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A thing or two about health with Shikha Sharma

The rush and toil of our daily lives is taking its toll in so many ways that most people break down or burn out, even before they realise what has happened. This has given rise to a burgeoning industry that promises to revive our ailing health.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 11:37 IST

The rush and toil of our daily lives is taking its toll in so many ways that most people break down or burn out, even before they realise what has happened. This has given rise to a burgeoning industry that promises to revive our ailing health.

Most, of course, fall short of their claims and we are sooner than later, back to our bad eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. But one person who stands apart from the quacks and the charlatans is Dr Shikha Sharma, CEO, Nutri-Health Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Speaking at the HT PACE Teachers Seminar held on Thursday at Hotel Intercontinental The Grand, she gave her insights on a judicious diet that can help fight stress, and yet allow one to indulge in a binge once in a while.

 
Dr. Shikha Sharma.                             



Dr Sharma advised a moderate intake of wheat and flour two major constituents of our daily diet. Food which contains either of the above in major quantities lead to the release of insulin, which results in water retention, weight gain and infertility in extreme cases.



She asked the audience to follow a vegetable and fruit-rich diet, along with cereal like oats and barley. An interactive session was held where the audience aired their queries. Many were concerned that their wards were increasingly falling prey to food fads, often endorsed by celebrities.



Things were rounded off with a lucky draw, where Rakesh Sharma, Vice President, North, HT Media Ltd, handed out the prizes.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 11:37 IST