Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Wellness or illness

Wellness or illness

It's all in your hands, you can choose to subsidize your illness or invest in wellness.

If illness then go ahead and look for subsidises for the same and get instant results and if wellness then you need to invest  now to reap the benefits long term.

Think and make healthy choice.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Late night dinners and acidity

 Late night dinners and acidity

Avoid eating heavy meals especially for late night dinner.
It protects you against indigestion, heartburn
and weight gain.

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

Organic or no (leafy veges)

 Organic or no (leafy veges)
 How to know if the greens we buy are pesticide free or organic

If you see a few holes in the leaves of the greens you are buying, pick up the bunch; it means it is not heavily 'pesticided' .

And one very important tip to follow with greens is wash them well and after washing give a final rinse of salt water for five to seven minutes. This helps remove germs and residue.


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

Organic or No (fruits and veges)

 Organic or No (fruits and veges)

How to know if the fruits and veges we buy are pesticide free or organic

Many a times my clients ask me how to know if the foods we buy are pesticide free or organic.

Although this may be a difficult task in itself however here are a few things to look
Appearance If it is oddly shaped uneven like no two items are identical eg no two leaves of the same mango tree will ever look 100% alike. Similarly, each apple, mango or even grain will always look different from another. Their colour, shape, structure will never be uniform. There will, for instance, be different shades of yellow in your moong dal instead of the uniformly bleached yellow of the regular packaged dal.

Fruits, vegetables and grains won't be huge in size. There are, of course, special cases in which people do grow large-sized fruits and vegetables organically as well, but they are not the norm and are difficult to find.

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

Organic or No (grains)

Organic or No
How to know if the grains we buy are pesticide free or organic

Although a difficult task but this can be checked out –
Insect or worms in your grains are a good thing in a way Keedas (worms) too know that non-organic food is just not edible.Naturally grown sabut daals (like moong sabut, or urad sabut), atta, maida, brown rice, white rice and other grains will get keedas after two-three months and especially in the rains. All you need to do is clean the grain or sun them out like our grandmothers would and still live on with it for quite a few years.

Keedas don't contaminate your food, pesticides do. Similarly, if you see a few holes in the leaves of the greens you are buying, pick up the bunch; it means it is not heavily 'pesticided'. And one rule of thumb to follow with greens is this: after washing them well, give a final rinse of salt water for two-three minutes. This helps remove germs and residue.

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

Shortcut to weight loss...are you looking for one

Shortcut to weight loss...are you looking for one

Many of us want to be thin,fit, healthy that too in a short time, but many of us also don’t want to put in the efforts like exercise, Or can’t put the hours in at any activity due to lack of time . Some of us have reasons (or excuses) on why we can or can’t do something. AM I RIGHT? So what do u do….find shortcuts….

You come across claims which are tempting like,

These are claims with no basis in reality. You cannot buy youth. In fact, not only will you waste your money, but you might do yourself harm in the process. Instead, focus your energy on habits and behaviors that reduce the effects of aging and Weightloss!

There are no quick fixes short cuts. There is no miracle diet or miracle pill. You get what you put in, and that’s the brunt of it.

Stop trying to look for weight loss in a pill, it is not found in pills. It’s found in good food and regular exercise.

Weight loss rather maintenance of lost weight is a healthy makeover of your diet and get yours contact

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

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Food label literacy

If you can't read it then WHY EAT IT....don't you at times feel everything written on the package food is beyond your understanding. ..If yes and you can't understand anything just leave it.

If the things written resembles name of a food go ahead, if you feel more like chemicals just throw it away.

Wake up guys before its too late

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Healthy Kitchen Makeover

Healthy Kitchen Makeover 

Have you ever given a thougth to this:- When it comes to trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, does your kitchen do more harm than good? Are you ready to change your kitchen into a space that truly inspires you to prepare healthy meals?

If you want to give your family's daily diet a “HEALTHY MAKEOVER," start with your kitchen. To build good eating habits, take a hard look at the contents of your kitchen cupboards, fridge and freezer, and make a few simple changes.

If you stock your kitchen with nutritious but flavorful whole foods, you and your family are more likely to eat a smart diet and reduce your risk of obesity,cardiovascular and other diseases.
Home is where your heart is, but it can also be where your health is. With a little change you can transform your house into a healthier place for yourself and the people you love.

Together we’ll go through your kitchen to get rid of unhealthy foods and provide nutritious and savory alternatives to replace them with. Discover what products to avoid buying, what ingredients to avoid and how to stock your shelves properly to eliminate unhealthy eating habits.

For a healthy kitchen makeover contact

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

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Can sitting for long hours put you in trouble

You may want to stand up while you read this.

Experts now say you should start standing up at work for at least two hours a day -- and work your way toward four.

Today, the average office worker sits for about 10 hours - office meeting, emails, eating meals,  computer etc.

Medical researchers have long warned that prolonged sitting is dangerous, associated with a significantly higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and depression, as well as muscle and joint problems.

Some have gone on to say that the office chair is worse for your health than smoking and kills more people than HIV. Even working out vigorously before or after work may not compensate for extending sitting.

Metabolism slows down 90 percent after 30 minutes of sitting. The enzymes that move the bad fat from your arteries to your muscles, where it can get burned off, slow down. The muscles in your lower body are turned off. And after two hours, good cholesterol drops 20 percent. Just getting up for five minutes is going to get things going again. These things are so simple they’re almost stupid.”

According to the expert statement released in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Americans should begin to stand, move and take breaks for at least two out of eight hours at work.

Gavin Bradley, director of Active Working, an international group
Gives following suggestions -
Take your calls standing.
Walk around.
Hold standing meetings,Walking meetings.
Walk over to a colleague’s desk instead of sending an e-mail.
Use the stairs instead of the elevator.
Taking a lunch break.
Isn't this Simple stuff.

For full article visit
Health experts have figured out how much time you should sit each day - The Washington Post

Monday, 1 June 2015

World Milk Day 1st June

World Milk Day

World Milk Day is celebrated on 1st June in many countries across the world.

Significance - to raise the awareness about the importance of milk and its products as part of a health balance diet.

"Milk is the First Food for Human" is the theme for this year.

It was initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to celebrate all aspects of milk as a global food.

Did you know, Milk is a complete food except for iron and vitamin C. It contains lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, salts, minerals like calcium and phosphorus, vitamins like Vit A,  B complex– in other words, all healthy nutrients required by our body.

I know most of you don't like milk, we make faces...give excuses like it does not suit our system, other mammals milk is not designed for our body n so on right. ..

To make it interesting, you can add different flavours to it. Saffron, cinnamon, vanilla essence, rose essence, dry fruit powder, strawberry squash thandai syrup etc.

Still not a liking for milk then have milk products like panir,  curd, buttermilk,  cheese, ghee etc.

Benefits of milk - strong bones,  muscles, improves sleep,  quality of hair and skin and also acts as a natural antacid.

So go ahead and have a glass of milk today...doodh doodh doodh piyoo glass full doodh.