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Paneer Salad In Dinner!

BSc-Diet & Nutrition, M.Sc-Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Paneer Salad In Dinner!

Paneer salad is good for dinner food it's light and has protein.

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Paneer Or Cheese - Choose Wisely!

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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
Paneer Or Cheese - Choose Wisely!

Paneer Or Cheese - Choose Wisely!  

Paneer Weight Loss Fact!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 97% (15564 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
Paneer Weight Loss Fact!

Paneer Weight Loss Fact!

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5 Tempting Food Items Which Surprisingly Won't Let You Gain Weight!

Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
5 Tempting Food Items Which Surprisingly Won't Let You Gain Weight!

What could be better than munching on tasty snacks guilt-free? Add the following healthy Indian snacks in your cart and feel fuller for a longer duration. We definitely know how hard it is to maintain a diet and we're here to help you out with the same as we've got the tastiest food items covered for you which are low in calories. You might be in doubt when you'll see the names of these dishes but we're not fooling you, one can easily binge on these food items without thinking about gaining weight as they are high in proteins and low in calories.

1. Sweet Potatoes

You're getting to eat everyone's favourite vegetable potato and you're getting sweetness for your sweet tooth without compromising your health-what else d'you need?! Sweet Potatoes or Yams are highly concentrated with nutrients and fibres and low on calorie! Instead of a higher calorie food such as white potatoes, which may contain as many as 400-500 calories per serving, you are well on your way to achieving this calorie deficiency when it comes to having Sweet Potatoes. They are also high in fiber which is a great thing and lowers on the glycemic index.

2. Roasted Paneer With Flax Seeds

Whosoever said diet food is tasteless is in a denial as exquisite paneer dishes are on your way to rescue you from a boring diet. Try Tandoori Paneer or Roasted Paneer with flax seeds to know what diet food actually tastes like. It keeps you full and low on calories - what else can you ask for? It's also high in protein and calcium - one has to replace the junk in their diet with scrumptious tandoori paneer dishes for sure.

3. PopCorn

What if we tell your favourite binge snack is low in calories? Yes, you're reading it right - believe your eyes. Do not hesitate to grab a cup of plain salted popcorn whenever you crave for something salty! They are high in fibre and low on calorie, as low as 31 calories a cup. Just avoid butter, cheese or caramel kinds. It's also high in fibre and is a healthy whole grain food item you can trust on when it comes to losing weight.

4. Poha

Poha is lactose-free, fat-free and heart-healthy - which seems like a perfect combination for a mouth-watering dish. It's definitely one of the tastiest healthy Indian snacks to you can binge on. It also has eleven vital minerals and vitamins including iron which is a necessary component when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet. Add a few vegetables, peanuts and a dash of lime juice for a tempting poha meal.

5. Bhel Puri 

Compared to other ready to eat cereals, puffed rice bhel is definitely very low in calories. They are light and perfect to eat when hungry between meals as it doesn't spoil your appetite for the main meal. It is also fat-free and sodium free so don't forget to add this bhel to your diet - DON'T add potatoes to the bhel as it will lead to adding more calories. Keep it subtle with with basic nutrients providing vegetables, a pinch of masala and a dash of lime juice for a perfect mix.

Pain In Elbow - Know The Causes and How to Manage It

DNB - Orthopedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Fellowship In Rheumatology & Joint Dosorder
Orthopedist, Delhi
Pain In Elbow - Know The Causes and How to Manage It

Throwing a ball, lifting something or even eating requires the use of the elbow joint. This is one of the most overused joints in the body and hence is very susceptible to wear and tear, which mostly causes pain. Pain in the elbow could be the result of an issue with the arm muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones or bursae. The treatment for this pain depends largely on the factors causing it. Some of the most common conditions that cause elbow pain are:

Golfer’s Elbow
This condition is also known as 'Medial Epicondylitis'. It is caused by an overuse of the elbow muscles and affects the elbow’s inner tendons. Resting the elbow, cold packs and the use of over-the-counter pain killers can usually relieve this sort of pain.

Tennis Elbow
This condition is also caused by repetitive actions and affects the elbow’s outer tendons. It is also known as lateral epicondylitis. Resting the elbow can help this type of pain. In addition, patients may also need to wear an elbow strap or brace to support the joint. In some cases, physiotherapy may also be needed.

Student’s Elbow
This is also commonly known as draftsman’s elbow or olecranon bursitis. This condition affects the small fluid sacs or bursae in the elbow. These fluid sacs aid in the movement of the elbow. Leaning on the elbow for a long time, a sharp blow or an infection could be the cause of this condition. It can be treated with medication and elbow pads. In chronic and severe cases, surgery may also be needed.

Fracture or Dislocation
Falling on the elbow can lead to a bone being dislocated or a fracture in the joint. In such cases, the pain will be accompanied by swelling, discoloration and difficulty in moving the elbow. Fractures and dislocated bones need medical attention. Your doctor may advise you to wear a brace or a cast depending on the severity of the issue.

Sprains and Strains
Repeated stress or a trauma can result in a sprained or strained ligament. In such cases, the joint will feel unstable. Pain caused by these ligament conditions can be relieved by resting the elbow, applying a cold pack and wearing a brace to support the elbow. Sometimes, a doctor may also advise physiotherapy.

Panner’s Disease
This condition is caused by dislodged pieces of bone and cartilage that could be the result of an injury. Young men are the most affected by it. Resting the joint and abstaining from lifting any weights can help relieve pain caused by Panner’s disease. In some cases, physical therapy may also be recommended.

Elbow pain can be tricky to treat. Sometimes, it can just go away with rest or with the application of cold packs or rehabilitation exercises. The most important thing is to be patient and get the treatment process started. Make sure to consult with a doctor before treating any kind of elbow pain. Home remedies are best avoided when it's the elbow at stake. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Going out to have food this Weekend: Try to think healthy and tasty this time

Master In Food Science & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune

You want to eat something tasty but are scared for getting overloaded with fat. 

Don’t you worry! Some healthy tips will help you choose best n healthiest out of menu card, provided you go for menu card instead of buffet( buffet are bad option you will end up eating much more than required.

  • Just Remember to Choose Below Option while Ordering ::
  • Moderate –Fat, Calories & Sugar
  • Variety- Colorful(natural),variety of Veg, grains, fruits, Non-Veg 
  • Proportionate- Eat 1 portion at a time
  • Personalization- Personalize for yourself don’t copy from friend (Your needs are different then others) 
  • Choose Mindfully, order 30% below your capacity.
  • Activity- chill if had eaten a bit more increase activity.
  • Drinks· Water +lemon/lime , low fat milk, ice tea with sugar free , Chaass (Butter Milk) 
  • Alcohols –Choose wine, cocktails or limit to 1-2 pegs of drink
  • Starters & Soups Roasted/steamed or grilled,Tandoori Example : Veg platter/chicken grilled/fish grilled , Sweet Corn, hot& Sour , Tomato Soup are good choice
  • If you have any allergy , please clear out the ingrediants before placing order 


Main course 

Indian – Although Indian food tends to use a lot of legumes, vegetables, carbohydrates and spices, much of the food is prepared with clarified butter (ghee) or is fried. 

Tips For healthier Indian options :

  • Avoid food with gravy and greasy items , like curry as it contains large amount of Oil and Butter and adds high calorie .
  • Take Salads, Tomato Soups ..
  • You can take Tikka ( Paneer) as it has high protein .
  • Roti should be of pure wheat (aata) - No maida , which would be easily digestive.
  • If restaurant does not have aata roti take Daal and rice .. Daal is a must eat . It has too much protein and it makes you full fast. 
  • Fish should be taken instead of red meat or chicken as it has Omega 3 , which is good for your eyes, hair and metabolism
  • Red meat should be last option after fish and chicken, try to avoid. 


Main course 

Italian- Italian food is usually associated with big portions, as well as pasta, breadsticks, pizza and cannolis. All of this can fit into a healthy lifestyle with a couple of swap outs, like asking for marinara instead of Alfredo sauce. For healthier Italian options, consider: 

· Pizza margherita (tomatoes, basil and a small amount of mozzarella cheese) 
or any vegetable pizza 

· Roasted peppers, artichokes, or minestrone soup

· Whole wheat (AATA) , No Maida  pasta 

· Pasta primavera (with garden vegetables) or Capellini Pomodoro (pasta tossed with olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes and basil) 

· Pasta with marsala wine sauce or marinara sauce 

· Chicken marsala or piccata dishes 

· Italian ices, melon, citrus fruit or Italian coffee 

Main course 

Chinese- food is one of the ethnic cuisines that have lots of vegetables in their dishes; however, many dishes have a great amount of salt, MSG, and fat because of the cooking methods used. For a healthier Chinese option, consider: 

· Wonton or hot-and-sour soup 

· Steamed dumplings or steamed vegetables 

· Boiled, broiled, steamed, lightly stir-fried entrees with water chestnuts for some added crunch 

· Dishes with lots of vegetables like chop suey 

· Brown or steamed rice 

· Sweet and sour sauce, plum or duck sauce (be careful of the sodium content)

Try to eat slowly and chew as much as possible. Enjoy your meal don't gallop.  Drink water 10 mins after your food. 


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Healthy Option in Indian Snack For Dieters

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paneer Tikka

Serving size: 100 g

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

Stuffed Mushrooms

Serving Size: 100g

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

Cheese Roll

Serving Size: 1

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

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

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

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Benefits of Paneer

BSc-Diet & Nutrition, M.Sc-Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Benefits of Paneer

Benefits of Paneer

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Health Benefits of Salad

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Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits of Salad

Traditionally salads were known to be prepared of only raw vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes, cabbage and onion which are cut into slices and sprinkled with a pinch of salt and lemon. They were either served as the smallest portion among the other food items in the meal plate or totally ignored.

Hey folks, if you have also been doing the same, it’s now time to change.

But, let me first tell you the importance of having salads which will definitely lead you to start having salads with your meals. You can also be very creative in making your salad colorful, tasty, crunchy, balanced, appealing to eat and obviously healthy.

Why salads?

· Starting your meals with a bowl of salad will help you attain weight loss. Not a joke, it’s true because salads are low in calories, high in fiber and rich in other nutrients. Fiber helps you feel full making you eat, the remaining meal less and ultimately lose weight.

· Eating a high fiber salads aids in lowering cholesterol and also is known to prevent constipation.

  • Eating a little good fat (like the monounsaturated fat found in olive oil, avocado and nuts) with your vegetables in salads appears to help your body absorb protective phyto-chemicals  (known to protect against cancer and heart disease), like lycopene from tomatoes and lutein from dark green vegetables.
  • Best way to skip croutons (deep fried pieces of wheat bread) which are few in nutrients and have a high glycemic load is to replace them by nuts and seeds and maintain the crunchiness in the salad.
  • Want to balance it with proper carbohydrates and protein to make it a whole meal; you can add brown rice or protein packed Quinoe, grilled chicken, low fat Paneer, Tofu or Sprouts.

· People, who do not like to eat fruits, can relish on salads which combine fruits and vegetables and eat it as a whole meal or in between snacks. This will provide them a host of powerful antioxidants which will protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.



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Why Paneer Is Beneficial For Your Health?

MBBS, M.D ( ( Gen.Medicine)
General Physician, Varanasi
Why Paneer Is Beneficial For Your Health?

Paneer, also known as cottage cheese, is a dairy product which is made by curdling the milk with the help of lemon or vinegar and then draining the liquid. Not only is it delicious and an integral part of some of the most popular dishes of Indian cuisine, it is also a very good source of calcium, protein and healthy fats that help in improving the functioning of the body.

Here are some of the surprising health benefits of this Indian dietary staple:

  1. Diabetes-friendly: The carbohydrate content is low in paneer, which makes it a very good option for diabetics. Consumption of paneer does not cause a surge in the blood sugar level as it is digested slowly by the body. 
  2. Improves bone and teeth health: Protein is a good source of calcium and phosphorus that helps in improving the health of the teeth and bones in the body.
  3. Helps in weight lossCottage cheese is a great source of conjugated linoleic acid that helps in boosting the metabolism of the body, thus aiding weight loss. Plus, it lowers the risk of cancer by reducing the amount of bad cholesterol in the body.
  4. Contains high amounts of protein:  Enriched with vegetable protein, which is the basic building component of muscles and bones, paneer is known to keep your muscles and bones in good health. Besides, the protein in paneer is essential for brain development and the development of the fetus, making it another reason why it should be a part of your diet.
  5. Helps you fight bone disorders: Paneer is rich in Omega - 3 & 6 fatty acids, which helps you fight bone disorders such as arthritis
  6. Gives boost to your hair and skin: As it is rich in antioxidants, vitamins its consumption promotes good hair and skin health
  7. Boosts the immune system: Paneer contains compounds that help in strengthening the immune system, thereby preventing disorders like common cold, cough and bronchial asthma.

Note: One should be cautious for the high level of sodium and high level of cholesterol in cottage cheese made from whole milk. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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