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 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 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 Expert Diet Tips On 03 March 2017
Dont make Stomach DUSTBIN-By Dietitian in Khar Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Dont make stomach your DUSTBIN Eat till you are full is an age old practice, BUT Eat till you are HALF FULL, is modern mantra. Eating should be to satisfy the mind and not the heart. To eat mindfully, pick your food as per your fist and not to feast. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you are full, so eat slowly. Bigger the better is an old school of thought- eat in smaller portions by picking smaller plates. Eating to finish the food is a popular practice in every household especially the ladies of the clan practice it. Anything in excess is harmful and so is the food. Extra should be given away as the stomach is a food bin not a dustbin. Dustbin can be changed frequently, but food bin stomach is a bin for life so take care THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU EAT ONCE
In Best dietician Mumbai On 07 March 2017
Side Effects of Night Binging- By Dietitian in Kemps corner Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) With an increase in health issues every day, we are beginning to hear a lot about the importance of eating early and the cons of late night binging. Eating late at night is usually blamed for obesity, but it also contributes to various other health complications. Calories that are consumed at night are not processed as efficiently as those consumed during the day. The habit of late night binging usually starts with skipping breakfast, eating a petite lunch, and by 8 pm you want to eat everything in sight or even wake up at midnight with food cravings. WEIGHT GAIN One of the most important reasons to avoid late night eating is the possible risk of weight gain associated with this habit. While most people are aware of the fact that late night gorging may contribute to weight gain, they are not always aware of how it can happen. This is basically caused by the changes in the rate at which our metabolism functions during our sleeping hours versus our waking hours. At night, our metabolism slows down and the food that we consume is metabolized and digested at a much slower rate. This may contribute to increased weight, and thus obesity. So people trying to lose weight should eat at least 2 hours before bed. If you must eat late due to unavoidable reasons, then choose foods that that are low in calories and rich in fiber. FLUCTUATIONS IN SLEEP CYCLE Another important reason to avoid late night eating is due to the effect it can have on your sleep cycle. Studies by dietician in bandra have shown that the digestive process can have serious implications on your sleep cycle, cause you to wake up more often, and give you a hard time falling asleep at the first place. One of the worst foods that can disrupt your sleep cycle are sugary foods such as chocolates, cookies or other baked goods. These foods may also cause grogginess the following day. In contrast, chamomile tea or some warm milk may actually help you to fall asleep at night. HEART BURN AND ACID REFLUX Acid reflux is a condition in which the stomach acid trickles up into the oesophagus after eating. It is often accompanied by heartburn, or a burning sensation in your lower or mid-chest. Though occasional acid reflux and heartburn symptoms are rarely a cause for alarm, recurrent symptoms can indicate chronic digestive disorder or GERDgastro oesophageal reflux disease. Going to bed immediately after eating can trigger acid reflux or other GERD symptoms. Overeating or eating high-fat acidic foods at night heighten these risks. TIPS TO AVOID LATE NIGHT BINGING 1. Eat a big breakfast and a moderate lunch. 2. Have a satiating dinner before 7 PM. 3. When you resort to late-night eating, opt for nutritious foods, such as whole grains, fruits or vegetables. 4. Try not to watch TV while eating. Studies have shown that it might subconsciously trigger the desire for more food. 5. Create a new night time ritual of taking a brisk walk after dinner.
In Best Tips On 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 dietician Mumbai On 30 September 2017
Keys to Remain Young By Dietician Nutritionist in Khar Santacruz Bandra Mumbai Geetanjali Mengi Youth and staying young is like an aphrodisiac and one must always look at staying as young as possible this is possible with a few gentle tips: 1. Exercise- Get off the couch and do a good workout every day. Studies have shown that adding exercise in your routine has overall effect too well being. Exercise Enhances the Oxygen Supply to the Cells making them refresh and so adds to your youth. According to Gary Small, MD, Director of UCLA center of ageing "Walking for just 10 minutes a day lowers your risk of Alzheimer's by 40 percent.%u201D 2. Consume more fat %u2013 This may sound absurd but adding a lot of Omega 3 fatty acid in your diet will help you stabilize your mood and fight aging. Omega 3 fatty acids and thus will fight signs of aging reduce inflammation in the body. 3. Antioxidant rich foods %u2013 Drink Red Wine, Have Green Tea, Eat Fruits, Mushrooms, Grapes, Cheese, Walnuts, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Flaxseeds. Antioxidants combine with the toxins and lead detoxification 4. Do Yoga %u2013 Yoga and the postures one takes while doing it will keep your body subtle and add a glow to your face. Yoga derives its name from Yug or Union and is great for total well- being. It keeps your body young and mind active. 5. Take a Break- Take a break regularly from your monotonous routine and let your hair down. Studies have shown people who regularly take a vacation are more young and fun during Work comes with its stress and pressures both responsible to age you faster so always take a break and enjoy yourself with your favorite hobbies. 6. Feel the love %u2013 Anybody who has ever fallen head over heels in love will tell you that passion makes you want to wake up in the morning with enthusiasm. Feeling the love all around will keep your mind like a child and helps in fighting aging , according to Mehmet Oz , MD , Vice Chairman of cardiovascular services "Loving touches release hormones, including oxytocin, that reduce stress and anxiety." 7. Think Young, surround yourself with loving and supporting people. 8. Avoid smoking. 9. Take Proper Right Diet. 10. Drink lots of water. Article written by #dietician Geetanjali Mengi #healthytricks #liveyoung#young
In Best dietician Mumbai On 03 November 2017
There are lobbies which go to the extent of global warming to pursue a vegetarian diet but studies confirm, man is omnivorous by nature and meat is a great source of proteins and vitamins. The debate is what meat is really good for you Red Meat or White Meat. The primary difference between the two is its fat content. Fat Content- White meat is leaner meat with proteins and lesser fat content although red meat has more fat and also more iron, zinc and minerals. Although red meat contains more proteins and vitamins it is related to higher incidences of certain cancers. B Vitamins – The iron in Red Meat is called Heme iron. It is more easily digestible by man then iron got from a vegetarian diet. Because of the absorbable iron in a plant source vegetarians have found to be with Vitamin B deficiency. White meat considered healthier – White meat is considered healthier than red meat in a diet and it all boils down to the constituents of the meat red meat is made of muscle fiber known as ‘ Slow Twitch “ which means it is used more for steady exercises like walking on the other hand white meat is made of muscle fiber known as ‘Fast Twitch ‘ , which gives us sharp bursts of energy . Red meat carries more oxygen has a higher level of myoglobin on the other hand white meat has lesser oxygen and lower levels of myoglobin. Health Risks- Red meat has higher levels of myoglobin which is related to a higher risk of certain kinds of cancer. White meat has lower levels of myoglobin so you could say better but it is good to have a balanced diet as both red meat and white meat have benefits and disadvantages.
In Best dietician Mumbai On 19 December 2017
Sleep Keeps your Heart Healthy. Sleep Helps you to Lose Weight. Makes you more alert Sharpens your Attention Helps your body to heal itself Sleep Boosts Your Immune System. Sleep Helps You to Live Longer. Sleep Improves your Memory. Improves the Glow of the Body. Repairs cells and keep them Active. Control the Blood Circulation. Improved ability to focus on work. Increase your metabolism Extend your Life Span Improves your Physical Performance Sleep Reduce your Risk for Depression. Sleep is important for protein synthesis of your hair Sleep Helps your Mood and your Mental Well-Being. Sleep Supports Healthy Growth and Development. You will be able to build muscle more easily By Dietician Clinical dietitian Nutritionist Geetanjali Ahuja (mengi)
In Best dietician Mumbai On 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 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