Wednesday, 30 May 2018

World no tobacco day

The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease."

Tobacco use is the second leading cause of CVD, after high blood pressure.

The WHO MPOWER measures  include:

Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies;

Protect people from exposure to tobacco smoke by creating completely smoke-free indoor public places, workplaces and public transport;

Offer help to quit tobacco (cost-covered, population-wide support, including brief advice by health care providers and national toll-free quit lines);

Warn about the dangers of tobacco by implementing plain/standardized packaging, and/or large graphic health warnings on all tobacco packages, and implementing effective anti-tobacco mass media campaigns that inform the public about the harms tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure.

Enforce comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and

Raise taxes on tobacco products and make them less affordable.

Don't skip Suhoor

Don't skip Suhoor (pre-dawn meal)

Suhoor is regarded as a benefit of the blessings in that it allows the person fasting to avoid the crankiness or the weakness caused by the fast.

Eat suhoor(sehri) just prior to dawn. Yes, it's hard to get up at that hour, which is why it has many benefits and rewards. And this morning meal is generally recognized as the single most important meal of the day. as this is needed to get you through the day. Many people eat a late night meal and sleep through till the dawn prayers. This is not advisable.

Skipping Suhoor prolongs the fasting period as your body will need to rely on the previous meal to provide you with all the nutrients and energy until Iftar (dinner). Due to the longer hours of fasting, you are more likely to feel dehydrated and tired during the day. Furthermore, skipping Suhoor also encourages overeating during Iftar, which can cause unhealthy weight gain.

So all those doing Ramadan please eat suhoor.

#Ramadan #ramzan #healthyfasting #shilpsnutrilife

Monday, 28 May 2018

Watermelon idli

Watermelon (White portion -peel) Idli

A fruit which is the best for the ecosystem, its each and every part is useful, the fruit itself pink portion, seeds and yes the rind i.e the white portion. After trying my hands on dosa, I tried idlis, they were also super soft and tasty.

Rice – 1 cup
Melon pieces(white rind portion alone) – 1 cup
Whole Red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seed
finely chopped onion-1 med, green chilli-2-3, coriander and curry leaves
Salt – for taste
Fruit Salt eno - 1tbsp

Soak rice in water for two hours.
Puree the white portion of the watermelon.

Grind the soaked rice and melon puree together into a smooth batter. You can also add onions, red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds while grinding.

Add salt and eno to the batter and mix well. No need to ferment the batter. Keep this aside for about 15 minutes so that all the flavours blend well.

Grease the idli moulds, pour the batter in the moulds and steam the idlis in a pressure cooker or steamer.

Steam for 10-12 mins or until the idlis are done.

Serve the steaming hot idlis with coconut chutney and sambar.

#recipes #diet #weightloss #shilpsnutrilife #watermelon

World nutrition day

World Nutrition Day 28th May 2018

Good nutrition is an investment like no other ...the more you invest in your health now, the more you potentially save in health bills later.

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

If you choose wellness then you need to invest now to reap the benefits long term.

Think and make healthy choice.

#shilpsnutrilife #investinnutrition #eathealthy #healthylifestyle

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Watermelon Sabzi

Watermelon white portion (peel) sabzi

Do you know that the rind of water melon is edible? The term rind usually refers to the skin or peel of a fruit.

In watermelon, the rind consists of two parts – the outer green skin and the inner white pulp.The outer green skin of the rind is hard and inedible, so it is discarded. The inner whitish part of the rind is edible, although it has a bland taste when raw and is not as soft as the central red part.

About water melon white rind it is said that is very helpful in relaxing blood vessels and lowering blood pressure as it has a high dose of cirulline amino acid.

Finding a use for it also helps cut down on the amount of garbage you produce, so it’s good for the environment as well.So why to throw it, and try making its sabji.

It is very simple, tasty and easy to make. It tastes very similar to loki(bottle gourd), cucumber, turai all water based vegetable group.

My Mom use to make it, i remember enjoying it a lot, hope my version is nearest to hers.

For recipe visit

#diet #obesity #exercise #shilpsnutrilife #summers #watermelon

Friday, 25 May 2018

Watermelon Dosa

Watermelon (White portion -peel) Dosa

Isn’t it amazing to have a fruit whose each and every part is useful, the fruit itself pink portion, seeds and yes the rind i.e the white portion. A few days back i tried this dosa believe me its amazing ….do try.

Rice – 1 1/2 cup
Melon pieces(white rind portion alone) – 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds – 1/2tsp
Scrapped coconut – 1/2 cup
red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seed
finely chopped onion-1 med, green chilli-2-3, coriander and curry leaves
Salt – for taste

Soak rice and fenugreek seeds in water for two hours.
Puree the white portion of the watermelon.

Grind the soaked rice, coconut and melon puree together into a smooth batter. You can also add red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds while grinding.

Add salt to the batter and mix well. The batter doesn’t have to ferment.

The batter should be little thinner than Idli batter consistency.

Now add finely chopped onion, green chilli, coriander and curry leaves to the batter and mix well. Keep this aside for about 15 minutes so that all the flavours blend well.

Heat tawa/griddle and pour a ladle full of batter spread and cook on both the sides in medium-low heat till they turn golden brown.

Serve hot with Chutney or Sambar
#recipes #diet #weightloss #shilpsnutrilife #watermelon

Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Gulkand (Rose petal jam) the summer cooler

“Gul” means rose and “kand” means sweet.

Thus, Gulkand is a sweet preserve made of rose petals also known as rose petal jam. As we all know, flowers are the loveliest objects on earth and amongst them Rose is the Queen.

Rose petal jam(Gulkand) made primarily of rose petal,which is collected at their peak condition.Can be preserved for years,this preserve tastes better and is more effective after it has matured for a month or two.

Gulkand is native to India and Pakistan. It is an Ayurvedic tonic and a delicious and healthy food that can easily be prepared at home.

Gulkand is one of the ingredients used in Paan – the traditional Indian mouth freshener and digestive.

View health Benefits Of Gulkand


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#gulkand #cooling #AntiOxidant #immunity #sunstroke #nosebleed #digestive #shilpsnutrilife

Monday, 21 May 2018

Sabja Seeds

Sabja seeds or falooda seeds or tukmaria or basil seeds.

Sabza seeds are very cooling, digestive, diuretic know further http:/

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Try having 1tbsp of sabja seeds this summer for the cool cool effect.

#Sabjaseeds #faloodaseeds #tukmaria #basilseeds #naturalcoolant #digestive #diuretic #healthysummer #shilpsnutrilife

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Saunf Water

Saunf (variyalli) sherbat – Fennel seed water

Saunf ka sherbet is basically a cool sherbet which is prepared from fennel seeds or saunf mixed with spices. An awesome healthy drink recipe which is sure to improve your digestive functions and enhance your appetite at the same time keep you cool too.

100 gms fennel seeds (saunf)
500 gms sugar
water as required
salt, jajira powder, lemon juice as per taste

Grind saunf and keep it side
Take sugar and water combine it and boil it when its disolves make it like chasne but not thick chasne.
Then remove from flame and mix saunf in it.
Keep it for 3 hour and strain it.
At the time of serving add little sherbat, crushed ice and fill it with chilled water.

Add salt, jajira powder and little lemon juice as per taste.
#sunstroke #cooling #hydrating #shilpsnutrilife #digestive #saunf #variyalli

Friday, 18 May 2018

Banana lassi

Banana Lassi

This lassi is a comination of banana and curd both of which are very helpful in hot climate.

Banana is a fruit that contains high amount of potassium and low levels of salt. This combination helps to regulate the blood pressure also helps in low pressure that occurs in summer.

They also regulate body temperature, protecting you from heat sickness in the summer

Curd or yogurt as it is popularly known is an excellent summer food to include in your daily diet, as it can provide you with essential carbohydrates, protein and calcium.Yogurt also adds a dose of probiotics, beneficial bacteria that keeps your digestive system running smoothly.

Bananas regulate body temperature, protecting you from heat sickness in the summer

2 big ripe bananas / kela (peeled and sliced)
1-1/2 cups fresh curd (dahi / yogurt)
1-2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
Crushed Ice-Cubes

How to make Banana Lassi:
Combine all ingredients in a big blending jar.
Blend for few minutes until smooth.
Pour in serving glasses, add some ice cubes.
Serve chilled.

Variation can be chilled banana milkshake
#shilpsnutrilife #summercold #heatsickness #digestive #healthysummer #probiotics #lowbloodpressure

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Tamarind Drink

Tamarind drink

A crisp concoction of tamarind water & cumin  flavored with mint, black salt, chillies & ginger. Each ingredient plays a role – tamarind & mint have cooling properties, cumin & black salt aid in digestion & chillies provide the essential indian kick.

Ingredients & Method

1 cup tamarind pulp
2 tbsp roasted jeera (cumin seeds)
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 tbsp kala namak
2 tsp red chilli flakes (adjust to taste)
Chopped ginger
5 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup water
Table salt (to adjust)
5 cups water, cold
To Garnish – crushed ice, boondi, mint leaves (optional)
Blend everything in a blender for 2-3 minutes until you get a smooth but runny paste. Place a colander over a large bowl & sieve the paste through it. Top with 5 cups of water. Adjust the salt.Chill till ready to serve.

Before serving, stir thoroughly, pour into glasses, garnish & serve.

#summers #healthysummerdrink #weightloss #diet #shilpsnutrilife

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Bael Sherbet

Bel sherbet
Bael or wood apple is also known as Elephad Bengal Quince. It gets its name of wood apple due to the hard cover.It is native to India.

It is an excellent summer cooler. The juice is very soothing and a great medicine for heatstroke. It cools down the body and the stomach, and helps preventing heat exhaustion in summer season.

Bael fruit is a storehouse of  good health nutrition and is a energy booster.

Packed with protein, phosphorus, Vitamin C and B complex thiamine and riboflavin and tannin it strengthens the heart and mind.

It cures acidity, increases body resistance and improve the memory.

It also cures ulcers and gastric disorders, treats acidity, burning sensation in the stomach and nausea, cleans the stomach of impurities and also cures amoebiasis.

A good source of beta-carotene, Bael also cure liver problems.

Here is how to make Bel Ka Sharbat:
#summercold #sunstroke #shilpsnutrilife #belsherbet #cooling #woodapple

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Herbed tea with sabja

Herbal Iced Tea with Sabja seeds

A refreshing and cooling tea for hot summers

They are cooling and prevent heartburn and also relieves a bloated stomach.They are very good for digestion especially in a hot climate.

Herbal Iced Tea with Sabja seeds: Take 4 cups of water. Add two tablespoon of black tea or green tea leaves, 6-8 freshly cut basil leaves and heat till the tea boils. Strain tea and refrigerate. To this add 1 large lemon juice.  While serving add soaked sabja seeds to this and garnish with slice of lemon or cucumber.

#diet #obesity #weightloss #shilpsnutrilife #healthysummerdrink #summers

Saturday, 12 May 2018


Thandai is a refreshing milk based beverage specifically associated with the Holi festival. This tradition is majorly a part of North India esp rajasthan. As we all know that Rajasthan is one of the hottest places in India… In dry summer winds, Thandai makes you feel cooler and have many other health benefits as well…

It also serves an instant energizer in the scorching summer heat.
The ingredients present in thandai have several health benefits visit link for details

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#thandai #milk #peppercorn #shilpsnutrilife #summercold 9

Happy Mother's Day

Celebrate mother’s day  on a healthy note

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world and “MOTHERS DEFINETLY  RULE OUR WORLD”.Being a mother is arguably one of the most important jobs in the world. And being fit and healthy gives your job a boost an egde above the rest.

A healthier mom is a happier mom…..Pamper your moms, thank her not only on mother’s day but each day as she makes all your days special.Following are a few tips for all you supermoms out their to keep yourself fit and healthy, and you kids ensure your mom follow all of this…….

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#mothersday #healthymoms #shilpsnutrilife #pamperyourmoms

May is barbeque month

May is Barbeque Month
Grilling has existed in the Americas since pre-Colonial times. Edward G. Kingsford invented the modern charcoal briquette.

Since barbecuing is not a difficult method of cooking, this is a great month for you to try it out – even if you’re not really much of a cook! 

The smoky flavor, the fun flavors of marinades, the grill lines that form on the food, or the fresh taste that comes from cooking something over high heat for a short amount of time.....amazing

Can be done anywhere isn't it!!!! Plus A healthier cooking alternative to frying.

Here is what we barbequed, the veggies, panir,  mushrooms at Grape county Nashik

So what are you upto

#barbeque #shilpsnutrilife #healthysummer
#diet #weightloss #healthy

Friday, 11 May 2018

Rajasthani drink Rabdi

Rajasthani drink – Rabdi

Rajasthani drink made with (Bajra) Millet flour and yogurt. Its refreshing, cooling and good thing to have during summers.

Flour of Pearl millet (Bajri) is mixed with buttermilk to make a thick sauce which is kept in the sun to ferment. After about 3 to 4 hours, it is cooked by boiling it until the flour is cooked. It may be eaten hot as soup, but it is usually kept overnight. Additional yogurt or buttermilk can be mixed. Cumin seeds (zeera), dry fruits, etc., can be used as garnish. It can be also be served chilled, garnished with cumin seed powder and green coriander.
#cooling #detoxification #shilpsnutrilife #healthysummer
#diet #weightloss #healthy

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Cooling sattu drink

Cooling Sattu (channa flour) drink
Sattu is prepared by dry roasting Bengal Gram and making a fine powder of it.

Regular consumption of Sattu protects from heat wave during hot season. Most of the stomach disorders are generated by improper digestive system. Sattu keeps stomach cool and clean. Sattu helps fight constipation

Here is how we make Sattu drink (one glass)

Ingredients :
Roasted Chana Sattu – 1 Tablespoon
Roasted Barley Sattu – 1 Tablespoon(optional)
Salt – as per taste
Roasted cumin seed powder – a pinch
One can add chopped onion,green chilly, grated raw mango, coriander, mint, etc. as per taste. One can also make it sweet with jaggery.

Method : 
In a glass add both sattus , salt, cumin powder and other ingredients. Add chilled water. Mix well. 
Your healthy summer drink is ready.
#sattudrink #coolingfood #digestive #healthysummer #sunstroke #shilpsnutrilife

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Mint beverage

Mint beverage
Mint (Pudina) is a powerful herb with a sweet flavour, and a cooling after-sensation

Rich in Vitamins- βeta Carotene (Precursor of Vitamin A ), Vitamin C, Folate and also has essential minerals like Iron,manganese, potassium, calcium, zinc,copper,etc .

Health benefits
•Relieves symptoms of indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome as it relaxes the muscles in and around the intestine.
•Combats bad breath.Crushed mint leaves helps in whitening teeth
•Cleanses the blood and detoxifies.
•Helps in dealing with skin irritations, has anti-acne properties esp due to its cooling nature.

#mint #cooling #detoxification #shilpsnutrilife #healthysummer
#diet #weightloss #healthy

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Poisar gym session 5th may coverage

Getting up to a news like this is a privilege.... Thanks God

Navbharat Times featured the session on "Eat Right to Play Right" conducted by Poinsur gymkhana on 5th may, wherein I spoke about the diet essentials for a sports kid.

#Navbharattimes #shilpamittal #Shilpsnutrilife #sportsdiet #diet #dietforkids

Friday, 4 May 2018

Coconut water

Coconut water – the fluid of life

Tender coconut water is the natural isotonic beverage with almost the same level of electrolyte balance as we have in our blood.

Here is how it is excellent for the summer:

Oral rehydration medium – high in magnesium, potassium, saline and natural sugar. Popular with athletes.
Keeps the body cool.
Application on the body prevents prickly heat and summer boils and subsides the rashes.

It can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.
The reason for this is that coconut water (the water found in coconuts – not to be confused with coconut milk, which comes from the flesh of the coconut) is sterile and has an ideal pH level. Coconut water is liquid endosperm – it surrounds the embryo and provides nutrition.

Keeps the body cool.

#shilpsnutrilife  #summer #healthy #healthysummer  #diet #weightloss

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Watermelon juice - Healthy Summer drinks

Watermelon the super duper cooler

It is the season of watermelons. They are best during the summer as they are sweet and juicy.
As the name says it all watermelon is 92% water and only 8%sugar.

Research shows that watermelon cuts the risk of sun related skin damage by 40%. That’s because watermelon is nature’s richest source of lycopene, an antioxidant that scavenges the UV-induced free radicals that cause sunburn and wrinkling. Lycopene may also help reduce the risks of cancer and other diseases.

Watermelon can help improve sleep. It is high in vitamin B6 which helps manufacture serotonin and dopamine (mood related chemical) in brain.When levels of serotonin increase at night, the brain is less sensitive to disruptive stimuli (like noise) during sleep.

It helps the body flush out toxins because it contains the organic compound citrulline, which is an amino acid that has been shown to help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. Ammonia comes in external forms, but is also a by-product of the proteins our bodies are burning up constantly for energy, and it’s quite damaging to our cells.Watermelon may also just give the liver an overall boost.

Watermelons are rich in electrolytes, sodium and potassium which are lost through perspiration. Also its high potassium content helps to control BP.

They are rich in Vitamin A, B and C. What’s more, they are low in calories and very nutritious.

#summerdrinks #watermelon  #healthysummer  #digestive #thirstquenching #sunstroke #shilpsnutrilife #cooling

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Barely water

Barley water
In some countries, people consume barley rice during summer for its cooling properties.

Boil a table spoon of barley seeds in a liter of water. Bring down the quantity to half, if you don’t enjoy the bland taste, then you could add a dash of lemon and keep consuming barley water through out the day.

-Barley water also brings down the heat content in the body.
-It also works as an excellent substitute to aerated drinks to quench your thirst.
-As it’s a cooling agent it also helps reduce burning sensation in the stomach.
-It improves digestion and fight constipation, feeling of nausea.”
-Barley water also prevents urine from stinking. Infact it is the best medicine when you have a Urinary Tract Infection.
-Regular consumption of barley water cleanses your kidney and keeps it free of toxins.

A study conducted by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that the fiber that comes from barley water lowers cholesterol, cuts risk of Type-2 diabetes.The antioxidants in barley prevents cancerous growths.
#summerdrinks #barleywater #healthysummer  #digestive #thirstquenching #sunstroke #shilpsnutrilife #cooling

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Sugarcane juice -.healthy summer drink

Sugarcane Juice –the very cooling drink

It may sound completely ridiculous at first, but sugarcane juice is actually good for you. Though it is comprised purely of sugar, it is comprised of the right sugar; that is unrefined sugar.

Sugarcane juice is sugar in its basic form: raw. Raw sugar is naturally good for the body, as it contains nutrients and minerals.

Refined sugar has been stripped of the nutrients and minerals, a process similar to the “bleaching” process of wheat flour. Refined sugar is pure carbohydrate and contains no other nutritional value, and during the refinement picks up unnatural chemicals such as phosphoric acid, sulfur dioxide and formic acid.

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