In a world full of dietary trends, fads, and self-proclaimed nutrition experts, the essence of proper nutrition often gets lost in the digital noise. This issue was at the forefront of discussions during a recent seminar held on the occasion of World Nutrition Week at Medicircle, hosted by Ms Smita Kumar. A panel of esteemed nutritionists gathered to shed light on the significance of nutrition in our lives and to debunk some of the myths surrounding food and health. Here's a snippet of their wisdom.
Do watch the whole webinar at Medicircle.
Nidhi Nigam highlights a pressing issue - the information overload in the nutrition space. In an era where social media has turned everyone into a self-proclaimed nutritionist, distinguishing between facts and fads can be challenging.
Chethana Nagesh discusses the rediscovery of Indian superfoods like ghee, coconut oil, turmeric, drumsticks, jackfruit, and amla. These staples have been a part of our diet for centuries, but it took Western research to remind us of their health benefits.
Geeta Premani reminds us of the synergy between turmeric and black pepper, which enhances the benefits of the former. This simple dietary tweak exemplifies the importance of understanding how different components of our diet can work together to boost our health.
Darshna Jain delves into the differences between cow ghee and buffalo ghee, shedding light on their impact on cholesterol levels. She also emphasizes the importance of adapting our diet to the seasons and local environments, a practice deeply rooted in Indian culture.
Kinjal Lodaya emphasizes the importance of sustainability in our dietary choices. As we face environmental challenges, our food choices can either harm or heal the planet. She advocates for the inclusion of millet in our diets and discusses the need for a strong mindset to resist unhealthy junk food.
Kushagra Ghogre highlights the connection between our mental state and our eating habits. He stresses the significance of cultivating positive thoughts during meals, as they can profoundly affect our overall health. Positive energy, he argues, is an essential ingredient in a healthy diet.
These insights from the seminar underscore the significance of World Nutrition Week and the need for informed dietary choices in today's world. To catch the whole seminar and gain a comprehensive understanding of nutrition's role in our lives, watch the entire seminar on Medicircle's YouTube channel. It's time to separate fact from fiction and embark on a journey towards healthier, more informed eating habits