Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wish You All A Very Happy New Year!

Nutrition For Asian- Indians wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

2015 is no resolution year for "Nutrition For Asian- Indians" but to follow grandma eating habits.

1. Eat breakfast like king, lunch like queen, and dinner like pauper.
2. On busy days at work prepare to have dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner.
3. Boil Brown rice in lot of water, as you do to pasta to avoid arsenic.
4. Rinse white rice to avoid some what arsenic levels before you cook.
5. Avoid all the fancy names for diet, and cleanses and detoxes. Registered Dietitian, Andy Bellati says "our bodies are already pretty good at removing toxins. If they weren't, and you needed a yearly detox we'd all be probably dead". Yes, because Liver is the main organ to detox all toxins naturally. To do that it needs Carbs ( glucose), Fat (fattyacids), and Proteins (amino acids).
6. Our body needs major macro nutrients - Carbs, Protein and Fat.
7. Pick the foods from all four food groups - Fruits and Vegetables, Whole grains and Legumes, Diary and Meat, and Fats and Oils.
8. Portion control. Use your hand to estimate portions. For Ex: 3oz of fish or poultry is the size of your palm. http://lifehacker.com/5880630/use-your-hand-to-estimate-your-portions
9. Ingredients play a major role. Keep an eye on ALL the ingredients list.
10. Exercise  - Regular exercise provides essential protection against many of the chronic diseases.
http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Mens_Health_Watch/2009/December/how-much-exercise-do-you-need

Have a Healthy year a head - Padmaja