Posts Tagged ‘Parvathy Radhakrishnan’

Nutrition Q&A: Diet plan for thyroid

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

My self seema kaushik my weight was 86 but now i have lose 7 kg in 2 months but i want to lose at least 10 kg more so please send me a proper diet plan so i can lose my weight with having health problem.i an doing job and my profile relates to complete sitting work

Awaiting for reply
seema Kaushik

Seema, it is medically advisable to reduce only up to 8 kilos in 2 months. To reduce this much, exercise 45 minutes to one hour daily. You have not mentioned your height or health problems, so I can give you just basic tips to reduce weight. Eat a little less than you normally eat at each meal. Cut out fried foods and sweets, chocolates, cream, butter, ghee, ice cream, commercial snacks. Instead increase whole grains, eat fruits like apple, pears, guava between meals and salads with vinegar whenever you are hungry.

(more…)

Nutrition Q&A: Tips to reduce chubbiness on face

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

Hi
I am a 36 year old male working in an IT firm. My details are:
Height: 177 cms
Weight: 95 kgs

I want to shed 10-12 kgs .I usually don’t exercise now but I used to be anactive person earlier (used to walk a lot & do gym). I don’t put sugar in
tea/coffee. My eating style is a follows:

Breakfast : 1 small bowl cornflakes (no sugar)
Lunch : 4 roti/egg/veg curry or rice (minimum qty)
Evening (4 pm) : Tea I reach home around 7.15 pm and may take tea with some snacks
Night (9.45 pm) : 3 roti/egg/veg curry or rice (minimum qty)

I need an exercise plan and a healthy diet to lose weight. I used to
maintain a weight of 77 kg till 6 years before. Please advice on a diet
that suits my lifestyle.

(more…)

Using umami to eat well

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Is there a fifth taste? We are familiar with the four tastes namely, sweet, sour, bitter and salt, but have we heard of Umami?. More than 100 years ago a Japanese professor proposed the existence of a fifth taste and identified it as umami. Yet it took 8 decades later for it to be scientifically accepted by the academic community. Sensory scientists say the closest English term for it would be delicious savouriness or a meaty aftertaste that lingers on the tongue after eating certain foods.Typical umami taste would be that of fish sauce.

The umami taste is due to presence of an amino acid L glutamine and ribonucleotides. The good thing about umami is that it enhances the taste of foods, satisfies the palate even in small amounts and lasts long after such foods have been eaten.

This perhaps can be used to benefit those who are restricting salt or trying to control hunger.

Foods high in umami

Foods that deliver the umami taste are meats, fish, shellfish, cured meat, aged cheese, fermented sauces like fish sauce, miso, anchovy sauce, soybean, carrots, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes, tomato paste, Chinese cabbage, leeks, asparagus, most sauces, dried seaweed, green tea, truffles, Parmesan cheese, oyster sauce.

(more…)

Nutrition Q&A: Diet chart to feel energetic

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

Hi,

My father is 58 years old. He has been high Diabetic for past 20 years. He has some problems developed recently. When he takes insulin or any other tablet to control diabetes, sugar level comes down but he gets symptom of hypo(even at sugar level of 250).

He gets head ache, drowsiness, shivering etc. What should he eat to improve body resistance to these hard medicines/insulin?

Siddharth Prasad

Siddharth, you need to tell me his weight, height, details of medications and eating schedule for me to understand why he is having these. Firstly rule out other illnesses like kidney or liver diseases by consulting a physician. Also, has he made any changes in his usual eating or physical activity or changed medications?

(more…)

Healthy ways to eat non vegetarian foods

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Eating meat predominantly is not healthy. It may work for the Eskimos due to their harsh living conditions and having possibly genetically evolved to such eating habits, but for the general population and particularly Indians, it is unhealthy. It leads to high cholesterol, high risk of cancer especially colon, heart diseases, high blood pressure, high uric acid. Indians genetically have narrower blood vessels which could be the reason for their vulnerability for cardiovascular diseases.

Best ways to eat meat: Meat, fish and poultry has its health benefits so it would be wrong to shun them as bad foods. They are good sources of the best proteins, readily available iron, vitamins B12 and D apart from several other vitamins and minerals. Thus it can have good benefits if eaten in moderation, combined with plant foods and cooked the right way. Here below are some tips on how to get to eat meat with lesser risk for health problems.

(more…)

How to eat to fight depression

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

If you thought bad food affected only your body, then think again. Because eating processed foods,junk foods, fried or sugary stuff and refined foods could affect your mental health apart from causing havoc to one’s physical body. Well it is true. The rising rates of depression could be partly blamed on the high consumption of processed foods in the present era. This should be of concern because of how much children these days turn to such foods from biscuits to fast foods, from fried snacks to soft drinks.

Whole foods:

Researchers at University College, London, found a 58% risk for depression in people who mainly ate processed foods as compared with people who ate whole foods like lots of fruits, vegetables, fish and unprocessed whole grains, legumes and unhomogenised milk. Whole foods are those that are not processed or refined. Whole foods also do not have additives like preservatives or salt, sugar or fat added to it. Much like how our ancestors ate their foods – fresh and wholesome.

(more…)

Nutrition Q&A: Diet chart for weight loss

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

Hello Mam,
Can you please describe the nutritional details of cracked wheat. we are eating in place of rice for both lunch and dinner with curries.
This will help us a lot.How much amount a day is good ?.
I appreciate your response :)
Thanks in Advance,
Sirisha

Cracked wheat is highly nutritious because of its fibre, mineral and vitamin content. It provides calories similar to rice. But since it is higher in fibre, you will realise that eating a little lesser quantity sufficiently fills you.

Choose quantities sufficient for your caloric requirements.Since wheat contains gluten, those who are sensitive to gluten need to avoid it.

(more…)

How to increase weight

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Just as decreasing weight is not easy or speedily achieved, so also increasing weight cannot be quick fixed. In fact increasing weight is a longer process. BMI <19 may be considered underweight.

One is underweight when optimal calories are not ingested and excess calories are burnt. There are medical reasons why one may be underweight like hyperthyroidism (with high metabolic rate) or anaemia (whereby there is diminished appetite). If one has been of normal weight and then suddenly reduced, that is a totally different track of clinical investigation and nutrition therapy, into which we will not go. Here we will talk about those who are slimmer and are hoping to gain some weight.

Start with ways to stimulate appetite so that you can manage to eat extra at every meal. Light exercise stimulates appetite. Leisure swimming or water related sports especially up one’s appetite since they are relaxing too. Always eat on time. Keep a schedule where you will eat your main meals and have a high calorie drink or food between these meals. If you delay eating time or skip a meal, the acids that flow cause nausea and kill your hunger.

(more…)

Nutrition Q&A: How to prevent obesity in children

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

This week’s answers:

1. Hello Mam, I am Harish Shahi, My age is 25 and my height is 5 feet 9 inch and my weight si 80 KG. Mam I got heart attack two years back and I am taking medicines also. My doctor is saying to reduce weight. I am gaining weight progressively however I have reduced my diet 3-4 months back. Presently I take 250 GM milk with an apple in the breakfast some time poha I take.Then in the lunch I take 2-3 chapati with green vegetable and in the night I take 2-3 chapati.
I don’t use gee and any other oily things.
Mam Please suggest how to reduce weight.
Harish Shahi

Harish, please follow the diet given here

(more…)

Nutrition Q&A: How to manage constipation

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

This week’s answers:

1. Dear Madam, I am suffuring from constipation & suggest give me good diet.
My weight – 67 kgs Height- 5.2 My age – 38 Years

A high fibre diet including whole grains, fruits and lots of vegetables is needed to correct constipation. Also lack of exercise and not enough intake of water can contribute to constipation. So you need to exercise at least 40 minutes a day and drink 2 glasses of water first thing in the morning and a glass before and after each meal. Avoid oily foods, nuts and high starch foods and sweets.

Send in your questions on nutrition to bawarchieditor@sify.com now! And don’t forget to include `Nutrition FAQ` in the subject line. Please provide complete details of your age, sex, height, weight, location and medication if any, if a diet is required for specific ailments.


Theme Tweaker by Unreal