Saturday, 18 November 2017

Junk and your system

Think over this. ....do you think it is easy to find a solution for this. ...and also by the time it gets clean....do you mess up with the system again.

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Eat methi seeds sprouts specially in winters

Eat methi seeds sprouts specially in winters

Fenugreek seeds, specially sprouts are very good for health, not only for diabetics but also for digestive problems including stomach and mouth ulcers.They are good for healthy hair due to the presence of Lecithin.

A rich source of antioxidants, fenugreek counters free radicals damage hence also delays early signs of aging. They are specially good for winters, provide warmth.

Fenugreek seeds are used as spice and also as herb.
Eat fenugreek sprouts as a snack, fresh-in-hand, added to sandwiches, salads, juiced with vegetables, mixed with potato salad and other root vegetables; use as a garnish, added to soups, dals, rice and pasta dishes and stir-fries, just before serving.

Fenugreek sprouts are quick and easy to grow, sprouting also reduce its bitterness. Do not cook sprouts as they go mushy.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Pick immune boosting foods

Pick Immune-Boosting Foods

Are you surrounded by coughs and sneezes? From October through march, flu season is in full swing. The best way to prevent the seasonal flu is to make sure you and your loved ones, especially children and the elderly, eat a immunity boosting diet.

Good nutrition is essential to keeping your immune system strong. Nutrients important to supporting your body’s ability to fight infections include:

•Protein (lean meats, dairy, nuts and tofu)
•Vitamin A (sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, eggs, fortified milk)
•Vitamin C (citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit)
•Vitamin E (wheat germ, whole-grain products, seeds and nuts)
•Zinc (lean red meat, poultry, beans, nuts and fortified cereal)
•Onion and garlic due to it antifungal,anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties.

Stay healthy by following a balanced eating plan with plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meat and low-fat and fat-free dairy.

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New Medical guidelines for blood pressure

New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure

Hypertension is now categorized as having a blood pressure of 130/80 millimeters of mercury or higher, while normal blood pressure is categorized as a blood pressure of 120/80 millimeters of mercury.

With such lowered cut offs, many would fall in hypertensive range

The best way to control BP is by making lifestyle changes:

Stop smoking.

Lose weight or maintain healthy weight.

Increase physical activity.

Lower salt intake to less than 2g per day.

Reduce intake of processed, ready to eat foods

Limit caffeine.

Limit alcohol.

Reduce stress, meditate 15mins a day

Here’s why blood pressure matters so much: as we age, it tends to rise and slowly damage blood vessels, increasing risks for heart attack, stroke, kidney damage and other health problems. “It doesn’t mean you need medication, but it’s a yellow light that you need to start working on your blood pressure."

The guidelines “have the potential of improving the health of millions.”

Source :-https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320074.php

If you too fall in this category and would like us to help you, connect with us at 09870404042 or mail us at shilpsnutrilife@gmail.com

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Quick diet tips for diabetes

Quick diet tips for diabetics.

While there is no ‘diabetes diet’ per se, there are lots of food items that are considered good for diabetics. In fact it would do non-diabetics a world of good to follow these diet rules as well. So here are a few quick tips

Diabetics need to understand  that it’s not just what they eat but what time they eat it. It’s very important to space out meals. Instead of large meals, people should eat five small meals a day.

Another very important thing is to consume enough carbohydrates. Carbs in fact are very important for diabetics because it gives them control over their blood sugar levels. Most diabetics should eat complex carbs like whole grains- jowar, bajra, jav, brown rice because along with providing enough energy they don’t increase people’s blood sugar levels.

Also know the right method of eating certain foods like a diabetic can eat rice in the form of pulav or briyani wherein lots of vegetables and pulses are added. Similarly oats and soya flour can be added to idli/dosa batter to improve on fibre and proteins.

Intake of fruits ensures good supply of antioxidants and fibre, however fruits should be had as a meal by itself and never combine with main meals like breakfast, dinner.

Adopt healthier cooking methods like baking, grilling, boiling, roasting.

Avoid excessive use of artificial sweeteners.

Use skimmed milk, sprouts, egg white, chicken without skin, fish.

Have fats from healthy sources like walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds.

Overweight diabetics need a dietary regime which allows weight loss

Good exercise helps keep their blood sugar levels in check.

Living with diabetes is not hard, some exercise, medications and a proper diet can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Nutrisnacks for kids

ON OCCASSION OF CHILDREN'S DAY HERE ARE A FEW NUTRITIOUS SNACKS OPTIONS FOR KIDS

● Cut a papaya into square pcs, chop some dates, sprinkle with peanuts, almonds or cashewnuts. Your nutritious papaya treat is ready.
 
● Peel and cut some carrots. Put them in your mixer-grinder add honey, sugar, cardamom and nutmeg pd along with milk. A delicious healthy milkshake is ready.
 
● Whip curds with an egg beater. Pour it in a fancy glass bowl add pomegranate, a dash of salt and pepper and finely chopped capsicum pcs and your curd craze is ready.
 
● Add dates, a little dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, anjir, kismis and also fruits like pomogranate, grapes to kurmura bhel and make it nutritious and antioxidant rich.
● Pattice of leftover veg.
 
● Soak mushroom in water, drain n sauté lightly in a non-stick fry pan adding capsicum, carrot, brocooli,green onion salt and pepper
 
● Soak some rotis in milk for sometime, add jaggery, stir on fire till milk thickens and jaggery melts. Chop and top with sliced almonds.
● On a low fire add some til seeds, jaggery and chopped mixed dry fruits. Roll into small balls when slightly warm, good chocolate substitute is ready.

● Milk substitute – basundi, kheer, milkshakes, custard, pudding, shrikand, fruit yoghurt, cheese, panir, raitas.

HAPPY CHILDREN'S DAY - EAT HEALTHY STAY HEALTHY

Monday, 13 November 2017

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day takes place on November 14, and the theme this year is ‘Women and Diabetes – our right to a healthy future’. There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes. This total is expected to increase to 313 million by 2040.

ARE our unhealthy lifestyles making us more prone to developing type 2 diabetes? The answer seems to be an unequivocal yes.

Check if you are at risk
Some of the risk factors for developing diabetes includes:

Being aged 35 or over
Being overweight (especially if you carry most of your weight around your middle)
Having a family history of diabetes
Having given birth to a baby that weighed over 4kg at birth, or have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy
Having high cholesterol or other fats in the blood
Having high blood pressure or heart disease

If you have any of the above conditions you are at risk.

The good news is that up to 70% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.