Doctor in Dietitian Payal
Weight Loss Treatment
Management of Underweight & Malabsorption Disorder
Treatment of Diet
Treatment of Underweight & Malabsorption Disorders
Customised Diet Chart
Treatment of Vitamin Deficiency
Treatment of Overeating Disorders
Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency
Weight Management Treatment
Ketogenic Diet Treatment
Management of Obesity and related Disorders
Weight Loss Diet Counseling
Weight Loss Treatment
Prevention of Blockage, Atherosclerosis & Heart At
Diabetic Diet Counseling
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The aroma and the taste of coffee, there is nothing that can be compared to that godly fragrance for some who cannot even think of starting thier day without a does of caffeine. It is as if the morning is incomplete without this drink. A quintessential morning routine comprises of a shower, a good sumptuous breakfast, the newspaper and the very essential and much-needed cup of coffee. Many people have this drink multiple times in a day as it helps to keep you fresh, active and energetic, but then these facts are pretty much known to all. What is unknown is that coffee is full of surprise. It offers us strange benefits that we are hardly aware of.
Coffee has got umpteen health benefits that will make you incorporate it into your routine.
- An excellent skin detox element: Coffee is used in many home remedies for getting glowing skin. Coffee is used as a natural scrub for the face. As coffee tends to exfoliate the skin and help you get rid of that excess oil and accumulation of dead cells on the face it helps as an instant brightener as well. It also assists you to get relieved from those rigid dark circles. Coffee is a great cleanser and detoxifier which works wonders on skin and for the cosmetic regime.
- Can help you reduce weight: Coffee contains an element called caffeine which falls among the very few natural substances that have been proved to help burn fat. Caffeine is functional in enhancing the metabolic system. Next time you are making your diet chart do not forget to include coffee in the list.
- Lower diabetes risk: Diabetes is a chronic ailment which has created much havoc for human health especially if you have Type 2 diabetes. As per studies, it is found out that coffee helps to you to lower down the risk of having the type two diabetes.
- Memory booster: Alzheimer is a common disease that affects the older adults mostly those above the age of sixty in majority cases. This ailment so far has no such cure or remedy that can fully eradicate the disease. By numerous proven studies, it is stated that that person who is regular coffee drinker cut out the risk of having Alzheimer up to sixty-five percent.
- Increases concentration: Coffee helps to stay active, and thus it increases our focus. Caffeine contributes to keeping us alert. This is the reason many people prefer drinking coffee when they are sleepy or tired. A sip of a hot coffee can get you rid of the fatigue you are undergoing.
- Coffee is replete with benefits: It is a drink that people tend to drink often and the most preferred beverage but remember, anything not taken in moderation will always be responsible for doing more harm than good.
You need carbohydrates as they are the body's main energy source. Still, weight loss enthusiasts will keep claiming that you should avoid them at all costs. However, the truth is, you need to eat carbs, but you need to find the right ones.
It is believed that consuming complex carbohydrates is better than simple carbohydrates. But the problem arises when you need to differentiate between them, because nutrition labels on food items do not inform you if the carb content is simple or complex.
What are Carbohydrates?
Carbohydrates are an essential component in various kinds of food. You may only relate carbs to bread and rice, but they are also found in dairy, seeds, sugary foods and sweets, fruits, legumes, vegetables, nuts and grains.
Carbohydrates are comprised of three elements that is starch, fibre and sugar. Sugar is a simple carb while starch and fibre are complex carbs.
Refined or Simple Carbohydrates
Simple carbs are easier to digest. Examples of simple carbs include:
- Natural sugar (desi gurh, desi khaand, desi mishri, desi kakvi)
- High-fructose and corn syrups
- Brown sugar
- Sucrose, glucose and fructose
- Fruit juice concentrate
Simple carbs should be avoided as they lead to type 2 diabetes and other associated diseases. Here are some foods you must avoid:
- Baked treats
- Packaged cookies
- Breakfast cereal
Complex Carbohydrates: Since they have higher contents of fiber and are slow to digest, complex carbs are the good kind of carbs. They are good for people who want to lose weight or are suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Fiber and starch make up the group of complex carbs. Fibers are good for your bowels and cholesterol. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains are excellent sources of fiber.
If your food has fiber in it, it will also contain starch. The only difference is that certain foods are less fibrous and more on the starchy side, such as potatoes. Whole wheat bread, cereal, corn, peas, rice and oats are also high in starch.
Choosing the right carb for you will take patience and time. If you don't mind some research and pay close attention to nutrition labels, you can start making healthier, and better, choices that will keep you energized, and prevent you from any chronic disease. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
Gone are the days when the sole purpose of having a salad was to lose the stubborn and unwanted body fats. Salads can be extremely healthy and nutritious. With salads around, the long and gruesome hours in the kitchen are a thing of the past. A bowl full of lip smacking salad, well structured with fruits, vegetables and quality oils, will do your health a world of good. Preparing salads is no rocket science. Get all the ingredients together, and switch to the way of health and nourishment.
- A feeling of fullness like never before: Experiencing an irresistible craving for food? Salad is at your service. A bowl of salad will give you a feeling of fullness, keeping the hunger pangs and cravings at bay. With salads, you don't even need to be repetitive. A little modification, and your taste buds are in for a treat.
- Say no to dehydration: Most of the vegetables that go into your salad have high water content. Scorching summers or sweltering heat can leave a person dehydrated. Salads come as a great relief. It works amazingly to hydrate your body, thereby re-energizing you fully.
- Lettuce to fight insomnia: If a good sleep is all that you desire, salad is what you need. 'Lectucarium', a substance found in lettuce, work miraculously to treat insomnia. All the more reasons to include lettuce leaves in your salad.
- The goodness of vitamins and minerals are retained: A lot of important vitamins, minerals and some enzymes (mostly digestive, that gets denatured) are lost to cooking. Taking in raw vegetables ensure that the important vitamins and minerals are not lost. Some raw vegetables contain important enzymes (live) that can greatly aid the digestion process.
- A salad rich in broccoli, avocados, bell peppers, berries: Are a rich source of antioxidants. Such salads work wonders and are an excellent boost for the immune system.
- Do not let wrinkles and saggy skin bother you: Some of the fruits and vegetables present in the salad help in collagen synthesis, thus giving your skin a natural glow. It is needless to say that spinach, lettuce and romaine, that form an integral part of your salads, are excellent for the eyesight.
- Walnut oil, sunflower oil (organic), olive oil and pumpkin seed oil: Are rich in omega fatty acids. Using these oils in salad dressings can be extremely beneficial.
- Some of the fibrous fruits and vegetables can effectively clean the intestine and colon. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
Nuts and dry fruits are probably the oldest and traditional superfoods which our mothers have diligently offered us for our good health. Packed with proteins, iron, magnesium, healthy fats, vitamin B and fiber, these nutritional powerhouses are a must in our diet, but only in a limited quantity. Yes, taking almonds, dates, cashews, pistachios, and walnuts in excess amount can lead to excessive body heat, giving rise to nasty pimples and rashes. Not more than 2 tablespoons of dry fruits are recommended in a day because of their sugar content, they can easily help to put on weight by adding excess calories.
But, how true is the claim or is it a myth? Let's find out.
Here is a brief overview of how overconsumption of dry fruit is detrimental to health:
- Weight gain: Studies conducted by researchers over the years has revealed that it takes over 3500 calories to gain 1 pound of weight. However, consuming just 250 calories from dry fruits can result in over 2 pounds of weight in a single month. A sudden increase in weight can bring in other complications such as obesity, menstrual problems in women, high blood pressure, etc. It is therefore imperative to avoid excess intake of dry fruits. To ensure minimum intake of calories, we could focus on dates, apricot, cranberries, blueberries, etc.
- Asthma: Sulphur dioxide is often used to process dry fruits. Studies revealed that this foul-smelling gas isn’t very harmful when consumed in limited quantities. But, as per food safety experts, the permissible limit of Sulphur dioxide in humans should not be more than 20 mg per day as it can cause asthma, allergic reaction and skin rashes in an individual.
- Gastrointestinal problems: Food items with high fiber content help in regular bowel movement and smooth blood flow. However, consuming too much fiber can lead to bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, cramps and constipation. This is exactly the case with dry fruits as well. They contain fiber and have the capacity to wreak havoc in the intestinal lining on overconsumption. Gradual and steady consumption of dry fruits over a period of time can mitigate this risk.
- Tooth decay: Dry fruits that are available in the market come with a thick coat of sugar so that they do not infuse moisture and stick to each other. This sugar significantly contributes to tooth decay. This is the reason why overconsumption of dry foot should be avoided.
- Sugar crash: Most dry fruits have a high glycaemic index which can quickly surge blood sugar levels and spike energy levels. Therefore, patients suffering from high pressure should strictly refrain from dry fruits.
While the cons appear frightening, do not cross the nuts off the grocery list completely. Dry fruits when consumed under control, can be really helpful. So remember that moderation is the key. And in case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to all your questions!