Summer time tends to reduce one's appetite because of the excessive heat. But it is important for you to eat regularly because your body requires the nutrients to fight the heat and keep you healthy. Having said so, the best thing to do is to follow a light diet including summer veggies like squash, lauki, cucumber, ivy gourd, etc.
Usually banana leaves contain large amounts of polyphenols that are natural antioxidants. These are found in many plant-based foods and green tea. Food served on the banana leaves absorbs the polyphenols which are said to prevent many lifestyle diseases. They are also said to have anti-bacterial properties that can possibly kill the germs in food.
Accordingly Pan Masala is a mixture of betel nut (supari), lime, catechu (kattha) with various flavoring agents which is being consumed by millions all over India at the cost of Rs 1 or 2. It is estimated by Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2010 that nearly 22 crore Indians who chew tobacco also chew arecanut. The growing market of Pan Masala can be gauged by the intensity of its advertisement on TV and other forms of media.
Sprouts should always be washed before consuming. This is to remove any fungus and pesticide residue. The surplus stem should be cut off and the leaves should be discarded. Stale, smelly and dull looking sprouts should not be consumed. Avoid cooking, roasting or frying sprouts as they lose their nutritive value when exposed to heat.
According to Ayurveda, amla juice is known to balance all the processes in the body and brings to equilibrium all three doshas vata, kapha, pitta. According to Dr. Rupali Datta, Chief Clinical Nutritionist, "Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant, which means that it protects you against the harmful effects of free radicals. It helps in slowing down the ageing process and is needed for collagen production hence keeping your skin, hair healthy and supports
Coffee cause insomnia: Too much caffeine intake will excite your central nervous system and make you hard to fall asleep. Now a day’s many take coffee as main diet and becomes addicted to it due to caffeine present in it.
Coffee may accentuate illness: Drinking too much is deadly for those who have high cholesterol, hypertension or coronary artery disease.
According to the Vedas, hands are the most precious organs of action. The scriptures reveal how every finger is an extension of the five elements. Through the thumb comes space, with the forefinger comes air, the middle finger is fire, the ring finer is water and the little finger represents earth. Hence, eating with one’s fingers stimulates these five elements and helps in bringing forth digestive juices in
When it comes to foods with iron, specifically heme iron, liver definitely tops the list. If you struggle with any type of anemia a clear sign of an iron deficiency this is probably the best food to consume in the world because it contains iron as well as folate and vitamin B12.
Carbs, protein and fat are the macro nutrients that provide your body with energy. Of these three, carbohydrates have the greatest effect on your blood sugar by far. This is because they are broken down into sugar, or glucose, and absorbed into your bloodstream. Carbs include starches, sugar and fiber. However, fiber isn't digested and absorbed by your body in the same way other carbs are, so it doesn't raise your blood sugar. Subtracting fiber from the total carbs in a food will give
Betel leaf is an amazing analgesic that offers relief from pain. It can be used to alleviate pain caused due to cuts, bruises, rashes, inflammation (internal as well as external), indigestion, constipation, etc. You can simply make a paste of betel leaf and apply to it the bruised area (meant for external application). You can also chew betel leaves and drink its juice to get relief from internal pain.
According to Tro V. Bui, a visiting fellow in animal science at Cornell University, "There is no real difference in nutritional value between brown and white eggs. However brown eggs have more Omega-3 fatty acids but the difference is almost negligible." White eggs are laid by white feathered chickens with white or light colored earlobes while the brown ones are laid by brown feathered chickens with red earlobes.
When Uta Pippig won the Boston marathon in 1996, she had blood pouring down her leg as she crossed the finish line. Her performance clearly wasn’t adversely affected by her period. However, if you have a very heavy flow it can leave you drained and lethargic. You may be anemic and fewer red blood cells mean slower transport of oxygen to your muscles. This can leave you short of breath
First of all, the water in bottled water may actually be from a municipal source no matter how pretty the picture of a mountain stream on the label. But the most harmful element of bottled water is the bottle itself. Not only is discarded plastic an environmental disaster, it also leaches dangerous chemicals into whatever it touches.
This juicy fruit that we so lovingly devour in summers is replete with nutrients. It is rich in potassium and vitamins A, C, and B. But what makes the watermelon fruit a must-have is lycopene, the antioxidant that renders the fruit its deep red color.
Numerous studies have supported the beneficial effects of lycopene. The antioxidant is known to reduce the risk of stroke and also lower the blood pressure levels.
Since ancient times it is a tradition to cook food in copper vessels, because earlier copper was the only available metal and it was only later that its health benefits were found out. But with time and the discovery of other metals copper vessels have gradually vanished. Steel has now replaced copper vessels in Indian kitchens and copper utensils are found only in restaurants and that too as serving bowls.