Category Archives: Health

Healthy Nutritious Food by Nutriparadise

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NutriParadise Foods aims to give their customers a whole new experience in healthy eating and nutritional value of food. They believe in the saying, “A healthy outside, starts from the inside.”  We received two of their flagship products for our review. Here is the review by our health and fitness blogger, a professional fitness trainer, Niranjan Ganesh.

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Deconstructing Health on World Health Day

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As per the definition of WHO, “HEALTH” is a complete state of physical, mental and social well being and not just merely the absence of any disease or infirmity.

Ironically in this fast-paced era of globalization and automation of even the most minuscule tasks of our everyday lives, humans are “mentally evolving and physically devolving” at an exponential rate, which is alarming.

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You might wonder what this has got to do with health…?

Read again! it is clear from the definition that holistic health is not just restricted to an individual but is all encompassing. This very fact brings me back nostalgic memories of my school days when in was a part of the N.S.S (National Service Scheme) and the motto was “NOT ME BUT YOU”

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Fitness Talk: Proteins

imagesIf not for this one macro nutrient, only god knows what else would the fitness industry would earn on, this nutrient is not only a basic building block of life but has also helped many in the fitness industry to build huge building blocks.

I think, you would have guessed it right by now on what we are going to talk about…?

Yes, proteins…!

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5 Simple Tips to Lose Fat

Now that you have started working out (How to Make Fitness a Habit?)and you have also figured out what is going wrong with your diet, Fitness Talk – Breaking the Myths for True Fitness, if you are still not able to see those beautiful love handles vanish.

Brain doesnt get signal when you eat fastHold on…! Don’t worry…! I’ve got something for you.

Let me acknowledge this, burning fat is not an easy task. It is like “Rama” beheading “Ravana” and he still pops up with a new head as though nothing had happened.

Similarly, you might be fed-up with all your sincere efforts and be upset about the result for no harm of yours.

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Fitness Talk – Breaking the Myths for True Fitness

Now that you’ve made fitness a habit the next big question is going to be what kind of diet should I follow. Which brings us to the fundamental question.

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We eat to survive. Now, such a simple thing has just gone over the roof with modern day diet fads pushing us to the brink and making us believe that whatever we’ve been eating so far is wrong and if not catered to something is going to go wrong. Brace yourself, nothing is going to go wrong.

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Before starting any new method of dieting, we all miss out on figuring out what is so alarmingly wrong about our current eating habits which must be addressed to, there is no point in trying to write an answer without knowing what the question is. Now lets just have a look at the three most common dieting dialogues that keeps circulating and let us see what can be done about it.

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Evion, My Magical Eraser of Bad Health

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The moment I saw the opportunity to blog about Evion, it was literally a travel that took me 20 years back in my life. Those were the times when we would feel excited when doctor prescribed supplements.  It was a hectic period of professional work and highly demanding period of irregular working hours.  The stress and strain led to severe menstrual cramps and also hair loss. It became so intense that we had to approach our family physician. I was advised nutritious balanced food, this advice has come to me so  many times and I always found it tough to follow advice like a New Year resolution that never sustains. Knowing me too well, my doctor also added multivitamin tablets and Untitled-15Evion for 45 days in addition to the liberal advice of better time management.  If you are not familiar with Evion, it is a Vitamin E supplement trusted and subscribed by doctors. It is such a household name that I know it for the past 30 years. Though Evion has so many benefits, I love #Evion because it makes my face acne free and also makes my hair lustrous, thick and lengthy.  Not only my hair, my skin also benefits a lot from it. My skin is of a neutral tone and naturally dry so it tans easily. Skin that tans easily can benefit a lot with Vitamin E, so the supplement gave me protection from sun burns and saved me from patchy discolored face.

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Levista Instant Coffee Launched in Chennai

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In a grand launch at ITC Grand Chola and an evening akin to a perfect traditional event, Levista Instant Coffee was launched by SLN coffee in Chennai. SLN Coffee has more than 50 years in Coffee business exporting over 10000 MT of green coffee, roasted ground coffee powder and instant coffee powder and now brings the product to coffee lovers in Tamilnadu and Karnataka as a start. It is interesting to note that the beans are handpicked and come from SLN’s own coffee estates in Coorg. When it comes to instant coffee, traditional coffee lovers look away because it misses that aroma we are so used to when we have our filter coffee. Levista coffee boasts of filter coffee experience in instant form, a hook enough to attract the coffee lovers, would not be too much if we say coffee addicts who can never say No to coffee.

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Newly Opened Temptey’s: Temptations Satisfied, Value for Money

7a26e398-36ed-4998-b9c2-9221b7e2f7efChennai culinary scene has seen a rapid change and it is varieties galore in every section of a sumptuous feast. Desserts have found a prominent space and it will be no extravaganza if we say milkshakes have evolved vying for a solid percentage of beverages menu.  So naturally dessert bars have found their way to bring those exclusive offerings. There is no way to say “enough” with this lovely sumptuous exotic collection at Temptey’s, a newly opened dessert bar exclusively for  thick shakes, at navalur, strategically positioned opposite OMR food street and AGS Cinemas, Viviera mall. Temptey’s menu of milkshakes has more than 100+ varieties and trust us, each one boasts of its own signature stuff. Shhhh, ingredients are sourced from Italy and the trade mark in-house preparations combine in a way to make them filling and fulfilling and it sure is a big plus. Let’s Meet Over a MilkShake, tag line of this brand suits the concept and it sure has an ambience of a hangout.

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Know Hidden Hunger, Micro-nutrient Deficiency Affecting Children

Hunger need not be explained. Every one of us experience it. What do you do when you are hungry? Eat food. Is any food sufficient to satiate hunger? The answer to this question is a tricky one. Satiating the feeling of hunger and body needs unfortunately has become two different terms and has given rise to a new term called “hidden hunger”. What is Hidden Hunger?  Hidden hunger, also known as micro-nutrient deficiencies, is a form of under-nutrition that occurs when intake and absorption of vitamins and minerals (such as zinc, iodine, and iron) are too low to sustain good health and development.

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We are aware of the term “nutrients” but what are micro-nutrients? Micro-nutrients are a group of nutrients which are required in trace amounts for normal growth and development. So, small is big because this deficiency can grow to produce irreversible damage if left unattended.  And the worst part is it affects children more. A condition we casually ignore may be the reason for stunted growth, cognitive delays, weakened immunity and infection and we end up drugging our children to cure instead of finding ways to prevent it.

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Going Natural: Good Knight Offers Mosquito Repellent Solutions with Citronella and Eucalyptus Oils

Winter is in and this spells onset of mosquitoes. It is a known fact that mosquitoes are vectors responsible for many diseases. As always prevention is better than cure and it is important for us to take necessary steps to secure us from potential mosquito bites. Immunity is a major factor in keeping away seasonal diseases communicated by various medium. When we talk about immunity, babies and children are the most susceptible and as a parent every one of us know how difficult it is to control them and keep them away from places where mosquitoes breed. The next aspect of immunity is allergic reactions. Today, allergies are the cause of many respiratory associated infections and so we hear ‘natural’ being chanted everywhere and in each item we purchase. It is not that everyone is allergic to chemicals but we can say that there is a formidable population in that area too.

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Sensodyne Food Walk – Chennai

sensodyne3A group of bloggers, including me, were invited for the So Chennai & Sensodyne Food Walk here in Chennai. Needless to say, I grabbed the offer and set out for the great food-adventure!

The concept at hand was that a few bloggers and actual tooth sensitivity sufferers, who had been using Sensodyne for a number of months, would get to go on a food walk, sampling food and drinks without the fear of any sensitivity.

Here is a description of our food-adventure experience at three popular eateries in Chennai.

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Jayanti Brings On1y Spices, Herbs and Seasonings to Chennai

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On1y Spices and Herbs is the product of Jayanti, a Kolkata based Tea business of Jayantilal Shah in 1940s. Jayanti has evolved with the business scenario and has expanded globally and into multi business conglomerate.  Jayanti is one of the main players of herbs and spices, decaffeinated tea and natural caffeine in the Indian market. We were invited to get a personal rendezvous with their spices and herbs and it was a lovely session in close proximity to the gentle aroma and practical application of the seasonings and its value addition.

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On1y Spices and Herbs are sourced from the countries of origin in its purest form and processed in India in Coimbatore and Ahmedabad and brought to us in its pristine form.  Once we heard this, the immediate thought was its pricing.  Surprisingly the beauty of the On1y Spices and Herbs is its pricing.  It was a surprise to note that the costliest product in the list is Black pepper sourced in India.

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