Sunday, December 23, 2007

FAQ about Nutrition

Q: I want to lose 15 kilos by New Years Eve. Which is the most effective crash diet?

A: I do not encourage crash dieting. It does grate harm to the body. As a nutritionist, I would advice you to loose weight the right way – by right nutrition and regular, effective exercise. Consult a nutritionist for suggestions.

Q: What are the benefits of walking regularly?
A: The benefits of walking are plenty: Walking is a natural, healthy expression of human body. It is also the easiest, safest and most inexpensive form of exercise. It is the perfect exercise for weight loss since it is aerobic in nature. It improves both muscle tone and strength; de-stressing and can help with back pain, osteoporosis, respiratory problems, diabetes, arthritis, cardiac rehabilitation and a variety of other health problems.

Q: Could you suggest a healthy juice I can have as a mid- morning drink?

A: Here is an example: Energy shake: Ingredients: Handful parsley 4-6 carrots, greens removed Parsley sprig for garnish Methods: - mix all ingredients together in a blender with a few ice cubes. Add a drop of vanilla essence if needed. Serve chilled.

Q: Please suggest a list of foods that would help to build my familys immune systems. My daughter has very low immunity

A: Foods like apples, pears, beetroot, cabbage, carrots, garlic, honey, oily fish, papayas, mangoes, peppers, seaweed, seeds, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and watercress are great to boost the immune system.

Q: What are the health benefits of honey?

A: • A source of quick energy • Adds flavor to foods and beverages and improves shelf-life of baked goods. • Has anti-microbial properties • Helps in asthma • Relieves colds, coughs • Aids in digestion • Has wound – healing properties

Q: Could you give me a few tips that can improve my hair?

A: • Just like your body, your hair needs a balanced, nutritious diet to stay healthy. That's why this food plan contains a rainbow of FRUITS AND VEGETABLES that are loaded with vitamins antioxidants, whole grains for minerals, nuts and seeds for minerals and vitamins, and protein. • Water not only hydrates your body, but helps keep your hair silky and shiny. It includes eight to ten glasses of water every day. • Fibers from fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes are food for your body and your hair. • Cut down on caffeine. It includes herbal infusion which are caffeine free or green tea which contain 50% less caffeine.

Q: How can I get an intake of copper in my diet?

A: You could start drink water which is stored overnight in copper container. Green leafy vegetables, whole grains, fey fruits, egg, and chicken contain copper too.

Q: Can I go on the Atkins diet to lose weight fast?

A: It's dangerous diet with high fat and protein. It will do more harm than good. It is best to lose weight through right nutrition and effective exercise. Consult a nutritionist.

Q: which are the foods rich in iron?

A: The following foods contain a good amount of iron:- Onion Cherries Blackberries Spinach Dark green leafy vegetables Berries Parsley.

Q: Should I try cosmetic surgery to lose weight?

A: Unless do a lifestyle change in your diet, the weight you lose due to your cosmetic surgery is bound to come back. It is best to lose weight through right nutrition. Consult a nutritionist.
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