Dt. Arpita Agarwal

Nutritionist Fitness consultant in Kota, Ganpati Nagar, Bundi Road, Kota , India

http://arpitanutriplus.zest.md

About Me

I am Arpita Agarwal, Practicing dietician and Personal fitness consultant.

I have been associated with various medical organizations for more than 19 years and therefore have vast experience of dietary requirements of Hypertensive patients, Heart patients and patients who have undergone Bypass surgery, Diabetic patients, Children aged 1 to 16 years, New mothers and Weight loss needs of obese men, women and students. Presently working as Chief Dietitian with leading hospital BVPH and Research Centre.

For years as a DIETITIAN and later on as personal fitness expert, I used to see many people struggle with weight issues, cholesterol problems and diabetes, and I wondered why we can not have a simple and effective program which is fun to follow. How could I advise a program to my patients which was so difficult and boring that even I could not have done it? I always wondered is it not possible to create a health program which is personalized, simple to follow and fun.

Out of this dream, what emerged IS ARPITA'S NUTRITION PLUS in year 2011, my health centre at Ganpati Nagar, KOTA, Rajasthan. I am giving various offline as well as online diet (e-service) services.

Nutritionist Arpita's Nutrition Plus is unique in many ways e.g.

  • In my guidance you will choose your food but No burden to eat food which you donot like at all.
  • No crash diets which leads to serious imbalance of nutrition in your body.
  • You will learn the techniques to choose food intelligently even during festivals, celebrations (Birthday,Marriage, Kitty parties etc.)
  • Your exercise schedule will be quite appropriate to your needs and capability to perform them.
  • No strict regime but flexible and fitting to the atmosphere at your home.

The idea is to avoid generalized diets, starvation or boring solutions, or any gimmicks, instead work with the client to first understand the nutritional and fitness needs of the person and then make customized solutions.  

 "Being optimistic and a Positive attitude is the first step to achieve a good health and lifestyle."

My Blogs

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    6 super foods …..to power brain

    By: Arpita Agarwal

    6 super foods ...to power brain Now a days we have to keep our mind active to perform so many tasks at a time.People need to recall passwords, mobile numbers, appointments, answering mails etc. An active brain is only remedy to do so. If our mind is sluggish and our memory fading, an effective antidote for this mental malaise may be as close as our kitchen.Food fuel the brain, and without the proper balance of nutrients they supply,brain heath and functioning may decline. Incorporate these 6 super foods may be especially nourishing for brain cells. 1.BROCCOLI             Vegetables classified as cruciferous, such as broccoli, cabbage,cauliflower brussels sprouts,kale and other members of the cabbage family are packed with antioxidant,vitamins,minerals and phytonutrients that help in protecting brain tissue from toxins.        About half-cup a day consumption of above listed vegetables showed slower rates of cognitive decline and better memory performances. 2. BLUE AND PURPLE BERRIES Purple grapes,blueberries and other berries with dark colored skin are all excellent sources of antioxidant and anthocyanin,compounds that help protect brain cells from toxins,improve use of glucose in the brain,promote signaling between neurons and decrease inflammation.       Two-and-a-half cups of berry juice is sufficient to imprve memory and cognitive performance. 3.OLIVE OIL Healthy fats are important to the brain,60% of whichis composed of fat.Olive oil is source of monounsaturated fats that help maintain the structure and flexibility of brain cell membranes and protect the brain against age related damage. 4.KIDNEY BEANS The carbohydrate in kidney beans and other legumes provide glucose to fuel the brain,and the fibre which slows the absorption of glucose,helping maintain stable levels of energy and support alertness and concentration over time. Beans contain high levels of antioxidants,iron and other nutrients, including thiamin,which help facilitate proper nerve and memory function. 5.COFFEE AND TEA These brews are not only eye-openers;they are brain boosters as well.Both are source of caffeine,a stimulant that in moderation amounts can improve attention and alertness.Moderate consumption of coffee-two to three cups a day in middle age lowers the risk of dementia and two or more cups of green tea daily reduces risk of mental decline in older adults. 6.SPINACH Dark leafy greens such as spinach,kale and turnip greens are rich in iron.Iron facilitates the brain%u2019s production of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin,which are involved in learning and memory. Studies have shown that people who are iron deficient score lower on tests of short term memory,attention and verbal learning than those with healthy iron stores.  

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    lustrous locks

    By: Arpita Agarwal

    lustrous locks! Foods for marvellous mane....                           Your hair is your crowning glory.The secret to thick,strong,shiny tresses is not an expensive shampoo or a fancy salon treatment.It is all about right eating. Protein:The building blocks As hair is made of protein, ensuring you have enough protein in your diet is crucial for making hair strong and healthy. If you are not consuming enough protein in your diet, your hair is likely to become dry, brittle and weak. Extremely low protein diets may result in hair loss. Good sources    -    Choose chicken, turkey, fish, dairy products and eggs as excellent sources of protein along with vegetarian sources such as legumes and nuts,wide range of dietary amino acids essential for keratin production and healthy hair. Keep the complex carbohydrates coming No carb or low carb diets affect hair    health.Not consuming carbohydrates may work for weight loss but lead to significant hair loss. Good sources -   Whole grain breads,brown rice, wholemeal pasta,whole wheat or gram flour and millets such as ragi, jowar, bajra and oats. Maintain the right iron levels Iron is an especially important mineral for hair and too little iron (anaemia) is a major cause of hair loss. When iron levels (serum ferritin) fall below a certain point, you may experience anaemia.Thus disrupts the nutrient supply to the follicle,affecting the hair growth cycle and may result in shedding. Good sources- Animal products such as red meat, chicken and fish provide iron with a high bioavailability, meaning the iron is readily available to the body. Vegetarians can raise their iron stores by including lentils, spinach and other leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, kale and salad greens.   Vitamin C Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron so foods high in vitamin C are good to eat in conjunction with iron-rich foods. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant so is used readily by the body. Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the hair shafts. Good sources-  Blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes.   Vitamin A Vitamin A is needed by the body to make sebum. Sebum is an oily substance created by our hairs sebaceous glands and provides a natural conditioner for a healthy scalp. Without sebum we may experience an itchy scalp and dry hair. Good sources- Include animal products and orange/yellow coloured vegetables which are high in beta-carotene (which makes vitamin A) such as carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.   Vitamin E The sun can damage our hair just like it can damage our skin so ensure you eat foods rich in vitamin E to provide protection for your hair. Good sources-   Nuts are nutritional powerhouses, providing zinc and selenium as well as vitamin E so try to include them as part of a balanced diet.Healthy oils such as olive,coconut,sesame and flexseed are also plays an important role.     Biotin Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin. Too little biotin can cause brittle hair and may lead to hair loss. Good sources- Include biotin rich foods such as whole grains, liver, egg yolk, soy flour, peanuts, almonds, salmon, avocados, and low fat cheese.   Zinc Zinc involved in hair growth.Low levels of zinc can cause hair loss,slow growth and dandruff. Good sources -  Fortified cereals and whole grains are a good source of zinc along with oysters, beef,eggs ,most nuts,peanut butte,wheat germ and fat-free yoghurt. Natural treatments Make your own hair mask for a deep, nourishing treatment every two weeks. Whisk an egg yolk and mix with half a mashed avocado and a spoonful of honey. Massage onto damp, clean hair and leave for 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

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    Eat Peanuts Daily:One Small Change, Many Health Benefits

    By: Arpita Agarwal

    A Handful Against Heart Disease... An Ounce a Day. . . Keeps Extra Pounds At-Bay... Food and eating can be an enjoyable thing,   often   times   too   enjoyable.  As  waistlines  expand  and  chronic diseases including heart disease and diabetes rise, more and more people are  having  to  closely  monitor  their food  intake,  with  the  goal  of  losing weight.  One difficulty with this is that certain health foods are often seen as bland, boring or unsatisfying.  Peanuts and peanut butter have been shown to keep you satisfied so you naturally reduce eating extra calories throughout the day and do not crave empty   calories. When you eat a handful of peanuts each  day,  you  are  feeding your body a rich source of plant protein, fiber, and nutrients that are thought to contribute to keeping you satisfied, helping to keep calories in check and manage weight.Researchers conclude that what ultimately leads to successful weight loss is the ability to follow an eating pattern that is satisfying,  accessible  and affordable.  Peanuts and peanut butter provide these characteristics in addition, to being nutrient-rich with great taste. They compose sufficient levels of mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), especially oleic acid. MUFA helps lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and  increases HDL or "good cholesterol%u201D level in the blood. Peanut kernels are good source of dietary protein; compose fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth and development. 100 g of peanuts provide about 85% of RDI of niacin, which contribute to brain health and blood flow to brain.    

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    Power Breakfast during exams for children

    By: Arpita Agarwal

    It is exam time and we should take our food seriously during this period. Do you often skip breakfast when you are nervous before an exam? You don%u2019t think that breakfast can help in enhancing your performance before or during the crucial test? However, the better the fuel your brain gets, better you perform in your board exam. A breakfast or morning meal can energize your system, improve your alertness and steer you through the tough exam hours. Many teenagers skip breakfast to lose weight as it seems to be an easy method to do so. But this surely isn%u2019t a great idea. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal or nibble on high-calorie snacks to curb the hunger. People tend to accumulate more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat more frequent and small meals. Without eating breakfast, you%u2019re more vulnerable to cravings and less likely to make healthy choices in the morning and throughout the day. That%u2019s a disaster %u2014 whether you%u2019re on a diet or just eating for good health. Children, when they do not eat a good breakfast, become tired in school and have shorter attention spans, especially late in the morning. By having breakfast, children are more likely to get the vitamins and minerals they need. Also, children who don%u2019t eat a good breakfast tend to eat more junk food during the day -- snacks that are high in fat and sugar and low in nutritional value. Eating healthy breakfast gives a physiological and psychological advantage. If children skip breakfast%u2014they lose focus and concentration. Breakfast  improves mental performance and concentration when your prepare for or write your exams. So you still have time. Incorporate these healthy breakfast options to crack the exams with aplomb. The healthy breakfast choices will be - 1.    Any fiber rich cereal like wheat / oats porridge/ multigrain cereal/ Indian breads with 1-2% fat milk or yogurt, fruits and nuts. 2.    Choose the food that the child enjoys. For example, a chapatti roll filled with vegetables and soya chunks/ paneer or simply pick up a high fiber cereal like oats or musseli (not sugarcoated) with milk , nuts and some fruits or a whole wheat cheese cucumber sandwich, which is both quick and healthy. 3.     Wholegrain cereal with milk and glass of orange juice. 4.    Wholemeal bread toasted with chopped banana and glass of milk. 5.    Yogurt Fruit-Granola Parfait. 6.    Protein Smoothie. 7.    Oatmeal with Berries.   8.    Scrambled Eggs with Whole Wheat Toast. Keep convenient foods on hand, such as yogurt, fruit, cheese, instant oatmeal. Have your child eat %u2018breakfast-to-go%u2019 on the bus, in the car, or while walking to school, if hard pressed for time in the morning. Remember, well begun is half done.      

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