Hint stands for Health Informatics & Nutrition Therapy. It is an advanced health-tech application developed to make evidence-based nutrition care accessible.
Our algorithms and diet plans are designed to reduce the risk of developing complications and mitigate the effect of pre-existing chronic conditions.
They are not meant to replace the treatment of disease but rather complement the normal use of drug therapies prescribed by physicians.
We recommend informing your physicians about the changes made to your diet and physical activity regularly.
All of our diet plans are evidence-based balanced diet charts available through the Hint app.
Listed below are the citations of the key scientific evidence used in developing the Hint app and preparing the diet plans.
You can click on the links below to learn more.
Scientific Evidence on Calorie, Macronutrient, Micronutrient, Water and Workout Tracking
Dietary Guidelines for Indians - A Manual, 2011 https://www.nin.res.in/downloads/DietaryGuidelinesforNINwebsite.pdf
Nutrient Requirements For Indians RDA and EAR, A Report Of The Expert Group, 2020 https://www.nin.res.in/RDA_Full_Report_2020.html
Indian Food Composition Tables http://www.ifct2017.com/
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 https://health.gov/sites/default/files/2019-09/2015-2020_Dietary_Guidelines.pdf
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans https://health.gov/sites/default/files/2019-09/Physical_Activity_Guidelines_2nd_edition.pdf
Nutrient Database Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS 2017-2018) -USDA
2011 Compendium of Physical Activities https://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities
Calorie counting smartphone apps: Effectiveness in nutritional awareness, lifestyle modification, and weight management among young Indian adults https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31195885/
Scientific Evidence on Diet Plans
Type 2 Diabetes
Macronutrient Recommendations for Remission and Prevention of Diabetes in Asian Indians https://doi.org/10.2337/dc22-0627
ICMR Guidelines for Management of Type 2 Diabetes 2018 https://main.icmr.nic.in/sites/default/files/guidelines/ICMR_GuidelinesType2diabetes2018_0.pdf
WHO Guidelines for Management of Diabetes Mellitus https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116245
Nutrition Therapy for Adults With Diabetes or Prediabetes: A Consensus Report https://doi.org/10.2337/dci19-0014
Dietary Management of Obesity: Cornerstones of Healthy Eating Patterns https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29156179/
Obesity and Overweight https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight
Relationship Between Weekly Patterns of Calorie Intake and Reported Weight Loss Outcomes: Retrospective Cohort Study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5928328/
The Data Behind Popular Diets for Weight Loss https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36154698/ Hypertension DASH Diet To Stop Hypertension https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482514/
Hypertension - Standard Treatment Guidelines https://nhm.gov.in/images/pdf/guidelines/nrhm-guidelines/stg/Hypertension_full.pdf
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
International evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome 2018 https://www.monash.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/1412644/PCOS_Evidence-Based-Guidelines_20181009.pdf
Nutritional guidelines for the management of insulin resistance https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33797999/
National Institute of Health(NIH); Polycystic Ovary/Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Underrecognized, Underdiagnosed, and Understudied https://orwh.od.nih.gov/sites/orwh/files/docs/PCOS_Booklet_508.pdf
The importance of nutritional factors and dietary management of Hashimoto's thyroiditis https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32588591/
Role of dietary factors in thyroid disorders: Current evidence and way forward DOI:10.4103/trp.trp_7_20
Diet and Thyroid - Myths and Facts https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34227786/
Vitamin C and Immune Function https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29099763/
Probiotics and Immune Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4006993/
Zinc in human health: effect of zinc on immune cells https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18385818/
Dietary Protein and Muscle Mass: Translating Science to Application and Health Benefit. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6566799/
Dietary Protein Intake and Human Health https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26797090/