November 27, 2017 belezza

All about Sugar Sweetener have been used for food since prehistoric times, probably beginning with the discover of honey. Sugar and jaggery are used in beverages and other foods to increase palatability. Table sugar or sucrose is extracted from plant sources. The most important two sugar crops are sugar cane and sugar beets, in which sugar can account for 12% to 20% of the plant’s dry weight. Desire for sweet taste is inherent in every individual. Sugar and jaggery are used in beverages and other foods to increase palatability NUTRITIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SUGAR Sugar provides only energy to the body. So,…

November 27, 2017 belezza

Importance of Oils And Fats Are important sources of energy requirements. They furnish 2.35 times energy than proteins and carbohydrates . Are also excellent source of fat soluble vitamins A,D,E and K. Are slow in leaving the stomach and hence retard digestion and delays the pangs of hunger. Excess fat is stored in the body in the form of adipose tissues. Almost 55% of the fats are stored in skin in adipocyte cells for providing insulation to the body. Excess carbohydrates are also results in conversion of fats and stored in adipose tissues Nutritional Importance of fats Energy source: Fats…

November 26, 2017 belezza

10 Tips To Lose Weight   Do not skip meals and starve yourself Improve your eating frequency. Have small portion every 2hrs. Do not stock junk food but go for healthy foods in your kitchen and refrigerator Prefer home-made foods. All food groups should be included in your diet plan. Size does matter so choose smaller plates and bowls which will help you eat less. Added sugar, artificial sweeteners as well as salt should be avoided. Before leaving for any party have some food at home. Do not go for Carbohydrate free diet or restricted diet plans. Whenever possible add…

November 26, 2017 belezza

Health Problems during Early Pregnancy A woman’s body undergoes many major changes during the first trimester. Release of hormones affects every organ in the body. These changes result in variety of symptoms like: 1) Breast tenderness:  This is triggered by hormonal changes and is also one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. Hormones cause breast to retain fluids making them heavy and sore.  2) Fatigue: As our body works harder to support and nurture the growing foetus and our heart pumps faster as it needs to deliver the extra oxygen to the uterus which too makes us feel fatigued. 3) Frequent urination: The growing…

November 25, 2017 belezza

Nutrition For Healthy Pregnancy: First Trimester Pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks which is divided into 3 trimesters, each trimester is marked by specific fetal growth and physical developments. First trimester is marked from the first day of our last period and this trimester lasts until the end of week 12. First trimester plays a very crucial for overall baby’s growth and development. Growth and development of fetus over this period, week 1 to week 12, is summarized below: 1st month: Placenta develops which is helps transfer the nutrients to the baby. Nervous system and heart begins to form. Development of…