Thursday, 22 January 2015

World Cancer Day 2015 Tagline: Not Beyond Us

 World Cancer Day 2015
 Tagline: Not Beyond Us


Taking place under the tagline Cancer – Not beyond us, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer care, and that they are within our reach.
 
The campaign will explore how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and in turn, open up to the exciting prospect that we can impact the global cancer burden – for the better.
 
By moving forward together we have the potential to prove: Cancer. It is not beyond us.

The 2015 campaign will be articulated around four key areas of focus:
  • Choosing healthy lives - Empowering people to make healthy choices and reducing the social and environmental risk factors for cancer.Global tobacco consumption, overweight
    and obesity, unhealthy diet, alcohol intake, and levels of physical inactivity.
  • Delivering early detection - Ensuring the availability of, and access to, early detection programmes for cancer can significantly reduce the cancer burden in all countries.Raise awareness about cancer.
  • Achieving treatment for all - All people have the right to access quality, effective cancer treatment and services on equal terms, regardless of geography and without suffering economic hardship as a consequence.mprove access to essential cancer medicines and technologies.
  • Maximising quality of life-Understanding and responding to the full impact of cancer on emotional, mental and physical wellbeing will maximise the quality of life for patients, their families and carers.

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

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Benefits of BER Fruit!!!!!ABUNDANTLY SEEN IN THIS SEASON

Benefits of BER Fruit!!!!!ABUNDANTLY SEEN IN THIS SEASON

 BER FRUIT- Also known as Ziziphus, Bor, Ranbor, Indian Jujube

The Ber fruit is also associated with Sabari, an old woman who is mentioned in the Hindu epic Ramayana. She is believed to have tasted the fruits first, and then offered only the sweet and ripe ones to Lord Rama and His brother Lakshmana.

Ber is a tropical fruit. You will find it being sold by street cart vendors outside schools, beaches etc since it's a hit amongst all ages.

Medical researchers have found a “new” flavonoid in ber called zivulgarin and trials are underway to discover how it might benefit us. Oleamide found in an extract of Zizyphus jujube has been found to help fight Alzheimer’s disease, and help the cognitive processes.

Ber contains vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid , as well as the B-complex vitamins, thiamin, riboflavin and pectin. It has immunostimulant, antioxidant and wound healing properties, and pectin is known to be useful in cases of diarrhoea. The fruit also helps lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Some of the triterpenoic acids isolated from the fruit are also believed to be useful in fighting cancer and HIV.


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

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Awla Chutney

 Awla Chutney
Amla i.e Indian goose berry is a power house of  Vitamin C, full of antioxidant properties and fibre.It is also very good for hair,skin.
Here is one method by which you can include it in your diet, awla chutney, although the vitamin C content may reduce if stored for longer duration, but is best for someone who can't consume raw awla.
INGREDIENTS-
  • Indian goose berry (Amla)-100 gms(6-7 )
  • Fresh coriander- 1/2 bunch
  • Fresh green garlic -10-12 pcs
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Green chilies - 2-3 tbsp
  • Ginger chopped -1 tsp
  • Roasted cumin - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper -2-3
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Black salt - as per taste
PROCEDURE-
  1. Wash and cut awla into small pieces, remove the seed.
  2. Wash and chop green chillies, green garlic and coriander leaves.
  3. Add all the ingredients in the mixer jar add little water and grind to make a smooth paste.
  4. Take out in a bowl and keep refrigerated .
Serving suggestions-serve as a spread or dip for sandwich,snacks ,rice or parathas
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What are you waiting for...just try it today....

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



Sunday, 23 November 2014

Turn boring khicdhi into a funny face

 Turn boring khicdhi into a funny face

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Use some creativity with vegetables turn a boring khichdi into a funny face. Pickles or olives make the eyes, cucumber make the ears, and carrot, cheese strings make the hair. Your children will not make any more faces.At times it’s good to play with your food.


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

World AIDS Day 1st December 2014

World AIDS Day 1st December 2014

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The 2014 theme for World AIDS Day is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.”
World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world.

An  HIV-positive person’s body undergoes changes, both from medications and the disease itself, therefore good nutrition can have several benefits. It can:
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  • Improve your overall quality of life by providing nutrients your body needs.
  • Keep your immune system stronger so you can better fight disease.
  • Help manage HIV symptoms and complications.
  • Process medications and help manage their side effects.

The Basic Principles of Nutrition and HIV

  • Eating a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes
  • Choosing lean, low-fat sources of protein
  • Limiting sweets, soft drinks, and foods with added sugar
  • Including proteins, carbohydrates, and a little good fat in all meals and snacks
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Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Stop Yo-Yo Dieting- Anti Obesity Day Campaign

 Stop Yo-Yo Dieting- Anti Obesity Day Campaign


  
Are you constantly losing weight–only to gain it back again?
You might be starting to wonder if you’d be better off just accepting your belly fats. But we promise, the perils of being overweight still outweigh the risks of yo-yoing.

So how do you quit the cycle of yo-yo dieting

Be realistic
“Make sure your diet is one you can stick with,”
No crash diets or fads that will be possible to maintain throughout your life. In fact, reconsider the whole notion of dieting as a temporary fix.

Think of what you’re doing as a permanent lifestyle shift: “This is how I eat now.”


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

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Healthy kids snacks- Butterfly Zip Lock bags

Healthy kids snacks- Butterfly Zip Lock bags


These adorable butterfly snacks are made from everything you already have in your kitchen! A snack(plastic) bag makes up the butterfly wings while the body is made from laundry clips. Let your children paint the clips in bright colors and stick on pipe cleaner to make the antenna.

Take a zip-lock bag and a peg, and peg down the middle of the bag. Stick (or draw) on eyes and the pipe cleaner to finish. Fill the two sides of the bag with what ever healthy snacks you have to hand!

Why for kids only, try for yourself too....who wouldn't want to snack from such cute bags....remember to fill in healthy stuff....
 

source:-http://m.halfhourmeals.com/food-for-thought/fun-food-for-kids-10-cool-and-healthy-snacks/
Mrs Shilpa Mittal 
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover