Health

Day 2: Educate..

Here I am on day 2 of my blog post challenge. I am going to educate you on something I know a lot about or something I am good at. Why? because that’s what the prompt for today is. Well, undoubtedly I am going to talk to you about  nutrition!! I have met countless health conscious people in my life ever-since I took up nutrition. Some well read and some not so well read. The problem with both sect of people is that, those who are well read overdo it in the name of health and fitness, and the not so well read blindly follow advice that appears in magazines, mails, newsletter, TV, ads and other social media. So, whichever sect you belong too here are few things about nutrition I would like to educate you on… 1. Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money on buying food, neither does it mean your food is going to taste bad nor does it mean you can’t enjoy occasional treats. But, please do not make occasional treats daily food items. Cookies, cakes, pastries, chips, juices, sodas are only to be served and had in birthday parties, get together etc. It should not be your daily breakfast, snack or a dessert! 2. Eating healthy means eating local foods, foods that you have grown up eating, freshly cooked simple home-made food. For example: Dal chawal with a dollop of ghee. Surprised, I call it a healthy meal? Don’t be! I know, I know you are thinking white rice is high in glycemic index and ghee is high in saturated fat. The only good thing is the dal. But, no you are wrong. This meal is absolutely healthy and here’s why. Both dal and rice have some amount of protein, but dal lacks essential amino acid called methionine and rice lacks essential amino acid called lysine, so when eaten together they make up for each other’s deficiencies and give us a complete source of protein. Ghee on the other aids in absorption of fat soluble vitamin such as A,D,E, and K important for vital functions of life! Ghee also blunts the blood glucose response that occurs after eating white rice. This is because the high fat content coats the rice particles and your body takes longer to digest the rice,  releasing the sugar slowly and hence the blood sugar rises slowly instead of spiking! Other reasons why it is healthy is because rice and dal is available locally, your food did not travel to you from china unlike many foods. You have grown up eating dal and rice ever since you were an infant, so how can  it suddenly...

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Juice it up!

Juice it up!

Today, I had a late lunch because of back to back classes, and I didnt really find time to pack my lunch this morning. Obviously, I wasnt hungry in the evening! As I didnt want to sleep on an empty stomach, I made this yummy juice! It was so quick, healthy and filling, as I had the fiber too! Carrot-apple-celery-cucumber: Blend it together in a juicer and voila! It made two glasses of nutrients packed fiber -rich juice, I drank one glass and saved one for tommorow’s breakfast!  No list of ingredients, no proportions or procedure to remember, just plain and simple!! P.S: This post doesn’t endorse juicing/ juice fast as a way to lose weight! As a future RD, I do not approve of juicing to lose weight!...

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What’s cooking?

When there is no school, my project keeps me busy! Being a nutritionist my project involves designing healthy reipces. It doesn’t just stop at designing or creating, I have to cook them, standardize them, determine appropriate portion size and finally taste test! Before finalizing the recipes they have to pass a specific criteria – they should be low in saturated fats, high in fiber, low in simple sugars, high in complex carbohydrates, low in sodium, taste good and look good, yes a bit of food styling to make it look mouthwatering… Here’s a sneak peak into what’s cooking in my healthy...

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Pink Ribbon!!

Last Sunday, I had been to SFO. It wasn’t for sightseeing this time. I had been to support a charity event. This event was held not only to create awareness and raise funds for research in this field but also to honor women who survived it and to remember those who have lost their lives battling it.             The lady behind this is Susan Komen.  She ranked first in a recent poll as the most valued NGO! What I liked most about this event was it was very lively. There were lot of people who participated in this event, some walked for their sisters, some for their mothers and some for their wives. They had planned the event very well with volunteers at every station to help you with drinks and a quick bite. Some great music played in the background to keep you going. The costumes too were designed as per the theme in my favorite color pink! I felt like sharing this on my blog because they are doing a great job!!             If you want to help this institution, you can do so for free. I am saying so because I have. It is simple; get a BOA debit card with Susan Komen logo printed on it. When you do that Komen will receive $2 and an additional $1 on each annual anniversary of the account opening. Komen will also receive 10 cents for every $100 you make in purchases with the optional Susan G. Komen for the Cure® branded debit card. So guys and gals, please do your bit to support this cause!!!! Sexy police, isnt it? Rekha aunty the one in beige t-shirt! This post is to salute her for facing the bitter truth about breast cancer!! Love the pink tutus.. Please don’t be shy, talk about it openly to your friends, family and doctors!...

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Just Do It.

We all know about exercise and its benefits. These days awareness about exercise is increasing and people are trying hard to find ways to incorporate exercise in their busy schedules. I am trying hard too! Not that I have a busy schedule at the moment but I am trying hard to stick to my exercise plan. I manage to work out for an hour every day. At present my goal is to be able to run for an hour at a stretch. I have managed to build up my running from 2 min to 12 minutes continuously! (This may not sound as challenging for some of you as me, but I am pretty happy about it)   As I wake up and get ready for my morning walk cum run, some random thoughts cross my mind… Huh? It’s already morning? I slept late last night so I need to get more sleep It’s pretty cold outside It’s still dark I can’t really see anyone on the road It won’t be safe My body is aching I will make up for it tomorrow by running a mile more  This happens to me a lot and may be some of you who have just started exercising. Your mind takes over your body and pulls you down from achieving your goal. Your body is able to but your mind is weak. What do you do then? Well, I’d say face it, don’t give up, fight out your mind, put on your favorite music on the i-pod and go for it!  What did I do? I pushed myself outside the house on to the street, started with a warm-up gradually increased my speed and started jogging, five minutes later all the negative thoughts escaped my mind and I started jogging with more positivity & greater stamina enjoying the cool breeze playing on my face! I could have easily given up and done my workout the next day, I did not because some days don’t go as per the plan. I then complain of not finding enough time or just give in.  In order to achieve my goal I must condition my mind and not just give up at the first hurdle, I must push myself out of the comfort zone. For a long time I was waiting for the ‘right moment’ to start exercising but soon I realized that there is nothing called as the’ right moment’. I need to Just Do It.  ...

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