In Health Tips On 11 April 2016
BENEFITS OF ABOUT GREEN TEA About Green Tea- Green tea originates from China. Green tea has been shown tostimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate 4% without increasing the heart rate. Research documented provides many benefits of green teasuch as lowering cholesterol, high blood pressure, lower stress hormone levels, weight loss, contains anti-cancer properties. Benefits of Green Tea 1. Lose Weight with a Delicious cup of Green Tea every day- Green tea polyphenols can boost up the metabolic rate. 5 cups per day would burn up extra 70-80 calories. Green tea catechins and EGCG (epigallochatchin gallate) can help to reduce body fat by preventing movement of glucose into fat cells. To get the benefits you can drink a cup of green tea with each meal. 2. Green tea improves exercising capacity- Green tea catechins and polyphenols stimulate the burning of fatty acids. Subsequently, this process decreases the rate of burning of carbohydrates getting more ability to exercise for longer period. 3. Lower Cholesterol Levels with Drinking Green tea- Green tea lowers bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and improves good HDL cholesterol. 201CFlavonoids 201D which are powerful antioxidants lowering bad cholesterol naturally.
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 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 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 Health Tips On 30 January 2017
Role of Dietitian & Clinical Nutritionist in today's time- Dietician in Bandra west, 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Today, well certified online nutritionists are present who can help us have a personalised diet plan after analysing our body requirements and medical history. 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.
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 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 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 28 February 2017
SEEDS FOR HEALTHY LIVING-Best Dietician in South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Seeds come in different shapes, sizes and colours. A seed is an embryonic plant and the origin of nutrition. They may be tiny, but they are packed with dietary fibre, protein, healthy fats, iron, vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, essential oils and many antioxidants. If you are looking for a high-fibre, nutritious and filling snack, then seeds are tough to beat. 1. CHIA SEEDS: Chia seeds are rich in iron and folate, as well as bone-boosting calcium and magnesium. They are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fibre. The calcium and magnesium in these seeds promote bone and dental health, while the omega-3 fatty acids help lower triglycerides. The fibre helps decrease cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar levels and helps you feel fuller for a longer period of time. 2. PUMPKIN SEEDS: Pumpkin seeds are also known as Pepitas and are a tasty source of vitamin B, iron, zinc, magnesium and protein. The protein in these seeds is highly concentrated in amino acids called Tryptophan, which helps to bring down anxiety levels. Pumpkin seeds also contain high levels of essential fatty acids which keep your blood vessels healthy and lower bad cholesterol. 3. FLAX SEEDS: Flax seeds are the epitome of nutritional benefits and a great source of soluble fibre. Flax seeds help in lowering cholesterol levels, make you feel fuller for a longer time and aid in stabilizing blood sugar levels. They are also packed with omega-3 fatty acid, which is beneficial to the neural health and can help lower triglyceride level in the blood. 4. SUNFLOWER SEEDS Sunflower seeds are underrated super seeds that are an excellent source of vitamin B and folate which help in preventing birth defects. They also contain vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage, helps in maintaining healthy hair and skin, and works to prevent cancer. They are also rich in heart-healthy fats and protein. 5. WHEAT GERM Wheat germ is the nutritional powerhouse of wheat kernel. It is packed with protein, iron and vitamin B. It is rich in fibre, which prevents constipation and keeps your appetite in check. It contains insulin, a fibre which helps with digestion, but it is very low on glycemic index and thus does not cause a blood sugar spike. 6. SESAME SEEDS Sesame is one of the oldest oil crops known to man. These seeds contain linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that helps to control harmful cholesterol. Sesame is packed with antioxidants and proteins. It is also a rich source of zinc, which helps to boost sexual health in men. 7. HEMP SEEDS Hemp seeds are the powerhouse of protein and are loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote healthy hair and skin. They also contain phytosterols, which is a plant based compound that lowers cholesterol levels. 8. CUMIN SEEDS Cumin seeds have been used for its health benefits since antiquity. They are very useful as a digestive aid and even as a simple antiseptic. They are rich sources of iron and can help boost the immune system. It is also believed that black cumin seeds can cure asthma and arthritis.
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 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 Health Tips On 08 March 2017
Happy Women's Day- By Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Happy women's day to all the wonderful women. Feel proud n love to be a WOMEN n celebrate womanhood each day!
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 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.