Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersPART 2  Staying hydrated is important during lactation but drinking water becomes a chore, let’s look at interesting ways to achieve it: Herbal tea: Boil tulsi, ginger, and lemongrass, mint (you can decide the quantity and choose all or just one or two ingredients). Before drinking, add lemon juice and jaggery or even green tea […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersLactation period refers to the duration when the mother breastfeeds her child. A nutritious dietary intake is therefore important. The food intake should be such that it meets the mother’s nutritional requirements, besides ensuring adequate milk production for the baby.  You can achieve it by following these simple value additions to you daily diet, let’s […]

‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Given below are healthy eating habits that you can include in your day to day life

‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’While passing by a school or a college, as an observer, I found that six out of ten young children and adolescents are obese. Even those who do not look obese or rather thin also carry high body fat – the unhealthiest tissue of the body; additionally very less muscle mass- the healthiest tissue of […]

‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’

Prehabilitation is like immunisation, it’s about taking preventive measures in the form of modified life style so that we don’t land up with any kind of diseases in future. Or if at all a person is suffering from any disease, it will help in the management of the disease. As development of a disease is a process, it doesn’t happen suddenly. So give your diet a healthy boost

‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’Prehabilitation is necessary as I see rise in a number of cases of the youngsters having hypertension and diabetes. So, to combat these diseases, one has to make healthy lifestyle modifications. Prehabilitation is related to diet (ahar), physical activity (vihar) and sleep (nidra). While talking about diet, these are few questions that on should keep […]

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’

Diet of each person with Type 2 Diabetes is different. Diet plans are based on their BMI, glycemic status and current therapy. Here are few thumb rules which type 2 diabetes patients should follow

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’  For type 2 diabetic patients, there should be a lower glycaemic index diet with a controlled amount of carbohydrates, good amount of protein and right fat. It’s easier to follow a diet in type 2 diabetes by using plate method. Divide plate into four parts. 1/4th of the plate should be of raw vegetables, 1/4th  plate should […]

‘Keep your kids healthy this monsoon’

This monsoon, let’s go an extra mile to make sure that children eat and stay healthy and enjoy the season to the fullest

‘Keep your kids healthy this monsoon’  Monsoon brings along with it the shower of happiness and joy. At the same time, it can also lead to health problems like cold, cough, fever, gastroenteritis, jaundice, diarrhoea, malaria and so on. Do not allow children to play in the puddle, as there can be a risk of leptospirosis. Use mosquito repellents, creams […]

‘Foods to strengthen your immunity during monsoon’

Monsoon invites a host of diseases. Water-borne diseases like typhoid, malaria, dengue, conjunctivitis, gastrointestinal disturbances are persistent. Hence, it is time for us to keep our body resistant against diseases by boosting our immunity and taking precautions against these diseases and up the water intake

‘Foods to strengthen your immunity during monsoon’Though, you are tempted to have chai and bhajiya. Avoid consuming it from outside. As high humidity can spoil the chutney. Opt for dry pulse and dal based chutney (added with moong, tamarind and garlic to add a flavor), instead of green chutney. Spices create a lot of irritation in the GI system , which […]

‘Now, it’s time for smart tiffins’

It is now time to become smart by choosing healthy options over junk foods. In fact, no food is a bad food if cooked, served and eaten wisely. smart tiffin’s are nutritious, healthy, easy, fast to prepare and very attractive. The choice of ingredients and recipes can vary depending up on the traditional cuisine of a family. Smart tiffin’s would improve their academic as well as sports performance, increase their growth and improve their cognitive behaviour

‘Now, it’s time for smart tiffins’Tring!!! Tring!!!  As the recess bell rings in the school, the school children starts thinking of what their mothers would have packed for their breakfast. Nowadays, the life is so hectic that busy mothers would pack either some convenient items like wafers, chips, chocolate bars, biscuits, Maggi, fried snacks, or Bread Jam etc. Think Twice! […]

Healthy guide to plan your timetable to nourish children’s appetite

With the academic year about to begin and mothers's are almost finalising their food ideas for their little ones. What to make? What food my child should eat? What is ideal food in his tiffin? A number of questions must arising in their mind during this period? Don't worry, here's help

Healthy guide to plan your timetable to nourish children’s appetiteIt’s already June and we not only welcome monsoon, but also school reopening and mothers begin to wonder where the vacation has disappeared. We suddenly start looking at mid-June with a little anxiety — that routine of early hectic mornings, tiffin boxes to be prepared, lunches to be made and snacks to be kept ready. […]

This academic year, keep children healthy with good food

Mothers are always concerned about the lunch boxes for their children during their schooldays. Indian Dietic Association’s Mumbai chapter’s member, Dr Rita S Patil shares how mothers can keep the health of the children good through very important meal of the day i.e., breakfast

This academic year, keep children healthy with good foodA change in season and start of new academic year in school, every year the schedule of June remains unchanged. Children require good nutrition for their growth and development during schooldays. Moreover learning, level of concentration in studies and scholastic performance is always good when children are well fed. Mothers are always concerned over tiffin’s […]