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Dt. Mrinali Divecha  - Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara

Dt. Mrinali Divecha

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M.Sc Food & Nutrition

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara

3 Years Experience  ·  1500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dt. Mrinali Divecha 88% (10 ratings) M.Sc Food & Nutrition Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dt. Mrinali Divecha is a renowned Dietitian/Nutritionist in Panchvati, Vadodara. She has had many happy patients in her 3 years of journey as a Dietitian/Nutritionist. She has completed M.Sc Food & Nutrition . She is currently practising at Mrinali's Health Peace Clinic in Panchvati, Vadodara. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dt. Mrinali Divecha on

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M.Sc Food & Nutrition - SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai - 2015
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Life member of Indian Dietetic Association (IDA)


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Dry Fruits & Dried Fruits - What's The Difference?

M.Sc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Dry Fruits & Dried Fruits - What's The Difference?

The terms dry fruits and dried fruits seem synonymous, but there is a slight difference between the two. To put it in simple terms nuts are also known as dry fruits. Dry fruits can be further categorized as dehiscent and indehiscent. The former refers to seeds contained in a pod and the latter refers to those that are not found in a seedpod. This includes pistachios, cashew nuts, walnuts and almonds. On the other hand, natural fleshy fruits that have been naturally or synthetically dried are called dried fruits. For example, dehydrated figs, raisins, dried cherries, apricots, etc. are considered dried fruits. Dehydrated apples, bananas, kiwis, etc. are also called dried fruits.

Which is the healthier choice?

Dry fruits and dried fruits both have a number of health benefits.

  • Dry fruits are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. However, they also contain a high amount of saturated fats and have a high calorific value. Hence, they should be consumed in moderation.
  • Dry fruit consumption should also be limited for people trying to lose weight and those suffering from heart problems.
  • To make dry fruits like nuts healthier, you could soak them in water overnight and skin them the next morning before eating them, this helps in reducing the level of saturated fats in them.
  • As compared to dry fruits, dried fruits has a much higher sugar level. Thus, their intake should be limited for weight watchers, diabetics, heart patients as well as those suffering from gallstones, high blood pressure and water retention.
  • However, dried fruits can be beneficial for anemic patients and athletes. Dried fruits have the same vitamin and minerals as the fresh fruits and the only thing missing is the water content. Dried fruits are also rich in antioxidants and hence help boost immunity.

Tips to buy dry fruits and dried fruits

  • With both dry fruits and dried fruits, you must take a look at the ingredients in the case of packaged dry/dried fruits.
  • Avoid nuts that have been artificially sweetened, salted or fried.
  • Also, do not buy dried fruits that have sugar listed as an ingredient.
  • Dried fruits are naturally sweet and artificial sweeteners only add calories without any added nutrition.
  • For fruits that tend to be bitter when dried such as cranberries, look for dried cranberries that have been sweetened with 100% natural fruit juice.

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Should You Give Up Dairy Foods To Be Healthier?

M.Sc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Should You Give Up Dairy Foods To Be Healthier?

Infants are fed solely on breast milk. For young children, a glass of milk once or twice a day is a must. But most people have this question in mind that as you grow older, should dairy products still be a part of your diet? After all, humans are the only animals that drink milk in their adult years.

Argument in favour: Drink milk for strong bones
One of the most common reasons people still drink milk as adults is to strengthen their bones. Milk is one of the richest sources of calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is an integral part of our bones and Vitamin D helps the body absorb more calcium. If you have healthy bones, your risk of fractures is greatly reduced. One glass of milk has 30% of our daily requirements of calcium.

If you were to remove milk from your diet, it is important to substitute it with the following foods:

Exposure to the sun can also give your body vitamin D, but exposing yourself to sunlight increases the risk of other conditions such as sun allergies and skin cancer.

Argument against: Giving up milk can aid in weightloss

For people who are overweight, this could help lose a few kilos. This is mainly because dairy products contain sugar and many of us flavour it with even more sugar. It can also make you feel less bloated.

  • Milk is not easy to digest as when you have an upset stomach, you are advised to avoid milk. This is because it is not easy to digest. For people who are lactose intolerant, giving up milk can make digestion of others foods easier. It can also help treat irritable bowel syndrome caused by indigestion.
  • Giving up milk can improve skin
  • Giving up milk can also lower the frequency and intensity of acne flare-ups. Some dermatologists also say that it could help treat eczema.
  • Quitting milk is not easy. After all, we consume dairy products in so many ways. We add it to our cereals, use it in sauces and what would pizza be without cheese. If you cannot avoid milk, do not add sugar to it. Also, avoid low-fat milk. However, you could find replacement such as almond milk, soy milk, and tofu. These foods are healthier and easier to digest. Instead of ice cream, you could end your meals with greek yogurt.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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