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  • Egg Protein : The Complete Protein

    In Health Tips On 24 February 2014

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Since eggs contain all the essential amino acids, it is considered as a complete protein.    One medium hard boiled egg provides not only 6 gms of protein, but it is packed with riboflavin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, D & E, iron, and zinc.    The perfect combination of essential fats and protein make eggs very satisfying thus reducing hunger pangs. 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  • Top Ten Foods for Healthy Hair

    In Health Tips On 14 July 2014

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What all you need to do is step out of the shower and look into your kitchen for the most luxurious locks. Hair is a fast-growing tissue and so are its demands from the body. A well balanced diet of protein, complex carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals particularly folic acid, zinc and B complex are essential for building good hair tissues. Let’s look at the ten best food sources for healthy hair: Whole grains: Gorge for whole grains cereals, including whole wheat breads, breakfast cereals for a hair healthy dose of zinc, iron and B-complex Eggs: Eggs provides with the best protein and also contains Vit-B12 and Biotin, essential beauty nutrients. So, boiled, scrambled, omelet , any form of egg will go a long way Nuts: Is Hair fall, hair thinning making you go nuts?? Grab a handful of nuts like walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts to get Omega-3 fatty acids, and very important Zinc and selenium Water: Who wants dry, straw like strands?? Hair is ¼ th water. So drink 10-12 glasses of water everyday to get lustrous hair Flaxseeds: High in omega-3 fatty acids, just a tsp of flaxseeds will get you the hair quality you have always craved for. It not only gives you good hair, but its also heart healthy Brown Short Grain Rice: Contains more of Vitamin B complex, fiber , zinc as compared to white refined rice. Also feed you energy over a longer period of time. And thus, takes care of your rice cravings! Dark Green Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli and other leafy vegetables are excellent sources of Vitamin A and C , which is needed by our body to produce Sebum, which in turn acts as a powerful natural conditioner for our hair. They also provide iron and calcium. Salmon: It can be called as a “Beauty food”. Its hard to beat salmon for its omega-3 fatty acids, high quality protein, vitamin B-12 and iron, all required for long, lustrous hair Beans: Beans like kidney beans(rajma) and lentils not only provide protein to promote hair growth but ample zinc and biotin. Biotin provides the strength required for your hair Low Fat Dairy Products: Dairy products like skim milk, yogurt , cottage cheese are great sources of Calcium, an essential mineral for hair growth. 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  • Five Best Gluten Free Flour

    In Health Tips On 14 July 2014

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Gluten is a protein found in many cereals like Wheat, Barley,Rye. Grains which are acceptable in a gluten free diet includes millet, quinoa, sorghum, buckwheat. Gram flour (Chickpea flour) ,soybean flour and almond flour are gluten free as well as add protein and fiber to the gluten free diet.       The 5 best Gluten free flour are:   Buckwheat Flour: Called as ‘Kuttu’ in Hindi. Contrary to the name, buckwheat is completely devoid of wheat. This flour, because of its fiber content and low GI (glycemic index) not only treats Celiac disease but also helpful in conditions like PCOD . Vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium and iron present in buckwheat makes it a perfect alternative to Wheat flour. Gram Flour: It is derived from Chickpeas. This flour adds proteins to the diet and can be added in wheat flour in different ratios depending upon the degree of gluten intolerance. Quinoa: Its contains a very good quality protein quite comparable to that of a skimmed milk. Quinoa is high in iron, magnesium, calcium and dietary fiber. It is also available in flakes , pastas form. Almond Flour: It’s a low carbohydrate flour with low GI. Because of its nutty flavour, its likability as a flour is very high. Also it contains good quality protein and Omega-3 Fatty acids which are helpful in keeping heart healthy. 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  • Caffeine & Weight Loss

    In Health Tips On 16 February 2015

    I am sure losing weight would definitely be on your new year resolution list. So are you counting calories, working out , or looking for a short cut??  Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be tempted to try one of many supplements that claim to burn fat and boost metabolism . I have seen many fitness instructors insisting on their clients to have a shot of black coffee several times during the day.  The common & not so exotic ingredient in all of these is Caffeine. Caffeine has a strong reputation as a weight loss aid. But what actually caffeine do to your system and is there is any supporting , well-designed studies showing caffeine to be any sort of silver bullet against flab? Although research about the connection between caffeine and weight isn’t definitive, there are several theories about how caffeine might affect weight, including: 1. Caffeine act as a diuretic , which means people taking large doses might shed some weight through water loss, which is quite temporary and certainly not the kind of weight loss most users are looking for.   2. Calorie Burning: Caffeine may stimulate thermogenesis — one way your body generates heat and energy from digesting food. But this probably isn’t enough to produce significant weight loss.   3. Appetite Suppression: Caffeine may reduce your desire to eat for a brief time, and actually makes you hog and develop cravings in the later stages of the weight loss program. Without making other changes to your diet and lifestyle caffeine is unlikely to make a significant difference to your weight. Certainly its not going to be as effective as a 30 min of exercise. Use this guide for the amounts of caffeine in products: • One mug of instant coffee: 100mg • One mug of filter coffee: 140mg • One mug of tea: 75mg • One can of cola: 40mg • One can of energy drink: 80mg • One 50g bar of plain (dark) chocolate: around 50mg • One 50g bar of milk chocolate: around 25mg Caffeine is found in many beverages, including coffee, tea, energy drinks and colas; in products containing cocoa or chocolate; and in a variety of medications and dietary supplements, including supplements aimed at weight loss. Also, too much caffeine can cause jitteriness, anxiety, spikes in blood pressure and rapid heartbeats in some people. So restrict yourself to not more than one cup of coffee a day. 

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  • Managing Menopause Through Diet

    In Health Tips On 16 February 2015

    Are you dreading the Menopause? There’s really no need as good nutrition and lifestyle changes can make a big difference.  Every women experiences different menopause symptoms like hot flushes, mood swings, dry skin, weight gain, nausea, night sweats and osteoporosis. Some factors and symptoms related to menopause cannot be avoided. However, good nutrition might help make years around menopause a little more comfortable. Eat fruits and vegetables: Include at least two to four servings of fruits and three to five servings of vegetables in your daily diet. Fruits and vegetables contain a chemical called as ‘Phytoestrogen’ which is similar to estrogen in its structure and supposed to mimic or act as weak estrogen in human bodies. And thus able to subside some of the discomforts caused due to low estrogen during menopause. Include plums and prunes, strawberries, apples, tomatoes, pears, grapes in your daily diet. Get enough Calcium : Consuming two to four servings of dairy products and calcium-rich foods a day will help ensure that you are getting enough calcium in your daily diet. Calcium is found in dairy products, fish with bones such as sardines and canned salmon, broccoli, and legumes. An adequate intake of calcium for women aged 51 and older is 1,200 milligrams per day. Due to poor absorption and increased excretion of Calcium through our bodies, it is important to pay attention to the adequate intake of Vitamin-D and protein which can counter these problems. Rev up your Iron intake: Eating at least three servings of iron-rich foods a day will help ensure that you are getting enough iron in your daily diet. Iron is found in lean red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, leafy green vegetables, nuts, and enriched grain products. The recommended dietary allowance for iron in older women is 8 milligrams a day. Drink plenty of Water: This will help you stay hydrated. As a general rule, drinking eight glasses of water every day fulfills most everyone’s daily requirement. Eat adequate Fiber: Most adult women should get about 20-25 grams of fiber a day. Eat foods high in fiber such as whole-grain breads, cereals, pasta, brown rice, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Choose your fats wisely: Top of Form Stay away from saturated fats present in whole milk and its products, butter , fatty meats, ice-cream , cheese etc. Saturated fats raises cholesterol and increases the risk of heart diseases. Also, limit the intake of cholesterol to 300 mg or less per day. Rather opt for heart healthy Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids present in Flaxseeds, walnuts, almonds, olive oil, fish, cod liver oil etc. The fatty acids, proteins and calcium present does not only keeps the heart healthy but also keep one away from the inflammation of joints and osteoporosis which is the most probable conditions seen during menopause.

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  • Top 10 Winter Foods - Part 1

    In Health Tips On 18 December 2015

    Winter is the time when people cherish food for several reasons, be it the seasonal availability of certain food items and their unique flavor, color, taste, etc. Also, during winters we need to add food that warm us and helps to build immunity to fight against common cold, cough and flu. This season brings with it hearty winter greens like palak, methi, sarson, muli and high energy and protein grains like Bajra and makki which are loaded with warmth giving quality.   All this calls for higher intake of food leading to more calorie intake than usual. Here are some winter foods with high nutritional value coming in a low calorie package. 1. Methi leaves: In winters, methi leaves are available in abundance and are fresh. It is an excellent source of folate, vitamin A, B6, C, and K. It is excellent in boosting immunity during the winter months. Methi instantly increases body heat which is perfect for cold days. Methi also helps in lowering the cholesterol and control diabetes. It can be consumed in many ways either make a parantha out of it or a subzi, its goodness remains there.  â€‹ 2. Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits especially orange and grapefruit are at their juiciest in the wintertime. Loaded with vitamin C. Citrus fruits are also rich in flavonoids, which are known to boost ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. 3.  Carrot: It is the “powerfood” of winters, packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C, K, and B8, beta carotene, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. Good for vision as it is a good source of vitamin A. Pectin present in it lowers the cholesterol levels. Carrots are known to possess anti cancer properties.  Try to have a glass of carrot juice daily. 4. Hot soups: Nothing is better than a bowl of hot soup during chilly winters. Less in calories, higher in nutrients, satisfies the taste buds, provides heat to your body.  What else can be a better appetizer than even a simple tomato soup or chicken soup.   5. Ginger: Ginger acts as an antioxidant. It makes your immune system strong. It is an excellent remedy against cold and flu especially when taken with honey. It boosts the metabolism and keeps the body warm. A hot cup of ginger tea is the best way to protect from winter chills. Let’s gives this winter a healthy break by adding above mentioned foods in our diet. This article was orginialy posted at www.nutritionmatters.co.in

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  • Diabetic? A Perfect Diet For You!

    In Health Tips On 17 January 2016

                                    Nutrition plays a crucial role in diabetes care. Eating with right amount and type of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, along with fiber, vitamins and minerals is essential for maintaining a steady blood sugar levels. Other factors of lifestyle like staying active, getting adequate sleep and minimal stress also play an equally important role. Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels) and Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels) are the two complications of diabetes which can make the diabetes management difficult. This can be managed by the choosing the right kind of dietary pattern and healthy and active lifestyle. Therefore, it is advised to: Increase the intake of low Glycemic Index (GI) carbohydrate foods. For example, low GI foods are oats, wheat bran, whole grains, oat bran, grounded wheat (dalia), brown rice Increase fruits and vegetables intake. These can be included in the salad form as a mid-morning or mid-evening snack. Fruit juices must be avoided, as they are concentrated form of sugar Reduce saturated fat intake. These include whole milk and milk products, meats, butter, fast foods etc. Opt for healthy fats like found in nuts, olive oil, oily fishes, sunflower oil, flaxseeds and canola oil Reduce sugar intake in the form of sweets, candies, chocolates, ice-creams, cakes, cookies, custards etc Reduce salt intake. Each meal should be a combination of low GI carbohydrates, good quality protein, and a dash of healthy fats as mentioned above. Eat at regular intervals with 3 main meals and 2-3 mini meals in between. This ensures that the blood sugar levels remain steady and chances of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia are minimized Limit alcohol consumption. Stay active throughout the day. Start with an exercise regime now. Also, do have a pre-workout meal in order to avoid chances of hypoglycemia

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  • Broccoli – The Wonder Plant

    In Health Tips On 17 January 2016

    In recent times, Broccoli is gaining all the attention it had always deserved for its many health benefits, with loads of nutrients in every bite. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous family, family of cauliflower and cabbage. It can be steamed, stir-fried, added to pastas, to soups, or can be consumed raw to get the host of nutrients. Broccoli’s noteworthy nutrients include: Vitamin C â€“ One cup of boiled broccoli contains as much Vitamin C as one orange contains, according to the USDA’s nutrient database. Vitamin C as antioxidant help combat cataracts, heart diseases and many cancers. Also, vitamin C along with vitamin A increases body’s immunity towards common cough Potassium â€“ High levels of potassium along with calcium and magnesium helps regulate blood pressure. It can be included in diet Vitamin A â€“ Broccoli contains powerful photochemical antioxidants mainly as beta carotene which is known to keep eyes healthy Calcium â€“ Calcium present in broccoli is an important source of calcium especially for lactose intolerant.The calcium in broccoli is quite comparable to that present in a glass of milk, and thus helps in combating osteoporosis Fiber â€“ About a cup of broccoli provides us with 4gms of dietary fibre. Thus aids in digestion, prevents constipation, keeps bowel movement active, maintains blood sugar With just 30 calories in one cup of chopped broccoli and a dozens of other nutrients, broccoli is a must have in our diets. Add it in your soups, pastas, salads, or have it stir fried, steamed or try the following lips smacking recipe: Baked Broccoli with Cottage Cheese 1. Put small cup of sweet potatoes, 2. ½ cup of sliced bell peppers, 3. 7-8 cubes of low fat cottage cheese, 4. 1 cup of chopped broccoli, 5. 2 garlic cloves in a baking tray toss 6. 1 tsp of olive oil, and salt and pepper. 7. Roast at 400 degree F until tender. 8. Squeeze lemon to add zing to the dish  

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  • WHITE FOOD’S BLACK TRUTH

    In Health Tips On 17 January 2016

    Ever wondered why despite of the increasing awareness about health and fitness, with health clubs at every corner of the city, there is increasing plethora of diseases mainly obesity and its implications like diabetes, hypertension, insulin insensitivity etc. The answer might lie in the fact that in-spite of all the awareness, people are still hooked on to processed foods like breads, pasta, ready to eat foods, packaged juices and many more. This is probably because of the lack of time, increasing pressures to meet deadlines etc that people find it convenient to grab ready to eat foods. A lot of processed foods are termed as White foods. White food refers to the category to foods which are white in color and that have gone through processing and refining, stripping them off their Fiber, and more importantly their Vitamins and minerals bleaching their colors etc. White food can also be termed as “Simple or bad carbs”. All carbs are not devil but processed, manipulated, bleached carbs are – which get turns â€œWhite”in color after processing. Under this category comes the following foods: Refined Flour (maida),table sugar, white rice, bread, pastas, semolina (sooji), corn starch. The myth that surrounds a lot of people is that Milk and its products, onions, cauliflower, potatoes, bananas also comes under this category of white foods posing similar health issues as processed foods does. But its important to mention here that natural, unprocessed white foods have their fiber, and other nutrients intact making them â€œGood Carbs”. Since White foods (refined foods) are simpler in their structure, the energy stored in them is released very rapidly with the sudden surge of insulin in our body. The high energy released is not utilized by the body leading to its storage primarily as body fat. And eventually increases the craving of more energy dense, carbohydrate rich foods. Contrary to this, unprocessed foods are higher in volume and thus filling which keeps the hunger pangs away for a long duration. The possible health hazards of consuming White foods are: Excess insulin (released after consumption of bad carbs) promotes the storage of fat, leads to rapid weight gain, elevated triglyceride level, and chances of developing insulin insensitivity Therefore, always include brown rice, whole grain breads, whole wheat pastas, multigrain and whole grain flour instead of their unhealthy counterparts.

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  • UNDERSTANDING TRANS-FAT: HEALTHY OR UNHEALTHY?

    In Health Tips On 18 January 2016

    Trans fats are the type of fats which are rarely present in natural form but can be created artificially. It is naturally present in animals like cattle and sheep in small amounts. Today The Largest Amount Of Trans-Fats Are Being Produced Artificially By The Processed Food Industry. Vegetable Oils Are Treated To Convert Them Into Semi Solid Fats Which Have The Right Consistency To Replace Animal Fats Like Butter And Lard And That Too At A Much Lower Cost. Since These Trans-Fats Are An Inexpensive Alternative, They Are Used In The Fast Food, Fried, Processed Foods And Baked Good Industries. Apart from imparting right flavour and texture, they also give processed foods higher shelf life. Health implications of Trans-Fat 1. Increase the bad LDL cholesterol 2. Decrease the good HDL cholesterol 3. Leads to plaque formation in arteries 4. Increase other health risks like cancer, diabetes and obesity. Check your Food Labels 1. Zero Transfat – means may be some trans fat. FDA allows food with 0.5 gms of trans fat per serving to be called as Zero Transfat 2. Labels that say “contains partially hydrogenated oil” means it contains trans fat. Trans-fat is present in: 1. Cookies, pastries, Donuts, cakes, biscuits 2. Fried foods 3. Frozen foods 4. Microwaveable popcorn 5. Muffin 6. Frozen chicken and noodles Healthier snack alternatives 1. Fruits and vegetables 2. Whole grain products with hummus or yoghurt dip 3. Lean meats 4. Oily fish like salmon 5. Steamed snack items like Idlis, dhokla, upma and poha

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  • Must Read: Basic Dos and Don'ts of Healthy Eating

    In Health Article On 10 September 2016

    When it comes to dieting, lose those extra kilos; the single most effective way to lose weight and maintain health is by making quick lasting lifestyle changes. Clean eating is a lifestyle that puts the boot to processed, packaged foods dripping with salt, sodium, and unpronounceable ingredients. It focuses instead on natural, nutrient-packed foods that let your body run the way it%u2019s supposed to. Change how you look and feel with our clean eating tips:   Should have frequent and small meals. Have at least 2-3 litres of water a day. Have at least 7 hours of sleep daily. Limit the intake of sweetened drinks like colas,  juices, etc Vegetables - all seasonal vegetables are allowed except arbi.  Fruits - all fruits except mango and chiku are allowed.  Oil %u2013 Not more than 3-4 Tbsp of oil (including ghee) in a day. Do not add extra salt in salads, curd, fruit salad. Avoid papad. Always use low fat milk and its products. Any form of physical activity like walking, jogging, dancing, yoga etc for atleast 40 mins for days a week is highly recommended.  Choose multigrain / wheat bread  Limit your sugar intake to not more than 2 tsp a day.  Jeera , methi and dhaniya water : soak 1/2 tsp of each in a glass of water overnight. Boil The water in the morning , strain let it cool and drink.  Bran Roti is half atta and half wheat bran.  Misi Roti is half atta and half besan.    Try this at home and leave your feedback in the comments section below. Don't forget to subscribe to our Facebook Page or Instagram Handle, we have some awesome tips for you there. 

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  • Top 5 Health Benefits of Lemon. PS: Don't Miss the 4th one...

    In Health Tips On 30 September 2016

    Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. It is well known as a useful treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes and lowering body temperature. As a refreshing drink, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool.   Lemon is high in Vitamin C which gives great boost to immunity to our body. If Vitamin c level is low, your body's self repair functionality takes a hit It contains Potassium which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium helps increase red blood cells production and controls blood pressure as well  Lemon is known to balance the ph level in your body; The function of ph level in our body is to  balance between acidic and alkaline state of the body.  When our body becomes more acidic state it breeds sickness and disease. Take lemon juice which is alkaline in nature which would help your body to come come back to normal It helps in Weight Loss; Losing weight is most difficult things and probably the reason you're here on this website. The more the alkaline diet tends to make loss weight faster Lemon helps in digestion as it helps in production of bile juice which helps in soothing and normalizing the digestive process Don't Miss: People with High Blood Pressure, check what to all eat to lower your Blood Pressure, naturally: https://goo.gl/w31TmF Interested in customized diet planning or weight management solutions? Book Your Appointment Online, or call me at 91 9873974659. 

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  • Best Diet for Super Sexy, Beautiful and Glowing Skin

    In Dietitian On 17 May 2017

    When it comes to Radiant and Super Sexy looking skin, what you put in your body may matter more than what you put on your skin. Simple Thumb Rule to Remember: Eat Right for Great skin You will definitely think about how nutrition affects your internal health and your weight, but eating the right foods can also improve the quality of your skin. Beautiful glowing skin begins in your kitchen with the food you make. The saying is true that - you are what you eat. I have listed down few food articles which would not only keep you looking young and give you a radiant complexion, but they will also improve your health and allow your body and skin to heal faster. >>> Read Here about what you should eat to get soft, beautiful and glowing skin <<<  

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