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Proper Quality, Quantity Of Fat Is Must To Avoid Weight Gain: Nutritionist

Nutritionist Pooja Makhija emphasizes on consuming fats in both reasonable quantity and quality to avoid unnecessary weight gain. She says consuming the wrong kind and improper amount of fat makes one overweight. According to Makhija, one must consume 20% of her/his daily calorie-intake from fats that come from natural foods, and avoid bad fats (processed, refined and boxed foods). She added considerable fat-consumption is necessary for… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 03:42 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Nutritionist, Pooja Makhija, Good Fats, Bad Fats, Processed Food

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Drinking Cold Water Does Not Increase Body Weight: Nutritionist

Nutritionist Pooja Makhija suggested that one must drink water no matter if it is cold or hot. Busting myth that drinking cold water causes weight gain, she cited a medical journal and explained that, in reality, it helps in losing weight. Moreover, she also said drinking water in the morning helps in flushing out bacteria and harmful toxins from the body. Besides, intake of sufficient water can normalise blood pressure and prevent low… read-more

Sat, 30 Jan 2021 - 08:25 AM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Cold Water, Nutritionist, Pooja Makhija, drinking water, benefits

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Nutritionist Debunks Myth Of Eating Rice Or Roti For Weight Loss

In a run for better weight-losing grain, nutritionist Pooja Makhija has debunked some common myth about rice and roti. Pooja said preference of rice over wheat or vice-versa largely depends on suitability. Some find rice less filling than wheat, which causes over-eating and fat-gain. Meanwhile, perception of roti as something difficult to digest refrains people from eating more, thus associating it with weight-loss. She emphasized, "culprit… read-more

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 10:30 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Rice, Wheat, Pooja Makhija, Health

Courtesy: The Indian Express