Author : Naini Setalvad


8 glasses of water Too much or too little?

8 glasses of water Too much or too little?

May 28,2017 , 12:02 AM IST | Hans
Its summer and the most common question people ask me is how much water should I drink? Be it summer winter or monsoon, most people think they need to do eight glasses of water. 
Eat light when on flight

Eat light when on flight

May 20,2017 , 11:08 PM IST | Hans
Crammed seats, cabin pressure, blocked ears, greasy food, too many layovers, changing time zones, cold air and the like – all combine to tax our body and mind in more ways than one. Air travel can be made easier and we can avoid discomfort and make our experience healthier.
Beat the heat with seasonal fruits

Beat the heat with seasonal fruits

May 16,2017 , 12:10 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
In this sweltering heat I just reach out for fruits as they work as an instant pick me up. Nature  is  so  kind  to  us,  it  gives  us  the  right  fruits   at  the right  time. With sizzling temperatures I would just wilt due to loss of minerals, vitamins and salts.
Stay cool in this summer

Stay cool in this summer

May 13,2017 , 11:09 PM IST | Hans
It is so easy on a sweltering summer days to succumb to sunstroke, which can cause your body to overheat to an exponential degree.  If the body loses the ability to maintain the correct temperature and it becomes dangerously high you get a heatstroke. 
Go with mango!

Go with mango!

May 06,2017 , 11:37 PM IST | Hans
It’s certainly impossible to resist mangoes in this season and the good news is we don’t need to. May is the month of mango mania. Eaten ripe or raw; sweet or sour, it is beneficial to your health. I can keep on talking about its myriad benefits but I will just go through a few.
Smart food tips while travelling in Summer

Smart food tips while travelling in Summer

Apr 22,2017 , 10:15 PM IST | Hans
Summer holidays bring out the wanderlust in us and we tend to catch the travelling bug. Holiday time means taking a break from our usual routine. Food often goes for a toss as we don’t eat smart, lowering our energy often making us sick on a trip. On top of it, we come back with an unwanted guest – the annoying extra kilos. 
Have a cool sail through hot days

Have a cool sail through hot days

Apr 15,2017 , 11:57 PM IST | Hans
It is summer  again  and  all  of  us  are sweltering  in  the  heat, losing  essential minerals  salts,  and  sugar. We  need  to    drink  more water and have water-based foods  as  well  as  foods  with  natural sugar .Thank God ,  nature  gives  us  the  right  foods  at  the  right  times.
Gluttony – The main cause of diseases

Gluttony – The main cause of diseases

Apr 01,2017 , 11:44 PM IST | Hans
Having two to three roti‘s with a vegetable, little rice, dal and buttermilk is a nutritious meal and it gives the essentials minerals vitamins and nutrients, which are mandatory for the body.
Soothe your digestive system

Soothe your digestive system

Mar 26,2017 , 12:09 AM IST | Hans
Indigestion is a very common complaint and can be the bane of your life.  Any gastronomical problem is due to the food you eat. Wrong combinations, low intake of fluids, constant presence of fried foods, bad fats, daily  intake of white flour in form of breads, pastas, biscuits,  sugar  in  form of sweets chocolates, mithais, soft drink,  cocktails, aerated  drinks,
Tips for sound sleep

Tips for sound sleep

Mar 19,2017 , 12:41 AM IST | Hans
It is not obvious to  most  people that  the  human  body  is  run  by  a  biological  clock and  all  its  functions to  be  at  optimum  levels  is controlled  by  this  cyclic patterns.
Liquid Asset

Liquid Asset

Mar 11,2017 , 11:25 PM IST | Hans
On the wake of the ban of Coke and Pepsi in Tamil Nadu we need to understand that they are a health hazard. From my perspective, there is no justifiable reason for anyone, to drink soft-drinks or aerated-drinks. 
The success mantra of a successful women

The success mantra of a successful women

Mar 04,2017 , 11:12 PM IST | Hans
Wellness habits of a successful woman. Wellness is like a marriage; you can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.
Good food for better grades

Good food for better grades

Feb 25,2017 , 11:59 PM IST | Hans
It is that time of the year again when exams are just round the corner and all that matters are grades, grades and more grades. It is a crucial time and a great diet during the year and especially during finals will ensure better performance. 
Holistic eating on Shivratri

Holistic eating on Shivratri

Feb 18,2017 , 10:54 PM IST | Hans
Shivratri, is a major Hindu festival. Lord Shiva embodies three main qualities that is benevolence, truth and beauty and these celebrations are done mainly to remind people that Shiva had a helping hand in “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in life and in the world. 
Eat fat, lose weight

Eat fat, lose weight

Feb 04,2017 , 11:44 PM IST | Hans
Since a few decades now we have been told that fat is the evil that contributes to weight gain, heart diseases, and overall poor health. We grew up in an era where we equated health with low fat or zero fat diets. Now the most feared food fat is the food that is absolutely needed for vibrant health and weight loss. 
Get rid of your allergies with Vitamin C

Get rid of your allergies with Vitamin C

Jan 28,2017 , 11:09 PM IST | Hans
Boosting Vitamin C in your daily intake helps to cure allergies If you have seasonal allergies and despite all your efforts you still find yourself having the sniffles and throat infection then don’t  fear those.
Boost your calcium intake

Boost your calcium intake

Jan 22,2017 , 12:17 AM IST | Hans
Vitamin D, one of the most vital nutrients is easily accessible to mankind and Vitamin D along with fat is needed to absorb calcium in the body. Good quality fat to absorb the Vitamin D is found in cow’s ghee which is ubiquitous in India. 
Detox and party more

Detox and party more

Dec 24,2016 , 11:53 PM IST | Hans
This is the season to party and we all overextend our palate. After the Christmas weekend detox yourself and get ready for the New Year extravaganza. Here are a few recipes that will help you to boost your immunity and get you back on the party train
Eat right, live right

Eat right, live right

Dec 17,2016 , 11:39 PM IST | Hans
Learning to control your hunger can be a task when you just had breakfast and your stomach is already growling for lunch. But if you eat more, your health will go for a toss. 
Nature has its reason – eat according to season

Nature has its reason – eat according to season

Dec 11,2016 , 12:07 AM IST | Hans
December brings out the big blankets, oversized sweaters and fluffy slippers. And when the temperature drops our lethargic side comes out. So let’s boost our energy and kick off the weariness.
Get rid of joint pains

Get rid of joint pains

Dec 04,2016 , 12:34 AM IST | Hans
As winter sets in and the temperature drops stiffness of joints, aches and pains throughout the body are quite common for both young and the old.
Breath free, get vitaminised

Breath free, get vitaminised

Nov 13,2016 , 12:53 AM IST | Hans
As a nutritionist I am worried how  air pollution is harming our organs causing premature aging, diseases and decreasing quality of life. Our   bodies  cannot  be  replaced  like  machines  and  need  to  last  a  life  time. 
Diet tips for healthy trips

Diet tips for healthy trips

Nov 05,2016 , 11:06 PM IST | Hans
Smart mapping of your food journey will take you a long way and ease your outing. To ensure you have a fresh start the next day, it is important for you to balance out your food the night before. 
The great Indian food

The great Indian food

Oct 16,2016 , 12:17 AM IST | Hans
I went into the study of a cancer patient’s diet way back in 1999 as near and dear were detected with cancer. Over the years, I studied and treated cancer patients and comprehended that we are born with cancer cells the main goal is that they do not multiply and remain benign. 
Swadeshi The Lost Wisdom

Swadeshi The Lost Wisdom

Oct 02,2016 , 12:18 AM IST | Hans
Swadeshi and Ahimsa, the movements started by Mahatma Gandhi, embodied to the core that self reliance and non-violence are the key to living a satisfactory life. They inculcated the belief in people that they should live in relative harmony with their surroundings: living in their homesteads, weaving homespun clothes, eating homegrown food, using homemade goods and celebrating the fertility of the
The great Indian diet

The great Indian diet

Sep 18,2016 , 12:21 AM IST | Hans
I cannot warn you enough about the pitiable diet on which we and our children are living today.  It is a cocktail of excess sugar, white flour, processed, fried topped with chemicals and pesticides destroying our bodies bombing our brains killing us slowly and steadily. 
Lessen toxic poison in your body

Lessen toxic poison in your body

Aug 27,2016 , 11:46 PM IST | Hans
I had done lip service to organic food 10 years ago.  How could I ask the money conscious Indian eaters to spend more on organic food, let  me  share  with  you  what  I  discovered  the premium cost of organic produce is a price worth paying.
Stay healthy this monsoon

Stay healthy this monsoon

Aug 20,2016 , 10:47 PM IST | Hans
Sniffles, sore throat and viruses are common in monsoon. The best way to overcome this is to keep our cells warm. That’s the reason why certain foods were automatically a part of the monsoon diet in our country.  
Benefits of coconut

Benefits of coconut

Jul 30,2016 , 11:38 PM IST | Hans
Many of us search for that wonder food, which provides essential nutrients, and is still delicious, but it seems that we do not find it. Well good food lovers, here it is – the coconut. 
Eat fruit rather than drinking it

Eat fruit rather than drinking it

Apr 16,2016 , 11:49 PM IST | Hans
Switch to natural sugar from processed sugar, as it is much healthier and sources of natural sugar also usually contain vitamins and fibre.