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Saturday, September 18, 2021

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.”

Diet diary: The curious case of declining immune function in athletes
Sat, Apr 14, 2018

Elite athletes have been found to be at risk of developing immune system-related disorders like auto-immune disorders, and gastrointestinal disturbances like bloating, cramping, nausea, and vomiting.

Diet diary: Why some proteins are hard to digest
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

Gliadin is water soluble while glutenin is insoluble and is responsible for the strength of the dough. It is glutenin which imparts adhesive plastic-like properties to flour. It is this wheat protein which binds the atta together.

Diet Diary: Medicinal value of plants
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Even after the advent of modern medicine, plants remain the most important source of medical relief.

Diet diary: This summer, drink the right kind of beverages
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

It is not advisable to drink copious amounts of water or cold drinks along with meals as it has been shown to suppress gastric secretion and impair digestion. A plain glass of room temperature water or some green tea or soup are fine with meals.

Diet diary: Seeds of the Thai Holy Basil and their therapeutic benefits
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Also known as sabjaa seeds, they are known to provide relief for indigestion, sore throat, constipation.

Diet diary: The pitfalls of lectin
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

A protein found in plants, lectin may cause gastro-intestinal problems and food allergies.

Diet Diary: Pine nuts — detoxifying body from cell damage since Palaeolithic age
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

According to a study published in The British Journal of Nutrition in 2006, pine nuts are beneficial for controlling blood lipids and coronary heart diseases

Diet diary: Omni diet is good for weight loss, but it’s not for everyone
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

The organic and free-range foods advocated by the Omni diet are more expensive than regular foods. Most of the recommended recipes contain unusual and expensive ingredients. These can be easily replaced with fresh local substitutes.

Diet diary: Latest treatment modalities for increasing Celiac and Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

The gluten-free diet still represents the best and safest treatment for people with Celiac disease. Once the diagnosis of Celiac disease or Non Celiac gluten sensitivity is established, the therapy is adherence to a gluten-free diet for life.

To beat the winter blues, a snack that grandmothers relied on
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

Gondh laddoos made from the edible gum of trees native to the Middle East, Iran, Iraq, Africa have long been used as medicine in Ayurveda

Diet diary: Gluten sensitivity and the misconceptions surrounding it
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Gluten sensitivity is characterised by both intestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms with early onset after gluten ingestion, rapid relief after gluten withdrawal, and immediate relapse after gluten challenge.

Diet Diary: The problem of depleting nutrients
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Several major changes in food and dietary habits in the last century are the key contributors.

Diet diary: With jaggery, spinach & more, boost your diet to fight pollution
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Foods rich in Vitamin A and beta carotene including dark greens such as coriander leaves, methi (fenugreek), kale, drumsticks, parsley, cabbage, lettuce, spinach and yellow orange vegetables such as carrots, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, apricots, avocados and mango, butter, egg yolk, cheese and fish liver oils.

Diet diary: For diet reality check, get a food diary
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

A food diary will show you whether you include all the food groups in adequate amounts, the variety of foods you consume, the amount of sugar and undesirable foods, and the frequency of intake.

Diet diary: Can asafoetida help fight dementia?
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Not many would know that asafoetida has a long history of use in Europe, it is also a major component in many Ayurvedic medicines.

Diet diary: The Kudzu vine, study claims, may help reduce alcohol consumption
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Over-consumption of alcohol can have serious effects on an individual’s health and contributes to huge economic impact on society as a whole.

Diet Diary: Seven signposts for a successful weight loss programme
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

The word diet comes from the Greek word ‘Diaita/dieta’, which means a ‘way of life’.

Diet diary: Too much of dining and wining? Manage your outings right 
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Dining out can be a pleasant way to spend time with friends and family. With a little effort, eating out will not burden you with extra calories and can be a joyful experience.

Diet diary: Colloidal silver and its presence in Ayurvedic medicine
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

At this time, there are not enough studies to determine right doses and safety levels. Until then, it is prudent to follow the principle of common sense, drawing from our ancient traditional practices.

Diet Diary: The harmful effects of Glyphosate residue in food items
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

It is suggested that glyphosate, the active ingredient in a herbicide, is the most important causal factor in this problem. Glyphosate is applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses.

Nordic diet may help lower blood pressure and weight
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Eating lots of berries is another unique aspect of the Nordic diet that may account for some of its health benefits. Studies have reported that the Nordic diet lowers blood pressure and improves insulin sensitivity.

Diet Diary: Time to bring forgotten grains back into our diets
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

It’s time to revise traditional wisdom and restore these forgotten grains into their rightful places in our diets.

Matcha tea — a new name in the list of superfoods
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Drinking matcha tea is actually the consumption of whole tea leaf as it is ground into a fine powder, giving the person drinking it 100 per cent nutrients of the leaf.

Diet diary: Why haemoglobin levels may not be measure of iron status
Sat, Aug 26, 2017

Non-anaemic iron deficiency was suggested as a causative factor for diffuse hair loss in women in 1963. Since then, numerous studies have evaluated the associations between decreased iron and hair loss.

Diet diary: From Andes to Japanese islands, lessons in longevity
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

Eating less has been found to be critical and seems to be the centrepiece of longevity.

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