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Payal Ahuja

Payal Ahuja
Payal Ahuja is a Mumbai-based dietician and consultant. She conducts workshops on lifestyle management and weight management programmes on TV. Ahuja is also IPC-certified auditor for ISO-9001:2000, and author of the book, Combating Childhood Obesity.
Stuffed mushrooms with walnuts recipe

Stuffed mushrooms with walnuts

This exotic dish made with mushrooms and walnuts is packed with nutrition and taste

Health benefits of nutmeg (and a safety alert)

Nutmeg is a spice loaded with healing properties. But you must use it wisely to savour its taste as well as enjoy its health benefits

What’s in an olive?

Exotic charm and benefits for your heart

A walnut a day

Having a walnut every day keeps you sharp, fit and in good shape

Oregano: the versatile herb

The Mediterranean herb not just makes for good pizza seasoning, but adds flavour to a variety of dishes and has amazing curative properties

Kadi Patta: Long live the curry leaves

Curry leaves are healthy and play a significant role in adding flavour to food

Eat to your heart’s content

Heart problems can be prevented or minimised by adopting a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle

Little children’s diet

Healthy eating habits in growing children will ensure that they grow into strong adults

Pomegranate: Rubies for your palate

The not-so-popular pomegranate is actually a wonder-fruit

16 foods to prevent and protect

A healthy diet provides the right mix of nutrients, that are required to boost and maintain our immune system.


Until the pandemic is declared to be over always:

  • Wear a proper face mask when stepping out
  • Maintain a distance of six feet
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently; Use a hand-sanitiser when outdoors

If you have COVID-19 or suspect that you do, but have mild symptoms, including mild fever, tiredness, dry cough or sore throat, you should self-quarantine right away.