Food can work miracles! – Rakshita Mehra

June 21, 2021by Krati Jain0

Ms. Rakshita Mehra is a well-qualified nutritionist and dietitian. She holds a degree in B.Sc. Home Science with specialization in Food and Nutrition from Lady Irwin College (Delhi University). Currently, she’s pursuing her MSc. Food and Nutrition from Amity University, Noida. She has worked as an intern for 3 healthcare organisations; Safdarjung Hospital is one of them. She is the Founder and Director of a Health and Wellness company, Nutrishala. She came up with the idea of Nutrishala (Nutrition Ki Paathshala) 2 years down the line to educate people about correct and authentic nutrition and diet information. Ms. Mehra is a master in conducting webinars and workshops. Her work has been published in esteemed newspapers such as Hindustan Times, Dainik Savera Times. 

Ms. Mehra was a NEET aspirant; however, after a while she got aware of the fact that she didn’t want to pursue MBBS and after a lot of hustles got admission into Lady Irwin College under the course BSc. Home Science. With the passage of time she developed her interest in food and nutrition and after her internship her focus completely shifted towards the same. She started looking for opportunities and started an instagram page – @Nutrishala. Earlier, nutrishala was just a health and wellness initiative on instagram whereas it has now become a registered healthcare company and is across every social media platform. Her hard work and determination paid off and now she has a healthcare company of her own.

Her aim is to lead India into a healthy nation since it has been a diabetes capital and the citizens of India are less active in comparison to other countries. “We are working to the brain nowadays and slipping into the sedentary lifestyle which ultimately is not healthy”, she claims. She wants people to know that food is easy and can work miracles by providing them the correct and authentic nutrition and diet information. One can completely shift from sedentary to active lifestyle merely by modifying their lifestyle and introducing a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise in routine. Only these bit changes can save us from hazardous diseases.

Fitness to her is a factor of health and is not equal to health. We do have misconceptions that they are relatable terms but in reality, they are different, health is a broader concept and fitness is just a part of it. According to her, fitness is ability to carry out daily tasks without undue fatigue and with ample amount of energy. Even a walk for around 30 minutes daily has been reported to have a positive effect on several aspects of human health. Health constitutes physical health, diet and nutrition and mental health too. To touch the broader perspective of health; mental peace, sound sleep, working out for 30 min and having balance between healthy and unhealthy food is necessary.

Balanced diet she says is the best diet. No one should restrict macronutrients like carbohydrates and fats completely from their life. One secret tip she gave is to eat in moderation and controlling portions. Nutrients like – carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber with right amount of water is necessary and nothing is to be abandoned or eliminated completely from one’s diet. Something can always be tweaked and tailored every now and then and one can consume everything in a controlled portion. Society is inclining towards processed and ready to eat food. However, we must stick to our roots and make homemade traditional foods a major chunk of our diet. We must limit the intake of processed food. Balance and simplicity therefore are of great importance which is missing from our diets in today’s era. Exercise she exclaimed must be enjoyable the one that makes you happy. If you like dancing than that must be your form of exercise. Forceful workout merely for the sake of being fit and workout with your favorite form have a lot of difference. The exercise which you genuinely enjoy will contribute to your overall wellbeing be that your mental, physical or social wellbeing, it will make you happy. Henceforth, exercise must always be enjoyable rather than forceful. 

One can join hands with her on the

Official Number- 8920688892

Instagram – @nutrishala

or via email –

She concluded on a note that it took us a whole pandemic to realize the importance of immunity and healthy eating. We build immunity with the help of proper diet, active body and peaceful mind. Maintaining balance is important; one can have 20% of their favorite food and 80% healthy food. Similarly, exercise mustn’t be forceful. Immunity can’t be built overnight. She whole heartedly believes in building a harmonious relationship with food. 

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