Monday, 31 December 2018

Sleep more

New year resolution - sleep 😴 more

If you want a major life overhaul without much effort, getting more shut-eye is the way to go. Sleeping helps you burn fat, decreases stress, improves your immune system and boosts your mood and mental clarity.

"Slowly change your routine to add 15 minutes a night 🌃 until you get to eight hours."

#newyearresolution #eathealthy #sleep

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Add something instead of subtracting

New year resolution special- Add something Instead of deleting

Make a resolution to add ➕something instead of subtracting➖ things like sugar or fat from your diet.

✏️Add a serving of vegetables 🥕 🍄🍆 to every meal.
✏️Add protein to your snacks.
✏️Add two glasses of water to your daily routine.

The same resolution can be used for other areas of your life, too.
✏️Add 15 minutes of meditation to your bedtime 🌃 routine
✏️Add15 minutes of classical music🎼 to your commute to help you destress.
✏️Add some organization time to your daily schedule.
✏️Add a book 📚 on financial planning to your reading list.. or do 15 minutes of yoga.
✏️Today,take the kids to the park 🏜instead of handing them a video game controller.

Not all at once but one thing every day.
You'll find over time that these additions will leave no room for unhealthy habits.

Good, now add this one to your New Year's resolutions.

#newyearresolution #eathealthy #addhealthyfoods

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Step away from screen

New year resolution idea -.Step away from the screen💻

Turn Off TV Mobile 📵 leave the 📟tablet out of your bedroom, and pick up a good book.📖

Research shows children who spend too much time in front of screens -📱- computers💻TV 📺video games -- are at a greater risk for obesity, have a harder time falling and staying asleep 😴 don't focus well and experience more anxiety and depression. R adults 👥any different?

Enjoy special moments with your kids painting🎨gardening🍀🌱 cooking🍴
make sure to turn off the cell phone 📴and step away from all things work, and just enjoy the moment.

#newyearresolution #eathealthy #exercise #weightloss #notv #mobilefree #gadgets

Friday, 21 December 2018

Fruits and vegetables to keep you warm in winter

Fruits 🍓 🍐🍒🍎  and Vegetables 🍆 🍅 to keep you warm in winters

Seasonal fruits and vegetables like dark green vegetables, mustard greens🌱🍀 and amaranth greens (bathua), carrots🥕, turnips🍑, cabbage, tomatoes🍅oranges🍊, guava, lime, pumpkin and amla🍏, are great sources of iron, folate and vitamins A, B complex and C, which boost immunity and combat viruses and bacteria that cause infection. Fruits like peaches, apricots and papaya can keep you warm.

Hot soups and stews are definitely the season’s favourite. A bowl of healthy and wholesome soup is not only nutritionally sound, but will also make you feel full and prevent you from eating junk food.

Avoid ready soup mixes as they contain high amount of starch and preservatives. Homemade soups and stews are the way to go.

Fruit chat of like oranges, plums, peaches is most welcome. Also, you can make a salad of carrots, oranges, beetroot or just make a vegetable punch!

#fruits #seasonalvegetables
#Darkgreenvegetables #colouredvegesnfruits #soups #juices
#eathealthy #warmingfoods #thermogenesis

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Warming protein foods

Warming protein foods

In winters, the body requires foods that raise the blood🌡pH, such as protein like lean meat, fish, poultry, 🍳eggs, nuts.These high protein foods are associated with increased heat 🔥production and higher thermogenesis.

For non-meat eaters, eat plenty of soy products like tofu, soybeans, soy nuts, and tempeh or ‘legume’ which covers a wonderful array of foods – all dried beans (chickpeas, kidney beans, pinto beans etc) and lentils.

Stir fry meals with tofu and vegetables🍆🍄 or munch on some soy nuts as a snack.

Having milk 🍶boiled with ginger and fresh turmeric is also warming.

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #healthylifestyle #exercise #avoidjunk #shilpsnutrilife #healthywinters

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Carrot chutney

Carrot 🥕Chutney
Carrots are the second most popular type of vegetable after potatoes.

Carrot chutney makes a good accompaniment to a breakfast or a meal. This chutney pairs well with most Indian breakfasts and even with rice 🍚 roti or chapathi or dosa, uttapa or bread🍞spread.

Ingredients needed

Oil – 1 1/2 – 2 tbsp
Carrots – 1 cup grated firmly packed or 3 medium carrots
Onions – 2
Garlic – 4 cloves
Green Chillies – 2-3
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Tamarind – a small piece or 1/4 tsp paste
Salt as per taste

Wash, peel the skin and grate or chop carrots. Peel the skin of ginger and chop it. Keep it aside. Peel onions chop into small pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add onion, garlic, ginger, green chilli and saute until the rawness of the onion goes and it turns pink.

Add grated carrot, salt needed and saute for a few minutes.

Then add tamarind and saute until the carrots are well cooked, stirring from time to time. If required you may add 1-2 tbsp of water. Avoid adding too much water.

Once the carrots are soft, switch off the heat and leave it to cool.

Then grind it to a slightly coarse paste (not too smooth) with little water.

(Or I made this with OPOS method
In a pressure cooker
Layer 1- 1tsp oil
Layer 2- 2tsp water
Layer 3- onion chopped
Layer 4- carrots, garlic, ginger, green chillies, salt, tamarind

Close the lid, cook on high for 2 whistles, released the pressure, cool and grind to a smooth paste.)

Mix well and enjoy!

Friday, 14 December 2018

Carrot pickle

Carrot 🥕Pickle

So it’s the season of carrots right……besides carrot halwa esp for weight watchers this is a unique way of having carrots.

Chop carrot 🥕lengthwise, slit green chillies also lengthwise, add finely chopped fresh hara🌱 lehsun (green garlic) add salt, mustard seeds(grind a little), lemon 🍋 and a few drops of olive oil and mix well. This can stay in fridge for 10-15days. Pickled crunchy carrots make a terrific accompaniment for just about any meal.

Carrots will give you vit 🅰️ n addition of oil will ensure good absorption of the same. Also this is Pickle gastrointestinal treat... for good bacteria.

#eathealthy #antioxidantrich #carrotpickle #carrots #haralehsun #shilpsnutrilife

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Carrots the power crunch

Carrots 🥕 The Power Crunch
Carrots are one of the most popular, versatile vegetables in the world. They can be eaten raw, cooked or juiced.

There are more than 100 species of carrots 🥕

Some are big, some are small, and they come in a variety of colors including: orange, purple, white, yellow and red.

While carrots🥕 are known for their signature orange color, Carrots get their color from antioxidants called carotenoids. One of these carotenoids is beta carotene, a precursor to active vitamin A that is responsible for many of the carrot benefits that we know about today.

Many studies have shown that beta carotene is crucial for improving immunity in the body, protecting skin and eye health, and fighting free radical damage that can cause various forms of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.

The nutrition in carrots🥕are bound to the cell wall “matrix” of the vegetables that have to be broken by heat (cooking) or mechanical action (grinding, juicing, proper chewing).

Cooking the carrots 🥕in fat, oils or pureeing, juicing them increases the availability of carotenoids.

Fats help the absorption of carotenoids into the blood as carotenoids are fat soluble.

#shilpsnutrilife #antioxidants #cancer #eyehealth #vision #skin #antiaging #immunity #vitaminA #carotenoid

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Amla - the Indian gooseberry

Amla or the Indian gooseberry🍏

Amla or 🍏the Indian gooseberry is a super fruit packed with 20 times more vitamin C than oranges 🍊

🍏Awla has been used as powerful antioxidant agent that also boosts immunity.

🍏Amla restores the vitality and rejuvenates all bodily systems and therefore is used in maintaining good health of skin and hair.

🍏It has cooling, diuretic and laxative properties.

🍏It also has antibacterial properties and helps in preventing infections and healing ulcers.

For Indians Recommended daily allowance for Vit C is 40mg and 100gm of awla contains 600mg of Vit C… just ½ a piece of fresh, raw awla a day is sufficient to meet your Vit C requirement.

#amla #vitaminC #coldcough #immunity #indiangooseberry

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Don't break the habit

Are you still in the festive🎉 and vacation mood.... Come back... Now
Don’t Break the Habit ! Start....
The easiest way to keep things going is simply not to stop.

Avoid long breaks in exercising 🏃or rebuilding the habit will take some effort. For example diwali has just gone. ..if you haven't started yet. ...start now🏋🏌🍎🍆🍄🍅

Even people who consistently stick to an effective health and fitness routine can sometimes fall out of the exercise habit from time to time. Getting back on track can be challenging so, don’t drop it at the first sign of trouble.

If you need help please connect with us at or call us at 9870404042

#eathealthy #dontbreakthehabit #habit #exercise #healthylifestyle #shilpsnutrilife

Monday, 19 November 2018

International men's day

International Men's 👨Day

It's that time of the year to recognize and honour the contribution and sacrifices they make for their families and societies.

Nutrition is a vital foundation for good health overall and a healthy diet can help to reduce your disease risk.

Did you know men’s nutrition needs change at different times of the lifespan👨‍👨‍👦‍👦?

However here are 4 Must have essential Nutrients 🍅🍎🍊🍄🍆

🍉Fibre:- is good for your heart and digestio, research reveals fiber may help slow the progression of prostate cancer.

🍋Vitamin D -Promotes muscle strength and integrity, also improves testosterone levels.

🧀Protein - building muscles💪 , immunity, regulations of various enzymes and hormones.

🍐Calcium- optimum bone health, also for muscle contraction and nerve function.

Along with this Men's please take a note📋 of the following
✔️Watch your waist size
✔️Limit alcohol
✔️Reduce smoking
✔️Share your stress
✔️Be physically active

Wishing you a happy and a healthy Men's👨day
#november #menshealth  #mensnutrition #shilpsnutrilife

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sprouting Methi seeds

Sprouting methi seeds

As requested by many here is the procedure to sprout methi seed…..

Sprouting the methi seeds is simple.

🍀Take half a cup of dry methi/fenugreek seeds.
🍁Wash well and soak in water for at least 24 to 36 hours.
🌼Drain water completely and transfer the content to a colander.
🍀Cover with wet cloth or you can tie them in a thin muslin cloth and hang  in the kitchen.
🍁I used a wet kitchen towel. Keep it aside undisturbed. Make sure you keep the cover moist at all times.
🌼Within a day or two, you will notice small sprouts shooting out. I left it for two days until the sprouts were 1 cm long.

Remember to  wash them and drain water completely daily else they can become slimy and give a foul smell.

Keep the sprouts in a airtight box in the refrigerator,easily stays well for a week.

Half cup of dry methi will yield approximately two cups of sprouted methi.

#diabetes #methi #fenugreek #winters #shilpsnutrilife #methisprouts

All about Methi sprouts

Eat methi seeds sprouts specially in winters

🏵Fenugreek seeds, specially sprouts are very good for health, not only for diabetics but also for digestive problems including stomach and mouth ulcers.They are good for healthy hair due to the presence of Lecithin.

🍁A rich source of antioxidants, fenugreek counters free radicals damage hence also delays early signs of aging. They are specially good for winters, provide warmth.

🍀Fenugreek seeds are used as spice and also as herb.

🌼Eat fenugreek sprouts as
🔸a snack, fresh-in-hand,
🔸added to sandwiches, salads,
🔸juiced with vegetables,
🔸mixed with potato salad and other root vegetables;
🔸use as a garnish, added to soups, dals, rice and pasta dishes and stir-fries, just before serving.

Fenugreek sprouts are quick and easy to grow, sprouting also reduce its bitterness. Do not cook sprouts as they go mushy.

#diabetes #methi #fenugreek #winters #shilpsnutrilife #methisprouts

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Eating too much sugar and diabetes


Does eating too much sweets🍬🍰 cause diabetes.

Research has found that a high-sugar📈 diet certainly increases diabetes risk — adding just one serving of a sweetened beverage 🍸each day to your diet ups risk by 15 percent, a study at the Harvard School 🏥of Public Health found — but sugar alone isn’t necessarily enough to cause the disease on its own. Excess calories that come from both carbohydrates and fats also contribute to the development of diabetes.

Eating too much sugar (or foods with sugar, like candy or regular soda) can cause weight gain, and weight gain can increase a person’s risk for developing the disease.

Also People who exercise🏋 fewer than three times a week are at risk.

The bottom is when assessing our risk for diabetes don’t avoid any food groups but yes limit the source of simple sugars and fats.

#diabetes #diabesity #eathealthy #exercise #obesity #shilpsnutrilife

Monday, 12 November 2018

Karela and diabetes

Karela (Bitter gourd) and diabetes

Karela or Bitter gourd or bitter melon is a vegetable that is hated by most of us because of its bitter taste, right. ..the bitter taste is generally attributed to the quinine it contains.

Bitter gourd has phenolic compounds that reduce glucose release during carbohydrate digestion. Thus, it has a hypoglycemic effect and is good for diabetes.

It is also known that bitter melon contains a lectin that reduces blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues and suppressing appetite - similar to the effects of insulin in the brain.

This lectin is thought to be a major factor behind the hypoglycemic effect that develops after eating bitter melon.

It also contains a chemical called Charantin, which is known to reduce high blood glucose levels.

#karela #bittergourd #diabetes #shilpsnutrilife #fooducated

Monday, 5 November 2018

Happy Dhanteras

Dhanteras festival is closely associated with wealth 💰

While people flock to buy precious metals on Dhanvantari Trayodashi, the first day of Diwali festivities, popularly known as Dhanteras, not many remember that Dhanvantari is the originator of Ayurveda and blesses people with good health rather than wealth....this day is also celebrated as AYURVEDA DAY

Also during churning of milk ocean (Kshirsagar Manthan), Lord Dhanvantri emerged out, carrying a jar of Amrita along with Goddess Lakshmi. That’s why, worshipping Dhanvantri and Lakshmi on Diwali guarantees health, longevity and prosperity.

The idea that health is the true wealth 💰 is forgotten. Health features low in the priority list". People are searching for shortcuts and are in a rush to have everything and this harms their health in such a way that they can enjoy nothing.”

Also Certain communities eat legumes on Dhanteras to ensure easy digestion for the feast that follows. But it’s better not to overeat.

So this Diwali pledge for good health too.

#Dhanteras #Diwali #eatright #eathealthy #wealth #shilpsnutrilife

Dhanteras special Moong rice

Dhanteras💰is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm throughout India, two days before Diwali🎉

A lot of delectable food is prepared which is considered to bring in good luck.

On Dhanteras, special offering called Naivedya is prepared for Goddess Lakshmi and an elaborate meal is cooked at home as part of the beginning of Diwali festivities.

Some dishes/foods are typical of Dhanteras that are prepared to bring in good fortune.

Here is what we make - Whole boiled moong and rice,  eaten mixed with ghee and sugar.

Some other delicacies which I found through google

Eastern and parts of North India, whole wheat or atte ka halwa

Long-grain cracked wheat sauteed with ghee and sugar known as "lapsi" is very popular in several parts of the country, and may be accompanied by a curry of yard-long beans, that symbolize longevity.

In Maharashtra, dry coriander seeds are mixed with jaggery and offered as prasad to Goddess Lakshmi.

Panchamrit, Boondi Laddoo, Kheer or rice pudding made with jaggery, milk and rice is considered auspicious and is a must have during the Dhanteras Puja.

What do you prepare as Naivedya today🎆🎊🎉🎇

#Dhanteras #Diwali #eatright #eathealthy #wealth #shilpsnutrilife

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Dates dryfruits sweet

An easy and healthy sweet dish for Diwali🎆🎇🎊🎉
½cup roasted oats
1cup roasted n finely crushed dryfruits
2 (500gm) cups dates paste
1tbsp ghee

Add one tablespoon of ghee to half kg of dates. Then, stir it continuously till the dates get softer. Once it reaches a thick paste-like consistency, add finely crushed dryfruits, oats and a few handful of grated almonds on top, spread it in a dish and cut it into pieces.

🎊A healthy, home-made date dry fruit sweet is ready. (you can also try adding other dry fruits, anjir to it)

🎇It is much healthier than the so called fat free and sugar free sweets available this days.

#healthysweet #festiveseason #diwali #eathealthy #celebrations

Friday, 2 November 2018

Vitamin D day

November 2nd is Vitamin D ☀️Day!

Vitamin D Day is a day to recognize vitamin D☀️ deficiency as a world problem.

Researchers agree that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D 🌞and some scientists even think a greater percent of people are deficient in vitamin D 🌞

Why are so many people deficient, you might ask? It’s simple really. We get vitamin D from sun ☀️exposure. And now, more than ever, the world’s population lives an indoor lifestyle, avoiding the sun daily. Doctors are beginning to discover that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.

“Vitamin D 🌞deficiency is a global pandemic that has serious health consequences for children and adults. Improvement in the world’s vitamin D status could significantly reduce risk of many chronic illnesses including cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes and many deadly cancers as well as infectious diseases including upper respiratory tract infections, influenza and tuberculosis.”

If you expect sunshine 🌞 to provide you with vitamin D, then you’d better make sure that the sun is high enough in the sky, because when the sun is low on the horizon it cannot help skin make vitamin D.

Learn, educate and participate; let’s get the word out!

So go grab the sunshine vitamin and up your vitamin D levels.

#vitaminsd #sunlight #sunshinevitamin #shilpsnutrilife

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Mental health day

Having a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.


Tuesday, 9 October 2018

World Mental Health Day

World Mental 💭Health Day 2018 10 October

Adolescence 👫and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress the expanding use of online technologies,  can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows.

Half of all mental 💭 illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. Harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents is a major issue in many countries and can lead to risky behaviours such as unsafe sex or dangerous driving. Eating disorders are also of concern.

Prevention begins with better understanding.

A healthy body ensures healthy mind and thus a balanced mental here we bring to you
10 tips which can be of help you or a loved one.

Or also on my android app "shilpsnutrilife"

#mentalhealth #shilpsnutrilife #depression

Friday, 5 October 2018

Immuno booster dish

Give your immune system a boost with this immuno-boosting ..."RED BL🍎SS🍎M SOUP"  Fight back against the colds and flus....happening due the seasonal 🌈change.

This soup ☕contains Dudhi, beet, tomato🍎, spring onions, capsicum, garlic, green chillies, ginger...with little rock salt, cumin powder and a dash of black pepper powder. Cooked in a pressure cooker, cooled, blended in a blender. Strained slightly....serve hot.

Spring rice- cooked rice seasoned with spring onions.

This dish is positively packed with antioxidants such as vitamin A (beta carotene) 🎃 vitamin C, manganese and also light on stomach. Try to introduce as many colours as you can, particularly seasonal and rest be assured of sound health🍓🍏🍉

Go ahead do give this a try. With the change of weather and schedules, don’t forget to take care of your mind and body before everything else. Your body will certainly thank you for the effort! 🙏

#shilpsnutrilife #immunity, #healthy #weightloss #bestdieticIan

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Alsi garlic chutney (javas lehsun chutney)

#WorldHeart♥️Day 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.

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

Friday, 21 September 2018

Brain exercise can prevent Alzheimer's disease

Challenge your brain to prevent Alzheimer's disease

By challenging the brain with new activities you can help build new brain cells and strengthen the connections between them. This may counter the harmful effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia pathologies. Learn some great new things, learn a new language or taking up a new hobby or sport, slove quiz, puzzles.

#alzheimers #dementia #braincells #shilpsnutrilife

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Dal ka panni or dal water as weaning food

Dal ka paani or dal water as weaning food

Dal ka paani or dal water as weaning food does not give much nutrition except some heat stable water soluble vitamins, it has no carbs, proteins or fats needed for the infants development. Instead one can give mashed dal or combine dal with rice or roti.

Start with 2 teaspoons per meal (start with one meal only) along with 800 ml of  breast milk. If your child is comfortable with it and seems to enjoy the new taste then it can be increased gradually from 1 to 3 mealsne.

When your little one is 4-5 months old it is best to give clear liquids and once when baby is 6 months old you can start with thin pureed foods. So your 6 months baby will have clear liquids plus pureed foods.

"Sahi Poshan Desh Roshan"

#poshanmaah #shilpsnutrilife
#shilpsnutrilife #dalwater #weaningl

Are oats good for kids

Are oats good for kids?

I have seen some mothers start weaning with oats or even continue later on …specially morning time as kids don't drink milk so a way to give milk too.....please oats are not for kids, yes oats are good in fibre.

🍎They can deplete the body of vital minerals

🍎They may bloat their small tummies and kids may feel full after eating small quantities and may not feel hungry for quite some time.

🍎This is a stage when their nutritional needs are higher we need to feed them nutrient dense foods not just fibre and fill them up.

Similarly a home cooked usual breakfast like paratha, poha, upma, idli, uttapas are better with probiotics and other nutrients like proteins,  vitamins which are systems are used to eating....

A balanced home cooked meal consisting of cereals ,pulses or dals , milk and its products along with fruit and vegetables is good enough to meet the requirement.

"Sahi Poshan Desh Roshan"

#poshanmaah #shilpsnutrilife
#shilpsnutrilife #dalwater #weaning #weaningspecial #oats

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Fasting foods - samak

Samo rice is also called Varai, Kodri, Samvat or Samak Chawal. It is called as Samo or Moriyo in Gujarat, called Bhagar and Varai in Maharashtra. It is called Mordhan or Sama ke chawal in Hindi, In Bengal it is known as Shyam or shyama rice.

Gluten free, good source of protein, fibre,  vitamins and minerals.

#Fasting #samo #samakrice #varai #Shilpsnutrilife

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Buckwheat -kuttu

Buckwheat also known as Kuttu  a superfood eaten during fasting

Buckwheat is one of the healthiest, nuttiest, most versatile whole grains. And despite its name, it's really not related to wheat at all. Buckwheat is actually the seed of a flowering fruit that is related to rhubarb and sorrel. ... So it's a popular substitute for wheat for those who are gluten-intolerant.

#fasting #buckwheat #healthyfast #glutenfree #digestiveproteins

Friday, 24 August 2018


Amaranth or rajgira means “immortal” or “everlasting” in Greek

Rajgira (Amaranth) or Ramdana, as it is popularly known in Northern

Rajgira is a good source of calcium, protein and amino acids and is rich in iron, magnesium and Vitamin A, B and C too.

This grain, which is only remembered during fasting, should be included in our regular diet for the numerous benefits it offers.

#Fasting #rajigira #amaranth #Shilpsnutrilife

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Reusing cooking oil

Reusing cooking oil has been done for ages.

When oil is overused, the color darkens, it develops a stale odor and taste which attaches to the product,
To know whether to use it or throw it check this out

#reusingcookingoil #transfat #oil
#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #dieticianborivali #dieticianmumbai #fitness #weightloss #shilpsnutrilife
#rightexercise #healthydiet #lifestyledisorders #bestdietician #consultantdieticiannutritionist

Monday, 20 August 2018

Diabetes management during fasting

Diabetes management during fasts

Fasting should not make us weak, irritable or create an urge to indulge later. This happens when there is no noble goal behind fasting. The Bhagavad Gita urges us to eat appropriately – neither too less nor too much - yukta-aahaara, and to eat simple, pure and healthy food (a saatvik diet) even when not fasting.

Fasting with diabetes poses significant risks, following points should be considered while diabetics undertake fasting…

🍉Monitor your blood glucose regularly during the fast.

🍓Choose water or aim to drink sugar free and caffeine free drinks frequently throughout the day.

🍒If you experience hypoglycemic symptoms, it is advisable to break the fast.

🍅Do light exercise and take rest when possible to help avoid lowering of blood glucose levels.

🍑Keep the portion sizes moderate. Overeating is a greatest risk.

🍎Continue taking your diabetes medicine, regarding dosage and timings talk to your doctor.

🍊If you eat one meal should contain a balance of whole grain like jowar, Bajra, jav, nachani as well as some protein from  pulses, panir, curd,milk and small amounts of heart healthy fats, limit added sugars.

🍏If you need to eat fasting foods eat Rajigira,  Samak, kuttu (Buck Wheat)  instead of sabudana, fried foods and sweets.

🍎Eat every 2-3 hrs, include fresh fruits and vegetables.

🍋Keep sensible portions in mind and follow the same guidelines for healthy eating that you do the rest of the year.

#diabetes #Ramadan  #hypoglycemic #shilpsnutrilife

Monday, 13 August 2018

Build your army or team

Build your army or team
Independance from obesity
On this independence day here is the third step you can take to win the battle of the bulge, just like how soldiers work, taking inspiration from them.

Build your army or team
A team who will train, work and be behind you and NOT leave you till you reach your goal, mainly will support you like a team. Once you’ve adapted this new lifestyle, take people with you and make your unit stronger. Pass along your knowledge to save as many people as you can.

#independenceday #diet #shilpsnutrilife #obesity #weightloss #freedomfromobesity

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Find your weight loss goal

Independance from obesity the soldier way

On this independence day here first steps you can take to win the battle of the bulge, just like how soldiers work, taking inspiration from them.

Find your goal or your enemy, just like soldier.

You must choose your goal be it weight loss, reducing diabetes, BP, reduce cholesterol, acidity, thyroid or just healthy eating. Then all you have to do is just show up your duty.

#independenceday #diet #shilpsnutrilife #obesity #weightloss #freedomfromobesity

Friday, 10 August 2018

Freedom from obesity the soldier way

Keep Watching coming.....soldiers way of getting freedom from obesity

Independance from obesity
On this independence day here are a few steps you can take to win the battle of the bulge, just like how soldiers work, taking inspiration from them.

Is it time you yelled FREEDOM!? It is time you claim your independence? Let this independence day be a day you celebrate as the day you became FREE….free from unhealthy lifestyle.

#independenceday #diet #shilpsnutrilife #obesity #weightloss #freedomfromobesity

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Changing cooking oil


We read and have been advised by many, we must be doing it too.... But are you aware of the real reason to do this, to know visit

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Monday, 6 August 2018

Post pregnancy weight loss

Some pointers to help you lose your post pregnancy weight.

Motherhood on one hand brings joy and on other a feeling of being fat and tired at times …RIGHT

Besides having a healthy baby, each and every mother dreams of getting back into the pre pregnancy weight, getting rid of that spongy belly, or get back into skinny jeans; all this is possible… you can, and you will – but you can’t rush it.

To know further visit the link

or view the same on my android app "shilpsnutrilife"

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Friday, 3 August 2018

Nursing mothers and weight loss

Nursing mother and weight loss - World Breastfeeding Week 1 - 7 August

A common concern for most of the new mother after delivery is to lose the weight gained during pregnancy….

A good rule of thumb is to take in 200-500 calories in excess of what you needed to maintain your weight before you were pregnant while you are nursing.

Breastfeeding doesn't make you gain weight - in fact, you use up calories when you nurse, and helps you get rid of extra weight more quickly while you are nursing. You might not realize that you already began your weight-loss efforts the moment you put your baby to your breast.

Breastfeeding burns around 300 calories per day, so it can help you begin to lose some of your excess baby weight. What's more, breastfeeding can help stimulate contractions in your uterus that help your belly shrink back to its regular size after pregnancy to help you regain your old shape, too.

Your body stores up fat during your pregnancy to provide the extra calories needed for milk production. It is easier to lose lower body fat (hips, buns, and thighs) when you are breastfeeding compared to the mom who is formula feeding. .

Begin your weight loss program slowly when you are breastfeeding. Increase your activity level.

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Thursday, 2 August 2018

Nutritional status and TV watching

Do you feed your kids infront TV or watching or playing games on mobiles, tab, Ipads etc

Why is it that this habits are not good have you given this a thought?

The child is not eating mindfully, is unaware of the texture, the taste and the portion size so it is possible for the mother to overfeed the child which can in long run result in obesity.

The better option would be either tell some story regards the healthy food  rather than making them watch TV or use gadgets.

Know further whether it affects the nutritonal status of your child

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#rightexercise #bellyfat #stress #healthydiet #lifestyledisorders #consultantdieticiannutritionist
#kidsnutrition #kidsnutritionist #childhoodobesity

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Diet essentials of lactating mothers

World Breastfeeding Week 1 – 7 August
Diet essentials of lactating mothers

During lactation make sure you get enough nutrients, not just more calories. It can make a difference in the quality of your breast milk and affect how quickly your body rebounds from childbirth.

•Plenty of beverages like soups, milk, juices,water
•Fresh fruits
•Milk and milk products
•Dry fruits
•Vegetables which are easy to digest and are not strongly flavored
•Salads; can be grated to make them easy to digest and not strain the stitches by adding to bulk.
•Eat more of whole grains and cereals
•Breast Milk Producers- Methi seeds, Fennel seeds, Ajwain, til seeds, ginger powder-saunth.

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Healthy monsoon snacks

Healthy Monsoon🌦 Snacks

Further adding on to my previous post on healthy snacking options for monsoons here are a few more

Baked aloo tikki, corn tikki, crepes (besan chillas), steamed momos, soups, a mixed-sprouts chaat, grilled snacks, mix veg pattice or aloo chaat. It's easier to make, delicious, and definitely more nutritious than the fried pakoras.

Grilled sandwich perfectly substitutes a bread pakoda by offering a nice mix of boiled vegetables, a bit of cheese or panir for taste, and crunchy slices of bread, Similarly bread with hot besan or egg omelette is also a high protein healthy snack option in a rainy weather.

Rains are beautiful, so enjoy yourself, but don't make exceptions to your diet you might regret later.

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Peanuts health benefits

Go nuts over this Peanuts

Peanuts are not actually nuts, as the name would imply. Peanuts are a member of the legume family, and are closely related to peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas.

Also known as Groundnut, moongphali, moongfali, sing, singdana

Loaded with protein, fiber, healthy fats (monounsaturated fats), vitamins (vitamin E, folate niacin), minerals( manganese) and phytonutrients, peanuts are nutritious.
Peanuts are associated with reduced risks for chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and hypertension due to the presence of RESVERATROL, a phenolic ant-oxidant usually found in grapes.
Peanuts may also help you control your weight if you consume them in moderation.
Peanuts do not contain cholesterol.
Peanuts have a very low glycaemic index.

It is recommended that peanuts should undergo some processing like boiling, roasting prior to consumption. The largest danger of the consumption of raw peanuts is the possible presence of aflatoxin, a poison produced by a fungus that may be present on raw peanuts.They are not poisonous, and it is unlikely you'll get a huge amount of toxins from eating a handful.However at times it can lead to problems such as diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea

This Monsoon enjoy a handful of boiled or roasted Peanuts.

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Is corn fattening

One of most common myth and fear people have is – corn is fattening and sugary.

Truth: An cob of corn has about the same number of calories as an apple and less than one-fourth the sugar. In other words, it can be one of the healthier foods!

Just remember: while sweet corn is healthy, some of the fried preparation made out of it or toppings people like to put on it aren’t, but still at times an cob of corn slathered in butter and doused in salt is still a healthy option.

For benefits do check out yesterday's post.

#shilpsnutrilife #cornoncob #monsoon

Monday, 16 July 2018

Corn on Cobb benefits

Health benefits of Corn
Monsoons are incomplete without a dose of lemon rubbed butta.

With bhuttawalas putting up makeshift stalls at almost every corner in the neighbourhood during the rains, isn’t it difficult to pass by them and not be captivated by the delectable aroma of roasted corn. The way a vendor dips half a lemon in chilli-salt powder and then assaults the corn cob with it sets you salivating in anticipation.Apart from the charcoal roasted variety, there are many who like their bhuttas boiled.This delicious snack has great health benefits.

1. Corn is rich in fiber which aids in digestion.One cup of cooked yellow corn provides 3.6 g of dietary fiber that helps to control your hunger and keeps your digestive system functioning smoothly

2. It is a good source of vit c, niacin n folic acid, which helps prevent heart disease.

3. It contains thiamin that helps maintain memory
and other valuable B-complex group of vitamins such as pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and pyridoxine.

4. It lowers cholesterol and prevents the risk of colon cancer.

5. It is loaded with lutein,zeaxanthin and ß-carotenes (esp the yellow ones), these phytochemicals promote healthy vision.

Enjoy rains with healthy monsoon snacks

Enjoy rains with healthy Monsoon snacks 

Monsoon means – Rain, Chai and Pakodas ! Isn’t it especially after getting wet.

Who doesn’t love monsoons? The smell of wet earth, watching the raindrops, getting wet and finally unwinding with a steaming cup of chai or kaapi along with a nice hot snack. While it won’t hurt to occasionally give into your temptations of those crisp onion or chilies bajjis , samosas but yes moderation is a must. 

While you are tempted to eat some hot snacks during the rains, why not try some naturally healthy snacks, so for all those who are looking for healthy snack options that you can munch on those rainy days, here are a few:

Corn on the cob: Or bhutta/ makkai. Its fun standing in the rain and watching the corn being grilled over red hot coals! Have it with just salt, red chilli and lime juice.

Peanuts - boiled /roasted . boiled salted peanuts are perfect protein rich snacks for a rainy afternoon.

So give this regular pakoras, smaosas, kachori a twist and try healthy snacks like makai, peanuts.

#shilpsnutrilife #monsoon #peanuts #corn

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Organic leafy to know

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.

Note :- This is as per what I have read and come across.

#shilpsnutrilife #organicvegetables

Organic fruits and veggies... How to know

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 unusually 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 color instead of the uniformily coloured.

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.

#organicfruitsvegetables #shilpsnutrilife

Friday, 13 July 2018

Media child obesity on rise

Around 14.4 million Indian kids are overweight, second highest in the world

Parents where are we heading
Lets give a thought to this.......Child Obesity in India on the Rise

Obesity in children has tripled in the past two decades.

Once the habit is developed for junk food, it gets very difficult to get rid of the addiction. To ensure that kids do not make this unhealthy lifestyle a permanent part of their life one should start inculcating good nutritional habits from the beginning. Ensuring enough physical activities is an equally important aspect of every child’s growth.

In case you need professional assistance to get you started on a healthier lifestyle for your family contact us now before it is too late.

#secondhighestinchildhoodobesityindia #childhoodobesity #junk #eathealthy #shilpsnutrilife

Thursday, 12 July 2018

How to know if Dals, grains are organic

Organic or No
How to know if the grains,dals 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.

Also 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.

Keedas don't contaminate your food, pesticides do.

Note :- This is as per what I have read and come across.

#organicfoods #shilpsnutrilife

Organic or no

Organic Food? How Do You Know?

Buying organic food is becoming increasingly popular due to the health benefits and promotion of agriculture sustainability.  But how do you identify whether it is  organic or not? expensive !!! whether really worth it, how to check upon the same etc.

If this questions worries you at times then stay tuned….coming soon ORGANIC OR NO

Till then keep posting here in the comments section what are your thoughts.

#organicfoods #shilpsnutrilife

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Shop shop shop till you drop but don't hog

Shop till you drop but don't Hog

Make sure you eat a good healthy meal before you hit the MALL for shopping. Will save you some expensive calorie investment that you might repent later.

Eat before you go, tuck an apple, dried fruit or high fiber snack bar or roasted channa into your purse or backpack before you leave. You know that shopping always takes longer than you think, so be prepared! Take a water bottle too. If you can forego the food court, even for a drink, you'll be less tempted to buy food.

If incase you have to eat anything while shopping go in for sweetcorns boiled without butter or plain salted popcorns.

Think ahead to what you'll want to eat  when you get home. Prepare some lentils or sprouts which can be had with rice or bread or prepare theplas or get things ready for khicdi in cooker, so you'll have a ready to eat healthy meal when you get home. Or put some fish in the fridge to defrost so it will be ready to grill.

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