Category Archives: Food Facts and Issues

Weight Loss & Nutrition Myths-1

Myth: Starving is the best way to lose weight.

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Muscle loss on starving

Fact: Fasting helps in short term Goals but leads to Muscle loss & slows metabolism when followed continuously.

Myth: Eating Non-veg is not healthy & makes harder to lose weight.

 

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Non veg is not unhealthy

Fact: Non-veg is rich in protein, Iron & Zinc. It also contains Oleic acid which is heart friendly. Choose lean cuts, limit portion size & avoid deep frying.

BENEFITS OF MUSHROOM-2

Mushrooms are fungi, but categorized in the vegetable category. Mushrooms are good sources of many nutrients.

Contains important minerals:

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  • Selenium antioxidant to protect body cells from damage and other diseases of aging.

  • Copper which helps make red blood cells,

  • Potassium helps in the maintenance of normal fluid and mineral balance thus controlling blood pressure.

Benefits of Mushroom-1

Mushrooms are fungi, but categorized in the vegetable category. Mushrooms are good sources of many nutrients.

 

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Good sources of B vitamins

  • Pantothenic acid(B5) helps with the production of hormones and keeps nerves active.

  • Riboflavin (B2)helps maintain healthy red blood cells

  • Niacin (B3)promotes healthy skin and maintains the digestive and nervous systems

How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-5

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies

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Important points to remember while selecting

Fruits and vegetables should be:
• Seasonal
• Clean
• No mould growth & bruises or spots

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Fruits & Vegetables

Quality Indicators

Grapes

Firm, Stem should be beige to brown

Water melon

Dark green and dull appearance not shiny

Strawberries

Deep red, strong flavour

Mangoes

Full, plump & rounded

Tomato

Firm, deep red, plump

Green leafy vegetables (E.g.: Spinach, cabbage, broccoli)

Green not pale or brown & wilted, crisp stem

Apple

Firm with smooth skin, heavy for their size

Oranges

Peel should be firm, smooth texture

How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-4

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies

Strawberries

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  • It must be firm, plump and fully colored

  • Strawberries should have the stem cap attached

Grapes

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Stem should be beige to brown