Superfoods are just a marketing term. If you’re thinking of making an impact on your health, go for functional foods like oatmeal and quinoa.
The metabolic syndrome is not a disease but a group of factors — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The prevalence of obesity and the metabolic syndrome is rapidly increasing in India and other South Asian countries, leading to increased mortality and morbidity. Chat with nutrition experts now
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of blood vessels and the magnitude of this force depends on the cardiac output and the resistance of the blood vessels. Hypertension or high blood pressure is defined as having blood pressure higher than 140 over 90 mmHg with a consensus across medical guidelines.
Obesity is a state in which there is generalised accumulation of excess adipose tissue in the body, leading to more than 20% of the required body weight. Factors responsible for obesity: Hereditary: Although genetically, the child is not determined to be obese, yet obesity in parents influences obesity in the child owing to the the food habits of parents. Social and cultural: People in the upper economic strata tend to be more obese mainly due to their rich food intake and…