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Fenugreek Sprouts - Know More About It!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 93% (20430 ratings)
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
Fenugreek Sprouts - Know More About It!

Fenugreek Sprouts - Know More About It!

Stay Fit - Stay Healthy!

Dt. Neha Jain 91% (180 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Post Graduate Certificate in Diabetic Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Stay Fit - Stay Healthy!

A good way to slow your metabolism and gain weight fast is to switch your exercise routine with balanced mix of cardio, weight training & flexibility exercise.

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Weight Gain - How Effective Is Homeopathy In It?

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 95% (28238 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopathy Doctor, Patna
Weight Gain - How Effective Is Homeopathy In It?

Weight gain can be one of the most dreaded experiences. It brings in a lot of contemplation and regret. Following a healthy diet along with a strict regimen of exercises is the recommended method to lose weight.

However, this is not so easy to achieve. It is often difficult to stay committed to such healthy lifestyle habits. Secondly, there is usually some disturbance at the level of metabolism which needs medical treatment. This is where the Homoeopathic Treatment has proved to be highly effective in reducing weight.

Causes of weight gain-

There are a lot of causes responsible for gaining weight-

  • Lifestyle changes

  • Eating more than necessary

  • Lazing around and avoiding physical activities

  • Consuming flatulent food items like rice, potatoes, eggs etc.

  • Improper body metabolism, improper breakdown of sugar, fats and proteins

  • Stress which in turn results in hormonal imbalance

  • Certain medical conditions can make one prone to weight gain

Role of Homeopathy-

Homeopathy believes in the principle that “like cures like”. It believes that the body is capable of curing anomalies on its own when supported appropriately with Homoeopathic treatment which boosts the body’s natural healing capacity.

The preparation of homeopathic medicine-

When Homeopathic medicines are recommended for the patients, they are always given in small doses. It is prepared mainly from plant extracts and minerals.

When it comes to losing weight, homeopathic medications activate the metabolism of the body and burns more fat. You are also advised to follow a balanced diet with adequate amounts of protein, fibers, vitamins and minerals. Fruit and vegetable consumption should be high, along with 7-8 glasses of water.

Although there is no miracle cure for losing weight, besides being determined and hardworking yourself, homeopathy is can augment weight loss by addressing the underlying issues.

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Oats For Weight Gain - How To Use Oats For Weight Gain?

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
Oats For Weight Gain - How To Use Oats For Weight Gain?

There are a lot of skinny people no matter how much food they eat, they are unable to gain weight. We are here to help you out by making you gain weight in a healthy way. We all know that oats are cereal with a complete package of nutrition, but did you know that they also help in increasing your weight (when you make it with whole milk).

How to eat oats for weight gain?

Oats are a rich source of minerals such as zinc and manganese, and also contain vitamin B and iron. If you are making oats for weight gain then you must add oats with full cream milk or creamy yogurt.

Just providing yourself 50 grams of oats with 300 ml of whole milk including nuts and dried fruits, will help in adding extra calories by many health benefits.

You can also make your own oatmeal by adding a touch of sweetness, a handful of dried fruits, slices of almonds & walnuts and a pinch of cinnamon.

If you combine oatmeal with proper food, you can make it a healthy meal for weight gain. You can double the calories by cooking this healthy grain by adding extra fruits and nuts.

Adding protein in your oatmeal is the best option to increase your kilos. Consumption of a sufficient amount of protein is very important in gaining muscle mass because the amino acids present in food are reused to make new muscles.

Consume oatmeal by adding any extra food items, fruits or nuts will help you in gaining weight

If you are consuming oats with simple milk, you are already taking 8 grams of proteins. You can also stir flavoured protein powder into your oatmeal to make it a calorie-rich diet. Serving 2 spoons of protein powder can add up to 150 calories (26 grams) in your dish.

Fats are also high in calories, so they can also help you in gaining weight if you take them with oats. Chop 2 inch square of coconut meat in your oats to add extra 150 calories, 2 spoons of peanut butter can also help in adding 188 calories to your dish.

Adding sugar is also one of the main reasons for gaining weight. Not everyone likes the taste of oatmeal, you need to make it as a recipe.

By adding sugar, you not only enhance the taste of your dish but also make it a rich-calories recipe for weight gain. Sugar produces extra carbs that produce energy and help you in gaining weight.

How to use oats for weight gain?

Sprinkle other high-calorie toppings to increase your weight in a healthy way. Here, we have provided some of the options to add your calories by mixing these items in your oatmeal:

  • One ounce of pecans can add up to 196 calories.
  • By consuming a large banana with your oatmeal will add 135 calories to your body.
  • Consuming ¼ cup of raisins with oats will add 109 calories
  • Eating ½ cup of dehydrated apples will add up to 105 calories

All you need is just to add an extra 200 to 500 calories to gain your weight. If you consume your oatmeal by adding a tablespoon of peanut butter or by mashing the bananas, it will be enough for you to reach your goal.

Adding a cup of berries or mango chunks to your oatmeal will also help in adding more calories. So, the above explantation might have cleared your views on how oatmeal can help you in gaining weight.

Oats recipes for weight gain

Here we have mentioned some of the oatmeal recipes for weight gain, which will help you to increase extra kilos within a month:

  1. Oatmilk with milk


    • 1 cup of almond milk
    • 3 spoons of oats
    • 3 spoons of yogurt


    • Blueberries
    • Banana
    • Almonds
    • Raisins
    • Nuts
    • Vanilla extract
    • Apple

    How To Cook:

    • Mix oats with milk and yogurt
    • Add your bananas, blueberries and almonds (or any or very nuts of your choice)
    • Cover the lid of the container
    • Leave it all night in the refrigerator
    • Eat this delicious meal at breakfast.
  2. Overnight oats recipe for weight gain


    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1 cup almond milk
    • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
    • 1 scoop whey protein vanilla flavor
    • 1 spoon chia seeds
    • Fresh fruits (kiwis, berries, bananas)
    • Chia seeds, mint sprigs

    How to make?

    • Place oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds and protein powder in a bowl
    • Stir until thoroughly combined
    • Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge
    • Top with fruits and chia seeds and serve this yummilicious breakfast
  3. Bananas and oats protein shake:


    • A glass of skim milk
    • 1 banana
    • 2 cup of oats
    • 2 scoops of whey protein powder

    How to make?

    • Milk all the ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth
    • You can sprinkle some nuts like almond or walnuts if you wish
    • Your shake is ready to drink

Are oats good for weight gain?

There is a fact that any single food can not make you gain weight, you always need to add something for extra calories, and this is the same with oatmeal. If you are consuming oatmeal on a regular basis, then already you are consuming extra calories.

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Muesli for Weight Gain - Is Muesli Good For Weight Gain?

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
Muesli for Weight Gain - Is Muesli Good For Weight Gain?

Over 40 per cent of the total population is overweight or obese. There are, however, some of them who are very skinny and no matter how healthy their dietary habits are, they don’t gain a single kilo of weight.

To increase your weight, you need to keep a check on the calories in your diet. Consume an extra 300 to 500 calories per day that comes from proteins, fat and carbohydrates.

Breakfast is the right time to add extra calories for weight-gain diets. People consume sugary foods and other unhealthy diets to gain weight but often lead to giving birth to some kinds of health problems. Here we will discuss how you can increase your kilos by eating muesli.

Muesli benefits for Weight Gain

This cereal is an uncooked mixture that contains nuts, fruits, seeds, grains and oats. You can consume it with full cream cold/hot milk or creamy yogurt to gain weight. Muesli is commonly found in pancakes, pieces of bread and cookies. Muesli is rich in fiber and filled with whole grains that provide long-lasting energy in the body.

How to eat muesli for weight gain?

Some of the muesli recipes for weight gain during breakfast are mentioned below:

  1. Fruit and Oat Muesli


    • 1 cup of quick-cooking oats
    • 2/3 cup milk
    • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2/3 cup of fresh orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon of honey
    • 1 1/2 cups grated peeled red-skinned apples
    • 1 cup chopped raw almonds
    • 3 cups chopped fresh fruits (such as prune, figs, pears, and peeled oranges)


    • Mix oats, milk, yogurt and vanilla extracts in a large bowl
    • Keep it for 5 minutes to soften oats
    • Mix honey and orange juice in another bowl
    • Stir grated apples, almonds and chopped fruits
    • Mix the fruit mixture into oats mixture
    • Cover it and let it cool
    • You can now enjoy the delicious taste of fruits and oats muesli breakfast
  2. Toasted Pumpkin Muesli


    • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
    • 1/2 cup raw almonds (or other nuts of your choice)
    • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
    • 3 Tbsp hemp seeds
    • 2 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
    • 1/4 cup dried fruit
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

    For serving


    • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
    • Spread oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds into an even layer
    • Don’t put roasted nuts into the microwave
    • Bake it for 10 to 15 minutes until it turns golden brown
    • Remove from oven and let it cool
    • Mix it all in a large bowl
    • Add all the remaining ingredients like hemp seeds, chia seeds, dried fruits, pumpkin pie spice into the bowl and mix it well
    • Serve this muesli with full cream milk and creamy yogurt
    • You can also mix some fruits which is helpful in gaining weight
    • Enjoy the yummilicious toasted pumpkin muesli
  3. Toasted Oat and Coconut Recipe


    • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
    • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (if all you have is sweetened coconut, that’s fine too)
    • 1 cup coarsely chopped dry roasted almonds
    • 1 cup dried cranberries (or any dried fruit you like)
    • 1 cup coarsely chopped candied ginger
    • 1/4 cup chia seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    To Serve:

    • Blueberries
    • Cold almond milk
    • Maple syrup


    • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.
    • Place oats and coconut on the baking sheet in the oven
    • Let them microwave for 5 to 7 minutes until it turns golden brown
    • Later remove from the microwave and let them cool
    • Mix oats, coconut, cranberries, chia seeds, spice and salts in a large bowl
    • Keep the mixture in the airtight containers
    • Serve the muesli with the full cream hot/cold milk or yogurt
    • You can add some fruits like blueberries, figs, banana as a topping
    • Drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy the tasty bite
  4. Apple Muesli with Goji Berries


    • 2 cups of rolled oats
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup almonds
    • 1 cup dried apple (chopped)
    • 1/2 cup apple sauce
    • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1/2 cup dried goji berries
    • 3/4 cup bran


    • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees F.
    • Place oats, cinnamon, almonds, dried apple in a large mixing bowl
    • Drizzle the apple sauce and maple syrup
    • Mix well to coat
    • Bake the mixture for 30 minutes (remember to stir after every 10 minutes)
    • Later, remove the mixture from the oven and let it cool
    • Serve the muesli adding creamy yogurt or milk with the topping of goji berries
    • Enjoy these delicious recipes of muesli which will not only enhance your taste buds but will also help in gaining weight in a healthy way. You can try many other luscious recipes (apart from the above mentioned) which are easy to make.
    • So, its time to replace your regular boring breakfast with these mouth-watering muesli recipes.
    • To kill your immediate hunger-cravings, muesli is the best option you can have.
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Know How Homeopathy Can Help In Healthy Weight Gain!

Dr. Kb Khandelwal 92% (116 ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Jaipur
Know How Homeopathy Can Help In Healthy Weight Gain!

Weight is one major well-being issue that is an explanation behind misery for individuals of all age bunches. On the off chance that the notoriety of thinning focuses and proceeded with support of weight reduction pills and eating regimen arrangements is any sign, then stoutness is a tremendous issue.

There is no marvel cure for heftiness, however, homeopathy has been effectively utilized as a method of treatment for a long time now in Europe and South Asia. The homeopathic treatment for getting more fit is constitutional. It requires a nitty-gritty case history of the patient and its assessment for selecting a reasonable constitutional remedy. 

  1. Calcarea Carbonica medicine - This normal homeopathic medicine beat the rundown of homeopathic mass reduction medicines. This medicine is for the most part given when there is overabundance fat.
  2. Natrum Mur - This medicine is additionally a proper remedy that is utilized to get in shape. This medicine is prescribed when there happens to be an overabundance of fat for the most part in the thighs and buttocks when contrasted with different parts of the body.
  3. Lycopodium - It is a standout amongst the most helpful homeopathic solutions for fat misfortune. This is likewise utilized mostly when the thighs and butt cheek territories have abundance fat, much the same as the aforementioned medicine Natrum Mur. In any case, again the constitutional symptoms that are remarkable to utilizing Lycopodium separate between these two.
  4. Nux Vomica - This medicine prescribed for people who have put on overabundance weight because of inactive propensities. The main vital side effect in people requiring this medicine is that they are chronic sufferers of the most resolved stoppage.
  5. Antimonium Crudum - This is fundamentally a homeopathic medicine endorsed for fat children keeping in mind the end goal to help them shed pounds. A reasonable possibility for this medicine is a child who has great touchiness, extremely cross nature, and an abhorrence for be touched or be taken a gander at.

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Gaining Weight - Know The Healthy Ways For It!

Dt. Heena Parekh 90% (530 ratings)
BSC (Home), cerificate course in child care, diploma course in hospital administaration, master in food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Gaining Weight - Know The Healthy Ways For It!

Be sure that each meal includes a healthy portion of carbohydrates. Gaining weight is easy if you start incorporating carbs into your diet on a regular basis.

A Healthy Diet For Winter!

Dt. Ranjit Kaur 88% (407 ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition, Fellowship In Obesity Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Amritsar

Energy food for winter

As we all know, India is a country which has 4 seasons & every season has its own food delicacies. Now winter has come & in this weather, one can feel lethargic and low. Binge sugary snacks, biscuits and energy drinks, which often lead to unnecessary weight gain. This time around, pick from these healthy options to boost your energy levels as well as your mood. Here are some food choices which can improve health in winter!

1. Beetroot: - bright coloured foods such as beetroot are an excellent source of energy during winter. It also helps to boost your mood, is low in fat, rich in vitamin c and full of antioxidants, which increase your energy. Beetroot helps to produce nitric oxide, which helps relax your blood vessels. This, in turn, increases the blood flow in the body, giving your energy levels, a boost.

2. Bananas:- whatever the season, bananas are a powerhouse of energy. They contain carbohydrates, potassium and vitamin b6, all of which boost your energy. It also contains a good dose of fibre, which makes you feel fuller throughout the day.

3. Sweet potatoes:- they provide complex carbohydrates and are high in fibre. The high fibre content slows the rate of digestion, which means that the energy is released in a slow and a steady manner. Also, complex carbohydrates break down much slower and are stored in the liver or your muscles to be used later.

4. Fish-: fish is a superfood that is loaded with vitamins d and b2 (riboflavin), omega-3 fatty acids along with minerals like as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. Eating fish will help you to deal with fatigue during the winter months. Fish also contains omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for brain health as it has anti-depression effects.

5. Dark chocolate-: one of the best ways to deal with the winter blues is to indulge in dark chocolates. Dark chocolate contains a compound called theobromine, which increases energy and mental alertness. It also contains magnesium, which is essential for production of serotonin. Lack of serotonin can lead to depression.

6. Seeds: - flax seed, pumpkin seeds, omega-3 fatty acids. It also helps in maintaining blood sugar. 

7. Cabbage:- the anti-inflammatory, digestive-health-promoting cruciferous vegetable we call cabbage has been grown during winter for centuries.

8. Citrus fruits: - nothing saps your energy like a bout of cold and cough. Infections, no matter what kind of they may seem, always have a way of getting you down-and-out. The best way to beat the odds is to boost your immunity with generous doses of vitamin c. Studies show that citrus fruits - rich in vitamin c - help improve energy levels, by cleansing the body of toxins and improving immunity.

9. Quinoa:- if you’re looking for the ultimate energy-boosting grain, look no further than quinoa. Not only does it contain iron that helps with energy metabolism, but it’s also full of energy-producing magnesium.

10. Oatmeal: -oatmeal has a few things that will provide you with hours of energy: carbs, fibre, and a whole plethora of b vitamins. Make a bowl for breakfast, top it off with a handful of berries and a scoop of peanut butter, and your day will instantly be off to a great start.

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Weight Loss & Weight Gain - How Ayurveda Can Help?

Dr. Tanmaya Acharya 90% (73 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, BAMS, Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
Ayurvedic Doctor, Bangalore
Weight Loss & Weight Gain - How Ayurveda Can Help?

Seldom you will come across a person who is satisfied with their body weight. While some people try everything under the sun to lose the extra and unwanted kilos, other pray for some healthy weight gain. There can be a plethora of factors responsible for the weight gain (unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle, overeating, or medical condition such as Hypothyroidism) and the weight loss (chronic illness, depression, parasitic or viral infections, to name a few). However, leaving the condition attended for too long will further complicate things.

Ayurveda for effective weight loss

  1. As per Ayurveda, one of the underlying factors that result in excess body weight or obesity is an elevation of the Kapha Dosha and vice versa (obesity can also trigger a vitiation or an increase in the Kapha in the body).
  2. Thus, to treat obesity and to facilitate a healthy weight loss, it is necessary to balance and pacify the Kapha.
  3. Yoga and exercise, without any doubt, contribute significantly to the weight loss.
  4. Be it the Surya Namaskar or Anulom Vilom, the yogas or pranayamas are powerful and helps to relax and calm the body (physical as well as mental). It also contributes significantly towards the detoxification process to ensure the body is free of the harmful Ama.
  5. According to Ayurveda, the digestive capacity of the body is the most powerful in the period between 11am-2pm. Thus, Ayurveda suggests that the lunch should be your main meal
  6. The dinner, on the other hand, should be light and preferably between 6pm-7pm.
  7. Munching on snacks in between should, however, be avoided.
  8. The diet should help to pacify the Kapha. Opt for light and warm foods.
  9. Enrich the diet with foods such as asparagus, onion, carrots, celery, broccoli, spinach, winter squash, wheat bran, rice, quinoa, apples, pomegranate, cherry, berries, pears, figs, to name a few.
  10. Keep the body hydrated and maintain a healthy sleep cycle.

Ayurveda for weight gain

  1. Severe weight loss (underweight) is triggered by disorders that affect the Vata Dosha.
  2. Pacifying the Vata Dosha can work wonders for a healthy weight gain.
  3. The Ayurvedic approach includes switching over to a Vata pacifying diet along with exercise, yoga, meditation, healthy lifestyle practices, and a body detoxification.
  4. If you want to gain weight, proper rest, a sound sleep (6-8 hours daily) and minimizing the physical, mental and emotional stress are a must.
  5. A 15 minutes yoga, especially the Nadi Shodhana is known to have a soothing effect on the Vata Dosha. Practice the yoga daily without fail.
  6. 3 meals a day is also recommended for weight gain.
  7. The diet should contain ghee and a variety of oils (olive oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil).
  8. Warm, smooth, and oily foods are highly beneficial. Include berries, avocados, pistachios, dates, peach, banana, apples, beets, avocados, garlic, cilantro, pumpkin, onion, and carrots (cooked), wheat, rice, quinoa, oats, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, cheese, butter, buttermilk, yogurt, eggs, fish (salmon, tuna, sardines), meat (chicken, turkey, duck, beef).
  9. Ayurveda suggests that the body should be well hydrated.
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Dietary Tips For Healthy Being!

Dt. Sudeshna Banerjee 90% (59 ratings)
M.Sc. - Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Dietary Tips For Healthy Being!

Anywhere you can, try to put some extra calories in your food, particularly food items you already eat and enjoy.


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