Wednesday, 26 November 2014

 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....
 


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

Fenugreek (methi) and diabetes

Fenugreek (methi) and diabetes


Fenugreek aids carbohydrate metabolism and helps regulate blood sugar levels after meals. Fenugreek contains a specialized  type of soluble fiber Galactomannan that slows the absorption of glucose in the intestines and reduces the amount of fat that is absorbed.Fenugreek also contains amino acid responsible for inducing the production of insulin.

Generally people have misconceptions that consuming fenugreek leaves in vegetable form too would lower their sugar level, however, this is not the case, fenugreek seeds taken orally or in powdered form, stuffed in roti or after soaking them overnight proves effective for diabetic patients.

Consuming just 5gm-10gm fenugreek, a day, in any form, helps in reducing the blood sugar level effectively.

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

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Different types of rice in Diabetic Meal Plans

Different types of rice in
Diabetic Meal Plans

Rice is a staple food that is eaten all around the world, the different varieties and forms can make it difficult to choose what's best for a diabetes meal plan.
In a study conducted by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the University of Queensland Researchers analyzed 235 types of rice from around the world. The study found that the GI of rice ranges from a low of 48 to a high of 92, with an average of 64, and that the GI of rice depended on the type of rice consumed.
The following is the list of popular rice varieties and the amount of carbs and glycemic index for each.

Basmati rice has longer grains or kernels than other rice varieties. This is free-flowing rice that is fluffy rather than sticky. Basmati rice is available in both brown and white varieties.

In 1 cup cooked: 44 grams of carbs, 1 g of fiber, glycemic index = 58

Wild rice is known for its nutty flavor and chewy texture. It is native to the area around the Great Lakes, where Native Americans harvest it, so it is also known as Indian Rice. Because of the popularity of wild rice, it's also commercially produced (i.e. not wild anymore) and readily available.
In 1 cup cooked: 35 grams of carbs, 3 g of fiber, glycemic index = 57

White,Sweet, Sticky, or Waxy Rice is a short-grain Asian rice, which, as its name implies, is sticky and gelatinous. It can have a sweeter taste than other rices.
In 1 cup cooked: 37 grams of carbs, 1.7 g of fiber, glycemic index = 86

Black Rice is unique not only for its color, but also because it's high in bran and antioxidants. According to Chinese legend, black rice was only for Emperors because of its high nutrient content, rare color, and highly unusual taste.
 In 1 cup cooked: 32 grams of carbs, 2 g of fiber, glycemic index = 78 

Brown rice is whole grain rice contains bran and the germ . It has a mild, nutty flavor, and is chewier and more nutritious than white rice. 
In 1 cup cooked: 24 grams of carbs, 2 g of fiber, glycemic index =55

A diabetes meal plan can definitely include rice - in fact, it's part of the grain food group, which makes up a large part of a balanced meal plan.

The biggest take home message is PORTION SIZE.  Adults only need a cup cooked rice per serve.  Just because you choose brown rice doesn’t give you a free ticket to eat as much as you want, after all it’s still a carbohydrate and still provides the body with energy – and if you take in too much energy you will store body fat.

The glycemic index can help guide your choice, but remember that each person responds differently to foods

Eating rice with other foods can help reduce the overall GI of a meal and, when combined with regular exercise, can reduce the chances of getting diabetes.




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