A Choco-berry Flavored Fruit _ Acai Berry

By: Pallavi Vathiar. Practicing Clinical Nutritionist, Mumbai. Email: fihealthie@gmail.com Acai (ah-sigh-EE) berries are a grape-like fruit native to the rainforests of South America. They are harvested from acai palm trees. The fruits are about 1 to 2 centimeters (cm) in diameter and a deep purple color. The seed constitutes about 80 percent of the fruit.Continue reading “A Choco-berry Flavored Fruit _ Acai Berry”

Medicinal Importance of Bacopa Monnieri !

By-Meena Ganagani,Practicing Clinical Nutritionist,Mumbai. What Is Bacopa monnieri? Bacopa monnieri (Linn), commonly referred to as “Brahmi,” from the plant family Scrophulariaceae is a creeping herb found in India and neighbouring tropical countries that grows in wet marshland up to 1500 m in altitude. It has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat conditions such as fever, inflammation,Continue reading “Medicinal Importance of Bacopa Monnieri !”

Kombucha: A Super Drink!

By: Nutrition Expert- Vidula Kozarekar, Mumbai. Email id: vidula708@gmail.com Kombucha is the name of the beverage obtained from the fermentation of tea, mainly black tea (there are also other varieties that can be used as a base for its preparation, such as green and oolong tea, also known as blue tea); with added sugar asContinue reading “Kombucha: A Super Drink!”

Happy Pregnancy…!

By: Pallavi Vathiar. Practicing Clinical Nutritionist, Mumbai. Email: fihealthie@gmail.com Did you know that a baby’s teeth begin to develop between the third and sixth months of pregnancy? That’s why making smart food choices now can help set your child up to be Mouth Healthy for Life. During your pregnancy a sufficient quantity of nutrients—especially vitaminsContinue reading “Happy Pregnancy…!”

World Psoriasis day- 2020

Nutrition Expert: Sana Saiyed, Practicing clinical dietitian and Certified diabetes educator, Mumbai. Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune skin disease. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. It’s thought to affect 2 to 4 percent of the world’s population and can lead to many other ailments. Psoriasis is fundamentally a defective inflammatory response.Continue reading “World Psoriasis day- 2020”

Amazing Arugula (Salad Rocket) !

By: Nutrition Expert- Vidula Kozarekar, Mumbai. Email id: vidula708@gmail.com Annual species of rocket (Eruca sativa) is part of the mustard (Brassicaceae) family. Eruca sativa is commonly used in folk medications and is well known as a cure for renal illness. It contains glucosides, mineral salts and vitamin C and is in this manner thought toContinue reading “Amazing Arugula (Salad Rocket) !”

Acacia Gum (Gond/ Dink): Health Benefits!

By: Nutrition Expert- Vidula Kozarekar, Mumbai. Email id: vidula708@gmail.com Gond or Dink is the edible gum in crystalized form. Gum arabic (GA) is defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization-World Health Organization Joint Expert Committee for Food Additives (JECFA) as ‘a dried exudate obtained from the stems of Acacia Senegal tree or closely related speciesContinue reading “Acacia Gum (Gond/ Dink): Health Benefits!”

The World’s Healthiest Foods- Cucumbers !!!

Nutritionist Expect- Saba Shaikh, Mumbai. Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumber is actually a fruit. It’s high in beneficial nutrients, as well as certain plant compounds and antioxidants that may help treat and even prevent some conditions. Also, cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fibre,Continue reading “The World’s Healthiest Foods- Cucumbers !!!”

Binge eating is not normal.

Nutrition Expert: Sana Saiyed, practicing clinical dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Mumbai. Email: alimentalnutrition@gmail.com Binge eating is a very common effect of extreme stress these days. We have made ourselves so comfortable with binging on anything and everything that is available around us.  Binge eating disorder (BED) is a severe, life-threatening, and treatable eating disorderContinue reading “Binge eating is not normal.”

Why Pumpkin?

By-Meena Ganagani,Practicing Clinical Nutritionist,Mumbai. What is Pumpkin? Pumpkins are part of the squash family and they are usually large, round and vibrant orange with a slightly ribbed, tough and smooth outer skin. Inside the pumpkin are the seeds and flesh. When cooked, the whole pumpkin is edible the skin, pulp and seeds you just need to removeContinue reading “Why Pumpkin?”