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4 Nutrition Myths That Need To Die: This World Nutrition Day

Coronavirus, Protein 101
May 28, 2020

Right To Protein Team

4 Nutrition Myths That Need To Die: This World Nutrition Day

With limited diet related information, lack of awareness surrounded around food consumption habits, it seems like our idea of proper nutrition are always wavering— especially when it comes to choosing the right source and amount of nutrients our body needs. This World Nutrition Day let’s tackle some of the most pervasive nutrition related misconceptions:

Myth 1: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

While it was once thought that eating breakfast was one of the most important meals towards setting yourself up for a healthy day, research shows that this might not be the case for many. For instance, research shows that skipping your first meal of the day-breakfast, may result in reduced calorie intake. Additionally, Skipping breakfast is an integral part of intermittent fasting methods. As the eating window in intermittent fasting usually ranges from lunch until dinner, which means that one skips breakfast every day. Intermittent fasting has shown effective results in reducing calorie intake, increasing weight loss and improving metabolic health. Nonetheless, it’s important to mention that eating or skipping breakfast does not suit everyone. The effects of each vary by individual bodies.

Truth: There is evidence that shows eating a well-balanced, well-proportioned and timely meal that fits your body’s needs may benefit your health by reducing inflammation and body weight.

Myth 2:  All high-fat foods are unhealthy

Many people still fear that high fat foods lead to weight gain and do no good to our body, thereby following strict low-fat diets in the hopes that cutting their fat intake will benefit their overall health and well-being. Contrary to popular perception, fat is critical for several body functions, including regulation of hormones, body temperature, immune function, insulin signaling, and nutrient absorption. However, one must ensure to consume healthy fats such as: avocados, quinoa, beans etc. As these fats are needed to perform several body functions and are good source of balanced diet.

The problem lies in eating saturated fat that is responsible for increasing blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein levels. According to nutritionists, limit your cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg daily, and less than 200 mg daily if you have a history of heart attacks, or diabetes, or are over 55 (women) or 45 (men). Although, one should be extremely cautious about the extremes in either direction, whether it is consuming a very low fat or consuming a very high fat diet, either of these would harm our health when continued for long-term.

Truth: There are a variety of healthy fat foods that are extremely nutritious and should be present in our diets such as: Avocados, Nuts, Seeds, Fish, lean Chicken, Paneer etc.

Myth 3: Vegetarian foods don’t have complete protein

The biggest myth surrounding vegetarian diet is that it lacks complete source of protein, making vegetarians protein deficient. However, there’s no reason to believe it!  If you eat a well-balanced diet, there is a high probability that you will meet your daily requirements, irrespective of whether you follow a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian diet. What is important for vegetarians or plant-based diets is that one must ensure to consume a variety of protein rich sources that are incomplete protein by itself, but when eaten with other sources of protein makes it a complete protein. It’s impossible not to get enough protein if you’re eating a balanced diet. To up your protein intake, load up on a variety of protein rich options like beans, lentils, paneer, soy milk, tofu, milk, nuts and seeds to your everyday diets. Protein Index is a great reliable guide that helps one find out about the whole foods that are protein rich!

Truth: Consuming a variety of incomplete protein foods during the meal, certainly ensures that vegetarians have met their daily protein needs.

Myth 4:  Protein only comes from milk, meat and egg

Nearly every food on this planet contains protein, although the composition will vary. Some of the vegetarian option that are rich sources of protein are: milk, paneer, tofu, soy, legumes, grains, lentils, chickpeas, beans, nuts and seeds etc. Non-vegetarian sources of protein come from: eggs, meat, chicken, fish etc. However, 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. But consuming a variety of incomplete sources of protein is as good as consuming complete protein.

Truth: Protein can be consumed from a variety of sources – plant and animal

Although these nutrition myths are likely to stay, educating yourself, by separating fact from fiction when it comes to nutrition from trusted sources can help you lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

 

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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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.

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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
,

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.

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

Coronavirus, Protein 101
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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.

Having to cook every single meal comes with the challenge of finding creative recipes and new dishes that call for same pantry staples, which have been stocked up as essentials. Moreover, we are constantly seeking to innovate and replicate our love for different cuisines by rationing resources and using the available ingredients wisely.

let’s look at some of the meals that people are cooking during this quarantine period to get some inspiration and ideas. We are already hungry, aren’t you?

Lemon Rice

For days you want to eat something nutritious and delicious, there is nothing better than this lemon rice! The tangy flavor of lemon coupled with spices gives this meal a refreshing twist.

Name:  Dhwani B

Occupation: Graphic Designer

Pantry staples you require for this meal: Chana dal, urad dal, lemon, coconut oil, rice, mustard seeds, curry leaves, ginger, chopped green-chilli, turmeric, red chilli powder, and salt.

Do you use a specific recipe for this dish? This one from India Today,  it is super easy and turned out to be delicious and flavorful.

What alternative healthy ingredients do you put into the meal to switch it up? You can use brown rice instead of white rice to make this dish healthier.

What is the most important pantry staple you were sure to stock up on during this time? Milk, chicken, eggs, Soya Nuggets, Lentils, and spices.

Banana Bread

Banana bread is a great dessert to calm your sweet craving and is one of the desserts to that is appetizing and filling at the same time! It serves as the perfect comfort food for me during this quarantine.

Name: Ridhima M

Occupation: Sales and Marketing

Pantry staples you require for this meal: Ripped Bananas, Eggs, sugar, olive oil, cinnamon powder, whole wheat flour, vanilla essence, and Banking power.

Do you use a specific recipe for this dish? Tried this one from Veg Recipes of India

What alternative healthy ingredients do you put into the meal to switch it up? Chia seeds, walnuts, and almonds to give a crunch, Jaggery powder or Honey to avoid sugar, Soy or almond flour instead of wheat. All these alternatives can do wonders and make the dessert a healthy guilt-free dish.

What is the most important pantry staple you were sure to stock up on during this time? Rice, chicken, bananas, Oatmeal, Noodles and Pasta, potato, garlic, and eggs off-course!

Omelette/ Egg Curry

Eggs are one of the most versatile item, that can be eaten for any meals during the day and the best part being that they are packed with nutrients and protein, that has helped me stay fit and healthy during the work from home situation due to this pandemic.

Name: Aditi Sharma

Occupation: Software engineer

Pantry staples you require for this meal: Eggs, Spinach, Tomato, Onion, Chili, Butter, Salt and Pepper.

Do you use a specific recipe for this dish? Yes, I very recently came across Egg curry recipe by Chef Saransh Goila and this is by far the best recipe I have ever tried.

What alternative healthy ingredients do you put into the meal to switch it up?  You could add in more veggies option like mushroom, corn etc.

What is the most important pantry staple you were sure to stock up on during this time? Quinoa, wheat flour, bananas, apples, chicken, eggs

As we take refuge from the world inside our kitchens, why not try these mouthwatering recipes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds and provide wholesome nutrition?

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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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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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.

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World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self

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.

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.

World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self
,

World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self

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.

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

Coronavirus, Protein 101
April 28, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed our world – we’ve been practicing social distancing, spending more time with family, getting inspired to cook up some delicious home-cooked food, and finding that dedicated hour of the day to exercise in order to stay fit. In these times of transformation, there’s one thing that is critical and must not be neglected – “Our 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. Of course, immunity is not built in a day, but taking the first step towards eating and maintaining a balanced diet leads to a happy and healthy life. Follow these tips on a daily basis, and you’ll notice a difference in a few weeks or months. 

Here are some easy modifications: 

  • Start Your Day With Warm Lemon Water 

Drinking lemon juice with warm water every morning, on an empty stomach, is recommended to maintain the pH balance in your body. While it is a simple step, it goes a long way in boosting your health. Lemon is one of the best sources of Vitamin C, and helps to eliminate toxins from your body, thereby building immunity. What’s more, it also helps in building digestive health, which is why some nutritionists recommend having a few sips of warm lemon water after every meal. 

  • Enjoy A Cup of Ginger Tea

If you’re born in an Indian household, you know how Adrak ki chai is the answer to all your cold and throat congestion. Not only does it clear the throat, ginger is filled with immune-boosting properties. With its high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root is extremely beneficial for health. Ginger has antibacterial properties and is full of antioxidants, so it helps fight infection in an effective manner. What’s more is that ginger is known to be a natural blood thinning agent and contains a phenol anti-inflammatory compound called gingerol that helps in relaxing blood vessels. 

  • Ensure to Drink Buttermilk Post Lunch 

Summer is a time when our bodies need to be properly hydrated with water and other nutritious drinks, rather than sweet carbonated beverages. One such drink is buttermilk or chaach, as it is called in Hindi. It is a great substitute for curd, aids digestion and cools down the body in the sweltering heat. 

Buttermilk is rich in probiotics and is beneficial to keep the gut and immune system healthy. While it can be consumed at any time in the day, the best time to down it is after lunch. It helps in boosting your digestion, and boost energy levels. Just when you’re about to hit the slump after lunch, buttermilk can re-energize you in no time! 

  • Drink Turmeric Milk Before Bedtime Goes a Long Way

Do you have haldi doodh or turmeric milk every night before you sleep? If not, it’s time you do! This age-old home remedy not just ensures better sleep, it boosts immunity and enhances your recovery.

The main active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is an antioxidant that boasts powerful anti-inflammatory properties. You should definitely drink haldi doodh during every season change, to protect yourself from cough, cold and flu.If you want to add a pinch of sweetness, you can put some honey or  jaggery to enhance its taste. 

As summer takes hold and temperatures are rising, it becomes even more important to take care of your body and strengthen your immune system at every step. Following  good-health guidelines ­–balanced diet, immunity boosting foods, regular exercise– is your first line of defense and the best way towards naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy.

**No diet or lifestyle modification- aside from physical distancing, and practicing proper hygiene – can protect you from developing COVID-19. The strategies outlined above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.

 

 

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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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.

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Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

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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
,

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.

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World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self

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

Coronavirus, Protein 101
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Right To Protein Team

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

As our grocery runs reduce in the ongoing extended lockdown period, keeping a well-stocked pantry is crucial. What’s equally important is to store every item correctly. Simply dumping them in the refrigerator or leaving them outside in humid conditions tend to spoil the grocery leading to waste of resources.

Instead, proper storage practices can extend their shelf-life, especially for few perishable and non-perishable foods. So, you can plan healthier meals in advance, maintain your overall well-being as well as cut down your food costs, minimize waste in your kitchen and meet your daily protein requirements efficiently.

Here are five foods that have a long shelf life and will help you last the lockdown.

Fish: Shelf life: 3-6 Days

A great source of high-quality protein, seafood is an essential part of meals if you are a non-vegetarian. It can be eaten with noodles, rice, pasta or as a standalone dish. Fish is a great source of nutrients and a better alternative for red meats as it has less fats and fewer calories. Storing fish in the coldest part of your refrigerator helps preserve it for longer. Additionally, if you have cooked fish that’s left over from previous meal, it’s a good practice to store it in a tightly closed container to retain its freshness, taste and moisture.

Milk Alternatives: Shelf life 3-4 Days once opened

Whether it’s soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk, there are a variety of healthy dairy alternatives that are great substitutes for fresh milk, have higher shelf life and are equally nutritious. Placing them at the back of the refrigerator shelf rather than by the door, helps avoid the impact of temperatures fluctuating due to frequent opening of the door.

Vegetables and fruits: Potatoes and Onions: Shelf life: 3 to 5 weeks

Baby Potatoes, large potatoes or onions can last for up to three to five weeks. Sweet potatoes have about the same shelf life. However, they should not be stored next to onion. While they might pair well in cooking, when raw, each releases gases and moisture that might cause the other to spoil faster. Additionally, potatoes and onions can largely be cooked by themselves and can be included in every Indian recipe, so stocking them smartly makes them perfect for a long lockdown.

Nuts and seeds: Shelf life 5-7 weeks

Walnuts, cashews, peanuts, almonds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, are great sources of protein. They can also last for months if stored smartly. Nuts and seeds are not only good for snacking but can also be thrown into oats, morning cereals etc. It’s good to keep most nuts, especially walnuts and cashews, in the refrigerator because they can turn bad in warm conditions. Since nuts often soak in the odours around them, storing them in air-tight containers help them stay fresh. Seeds, meanwhile, can be stored in a cool dark place in air-tight glass or ceramic containers as they can rot in plastic.

Beans, grains, and lentils: Shelf life 12 to 18 months

Soya beans, black beans, rice, quinoa kidney beans, lentil and other varieties of grains are a great source of protein that are non-perishable and are essential staple foods in India. They are must-haves in the pantry considering their long shelf-life. It’s best to store them away from sunlight. Use air-tight containers and keep them in a cool, dry place.

As always, though, make sure you smell your food before you cook it, to ensure it’s still fresh and avoid any chance of food-borne illness. And, the next time you make your grocery buying list or stock up your pantry, ensure that you store the items correctly too.

**No diet or lifestyle modification – aside from physical distancing, and practicing proper hygiene – can protect you from developing COVID-19. The strategies outlined above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.

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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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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World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self

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Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

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Happy World Idli Day 2020

On this World Idli Day, we bring you the perfect hacks to make protein-rich versions of India’s most adored comfort food to keep your immune system in top condition. It is true that idlis are one of the most popular and favorite breakfast items for most Indians, but this south-Indian specialty is an abundant source of nutrients like folic acid, niacin, thiamine, biotin, and Vitamin K. And to make idlis only healthier and highly protein-rich with some of the readily available ingredients in your kitchen, here’s a quick must-try list:

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

World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self
,

World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self

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-myths-about-covid-19
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Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

We’re in the second week of India’s 21-day lockdown to fight the global pandemic of Coronavirus or Covid-19. The virus has taken lives of many thousands and affected millions on the planet as reported by WHO, and yet only a few take this pandemic with seriousness. And as we grapple with the virus, there are various rumors spreading, creating distress and fear among the population. It’s important to separate facts from myths and rumors that have surfaced in the past weeks, especially through online media networks.

WhatsApp Image 2020-03-30 at 8.49.05 PM

Happy World Idli Day 2020

On this World Idli Day, we bring you the perfect hacks to make protein-rich versions of India’s most adored comfort food to keep your immune system in top condition. It is true that idlis are one of the most popular and favorite breakfast items for most Indians, but this south-Indian specialty is an abundant source of nutrients like folic acid, niacin, thiamine, biotin, and Vitamin K. And to make idlis only healthier and highly protein-rich with some of the readily available ingredients in your kitchen, here’s a quick must-try list:

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19

Coronavirus, Protein 101
April 12, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Top 4 Immunity Boosting Drinks In Times Of COVID-19

With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading in India and across the world, we have certainly learnt to take external precautions and measures like wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, sanitizing our hands regularly. But rarely do we pay attention to what we are putting inside our body.

The current situation is a big reminder for all of us, that whether it’s a pandemic like such, a seasonal flu or a disease, the way to fight the above is by boosting your immunity. As building immunity helps in preventing and fighting diseases. 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 which contain immunity boosting properties, and are readily available in most Indian households considering the current lockdown situation.

Turmeric Milk: Call it golden milk, turmeric latte or simply, haldi doodh but turmeric milk is a very healthy drink known for its antioxidant, medicinal, and anti-inflammatory properties.  Tumeric, is an essential spice found in all Indian homes. Loaded with an active compound called curcumin, turmeric is said to contain immunity boosting properties and natural killer cells that can help contain viral infections. Combined with milk, which is a rich source of protein it can go a long way in maintaining a healthy immune system and keeping the diseases away. You can also add a dash of grated ginger to this potion of goodness and enjoy it warm.

Amla and Mint juice: Amla (Indian gooseberry) has versatile uses – from being part of murabba (sweet fruit preserve) to being used on scalp to nourish tresses. An easy way to include this sour-bitter fruit in your diet is to have it as juice flavoured with fresh pudina (mint) and dhania (coriander) leaves. Rich in Vitamin C, copper and other nutrients, amla helps strengthen the nervous system and increase the white blood cell count that is essential to fight diseases. Mint and coriander are also packed with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are immunity boosters. It’s ideal to enjoy this juice as a morning ritual.

Honey-Lemon Shot: Who said you could only have boozy shots? A booster shot of honey and lemon once in a day is perfect for anyone, especially those who may not have the time to dilute this into honey-lime water. Often used as natural sweetener, honey is a powerhouse of nutrients. Research suggests that it can help soothe sore throats, wounds, ulcer and treat digestive issues. Its antioxidants help protect the body from cell damage. High in vitamin C, lemon is also a great immunity-booster food that aids digestion too.

Apple Beet Ginger juice: We’ve all heard of the old adage, ‘an apple a day keeps a doctor away’. That’s because apples are packed with vitamins, flavonoids and minerals that are said to help lower the risks of type-2 diabetes, heart disease and regulate our body’s immune system. The vitamin C in beetroot helps the body absorb iron better and heals wounds. Ginger also has immunity-boosting benefits. Its strong antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties are also considered to help fight fever and aid digestion. Including this beautiful, mauve-hued drink in your diet will not only keep you healthy but also add some cheery colour to your day.

While the medical experts are working to find a cure and develop a vaccine, it’s important, that we as individuals are maintaining a healthy diet to boost our immunity levels. And these easy-to-whip-up drinks are the best way to do that.

**No diet or lifestyle modification – aside from physical distancing, and practicing proper hygiene – can protect you from developing COVID-19. The strategies outlined above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.

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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World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self

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-myths-about-covid-19
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Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

We’re in the second week of India’s 21-day lockdown to fight the global pandemic of Coronavirus or Covid-19. The virus has taken lives of many thousands and affected millions on the planet as reported by WHO, and yet only a few take this pandemic with seriousness. And as we grapple with the virus, there are various rumors spreading, creating distress and fear among the population. It’s important to separate facts from myths and rumors that have surfaced in the past weeks, especially through online media networks.

WhatsApp Image 2020-03-30 at 8.49.05 PM

Happy World Idli Day 2020

On this World Idli Day, we bring you the perfect hacks to make protein-rich versions of India’s most adored comfort food to keep your immune system in top condition. It is true that idlis are one of the most popular and favorite breakfast items for most Indians, but this south-Indian specialty is an abundant source of nutrients like folic acid, niacin, thiamine, biotin, and Vitamin K. And to make idlis only healthier and highly protein-rich with some of the readily available ingredients in your kitchen, here’s a quick must-try list:

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet
,

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet

With all the concerns around Novel Corona virus or COVID-19, there’s never been a better need to practice prevention and optimize our immune systems to keep ourselves healthy or at least less at-risk. While we are aware of everything that WHO and CDC has been recommending – from using disinfectants, wearing masks 24/7, washing our hands every 15 minutes, not staying in close proximity to anyone and cancelling travel plans or gatherings in large numbers – not many of us are taking account of the role that a strong immunity plays during such a pandemic.

World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self
,

World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self

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-myths-about-covid-19
,

Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

We’re in the second week of India’s 21-day lockdown to fight the global pandemic of Coronavirus or Covid-19. The virus has taken lives of many thousands and affected millions on the planet as reported by WHO, and yet only a few take this pandemic with seriousness. And as we grapple with the virus, there are various rumors spreading, creating distress and fear among the population. It’s important to separate facts from myths and rumors that have surfaced in the past weeks, especially through online media networks.

WhatsApp Image 2020-03-30 at 8.49.05 PM

Happy World Idli Day 2020

On this World Idli Day, we bring you the perfect hacks to make protein-rich versions of India’s most adored comfort food to keep your immune system in top condition. It is true that idlis are one of the most popular and favorite breakfast items for most Indians, but this south-Indian specialty is an abundant source of nutrients like folic acid, niacin, thiamine, biotin, and Vitamin K. And to make idlis only healthier and highly protein-rich with some of the readily available ingredients in your kitchen, here’s a quick must-try list:

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet
,

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet

With all the concerns around Novel Corona virus or COVID-19, there’s never been a better need to practice prevention and optimize our immune systems to keep ourselves healthy or at least less at-risk. While we are aware of everything that WHO and CDC has been recommending – from using disinfectants, wearing masks 24/7, washing our hands every 15 minutes, not staying in close proximity to anyone and cancelling travel plans or gatherings in large numbers – not many of us are taking account of the role that a strong immunity plays during such a pandemic.

World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self

Coronavirus, Protein 101
April 7, 2020

Right To Protein Team

World Health Day 2020: Small Steps Towards Your Healthier Self

Every year, 7th April is celebrated as ‘World Health Day’, a day reserved by the World Health Organization with an aim to focus on the issues of global healthcare, by sharing messages that require urgent attention in keeping the world healthy. This year marks the WHO’s 72nd anniversary, which will celebrate and recognize the work of nurses, midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role nurses and midwives play to keeping the world healthy.

As rightly said ‘You are, what you eat’, and What you eat each day directly affects your health now and in the future. Good nutrition plays a key role in helping you lead a healthy lifestyle. Since the food we eat helps maintain your weight and alleviate the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney failure, or heart disease, and thereby promoting better health and overall well-being.

On this world Health Day do your bit and support the medical staff by staying indoors, implementing social distancing, and eating healthy. Incorporating small changes into your daily lifestyle, can help you remain calm and continue to protect your health during this time. The following are some tips on how to be healthy and stay active while at home during self-quarantine.

Control Portion Sizes 

It can be confusing to get portion sizes right, especially when cooking multiple dishes during a meal from scratch. Being at home for extended periods during the quarantine, especially with limited activities can also lead to overeating and stress eating. However, a basic rule to keep in mind while overcoming this problem is to use smaller plates and bowls and chew for longer periods.  A basic guideline for consuming protein every meal is to make sure you consume at least ¼ of your plate with protein in each meal to boost your immunity and build muscles.

Pack your meals with Protein

We all know how protein are known to be the building blocks of our body and are responsible for healthy muscles and a strong immune system. Did you know it is essential to consume protein in every meal? Not being able to meet the daily protein requirement leads to fatigue, weakness, and improper functioning of our body. Our traditional meals do not contain as much protein as we need! That’s why it is important to include a variety of sources like eggs, milk, yogurt, fish, chicken, and paneer etc. in our meals.

Drink Enough Water During The Day

Drink water to cut back on unnecessary calories from sugary and carbonated beverages. To add flavor to your water, add a slice of lemon, lime, fresh fruits, or mint. Previous instances have shown that even mild dehydration can harm or body functioning and negatively affect your sleep patterns. Hence, we must ensure to consume enough water during the day to stay hydrated.

Consume Fruits and Green Vegetables

Our lives are all about hustling day in and out, making it easy to reach out to all kinds of junk, processed food that is unhealthy for us. Make sure to include fruits and green vegetables into your diet to get your daily intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Besides, leafy greens also help in boosting your gut, which is directly related to your immunity. Fruits are equally important, so make sure you have a generous helping every day and don’t forget to include citrus fruits – they contain the power of Vitamin C. The more colorful you make your plate, the more likely you are to get the vitamins, minerals, and fiber your body needs to boost your immunity and stay healthy.

This time is important for all of us, to build your health and improve our immune system. Make sure to follow these tips for a healthy and happy tomorrow! As rightly said, a stitch in time saves nine.

**No diet or lifestyle modification – aside from physical distancing, and practicing proper hygiene – can protect you from developing COVID-19. The strategies outlined above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.

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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Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

We’re in the second week of India’s 21-day lockdown to fight the global pandemic of Coronavirus or Covid-19. The virus has taken lives of many thousands and affected millions on the planet as reported by WHO, and yet only a few take this pandemic with seriousness. And as we grapple with the virus, there are various rumors spreading, creating distress and fear among the population. It’s important to separate facts from myths and rumors that have surfaced in the past weeks, especially through online media networks.

WhatsApp Image 2020-03-30 at 8.49.05 PM

Happy World Idli Day 2020

On this World Idli Day, we bring you the perfect hacks to make protein-rich versions of India’s most adored comfort food to keep your immune system in top condition. It is true that idlis are one of the most popular and favorite breakfast items for most Indians, but this south-Indian specialty is an abundant source of nutrients like folic acid, niacin, thiamine, biotin, and Vitamin K. And to make idlis only healthier and highly protein-rich with some of the readily available ingredients in your kitchen, here’s a quick must-try list:

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet
,

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet

With all the concerns around Novel Corona virus or COVID-19, there’s never been a better need to practice prevention and optimize our immune systems to keep ourselves healthy or at least less at-risk. While we are aware of everything that WHO and CDC has been recommending – from using disinfectants, wearing masks 24/7, washing our hands every 15 minutes, not staying in close proximity to anyone and cancelling travel plans or gatherings in large numbers – not many of us are taking account of the role that a strong immunity plays during such a pandemic.

Happy holi

Your Post-Holi Survival Guide To Get Back On Track And Detoxify Yourself

The fun and cheerful time spent during Holi is undeniable with festive feasts like Thandai, Pakora, Phirni, Bhaang, Gujia, Ghewar, and the never-ending street food. And after spending an entire day in the outdoors under the hot sun playing with colors and water, the after-effects of those on our skin, feet, nails, and hair are not so good!
Here’s a guide to detoxifying yourself post-Holi, that helps you get back on track and keep yourself in good shape:

top-4-myths-about-covid-19
,

Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

We’re in the second week of India’s 21-day lockdown to fight the global pandemic of Coronavirus or Covid-19. The virus has taken lives of many thousands and affected millions on the planet as reported by WHO, and yet only a few take this pandemic with seriousness. And as we grapple with the virus, there are various rumors spreading, creating distress and fear among the population. It’s important to separate facts from myths and rumors that have surfaced in the past weeks, especially through online media networks.

WhatsApp Image 2020-03-30 at 8.49.05 PM

Happy World Idli Day 2020

On this World Idli Day, we bring you the perfect hacks to make protein-rich versions of India’s most adored comfort food to keep your immune system in top condition. It is true that idlis are one of the most popular and favorite breakfast items for most Indians, but this south-Indian specialty is an abundant source of nutrients like folic acid, niacin, thiamine, biotin, and Vitamin K. And to make idlis only healthier and highly protein-rich with some of the readily available ingredients in your kitchen, here’s a quick must-try list:

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet
,

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet

With all the concerns around Novel Corona virus or COVID-19, there’s never been a better need to practice prevention and optimize our immune systems to keep ourselves healthy or at least less at-risk. While we are aware of everything that WHO and CDC has been recommending – from using disinfectants, wearing masks 24/7, washing our hands every 15 minutes, not staying in close proximity to anyone and cancelling travel plans or gatherings in large numbers – not many of us are taking account of the role that a strong immunity plays during such a pandemic.

Happy holi

Your Post-Holi Survival Guide To Get Back On Track And Detoxify Yourself

The fun and cheerful time spent during Holi is undeniable with festive feasts like Thandai, Pakora, Phirni, Bhaang, Gujia, Ghewar, and the never-ending street food. And after spending an entire day in the outdoors under the hot sun playing with colors and water, the after-effects of those on our skin, feet, nails, and hair are not so good!
Here’s a guide to detoxifying yourself post-Holi, that helps you get back on track and keep yourself in good shape:

Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

We’re in the second week of India’s 21-day lockdown to fight the global pandemic of Coronavirus or Covid-19. The virus has taken lives of many thousands and affected millions on the planet as reported by WHO , and yet only a few take this pandemic seriously. And as we grapple with the virus, there are various rumours spreading, creating distress and fear among the population. It’s important to separate facts from myths and rumours that have surfaced in the past weeks, especially through the online media networks.

Here’s the truth of the most common myths related to Covid-19:

Myth 1: COVID-19 is just another flu

No, it’s not. While both Covid-19 and flu cause a respiratory disease and spread the same way (that is, via small droplets of fluid from the nose and mouth of someone who’s infected), there are several differences: Covid-19 doesn’t spread as fast as the flu and it has a longer incubation period. However, more people are susceptible to Covid-19 and it causes more severe disease than the seasonal flu. That’s because many people around the world have built immunity to seasonal flu strains but this is still a new virus that our bodies haven’t been introduced to before. Mortality for Covid-19 also appears higher than for seasonal flu. Based on the data that WHO has so far, the mortality ratio of Covid-19 appears to be higher than the deaths caused by flu.

Myth 2: The old generation are the only ones susceptible to COVID-19

Recent Indian reports suggest that among a data sample that has been analysed, 28.9 percent of those infected belong to the age group of 20 to 29 years. The respiratory virus can infect people of all ages. A person who is young (20-40 years) is assumed to be less likely to have severe disease and attract the virus. But, as there is a constant increase in the number of people affected by coronavirus in the country, there is a fair share of younger individuals who are deeply affected, critically ill, and require extraordinary amounts of medical care and resources to fight the virus. One of the many reasons why the population is vulnerable is because of the lack of immunity to fight the virus.

And one of the pivotal ways to build immunity is by consuming protein, a vital macronutrient that not only helps build body tissue but also repairs it and helps fight viral and bacterial infections. Including a mix of nuts, milk and dairy products like eggs, cheese and other easily accessible protein-rich foods in your diet can go a long way in boosting your immunity and fight the virus.

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Myth 3: All I need is a face mask to protect myself from the virus

A mask is important for doctors and family members who may be in close contact with those who’re infected by this virus. It’s also important to wear a mask if you’re coughing or sneezing. However, masks are effective only when used in conjunction with frequent washing of hands with soap and water and cleaning them with alcohol-based sanitiser. If you’re using a mask, ensure that you cover mouth and nose in a way that there are no gaps, avoid touching it without washing your hands, replace it with a new one as soon as it’s damp and dispose the used mask correctly in a closed bin.

Myth 4: Avoid eating fish and poultry during the COVID-19

Several kind rumours have claimed that eating meat, fish or eggs are directly linked to increased chances of coronavirus. However, the Indian Animal Husbandary Department confirmed that it is absoulutely safe to eat meat, fish and eggs and there is no need to refrain ourselves, as meat strengthens our immunity and helps fight diseases. One must only ensure that we maintain hygiene and cook meat properly.

As the doctors strive to find a cure, it’s of utmost importance that you wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face too often. And most importantly, it’s essential to practise social distancing and maintain your overall physical and mental wellbeing by eating healthy foods that meet your protein requirement and increase immunity.

**No diet or lifestyle modification – aside from physical distancing, and practicing proper hygiene – can protect you from developing COVID-19. The strategies outlined above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet

Coronavirus, Protein 101
March 17, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Coronavirus Outbreak: Build a better immunity with protein-rich diet

With all the concerns around Novel Corona virus or COVID-19, there’s never been a better need to practice prevention and optimize our immune systems to keep ourselves healthy or at least less at-risk. While we are aware of everything that WHO and CDC has been recommending – from using disinfectants, wearing masks 24/7, washing our hands every 15 minutes, not staying in close proximity to anyone and cancelling travel plans or gatherings in large numbers – not many of us are taking account of the role that a strong immunity plays during such a pandemic.

Nutrition is a critical factor of a good immune system– like most things, immunity functions better when it’s well-nourished. For instance, protein malnutrition is associated with delayed healing and slower recovery. In other words, if the body does not have enough of the building blocks, there is likely to be significant impairment of immunity. Protein is a determinant of an individual’s nutrition and immune response, so in times like these, eating protein-rich food becomes the utmost priority, boosting our immune system and giving us the best chance to fight against the virus.

 

Here’s a quick look at the food items that help us improve our immunity and can help us fight COVID-19 better:

  • Yogurt

Yogurts are known to contain “live and active bacteria”. These live bacteria prevent germs and other germs from entering into our body and stimulate our immunity system to help fight diseases. Not only is yogurt rich in vitamins, but also a rich source of protein, that gives our immune system a boost. Hence, ensure to include yogurt as a part of your meal daily, not just during the time of covid-19. As yogurt keeps your gut happy, ensures you meet your daily protein requirements, and is a part of healthy eating.

  • Eggs

Eggs are known to be a rich source of proteins that take a lead role in helping protect our body from billions of bacteria, build our immunity, and provide strength. Eggs are known to contain zinc and selenium, with selenium being a powerful antioxidant that plays a vital role in cell health and is found in very few food. A single egg is known to provide a quarter of your daily selenium requirement. You could just say, an egg a day keeps the virus away!

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C is known to increase the production of White blood cells in our body, that fights infections and keeps away any diseases. However just like protein, our body does not store vitamins or produce them, hence we should ensure the daily intake of foods or supplements that are rich in vitamin C. Below are popular citrus fruits:

  • Lemon
  • grapefruit
  • oranges
  • lemons
  • Clementine

  • Chicken

Chicken is a rich source of Protein that helps build muscle, repair tissues, build our immune system and fights illness. It is an excellent addition to a healthy diet. Chicken is also known to be an excellent source of many nutrients for growth, such as vitamin B12, and taurine.

  • Turmeric

Haven’t we all heard of the wonders turmeric offers when it comes to controlling inflammation? Consuming anti-inflammatory rich foods such as Turmeric is important when it comes to strengthening your immune system. This ‘wonder spice’ has a compound called curcumin that offers a host of benefits such as treating osteoarthritis, clearing throat, and reducing muscle damage caused due to exercise. Drinking a glass of turmeric with milk every night is the best way to keep the infections a mile away.

These are just a few ways you could stay a fighting chance to keep the virus away and build your immune strong. Moreover, it is the quality of protein rich foods that matter, more that the quantity of foods that we eat.  This alone won’t prevent transmission of coronavirus, as we also need to stay vigilant with hand-washing, maintaining distance from others and staying indoors when symptoms occur.

**No diet or lifestyle modification – aside from physical distancing, and practicing proper hygiene – can protect you from developing COVID-19. The strategies outlined above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.

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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Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

We’re in the second week of India’s 21-day lockdown to fight the global pandemic of Coronavirus or Covid-19. The virus has taken lives of many thousands and affected millions on the planet as reported by WHO, and yet only a few take this pandemic with seriousness. And as we grapple with the virus, there are various rumors spreading, creating distress and fear among the population. It’s important to separate facts from myths and rumors that have surfaced in the past weeks, especially through online media networks.

WhatsApp Image 2020-03-30 at 8.49.05 PM

Happy World Idli Day 2020

On this World Idli Day, we bring you the perfect hacks to make protein-rich versions of India’s most adored comfort food to keep your immune system in top condition. It is true that idlis are one of the most popular and favorite breakfast items for most Indians, but this south-Indian specialty is an abundant source of nutrients like folic acid, niacin, thiamine, biotin, and Vitamin K. And to make idlis only healthier and highly protein-rich with some of the readily available ingredients in your kitchen, here’s a quick must-try list:

Happy holi

Your Post-Holi Survival Guide To Get Back On Track And Detoxify Yourself

The fun and cheerful time spent during Holi is undeniable with festive feasts like Thandai, Pakora, Phirni, Bhaang, Gujia, Ghewar, and the never-ending street food. And after spending an entire day in the outdoors under the hot sun playing with colors and water, the after-effects of those on our skin, feet, nails, and hair are not so good!
Here’s a guide to detoxifying yourself post-Holi, that helps you get back on track and keep yourself in good shape:

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Guilt-Free Healthy Sweet That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

In almost every Indian household, there is no meal complete without a small bite or piece of dessert. Sometimes, we can’t even wait till we finish the meal so that we can indulge in straight for the desert on the table. Festive occasions, off-course, give us great excuse to eating sweets that are rich, flavourful and brimmed with sweetness.Here’s some good news for those out there with a sweet tooth who looking for something healthy to satisfy their sweet cravings guilt free.

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Don’t Let These 4 Myths About COVID-19 Impede your Well-being

We’re in the second week of India’s 21-day lockdown to fight the global pandemic of Coronavirus or Covid-19. The virus has taken lives of many thousands and affected millions on the planet as reported by WHO, and yet only a few take this pandemic with seriousness. And as we grapple with the virus, there are various rumors spreading, creating distress and fear among the population. It’s important to separate facts from myths and rumors that have surfaced in the past weeks, especially through online media networks.

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Happy World Idli Day 2020

On this World Idli Day, we bring you the perfect hacks to make protein-rich versions of India’s most adored comfort food to keep your immune system in top condition. It is true that idlis are one of the most popular and favorite breakfast items for most Indians, but this south-Indian specialty is an abundant source of nutrients like folic acid, niacin, thiamine, biotin, and Vitamin K. And to make idlis only healthier and highly protein-rich with some of the readily available ingredients in your kitchen, here’s a quick must-try list:

Happy holi

Your Post-Holi Survival Guide To Get Back On Track And Detoxify Yourself

The fun and cheerful time spent during Holi is undeniable with festive feasts like Thandai, Pakora, Phirni, Bhaang, Gujia, Ghewar, and the never-ending street food. And after spending an entire day in the outdoors under the hot sun playing with colors and water, the after-effects of those on our skin, feet, nails, and hair are not so good!
Here’s a guide to detoxifying yourself post-Holi, that helps you get back on track and keep yourself in good shape:

Chocolate-walnut muffins with coffee cup with walnuts on dark ba

Guilt-Free Healthy Sweet That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

In almost every Indian household, there is no meal complete without a small bite or piece of dessert. Sometimes, we can’t even wait till we finish the meal so that we can indulge in straight for the desert on the table. Festive occasions, off-course, give us great excuse to eating sweets that are rich, flavourful and brimmed with sweetness.Here’s some good news for those out there with a sweet tooth who looking for something healthy to satisfy their sweet cravings guilt free.