Principles involved in planning a balanced diet for your family, including children, healthy adults, and people with health risks including diabetes type 2, high blood pressure or cholesterol etc.
FHI Balanced diet plan for Indians for a healthy lifestyle
The ForHealthyIndia diet plan is a Balanced Diet Plan, incorporating the food habits of Indians, who eat ‘dal chawal/roti’ based diet, often rich in carbohydrates and deficient in proteins, vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins and minerals: how to get enough in your Indian diet?
original Vitamin and mineral deficiency in Indians Vitamin and deficiencies are quite common in Indian population, as per the data of National Institute of Nutrition.
Bad diet habits of Indians: what changes are needed?
Bad diet habits of Indians: what do we need to eat less of? India is often called the ‘world capital’ of diabetes and lifestyle diseases and Indian diet patterns has specific risks associated with these diseases.
Dietary fats and oils: which are good fats and bad fats
Dietary fats: what functions do they serve in the body? Dietary fats and oils are important components of human diet, and providing energy.
Protein functions and requirements
Proteins are major structural and functional components of human body.
Many proteins are enzymes that catalyze biochemical reactions and are vital to metabolism.
Carbohydrates functions and types: good carbs, bad carbs and dietary fiber
Carbohydrates, or carbs, are one of the three macro nutrients that provide energy for body functions. In fact, for most Indians they provide more than 2/3 rd of total food calories!
Nutrition facts: what are macro and micro, essential and nonessential nutrients?
Nutrients are substances in foods that are used by the body for growth, maintenance, and energy. Nutrients are classified as macronutrients and micronutrients, depending on the amounts that we need in our daily food.
Indian food and diet patterns: pros and cons
India is a big and diverse country, therefore the term ‘Indian Diet Patterns’ may seem like an unfair generalization. Also the two sides of India the relatively underprivileged ‘Bharat’ and the affluent ‘India’ behave quite differently
For Healthy India Diet choices for young and old Indians
Indian food habits and Indian cooking styles are different from the western world, therefore international diet or menu plans meant for healthy adults and children as well as for people with diabetes, heart risks such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol etc. are often difficult for Indians to follow
Diet and nutrition: what makes a healthy diet
Diet’ is a much abused term, which has come to mean ‘eating less to lose weight’, but the real definition of diet would be the food that you eat every day.