FHI Food Tips

Easy to implement tips on eating healthy, which you can follow one at a time or all at once, as you like!

Instant noodles and instant oats: a comparison

We are seeing a war for your breakfast and snack bowl between oats and instant noodles! In the print media and TV, The companies making savory oat breakfasts are openly talking about how their product is healthier than instant noodles.

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Deep fried food -how unhealthy?

Deep fried food are very popular street food and snacks in India. Many, if not most of our national food obsessions such as samosa, kachori, jalebi, bhajiye, namkeen etc are fried food items.

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High protein diet for Indian vegetarians

Recent surveys in India have revealed that the protein content in Indian diet is inadequate in a sizable population. It is important therefore, for Indians, to find out how to get a high protein diet from usual Indian food stuff.

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Daily fat intake: calculate for your family using FHI calculator

Are we getting too much oil or fat in diet? This is a cause of concern for most of us, especially for people who are trying to lose weight! The diet log apps or food fat calculators are not accurate in the Indian scenario because of our eating habits.

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Health benefits of nuts when added to vegetarian diet

Nuts are considered very healthy food in today’s nutrition world and are part of the DASH diet, one of the healthiest diet in the world.

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Artificial sweeteners: safe or unsafe?

Many of us want to use artificial sweeteners in place of sugar, but are hesitant to do so.  Some of us want to give our children Diet Coke instead of Coke, but the bottle itself says not safe for children, so what do we do?

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Healthy food grains list for Indians to include in their diet

India is one of the biggest producers of a variety of food grains and millets, but in most affluent households of India the staple food grains are only rice and wheat.

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Buy healthy food by reading the nutrition labels

There has been very little regulation of food industry till recent past, therefore food manufacturers did not provide relevant information. But the situation is changing fast!

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Know your non veg protein food options in Indian food

Animal protein sources or meat proteins were considered superior to plant proteins sources because they are not dense sources of high quality protein.

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Comparison of rice and wheat: staples of indian diet

In India rice and wheat in diet are the major source of carbohydrates, as you know already. What may come as a surprise is that they are major source of proteins, some vitamins and minerals as well.

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Fruits & Vegetables: myths about their consumption busted!

Adults may need 5-12 servings of fruits and vegetables, depending on their total calorie requirement for the day; but at the very least five servings of fruits and vegetables need to be eaten.

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Tips for choosing the healthiest cooking oil

The healthiest cooking oil in not one but a mixture of cooking oils. Using a mix of oils will help your family get the different fatty acids MUFAs, PUFAs (including omega 3 fats) and SFAs in right amount.

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Tips for adding protein rich foods in Indian diet

Indians eat less protein than the western populations, our traditional protein sources, eg. dal (pulses) are not as protein dense as animal products or soy products consumed liberally in eastern countries.

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Milk and milk products: tips for healthy intake in diet

Adults need at least 300 ml and children at least 500ml of milk/curd per day for calcium needs of the bone, unless calcium is provided otherwise by supplements.

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Tips for healthy carbohydrate intake for Indians

Carbohydrates in food include grains/grain products, pulses, fruits/vegetables and sugar or sugar based drinks. To ensure healthy carbohydrate intake, you have to eat less of simple sugar based food stuff/drinks and more of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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