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
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 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
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 Best Tips On 14 March 2017
10 best foods for improving hair quality- By Dietician in Kemps Corner Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) 10 best foods for improving hair quality Man or a woman, a lustrous mane spells a lot about their health. Having long and strong hair is everyones wish and yes there are numerous products in the market which help you get there in some days. But it is equally important to nourish your hair internally. The very first step to be taken for getting the best quality of hair is to include the following food items in your food lists right away. Spinach- Spinach is packed up with nutrients like vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, vitamin C and iron. No wonder they work for maintaining good scalp and improve hair quality. Guava- A super fruit, guava is locally available everywhere. It is full of vitamin C, which protects the hair from being brittle. Sweet Potatoes- Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene. Our body converts beta carotene to Vitamin A. Your dry and dull hair turns beautiful by eating this simple tuber regularly. Eggs- Eggs are rich in Vitamin B called biotin which helps for hair growth. Eggs nourish your hair internally. Lentils- Folic acid is needed for the body to bring back the health of red blood cells. These red blood cells improve oxygen supply to scalp. Eating plenty of lentils will result in ample folic acid in the body, leading to long lustrous hair. Amla- Native fruit to India, gooseberry is attributed to the health of hair from generations. Almonds- Indians use almond oil for oiling hair. Internally almonds provide magnesium to the body which helps in growing healthy hair. Walnuts- Omega 3 fatty acids in walnuts help grow hair well. Two walnuts a day creates magic with your hair. Carrots- Carrot prevent hair loss, it helps hair grow faster and also aid in getting thick hair. Flax Seeds and Sunflower Seeds- These seeds are rich in zinc, protein, potassium, selenium, biotin, iron, copper, vitamin E, Vitamin B, Magnesium and Calcium. Article Written by #Dietician Geetanjali Ahuja
In Best 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 21 June 2017
7 Best foods for boosting Memory-- Weight Loss Dietician in Bandra Geetanjali Ahuja (Mengi) Memory is something which runs the world. Memory boosting techniques are most common among the children. All parents would want their children to have good memory. Adults also loose the capacity of remembering things when they are under stress. Here are some of the foods which would help boosting the memory. Cabbage: Cabbage head is not the insult as you may perceive. It is a good source of folic acid which helps boost memory. Eggs: Eggs are the primary source of protein and are said to increase the memory. A good omelet on any day for breakfast is a good deal to improve your memory. Broccoli: A little sister of cauliflower broccoli is a good source of protein again. Broccoli can be eaten in boiled state as a side or stir fried way as salad. Add some veggies to stir fried broccoli with salad dressing, you get fantastic salad which not only boosts the taste of your palette but also boosts your memory. Strawberries: The favorite most of all, eating strawberries a day would surely improve your memories. Strawberries can be eaten in any way. Shake it up with little milk and chia seeds, you get a fantastic shake which has refreshing taste and goodness of strawberry. Red Wine: Many people swear by this quality of red wine which would help them boost memory. It is said that wine which is older is the better for improving memory powers. Consuming wine with food is the best way to have it. Salmon: Definitely not an option for vegans and vegetarians, salmon is considered to be the best source of protein and hence boosts memory power. Almonds: Indians swear by almonds for their capacity to boost memory. Soaked and eaten as first thing in the morning peeled almonds are the best source of protein too.
In Best Tips On 18 July 2017
5 ways to take Care of your health during Monsoon Take Moderate hot food and drinks. Raw Vegetables are not hygienic during monsoon so either stir fry them or make soup. Drink Herbal Tea / Concoctions particularly those with anti-bacterial properties like Green Tea with Mint Lemon grass tea. It is advisable to avoid cold milk or raw milk instead boil it well at 100 degree and add turmeric or cinnamon powder to reap good health benefits. Avoid eating road side food.
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.