Nutrition Facts and guide

13 Ways to Improve Concentration

13 Ways to Improve Concentration

Do you find it difficult to concentrate on something for more than a couple of minutes? Does your mind wander continuously from one thing to another? If the answer is…Read more
Alkaline diet and its benefits

Alkaline diet and its benefits

The alkaline diet, also known as the alkaline acid diet or alkaline ash diet is a type of diet plan that has become very popular among the Hollywood celebrities and…Read more
Enjoy benefits of meditation

Enjoy benefits of meditation

What happens when you think about meditation? Your mind will show you picture of person sitting in cross legged half lotus posture, wont it? We all know about meditation. Most…Read more
Benefits of donating blood

Benefits of donating blood

In today’s world of social network, we believe in sharing. Why not share our blood with other? Donating Blood is a heroic and humanitarian act that can save the lives…Read more
Advantage Antioxidants

Advantage Antioxidants

What are Free Radicals? What are Anti-Oxidants? Research has now proved that oxidation in the body cells (the process by which we are continuously burning our calories to get energy)…Read more
Healing power of Sleep

Healing power of Sleep

Sleep is essential to our physical and mental health. Our bodies healing work takes place while we sleep. Without the need to attend to all of the functions of daily life, your immune system and organs of detoxification can focus attention on cleansing and restoration. The reason being that the production of growth hormone which speeds the absorption of nutrients and amino acids into your cells and aids the healing of tissues throughout your body is at its peak during deep sleep.

Melatonin, a sleep hormone, is also produced during sleep, which prevents tumors, viral infections, stimulates your immune system, increases antibodies in your saliva, has antioxidant properties and enhances the quality of sleep.

Ideal sleeping environment

The earlier, the better. Cultivate the habit of going to bed early, before 10 pm. The environment where you sleep should be healthy, peaceful, airy and quiet. If noisy neighborhood or traffic sounds cannot be avoided then better get a music machine for soothing the environment. Natural cotton bedding and comfortable, loose cotton sleepwear should be preferred so that your body can breathe. Natural remedies like soothing baths and herbal teas can be tried for a peaceful sleep. Sleeping within two hours of eating should be avoided. This ensures that body’s energy is used for healing and rejuvenation rather than for digestion. Practising calming breathing and deep relaxation exercises can also help to promote restful sleep by quieting the body and mind.

Glycemic Index and Low GI Diet

Glycemic Index and Low GI Diet

What is Glycemic Index GI?

Definition of Glycemic Index: The Glycemic index or GI is measure of effect of complex sugar or carbohydrate on blood sugar level. In simple terms, this index is way of ranking food based on how quickly carbohydrate is broken into simple sugar and is assimilated in blood. High Glycemic index food is one which is assimilated in blood quickly, while low glycemic index food is one which takes time to assimilate.

In 1981, David Jenkins and Thomas Wolever of University of Toronto first invented the Glycemic index during their research on diabetes. This index is since then been used to classify food containing carbohydrates.  The Glycemic index has been frequently used during discussion of controlling blood sugar in Diabetes. High Glycemic index food raises blood glucose (blood sugar -interchangeably used) faster.