Glucose tolerance test

Glucose tolerance test during pregnancy

Oral glucose challenge test(OGCT) Glucose is sugar and this screening test shows how much sugar your body can break down in one hour. You drink a liquid that contains certain amount of glucose. After an hour your blood is tested.  ..

Pelvic bone pain

Pelvic bone pain during pregnancy

The pelvis is a ring structure. Progesterone, a hormone made in great quantities in pregnancy has many properties besides thickening the lining of the uterus for implantation. It also relaxes smooth muscle, which helps keep the uterus quiet (non-contracting) as the baby grows. A side effect of this is constipation,  ..

What is french paradox

French paradox

The French paradox refers to the fact that although the French consume three times as much saturated fat as Americans, one-third less French people die from heart attacks and obesity than American people. Puzzled American scientists and other health experts from around the world have tried to discover the  ..

What is flambe


FlambĂ©, a French term meaning flamed, is a very special culinary procedure in which alcohol is added during the cooking process in order to create fire within a pot or pan. The flames are a result of the combustion of alcohol. Unless a great deal of alcohol is added  ..

What is roselle

Cold drinks made from the leaves

Roselle is a kind of hibiscus that grows with white to pale yellow flowers that have a deep red spot on each petal. The plant produces bright red fruit as it matures, which takes about six months. Roselle is often used as an herbal remedy for many different symptoms  ..

Health benefits of grapes medicine

Grapes for health medicine

Grapes are a remarkably healthy food, whether one eats green, red, or purple versions of this popular fruit. The health benefits of grapes are present in both fresh grapes and grape juice, and for those who have been using claims about the benefits of drinking wine as an excuse  ..

What is a super fruit

The definition of a super fruit

The definition of a super fruit is somewhat arbitrary and has never been set. In most cases, it refers to fruits that have exceptional nutritional quality and taste. In some cases, many fruits may fit under this label. A super fruit may be labeled such because the fruit is relatively  ..

What is acai fruit

Acai palm Acai fruit

Acai fruit is the fruit of the acai palm, a plant native to Central and South America. It is a green or dark purple seeded fruit about the size of a grape. Acai fruit is a staple of many South American diets and has recently become popular in other  ..

What is secretin

Secretin is a hormone produced

Secretin is a hormone produced in the duodenum which plays an important role in the digestive process and also appears to be involved in osmoregulation, the process the body uses to keep the internal balance of salt and fluids stable. This hormone can also be introduced into the body,  ..

What are empty calories

Poor nutritional value

Empty calories are what foods with poor nutritional value are considered to have. For example, a candy bar is said to be an empty calorie food, as its calories are mostly from refined sugar and saturated fat. Refined sugar refers to highly processed white sugars, while saturated fat is  ..

What are digestive juices

Easy Digestive Juices

The digestive juices are the secretions of the digestive tract that break down food. They include saliva, gastric juice, pancreatic juice, bile, and intestinal juice. The digestive juices are secreted by different organs, vary widely in chemical composition, and play different roles in the digestive process. Each is constantly  ..

Hairfall solution treatments straightening

Excessive Heat Pollution

Chemical treatments, pollution and even blow-drying and straightening really damage hair and cause hairfall, making it one of the most common problems faced today. But that doesn't mean it's normal or that it should happen to everyone. Let us understand what damages hair and how you can prevent hairfall. From the  ..

Sedentary lifestyle has been included as a cardiac risk factor

Elevated blood sugar - High Cholesterol

A sedentary lifestyle means a lifestyle that keeps you stationary or slow ,that it does not raise your heart beat to 100 beats per minute at least for 10-20 minutes four or five times a week . Sedentary lifestyle has been included as a cardiac risk factor. The other risk factors  ..

Cinnamon cinnamomum verum

Cinnamon Lauraceae family

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) is a tree belonging to the Lauraceae family.There was an ancient belief in something called the Cinnamon Bird that supposedly lived in Arabia and used cinnamon to build its nests. Herodotus wrote that these birds flew to an unknown land to collect the cinnamon and took it  ..

Facts about curry leaves

Curry leaves provide vitamin A and B

Seasons / Availability Curry leaves are available year round. Current Facts Curry leaves are as important to Asian cuisine as bay leaves are to European cuisine but can never be substituted for each other. Description / Taste Curry leaves release a strong curry-like fragrance with a citrus, sometimes compared to a tangerine, overtone. Some  ..

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