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Breastfeeding cuts diabetes risk in half

Aug 11, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half. In type 2 diabetes, cells don’t respond properly to insulin, a hormone that signals cells to take in the sugar glucose from the blood. If left untreated, blood sugar … Continue reading Breastfeeding cuts diabetes risk in half

Should Formula supplements be given while breastfeed?

Aug 11, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Breast milk has numerous health and developmental benefits. New mothers need to be aware of the benefits of breastfeeding and how it can contribute in making a difference towards the health of your baby.  The formula contains all the nutrients your baby needs, and introducing it — whether during the first few weeks or a … Continue reading Should Formula supplements be given while breastfeed?

Why is breast milk good for babies?

Jul 30, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Breastfed babies have a greater sense of taste and smell because breastmilk changes flavor based on the mother’s diet. Just as importantly, your baby thrives emotionally because skin-to-skin contact with mom creates a strong bond and sense of security. Breastfeeding gives your baby the body-building components that are particularly suited to his health and development. It also … Continue reading Why is breast milk good for babies?

Does Nursing Mother Need To Eat More In Order to Make enough Milk

Jul 30, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Human breast milk is the perfect nutrition source for an infant. It strikes a balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, water and nutrients. It’s easily digested and absorbed, and its composition naturally changes as a baby’s developmental needs change. While nursing babies are unlikely to develop a food allergy from breastfeeding, some foods may not agree … Continue reading Does Nursing Mother Need To Eat More In Order to Make enough Milk

Do Special Diets Help Kids With Autism?

Jul 16, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Eating a varied diet is good for your health, but many people don’t achieve this. They restrict their children to eat only some food which they seem is good for their health. So, some autistic people have a restricted diet, eating only a limited range of food. And some autistic people may eat much they may … Continue reading Do Special Diets Help Kids With Autism?

Six Basic Nutrients Required for Good Health

Jul 16, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Good nutrition is important for every living organism. Healthy eating, coupled with an active lifestyle, has long been established as a sure way to live a long, full life. It may seem impossible to get the right amount of these nutrients in your diet, but the trick is that you’re already eating all of these. Carbohydrates: … Continue reading Six Basic Nutrients Required for Good Health

New Moms Weight Loss Nutrition Guide

Jul 16, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Losing weight after pregnancy is a hot topic. Set reasonable weight loss goals, like 2-5  kgs a month. The good news is, your body will naturally shed weight, so aiming for small weight loss goals will be quick to reach in the beginning. Start with walking You need to wait at least two weeks before … Continue reading New Moms Weight Loss Nutrition Guide

Meal Plan: Nutritional Guidelines for Pregnancy

Jul 02, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
It’s always important to eat a balanced diet — and it’s even more important when you’re pregnant because what you eat is the main source of nutrients for your baby. However, many women don’t get enough iron, folate, calcium, vitamin D, or protein. So when you are pregnant, it is important for you to increase … Continue reading Meal Plan: Nutritional Guidelines for Pregnancy

What is Postnatal Nutrition Counselling?

Jun 30, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
After giving birth, it is a great time to re-evaluate your nutritional needs and you need to be counseled about the same. An adequate diet is especially important to help ensure your health and to supply you with the energy necessary to care for your new baby. You will probably have some very specific concerns and … Continue reading What is Postnatal Nutrition Counselling?

Diet Tips For psoriasis

Jun 11, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Changing your diet is not going to cure your psoriatic disease. But eating healthier can only help. Taking control of your diet is the most basic way to regain control of your life and fight back against the disease. Nutrition is an essential component that boosts your body’s immunity and helps give it the strength to … Continue reading Diet Tips For psoriasis

10 FOOD TIPS TO KEEP YOUR TODDLER HEALTHY THIS SUMMER

Jun 11, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Don’t wait for your kids to tell you they’re thirsty before offering them water, experts say. When your children are thirty, it doesn’t have to be water that you are giving them. Many fruits and vegetables have very high water content. Offer watermelon, strawberries, broccoli, celery, cucumbers and other watery fruits and veggies for snacks. The food … Continue reading 10 FOOD TIPS TO KEEP YOUR TODDLER HEALTHY THIS SUMMER

Nutrition Tips for Toddlers

Jun 11, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Unpredictable and unusual eating behaviour is very common among preschool children aged two to five years. Often at meal and snack time, there is a frequent struggle for control between parents and preschoolers of what to eat, how much to eat, and even when to eat. Children have different physical and emotional needs than adults. … Continue reading Nutrition Tips for Toddlers

5 Super Food that Women need to eat Always

Jun 11, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
It’s not always easy to eat the right things. So when you fill your plate with wholesome foods, it pays to make sure you’re choosing the most nutritious ones. Superfood #1: Pomengranate Pomegranates have been linked to fertility and health for centuries. the seeded fruit’s ability to inhibit the growth of hormone-dependent breast cancer. ellagic acid … Continue reading 5 Super Food that Women need to eat Always

How can I get Enough Nutrients Without Consuming too Many Calories?

Jun 11, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Nutrient-rich (or nutrient-dense) foods contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and few calories. They also are low in sugar, sodium, starches, and bad fats. Your body needs vitamins and minerals, known as micronutrients. They nourish your body and help keep you healthy. We all know that what you eat is very important. But what about, … Continue reading How can I get Enough Nutrients Without Consuming too Many Calories?

Is organic milk better or Is soy-milk a safer alternative? What about other dairy products?

Jun 06, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Buying milk at the market used to be an easy proposition: Your choice was whole, low-fat or skim, all of it from cows. But in the past decade, the dairy case has exploded with a wide range of plant-based milks, among them soy, almond, cashew, coconut, rice, hemp — even a yellow split pea milk, … Continue reading Is organic milk better or Is soy-milk a safer alternative? What about other dairy products?

The Working Mom Diet: Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Jun 06, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Many women handle home and a career in tandem. Striking a balance between personal and professional life with fitness isn’t easy for working women. When running out the door, it’s easy to move with pre packed foods and neglect the chopping and making of vegetables. But what if I tell you that it is easy to … Continue reading The Working Mom Diet: Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Foods To Avoid During Lactation

Jun 01, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
You just spent the last nine months worrying about what you were eating and drinking because of your baby’s development—and now that you’re nursing, you should be on the watch out for some possible reactions. After all, molecules from the food you eat can make their way through your breast milk and into baby’s system. The … Continue reading Foods To Avoid During Lactation

What Type of Diet Should I Follow if I Have High Blood Pressure

Jun 01, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. High blood pressure is the pressure in your arteries is above the normal range. Hypertension exerts a staggering worldwide burden on the human quality of life and health care system resources via contribution to increased mortality and risk of cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial … Continue reading What Type of Diet Should I Follow if I Have High Blood Pressure

Diet For Improved Lactation

May 31, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
It’s quite normal to worry about your milk supply when you start breastfeeding your baby. The diet that has to be followed during the lactation period should be appropriate. Eat when you feel hungry must be the key role at this time. Foods that should be included in diets of your daily routine are: Barley: a Dietary … Continue reading Diet For Improved Lactation

The Truth About Malnutrition

May 31, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
There are millions of hungry people in the world – and nowhere is this number more devastating, than when applied to children. Many children suffer from what is sometimes called “hidden hunger” or “undernutrition” –a lack of proper nutrition called this because often times a child may not look sick or starving. But their body is … Continue reading The Truth About Malnutrition

What Not to Eat When you have Asthma

May 05, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the airways to become inflamed (swollen), making it hard to breathe. Eating is an essential part of life. Beyond the concept of survival, it is well known that food plays an important role in preserving health. The diet constitutes an important source of nutrients and non nutrient components … Continue reading What Not to Eat When you have Asthma

How Much Weight Should I be Putting in Pregnancy?

May 05, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
For most women, the weight gained during pregnancy is linked to their pre-pregnancy ‘body mass index’ or BMI. In your second trimester, you need about 340 extra calories a day and 450 extra calories daily in the third trimester. Hence these requirements can make you put on weight. Being aware about your body is important. … Continue reading How Much Weight Should I be Putting in Pregnancy?

After Childbirth How Much Should I Eat?

May 05, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
The first 1,000 days – that is, the nine months of pregnancy and the first two years of the baby’s life – is a critical window of opportunity to get food and nutrition right so that everyone can reach their full potential. The good news is it is never too late to start eating better, … Continue reading After Childbirth How Much Should I Eat?

Diet Recommendation in Pregnancy

May 05, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
The type of diet we encourage during pregnancy refers to fine-tuning your eating habits to ensure you are receiving adequate nutrition for the health of you and your baby. Healthy eating during pregnancy is critical to your baby’s growth and development. It is always important to eat a variety of foods throughout the day making … Continue reading Diet Recommendation in Pregnancy

Diet for Children suffering from Jaundice

Apr 18, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Jaundice is the most common of all liver disorders. It refers to the accumulation and retention of bilirubin in the skin and other tissues and it results from an obstruction in the bile duct or the loss of function of the bile-producing liver cells. Children may also be affected by jaundice in case of severe … Continue reading Diet for Children suffering from Jaundice

12 Healthy Diet Tips for Hepatitis C and Liver Disease

Apr 18, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Everything you eat and drink passes through your liver. Your liver changes food into stored energy and chemicals necessary for life. Your liver makes nutrients available so your body can use them to build cells, give you energy, and maintain normal body functions. If diet provides too many calories, you will gain weight. Being overweight … Continue reading 12 Healthy Diet Tips for Hepatitis C and Liver Disease

How can I keep my Child’s Liver healthy?

Apr 18, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
The liver is like a chemical factory within our bodies that is responsible for breaking down chemicals and toxins that enter our bloodstream. As children grow older, they require a well-rounded diet to develop properly. We can’t always keep an eye on them, but we can influence their eating habits more than anyone else. Liver disease … Continue reading How can I keep my Child’s Liver healthy?

What foods to avoid with Fatty Liver

Apr 16, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Fatty liver can be defined as a medical condition where excess fat in the diet is not the cause. Rather it is an excess of sugar and simple carbohydrates that is the problem. As per our digestive system, the sugar has to be processed by the liver, however, in the case of a fatty liver, … Continue reading What foods to avoid with Fatty Liver

Baby eating Days

Apr 16, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Don’t forget that your baby is a little human being like all of us and they have the small bean-shaped stomach so they have their own appetite. Every child has different patterns of growth in a house with different people. A child who has been introduced food at 4 months of age will most likely … Continue reading Baby eating Days

5 Habits for women to be Healthy

Apr 10, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Women are very efficient in multitasking. They can manage both personal and professional life. Though they have incredible quality somewhere it affects their health. In order to perform every task of the day with equal efficiency, they forget to take care of themselves. True beauty comes with healthy living and mind. Start fresh with a … Continue reading 5 Habits for women to be Healthy

What can I do to be more Healthy?

Apr 10, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Forget the excuses and just for today focus on many ways, you can improve your health. This list is not complete but may give a start to be fit physically, mentally. Even if we have best of the intentions, the goals we set to get healthy, sometimes fall by the wayside. Being healthy is not … Continue reading What can I do to be more Healthy?

What is Trans-Fat and how does eating the right Oil will help you?

Apr 10, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Over the years there is been a huge confusion between good fat and bad fat. We all have heard the term trans-fat but what does it really mean?  If you have ever eaten packaged foods then it can be concluded that you have consumed trans-fat. It is an unhealthy substance, also known as trans-fatty acids, … Continue reading What is Trans-Fat and how does eating the right Oil will help you?

Good food habits to give up for Diabetes

Apr 06, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
If you are suffering from Diabetes, it doesn’t mean you need to give up on your favourite foods or stop eating out. In, the fact there is nothing you can’t eat. But you should know the food that increases your sugar or glucose level in your body. Eat regular meals, focus on the amount of … Continue reading Good food habits to give up for Diabetes

Best diets for new Mom’s

Apr 06, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Delivering a baby normally or by c-section is extremely taxing on your body. You require extra calories and nutrients for proper healing and recovery, as well as for breast milk production. Post partum nutrition is the key to mother and baby yet many mothers just focus on the baby. They neglect their own health and … Continue reading Best diets for new Mom’s

5 diet habits for children to ensure that they grow well

Apr 06, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Rapid growth occurs between the preschool years. A child grows about 2 -3 inches and 2-3 kg each year. Proper nutrition, opportunities to play and be physically active are critical to show growth of child properly. When your child starts to go to school, he or she will start growing quickly and become more active. … Continue reading 5 diet habits for children to ensure that they grow well

What are the Health Effects of Childhood Obesity?

Nov 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Children these days are are growing fat which is a major issue of concern in developed as well as developing countries. The major contributing factor to this is rapidly increasing, cost-effective junk food eating joints which provide service at the doorstep at a very rapid pace. Moreover, the taste of these foods also tempts the … Continue reading What are the Health Effects of Childhood Obesity?

DIET AND NUTRITIONAL TIPS FOR WOMEN

Eating right and nutrient-rich food gives you energy and also helps to prevent diseases. Most importantly the right diet and nutrition are most important for women. A woman’s body is complex and is constantly undergoing numerous changes due to the hormonal changes. Beginning in adolescence, menarche, pregnancy to menopause, a woman undergoes numerous changes and … Continue reading DIET AND NUTRITIONAL TIPS FOR WOMEN

How much does weight affect fertility?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Whenever women and couples, who are encountering challenges with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of conceiving. Seeing other women who have an equivalent or much greater issue with their weight, who have conceived effectively and are cheerfully pushing their strollers down the … Continue reading How much does weight affect fertility?

Why does obesity lead to high blood pressure?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Shelly Singh
Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Obese people have an expansion in fatty tissue that expands their vascular resistance and in turn, builds the work the heart needs to do to direct blood all through the body. (Hypertension) refers to the pressure that blood applies to the inner walls of the supply routes. The conclusion of hypertension can’t be given if … Continue reading Why does obesity lead to high blood pressure?

How do you prevent childhood obesity?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Obesity in children is a common problem these days and is increasing due to changing lifestyle. Prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in India is approximately 20% which is comparable to US trends. Childhood obesity persists as obesity in adults and predisposes to all obesity-related complications. Obesity usually runs in families and is related poorly … Continue reading How do you prevent childhood obesity?

Overweight and Obesity in Women

Obesity is a condition in which the excess body fat accumulated to the extent has a negative effect on health. It is commonly caused by excessive food intake, sedentary lifestyle etc. Obese women having a risk of development of coronary artery disease. Abdominal obesity can be more harmful. The only risk factor is the waist … Continue reading Overweight and Obesity in Women

How does Obesity affect the Body

Overweight people and obese people are more prone to have heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and depression. There is a strong correlation between excess weight and depression because it is common disorder creates a negative impact on our daily life. The risk of diabetes increases 20 times when obesity occurs and substantially increase the risk … Continue reading How does Obesity affect the Body

Why Is Hand Washing So Important?

Oct 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Keeping your hands clean is important to prevent the spread of infections. It is also important for personal hygiene and is the simplest way to ensure health. Although we hear a lot about hand hygiene, it is yet to be incorporated as an important practice in everyday life. More than 1000 neonates doe each day … Continue reading Why Is Hand Washing So Important?

Osteoporosis Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Oct 25, 2017
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by: Dr. H.L. Nawlakha
Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Osteoporosis is a condition portrayed by a decrease in the thickness of bone, diminishing its strength and bringing about delicate bones. Osteoporosis actually prompts porous bone that is compressible, similar to a sponge. This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones. Bones that are influenced by … Continue reading Osteoporosis Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Acne in Men: Causes and Treatments

Oct 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Nirupama Parwanda
Sr. Consultant Dermatologist Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Adult acne in men can be incredibly embarrassing. There’s something about pimples that just don’t go along with stubble and a square jawline. Adult male acne is no different than the acne you may have had when you were a teenager. Over 10%  of men over the age of 25 experience regular adult acne breakouts. … Continue reading Acne in Men: Causes and Treatments

How much does weight affect fertility?

Oct 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Whenever women and couples who are encountering challenges with conception are overweight, they have generally already heard or read the advice that being overweight reduces their chance of conceiving. Seeing other women who have an equivalent or much greater issue with their weight, who have conceived effectively and are cheerfully pushing their strollers down the … Continue reading How much does weight affect fertility?

Types of Nutritional Deficiencies

Sep 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
Nutritional deficiencies are also called malnutrition. It sets in when the body doesn’t absorb or get food from the nutrients. Malnutrition can lead to various nutritional deficiencies like digestive problems, anemia, skin problems, eyesight issues, bone-related issues like osteoporosis, dementia, stunted growth among children etc. Types of Nutritional Deficiencies: The most common nutritional deficiencies are: … Continue reading Types of Nutritional Deficiencies

Which Nutrient needs are increased the most during Pregnancy?

Sep 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
Your body has increased nutritional needs during pregnancy. Although the old saying of ‘eating for two’ isn’t entirely correct, you do require more micronutrients and macronutrients to support you and your baby. The needs for most nutrients are increased during pregnancy to meet the high demands of both the growing fetus and the mother, who … Continue reading Which Nutrient needs are increased the most during Pregnancy?

How much Calcium is essential in Pregnancy. Are the supplements suggested?

Sep 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
In pregnancy starting from 2nd trimester it’s important to supplement RDA 1000 mg per day is required to be taken.  It’s important to supplement as required: For Calcification of fetal bones and teeth. It also helps in protection of Calcium Resources of Mother to meet the needs during lactation. During pregnancy, 80% of the fetal … Continue reading How much Calcium is essential in Pregnancy. Are the supplements suggested?

What Foods do Babies Need?

Your baby’s nutrition is of prime importance to you. You need to be aware that for the first six months you are to provide exclusive breastfeeding to the baby and only post that time is you to opt for solid foods. However, when you begin feeding the baby solid foods you need to be aware … Continue reading What Foods do Babies Need?

Why do Women need more Iron than Men?

Sep 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
Nutrition can be defined as food at work in the body. It can also be defined as the process by which the organism ingests digests, absorbs, transports and utilizes nutrients and disposes of their end-products. It is an integral part of our lives and we need to eat a balanced diet to ensure our health … Continue reading Why do Women need more Iron than Men?

Foods that helps to reduce weight Post Delivery

If you are trying to lose weight, it is best recommended that you adhere to a strict nutritional diet plan. Eating the right food at the right intervals can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. You can refer to the list below of some super foods that can bring you exceptional benefits. … Continue reading Foods that helps to reduce weight Post Delivery

What are Nutritional Deficiencies?

Sep 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Shweta Mendiratta
Associate Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Nutritional deficiencies are also called malnutrition. It sets in when the body doesn’t absorb or get food from the nutrients. Malnutrition can lead to various nutritional deficiencies like digestive problems, anemia, skin problems, eye sight issues, bone related issues like osteoporosis, dementia, stunted growth among children etc. Signs and most common nutritional deficiencies: Eyes– Dark … Continue reading What are Nutritional Deficiencies?

Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

For the development of the body and prevention of diseases, vitamins and minerals play crucial role. These minerals and vitamins are referred to as micronutrients. You have to get them from diet because they are not produced by the body. And if the required amount of nutrients are not given to the body or are … Continue reading Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

Importance of Healthy Eating before & during Pregnancy

A healthy balanced diet is important for maintaining good health throughout life. During the pregnancy period the requirement of macro nutrients and micro nutrients increases and it’s more important the mother consume food which will give both the energy and nutrients help in maintaining health. Importance of healthy diet before and during pregnancy helps to … Continue reading Importance of Healthy Eating before & during Pregnancy

Healthy Diet & Nutrition Tips for Women

Sep 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
A woman’s body goes through numerous changes in her lifetime. The various stages of her life require different nutritional requirements and need special focus at times. Working women, women going through menopause, menarche and pregnancy, all have different nutritional needs. Nutrition, on one hand, seems basic however on the other side looks complex and important, … Continue reading Healthy Diet & Nutrition Tips for Women

What is Nutrition & its Importance?

Sep 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
What is Nutrition? Nutrition can be defined as food at work in the body. It can also be defined as the process by which the organism ingests, digests, absorbs, transports and utilizes nutrients and disposes of their end-products. Nutrition is an important aspect of each individual’s life. It is imperative to ensure that each one … Continue reading What is Nutrition & its Importance?

How do you Prevent Malnutrition?

When our body does not need or get enough nutrients and energy from the food we eat it is called malnutrition. The important nutrients that are needed by our body are fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamin, and mineral. These nutrients help our body in repairing tissues and regulate processes such as breathing and beating heart. For … Continue reading How do you Prevent Malnutrition?

Infant Nutrition – Be Informed

Breast milk is best for babies. Food gives energy and nutrients that babies need to be healthy. Breast milk contains all necessary vitamin and minerals. Breast feeding helps in the development of the babies and also helps babies fight off diseases and infection both now and in future. Breastfeeding stimulates such hormones like oxytocin and … Continue reading Infant Nutrition – Be Informed

Nutritional deficiency in Pregnancy

Intake of sufficient nutrition during pregnancy is very important, as the baby is dependent on his mother for nutrients and in future the health of the baby depends on the nutrient intake of the mother. During pregnancy the requirement of energy and nutrients exceeds and insufficient nutrient intake affects the mother and the developing child. … Continue reading Nutritional deficiency in Pregnancy

Foods To Avoid During Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the most intimate bond between mother and child and it’s well known that it is the best nutrition that a mother can give to the child. Some mother’s think that they can eat whatever they like, but it’s true that some strongly flavored foods may change the taste of breast milk but some … Continue reading Foods To Avoid During Breastfeeding

Facts about A Mother’s Breastfeeding Diet

Breast milk is the God’s gift to a new born baby. For infants to survive, grow and develop properly, they require the right proportion of nutrients. Breast milk is rich in nutrients and anti- bodies and contains the right quantity of fat, sugar, water, and protein. These nutrients are major pre- requisites to the health … Continue reading Facts about A Mother’s Breastfeeding Diet

The Working Mom Diet: Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Balanced diet is a must for a healthy life style, more so for working mothers. Balanced diet basically means having right amount of all macronutrient and micro nutrients. It can be easily achieved through a right mixture of five basic food groups. However, the right proportion of each of these food groups may vary depending … Continue reading The Working Mom Diet: Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Fruits you should take during Monsoon

Monsoon is the season where people are tempted to eat spicy and oily foods, but this is one season when we need to be most cautious with our diet. Monsoon is the season when we feel lazy and having fruits rich in natural sugar can help energise us. Humidity in air slows down digestion and … Continue reading Fruits you should take during Monsoon

DIET TIPS TO GAIN WEIGHT IN A HEALTHY MANNER

Jul 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
Under weight individuals who are more than 10% below the established standards of weight are vulnerable and susceptible to a number of diseases. Tuberculosis and acute infectious diseases are few of the deadly aspects that can complicate the health of underweight patients. People who eat little for long hours and have a low BMI rate … Continue reading DIET TIPS TO GAIN WEIGHT IN A HEALTHY MANNER

Weight Loss – Do’s and Don’ts

Jun 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Weight loss is a very trendy and hot topic in today’s world and it is not so without reason. Our lifestyle, food, drinks and physical activity have undergone a drastic change due to which weight issues have cropped up all over the globe. In our quest to make life easy and quick, we have paid … Continue reading Weight Loss – Do’s and Don’ts

Healthy Diet Tips for Women

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
In today’s world convenience, packed and processed foods dominate; Food manufacturers add enormous amount of salt, preservatives, sugar also mainly in the form of high fructose corn syrup which we use almost every day in some form or the other in coffee drinks, sodas, snacks, peanuts butter, yogurt to name a few. So it’s important … Continue reading Healthy Diet Tips for Women

Can my Diet Prevent Cancer?

Your diet plays an important role in maintaining good health. There are many foods that are associated with developing cancer and there are many foods that reduce the risk of cancer. For eg, processed meat if taken daily can increase risk of cancer of the rectum, whereas soy-based foods such as soya milk, bean curd … Continue reading Can my Diet Prevent Cancer?

Nutrition and Fitness Tips for Women After 40

Women need extra attention during their life. They undergo numerous hormonal and physical changes during their life. From menarche to menopause their body keep son changing and to ensure that the changes are healthy, they need to support their system with the right and balanced diet. Hence these aspects make nutritional needs exceptionally important for … Continue reading Nutrition and Fitness Tips for Women After 40

Is It Safe to Diet during Pregnancy?

Eating healthy and a rightly balanced diet during pregnancy are critical to your baby’s development and growth. You require essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals and to achieve this; you must include a variety of food groups in your daily diet , including vegetables and fruits, grains, breads, dairy products and protein sources. Usually, you will … Continue reading Is It Safe to Diet during Pregnancy?

Common Side Effects of Long Term Dieting

When you follow a calorically low diet or unbalanced diet for long enough for your body to adapt to a malnourished state, it can be dangerous to abruptly resume your normal diet. Below is a breakdown of the changes that happen in your body when you deprive your body of the calories it needs or drink … Continue reading Common Side Effects of Long Term Dieting

How Healthy Diet Can Help You In Leading a Healthy and Happy Life?

To achieve a healthy life, consumption of good and rightly balanced diet is essential, in the absence of which you become prone to a lot of infections and diseases, leading to an unhappy and unfit life. Hence the food you consume surely affects your physical and mental health and well being. Similar to your best loved … Continue reading How Healthy Diet Can Help You In Leading a Healthy and Happy Life?

Diet and Nutrition in Asthma

Researches show that a high antioxidant rich diet helps in reducing the risk of asthma flare ups and improve lung function. Rich antioxidant diet composes of five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit every day. An eating pattern which includes a wide variety of foods from across the five food groups will provide … Continue reading Diet and Nutrition in Asthma

Follow a Healthy Lifestyle for a Healthy Liver

There’s nothing difficult in keeping your liver healthy and in good shape as it’s all about a healthy lifestyle. Everything you drink and eat, including medicine, passes through it. You surely require treating it right so it can stay healthy and do its job rightfully. It helps in cleansing your blood by getting free of harmful chemicals that … Continue reading Follow a Healthy Lifestyle for a Healthy Liver

Foods for Healthy Liver

At times when we eat or over eat fried foods or processed foods, and even when we get exposed to environmental stress or pollutants, the liver becomes overloaded and overworked; hence it cannot process toxins and fat in an efficient way. Specific foods may help to cleanse the liver naturally by raising its natural ability … Continue reading Foods for Healthy Liver

10 Tips to Manage Weight

Mar 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
Tackling weight issues are a hot topic these days. Recent studies highlight that around 35% of women in urban India are obese and facing issues associated with obesity.  You are responsible for your own body. Making small changes in your lifestyle and conduct can make a huge impact on your fitness and health. Refer to … Continue reading 10 Tips to Manage Weight

Cancer Prevention Diet for Women

Feb 07, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
When a person has cancer it indicates the person has a weak immune system which is due to nutritional deficiencies (Katone 2008; Powell 2000; Thurnham 2004 cited below). Therefore deficiencies in certain nutrients can impair the functioning of the immune system and adversely affect the production of antibodies as well. These deficiencies could be due … Continue reading Cancer Prevention Diet for Women

Health Consequences of Eating Disorders

The time when the bodies of your children undergo changes, they tend to develop a new image of their own sexuality and attractiveness. In addition, when they start adding weight and round out, their casual relationship with food and their eating becomes more complex.  Studies have shown that many  children become victims to societal pressures … Continue reading Health Consequences of Eating Disorders

Foods to Eat Post Delivery

Post delivery is a very vital phase of your life as you need all your strength and energy to take care of your baby, hence paying attention to your diet is very essential. Eating a rightly well balanced diet can go a long way in helping you to recover your lost strength and energy. In case … Continue reading Foods to Eat Post Delivery

Healthy Food Habits for your Children

As parents, you can guide your children to develop healthy habits early in life that will surely bring them lifelong benefits. You can encourage your kids to evaluate their physical activity habits and food choices as well. Here are some guidelines to get you started: Be a role model by eating healthy yourself: when children … Continue reading Healthy Food Habits for your Children

Foods to Avoid if Planning to Get Pregnant

Nov 24, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
As some foods can increase one’s fertility there are also some that  when consumed in large quantities, may delay or in some cases even prevent you from conceiving. Here’s the list of some of these foods: Peas – There has been research and scientists have proven that this vegetable works as a natural contraceptive, a … Continue reading Foods to Avoid if Planning to Get Pregnant

Diet for Adolescents

Oct 07, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
The period of transition from childhood to adulthood is called adolescence. This period is associated with accelerated physical, biochemical, mental and emotional development. It is a period of growth spurt. There are many body changes that occur due to influence of hormones. So the greatest requirement is the right kind of nutrition. For girls adolescence … Continue reading Diet for Adolescents

Why Do Adolescents Girls Require More Food?

Period of adolescence is a stage characterized by rapid increase in weight and height, sexual maturation, hormonal changes and wide swings in emotion. Adolescent growth period starts at about 10-12 years in girls. Annual peak rates for height and weight are 9-10 cm and 8-10 kg. The development of critical bone mass is essential during … Continue reading Why Do Adolescents Girls Require More Food?

Will I Be Able To Lose The Weight Post Pregnancy?

Sep 02, 2016
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Pregnancy is one of the most desirable and memorable experiences of womanhood. Though it entails doctors consultation and visits right from its first prospective sign and confirmation all through the entire nine month period, it surely is a health state totally normal and physiological. And though this physiological journey the woman embraces a lot of … Continue reading Will I Be Able To Lose The Weight Post Pregnancy?

Diet For Post Pregnancy Weight Reduction

Aug 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
The postpartum recovery period is very fragile and delicate for the new mother. It is very important that you maintain a healthy diet, to ensure the well being of the mother as well as the new born. This is the period post the delivery, when the mother is struggling with the new born and her … Continue reading Diet For Post Pregnancy Weight Reduction

What is Healthy Eating For a Pregnant Lady?

Aug 30, 2016
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Pregnancy is a demanding physiological state. Additional foods are required during this phase to improve weight gain. An expecting mother gains about 10-12 Kg along with the birth weight of infants about 3 Kg. A pregnant woman is always advised to consume a balanced diet, which includes a wide variety of foods to make sure … Continue reading What is Healthy Eating For a Pregnant Lady?

Low Fat Cooking Techniques For Healthy Nutritious Meals

Aug 30, 2016
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Though you may be eating the right nutrients, however the style f cooking may be affecting the nutritious levels of the food and may even be turning the same oily and soggy. It is important to be smart and use effective cooking techniques. Given below are few techniques that can help you ensure that the … Continue reading Low Fat Cooking Techniques For Healthy Nutritious Meals

Tips on The Diet if one is Suffering From Dengue

Aug 11, 2016
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When a person is suffering from dengue, platelets become the main concern. So in order to increase the blood platelet counts one should focus on the following: Drink plenty of fluids – Fresh fruit juices, soups, fresh coconut water, pomegranate, pineapple juices. Oral- rehydration therapy is best to overcome weakness & bring the fever down. … Continue reading Tips on The Diet if one is Suffering From Dengue

Ideal Diet for Breastfeeding Mother

Aug 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Monika Chaudhary
Attending Consultant, Gynecology
Lactating mothers pass on the nutrients to their baby, to promote his or her growth and health, through breast feeding, thus, it is important to focus on making healthy choices to stimulate increase of milk production. Eating a variety of foods while lactating will change the flavor of your breast milk which would expose your … Continue reading Ideal Diet for Breastfeeding Mother
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Human Milk

Aug 08, 2016
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Human milk is the milk produced by the mammary glands or breasts of a human female for her baby. It is a natural food and is more easily absorbed and digested by the infant as compared to formula milk prepared from other sources. Human milk provides all essential nutrients required for the infant. It provides the best nutrition and protects … Continue reading Human Milk

Breastfeeding Lowers Your Breast Cancer Risk

Aug 03, 2016
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New mothers can slash their risk of breast cancer by breastfeeding their babies, a leading scientist has found. It can lower breast cancer risk, likely if a woman breastfeeds for longer than one year. Decision to breastfeed is entirely personal and depends on your situation. If breastfeeding is an option for you; you may want … Continue reading Breastfeeding Lowers Your Breast Cancer Risk
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HELLO ‘DAD’ YOUR HEALTH AFFECTS YOUR BABY’S WELL-BEING TOO

Jun 15, 2016
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We all are aware of the fact that it’s not just mothers- to- be who need to make sacrifices during pregnancy,  infact it’s a excellent idea for fathers to give up smoking and drinking too. Many people are aware of the fact that smoking during pregnancy can be harmful for an unborn baby, so if … Continue reading HELLO ‘DAD’ YOUR HEALTH AFFECTS YOUR BABY’S WELL-BEING TOO
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Eat Right for Your Belly and Your Baby

Jun 09, 2016
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Pregnancy is a life-changing experience, and you’ve got to be armed with the right nutrition to take it on! For many moms-to-be, pregnancy is the time to rest, relaxation, and pampering and while for some, it may be stressful, especially if the pregnancy involves medical complications. Either way, it is a turning point in your … Continue reading Eat Right for Your Belly and Your Baby
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Craving for Junk Food in Pregnancy

Jun 07, 2016
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Food craving is absolutely normal during pregnancy. Junk food craving is a cause of concern, be it a pizza or a doughnut or any other junk food you can think of. From the very onset of your pregnancy to delivery, you and your baby are undergoing constant changes. Major ones are: Food cravings Your weight … Continue reading Craving for Junk Food in Pregnancy
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True Hunger – Eat when you need to!

May 17, 2016
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Hunger is a feeling produced by your body, as a result of chemical changes in your body.  When your body has reached a low level of glucose in the blood stream, it is a natural fluctuation several hours after eating, the body reacts with hunger pangs  to inform you, it’s time to eat and regain … Continue reading True Hunger – Eat when you need to!

Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy

May 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
When you’re expecting, what you eat and drink influences your child’s health, possibly forever. Everyday foods and beverages take on new meaning, as some may present a danger to your developing baby. When you’re eating for two, you need to take extra care when planning your meals. There are a lot of foods that may … Continue reading Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy
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Women’s Health – Opt For Your Own Well Being

May 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Being a mother is wonderful. Being a mother means caring for her children and family, she needs to take care of herself first because an ailing mother will not be able to look after her family. Now days most mothers tend to ignore their health while trying to cope with work and family stress. Following … Continue reading Women’s Health – Opt For Your Own Well Being

Do I Require More Vitamins and Minerals in Pregnancy?

May 05, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
An expecting mother and her baby in her womb need more. More in terms of care, compassion, food, nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The additional requirements are for a number of reasons – placenta formation, development of teeth, hair and muscles along with brain development. The list of the vitamins and minerals that are needed at … Continue reading Do I Require More Vitamins and Minerals in Pregnancy?
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How Much Calcium is Essential in Pregnancy? Are the Supplements Suggested?

May 05, 2016
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by: Dr. Neha Pathania
Senior Dietitian
In pregnancy, starting from the 2nd trimester it’s important to supplement your diet with calcium of 1000 mg per day. This is important for numerous reasons for the mother and the developing baby in the womb. The additional calcium that is to be taken has to be from natural sources and has to be organic. … Continue reading How Much Calcium is Essential in Pregnancy? Are the Supplements Suggested?
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How to Avoid Gas & Bloating in Pregnancy?

May 02, 2016
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During pregnancy, you will probably feel more gas and bloating than usual. This is another result of the slowed digestive process. The following are the immediate recommendations: Drink and eat slowly, this will reduce the amount of air you swallow. Always eat in an upright position, even if you’re having a small snack. Take regular … Continue reading How to Avoid Gas & Bloating in Pregnancy?
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How To Manage Constipation in Pregnancy?

May 02, 2016
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Constipation is very common because digestion generally slows down during pregnancy. If you are constipated, you can help yourself by following these tips: By drinking enough fluids By doing regular exercise Eating enough fibre which can be found in whole grain fruits and foods. Do not take a laxative without consulting your doctor, as not … Continue reading How To Manage Constipation in Pregnancy?
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How to Manage Heart Burn & Acidity in Pregnancy

May 02, 2016
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During the pregnancy phase, you are bound to run into some problems related to digestion. Food aversion, cravings or morning sickness, are very common in the first trimester. But after these get subsided, and as your baby bump gets bigger, you might run into other problems such as: Heartburn and Acidity: The bigger your baby bump … Continue reading How to Manage Heart Burn & Acidity in Pregnancy
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Diet for Post Pregnancy Weight Loss

Apr 05, 2016
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After having spent the last 9 months, watching your waistline grow, you may strongly want to start shedding the pregnancy weight. Much of your weight gain comes from your baby, amniotic fluid, and water retention, which means you, can shed weight as many as 20 pounds in the first month postpartum itself, without actually trying. … Continue reading Diet for Post Pregnancy Weight Loss
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Babies and Solid Food – When, What and How

Apr 05, 2016
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It is recommended to wait until 6 months to start solid foods, but it is possible to start as soon as 4 months as long as, certain growth and developmental stages have been achieved. At this time, you can gradually start introducing, soft baby foods in addition to infant formula or breast milk. As infants … Continue reading Babies and Solid Food – When, What and How
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Keep your Heart & Diet Healthy in Pregnancy

Mar 14, 2016
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A healthy heart is a result of good genes, regular physical activity, making the right food choices and knowing how to deal with stress. While you cannot do much about the genes, you can eat right and exercise. Here are some healthy heart tips that every pregnant woman has to adhere to, since this period … Continue reading Keep your Heart & Diet Healthy in Pregnancy
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Diet that should be taken Post Delivery

Feb 23, 2016
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Weight loss after pregnancy takes time, but it’s surely possible. Concentrate on eating a healthy diet and include physical activity in your daily routine. If you’re like most new moms out there, who are eager to put away maternity clothes and slip into your old jeans, it is important for you to understand the smart … Continue reading Diet that should be taken Post Delivery
Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy

Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy

Feb 16, 2016
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When you’re expecting, what you eat and drink influences your child’s health, possibly forever. Everyday foods and beverages take on new meaning, as some may present a danger to your developing baby. When you’re eating for two, you need to take extra care when planning your meals. There are a lot of foods that may … Continue reading Foods that you should avoid during pregnancy
Good diet and Nutrition during Pregnancy

Good diet and Nutrition during Pregnancy

Feb 09, 2016
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Good diet and nutrition and the right balance of it, is very important for your baby to grow and develop. Although morning sickness, vomiting and nausea during the first few months of pregnancy can make this difficult, so try to eat a sensible and well balanced diet. It helps make your pregnancy more comfortable. A … Continue reading Good diet and Nutrition during Pregnancy
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Pregnancy Diet– It’s all about the Right Balance

Jan 11, 2016
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Pregnancy is a wonderful milestone in the life of a woman. It is an experience that a woman would like to nurture in her heart for a lifetime. It is a time when a woman will be overwhelmed with a variety of emotions ranging from the happiness of being pregnant to the anxiety about the … Continue reading Pregnancy Diet– It’s all about the Right Balance
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