In Health Tips On 17 April 2016
What is diabetes? Types of Diabetes & Symptoms-By Best Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) According to International Diabetes federation by 2025 India is going to be the capital of diabetes world population. Currently upto 11% of the India's population and 3% of the rural population above the age of 15 have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Types of Diabetes- Type 1 Diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and is usually diagnosed in childhood. Many patients are diagnosed when they are older than age 20. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. It was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes - The most common form of diabetes is type 2 diabetes. In this type of diabetes either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. About 90 to 95 percent of people with diabetes have type 2. Gestational diabetes is high blood glucose that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women. Symptoms 1. Always tired: Due to inefficiency of the cell to metabolize glucose, reserve fat of body is metabolized to gain energy. When fat is broken down in the body, it uses more energy as compared to glucose; hence body goes in negative calorie effect, which results in fatigue. 2. Frequent Urination: Increase in urine production is due to excess glucose present in body. Body gets rid of the extra sugar in the blood by excreting it through urine. 3. Weight loss: Factors like loss of water, metabolism of body fat and protein may lead to weight loss. Few cases may show weight gain due to increased appetite. 4. Always thirsty: Concentration of glucose increases in the blood, brain receives signal for diluting it and we feel thirsty. 5. Poor wound healing: High blood sugar resists production of WBC, (white blood cell) which are responsible for body immune system. When these cells do not function accordingly, wound healing is not at good pace. 6. Always Hungry: In order to cope up with high sugar levels in blood, body produces insulin which leads to increased hunger. 7. Infections : Because of the fluctuation in blood sugar the body gives few signals by frequent infections 8. Blurry vision: Due to high glucose levels body fluid is pulled out of tissues including lenses of the eye, which affects its ability to focus, resulting blurry vision. If you notice any possible diabetes symptoms, contact your doctor. The earlier the condition is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin.
In Health Tips On 05 May 2016
4 Powerful Reasons to Eat Slower- By Best Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 1. Lose weight- A number of studies by many researchers have confirmed that just by eating slower, you will consume fewer calories in fact, enough to lose 20 pounds a year without doing anything different or eating anything different. The reason is that it takes about 20 minutes for our brains to register that we are full. If we eat fast, we can continue eating past the point where we are full. 2. Enjoy your food- It's hard to enjoy your food if it goes by too quickly. Make your meals a gastronomic pleasure, not a thing you do rushed, between stressful events. 3. Better digestion- If you eat slower, you will chew your food better, which leads to better digestion. This can help lead to fewer digestive problems. 4. Less stress- Eating slowly, and paying attention to our eating, can be a great form of relaxing. When you eat, you should eat. This kind of mindfulness, I believe, will lead to a less stressful life, and long-term happiness. Eating quickly leads to poor digestion, increased weight gain, and lower satisfaction. The message is clear: Slow down your eating and enjoy improved health and well-being. Article written by Best Dietician in Bandra, Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi
In Health Tips On 05 May 2016
What is fatty liver? Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the build-up of excess fat in the liver. While its normal to have some fat in your liver for its regular functioning, when fat makes up at least 5% of the liver its termed as fatty liver. Fatty liver can be a completely benign (Not harmful) condition and usually does not lead to liver damage. However, once there is a build-up of simple fat, the liver becomes vulnerable to further injury, which may result in inflammation and scarring of the liver. Causes of fatty liver include: 1. Alcoholism- Most common cause 2. Obesity 3. Hyperlipidemia, or high levels of fats in the blood 4. Diabetes 5. Genetic inheritance 6. Rapid weight loss 7. Side effect of certain medications, including aspirin, steroids, tamoxifen, and tetracycline.
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 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 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