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Dt. Vrushali Pandit

B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition, PGD Sports Science & Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune

26 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dt. Vrushali Pandit B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition, PGD Sports Science & Nutrit... Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
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Dt. Vrushali Pandit is a trusted Dietitian/Nutritionist in Karve Nagar, Pune. She has helped numerous patients in her 26 years of experience as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is a B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition, PGD Sports Science & Nutrition . You can visit her at Nutricare in Karve Nagar, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dt. Vrushali Pandit and consult privately on has top trusted Dietitian/Nutritionists from across India. You will find Dietitian/Nutritionists with more than 38 years of experience on You can find Dietitian/Nutritionists online in Pune and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition - SNDT Women's University, Mumbai, - 1991
PGD Sports Science & Nutrition - SVT College of Home Science, MumbaiJuhu, - 1993
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10 Benefits Of Oatmeal

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
10 Benefits Of Oatmeal

1. Low calorie food; stops cravings.

A cup is only 130 calories! it also stays in your stomach longer, making you feel full longer. You will have less hunger and cravings.

2. Provides high levels of fiber, low levels of fat, and high levels of protein.

It’s on the short list for the highest protein levels of any grain.
3. Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces risk of diabetes (type 2)

The high fiber and complex carbohydrates slow down the conversion of this whole food to simple sugars. The high levels of magnesium nourish the body’s proper use of glucose and insulin secretion.

4. Removes your bad cholesterol (without affecting your good cholesterol).

Many studies have shown that the unique fiber in oatmeal called beta-glucan, has beneficial effects on cholesterol levels

5. Gluten-free safe.

I am gluten sensitive and have no problem with oatmeal. If you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease there is some cause for concern. Oats lack many of the prolamines (proteins) found in wheat (gluten) but oats do contain avenin. Avenin is a prolamine that is considered toxic to the intestinal mucosa of avenin-sensitive individuals. Oats can also contain gluten from nearby wheat field contamination and processing facilities. Many studies have shown that many celiacs can consume wheat free oats with no problems.

6. Contains lignans which protect against heart disease and cancer.

Oatmeal, like many whole grains, contains plant lignans, which are converted by intestinal flora into mammalian lignans. One lignan, called enterolactone, is thought to protect against breast and other hormone-dependent cancers as well as heart disease.
7. Contains unique antioxidants beneficial for heart disease.

A study at tufts university shows that the unique antioxidants in oatmeal called called avenanthramides, help prevent free radicals from damaging ldl cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

8. Protects against heart failure.

A harvard study on 21, 000 participants over 19 years showed that found that men who enjoyed a daily morning bowl of whole grain (but not refined) cereal had a 29 percent lower risk of heart failure.

Guess what grain is most easily found and prepared unrefined – oats.

9. Enhances immune response to disease.

The unique fiber in oatmeal called beta-gluten also has been shown to helps neutrophils travel to the site of an infection more quickly and it also enhances their ability to eliminate the bacteria they find there

10. It tastes good!

All oats whether in flakes or groats form have gone through a heat process which gives them their rich nutty flavor. This keeps them from spoiling. They have also been hulled. This process does not strip away all the bran and germ allowing them to retain a concentrated source of fiber and nutrients.

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Hello sir, I am 19 years old. I take healthy diet but still I am slim. Suggest me how to gain weight. What to have in diet?

General Physician, Nashik
Follow the following tips:- · Pay attention to your health and food intake. · To increase your appetite, have a glass of lime water or 1 cardamom (elaichi) before your meal.  · Have minimum 4 meals in a day. · Drink 1 glass of milk twice a day. · Try to enjoy your meals and gradually increase the quantity you eat every time. · A balance diet should have all essential nutrients in it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should include combination of Both Carbohydrates and Proteins for e.g. Oats with Milk or Poha/ Upma with a glass of milk. If you do not like milk have 1-2 egg whites in the morning along with your breakfast. · You need to focus on your protein intake : Increase your protein intake e.g. milk, dairy products- cheese, paneer, lentils (dals), nuts ( soya, peanuts, dry fruits ), pulses e.g. rajma, chole, kidney beans etc. sprouts. If you are a non-vegetarian, then you can have proteins by also eating eggs, chicken, fish. Make sure you are including at least 2 serving of any of these in your daily meal. · Lunch and dinner again should be a combination of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats which could have dal, roti, sabji/chicken, salad.  · Please do have minimum 4 almonds or a small bowl of peanuts every day. · Please ensure that you drink at least 3 litres of water every day.
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Running benefit .how to start running and how much hour good for running to our health.

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Hi lybrate-user. Start your running. With a brisk walking for 20 mins first. Then slowly increase the time to 40 mins. Then go for mild jogging. To heavy running. Its good for energy loss. Calorie burning.
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How much proteins does 1litre of cow's milk provide & how much protein does a boiled egg provide?

Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Ashok proteins are building blocks it is not only one of the essential substance required by our body but also important in repairing muscles , for synthesis of haemoglobin and various hormones and enzymes.1 litre of cow's milk contains 32 gm protein,it mainly contains casein and whey protein,whey is fastest digesting protein,in protein shakes this type of protein egg contains 13 gm of protein along with vitamin A and B .
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I am not healthy as I describe my weight above. So what should I do. And also I eat food so much but nothing happened t to my body.

Homeopath, Ahmedabad
You take balance diet with good protein and homoeopathic medicine which help you increase your weight and health but you have first take appointment for it.
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I'm 35 years old having problem with my appetite, I am not able to gain weight always feeling drowsy and week what should I do to gain weight.

Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Dear lybrate user, You should take Alfafa tonic thrice a day. Two times banana shake and mango shake. Butter sugar oaste daily
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I am eating slatepencils. I my childhood it is an habitual habit. Sometimes I left again I continue. I want to stop it. Now my age is 32. Please tell me how can I stop it. Is there any tablets.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is a habit disorder and there is no tablet for it and you can try chewing gums and strict mind control also help.
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Ayurvedic Tips for Weight Gain

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Ayurvedic Tips for Weight Gain

Though in general, gaining excessive weight is not healthy for your body, but at times, people drastically lose weight due to various medical conditions and that cannot be considered healthy as well. Also, sometimes children, young adults and even middle-aged people are underweight due to various reasons and are advised by physicians to gain weight. Ayurveda offers effective remedies for gaining weight. You can read on to find more about them:

  1. Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help you to gain a balanced body weight. Exercising your thighs, hips, calves, running exercises and pushups can help you to gain weight.
  2. Reduce stress: Sometimes stress is responsible for unexplained weight loss. So in order to gain a balanced body weight, you must try reducing stress. You may consider practicing yoga or meditation. Yoga and meditation can help you to remain calm and can prove to be helpful in reducing your stress.
  3. Include dairy products in your diet: Dairy products can help you increase your body weight. Dairy products like milk and ghee are healthy and can increase your body weight too. However, make sure that your intake of these products is controlled.
  4. Adequate sleep: Adequate sleep is essential for gaining weight. Consider taking afternoon naps as these can prove to be very useful in gaining weight.
  5. Don't stay depressed: Depression can affect your body adversely and can also bring down your weight drastically.
  6. Consider Brimhana Therapy: Ayurveda offers a natural therapy for weight gain, which is known as Brimhana therapy. It is a natural nourishment therapy which is proven to be very effective in gaining weight.
  7. Massage herbal oils on your body: Massaging herbal oils on your body occasionally, can help you to gain weight.

Along with the above mentioned remedies, do keep in mind to consult a doctor in order to cure any chronic illness responsible for your weight loss as it may help you to gain back a stable body weight. Also, it is recommended for you to visit a nutritionist practicing Ayurveda, in order to gain weight in a healthy way.

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I am regularly doing gym for around 10 months, 5 days a week. But, I am not able to increase my weight. Also I have some chronic digestion problem of IBS and not able to digest foods like milk, rice etc. Can you tell me some healthy diet plan on daily basis to increase my weight?

Homeopath, Chennai
There are more than two scores of Homoeopathic medicines that are used in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The right medicine for each and every patient is selected on the basis of the totality of the symptoms, some of which may even be unrelated to the disease. The mental or psychological state of the patient is fully taken into account while prescribing the right medicine for each patient
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B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
The best way to rule out any underlying problem is to get full body check up done first and then if there is no problem in reports, focus on exercising everyday and eat healthy food.
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Hello doctor. I am 20 years old, my weight is 65 kgs. And I want to loose my weight! can you gave me some advice to loose weight?

PG Diploma in YOGA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Dear there are herbal medicines which are very useful in reducing extra fat. Please ask privately. Send details about your height & weight via private question. I will suggest you best herbal medicine for reducing extra fat and loosing weight. Thank you.
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My husband is having burning sensations in the left foot. It comes and goes frequently. He is having diabetes family history. Are there any symptoms of diabetes to him. please suggest.

Physiotherapist, Kota
Foot exercises. Do the following exercises barefoot: •1. First write digits 1 to 10 using your toes raised up in the air. •2. Sit on a chair, raise your toes and curl them •3. Pick up a small piece of cloth off the floor using your toes. •4. Still in a sitting position, point your toes and circle your ankles in a slow counter and clockwise motion. •5. Stand up from the sitting position and go on tip toe for 5 seconds.
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I am Diabetic. Age 52. sugar label is F.122 & PP 135 taking alopathic medicine two times. Please Suggest some Auverdic and homeopathic medicine for sugar. Also some medicine for sex .my testis are loose. Thanks.

Ayurveda, Ambala
You should follow this diet chart to control & treat the diabetes. * in morning, drink 1-2 glass of luke warm water empty stomach & walk for 15 minutes to detoxy the body. In breakfast, take 2 chapatis of gram flour (besan) with a bowl of cooked vegetables (green leafy vegetables only) * in lunch take 2 chapattis of wheat flour with a bowl of cereals (dal) with a bowl of curd. * in evening, take a bowl of salads or a fruit like apple / orange / pear/ melon. * in night, take a bowl of boiled soyabeans with raw vegetables like tomatos/ cucumber/ onion. After dinner avoid taking milk & walk for atleast 15 minutes after dinner. * avoid food items like rice, potatos, banana, chiku, sweets, candy& chocolate.
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Eating rice daily Daily doing power yoga once a day 30 min how much time it take to loose weight 6 month. 1 years or more.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Hello, power yoga for 30 minutes everyday is a very good work out. Eating rice in the night is not a good idea. Avoid carbs for dinner and you must know rice should be steamed rice. Your ideal weight should be 52 kgs. So, your weight loss programme will take little time to reach the target. You will start seeing results after a month if you follow a strict diet. One hour work out is recommended to see better results. You can include 30 minute cycling/jogging every alternate day to loose weight faster. Don't push yourself, gradually increase your workout level. Tip: you can keep changing your work out routine every other week to make it interesting and giving your body a different challenge.
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I have been a diabetic patient for eight years with weight 56 kg. And height 5'6" If I want to increase my weight by 65 kg, so what will be the healthy steps to acquire it. I take insulin MIXTARD 30 HM 14-14 units before Breakfast and in Dinner-with one table Diapride.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
The most important question here is whether your sugar is controlled or not. If your sugar crosses the level of 180 mg/dl then weight gain would not happen. Beyond 180 mg/dl - our kidneys start to excrete sugars in urine. So whatever you eat and digest - ultimately making glucose in the body will get eliminated in your urine. Hence to aim for weight gain - your sugar control below 180 mg/dl is paramount.
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I am 22 yrs old female, when I go out during summer my body gets heated up due to sun rays like fever but not the fever. What can I do?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
That happens to everybody. Why do you think it is abnormal? do what the other people do like using an umbrella, walk in the shade etc.
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Hey mee bhut dubla ptla hu meri age 23 he khana bhi bhut khata hu pr me ptla hi hu body zaida badh hi ni ri he me isky liye kya kru.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Gaining weight is as difficult as losing it, if you are naturally thin. Skinny people complain that they can't put on any weight.If you want to build up weight, don't just eat high-calorie junk foods and rely on unnecessary supplements. Choose foods that are energy-dense and nutrient-dense whenever possible. Following are some tips to follow to increase your weight. You will take some time to gain the weight you need, but be patient. 1. If you have a rapid metabolism, then you must increase your daily intake of healthy foods (increase your intake of carbohydrates) to compensate for the rate at which you burn energy. Eat six smaller meals a day You should also eat more energy dense foods like healthy oils, dry fruits, seeds, nuts, pulses, etc. along with some starchy foods like potatoes, cereals, bread, pasta, rice, etc. 2. Consume more calories than you burn. Choose healthy calorie-dense food to add calories. Drink healthy beverages to add calories. Mangoes are rich in calories and carbohydrates, include them in your diet. 3. Eat healthy food frequently, 5-6 times a day - 3 larger meals and 3 smaller meals alternately. Separate them by at least 3 hours so you can digest each meal fully. Don't go without food for 5-6 hours after having a major meal. For example, if you wish to consume 3000 calories a day, you may eat 3 larger meals of about 650 calories and 3 smaller meals of about 450 calories. 4. Have a balanced diet. 5. Exercise regularly for putting on weight. Some thin people think that exercise is not good for them. This is not true, it keeps the metabolism high. Remember that eating alone is not sufficient. You don't want to gain fat but lean mass, so exercise is important. Resistance training exercises will help to increase your muscle mass, which in turn will increase metabolism. Learn to distinguish between weight gaining exercises and weight loss exercises. Note that if you do not get enough amino acids during exercise, the existing muscle may break down. Amino acids come from protein foods so you should eat such foods after exercise. Keep in mind that excessive exercise without putting back the energy you have used will not help you to put on weight. Chart Of Foods For Gaining Weight Following is a list of weight gain foods. 6. Protein is the key for the muscle building. Without adequate protein, muscle gain and growth is not possible because weight training demands for amino acids (which comes from protein). You should daily eat about 2.2g of protein per kilogram of your weight. For example, if you are 50kg , then you should eat 50x2.2=111g of protein spread over 5-6 meals in the day. Include high protein foods in your diet. Your protein intake should be from foods rather than from supplements. Good protein foods: beans,soybeans, whey, fish, dairy products (low fat variety), meats, nuts and seeds (almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds), peanut butter. Many of these are easy digestible foods. Milk is one of the best muscle foods. The milk contains two high quality proteins, about 80 percent whey and 20 percent casein. Whey is quickly broken down into amino acids and absorbed into the bloodstream. Whey is very good to consume after workout. Casein is digested more slowly and provides the body with a steady supply of protein for a longer period of time. Cheese is concentrated milk, so it is high in protein and calcium, fat and cholesterol. Include healthy skim yogurt in your diet, which can give you as much as 120 calories. 7. Eat custard apple (Saripa, Sitaphal) to put on some weight. This fruit is high in calorie. 8. Healthy fats: Avoid fatty foods. Most mothers, especially in India give too much ghee or butter to their children, thinking they will put flesh fast. But ghee is mostly saturated fat which is not a healthy fat for any body. Healthy fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Good fats: cold pressed oils (olive, sunflower, linseed, canola ). 9. Drink pure fruit juice. It is full of sugar and added nutrients so it is a healthy and nutritious way to gain some pounds. 10. Complex carbohydrates are also needed for gaining weight.. Corn bread is also full of carbohydrates, one piece gives approximately 328 calories. Potatoes are rich sources of carbohydrates and complex sugars, eat baked or as grilled potatoes. Pasta is a calorie rich cereal carbohydrates. 11. Eat bananas. These are rich in carbs and nutritious, one banana contains approximately 100 calories. 12. Some people think that drinking beer helps, but it is not true, it accumulates in your abdomen, making it fatty. 13. Don't take protein supplements for gaining muscles. Consult your doctor for protein supplements. 14. Non Vegetarian Foods Some of the non-vegetarian foods that help increase weight are given below: 1. Red Meat lean ground beef, lean steaks. 2. Pork, ham, lamb 3. Fish: Eat two portions of salmon, cod, or tuna every day. 4. Shrimps: The nutrients and necessary acid content present in shrimps gives healthy calories. 5. Turkey 6. Chicken breast Chicken breast, is supposed to be the healthiest and non-fat part which has approximately 78 calories for each serving. 7. Whole eggs: Eggs are loaded with protein, vitamins A,D and E.
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Sir, my wife is very weak, she is not healthy kaafi kamzor hai by Body! Khaaya peeya kuch nhi lagta unhein! please suggest some tips or some medicine to increase her weight and mass!

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
She should take high protein foods like all milk and milk products, eggs, pulses, sprouts, nuts, tofu, rajmah, chole, soyabean, paneer, chicken, fish etc.
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