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Calcutta University
B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Alagappa University
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Indira Gandhi National University
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Nutrition Certification
International Diabetic Federation
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Indian Dietetic Association
International Nutrition Foundation (INF)
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International Obesity Fedarartion
London School of Hygiene
London School of Hygiene & Tropical
Australian Food Safety
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Intern & Dietitian at KPCM College & Hospital
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  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
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  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    Top 15 Food Adulterants causing slow poisoning

    Arsenic This is an adulterant mainly found in water seen in villages, old unused wells, ponds, even in drinking water tanks. Also in open market fruits juices are sometimes detected with arsenic.

    Argemone seeds and oil - Argemone is a yellow-flowered plant that looks like the poppy with bluish , silver-veined prickly leaves. Argemone seeds & mustard seeds are mixed with during extraction of mustard oil. While both the seeds and oils are added then performs highly toxic and the consumer can lose vision due to disorder of eyes and may develop epidemic dropsy, one of the deadly disease due to eyesight weakness. G.I disorders & very high fever are associated symptoms for this disease even death can occur due heart failure or heart stops beating.

    Cadmium - This is one of the very dangerous adulterant found in fruits juices, soda, soft drinks getting sold in open market. This is as human carcinogen, very much toxic. This may cause Respiratory Infections, pneumonia, damage to theliverand the kidneys, Colitis, Gastritis.

    Common elements - There are some common elements like marble chips, sand ,gravel and fine soil mostly added to cereals ,grains, pulses, coriander etc. If ingested they can upset the digestive system besides being carriers of infection. These are always uncomfortable inside mouth, teeth or the gums.

    Lathyrus sativus (Kesari dal) - Kasseri is a very hardy plant and the pulse to add in to make Bengal gram flour. In some villages & upcountry areas in India , it is still used due to ignorance & cheapest avilability. This is most dangerous neurotoxin causes paralysis in boys and men 5 to 55 years old or above were common seen in Indian villages even few years back. This is nothing but called Lathyrism.

    Lead This is also horrible adulterant found mostly in processed foods, packet foods, fast foods, water.

    Lead Chromate - This is found in spices, turmeric powder packet or open spices available in remote villages grocery shops.

    Malachite green - Very old cooled hard dried peas look bright green as same like live in shops/open market like fresh peas. This is very poisonous and can cause cancer and can damage vital organs such as the kidney, spleen and liver. This has very bad effects on fetus & pregnant mothers.

    Mineral oils - These can be serious health hazards as some mineral oil are toxic for human beings and contain compounds capable of causing cancer.

    Petroleum oil - used for adulterating edible oil. Used motor oil are an example. These oil are toxic and cancer-causing.

    Papaya seeds - are used to adulterate black pepper.

    Talc -used to polish pulses may causes stomach cancer.

    TCP - Tricresyl phosphate, abbreviatedTCP as plasticizer is very much neurotoxin causes paralysis, nerve disorders.

    Used tea leaves - powder form ,dry and colored are used to adulterate tea leaves. Used tea leaves can be the cause of infection and food poisoning .

    Water - mostly used to adulterate milk in everywhere. Most of the time water is not clean but locally collected ,so it carries infections due to unhygienic .

    Washing soda or maida or flour - used to adulterate icing sugar.

    Apart from these above tin, copper, zinc mercury, even lotmore (not discussd here) are very harmful while added in some foods consumedby all of us commonly.Needless to say we all are affected bybusinessmen who are using us as tools to getmaximum undue commercial benefits.

    So my appeal to all readers should be aware of these adulterants using by people who are becoming more greedy to fetch more illicit money by mixing these harmful adulterants !!
  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    Tone your body

    You can tone up your body by controlling your weight and appearance without rigorous workouts or daily visits to the Gym rather only by a healthy diet. For toning your body, as well as to get an attractive shape and appearance, you should follow a proper well-balanced Diet. Here are some suggestions for all particularly for the youngs.

    Basic Advice

    I advice that in every meal you add plenty of vegetables, at least 1 serving of 50-100 gm fruits like 2 pcs. banana/day, 1 apple, berries, 1 +1 citrus fruit etc. Divide this two times a day eg 11 am and 3 pm every day or other suitable times. Don't take too much at a time but reasonable portions. You should eat 50 gm dry fruits like peanuts, dates or almonds, etc.. Please ensure that you get 8-9 hours of sleep and 3-5 ltrs water as per season everyday. Also, a healthy working life is good for weight loss.


    1) You need 1800 - 200 kcal./day (approx) as per your age, weight, lifestyles, work out regimen. It can be a little more after a fortnight or a month later, once your are habituated of workouts and body needs more fuel then.
    2) You need 60-70% Carbohydrate - rice/roti/cereals etc. It can be a little more as per weight. Also you need proteins, mainly animal proteins like fish 80 gm or chicken 100 gm 3 days/weekly or eggs 1 pc. daily. Rest visible fat like cooking oils must be PUFA based like Sunflower/Mastard Oil/Olive oil. In case of vegan people can add Paneer,cheese,curd,chana etc.
    3) In Breakfast - take 2 pcs solid brown bread/Roti or Phulka + Dal + mix veg OR rice flakes/ with sour curd+ sweets+ Banana OR 2 pcs Idly /1 pcs Dhosa. In breakfast, what you eat should be healthy and must add 1 egg or 200 ml double-toned/skim milk always with or after 15 mins of Breakfast.
    4) You can supplement with a fruit or good quality plain soup, as an appetizer, at around 11 am.
    5) Lunch - Remember you should always consume carbohydrate+ protein like khichdi, good quality rice/4-6 pcs Chapati homemade OR homemade pulao/basmati rice with 3 types of green vegetables+ dal 20 gm + fish/chicken/mutton 75-100 gm per day (anyone).
    If you are vegetarian then go for soya / soya products, enough green veggies or Paneer ,cheese, chana, Tarka,pulses ,legumes all preparations etc.
    6) Mid-afternoon you can have fruits like papaya/guava or any citrus fruits.
    7) In the evening around 6 pm, one can have Tea and cream cracker biscuits or another high quality snack, including of the snacks mentioned above.
    8) Dinner - Roti 4pcs OR 2 pcs roti+ rice same balance + dal+ mix veg+ milk/milk products (300 ml of milk/milk products are needed each day divided over two or three doses in a day). You can add 2 tsf/ 20gm Butter or ghee in rice. .

    Fruits have best roles

    One should have three types of fruits like lemon, guava, grapes, apple or banana in a balanced combination as dressings/whole as you like in a day. Take plenty of green vegetables like some local greens or other veggies.

    Avoid Junk

    Do not use too much salt, home made masala is better although you can use up to 2 tsf of quality packet spices. Strictly avoid all fried foods, no junk food, street foods, processed foods. One can have all kinds of food in moderate quantity, and it should be split over 7-8 helpings in a day.


    you can buy any established brands of high-quality standard protein pack, any such products must not have any side effects of course (check with a Dietitian); take 2 scoops one at breakfast and 2 scoops at bedtime, with lukewarm water or milk as preferred.

    No Stress and Late night work

    Do not work late into the nights as late night work creates body acidity. Remain active or workout during work hours. Don't take the stress, be disciplined and active. Drink water 3-5 mins later after each meal. Cake, pastries, butter, chocolates can be consumed in small quantities, but these should not contain trans fats.

    No open market supplements

    I also advise that there is no need for slimming medicines or similar supplements which usually have side effects, as well as some unknown complications from person to person. Even in the long run, these may lead to some disorders, primarily in females, as per our observations.
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  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    Sit at the dinner table, and you'd find yourself invariably extending your hand to the glass of water on the side of your plate. While you may think it's absolutely necessary to have a glass of water during your meals, the truth is this habit of yours might be damaging your health. Read on to find out how.

    1. It dilutes your gastric juices -
    When the digestive acids (acids responsible for the digestion and breakdown of food as well as for killing infectious agents ingested with food) present in your stomach are diluted with water, they bring about a slowdown in the functioning of your entire digestive system. This slowdown results in food remaining lodged in your stomach for a longer period than normal, thereby causing indigestion.

    Additionally, the reaction caused by the dilution of water and stomach acids can give rise to cramps in your tummy.

    2. It reduces the saliva in your mouth -
    The same thing that happens to the acids in your stomach, happens to your saliva as well. Water dilutes the saliva, which stops the breakdown of food in your mouth. Also, your saliva is responsible for stimulating your stomach to release digestive enzymes and prepare itself for the process of digestion. By drinking water with your meals, such signals sent by your saliva to your stomach become much weaker. All these together can make digestion very difficult.

    3. It causes acidity -
    Studies show that drinking water with your meals not only leads to the dilution of digestive enzymes, but also brings about a reduction in the secretion of digestive enzymes. This causes the undigested food in your stomach to leak into the lower part of your oesophagus (food pipe), causing acidity and heart burn.

    4. It increases insulin production -
    Sipping on water in the middle of lunch (or any other meal for that matter) causes a spike in your insulin levels just as glycaemic foods (foods with high starch or sugar content such as honey, potatoes, white bread, rice to name a few) would. When your body is unable to digest food properly, it usually tends to convert the glucose filled part of that food into fat and stores it, reason why your blood sugar levels see an upsurge.

    5. It adds to your weight -
    Since drinking water causes an increase in insulin levels in your body (as the food you eat is converted to fat), it can result in the piling of extra weight on your body. This is because a weak digestive system is one of the major causes behind obesity.

    Try having your meals with less salt and drink water 30 minutes before each meal to control your thirst when you're eating. This can help you in controlling the negative effects that drinking water with your meals can have on your health.

    Make a wise choice and stay healthy. Feel free to ask me more questions you might have.
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  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    Sunflower oil vs groundnut oil- which oil should you cook your daily meals in?

    Both, sunflower and groundnut oil are preferred for cooking by chefs and homemakers alike due to their ability to enhance the flavour of the food. But which one of them is a healthier choice? Here’s a comparative analysis of the benefits offered by both oils to help you decide, which one you should be using for cooking.

    1. Fat content
    There’s no clear winner here. Sunflower oil is a rich source of polysaturated fats, which help keep your heart healthy and decrease the amount of bad cholesterol in your body. On the other hand, groundnut oil is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which protect you from heart diseases. Groundnut oil also contains omega-6 fatty acids, which help in the proper functioning of your nervous system.

    2. Nutritional values
    Sunflower oil contains different nutrients like Vitamin E, B1, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, iron, calcium, manganese and folate. The nutrient content of groundnut oil is also somewhat similar including iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, Vitamin E, B6, calcium and zinc. So, both are more or less tied at the same spot.

    3. Health benefits
    Both of them offer a host of health benefits. Sunflower oil can help in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, asthma and high blood pressure, while improving digestion and preventing headaches. Comparatively, regular consumption of groundnut oil can keep you healthy by increasing fertility, enhancing your memory, lowering level of bad cholesterol, diminishing chances of cancer, obesity, heart diseases, depression and by keeping your blood sugar level balanced.

    It’s considered to be a healthy practise to keep switching your cooking oils. This ensures that your body can get the benefits of different essential fatty acids as no single oil can satisfy the fatty acid requirement of the human body.

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  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    Causes of Acne & Pimples

    During puberty clogged hair follicle i.e. pore in the skin blocked due to oil production in the sebaceous glands& also accumulation of bacteria, dirt increases small pustules or blisters on the face or other parts of the body. As per studies & observation girls, young ladies are suffering more than boys. During pregnancy as well as after child birth females are prone to this problem.Here small pustules are pimples & big or bigger are acne. Acne usually improves around the age of 16 years but may persist into adulthood.

    Acne causes depression

    Acne causes some oily tendencies on the sites & severe psychological distress that affect mood, lowers self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and even up to suicidal thoughts. Every one does not show his or her face publicly or at friend or peer circles due to some unwanted comments or suggestions & advises.
    There are some common factors or reasons why these happens ??

    Hormonal Factors

    Several hormones are responsible for pimples, acne, like the androgens testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) as well as insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and growth hormone (HGH)

    Some common causes

    Acne is mostly seen genetically or in connection with heredity. Apart from these the below mentioned causes are assumed to be the common causes.

    1. Constipation may be for chronic cases .
    2. Hormonal imbalance during the young ages like Estrogens Progesterone, Adrenalin ,Testosterone, Thyroid Stimulating Hormones as all above already mentioned specifically.
    3. Lack of or insufficient water & fluids.
    4. Very high consumption of fried foods, rich spicy foods, street foods some junk, fast foods etc,
    5. Malnutrition may be due to over or under nutrition.
    6. Lack of fibre rich foods (like whole grains, wheat, brown breads, brown rice or more)
    7. Lack of Vegetables ,Greens ,gourd family all vegetables,
    8. Oily skins or usage of excess facial creams ,improper moisturiser by girls mainly, even boys are also seen at teenage period.
    9. Alcohol & smoking addictions
    10. Lack or insufficiency of Vitamin –C .i.e citrus fruits, Vitamin A & E.
    11.During pregnancy due some changes of biological/physical.
    12. Irregular periods .i.e Menstruation cycle.
    13. High level stress, working pressure, un timely meals & pollution .
    Now you check where are the problems lying behind for you.

    Best Solutions by Diet at home

    1. Consumption of all fibre rich foods,
    2. Fruits like guava,Orange, Musambi, all berries, pears Cucumber, all whole fruits mainly.
    3. Plenty of vegetables ,take all gourd family vegetables like bitter gourds, snake gourds,beet roots, carrots, capsicum ,spinach ,greens as roughage.
    4. No problems with milk or dairy products but yes, some persons are allergic may visible even for any particular food may seen.
    5. Sufficient water, no stress, strains but normal life styles,
    6.Early morning rising & mild exercises,
    7. Should not suffering from chronic Constipation.
    8. No fast, junk, allergic, foods, Street, unhygenic foods to eat. No spicy, rich spicy foods,
    9 .Good nutritive foods, balanced diet, timely eating but no skipping meals, no skipping breakfast also.
    10.Frequent meals not heavy, but small meals mostly fibres based.
    11.Take water after 5 minutes of each meal except emergency demand.
    12. Acne can be improved with the use of any combined oral contraceptive pill at post marriage birth control stage preferably under a doctor’s supervision.
    13.Most importantly a low-glycemic-index i.e. low-glycemic-load diet is recommended as a dietary method of improving acne.


    Do not press or squeeze acne or pimples as these will keep very bad looking scars on face for ever in your rest of your life.

    Thanks & prevention is better than cure

  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    Benefits of Eating Pistachios

    Pistachio is one of the most delicious nuts. This wonder-nut comes loaded with many vital nutrients leading to these numerous benefits.

    Get into habit of eating pistachio for following reasons –

    1. Controls Cholesterol: Pistachio as a snack helps in lowering cholesterol and keeps heart healthy. It brings flexibility to arteries and prevents development of blood clots.

    2. Manages Weight: Intake of pistachio controls weight as it has good amount of fiber content. This leads to low levels of triglycerides and proportionate body mass indexes. They may add to your calorie intake, so eat limited portions.

    3. Provides Wholesome Health: Pistachios are packed with wide range of nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, proteins, dietary fiber, potassium, phosphorus, thiamine, beta-carotene, calcium, lutein, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, vitamin C, E, K & A, niacin, riboflavin and folate.

    4. Reduces Hypertension: For zero sodium content, pistachio has soothing effect on those who suffer from hypertension.

    5. Slows Down Ageing: Pistachios carry good amount of antioxidants like zeaxanthin and lutein that help in slowing ageing process. Add pistachio to your veggies and they would add suppleness to your youth.

    6. Keeps Skin Shining: Eat pistachio to keep skin young and shining. Their saturated fat content brings sheen to skin.

    7. Enhances Sexual Vitality: Pistachio is an effective aphrodisiac that improves sexual performance. Its regular intake increases blood circulation in genitals and enhances vitality.

    8. Prevents Cancerous Growth: Not just pistachio but also their shell layers are rich in antioxidants that neutralize the harmful effect of free radicals, known to cause cancerous growth.

    9. Controls Diabetes: Antioxidant content of pistachio helps in controlling diabetes by preventing the process called glycation.

    10. Combats Anemia: Presence of copper in pistachio allows for better absorption of iron contents that helps in combating anemia.

    11. Makes for Healthy Cooking: Pistachio oil is indeed one of the healthiest cooking mediums. This aromatic oil makes food healthy and full of all its goodness and wholesomeness.

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  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    5 Cheap Superfoods You'll Even Find In Your Local Mandi

    Everyday you’ll hear about a new fancy ‘superfood’ that you absolutely must include in your daily diet. Some would ask you to gorge on goji berries, while some would advise bingeing on bee pollen (!). All this can get a little overwhelming for the average Indian individual. The good news is that there are certain everyday superfoods you can get from your local mandi.

    Here are six of them you easily could and absolutely should include in your cart to guarantee a healthier and longer life without burning a hole in your wallet at an expensive gourmet store.

    1. Carrots: Carrots are your best source for a healthy intake of Vitamin C, beta-carotene (Vitamin A), magnesium, potassium, and other antioxidants that are essential for the functioning of your immune system. Plus the good thing about carrots is you can have them anyway you want - so sauté them as a part of your mixed vegetables or feast on your favourite 'gajar ka halwa.' The choice is yours. One raw carrot a day is ideal.

    2. Coconuts: An excellent source of essential fatty acids, raw coconuts are equipped with quite a few health benefits. They are anti-microbial food and natural hormone boosters. The other good thing about them- they don't add to your weight. Coconut fat is used by the liver for the production of energy, thereby keeping your weight in check. Raw coconut shreds, raw coconut butter and coconut flour are the forms in which you should consume this superfood. Although if you’re already obese, you should avoid consuming coconut as it has a high calorie and saturated fat content.

    3. Apples: 'An apple a day, keeps the doctor away' did not become so popular without cause. High quantities of pectin, potassium and Vitamin C make it a superfood you just can't ignore. Apples are known to keep your heart healthy, lower your cholesterol and body weight and improve your mood. Plus, they keep you fuller for a longer time than unhealthy processed junk food. A fun fact you must know- the tarter the apple, the better it is for you as it contains more antioxidants. 3 apples a day are good to keep you healthy always.

    4. Bananas: The superpower of bananas lies in its tryptophan content. Tryptophan is an amino acid that converts to serotonin. Serotonin is a brain neurotransmitter that improves your mood, so you should be sure to add it to your grocery list next time. Potassium and Vitamins B and C further make it a superfood you must try. Have it raw or make a smoothie for yourself to enjoy its benefits. Just like apples, 3 bananas a day are good enough.

    5. Dark Chocolate: At the end of a hard day, it is important to treat yourself. So why not go for a healthy dose of dark chocolate? Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, and is currently creating buzz in the medical world that it might be helpful in preventing cardiovascular disease. Do you need more reason to indulge?

    A word of caution: Be careful with your consumption of dark chocolate, specifically if you suffer from cardiac disorders or have a high cholesterol. Its high calorie content is not good for those who are overweight either. It is advisable to have no more than 100 gms of dark chocolate in a day.

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  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    Your meal should contain per day all the nutrients in just required amount (may be a bit more/less) & in a proper proportions. Normally a person needs 50-55% carbohydrate + 10 -15% protein + 20-25% both visible fat like oil added from out side during cooking & invisible like some fats already present inside the foods/ingredients eaten by you regularly.

    For example: if you are a 60 kg. Man then you need 2320 kcal/day energy. Now you have take 300gm carbohydrate like rice/roti + 60 gm protien like fish/egg (animal) soya/dal/rajmah etc.(plant) + 25gm visible fat (cooking oil) along with 600mg/d calcium & 17gm iron within normal foods. Pl note. All calculated per day within your taken food. And for woman: 55kg by same age - 1900kcam/d energy where she needs - 240gm cho + 55gm pro.+ 20gm visible fat along with little more cal.& iron. Never forget to make calcium & iron more for all time for women.
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  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    Do you know along with proper diet EXERCISE is how much important?
    1. Increases HDL cholesterol i.E good cholesterol.
    2.Makes hear more stronger
    3.Reduces Blood pressure.
    4.Increase bone density i.E calcium deposition & help foe old age.
    5.Lot of energetic & happy,dynamic enough rather no depression
    I can tell you more five .
  • B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, CAFE, MMM, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification, PGCDE, PhD
    Please note that omega -6 fatty acid based oils are always very essential for all. Although Omega -3 fatty acids based oils/fat also required in a particular proportion.This info.Is very IMP. For all mainly cardiac patients.
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