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Foods to Cure Obesity

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Obesity happens when calories consumed are more than body can burn body and weight will rise. Family history also play a role. If any family members are obese, you are potentially be obese too.

To lose weight you must consume foods containing lower calories than that your body can burned every day. But the amount varies according to the conditions of everyone. Besides it also depends on body composition, how much fat in the body, how the metabolism of the body and how the body metabolism and your weight when starting a diet. Along with weight loss almost all parts of the body will begin to shrink. but there are certain parts that takes somewhat longer, such as the arms and thighs. For this part it required certain exercises to burn fat faster.

To stable weight you have to consume foods that are low calorie, low fat, low sugar but rich in fiber and nutrients. Protein-rich food sources should be included in the daily diet. Protein will trigger signals in the brain to satiety. Safe to eat animal protein such as low-fat beef (lean meat), chicken (without skin), turkey, various species of fish. Protein-rich food can also be obtained from vegetable sources like nuts, soybeans and processed products (tofu, soy milk), also choose low fat milk (skimmed milk), low fat yogurt or low fat cheese.

Red rice, mashed rice, wheat bread, cereal, pasta, vegetables and fruits are rich sources of complex carbohydrates and rich fiber. This fiber will expand in the stomach, thus giving a longer sense of satiety. This type of carbohydrate will be digested slowly so it does not create a spike in blood sugar. Cook using healthy oils, like olive oil, canola oil, sunflower seed oil, sesame oil. Do not forget also to reduce consumption of fried foods. Better cook food with pan-fried and baked briefly.

Urban Indians Have Unhealthy Diet

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Hectic lifestyles and easy availability of convenience foods has led to irregular meals and frequent snacking on energy-dense foods among urban Indians. Consumption trends have revealed an increased intake of sweetened carbonated drinks and sweetened juices among the Indian masses.

“Overall, this nutritional transition, particularly noticeable in children, has resulted in high consumption of calories, saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, simple sugars and salt,” said Dr Anoop Misra, director, department of diabetes and metabolic diseases, Fortis Hospitals, New Delhi. “Childhood overweight/obesity is increasing in urban cities in India. Three-year data from eight big cities, including Mumbai and Lucknow, show highest prevalence of obesity among Delhi school children with 32.6%, with the lowest in Lucknow with 14.9%.”

Over 200 experts representing reputed medical institutions, hospitals, government funded research institutions, and policy-making bodies participated to develop Asian Indians-specific dietary guidelines.

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