Research indicates that eating certain foods can help lower your risk of several diseases.
Vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals, contain fiber, have no cholesterol, and are low in fat and calories. They’re a great source of phytochemicals, substances that appear to help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Eat a variety to get all the health benefits.
Fruits are filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.
Except for a few, such as avocado and coconut, they’re virtually free of fat. Fruits are a major source of flavonoids, substances that may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Choose a variety of fruits to get the most health benefits.
Plant sources of omega-3 include canola oil, flaxseed (ground and oil), soybeans and walnuts (whole and oil).
Eating whole grains may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. In addition to the more familiar whole-grain breads and cereals, add variety to your diet with barley (Jav), brown rice, broken wheat, millet(Ragi, Bajra), Rajgaro, Ravo (Sauji) ,whole-wheat pasta etc.
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