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The Protein-Packed Ingredient Missing From Your Pantry: Peanut Butter!

India Protein Paradox, Protein 101
August 12, 2020

Right To Protein Team

The Protein-Packed Ingredient Missing From Your Pantry: Peanut Butter!

If you’ve eaten peanut butter as a child, you would know how delicious it is – a melt-in-your-mouth treat when smeared on toast or combined with jelly for a perfectly good sandwich. However, as adults, we are now likely to turn away at the sight of peanut butter over concerns of it being unhealthy or fattening. But are you sure?

Peanut butter is highly underrated for its nutritional benefits, especially by Indian mothers. According to the Protein Paradox Study, among the 2,142 mothers surveyed across the country, most could correctly identify only three out of 11 protein-rich food items presented to them. Unfortunately, peanut butter wasn’t identified as a good protein source – the one nutritional benefit it should be hailed for! Peanuts contain as much as 25.8gm of protein per 100gm serving, making it an excellent source of the macronutrient. However, it is often overlooked due to incorrect perceptions of it being low in protein.

A powerhouse of nutrients, peanut butter has a number of health benefits. Let’s take a look!

Helps you feel full: Not many may know that protein helps suppress the ‘hunger hormone’ in your body. Since peanut butter rich in protein, healthy fats, and fiber, it ensures that you are satiated for long hours. This helps reduce cravings and the urge to binge-eat in between meals.

Maintains heart health: While many dismiss peanut butter as ‘fatty food’, it actually contains monounsaturated fats, which is the good kind required by the body. Several studies have shown that eating nuts can lower cholesterol levels and help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This makes peanut butter an excellent way to keep heart problems at bay.

Keeps blood sugar levels in check: Peanut butter is considered a low glycemic index (GI) food, which means that having moderate quantities of it doesn’t lead to sudden spikes in sugar levels. In fact, eating about a tablespoon of peanut butter five days a week can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by over 20 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Strengthens bones and muscles: Peanut butter isn’t just packed with protein, but is also a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and some traces of calcium. This helps strengthen the bones, build muscle, and also aids in muscle recovery.  This makes peanut butter perfect as a post-workout snack.

Strengthens immunity: The antioxidant properties in peanut butter are believed to boost immunity levels, protect against viral infections, and help reduce stress. Research also suggests that it’s Vitamin E and B3 content slows down cellular aging and lowers the risk of cancer and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

There is no doubt that when it comes to nutrient-rich whole foods, peanut butter is a top contender – convenient, portable, and tasty. But, as with other foods, moderation is key. It may be tempting to have more than a spoonful at a time, but to get its full benefits, peanut butter needs to be incorporated into your diet following a quick check of your daily protein requirements. Use a simple tool like the Protein-O-Meter to estimate your protein needs before indulging in peanut butter, which is sure to become your pantry staple now!

Protein-O-Meter

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

Protein Index

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

Protein-O-Meter

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

Protein Index

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

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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Protein Myth Uncovered: Are Protein Foods Expensive?

India Protein Paradox, Protein 101
August 7, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Protein Myth Uncovered: Are Protein Foods Expensive?

It wasn’t a long time ago that the rising price of onions in India had become content for outrage as well as creative memes on the internet. Every year we seem to witness food prices rising without a corresponding increase in our income. In the effort to reduce the household expenses, food expenses are closely monitored, and we tend to cut corners to avoid over-spending. A recent Indian Consumer Market 2020 report suggested that in urban areas, beverages, refreshments and processed foods account for the highest monthly expenditure, while the same position is occupied by cereals in rural households; Indians spend only one-third of their food budgets on protein-rich foods.

Interestingly, these statistics find resonance in an EAT-Lancet report that states Indians consume more carbohydrates than they actually need, while grossly under-consuming protein. This may be an indication of why India is protein deficient – an issue that needs to be addressed with urgency.

To understand why Indian households aren’t consuming adequate quantities of quality protein, the Right To Protein initiative commissioned a study across 16 cities, surveying over 2000 Indian mothers – the primary decision-makers of a household’s nutrition intake. The study ratifies that protein finds the least representation in the daily diets of most Indian households. One startling reason for this is that Indian mothers have fallen victim to myths around protein that have been perpetuated over time like old wives’ tales!

Nearly 81% of the surveyed mothers believed that the regular Indian diet of dal, roti and rice is enough to fulfil daily protein requirements. Coupled with another prevalent myth that quality protein foods are expensive, it is no surprise that Indian homes tend to ignore protein as they budget their food expenses.

What further complicates this situation is that most Indian mothers don’t know their key sources of protein! During the study, majority mothers were unable to correctly identify protein-rich products presented to them – sources like soy, cheese, peanut butter, meat and seafood were incorrectly identified as being low in protein, while rice, fruits and roti were incorrectly perceived of being rich in protein! As a result, protein purchasing, and consumption remain limited to pulses and dairy alone.

So, it’s time to set the record straight.

Not all quality protein food sources are expensive! Non-meat protein sources like legumes, nuts and soy are good affordable choices to boost protein intake; chicken and eggs are the non-vegetarian counterparts in this regard. Seeds like pumpkin, sunflower and poppy seeds are also good sources of plant protein with a range of additional health benefits and are easily available in the market.

Adding protein-rich foods to your diet doesn’t have to break the bank! Whether you eat animal-based protein, plant-based protein, or both, once you have a target goal for your protein intake each day, you can set a protein budget (both for your diet and wallet) and opt for high protein foods that are suitable for you.

Need a useful tool to help you plan your food budget for the week? Check out our Protein Index! Knowing your protein-rich whole foods sources before-hand will be incredibly useful in keeping expenditure – and proper nutrition intake – in check for a healthier tomorrow.

Protein-O-Meter

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

Protein Index

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

Protein-O-Meter

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

Protein Index

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

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

hand-drawn-world-food-day_23-2148653866
, ,

World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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Four Protein Superfoods That Are Frequently Ignored

India Protein Paradox, Protein 101
July 30, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Four Protein Superfoods That Are Frequently Ignored

In a world of healthy eating, power packed foods, growing food trends, and different diets it is quite natural to feel overwhelmed by the next best food to eat in our daily meals. There’s so much information floating on the Internet today, that it’s difficult to differentiate ‘right’ from ‘wrong’. And the same holds true even in the case of the macronutrient ‘protein’. Especially during the current times when building your immunity is the need of the hour. About 93% of Indians are unaware about their daily protein requirements (IMRB 2017).

To understand the situation in depth, the Right to Protein initiative reached out to 2,142 Indian mothers – the primary decision-makers of a household’s nutrition intake – across 16 cities in India for a survey conducted by commissioned research agency, Nielsen. The results of this study, titled the Protein Paradox study, highlighted that there exists a strong sense of confusion about protein among mothers, which seems to indicate that misinformation and miss-attribution are the driving forces of protein ignorance, thereby leading to protein deficiency in Indian households.

When asked to rate the richest sources of protein, most mothers surveyed were unable to correctly identify them more than 3 out of 11 items. While they correctly identified dal and pulses, eggs and milk, they underestimated the protein content in food items like peanut butter, cheese, soy, seafood and meat. As a result, most protein rich food choices made by households are limited to pulses and dairy alone.

Incorrectly perceived to have high protein content Incorrectly perceived to have low protein content Correctly perceived to have high protein content
Milk Sea food (tuna, oyster, etc.) Dal and pulses
Green leafy vegetables Soy Eggs
Fruits Paneer Nuts – cashew, almonds, etc.
Roti Peanut butter
Rice  Chicken
Curd/Buttermilk Cheese
Mutton and Lamb
  • Cheese: Pretty much everyone on planet would agree that the creamy, salty, gooey stuff, known as ‘cheese,’ is one of the most delicious foods on the planet. And we would be lying to ourselves, if we said we didn’t enjoy the running cheese from the hot pizza or toasted bread. And while cheese is often associated as unhealthy or fat food, it certainly serves up some valuable nutrition, that is largely ignored by us Indians. While some fats are bad fats, cheese is known to contain good fats- that is needed by our body to stay healthy. Additionally, certain kinds of cheese are high on protein and are healthy superfoods. Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese are known to contain high protein.

Parmesan: 3.6g protein in 10 grams

Mozzarella: 2.2g protein in 10 grams

  • Peanut Butter: In India there is a growing misconception that peanut butter should be eaten more of as a treat versus eating it regularly. Most people trying to lead a healthy life, or lose weight avoid consuming peanut butter, however, they fail to realize the nutrients and the energy source that it offers. Peanut butter is comprised of about 25% protein, making it an excellent plant-based protein source, and since peanut butter is high on fats, we completely disregard the fact that those are good fats, that should be consumed on a regular basis in small quantities to keep our body healthy.

Peanut Butter: 2.2g protein in 10 grams

  • Soya: While the lockdown has caused limited supply of meat products, soy is known to be the next best alternative. It contains dense nutrients and is a rich source of plant protein. Soy is usually favored for its versatility in Indian cuisine, although Indians themselves tend to overlook its nutritional benefits. Soy is also a rich source of fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium and some amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

Soya chunks: 5.2g protein in 10 grams

  • Seafood: Research suggests that seafood is a high-quality protein source. While the eastern culture largely consumes seafood in their daily diets, it could be easily adopted in India as well. Not only does seafood offer high amounts of protein, it has a high fullness factor, which means eating a little will help us satiate our appetite and avoid unhealthy binge. Fish like Pomfret and Mackerel offers the highest amount of protein and are easily available in India.

Mackerel: 1.9g protein in 10 grams

Pomfret: 1.7g protein in 10 grams

The right food choices often result in wholesome lifestyles. The next time you raise your plate to fill in food, start by asking yourself are you getting your daily dose on protein in this meal?

Protein-O-Meter

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

Protein Index

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

Protein-O-Meter

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

Protein Index

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

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
, ,

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

hand-drawn-world-food-day_23-2148653866
, ,

World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

India Protein Paradox: Find Out Why Indian Households Ignore Protein Intake

 

 

 

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, millet, soy or meat took a massive dip.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the ideal amount of protein we should consume is 50g and 48g for people living in urban and rural areas, respectively. A more recent Indian Consumer Market 2020 report confirmed that we, as Indians, only spend about one-third of our food budget on protein-rich food. With that data combined with a few other research studies, there is no doubt that there is a massive protein deficit in the diets of Indian households. But what really makes our homes consume less protein? To find the answers, Right to Protein, conducted a 16-city study with over 2000 mothers of children between 6-18 years of age only to discover the Protein Paradox – a unique muddle of knowledge, practice and perceptions answering the many reasons why many Indian household remain protein deficit.

Here are the three key findings stemming from India’s Protein Paradox –

Protein Paucity: Poor protein knowledge resulting to low intake

Knowing that protein is a vital macro-nutrient and taking active steps to include the correct amount of protein in your diet are two very different aspects. About 8 out of 10 mothers are aware of the former, but there is limited knowledge on the actual benefits of including protein in adequate quantities in daily diet. As high as 82% of mothers from mini metros like Ahmadabad, Bangalore, and Hyderabad couldn’t correctly associate protein intake to its functions leading to less protein intake in everyday meals.

Protein psych: The abundance of misinformation

In addition to lacking the right knowledge, myths and misconceptions dilute the importance of protein in India. More than 85% of mothers believe that consumption of protein could lead to weight gain and that they would prioritize the consumption of vitamins and carbohydrates. Another misconception that plagues the Indian households is that protein consumption is a requirement only for ‘bodybuilders’ or that all protein food sources are expensive to meet the required amount of daily protein intake. Another widespread misconception that undermines protein consumption across households is that proteins are challenging to digest and should only be consumed during breakfast. Misinformation despite the awareness of as a macro-nutrient remains one of the key paradoxes discovered in this study.

Protein pinch: The sources remain a mystery

Even if a mother takes the initiative to bring about dietary changes and is shielded from all misinformation, the sources of protein remain a mystery to them. Majority of mothers surveyed could only identify 3 out of 11 protein-rich ingredients. Despite 85% of mothers believing that protein is essential to health, their knowledge of protein sources didn’t go beyond pulses and dairy. This leads to 81% of mothers incorrectly believing that rotidal, and rice are enough to satisfy the daily protein needs.

So the next time to notice any of India’s protein paradoxes, call them out to resolve them and spread the right to protein!

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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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

hand-drawn-world-food-day_23-2148653866
, ,

World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
, ,

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
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The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

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Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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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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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
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Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

hand-drawn-world-food-day_23-2148653866
, ,

World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
, ,

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

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Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

Coronavirus, Protein 101
April 28, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Simple And Effective Habits During The Day That Boosts Your Immunity

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed our world – we’ve been practicing social distancing, spending more time with family, getting inspired to cook up some delicious home-cooked food, and finding that dedicated hour of the day to exercise in order to stay fit. In these times of transformation, there’s one thing that is critical and must not be neglected – “Our Immunity“. 

This is also a time when remedies by our grandmas are making a comeback. Remember the time when turmeric milk was a ritual and Adrak ki chai was your only drink of choice? It’s time to embrace these age-old and time-honored home remedies to strengthen the mind and boost your immunity during these testing times. Of course, immunity is not built in a day, but taking the first step towards eating and maintaining a balanced diet leads to a happy and healthy life. Follow these tips on a daily basis, and you’ll notice a difference in a few weeks or months. 

Here are some easy modifications: 

  • Start Your Day With Warm Lemon Water 

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

  • Enjoy A Cup of Ginger Tea

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

  • Ensure to Drink Buttermilk Post Lunch 

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

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

  • Drink Turmeric Milk Before Bedtime Goes a Long Way

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

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

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

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

 

 

Protein-O-Meter

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

Protein Index

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

Protein-O-Meter

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

Protein Index

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

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World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
, ,

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.

hand-drawn-world-food-day_23-2148653866
, ,

World Food Day 2020: India’s Top Experts Believe Protein Deficiency Is Need Of The Hour

Every year, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations commemorates October 16, as World Food Day. This year’s theme of #ZeroHunger calls on individuals and organizations to prioritize the need to combat food insecurity and help the most vulnerable people meet their nutritional needs. However, World Food Day 2020 takes on a new meaning – to approach food security with not just the quantity of foods, but the quality, so as to strengthen food systems to sustain volatility and pull through the health crisis.

Customer in food store buy dairy products vector illustration. Family customers choosing milk food in supermarket. Consumerism of dairying product
, ,

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

Snack product set, fast food snacks, drinks, nuts, chips, cracker, juice sandwich isolated on white background
, ,

The Best Protein-Rich Foods To Snack On When You’re Working From Home

Work-from-home days can sometimes be nothing more than hours of conference calls, mounting emails, deadlines and never-ending chores. Subsequently, with late breakfasts, skipped lunches and takeout dinners, healthy eating and proper nutrition take a back seat. You may have also noticed: It’s hard to resist a snack when it’s right next to you in the kitchen! While snacking is important to boost your energy and skyrocket your productivity, it all comes down to what we choose as a quick remedy for untimely hunger pangs.

Sources: Freepik.com
, ,

Tips And Tricks: How To Eat Healthy And Ensure Sufficient Protein Intake

With work from home (WFH), our routines have changed quite a lot over the last seven months. As we juggle work assignments, lack of house-help with chores, and other responsibilities in the same space, we barely have any extra time in hand to pre-plan our meals. With little effort and mindful eating, you can ensure you are eating an adequate amount of healthy food, especially protein that is the building blocks of our life. They fuel our bodies, repair tissues, boost metabolism, fight infections, and keep our immune system strong.