Nutrition is the fuel that drives our physical and mental wellbeing to a large extent. Understanding this is the first step towards a total lifestyle modification. When you are practicing eating healthy daily, you are building stamina to drive through your life transitions gracefully. One can maintain weight, fight against chronic diseases, and manage a robust lifestyle by watching what they consume.
Our expert consultation team will help identify any underlying issues that may be caused by the food you eat, thus making sure that you make more informed choices. The goal is to get you in a self-awareness mode so that you can choose what is good for you independently all the time. At the same without compromising on your favourite foods.
Deficiency of vitamin D plays an important role in occurrence and development of chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, cancers and diabetes. Research suggests that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of colon, prostate, and breast cancer by 30%-50% and Vitamin D deficiency is also related to higher insulin sensitive and risk type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Intake of protein is not only associated with athletes and body builders. Every adult needs optimum intake of protein which 0.8–1 gm of protein per kg of body weight to maintain body’s health and functions.
According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2017 report, prevalence of diabetes in India is 8.8%. Which accounts for 72,946,400 cases of diabetes in India. India is the most susceptible country for development of diabetes and diabetic population in India is increasing which is making it as “diabetes capital of the world.” Due to rapid nutritional changes - from diet which was rich in staple food, high in vegetables and low in processed food to a diet high in processed food. Socioeconomic and demographic changes, sedentary lifestyle, physical inactivity led to an increase in prevalence of diabetes.
‘’Bliss point’’ is the precise ratio, concentration of three nutrients which our bodies crave the most – these nutrients are fat, sugar and salt. “Bliss point” is widely used in the processed food industry with combination of processed sugar, processed salt and processed fats which make food products highly palatable, addictive and mouth feel which will make a person keep eating and craving for it.
Cholesterol is naturally made in the body by liver. Cholesterol is present in every cell in the body and it is necessary to maintain cellular functions of the body. It is precursor for synthesis of bile acids, certain steroid hormones and sex hormones. Very few foods contain cholesterol naturally. Saturated fats and trans fats- coming from processed food, fried food, junk food and bakery item is the main culprit for rising unhealthy cholesterol. When it comes to cholesterol too much is as bad as too little.
The key to Balanced diet is consumption of three macronutrients in right quantity and quality. These macronutrients are carbohydrates, fats and protein. one should always eat complex carbohydrates which are whole grains, fruits, pulses and avoid eating refined flour, processed sugar and sugary drinks.
Eating too much fat is not going to make a person fat. Fat is one of the essential macronutrients in balanced diet, having a good source of fats in moderation is actually healthy for the body. Fats provide essential fatty acids (PUFA and MUFA), it is important for absorption of fats soluble vitamins- A, D, E, K and it is energy dense. Including good sources of fat in diet which comes from nuts, oily seeds, fish help to maintain a good cholesterol levels.
Not all fasts are equal. Some fasts are for religious and cultural practices, but Fasting mainly for weight loss decreases calorie intake but with that intake of vitamins and minerals is also being compromised. There will be muscle loss and initial weight lost on fasting is mainly water weight. Coming back on to regular diet can cause an increase in calorie intake which can lead to weight regain.
Each individual has their own genetic and cultural traits, metabolic response and unique nutritional needs- requirements of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements) based on their age, lifestyle and activity varies from person to person. One nutrition plan doesn’t fit everyone.