Author - Dt. Shahenaz Shaikh

Seven Super Foods For Navratri

Fasting has been a part of holistic religious practices since ancient times. Nutritious food in fasting period establishes harmonious coordination between body, mind & soul. During fasting it is important to take care of nutrition with hydration to stay healthy & energetic. 1) Sago (Sabudana) – Sago is an excellent source of carbohydrates & provides good energy. Easy for digestion. Along with protein like milk (kheer), peanut & veggies (khichadi) improve its nutrition quality. 2) Varaiche tandul (Bhagar/Sama rice) – Sama [...]

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HEALTHY DIET FOR BREAST FEEDING MOM  

                        August 1st week is celebrated as world breast feeding week .We can promote & support breast feeding through healthy diet for lactating mothers. Feeding mother’s requirement of nutrient increases for maintenance of her own health & feed to the baby with quality of milk. Milk production burn extra 500kcal while fulfilling your baby’s nutritional needs. Requirement of calories as well as protein is increases. Calorie counting is not necessary when you are breast feeding but diet should be [...]

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What are the benefits of breastfeeding for your baby?

  August 1 week is Breast feeding week. Awareness & promotion for lactation is important for both baby & mother health. Colostrums (thick yellow milk) first immunisation to the infant. Loaded with lots of disease fighting immunonutrients & health beneficial nutritional compounds.Colostrum is the ideal first milk and helps the newborn’s immature digestive tract to develop. After the first few days, the breasts start producing larger amounts of milk as the baby’s stomach grows. Breast milk contain correct amount of protein which [...]

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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT IN RAMDAN

Ramadan is a special time of worship for Muslims. The thirty day period of fasting can be challenging with weight loss & fat loss goals. But it is very possible to complete the holy month fasting with progressive results towards fat loss & weight loss goals. Key for achievement in goals is proper planning & right guidance on diet & exercise. Calories-After a full day of fast your hunger hormones (ghrelin) will be very high there will be more chances [...]

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Safe Fasting With Diabetes

Ramadan Is a great opportunity to break the chains of bad eating habits. What we eat outside our fasting is crucial to our health. Diet should be simple but nutritious. It should be less than the normal amount but sufficiently balanced to maintain the health & the activity for the whole month of the Ramadan. Those on blood lowering medication should consult diabetologist for adjustment of doses to prevent blood glucose levels from going either too low or too high. Try [...]

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Winter Nutrition by – Dt. Shahenaz Shaikh

Keeping the body well nourished & maintains a healthy diet is a challenge in winter season. Winter holidays with lots of focus on the enjoyment of food are the major obstacle to maintain a healthy routine. Excess intake of refined flour, salt, sugar, alcohol makes stress on immune system. To boost the immunity level & fight the germs that cause the cold & flu include the food rich in antioxidants, vitamin C & beta carotene. 1. Millets are good choice in [...]

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