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Honey and Diabetes - Can You Eat Honey If You Have Diabetes

Honey and Diabetes: Can You Eat Honey If You Have Diabetes?

Sugary foods might induce blood sugar levels to spike in diabetes people, and they need to avoid such foods. Diabetes patients must monitor and regulate their carbohydrate and sugar consumption. …


What is Gluten - Health Benefits, Risks, and Gluten-free Diet

What is Gluten? Health Benefits, Risks, and Gluten-free Diet

Gluten-free became the new buzzword that hit the health-conscious world. Health and fitness enthusiasts are constantly in search of foods that are labeled as gluten-free. Exactly what is gluten? Is…


What Causes Blood Sugar to Rise in Non Diabetics

What Causes Blood Sugar to Rise in Non-Diabetics?

Have you ever experienced a spike in blood glucose levels than normal, but not in the diabetic range? Are you wondering how a nondiabetic can have high blood sugar? Many…


Is Jaggery Good for Diabetics People

Is Jaggery Good for Diabetics? Can Diabetes Patients Eat Jaggery? All You Need to Know

We all crave a little sweetness now and then, but the worry of ill-health constantly accompanies this desire. Indeed, sugar should be avoided at all costs – if at all…


What is Diastasis Recti - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation): Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Diet Plan

A woman’s body goes through a crazy lot of physiological changes during pregnancy. Most of these changes are mediated by hormones, facilitate weight gain, increased heart rate, higher blood volume,…


What are Piles - How to treat internal and external hemorroid

What are Piles? What are Internal and External Hemorrhoids? A Complete Guide

Have you ever experienced the unpleasant feeling of discomfort, itching, irritation, or pain in the anal region while sitting or during bowel movements? If yes, it could be a warning…


What is Anemia - Types, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

What is Anemia? Types, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Diet Plan

Are you constantly feeling fatigued, dizzy, shortness of breath, or any other symptoms of weakness or tiredness? If yes, be aware, there are chances you may have a condition called…


Lifestyle Disorders Reversal

Lifestyle Disorders Reversal

What is a lifestyle disease? A lifestyle disorder or a lifestyle disease is triggered due to the day to day habits of an individual. These are non-communicable diseases, that are…


Polycythemia Vera - Diagnosis, Treatment & Lifestyle modifications

Polycythemia Vera – Symptoms, Treatment & Lifestyle Changes

Polycythemia vera is a rare type of blood cancer that involves excessive red blood cell production. It often develops slowly and one might not even know about it until a…


Does Diabetes Cause Hair Loss - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Does Diabetes Cause Hair Loss? Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when your pancreas doesn’t produce enough or any insulin, or your body cannot use the glucose for energy or a combination of these…


How to Increase Low Blood Pressure

What Causes Low BP? How to Increase Low Blood Pressure?

Abnormal blood pressure, whether it is low or high, is a matter of concern. Low blood pressure, commonly known as hypotension, is a medical condition that occurs when blood pressure…


Acupressure Points - Are They Effective for Weight Loss

Acupressure Points: Are They Effective? Weight Loss and Other Benefits

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an ancient health and wellness system, is at least 23 centuries old and renowned as one of the world’s most practised holistic healthcare approaches. It comprises…


PCOS Diet Chart - How to Control PCOS with your Diet Plan and Exercise

PCOS Diet Plan: How to Control PCOS Effectively With Diet & Exercise?

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common health problem faced by many women worldwide during their childbearing age. The global prevalence of this syndrome ranges from 6% to 26%.…


Top Benefits of Drinking Jeera Water to Know

Top Benefits of Drinking Jeera Water and Side Effects You Should Know

Jeera, or cumin, is an intensely aromatic spice, well-liked for its warm flavour accompanied by a bit of both sweetness and bitterness. Whatever cuisine you’re cooking, jeera is a great…


Best Arthritis Diet & Exercise Kochi

What is Arthritis? Its causes & treatment

Arthritis is caused by the inflammation of one or more joints thereby causing stiffness, swelling, or pain. The swelling or tenderness in the joints causes pain and it is often…


Advantages and Disadvantages of Black Coffee - An Ultimate Guide

Advantages and Disadvantages of Black Coffee: Health Benefits and Side Effects

A strong cup of black coffee at any time of the day is an energy booster for most adults. The mesmerizing aroma and unforgettable taste of coffee, along with its…


Top 5 Cholesterol Myths Debunked - Facts You Should Know

5 Common Cholesterol Myths and Facts Behind It

People believe several myths regarding health, right from ancient times. These myths could do more harm than good. Health myths are popular beliefs about health without having any scientific evidence.…


Will you become fat if you stop gym

Will you gain weight if you stop exercise?

There is never any dearth of advice when it comes to exercise & diet. Sadly, a large majority of them are unscientific. One of the common excuse or reasoning that…


Vitamin E and its uses

Vitamin E – The anti-oxidant vitamin

Vit E is a fat soluble vitamin that occurs in 8 different varieties –  comprising of 4 types of tocopherols and 4 types of tocotrienols. The human body readily absorbs…


Fatty Liver Reversal Diet

Improving Liver Health & Reversing Fatty Liver

World Liver Day is observed on the 19th of April every year to spread awareness on liver health! The liver, the largest solid organ, and the one that carries out…


How is Fitness different from health and wellbeing?

Fitness, Health & Well Being – How are they different?

Most of us believe that being fit is healthy. But, is that true? We have seen that sportsmen or athletes can have cardiac issues, diabetes, or high cholesterol, enen gym…


Child obesity - Weight loss diet for children

Is your child overweight, or overweight?

Is your child over weight or obese? Are you looking for a weight loss plan for your child? Bur before you get on to that, our question will be –…


Type 1 Diabetes v/s Type 2 Diabetes – The Difference, Causes & Preventions

Living through the 21st century, we have all witnessed the rise of innumerable complex diseases. Especially since 2020, after the word ‘pandemic’ became super famous, we know that our control…


Vit C Food Sources

Vitamin C – Food sources other than Orange or Lemon

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient, required for the healthy functioning of the human body. It is essential for the maintenance of blood vessels, good skin, bones,…



Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) – Exercises

A thick band of tissue connecting the heel bone and toes which runs across the bottom of your foot is called the plantar fascia. The inflammation of this tissue causes…


Kidney Disease Diet

Kidney Health – Kidney failure diet, lifestyle changes & more

The kidney, the powerful chemical factory of the human body is one of the most vital organs. This detox organ is a massive filtration system that removes wastes/ drugs, maintains…


Diabetes Diet NuvoVivo Kochi

Diabetes Food Chart

There is a lot of myth and half baked information out there on the internet about diabetes food charts and menu planning. Diabetes, as you perhaps know already, is a…


Piriformis Exercise

Piriformis Syndrome

  What is Piriformis? Piriformis is a pear-shaped muscle, located at the either side of the buttocks, deep inside (behind the gluteus maximus). It originates from the anterior or side…


Diabetes Reversal Diet

Diabetes Explained

Diabetes is infact a silent pandemic that has already spread across the globe. The prevalence of this disease is so high even in low income countries – blame the low…


Heart rate during exercise

Heart rate while exercising

What is the normal rate for a healthy person? And, how much can it increase while exercising?  Heart rate or the pulse rate is basically the number of times your…


Deep breathing and blood pressure

Breathing in & out!

Breathe in!!!.. And then, breathe out! Sounds pretty simple.. isn’t it !? But did you know almost all of us do not breathe in and breathe out the right way!?…


Diabetic Drug Explained

Diabetes Medications – Explained

Diabetes management is a combination of 4 things –  Medicines (if needed) Diet Planning (very much needed) Physical Activity (has to be done based on age and physical conditions) Proper…


FREE Diabetes Diet & Exercise Kerala Food.

Free Diabetes Diet & Exercise Plan

NuvoVivo presents FREE, 2-weeks custom made diet and home exercise programs for those who are diabetic or pre-diabetic!!! Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle disorder, where our body is unable…


Protein, Steroids & Muscles

Protein, Steroids & Muscles

Steroids and Protein Powder!! Is it bad for you??? You must have seen Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Rock in the movies! Those beefy muscles possibly in every part of their…


Best weight loss in kochi diet to lose belly fat

Best Weight Loss Diet in Kochi, Kerala

Weight Loss and weight loss diets are one of the most searched key words in the internet. But is weight loss the be all and the end all of becoming…


type of fat

Oil & fat types!

Did you know which oil should you be having? 1) Oil is always a mix of different types of fat 2) Scientists are divided on the health impact of saturated…


Clean Eating

What is clean eating? Is clean eating a myth?

Latest buzz word among the health conscious people is – “Clean Eating” What exactly is clean eating? Will clean eating help you to become healthy and fit? Clean eating, in…


Corona Anxiety

Corona causing anxiety & depression?

  “Where ever you go, I’m there – Gadha Jam!” All malayalees are familiar with the above movie dialogue, from the famous Mohanlal movie – “Vandanam” Well, Corona seem to…


Cholesterol Tablet

Let’s understand your cholesterol medication

  When you take a cholesterol report, (more technically know as Lipid Profile), you get a series of parameters such as HDL, LDL, VLDL, Triglycerides etc. How are they all…


Gut Bacteria

Gut Bacteria and its role in digestion

  ” കാരണം ബാക്ടീരിയ!!” (Translation – Reason Bacteria)  An advertisement by a famous FMCG Multinational has the above punch phrase in their tooth-paste commercial. But is all bacteria bad? Not…



World Kidney Day – 12 Mar. Are your kidneys healthy?

Kidneys is one of the detox organs in our body (other one being liver). It is like a massive filter system that remove wastes, control the body’s fluid-balance, and manages…



How can you boost your immunity?

Your immune system is a complex system of different types of cells, organs, chemicals etc that works in tandem to ward off any foreign organisms such as bacteria, virus, fungi,…


Fat Cells

Fat cells do not die! They only shrink and is ready for future storage!

YES! You heard that right. When you lose weight or lose body fat after dieting and exercise, you do not lose the fat cells. They just shrink and is always…


Oils - Refined Vs cold pressed

Grades of Oils Explained – Cold-Pressed, Refined, Unrefined, Virgin!

It’s like, most of the FMCG companies, operating in the food products segment, are specialised in “marketing gimmicks” than the food itself! Let’s take oil for instance – virgin oil,…


Are artificial sweeteners carcinogenic

Artificial Sweeteners – Are they carcinogenic? Do they cause cancer?

In 1970s, in a study, Saccharin – an artificial sweetener, was administered to rats in excessive quantities . And it was found that Saccharin caused cancer in rats! Here is…


Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi

Is Diet Coke safe?

Diet Soda has Zero Calories! It can be helpful to quench the sugar cravings for the diabetic population and those on a weight loss journey. But how much of it…


Spot Reduction

Spot Reduction! How to lose fat from the belly?

“Spot Reduction” is the process of reducing fat from one target spot! Most often, people want to spot reduce fat from their belly…and some of the want to reduce it…


Folic Acid - Pregnancy

Why do doctor prescribe Folic Acid during Pregnancy

One of the first things that the gynecologist will advise upon confirming a pregnancy is to start folic acid supplementation. What’s the deal with folic acid & pregnant women? Folic…


Smoking & its impact on metabolism

How does smoking impact metabolism?

Well, we do not have to tell you that smoking is injurious to health! But in this post, we are going to tell you some facts about smoking that you,…


Weight loss & Loose skin

How to prevent loose skin during weight loss?

Did you know skin is the largest organ in our body!? Nearly 75% of our skin is made up of two types of protein fibers namely collagen & elastin. Collagen…


Sleep & Health

How many hours of sleep is needed for good health?

Well, you already know that a minimum of 7 – 8 hours of sleep is imperative for good health. But what happens really during your sleep? Our sleep is basically…


Knee Pain - Reasons

What are the common reasons for knee pain? How to relieve the knee pain?

Knee pain is one of the most common musculo-skeletal issues that takes people to a doctor. The cause of this can be highly varied and so are the treatments/pain-relieving methods!…


Office Ergonomics

Office Ergonomics – What is the right posture to reduce back pain?

Office Ergonomics is the science of designing the office work station, such that it is comfortable and allows for maximum productivity and efficiency. 1) Rest your arms on an arm-rest…



LOST WEIGHT & FELL SICK!? This is what you did wrong

Weight loss need not NECESSARILY mean, you have turned healthy!!! Weight loss is healthy only if you lose body fat without losing muscles (lean body mass). Weight loss should not…


An easy trick to LOSE WEIGHT in 10 days

An easy trick to LOSE WEIGHT in 10 days

Sorry! No such tricks exist. You gained the excessive weight/body fat in many months, if not years! Is it reasonable to lose all that weight that you gain in many…


Say NO to DIET

This DOES NOT make you healthy!! Sure, you will lose weight if you eat very least good.. But it will make you gain back MORE weight very soon. Becoming healthy…


Mangoes in your nutrition plan

Can mangoes be included in your diet?

Mango is rich in fiber, a good source of Vitamin A, an excellent source of minerals (potassium) and is rich in antioxidants. 100 grams of mango has nearly 70kcal, most…



What does NEAT mean? How can you increase your activity levels?

The amount of energy (calories) that your body needs (burns) in a day is a combination of exercise activity + non-exercise activity + metabolic activity. The non-exercise part of the…


ACL Tear & Rehab

What is ACL Tear & how to reduce the pain?

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is one of the major ligaments in the knee. An ACL injury is most common among sports athletes that involve sudden stops or changes in direction,…


Arthritis Diet

Is there a diet to reduce the pain of Arthritis?

The most common form of arthritis is Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration and can be caused by aging, hereditary, and injury…


Diabetes & its consequences

What are the consequences of Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disorder and as the name says it stems out of an improper lifestyle. According to the world health organisation India is the diabetes capital…


Post pregnancy workout-1 (1)

Here are some exercises that will help after your pregnancy – Post Natal Workout

Firstly, it is ok to gain some extra kgs of weight during pregnancy; it is a natural process and that is how it should be. A woman gains around 12…


Muscle Hypertrophy

How do muscles grow?

Hypertrophy refers to the enlargement of an organ or tissue by increasing the cell size. Not to be confused with Hyperplasia, the process of increasing the number of cells, hypertrophy…


Stretch marks while losing weight

Stretch marks while losing weight?

Stretch marks are those near-parallel lines that form on the skin which a slight discoloration. While they are usually not a problem creator, sometimes, they can be itchy with slight…


Vitamin D - How is it important

What is the importance of Vitamin D and some food sources?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphate to the body and hence very important for healthy bone, teeth & muscles. Deficiency of…


Keto diet

Keto – Is is a Fact or Fad?

Keto! The new kid in the block! He is supposedly good in academics, is into sports, dances and sings and above all – looks good and everybody is in awe…


Steroid Misuse in Body Building

Is Steroid good for muscle gain?

Steroid Misuse in Body Building Steroid drugs are a synthetic form of chemicals or hormones that our body produces naturally. There are two types of steroids – corticosteroids & anabolic…


Dead Lifts

How to do Deadlifts?

The deadlift is one of the most celebrated exercises among the gym-going crowd! Classified as a compound lift, because it engages multiple muscle groups, deadlift if performed in the right…


Core Muscles and some Workouts!

Core Muscles are one of the most active and important muscle groups in our body. These muscles are attached to either the spine or to the pelvic region. We need…


Soy as your protein source

Is Soy chunk good?

Soybean is a type of legume that is very rich in protein. A variety of products such as Soy milk, Soy Chunks, Soy bean oil, Soy sauce ,Tofu etc are…


Anxiety and Hypertension (1)

How can you get rid of anxiety and depression?

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated most of the times. The American Heart Association…


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-1 (1)

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Can exercises help?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common problem especially among IT professionals and others who use computer mouse a lot. This is a condition, where the tunnel becomes narrowed or…


Hunger and hormones

What hormone causes hunger? and can it be controlled?

By now, we all know that excess calorie is stored as fat (mostly). We also know that fat is stored in the body as a fuel which can be used…


Happiness & Hormones

Does hormones make you happy and sad?

There is this term called “Runners High”; it is that feel-good factor that an athlete or a jogger experiences, immediately after the physical activity! Anybody who starts physical exercises immediately…


Pregnancy and weight gain (1)

Why do you gain weight during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, the mother gains nearly 12 – 15 kgs. Where does this weight go? The baby will be weighing around 3 kgs, placenta along with the amniotic fluid will…


Hairloss and weightloss

Why do some people lose hair during weight loss?

It is very common to lose a lot of hair when someone goes on a weight loss journey in an unhealthy manner. Crash diets where you eat very less amount…


Cortisol (Stress Hormone) & weight gain-2

Does Stress cause weight gain?

Cortisol, also know as the ‘Stress Hormone’ is secreted by the Adrenal Glands. Adrenal Glands secrete this steroid hormone in response to stress – both physical or phycological stress. Do…


Tennis Elbow - Exercise

What is Tennis Elbow & what exercises will help in Rehab?

Tennis Elbow is an inflammation of tendons that joins the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. This condition is seen not only in those who play tennis and…


Intermittent Fasting

What is Intermittent Fasting? Is it helpful in weight loss?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is the new kid in the block among the weight loss junta! Some even calling IF and Keto as the holly grail of weight loss. Let us…


Pregnancy Nutrition

What kind of nutrition plan should one follow during Pregnancy?

The nourishment to the baby happens with the food that the mother eats during the pregnancy period and is pivotal for the healthy growth of the new born. Of the…


Urban Malnutrition - PEM

What is Urban Malnutrition – PEM?

According to the World Health Organization, Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM) refers to “an imbalance between the supply of protein and energy and the body’s demand for them to ensure optimal growth…


Back pain and Sciatica

What is Back Pain and Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that begins in the lower back and runs through the buttock and down the lower limb till the foot. This nerve is derived…



Why should you stop wasting money on BCAA?

BCAA (Branch Chained Amino Acids) is a very popular supplement, among the gym-goers. Companies sell this claiming it to increases muscle building (muscle protein synthesis), better recovery & better performance.…


Ice cream in your Diet

How can you have Ice cream while on a diet?

In the name of clean and healthy eating, if you cannot have a scoop of your favorite ice-cream, what is the point!! Healthy living & fitness is not eating tasteless,…


There are no magic food

There are no magic food!

Food gives us energy(calorie) in the form of protein, fat, and carbs (macros). The micro-nutrients in food (Vitamins & Minerals) while does not provide energy, they are important for many…


Paneer for protein source

Is Paneer a good protein source? Does Paneer make you fat?

Paneer is an excellent source of protein for vegetarians and is made by curdling the milk with the help of lemon or vinegar and then draining the liquid. It is…



What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) is a condition where the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones (T3 & T4). This reduces overall metabolism, making people gain weight. Inability to tolerate…


omega 3

What is Omega 3 ? What are its benefits?

Omega – 3 is a type of Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that is seen in fish, nuts, algae, flax seeds, etc that has amazing health benefits ALA is seen in…


Fat Loss vs Muscle Gain

What is the difference between Fat Loss Vs Muscle Gain

Losing weight or Gaining weight happens only if you are on calorie deficit or calorie surplus respectively! However, a healthy change is only when you lose body fat without losing…


Weight Loss Expectation vs Reality

Weight loss – Expectation & Reality

Most of us want to of lose body weight, tummy fat etc pretty fast.. While we appreciate & love your enthusiasm, we also want to set the expectation straight. Firstly,…


Why do we weigh food

Why do we weigh food?

We are not a fan of measuring food  in terms of ‘a handful of nuts’, ‘a bowl of rice’, ‘tablespoon of oil’ etc!! We always ask our clients to weigh…


Exercises to Reduce Back Pain

10 Easy Exercises to Relieve Your Lower Back Pain

Back pain is a very common condition experienced by 80 % of people at some point in their lives. Muscle strain or pulled muscle is one of the leading causes…


Push Up

How to do pushups – stage wise?

 Push up exercise is an effective way to strengthen the chest & arm muscles. Besides, they can be done anywhere and you do not need a gym floor! However, many…


Micro Nutrients

What are Micronutrients?

You don’t get calories or energy from it, but they are important for the normal functioning of the body. Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that are important for so…


Caloric Density

Know Your Calories

“Know Your Calories” Calories come from the macronutrients – protein, fat & carbohydrates. Protein and carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram, while fat is a lot more calorie-dense, with 9…


Fiber in your diet

Fiber in your diet

Fiber is not digested by your body. Instead, it passes relatively intact out of your body. Yet, fiber intake is important in a healthy diet and a daily intake of…


3 Types Of Muscles In The Body

Types Of Muscles In The Body

3 types of muscles in the body – Cardiac – the muscle of the heart Skeletal – voluntary muscles that move the body, arms and legs Smooth – involuntary, found…



How much water should you drink?

Water is required for almost all bodily functions, right from digestion, circulation, excretion, and even maintaining body temperature. The human body requires 1 kg of water for every 20 kg…


Slim & Diabetic

Slim, yet diabetic!

Diabetes, as you already know is the body’s inability to manage blood sugar. In type 1 diabetes, the body (pancreas) is unable to produce enough insulin to control the blood…


Crunches & Back Pain

Most of our clients want to lose fat around their belly and many of them do crunches in anticipation of reducing fat from that area. This is a mistake!! Firstly,…


Understanding Blood PRessure

Understanding your Blood Pressure

Our heart is actually a pumping machine that pumps blood to muscles, organs, and tissues across our body so that these organs & tissues get oxygen and required nutrients for…


Cardio for weight loss

Cardio for weight loss?

Cardio exercises are also known as cardiovascular exercises or aerobic exercises. Aerobic literally means “with oxygen” since oxygen is used within the muscles for generating energy. Such an exercise is…


Activity tracker

Activity Trackers – Are they reliable & useful?

Fitness trackers and pedometers are a fashion statement these days! We have seen many people who buy it as a fashionable thing to wear, use them for a month or…


Menopause & Fitness

Menopause & Fitness

Menopause is a normal part of aging and it usually happens after 40 years when the ovaries stop/reduce producing the estrogen & progesterone hormone and the ovulation stops. While this…



Isabgol & its benefits

Isabgol (Ispagula) or psyllium husk is a commonly used home remedy, especially in Indian houses to treat constipation, diarrhea and anal fissures. This white colored husk, extracted from the seeds…


ACV - Apple cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Viner (ACV)

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a type of vinegar made from fermented apple juice and used as a dressing in salads. Thanks to incessant marketing, ACV is touted to be…


Protein Rashes

Protein Rashes

Protein rashes (hives/urticaria) are common among people who go on a high protein diet. They are allergic reactions on the skin to a changed macronutrient profile (protein, fat, carbs ratio)…



Should you blanch your almonds?

Almonds are power-packed seeds with a loss of essential minerals, protein, and healthy fats! 20 gm of almonds have nearly 10 gm of fat and 4 gm of protein and…


Kidney Stone

Kidney Stone

Did you know that 1 in every 10 person gets kidney stone, according to the statistical data? Kidney stones are formed either because of less water intake and/or because of…


Should women lift weights

Should women lift weights?

Should women lift weights in the gym? A quick & pretty straight forward answer is – Yes! A 100% yes! There is a general misconception among women, and surprisingly even…


The 6 pack syndrome

6 pack syndrome

There is this fascination for six-pack abs among men.. and please do not take us wrong – there is nothing wrong in having six-pack abs! But is six-pack abs the…



Is Marathon Healthy?

Did you know that the marathon is commemorating the long run (approximately 25 miles) took by the Greek soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield near the town of Marathon to Athens…


Liver function test

Liver Function Test

The liver is the principal detoxing organ that detoxes our blood. It is also the organ that metabolises alcohol, medicines and other chemicals Fatty liver is one of the most…


Brown rice or White rice

Brown Rice or White Rice?

Among the two varieties, brown rice is widely recognised as a healthier option. What exactly is the difference between the two? Brown rice is a whole gain – meaning, it…


Honey and lemon for weight loss

Honey & Lemon for weight loss

Nope! Drinking honey with lemon, early in the morning is not going to help anyone lose weight! Losing or gaining weight depends on energy deficit or surplus in the body.…


The Antioxidant Vitamin -Vit C

The antioxidant vitamin – Vit C

Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic acid is an antioxidant compound that is used to neutralise harmful free radicals in our body. Free radicals are formed when our body converts…


Curd in your diet

Curd in your diet

Curd – Yoghurt – Dahi – Thairu! Call it whatever you want..but it is a superfood Well, Shakespeare once said – “What’s in a name? That which we call a…


Bulgarian Split Squats

Bulgarian Split Squats

A squat is one of the basic strength exercises, wherein you lower the hips from a standing position and then stand back up! A Bulgarian split squat is an advanced…


Stevia-a sugar substitute

Stevia – A sugar substitute!

Stevia is a naturally occurring sweeter, that is used as a substitute for table sugar. The fact that it is natural (organic) and derived from plants make it appealing, as…


Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial Sweeteners – How safe are they?

Artificial sweeteners, popularly known as sugar-free, are chemical substances that are several times sweeter and contain almost zero calories. They are hence used for weight loss and also to control…



Managing Acidity

Acidity or Acid reflux, also known as GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) is very common among people with an unhealthy lifestyle, especially involving sporadic eating habits. This condition is characterised by…


Vitamin K

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is seen widely in green leafy vegetables. Our body needs Vit-K to produce a type of protein called prothrombin that is required for…


Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate & healthy benefits

Perhaps you already know, chocolate is made from cocoa beans that grow on cacao trees! This tree that is Central American in origin is now widely cultivated across the world!…



Caffeine – Helpful or harmful?

We are going to start by saying, caffeine is a double-edged sword! What is Caffeine? Caffeine, a natural stimulant most commonly found in tea, coffee and cacao plants stimulates the…


Mouth Ulcers

Mouth Ulcers Remedy

Mouth ulcers (Canker sores) are those painful lesions that occur on the gum, inside of the lips and other areas of the mouth. While most of these sores go away…


B Vitamins

B Vitamins

Vitamin B or better known as B Vitamins is a water-soluble vitamin, which is not one, but a series of 8 different types of molecules. They are important for converting…


Turmeric Benefits

Turmeric – the magic of Ayurveda

Most of us, Indians know about the medicinal properties of Turmeric. Turmeric has been used as an ingredient in many ayurvedic medicines, pastes, etc and is used widely to reduce…


workout during periods

Exercising during periods!?

Exercising during periods!? Sounds counterintuitive, right!? Well, read are up for a surprise! Exercising during periods provides a host of benefits! When you exercise, the body secretes hormones and…


What time should you workout

What time should you workout?

Those who start workouts ask us, when is the best time to workout? Morning? Or Evenings? The best time for your workout is that time of the day that will…




Did you know that Ajinomoto is not a substance that is added to the food !?? Aji-no-moto is in-fact a Japanese FMCG company, and the phrase ‘Aji-no-moto’ means ‘Essence of…


Making your kid eat healthy

How can you get my kids to eat better?

A million-dollar question for almost every parent – how do I get my kid to eat better? Here are a few tips and tricks that might be helpful in getting…


Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for better eye vision, immunity and also for proper growth, reproduction and fetal development. There are 2 types of Vitamin A…


Eating Out - Parippuvada

Whats exactly the problem with your eating out

As a prelude, we gotta tell you this – Replace ‘Parippuvada’ with cutlet / uzhunnuvdada / meduvada or any other deep-fried food, and the same title and the explanation below…


Diabetes Tablet - Metformin

Understanding your diabetes medication – Metform

As you perhaps know already, Carbs (rice, chapati, potato, sugar, sweets etc) is converted in our body into glucose and is released into the blood. This glucose has to go…


Chewing food

Chewing your food away!

Did you know that digestion starts in your mouth!? Further, did you know that you should chew your food 30 times? When you chew your food, you are essentially grinding…


Mineral Toxicity

Mineral Toxicity

Minerals are micronutrients that we get from food and are required for many bodily functions. There are broadly two types of minerals – Macro & Micro Minerals – Macro Minerals…



Constipation and diet

Constipation, or the difficulty to empty stool is most often related to the lack of finer in the diet. Including right amount of green leafy and fibrous vegetables such as…


Thyroid and spinach, cabbage

Thyroid and cruciferous vegetable

Those with hypothyroidism are usually asked to stay away from certain kinds of vegetables such as – cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, kale etc! Should you really stay away from them? The…


Food Additives

Food Additives

Yes! Calories decide if you gain weight or lose weight. But does that mean you can eat processed/packaged food all the time and manage the calories (i.e calorie intake not…



Spirulina – Is it worth it?

In the supplements worlds, the recent new-kid-in-the-block that claims to be magic is – Spirulina. Let us analyze if there is any truth in this! Spirulina is a type of…


Post pregnancy exercise

Post pregnancy exercise

During pregnancy and childbirth, the female body goes through a lot of changes! The pregnancy hormones can make the bones, muscles, and ligaments very weak. During the pregnancy stage, the…


Drinking water while eating

Drinking water while eating

Should you drink water before your meal, during the meal or after your meal? Which is beneficial or ideal? It is recommended not to drink too much water right before your…



Sporadic Eating & Headache

Are you someone who is so busy with work and ends up not having meals on time? You may be getting headache, acid reflux/acidity, and if done so for a…


Glycemic Index

Glycemic Index & Diabetes

Ever wondered why are people with diabetes often advised to reduce rice and instead eat chapati? Let us explain a concept called the glycemic index. Glycemic index (GI) is a…



Calcium & its importance

Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the human body – especially for the bones and teeth. As you know already, milk, cheese and all dairy products are…


Electrolytes and sports

Electrolytes & Sports!

Electrolytes are ions having an electrical charge, that keeps our body functioning by activating muscles & nerves. They are minerals – primarily sodium, phosphate. potassium, chlorine, calcium, and magnesium. These…


Banana & Sports Men

Going bananas over a banana!

What’s the deal with Banana and Sportsmen!? Every sportsperson or athlete often goes bananas, over banana! 100 gms of banana has nearly 25 gms of carbs and 1-2 gm of…


Brown Bread or White Bread

Brown Vs White Bread

Thanks to increased awareness about staying healthy and fit, people are scrambling for information. However, the majority of we common population still falls prey to the marketing tactics of large…


Collagen Peptide

Collagen Peptide

Collagen is a protein that forms the part of our nails, bones, teeth, skin and other connective tissues such as tendons, ligaments, cartilages etc. They form strong fibers in bones,…




Our body makes 3 types of blood cells – Red Blood Cells – that carry oxygen from lungs to different parts of the body White Blood Cells – to fight…


Is Cheese Fattening

Is Cheese Fattening?

Say Cheese!! But, is cheese fattening? Well, we keep harping that excess calorie is what that makes a person gain weight! One cheese slice is roughly 75 calories, from protein…


Food Spoilage, Storage & Refrigeration

Food Spoilage, Storage & Refrigeration

We all refrigerate the leftover food so that it does not go stale and we use it for, perhaps, one more day! We also use our refrigerator to stock up…


Thyronorm tablet thyroid

What is your Thyronorm tablet!?

Thyroxine or Thyronorm tablets are common medicines for Hypothyroidism. But what are these tablets & what do they do? Thyroid gland produces 2 hormones – T3 (tri-iodothyronine) & T4 (thyroxine),…


Chicken and hormone injection antibiotics

How much chicken is too much chicken?

Skinless chicken is an excellent source of protein; it has less fat content, yet is very high in protein – and hence also known as ‘lean meat’. As compared to…


Digestive System

Digestion & Digestive System

Digestion of the food starts in the mouth as it is grind’ed in the mouth, mixing it with saliva. The digestive enzymes in saliva – Amylase & Lipase, breaks down…


Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance

We keep hearing a lot about lactose & gluten intolerance, these days! Is that really a thing!? Well, Lactose and Gluten intolerance actually exists! However, most of what you hear…




Diarrhea or watery stool can occur because of many reasons – bacterial or viral infection, antibiotics, food intolerances such as lactose intolerance, parasites, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), other gastrointestinal issues…


Shell Fish Allergy

Shell Fish & Allergy

Shellfish allergy is a condition where the body’s immune system responds to proteins in certain marine animals, mistaking them to be harmful to the body. The immune system responds by…


is Prawns & Lemon poisonous combination

Is Lime Juice & Prawn Poisonous?

One of the recent rumours that were spreading in Kerala was the death of a student who had Prawns and lime juice making it poisonous! The hoax mongers say that…



Transfat! The villian

Many of us have heard a lot about trans fats; some of us even know that they are unhealthy. But do you know why? Well, transfat is used in many…



Do you gain weight with carbs?

Have you ever been told you that you will gain weight if you eat carbs (Rice)? Well, that is scientifically wrong! You gain weight due to an energy surplus in…


Alcohol & Dieting

Alcohol & Dieting

Alcohol contains roughly 7 calories per gram (less than fat, but more than protein or carbs). There are 3 types of Alcohol – isopropyl, methyl, and ethyl, of which Ethyl…


Walking is not an exercise

Walking is not an exercise

Yes! you heard that right – walking is NOT an exercise. It is a light cardio vascular activity that is very gentle on your body. Do not get us wrong…




Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in the blood. Our body converts any extra calories to triglycerides that are stored in your fat cells. And if you regularly…


Uric Acid

Uric Acid / Gout

Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down a substance called purines. Purines are normally produced by the body but is also seen in certain food items…


Egg White Vs Yolk

Egg White Vs Whole Egg

Some people might tell you to have only egg white and not the yolk, however, they both are healthy options and has different kinds of nutrients. Egg yolk does not…


How much protein should you eat

How much protein should you eat?

How much Protein is too much Protein? Have at least 1 gm per kg of your body weight. If you are looking to gain muscle mass and is performing resistance…


Muscles Growth

How muscles grow

During resistance training, microscopic damage (micro-tears) occurs within the muscle fiber. The body will repair this micro-tears by creating more myofibrils within that muscle fiber, provided you give enough nutrients…


Abs - 6 pack

You have abs!

Many of us think that we have to work our abs a lot in order to have abs. In reality, everyone has a beautiful set of abs underneath the fat.…


Calorie Balance

Eat your favourite food and lose weight!

Lose weight without compromising on your social life  If calories in more than calories out > you are in calorie surplus & you gain weight If calories in less than…


BMI-Inaccurate measure

Why is BMI the Wrong Indicator?

What is BMI Scale? BMI = Weight in kg divided by the square of height in meters! According to the BMI indicators, a BMI between 18.5 – 25 is healthy,…


Rice does not make you fat

Eating rice does not make you fat

Yes! You heard that right!! Eating rice does not make you fat; it is the excess calorie that makes a person gain weight! Anyway, coming to the 3 tricks to…


Detox Juice Scam

The detox scam

Detox is done by your body itself, with the help of liver and kidney. You only need to drink at least 3 liters of water (1 liter for every 20…


Stretches & Warmup

Stretches & Warmups

Stretches improve the flexibility and makes your muscles more supple, there by improving the performance in sports and exercise activities. Stretching also improves the range of motion of your joints,…


Where did the fat go?

Where did the fat go?

You have seen at least one person who was overweight or fat and has lost fat in a healthy manner through a structured diet and exercises! You lose weight when…


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil! To be, or not to be!?

Oh, the touchy subject – The coconut oil!  Yes, for most of the Malayalees out there, coconut and the oil from coconut is a staple food. Coconut and coconut oil…


Sugar Vs Jaggery Vs Honey

Sugar Vs Jaggery Vs Honey

Often a very common question among people! Many of us believe that table sugar is bad for health and if you replace that with jaggery and honey….TADAAAAA!!!!!! it is suddenly…


Types of Milk

What the milk!

Ever heard of this funny saying – “If you cannot convince them, confuse them!” Well, the food & beverages companies seem to have literally taken this moto, into their marketing…


Fatty Liver

How to remedy Fatty Liver!

Before we get to what fatty liver is and how can that be remedied, let us under what does Liver do in human body! Shall we? Liver is an organ…


Gluten Free

The Gluten-free scam

Step into a super market and in the rack dedicated to ‘healthy products’ you will see a host of Gluten free products! And along with the gluten free, comes the…


Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – The magic nutrient

Omega – 3 is a type of Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that is seen in fish, nuts, algae, flax seeds etc that has amazing health benefits. (Polyunsaturated means, several double…


Exercises to Reduce Back Pain

10 exercises to relieve your back pain

Most of us have had some kind of back pain in our life. Many of these are related to muscle pulls or muscle strain and will be healed completely after…


GM Diet

5 reasons why you should NEVER do a GM Diet

Over the last few years, GM diet has become the magic word among many of those who are in the race to lose weight. What exactly is GM diet? Is…


lose weight

How to lose weight

Weight Loss happens when the calories you supply to your body is lesser than the calories your body needs in a day!To put it otherwise, a calorie deficit helps you…


Cooking Oil

Which Cooking oil to use

This is indeed a million-dollar question. We are not going to list down different oils and mention which is healthy; because that is not how it works! Healthy or unhealthy…


reduce belly fat

Can you reduce just the belly fat?

I want to lose only by belly fat! This is one of the most common request by many of us! Is this really possible? Is it possible to reduce fat…


Green Tea

Green tea for weight loss?

Green tea is often touted as one of the best ways to lose weight. We have heard and seen many of our colleagues, friends and relatives having green tea because…



Does eating rice make you fat?

Let me straight away answer that question for you! NO! Rice does not make you fat!  You gain weight only when you consume more calories than the calories that you…


body fat percentage

What is your body fat percentage

Body Composition Our body can be considered to be made up of 4 basic components – Water, Bone, Fat & Muscle mass! Body wt = Bone wt + Water wt…


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Diabetes & Lifestyle

Carbohydrates are broken down by our body to produce glucose, there by increasing the blood glucose levels. As soon as the blood glucose levels increases beyond a point, the pancreas…


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Managing PCOD

PCOD (also known as PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/Diseases) is a condition where women go through hormonal imbalance causing highly irregular periods, acne, facial hair growth, and excessive weight gain.…


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Should you sprout your beans?

Let us tell u right away - we are not going to take sides and glorify one is better than the other. Both sprouted and un-sprouted beans have their benefits…


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Understanding your cholesterol & lipid profile

Our body transports fat in the form of lipids. There are two types of lipids - cholesterol & triglycerides Firstly, cholesterol is not a bad thing! It is a waxy,…


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Meditation & benefits

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined fitness as the 'ability to perform muscular work satisfactorily'. However, "Wellness" according to WHO is a much larger perspective.


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The Maida Conundrum

Maida, also known as All-Purpose Flour, is widely considered to be unhealthy and not good for the body. What is the science behind this? Before that, let us understand how…


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Saucing it up? Know your sauce

Sauces are a great way to introduce new flavor and aroma to food, besides making the cooking process incredibly easier. But how healthy are these sauce? There is a plethora…


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What does it mean to be ‘fit’?

Does it mean losing some weight? Further, if you are not overweight, does it mean you are healthy & fit? Does having good muscle mass mean someone is fit? Before…



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