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Dt. Ms. Luana Mascarenhas

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

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Dt. Ms. Luana Mascarenhas is a popular Dietitian/Nutritionist in Koramangala, Bangalore. She has over 3 years of experience as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has done M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition . She is currently practising at Qua Nutrition - Koramangala in Koramangala, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dt. Ms. Luana Mascarenhas on Lybrate.com.

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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Nirmala Niketan College of Home Science, - 2014
Languages spoken
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Indian Dietetic Association

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Hey how cn I make best use of supplements. Let me know the dosage. N exercises. N hw long shall I continue.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hey how cn I make best use of supplements. Let me know the dosage. N exercises. N hw long shall I continue.
We do not recommend any supplements as it may cause harm to your body. You can increase your daily protein intake and do regular exercises to make a perfect body. Protein sources of diet are egg whites, milk, paneer, sprouts, dals, kala chana, soybean, chicken, fish, eat (once a 10 days). Have a balanced diet with less carbohydrates and less fat.
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MBBS
General Physician, Indore
Be healthy-have good sleep in night approx 6-8 hours and exercises daily for around 20-30 min in morning and take good healthy meals, drink plenty of water .
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I am a student for that I eat much food. For that I increased my weight 5kg. In last two months. So please help me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am a student for that I eat much food. For that I increased my weight 5kg. In last two months. So please help me.
Follow these best tips to get in shape and loose weight.* body become over weight due to deposition of fatty tissues. First you should follow diet plan for weight loss. * in morning, take 2-3 chapattis witha bowl of cooked green vegetables. You can take a glass of without cream milk after 2 hour of breakfast. *in lunch you can take a bowl of soupor salad. *in evening, you can take a cup of teawith glucose biscuits. *in dinner, you can take a bowl of fruits or 2 chapattis with a bowl of vegetables. * for thighs - work out for atleast 1 hour in morning, you can try skipping for 15 minutes with a walk of 30 minutes and 5-10 minutes running. To reduce the tummy, * lie down on flat surface, raise your legs without bending your knees, do it for 3-5 times daily * lie down on plain surface, put your hands on the back of head by folding your elbows, now move your head towads the knees try to touch your knees with forehead and then move back and lie down. Repeat it for 5-10 times daily for flat tummy. * do surya namaskar yoga everyday, as surya namaskar have 12 forms of yoga. Do it for in morning everyday to get in shape in short period. * do not eat fastfoods and soft drinks, as they have high calories.
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Rice - Busting Common Myths About It!

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition (Delhi University)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panipat
Rice - Busting Common Myths About It!

Rice though used as a staple in many parts of the world, is still one of the most controversial and misunderstood foods. There are a number of myths associated with this food and now’s time to debunk them. But let’s look at a few facts about rice first.

  • Rice contains high carbohydrate content. A cup of white rice contains 35gms of carbohydrates
  • A cup of white rice contains 165 calories
  • A cup of white rice contains 3-4 gms of proteins

Rice, like all other carbohydrates, ultimately gets broken down into glucose inside the GI track. And glucose is the ultimate source of energy for the human body. There are also two different types of rice, white rice and brown rice. The difference between the two, especially for our health, is substantial. 

White rice has very little fibre but brown rice has more fibre and also more vitamins and minerals. Whereas, brown rice has substantial amounts of minerals, which are not present in white rice, such as

  • Phosphorous
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Manganese

Brown rice contains 3 gms of fibre while white rice has only 0.6 gm. This is a substantial difference too.

Busting Myths

  1. Myth - Rice Contains Gluten: The fact is that rice is gluten-free and it does not cause allergies that are associated with other grains. Gluten high foods are bad for diabetics and those trying to lose weight.
  2. Myth - Rice is fattening: Rice is, in fact, low in fats and is also cholesterol free. Because it contains carbohydrates, rice is a good source of energy.
  3. Myth - Rice has no protein: Protein is the second-most abundant nutrient found in rice. A cup of white rice contains 3-4 gm. of proteins, as a matter of fact. The quality of the rice protein is also very high compared to other grains.
  4. Myth - Rice has high amounts of salt: Rice contains low amounts of sodium.
  5. Myth - Eating rice for dinner makes one fat: High carb foods like rice should be eaten at night as they are metabolised into glucose, our energy stocks. The glucose in the blood is more readily converted into energy at night. Rice and other grains should be avoided during the day as the glucose more readily converts into fat.
  6. Myth - Rice is difficult to digest: Actually, the reverse is true. Enzymes secreted in the human digestive tract are especially good at digesting rice. White rice undergoes a processing system where the germ layers, bran and husk are all stripped off. By doing this, white rice loses much of the nutrition too.

The rice of choice for all of us, therefore, should be brown rice, compared to white rice. This way we shall be getting the carbs for energy and proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult the doctor.

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I am 25 year old .I have more weight .I have no use any medicine .but I have work in office .whole day sitting. What I should do? Pls suggest me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 25 year old .I have more weight .I have no use any medicine .but I have work in office .whole day sitting. What ...
Hi for reduced weight you should work out as per you consume calories and it will take time just continue work out. Take following remedies for loosing weight 1.arogya vardhini vati 2 tab before lunch and dinner 2. Abhayarishta 4 tsp before lunch nad dinner 3. Morning break fast=mung dal green soup 1 boul and if feel hunger have pomegranate or apple 4.lunch 2 chaati + fruit vegetable + if you like rice 1 bowl and dal + barley soup 5. Evening 4-5 pm have some milk with sunth or any fruit you like 6. Dinner barley soup 2 bowl and one fruit follow this diet you will get reduced weight.
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I am 23 years old I want to know that if the student have to study 14 to 16 hours per day then what should his diet in morning ,afternoon ,and evening to stay energetic and confident.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 23 years old I want to know that if the student have to study 14 to 16 hours per day then what should his diet i...
Your Daily food intake should ideally consist of – a. Have plenty of nuts, dry fuits and seeds. Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, figs, dates and raisins. They are full of healthy fats needed by a human body. B. Good amount of fruits and vegetables – Bananas, apples, pomegranate, green leafy vegetables. Fruits and vegetables helps in absorption of food in the body and together, completes your daily nutrition need. C. If you are a non- vegetarian - Eat eggs, chicken etc. D. Eat whole grains – Try to have multi grains spread throughout the day. Wheat, brown rice, oats, bajra, daliya etc should be taken in multiple meals in a day. E. Eat Sprouts – Chana and moong which are full of protein and nutrients. F. You can supplement your diet with good quality multi-vitamin capsules. If you are lacking in protein, you can buy a high quality whey protein and have it with banana shake twice a day. G. You can take natural food items like wheat grass which is full of essential nutrients which helps in weight gain.
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Hello Sir, Please suggest me any cheap tablet to make my muscle size larger. For gym.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello Sir, Please suggest me any cheap tablet to make my muscle size larger. For gym.
Dear user, If you are going to rely on short cut and cheap methods to gain muscles, your muscles are not going to grow in reality, rather they will just bump for a short period of time. Secondly, all the medicines that claim to increase muscle size has some serious side-effects. My advise to you is to focus on lifting heavy weights and eat good food.
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My lips colour is changed but I have no habit of smoking and drinking. I do not know why please help me.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My lips colour is changed but I have no habit of smoking and drinking. I do not know why please help me.
Apply buttermilk to skin, keep for 10 minutes and then wash off thoroughly for softening, cleansing and radiating effect.
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Rain and safety

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
Rain and safety
During rainy season we get mosquito borne diseases and diseases due to wet clothes and cloudy atmosphere.
Take care of mosquito bites by using repellents or cream application.
Wear clothes which dry rapidly to prevent common cold and other infections.
Drink plenty of water and use warm or hot drinks during rainy season.

What can I do to loose my weight as I am over fat so please advice me some medicine.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
What can I do to loose my weight as I am over fat so please advice me some medicine.
The best medicine for Weight loss is Simple Diet + Daily exercise. Cut down Oils/Sugar/Maida/Ghee/Salty stuffs from your diet. Add more fruits /Salads/Proteins to your diet. Double your water intake. Eat slowly and mindfully. Exercise daily for 40-60 mins. This is essential for good health. Make up your mind and start today. If you want customized plan you can consult privately. Love yourself and respect your body. Respect laws of nature. This is the best path towards good health and happiness.
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I am suffering form bone pain, numbness ,weakness, Dr. given d rise supplement, Dr. told your vitamin d is low after 3 month write vitamin b12 test my b12 result is 235pg/ml and reference range is 180-911 pg/ml again told your vitamin b12 is low but this is normal. So I confused please advice sir.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am suffering form bone pain, numbness ,weakness, Dr. given d rise supplement, Dr. told your vitamin d is low after ...
Dear, your vitamin-B12 levels are normal. Nothing to worry. Vitamin-D supplements are helpful in patients having bone pains due to vitamin-D deficiency. Hence you have received a perfect treatment with regards to vitamin-D deficiency.
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Does green tea is good for health? Does it loses the body weight? Does it make our body free from cancer?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Does green tea is good for health?
Does it loses the body weight?
Does it make our body free from cancer?
Hye, Thanks for your query. First of all no food will work in isolation in weight/fat loss. It's a balanced diet that is important to fat loss. Remedies like green tea don't help weight loss. They help flush out your system and act as a detox which definitely will help better digestion and metabolism. This will aid in your efforts to lose weight. You have to eat the right foods at the right time. Exercise at least 4 times a week. Lastly be committed.                        Remember it's a lifestyle change and not a one time thing.     It's a balanced intake that will last you longer. All the so called singular remedies will only give you muscle and bone loss. The fats will remain as it is. So, have your green tea but accompany it with good diet, exercise and sleep to see result.
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For the last 1 year my weight increases a lot. How can I decrease my weight and keep fit.

M.Sc. in Foods & Nutrition, PhD in Foods & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Udaipur
For the last 1 year my weight increases a lot. How can I decrease my weight and keep fit.
You should take a balanced diet with low cal & high fibre with good protein. Avoid tea, coffee, sugary drinks &food, fried & oily foods, junk & fast food. Eat a healthy breakfast with good protein, use seasonal salad with lunch & dinner for more details you can contact us through lybrtae.
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My wife is 24 year old and her weight is 70 kg approx her height is 5.3 feet what should I do for lost her weight.

M.Phil biotech and PGD Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panchkula
My wife is 24 year old and her weight is 70 kg approx her height is 5.3 feet what should I do for lost her weight.
. For a normal weight reducing diet, the quality of food is reduced as per the reduced calorie restrictions. Emphasis is given or more roughage and liquids. The following items are deleted:- a) butter, ghee and coconuts chutney. B) fried food items. C) egg yolk. D) high calorie fruits like banana. This diet provides about 1000-1200 calories and 40-45gm of protein.
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My age is 45 and I am over weight my obesity is there. My weight is 72kg. I want to become slim and reduce my weight and obesity and I want to look like 20s so pls help me what can I do?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Ur weight 159 pounds bmi is 31.0 category- obese class 1 moderate you lose 31.49 pound weight diet also 1 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon each of lime juice and honey and pinch of black pepper have this is an empty stomach twice a day. - increase intake of fruits. Salad and vegetables. - avoid fried and oily foods fatty food likes butter. Purified butter. Whole milk yogurt and chocolates -it is very important to engage daily exercise. Yoga pranayama.
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I am over obese with waist size of 36. I can feel fat everywhere in my body. I started exercising regularly. I need advice on diet plan. I am a non vegetarian. Please advice me on a strict diet plan and also on contraindication of food for my problem. Thank You.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am over obese with waist size of 36. I can feel fat everywhere in my body. I started exercising regularly. I need a...
1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walking/jogging/running/cycling/swimming for 1 hour daily 2. Reduce weight 3control diet 4. Avoid sweets, sugar, oily, fatty, excess calorie/cholesterol, saturated fat and carbohydrate rich diet. Take green leafy vegetables/fruits/salads. Drink plenty of water. Avoid junk food, bakery items like pizza/burger/cookies, soft drink, alcohol etc 5. Do yoga, pranayama, deep breathing exercise.
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Dear sir I have checked widal test h is 360 so I treatment of typhoid but my fever is not done and my hand & leg is pain and right side chest pain and suffering for hesitation.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear sir I have checked widal test h is 360 so I treatment of typhoid but my fever is not done and my hand & leg is p...
Hello, Lybrate user, Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body in order to eliminate toxins. Go for meditation to reduce stress and to nourish your body. Your diet be easily digestible on time. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Thyphoidenum 30-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice. Avoid, junk food, alcohol, nicotine. Tk, care.
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Diet Chart For Diabetes Patient

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Diet Chart For Diabetes Patient

In India 61 million people are victims of diabetes. Diabetes disease is related to metabolic, in which oxidation of carbohydrates and glucose is not fully detected. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body fails to convert sugars, starches and other foods into energy. Many of the foods you eat are normally converted into a type of sugar called glucose during digestion. The bloodstream then carries glucose through the body. The hormone, insulin, then turns glucose into quick energy or is stored for futher use. In diabetic people, the body either does not make enough insulin or it cannot use the insulin correctly. This is why too much glucose builds up in the bloodstream.

The main reason is irregular meal, mental stress, lack of exercise. There are two major types of diabetes:

Type 1

  • This is popularly known as juvenile onset diabetes. 
  • Here, the body produces little or no insulin. It occurs most often in childhood or in the teens and could be inherited.
  • People with this type of diabetes need daily injections of insulin. They must balance their daily intake of food and activities carefully with their insulin shots to stay alive.

Type 2

  • Also known as adult onset diabetes, this occurs around 35 to 40 years. The more common of the two types, it accounts for about 80 per cent of the diabetics.
  • Here, though the pancreas produce adequate insulin, body cells show reduced sensitivity towards it.
  • Type 2 diabetes is usually triggered by obesity. The best way to fight it is by weight loss, exercise and dietary control.
  • Sometimes, oral medication or insulin injections are also needed.

Symptoms of diabetes

  • Extreme thirst and hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Sores or bruises that heal slowly
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unusual tiredness or drowsiness
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feetsymptoms of diabetes

The role of diet in diabetes
Meal of diabetic patient is depending on calories. Which decides on it s age, weight, gender, height, working etc. Depending on each person s different   different dietary chart is created. We must take special care of time and amount of food in diabetes. Here we are giving diet chart for general diabetes patient.

Diabetes diet chart:

  • Morning at 6:   teaspoon fenugreek (methi) powder + water. 
  • Morning at 7: 1 cup sugar free tea + 1-2 mary biscuits.
  • Morning at 8.30: 1 plate upma or oatmeal + half bowl sprouted grains + 100ml cream-free milk without sugar
  • Morning at 10.30: 1 small fruit or 1 cup thin and sugar free buttermilk or lemon water
  • Lunch at 1: 2 roti of mixed flour, 1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, 1 bowl yogurt, half cup soybean or cheese vegetable, half bowl green vegetable, one plate salad
  • 4 pm: 1 cup tea without sugar + 1-2 less sugar biscuits or toast
  • 6 pm: 1 cup soup
  • 8.30 pm: 2 roti of mixed flour, 1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, half bowl green vegetable, one plate salad
  • 10.30 pm: take 1 cup cream free milk without sugar.

When you feel hungry intake raw vegetables, salad, black tea, soups, thin buttermilk, lemon water. Avoid it: molasses, sugar, honey, sweets, dry fruits. Foods you must avoid!

  1. Salt: salt is the greatest culprit for diabetics. You get enough salt from vegetables in inorganic form, so reduce the intake of inorganic salt.
  2. Sugar: sucrose, a table sugar, provides nothing but calories and carbohydrates. Also, you need calcium to digest sucrose. Insufficient sucrose intake might lead to calcium being leached off the bones. Substitute sucrose with natural sugar, like honey, jaggery (gur), etc.
  3. Fat: excessive fat intake is definitely not a good habit. Try and exclude fried items from your diet totally. But, remember, you must have a small quantity of oil to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, especially vitamin E.
  4. For non-vegetarians: Try and stop the intake of red meat completely. Try to go in for a vegetarian diet. If you cannot, decrease the consumption of eggs and poultry. You can, however, eat lean fish two to three times a week.
  5. Whole milk and products: Try to switch to low fat milk and its products like yogurt (curd). Replace high fat cheese with low fat cottage cheese.
  6. Tea and coffee: Do not have than two cups of the conventional tea or decaffeinated coffee every day. Try to switch to herbal teas.
  7. White flour and its products: Replace these with whole grains, wholewheat or soya breads and unpolished rice.
  8. Foods with a high glycemic index: Avoid white rice, potatoes, carrots, breads and banana -- they increase the blood-sugar levels. 

Advice for diabetes patient:

  1. 35-40 minute faster walk every day.
  2. Diabetic person should eat food between times intervals like take breakfast in morning, lunch, some snakes and dinner.
  3. Avoid oily food.
  4. Intake more fiber foods in meals. It increases glucose level gradually in blood and keeps control.
  5. Do not take fast and also don t go much party.
  6. Diabetic person should eat food slowly.

Calorific requirement:

  1.  An obese middle aged or elderly patient with mild diabetes 1000 -1600 kcal.
  2.  An elderly diabetic but not over weight  1400 -1800 kcal.
  3.  A young active diabetic  1800 -3000 kcal.
  4.  Daily intake of carbohydrate: 1/10th of total calories approximately  180gm.
  5.  Daily intake of protein: 60gm to 110gm.
  6.  Daily intake of fat: 50gm to 150gm.
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I am diabetic type 2. I am in problem of Parkinson since 5 years. Please advise.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Consult an endocrinologist and a neurologist for your problems. Tell them to act in tandem to resolve your concerns.
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What should to do minimize the sugar levels for the people who are suffering frim diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What should to do minimize the sugar levels for the people who are suffering frim diabetes.
Mr Hari, A person with diabetes has to take proper drugs like oral anti diabetics or insulin injections or both depending upon sugar levels. Plus daily exercise for 1 hour and taking a restricted diet that provides exact calories based on ideal body weight, sugar levels and extent of physical exercises.
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