Most of the micronutrients are present in fruits and nuts.

So keep in mind all these factors when you create your own diet chart. Always remember that a healthy and well balanced diet is the way to stay in shape and steer clear of diseases and deficiencies.

Benefits of Having an Organic Diet

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

organic diet, diet control, nutritionThese days, people are becoming more and more health conscious. They are taking greater care of their bodies and trying to find new ways to maintain good health. The kind of diet we have basically decides our health. That’s why many people are opting for a healthy diet these days through organic food. Many people who suffer from chronic illness are actually told to eat organic foods by their nutritionists. Organic foods have many benefits which help in the overall healing and maintenance of physical and mental wellbeing.

Advantages of organic foods

i. Fresh fruits and vegetables have something very tasteful about them. The freshness and the juiciness can only be felt in such food items and not in fried and packaged foods.
ii. The processed organic foods have longer shelf life.
iii. Their nutritional content is higher so one can get more than one nutrient from one food item.
iv. They do not contain any residues from pesticides and insecticides.
v. Organic food for babies is 100% natural and is easy to make as well.
vi. No artificial chemicals, flavors or any sort of other ingredients are added.
vii. Genetically modified organic foods are scientifically enhanced for better nutrition.

Common organic foods for your daily diet

 Fresh fruits
 Freshly cut and cooked vegetables which have less amount of spices and flavors and oils
 Green leafy vegetables
 Fruit and vegetable juices
 Natural anti-oxidant food items
 Breads
 GMO vegetables

These are a few common organic foods. An organic diet can be beneficial to the body no matter how old you are. Taking these in your daily diet can help you stay in shape, help you heal from diseases faster and keep your skin, hair and nails in good condition.

What are the best heart healthy diets?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

healthy heart diet, healthy diets, healthy diets for heartKeeping your heart healthy is one of our prime responsibilities after mid-age so that we can live a long and healthy life. In order to make sure that our heart is healthy, we need to exercise every day. Physical activity keeps the heart on its toes and ensures that it works the best. Apart from physical activity, we also need to follow a healthy heart diet. One must know what to eat and what not to in order to safeguard the health of the heart.

Here is a list of the things that one must include in one’s diet to ensure a healthy heart for longer:

  • Use vegetable oil for cooking, not more than 5 teaspoons daily. That means not more 750 ml of oil consumption in a month.
  • Eat loads of green vegetables.
  • Eat five portions of fruits every day. Each portion represents a cup of cut fruits.
  • Have proteins. Include all forms of pulses and seeds in your diet. They are excellent for your heart.
  • Have bread made out of whole wheat flour. Avoid white bread.
  • If you need to have rice, have it boiled instead of fried.
  • Fish, chicken and white of egg can be had provided you do not fry them.
  • If you have a fetish for milk then go for double toned or low fat milk, not more than one liter daily. Milk can also be consumed as curd or cottage cheese.
  • Not more than one or two pegs of alcohol a day if you have to drink!

Diet Control Tips For Diabetic Patient

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

diet control tips, diabetic patient careDiabetes or diabetes mellitus is a condition which occurs to people whose blood glucose levels are either more or less than the normal level. Diabetes mellitus 1 and diabetes mellitus type 2 are the 2 types of diabetes. In type one the glucose level is low and the type two one means you have high glucose levels. Glucose in blood and insulin are inversely related to each other. Mostly people suffer from the type 2 diabetes and this is mostly genetic as well.

If you are someone who has type tow diabetes mellitus, then you need to follow a proper plan in your diet

  • Your calorie level should be under control. Get a proper diet chart from your doctor.
  • Your carbohydrate intake should also be less and you should avoid taking carbs as the main dish more than twice a day
  • Sugar should be avoided. If you don’t have alphaketonuria then you should stick to sugar free tablets. Mix them in your food and drinks and keep the glucose level under check
  • Also include lots of carrots and liquids in your diet. Many diabetic patients develop kidney and eyesight problems. For that you need to include those items in your diet which would keep your kidneys and eyes right. Fish, eggs and vitamin A rich foods are the best to do this.

Follow these tips and you will not have to worry about being a victim of diabetes. Take your shots on time and follow the diet chart for a long health, tension free life.