Saturday, 14 March 2015

Green antioxidant rich drink

 Green antioxidant rich drink
chetana greendrink

This consist of Baby spinach ,tulsi,ajwain leaves from kitchen garden,  guava and dash of lemon juice…..go green.

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium,  potassium, and vitamin C.
Tulsi holy Indian plant has many benefits like it has anti-bacterial and anti-biotic properties hence treats cold, cough fever and also increases immunity.
Ajwain leaves help in digestion and acidity
Guava and lemon will give vitamin C which again is a powerful antioxidant.

Green foods get their color from a pigment called chlorophyll,they high amounts of Vitamin K,lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals such as indoles and glucosinolates and potassium.

Why you should eat more:
Chlorophyll, a natural blood purifier supports the liver and kidneys in the elimination of toxins. Vitamin K is necessary for blood clotting and building strong bones.Lutein and zeaxanthin can filter out harmful light that damages the eyes.

A daily serving of this can slash your chances of having a heart attack, very good for digestion, in both high and low BP.



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

Friday, 13 March 2015

Weight loss is hard because you’ve been doing it wrong.

Weight loss is hard because you’ve been doing it wrong. You’ve been led astray by programs that don’t work in the long-term.Remember onething there is no short cut to weight loss....exercise , diet n healthy lifestyle is what will give you result .


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

Energy drink or caffeine drink

Energy drink or caffeine drink
Energy drink or caffeine drink
The truth about energy drink

Do u think……Drinking energy drinks is the best way to get energized…..think again
No one needs an energy drink. Energy drinks might give a feel of short burst of energy, but it doesn’t last.
Energy drinks usually contain lots of sugar; in fact, one energy drink can have up to 14 teaspoons of sugar!...which means around 280calories n just empty calories n nothing else….
Most energy drinks have caffeine, and too much caffeine may cause unwanted side effects such as rapid heartbeat and insomnia.
Just give a thought before picking up a can…..for a kick.
The best way to get energized is to eat healthy, be active, stay hydrated and get enough sleep.

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

How to increase the nutritive value of tomato rasam and jeera rice

How to increase the nutritive value of tomato rasam and jeera rice

truptitomato rasam

Tomato rasam with jeera rice is not a complete meal.  The dish is rich in  anti-oxidant lycopene, cooked tomatoes have a higher content of the same. Rice is rich in carbs. The dish lacks in proteins and fibre if considered for a meal.

However to increase the fibre content
-have a bowl of salad or
-add vegetables to rice

Similarly to increase protein content one can
-add panir or chicken pieces to rice or
-add dal to rasam preparation or
-have a bowl of sprouts or channa or moong along with this preparation.

Eat healthy wholesome food.

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

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Berry berry the best among the rest - STRAWBERRY

Berry berry the best among the rest - STRAWBERRY

Strawberries one of the very famous fruit, enjoyed next to mango. Each and everyone of us love strawberry whether strawberry cream , icecream or milkshake or just like a fruit. A visit to mahabaleshwar helps you experience one of the best and freshest of them....so here we go to tell you the benefits of this loveable fruit.

Antioxidants such as flavonoids, phenolic phytochemicals, and elagic acid, all of which are present in strawberries, can help to strengthen the immune system, help in degeneration of the optical nerves thus help in eye care.

Heart Disease: High fiber content, folate, no fats, and high levels of antioxidants such as vitamin-C and those phytochemicals  form an ideal cardiac health pack, as they effectively reduce cholesterol in the arteries and vessels.

High Blood Pressure: Strawberries are rich in potassium and magnesium content, both of which are effective in lowering high blood pressure.

Cancer: Vitamin-C, folate, anthocyanins, quercetin and kaempferol are just a few of the many flavonoids in strawberries which possess excellent antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. Together, they form an excellent line of defense to fight cancer and tumor growth. The daily intake of strawberries is connected to a drastic reduction in the presence and metastasis of hazardous cancer cells.

source:-http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271285.php

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

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

What gets tracked, gets cracked.

What gets tracked, gets cracked

Have you come across such people who eat “healthy” food all the time but still struggle to get in shape.
The truth is that, if you’re not tracking what you eat (even if you generally exclude fatty and sugary foods) you’re sabotaging your own success.
You see, trying to lose weight without tracking what you eat is a lot like trying to save money without a budget. It almost never works.


Studies have shown that people who track their food record (maintain a food diary) perform better. so gear up guys track what you eat

image source:-blog.getsimplifit.com

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

Why does the metabolic rate drop as you age?

 Why does the metabolic rate drop as you age?


Your basal metabolic rate - the number of calories your body burns each day just to stay alive - tends to drop as you age.
According to conventional wisdom, this is because you lose a small amount of muscle each year.
However, many people don't realize that muscle mass is not the only thing that affects your basal metabolic rate.

The age-related decline in metabolic rate - even when muscle mass is taken into account - is because of two reasons.

•Firstly is exercise, the more exercise you do, the higher your metabolic rate. The fact that people tend to exercise less as they age is partly responsible for the drop in metabolic rate.

• Second, metabolic rate is also linked to total calorie intake. This means that the more you eat, the higher your metabolic rate. A reduced metabolic rate in older physically active men could be due to the fact they eat less than their younger counterparts.
The bottom line is that a drop in your metabolic rate is not an inevitable consequence of aging, and has a lot more to do with the way you live your life.

You can minimize the age-related drop in metabolic rate by maintaining a high energy flux - balancing a nutrient-dense diet with regular exercise.

Not only will this help you stay lean, it's a great way to provide your body with more of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it needs to stay healthy.