Weekly FAQ Series

By Nmami Agarwal     08-Aug 2019

Weekly FAQ Series

We are here with our next Weekly FAQ Series on the basis of our constant viewer’s questions and user queries. In this series, we present answers to the frequently asked question over our various social media channels. Hope this weekly questions and answers series will help sort your concerns related to health. To ask more about health, nutrition and food you can comment down below at the end of this FAQ post or reach to us on any of our social media network

Can I lose weight by only exercising?

Firstly, if we go by statistics, weight loss is a result of 75% diet and 25% exercise. Though exercise is an important part of our lifestyle but depending just on exercising for weight loss is not going to work since weight loss involves much more efforts than just exercising, because it’s not all about burning the calories. So, if you think that you can indulge in junk food then you can easily burn those calories at gym so it’s not possible because your food intake accounts for 100% of the energy that goes into your system and exercise only burns off less than 10- 30% of it. So, this clearly highlights the big discrepancy and definitely points that burning off all your dietary intake is not easy and completely possible with exercising alone. It is better to focus more on a healthy and balanced diet along with exercise than solely depending on exercise.

Why does the body weight keep fluctuating?

First let’s understand what actually body weight is. So, body weight is not just the measurement of fat present in the body but also comprises the weight of your organs, bones, muscles, fluid and waste. So, when you’re dehydrated, you weigh less, but that doesn’t imply that you are healthier. And when it comes to fluctuations in body weight there are number of factors which contribute in this fluctuation mainly increased consumption of water might show hike in your weight the next morning or increased consumption of sodium by means of packaged foods which often contain high amounts of sodium or salt which leads to water retention so, your weight may fluctuate for a while. Also, in women often just days before starting with menstrual cycle, you may experience weight gain due to water retention and bloating, which becomes normal on starting with your periods. So, if you feel your weight fluctuates a lot, try keeping a week’s gap between measuring your weight and do not measure your weight daily!

Can eating white rice lead to weight gain? Which rice is better-brown, white, or black?

Eating white rice can lead to weight gain is just a myth as there is no proof to this statement because its not just about eating white rice but it depends on the amount you eat and the lifestyle you follow. So, it’s not the rice but the quantity that makes you fat. Weight gain occurs when the number of calories you consume exceeds the amount used as a fuel for activities or metabolism. Also, there are more than 20,000 varieties of rice and each variety has shown differences in their calorie content. When it comes to varieties of rice, white rice lacks the husk, germ and the bran layer also it is polished so, brown rice is a better alternative since it’s a whole grain rice, chewier than white rice and more nutritious, containing magnesium, iron, thiamine and zinc. When it comes to black rice it provides with highest amount of protein per 100 grams amongst all. Also, has low glycaemic index so, good for diabetic patients too. So, the bottom line is include all varieties of rice in your diet, but with a portion control.

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The questions followed in Weekly FAQ Series are all the compilation of our viewers/followers’ questions and lately customized to portray in the question and answers series accordingly. The presented content offer/provide the generic advice/information only. We do not suggest/recommend the listed answers to substitute with any qualified medical prescription and opinion. Request you to always consult a doctor or specialist in extreme cases and illness.

 

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Media Update @idiva
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It's so easy to put it on, but  so difficult to take it off! Weight management is something that we ALL need to worry about. Our latest article in idiva tells you why.
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Recipe Alert
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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of

coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple

sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value

Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally

occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric

acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour

¼ fresh coconut

1 tablespoon Jaggery

1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut

Pinch of cardamom powder

Nuts (optional)

Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal

Carbs- 28.6 grams

Protein- 1.9 grams

Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom

powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your

hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

Over to you

Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for

your near and dear ones.
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Blog Alert
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Monsoon brings along rain of jubilation which soars one’s vehemence to cloud high, but this finite elation may have adverse effects to your precious locks. During rainfall hair’s chemical structure makes it unusually sensitive to airborne hydrogen, forming bonds, and swells until the smooth cuticle erupts to make them frizzy. Damp hair may lead to many other problems too. Another reason that worsens the problem is the presence of environmental pollutants in rainwater that intensifies the fungal infections on the scalp that weakens roots and causes hair fall. Even if you are not directly exposed to rainfall, still it is a task to dry hair after a shower due to the prevalent humidity.

So, here are some Indian/ Ayurvedic remedies to your rescue! Have a look.

Aloe vera juice
Aloe vera is an ingredient known to make your system clean. It is commonly used in Ayurveda for its innumerable health benefits. It’s high on alkaline properties- vital in balancing the PH levels of your hair which in return stimulates hair growth and strength.

Directions: Aloe vera can be both, consumed and applied so, you can have fresh and homemade aloe vera juice in the morning with lukewarm water. Also, its pulp can be directly applied to the scalp. Apply and leave it for 1-2 hours then rinse it with lukewarm water.

Methi seeds (Fenugreek)
Methi is a miracle herb for promoting hair growth that also adds life to your deadlocks. It’s rich in hormone antecedents which help in revitalizing damaged hair follicle thus, strengthens the hair and adds immunity to prevent damage and breakage of the hair.
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Recipe Alert
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Amla scientifically called Phyllanthus emblica or more commonly Indian gooseberry. It can be put to innumerable uses like in culinary, shampoos, hair oils and in ayurvedic medicines. This amla churna or powder can be put to many uses like it can be taken with water for wonderful results, make amla tea using this powder, add it to curries, or consume with lemon and honey.

Nutritional Values

Amla has high contents of ascorbic acid (vitamin-c) flavonoids, Ellagic acid and Gallic acid. It helps in reducing blood sugar level in the body. High in digestive fibre content. Prevents hair loss and greying of hair. Helps in curing sore throat and prevents constipation.

Ingredients

200 grams amla

Calories- 116 kcal
Carbs- 27.4 grams
Proteins- 1 gram
Fats- 0.2 gram

Methods

After through washing, cut and dry the amlas in direct sunlight for few days till they are completely dry.

After the juice is evaporated completely, transfer the dried amla in a grinder and blend it coarsely.

Sift the amla powder through a sieve to achieve smooth powder.

Voila! Your home made amla powder is ready.

Store this powder in an airtight container.

Use every day as needed.

Over to you

Amla powder lasts for up to 6 months, so your efforts in this recipe will last for long, providing you with storehouse of nutrients and taking care of your various problems.
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Myth of the Day
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Sugar is the real culprit, so always check the labels thoroughly.
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