With the festival around the corner, it is difficult to resist the temptation of eating delicacies like ladoos, shankarpalis, kaju katli, karanji, namkeens and chaklis etc. Nutritionpotli finds out how you can gorge and yet keep check on your weight.
In Navaratri, we invoke the energy aspect of God in the form of the universal mother, commonly referred to as “Durga,” which literally means the remover of miseries of life.
In navratri apart from the fun and frolic of Garba and Dandiya there is a culture of fasting for nine days. These fast help in detoxifying our body physically and mentally. They not only purify the gastro-intestinal tract and purify the organs too. Fasting also normalises the metabolic components and give rest to the intestines.
Is fasting Healthy?
It is an extremely healthy practice as long as you don’t starve yourself. Fasting helps you cleanse and detoxify your body and mind. All you need to do is fast is the correct manner by eating small meals frequently.
Below are important guidelines to fast healthy this Navratri:
In old age many elders suffer from low immunity, poor digestion, fatigue, weak bones and muscles. Activity of the body reduces and the elderly person may become victim of metabolic disorders like diabetes , osteoporosis, arthritis, heart problems, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, etc. All this does not mean that you have to eat less. Eating right becomes more important than eating less.
Requirement of vitamins, proteins, minerals, fluids and carbohydrates changes in old age. And all these nutrients have to be packaged in easy-to-digest and easy-to-absorb, small frequent meals which are spread out and spaced well over the entire day.
Always remember the motto “You are what you eat”
Below are simple tips to help the seniors feel vibrant and healthy, inside and out:
If you tempt to eat unhealthy foods when you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed, it’s important to think about your heart health even when you’re feeling down. If you are concerned about your heart health or have been diagnosed with high cholesterol or heart disease, the food you eat can be just as critical for your heart as controlling your weight and exercising. In fact, a heart-healthy diet reduces your risk of heart disease or stroke by 80%. By eating the foods that are healthiest for your heart, you may be able to lower risk like cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other heart related problems and take greater control over the quality and length of your life. Continue reading 8 Tips to make your Heart Healthy this World Heart Day
Festivals in India are an integral part of people’s life. They are celebrated with an assortment of mouth watering, rich, irresistible sweets and snacks.
During festival season it is difficult to stick to diet because of expectation to join in the celebrations. One neither want to be snobbish nor a spoilt sport by declining every time offered those “loaded-with-calories” and sinfully delicious stuff.
Staying energetic at work can be a real drag. Only a few hours into your Monday and your eyes are blurry, your back is sore, and you are longing for the weekend once again.
Simple changes in dietary habits can improve your productivity at work.
Our immune system is a complex interaction between organs, glands, body systems, cells and chemicals in the body. This symphonic concert of processes requires proper nourishment in order to function optimally. In today’s world, apart from practicing good hygiene we require the best possible immunity from the multitude of disease causing micro-organisms.
Let have a look at some common foods that have immune-boosting properties: Continue reading 5 Super foods to boost your immune system (Part-1)
We always heard from our health- food advisor’s all the time that eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. But do we know the benefits of eating different coloured fruits and vegetables. This article will give you an insight on how eating different colour foods makes you healthy. Continue reading Are you eating the right colours? Find out here…
My son does not like to eat vegetables……..
My daughter runs away when she sees fruits……..
My kids are fussy eaters……just eat potato as vegetable….
My kids just don’t touch healthy food……..
The human digestive system is complicated, its designed to masticate, digest, absorb and expel food from our body. Different part of our body have different jobs cut out and just like a factory machine what we consume needs to move at the right speed from one body part to other. That where dietary fiber has a major role to play. Continue reading Dietary Fibre :- Powerful source to keep you fit