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Dt. Neena Luthra - Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh

Dt. Neena Luthra

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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, P.G. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, B.Sc. ...

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh

22 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dt. Neena Luthra 89% (10 ratings) M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, P.G. Diploma in Nutrition a... Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
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Dr. Neena Luthra is a distinguished Dietitian/Nutritionist in Chandigarh who has an experience of 22 years in treating patients with care and compassion. She has done B.Sc. (Home Science) from Punjab University in 1995, M.Sc (Dietetics /Nutrition) from Kurukshetra University in 1999 and a P.G. Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics from Govt. Home Science College, Chandigarh in 1996. She has been a Dietician at Govt. Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh and Dietician at ‘Get Fit with Neena’. She is a professional member of India Dietetics Association and Indian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Dr. Neena Luthra is valued for providing services like Weight Management, Aromatherapy treatment, Diet Therapy treatment, Weight Loss treatment, Nutrition Assessment Service, Customised Diet Chart, Child Nutrition Management, Allergy Tests, Diabetic Diet Counselling, treatment of Food Infection, Immunity Therapy treatment, Slimming treatment, Sports Nutrition, Ketogenic Diet treatment, Therapeutic Diets treatment, Asthma treatment and Management, Food Plan Preparation and Guidance Lifestyle. Dr. Neena Luthra is available at Nutrisolution-the Diet Clinic, House No. 1582, Sector 18D, Chandigarh.

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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Kurukshetra University - 1999
P.G. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics - Govt. Home Science College, Chandigarh - 1996
B.Sc. Home Science - Panjab University - 1995
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Dietitian at Govt. Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh
Dietitian/Owner at Get fit with Neena
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English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
India Dietetics Association
Indian Society of Parentral and Enteral Nutrition

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Summer - Are Eggs The Right Breakfast Choice?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, P.G. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, B.Sc. Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Summer - Are Eggs The Right Breakfast Choice?

It is often believed that eggs tend to heat up your stomach and, hence, should be avoided as much as possible. People believe that eating eggs during the hot summer months can lead to detrimental health effects. One of the reasons attributed to this belief is that eggs contain copious amounts of cholesterol, which can generate tremendous amounts of body heat.
However, contrary to popular belief, eggs do not heat up your system and perfectly safe for consumption during the season of some summer.
Having eggs for breakfast helps you with the following:
1. Cholesterol Factor - To be precise, a single egg provides 212 mg of cholesterol out of the recommended 300 mg. However, cholesterol in your diet does not raise the cholesterol levels in your blood. This happens because the liver produces a high quantity of cholesterol each day, and when you eat more eggs causing your cholesterol levels to rise, the liver starts producing less of it. In fact, a study found that eggs didn't raise cholesterol in 70% of its test subjects.
2. Provides Choline - Choline is a substance, which is required by the body to build cell membranes and to perform a horde of other functions like liver function, brain development, nerve, and muscle function. Lack of choline could lead to disruption of these functions. Whole eggs contain more than 100 mg of this less known nutrient, and therefore, should be a part of your diet.
3. Contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin - One of the gradual symptoms of aging is worsening eyesight. There are many types of nutrients that help in countering this degenerative process. Two such nutrients are lutein and zeaxanthin, which eggs are rich in. These two antioxidants help to build up the retina of the eye. Moreover, they also help in preventing eyesight conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration. Eggs are also rich in Vitamin A, the lack of which is the most common cause of blindness worldwide.
4. Reduces Risk of StrokeFor many decades, eggs have been unfairly criticized. A popular misbelief was that high cholesterol in eggs made them a cause for cardiac problems. In a review, which accounted for 17 studies and a total of 263,938 participants, no associations were found between eggs and heart diseases. Eggs are also highly filling and help to lose weight to a certain extent. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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Potassium Deficiency - 7 Signs You Are Suffering From It!

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, P.G. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, B.Sc. Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Potassium Deficiency - 7 Signs You Are Suffering From It!

Potassium is an essential mineral which is known as an electrolyte. Electrolytes are responsible for maintaining the ionic balance of your body. Other electrolytes are sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, chloride. These electrolytes bear an electric charge which manages the electrical activity of your health system. Potassium also helps the muscles of the body to function properly. In fact, it has its contribution in regulating blood pressure; a crucial role for a healthy heart.

Potassium deficiency is a kind of medical condition which is known as hypokalemia. The normal level of potassium in the human body should be in between 3.5-5.0 mmol/L. But the deficiency in potassium can cause severe problems including muscle weakness, nerve disorders, heart problems, etc. Kidney is the organ which is known to manage the potassium balance by removing the extra potassium through urine.

Causes of potassium deficiency:

  1. Lack of potassium in diet
  2. Dehydration
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Too much sweating
  5. Several medicines also cause potassium deficiency


Signs of potassium deficiency:

  1. You are getting wiped out too often: Like it is discussed before that potassium is responsible for your muscles to work actively. Each and every cell needs the required amount of potassium to work effectively. So, a little deficiency of potassium can leave you exhausted throughout the day. If your normal working routine leaves you exhausted and if you are sweating too often, then there is a chance that you are suffering from hypokalemia.
  2. High blood pressurePotassium plays an important role in maintaining the blood pressure by helping in relaxing the blood vessels. Low potassium can cause the blood vessels to get constricted, due to which your blood pressure increases.
  3. Muscle weakness: Potassium plays a significant role in building the strength of your muscles. Lack of potassium can easily cause muscle weakness, aches and spasms.
  4. Irregular heartbeat: Anything regarding your heart problem can scare you badly; especially when you experience sudden skipped heart rate or when your heart rate doubles. Low potassium can cause such palpitations and skipped heartbeat.
  5. Feeling dizzy: Lack of potassium in your body can slow down your heart rate and make you feel dizzy or you may feel that you are going to faint. Though many other medical conditions can be responsible for such symptoms but hypokalemia is one of them.
  6. ConstipationPotassium deficiency can affect your overall health. You might encounter symptoms like bloating, abdominal cramping etc.
  7. Numbness and tinglingPotassium is significant in keeping your nerves healthy. Potassium deficiency can make you experience numbness, needle sensations on your feet, wrist, etc.

These are the signs that people encounter when they suffer from hypokalemia. Hypokalemia can make you feel extremely sick and it causes several diseases which are discussed above. It is always advisable to visit a doctor when you encounter any of these above mentioned symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

10 Weight Loss Tips to Make Things Easier and Faster

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, P.G. Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, B.Sc. Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
10 Weight Loss Tips to Make Things Easier and Faster

Here are 10 more tips to lose weight even faster:

  1. Eat a high-protein breakfast. Eating a high-protein breakfast has been shown to reduce cravings and calorie intake throughout the day.
  2. Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice. These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight.
  3. Drink water a half hour before meals. One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months.
  4. Choose weight loss-friendly foods. Certain foods are very useful for losing fat.
  5. Eat soluble fiber. Studies show that soluble fibers may reduce fat, especially in the belly area. Fiber supplements like glucomannan can also help.
  6. Drink coffee or tea. If you’re a coffee or a tea drinker, then drink as much as you want as the caffeine in them can boost your metabolism by 3-11%.
  7. Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods. Base most of your diet on whole foods. They are healthier, more filling and much less likely to cause overeating.
  8. Eat your food slowly. Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones.
  9. Use smaller plates. Studies show that people automatically eat less when they use smaller plates. Strange, but it works.
  10. Get a good night’s sleep, every night. Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for weight gain, so taking care of your sleep is important.
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