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Here’s Why Eating a Healthy Protein Rich Breakfast is Important

Diets And Recipes
November 26, 2019

Here’s Why Eating a Healthy Protein Rich Breakfast is Important

Breakfast, widely known as break-fast is the most important meal of the day. Being said that, you must have encountered your parents or grandparents stressing the significance of eating a wholesome breakfast at least once in your lifetime. Various Studies suggest that eating breakfast regularly is associated with good health — however, the timing of the meal, as well as what’s eaten during breakfast is what really matters. Due to the fast-paced lifestyle, we often forget to prepare a healthy meal and even get chaotic between what to eat or not to eat. Before jumping into what should be consumed, let’s understand why breakfast is important

Why breakfast is important?

As the name suggests, ‘breakfast’ means breaking the fast. When we sleep at night, our body is at rest but all functions in our body are working and consuming energy which is why our body and brain needs the energy in the morning to start the day.

Hence, it is important to balance your first meal of the day with food rich in nutrients and amino acids that will help you stay energetic all day.

But often, we make the mistake of loading our breakfast with only carbs – for instance, a popular breakfast combination constitutes parathas with a cup of tea or coffee. Though carbs give instant energy to your body, but it isn’t the only necessary nutrient for leading a healthy life. Along with carbs, the ideal breakfast should include a combination of other nutrients as well – especially protein.

Proteins are one of the most vital nutrients our body needs for proper functioning. Consuming healthy protein-rich meals at the beginning of the day releases satiety hormones that helps in building muscle strength, aids weight loss and keeps you energetic all day. Moreover, having it within one to two hours of waking up would give your body an extra dose of energy to kick-start the day on the right note.

What should be the right breakfast?

A right breakfast should include a set of complex nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, fiber, antioxidants and most importantly protein-rich food items. Furthermore, nutritionists have stated that one should consume protein basis their body type. Though, it is difficult to judge the protein requirement of your body but, with the recently launched campaign ‘Right to Protein’, anyone can calculate their daily protein intake hassle-free by using Protein-o-Meter; which will ask basic questions on an individual’s body profile, type of lifestyle and kind of meals consumed at different times and will calculate the average proteins required by your body. Here are some of the options which can make your breakfast healthy:

Eggs: An egg is considered the healthiest and nutritious food loaded with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, antioxidants and brain nutrients that most people don’t get enough in their daily diet. They are high in protein, but egg whites are almost pure protein.

Milk: It contains a little bit of almost every single nutrient needed by the human body and can provide several impressive health benefits and is an excellent source of high-quality protein.

Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt is one of the most popular breakfast choices amongst the millennials because it has twice as much protein as compared to any other type of yogurt. It’s also rich in bone-building calcium and probiotic bacteria, which is great for gut health.

Avocado: Avocados are one of the healthiest fruits which contain vital nutrients, omega-3 acids and is one of the most protein-rich fruit with a low sugar content.

Apart from the above-mentioned options, there are other forms of simple & delicious protein-rich foods available in the market which you can consider keeping stocked in your kitchen. But this doesn’t solve the problem because now that you know how much protein you need to keep yourself healthy but, finding out which food item contains what amount of protein is another tedious task. Don’t you worry because with the protein intake calculator, under the ‘Right to Protein’ campaign, they have introduced a one-stop solution of knowing the protein index, which will help you finding out just the right non-vegetarian or vegetarian food that is high in protein.

While a high-protein breakfast offers several health benefits, it is important to choose high-protein options that do not contain excess fat. Which is why it is suggested to consider having lean protein food as it’ll offer the benefits of a high-protein breakfast, without harmful effects like weight gain or increased cholesterol level that can stem from eating high-fat protein sources.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

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Simple and Delicious pantry meals people are cooking during lock-down

It has been over a month or so, since coronavirus has changed the way we live, work, and eat. As social distancing and staying indoors has become a new normal, weekend brunches and evening drinks have given way to home cooking and whipping up easy, delicious recipes.

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity
,

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

This is also a time when remedies by our grandmas are making a comeback. Remember the time when turmeric milk was a ritual and adrak ki chai was your only drink of choice? It’s time to embrace these age-old and time-honored home remedies to strengthen the mind and boost your immunity during these testing times.

Preparing For The Pandemic: How To Store Essential Food For Longer Shelf Life During The Lockdown
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Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19
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Why Protein-Rich Diet is Important for Kids Health?

Protein 101
November 26, 2019

Why Protein-Rich Diet is Important for Kids Health?

For growing kids, who go to school for at least seven hours, or may have tuitions, or are indulged in a plethora of activities like sports, music, dancing or swimming, it is necessary to give them essential nutrients which will support their active lifestyle, aspirations & will make them feel healthy. Protein is one of the most important micronutrient which is beneficial for the growth of a child. It is the building block of a child’s muscles, skin, enzymes, and hormones. Amino acids available in the protein-rich food items help in the development of muscles, bones, skin and various organs of the body.

If a child is growing slowly as compared to their age, there are chances that he or she might not be getting ample amount of protein and nutrients needed for a healthy growth and if they don’t get enough proteins during their growing age, they become prone to various health issues.

Unfortunately, 68 percent of Indians, including children, are protein deficient. Therefore, it becomes the responsibility of the parents to be aware of the daily protein requirement of their child.

Importance of Proteins for a Kid’s Healthy Growth

Proteins are made up of other building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids that human body needs, out of which 9 falls under the ‘essential category’, which a human body is not capable of making and thus it needs to be consumed in the form of various food items.

The essential amino acids contribute to the mental and physical health of your child. They help in building, maintaining and repairing of tissues in the muscles, skin, organs, blood, hair and nails.

Therefore, consuming the right amount of protein-rich food be it, plant-based protein or animal-based, is essential for a healthy & nutritious diet especially for children.

Benefits of Protein for Kids

  • Proteins present in various food items are used by the human body to create specialized protein molecules that help in the production of hemoglobin (Hb), an important component of the blood that helps to carry oxygen to all parts of the body.
  • Lack of protein may lead to symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, apathy, and poor immunity, resulting in the child falling sick regularly. Therefore, consuming the right amount of protein daily improves the immune system and lets the body function properly.
  • It helps promotes healthy metabolism. Proteins, in the form of hormones and enzymes, present in the human body promote metabolism and keeps the body in a healthy shape and at the same time helps in the generation and regeneration of cells in the body.

Ideal Protein Requirement for kids

The amount of protein intake depends on the child’s age and weight. According to the dietary guidelines penned down by various nutritionists, it is suggested that children 1-3 years of age should consume 13 g of protein per day. Similarly, children 4-8 years and 9-13 years of age should consume 19 g and 34 g of protein per day. However, the need for protein intake decreases from approximately 1.1 g/kg in early childhood to 0.95 g/kg in late childhood.

Moreover, consuming more than the required amount of protein would store the fats in the body. A study published in 2013 under the Food and Nutrition Research found that too much protein early in life, specifically in the first two years, is associated with an increased risk of being overweight later in life.

Hence, it is important for parents to get familiar with the daily protein recommendations for your child’s age. Foods like milk and other milk products such as yogurt, curd etc. eggs, peanut butter, soymilk, tofu, nuts, legumes etc. will provide ample protein nourishment to your kid

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

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This is also a time when remedies by our grandmas are making a comeback. Remember the time when turmeric milk was a ritual and adrak ki chai was your only drink of choice? It’s time to embrace these age-old and time-honored home remedies to strengthen the mind and boost your immunity during these testing times.

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Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19
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Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

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Simple and Delicious pantry meals people are cooking during lock-down

It has been over a month or so, since coronavirus has changed the way we live, work, and eat. As social distancing and staying indoors has become a new normal, weekend brunches and evening drinks have given way to home cooking and whipping up easy, delicious recipes.

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity
,

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

This is also a time when remedies by our grandmas are making a comeback. Remember the time when turmeric milk was a ritual and adrak ki chai was your only drink of choice? It’s time to embrace these age-old and time-honored home remedies to strengthen the mind and boost your immunity during these testing times.

Preparing For The Pandemic: How To Store Essential Food For Longer Shelf Life During The Lockdown
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Preparing For The Pandemic: How To Store Essential Food For Longer Shelf Life During The Lockdown

Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19
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Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Most Common Protein Myths Most People Believe

Protein 101
October 21, 2019

Most Common Protein Myths Most People Believe

Protein is a macronutrient ringleader, which has remained a mystery for many. One might hear protein discussions at gymnasiums or at health clinics and yet it evades the healthy diet of many. Rather today it is shrouded by myths and with market being awash with protein supplements like bars, snacks and drinks. So why do we need protein?

Proteins are considered as the building blocks of our life: without which our bodies won’t be existing; cells of our body need proteins for growth and development – to make new cells, repair the damaged tissue and cells. These building blocks are used for many important functions in the body, including growth and repair of muscle, connective tissue and skin. Since protein is present in every cell of our body, it’s not only important to consume enough but also consuming these in the right quantity is significant for our body. Despite its popularity, this macronutrient is subject to countless myths. And there are few protein myths that just won’t go away! Allow us to clarify these myths:

MYTH 1: Majority of Protein only comes from milk and meat

TRUTH: Nearly every food on this planet contains protein, although the composition will vary. Along with animal-based proteins, one can also consume plant-based proteins such as legumes, soy, beans etc. Protein comes in two forms ‘Complete and Incomplete’. Complete protein like milk, eggs and soy are among other food sources that contain all the 9 essential amino acids required by the body to remain healthy and fully functional. While the incomplete protein such as legumes, vegetables etc. lack few essential amino acids.

Bottom Line: Protein can be consumed from a variety of sources – plant and animal.

MYTH 2: Vegetarians do not get enough proteins

Truth: “I would like to go vegetarian, but I am afraid that I wouldn’t get enough sources of Protein”, is often a concern expressed by many people today. People largely associate meat with “protein house” and struggle to find their replacement with plant-based proteins. However, if you eat a well-balanced diet, there is high probability that you will meet your daily requirements, irrespective if you follow a plant-based diet. Additionally, the notion that complete protein should be consumed from single food or single meal is yet another myth. Consuming different sources of protein from a variety of foods during the day, is as fruitful as consuming them all at once.

Bottom Line: You can get enough protein from plant-based diet.

MYTH 3: More the Better

Truth: People who are looking to reduce weight and slim down often consider the approach of Low Carb and High Proteins in their diet. This is mainly because protein consumption reduces one’s appetite. Since calories from proteins takes longer time to break down than most foods and other carbs. This means a person will feel fuller stomach for a longer period. However, it is important for one to consider how many calories you consume each day, which in-turn determines your weight loss or weight management.
While, active individuals like athletes and bodybuilders choose to consume higher amount of protein, but they burn those quickly in the process. On the other hand, for a person leading a normal lifestyle, by consuming excess protein he/she might end up gaining weight and loosing muscle health. Hence, the healthiest way in both cases is to eat a balanced diet ­- which is neither too high nor too low in protein.

Bottom Line: Consuming the right amount of protein largely depends on various factors and the kind of lifestyle one leads.

MYTH 4: Excess protein damages your kidney

Truth: One reason this myth has perpetuated is because research has shown that consuming excessive protein affects your kidneys. However, consuming large quantities of protein only affects your kidney if one already has a chronic kidney problem or Liver disease. In general, consuming excess protein only leads to hyperfiltration of the kidneys ­– which isn’t a bad thing for one’s health, provided there is some level of activity or movement involved in their life. It simply means that your kidneys are adapting to higher protein intake levels based on your diet. This in turn helps to increase one’s metabolic rate. Lastly, the key to protein in your diet is finding the right balance based on your activities and body type.

Bottom line: Excess protein is harmful only if you already have a chronic kidney disease; if you have an active lifestyle high protein consumption is not risky.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

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Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity
,

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

This is also a time when remedies by our grandmas are making a comeback. Remember the time when turmeric milk was a ritual and adrak ki chai was your only drink of choice? It’s time to embrace these age-old and time-honored home remedies to strengthen the mind and boost your immunity during these testing times.

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Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19
,

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Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

cooking-time-background-with-kitchenware
,

Simple and Delicious pantry meals people are cooking during lock-down

It has been over a month or so, since coronavirus has changed the way we live, work, and eat. As social distancing and staying indoors has become a new normal, weekend brunches and evening drinks have given way to home cooking and whipping up easy, delicious recipes.

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity
,

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

This is also a time when remedies by our grandmas are making a comeback. Remember the time when turmeric milk was a ritual and adrak ki chai was your only drink of choice? It’s time to embrace these age-old and time-honored home remedies to strengthen the mind and boost your immunity during these testing times.

Preparing For The Pandemic: How To Store Essential Food For Longer Shelf Life During The Lockdown
,

Preparing For The Pandemic: How To Store Essential Food For Longer Shelf Life During The Lockdown

Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19
,

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19

Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Animal Protein or Plant Protein: Which Should You Go For?

Protein 101
October 21, 2019

Animal Protein or Plant Protein: Which Should You Go For?

Fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and non-athletes alike who wish to lead a healthy lifestyle, are often faced with incredible amount of information when it comes to which source of proteins are good for them. Largely speaking, conversations around proteins are often double sided. Where on one hand, proponents of animal protein point towards how animal proteins are known to be the powerhouse of proteins when compared to plant proteins and on the other hand, advocates of plant proteins often point towards how plant-based proteins are known to be better for one’s overall health and the environment in the long run.

These two concerns can push us in opposite directions, turning our daily food preferences into a struggle. Although it ultimately boils down to personal choices and one’s lifestyle. Here are some of the pros and cons for animal proteins and plant proteins:

THE PRESENCE OF AMINO ACIDS

The key differentiator between plant and animal proteins is the presence of and amount of amino acid available. While we know that proteins are made up of amino acids, not all amino acids are present in our body, and so the need to consume protein rich foods that consist of essential amino acids is imperative for a healthy living.

Animal Protein:

Most animal proteins tend to deliver all essential amino acids we need and hence, are considered as complete sources of proteins. Additionally, certain essential amino acids present in animal protein are responsible for increasing lean muscle mass, which in turn helps with weight loss. Few rich sources of animal proteins include meat, eggs, fish, and poultry etc.

Plant protein:

Plant proteins are often linked as “incomplete” source of proteins, as they lack one or more sources of essential amino acids. However multiple studies have confirmed that vegan diets can acquire all the above mentioned essential amino acids by consuming a combination of protein rich foods. This also helps vegans obtain all the nutrients, at the same time maintain a healthy balance of all amino acids. E.g. Beans are considered as a great source of plant proteins that are rich in lysine, however are low on methionine. On the contrary, Soy is known for carrying abundance methionine and are often considered great source of meat substitute. Hence, by incorporating various kinds of plant-based proteins one can acquire all the essential amino acids to meet their daily protein requirements.

ADDITIONAL NUTRIENTS FROM YOUR FOOD

While it is important to consume protein rich foods, one should also consider the other nutrients and health benefits that are associated with consuming these foods. “What else am I getting when I eat this food?” is something that should always be considered while deciding on foods to eat.

Animal Proteins:

Animal proteins are considered virtually to be carb-free sources of proteins. However, although, animal proteins mainly fish, meat, and poultry are the richest source of Omega-3,vitamin D and Vitamin B12, they are encased with saturated fats and high cholesterol, when compared to plant proteins.

Plant Proteins:

Plant proteins for example, beans, legumes and lentils contain the highest level of fibers that can be present in food sources. And fibers are an important component of our diet as it helps balance our digestive systems. Further, plant proteins are known to carry minimal or no amount of saturated fats and cholesterol, which are present in high quantities in animal proteins. And lastly, Plant proteins carry high amounts of phytonutrients, i.e. Health-promoting compounds that are known to fight diseases and promote better human health.

Therefore, a heathy diet is all about knowing how to balance out and incorporate various food sources in our diets. And often the choice between animal and plant protein involves several factors. One should realize that it is the amount of protein consumption that matters; whether you get it through plant-based, animal-based or a mixed protein diet.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

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Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity
,

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

This is also a time when remedies by our grandmas are making a comeback. Remember the time when turmeric milk was a ritual and adrak ki chai was your only drink of choice? It’s time to embrace these age-old and time-honored home remedies to strengthen the mind and boost your immunity during these testing times.

Preparing For The Pandemic: How To Store Essential Food For Longer Shelf Life During The Lockdown
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Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19
,

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19

Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

cooking-time-background-with-kitchenware
,

Simple and Delicious pantry meals people are cooking during lock-down

It has been over a month or so, since coronavirus has changed the way we live, work, and eat. As social distancing and staying indoors has become a new normal, weekend brunches and evening drinks have given way to home cooking and whipping up easy, delicious recipes.

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity
,

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

This is also a time when remedies by our grandmas are making a comeback. Remember the time when turmeric milk was a ritual and adrak ki chai was your only drink of choice? It’s time to embrace these age-old and time-honored home remedies to strengthen the mind and boost your immunity during these testing times.

Preparing For The Pandemic: How To Store Essential Food For Longer Shelf Life During The Lockdown
,

Preparing For The Pandemic: How To Store Essential Food For Longer Shelf Life During The Lockdown

Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19
,

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19

Proper hydration and consumption of immunity-boosting drinks is one of the most effective ways and easiest ways to boost the immune system. Hence, here are our top 4 quick, easy, and super healthy juice recipes, made with basic 3-4 ingredients that contain immunity-boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Protein Deficiency: Four signs you are not getting enough proteins

Protein 101
October 21, 2019

Protein Deficiency: Four signs you are not getting enough proteins

Busy work schedules, illness, lack of time, family reunions and the hustle and bustle in our everyday life’s often takes a toll on our diet affecting the way our body functions, leading to insufficient or unhealthy eating. Do you remember a time when you ever tested your protein or vitamin intake, when you had an upset stomach or increased hair fall? As vital as proteins are, they are considered as one of the most misunderstood nutrient in India.

Lack of protein tends to increase hair fall, makes one vulnerable to falling sick, and damages our immune system. So, if you feel dull and sick all day, it’s probably your body trying to tell you out loud, “Feed me Proteins”.

Four Signs that prove your body needs more proteins:

1. Brittle nails and hair loss:

Protein deficiency often shows up on our skin, hair and nails, which are largely composed of proteins and are good indicators of even the slightest deficiency of any. Nails and hair are among the first to be affected when the body doesn’t get enough proteins, since proteins are distributed first to the highest priority organs like: the brain and heart, rather than “non-essentials” organs and body parts such as: hair and nail growth.

2. Food cravings

Consuming proteins during the day not just keeps your stomach full, but it also helps in maintaining your blood sugar levels, and prevents one from overeating sugary foods, throughout the day. However, lesser protein intake does exactly the opposite; it leaves you hungrier and you may find yourself in kitchen for long hours and gazing at your fridge, often engaging in binge eating, usually unhealthy snacks (chocolate, sweets etc.) that satisfies your appetite.

3. Breaking bones / fractures

Studies have shown significant correlation of low protein intake and breaking of bones. Since protein helps maintain the strength and density of bones. As a result, lack of protein reduces the muscle mass, weakens our bones thereby increasing the risk of fractures.

4. Swollen and puffy skin

Off the most obvious signs of protein deficiency, swelling is the most common sign that you are protein deficient. This is because proteins that circulate in our blood –particularly albumin, is responsible for keeping the fluids running in our body. However, lack of proteins accumulates these fluids in our body causing the swelling especially in and around the areas of legs, feet, hands and face.

Bottom Line: There are plenty of protein options available to help you improve your health. Incorporating them into your daily routine and switching up your diet can make a big difference. Start by consuming these protein rich foods in your diet to up your protein game: lentils, yogurt, tofu, paneer, meat, chicken, Soy, eggs, milk, nuts etc.

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

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Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

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The power of Protein: Why consuming proteins is crucial

Protein 101
October 21, 2019

The power of Protein: Why consuming proteins is crucial

Of all macronutrients present in our foods (proteins, carbohydrates and fats), proteins are majorly responsible for controlling our hunger and weight. Proteins not just ensures that your body hangs onto the healthy muscle mass and lose fat, it also helps your stomach feel full during the day. That’s one of the main reasons why proteins’ have become the buzzword in the health and fitness sector.

Proteins not just stimulates weight loss, but also plays a significant role in maintaining the health of our enzymes, muscles, tissues and bones. Eating protein rich foods like quinoa, soya chunks, Greek yogurt, lentils etc. is important for our overall health; whether we’re trying to balance our body weight, nourish our skin, balance your muscle health or build our immune system to fight against diseases – protein rich foods is your “master key” to all.

Here are few reasons why this macronutrient “protein” is essential for your body:

1. Increases muscle mass & strength- Proteins are considered as the building blocks of our body and critical for gaining lean body mass, therefore consuming adequate amount of proteins’ essentially help maintain muscle mass and promotes muscle growth. Additionally, the ideal amount of protein intake per person is based on various factors like age, the kind of lifestyle, the main goal for consuming proteins, digestion power and metabolism rate. E.g.: an athlete who leads an active lifestyle should eat high amounts of proteins per meal since, muscle strength and lean body is their priority. Therefore, including protein-rich foods into your diet is an effective way to reduce your appetite and burn more fat.

2. Metabolism booster: Proteins are considered as one of the key nutrients that promotes weight loss, boosts metabolism, and regulates hormones. Consuming protein rich foods reduces hunger and keeps one feeling full for longer hours, thereby reducing appetite and increasing their fat breakdown. Therefore, high protein diets are the best choice, since they lead to reduced hunger and appetite when compared to low protein diets.

3. Promotes hair growth and repair tissue- Eating adequate protein is important for hair growth since hair follicles consist of proteins and nutrition’s. Therefore, lack of proteins in our diet results in hair loss. Further proteins are responsible to build and repair cells, and are used to make enzymes, hormones for our bones, muscles, skin hair and blood. Hence, regular protein intake is essential for wound healing and overall recovery from the regular wear & tear of the body.

4. Age the healthy way- With aging, our body loses muscle mass due to muscle deterioration and lack of appetite. This can lead to severe age-related issues commonly known as sarcopenia, which leads to loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength with aging. Therefore, making a deliberate effort to consume adequate amount of proteins in our everyday meals is the best way to reduce age-related muscle and health problems. Next time you admire someone whose fit, healthy and happy; you know proteins are increasingly present in their life.

As critical as proteins are considered, it is however imperative to know that overconsumption of proteins can be harmful and therefore striking the right balance of consuming just enough proteins into our daily diets is significant. Find out how much proteins should be consumed based on your body type Click Here

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