Lack of healthy options in diet recommendations lowering your patient's interest?

It's easier to make them switch to Low Gl atta.

Why is switching to AASHIRVAAD Sugar Release Control Atta important?

Noodles, vermicelli, refined flour breads, kulchas, and pao bread are being increasingly consumed. Refined carbohydrates are mainly rapidly digesting starches, which lead to higher postprandial glucose peak, a reported problem with Indians.

Reference: 1) Gulati S, Misra A. Abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes in Asian Indians: dietary strategies including edible oils, cooking practices and sugar intake. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2017;71:850–7

Easy swaps for healthy eating

With globalisation of the economy, our diets have undergone a change too. There is an increased consumption of easily available fast food and sugary beverages. Unhealthy meals with high calorie content, unhealthy fat, processed meat, and refined carbohydrates form a major part of the urban Indian diet. These changes in dietary patterns among people lead to excess body weight gain accompanied by increased mortality rates.

Thus, one of the biggest challenges can be to get patients to eat the right food. The first step is to ask your patients to make small changes in their diet. They can be asked to swap unhealthy food items in their meal with a healthy option, so that it doesn’t drastically affect their food habits. Food choices should be aimed at improving overall diet quality.2 They can substitute foods that are high in calories, fat, salt and sugars with healthier options that are low on calories and high on nutrients. They can include more servings of fruits and vegetables. Some of the common Indian food swap options that can be suggested are:

Food Swap Chart

The GI value of food is an important factor to take into account when choosing to eat healthy. Glycemic index (or GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood glucose levels after eating.4 The American Diabetes Association advises people to use the GI as a part of their nutritional management.

Aashirvaad Sugar Release Control Atta–the convenient food swap

Wheat rotis, a staple form of carbohydrates, feature prominently in the Indian meal plan.5 You can ask your patients to swap their regular atta with AASHIRVAAD Sugar Release Control atta. Low GI AASHIRVAAD Sugar Release Control atta releases its sugar slowly in the body and can be an important part of a healthy meal plan.

References: 1) Misra A, Rastogi Kavita, Joshi Shashank R. Whole grains and health: Perspective for Asian Indians. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India. 2009 Feb; 57(): 155-162. 2) National Institute of Nutrition. Dietary Guidelines for Indians – A manual. [internet]. 2011. [cited 2017 Jul 24]. Available from: http://ninindia.org/dietaryguidelinesforninwebsite.pdf