The Ultimate INDIAN Diet Book

The Ultimate INDIAN Diet Book

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Item Code: IDG189
Author: RENU MAHTANI
Publisher: Macmillan India Ltd
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 1403924910
Pages: 173 (Color Illus: 8)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"
Weight 250 gm
About the Book:

Whether we live to eat or eat to live, this book covers the basis of life-our food and dietary habits. Though we are much more conscious of our health today, our lifestyle promotes poor health, chronic diseases and weight gain. Here is an asset for one and all, that harmonises modern dietetics with naturopathy principles of food and eating, keeping the Indian tastebuds in mind. The approach is simply yet scientific with user-friendly tips which are practical and answer many of the diet related queries:

· How to identify true hunger

· How to assess and improve the digestive capacity

· What should the eating habits be

· Which are the good and bad fats

· How do vegetarians get all the essential nutrients, e.g. Omega 3 fatty acids

· How to improve the eating habits of children

· Healthier cooking methods

· Which are the protective foods.

About the Author:

Dr. Renu Mahtani, M.D., is a physician practicing in Pune for the past 15 years. She is also a proficient Yoga Therapist, having been trained at various centres in India and abroad. She runs the "Wellness Health Care" centre where she conducts specialized sessions in Yoga and Pranayama for various ailments affecting modern India-diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, arthritis, migraine, etc.

She also conducts stress management workshops for corporates and lectures on various medico-social issues-AIDS awareness, physiological awareness in children, diet, etc.

CONTENTS

Forewordvii
Acknowledgementsxi
List of Illustrationsxv
PART I
CONCEPTS IN DIET AND NUTRITION
1. Introduction3
2. What is Health?5
3. Understanding Food9
4. What Does Food Contain?11
5. Antioxidants: Age and Disease Fighters37
6. Digestion: The Journey of Food40
7. Acidity: Too Much is Too Bad44
PART II
FOOD GROUPS AND HOW TO GET MAXIMUM BENEFITS
8. Vegetables: The Nutritional Powerhouse51
9. Fresh Fruits: The Complete Food63
10. Nuts and Seeds: Source of 'Good Fats'70
11. Oils and Fats: Good and Bad75
12. Pulses and Beans: Rich in Protein86
13. Cereals: The Energy Boosters93
14. Milk and Milk Products: The Debate101
15. Meat and Eggs: To Eat or not to Eat109
16. Sugar: Sweet but Deadly115
17. Fast Food: Its Ill Effects on Health119
18. The 'Not so Soft' Soft Drinks123
19. Vitamin Supplements127
20. Protective Foods129
PART III
DIGESTIVE CAPACITY AND EATING HABITS
21. Dietary Habits137
22. Improving Digestive Power140
23. When should You Eat?144
24. Body Rhythm and Digestion147
25. Eating Environment151
26. The Science of Eating154
27. Fasting is Good for the Body Too156
28. Water Habits158
29. Diet for All160
APPENDICES
Appendix I: Daily Dietary Checklist165
Appendix II: Diets for Special Interest Groups167
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