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Sunday, September 26, 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: Dates, the candy from trees
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Dates have a high percentage of dietary fibre (approximately 10 per cent) depending on the variety and degree of ripeness.

Diet diary- Coffee: A toxic addiction or natural stimulant?
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Several health concerns have been attributed to coffee drinking including its addictive nature, ill-effects on digestion, bone health, cardio-vascular health, disturbed sleep, high blood pressure, infertility and increased incidence in pancreatic or bladder cancer.

Diet diary: From Brazil, a nut high in healthy fats and proteins
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

Brazil nuts are so high in selenium: 6-8 Brazil nuts contain about 544 mcg of selenium as against 100 gms of almonds which contain only about 2.5 mcg of selenium.

Diet diary: Chicken in our diet: How safe is it?
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Choose a more plant-based diet and lower the consumption of meats

Diet Diary: Why all that you read about red meat may not be right
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

From an evolutionary perspective, human diet histories show that for a period of at least 2 million years, our ancestors consumed increasing quantities of meat.

Diet diary: A plant-based therapeutic agent to treat kidney stones
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

The importance of horse gram was well recognised by folk medicine as a potential therapeutic agent to treat kidney stones, urinary diseases, piles, common cold, throat infection, fever, lowering cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels etc.

Diet diary: ‘Lovegrass’, a superfood that may soon be on our dinner tables
Sat, May 27, 2017

Teff, the smallest grain in the world, helps tackle obesity, diabetes, digestive diseases, heart disease and immune system disorders

Diet diary: Krill oil – an effective substitute to fish oil for Omega-3s
Sat, May 20, 2017

The oil has less concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids but is more bio-available, that is, it is readily available and better absorbed by the body.

Diet diary: A disorder that affects 15 per cent of the population
Sat, May 13, 2017

Many people associate symptoms with specific trigger foods, which typically include milk, tea, coffee, alcohol, citrus fruits, beans and certain vegetables.

Diet diary: Bloating can indicate a more serious medical condition
Sat, May 06, 2017

Here are some simple tips to prevent water retention, a common complaint, especially among women

Diet diary: Does a vegetarian diet really help in losing weight?
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Replacing meat with fruit and vegetables may aid in weight loss but simply following such a diet does not automatically make it a low calorie one.

Macrobiotic diet: Yin and Yang approach to healthy eating
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The predominantly vegetarian diet, based on whole grains, cereals and vegetables, is gaining in popularity but can lead to deficiencies

Diet diary: As western diets take hold, there are growing gallstone cases
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

Common risk factors for the lifestyle-related condition include obesity, food allergies, estrogen treatment, among others

Diet diary: Don’t turn Navratra fasting into a feast
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

These days, even restaurants in our cities offer a range of speciality foods loaded with calories—the reason behind the post-Navratra kilos.

Diet diary: Green coffee is good, but not good enough
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The beverage may boost metabolic health, but it can be useful only when consumed as part of an overall diet and exercise plan

Diet diary: The spicy bitter medicinal seed
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

An integral part of traditional Indian culinary practices, fenugreek seeds may contain some special therapeutic benefits and can aid in the fight against diabetes.

Diet diary: Infant feeding practices may protect against Celiac disease
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

Research shows that the risk of developing Celiac disease decreased by 63 per cent for children breast-fed for more than two months as compared with children breast-fed for two months or less.

Diet diary: In exam season, the right food that enables thought
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Popping pills to enhance memory can have serious side effects. Instead, focus should be on eating right, exercise and meditation

Drink (water) through the day, it helps
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

About 80 per cent of people’s daily water intake comes from drinking water and beverages.

Diet diary: A sweet potato for weight watchers and diabetics
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Their low glycemic index and high fibre content make sweet potatoes a useful carbohydrate source in reduced diets

Diet diary: The pitfalls of tampering with our food supply
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The alarming increase in gluten-related disorders and celiac disease in the last decade has led to much speculation on the causes, with the majority of the blame apportioned to the new cereal hybrids introduced into our diet.

Diet diary: This new year, some fresh ideas to get fitter
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

A healthy diet and weight management are among the top New Year resolutions for most people

Diet diary: The morning after — tackling the holiday hangover
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

A heavy head is a kill-joy in the festive season, making one feel depressed, anxious and irritable. Preventing it involves some simple precautions.

Diet diary: Remember, sugar is more addictive than cocaine
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

Too much of sugar can lead to coronary heart disease, obesity, insulin resistance, lowered immunity and impaired brain function.

Diet diary: The increasingly despairing battle against the bulge
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Non-alcoholic fatty liver, polycystic ovaries (irregular menstruation) and impaired glucose tolerance are some of the common problems these days.