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Dt. Ms. Minacshi Pettukola

Post Graduate In Food Science And Nutrition, B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai

7 Years Experience
Dt. Ms. Minacshi Pettukola Post Graduate In Food Science And Nutrition, B.Sc.- Dieti... Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
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Dt. Ms. Minacshi Pettukola is a trusted Dietitian/Nutritionist in Alwarpet, Chennai. He has over 7 years of experience as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. He studied and completed Post Graduate In Food Science And Nutrition, B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition . He is currently associated with Qua Nutrition, Chennai, TTK Road in Alwarpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dt. Ms. Minacshi Pettukola on has an excellent community of Dietitian/Nutritionists in India. You will find Dietitian/Nutritionists with more than 37 years of experience on You can find Dietitian/Nutritionists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


Post Graduate In Food Science And Nutrition - Leeds Univercity, - 2011
B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition - - 2010
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I am a diabetic patient. Please provide me with a list of fruits, vegetables etc which are to be taken and which are to be avoided ?

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
DIABETIC FRUITS Recommended fruits in Diabetic patients - Apples, Pears, Apricots, blue berries, kinifruit, pomegranets, avocado, guava, grape fruit Avoid - Grapes, orange, dates, water melon, banana, fruit juices, dry fruits Vegetables - cook thoroughly and have it
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I am girl. I have bigger nose and very wide between two eyes. And my ear is very away from my face. So I need reshape my ear and nose. So what is solution for this surgery.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
No surgery. Accept the way god has created you. Accentuate your good features and I refuse to believe that you have none.
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In my pregnancy test one dark one light line docter advised me bed rest as my hormone lvl is low. please suggest me what to do.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
You can take injections of hcg hormones for better development of baby. Low hormones affect the growth and also carry a risk of a miscarriage.
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I am so thinner than d normal body structure of a man. What should I do for increasing my weight? in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Do a medical test and follow these.Do muscle building exercise,it will help in weight gain.Use whole cream milk.Use weight gainer nutritional supplement.Take dense fruits and vegetables.Eat more fish,egg,lean meat,cottage cheese,yogurt.Add ghee,cream,butter,jam,jelly with food.Take nuts and seeds.Add more healthy fat.Avoid smoking,alcohol.No water just before or during meals.Take proper rest.
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Benefits Of Black Sesame Seeds

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Benefits Of Black Sesame Seeds

Benefits of black sesame seeds
1. Anti-ageing properties: the chinese believe that the nutrients in black sesame seeds can help in postponing or reversing, certain age-related side effects. As per a study done by harvard university in 2010, black sesame seeds are rich in vitamin b and iron, and most people who have a vitamin b or iron deficiency show symptoms like hair turning gray, hearing loss and memory loss, all of which are the indicators of ageing.

2. Decreases the risk of cancer:
According to Dr. Ronald dephino, principal investigator, m. D. Anderson cancer centre, houston, the sesamin found in sesame seeds is found to protect the liver against the damage caused by free radicals in the body. Also, the seeds are rich in fiber, lignans (cell reinforcements) and phytosterol (phytochemicals), which can protect you against the development of colon cancer.

3. Relief for constipation and indigestion:
Dr. Amol ghosh from n. R. S. Hospial in kolkata, says, the black sesame seed can help in curing constipation due to the high fiber content and unsaturated fatty acid content. The oil found in the seed can lubricate your intestines, while the fiber in the seed helps in smooth bowel movements. These seeds also help in clearing up worms in your intestinal tract and improve the digestion process. grinding the seeds or soaking them overnight can help make the seeds more digestible.

4. Stabilizes your blood pressure: 
Black sesame seeds are rich in magnesium that helps prevent hypertension. Polyunsaturated fats and the compound sesamin present in sesame oil are known to keep blood pressure levels in check.

5. For healthier bones: 
According to Dr. Gargi sharma, nutritionist at aayna clinic in delhi, osteoporosis is a condition of fragile bones with an increased susceptibility to fracture. Bone mass tends to decrease after the age of 35, and bone loss occurs more rapidly in women after menopause. Black sesame seeds are abundant in calcium and zinc that your bones strong.

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How fats increase in human beings and in which fruits and vegetables have more protein?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition (Delhi University)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panipat
Fruits contain negligible or no protein and in all vegetables some protein is there & broccoli is a good source of it.
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My wife aged 30 years has a obese abdomen after her 4th delivery by sygerin before which she has had not for the previous 3 normal deliveries, if there any medication to reduce it to or slim it normal position Thanks.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Homoeopathy has the best answer for your can lose weight with the help of homoeopathic medicines, without any side effects. This involves correction your metabolism. 1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. fatoline drops from Haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. 4.Take 1 cup of green tea in the evening daily. 5. Do Surya Namaskar , yoga asans like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose),Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 6. avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. 7. drink plenty of water daily. 8.Eat good quantity of green vegetables, salad and fruits. Take care.
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Tips for Parents and Carers

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Tips for Parents and Carers

Healthy eating gives kids the energy they need for their busy days.

Here are some great ways to make it easier.

Breakfast is important: it can be up to 12 hrs since their last meal, so kids need to refuel for the day ahead. Give him healthy choices like cereal and reduced fat milk, toast, fresh fruit, eggs on toast, juice and reduced fat yoghurt.

Water works: get kids into the habit of drinking water to keep them hydrated throughout the day.

Snack smart: encourage your kids to take an interest in their health early in life by planning their own healthy snacks-this will help them look for a healthy diet when they get older.

Get cooking: food is not just about good nutrition; it's one of life's great pleasures. Transform your kids into young cooks-even young children can help peel carrots, pod peas, great cheese, put together tacos or design their own healthy pizza toping. If they've helped make it, they'll be more likely to enjoy eating it.

Slow and steady: encourage them to eat slowly. This prevents overeating and helps them recognize when they're full.

Eat at the table: eating snacks and meals sitting down at the table or kitchen bench instead of in front of the tv is good habit for the whole family.

Get a balance: variety and balance are the keep to helping a child enjoy a healthy diet. Aim to eat a variety of foods each day (this depends on the age of the child) including fruit, vegetables breads and cereals, lean meat or fish and reduced fat dairy products.

Tasty exploration: encourage kids to try different food. Exposure to lots of different tastes and flavours adds excitement to meals.

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All About Fenugreek Seeds

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
All About Fenugreek Seeds

How fenugreek works?

Fenugreek seeds are rich in soluble fibre, which may help to lower the blood glucose level through delayed gastric emptying and slowed carbohydrate absorption. The amino acid contained in the seeds may also directly stimulate insulin secretion and reduce insulin resistance. Fenugreek may also increase the number of insulin receptors in red blood cells and improve glucose utilization in peripheral tissues.

How to use?

Take a teaspoonful of fenugreek seeds and soak in water the overnight. Eat these soaked in the morning. These seeds can taste bitter but over time you can adjust to them. Drink all the water and chew up the soaked seeds. You may need more water to push them down.

The bitter taste of fenugreek seeds can be minimized by toasting them, adding honey or buying de-bitterized seeds. Powdered seeds can also be useful. 

The usual dose of fenugreek seeds is 5 to 30 grams with each meal or 15 to 90 grams all at once with one meal.

What are the effects of fenugreek seeds on diabetes?

In type ii diabetes, adding fenugreek seeds to a meal decreases the increase in blood glucose after the meal. Fenugreek seeds show improved blood glucose control and insulin function. It reduces the fasting blood glucose in both type I and ii diabetes.

Dyslipideamia and heart disease are common in diabetics. Fenugreek seeds promote heart health and help in lowering blood cholesterol levels.

What are the side effects of fenugreek seeds?

Fenugreek seeds are completely safe when used in moderation. Nausea, abdominal discomforts like diarrhea and/or gas are few minor side effects which usually subside after a few days of use. When used topically on skin watch for skin irritation and rashes. These seeds are not recommended in pregnancy, as it causes uterine contraction.

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Iam 44years and feel lethargic and weakness most of the time in a day. Pls suggest.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Make sure you have your head in the south or east direction while sleeping. In this position your body is taking force of attraction. Sleeping in north is very unhealthy and will make you tired and lethargic because your body is taking force of repulsion. Attraction bring elasticity, ease, good blood pressure, sound sleep, relaxation, increase in height while North brings high BP, quick heart beats, muscle and internal body part contraction, your breathing will affect. In Indian culture head of the Dead body during Antim sanskar is kept in North direction. In west direction researches are going on, so don’t sleep till researches come. secondly start doing surya namaska and surya jal, sun is the source of energy, it will bring enormous energy in your body. Thanks
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Day by day. My father's health is breaking down. In last 3 months he lost 4 kg of weight. This year in march he was attacked by pox. What should I do?

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
This may be due to low immunity caused by chronic infection, disease or depression. Ask your father for proper investigation including blood sugar, cbc, esr, urine examination. If your father is having any complaints or discomfort, let me know about it. It would help in proper diagnosis. Give them good immunoboosters.
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Eye Health - 6 Ways You Can Maintain It!

General Physician, Bangalore
Eye Health - 6 Ways You Can Maintain It!

Your eyes are one of the most important sense organs, which help in perceiving up to 80 percent of all major impressions. All your important daily activity like reading, internet surfing, driving etc are done with the help of your eyes. You should never take your eyes for granted. There are many ways in which you can take care of your eyes to ensure that you see and experience the world at its very best.

  1. Quit Smoking: Smoking makes you vulnerable to a majority of health related problems. When it comes to the health of your eyes, smoking can place you at a risk of uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of your eye which includes ciliary body, iris and choroid) and cataracts (clouding of the lens in your eyes leading to a blurry vision).
  2. Wear sunglasses: Proper sunglasses can protect you from the harmful ultra violet (UV) rays of the sun. You should still use sunglasses even if your contact lenses offer UV protection. Too much of UV rays can cause pingeucula (yellow bump on the eyeball) and other serious eye problems. Polarized lenses can help to give your eyes proper protection while driving.
  3. Screen time: Minimize the amount of time staring at the computer screen as it can cause
  4. Anti- Glare:  Use an anti-glare screen on your computer at work so that the strain and pressure on your eyes are less.
  5. Regular exercise: Exercise such as walking can prevent degeneration of the macula (present in the center of the retina in your eyes) which typically occurs by the time you reach the age of 60.
  6. Don't Ignore: You should look at changes in your vision as an early warning sign. The changes would include difficulty to see in low light, hazy and double vision, along with abnormal swelling and severe pain in your eyes.

You should visit your eye doctor for check ups at least once every two years. Eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy have no early warning symptoms and can only be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam. You should also ensure that the prescription for your contact lenses and eye glasses are up to date. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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Why is it so that women suffering from PCOD tend to have more weight in the lower portion. That is. In hips and thighs. I follow every thing properly diet and medicines but get tired. And can't exercise. What to do.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Pcod's origin is mainly due to harmonal imbalance. Its mostly associated to thyroid also in majority cases. The ultimate outward expression is change in wt, hair pattren, menstrual irregularities, etc. Here in wt gain, the fat deposition depends on body tendency, physiology. It varies from person to person. But mostly, the accumulating parts are over tummy, hips around, breast. So, here, to reduce over spcfc parts, its always good to follow particular exercises, under instructor.
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Dear sir what to know about diet. What type of juice have to drink, in different days?Please suggest.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Commercially available fruit juices are the worst food choices as they have a high glycemic index instead eat whole fruits. The best diet is one which is healthy and well balanced with foods from all the food groups, and one which is varied and that you can stick to. Weight loss on some diets can be dramatic in the short term, but there' s more of a chance of rebound weight gain. Set yourself a realistic target and aim to lose between (0. 5-1. 0kg) a week I being a registered dietitian strongly accommodate the patients own preferences without the patient feeling that they are on a diet not compromising the weight management goals. Consultat privately.
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Hey I am 22 years old. I wanna ask that is that any side effect of danabol tablet if I take that and workout regular.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is a steroid and it will affect many organs and systems of your body in due course of time. So better not to use any steroids and protein shakes for body building.
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My friend is too lean could you please tell me what to do to gain weight for him this is my question.

Homeopath, Raebareli
Please note the followings in respect to your queries: 1. Banana and Milk -- Bananas are full of calories and contain high amount of carbohydrates and potassium that give you instant energy. Whosoever want to gain weight must eat a banana daily in the morning with a glass of warm milk. Add a teaspoon of sugar in it. Moreover, you can also have it after your meals. Note – Don’t eat bananas when you are down with common cold. 2. Peanut Butter -- Peanut butter is a yummy spread for toast and bread. If you’re trying to gain weight, feel free to go for this high-calorie and nutritious food. Apply it on your whole wheat bread for breakfast and see how your weight increases within a short period of time. •Besides, you can spread a spoonful of peanut butter on fruits or vegetables like banana, apple slices, fresh berries, wheat germ or applesauce. •Alternatively, a peanut butter sandwich is also a good choice. If you have any medical disease that needs to be treated. Find a great personal trainer and yoga instructor to keep you consistent. Take Five phos - 4 tablets twice daily.
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I am suffering from weakness in body since few days, please suggest me any good tips.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
1. drink 3 litres water daily 2. have small frequent meals at 2-3 hrs interval. always keep snacks handy with you to avoid skipping meals- dry fruits, nuts, oilseeds, cheese, banana, dates, fruit juice. 3. have regular sound sleep 4. reduce strees via yoga & meditation
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Kindly suggest whole wheat bread is good out of white, whole grain and other atta breads. So far as barley and oat bread, are not easily available in the market. Is all bread contains "Potassium Bromide" or with out Potassium Bromide baking of fine breads are not possible.

General Physician, Panchkula
Dear sir with your age and weight so more imp is to look for salt conent. A report on tv channel reporeted that almost all brands have 10 time more salt in breads so look on. Better go for home made chapatis. Should have writeen about your bp and diabetic status. Almost every packed food have lots of salt so take care.
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Hello doctor, I am food lover and also I take rice in large quantity even I think I should reduce rice quantity. So that I have got little fat stomach looks little odd. So how to reduce please suggest me sir/madam.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Take high fiber low fat diet. Drink lot of water everyday. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. ask me privately for detailed diet plan.
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Am a student, Am looking very thin guy, I want to build up my body ,and I want to good physique, please help me.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mohali
Hello, Increase your appetite by eating more to gain weight. But do it step-by-step and not by stuffing yourself too much at one go. Add one extra chapatti or more rice than you normally consume, or you even start with fruits by eating an extra one every day. Carbs are needed to gain weight but include healthier options like banana, potato, mango, whole grains, rice, etc. instead of sugar-rich foods, chocolates, and other junk foods.
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