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.

#healthymonsoons #healthysnacks #rains #peanuts #momos #chillas #pattice #chats #chai #shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #rainyseason #monsoonspecial #grilledsandwich

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.

#monsoons #roastedpeanuts #healthyfats #vitaminloss #phytoestrogen #RESVERATROL

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.

#sale #eathealthy #diet #weightloss #fastweightloss

Healthy way to fry this monsoon

Healthy way to Fry this monsoon!

With the onset of rains their comes an irresistible urge for some munchies! however this season is perfect for fried foods like pakoras and samosas.

Frying is perhaps the most popular, though not the healthiest method of food preparation,  the best take here would be to minimize their intake.

Also remember, these foods are best enjoyed in small quantities and slowly.

Here a few pointers to look at to make this food healthiest

Or on my android app "shilpsnutrilife"

#frying #eathealthy #rainyseason #monsoonspecial #pakoras #samosas #fryingtemperature #smokingpoint

Friday, 6 July 2018

What is more dangerous obesity beginning in childhood or adulthood

Is their a difference in obesity beginning in childhood and adulthood.

Nowadays with multiple foods easily available, children and also adults hardly like to eat home food. The dietary habits have shifted from eating fruits, vegetables, whole grain preparation, milk and products to caloric dense (either loaded with fat or sugar) highly processed foods and drinks which just have calories and very less nutrition in proportion to the same.

The fat cell theory is one of the mechanisms that explain obesity in children due to overfeeding in early years of life. To know more visit

Also on my android app "shilpsnutrilife "

#diabetes #BP
#childhoodobesity #healthyeating #saynotojunk #physicalactivities
#obesekid #lowerIQ #kidseatright

Childhood obesity - the right approach

Consult a professional if your child is overweight

Is it right to put your child who may or may not be not ''technically'' overweight on a diet! because you think so...example just because his/her tummy isn't perfectly flat.

To know the right approach

#diabetes #BP
#childhoodobesity #healthyeating #saynotojunk #physicalactivities
#obesekid #lowerIQ #kidseatright

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Is childhood obesity about weight or future health problems


Is childhood obesity about weight or future health problems

It's about the present and future health problems that come with extra weight. Extra weight puts kids at higher risk for heartdisease, stroke and type 2 diabetes which up until recently was considered an "adult" illness.

Obesity among children and adolescents is emerging as a serious health burden. It’s a time bomb waiting to explode once these children become adults, making obesity one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.

Childhood obesity is associated with a number of health problems such as
-Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus,
-Impaired glucose tolerance that were once confined to adults are now being diagnosed to children.
-Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a syndrome of variable combinations of menstrual irregularity, acne with obesity and insulin resistance.
-Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome,
-Early puberty or menarche,
-Eating disorders, skin infections, orthopedic disorders, asthma and other respiratory disorders.

To ensure that kids grow up fit and slim, parents need to be committed to building their health. We can’t collude with our children when it comes to choosing between getting through the daily pile of homework that brings them close to scoring 99 per cent in their finals instead of spending an hour playing badminton in the park outside with them.

#childhoodobesity #healthyeating #saynotojunk #physicalactivities
#obesekid #lowerIQ #kidseatright

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Are you fostering childhood obesity

Are you fostering childhood obesity......
The attitude that a kid should get anything he or she wants to eat is a mistake by parents and a huge contributor to rising obesity rates. It is only increasing the chances of their child becoming obese.

Let’s take this into consideration the next time you…

1 Offer your child a second, third, or fourth slice of cake.

2 Allow them to play video or mobile games for hours or watch TV for hours.

3 Demand your child to study all weekend long, without any physical exercise.

4.Encourage eating out atleast once a week as you can't do without it?

5.Weekend outings for you mean visit to mall or to park or playground....

6.Do you carry some junk like waffers, vada, samosa home while returning from work...

7. Is your way of rewarding your kid involve food always like cakes, chocolate etc

8.What else are we doing wrong? What else can we do to ensure our child’s health?

Together, let’s…

Quit Childhood Obesity


Monday, 2 July 2018

How kids become obese

How do kids become obese or overweight?

Obesity is caused by complex interactions between genes, environment and behavior habits.

Many studies have shown that there is not a big difference in the amount of food eaten and physical activity between obese and non-obese kids. But probably small differences in eating and activity over time really add up and lead to weight gain.

To know how eating pattern, physical inactivity,  obese parents, genetics help in determining childhood obesity visit the link

Or view on my android app "shilpsnutrilife"

#childhoodobesity #feedkidshealthy #saynotojunk #physicalactivities
#obesekid #lowerIQ #kidseatright

National Childhood obesity week

National Childhood Obesity Week
2nd July to 8th July

India has the second highest number of obese children in the world after China, according to a study that has found that 14.4 million children in the country have excess weight and its occurrence is increasing rapidly.

The attitude that a kid should get anything it wants to eat is a mistake by parents and a huge contributor to rising obesity rates, and adding to it is no activity, more gadget time, is increasing the chances of their child becoming obese.

Stay tuned coming soon with a week full of post on childhood obesity.
#childhoodobesity #shilpsnutrilife