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  • BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

    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.  

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  • What is diabetes? Types of Diabetes & Symptoms- By Best Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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. 

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  • 4 Powerful Reasons to Eat Slower- Best Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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  

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  • What is fatty liver? Cause ? By Famous Dietician in 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.  

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  • Nutrient of the day: Calcium- Article Written by famous Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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.  

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  • 6 Health Benefits of Fiber- By Famous Nutritionist in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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.  

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  • 10 Steps to Prevent Heart Diseases By Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Best Dietitian in Mumbai

    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  

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  • How to Get Flat Abs in the kitchen- By help of Famous Dietitian Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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

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  • Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments by Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi Clinical Nutritionist in Mumbai

    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.  

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  • 13 Health Benefits Of Eating Salad- By Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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.  

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  • 8 Ways to respect your intestine by eating Right Food- Article by Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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

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  • Role of Dietitian & Clinical Nutritionist in today's time- Dietician in Bandra west Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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.  

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  • RICE- GOOD OR BAD? By- Best Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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 

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  • Right Diet along with Daily Exercises would keep PCOS at Bay- By PCOS Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 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)  

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  • Health Benefits of Olive and Lemon- By Best Dietician in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    In Best Tips On 26 February 2017

    Health Benefits of Olive and Lemon Olive Oil  Olive plants grow mainly in the Mediterranean basin and olive oil is extracted from the fruit. It has a wide range of beneficial uses. It is used as a cooking oil, as a pharmaceutical, as a cosmetic, in soaps and creams, and as a fuel. This wonderful extract has worked magic in attaining a healthy living and can also cure you of certain disorders. Let us peek into the world of this lipid legend! Health benefits Olive oil is advised to be incorporated in the daily diet to control cholesterol, relieve constipation and aid in weight loss. It is also known to work as an aphrodisiac. The oil improves bone quality, nail growth and helps in development and lustre of hair. Benefits for the skin It is used as an ingredient in makeup removers, soaps, and scrubs for better outcomes. Olive oil contains anti-ageing properties that are searched for by almost every middle-aged woman in a population. They are also used as moisturisers and for enhancing the skin quality. How does it work against diseases? Olive oil is rich in antioxidants like vitamin E, phyto-nutrients (which act as anti-inflammatory agents), and it works as a preventive agent against cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, and similar diseases. Lemon Lemon is another all-time favourite citric fruit, found in Asia in large quantities and qualities. It has many health benefits as well. Lemon is also a choice of the general population in both culinary and non-culinary units. Why are lemons favourable? Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is much more than the daily consumable value. They are also packed with flavonoids, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, copper, and folates. Modestly, it can be assured that they work as anti-toxic and anti-infectious substances. How lemons contribute to a healthy lifestyle? Lemons help in breaking down free radicals, which, when more in number, can cause serious damage to blood vessels and cause cholesterol formation. Its citrus quantity helps prevent acne, resulting in a healthy, glowing skin. It helps in iron absorption due to its high content of vitamin C It relieves problems related to indigestion and constipation. It is used in hair care. It can treat dandruff, hair loss, and provide additional shine to the hair. It is also good for throat infections, due to its functions as an antibiotic. These two gifts from nature are so common to the human eye that we fail to provide them the importance they deserve. Nature has provided many such gifts to us. Open your eyes and start searching for more!

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  • SEEDS FOR HEALTHY LIVING- Best Dietician in South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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.  

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  • RICE GOOD OR BAD?- By Dietitian in South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    In Healthy Diet Tips On 01 March 2017

    RICE GOOD OR BAD?-By Dietitian in South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Is rice good or bad? this has been a million dollar question for the past few years. Rice is not a bad thing. But the bad thing is when we mindlessly gobble huge portions of it. A humble dal-chawal meal is so satiating, that it makes us eat slower and increases our chances of eating the right quantity. This promotes good health and proper digestion, which are the cornerstones of an accelerated metabolism. HEALTH BENEFITS OF RICE:  Provides Energy: All forms of activities require energy. Carbohydrates are the quickest source of energy and rice is packed with carbohydrates. Skipping this important component in your meal will make you feel sluggish. Promotes muscle growth: Rice contains important amino acids, and when served with a meat dish, the diet is almost complete in terms of muscle mass. Rice is a good option for vegans and vegetarians seeking to develop their physique. The protein content in rice is important for muscle development and preserves lean body mass according to Best Nutritionist in Mumbai . Prevents gastrointestinal distress: Rice has low fibre content and is therefore beneficial for people suffering from diarrhoea, colitis or morning sickness. The low sodium content present in rice makes it a good choice for those with high blood pressure and kidney diseases. Other benefits: Rice has mild diuretic properties and serves as a good digestive aid and natural anti-inflammatory. The manganese component present in rice helps to boost the immune system. Thiamine present in rice is an important component for cognitive processes. RICE DIET Despite the recent negative press about rice, it still remains the staple food for most of the worlds population. Many cultures consume rice, several times a day. Though rice is produced through a refining process, which eliminates the inherent nutrition, it still provides us with various health benefits through diet research done by dieticians in mumbai. The rice that we consume is not bad, but what matter is what is served along with it. Rice is actually packed with nutrients and has more advantages over other carbohydrates. HEALTH RISKS OF EATING RICE: Rice contains high glyceminc index and is considered to be a fast carb. Rice is rapidly broken down into sugar in our body. This in turn contributes to insulin resistance and glucose spikes. Studies show that consuming white rice in large quantities, five times a week increases the risk for type-2 diabetes. CONSIDERATIONS:  1.       Brown rice is low on the glycemic index and decreases the risk of diabetes when ate in moderation. 2.       White rice lasts longer than brown rice and can be stored for a longer period of time. 3.       All types of rice are low in terms of allergic risk. But white rice is a great choice for people who are allergic to wheat and wheat products. 4.       Parboiled versions of rice take longer to cook, but retain more nutrients. 5.       One serving of cooked rice has about seventeen percent of the daily allowance of carbohydrates. 6.       White rice is high in carbohydrates but low in fibre. It does not contain a large amount of vitamins or minerals and is easily digested.

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  • Harmful Effects Of Fast Food-By Best Dietician in Malabar Hills Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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.

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  • Dont make Stomach DUSTBIN-By Best Dietitian in Khar 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

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  • PCOS common as cold these days- By Clinical Nutritionist Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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.

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  • Side Effects of Night Binging- By Dietitian in Kemps corner Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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.

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  • Daily Dose of Brain Boosters- Dietitian in Warden Road Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    In Best dietician Mumbai On 09 March 2017

    Daily Dose of Brain Boosters- Dietitian in Warden Road Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Brain is a very powerful machine which controls our thoughts, moment, and sensation. This three-pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behaviour. Lying in its bony shell and washed by protective fluid, the brain is the source of all the qualities that define our humanity. The brain is the crown jewel of the human body. Brain is constantly working, even when we sleep. You can boost your brain power at any age. If you are feeling forgetful, it can be many reasons like lack of 7-8 hours sleep, lifestyle and other environmental factors, but at the same Right food plays a very important role in brain health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do.   Best Foods for the Brain- Almonds Walnuts Flax seeds Peanuts Pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds Melon seeds Oily fish Green, Leafy Vegetables Broccoli Whole grains, cereals and pulses Berries like blueberries Dark Chocolate Red wine Virgin olive oil

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  • Melon- Water Bells of summer- By Dietician in South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    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.

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  • Why should you Avoid Late Dinner? By Dietician in Nepean Sea Road South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    In Best Tips On 22 March 2017

    Why should you Avoid Late Dinner? By Dietician in Nepean Sea Road South Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)  Why should you Avoid Late Dinner? Indian food is a boon to someone who wants to improve the metabolism. Indian ways of eating food is also an advantage because ancient Indians used to eat very timely meals. The meals used to be balanced with carbohydrates, proteins and fats so there was hardly any imbalance of nutrients. This imbalance of nutrients is the major cause of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure. Being away from native food and food habits is a major mistake that people do. In 1900s, Indians were much healthy than today, though with less medical assistance the life expectancy was low but with right food at the right time helped them survive without any life threatening diseases. Today we are fighting obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other major diseases as a result of fad diets, sedentary lifestyle. Weight loss is a priority in everyones life now a days. There are very few individuals who are appropriate to their height and weight. Timing of dinner differs for everyone. Therefore it leads to the above health issues so, here are some of the reasons why you should avoid late dinner. - The body is like a well-oiled machine. It needs fuel to perform all the functions of the body. - Human body is designed to work in a circadian rhythm, where it burns a lot of calories in the first half of the day and in the later half it slows down. Thus one should eat more in the mornings all throughout and have very light meals from evening to night. - Late dinners may lead to stomach disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerates colitis, pancreatitis and so on. If you can't avoid late night dinner then have a lighter meal high on proteins and fibre which helps to stay full throughout the night. Some stew with beans or egg whites, Stir fry veggies with low fat paneer or Tofu or minced chicken or steamed fish can be eaten to avoid binging on food late night. 

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  • 7 Rules of skincare- By Dietician Dietitian in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi)

    In Best Tips On 30 March 2017

    7 Rules of skincare- By Dietician Dietitian in Mumbai Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 7 Rules of skincare Five senses that human body has, one of most important sensory organ is skin. If you protect your skin internally and externally, it enhances the look and gives confidence. Here are 7 golden rules of skincare that you will swear by Hydration: Keeping the skin moist is the first among the golden rules. The skin is 64 percent water, so drinking plenty of water increases blood flow to the skin improving circulation making the skin look radiant. Knowing the type of your skin also helps to understand whether to hydrate it more than usual. Oily fish like salmon or tuna: If you want to look million bucks have oily fish like salmon or blue fin or yellow fin tuna. All protein and very less fat would lit up your skin like never before. Green Tea: Pollution, stress and smoke harms the skin to no bounds. Cleansing before sleeping, consuming a lot of antioxidants help keeping skin fresh and healthy. Consuming green tea is a secret behind that glowing skin. Chia Seeds: The latest craze about chia seeds is totally worth it. With chia seeds, you can get awesome skin. 1 teaspoon of chia seeds has 2 gm of protein. Protein helps skins rejuvenation. Sweet Potato: This is a holy grail of having good skin tone. Sweet potato has ample fibre keeping your bowel clean. It has vitamin C and folate which would help your skin get a dash of freshness. Forget about dosage of iron and potassium, sweet potato has it all. Giving you the best for your skin. Yogurt: A probiotic, yogurt helps prevent wrinkles. With all the probiotic bacteria help your gut function better hence keeping the skin shiny and clean. Chocolate: Chocolate is said to be having flavonoids which help protecting the skin from ultraviolet rays. Article written by #Dietician #Clinical #Nutritionist Geetanjali ahuja (Mengi) #Skincare  

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