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Nutrition Month: Where Is Protein In A Typical Indian Diet?

India Protein Paradox, Protein 101
September 8, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Nutrition Month: Where Is Protein In A Typical Indian Diet?

India’s culinary diversity is known the world over – every region, state, community, and religion has its own characteristic modification to the Indian cuisine. Some are branded by their subtle taste of unique spices or grains while others are known for the use of different fruits and vegetables that are specific to a region. When it comes to homemade meals, each household plays favorites. Don’t we love to dig into rajma chawal on a Sunday, and hate it when our moms force us to eat karela (bitter gourd) or lauki (snake gourd)? There’s also the customary practice of eating sweets after a meal, and there are always takers for that!

But as diverse as they may be, there are several commonalities that exist when it comes to the regular Indian diet – a critical one being the lack of protein consumption.

What does India eat?

Dal, roti, rice are common components of the staple Indian meal, believed to be enough to meet daily macronutrient needs. But are they enough to meet daily protein needs? Not really. But, 81% of Indian mothers incorrectly believe so. In fact, dal and pulses, which are perceived as heavy in protein content, provide only one-tenth of the average individual’s protein requirements. The Protein Paradox study also revealed that mothers overestimated the protein content in common food items such as milk, green leafy vegetables, fruits, roti, and curd which are low in their protein content. As a result, dairy and pulses remain the primary sources of protein in majority Indian households, while other foods tend to be ignored.

This misconception, when coupled with an inability to identify the correct functions and sources of protein, leads to households in India holding back protein intake to a pinch with basic staples.

From the animal-based sources, 92% of people consume milk daily and 48% consume egg, while only 34% consume other dairy products (cheese, paneer, butter, buttermilk, curd), only 25% consume seafood and only 24% consume chicken. This is a clear indication that Indian households tend to undervalue the actual sources of protein in both plant-based and animal-based diets.

What can be done to move Indian households towards protein sufficiency?

According to the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) given by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for Indians, the average Indian adult needs 0.8g-1gm per kg ideal body weight of protein, although the average dietary intake is only close to 0.6 g per kg ideal body weight.

Unfortunately, low protein consumption dominates parts of rural India. This is attested by The Food and Nutrition Security Analysis undertaken by the Government of India and The World Food Programme, which found out that in rural areas, the average protein consumption is 47.5 grams/day (lower than the ICMR norm of 48g for rural areas) and in urban areas, the average protein consumption is 47 grams/day (lower than the ICMR norm of 50g for urban areas).

These statistics highlight the need to disseminate the right information on proteins and finding appropriate solutions to encourage citizens to fulfill daily protein intake. This also serves as a starting point for the Right To Protein initiative and its overall mission to educate the people of India on the importance of proteins, champion its sufficiency and trigger a long-term behavior change among individuals and communities at all levels – starting this Nutrition Month! 

 

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 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Untitled design

Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Untitled design
,

All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
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Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

International Yoga Day 2020: Foods To Eat Post Your Yoga Session

International Yoga Day 2020: Foods To Eat Post Your Yoga Session

Coronavirus, Fitness
June 21, 2020

Right To Protein Team

International Yoga Day 2020: Foods To Eat Post Your Yoga Session

In the last few years, Yoga has been popularized as a great exercise for the mind, body, and soul for all. A combination of asanas or poses are aimed at strengthening the body and keeping it agile, while mental techniques such as breathing exercises and meditation, helps in keeping stress at bay.

Today, yoga is practiced in various forms around the world and it continues to grow its popularity. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga, and it continues to be celebrated every year.

While practicing yoga is beneficial for health, it is also important to have the right kind of food, post an intense yoga session. While practicing yoga is important to keep our body flexible and in shape. It is equally important to choose the right kind of food we intake for post our workout. One should balance their diet post-yoga with the combination of nutrients like fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

What to Eat after a Yoga session:

  • Include protein-rich foods

After a revitalizing session on the mat, do not overkill your body with a heavy meal. Instead, opt for protein-rich foods like eggs, lean meat, yogurt, and nuts, since they’re low in fat and cholesterol. An ideal time recommended to eat post workout is after 45 minutes of your yoga session. These foods will refuel your body and help your muscles recover and become stronger, even after you’re done exercising! And if you are confused about what to include in your post yoga diet, Protein Index is here for the help. Make yourself a light sandwich with a nutritious filling of eggs or chicken and enjoy a quick bite!

  • Focus on Fruits

Fruit is one of the best things to consume after intense yoga. It’s loaded with simple carbohydrates, electrolytes, water and vitamins that will hydrate and nurture you, and replenish your body! Watermelons are a great choice – they are primarily made up of water and help keep dehydration and hunger under check. Bananas are equally beneficial – they are a natural source of energy and contain carbohydrates that easily get converted into energy to re-energies you post your workout.

  • Hydrate your body

Drink water 30 minutes after you have exercised to replenish the electrolytes you may have lost during your yoga session. And if you find water boring, you could also go for coconut water or even fruit smoothies that are light and easy to digest. They do not put any extra pressure on your system after yoga!

Follow these tips and enjoy a boost of nutrition and health, even hours after your yoga session!

 

 

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 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Untitled design

Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Untitled design
,

All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Untitled design
,

Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Father’s Day 2020: 4 high-protein hearty meals

Father’s Day 2020: 4 high-protein hearty meals for a special day at home with dad!

Coronavirus, Diets And Recipes
June 20, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Father’s Day 2020: 4 high-protein hearty meals for a special day at home with dad!

With social distancing in order, this year’s Father’s Day celebration will certainly be one-of-a-kind. Nonetheless it should be celebrated and made memorable with the same enthusiasm. Since dinner at a fancy restaurant or ordering-in is off the table for many of us, it’s time to get creative and surprise your dad with hearty home-cooked meals to make him feel special! Here are four recipe ideas to get you started –

Breakfast: Shakshuka

On this special occasion, skip the regular omelette or scrambled eggs and indulge your father with a skillet of shakshuka, a dish that is popular in many Mediterranean cultures. All you need to do is sauté onion, garlic and cumin in a little oil. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, a little water to soften the mixture and let it cook. Then, create four holes in the gravy with your spatula and gently crack four eggs into them. Cover the skillet till the eggs are poached and serve hot with bread. You can make this dish even healthier by adding spinach.

Lunch: Soya Biryani

Does your father miss those idyllic lazy Sunday lunches of biryani that he relished as a kid? Take him on a trip down memory lane by cooking a delicious biryani, using the same techniques and spices as the regular version, but replace meat with protein-packed soya chunks. This recipe will also take care your father’s protein needs, helping him build immunity during this time. Whip up his favourite version of raita to complete the meal.

Snack: Sprouts and Seeds Bhel

Your dad may scrunch up his nose at the sight of sprouts or super-foods like chia seeds, but here’s your chance to make him fall in love with them. Toss up a fun bhel with sprouts and a handful mix of seeds such as pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. Snacking on this dish with a cup of tea over a game of carrom, is a great way to bond with your father. With all the energy from this protein-packed dish, he’s sure to win the game!

Dinner: Grilled Chicken

The monsoon season may not be a good time to fire up an outdoor barbeque for your dad, but the next best thing would be to grill chicken at home. Opt for chicken breast as it is low in calories but high in protein. You can marinate it in barbeque, black pepper or any other sauce that your father enjoys. Add tossed veggies and baked potato on the side.

To fathers, no extravagant gift can compare to the joy of having his favorite meals, lovingly prepared by his family. This Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to bond with your dad over delicious food and endless conversations!

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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

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 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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,

All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Untitled design
,

Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Untitled design

Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Untitled design
,

All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Untitled design
,

Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Steps To Build Immunity For Older People During Pandemic

Steps To Build Immunity For Older Groups Of People During This Difficult Period

Coronavirus, Fitness
June 16, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Steps To Build Immunity For Older Groups Of People During This Difficult Period

Immunity has become the new buzzword, ever since the Covid-19 pandemic took over the world a few months back. Your immune system is responsible for fighting infections and illness, so that you stay healthy. But as age progresses, it gets difficult for the body to fight off a cold or flu, making us more susceptible to infections and health issues. In addition to this the vaccines against certain infections might be slightly less effective.

In the time of Covid-19, older people with pre-existing medical conditions are at high risk, which is why it is critical to keep both cardiovascular and insulin systems healthy.

Let’s get this straight – immunity can’t be built in a day, but your actions today can have a lasting impact tomorrow.

Eat a healthy diet

Eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet is a great way to boost your immune system so that it can fight off viruses. This includes eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, which contain vitamins and antioxidants to promote good health.

Apart from vitamins, it is also advisable to fill 1/4th of your meal with proteins, a nutrient that is vital to build and repair body tissue and fight viral and bacterial infections. Too little protein in the diet may lead to symptoms of weakness, fatigue, and poor immunity.

Eggs and pulses are good sources of protein however if you vegetarian & still confused how you can include more proteins in your diet, try out the protein-o-meter, which suggests the amount of protein is required by your body in a day.

Try and reduce your intake of sugar, fat, and processed foods, and go for lean meats.

Move your body

Make sure you get some physical activity every day, especially since it helps with boosting the production of immune system cells and lowers inflammation in your body. According to the CDC, getting at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity each week, and two sessions of muscle-strengthening activities is important.

As you grow older, it may be difficult to do vigorous exercises, but you can also go for regular walks or do yoga. Yoga is one of the most effective and time-tested natural immunity boosters that can lead to a healthy, sickness-free body.

Getting enough Sleep

Research suggests that people who don’t sleep well face inflammation in their bodies. As you age, it gets increasingly difficult to sleep, especially if you are fighting infection and illness.  At this point, sleep becomes more important as it helps to improve brain function, concentration, and memory.

The time to wake up and sleep may change, but it is important to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily. Try and avoid caffeine late in the day, and do not have water at least an hour and a half before bedtime.

Wash your hands

Washing your hands is another good practice that can help you stay protected and build immunity.  The CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water before and after preparing and eating food, and after touching someone who is sick, washing the toilet, or even blowing your nose. Be sure to wash for 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer if you don’t have soap and water handy.

The bottom line

Several factors are responsible for building a strong immune system. And, this is a long-term process of building immunity, doesn’t happen overnight and it’s not just dependent alone on diet, but a multitude of factors involved. But it is always about taking the first step towards a healthy lifestyle, isn’t it?

Consume a variety of fruits, green vegetables, and protein rich foods throughout the week rather than having same foods every day. This will ensure you get the right nutrients that help in building a strong immune system. Move your body, get a good night’s sleep, and wash your hands regularly.

Take small steps towards a healthy lifestyle that can be sustained in the long run! As we know, Prevention is better than cure – you are not preparing for this pandemic, but the next one!

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 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Untitled design
,

Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Untitled design

Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Untitled design
,

All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
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Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

New Normal Post Covid-19

4 Habits That Will be the ‘New Normal’ Post Covid-19

Coronavirus, Protein 101
June 8, 2020

Right To Protein Team

4 Habits That Will be the ‘New Normal’ Post Covid-19

There are many uncertainties related to the novel Coronavirus outbreak. However, the one thing we know for sure is that, the world won’t be the same post Covid-19. From extended periods of work-from-home to social distancing, wearing masks when outdoors and maintaining high hygiene standards – these practices will all be part of the ‘new normal’ setting in the wake of the global pandemic.

Similarly, our relationship with food and nutrition is constantly changing as we adapt to become more mindful of our consumption and eating habits. Going forward, it will be even more crucial to develop fortifying habits that help us keep virus at bay and maintain good health. So, what habits are we talking about?

Including Adequate protein rich foods

Building your immunity starts with following a balance diet. Which means ensuring there is enough protein in your every-day meals. Hence, re-evaluating grocery lists and stocking up on protein-rich foods will be a priority. Protein helps build muscle, repair tissues and fight infections. Consume a lot of green leafy vegetables which will give you a great deal of iron, protein, and Vitamin B-12. Additionally, Nuts and seeds are also great sources of protein that are good for mid meal snacking. For non-vegetarian fish, chicken, white of the egg, lean meat, etc. are high protein sources. Whereas, for vegetarians, its Bengal gram, green gram, black gram, soy, mushrooms among others. To find out the right meat, vegetables, or pulses to consume that are high in protein, login to protein-o-meter. It will give an estimate of your protein need basis your body-type and activity levels.

More preference to home-cooked meals

With social distancing norms in place, eating out frequently is something we may not see peak up in the foreseeable future. The lockdown is already motivating many to step into the kitchens and rustle up comforting dishes like omelettes, dal-chawal, or even whole-wheat breads. With all of us rediscovering the joy of home-cooked meals which are not only tasty but nutritious too, this habit will enable people to stay in good health post the lockdown too.   To learn more recipes of the great Indian traditional dishes with a protein twist by various renowned celebrity chefs, you can find them here.

Following safe food handling practices

WHO states, that virus can be contracted if one touches a contaminated surface and then touches one’s mouth, nose or face? We’re becoming extra cautious during grocery shopping or ordering in food. Rinsing fruits and vegetables thoroughly under running water, disinfecting packaged products before storing them, transferring home-delivered food into clean plates and sanitizing shopping trolleys are habits that will become part of the routine in near future.

Increasing the intake of immune-boosting foods and drinks

Our immune system has the ability to shield us from a host of infections, help fight inflammations, and keep the virus away. Hence, consumption of immune boosting foods has become a priority in an individual’s daily life. Whether it’s having haldi-doodh (turmeric milk) at bedtime, eating probiotic yogurt for breakfast, or including Vitamin-C energy drinks in the daily diet and so on.

While individuals today are paying more attention to their health, in order to protect themselves from the virus during this pandemic. However, the truth is, our immune system has to work hard all through the year, whether its for protection from the virus or an infection that could happen any time.

The prolonged time that people have had to spend in their homes during the lockdown, has forced them to re-think their lifestyle and eating habits. And this has made them more aware of what’s required and beneficial for our physical and mental well-being. As we get ready to face the post-Covid-19 world, it would be valuable to inculcate these habits from now itself so that we’re ready for the ‘new normal’ when the time comes.

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 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
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Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Stay Healthy in Lockdown

How Lockdown Period Has Motivated Us To Get Healthy And Be A Better Version Of Ourselves.

Coronavirus, Fitness
June 2, 2020

Right To Protein Team

How Lockdown Period Has Motivated Us To Get Healthy And Be A Better Version Of Ourselves.

Before the lockdown began, our daily routines looked something like this: snoozing the alarm on repeat mode, having a rushed breakfast or skipping it completely to reach work on time, attending back-to-back meetings, grabbing a quick lunch either at the desk or in cafeteria and coming home exhausted, or being stuck in traffic and crowded trains.

The national lockdown, implemented to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus, has reversed this situation completely. It’s natural that most of us panicked initially, worrying how we’d be able to work from home or get groceries and manage with other essentials. But the extended period of lockdown has also encouraged us to self-introspect and adopt better lifestyle changes especially eating habits, towards a more mindful, healthier and balanced living. Here’s what the lockdown offered:

Following a balanced, mindful diet at home

Remember those days when we would mindlessly order in or survive on ready-to-eat meals? They’re well behind us. The lockdown has helped us become more aware of our food choices. Consuming immunity boosting foods, such as ginger, Turmeric, seeds and nuts, or haldi doodh, has also become priority since our immune cells are the first line of defense against infections and fighting diseases. And these cells require protein to build and repair body tissues, and function at an optimal level. As a result, we’ve rediscovered the joy of eating home-cooked meals that are rich in protein, whether it’s cracking up an egg to make omelette for breakfast, making chicken tikka from scratch or finding comfort in rajma-chawal or moong dal halwa.

More time to introspect and plan meals

Finding ‘me-time’ in the middle of busy, hectic routines was a huge challenge earlier and was only a dream, until we went into a 60-day lockdown period, due to Covid-19. But staying at home has afforded all of us time to self-reflect. We’re becoming more aware of our strengths, weaknesses and people we value the most. There’s more mindfulness now, even when doing daily activities, whether it’s cooking, cleaning or simply, enjoying a sunset from the terrace.

This mindfulness extends to making grocery lists, planning meals, trying new dishes as well. While earlier, we’d pick-as-we-go in supermarkets, now, it’s more about choosing foods that can stay fresh for long periods to ensure balanced and healthy living along and most importantly, judicious consumption.

Interestingly, many protein-packed items end up topping this list, be it beans, lentils, nuts, eggs or milk all packed with protein.

Honing personal skills

With offices adapting to work from home (WFH) model during the lockdown, we have extra time in hands to return to old hobbies, learn new skills, or trying new things that we always have desired. Signing up for online classes to learn cooking, improving writing skills, rediscovering the joy of making origami dinosaurs or putting on an apron and baking protein rich oatmeal cookies. The lockdown has motivated us all to seek solace by doing things that our hearts desire.

Creating a fitness routine

Gyms maybe shut in this time, but fitness has been on everyone’s minds now more than ever before. As many experts, believe that yoga will help cope with this crisis. Setting up a daily routine of exercising at home using chairs, tables, walls and any other available infrastructure and other ancient techniques can indeed help build immunity against Covid-19. Other means of staying fit could also be skipping ropes or hula hoop to get the body moving.

Surely, we still have a long way to go before the pandemic ends and we resume our life’s back to the new normal. Even after the lockdown is lifted, wearing masks, sanitizing hands frequently and maintaining social distance will all be an integral part our lives. However, the immunity boosting, and healthy habits cultivated during the lockdown will only help us fight Covid-19 more fiercely and emerge victorious.

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 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

World Nutrition Day

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

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 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
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Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

Untitled design

Top 3 High-Protein Rich Recipes For Both Vegetarian And Non-Vegetarian Groups

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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,

All You Need To Know About The India Protein Score

This first-of-its-kind report rates protein content in pre-packaged foods available in India on a scale of 1 to 5 and is designed to guide consumers in purchasing what is good for them. LabelBlind® studied the food labels and nutrition data of over 6,100 prepackaged food & beverage products to identify which ‘high protein’ options can best ensure that consumers are able to meet their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein as outlined by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

low-carbohydrate-diet-diagram_1308-47457
,

Carbs over Protein: Why Indian mothers could be making risky choices

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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Why Protein Is Important In A PCOS Diet?

The traditional Indian diet is a vibrant one, with various food groups coming together to serve as a satisfying meal. But with the growing sedentary lifestyles, the traditional diet can be harmful in the long run. While our mothers often modified meals to ensure proper nutrition, they accidentally cut the wrong corners. While our quantity of carbohydrate-rich rotis and parathas was on the rise, our consumption of plant and animal-based protein like the curd, millets, soy or meat took a massive dip.

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

Coronavirus, Protein 101
May 15, 2020

Right To Protein Team

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.

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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!

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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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