Ishi Khosla

Ishi Khosla is a practicing clinical nutritionist, consultant, writer and columnist associated with The Indian Express.

She is a former senior nutritionist at Escorts. She heads the Centre of Dietary Counselling and also runs a health food store. She feels that for complete well-being, one should integrate physical, mental and spiritual health. According to her: “To be healthy should be the ultimate goal for all.”

Articles By Ishi Khosla

The many benefits of betel leaf

It appears that our forefathers were acutely aware of its wide-ranging health benefits, but sadly, modern urban people are not only unaware of its uses but also discourage eating paan citing alleged risk of oral cancer.

Try eating fruits the right way

Whole fruits are preferable to juices. Avoid packed juices as a habit and if you feel better eating fruits at a particular time of the day, then ensure that you respect your body’s preference

Diet diary: Manage autoimmune disorder with diet

Research suggests environmental triggers, diet and lifestyle play a crucial role in autoimmune problems.

The latest diet mantra: Eating and fasting

Intermittent fasting allows you to eat within a period of few hours in a day and fast for the rest

Kokum, the fat burner right in your backyard

The Kokum tree is an evergreen tree predominantly grown in the tropical humid rainforests of Western Ghats. The fruits are green when raw and red to dark purple when ripe. Kokum is widely used as a beverage and has also been used as medicine in Ayurveda.

Can’t control your cravings? Don’t blame yourself

Our taste buds, hormones, and brain chemistry have been hijacked with the food and technology that has shaped our food habits. Sugar, processed food, flour and bad fats are the major culprits here.

A bad gut feeling

Candidiasis, a form of yeast overgrowth, occurs when there is a disturbance in the microbiome, leading to a compromised immune system.

Diet diary: The many benefits of horse gram

Horse gram or kulath ki daal has been found to play a vital role in treatment of kidney stones

Diet diary: Mind your waist, not waste

Eating more than what you want just to finish can lead to added kilos with a huge price.

Diet diary: The sleep hormone

Melatonin is a hormone that controls the body’s circadian rhythm —an internal system that regulates sleep and wakefulness.

Diet diary: Traditional help against dengue

For dengue, it is suggested that the juice is extracted by crushing and sieving fresh papaya leaves. One leaf gives about one tablespoon of juice, which is quite bitter.

Be on guard for Celiac disease

Interestingly, while it was unknown in the older population some time ago, it is now known to be twice as likely to be diagnosed than the general population.

The role of collagen in our lives

Collagen hydrolysate is a hydrolyzed form of the protein and is also called gelatine. It has received increasing attention in the past decade.

Diet diary: Try these simple home remedies to fight the flu

There are some medicines to provide relief from symptoms, however, simple natural preparations in our own homes can help address minor complaints.

Diet diary: A seed of many uses

Traditionally, in many Asian, and African countries, black seed oil was used as a natural remedy for a wide range of diseases. Benefits documented include their use in headache, toothache, nasal congestion, and intestinal worms.

Diet diary: Hibiscus, the garden remedy

Other benefits of hibiscus include its antibiotic and antiviral properties believed to effective against influenza viruses, including the H5N1 virus that causes bird flu.

Diet diary: Grandma’s copper wisdom

Low copper consumption increases our risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, gout, anemia, nervous disorders, pigmentation defects, brittle bones and lung disease.

Diet diary: Choose your pot carefully

Cookware should be safe, convenient and durable. A variety of materials are used to make cookware today. The selection is usually dictated by cultures, cuisine and preferences.

Cold brew coffee: An adrenaline rush, without the heartburn

Caffeine increases the release of epinephrine (adrenaline), which stimulates the central nervous system, increases states of alertness and increases heartbeat.

Diet diary: Your favourite guacamole dip has quite a few health benefits

The average serving of an avocado provides a high-nutrient and photochemical (disease fighting) dense food consisting of fibre, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and phytosterols.