Monday, December 28, 2015


·       Iodine is an essential trace element that is vital for normal growth and development.

·       Iodine is present in large quantities in both marine plants and animals, including shellfish, deep water whitefish, and brown seaweed kelp.

·       Dulse (a form of seaweed), kelp also contain dietary iodine.

·       For vegetarians: garlic, lima beans, sesame seeds, soybeans, turnip greens, and spinach are rich in iodine. Iodized salt is another important source of iodine.

·       Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) for iodine
Birth-6 months
110 mcg*
110 mcg*

7-12 months
130 mcg*
130 mcg*

1-3 years
90 mcg
90 mcg

4-8 years
90 mcg
90 mcg

9-13 years
120 mcg
120 mcg

14-18 years
150 mcg
150 mcg
220 mcg
290 mcg
19+ years
150 mcg
150 mcg
220 mcg
290 mcg

·       Health benefits of iodine:

1. Controls body’s base metabolic rate.
2. Maintain optimal energy levels.
3. Forms healthy & shiny skin.
4. Boots immune system.
5. Stimulates hormonal activity.
6. Used as a cure for enlarged thyroid gland.
7. Prevents dangerous forms of cancer.

8. Flushes out chemical toxins.

-Major contributions: Shreya Singhal, Dietitian at LNF

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sweet (potato) for weight loss ???

Sweet potato help in weight loss
Nutrition content of 1 medium sweet potato
Nutritional facts
 Serving size:224g
134 calories
Dietary fiber
Sweet potato is a seasonal now days and it play a very important role in it is good for health help in weight loss. 

  1. As sweet potato is low in calorie content, so low calorie foods help in weight loss.
  2. Sweet potato are rich in fibers, they basically help in improving the digestion metabolism. 
  3. Water content is also high in sweet potato so fiber & water also make and keep feel fuller for longer so sweet potato help in reducing the weight by curbing appetitie and reducing the temptation to overeat.
  4. Sweet potato also have low glycemic index which means they help in stabilizing the blood sugar level and prevent the accumulation of belly fat , because unstable blood sugar levels may lead to insulin resistance, which may end up being a precursor to obesity.
  5. Anti-oxidant properties in sweet potato help in tackling the free radicals in our bodies and aids in weight loss
So make sweet potato a part of your regular diet.

Its nutritious and deserves to be a part of your regular diet if you want to lose weight.

With contributions from Shreya , dietian at LNF

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

#Winter fruits and Vegetables that help in #WeightLoss

Winter fruits and Vegetables for Weight Loss
Basically the fruits and vegetables with high fiber content, low calories, low #glycemic index help in weight loss.

Following are the winter fruits and vegetables:

·     Carrot
·     Radishes
·     Apple
·     Spinach
·     Beetroot
·     Mustard leaves
·     Fenugreek leaves
·     Orange

·     Turnips

Contributions by Shreya 
Dietitian at LNF