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Weight Loss & Nutrition Myths-1

Myth: Starving is the best way to lose weight.

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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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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.

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WRONG FOOD COMBINATIONS – 2

Different types of foods digest at different rates. When several foods are eaten that digests at different rate digestion gets imbalanced leaving you with low energy, fatigue and poor sleep.

Citrus Fruit and Dairy   

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Specific enzymes are required to digest proteins (milk), and a completely different enzyme to digest citrus fruits. The body gets confused and the digestion process is slowed and causes the milk to curdle in the stomach. This causes gas and bloating with an acidic or sour taste in the mouth

Weight Loss & Nutrition Myths-3

Myth: Egg raises Cholesterol and adds to your weight.

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Fact: Egg doesn’t increase serum cholesterol but decreases LDL (Bad Cholesterol). Prefer egg whites as they are rich in protein.

Myth:You Need Eight Glasses Of Water Per Day To Stay Healthy

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Fact: A study recommended at least 4.5 liters of water per day,   but the amount of water you need to consume per day isn’t a constant. On hot days, for instance, or after drinking alcohol, you’ll need more water than usual in order to fend off dehydration.

Weight Loss & Nutrition Myths -2

Myth: Nuts should be avoided during weight loss.

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Fact: Nuts are good sources of Protein, Dietary Fiber,

Magnesium, Copper & also have Good Cholesterol & Low Glycemic Index which lower risk of Heart diseases. Must be consumed in moderate quantity.

 

 

Myth: Dairy products are fattening & not healthy.

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Fact: Low fat dairy products are good sources of protein which help build muscle & ensure all organs function well, they also contain Calcium & Vitamin-D required to strengthen bones.

Benefits of Sesame bar- Til ki Gachak

Sesame bar is not only tasty but provide number of good nutrients. Kindly watch the video and subscribe to my channel for more informative videos.

How to Curb Your Sugar Intake – 1

Cut sugar from your breakfast    

                                 

 

  • Instead of eating a jam or marmalade sandwich, go for a stuffed vegetable sandwich.
  • Substitute the sweet breakfast cereal with oatmeal and eat it without sugar.
  • Add more protein in your diet, like eggs and fish.
  • Proteins stimulate your energy and boost mood.
  • Replace juice boxes for fresh fruit juices as packed juice contain lots of added sugar.

Regional dishes and their importance- West Indian-Dhokla                

Indian food is different from rest of the world not only in taste but also in cooking methods. It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and occupations these cuisines vary significantly from each other and have different nutritional significance.

West Indian Food“Dhoklas” 

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Has high soluble fiber content- beneficial for heart health. Used as a low calorie food –helps in losing weight and beneficial for diabetics. Good combination of carbohydrate and protein – therefore used as a complete meal. Fermentation provides an ideal environment for good bacteria- keeping digestive tract healthy.

Significance: The staple Gujarati snack, dhokla is made with gram flour and subsequently steamed. The fermentation of the flour enhances its nutritive value. Dhokla has a low glycaemic index (it releases glucose at a more sustained rate) which makes it good for diabetics.