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.”
Dates have a high percentage of dietary fibre (approximately 10 per cent) depending on the variety and degree of ripeness.
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.
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.
Choose a more plant-based diet and lower the consumption of meats
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.
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.
Teff, the smallest grain in the world, helps tackle obesity, diabetes, digestive diseases, heart disease and immune system disorders
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.
Many people associate symptoms with specific trigger foods, which typically include milk, tea, coffee, alcohol, citrus fruits, beans and certain vegetables.
Here are some simple tips to prevent water retention, a common complaint, especially among women
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.
The predominantly vegetarian diet, based on whole grains, cereals and vegetables, is gaining in popularity but can lead to deficiencies
Common risk factors for the lifestyle-related condition include obesity, food allergies, estrogen treatment, among others
These days, even restaurants in our cities offer a range of speciality foods loaded with calories—the reason behind the post-Navratra kilos.
The beverage may boost metabolic health, but it can be useful only when consumed as part of an overall diet and exercise plan
An integral part of traditional Indian culinary practices, fenugreek seeds may contain some special therapeutic benefits and can aid in the fight against diabetes.
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.
Popping pills to enhance memory can have serious side effects. Instead, focus should be on eating right, exercise and meditation
About 80 per cent of people’s daily water intake comes from drinking water and beverages.
Their low glycemic index and high fibre content make sweet potatoes a useful carbohydrate source in reduced diets
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.
A healthy diet and weight management are among the top New Year resolutions for most people
A heavy head is a kill-joy in the festive season, making one feel depressed, anxious and irritable. Preventing it involves some simple precautions.
Too much of sugar can lead to coronary heart disease, obesity, insulin resistance, lowered immunity and impaired brain function.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver, polycystic ovaries (irregular menstruation) and impaired glucose tolerance are some of the common problems these days.