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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).

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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.

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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