In Health Tips On 09 May 2016
Nutrient of the day: Calcium 1. Calcium is one of the most important and abundant minerals in the human body. It plays an important role in the development and maintenance of the bones. Calcium is also needed in tooth formation and is important in some other body functions too. Calcium performs a number of basic functions in your body. 2. Your body uses 99 percent of its calcium to keep your bones and teeth strong, thereby supporting skeletal structure and function. The rest of the calcium in your body plays key roles in cell signalling, blood clotting, muscle contraction and nerve function. 3. Dairy products are the major source of calcium. Green leafy vegetables, broccoli, legumes, nuts, and whole grains provide calcium but in smaller amounts than dairy products. 4. If we do not have enough calcium in our diets to keep our bodies functioning, calcium is removed from where it is stored in our bones. Over time, this causes our bones to grow weaker and may lead to osteoporosis as a disorder in which bones become very fragile.
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 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 28 May 2016
13 Health Benefits Of Eating Salad- By Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 13 Health Benefits Of Eating Salad are given below- 1. Salad contains various types of Vitamins, calcium, folic acids, fiber that helps to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and heart diseases. 2. Salad helps in improving digestive health. 3. Eating salads is a great way to increase your vegetable intake and vegetables contain anti-oxidants which helps in boosting immune system. 4. Raw Foods in salads means no loss of vitamins and minerals due to cooking- When you are eating uncooked foods you are giving your body the maximum vitamins and nutrients available in various foods. 5. Almost every salad is fat-free and good for the skin and health. 6. Salad can increase your hydration level most veggies are majority water, so when you eat them you naturally hydrate your body. 7. Salads are low in calories, so eating salads instead of fatty foods helps you slim down your waist. 8. Eating salads helps to reduce cravings, for other fatty Foods. 9. Initially, eating a small amount of salad before a meal will help to prevent over-eating. 10. It works great for the persons with diabetes and Vegetable salads keep weight down. 11. Sprouted salads keep your nails strong and hair lustrous. 12. Salads keep the diseases away from our body. 13. Green salads are extremely low in calories and help to regulate metabolism in the body. The Above article is written by Best dietician in Bandra, Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi Clinical Nutritionist in South Mumbai Charni Road for Weight loss, weight Gain, PCOS, Obesity and other diets of all Diseases.
In Health Tips On 17 January 2017
8 Ways to respect your intestine by eating Right Food 1. Every organ is extremely essential for the proper functioning of our body. The digestive system is one of the biggest networks in our body that plays a vital role in the absorption of nutrients and minerals. We have the large and small intestines which enable the absorption of nutrients and disposal of waste from our system according to Best Dietician and Nutritionist in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi. 2. The small intestine is present below the stomach and right above the large intestine and 90 percent of the digestion and absorption takes place here. 3. After the mechanical digestion of the food, chemical digestion of it takes place in the small intestine where the proteins, lipids and carbohydrates are absorbed by it. 4. The large intestine on the other hand absorbs the remaining water from the already digested food and throws the useless waste material out of the body. 5. As the intestines play a very important role in the digestive process, it is our duty to take care of them in the best way possible according to Dietician for Gastro Intestinal Diseases in Mumbai Bandra Khar South mumbai Nutritionist for Intestinal Diseases. Certain food items help us maintain a good digestive system and gut health. 6. Probiotic foods are the most recommended of them all. Yoghurt, especially unsweetened yoghurt that has live active cultures is recommended for a healthy intestine. 7. Food rich in fibre content also helps us have an excellent digestive system and for this we should start eating whole unprocessed food items. We should also start cultivating good bacteria that will help in fighting all intestine related disorders. 8. Fat is a nutrient that most of tend to avoid to reduce weight. But this is one of the major mistakes we do when we diet. Good fat is an essential part of our human body and we should never eliminate any nutrient from our body totally. Hence a balanced diet and good exercise will help us in having a perfect digestive system and intestinal health. Article completely written by GeetanjaliAhujaMengi a Registered famous dietician, Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi Mumbai weightloss
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 Best Tips On 09 February 2017
Right Diet for Students during Exam Time- By Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Our school and college days play a vital role in our lives and the exam time is the most dreaded part of the year. Our parents tend to take special care of our health at this time as they don't want to us to get down with some sickness and not give our best in exams. Research has proved that the food we eat directly affects our performance in exams. There are some food items that have to be taken and many that have to be avoided at this time. DOs 1. Drink lot of water and drinks that make your body cool as studying late into the night will increase the body heat. 2. Eat fresh vegetables and fruits. 3. Almonds, other nuts and sprouts are a must in your diet. 4. Try Having Mixed Balance Diet- Moderate CHO, High protein with essential fats, this will help you to be more alert and avoid sleepiness during studies. 5. Include good quality proteins like Fish, Eggs, Milk products, Sprouts etc. 6. Munch Fruits and Vegetables in between as to keep going for long hours. Don't 1. Avoid outside food till the end of exams. 2. Junk food and oily food slows down your body, so avoid it. 3. Do not take too much of coffee and tea for staying awake as they can cause acidity and heat burn. 4. Do not forget any meals but eat only for half your appetite or we will feel sleepy. 5. Avoid long gaps between meals. 6. Don't try any new meals. These food habits are to be followed on a regular basis, but if it is not possible make sure it is followed during the exam time.
In Best Tips On 11 February 2017
27 Benefits of Banana- By Weight loss Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 1. Bananas, the neat fruit packed in a bright yellow or green jacket, can offer you more than just a natural fruit sugar rush for increased energy. 2. Rich in potassium. 3. High in #fiber 4. Natural ulcer remedy. 5. Natural #fat and cholesterol free. 6. Adds a good amount of #vitaminC. 7. Having a banana at breakfast every day adds many nutrients to your body. 8. Relieve from constipation. 9. Helps in curing Piles. 10. Bananas are good for your #heart. They are packed with potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep your heart beating. 11. Banana before work outs is a pack of energy punch and sustain your blood sugar. 12. Banana after workouts adds potassium lost from the body in sweating to boost muscle health. 13. BANANA IMPROVES YOUR MOOD- Bananas make you happy. 14. Eating bananas will help prevent #kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds #strongbones by increasing calcium absorption. 15. If you are looking for a food that can help you lose FAT, bananas being rich in SOLUBLE FIBER are a perfect choice. 16. Improves Nerve Function and Enhances Brain Power. 17. Helps Recovering from Hangover. 18. Banana contains a generous amount of Vitamin C that helps maintaining the natural and youthful glow of the skin. 19. Nutrients in banana help in fighting wrinkles and keeps the skin youthful. 20. Help in softening the hair and protects the hair natural elasticity, preventing split ends and breakage. 21. Bananas help create #healthycells. 22. Bananas fight anemia protects teeth from weakening. 23. Increase and enhance #brain power. 24. Banana helps to quit smoking as banana contains potassium, magnesium, B6, and B12, all these helps to recover and reduce the level of nicotine. 25. Hydrates and moisturizes dehydrated #skin. 26. Fights acne causing germs. 27. You can eat a banana to stop bingeing between #meals, as it acts as a full meal in itself. The local names of bananas in India are kela (Hindi), Arati Pandu (Telugu), Vazhai Pazham (Tamil), BaleHannu (Kannada), Ethapazham (Malayalam), Kella / Kela (Punjabi), Kele / Kel (Marathi), Keda (Gujarati), Kollaa (Bengali) Article Written by #Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Bandra Mumbai
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 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 Healthy Diet Tips On 01 March 2017
RICE GOOD OR BAD?-By Dietitian in South 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 thing. 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 Best Nutritionist in Mumbai . Prevents gastrointestinal distress: Rice has low fibre 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 worlds 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 research done by dieticians in mumbai. 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: 1. Brown rice is low on the glycemic index and decreases the risk of diabetes when ate in moderation. 2. White rice lasts longer than brown rice and can be stored for a longer period of time. 3. 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. 4. Parboiled versions of rice take longer to cook, but retain more nutrients. 5. One serving of cooked rice has about seventeen percent of the daily allowance of carbohydrates. 6. 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.
In Health Tips On 02 March 2017
Harmful Effects Of Fast Food-By Best Dietician in Malabar Hills Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) The name fast food comes from the fact that it can be prepared and served in a jiffy and not to mention, tastes delicious. Do not be fooled by the smell and the taste, they have such little to no nutritional value that they can hardly be called food. They are rich in calories, fat and sugar that lead to various kinds of health conditions. Popular junk foods include gums, sweets, carbonated drinks, desserts, dried foods; you probably love them now but after knowing their effects on your health you might want to eliminate them from your diet. Here are some of the conditions which can be caused by consumption of excessive fast food: Heart diseases: Fast food contains high amounts of trans or saturated fats that can clog your arteries and lead to high level of cholesterol later in life. People who have junk food more than four times a week increase their risk of dying by 80%. Obesity: Adolescents who have poor eating habits are at high risk of being obese. Gaining a lot of weight beyond a recommended proportion can cause many health problems. Junk foods have sugar and calories that lead to weight gain. It has also been noticed that people who are prone to eating more fast foods are less likely to consume fruits and vegetables and this further weakens their immune system. Peptic Ulcer: Peptic ulcer is a disease that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract; it is acidic in nature and causes extreme stomach ache. Spicy oily and salted food combined with stress and alcohol can lead to this condition. Diabetes: Busy work schedule prevents many people from cooking at home and they take resort in fast food but it is advisable not to let work get in the way of your health. Consuming regular fast food coupled with poor lifestyle and lack of exercise lead to obesity which in turn cause Type 2 diabetes.Cut down on junk foods and incorporate fruits and vegetables and also make time to include a daily exercise routine to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
In Best dietician Mumbai On 09 March 2017
Daily Dose of Brain Boosters- Dietitian in Warden Road Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Brain is a very powerful machine which controls our thoughts, moment, and sensation. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behaviour. Lying in its bony shell and washed by protective fluid, the brain is the source of all the qualities that define our humanity. The brain is the crown jewel of the human body. Brain is constantly working, even when we sleep. You can boost your brain power at any age. If you are feeling forgetful, it can be many reasons like lack of 7-8 hours sleep, lifestyle and other environmental factors, but at the same Right food plays a very important role in brain health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. Best Foods for the Brain- Almonds Walnuts Flax seeds Peanuts Pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds Melon seeds Oily fish Green, Leafy Vegetables Broccoli Whole grains, cereals and pulses Berries like blueberries Dark Chocolate Red wine Virgin olive oil
In Best dietician Mumbai On 12 March 2017
Read the Food Label Food labels tell you the nutritional content of a food item. You can compare two different items by using the Nutrition Facts label to choose the healthier option. Use the nutrition Facts label to compare food choices. The example above shows two soup options. The Nutrition Facts labels show us that the reduced-sodium vegetable soup has less sodium per serving than the original vegetable soup -- in this case half the amount. This makes the reduced-sodium vegetable soup the healthier choice, as long as the serving sizes are about the same size.
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 17 March 2017
Melon- Water Bells of summer- By Dietician in South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Melons is a Category of Fruits with maximum water content approximately 80-90%. Melons are gifted by nature into different colours like Musk Melon is golden yellow / orange. Water Melon is red giving ample amount of antioxidant in it making it a very healthy choice as it would protect you from damage caused by free radicals (External agent) in your body, thus improving immunity. It is richest source of Iron giving you about 7 mg / 100 grams of water melon, i.e. 7% of Iron. Your body needs Vitamin A to produce sebum, which keeps your hair moisturized. You also need Vitamin A for your body tissues (like skin) to grow. Watermelon has Vitamin A, so eat this fruit for attractive skin and hair. One should also use the outer coat of water melon which is green as it is very fibrous & can be consumed as a vegetable. Melon seeds are rich in essential fatty acids like omega-3. Try having the seeds of water melon with fruits. Musk Melon seeds can be consumed by washing, drying, peeling the outer coat.? These seeds are wonder food for the Brain. A bowl full of Melon a day in summer keeps Dehydration at Bay.
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 Best Tips On 30 March 2017
7 Rules of skincare- By Dietician Dietitian in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 7 Rules of skincare Five senses that human body has, one of most important sensory organ is skin. If you protect your skin internally and externally, it enhances the look and gives confidence. Here are 7 golden rules of skincare that you will swear by Hydration: Keeping the skin moist is the first among the golden rules. The skin is 64 percent water, so drinking plenty of water increases blood flow to the skin improving circulation making the skin look radiant. Knowing the type of your skin also helps to understand whether to hydrate it more than usual. Oily fish like salmon or tuna: If you want to look million bucks have oily fish like salmon or blue fin or yellow fin tuna. All protein and very less fat would lit up your skin like never before. Green Tea: Pollution, stress and smoke harms the skin to no bounds. Cleansing before sleeping, consuming a lot of antioxidants help keeping skin fresh and healthy. Consuming green tea is a secret behind that glowing skin. Chia Seeds: The latest craze about chia seeds is totally worth it. With chia seeds, you can get awesome skin. 1 teaspoon of chia seeds has 2 gm of protein. Protein helps skins rejuvenation. Sweet Potato: This is a holy grail of having good skin tone. Sweet potato has ample fibre keeping your bowel clean. It has vitamin C and folate which would help your skin get a dash of freshness. Forget about dosage of iron and potassium, sweet potato has it all. Giving you the best for your skin. Yogurt: A probiotic, yogurt helps prevent wrinkles. With all the probiotic bacteria help your gut function better hence keeping the skin shiny and clean. Chocolate: Chocolate is said to be having flavonoids which help protecting the skin from ultraviolet rays. Article written by #Dietician #Clinical #Nutritionist Geetanjali ahuja (Mengi) #Skincare
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 21 June 2017
7 Best foods for boosting Memory-- Weight Loss Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Memory is something which runs the world. Memory boosting techniques are most common among the children. All parents would want their children to have good memory. Adults also loose the capacity of remembering things when they are under stress. Here are some of the foods which would help boosting the memory. Cabbage: Cabbage head is not the insult as you may perceive. It is a good source of folic acid which helps boost memory. Eggs: Eggs are the primary source of protein and are said to increase the memory. A good omelet on any day for breakfast is a good deal to improve your memory. Broccoli: A little sister of cauliflower broccoli is a good source of protein again. Broccoli can be eaten in boiled state as a side or stir fried way as salad. Add some veggies to stir fried broccoli with salad dressing, you get fantastic salad which not only boosts the taste of your palette but also boosts your memory. Strawberries: The favorite most of all, eating strawberries a day would surely improve your memories. Strawberries can be eaten in any way. Shake it up with little milk and chia seeds, you get a fantastic shake which has refreshing taste and goodness of strawberry. Red Wine: Many people swear by this quality of red wine which would help them boost memory. It is said that wine which is older is the better for improving memory powers. Consuming wine with food is the best way to have it. Salmon: Definitely not an option for vegans and vegetarians, salmon is considered to be the best source of protein and hence boosts memory power. Almonds: Indians swear by almonds for their capacity to boost memory. Soaked and eaten as first thing in the morning peeled almonds are the best source of protein too.
In Best Tips On 18 July 2017
5 ways to take Care of your health during Monsoon Take Moderate hot food and drinks. Raw Vegetables are not hygienic during monsoon so either stir fry them or make soup. Drink Herbal Tea / Concoctions particularly those with anti-bacterial properties like Green Tea with Mint Lemon grass tea. It is advisable to avoid cold milk or raw milk instead boil it well at 100 degree and add turmeric or cinnamon powder to reap good health benefits. Avoid eating road side food.
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 25 October 2017
Side Effects of Late Night Dinner- By Dietitian in Dadar Matunga Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Obesity today is a universal problem around the globe and you would be surprised that a lot of it is caused by unhealthy habits. Let us look at some reasons to avoid late dinners: Weight Gain When you eat during the day you are generally active and this digests all the food properly but when you eat a late dinner it has more chances to increase your weight as weight increases when your metabolism is thrown out of gear during your sleeping hours , which tends to increase your weight. As during your sleep time your metabolism slows down. Fluctuation in sleep cycles A very important aspect of eating a late dinner is it affects your sleep cycle which can have a disastrous impact on your waking state. You will find you will also find it harder to get to sleep and the late dinner just throws your entire body mechanism out of rhythm. Also, if youre late dinner includes a lot of cookies and cakes as a dessert, it will only increase your weight it is better rather than a late dinner to drink a glass of milk which will also assist you to sleep. Increased Excretion Needs If you have a late dinner your food will have to digest while you are asleep and your metabolism is slow, so you will need to go and ease yourself to the restroom at regular intervals at night which also affects your sleep pattern. If you really are hungry at night you should consider eating foods high in fiber as these will take a long time to digest and wont affect your sleep at night. It is finally important to follow a regular routine as the body works like a clock and needs its input at regular intervals if you indulge in late night dinners it throws the entire clock haywire and will have a disastrous effect on your overall well being.
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 30 December 2017
Packaged Soups are advertised with a lot of health benefits and considered packed with vitamins and proteins but this may not be a fact in most cases you just stuck with a packet full of starch, sodium, and sugar as the vegetable nutrients are destroyed. The nutrient content in packaged soups is really negligible as they have been depleted. Let us look at 3 reasons why your packed soups are really doing you more harm than good:- Corn Flour- Most packaged soups have a high content of corn flour this really is a major health hazard as it raises blood sugar content. It could lead to the Yo Yo effect which is extremely harmful to health. Corn Flour also leads to deposition of fat in the body making one hungrier which leads to more eating and adding on weight. Salt- Packed soups contain a high amount of salt which is just not good especially for people with concerns of blood pressure. Excess of salt is detrimental to health and leads to osteoporosis, asthma, kidney diseases; also causing water retention and edema. Preservatives – Packed soups are packed with preservatives like coal Tar Azo Dyes, sulfites many of which can cause cancer and other maladies. All preservatives in packaged soups are dehydrated which lose all its ingredients when it comes in contact with light or heat they lose all their nutrients. These soups really carry empty calories which get stored in your body with no use what so ever. So eating these packed soups may be tasty but not healthy at all. If you are looking for fitness get back to a natural diet of whole grain, protein, and vitamins from natural foods and say good bye to packed soups as they are more a gimmick then any real health asset. Article written by #Dietician #Nutritionist Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) #Bandra #Santacruz #Dadar #CharniRoad #Mumbai #Onlinediet #healthylife #health #Dietconsultant
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 10 January 2018
Gastric acid is formed in the stomach by hydrochloric acid ( HCI ) , Potassium Chloride ( KCI ) and Sodium Chloride ( NAC ) which causes acidity. Here are some tips to reduce Acidity : Choose an alkaline diet – If you remember from your chemistry class in school, the pH Scale provides a measure between 0 most acidic and +14 most alkaline.Our body’s optimum is pH 7. 36 which is tilted towards being alkaline, an alkaline diet is one which helps you maintain a perfect Ph balance and does not create unnecessary acids. It is a fact that we usually like a lot of acidic food but this only harms our optimum body function. Eat Greens- Eat a lot of green vegetables, fruits, roots, nuts. These are alkaline and keep you away from acidic gases. Make vegetables the focus of your meals, not meats. Reduce the intake of Acidic food- Reduce your intake of acidic food like eggs, refined sugar, meat, white flour, and dairy.Limit Alcohol Consumption- Alcohol has high sugar content and is highly acidic. In large quantities, it can be fatal. It is perfectly ‘ok’ if you like a glass of beer or wine every now and then. Just be conscious of how much you drink. Drink Alkaline Water – Drink a lot of alkaline water at least 8 to 10 glasses a day. Average tap water has an alkaline content of about 6.5 to 7 Ph but alkaline water has about 9 Ph . This will keep your body most hydrated and make sure you do not generate unnecessary gas or acid. Exercise – Break into a sweat regularly. This will also help losing weight while keeping acidity in check.Seek Balance – Stress is a major cause for acid as well, so look at mind altering exercises like Meditation , Yoga , deep breathing and long walks. #pcos #dietician #matunga #dadar #prabhadevi #worli Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi Speaks about #acidity
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