Saturday, April 23, 2016


Mango is the king of all fruits. The golden yellow delite is a nutritional boon to mankind. Its Fibrous nature relieves you from constipation & helps in cleansing & detoxifying your system.
Mango possess ample amount of Beta- Carotene and Vitamin C. Beta Carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. Thus, consumption of it will help you in improving your eyesight gives you glowing skin & boosts immunity.
Have mango as a fruit by chewing it & not gulping it down as a juice as that will destroy most of its nutrients.
Mango is a sweet and pulpy Fruit & so it contains fructose in high amount. Fructose is a monosaccharide (simple sugar). However if consumed in lesser quantity will not lead to weight gain. Do not combine it with your meal as that would give you extra calories. So enjoy 1 mango as your breakfast or half mango as an in between snacks.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

What is diabetes? Types of Diabetes & Symptoms

What is diabetes? Types of Diabetes & Symptoms

According to International Diabetes federation by 2025 India is going to be the capital of diabetes world population. Currently up to 11% of the India’s population and 3% of the rural population above the age of 15 have diabetes.Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.

-Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and is usually diagnosed in childhood. Many patients are diagnosed when they are older than age 20. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin.
 It was previously known as juvenile diabetes.

-The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. In this type of diabetes either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2.

Gestational diabetes is high blood glucose that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women.

  • Always tired: Due to inefficiency of the cell to metabolize glucose, reserve fat of body is metabolized to gain energy. When fat is broken down in the body, it uses more energy as compared to glucose; hence body goes in negative calorie effect, which results in fatigue.
  • Frequent Urination: Increase in urine production is due to excess glucose present in body. Body gets rid of the extra sugar in the blood by excreting it through urine.
  • Weight loss: Factors like loss of water, metabolism of body fat and protein may lead to weight loss. Few cases may show weight gain due to increased appetite.
  • Always thirsty: concentration of glucose increases in the blood, brain receives signal for diluting it and we feel thirsty.
  • Poor wound healing: High blood sugar resists production of WBC, (white blood cell) which are responsible for body immune system. When these cells do not function accordingly, wound healing is not at good pace.
  • Always Hungry:  In order to cope up with high sugar levels in blood, body produces insulin which leads to increased hunger.
  • Infections : because of the fluctuation in blood sugar the body gives few signals by frequent infections
  • Blurry vision: Due to high glucose levels body fluid is pulled out of tissues including lenses of the eye, which affects its ability to focus, resulting blurry vision.
 If you notice any possible diabetes symptoms, contact your doctor. The earlier the condition is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin.