Sports Nutritionist Vs Googling Healthy Recipes

  • By Swapna C

In the movie Dangal, the father-coach Aamir Khan is seen pushing his wrestling champions to give up junk food, pickles and other carb heavy vegetarian meals in favor of a high protein diet. Even though the methods are crude, it highlights the need for those playing competitive sports to eat the right food. Nowadays thanks to advances in nutrition and technology, sports enthusiasts and professionals can rely on more scientific metho... Read more

  • By Swapna C

Is GM Diet a healthy way to lose weight? A detailed analysis

  • By Disha Bagadia

So get started and try to add some colour to your food....In our ( previous blog - click here ) we found out that GM diet does not suffice the macro-nutrient requirement of normal adult and what effects would it have on our body. Micro nutrients such as minerals and vitamins are required in our body in small quantities but absence of these nutrients can result in malfunction of body. Let’s understand our requirement and how much d... Read more

  • By Disha Bagadia

Is GM Diet a healthy way to lose weight?- A detailed analysis

  • By Disha Bagadia

General Motor diet is commonly known as GM Diet, better known as fastest weight loss diet. GM diet promises nearly 15 pounds i.e. 6.8 kg weight loss in a week which is truly a tempting deal for all weight watchers. Interesting!!! But plenty of questions arise while taking such crash diet courses. Will one meet the daily requirement of nutrients? Will it work on fat loss, muscle loss or fluid loss? What do I eat after the diet regi... Read more

  • By Disha Bagadia

ORANGE

  • By Sonali Sawant

A hybrid between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus reticulate) orange is citrus species fruit, with pH ranging from 2.9 to 4. The ratio of sugar and acids decides the sweetness or sourness of the orange. The name orange is derived from a Sanskrit word "naranga" of the Dravidian origin. There are many species of oranges and distinguished based on the country where it is grown.  The volatile organic compounds like aldehyd... Read more

  • By Sonali Sawant

Choose Healthy Fats To Boost Heart Health And More

  • By Jheel Jhaveri

With most readers here who are worried parents for their overweight children, must be looking for terms like “fat free diets” and “low calorie fats” in this article. Increased exposure to unhealthy fats coming from junk foods causes a natural sense of worry and alarm in all parents. At the same time consuming healthy fats is a concept that all parents and children must know to understand the need of fats for healthy growth without ad... Read more

  • By Jheel Jhaveri

Reading nutrition labels on packed foods- A smart puzzle to healthy life

  • By Priya Karkera

Playing games is the favorite pass time for all kids especially for young children when introduced to the world of games. Reading nutrition labels for children is one such puzzle that not only can intrigue a child to take interest in, but can help parents inculcate the sense of right and wrong foods into their young ones, surely at a very young age. What are nutrition labels? Nutrition labels are small printed tabular charts se... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Foods to fight the heat: keep your kids cool this summer

  • By Priya Karkera

Its Summer time folks… Along with the enchanting sights and sounds that summertime brings, comes the season of flowers and fruits. The perennial plants grow and flowers bloom beautifully during these months. Summer is thus also called the fruiting season. Many vines, shrubs, trees and flowering plants produce fleshy fruit and vegetables. A wide range of fresh seasonal produce is locally available in the markets and we must take adv... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) and its role in children’s diet

  • By Priya Karkera

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) are the daily dietary intake level of a nutrient considered adequate by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine to meet the requirements of 97.5% of healthy people in each age-stage and sex-group.Since it is age and gender specific, RDA is different for infants, children, pregnant and lactating women and adults. RDA takes in to account individual variation in nutrient need a... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Importance Of Maintaining A Food Diary For Children

  • By Priya Karkera

What is a Food Diary? A food diary is a detailed daily record of the food and beverages one consumes over a certain period, typically kept as a means of tracking calorie consumption or identifying habitual eating patterns. Why should you maintain a food diary for your child? Maintaining a daily food diary throws light on the foods consumed over a period of a day, week or month and helps parents in understanding their child’s... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

How Much Water To Give To Children Everyday

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

When a child returns home from school with a bottle of water which is still full to the brim, it makes a parent worry about the fluid intake of her child. Many studies show that children between the age of 9-12years do not consume enough water as per their daily needs. The average water intake seen amongst 13-18years aged kids is only about 50% of what is ideally recommended. This is an alarming situation as this can affect the h... Read more

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

Food allergies in children- an overview

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

Be it a rash, itchy skin, or simply redness on your munchkins body parts; there goes a series of self diagnosis. Could it be an insect bite, could it be reaction to the soap, could it be a rash due to clothes, or may be sweat, or a FOOD ALLERGY??? Food allergies and food intolerances are often confused concepts and probably this article will sort out the misconceptions. Understanding food allergies and food intolerances in chil... Read more

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

How to make an ideal breakfast for a child

  • By Priya Karkera

What is an ideal breakfast for my child? This is one of the most frequently asked questions to Pediatric Nutritionists by parents. Considering that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, our team of Pediatric nutritionists at FitterFly have come up with guidelines to help the parents compose a proper wholesome nutrient rich breakfast before he leaves for school. An ideal breakfast for a child must include the followin... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

How To Make Healthy School Tiffins For Children

  • By Priya Karkera

Have you ever realised where the word “Tiifin” originates from? It is derived from English colloquial or slang tiffing meaning to take a little drink, which in the rule of British India over the decades became naturalised among Anglo-Indians to mean luncheon. Hence, Tiffin came gradually to denote a light midday meal. The word “Tiffin” brings about a range of emotions in mothers as they strive to make child’s snack box the healt... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Foods To Improve Haemoglobin Levels In Children

  • By Priya Karkera

Doctor! Can u tell me how do I improve my child’s haemoglobin?? Well, Pediatricians hear this question way too frequently in their clinics. Our pediatric nutritionist team at Fitterfly intends to help you unfold the fact files towards boosting your child’s haemoglobin levels just by going the natural way with easy food tips. Haemoglobin is the pigment that gives blood its colour. If the blood cells are removed, then the resulti... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Increase Your Child’s Appetite Naturally With Powerful Kitchen Foods

  • By Priya Karkera

“Mom I am not hungry” is the most common response of a child when asked to have meals. Children have a physical need for food considering the rapid years of growth and development. But when the instinct to have food is missing, it hits an alarm to parents that a measure must be taken to avoid this situation arising daily at home. What causes poor appetite in children? Child appetite is function of many influences. The most comm... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Foods That Boost Child Immunity against infections

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

The Immune System of our body consists of group of cells, proteins, tissues and organs that fight against germs and infections. In an infant’s first few months of life, the immune system is not fully developed. However,infants are protected by antibodies passed on from their mother's placenta before their birth. During the initial months after birth, mother’s milk is said to build the child’s immunity.Breast milk is rich in colos... Read more

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the day

  • By Dr. Vandana Jain

Breakfast – meaning “Breaking the Fast”. After twelve hours of overnight fast, the first and the most important meal of the day is our breakfast. Grandmothers often emphasized on consuming a heavy breakfast before the start of our day, but do we really follow it? Our traditional Indian cuisine consists of a variety of nutrient dense breakfast recipes; however, in the recent urban life we are always in a rush to catch with our wor... Read more

  • By Dr. Vandana Jain

Disclaimer: All information here, including text, images, tables, videos and any other content is for your knowledge only and we do not guarantee any specific result by following these recommendations as it may vary from person to person. The information is not a substitute for qualified medical advice from a doctor or other medical health expert.