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Why eating enough protein is important? Health expert explains

Foods rich in protein like eggs, beans, lean meats, fish, and legumes support hair growth, including beard hair (Photo: Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 03:52 PM IST

What is destroying your metabolism? Doctor explains

Our diet and lifestyle have a strong impact on our body's metabolism. " The biggest contributor to your slow metabolism is stress and not giving your body the nutrients, it needs. Your cells need energy and nutrients in order to function. We have to make our bodies feel safe by giving them rest, love, nutrients, and reducing the toxin burden wherever you can," wrote Doctor Kristina Telhami as she noted down the things that can destroy our metabolism.
Published on Jan 15, 2024 09:31 PM IST

Power of Pippali: Nutritionist explains the benefits

Pippali, or long pepper, is known as an effective herb for managing cold and cough symptoms. "The power of Pippali! From digestive support to respiratory wellness, this ancient spice packs a punch of potential benefits," wrote Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee. Here are a few benefits of this herb – the Nutritionist recommends that we must add it to the daily diet.
Published on Jan 15, 2024 06:07 PM IST

Tips to prevent bloating after a heavy meal

Bloating refers to the feeling of being full and tight, often due to the presence of gas. However, bloating can be very uncomfortable, especially after a heavy meal. Nutritionist Zoha Matin shared a few tips by which we can cut down the risk of having bloating after a heavy meal.
Published on Dec 27, 2023 09:38 PM IST

The many benefits of vitamin supplements

Should we take vitamin supplements? The choice is personal, but we must always remember to never replace food with supplements. "Vitamin supplementation should not replace a balanced diet. It may be necessary to address nutrient deficiencies and meet increased nutritional demands caused by various factors in modern life," wrote Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee. Here are a few benefits of vitamin supplements.
Published on Oct 29, 2023 07:35 AM IST

Why do we crave sweets? Dietitian answers

Often, we feel that we are craving sweets and the urge to consume sweets is uncontrollable. However, this can be associated with a lot of reasons. "Understanding why it can happen can help you reduce your cravings, make more intentional choices, and feel more in control around food," wrote Dietitian Samantha Cassetty as she explained the reasons of sweet cravings.
Published on Oct 29, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Nutrition tips to keep you energised throughout the day

The day to feel lazy is over. The lifestyle choices we make and the diet we follow determine the energy level of the body. Healthy diet choices can help us to feel energised throughout the day. "Say goodbye to sluggishness and hello to a productive, high-energy lifestyle. Here are some tried and tested strategies to supercharge your day and make the most of every moment," wrote Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee as she shared a few tips.
Published on Sep 12, 2023 04:42 PM IST

Tips to reduce chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation is the condition when the natural immune system of the body gets triggered. This can be due to a lot of underlying reasons. To address chronic inflammation, we need to address the reasons first. "Are you ready to take charge of your well-being and combat chronic inflammation," wrote Anjali Mukerjee as she shared a few tips. 
Updated on Jul 01, 2023 03:23 PM IST

Diet wisdom for keeping it fit after forty

After we hit the age of forty, the body undergoes a lot of changes. In order to keep the body fit and healthy post the age of forty, we need to focus more on the food we eat, the lifestyle we lead and the workouts we do. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee addressed the diet needs after forty and wrote, “Getting fit and healthy for decades to come after forty is an ongoing process… A journey… Let's begin the journey today.” She further shared a few tips to follow.
Published on May 20, 2023 04:05 PM IST

How to prevent childhood obesity?

Childhood obesity is the root cause of a lot of chronic illnesses later in life. The complex disease that leads to the growth of excessive amounts of fat in the body, further leading to several illnesses, should be prevented at a small age. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “It all begins with too little activity and too much food. Genetic and hormonal factors also have a role. But diet and exercise can trump genes so there is always a way out.” She further shared a few prevention tips.
Published on May 09, 2023 03:58 PM IST

Health benefits of sesame seeds: Nutritionist shares tips

Sesame seeds are majorly used in garnishing food items, or as dips. However, the benefits of sesame seeds are manifold. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee addressed it and wrote, “There is a common saying good things come in small packages; this holds good for til seeds (sesame seeds). They are a storehouse of nutrients and provide wholesome health benefits.”
Published on May 03, 2023 05:47 PM IST

Diet tips for better sleep

A healthy diet can have a positive impact on your sleep quality. Here are some dietary tips that can help you get better sleep.
Published on Apr 05, 2023 01:35 PM IST

Sulphur-rich foods to include in diet

Sulphur is extremely healthy for the body. It helps in protecting the body from severe chronic illnesses such as cancer. Addressing the importance of Sulphur in the body, Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “It disinfects your body and protects it from pollution, and the harmful effects of radiation. Sulphur is needed for the synthesis of collagen - the protein that keeps you wrinkle-free.” Anjali further noted down a few Sulphur-rich foods to include in the daily diet.
Published on Mar 30, 2023 03:20 PM IST

Ways to resolve constipation naturally

The challenges in frequency of the motion can get very difficult. Constipation can lead to other health disorders as well. Addressing this, Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “Most of the time constipation could be due to a bad diet. Sometimes constipation could be due to an underlying disease, it could be due to stress, or it could be due to a medical problem.”
Published on Mar 19, 2023 02:20 PM IST

How to control high blood pressure naturally: Nutritionist shares tips

“The exact cause of high blood pressure remains a mystery, but you may be prone to it if you are overweight, have high cholesterol levels, if you are a smoker, experience high levels of stress, drink excessive alcohol, if you eat a lot of carbs and sit for too long (without movement or exercise) and if you are genetically prone to it,” Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee noted down a few possible causes of high blood pressure. 
Updated on Mar 03, 2023 04:17 PM IST

Brain foods to add to your diet

Brain foods have a huge positive impact on the functions of the brain. They help in development of the brain and improvement in performing mental tasks as well. “The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains,” wrote Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee as she shared a few brain foods that should be included in the diet.
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 04:57 PM IST

Follow these 5 food habits in winter to keep you away from health issues

When winters approach, our eating habits also change and we crave for more warm foods, soups, stews, hot beverages etc rather than cold foods, juices, shakes, cold beverages etc. Nature is also trained to produce food and bring it to our plate as per the weather. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Charu Dua, Chief Clinical Nutritionist at Amrita Hospital in Faridabad, revealed to Zarafshan Shiraz - 5 important food habits in winter to keep you away from health issues. 
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 08:29 AM IST

Ways of purifying the blood for a clean skin: Nutritionist suggests

Skin issues can step from a lot of things – from the toxins present in the body to the food habits we have. Addressing this, Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “Although hormones play a big role in promoting acne, one could also get eruptions on their skin when they put a lot of toxins in their body by the way of certain types of medication like steroids, and using poor quality cosmetics etc.”
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 01:40 PM IST

Foods to stay healthy in winter: Expert shares tips

Winters are also here. This is the time of the year when we need to boost our immunity in order to sail through the season and embrace the beauty it has to offer. With the sudden drop in the temperature, and occasional rainfall in places, it can also cause a lot of diseases. Hence, it is important to have the right kind of diet in order to stay healthy and fit.
Updated on Dec 27, 2022 12:25 PM IST

Tips to manage hair fall: Nutritionist suggests

Hair care is an important part of our daily routine. A receding hairline can affect us mentally and emotionally. Hair care is extremely required – it is also linked to the food we eat and the lifestyle we lead. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “To ensure your hair is healthy and strong, we must maintain the regular intake of a balanced diet rich in essential nutrients & vitamins, and limit the use of heat appliances whilst practising utmost caution with colour and chemical treatments.” She further shared a few tips to manage hair fall.
Published on Oct 17, 2022 03:29 PM IST

The anti-ageing juice and its many benefits

Aging is a natural process, but it can be slowed down with a healthy lifestyle and a nutritious diet. As we start to get old, the signs of aging start to appear on the skin and the hair. With a good diet and a proper intake of nutrition, this can be slowed down. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “Aging is inevitable, but the rate at which you can slow down the aging process by the power of fruits and vegetables available to us is astonishing.”
Updated on Oct 15, 2022 11:41 AM IST

Tips to combat memory problems: Know from the expert

Many of us face issues with retrieving things that we have been thinking some time before. Be it walking to a point and forgetting why we are there, to where did we lose our glasses, these small issues in day-to-say life denote that our memory is not strong. Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “Well unless the problem is severe, it is important to not panic or get upset when you can’t remember something, as that would only make matters worse.” She further shared a few tips on how we should combat these problems with healthy eating and healthy lifestyle.
Updated on Oct 11, 2022 02:00 PM IST

Diet tips for healthy hair: Know from the expert

Our hair reflects our internal health. When we eat healthy and maintain a proper nutritious diet, it reflects through the hair and the skin as well. Addressing the same, Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “Like our skin, our hair is a result of our internal health. Each strand of our hair requires a steady supply of essential nutrients. Hence, consuming the adequate number of proteins, vitamins, and minerals is necessary to provide your hair with everything it requires to stay shiny, lustrous, and strong.” She further noted down five diet tips to maintain the hair health.
Published on Oct 07, 2022 11:45 AM IST

Impact of night shift on weight gain: Ways to combat it

People working in night shifts undergo the same work pressure as that of the day shift. However, often the body undergoes a lot more changes due to the change in the schedule. In her recent Instagram post, Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee addressed the issues and wrote, “From the health perspective, working the night shift can be quite disruptive in nature and can put one at risk of developing some serious health conditions.”
Published on Oct 04, 2022 01:19 PM IST

Diet tips for healthy and glowing skin: Nutritionist suggests

The skin constantly keeps shedding the older skin cells. Hence, it is extremely important to nourish the skin from within in order to maintain the health and glow of it. “Everyone has their favourite skin care routine but there’s no denying that beautiful and healthy skin starts with nourishment from within. Hence the old saying, you are what you eat has never been more true,” read an excerpt of Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee as she noted down a few diet tips to keep the skin healthy and glowing.
Published on Oct 02, 2022 10:20 AM IST

How to deal with aging: Nutritionist suggests lifestyle changes

Aging is a natural process. With time and age, the body starts to show signs of aging. From skin to hair to the natural procedures of the body, everything undergoes a gradual change. Speaking of the same, Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “Aging is a natural process, but we can always control how we deal with it and set our own pace.” she further noted down a few lifestyle and dietary changes that can slow down the process of aging.
Updated on Sep 09, 2022 02:38 PM IST

Mental health tips: Relationship between a healthy diet and the brain

A healthy diet comes with a lot of health benefits. It helps in providing the body with the much-needed nutrients. It also helps in decreasing the deficiency of the nutrients and making the body healthy. However, a healthy diet has a direct connection with the mental health as well. In her recent Instagram post, Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “Poor food choices, high levels of stress, alcohol abuse, lack of exercise, excess caffeine consumption are all contributing factors to bad mental health. Any deficiency in the body affects the brain and you can help your mind by fine tuning your diet.”
Published on Aug 26, 2022 11:34 AM IST

Breakfast ideas that will boost your energy: Nutritionist shares tips

Breakfast is the magical dish of the start of the day which can instantly get you ready to face the whole day with enthusiasm and good health. Hence, breakfast comes with the eternal dilemma of making it tasty as well as healthy. In her recent Instagram post, Nutritionist Anjali Mukerjee wrote, “The right breakfast can do both - meet your nutritional needs and keep your energy levels high. A typical healthy breakfast consists of a variety of foods — whole grains, low-fat protein or dairy sources, and fruit.” she further noted down five breakfast ideas which can instantly boost your energy for the day.
Published on Aug 19, 2022 04:45 PM IST

Doctors recommend these 5 types of foods to combat skin allergies

According to a medically reviewed article published in WebMD, foods aren't cures for allergies but vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are great for our health as they keep our whole body feeling good and certain foods packed with great nutrition may even say bye-bye to symptoms of skin allergies. Dr Khushboo Thakker Garodia, Homeopath, Trichologist, Nutrition and Stress Management Expert along with Dr Vanshika Gupta Adukia, Pregnancy and Lactation Specialist and Founder of Therhappy and Radhika Iyer, Founder of Beauty by Anahata, reveal to Zarafshan Shiraz 5 types of foods to help manage skin allergies like a pro.  
Updated on Jan 26, 2022 10:50 AM IST

Foods that unclog arteries: Health experts say eat these to prevent stroke

Arteries are the largest blood vessels of human body and they play the crucial role of delivering oxygen and nutrients to every organ, tissue and cell. Hence, it is important for our health to keep these vital channels in tip-top shape. Dr Rakesh Rajpurohit MD, Consultant Pulmonologist and Critical Care Medical at Jain Multi-Specialty Hospital, tells Zarafshan Shiraz, “Clogged arteries or blocked up arteries are basically an underlying plaque in the blood vessels which is made of calcium, cholesterol and cellular debris. Clogged up arteries may put a risk of sudden heart attack, heart failure or even stroke.” Anam Golandaz, Clinical Dietician at Masina Hospital in Mumbai reveals, “Unhealthy arteries are called as atherosclerosis—an inflammatory condition where plaques (fatty deposits composed of cholesterol and other substances) build up inside arteries, which interferes with normal blood flow and can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke.”  
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 04:34 PM IST
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