Wednesday, 21 June 2017

International Yoga Day

The World Yoga Day, also known as the International Yoga Day, falls on Wednesday, June 21. The theme of this year is  "Yoga for Health."

Yoga originated in ancient India around 5,000 years back. Yoga is an amalgam of physical, mental and spiritual practice which helps enhance one's physical as well as mental health along with the self-healing ability.

Practising yoga regularly helps to improve:

Flexibility
Respiration
Posture
Muscle strength
Weight management
Metabolism
Bone health
Blood flow
Immunity
Yoga also aids in combating stress causing changes in the genes, a study carried out by the researchers from Psychology at Coventry University in the United Kingdom, with Ivana Buric as the lead researcher, pointed out.

"The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body,"

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Don't take good health for granted

Don't take good health for granted

No one wants to be sick. But tell me very frankly when do we start to take notice and some action about our health, only after we fall sick or are in the process of losing our health. During this time, we make all sorts of promises and resolutions. But once we get it back, we often return to our old ways. Isn't this true??

Good health is one of those things that is usually taken for granted. Chronic, degenerative conditions usually takes years, even decades, to develop, nothing develops overnight.

For example, heart attack or a tumor on your body, do you think it developed overnight? No way. It took a long time to get to a size where it becomes visible. All your hardwork of abusing your body in the form of unhealthy lifestyle, stress, junk eating, toxic buildup, weakened immune system which had probably been around for years too showed it's effect. Do realize that, once a disease takes root, the decline usually starts gaining momentum.

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Monday, 19 June 2017

In Rainny season wash fruits and vegetables well

In rainny season wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly

In rainny season wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly, esp green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, brinjal, roots and tubers which harbour larvae, worms and dust. Clean them under running water.

Steaming them is the best way to get rid of germs. Soaking the greens in salt water for about 10minutes can help remove insects.

Research has shown that using just plain old water can remove 98% of the bacteria when it is used to rinse and soak produce.

If you decide to use vinegar, research has shown that a 3 part water to 1 part vinegar is most effective. A soak of five to10 minutes should be sufficient. Try to get the water temperature as close to that of the fruit or vegetable that you wish to clean. When you have a variety of fruits and vegetables, it might be best to wash these separately.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Antioxidant rich chutney

Nutritious Antioxidant Rich Chutney.

Made using fresh coriander, mint, spinach, curry leaves ...apt for any season....improves immunity. ..
beneficial for people suffering from Cholesterol, BP, Diabetes.

Ingredients -
• Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch
• Palak -1/2 bunch
• Mint leaves a few
• Curry leaves 12-15 leaves
• Tomato - 1 small
• Onion – 1
• Garlic – 7-10 cloves
• Lemon juice – 1-2 tbsp
• Green chilli – 1-2
• Ginger - a small piece
• Roasted flaxseed powder - 1 tbsp
• Dalia (split channa dal)- 1tbsp
• Salt to taste

Method -

Grind all the ingredients together. Serve as an accompaniment with dosa, idli, dhokla, chilla, pancakes, chapati, upma , make sandwiches.

This chutney is beneficial for people suffering from Cholesterol, BP, Diabetes.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Read your nutrilabel right

If you can't read it then WHY EAT IT....don't you at times feel everything written on the package food is beyond your understanding. ..If yes and you can't understand anything just leave it.

If the things written resembles name of a food go ahead, if you feel more like chemicals just throw it away.

Wake up guys before its too late.

Popcorn health benefits

Popcorn health benefits
Scientists have reported that popcorn contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called "polyphenols" than fruits and vegetables.

"Popcorn may be the perfect snack food. It is 100% unprocessed whole grain as against all other grains which are actually processed and diluted with other ingredients - meaning only 51% of the weight of the product is whole grain. The average person only gets about half a serving of whole grains a day, and popcorn could fill that gap in a very pleasant way,"

In another surprising finding, the researchers discovered that the hulls of the popcorn -- the part that everyone hates for its tendency to get caught in the teeth -- actually has the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber."Those hulls deserve more respect," "They are nutritional gold nuggets." One serving of popcorn will provide more than 70 percent of the daily intake of whole grain. It’s gluten-free

Popcorn is a great between-meal snack. “Popped corn” is mostly air, which makes it highly effective for staving off hunger cravings without damaging your diet.

But the way people prepare and serve popcorn can quickly put a dent in its healthful image. Cooking it in a potful of oil, slathering on butter, pouring on the salt makes it a nutritional nightmare loaded with fat and calories.

Go for air-popped popcorn as it has the lowest number of calories.

However popcorn cannot replace fresh fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and other nutrients that are critical for good health, but are missing from popcorn.

Popcorn is one of the least expensive snack foods on the market today.....so goahead have a bowl full of popcorn today.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Don't skip Suhoor (pre-dawn meal)

Don't skip Suhoor (pre-dawn meal)

Suhoor is regarded as a benefit of the blessings in that it allows the person fasting to avoid the crankiness or the weakness caused by the fast.

Eat suhoor(sehri) just prior to dawn. Yes, it's hard to get up at that hour, which is why it has many benefits and rewards. And this morning meal is generally recognized as the single most important meal of the day. as this is needed to get you through the day. Many people eat a late night meal and sleep through till the dawn prayers. This is not advisable.

Skipping Suhoor prolongs the fasting period as your body will need to rely on the previous meal to provide you with all the nutrients and energy until Iftar (dinner). Due to the longer hours of fasting, you are more likely to feel dehydrated and tired during the day. Furthermore, skipping Suhoor also encourages overeating during Iftar, which can cause unhealthy weight gain.

So all those doing Ramadan please eat suhoor.