Found 209 Articles for Nutrition & Diet

Difference between Adapalene and Retinol

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 01-Mar-2023 16:31:37
The retinoid adapalene is a common ingredient in acne creams. Vitamin A, often known as retinol, is essential to healthy vision. What is Adapalene? Chemically manufactured and used to treat skin disorders like acne, adapalene is a retinoid compound. Adapalene is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C28H28O3 that is synthesised from naphthoic acid via a sequence of processes. The molecular mass of adapalene is 412.52 grammes per molecule. Adapalene's effects on keratin development in the skin, together with its ability to reduce inflammation and slow the growth of specific cells, make it useful for reducing the prevalence of ... Read More

What is Vitamin-D? A Detailed Scientific Guide

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:33:04
Vitamin-D is also known as calciferol. It is a fat-soluble Vitamin that is naturally present in very less food sources or in very low quantities. It is identified both, as a Vitamin as well as a hormone. VitaminD Synthesis Vitamin-D can be obtained by either nutrition or can be produced by the human body itself. The keratinocytes of the epidermis layer of the human skin, are the site for the biosynthesis of Vitamin-D naturally when exposed to the sun, thus, giving it the term ‘sunshine Vitamin’. The presence of UV radiation of a suitable wavelength is crucial for the process ... Read More

Flaxseed – Health Benefits and How to Eat

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:19:58
Flaxseed is a protein and fiber-rich seed of flax crop. The shiny seeds give out a lovely aroma and carry high nutritional value. The climatic conditions and soil of Asia and Southern Europe are considered more favorable for the growth of flaxseeds. There are many types of flaxseeds and they differ in color, structure and benefits. It is not just found in a single form, there are multiple forms in which flaxseeds are sold in the market. Medicinal flaxseeds in the form of tablet and capsules. Flaxseeds are also used for the production of powders, oils, etc. ... Read More

Endomorph Diet: Food List, Sample Menu, Benefits

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:17:44
The concept of body type was proposed by Dr. W.H. Sheldon, where he explained that humans have three different body types which include Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph. Ectomorphs are the people with less body fat, mesomorphs come under the fit category while endomorphs are the people with loose skin with more body fat. Since endomorphs tend to have more body fat they deal with problems related to body weight. Their slow metabolism is the main reason behind this problem. Every body type should follow a different balanced diet for the proper functioning of the body. A person with an endomorphic ... Read More

A Complete Low-Carb Diet Guide for Beginners

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:10:35
A low-carb diet limits or restricts the intake of carbohydrates. There is no strict consensus on what defines a low-carb diet. Some consider it to be one where daily carb intake is between 50150 g, above the level where most people will generate sufficient ketones and a very low-carb diet where daily intake is below 50 g. Almost every food has some amount of carbs. For example, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice has 1 g of carbs. These carbs have a great influence on our health and bodies. So, by knowing our daily net carb limit, we can keep our bodies ... Read More

15 Superfoods and the Scientific Reasons to Eat Them

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:08:27
The concept of superfoods appeared in the early phase of the 20th century which was, in fact, an approach for marketing food under the labels of health benefits intended to boost the industry. Superfoods have become a recent hype within the community of the ‘health conscious’ for obvious reasons. The basic definition that defines superfood other than being scientifically proven is food that holds high nutritional value than the desired amount or offers health benefits besides nutrition. In this article, we bring to you details of some superfoods and information behind the scientific reasons why one should consume them. ... Read More

15 Foods You Can’t Eat on Keto

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:06:48
A Keto Diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet and immensely rich in protein. While carbohydrates when broken down to glucose form the major source of energy for the body, a Keto Diet or a Ketogenic Diet takes the human body to a metabolic state where the body does not use carbohydrates or glucose but instead utilizes fats as the primary source of energy. This system of diet was introduced in the 19th Century. The Importance of Keto Diet The Keto diet is definitely not for the faint-hearted. The controversial system of diet is capable of curing diabetes and cancers and ... Read More

10 Vitamin-D Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 11:03:36
Vitamins are the organic molecules that are required in very fewer quantities by our body for solving the purpose of simple or normal healthy growth. They are generally present in various plant and animal sources as dietary supplements. Generally, they are classified into two categories: water-soluble (vitamin C, B6, riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, B12, folate) and fat-soluble (it includes vitamins A, D, E, K). Due to its small quantity in the body, it is insufficient for bodily functions, hence we are asked to obtain it from outside the body where the vitamins are present. In this article, we will discuss ... Read More

8 Teas to Drink for a Healthier Body and Mind

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 10:49:16
Tea is a non-alcoholic beverage that is made by brewing plant materials to extract flavours and nutrition from it. The beverage has been served since the ancient period as a part of a tradition and has continued to be a popular drink around the world. Unlike other beverages that are commonly consumed, tea is herbal and carries nourishing properties. Served as a regular drink in almost all parts of the world, it is enjoyed on all occasions or even as a medicinal beverage. In this tutorial, we will introduce you to 8 varieties of teas that are remarkably wonderful ... Read More

8 Potential Causes of Hair Loss and Baldness

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 27-Feb-2023 10:45:43
Often used as a misnomer for hair fall, hair loss is completely different. It is natural to lose a few 100 strands of hair but in the case of hair loss, the story is much more tragic. Hair loss is a common condition that affects many people at some point in their lives. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, stress, malnutrition, and certain medical conditions. Hair loss can lead to baldness or other medical conditions. This is commonly referred to as alopecia. Potential Causes of Hair Loss and Baldness Many factors can ... Read More