6 supplements for athletes to enhance their performance
January 31, 2014 at 8:45 am
People who play sports need special nutrition to perform to their optimal level. Many sports enthusiasts depend on artificial supplements to enhance performance but are ignorant of what good food can actually do to their body. The main focus needs to be a good, balanced diet as per the sport they
Are vitamin supplements necessary?
December 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm
Ramesh started popping vitamin pills after watching a TV commercial. He was convinced that they were good for his health and helped him be more energetic throughout the day. He did not bother checking with a doctor before starting a course. Is Ramesh right about these pills? Do they really help in
My child does not drink plain milk. What do I do? (Diet query of the day)
November 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm
My kid does not like drinking plain milk. How can I make him drink it? What can I add which is good for health. I am not sure if flavoured syrups are good. Is there any other option apart from the health drinks available in the market?
Answered by nutritionist Neha Chandna.
Making kids drink milk
Dal or lentils – packing a healthy punch
November 21, 2013 at 10:36 am
Dal or lentil is a staple food of India and most Indian vegans and vegetarians get their protein from it. We are blessed with a variety of dals and pulses which add a distinct taste to our diets. While they form an essential part of our meals, each one of them have their distinct health benefits.
Expert diet and exercise tips to manage diabetes (World Diabetes Day 2013)
November 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm
November 14 is World Diabetes Day.
Diabetes does not mean the end of a good life. It just means that it is time to change your lifestyle for the better. Though diabetes is a rising health concern for most Indians today, but if taken good care of, one can live a normal life as before. Here are some
The omega-3 controversy – can it cause cancer?
October 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm
Recently, a study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute linking omega-3 fatty acids to a high risk of prostate cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids are usually found in fish, flaxseeds, etc and are considered good for health especially the heart as they lower cholesterol levels.
Look perfect on your wedding with these 7 weight loss tips
October 8, 2013 at 11:03 am
Most women dream of having the perfect wedding where all eyes are on them and they look nothing less than a princess. In order to attain this, they fret and opt for extreme dieting or unhealthy ways to lose weight and spoil their health in the long run. But if you plan in advance and follow a
Getting married? Here’s a sample weight loss diet plan for brides-to-be
October 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm
Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life and you certainly want to look your best which needs timely preparation. Nutritionist Neha Chandna shares a sample meal plan to help you shed a few kilos in a healthy way. Instead of crash dieting and starving yourself, lose weight in a
Navratri special: How to fast the healthy way!
October 4, 2013 at 5:07 pm
The festivities of Navratri begin from October 5 onwards. Along with the fun and frolic of garba, it also brings along the nine-day fasting routine. In order to maintain good health, it is imperative that you follow a healthy diet and fast in a safe manner. Nutritionist Neha Chandna shells out
Weight gain due to long working hours. What should I do? (Diet query of the day)
October 1, 2013 at 10:55 am
Q: Dear dietician, I am a 46-year-old working, unmarried lady. I have a sitting job and long working hours from 10 am to 8 pm. Lately, I have been having irregular periods. I have put on weight especially on my waistline and the hip area. Please suggest a suitable diet plan so that I can reduce my
Cashew nuts or kaju – Healthy or not?
September 30, 2013 at 3:25 pm
Kidney-shaped cashew nuts have been used largely in Indian cuisine in dessert preparations like yummy kaju katli, as a garnish and even in gravies adding a rich, slightly sweetish tinge to the dish. Whole cashew nuts are also added to food items in some regions like Goa and consumed as an evening
Fad is bad: Say no to diets which promise speedy weight loss!
September 13, 2013 at 10:22 am
‘I have to lose weight in 10 days for a wedding’ or ‘I need to shape-up quickly to fit into my dress’ – how often do we think about these things and look for quick solutions? In an attempt to lose weight quickly, many people knock the doors of fad diets. They may come to your rescue at
Cannot consume milk and wheat. What should I eat? (Diet query of the day)
August 13, 2013 at 9:44 am
I have been diagnosed with mild chronic gastritis with H pylori 2+. I am under medical treatment. Apart from milk, the doctor has advised me to avoid consuming wheat products also. Please suggest an appropriate diet keeping my condition in mind.
Answered by nutritionist Neha Chandna.
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