Foods to avoid to prevent weight gain

Foods to avoid in summers in order to prevent weight gain

Healthy eating is the most common approach we all should adopt to at all times. But, at the same time there are some foods which are meant for particular time or season only and should be carefully considered while we include them in our daily diets. And there are some food which are always bad and do more harm than good and should always be omitted from our diet. Here in this article we would be looking at certain foods that we should seriously avoid in order to prevent weight gain in summers.

Summers are the months of rising temperatures and outdoor activities. It is also the holiday season and nature also blesses us with its bounty of delicious and fresh produces, but at the same time there are a lot of high-calorie foods available in this season that make us gain considerable amount of weight. Beverages that are refreshing and cold salads are some foods that we enjoy a lot in the hot weather but these foods have surprisingly high amount of calories and fats.

Let’s look at what we should avoid eating during the summer months so that we do not put on the extra weight on to ourselves.

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  • Frozen Yoghurt

Don’t get fooled this summer with this summer delight. It is a common misconception that yoghurt is yoghurt, and is meant to be healthy. Yes, it is true, but not the frozen ones. They are loaded with added sugars and calories, even higher than what you generally find in an ice cream. Though yoghurt has some bit of protein in it, the probiotic factors are missing as it is there in natural and active yoghurts. Avoid them strictly.

  • Packaged Fruit Juices

During the summers we tend to pick up everything that is a fluid and with the easy availability, attractive packaging and tastefully enticing packaged fruit juices, we all tend to pick them the first. Almost all packaged fruit juices are loaded with added sugar in the form of sugary sodas – the main culprit to a host of health issues including weight gain. Next time you want to stay hydrated and keep away from thirst, make a wiser choice with whole fruits or freshly squeezed juices out of them.

  • Summer Salads

Salads are great foods for the summers, perhaps for all the year around – low in calories and super healthy. But there are the ones like the creamy pasta salads and the sweetened fruit salads could be equally dangerous and harmful. Refined flour, calorie rich creamy dressings, sugary syrups, whipped cream and what all – you have all the ingredients at one place to make you fat and unhealthy. Dressings in particular are pure fat.

  • Lemonades and flavored sweetened teas

Water doesn’t seem to be appealing always, whereas a chilled glass of lemonade or a flavored cold ice tea seems to be the perfect solution. You are not alone, we all are with you. But these drinks are super high in calories and sweets – a perfect combination to make you fat and fatter.

  • Bar-be-cue meats and burgers

This is one thing that we all wait for the entire year and come summers we love to have evening bar-be-cue parties very often. Research say that meats cooked over open flame and at unregulated temperatures causes the protein of the meat to break down into a compound that is not at all good for health and causes unprecedented fat gain.

Opt for lean meats with thinner cuts and cook over the grill to ensure that the meats stay healthy, yet delicious. Moreover, adding cheese and creamy topping on them add up to the portion of unsaturated fats along with higher levels of sodium and calories. Use herb and olive oil marinades to make them super healthy.

Being cautious about what you eat in any season is in your hands and so is your health. Make smarter choices and watch what you eat. You will be safe form weight gain in summers.

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Source: Dietitian Ashu Gupta is the founder of Ashu Gupta’s Diet Clinic and an acclaimed dietician and nutritionist.

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Eggs are the most healthiest food ever

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Discover the nutritional value of eggs that makes it the healthiest food ever

Have you ever wondered that why nutritionists and health experts recommend eggs in the diet chart? The reason is its high nutritional value. Eggs are considered to be the healthiest food you can ever eat because it is rich in multi-vitamins, amino acids, anti-oxidants, iron and many other valuable nutrients.

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An egg a day for a healthy body and life

You can include an egg in your regular diet as it is highly beneficial to the body. It is very nutritious and provides essential nutrients to human brain. There are various reasons for which eggs can be considered as the healthiest food ever. A whole egg turns into a chicken that means it has all the essential nutrients that any life requires for its existence. Eggs are rich in minerals, vitamins, protein and fat and many other important nutrients. One whole egg contains Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B5, Selenium and many other vitamins and minerals like potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, manganese, Folate, Vitamin A and a lot more important nutrients needed by the human body. If you take one egg per day that means you are taking 75 calories, 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and some amount of carbohydrates. It is important to take the yolk along with the white as the maximum nutrients remain in the yolk.

Another reason for which eggs are considered healthy as it controls the cholesterol level and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Though eggs are high in cholesterol but those are good cholesterol that doesn’t have any bad impact on body. It improves the profile of cholesterol in the body by raising the good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the risk of heart problem by increasing the size of LDL particles.

Eggs are also rich in choline which is a healthy nutrient and very effective for various kinds of processes in the human body. Deficiency of choline in the body may lead to various liver, neurological and cardiovascular diseases. This nutrient is also important for pregnant women as the lack of proper amount of choline may lead to cognitive defects in the baby so it is very important to add eggs in your daily diet chart for the proper functioning of the body.

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Enormous benefits of eggs for a good life

Another vital reason that will compel you to include eggs in your daily diet is it is loaded with protein and amino acid. Proteins are essential for the growth and development of the body and amino acid is also equally important for overall well-being.

Eggs also have Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are the very powerful antioxidants for the eyes. These antioxidants help in reducing the risk of Cataracts and macular degeneration. It helps to reduce the chances of developing eye related problems.

There is Good news for the weight checkers as it helps in losing body fat. Eggs have very less amount of carbohydrates and more amount of protein. It also has high satiety index to keep you full for long time so that you can have it for breakfast.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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International Tea Day 2022

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Tea is not just a drink, but it holds love, culture and life. It is something that connects all of us in one single bond. In India, tea is something that starts your day, keeps you moving during the day, refreshes you in the evening and finally de-stress you after a long tiring day. Over a cup of tea we discuss everything on the globe. Relations are bonded forever over a cup of tea, the most important decisions are taken over a cup of tea and much more.

Just take some time out after you read this article over a cup of tea and imagine the hard work that has gone behind getting this charismatic drink in a cup to your hand. Take a sip and imagine the workers spending hours and month to carefully nurture the plantations, carefully plucked each leaf and done everything to give you this magical moment. Take a pick on this International Tea Day, to understand what the tea workers deliver to us, what is more than a drink to us.

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New delivery outlet for Pide Pizzas & Burgers

Ordered dinner from D’Oliva, New Delhi.  They deliver food within Delhi. Tried few fantastic dishes as mentioned below:

Bacon wrapped Jalapeno Pops – This is something unique I tried. Spicy jalapeno poppers wrapped with bacon are so delicious. These are served with Philadelphia cream cheese and sesame seed dip. MUST TRY!!

Prawns Fettuccine – Fettuccine and freshly cooked prawns in creamy sauce with olive oil dressing and topped with parmesan cheese is yum.

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The D’Oliva Chicken Cheeseburger – Succulent chicken patty stuffed with cheddar cheese, along with maple caramelised onions, iceberg lettuce, cheese slice, mustard mayo and a fried egg. This is absolutely delectable. MUST TRY!!

5 Meats Aboard | Meat Overload Pizza –  I chose to have the Detroit Style Deep Dish Pizza consisting of 8 thick slices of German Pork Sausages, Grilled Chicken, Bacon Bites, Peri Peri Chicken & Pork Chorizo with generous amounts of mozzarella cheese. This is a fully loaded meal in itself serving over 2 people.

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Overnight Chicken Pide – Turkish bread baked with juicy minced chicken, herbs, mozzarella cheese and brown egg. This pide is stuffed well with chicken and just melted in my mouth. MUST TRY!!

D’Oliva serves great quality and mouth-watering food! Everything is made fresh and delivered hot. Cannot wait to try more dishes from here.

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Andrea launches another spectacular restaurant | Andrea’s Bistro DLF Promenade

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My favourite Andrea’s has launched another restaurant! Andrea’s Bistro has now opened in DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj in New Delhi. They serve amazing selections from different continents. The staff is friendly and the service is super-fast. We tried a variety of sumptuous dishes:

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Kataifi Prawns – Made with crispy shredded dough stuffed with prawns. This was served with plum ginger dip. An absolute delight! MUST TRY!!

Japanese Gyoza – I had the Chicken & Scallion Gyoza, these are pan-seared dumplings served with sesame soy.

Sriracha Pork Ribs – Succulent pork ribs marinated well with sriracha sauce and cooked to perfection. These are served with pickled cucumber. MUST TRY!!

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Crazy Brazilian Maki – Tempura prawns, cream cheese, spinach and crispy carrots topped with crushed nachos. You cannot go wrong with Prawn sushi ever. Yum!

Norwegian Salmon – Pan seared salmon served with creamy pearl barley, garlic sauteed spinach, sliced avocado and tarragon butter sauce. MUST TRY!!

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Creamino – Amaretto soaked in coffee with layers of Bavarian mascarpone topped with cocoa.

Hot Chocolate – The best way to conclude this scrumptious meal with their hot chocolate which was not too sweet. Just perfect!

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Their food quality and quantity is highly commendable! Everything is made fresh and with the highest quality ingredients. Will surely try more dishes.

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Benefits of Eating Nuts Everyday

Nuts are considered very healthy and a great source of plant based proteins. High in protein, fiber and fats, have numerous and impressive health benefits if consumed daily as a part of a balanced diet. Research shows that raw and unsalted nuts are one of the best known food that can be added to our daily diet as they contain unsaturated fatty acids and other vital nutrients. They also make for a great snack food – inexpensive, easy to store and easy to carry on the go.

Some nutty fast facts:

  • Nuts are known to reduce factors that cause cancer.
  • Nuts are enriched with anti-viral properties.
  • It is helpful in controlling blood pressure and maintain elasticity of the arteries.
  • Are highly beneficial for overall health, particularly for our heart.
  • Are rich in calories and fats.

There are variety of nuts and each has its own resource of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, and it is thereby important to get to know what, which and how much to incorporate these nuts in our diets.

Health Benefits of having nuts daily

  1. Good for heart: Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in nuts are responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol levels. LDL are considered as bad cholesterol that develops as plaque on the artery walls, narrowing the arteries and blood vessels and thus resulting in high blood pressure. Nuts also are rich in fibers which lowers cholesterol and thereby, the risks of high blood pressure, heart diseases and stroke.
  2. Helpful against diabetes: Diabetics have higher triglyceride levels, and nuts naturally help in lowering these levels, thereby reducing the risk of developing diabetes. Nuts also are fruitful in stabilizing blood sugar levels due to the hormone adiponectin. This hormone is responsible for absorbing excess sugar from the bloodstream so that it can never get too high.
  3. Aids in weight loss: Nuts are a great food that keeps us fuller for a longer time frame and reduces food cravings. When substitute for meat and milk being high in protein and calcium controls those extra kilos that meat and milk adds due their high amounts of saturated fats. The high dietary fiber contents of nuts keeps our digestive track clean and boosts energy for more work out.
  4. Improves memory: The anti-oxidants found in nuts helps remove the toxins and heavy metals that clog our brain and improves memory and concentration.
  5. Fights cancer: Due to presence of toxins in our body the cells starts dividing unnaturally causing cancer. The anti-oxidant properties of nuts helps to get rid of body toxins and let the cells remain healthy, hereby, reduce the risks of cancer development.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

Luxury Stay in the heart of New Delhi, India

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The Park hotel is located in the heart of the city in Connaught Place, New Delhi. It is a luxury 5-star hotel with elegant spaces decked up with contemporary art and has the finest ambience in New Delhi. Hotel is inspired by five elements of nature. It is close to the Central Park, Madame Tussaud, Jantar Mantar, Palika Bazaar, Janpath Market, National Museum, 3 km from the iconic India Gate landmark and 5 km from the British-era Lodi Gardens. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is 13 km and New Delhi Railway Station is 2 km away.

Hotel Staff and Guest’s body temperature are monitored at hotel entry points. Check-in process is super smooth. I stayed in the Deluxe Suite for 2 days and the experience was fabulous. The suite is aesthetically decorated and has LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee or tea maker and refrigerator. Suite has Japanese style bathtub 🛀 with rain shower, hair dryer and toiletries. It has a separate living area with individual work desk, luggage area and huge closet space. The panoramic city view (including Jantar Mantar) from the suite is breathtaking. Suite also includes complementary access to the Residence Lounge.

The hotel has 4 restaurants – Mist, Aqua, Fire & Agni and provides several amenities: spa, a salon, gym, gift shop, an outdoor pool and banquet halls. Mist offers everything from Italian, Mediterranean, Indian and the delicious dessert menu cannot be missed. Their Smoked Schezwan Prawns 🍤 and Grilled Salmon are highly recommended 😋 Fire restaurant brings you a magnificent blend of Indian food with contemporary flavours. This menu is currently available at Mist as well. Aqua is an awarding winning restaurant wherein you can relax and enjoy at the luxurious poolside cabana. Experienced scrumptious High Tea at Aqua Restaurant.

Also do try their Picnic lunch in the suite and breakfast at the Residential lounge with spectacular views. Chicken Caesar Salad, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Chicken Dimsums, Chicken Sandwiches, Smoked Chicken Pizza and Cold Coffee are highly recommended. This hotel is a paradise for foodies.

The hotel staff is polite and room service is super quick. Absolutely enjoyed my stay at this beautiful luxurious property in the heart of Delhi 🙂

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Indo-Persian Mughlai food at its best in Delhi NCR

Ordered dinner from The Mughal Secret. Their menu is inspired from the age old cookbooks of Indo-Persian Mughal empire and prepared by their expert and skilled chefs to deliver royalty in every bite. They deliver food within Delhi NCR. Tried few dishes as mentioned below:

Mutton Seekh Kebab – Minced mutton spiced well and cooked on the seekh. These kebabs were super scrumptious. MUST TRY!!

Chicken Cheese Kebab – Succulent pieces of chicken thigh marinated well with herbs and cheese then roasted in oven loaded with cheese.

Laal Mass Darbari – Fiery lamb curry cooked in ground spices, with a burst of red chillies. Mutton was cooked to perfection with spices and meat was falling off the bone. Had this with Garlic Naan.

Murgh Patiyala – Huge pieces of chicken cooked with a blend of flavorful blend of spices, onion, tomato and eggs. This tasted amazing with their Warqi Paratha. MUST TRY!!

The Mughal Secret’s food quality and quantity is highly commendable! Everything is made fresh and delivered hot. Will surely try more dishes from them.

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Quick & Easy Besan Pakode Recipe | Potato Fritters

Recipe to make Paneer, Palak, Onion, Aloo Besan Pakode, a simple and easy snack recipe at home which is quick to make.

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