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Nutrition is a basic human need and a prerequisite to a healthy life. Variety in food is not only the spice of life but, also the essence of nutrition and health. Nutrients that we obtain through food have vital effects on physical growth and development, maintenance of normal body function, physical activity and health. A diet consisting of foods from several food groups provides all the required nutrients in proper amounts. The dietary guidelines emphasise promotion of health and prevention of disease of all age groups, thus aiding to achieve adequacy in all nutrients and also to prevent deficiency diseases.

GENERAL GUIDE

  • Eat variety of foods to ensure a balanced diet
  • Avoid overeating to prevent overweight and obesity
  • Ensure the use of safe and clean foods
  • Adopt right pre-cooking processes and appropriate cooking methods
  • Drink plenty of water and take beverages in moderation
  • Minimise the use of processed foods rich in salt, sugar and fats
  • Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits
  • Ensure moderate use of edible oils and animal foods and very less use of ghee/ butter/vanaspati
  • Ensure provision of extra food and healthcare to pregnant and lactating women
  • Promote exclusive breastfeeding for six months and encourage breastfeeding till two years or as long as one can
  • Feed home-based semi-solid foods to the infant after six months
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate diets for children and adolescents, both in health and sickness
  • Exercise regularly and be physically active to maintain ideal body weight
  • Restrict salt intake to minimum
  • Include micronutrient rich foods in the diets of elderly people to enable them to be fit and active

Healthy Cooking Habits

  • Fruits are best eaten raw
  • Meats, fish and poultry should be baked, grilled and occasionally sauté
  • Beans must be sprouted or cooked
  • Veggies should be steamed and occasionally stir fried
  • Microwaving may destroy B6 vitamins
  • Overcooking might remove micronutrients from food, hence steaming, boiling, grilling or baking is comparatively better
  • At BR Life, We
  • Promote therapeutic diets and ensure regular monitoring, assess and optimise nutritional status based on the patient's medical condition
  • Ensures high quality meals served to the patients by monitoring sanitation and safety standards in food setting
  • Develop diet plans and counsel patients on special diet modifications both for IP and OP
  • Provide ongoing education in all aspects related to the nutritional effects on health

Diet Consultation Available For

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Renal dysfunction
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Obesity/underweight
  • Pregnancy and lactation [antenatal & postnatal]
  • Weight management
  • Gastrointestinal diseases/disorders
  • Group/family diet consultations
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Hospitals

SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital
SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital

Location: Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru – 560098, Karnataka, India

Phone No: +91 806 766 6766
Kalinga Hospital
Kalinga Hospital

Location: NALCO Nagar, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Phone No: +91 674 230 0570
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