April 5th, 2013

Reasons You Should Avoid Cake and Cookies

It can be tempting to over eat carbohydrates in particular as they are often found in tasty refined forms such as cake, cookies, crackers and candy. Over eating these kinds of carbohydrates harms the body in a number of ways, such as: Rises Blood Sugar Level Eating cakes and cookies and other such carbohydrates in excess creates a series of blood sugar highs and lows. And if you do not avoid the regular intake of such refined carbs then your insulin levels are likely to rise significantly, paving the way for fat storage. Add on Extra Pounds Eating foods high in refined carbohydrates like cookies and cakes can contribute to rapid weight gain because they are often combined with fat, and

July 20th, 2011

How Well Do You Know Cereals

It might be the last thing on your morning to-do list, or it might not be on your list at all! But a healthy breakfast with cereal refuels your body and jump-starts your day. So don’t overlook this important meal. Grain foods—cereals–are dietary staples in Indian cuisine. Research all over the world has approved the remarkable health benefits that cereal foods can offer, particularly in reducing the risk of diseases such as coronary heart disease and breast or colon cancers. Study says that adults require about 30 grams of fibre a day, while children need their age plus 5–10 grams.   The typical cereal food is: o Low in fat o Cholesterol free o High in both soluble and

January 14th, 2010

Oatmeal – a Fat Burning Food

Researches have shown that people who eat oats on a daily basis are less likely to develop heart diseases. Do you get turned off because of its bland taste? Have it in the form of porridge, instant idli, khichdi with lots of vegetables, in plain milk or add fresh and dry fruits. And for a change, it can even be had in the form of cutlets. But, make it a part of your daily diet. The best thing is that it is a quickie food that doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to cook. And just like other grains oats do not lose their nutrients even after being processed. Doctors and health experts around the world recommend oatmeal for a long and a healthy life. Its sugar fee, low cal and low sodium

September 18th, 2009

Know Your Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are simple sugars with complex chains. Let us investigate simple facts that are hidden behind sugar. Carb Facts Plants produce carbohydrates through photosynthesis—using carbon dioxide from the air, water from the soil, and energy form the sun. Carbohydrates come from a wide array of foods – bread, beans, milk, popcorn, potatoes, cookies, spaghetti, corn, and cherry pie. They also come in a variety of forms. The most common and abundant are sugars, fibres and starches. Besides providing energy, foods rich in carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables, are also good sources of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, and phytochemicals that can

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