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Dt. Pallavi  Jassal - Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh

Dt. Pallavi Jassal

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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh

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Dt. Pallavi Jassal 88% (54 ratings) M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
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Dt. Pallavi Jassal is a trusted Dietitian/Nutritionist in Sector 46 C, Chandigarh. She has been a practicing Dietitian/Nutritionist for 17 years. She is a M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition. She is currently associated with LiveLifeMore Diet & Wellness Clinic in Sector 46 C, Chandigarh. Book an appointment online with Dt. Pallavi Jassal on Lybrate.com.

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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 2000
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10 Food Tips For Ensuring A Optimal Health!

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
10 Food Tips For Ensuring A Optimal Health!

Being at the peak of optimal health should be the goal of every individual. As the saying goes, 'Health is Wealth'. Certain food items will help you to reach the pinnacle of health if they are consumed regularly. These foods will not only keep you healthy and fit, but will also help the body to function properly with the nutrients it receives from them. 

Given below is a list of foods that you should be eating for optimal health:

  1. Garlic: Garlic contains a compound called "allicillin", which is the major component to make garlic a healthy food item. Garlic is very effective to cure common colds and flu. Garlic also helps reduce high blood pressure. It reduces bad cholesterol and improves good cholesterol levels in the blood. Garlic also helps to detoxify your body. Treating osteoarthritis is another great benefit of eating garlic.
  2. Yogurt: Yogurt contains probiotics, which control bacterial growth which is harmful to your body. It also provides your body with calcium.
  3. Broccoli: Broccoli contains sulphur, which makes this green vegetable a cancer fighter. It contains sulforaphane which gives it this property.
  4. Oats: Oats help to control blood pressure and cholesterol level in the blood. They are also a great source of fibre for the body. Oats help keep your heart healthy. 
  5. Beets: Beets are a rich source of multivitamins. They help to lower blood pressure and also lower the risk of any cardiovascular disease. Beets also help detoxify the body.
  6. Cabbage: Cabbage helps reduce the risk of having cancer. It also prevents heart diseases, gastrointestinal problems and Alzheimer's disease. Cabbage is loaded with vitamin Avitamin C and vitamin K, which help it prevent osteoarthritis. 
  7. Fish: Fish helps to control blood pressure. Fish oil can help slow down mental aging. The Omega-3 fatty acids present in fish are very important sources of protein.
  8. Eggs: Eggs are rich sources of proteins. They aid in the bodybuilding process and the repair and maintenance of the body.
  9. Spinach: Spinach is a rich source of antioxidants, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K, and Omega-3 fatty acids. It helps fight cancer, and also detoxifies the body.
  10. Tomatoes: The vitamins and phytonutrients in tomatoes make them such a healthy food option which keeps cancer and heart diseases at bay.
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White Rice Vs Brown Rice - Which One Is Healthier?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
White Rice Vs Brown Rice - Which One Is Healthier?

White rice is originally Brown rice which has been thoroughly refined before it is made available in the stores. Rice grain in its natural unpolished state is rich in fiber, thiamine, proteins, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Whole rice is also rich in fiber which is good for your digestive system and also aids you to manage your weight effectively. There is a raging debate over the type of rice which is good for your health.

The following are some of the pointers that compare white rice to brown rice:

  1. Calorie composition: White rice contains more calories when compared to brown rice. A cup of white rice comprises of 242 calories, while a cup of brown rice comprises of 218 calories. Brown rice is recommended to people who are interested to cut down on their calorie intake as a whole.
  2. Carbohydrates and Fiber composition: Both brown rice and white rice are rich in carbohydrate. A cup of brown rice comprises of 53 grams of carbohydrates and a cup of brown rice comprises of 46 grams of the same. But when it comes to fiber content, brown rice contains more fiber. Fiber is known to boost the blood cholesterol level and aids in weight management; therefore brown rice is more beneficial for help.
  3. Fat and Protein composition: In case of fat and protein composition, both types of rice have a low fat composition while a cup of each type of rice contains about 4.5 grams of protein.
  4. Vitamins and Minerals composition: Brown rice is known to contain more percentage of natural vitamins and minerals when compared to white rice. White rice is thoroughly refined which results in the loss of its natural properties. The manufacturers tend to add vitamins and minerals artificially during the processing of the whole rice grain.
  5. Glycemic Index: According to studies, foods which have a high glycemic index tend to increase your blood sugar level. As per the glycemic index, brown rice has a much lower glycemic index than white rice. The average glycemic index of white rice is about 89 while in case of brown rice it's 50.

It can be said that brown rice is much more nutritious than white rice due to its wholesomeness and higher concentration of nutrients. Brown rice is highly recommended to those people who are health conscious and tend to be careful about their calorie intake.

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Healthy Option in Indian Snack For Dieters

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh

You often have to go out for a party but you are following a diet plan for weight loss. You wonder what is a healthy option in Indian snacks for dieters.

It might sound hard to make a healthy food choice between the famous Indian snacks offered in parties these days, but it’s not really that hard.

Options I had in front of me at a recent party were:

  1. Paneer Tikka
  2. Stuffed Mushroom
  3. Cheese Roll

I had similar questions and found out the answers. This article is to help you avoid eating unhealthy options which are usually available in the menu of parties. here, we provide you the nutritional summary of these famous snacks.

Paneer Tikka

Serving size: 100 g

Calories: 101
Fats: 3.65g
Carbs: 7.75g
Proteins: 9.85

Stuffed Mushrooms

Serving Size: 100g

Calories: 40
Fats: 3g
Carbs: 3g
Proteins: 2g

Cheese Roll

Serving Size: 1

Calories: 250
Fats: 10g
Carbs: 50g
Proteins: 10g

Hence the most nutritious snack amongst them all is clearly stuffed mushrooms which provide 40kcal, 3g fats, 3g carbs and 2g proteins.

So, being on diet does not mean being anti-social or being on a punishment. You can still choose what snacks are healthier amongst the ones available. Enjoy the treats but do not let your diet plan go for a toss. Stick to a regime, follow it with commitment & achieve the desired results.

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Enjoy Healthy Delicacies of Lohri Festival

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh

The festival of Lohri is around the corner after one full year…Let us share with you today the health benefits of Lohri’s special delicacies including Lohri sweets & dishes. And we at LiveLifeMore® keep trying to share the 'Wisdom of Wellness' that 'adds years to your life & adds life to your years'. 

Let us share with you today the health benefits of Lohri’s special delicacies… i.e., Moongfali, Gachak, Rewari, Popcorns etc. 

Lohri Sweets  

1. Sesame Seeds: These little seeds present in Rewari are loaded with essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. The zinc in sesame seeds promotes bone health and prevents osteoporosis later in life. Among all the nuts and seeds commonly eaten across the world, sesame seeds have been found to contain the highest amount of phytosterols, which are known to lower bad cholesterol. Sesame seeds increase your levels of Vitamin E, which plays a vital role in fighting disease. Studies show that sesame seeds can improve the effectiveness of certain diabetes medication. Sesame seed oil is known to reduce hypertension and ease stress. The antioxidants in sesame seeds fight free radicals, thereby promoting youthfulness and strengthening the immune system. A substance in sesame seeds has found to inhibit the spread of many Cancers. 

2. Groundnuts or Peanuts (Moongfali): Peanuts contain a good amount of folate. Women who had a daily intake of 400 micrograms of folic acid before and during early pregnancy reduced their risk of having a baby born with a serious neural tube defect by up to 70%. One-fourth cup of peanuts can supply the body with 35% of the DV of manganese, a mineral which plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation. It may come as a surprise that peanuts can help prevent gallstones. But 20 years of studies have shown that eating 1 ounce of nuts, peanuts or peanut butter a week lowers the risk of developing gallstones by 25%. Peanuts are good sources of tryptophan, an essential amino acid which is important for the production of serotonin, one of the key brain chemicals involved in mood regulation. When depression occurs, a decreased amount of serotonin may be released from the nerve cells in the brain. Tryptophan may raise serotonin’s antidepressant effects when there is an increased amount of serotonin in the blood. Do you know what can be found in peanuts that gave them the “brain food” tag? This is due to their vitamin B3 or niacin content whose many health benefits include normal brain functioning and boosting memory power. The same nutrient which gives peanuts their memory enhancing power also helps lower and control cholesterol levels. Added to that is their copper contents which aids in reducing bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol levels. It is proven that regular nuts consumption is linked to reduced risk of heart disease. Peanuts are rich in heart-friendly monounsaturated fats and antioxidants such as oleic acid. Reach for a handful of peanuts and other nuts at least four times a week to reduce your risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. Those who have an intake of the most niacin-rich foods like peanuts were 70% less likely to have developed Alzheimer’s disease. A quarter cup a day of peanuts can already supply almost a quarter of the daily needed value for niacin. A form of phytosterols called beta-sitosterol (SIT) is found in high concentrations in some plant oils, seeds, and legumes including peanuts. Phytosterols not only protects against cardiovascular disease by interfering with the absorption of cholesterol, they also protect against cancer by inhibiting tumor growth. Surprise!!! Eating nuts regularly is associated with a lowered risk of weight gain. Research has shown that people who eat nuts at least twice weekly are much less likely to gain weight than those who almost never eat them. 

3. Jaggery or GUR (Present in Gachak): Jaggery is a great remedy for anemia, asthma, joint pains and menstrual pains. It also aids in digestion, purifies blood and keeps the skin away from problems such as acnes and pimples. It is a great energy booster as it provides us lots of energy. If you feel drained at any point of the day, a piece of jaggery with water can do wonders for you. Jaggery is a wonderful sweet that not only tastes delicious but also purifies the blood. It acts as a cleansing agent for our blood and purifies it. You simply have to add it to your diet and have its benefits. It also helps get rid of digestion problems. If you eat a piece of jaggery every day with water or milk, your body will be free from all toxins. Jaggery is a rich source of iron and if women add it to their daily diet, it helps them get rid of anemia. It is a must eat for all women, especially teenagers and pregnant women. Jaggery is great for your skin also. It makes your skin healthy and charming. If you have acne and pimples on your skin, eat jaggery every day. You will definitely see them going away and get a lovely and flawless skin. It is an age-old remedy to cure dry cough and cold. If you don’t like eating Jaggery in its raw form, you can try jaggery laddoos, which are made with sesame seeds and jaggery. They are very good in taste. Jaggery is, often, recommended to Asthma patients as it is a great remedy to cure asthma. It has such properties which regulate body temperature which is very good for Asthma patients. It also has anti-allergy properties. 

4. Popcorn: Popcorn is kind of a big deal. Not just because it’s delicious, but it’s recently been found to actually be good for you. Really. A serving of popcorn contains more antioxidants than a day’s worth of fruits and vegetables. But that’s not to say that all popcorn is terrific for you, we’re talking plain popcorn here. A cup of plain pop only contains around 31 calories (compared to a cup of regular potato chips which holds around 139 calories…not exactly great). Popcorn also contains fiber and is the only snack that’s 100% whole grain. And whole grains are really good for you because they contain those antioxidants. In popcorn’s case, the antioxidants are found in the hull (the seedy part that gets stuck in your teeth) and are called polyphenols. Like all antioxidants, polyphenols help protect against cancers, heart diseases, and other illnesses that are caused by free radicals (cells that attack other healthy ones). Whole grains are also high in dietary fiber, rich in complex carbohydrates, and are low in fat, making popcorn a way better snack than anyone originally thought. And just because you’re not crazy about plain pop doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy its healthy benefits. Add on herbs like dill or curry, healthy oils such as olive or coconut, or sprinkle on some spices

9 Lifestyle Resolutions to Add More Years to Your Life

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
9 Lifestyle Resolutions to Add More Years to Your Life

It is New Year’s Eve and it is the time to take some resolutions, set some goals, and welcome the new beginnings in your life. All the things you want will look far-off without a good health. So this year, choose some healthy lifestyle resolutions and add many more new year eves to your life. 

With almost 23 years of my journey as a multispeciality primary care physician & preventive health specialist, I have always encouraged people to avoid serious health conditions by incorporating good and healthy habits into their lives. 

I often come across people with immense success, wealth, and fame in their lives but in between an occupied schedule, they take health for granted. LiveLifeMore is on a mission help you 'add years to your life and life to your years'. So here we have 6 resolutions derived from a study conducted by British researchers that can increase your lifespan. The study included health records of over 600,000 people analyzing habits that add or remove years from their lives.

1. Boycott Tobacco From Your Life 

The first and most common habit that always draws you to life-threatening severe diseases is the tobacco addiction. If you have never tried it, you should never too because a pack of 10 cigarettes a day can deduct 7 years from your life. Lung Cancer, Mouth & Neck Cancer, Peripheral Vascular Diseases, COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Stroke and Heart Attack are common health issues caused by tobacco use. However, the study confirmed that in the long run if you use tobacco & decide to quit tobacco, you can regain the health of a non-smoker.

2. Reduce Cholesterol Levels 

High blood cholesterol is a major reason for heart problems & strokes. It can reduce up to 8 months of your life. Some people have genetic cholesterol problems, but others indulge in wrong dietary plans that includes high saturated fats with almost no exercise routine. You can curb cholesterol levels with ideal diets and exercises for a healthy life.

3. Lose Excessive Weight 

Overweight people, who managed to lose weight in the study gave excellent results. You can add two months to your life for throwing every one kilogram of that extra fat you have.

4. Balance your blood pressure 

Every other heart-related problem was generated from imbalanced blood pressure. High blood pressure was the second most influential problem found in the study. A high blood pressure patient experiences 5.2 years short in his life due to some casual life-shortening effects. Stabilizing your BP level requires proper diet, exercise, and even medication sometimes.

5. Be Open-Minded to a Positive Lifestyle 

Positivity is the fire to keep and negativity is the smoke to let go. Typically people tend to NEVER CHANGE their personalities. But a few alterations can allow positivity in your persona, your health, further guiding you to a longer and happier life. Everyone experiences obstacles in life but being positive ensures that your health is unaffected by these obstacles.

6. Stay Physically Active 

The daily exercise study that was conducted on 5823 adults by Brigham Young University researchers proves that jogging 30-40 minutes or even walking briskly for that long can give you 9 years younger cells than your present age. 

7. Ditch Soda 

A study in the American Journal of Public Health concluded that drinking soda may be shortening your lifespan even if you are not overweight. This five-year long study confirmed that soda intake results in fewer telomeres (caps on the ends of chromosomes directly linked to aging). Except for diet soda, all other soda types affected our aging “clock” telomeres. However, many pieces of researches associate heavy diet soda intake to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and depression- all potential life-shorteners. 

8. Stop Sitting So much 

Simply stand up more during the day and it’ll boost your longevity by increasing the length of your telomeres. This was found in a study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study measured the effects of sitting time and physical activity among 49 sedentary, overweight participants. Researchers saw increment in telomere lengths of individuals indulged in physical activities for 6 months. 

9. Control High Blood Sugar In Diabetes 

Diabetes Mellitus or simply Diabetes affects around 370 million global population. It is important to control high blood sugar level in diabetic conditions. Healthy eating, managing stress, being physically fit, and constantly taking prescribed medications should be in your new year resolutions to charm your life again and live happily for the long term with diabetes. 

I, along with my co-founder Dietitian Pallavi Jassal & Team LiveLifeMore, sincerely wish your health & happiness in 2018 & always. By inculcating the above-mentioned modifications in your lifestyle, you can surely enhance your life quantitatively & qualitatively.

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How to Lose Weight Fast in Winter and Avoid Weight Gain?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
How to Lose Weight Fast in Winter and Avoid Weight Gain?

This article will indeed help you avoid excessive weight gain in winters and how to lose weight fast.

  • Believe me, it’s so easy to pile up the kilos during winter. courtesy comforting fried foods (primarily paranthas/परांठा), sugar laden tea or coffee and even the tempting gur-gachak(गुड़गचक) and mom’s pinnies(पिन्नी).
  • It’s the perfect time to think about wise food choices and portion control.
  • Winter binging may easily cost you a weight gain of three to five kilos.
  • The main reasons for weight gain are less physical activity during winter and of course increased consumption of heavier foods.

6 TIPS TO LOSE WEIGHT IN WINTER AND WEIGHT GAIN IN WINTERS

1. Get enough sunshine

A short pre or post lunch-time walk can provide sunlight which is good for your Vitamin D status.

2. Limit fatty foods

Foods such as fried snacks, puddings, pinnies, and chocolates can be limited to just once or twice a week.

3. Fill yourself up with fiber

  1. Fill your plate or tiffin with lots of filling vegetables

  2. Have soup before your dinner

  3. Add oats, barley and dals(दाल) to help keep you fuller for longer.

4. Don’t skip workouts

  • Don’t skip the gym.

  • Fix days for workouts and try to follow it as well.

5. Weigh yourself every day

  • Get on the scale frequently to make you conscious if you are putting on weight.

  • Maintain a record of weight and inches as well.

6. Indulge in healthy drinking

  • Have at least 2-3 cups of green tea or green coffee. 

  • Have light soups and broths.

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Calories in Indian Sweets – Easy to Eat, Difficult to Burn

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh

Calories in Indian Sweets like Gulab Jamun, Gujia, Jalebi, Kheer, Icecream, Kaju burfi, Besan ladoos, Rasgulla etc.

Lack of awareness about foods & the calories they carry is the main culprit that adds kilos and inches around your waist. Knowing what you are eating and how it can contribute to becoming overweight can certainly make you a wise eater.

We all need to know that 1 teaspoon of whole sugar weighs 4 grams, and gives you 16 kilocalories of energy and 2 grams of carbohydrate. One piece of kaju katli gives you 120 kilocalories equivalent to quarter of single meals energy. Shocking, isn’t it?

Calories-in-Indian-Sweets

Gujia 2 pieces 300
Gulab Jamun2 pieces 350
Halwa (rawa)1 bowl 181
Halwa (sohan halwa)1 bowl 399
Jalebi 3-4 pieces 494
Kheer (rice)1 bowl 247
Sandesh  2 pieces 80
Patisa 2 pieces 280
Rasmalai 2 pieces 320
Khoya burfi 2 pieces 300
Cocobut burfi 2 pieces 387
Ghia burfi 2 pieces 332
Kaju burfi 2 pieces 320
Chocolate burfi 2 pieces 240
Chenna murki 50 gm 260
Milkcake 2 pieces 450
Besan ladoos 2 pieces 340
Boondi ladoo 2 pieces 410
Rasgulla 2 pieces 300

Now you know how many calories your favorite sweets add to your diet, choose wisely and avoid piling kilos and inches.

Calories in Indian Sweets Easy to Eat, Difficult to Burn

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Calories in Indian Sweets   Easy to Eat, Difficult to Burn

Calories in Indian Sweets like Gulab Jamun, Gujia, Jalebi, Kheer, Icecream, Kaju burfi, Besan ladoos, Rasgulla etc.

Lack of awareness about foods & the calories they carry is the main culprit that adds kilos and inches around your waist. Knowing what you are eating and how it can contribute to becoming overweight can certainly make you a wise eater.

We all need to know that 1 teaspoon of whole sugar weighs 4 grams, and gives you 16 kilocalories of energy and 2 grams of carbohydrate. One piece of kaju katli gives you 120 kilocalories equivalent to quarter of single meals energy. Shocking, isn’t it?

CALORIES IN INDIAN SWEETS

  • Gujia 2 pieces 300
  • Gulab Jamun2 pieces 350
  • Halwa (rawa)1 bowl 181
  • Halwa (sohan halwa)1 bowl 399
  • Jalebi 3-4 pieces 494
  • Kheer (rice)1 bowl 247
  • Sandesh  2 pieces 80
  • Patisa 2 pieces 280
  • Rasmalai 2 pieces 320
  • Khoya burfi 2 pieces 300
  • Cocobut burfi 2 pieces 387
  • Ghia burfi 2 pieces 332
  • Kaju burfi 2 pieces 320
  • Chocolate burfi 2 pieces 240
  • Chenna murki 50 gm 260
  • Milkcake 2 pieces 450
  • Besan ladoos 2 pieces 340
  • Boondi ladoo 2 pieces 410
  • Rasgulla 2 pieces 300

Now you know how many calories your favorite sweets add to your diet, choose wisely and avoid piling kilos and inches.

Hello doctor. I am age 86 years old. In my test report B12 level is>2000. What can be its implication. Please prescribe medicine or how to control it. Thanks.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hello doctor. I am age 86 years old. In my test report B12 level is>2000. What can be its implication. Please prescri...
Hello. Excess of vitamin B12 may cause headache, dizziness, diarrhea, indigestion, upset stomach, vomiting, nausea, back pain, swelling, arthritis, anxiety, nervousness and lack of coordination. Eat potassium-rich foods or take a potassium supplement when eating vitamin B-12 rich foods. Potassium can reduce the absorption of vitamin B-12 into the body. However, high potassium consumption can cause toxicity, so never exceed your recommended potassium intake unless instructed by your doctor. Take a vitamin C supplement with vitamin B-12 rich foods. Vitamin C may destroy dietary vitamin B-12. You should consult your doctor asap.
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My doctor has suggested "Diavit Plus" for vitamin deficiency but the packet says it is for diabetes. I do not have diabetes. Can you please let me know if eating this tablet makes sense for me.

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My doctor has suggested "Diavit Plus" for vitamin deficiency but the packet says it is for diabetes. I do not have di...
Hello You may have it as it doesn't have any side effect, if you are not a diabetic. You may have it just like some other multivitamin.
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