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.