April 5th, 2013

Health Benefits of Cereals

When thinking about your diet what first comes to mind is balanced nutrition. Even though you may be eating a variety in your diet but lack of nutrition can only be taken care up by replacing one of your daily meals with a hearty healthy bowl of vitamin and mineral enriched breakfast cereal in your diet. Yes, cereal consumption means intake of high amount of protein; often breakfast cereals are taken along with milk that makes a high protein rich meal. For infants, the iron-fortified cereals are said to be the premium solid foods. Geetu Amarnani, a Mumbai based Nutritionist tells you why to include lots of cereals in your diet. But before that you must know what cereals are actually? Read

February 28th, 2013

Breakfast is Must For Your Health

How do you start your day? Hushing your alarm twice and then rushing to the bathroom to settle in 5 minutes to move?? Or you get up early and organized to start the day with a plate full of healthy heavy breakfast? Chances are that while rushing around in the morning, trying to get ready for work and get the kids off to school, and to settle other household chores, sitting down to a balanced breakfast gets pushed to the bottom of the priority list. But making it a habit will surely affect your health. With all other priority, morning breakfast is also very important to enjoy the bliss of healthy and happy life. Yes! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you still have any

February 7th, 2013

The Great Indian Spice Turmeric

Traditionally, Indian cuisine uses a lot of spices. It is hard to imagine an Indian dish, which does not have the fragrant aroma of spices and often when we think of these dishes, the aroma that they exude catches our imagination. And  turmeric is one such spice that not only makes our dishes look beautiful and mouthwatering to taste but it also help us fight diseases. We thought to investigate this part a bit and have brought down 4 medicinal properties of this yellow-orange pigment-curcumin spice. Read on: Enriched with iron it is a useful ally in fighting anaemia and this powerful antioxidant is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body and cause

September 6th, 2012

Four Foods For Instant Energy

Do you constantly feel tired? Can’t afford to take a nap all the time? The best solution is to try incorporating energizing foods into your diet. Now are you wondering what exactly the energizing food? These foods are high quality carbs that give you the much needed, instant energy boost you require! Guardian Health Chronicle brings to you four foods that will give you an instant burst of energy without trashing your health. Read on… Green Veggies A lack of iron can result in a lack of energy, so it’s important to eat plenty of the foods that provide a healthy dose of this important nutrient to ensure that energy levels stay high. Broccoli, spinach, and other dark, leafy green

November 30th, 2010

Eggs: An Exceptional Food

Eggs are one of the most versatile foods available that transcend geographical boundaries and are loved all over the world. At the same time this nutritional powerhouse is also mired in controversy. At one place health enthusiasts urge people to have an egg every day and at the same time there is a tab on their consumption because of cholesterol. My Health Guardian sets your facts right on ‘egg-ceptional’ eggs. Get the protein power. An egg has 6.5 grams of protein and 213 mg of cholesterol, but those who don’t need to worry about cholesterol can have an egg every day, as it is an inexpensive and easy-to-digest source of protein. This means that kids should have an egg daily

November 24th, 2009

When Life Demands Xtra

    The latest buzzword in the realm of nutrition and diet is nutraceutical. Globally nutraceuticals market is estimated at US $120 billion in 2007 growing at 7% and is projected to witness healthy growth to cross US$187 billion in sales by 2010. “Nutraceuticals has been gaining wide acceptance because of its ability to address several lifestyle related ailments, says Honey Khanna, senior dietician at Max Healthcare. Actually, if you pause to ponder, what nutraceuticals claim is not new. Hippocrates wrote 2400 years ago, “Let the food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”  Still, the million-dollar question remains—what has made nutraceuticals so popular? How can there

November 16th, 2009

The Spicier Side of Life

Traditionally, Indian cuisine uses a lot of spices. It is hard to imagine an Indian dish, which does not have the fragrant aroma of spices and often when we think of these dishes, the aroma that they exude catches our imagination. Besides making our dishes mouthwatering these spices help us fight diseases. We thought to investigate this part a bit and have brought a low down on disease-fighting spices. Turmeric. This indispensable spice of Indian cuisine gets medicinal properties from the yellow-orange pigment-curcumin. Enriched with iron it is a useful ally in fighting anaemia and this powerful antioxidant is able to neutralize free radicals, chemicals that can travel through the body

October 20th, 2009

Mega Power of Omega

  Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are two types of essential fatty acids (EFAs) that people need to consume to stay healthy. Our body acquires these fatty acids through diet. Omega-6 fatty acids are beneficial as well. They help regulate inflammation and blood pressure as well as heart, gastrointestinal, and kidney functions. Good dietary sources of omega-6 fatty acids include cereals, eggs, poultry, most vegetable oils, whole-grain breads, baked goods, and margarine. It is important to maintain an appropriate balance of omega 3 and omega-6 in the diet as these two substances work together to promote health. Omega 3 fatty acids are poly-unsaturated fatty acids. Before we delve in the

October 9th, 2009

Organic Food- Better and Healthier

Let’s choose happiness and health, not pesticides. Let’s choose organic  With the plethora of organic food thrown around in the shopping aisles we are forced to wonder whether it is really worth the extra money, or is it just a marketing gimmick to get us to purchase essentially the same thing for a lot more? Let’s explore what’s natural and authentic.  What is Organic Food? ‘Organic food’ in simple terms can be defined as food that is natural and does not involve the usage of any kind of preservatives or artificial pesticides. In December 2000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established a national standard for the term “organic.” Organic food, must

September 22nd, 2009

10 Foods for Robust Immunity

    Seasonal change and flu go hand in hand. With change of weather there will be increased incidences of sneezes, sniffles, cold and cough, more sick leaves and lost work days. However, you just don’t need to endure this year after year, because we’ve talked to holistic health experts on the best natural supplements to bolster your immunity. By now, if you’ve been reading this space, you must be aware of the terms like viruses and bacteria. The easiest way to outsmart these nasty bugs is to bolster your immunity. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts in this process. This involves eating right, sleeping well, and staying active along with managing stress. However, there are many

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