Indiana Hospital goes Health Conscious! Food Fit For Heart

Indiana Hospital goes Health Conscious! Food Fit For Heart

Mangaluru: There is a saying that “Too many Cooks will spoil the broth”, meaning to say that Too many persons involved in managing an activity can ruin it, as in Without a conductor, every player had an idea for how the music should go-too many cooks spoil the broth . This expression alludes to each of many cooks adding something to a soup, which finally tastes awful. It was already considered a proverb in 1575. But that wasn’t the case here at the “Healthy Food Contest” organized by Indiana Hospital-Mangaluru to mark World Heart Day on 29 September 2016, where a bunch of chefs/cooks had unleashed their cooking talents and had created some tasty and unique delicacies which were healthy and fit for the heart. For good health’s sake, run, jump, and shake. It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.‍

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World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year. World Heart Day is an annual event which takes place on 29 September every year. Each year’s celebrations have a different theme, reflecting key issues and topics relating to heart health. This year WHD theme is creating heart-healthy environments. Together with World Heart Federation members, World Heart Day spreads the news that at least 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) could be avoided if four main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol – are controlled.

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Speaking during the occasion on World Heart Day theme, Dr. Yusuf Kumble, Managing Director, Indiana Hospital & Heart Institute said, ” To mark WHD Indiana Hospital & Heart Institute Ltd – announces Free Weekly Cardiac Checkup Program for 1 year. We have started a Weekly Free Cardiac screening Program in the hospital. The objective is to create awareness about cardiac problems and early detection of any cardiac disease. The facilities provided are : Free Checkup will be held on every Friday of the month between 9.00 am to 11.00 am; Free BP, GRBS & ECG tests will be provided; and the Duration of the program is from 29/9/2016 – 28/9/2017 (1 year). For more details contact 0824 – 2880 880″.

CEO of Indiana Hospital – Keshavdas also spoke saying, “The main purpose of heart health programs like Healthy Heart Food contest and heart diseases campaigns are to make people aware of their unhealthy eating and no-exercise habits. Do what it takes to start, to have a healthy heart. ‍ Have a healthy heart, don’t delay or else you might live in dismay.‍ Minimize red meat to keep a healthy heart beat.‍ Take care of your heart, don’t let it fall apart. To feel good from your head to your feet keep a healthy heart beat. With a healthy heart..the beat goes on.”

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As part of the Heart Healthy food cooking contest, Ocean pearl had also participated to showcase the heart health food ( Grilled Mackrel, worm cocoa pudding, dark chocolate fantasy meticulously created by Chefs Sudarshan and Jeevan) which is served at Indiana Cafeteria by them and in their hotel, among many other participants. Some of the interesting delicacies with “heart-friendly” recipes prepared by the participants were : Oats Walnut Apple low fat-milk dessert; Bottle gourd juice by Swetha Naik, a freelancer ; Ragi Soup, Sesame juice, mixed fruit juice, Fresh veg dry fruits salad by Vidya, a lecturer at Roshini Nilaya; Masala Shourba, Palak Moon Baji, Taboule comprising of Pomegranate Tomato Theel sprouted moong by Sumayya Iqbal and Kamarunisha; Gajar Ki Kheer, Paneer Frankie, and Carrot Cucumber juice by Anitha Nath; Color Rice, Curry leaves chutney, Simmered salad, Veg Sabji, Flax seed Chappati by Ajith K; Salmon magic, Heat Beet juice comprising of beetroot and pomegranate, Twist dark chocolate by Klevitha Peter, Amreen Fathima and Supraja.

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The winners were – Amreen Fathima, Klevitha and Supraja 1st place; Vidya. 2nd place; and Kamarunisha. 3 rd place. The Judges were Sally Jose – HOD Nutrition Department (Kshema hospital, Debarath Mandal – Chef Ocean Pearl, and Radhika – Dietitian Indiana Hospital & heart institute Ltd. The prize distribution was done by Shreyal Shetty – Actor and Mr. Sameer PT, the COO at Indiana Hospital . Prizes included Cash Prize, Health check up vouchers, Certificates and other goodies. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Sameer PT – COO, and the event was compered by Mythreya A of HR dept.

In conclusion, The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work.‍ Think about it: Heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths worldwide than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. Without drugs or surgery. ‍ “A controlled carbohydrate lifestyle really prevents risk factors for heart disease.‍ ‍‍Keep the heart pumping so your mother wont be thumping. ‍You can’t beat a healthy heart. Lets have a Heart to Heart about Heart Disease. Put a stop to it before it stops you. Heart disease let’s defeat, Keep a healthy Heart Beat. It feels so sweet to have a healthy heart beat.”

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