Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Eat a lot of seasonal stuff

Eat a lot of seasonal stuff especially fruits and veggies

Although nowadays we get all fruits and vegetables in all seasons, their nutritional content is at its peak during its season.

Other benefits
1) Lesser use of toxic chemicals, poisonous pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified seeds .(added during growing harvesting and for storage)
2) Good for your Health since it has not been transported from long distances hence the freshness of the fruit would be at its peak!
3) Easy on pocket.
4) Every seasons' fruits and vegetables are designed by Nature to suit the season (summer, winter etc) and hence their nutritional status would be better than the non-seasonal ones, infact all the nutrients they are rich in is at its peak, eg- Amla rich in vit C, plums rich in Vitamin A.
5) In season foods taste better than non-seasonal ones! Try it yourself.

Although Seasonal food can be boring sometimes, but its Pros definitely exceed its Cons

A common observation says:
Mangoes, Watermelon, MuskMelon, are very sweet and taste the best during Summers.

Similarly Guava, Sapota (Cheeku),Orange, Sweet lime, Water chestnut(Singhada) taste best during Winters.

Corn (Bhutta), Litchi, Peaches, Plums,Jamun taste the best during Monsoons.

(There can be many more fruits that can be added to the list according to geographic locations)

So be judicious and choose more Healthy and Nutritive foods i.e. Seasonal foods.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Can we get our junk lifestyle right

CAN WE GET THIS RIGHT.......................

Our digestive system has undergone very little change over the past several thousand years, yet our diet has changed so rapidly that some think our stomachs are unable to keep pace with it. And therein lies the root of many modern-day nutrition and diet related issues.

Just think about it - did our grandparents diet included a double cheese pizza,burger with a large soda and fries? Did they drink cups after cups of coffee to bust stress? Were they dependent on canned and processed food choices at the local supermarkets? Did they go days without having fruits and vegetables in their meal? We, on the other hand, routinely indulge in these supremely unhealthy food habits.

It's evident that we compare poorly to our grandparents generation as far as food choices are concerned.

Clearly, when it comes to healthy living, going back to the basics may not be a bad idea.

JUST GIVE IT A THOUGHT!!!!!

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Organic or no (leafy vege)

Organic or no (leafy veges)

How to know if the greens we buy are pesticide free or organic
If you see a few holes in the leaves of the greens you are buying, pick up the bunch; it means it is not heavily ‘pesticided’ .

And one very important tip to follow with greens is wash them well and after washing give a final rinse of salt water for five to seven minutes. This helps remove germs and residue.

#shilpsnutrilife #organicvegetables

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Organic fruit and vegetables

Organic or No (fruits and veges)

How to know if the fruits and veges we buy are pesticide free or organic

Many a times my clients ask me how to know if the foods we buy are pesticide free or organic.

Although this may be a difficult task in itself however here are a few things to look

Appearance If it is oddly unusually shaped uneven like no two items are identical eg no two leaves of the same mango tree will ever look 100% alike. Similarly, each apple, mango or even grain will always look different from another. Their colour, shape, structure will never be uniform. There will, for instance, be different shades of yellow in your moong dal instead of the uniformly bleached yellow of the regular packaged dal.

Fruits, vegetables and grains won't be huge in size. There are, of course, special cases in which people do grow large-sized fruits and vegetables organically as well, but they are not the norm and are difficult to find.

#organicfruitsvegetables #shilpsnutrilife
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Organic grains or no

Organic or No
How to know if the grains we buy are pesticide free or organic

Although a difficult task but this can be checked out –

Insect or worms in your grains are a good thing in a way Keedas (worms) too know that non-organic food is just not edible.Naturally grown sabut daals (like moong sabut, or urad sabut), atta, maida, brown rice, white rice and other grains will get keedas after two-three months and especially in the rains. All you need to do is clean the grain or sun them out like our grandmothers would and still live on with it for quite a few years.

Keedas don't contaminate your food, pesticides do. Similarly, if you see a few holes in the leaves of the greens you are buying, pick up the bunch; it means it is not heavily 'pesticided'. And one rule of thumb to follow with greens is this: after washing them well, give a final rinse of salt water for two-three minutes. This helps remove germs and residue.

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#organicfoods #shilpsnutrilife

Rice and Diabetes

Scientists have found that the glycemic index (GI) of rice varies a lot from one type of rice to another. And they have revealed that rice varieties such as India’s most widely grown rice variety, Swarna and Mahsuri have a low GI and are safe for diabetics.

But what is important is the balance between food intake and physical activity. Globally, we are getting fatter, and this puts pressure on our organs. So we need to keep our weight in check by combining low GI foods, sensible eating and being  physically active is essential.

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Monday, 10 July 2017

Never eat out of a bag, box, jar or carton

Never eat out of a bag, box, jar or carton

Hey, we all do it. Eating chips or popcorns right out of the bag....

While we are often tempted to dig into a bag of chips or a jar of peanut it is never a good idea.

Research shows that we tend to eat more when given more – up to 25% more. We easily lose sight of how much we eat when we reach into the serving container.

Always put a snack portion in a small bowl or plate and put the bag or container away. This allows you to account for how much you actually eat. There is just something about eating out of a bag that makes you want to finish the whole thing.

#healthyeating #donoteatfrompacket

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