Packing a power punch: Gehna Manglani

True dedication and passion for their work is what mattered most to these enterprising youngsters who have taken an entrepreneurial plunge after successful corporate stints to give back to society. They provide tailored health strategies for physical and mental well being for weight management and are helping millions of Indians achieve peak wellness. These nutripreneurs are doing their bit to shun away the belief that being healthy isn’t easy and reiterating the fact that health food can be tasty too. We speak to entrepreneurs in the health food and preventive healthcare space who emerged stronger from their own falling and are now urging others to not just eat healthy, but live a healthy lifestyle and achieve holistic wellness apart from looking and feeling fabulous.

Text: Namita Gupta

Gehna Manglani

Gehna Manglani – A 12th grade student who is heading to Parsons, New York to study design, Gehna Manglani confesses that the idea of starting Edible, came up when she returned from school and scouted around the house for something to munch on. Gehna says, “I’ve always been interested in food and nutrition, I studied it for four years in school and Shalini Manglani, my mother is a nutritionist. Discussions with her hence allowed me to enjoy studying the subject more. I wanted to come up with something that would make snacking more guilt-free than it is, given everyone’s concern with what it is they are putting in their bodies. The turning point was mainly my getting bored of what I was given to eat at home, resulting in my eating out extremely often. My focus for Edible is to promote not so much healthy eating as healthy ‘snacking’ among people of my age. The aim was to keep it as simple and manageable as I could, but yet effective enough to make a lasting impact. I sell homemade snacks, such as granola bars that contain as few calories as possible, simultaneously keeping the satiety factor in mind. My quinoa and pumpkin seed granola is popular and makes it a healthy on-the-go snack. Food and fashion are two interests I have had for as long as I can remember. I’m finishing school now and in college, I want to study business with a side of design. ”


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