Saturday, 18 November 2017

Junk and your system

Think over this. you think it is easy to find a solution for this. ...and also by the time it gets you mess up with the system again.

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Eat methi seeds sprouts specially in winters

Eat methi seeds sprouts specially in winters

Fenugreek seeds, specially sprouts are very good for health, not only for diabetics but also for digestive problems including stomach and mouth ulcers.They are good for healthy hair due to the presence of Lecithin.

A rich source of antioxidants, fenugreek counters free radicals damage hence also delays early signs of aging. They are specially good for winters, provide warmth.

Fenugreek seeds are used as spice and also as herb.
Eat fenugreek sprouts as a snack, fresh-in-hand, added to sandwiches, salads, juiced with vegetables, mixed with potato salad and other root vegetables; use as a garnish, added to soups, dals, rice and pasta dishes and stir-fries, just before serving.

Fenugreek sprouts are quick and easy to grow, sprouting also reduce its bitterness. Do not cook sprouts as they go mushy.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Pick immune boosting foods

Pick Immune-Boosting Foods

Are you surrounded by coughs and sneezes? From October through march, flu season is in full swing. The best way to prevent the seasonal flu is to make sure you and your loved ones, especially children and the elderly, eat a immunity boosting diet.

Good nutrition is essential to keeping your immune system strong. Nutrients important to supporting your body’s ability to fight infections include:

•Protein (lean meats, dairy, nuts and tofu)
•Vitamin A (sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, eggs, fortified milk)
•Vitamin C (citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit)
•Vitamin E (wheat germ, whole-grain products, seeds and nuts)
•Zinc (lean red meat, poultry, beans, nuts and fortified cereal)
•Onion and garlic due to it antifungal,anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.

Stay healthy by following a balanced eating plan with plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meat and low-fat and fat-free dairy.

#immunity #winters #shilpsnutrilife #fruits

New Medical guidelines for blood pressure

New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure

Hypertension is now categorized as having a blood pressure of 130/80 millimeters of mercury or higher, while normal blood pressure is categorized as a blood pressure of 120/80 millimeters of mercury.

With such lowered cut offs, many would fall in hypertensive range

The best way to control BP is by making lifestyle changes:

Stop smoking.

Lose weight or maintain healthy weight.

Increase physical activity.

Lower salt intake to less than 2g per day.

Reduce intake of processed, ready to eat foods

Limit caffeine.

Limit alcohol.

Reduce stress, meditate 15mins a day

Here’s why blood pressure matters so much: as we age, it tends to rise and slowly damage blood vessels, increasing risks for heart attack, stroke, kidney damage and other health problems. “It doesn’t mean you need medication, but it’s a yellow light that you need to start working on your blood pressure."

The guidelines “have the potential of improving the health of millions.”

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Quick diet tips for diabetes

Quick diet tips for diabetics.

While there is no ‘diabetes diet’ per se, there are lots of food items that are considered good for diabetics. In fact it would do non-diabetics a world of good to follow these diet rules as well. So here are a few quick tips

Diabetics need to understand  that it’s not just what they eat but what time they eat it. It’s very important to space out meals. Instead of large meals, people should eat five small meals a day.

Another very important thing is to consume enough carbohydrates. Carbs in fact are very important for diabetics because it gives them control over their blood sugar levels. Most diabetics should eat complex carbs like whole grains- jowar, bajra, jav, brown rice because along with providing enough energy they don’t increase people’s blood sugar levels.

Also know the right method of eating certain foods like a diabetic can eat rice in the form of pulav or briyani wherein lots of vegetables and pulses are added. Similarly oats and soya flour can be added to idli/dosa batter to improve on fibre and proteins.

Intake of fruits ensures good supply of antioxidants and fibre, however fruits should be had as a meal by itself and never combine with main meals like breakfast, dinner.

Adopt healthier cooking methods like baking, grilling, boiling, roasting.

Avoid excessive use of artificial sweeteners.

Use skimmed milk, sprouts, egg white, chicken without skin, fish.

Have fats from healthy sources like walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds.

Overweight diabetics need a dietary regime which allows weight loss

Good exercise helps keep their blood sugar levels in check.

Living with diabetes is not hard, some exercise, medications and a proper diet can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Nutrisnacks for kids


● Cut a papaya into square pcs, chop some dates, sprinkle with peanuts, almonds or cashewnuts. Your nutritious papaya treat is ready.
● Peel and cut some carrots. Put them in your mixer-grinder add honey, sugar, cardamom and nutmeg pd along with milk. A delicious healthy milkshake is ready.
● Whip curds with an egg beater. Pour it in a fancy glass bowl add pomegranate, a dash of salt and pepper and finely chopped capsicum pcs and your curd craze is ready.
● Add dates, a little dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, anjir, kismis and also fruits like pomogranate, grapes to kurmura bhel and make it nutritious and antioxidant rich.
● Pattice of leftover veg.
● Soak mushroom in water, drain n sauté lightly in a non-stick fry pan adding capsicum, carrot, brocooli,green onion salt and pepper
● Soak some rotis in milk for sometime, add jaggery, stir on fire till milk thickens and jaggery melts. Chop and top with sliced almonds.
● On a low fire add some til seeds, jaggery and chopped mixed dry fruits. Roll into small balls when slightly warm, good chocolate substitute is ready.

● Milk substitute – basundi, kheer, milkshakes, custard, pudding, shrikand, fruit yoghurt, cheese, panir, raitas.


Monday, 13 November 2017

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day takes place on November 14, and the theme this year is ‘Women and Diabetes – our right to a healthy future’. There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes. This total is expected to increase to 313 million by 2040.

ARE our unhealthy lifestyles making us more prone to developing type 2 diabetes? The answer seems to be an unequivocal yes.

Check if you are at risk
Some of the risk factors for developing diabetes includes:

Being aged 35 or over
Being overweight (especially if you carry most of your weight around your middle)
Having a family history of diabetes
Having given birth to a baby that weighed over 4kg at birth, or have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy
Having high cholesterol or other fats in the blood
Having high blood pressure or heart disease

If you have any of the above conditions you are at risk.

The good news is that up to 70% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Karela and diabetes

Karela (Bitter gourd) and diabetes

Karela or Bitter gourd or bitter melon is a vegetable that is hated by most of us because of its bitter taste, right. ..the bitter taste is generally attributed to the quinine it contains.

Bitter gourd has phenolic compounds that reduce glucose release during carbohydrate digestion. Thus, it has a hypoglycemic effect and is good for diabetes.

It is also known that bitter melon contains a lectin that reduces blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues and suppressing appetite - similar to the effects of insulin in the brain.

This lectin is thought to be a major factor behind the hypoglycemic effect that develops after eating bitter melon.

It also contains a chemical called Charantin, which is known to reduce high blood glucose levels.

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Does eating too much sweets cause diabetes


Does eating too much sweets cause diabetes.

Research has found that a high-sugar diet certainly increases diabetes risk — adding just one serving of a sweetened beverage each day to your diet ups risk by 15 percent, a study at the Harvard School of Public Health found — but sugar alone isn’t necessarily enough to cause the disease on its own. Excess calories that come from both carbohydrates and fats also contribute to the development of diabetes.

The tendency to get type 2 diabetes is mostly inherited. That means it’s linked to the genes people get from their parents. Still, eating too much sugar (or foods with sugar, like candy or regular soda) can cause weight gain, and weight gain can increase a person’s risk for developing the disease.

Also People who exercise fewer than three times a week are at risk.

The bottom is when assessing your risk for diabetes don’t avoid any food groups but yes limit the source of simple sugars and fats.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Over weight and diabetes - DIABESITY

How being overweight is harmful for diabetes…Diabesity

With World Diabetes Day around the corner……………14th november….i thought of penning down about Diabesity (diabetes + obesity)
Being diabetic and also being over weight, it makes your body ‘resistant’ to insulin, so you need more insulin that you would if you were an ideal weight. As insulin shortage is the main cause of diabetes, this becomes a real problem; you become even more short of insulin.

Secondly, some fat is deposited in the pancreatic cells that make the insulin, the beta type of islet cells. Some researchers have found that this fat damages these cells, which stop making as much insulin.
In type 2 diabetes muscles need more insulin than normal: this is due to resistance to insulin caused by large amounts of fat and lack of exercise. For example, 110kg person needs more insulin that a 70kg person. So if your pancreas, the gland which makes the insulin, is running out of insulin, it may have enough insulin for a 70kg person. But if you were 40kg heavier, you would not have enough insulin for the extra weight, so you would be diabetic.

Experts say that losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can help you lower your blood sugar considerably, as well as lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It’s not too late to make a positive change, even if you’ve already developed diabetes.
The bottom line is that by losing extra weight you have more control over your health than you think, it makes diabetes easier to control.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Prediabetes - toofan ke phele ki shanti

Prediabetes: toofan ke phele ki shanti.....

Indication before you actually are diabetic. ....body gives you a lot of signal, if you act at right time you are saved.

Screen out diabetes in pre-diabetes state

India is fast becoming the world diabetes capital….hence…. it is very important to screen out diabetes in pre-diabetes state.
Prediabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be called diabetes.

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Diabetic diet

Know the right method of eating certain foods like a diabetic can eat rice in the form of pulav or briyani wherein lots of vegetables and pulses are added.

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

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.

A diabetes meal plan can definitely include rice – in fact, it’s part of the grain food group, which makes up a large part of a balanced meal plan.

The biggest take home message is PORTION SIZE.  Adults only need a cup cooked rice per serve. Eating rice with other foods can help reduce the overall GI of a meal.

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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Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Fenugreek (methi) and diabetes

Fenugreek aids carbohydrate metabolism and helps regulate blood sugar levels after meals. Fenugreek contains a specialized  type of soluble fiber Galactomannan that slows the absorption of glucose in the intestines and reduces the amount of fat that is absorbed.

Fenugreek also contains amino acid responsible for inducing the production of insulin.

Generally people have misconceptions that consuming fenugreek leaves in vegetable form too would lower their sugar level, however, this is not the case, fenugreek seeds taken orally or in powdered form, stuffed in roti or after soaking them overnight proves effective for diabetic patients.

Consuming just 5gm-10gm fenugreek, a day, in any form, helps in reducing the blood sugar level effectively.

#diabetesdayspecial #methi #fenugreek

Monday, 6 November 2017

Waist size can determine diabetes risk

Waist Size Alone May Predict Diabetes Risk

New research finds that
“Waist Size Alone May Predict Diabetes Risk – Even If You’re Not Obese”.

A study found that some overweight men and women with very large waists have the same risk of diabetes as obese people.

A large waist is 35 inches or more in a woman and 40 inches or more in a man.

“This further confirms that it is important to avoid carrying extra fat, particularly so around the abdominal region,”. Fat hampers the body’s ability to respond to insulin.

So gear up…..start exercising and eating right………

#waistsize #diabetes #shilpsnutrilife

Move your feet not fingers

Move your feet, not your fingers. Walk to your Co-worker's desk instead of calling, messaging or e-mailing to ask a question.

Taking breaks for water, washroom or just a chat with a colleague.

Start the first day of the week on a healthy note....add on this extra activity into your lifestyle.

#eathealthy #exercise #moveyourfeet #beactive #shilpsnutrilife

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Think about this

If you think it is difficult to say NO to what ur favourite junk food think it easy to say NO to diabetes, cancer, heart disease.... what are your thoughts .......

If you need help manage food cravings, portion control,  giving junk food a healthy twist connect with us at 9870404042 or visit

Friday, 3 November 2017

What can high-vitamin D foods do for you?

What can high-vitamin D foods do for you?

In looking at the growing number of Google searches for vitamin D over the past several years, it is abundantly clear that vitamin D is very much on our collective mind. About vitamin D mania there are a few things we know for certain like calcium absorbtion, strong bones, here are a few more things to add on to the list.

Help optimize calcium metabolism
Help optimize phosphorus metabolism
Help prevent type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and stroke
Help prevent falls and muscle weakness
Help prevent osteoporosis while maintaining bone integrity
Help regulate insulin activity and blood sugar balance
Help regulate immune system responses
Help regulate muscle composition and muscle function
Help regulate blood pressure
Lower risk of excessive inflammation
Lower risk of some bacterial infections
Support cognitive function, especially in older persons
Support mood stability, especially in older persons
Help prevent chronic fatigue
Help prevent the following types of cancer: bladder, breast, colon, ovarian, prostate and rectal

Khichdi as National Dish

Favorite food #Khichdi! ...gets National dish status.

So happy to see this move. Easy to cook. ..can have in illness and wellness by both rich and poor....a very apt food...with complete proteins ....the combination of cereals and proteins provides all the required amino acid.... best quality protein especially for vegetarians. A kind of One pot meal if served with added vegetables.

Image courtesy:- IDA GUJARAT CHAPTER

#khichdi #completeproteins #nationaldish #onepotmeal #shilpsnutrilife

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Vitamin D food sources

Vitamin D Food sources

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. This means that your body can store extra amounts of vitamin D. It aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphate by the intestine.

Sources of Vitamin D:
There are 3 ways to get Vitamin D:
Sunlight and

If you are not getting enough sunlight or you don’t spend enough time outdoors, you need to take supplements in order to cover your Vitamin D shortage. Foods which contain Vitamin D3 include fish (catfish, salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna, eel), eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil with lesser amounts in beef liver, cheese,shiitake mushrooms and egg yolks.

#vitaminD #sunlight #exercise #bonehealthynutrients

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Vitamin D Day 2nd November

November 2nd is Vitamin D Day!

Vitamin D Day is a day to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world problem.

Researchers agree that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some scientists even think a greater percent of people are deficient in vitamin D.

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#vitaminD #sunlight #eathealthy #exercise

you might ask? It’s simple really. We get vitamin D from sun exposure. And now, more than ever, the world’s population lives an indoor lifestyle, avoiding the sun daily. Doctors are beginning to discover that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.

“Vitamin D deficiency is a global pandemic that has serious health consequences for children and adults. Improvement in the world’s vitamin D status could significantly reduce risk of many chronic illnesses including cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes and many deadly cancers as well as infectious diseases including upper respiratory tract infections, influenza and tuberculosis.”

If you expect sunshine to provide you with vitamin D, then you’d better make sure that the sun is high enough in the sky, because when the sun is low on the horizon it cannot help skin make vitamin D.

Learn, educate and participate; let’s get the word out!
So go grab the sunshine vitamin and up your vitamin D levels.

World Vegan day

November 1st is world vegan day
Lets have a look at the benefits of eating vegetarian diet
It’s a healthy choice
A balanced vegan diet (also referred to as a ‘plant-based diet’) meets many current healthy eating recommendations such as eating more fruit, vegetables and wholegrains and consuming less cholesterol and saturated fat. Balanced vegan diets are often rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fibre, that can decrease the chances of suffering from diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Well-planned plant-based diets are suitable for all age groups and stages of life.

It’s better for the environment
Switching to a plant-based diet is an effective way for an individual to reduce their eco-footprint. Vegan diets can produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than meat-based diets.

Plant-based diets only require around one third of the land and water needed to produce a typical Western diet.

Choosing to live a life free from animal products means choosing a path that is kinder to people, animals and the environment.

Monday, 30 October 2017


October has been a happening month .....right from world mental health day, sight day, osteoporosis,  arthritis, spine day to world obesity and stroke day, if you or any of your close associates is suffering from any of these. ....we at shilpsnutrilife are their with all the help needed.

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#stroke #osteoporosis #arthritis #obesity #mentalhealth #spine #sight #pumpkin #hearthealth #shilpsnutrilife #october

Tuesday, 24 October 2017


Is detoxification necessary?

Post festival or holiday season this is very common, right

“I need to rid my body of toxins, time to detox.”

“I’m starting a detox diet this week.”

“Time for my annual detox juice fast!”

Detox can be expensive, at times unnecessary and possibly damaging.They’re popular because they offer an apparent ‘quick fix’ solution to poor lifestyle and diet habits. “You’ve done the bad thing, now here’s the detox diet to absolve you of your sins so you can start a clean slate.”

“If through a detox diet you start eating healthy that’s a wonderful thing,”. But if you’re serious about improving your health, you need to make changes that last beyond the few weeks or months of your detox program.

Our bodies are smart. They have built in mechanisms to detox ‘toxins’. Detox organs include: liver, kidneys, skin and lungs. Our bodies’ digestive, lymphatic and circulatory systems all play a major role in the process of detox.

We encounter toxic substances all the time, but our body does a perfectly good job of removing them.

Fruit and vegetables, for example, contain natural insecticides that could be harmful to our bodies, but our kidneys, liver and gut effectively neutralise such substances within hours of eating them, converting them into products that can be passed out of our bodies. Our lungs, skin and immune system are also primed to remove or neutralise toxic substances.

How ever Assisted Detox i.e natural, highly effective and safe form of ‘detox enhancement’ is exercise! Exercise speeds up your circulatory and respiratory systems and promotes natural sweating-all natural detox methods used by the body (lungs, skin and blood/digestive system).

Another very important part of natural detox is your hydration level! Your body will detox itself much easier if you are fully hydrated. Water, fresh fruit juices, herbal tea, detox water and coconut water are fabulous beverages to stay hydrated.

“If you cut out alcohol, stop smoking ,eat more fruit and vegetables and less processed foods i.e junk food, exercise more you will feel better. But that’s not because you’re eliminating toxins. You’re just putting less rubbish in your body.”Please give a thought to this before unnecesarily folilowing a detox programme.

Undergo a detox only if advised and under proper guidance

Saturday, 21 October 2017

World Osteoporosis Day - osteopenia

Treatment of osteopenia (“pre-osteoporosis”) prevents osteopororsis

How often this happens…when you get your BMD done, it shows you in osteopenia range right, you are advised a few calcium supplements…and thats it you are done. Do you ever think of not letting it progress to osteoporosis.

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#osteoporosis #osteopenia #calcium #vitaminD #sunlight #exercise #eatright #shilpsnutrilife

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Happy green diwali

Lets all celebrate a pollution free Green Diwali.....and let the celebration last life long!!!

Now with the availability of so many colorful and attracting crackers in the market, it is tough to convince our children about the perils of the reckless usage of crackers,it is time for all to come together and pledge for pollution free Diwali. We might not only reduce the high environmental cost of buying and burning crackers, but also reduce the expense incurred in the treatment of asthma and other pollution related diseases.

Atleast we can teach them to reduce the use of crackers. Let’s redefine our Diwali celebration with lighting of Diyas, decoration with flowers and distributing sweets, gifts and, above all, happiness!

After all, how long can we remain ignorant while we celebrate a festival of enlightenment!

Gift a Green Diwali.

#celebrations #greendiwali #festiveseason #festivaloflight #diyas #sweets #saynotocrackers

Sunday, 15 October 2017

World Spine Day

World Spine Day 2017 October 16th – “Your Back In Action”

Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.

Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity are major contributors to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders. According to the World Health Organization, one in four adults is not active enough and over 80% of adolescent population is not active enough.

This year, the World Spine Day (WSD) theme is “Your Back In Action”.  We want to highlight the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury.

#spinehealth #lowbackpain #calcium #shilpsnutrilife

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day October 15 2017. This year’s theme is ‘Our Hands, Our Future’

It helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including the common cold, staph infections and the flu.



Combine water, soap and friction -- for as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice, or at least 20 seconds and germs won't see their next birthday.

However, when soap and water are unavailable, alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be substituted.

#handwashing #infection #shilpsnutrilife #hygiene

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Diwali special tips

Festive season special some healthy tips

While cooking sweets use jaggery or dates or anjir paste instead of sugar, along with calories will provide some nutrition.

Use low fat or fat free milk instead of full fat milk. These will help in reducing the calories in sweets to a certain extent.

Be careful of how much food you ‘taste’ while preparing, often while cooking we tend to eat more than normal without realising.

Enjoy Diwali in a healthy way

#eathealthy #diwali #moderation #shilpsnutrilife #exercise

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

World arthritis day 2017

World arthritis day -October 12

In 2017, WAD is part of the ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today!’ EULAR Campaign which, for the first time, engages all three EULAR pillars – patient organisations (PARE), health professional associations and scientific communities.

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) often receive delayed or no diagnosis.

Early diagnosis is key to preventing further damage, but RMDs often receive delayed or no diagnosis.This is often due to a lack of awareness, reducing peoples' quality of life and affecting physical abilities.

The EULAR Campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis in preventing further damage to those living with RMDs, and to encourage timely access to evidence-based treatment.

A healthy eating plan can greatly reduce the painful symptoms of arthritis.

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017



So its DIWALI time with lots of sweets and delicious dishes around you
What goes in your mind

Is it OK to eat all those sugar loaded sweets? Or should I avoid it completely!!!!!!!!!!!

Am I getting too many calories?

Will I be on the right track?

Will it lead to too much of weight gain??????????

These are some of the questions that come to our mind………………RIGHT

Well here are a few tips that will help you make your DIWALI binge a true feast!

1.Firstly, don’t think too much about calories during the few days of Diwali. Its a time to celebrate with friends and family. Enjoy life!.


2. Eat slowly and have fewer servings of many items – that way you will avoid risking a sugar rush from a particularly sweet product.

3.While cooking sweets use sugar blends like Splenda instead of sugar. You can also use jaggery. Use low fat or fat free milk instead of full fat milk. These will help in reducing the calories in sweets to a certain extent.

4. Plan your meals. If you know you will dine out, then eat less through the day. But don’t go starving to the party. Eat a light snack like a salad, soup, some lightly done vegetables, lentils, milk, yoghurt or nuts before you go out.

5. Choosing your snack well while partying is vital. For instance, eating rasgullas is better than gulab jamuns, which are fried and also high in sugar content. Similarly choose dry fruits over deep fried sweets.

6. Keep a tight control on portion sizes, especially when the variety seems endless.

7. At home, do not allow a build-up of sweets or chocolates. Chances are you’ll end up gorging on these. Get rid of them by gifting these to others.

Finally MODERATIONand EXERCISE is the key to good health.

Happy DIWALI and enjoy yourselves!!!!!

World Mental health day 2017

"Mental health in the workplace" is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017.

Here are some tips for creating a stress-free work environment

1.Add personal touches. Like  "photographs, inspiring artwork, books, a special lamp or a decorative accessory in your favorite color.”

2.Keep your workspace clean and organized. Mess equals stress.

3.Learn to handle or ignore interruptions. Like an irritating colleague or noisy place.

4.Adapt to changes eg physical changes (office layout), or new software or technology (printers, computers, etc.), you’ll have to learn to adapt quickly.

5.Add plants to your desk, office or cubicle. “Integrating plants in the work environment not only beautifies the environment but has been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase positive feelings, decrease room temperature and lower humidity,”

6.Be a good communicator. Poor communication often causes confusion (and therefore, stress) in the office.

7.Incorporate relaxation exercises into your work day eg play soft music, stretch occasionally or go for a walk.

Kill the fluorescent lighting in favor of softer, more ambient lighting, “Yellows promote intellectual activity while blues and greens are more restful. Earth tone colors encourage warmth.”

9.Maintain Work/Life Balance. We now live in a world where technology is available to keep us connected to work around the clock. Work options such as flexible scheduling, telecommuting ought to be implemented if applicable.

10.Take a break whether short or long. ..just explore the world.

“Protect your best asset, which is you, while you work.”

Sunday, 8 October 2017

A easy and healthy diwali sweet

An easy and healthy sweet dish for Diwali
Add one tablespoon of ghee in half kg of dates. Then, stir it continuously till the dates get softer. Once it reaches a thick paste-like consistency, add a handful of grated almonds on top, spread it in a dish and cut it into pieces. A healthy, home-made date halwa is ready. (you can also try adding other dry fruits, anjir to it)

#healthysweet #festiveseason #diwali #eathealthy #celebrations

Healthy Mantra for diwali

Healthy mantra for Diwali
Make moderation your mantra this diwali a festival that's synonymous with binge eating.

Have sweets and fried snacks in small numbers. Savour mixture and sweets over weeks, at leisure. One Diwali sweet won’t kill you. Although one after every meal, one every hour, and just one more and than you don’t realize you have finished almost one box full. Please don’t over do it,where most people go wrong is to eat a Diwali sweet every time one passes in front of them.

Share, share, share! With your friends, office colleagues and co-workers,with people who are not as privileged as you.The smile on their face will surely light up your diwali !!

#moderation #healthydiwali

Thursday, 5 October 2017

World Smile Day

World Smile Day

World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year. The message of the World Smile Day  is "Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile."

The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. He is known to have created the yellow Smiley Face in 1963. The World's first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since.

After Harvey died in 2001, the "Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation" was created to honour his name and memory.

The slogan of the Smile Foundation is "improving this world, one smile at a time."

So Stop what you are doing
Take a break and “SMILE”

#WorldSmileDay #shilpsnutrilife

Sugar free mithai

All about SUGAR FREE Mithai

Festive season setting in, do sugar free mithais sound like an ultimate solution? But beware – though such items are devoid of added sugar they still have calories and carbs. They are mostly high in saturated fats, oils, transfat and mawa.

Also make sure that the artificial sweetener used in such commercially prepared products is safe for consumption, attimes may be used in amounts more than prescribed to get the desired sweetness.

Also look out for ingredients like honey, corn syrup, fructose syrup, liquid glucose, jaggery, peanut butter etc as all these contribute to a lot of calories.
#festivalspecial #sugarfreemithai #eatright #gifthealthy

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Sharad Purnima

Sharad Purnima, also known as Kojaagari Purnima, is celebrated on a full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashwin.

On Sharad Purnima, the moon and the Earth are very close to each other. The rays of the moon have some healing properties which is said to nourish the body and soul of an individual.

That is why food kept in the moonlight on Sharad Purnima is considered equal to Amrit (the immortal drink) or elixir. Hence, people  prepare kheer and keep it open under the moonlight throughout the night of Sharad Purnima. The next day it is consumed by all the members of the family as it becomes 'Amrit' according to local beliefs.

The practice of drinking cold milk and rice flakes  during this fast has its origins in science. Sharad ritu brings in very hot days and cool nights. During this weather, ‘pitta' or acidity becomes predominant in our body. Consumption of milk & rice flakes is a good remedy for ‘pitta'. Thus, it is customary to consume cold milk and rice flakes on Sharad Purnima.
#sharadpurnima #fullmoon #kheer #KojaagariPurnima #milkandriceflakes #amrit #acidity #pitta #ashwin #shilpsnutrilife

Monday, 2 October 2017

The salt satyagraha

Have you taken the pledge. ...this GANDHI JAYANTI .....let's take the SALT SATYAGRAHA pledge by reducing it by 30%.

Do you know the recommended daily salt allowance by WHO is 5gm or 1tsp a day.

#saltsatyaraha #Shilpsnutrilife

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhiji’s message “Eat simple food”

According to Gandhiji, "when food submerses the body, and through the body the soul, its relish disappears, and then alone does it begin to function in the way nature intended it to."

Gandhi never had a problem with being overweight. He followed a strict vegetarian diet and frequently cooked his own simple food, which was locally produced.

He ate this simple food from a small bowl, a reminder to eat moderately, and at the same time he ate mindfully, often accompanied by prayers.

We should eat to live and work, Gandhiji felt earnestly. He propagated that we should consider food as energy, even a medicine that is required to keep our body healthy and fit for work.

So eat simply and moderately.


Nutrition for elderly

October 1 The International Day of the Elderly – Age Gracefully

India’s elderly face a serious risk for chronic diseases, according to Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) by the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted last year among males and females aged 50 or older.

Almost three in four men aged 50 and above have high risk waist hip ratio or abdominal obesity that greatly increases cardiovascular disease risk, while over four in five women suffer the same.

Getting adequate nutrition can be a challenge as you get older. With age, the number of calories you need begins to decline. Every calorie you consume must be packed with nutrition in order to hit the mark.

For tips on eating healthy as you age visit
Also on "shilpsnutrilife" android app

#Seniorcitizen #Elderlynutrition #Agegracefully

Friday, 29 September 2017

Happy Dusshera

Without Ravana, Ram and Hanuman would not have met. Sometimes it takes a bad person to be a reason for two good people to connect.

And when two good people meet, they can destroy all evil...


#shilpsnutrilife #happydusshera

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Make heart choices and not hard choices


Make HEART choices not HARD choices

Keeping heart ailments at bay is simple just follow a healthy diet which is balanced and contains all sorts of nutrients, antioxidants and good cholesterol referred to as the high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

Stop smoking and alcohol.

Also, make sure that you workout daily to keep you heart and body fit. Do visit your doctor for regular check-up every once in a while.

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #garlic #flaxseeds #Alsi #tomatoes #onion #garlic #hearthealthy #cardivascular

World heart day 29th September 2017

World Heart day 29th September
This year's  theme "Share the power"

Heart health is at the heart of all health. Your heart is the size of your fist and the strongest muscle in your body. Your heart started beating about three weeks after you were conceived. If you live to be 70 your heart will have beaten two and a half billion times.

When you look after your heart it means eating and drinking well, exercising, stopping smoking... all the things that make you not only healthier, but also feel good and able to enjoy your life to the fullest.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing 17.5 million people a year. That's a third of all deaths on the planet and half of all non-communicable-disease-related deaths. Around 80% of these deaths are in low- and middle-income countries where human and financial resources are least able to address the CVD burden.

World Heart Day plays a crucial role in changing all of this.Together we have the power to reduce the burden of, and premature deaths from, CVD, helping people everywhere to live longer, better, heart-healthy lives.
#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #garlic #flaxseeds #Alsi #tomatoes #onion #garlic #hearthealthy #cardivascular

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Heart disease and homocysteine

#WorldHeartDay 29th sept Special

Heart Disease and Homocysteine

There has been a lot of talk lately about a compound called homocysteine and its relationship to heart disease.

Homocysteine is a common amino acid (one of the building blocks that make up proteins) found in the blood and is acquired mostly from eating meat.

High levels of homocysteine are related to the early development of heart and blood vessel disease. In fact, it is considered an independent risk factor for heart disease.

High-risk patients with high homocysteine levels should increase their intake of B-vitamins especially folic acid in their diet. It is found mainly in green leafy vegetable, mushrooms, pulses, nuts, fruits and root vegetables.

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #homocysteine #hearthealthy #folicacid #bcomplexvitamins

Alsi (Javas lehsun) Chutney

#WorldHeartDay 29th sept Special

JAVAS LEHSUN CHUTNEY (Alsi garlic chutney)

A decent combination, this is great for cardiac types....Flax(omega 3), Garlic (flavonoids and sulfur-containing Allicin), Capsaicin(from chillies).....helps reduce cholesterol provides heart friendly omega 3. FLAX SEED chutney !

-Grind together 250 gms roasted flax seeds, a big palmful of dried red chillies, and 1-2 whole garlic (the whole thing). Add salt to taste. Enjoy on toast, curd rice, boiled veggies, dal-rice, bhakri, idli, dosa what else

-Also one can add a little roasted channa dal, udid dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dry coconut (copra), hing, salt n tamarind.

-For those who are anti-garlic, a ground mixture of dried kadhipatta leaves, dried mint leaves, flax seeds and dried red chillies is also very tasty.

-Make a delcious mixture of juice of a few lemons, salt, red chilly powder, fenugreek powder(methi), haldi (turmeric), and add in ground flax seeds chutney, or just plain ground seeds. This makes a delicious sandwhich spread.

Go ahead and spice up your diet with this chutney.

Recipe also on "shilpsnutrilife" android app

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #garlic #flaxseeds #Alsi #hearthealthy

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Heart healthy foods -onion and garlic

Heart Healthy Foods - Garlic and Onions

Garlic and Onions contain a compound that acts as an effective blood thinner. Ideally a daily dose of two pods of garlic and one onion in your diet can help the heart work better. For people already suffering from heart disease or plaque formation, onions and garlic can prove to be very beneficial.

Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is a particularly rich source of organosulfur compounds, which are currently under investigation.

Crushing or chopping garlic releases an enzyme called alliinase that catalyzes the formation of allicin.

Since cooking can inactivate alliinase, some scientists recommend letting garlic stand for 10 minutes after chopping or crushing before cooking it.

#shilpsnutrilife #eathealthy #exercise #garlic #onion #hearthealthy