Monday, 14 April 2014

Indian summer vegetable Parwal or pointed gourd

 Indian summer vegetable Parwal or pointed gourd
Parwal is a seasonal vegetable and is available during summers till monsoon season.Parwal is also known as pointed gourd,parwal, patol, parval, patola or potal.It is the 'green potato' of india. Since the fruit flesh is bland it is an ideal base for making sweets..The unripe fruit can be pickled in vinegar. Parwal is remarkable for its nutrition content.Unlike other gourds, it is more than just a low-calorie filler. It gives vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and a bunch of other micronutrients.

Parwal has a high profile in Ayurveda, where it is used to treat fever, skin infections, wounds.It helps purify blood tissue and stimulates the liver, so recommended in jaundice. This vegetable is easy to digest so recommanded for the patients with weak digestion,constipation and  is specialy good for stomach ailments. 


Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Saturday, 5 April 2014

My Name featured in a article in this month's (April 2014) Homemaker issue on 7 day diet plan for healthy skin and hair

 My Name featured in a article in this month's (April 2014) Homemaker issue on 7 day diet plan for healthy skin and hair


Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Three-bite rule

Three-bite rule

When you crave something like cake or chocolate, follow three bite rule, and here it is
Take a small spoon and eat this in three bites and not just gobble it up.
The first bite – enjoy it with all your senses and linger over it.
The second bite, enjoy the flavor.
The third bite, satisfaction.
Then go wash the spoon and put it away.
Your waistline just thanked you!

I know you must be thinking so easy to write but believe me it works
Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Thursday, 3 April 2014

"World Health Day 2014

World Health Day 7 April 2014

World Health Day world-wide is celebrated on 7th April to commemorate the founding of World Health Organization on this day in 1948.  Every year a theme is selected by WHO to highlight the area of public interest for that year. For 2014 the theme is ‘vector born diseases’.  The theme is apt in view of the fact that 40% of the world’s population is at risk from dengue & leptospirosis incidence rates rising globally – 600,000 pa 350-500 million cases of malaria reported each year.

'Small creatures can create big threat'.  The goal of the day is to raise awareness of Vectors, for example, bugs, ticks and mosquitoes.These small creatures can carry disease from human to human and from place to place.  The problem is they can really put our health at risk and we need to be aware of the problems they can cause both at home and when we are out and about travelling. It's very important that we know the diseases they can cause and how to protect ourselves







World Health Day is on April 7: 2014 Theme is vector Born Diseases


World Health Day is on April 7:  2014 Theme is vector Born Diseases
Nature’s gift i.e., good health needs to be up-kept. One needs to be healthy to achieve something in his life.  In majority of the cases, health can be maintained by our own efforts.
Beijing: Everybody known that ‘Health is wealth’. A living creature can become ill at any time, there are no fixed timings for illness – illness can attack in morning, afternoon, evening or night, it can attack new born, teens, youth, middle aged persons and the old alike. To increase awareness, World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year.
The only unplanned occurrence during ‘life’ time is illness.  Education is planned, so is the career, the marriage, the wealth accumulation, the retirement and everything except illness.  Illness can eat one’s life-time savings.
Despite full knowledge about the serious effects illness can cause, the people are not giving the required seriousness to maintain good health. Starting from the food habits, the lifestyle, the pollution everything is forcing people to lose their health.  Illness can be as little as normal head-ache or as large as diseases for which there is no treatment found till now.
The routine illnesses observed in today’s life include: headache, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, pains (joints, back, neck), viral diseases etc.  Though it is a fact that some of the diseases are hereditary in nature, majority of the diseases can be even prevented by taking pre-cautions in the areas of food habits, life style, cleaner environment etc.
World Health Day world-wide is celebrated on 7th April to commemorate the founding of World Health Organization on this day in 1948.  Every year a theme is selected by WHO to highlight the area of public interest for that year. For example, for 2013 the theme was ‘High Blood Pressure’ which is apt due to the fact that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. However, hypertension is treatable and preventable. For 2014 the theme is ‘vector born diseases’.  The theme is apt in view of the fact that 40% of the world’s population is at risk from dengue & an estimated 1.3 million new cases of leishmaniasis (disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania and transmitted by the bite of certain species of the sand fly) occur annually
- See more at: http://www.aegindia.org/2014/01/world-health-day-is-on-april-7-2014-theme-is-vector-born-diseases/2141526.html#sthash.OvUHAONl.dpuf
Good health is nature's gift and needs to be up-kept. Everybody known that ‘Health is wealth’. A living creature can become ill at any time, there are no fixed timings for illness

The only unplanned occurrence during ‘life’ time is illness.  Education is planned, so is the career, the marriage, the wealth accumulation, the retirement and everything except illness.  Illness can eat one’s life-time savings.

Despite full knowledge about the serious effects illness can cause, the people are not giving the required seriousness to maintain good health. Starting from the food habits, the lifestyle, the pollution everything is forcing people to lose their health.  Illness can be as little as normal head-ache or as large as diseases for which there is no treatment found till now.



One needs to be healthy to achieve something in his life.  In majority of the cases, health can be maintained by our own efforts.

 There are a number of things you can do to prevent vector born dieseases like:-
  • Wear protective clothing after dusk; long sleeves and long pants in light colours are best. Mosquitoes are attracted to darker colours.
  • Spray your clothing and mosquito nets with an insect repellent containing permethrin, but be careful not to let the clothing touch your eyes and mouth.
  • Use insect repellents. These should be applied to exposed areas of skin but be careful to wash your hands after application and do not touch your eyes and mouth.
  • Always try to stay in accommodation that has insect screens and mosquito netting over the beds. Mosquito coils can be burned and offer some protection for approximately 6 hours.
  • Indoors, use plug-in mosquito zappers.
  • Sleep in air conditioned rooms where possible, as this reduces the risk of mosquito activity.

Therefore Invest in health, build a safer future







World Health Day is on April 7: 2014 Theme is vector Born Diseases


World Health Day is on April 7:  2014 Theme is vector Born Diseases
Nature’s gift i.e., good health needs to be up-kept. One needs to be healthy to achieve something in his life.  In majority of the cases, health can be maintained by our own efforts.
Beijing: Everybody known that ‘Health is wealth’. A living creature can become ill at any time, there are no fixed timings for illness – illness can attack in morning, afternoon, evening or night, it can attack new born, teens, youth, middle aged persons and the old alike. To increase awareness, World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year.
The only unplanned occurrence during ‘life’ time is illness.  Education is planned, so is the career, the marriage, the wealth accumulation, the retirement and everything except illness.  Illness can eat one’s life-time savings.
Despite full knowledge about the serious effects illness can cause, the people are not giving the required seriousness to maintain good health. Starting from the food habits, the lifestyle, the pollution everything is forcing people to lose their health.  Illness can be as little as normal head-ache or as large as diseases for which there is no treatment found till now.
The routine illnesses observed in today’s life include: headache, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, pains (joints, back, neck), viral diseases etc.  Though it is a fact that some of the diseases are hereditary in nature, majority of the diseases can be even prevented by taking pre-cautions in the areas of food habits, life style, cleaner environment etc.
World Health Day world-wide is celebrated on 7th April to commemorate the founding of World Health Organization on this day in 1948.  Every year a theme is selected by WHO to highlight the area of public interest for that year. For example, for 2013 the theme was ‘High Blood Pressure’ which is apt due to the fact that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. However, hypertension is treatable and preventable. For 2014 the theme is ‘vector born diseases’.  The theme is apt in view of the fact that 40% of the world’s population is at risk from dengue & an estimated 1.3 million new cases of leishmaniasis (disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania and transmitted by the bite of certain species of the sand fly) occur annually
- See more at: http://www.aegindia.org/2014/01/world-health-day-is-on-april-7-2014-theme-is-vector-born-diseases/2141526.html#sthash.IvAw3FKS.dpuf

Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Ready to eat foods good, bad, healthy???

Ready to eat foods good, bad, healthy???

People now a days are busy with both man and woman working, have very less time at their disposal to chop or cook food so turn to ready to eat so called healthy foods for a quick meal or snack.

However routine intake of packaged foods increases the salt, fat and sugar content of the diet which can become a direct signal to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and other health problems. Read the label on the packet, to check the ingredients which will be listed according to the decreasing levels in quantity in the food. So the main ingredient will be at the top and the lesser ones at the bottom.

Here is a quick check list for you all to go through
Trans Fat,


Sodium:

High Fructose Corn Syrup: High fructose corn syrup, used in place of sugar

Artificial Colors and Sweeteners:

Though ready to eat foods are very easily available and convenient, they do not contain all the required vitamins and minerals that the body needs. So, eating freshly cooked food is a smarter choice. If this habit is inculcated from an early stage, it becomes easier to lead a long and healthy life!!

“It’s all about choices." Is picking an apple more difficult than making instant noodles, opening a packet of chips or cutting open a can of smoked salmon,” Again, the answer is easy and making the healthy choice difficult.

“The harmful effects of preservatives and additives may be evident only after decades of consumption. And due to their slow effect on health, studies on large scale are not practical to find out the causal effect,”

So the next time  when you reach out for that packet of ready-to-eat food, think of the chemical cocktail you would be consuming instead of the convenience. Seems it’s time to switch over to the traditional and healthyalternative.


Saturday, 29 March 2014

YOU WANT RESULT THEN EAT LIKE IT

 You want results....right...who doesn't....so then work for it...exercise and eat healthy.



Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Are you drinking enough water?


Are you drinking enough water?
Remember, thirst isn't a good predictor of your hydration status.

The sensation of being thirsty is an indication that you have already used up much of your body's available water reserve and it is now telling you that you need to replenish, in otherwords by the time you are thirsty you are already dehydrated.

If you feel thirsty, it’s too late!

It takes about TWO HOURS for anything you drink to have an effect on your body’s hydration level. By the time you feel thirsty, you are two hours behind! Drinking something even the second you realize you are thirsty means that you will still be dehydrated for at least two more hours.

In fact, most people spend a good portion of their life mildly dehydrated, so drink water frequently even if u r not thirsty may be only sips but please drink water……