Meet Your Dietitian @ Jupiter Hospital

Mrs. Ambika Nair is now available in morning as well as evening at Jupiter Hospital, Baner

New timings are 11.00 am – 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm (Monday- Saturday)

To book an appointment with her, please call us at 90112 56500 or  020 27992799

Address:

Jupiter Hospital,

Near Prathamesh Park, Pimple Nilakh Road, Baner, Pune – 411045

Phone – 020 – 27992799

Timings : 11 am – 2 pm and 6 – 9 pm (Mon- Sat)


 

Mrs. Ambika Nair, M.Sc,RD,CDE

VP (Co-Convener), IDA, Pune Chapter

Consultant Clinical Nutritionist, Jupiter Hospital

Certified Life Coach -Bliss Clinic


For more details, please visit www.mynutritionalneeds.com

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Mrs. Ambika Nair being elected as Co-Convenor (Vice President) Indian Dietetic Association

Congratulations! Mrs. Ambika Nair being elected as Co-Convenor (Vice President) Indian Dietetic Association, Pune Chapter for year 2019-2021

 

Mrs. Ambika Nair being elected as Co-Convenor (Vice President) Indian Dietetic Association

Mrs. Ambika Nair being elected as Co-Convenor (Vice President) Indian Dietetic Association

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Fast the healthy way

It’s the holy period as per Hindu calendar. Not just many festivals are celebrated now, but it is also an auspicious time for rituals and pujas. Shravan is that period of the year when many Hindus observe fasting. This year, the month of Shravan starts from August 3. To make your fast more manageable for you, here are a few things that you must take into consideration, with regard to your diet.

A complete fast reduces the metabolic rate hence it is recommended to eat healthy, especially small frequent meals. Fasting should aim at disciplining the food intake. Balance of nutrients has to be planned while sketching your diet for fasting for longer periods — carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and electrolytes should be present in right proportions.

Ambika Nair

Pune-based Ambika Nair, clinical nutritionist, director, My Nutritional Needs (nutrition consultancy services), says, “Those who fast for one or two days during Shravan, can consume fruits, fruit juices, lime juice with salt and sugar. Raw vegetable juices with a combination of apple, carrot, bottle gourd, coriander and mint with a dash of black salt, is a good detoxifier. It also hydrates the system with sufficient minerals. Those who fast for the entire month by taking only one meal a day are recommended to have milk, fruits or dry fruits for breakfast; vegetable juices, buttermilk for lunch; and one Bhakri with moong dal or a light khichadi made of rice and dal and a less spicy vegetable for dinner.”

During this time, consumption of lentils or dals, curd, milk provides protein and is generally recommended. A traditional diet is based more on starches, with preparations like Sabudana Khichadi, fried potatoes, sweet potatoes and deep fried dehydrated homemade starch-based foods. Nair, while speaking about traditional diet, remarks, “This is generally unhealthy. Fast has to be coupled with low-calorie foods. The method of cooking has to be healthy which involves baking, roasting, sauté or steaming instead of deep frying. Inclusion of 3-4 portion sizes of fresh seasonal fruits, milk, buttermilk, curd, cucumbers is recommended.”

If you want to give a miss to conventional recipes, you could try a few interesting dishes such as Varai Dosa with Cucumber Koshimbir, Varai Idli/ Upma/ Sheera, Rajgeera Ladoo or Rajgeera Flakes with milk or buttermilk, Aloo Chat with boiled potatoes and pomegranate seeds and saindhav salt, dates, and a handful of almonds or walnuts.

Nair tells us why one should abstain from consuming non-veg food during Shravan. She explains, “The microbial load in the environment is higher. Seasonal changes favour the growth of disease-causing organisms. Also owing to the seasonal changes, the gastrointestinal system slows down and therefore lighter and easy-to-digest foods are recommended. To conserve the body’s immunity and resist infections, non-veg foods must be avoided in Shravan. Another reason is that this is also the breeding season for the fish. According to traditional practices, this is a month of abstinence and people work on inner development of the mind and body, by practising ahimsa, satvik food and discipline, through food as a medium.”

This being monsoon time too, due to moisture, water-borne diseases spread because of micro organisms. Nair cites, “According to resources from Ayurveda, The Fire element (Agni) in the body decreases during this season, therefore, digestion of heavy foods like non-veg, too high protein foods kaddhanya (sprouts)/ legumes are generally avoided.”

Nair suggests a day’s fasting diet

– 6 am: Water (2 glasses)

– 6.30 am: Green Tea, with a dash of lime, honey and a pinch of cinnamon powder (1 cup)

– 8 am: Four almonds, 2 walnuts,  2 dates or mix fruits (1 bowl) and cow’s milk (200 ml)

– 10 am: Buttermilk/ Green Tea (2 glasses and 2 cups)

– 12 noon: Varai Idli/ Upma/ Sheera/ Varai Dosa and a cup of pomegranate seeds

– 4 pm: Rajgeera Laddoo (2) and one fruit

– 6 pm: Raw vegetable juice made of bottle gourd, tomato, coriander leaves, mint with black salt

– 8 pm: Mixed veg or cabbage or Moong Dal soup

– 10 pm: Milk (200 ml)

– Ambika Nair, clinical nutritionist,
director, My Nutritional Needs

(This article was published in Sakaal Times during the holy month of Shravan)

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Perk up post party

Clinical nutritionist Ambika Nair shares effective ways to re-energise post a party and what one must avoid in diet

Perk up post party

With the New Year’s round the corner, the cheerful and energetic are already in the party mood. Dancing all night, chattering with friends over drinks and food, and having a gala time completes a party for most youngsters.

Once you are back home though, you start complaining of exhaustion and body ache. So all you party animals out there, here’s how you can revamp your day’s diet and feel healthy, in spite of all the indulgences the previous night.

The long hours of partying ignoring your food habits, lack of hydration, effect of loud music, etc can cause symptoms like hangover headaches, achy muscles, nausea, and gastritis symptoms like acidity, indigestion, and so on. Ambika Nair, clinical nutritionist and director of My Nutritional Needs, shares useful tips to bring your system back to normal post party.


Water’s the best solution

 

When you are physically active, dancing all night, talking, and singing, you suffer mild dehydration, which can result in fatigue, achy muscles and can pose a threat to your urinary tract.

Nair says, “Alcohol is a diuretic and it dehydrates the system. Therefore replenishing the body water balance from time to time can prevent  severe post party fatigue. Along with water, the electrolytes such as sodium and potassium also need to be replaced by drinking electrolyte-rich solutions such as coconut water, fruit juices, ORS (Oral Rehydration Solution), herbal tea with mint leaves or ginger, and various smoothies, which help the body to restore its balance quickly.”

An average person drinks only about 3-4 glasses of water each day, while taking in roughly the same amount of dehydrating fluids such as coffee and cola. That’s a threat to the body in the long run, since every system in the body including the immune system depends on water for effective functioning. “Most research institutes of health services recommend that adults should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. You can consume water through fruits rich in water content, yoghurt, smoothies, and compensate the loss,” she remarks.

Ambika Nair, Clinical nutritionist

(This article originally published in Sakaal Times during new year eve.)

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Diet n Lifestyle for Software professionals – an interactive session at ENTERCOMS, Aundh

On 14 June, 2015,

Ambika Nair, had an interactive session about Diet n Lifestyle for Software professionals, at ENTERCOMS, Aundh, organised in alliance with ALMONDZ, an insurance company, and associated as a Corporate tie up with AIMS Hospital, Aundh, Pune.

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The session was conducted at the working premises of the company, in an informal way, with a questionnaire on “Rate your Health“, where each employee, were rated as per their health habits, and found where they stand, as of today.

Later a 1 hour talk on the right eating and nutrition habits was delivered, where all fads and myths on food and nutrition was revealed.

Emphasis was on the role of healthy eating habits, at workplace esp. For Software professionals, who are full time, spending their day, at one place, facing Computer.

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Fat or Sugar – The real enemy in Obesity? The OBECON -2015 Conference

Mrs. Ambika Nair, M.Sc, RD, CDE, Director of My Nutritional Needs, was a speaker in The OBECON – 2015 Conference, conducted by Laparo Obeso center, Pune, on 1-2 August, at HYATT Pune.

She spoke on the Debate topic – Fat or Sugar – The real enemy in Obesity?

Mrs. Shilpa Shirole, M.Sc, RD, spoke on the role of Sugar in Obesity.

Ambika Nair, emphasised on the Role of Visceral Fat, Trans Fats and MUFA in Metabolic Syndrome.

The conference was well attended by Doctors, Dietitians, and Specialists in Obesity treatment.

Here are some snapshots of conference:

Mrs. Ambika Nair during OBECON -2015 Conference

Mrs. Ambika Nair during OBECON -2015 Conference

Mrs. Ambika Nair spoke on Debate topic - Fat or Sugar?

Mrs. Ambika Nair spoke on Debate topic – Fat or Sugar?

The OBECON -2015 Conference

The OBECON -2015 Conference

Fat or Sugar - The real enemy in Obesity?

Fat or Sugar – The real enemy in Obesity?

Ambika Nair, emphasised on the role of Fat in Metabolic Syndrome

Ambika Nair, emphasised on the role of Fat in Metabolic Syndrome

Here are some snapshots of conference.

Here are some snapshots of conference.

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Healthy Eating habits for Pre schoolers and School going Children

Mrs.Ambika Nair, Director, My Nutritional Needs,Gave a lecture on Healthy Eating habits for Pre schoolers and School going Children on 25/7/2015,at KIDZEE, Baner, Pune.

Mrs.Ambika Nair gave a lecture on Healthy Eating habits for Pre schoolers and School going Children

Mrs.Ambika Nair gave a lecture on Healthy Eating habits for Pre schoolers and School going Children

Emphasis was given on the Role of Parents to initiate and inculcate right Eating habits in most crucial years of Growth and development of Children between 3-7 years of age.The session ended up as an interactive one ,with queries pouring in ,especially from Parents of Children who are fussy in food habits.

Programme on Healthy Eating habits at KIDZEE

Programme on Healthy Eating habits at KIDZEE

This programme was arranged by Shiskha Uday,an organisation affiliated,to DHFL, Pune,which conducts awareness programmes on Nutrition and Child development,in around 200 schools in Pune.

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