In Health Tips On 23 May 2016
6 Health Benefits of Fiber What is Fiber? Fiber is a wonder boon as it has so many health benefits, but I am addressing a few of them. It is an important component of a Healthy Diet. It is the indigestible part of plant foods that pushes through our digestive system, absorbing water along the way and easing bowel movements. Types of Fiber: There are two types of fibers- A. Soluble and, B. Insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like substance. It is found in oats, citrus fruits, vegetables, barley, apple, bananas. Insoluble Fiber binds with water to swell in size. These are found in the bran layer of grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. Six Health Benefits of Fiber- 1. Fiber improves digestive health prevents & relieves constipation and helps to keep our colon healthy. 2. Fiber prevents weight gain. Right intake of Fiber helps to stop our weight gain. 3. A healthy heart. keeps our heart Healthy and wise. 4. Keeps our skin Healthy. 5. Fiber lowers your cholesterol. 6. If you have diabetes, having the right amount of fiber will help you to enjoy a variety of foods as fiber manages blood sugar levels effectively.
In Health Tips On 23 May 2016
Hangover A hangover is a group of unpleasant signs and symptoms that can develop after drinking too much alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the more likely you are to have a hangover the next day. But there's no magic formula to tell you how much you can safely drink yet still avoid a hangover. However unpleasant, most hangovers go away on their own within 24 hours. If you choose to drink alcohol, doing so responsibly can help you avoid future hangovers. Alcoholic beverages contain ingredients called congeners which give many types of alcoholic beverages their flavor and which can contribute to hangovers. Congeners are found in larger amounts in dark liquors, such as brandy and whiskey, than in clear liquors, such as vodka and gin From pulling your hair to drinking sauerkraut juice, home remedies for hangovers abound. Pharmacy shelves are often stocked with hangover remedies as well. But in the end, time is the only sure cure. Here are a few things you can do to help yourself feel better in the meantime: Fill your water bottle. Sip water or fruit juice to prevent dehydration. Resist any temptation to treat your hangover with more alcohol. It'll only make you feel worse. Be careful with caffeinated beverages, too. Caffeine acts as a diuretic, which may increase dehydration. Additionally, caffeinated beverages may make you think you're alert when you're really not. Have a snack. Bland foods, such as toast and crackers, may boost your blood sugar and settle your stomach. Foods and drinks that contain fructose, such as honey or fruit juice, may help your body burn the alcohol faster. Take a pain reliever. An over-the-counter pain reliever may ease your headache. But there are a few caveats. Aspirin can irritate your stomach. And if you sometimes drink alcohol too excess, acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) can cause severe liver damage. Go back to bed. If you sleep long enough, your hangover may be gone when you awake.
In Health Tips On 27 May 2016
10 Steps to Prevent Heart Diseases-: 1. Have control on your portion size. 2. Consume more vegetables & Fruits. 3.Reduce unhealthy fats like Saturated & hydrogenated vegetable oils, cheese, Butter, Margarine, Palm oil. 4.Reduce Sodium intake in food by avoiding table salt, salt & seasonings. 5. Have more Fiber Rich Food Whole Grain cereals, pulses, sprouts, Fruits, vegetables, nuts & dry fruits. 6. Quit Smoking. 7. Manage stress. 8. Maintain a healthy weight. 9. Have salads. 10. Have Home cooked food more often. Note: People who consume a healthy diet with regular physical activity have a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases
In Health Tips On 27 May 2016
How to Get Flat Abs in the kitchen- By help of Famous Dietitian Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Every person hitting the gym for an exhaustive workout has the goal of getting into 6 pack Abs or flaunting one. The Human body has well toned muscles, however, its the layer of fat which causes the muscles to hide. Thus fat loss is the biggest concern. Daily diet contributes to 70% and workout contributes to about 30% towards your fitness. What you eat in 23 hours is more important than banking on that 1 hour spent for a workout. Having said that the role of diet is very clear, however your workout is also an important aspect as 30% missing cannot complete 100% fitness goal
In Health Tips On 27 May 2016
Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments by Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi Clinical Nutritionist in Mumbai Arthritis means Joint inflammation caused due to stiffness, swelling, pain in the joints. People from all the ages, sexes, races can and do have arthritis. The most common type of Arthritis is A. Osteoarthritis and B. Rheumatoid. Best food for Arthritis- 1. Low Fat Diary products like Milk, Yogurt, and cheese are packed with calcium and vitamin, both are found to increase bone strength. 2. Have oily Fish like Tuna, Salmon, sardines for Arthritis. Having marine life for your meal could calm arthritis- Inflammation. 3. Onion, Garlic, Leeks have been proven to fight inflammations. 4. Have unsalted nuts & seeds. 5. Have fresh fruits, especially pineapples, cherries, oranges, kiwi fruits, berries. 6. Have fresh vegetables like carrots, beets, and zucchini. 7. Whole grain cereals. There are few types of food to be avoided during Arthritis which can worsen Arthritis symptoms- Aerated Beverages, Eggplants, Caffeine, Read meat (Fatty meat), Tomatoes, Whole fat milk, Junk food, Alcohol, Food with high sugar Exercise- It was thought that people with arthritis should not exercise because it would damage their joints, when the arthritis is under control people with arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise, without hurting their joints. It can give you more energy, help you sleep better, control your weight, make your bones and muscles stronger, decrease fatigue, If you have arthritis, you have more reasons to exercise: Keep your joints from becoming too stiff. Keep the muscles around your joints strong. Keep bone and cartilage tissue strong and healthy. Improve your overall fitness. What happens without exercise? If you don't exercise, your muscles become smaller and weaker, and your bones can become more brittle. Many people with arthritis keep their joints in a bent position because it's more comfortable. If the joints stay in one position for too long (without movement) they can become stuck in that position. If this happens, you may even lose the use of those joints. Exercise moves these joints and helps keep them as flexible as possible.
In Best Tips On 02 February 2017
RICE- GOOD OR BAD? By- Best Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Is Rice Good OR Bad? this has been a Million DOLLAR Question for the past few years. Rice is not a bad. But the bad thing is when we mindlessly gobble huge portions of it. A humble dal-chawal meal is so satiating, that it makes us eat slower and increases our chances of eating the right quantity. This promotes good health and proper digestion, which are the cornerstones of an accelerated metabolism. HEALTH BENEFITS OF RICE: Provides Energy: All forms of activities require energy. Carbohydrates are the quickest source of energy and rice is packed with carbohydrates. Skipping this important component in your meal will make you feel sluggish. Promotes muscle growth: Rice contains important amino acids, and when served with a meat dish, the diet is almost complete in terms of muscle mass. Rice is a good option for vegans and vegetarians seeking to develop their physique. The protein content in rice is important for muscle development and preserves lean body mass according to #BestNutritionist in #Mumbai . Prevents gastrointestinal distress: Rice has low fiber content and is therefore beneficial for people suffering from diarrhoea, colitis or morning sickness. The low sodium content present in rice makes it a good choice for those with high blood pressure and kidney diseases. Other Benefits: Rice has mild diuretic properties and serves as a good digestive aid and natural anti-inflammatory. The manganese component present in rice helps to boost the immune system. Thiamine present in rice is an important component for cognitive processes. RICE DIET: Despite the recent negative press about rice, it still remains the staple food for most of the world%u2019s population. Many cultures consume rice, several times a day. Though rice is produced through a refining process, which eliminates the inherent nutrition, it still provides us with various health benefits through diet. The rice that we consume is not bad, but what matter is what is served along with it. Rice is actually packed with nutrients and has more advantages over other carbohydrates. HEALTH RISKS OF EATING RICE: Rice contains high glyceminc index and is considered to be a fast carb. Rice is rapidly broken down into sugar in our body. This in turn contributes to insulin resistance and glucose spikes. Studies show that consuming white rice in large quantities, five times a week increases the risk for type-2 diabetes. CONSIDERATIONS: Brown rice is low on the glycemic index and decreases the risk of diabetes when ate in moderation. White rice lasts longer than brown rice and can be stored for a longer period of time. All types of rice are low in terms of allergic risk. But white rice is a great choice for people who are allergic to wheat and wheat products. Parboiled versions of rice take longer to cook, but retain more nutrients. One serving of cooked rice has about seventeen percent of the daily allowance of carbohydrates. White rice is high in carbohydrates but low in fibre. It does not contain a large amount of vitamins or minerals and is easily digested. Article Written by Best Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi, To know more call 91-9869192070 / 7678050636 / 022 69961000
In Health Tips On 14 February 2017
Right Diet along with Daily Exercises would keep PCOS at Bay- By PCOS Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Mumbai Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is one of the most common diseases that are faced by the women of today and the major reason for this is the lack of healthy balanced diet. PCOS is a disease that prevails most commonly in obese or over-weight women. Women with PCOS have higher level of insulins than normal and this causes your ovaries to produce excess androgens. The PCOS diet consists of food high in fibre and protein. High fibre food can help combat insulin resistance by slowing down digestion and reducing the effect of sugar on the blood. High fibre food includes beans, lentils, leafy vegetables, almonds and sweet potatoes. Lean protein plays a crucial part in the PCOS diet as it ensures that it is filling and is a health dietary option for women. Lean Protein is concentrated in food such as tofu, chicken and fish. The diet should also include food reducing inflammation such as tomatoes, kale, spinach and almonds and olive oil. There are certain food items that should be avoided if you have PCOS. They include foods with refined carbohydrates such as white bread, snacks and drinks with high sugar levels and inflammatory food such as red meat. PCOS like many other diseases is positive to proactive lifestyle. Weight loss dieticians state that a healthy diet along with daily exercises would keep PCOS at bay. To know more details, call us on 9869192070 / 7678050636 / 69961000 / 40101797 Dietician Geetanjali AHuja (Mengi)
In Best Tips On 21 February 2017
Role of Dietician in todays time- Best Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) With the whole world running towards a fitter and healthier tomorrow, dietitians and nutritionists have become sudden super stars. There are many nutritional clinics that are cropping up in every corner of our country and claim to change our lifestyle and us for the better. These clinics are supremely attractive for all those who would love to lose their weight and look trim as they offer a number of effective programs. 1. Junk food and fast food has become a way of life for most of us, but the past few years have seen an adverse change in lifestyle by many. The awareness for healthy eating is spreading like wildfire and thousands of people are changing their eating habits for the better every day. 2. Diet is something that differs for every individual. It is not advisable to download some diet plan from the internet and follow it without any guidance. 3. Every one of us have different metabolism, lifestyle, calorie requirement and activity level. All these factors have to be analysed in depth before a diet plan is drawn out. This shows the importance of a professional dietitian or a clinical nutritionist. 4. Sometimes even if the conditions for two people are similar their diet plans might vary according to the environment they belong to. It is always advisable to eat food that is cultivated in your ecosystem. Hence a professional, well experienced dietitian is a must when we start a diet. 5. Today, well certified online nutritionists are present who can help us have a personalised diet plan after analysing our body requirements and medical history. 6. Eating healthy is not a standard plan for all. We should eat right. Hence it is essential for us to take help from qualified people and make ourselves fit and healthy Article Purely Written by #Dietician #Dietitain Geetanjali Ahuja #DietExpert in Bandra #Mumbai
In Best Tips On 26 February 2017
Health Benefits of Olive and Lemon Olive Oil Olive plants grow mainly in the Mediterranean basin and olive oil is extracted from the fruit. It has a wide range of beneficial uses. It is used as a cooking oil, as a pharmaceutical, as a cosmetic, in soaps and creams, and as a fuel. This wonderful extract has worked magic in attaining a healthy living and can also cure you of certain disorders. Let us peek into the world of this lipid legend! Health benefits Olive oil is advised to be incorporated in the daily diet to control cholesterol, relieve constipation and aid in weight loss. It is also known to work as an aphrodisiac. The oil improves bone quality, nail growth and helps in development and lustre of hair. Benefits for the skin It is used as an ingredient in makeup removers, soaps, and scrubs for better outcomes. Olive oil contains anti-ageing properties that are searched for by almost every middle-aged woman in a population. They are also used as moisturisers and for enhancing the skin quality. How does it work against diseases? Olive oil is rich in antioxidants like vitamin E, phyto-nutrients (which act as anti-inflammatory agents), and it works as a preventive agent against cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, and similar diseases. Lemon Lemon is another all-time favourite citric fruit, found in Asia in large quantities and qualities. It has many health benefits as well. Lemon is also a choice of the general population in both culinary and non-culinary units. Why are lemons favourable? Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is much more than the daily consumable value. They are also packed with flavonoids, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, copper, and folates. Modestly, it can be assured that they work as anti-toxic and anti-infectious substances. How lemons contribute to a healthy lifestyle? Lemons help in breaking down free radicals, which, when more in number, can cause serious damage to blood vessels and cause cholesterol formation. Its citrus quantity helps prevent acne, resulting in a healthy, glowing skin. It helps in iron absorption due to its high content of vitamin C It relieves problems related to indigestion and constipation. It is used in hair care. It can treat dandruff, hair loss, and provide additional shine to the hair. It is also good for throat infections, due to its functions as an antibiotic. These two gifts from nature are so common to the human eye that we fail to provide them the importance they deserve. Nature has provided many such gifts to us. Open your eyes and start searching for more!
In Expert Diet Tips On 03 March 2017
Dont make Stomach DUSTBIN-By Dietitian in Khar Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Dont make stomach your DUSTBIN Eat till you are full is an age old practice, BUT Eat till you are HALF FULL, is modern mantra. Eating should be to satisfy the mind and not the heart. To eat mindfully, pick your food as per your fist and not to feast. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you are full, so eat slowly. Bigger the better is an old school of thought- eat in smaller portions by picking smaller plates. Eating to finish the food is a popular practice in every household especially the ladies of the clan practice it. Anything in excess is harmful and so is the food. Extra should be given away as the stomach is a food bin not a dustbin. Dustbin can be changed frequently, but food bin stomach is a bin for life so take care THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU EAT ONCE
In Best dietician Mumbai On 06 March 2017
PCOS common as cold these days- By Clinical Nutritionist Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) has become as common as common cold these days. It affects at least one in every ten women aging towards puberty. PCOS is an aftermath of a hormonal imbalance in women wherein the testosterone levels shoots up in the body causing an array of symptomatic reactions. A woman with PCOS is prone to weight gain, pelvic pain, acne, depression and irregular menstrual cycles. But thats only as far as the horror factors go. Firstly, like I have mentioned before, PCOS has become indescribably common among women of a certain age these days. Secondly, with a treatment, proper diet and exercise schedule, PCOS is quite curable. Here are a few tips and tricks for you to keep in mind and compile them with your treatment to stay several steps ahead of PCOS. PCOS and #weightgain. Between PCOS and body weight, its a long, enticing affair that takes place. PCOS makes it difficult for the body to use insulin; a hormone that is responsible for converting food starch into energy. As a result, your body becomes insulin resistant, and stores up the energy as fat instead of burning it out. High insulin levels make it a troublesome affair to maintain a manageable weight. Pcosdiet tips that work wonders with PCOS Carbohydrates are one of those food components that really make your insulin levels tick. But not all carbs are the bad guys. Its the simple carbs that you need to watch out for. Even if you gulp down foods with the same amount of carbohydrate, the effect they will have on your insulin level will vary depending on the type of carb that you have consumed. So, it helps to stay wide awake every time you go grocery shopping. Make a few necessary tweaks to your grocery list and consumption pattern, and before you know your PCOS will be an ancient thing in the past. Next time you go to the departmental store, make sure you pick whole grains over multi-grains. You could switch from cornflakes to wheat flakes or oatmeal as far as breakfast is concerned. Heres another small fix you can pull. Swap your white bread with its brown counterpart and do the same with your rice. Its always more advisable (and beneficial) to eat whole fruits instead of drinking canned juices. And, most importantly let not those fat-free levels laugh it off at you; they are secretly loaded with a truck full of sugar. To further fine tune your PCOS diet; build up on smart snacking habits. Open a packet of unsalted peanuts rather than salted potato chips. Having a tantrum with the sweet tooth? Smoothen it out with tidbits of dark chocolate. Rely on water (and water alone) to quench your thirst. Choose this essential and harmless liquid to curb down your soda and soft drink pangs entirely. Eating a little consciously can take you a long way to get rid of PCOS. Top up your dietary efforts with your regular exercise alongside your treatment, and theres no reason why your hormones wont fall into place along with your life.
In Best dietician Mumbai On 07 March 2017
Side Effects of Night Binging- By Dietitian in Kemps corner Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) With an increase in health issues every day, we are beginning to hear a lot about the importance of eating early and the cons of late night binging. Eating late at night is usually blamed for obesity, but it also contributes to various other health complications. Calories that are consumed at night are not processed as efficiently as those consumed during the day. The habit of late night binging usually starts with skipping breakfast, eating a petite lunch, and by 8 pm you want to eat everything in sight or even wake up at midnight with food cravings. WEIGHT GAIN One of the most important reasons to avoid late night eating is the possible risk of weight gain associated with this habit. While most people are aware of the fact that late night gorging may contribute to weight gain, they are not always aware of how it can happen. This is basically caused by the changes in the rate at which our metabolism functions during our sleeping hours versus our waking hours. At night, our metabolism slows down and the food that we consume is metabolized and digested at a much slower rate. This may contribute to increased weight, and thus obesity. So people trying to lose weight should eat at least 2 hours before bed. If you must eat late due to unavoidable reasons, then choose foods that that are low in calories and rich in fiber. FLUCTUATIONS IN SLEEP CYCLE Another important reason to avoid late night eating is due to the effect it can have on your sleep cycle. Studies by dietician in bandra have shown that the digestive process can have serious implications on your sleep cycle, cause you to wake up more often, and give you a hard time falling asleep at the first place. One of the worst foods that can disrupt your sleep cycle are sugary foods such as chocolates, cookies or other baked goods. These foods may also cause grogginess the following day. In contrast, chamomile tea or some warm milk may actually help you to fall asleep at night. HEART BURN AND ACID REFLUX Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach acid trickles up into the oesophagus after eating. It is often accompanied by heartburn, or a burning sensation in your lower or mid-chest. Though occasional acid reflux and heartburn symptoms are rarely a cause for alarm, recurrent symptoms can indicate chronic digestive disorder or GERDgastro oesophageal reflux disease. Going to bed immediately after eating can trigger acid reflux or other GERD symptoms. Overeating or eating high-fat acidic foods at night heighten these risks. TIPS TO AVOID LATE NIGHT BINGING 1. Eat a big breakfast and a moderate lunch. 2. Have a satiating dinner before 7 PM. 3. When you resort to late-night eating, opt for nutritious foods, such as whole grains, fruits or vegetables. 4. Try not to watch TV while eating. Studies have shown that it might subconsciously trigger the desire for more food. 5. Create a new night time ritual of taking a brisk walk after dinner.
In Best Tips On 14 March 2017
10 best foods for improving hair quality- By Dietician in Kemps Corner Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 10 best foods for improving hair quality Man or a woman, a lustrous mane spells a lot about their health. Having long and strong hair is everyones wish and yes there are numerous products in the market which help you get there in some days. But it is equally important to nourish your hair internally. The very first step to be taken for getting the best quality of hair is to include the following food items in your food lists right away. Spinach- Spinach is packed up with nutrients like vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, vitamin C and iron. No wonder they work for maintaining good scalp and improve hair quality. Guava- A super fruit, guava is locally available everywhere. It is full of vitamin C, which protects the hair from being brittle. Sweet Potatoes- Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene. Our body converts beta carotene to Vitamin A. Your dry and dull hair turns beautiful by eating this simple tuber regularly. Eggs- Eggs are rich in Vitamin B called biotin which helps for hair growth. Eggs nourish your hair internally. Lentils- Folic acid is needed for the body to bring back the health of red blood cells. These red blood cells improve oxygen supply to scalp. Eating plenty of lentils will result in ample folic acid in the body, leading to long lustrous hair. Amla- Native fruit to India, gooseberry is attributed to the health of hair from generations. Almonds- Indians use almond oil for oiling hair. Internally almonds provide magnesium to the body which helps in growing healthy hair. Walnuts- Omega 3 fatty acids in walnuts help grow hair well. Two walnuts a day creates magic with your hair. Carrots- Carrot prevent hair loss, it helps hair grow faster and also aid in getting thick hair. Flax Seeds and Sunflower Seeds- These seeds are rich in zinc, protein, potassium, selenium, biotin, iron, copper, vitamin E, Vitamin B, Magnesium and Calcium. Article Written by #Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja
In Best Tips On 24 March 2017
Recipe of Oats Vegetable Idli- By Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Recipe of OATS VEGETABLE IDLI Extremely nutritious and fibre rich cereal in to your diet the south way PREPRATION TIME : SOAK TIME 4 hours FERMENT TIME 8-12 hours COOKING TIME : 15- 20 mins SERVE : 3 INGREDIENTS Oats (PLAIN)- 45g Parboiled Rice-100g Urad Dal-45g Fenugreek Seeds-1 Tbsp Grated Carrots-1/2 Cup Finely Chopped French Beans-1/3 Cup Coriander Leaves-few Mustard Seeds-1/4Tbsp Oil to Grease -1 Tbsp METHOD Soak Urad dal , Fenugreek seeds and Rice for minimum 4-5 hrs. Grind the soaked ingredients till it becomes fluffy. Add salt as per taste and keep aside for fermentation overnight . Add Oats to the fermented batter. Mix well and keep it for 10 mins. Heat oil in the pan and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start to splutter, add chopped green chillies and saut? it for 10 seconds. Add grated carrots, chopped beans saut? them on medium flame for 2 mins, add chopped coriander leaves, mix well and remove from flame. Add the veggies to the fermented batter, mix well and add water to adjust the consistency of the batter like our traditional idli batter. Grease the idli plates with oil and pour the oats idli batter, steam cook them for 15 minutes. After the idlis are cooked completely, allow the idli plates to cool off completely. Using greased spoon, gently remove each idli and place it in a serving plate. Serve hot with sambhar.
In Expert Diet Tips On 16 May 2017
Why Japanese live long? By Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) The people in the land of rising sun live longer and we are going to reveal secret behind it. Japan has one of the lowest life expectancies post world war II. Here are some of the secrets which help Japanese people live longer. Eating vegetables & Fish: As lame as it sounds but it is absolutely true. Eating vegetables is something which most of the people do not like. Japanese people eat more vegetables. Japanese people have loads of rice, vegetables and fish. There is one more thing which is very famous in Japan, i.e. fermented soy and seaweed. This makes sure that there is no lack of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals. Increase in western habits, breads, sweets and refined sugars are some of the reasons which has deteriorated the healthy aspect of Japanese nutrition. Different ways of cooking: Steaming, grilling, broiling, stir frying, fermenting and slow cooking are some of the methods that Japanese use for cooking. One bowl of soup is the most essential aspect of their meals. They couple veg and fish intake with rice generally which increases fiber content of their meals. Drinking a lot of tea: Tea is the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and an important part of Japanese food culture. Various types of tea are widely available and consumed at any point of the day. Green tea is the most common type of tea, and when someone mentions "tea" without specifying the type, it is green tea to which is referred. Green tea is also the central element of the tea ceremony. There is a tea culture in Japan which is one of the factor in ageless population. Most varieties of Japanese tea contain more antioxidants than coffee. More antioxidants help keeping the skin fresh and ageless. Fresh food: In Japanese cuisine ingredients used are very fresh. It is said that in Japanese market the food is dated by hours instead of days. Eating fresh and seasonal is a secret of being ageless all over the world. Smaller Plates: In Japan you are supposed to eat only 80% of the capacity of your stom-ach. Using small plates is the etiquette of Japanese culture. Appropriate use of chopsticks and only little garnishing is given more importance. One of the most important aspect of living young is that Japanese stick to their culture. #Article Written by #Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) #ClinicalNutritionist
In Best Tips On 31 May 2017
Harmful Effects of Self Dieting- Meet Dietician in Grant Road Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Weight loss has become a challenging aspect of human life. As we have adopted the modern lifestyle the threat of gaining weight looms over our head even more than the previous generations. Finding ways to shed some weight is very common, but deciding on the diet part without knowing or understanding the basics of nutrition science is dangerous. Here are some of the harmful effects of self dieting Starvation mode: Most of the people think that if they eat less they will lose weight which is a myth. You have to eat enough to survive through the day. Once less calories are consumed the body starts getting into starvation mode and it keeps storing essential nutrients more than usual making you look bulky. Slowed metabolism will bring back all the lost weight as you start eating normally. Muscle atrophy: Starvation diets make you loose muscles and all the weight that you lose is only water weight. Losing muscles is the biggest loss of body. Because muscles give tone to the body. Once there is muscle atrophy, your body will look saggy. Even if you look leaner, without toning the body, you will look older. This is one of the major side effects of doing self dieting. Loss of menstrual cycle: If women go on starvation diet, it may result in the loss of menstrual cycle. hair Loss, osteoporosis and other major physical problems. Lack of awareness: It is so important to understand the difference between good and bad carbohydrates. Less carbohydrates lead to less energy and weakness. Only professional intervention for nutrition will result in appropriate weight loss. Fibre Intake: The intake of fibre is very essential for smooth bowel movement. Sometimes in self dieting you may deprive yourself of fibre, resulting in constipation.
In Best Tips On 01 August 2017
Foods that can help you look younger- Dietitian in Dadar Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) People spend hundreds and thousands of dollars trying to look young. They invest in cosmetic, commercial beauty products, costly therapies, and more all %u2013 just to look young and fresh. It is important to remember, however, that looking young isn%u2019t just about taking care of yourself externally. You have to be careful about what goes inside your body because all of that contributes to your physical well-being. Every 35 Days, Your Skin Replace itself. Your Liver, About a Month Your Body Makes These New cells From the Food You Eat, What U Eat LITERALLY Becomes You. You Have a Choice In what you%u2019re made of. Avoid consuming or doing harmful things, such as eating junk food or smoking, and be sure you include some healthy food in your regular diet. Not only do they help keep your mind and body fit but they also combat the aging effects of sunlight, stress, dust, and pollutants that you likely encounter on a frequent basis. Aging is a natural part of life that can%u2019t be avoided. However, the foods you eat can help you age better, both inside and out. Here are foods that can help you look younger. Avocado Berries Chocolate Chia seeds Drink lots of Water Egg Whites Fish Fruits Green Tea Leafy Green Vegetables / Broccoli Oats Olive oil Quinoa Red Wine Walnuts
In Best dietician Mumbai On 15 September 2017
Vitamin D is our Life- By Dietician Nutritionist in Warden Road Mumbai Geetanjali Mengi Vitamin D is rightly called as a sunshine vitamin because sunlight is the richest source of vitamin D. The body must have a good supply of Vitamin D as it helps to absorb calcium while promoting bone growth. Without sufficient Vitamin D, children develop rickets, having fragile misshapen bones in adults. It also accounts for breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, depression, weight loss and heart diseases. Primarily Vitamin D helps in : Strong Bones- Plays a role in making strong bones. They are responsible for absorbing calcium and promoting strong bone growth.its most important function, Vitamin D is directly related to bone health. Vitamin D helps in calcium absorption and this directly with the concentration of blood and mineralization of the bone. Help in Regulating the Immune System- It is now clear that Vitamin D helps the immune system. Studies have shown that the immune system defends the body from foreign bodies and invading organisms, it acts as a protective shield for the body. Helps Neuromuscular systems- Vitamin D acts as a hormone in your body and there are many vitamin D receptors. It helps regulate neuromuscular systems and impacts protein synthesis.It helps regulate the neuromuscular system. Vital for Immune Health- Vitamin D is vital for immune health as it acts as a deterrent for many autoimmune diseases. Alteration to insulin to cold hands may be symptoms of autoimmune diseases and Vitamin D plays a vital role by playing a deterrent. Low Vitamin D and Fatty Muscles- Lack of Vitamin D may lead to fatty muscles. There is a strong relationship between vitamin D and the status of muscles. Low Vitamin D and Diabetes- Vitamin D is related to Insulin production in the body. Thus lack of vitamin D can lead to high sugar levels in the blood leading to diabetes. Low Vitamin D and Tuberculosis- Vitamin D is known for its potent role in immunity, thus chances of bacterial infection like mycobacterium Tuberculosis are high. Rich Sources of Vitamin D- Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin thus its rich sources are- A- Whole Milk and milk products like curd, paneer, cheese etc B- Egg Yolk C- Fish D- Organ Meat like liver Article written by #Dietitian Geetanjali Mengi #VitaminD #Energy #Sunlight #Healthyeating #Motivation
In Best dietician Mumbai On 30 September 2017
Keys to Remain Young By Dietician Nutritionist in Khar Santacruz Bandra Mumbai Geetanjali Mengi Youth and staying young is like an aphrodisiac and one must always look at staying as young as possible this is possible with a few gentle tips: 1. Exercise- Get off the couch and do a good workout every day. Studies have shown that adding exercise in your routine has overall effect too well being. Exercise Enhances the Oxygen Supply to the Cells making them refresh and so adds to your youth. According to Gary Small, MD, Director of UCLA center of ageing "Walking for just 10 minutes a day lowers your risk of Alzheimer's by 40 percent.%u201D 2. Consume more fat %u2013 This may sound absurd but adding a lot of Omega 3 fatty acid in your diet will help you stabilize your mood and fight aging. Omega 3 fatty acids and thus will fight signs of aging reduce inflammation in the body. 3. Antioxidant rich foods %u2013 Drink Red Wine, Have Green Tea, Eat Fruits, Mushrooms, Grapes, Cheese, Walnuts, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Flaxseeds. Antioxidants combine with the toxins and lead detoxification 4. Do Yoga %u2013 Yoga and the postures one takes while doing it will keep your body subtle and add a glow to your face. Yoga derives its name from Yug or Union and is great for total well- being. It keeps your body young and mind active. 5. Take a Break- Take a break regularly from your monotonous routine and let your hair down. Studies have shown people who regularly take a vacation are more young and fun during Work comes with its stress and pressures both responsible to age you faster so always take a break and enjoy yourself with your favorite hobbies. 6. Feel the love %u2013 Anybody who has ever fallen head over heels in love will tell you that passion makes you want to wake up in the morning with enthusiasm. Feeling the love all around will keep your mind like a child and helps in fighting aging , according to Mehmet Oz , MD , Vice Chairman of cardiovascular services "Loving touches release hormones, including oxytocin, that reduce stress and anxiety." 7. Think Young, surround yourself with loving and supporting people. 8. Avoid smoking. 9. Take Proper Right Diet. 10. Drink lots of water. Article written by #dietician Geetanjali Mengi #healthytricks #liveyoung#young
In Best dietician Mumbai On 03 November 2017
There are lobbies which go to the extent of global warming to pursue a vegetarian diet but studies confirm, man is omnivorous by nature and meat is a great source of proteins and vitamins. The debate is what meat is really good for you Red Meat or White Meat. The primary difference between the two is its fat content. Fat Content- White meat is leaner meat with proteins and lesser fat content although red meat has more fat and also more iron, zinc and minerals. Although red meat contains more proteins and vitamins it is related to higher incidences of certain cancers. B Vitamins – The iron in Red Meat is called Heme iron. It is more easily digestible by man then iron got from a vegetarian diet. Because of the absorbable iron in a plant source vegetarians have found to be with Vitamin B deficiency. White meat considered healthier – White meat is considered healthier than red meat in a diet and it all boils down to the constituents of the meat red meat is made of muscle fiber known as ‘ Slow Twitch “ which means it is used more for steady exercises like walking on the other hand white meat is made of muscle fiber known as ‘Fast Twitch ‘ , which gives us sharp bursts of energy . Red meat carries more oxygen has a higher level of myoglobin on the other hand white meat has lesser oxygen and lower levels of myoglobin. Health Risks- Red meat has higher levels of myoglobin which is related to a higher risk of certain kinds of cancer. White meat has lower levels of myoglobin so you could say better but it is good to have a balanced diet as both red meat and white meat have benefits and disadvantages.
In Best dietician Mumbai On 15 November 2017
High uric acid in the blood stream leads to gout and arthritis. To prevent gout must have a good diet and refrain from sugars, alcohol and food like meat, poultry, seafood and pulses. Uric acid is not eliminated easily from the system and leads to inflammation and joint pains with gout. WATER – Water helps in flushing out all toxins so one should drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day , water will also eliminate the excess uric acid n the system. CHERRIES- Cherries are rich with anti-inflammatory substance which is known as anthocyanins this help bringing down high uric levels. The anthocyanins helps from not letting uric acid crystallize and settle in joints which are the reason for arthritis and gout. Cherries will help reduce its level. BERRIES – Strawberries and blueberries should be added to the diet as they have a lot of inflammatory properties which will fight against higher uric levels. APPLES – Have one Apple a day, Apple has Malic acid which neutralizes uric acid. Add apples in your diet. CELERY SEEDS – Most popular home remedy is to add celery seeds in your diet this is also a great neutralizer for high uric levels. FRENCH BEANS JUICE- This is especially given to people suffering from gout as it is a natural neutralizer for high uric acid content and gives relief from inflammation. VEGETABLE JUICES- Drink a lot of vegetable juices like carrot juice, cucumber, beetroot about 300ml of these juices should be taken daily. They are a natural neutralizer to high uric levels. FOODS RICH WITH VITAMIN C- Foods rich in Vitamin C are great to neutralize high uric levels , vitamin C disintegrates uric acid and forces it out of the body through urine . Guava , Kiwi, Sweet Lime , capsicum , lemon , tomatoes are great source of Vitamin C
In Best dietician Mumbai On 19 December 2017
Sleep Keeps your Heart Healthy. Sleep Helps you to Lose Weight. Makes you more alert Sharpens your Attention Helps your body to heal itself Sleep Boosts Your Immune System. Sleep Helps You to Live Longer. Sleep Improves your Memory. Improves the Glow of the Body. Repairs cells and keep them Active. Control the Blood Circulation. Improved ability to focus on work. Increase your metabolism Extend your Life Span Improves your Physical Performance Sleep Reduce your Risk for Depression. Sleep is important for protein synthesis of your hair Sleep Helps your Mood and your Mental Well-Being. Sleep Supports Healthy Growth and Development. You will be able to build muscle more easily By Dietician Clinical dietitian Nutritionist Geetanjali Ahuja (mengi)
In Best dietician Mumbai On 04 January 2018
1. The only seed that is alkaline – forming. 2. It can reduce levels of LDL cholesterol. 3. 100g seeds provide 30 g protein. 4. It reduces inflammation for arthritis. 5. It prevents kidney stone formation. 6. It promotes good sleep. 7. Filled with minerals. 8. Hearth healthy magnesium. 9. Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats. 10. Taking out tapeworms and other parasites. 11. Lowering depression. 12. Zinc for Immune Support. 13. Stabilize Blood Sugar. 14. Good Blood Builder 15. Reduces bone weakness and symptoms of osteoporosis. 16. It provides relief from insomnia and anxiety 17. Anti-Diabetic. 18. Hair Restoration. 19. Benefits for postmenopausal Women. 20. They are a good source of Vitamin k. by #Dietician #Nutritionist Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) #Bandra #Santacruz #Dadar #CharniRoad #Mumbai #Onlinediet #healthylife #health #Dietconsultant
In Best dietician Mumbai On 29 January 2018
One should look at getting back to original weight around 6 months to a year post pregnancy. It is important to have a regular diet and an exercise routine to get back to same vigor. Here are a few tips on how to lose weight post pregnancy : Relax- Take your time, your body needs to recoup from the delivery. Don’t be hard on yourself, look at getting the six week check up post delivery and if you are breastfeeding, do not start any slimming routine till at least 2 months of breastfeeding. Breast Feeding- Breast feeding automatically makes you lose weight as it burns calories. Do not try straight away to lose a lot of weight while breastfeeding as it will produce less milk. You should approximately lose 650 gms a week which won’t effect your breastfeeding routine. Eat Well- Unlike what may be perceived, it is good to maintain a regular diet post pregnancy and not skip any meals plus add small meals in between. Make sure you are eating non- fat or dairy free products. Eat a lot of food with fiber and proteins avoid juices and sodas with added sugars.Iit just adds to your calorie intake. Don’t Crash and Burn- Do not go any crash diets as it will only result in burn outs and it will take longer for you to regain good health. Be Realistic- You may have a new body to adjust too, but be realistic and don’t overburden yourself. Exercise- A healthy routine of exercise will also shed those unnecessary calories and get you back to peak health faster. Do not try anything out of the ordinary but try to reach your usual fitness routine. #postpregnancy #fitmom #foodislife #eatgood #healthylifestyle#pregnancyjourney Call 9869192070 Reg #Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi #matunga #dadar #prabhadevi #worli
In Best dietician Mumbai On 02 February 2018
Many people feel hungry even after a good meal and never understand what the reason is for it. They may be many reasons why you still feel hungry after eating let us look at 5:- Skipping Breakfast- If you have skipped your breakfast or didn’t have a good enough meal, your blood sugar levels may be affected which could leave on craving for food. It is important to have a full breakfast with a lot of whole grain and protein. This should help to keep you feeling full all day. Soft Drinks- Drinking aerated juices and other soft drinks are high in sugar which will reduce blood flow in the part of the brain that regulates appetite. Your body can be tricked into thinking it needs more food by fructose, although you may have already eaten. This happens because it slows down the body’s ability to know we are full. Dehydration- Sometimes you just may be hungry even after eating because you are dehydrated which expresses itself in hunger. If you still feel hungry after a good meal, try drinking a full glass of water and see how you feel. The symptoms are the same for dehydration and hunger. Didn’t eat Greens- You could also feel hungry after a meal if you didn’t eat your green vegetables. These are vegetables like spinach, collard greens, kale which are rich in folate which helps protect against weight loss. Vegetables are a rich source of Vitamin K which fights against craving for food. If you eat your greens well you are sure to feel full. Boredom- Another reason for you to feel hungry after a good meal could also be plain boredom. If you have had a full meal and still feel hungry could mean that your mind is distracted so boredom is also a cause for feeling hungry after a meal. #Hungry #Healthtalk #Healthylifestyle #foodislife #eatgood Call 9869192070 Reg #Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi #bandra #khar#santacruz #vileparle