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For heart’s sake, don’t miss out on fibre

lucknow Updated: Sep 29, 2012 13:46 IST
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Making food heart-friendly is not a Herculean task. In fact, it’s simple and interesting. Heart specialists, dieticians and expert chefs, who came together on Friday for a cookery show, gave a lot of food for thought on this.

The event to mark World Heart Day was organised by Dr Nakul Sinha and Dr Mansoor Hasan of Sahara hospital where Pankaj Bhadauria, of ‘Masterchef’ fame along with chef Nagendra Singh from Taj Vivanta demonstrated simple steps to make everyday food healthier.

“I have observed that nowadays people are missing one major component of food, the fibre. They will have bread and eggs in breakfast, but avoid adding just one component such as pre-cooked flax or fenugreek seeds, which if consumed (just once tea spoon) can do wonders for their health,” said Poonam Tiwari, chief dietician, Sahara Hospital.

Doctors and health experts said fruits, especially the seasonal ones, are an essential part of daily diet. “No need to go for only apple or only pomegranate, as they are not the only fruits with fibre. All seasonal fruits have quality fibre in them,” added Poonam.

The cookery show was part of the two-day schedule to mark the occasion. Around 700 citizens will participate in the ‘Walk-a-Mile’ event that will start at 7am from Lohia Park. Docs from KGMU will also participate in it.

“Treating patients is one part of our duty towards society, but explaining them how to prevent it from happening is equally important,” said Dr Nakul Sinha.

Meet on metabolic bone diseases
National and international experts will discuss cutting-edge advances in osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease remedy at the SGPGI on Saturday and Sunday during the 8th Annual Meeting of Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ISBMR).

Local doctors would have an opportunity to interact with a large multidisciplinary audience. They can also exchange ideas and experiences and discover how to tackle complex clinical challenges in osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases.