Friday, 29 September 2017

Happy Dusshera

Without Ravana, Ram and Hanuman would not have met. Sometimes it takes a bad person to be a reason for two good people to connect.

And when two good people meet, they can destroy all evil...


#shilpsnutrilife #happydusshera

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Make heart choices and not hard choices


Make HEART choices not HARD choices

Keeping heart ailments at bay is simple just follow a healthy diet which is balanced and contains all sorts of nutrients, antioxidants and good cholesterol referred to as the high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

Stop smoking and alcohol.

Also, make sure that you workout daily to keep you heart and body fit. Do visit your doctor for regular check-up every once in a while.

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #garlic #flaxseeds #Alsi #tomatoes #onion #garlic #hearthealthy #cardivascular

World heart day 29th September 2017

World Heart day 29th September
This year's  theme "Share the power"

Heart health is at the heart of all health. Your heart is the size of your fist and the strongest muscle in your body. Your heart started beating about three weeks after you were conceived. If you live to be 70 your heart will have beaten two and a half billion times.

When you look after your heart it means eating and drinking well, exercising, stopping smoking... all the things that make you not only healthier, but also feel good and able to enjoy your life to the fullest.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing 17.5 million people a year. That's a third of all deaths on the planet and half of all non-communicable-disease-related deaths. Around 80% of these deaths are in low- and middle-income countries where human and financial resources are least able to address the CVD burden.

World Heart Day plays a crucial role in changing all of this.Together we have the power to reduce the burden of, and premature deaths from, CVD, helping people everywhere to live longer, better, heart-healthy lives.
#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #garlic #flaxseeds #Alsi #tomatoes #onion #garlic #hearthealthy #cardivascular

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Heart disease and homocysteine

#WorldHeartDay 29th sept Special

Heart Disease and Homocysteine

There has been a lot of talk lately about a compound called homocysteine and its relationship to heart disease.

Homocysteine is a common amino acid (one of the building blocks that make up proteins) found in the blood and is acquired mostly from eating meat.

High levels of homocysteine are related to the early development of heart and blood vessel disease. In fact, it is considered an independent risk factor for heart disease.

High-risk patients with high homocysteine levels should increase their intake of B-vitamins especially folic acid in their diet. It is found mainly in green leafy vegetable, mushrooms, pulses, nuts, fruits and root vegetables.

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #homocysteine #hearthealthy #folicacid #bcomplexvitamins

Alsi (Javas lehsun) Chutney

#WorldHeartDay 29th sept Special

JAVAS LEHSUN CHUTNEY (Alsi garlic chutney)

A decent combination, this is great for cardiac types....Flax(omega 3), Garlic (flavonoids and sulfur-containing Allicin), Capsaicin(from chillies).....helps reduce cholesterol provides heart friendly omega 3. FLAX SEED chutney !

-Grind together 250 gms roasted flax seeds, a big palmful of dried red chillies, and 1-2 whole garlic (the whole thing). Add salt to taste. Enjoy on toast, curd rice, boiled veggies, dal-rice, bhakri, idli, dosa what else

-Also one can add a little roasted channa dal, udid dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dry coconut (copra), hing, salt n tamarind.

-For those who are anti-garlic, a ground mixture of dried kadhipatta leaves, dried mint leaves, flax seeds and dried red chillies is also very tasty.

-Make a delcious mixture of juice of a few lemons, salt, red chilly powder, fenugreek powder(methi), haldi (turmeric), and add in ground flax seeds chutney, or just plain ground seeds. This makes a delicious sandwhich spread.

Go ahead and spice up your diet with this chutney.

Recipe also on "shilpsnutrilife" android app

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #garlic #flaxseeds #Alsi #hearthealthy

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Heart healthy foods -onion and garlic

Heart Healthy Foods - Garlic and Onions

Garlic and Onions contain a compound that acts as an effective blood thinner. Ideally a daily dose of two pods of garlic and one onion in your diet can help the heart work better. For people already suffering from heart disease or plaque formation, onions and garlic can prove to be very beneficial.

Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is a particularly rich source of organosulfur compounds, which are currently under investigation.

Crushing or chopping garlic releases an enzyme called alliinase that catalyzes the formation of allicin.

Since cooking can inactivate alliinase, some scientists recommend letting garlic stand for 10 minutes after chopping or crushing before cooking it.

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #garlic #onion #hearthealthy navratri

During Navratri fasting try including gluten free, high protein calcium magnesium rich Sama in your diet. Fast the healthy way

#fasting #foodsforfast #navratri  #shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #sama  #glutenfree

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Heart healthy foods - Nuts

Heart Healthy Foods – Nuts

Nuts such at Walnuts, almonds are high in Omega-3 Fatty acids. These omega-3 fatty Acids are like elixirs for your heart. They help in proper functioning of the heart and help reduce the plaque formation in its arteries. The fibre content in the nuts help to ease the digestive tract, thereby helping your metabolism. A  hand full of nuts, had as a mid day snack can help speed up your way to weight loss and protect your heart.

Eat nuts to prevent heart disease

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #almonds #walnuts #hearthealthy

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

National Punch Day

National Punch Day 20th sept

National Punch Day is celebrated on September 20th of each year.
Punch is the term for a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruit or fruit juice. The drink was introduced from India to England in the early seventeenth century; from there its use spread to other countries. Punch is typically served at parties in large, wide bowls, known as punch bowls.

The word punch is a loanword from Hindi panch (meaning five) and the drink was originally made with five ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices. The original drink was named paantsch.The drink was brought to England from India by sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early seventeenth century.

Today, soft drink manufacturers distribute many types of “fruit punch” beverages. These are usually red colored drinks. Despite the name, most brands contain only a small fraction of actual fruit juice, the major constituents being sugar or corn syrup, citric acid, and artificial flavors.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Water monitoring day

Water Monitoring Day 18th sept

Water is a precious commodity, and one which we tend to take for granted – until supplies run short. Water Monitoring Daypromotes considerate usage of water, so as to preserve resources and ensure that water is available where and when it’s needed most.

It also promotes awareness of what’s actually in our water – from beneficial nutrients and minerals to harmful chemicals, why not take this day to understand what you’re drinking?

Did you know – The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water. The body is made up of 55 to 75 per cent water. Water forms the basis of blood, digestive juices, urine and perspiration and is contained in lean muscle, fat and bones.

As the body can’t store water, we need fresh supplies every day to make up for losses from the lungs, skin, urine and faeces (poo). The amount we need depends on our body size, metabolism, the weather, the food we eat and our activity levels.

Take care save this precious resource… water.

#savewater #waterscarity #waterpreciousresource

Living with diabetes

Synopsis of "Living with diabetes" by Diabetologist Dr Alka Gandhi during Shilpsnutrilife Nutrievent

Dr. Alka Gandhi spoke about prevention, 2 types of diabetes,  care and precautions to take.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Synopsis of "Drive your stress away with right food" by Mrs Shilpa Mittal during Shilpsnutrilife Nutrievent.

Synopsis of "Drive your stress away with right food" by Mrs Shilpa Mittal during Shilpsnutrilife Nutrievent.

Shilpa Mittal Founder of Shilpsnutrilife conducted a session on what foods to eat when are stressed.

Right from how proteins help fight stress to taking care of sugar what does junk eating in stress do. ...ways to overcome was discussed.

Eating right foods when stressed will help you deal with it better.

Synopsis nutrievent 2017 - One pot one shoot cooking

OPOS - ONE POT ONE SHOT COOKING METHOD. The brain child of Mr Ramakrishan

The healthiest, tastiest, nutritious method,  to cook food within minutes. ...with bear minimum equipments like gas, cooker and measuring cups.

Srilakshmi beautifully demonstrated 3 quick recipes ....starting from Lesson 1 ie flash cooking of carrots, Hsb kurma (Mix vegetable) and kaju katli all in just 20 mins with less then 200ml water.

Sri who has been practicing this since last 2yrs answered all queries patiently and inspired quite a few to join the gang....

If you have missed the session have a look at the glimpses .

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Make your diet interesting

Instead of being overly concerned with counting calories or measuring portion sizes, think of your diet in terms of color, variety, and freshness.

This way it should be easier to make healthy choices. Focus on finding foods you love and easy recipes that incorporate a few fresh ingredients.

Gradually, your diet will become healthier and more delicious.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A Mid year wake up call

A mid year wake up call

Even though 3/4th of the year 2017 has gone. ....but don't worry 1/4th still remaining. ...look at the positive side.

A WAKE UP CALL to all of you ...

Are you helping your body to perform all this functions in healthy manner. ...If yes great keep up the good work! !!!

If no, time to think back ....check ...if you are falling sick every now and then,  feeling tired, gastric problems or any pain troubling you. ....look at your lifestyle, exercise, eatinghabits and go as per what your body says..

Practice moderation

STAY HEALTHY #eathealthy #eatright #lifestyle

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Chew your food well

Chew your food well

Good digestion begins in the mouth. Especially for complex carbohydrates, which digest only in the mouth and the small intestine.The enzyme Amylase in the salivary glands is responsible for digestion of carbohydrates in the mouth. Without chewing, Amylase secretion is poor, and healthy digestion is compromised.

The stomach acids DO NOT break down carbohydrates!

If you don't chew the carbs (greens, salads, grains, and beans) you probably will not digest them. So you may experience gas, bloating, and slight pain in the belly.

In fact, those symptoms are very common due to the way we eat: little chewing, on the go, multi-tasking.

Chewing also gives notice to the body that food is coming down, so the stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, etc., all get ready, and bloating is avoided.

Carnivorous animals don't have to chew. In fact, they can't, as their jaws don't move side to side. They rip the food instead. They eat mostly fats and protein, which get digested in the stomach just fine.

Herbivores (like chimps, gorillas, horses, cows, giraffes, elephants, AND humans) have to chew.

All herbivorous animals chew. Sometimes for hours eg cows. Have you noticed that? Except for us, humans.

Somehow, we have ignored to observe nature and our obvious biology.

#chewfood #digestion #healthyeating

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Junk food fact

One teaspoon of sugar is extracted from a stalk of sugarcane one metre in length.

The average person today consumes more sugar in two weeks than a person a century ago would have eaten in a whole year. That’s a junk food fact!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Weaning special Should foods for babies have a bland taste?

Weaning special
Should foods for babies have a bland taste?

There is no need for bland foods. Babies start to learn about different tastes when in the womb, based on foods that their mother is eating. The flavour of breastmilk also changes based on the mothers diet. This gives the baby a chance to learn about flavour, and to enjoy different flavours.

These preferences may even track into childhood and adolescence. It is beneficial to expose babies to different foods tastes during complementary feeding, including many different kinds of vegetables, flavours commonly used in their culture and those eaten by their mother during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Repeated exposure to any foods initially disliked will break down resistance to that food.

There is no need to add sugar or salt as this can set the infant’s threshold for sweet and salty tastes in later life and also their systems are still developing.

#weaning #shilpsnutrilife

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Weaning special When should the consistency of foods be changed from soft to lumpy to solid?

Weaning special
When should the consistency of foods be changed from soft to lumpy to solid?

Foods that have some lumps can be introduced at about eight months, at this age the baby has developed enough tongue mobility to enable them to chew and swallow these foods. From nine to twelve months babies can start to hold finger foods, and have the manual skills to feed themselves and to drink from a cup. There is a critical window for introducing lumpy and then solid foods. If they are not introduced at this age it may increase the risk of feeding difficulties later on.
#weaning #shilpsnutrilife #Nationalnutritionweek

Signs when to start solid

Signs to look for to start solids
Every baby develops at a slightly different pace, but there are some signals like

– Is the baby sitting up? Can she hold her head up?
– Does the baby open his mouth when food comes his way?
– Is she big enough? (Babies typically double their birth weight by 4 months)
– Can he take food off the spoon and actually swallow it?

This is the right time to start weaning your baby ofcourse still not before 4 to 6months of age.

#shilpsnutrilife #Nationalnutritionweek

Saturday, 2 September 2017

When should you start weaning

Weaning special
When should you start weaning or complementary feeding.

Early weaning before 4 months can cause allergies and Parents who delay weaning their babies i.e post 8 months or so may find that their children grow up to be more fussy eaters, new research indicates.

After six months introduce new foods to your baby every few days.
At six months start with 2 meals a day, with regular breastfeeding. Increase to 5 small meals (including fruits,snacks) a day, with continued breastfeeding by 10 months. Continue with these regular meals and breastfeeding until your baby is two years old. Wash your hands with soap and water before feeding your baby. Prepare fresh food for your baby, no leftovers. Keep everything clean when preparing food for your baby.

#shilpsnutrilife #Nationalnutritionweek2017