Author Archives: Poornima Hariharan

What are the signs of immune deficiency and a weak immune system?

signs of weak immunity

Medically reviewed by Dr. Shunmukha Priya, Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition A strong and healthy immune system is the first line of defence against flu, cough, cold and other seemingly common viruses and infections. Alas, many do not have the resistance and are easily prone to catching infections and flu.    Poor lifestyle, bad food choices and […]

Possible Superfoods That Boost The Immune System

foods That Boost The Immune System

Medically reviewed by Dr. Shunmukha Priya, Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition The WHO has declared that the COVID-19 is now a pandemic. People are alarmed and worried everywhere. Schools and universities have declared holiday and offices have asked their employees to work from the comfort of their homes. Such is the scenario that even common cold […]

Coronavirus: Know how to improve immunity, keep safe

how to improve immunity

Medically reviewed by Dr. Shunmukha Priya, Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition The novel Coronavirus that broke out in China has made its way to India too and the number of infected according to the latest reports are are 6,744 as per the latest figures from Union Health Ministry. The death toll from Covid-19 rose […]

Know all about quinoa, your superfood for total wellness

about quinoa

Medically reviewed by Dr. Shunmukha Priya, Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition Chenopodium quinoa, popularly known as Quinoa, is a super grain that has taken the world of the health-conscious by storm. Quinoa is a gluten-free seed that contains all the 9 essential amino acids and has twice the amount of fiber as compared to the other […]

Does drinking coffee during pregnancy lead to an obese baby?

is it safe to drink coffee during pregnancy

Everyone loves a hot cup of coffee. It refreshes your mind, gives you energy and if you feel sluggish, it will make you feel instantly better. Well, no one can deny the stimulating effects of caffeine. However, the good old coffee also has its share of side effects. Moderate consumption is the key for healthy […]

Gorge On these eight best fishes for a healthy heart

fish for healthy heart

Everybody knows that fish is a rich source of protein and doctors recommend eating fish at least twice a week. There is a wide variety of fish to choose from at your local fish market, but not many people know that eating right kind of fish can help you make your heart stronger and reduces […]

Gasping for fresh air? Try these foods for healthy lungs!

Foods for healthy lungs

Medically reviewed by Dr. Shunmukha Priya, Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition A healthy body is an asset and breathing plays an important role in it. But unfortunately, fatigue and tiredness have time and again meddled with breathing. This is especially true for people who lack stamina. Mere walking and stair climbing have left people catching their […]

Looking To Increase Body Stamina? Our Experts Say How!

Body Stamina

Medically reviewed by Darshita Thakkar, Masters in Clinical Nutrition Low body stamina is one of the woes of a number of people out there. Gone are the days when we used to do hard labour and household chores with so much ease. The desk-based jobs, long working hours and ease of transportation have forced people to abandon […]

Gestational Weight Gain: Know How It Adversely Affects You and Your Baby

gestational weight gain

Medically reviewed by Dr. Shunmukha Priya, Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition Gestational weight gain is defined as the amount of weight you gain from the commencement of your conception to the time just before the birth of the infant. During this period, you will undergo many changes both biologically and physiologically. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) […]

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