Pump up the pulses to control diabetes — Nutrition Centre, The Ismaili

The fibre, complex carbohydrates and protein in pulses are a great combination for satisfying hunger and keeping you full, helping you to eat less overall and preventing your blood sugar from spiking too often. Photo: Licensed from CanStockPhoto Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and usually occurs in people over 40….

Start the new year healthy with SMART goals — Nutrition Centre, The Ismaili

Set goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely — otherwise known as SMART goals. Copyright: TheIsmaili.org The start of a new year is a time for reflection and new beginnings, especially after the holiday season. If you plan to make improvements to your lifestyle habits, whether by being more active or cooking more healthily,…

Solid foods can be more satisfying – Nutrition Centre, Ismaili org

This article is part of a series by the Ismaili Nutrition Centre that examines evidence-based studies published in scientific journals, and distills what they mean to our readers. Colourful, delicious, and nutritious: pea and bean salad is a great source of fiber and protein, and it makes for a great snack or meal. Photo: Olly…

The Ismaili Org: Sport nutrition basics — how to win at any sport

Good food choices support intensive training while limiting risk of injury and illness. Photo: Naveed Osman When talented, well-trained and enthusiastic athletes meet in competition, attention to detail can make all the difference between defeat and victory. What you eat and drink affects how well you train and whether you can compete at your best….

Healthy ageing isn’t all about wrinkles!- The Ismaili News

  Keeping active helps maintain your mental and physical health. Photo: Barkatali Kerai By 2033, nearly one third of the United Kingdom population will be aged 60 years or older. We are living longer — thankfully — but it’s not much fun having those extra years if you suffer from conditions that hamper your quality…

What others are saying about the Ismaili Nutrition Centre of UK

Food Standards Agency (UK) The Ismaili Nutrition Centre is an excellent means to provide information on how much fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar is in South Asian family favourites, and how to make them healthier. The website is user-friendly, informative, and provides practical ideas for helping people to improve the balance of their diet,…

Nutrition Centre receives accolades from healthcare professionals at Midlands launch event – The Ismaili

Dr Rowan Hillson, National Clinical Director for Diabetes, samples a healthy version of Chicken Tikka prepared from a Nutrition Centre recipe. Photo: Sadruddin Verjee “The British Dietetic Association proudly supports the excellent work of The Ismaili Nutrition Centre,” declared Andy Burman, the Association’s Chief Executive Officer at the Midlands Launch of the Nutrition Centre. Professionals…

Reduce your blood cholesterol during National Cholesterol Week

Source: The Ismaili ***** Have you had your cholesterol checked recently? Now is the time. Cholesterol is the biggest single risk factor for heart disease, and cholesterol testing is a good way to highlight that risk. This week in the United Kingdom has been designated National Cholesterol Week (13 – 19 September), and national charity…

One year on, the Ismaili Nutrition Centre looks ambitiously towards the future

Source: The Ismaili ***** The Ismaili Nutrition Centre was officially launched last summer in London by Geoff Dessent, Deputy Director of Health and Wellbeing in Health Improvement and Protection at the United Kingdom Department of Health. Since its debut, the site has grown in size and enjoyed wide recognition. New recipes and articles are added…

When it’s sunny, top up your vitamin D – The Ismaili

You may think you eat a good variety of foods, and that’s great for your health. But did you know that the best way to get vitamin D is to be out in the sunshine? When you expose your skin to the sun, your body makes vitamin D from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most…