Bonny Shah

‘You are more than your weight’ - is the philosophy behind Bonny Shah’s Self-Love Nutrition and Wellness Clinic.

Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Armed with several degrees and certifications in nutrition, food science, exercise and fitness, Bonny felt that there was something amiss in the way nutrition was practiced in our country. Her unique approach lies in addressing the emotional, social and psychological needs of her clients.

Over the past 3 years, she has helped 500+ clients discover the best in themselves. She also specialises in dealing with patients with diabetes, PCOS, and lifestyle ailments. She is a true-blue Mumbaikar and an avid traveller.

Blogs by Bonny Shah

The Many Health Benefits of Red Chilli

The Many Health Benefits of Red Chilli

Jul 31, 2020

In India, we love our spices, and chillies are a must have in any kitchen. Some of the chilli varieties commonly used here are Kashmiri, Byadagi, Jwala, Dhani and Kanthari. Red chillies are usually dried and sold whole or powdered. Aside from imparting flavour and spice, there are many more red chilli benefits. Keep reading to learn all about them.

The Magical Health Benefits Of Ginger

The Magical Health Benefits Of Ginger

Jul 07, 2020

 Ginger is a wonderful ingredient that comes with several health benefits. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger is the reason for its many health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. These antioxidants and other nutrients in ginger may help prevent or treat arthritis, inflammation, and various types of infection. Ginger is also effective against nausea. It may also help lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes.

Spice Up Your Diet With These Jeera Health Benefits

Spice Up Your Diet With These Jeera Health Benefits

Jul 07, 2020

Jeera or cumin, with its warm, earthy flavour is indispensable in Indian cuisine. But beyond adding flavour to your meals, the benefits of cumin extend to health too. Keep reading to learn all about cumin health benefits.

Benefits Of Haldi Doodh, The Vegan Way

Benefits Of Haldi Doodh, The Vegan Way

Jul 07, 2020

Also known as Golden Milk, haldi doodh is touted for its healing, anti-inflammatory properties largely thanks to curcumin found in turmeric.

The Superfood In Ayurveda: Health Benefits Of Ajwain Water

The Superfood In Ayurveda: Health Benefits Of Ajwain Water

Jul 07, 2020

Popularly used in Indian cuisine in all our households, the uniquely pungent and bitter, Ajwain or carom seeds are not only known for their flavourful addition to your pooris and kachoris, but also for the health benefits of ajwain.

The Nutritional and Health Benefits of Jeera

The Nutritional and Health Benefits of Jeera

Apr 27, 2020

In Indian cuisine, jeera seeds are either used whole or in the form of a powder. There are two varieties of cumin commonly used for cooking - cuminum cyminum or jeera and cuminum nigrum or Shahi jeera. Jeera has long been used as a spice to add flavour to food due to the fragrant aroma from its essential oil content. But jeera possesses a number of health benefits too, and as a result, it is a commonly used ingredient in traditional medicine.

Must-have Superfoods For A Vegetarian Diet

The Many Health Benefits of Red Chilli

Aug 18, 2020

Many people believe that a vegetarian diet cannot supply your body with sufficient protein and other essential nutrients Quite often, people associate ‘being healthy’ or ‘getting stronger’ with consuming a primarily non-vegetarian diet as it contains high amount of protein. However, when we talk about superfoods, one cannot ignore vegetarian options as they are easily available, healthy and already a part of the Indian diet. One of the fulfilling benefits of a vegetarian diet is knowing what to eat so that one could stock up on sufficient amount of protein, fibre, vitamins and other vital nutrients to lead a healthy and hearty lifestyle.

Kitchen Hacks For The Perfect Culinary Space

Kitchen Hacks For The Perfect Culinary Space

Aug 18, 2020

In India, we love our spices, and chillies are a must have in any kitchen. Some of the chilli varieties commonly used here are Kashmiri, Byadagi, Jwala, Dhani and Kanthari. Red chillies are usually dried and sold whole or powdered. Aside from imparting flavour and spice, there are many more red chilli benefits. Keep reading to learn all about them.

Where Do Spices Come From?

Where Do Spices Come From?

Aug 12, 2020

Spices add to the flavour of life. It is the contribution of these ingredients that gets our taste buds in the right mood for food. They have been storehouses of health benefits and have helped use boost our immunity with essential nutrients. These ingredients are one of the reasons we keep craving for food. These ingredients are our very own spices. These spices are an integral part of the Indian cuisines for various reasons. While some of these spices come from the Indian subcontinent, the others have their origin in different parts of the world.

The World of Savoury Indian Pancakes

The World of Savoury Indian Pancakes

Aug 13, 2020

There’s nothing like a power-packed start to the day! Especially during the monsoons, when waking up could be a sluggish affair! And what better way than a filling breakfast! Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day by many, and rightly so. Not only does it break your fasting period (8 hours of overnight sleep), but it is also meant to give a boost to your energy levels and ensuring your body is supplied with other essential nutrients to carry you through the day. It has a greater influence on our metabolism cycle than any other meal.

Haldi Drinks Done Delicious: Turmeric Health Benefits

Haldi Drinks Done Delicious: Turmeric Health Benefits

Aug 08, 2020

In India, turmeric or haldi has long been used in cooking, Ayurveda, cosmetics and as a colouring agent. Keep reading to know more about the advantages of this super spice and for some interesting ways to incorporate haldi into your daily diet to #SpiceUpYourHealth.

The Benefits Of Ginger Garlic Paste: A Fridge Essential

The Benefits Of Ginger Garlic Paste: A Fridge Essential

Aug 08, 2020

There’s a bottle of ginger-garlic paste lurking in every Indian home-cook’s kitchen. Many Indian recipes start with a basic process of roasting onion, garlic and ginger, along with whole spices in hot oil.

Advantages of Vegetarian Food Diets and Associated Deficiencies

Advantages of Vegetarian Food Diets and Associated Deficiencies

Aug 04, 2020

The advantages of being vegetarian or vegan are plenty. These diets have been linked to health benefits of a vegetarian diet such as reduced risk of heart disease, obesity and even certain kinds of cancer. But can these diets provide you with all the nutrients you need?. Keep reading to learn about the various nutrient deficiencies associated with a meat-free diet and how you can prevent them.

Healthy Vegetarian Alternatives to Non-Veg Foods

Healthy Vegetarian Alternatives to Non-Veg Foods

Aug 04, 2020

Some people believe we cannot obtain all the nutrients we require from a vegetarian diet. In this article, we will explore how true this belief is, the benefits of a vegetarian diet and some vegetarian substitutes to popular non-veg items. What is a Vegetarian Diet? A vegetarian diet is one that excludes meat and fish and may or may not include dairy and eggs. It is different from a pescatarean diet, which excludes only meat and not fish, and from a vegan diet, which excludes all animal products.

Ideal Diet for Senior Citizens

Ideal Diet for Senior Citizens

Aug 04, 2020

Food is something that is very essential for the growth of the body, but it becomes more essential when our body starts to age; one cannot ignore nutrition for old age. As we age, the metabolism works at a much slower rate than before, giving rise to a plethora of complications and health problems. In order to tackle these problems, one must understand the importance of a healthy diet, nutritious food for old people that should be consume on a daily basis.

Prasad Ideas for Ganapati: Recipes from Across India

Prasad Ideas for Ganapati: Recipes from Across India

Aug 04, 2020

There’s a bottle of ginger-garlic paste lurking in every Indian home-cook’s kitchen. Many Indian recipes start with a basic process of roasting onion, garlic and ginger, along with whole spices in hot oil.

Significance of Durga Puja and Healthy Traditional Dishes

Significance of Durga Puja and Healthy Traditional Dishes

Aug 04, 2020

While Navratri is popular in the northern and western parts of the country, Durga Puja is most popular in the east of India, and is celebrated with great fervour among the Bengali community. Significance of Durga Puja The celebration of Durga Puja marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasur, or the victory of good over evil. The ten-day long festival is celebrated with a number of offerings, pujas and prayers. It ends with Vijay Dashami, marking the day the goddess reunites with Lord Shiva, her husband after defeating Mahishasur. The Durga idol immersions held on this day, symbolize her return. Women bid the goddess farewell by sharing sweets and applying vermillion or sindoor on each other.

The Nutritious Powerhouse That is Pumpkin

The Nutritious Powerhouse That is Pumpkin

Aug 04, 2020

Pumpkin or kaddu as it is known in India, is a popular vegetable, grown during the summer and monsoon season in India. This bright, orange-coloured vegetable is widely used in both savoury and dessert dishes. It is even consumed raw as a juice and in salads. In the West, pumpkin may refer to ‘Cucurbita Pepo’, a winter squash that is orange in colour. It is seen as a vegetable by most but actually is a fruit as it contains seeds. In North America, pumpkin is prominent during the times of Thanksgiving and Halloween and an important part of the culture. This unassuming vegetable may not have a glamorous avatar in India as it does in the west, but it is an integral part of Indian cuisines featuring in many dishes. Its scrumptious taste makes it versatile element which can be incorporated easily, and its nutritional profile ensures that it is healthy for the body

Navratri Fasting: Benefits and Significance

Navratri Fasting: Benefits and Significance

Aug 04, 2020

Navratri, as the name suggests is a festival that lasts for nine nights. It is most popular in the northern and western parts of India. In 2020, Navratri will commence on 17th October and end on 25th October. Navratri is celebrated in worship of the nine avatars of the Goddess Durga. It concludes with Dussehra, a celebration of the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. It is said that Lord Rama prayed to the Goddess Durga before going into battle with Ravana.

Signature Indian Pumpkin Dishes: Pumpkin Nutritional Value

Signature Indian Pumpkin Dishes: Pumpkin Nutritional Value

Aug 04, 2020

Pumpkin is a versatile vegetable, and is used in a variety of preparations in India. But the nutrients in pumpkin are what makes this ingredient stand out. Keep reading to learn the health benefits of pumpkin and how to prepare some signature Indian pumpkin dishes.

Tata Sampann Recipes: Tandoori Gobhi Recipe

Tata Sampann Recipes: Tandoori Gobhi Recipe

Aug 13, 2020

Apart from its versatility and deliciousness, Cauliflower, popularly known as Gobhi, brings multiple health benefits to the table. It is very low in calories yet high in vitamins. In fact, cauliflower contains some of almost every vitamin and mineral that you need. It is rich in multiple nutrients like Vitamin K, C, B6, potassium, Folate; known to boost heart health. Not just that - it is high in fibre, a great source of antioxidants, high in choline that supports metabolism, and much more. It is said to aid in weight loss owing to its high fibre and water content.

Tata Sampann Recipes: Four healthy Indian breakfast dishes

Tata Sampann Recipes: Four healthy Indian breakfast dishes

Aug 13, 2020

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day and should be nutritious and help fuel the body. Breakfast is the first meal of the day, breaking the overnight fasting period. It help replenish your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness. It also provides essential nutrients required for good health. Indian cuisine has a plethora of breakfast dishes that can be cooked quickly.

Tata Sampann Recipes: Chicken Mangowala

Tata Sampann Recipes: Chicken Mangowala

Aug 04, 2020

It’s mango season and that means mango-based sweets, desserts and beverages. But have you ever tried a mango chicken curry? Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana has put together this lip smacking Chicken Mangowala recipe that’s tangy, sweet and spicy all at the same time. Give it a go!

Tata Sampann Recipes: Ambe Dal Recipe - The Benefits of Chana Dal

Tata Sampann Recipes: Ambe Dal Recipe - The Benefits of Chana Dal

Jun 25, 2020

Ambe dal is the perfect recipe for the hot summer months. Made with chana dal, grated raw mango and a tempering of spices, this refreshing Maharashtrian dish is sure to be a hit in any home. If you want to try your hand at this dish, why not start with this yummy version by Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana?