• Snacking can be healthy
    Dietician | 04-Jul-2018
    Snack times are the ones where we tend to commit to indulgences. But it is not our mistake, we are really hungry and then whatever comes in front is gulped. This is time where we have hardly any capacity to think all that our body needs is food. As a result of this snacks is equated with junk food. Snacking is a need which can be healthy.  So some simple tricks to prevent wrong eating: Always keep some fluid handy. It could be some sherbet, green tea, ice tea or even the all-time favourite chai. This will keep you hydrated and you will be able to control your hunger pangs Try to carry a fruit along with you. As per Ayurveda you are not supposed to consume fruits at night, but you can surely consume it in the evening. Now something chatpata, because snack time is meant for that. Why not a handful of crispy flaxseed with some yummy tandoor flavour. A hot steam idli or dhokla if you make in the morning, just heat it and there you are. Apple, jack fruit, guava, can be cut finely and baked i
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  • My Life And The Hanging Sword
    Diyaa | 18-Apr-2018
    It was scorching hot that day. The summer heat was getting unbearable. I was anyway in pain since a little while and the heat made it even more irritating. My neck and shoulders had been hurting and I was treating it through alternative therapy. Only that day when I was asked to accompany my relative to the doctor I opened up and got my pains checked by a GP. He asked me to get X-Ray's done and couple of others to just to be sure.   I did all of it and forgot about it since it all looked ok to me. I got busy with my family and the long weekend trips. After a week I showed the doc my reports. He didn't like what he saw and asked me do get more tests done to be sure of why did I get such results! I did it and this time showed it to him without any delay. Not that it worried me but I just had that time in hand and wanted to get done with the doctor trips. The other investigation also didn't look fine and so he asked me to be on certain medication and repeat the tests. He alarmed me though that he didn't l
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  • Sana Khan | 14-Apr-2018
    Here's a quick advice to keep yourself hydrated in this scorching summer. 1) Drink plenty of water - try having detox  water - add some mint leaves , cucumber and lemon in your detox water. 2) Have plenty of fresh fruits such as musk melon , water melon. 3) Eat at regular intervals but remember eating light stuff is important don't binge or crave for pasta and pizza.  Now for maintaining the skin - use cleanser toner moisturizer and remember to apply sunscreen whenever you step outside the house.   Urinary tract infection is quite common so ensure that you drink plenty of water.   Keep workouts a little light during summer as we all sweat profusely at this time of the year. That's it for summer. Enjoy vacations with family have fun.       
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  • Rang barasne do - don't let the colours go out of your life
    Dietician | 06-Mar-2018
    Hola , another day of colours is here  rangpanchami .  Colours are so much fun. In this life of stress colours in our environment soothe just like antioxidants do in food. Antioxidants are a necessity in the 21st century. we are not metals to rust then why do we need antioxidants ? But we are humans exposed to pollution, global warming , U.V. rays and blah blah. With my favourite question NOW WHAT ? The answer is simple colours. In case of foods we find maximum amount of colours in fruits and vegetables. But I don’t like to , I cant afford  for all the people with such excuses the answer is simple do you like medicines , are all the medicines so cheap ? In vegetables also each colour has its own importance: Red colour fruits and veggeis-   carotene, vitamin a , lycopene. Yellow colour fruits and veggeis- vitamin c, flavonoids Red grapes , pomegranate- resveratrol Green leafy vegetables- carotenoid lutein White colour vegetables, mushroom – poly phenols Blue and p
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  • Diabetes- the silent killer
    Dietician | 24-Jan-2018
    With India getting on the second position as a diabetic country, diabetes care has become mandatory. A proper care of the diabetic individuals is not only necessary but the preventive care of their family is even more a priority. Diabetes mellitus is family of two siblings. The elder one appears genetically, mostly detected in a young age whereas the younger one enters human life at later stage. With time passing by, these siblings have even modified their qualities and we have something known as LADA- latent acquired diabetes in adults & MODY- maturity onset diabetes in young. They have a fair deal amongst themselves once a human is approached by either of them, the other sibling would not interfere in the business. But both of them share a common team. Once they get settled in the human body as per convenience they call their team i.e. the bad cholesterol, ketones and their BFF fat. And this is scary!!! Literally a group of thieves all set to rob us :-(….. And to top it all their favourites a
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  • Dietician | 07-Jan-2018
    To start with a very Happy and healthy new year to all. Intentionally or not now a days every one you meet speaks about health and diet. Just a few years back, diet was something which was followed, only when somebody was ill. But today it is a common thing for most people to be on some diet or the other. The reason could be traced back to the trend of having a perfect body figure. So, came the era of Gym, where going to the gym and getting a specialized diet plan was something special. Now, with the entry of search engines like Google and phones loaded with high tech app you can get any diet plan you want at your fingertips. But is this method really trustworthy?? Factually No. There could be people who havebenefited by the diet plans, but you never know what exactly they did. Basically, any diet plan is  a trial and error process to  exactly suit the needs of an individual but if you go to a proper dietician, at least the number of errors is sure to reduce and there is someone who knows the s
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  • From the heart of a Dietician
    Dietician | 24-Oct-2017
    And as Diwali comes to an end … reminding people of their health Diwali – a week full of Feasting .This is the time everybody eats heart fully and then  with the end of Diwali comes the realisation of  unhealthy overeating  for which we convince ourselves with the answer that it was not our Fault , we ate because others forced .. Really was it not our fault?? Now the heart starts accepting that yes it was our mistake and here comes the phase of Guilty. This is the worst , it either leads to over eating or fasting , both ways troubling our body . So Now what we have already over loaded our Body?? Simple, let’s give it some rest .Here rest does not mean sleeping but helping our body use the excess fuel  how is that?? For this Lets get back to our basic , start exercising . The easiest 15 minutes of Brisk walk in your own house will also do ,  but make it a point that it is a BRISK WALK  or  even our traditional Surya Namaskar (10). Along with this eve
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  • SUGAR SIMPLIFIED
    MimiTheHealthBlogger | 14-Jun-2017
    Sweet food has always been looked at as more special, especially during dire times when there is a scarcity of food. Sugar gives us energy; energy to go on… energy to survive. But in our sugar-coated world, our preference for sweet foods has led to excessive consumption.   But is it really that bad, and is all sugar bad?   Fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains contain simple sugars. Simple sugars found in whole food are accompanied by vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre. Fibre makes a big difference because it slows down the absorption of sugar, which in turn reduces fluctuations in blood sugar.    Naturally occurring sugar in foods is good sugar. When any type of sugar is added to foods during processing, cooking or at the table, you consume calories without any nutrients or fibre. This type of sugar is called added sugar and is ‘bad sugar’. Bad sugars increase your chances of putting on weight and of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. &nbs
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  • The Maintenance Manual
    Gouri Dange | 24-May-2017
    ...go ahead and spring clean that relationship!                                                                                                - Gouri Dange Just about everyone spring cleans their homes, at least once a year. We do it, not as a chore, but as a chance to run our eye and our duster over all our possessions - cleaning, mending, discarding, replacing. It’s the same with our cars – servicing, regular fuel filling, maintaining tyre pressure, cleaning inside and out, listening out for any odd noises. However, it is the most important relationships in our lives - the ones that will outlive our homes and cars and careers and even our bodies – that we neglect thoroughly. We treat them as if they’re completely weather-proof, Teflon-coated, m
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  • Life Lessons
    BoogieSpirit | 01-Jan-2017
    Oh you are so brave!!!! Yay that's me.. feels like a superhero this "BRAVE" Yes am brave, I can manage my injuries better or so I think 😇As a child if I had fever my dad would always sit besides me and tell me to be strong, to defeat this fever and with his soothing words I would always. (Moms soup did the tricks too, lest she feels left out 😜) Back to daddy dearest 😍 - he gave me 2 important life lessons which I hope to pass on to my kids 1. each one of us is suffering something or the other only the severity varies, so if crying would help, we would see a lot of people crying for hours sitting on the road or hospitals or their homes & after a few sessions their injury is healed. Super! Sounds easier & less painful than surgery right? But no.2. If I as a father could take your pain for mine my dear child I would happily take it. Unfortunately no one can. So back to this brave me, clutching onto dads life lessons, wish to confess that I cry sometimes in the bathroom where my kids can't see, I cry
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  • Hippie at Heart
    Kalamwali | 13-Jul-2016
      Quite often the brain and the heart pull everything between and around them in two different directions. Sometimes the heart wins but most of the times it’s the brain that conquers everything. The word ‘free’ somehow generates more excitement when its associated with goods rather than its original meaning of ‘doing as one wishes’.  When god created this world, I doubt he sent an instruction manual on what is right and what isn’t! What is good and what isn’t! What should be done and what shouldn’t! But still, since our birth we entangle our brain with infinite rights wrongs, good bad, should shouldn’t and must mustn’t. Somehow we occupy most of the space in there with these things and leave very little of it to connect with the heart that speaks a different language altogether. I wonder sometimes, is it just me who dreams of free spirit? Do normal capable people also feel like routine is monotonous? Well, I am a big fan of routine mys
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  • priyanka.shah | 19-May-2016
    Indulge yourself in bajra ki roti, amla murabba, dates with a teaspoon of ghee, nachani or dink ladoos... A PERFECT WAY TO BEAT THE WINTER!
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  • Kalamwali | 16-Apr-2016
    A recent study has found that women who carry a little extraweight live longer than the men who mention it.
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  • ravina21 | 10-Apr-2016
    Of late most conversations either begin or end in "weighty" issues! Everyone eager to share their own take on healthy eating or the newest celeb diet plans. My advice to all would be; eat healthy, eat in the right quantities and at the right time but most importantly EAT. The most important thing that people seem to have forgotten over the years is that the food we eat is our fuel for the day. It's the carbohydrates such as roti, rice, bread or biscuits we eat that give us about 70% of the energy we need everyday. Eating a balanced meal with the right amount of carbs, protein, vitamins, minerals and fat. Over time people have cut down their carbohydrate intake drastically and often you hear people talk about "NO CARBS" diet. This approach would lead to muscle loss and unhealthy weight loss that will surely not be sustainable.
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  • priyanka.shah | 20-Jan-2016
    Hello Everyone.. I am making a sincere request to each one out there to make it a point to free yourselves from your busy schedule and make time to exercise for as little as at least 150 minutes a week! That's all it takes for you to wake up fresh with that glowing skin , feel better about yourself, get into your dream outfits which seem like a dream to you.. Now is the time to make this commitment and rediscover the new You!
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