Nutrition and Assisted Reproduction

Women’s age is the most important risk factor for #infertility and there is a significant effect of age on assisted #reproduction outcomes. Women experience major physiological changes in reproductive functions as they age, and it is possible that such changes could mask influences from other #environmental factors, such as #diet quality, that impact fertility and…

Zucchini Parmesan Chips 

Healthy recipe Ingredients-6 servings 4 small zucchinis 1 to 1 1/2 cups Parmesan Cheese Instructions  Cut zucchini into slices that are about 1/4 inch thick.  Prepare a large baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper. Spread out the sliced zucchini rounds on to the large baking sheet. Sprinkle some salt and pepper.  This will depend…

How do you stay fit on holidays?

Taking a long break from your workouts can undo or dampen all your weight loss efforts. If you are planning a holiday longer than a week, follow these tips to stay on track DEPENDING UPON THE TYPE OF PLACE YOU ARE VISITING: Beach: Jog, play volleyball, SWIM. Park: Go cycling. Lake: Go kayaking. Forest: Take…

Household cleaners can impact our health!

One of the best ways to prevent the spread of bacterial infections in homes is to maintain a clean home, especially the kitchen, which can be contaminated with such pathogens as E. coli and Salmonella. People think that ‘cleaner’ is healthier, but overuse of these products are not necessary. In the kitchen, one must follow…

HYDRATION checklist

1. Keep water within reach especially if outdoors. 2. Infuse water with lemon wedges, orange zest and mint leaves. 3. Use smaller bottles and aim to finish at least 4 of these in the day. 4. Distribute equally throughout the day, divide your day into 4 parts. 5. Keep a reminder on your phone. 6.…

The King Of Fruits: To Eat or Not to Eat!

With Mango season around, it becomes hard to resist a slice. Let’s understand the pros and cons of doing so.. 1. Mango is definitely high on the nutrition quotient eg., fibre, beta carotene, vitamin C, iron to name a few. 2. Like other fruits, it contains glucose and fructose, the amount of glucose being slightly…

Recipe Of The Week: Green Gazpacho Soup

Who says we can’t have soups in summer? We have them chilled! Ingredients: 2 servings 2 cups diced honeydew melon 1 cucumber (seedless), peeled and diced 1 small onion, diced 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon…

Post menopausal sleep disturbance

  Postmenopausal women present with sleep difficulties with a higher frequency than younger women. Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) seem to be the most prevalent sleep disorders after menopause. The early diagnosis and treatment of them is important in improving postmenopausal women’s quality of life. Estrogen deficiency can lead to sleep instability. The prevalence…

Pregnancy And Weight Gain

Obesity is prevalent in the reproductive-aged population. Ideally, obesity should be addressed before pregnancy to increase the chance of successful conception and to reduce the risk for prenatal medical complications. Gestational diabetes, preterm birth, hypertensive complications, clotting issues, and operative deliveries are more common among obese or overweight women. A reasonable diet and exercise program…

Chicken Pesto Salad – Guest Article by Dietician Shwetha Bhatia

Yummy Chicken Pesto Salad  Ingredients: serves 4 -5 Tbsp ready pesto sauce -1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced -400g boneless, skinless chicken breasts -1 tablespoon olive oil -200g green beans, trimmed -4 small to medium zucchini, trimmed -10 cherry tomatoes, halved -Salt -Freshly ground black pepper Method: -Place the onion in a large bowl, add 2…