Sunday, March 20, 2016

food remedies for common cold

Food to avoid

1. Any cold food or drink
2. Curd
3. Other dairy product(can cause more mucus)
4. Fruit juice


Food to eat

1. Hot green tea
2. Ginger(extract the juice dilute with some water or add in tea)
3. Garlic(add in your food)
4. Citrus fruit(room temperature)
5. Turmeric mixed with warm milk 
6. Chicken soup
7. Boiled egg

health benefits of black pepper

Black pepper

1. Increases nutrient absorption
2. Improves digestion
3. Stimulates appetite
4. Facilitates weight loss
5. Relieves gas
6. Helps clear congestion
7. Combats arthritis
8. Treats teeth and gum problems
9. Relieves cough and cold
10. Antibacterial and antioxidant
11. Relieves joint pain
12. Promotes urination and sweating
13. Natural anti depressant
14. Prevents the formation of new fat cells
15. Prevents cancer and other diseases. 

save goodies of food

1. Wash your vegetables first and then cut them for cooking.
2. Soak the rice and lentils at least 2 hours before cooking.
3. Wash the fruits and vegetables which are eaten raw with hot water.
4. Use the water of boiled vegetables(veg stock)for cooking curries and soups 

protein - the essential food nutrient for healthy and fit body

Protein is said to the be the most essential macronutrient of human body, it not only helps to build the muscle mass of our body but also gives us energy as well as strength for our healthy daily life. But before that lets know about
. What is protein?
. What are the things we should know in general about protein?
. How does protein helps to give us a healthy life?
. Which are the best protein food?
. How much protein we should take every day?

. What is protein?
Protein are an essential part of all living organisms, especially as structural components of body tissues such as muscle, hair, collagen, etc. and as enzymes and antibodies(helps remove foreign antigens). Protein is a macronutrient which help in building muscle mass. Our body require macronutrients to sustain life. Other macronutrients are fats and carbohydrates.

(to know about other macro and micro nutrients visit- http://being-foodie.blogspot.com/2016/02/food-nutrients-food-that-gives-vitamins.html)

 . What are the things we should know in general about protein?
When protein is broken down in the body it helps to fuel the muscle mass, which helps in metabolism(the process by which our body converts food and drinks into energy). protein also helps the immune system stay strong.
Protein is composed of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and protein are the building blocks of muscle mass. Body needs twenty amino acids, as a biological machine it creates eleven itself but there are nine essential amino acids that the body cannot create and has to gain through the consumption of food.
Although most foods contains protein, some foods are richer in some of the essential amino acids than others. Therefore food needs to be combined so that the body receives all the amino acids it needs on a daily basis, so balanced diet is essential.

. How does protein helps to give us a healthy life?
Protein is the body's building block. All of our organ including the skin, muscles, hair and nails are built from protein. Many hormones are proteins, and the immune system, the digestive system and blood rely on protein to work correctly. Protein is therefore an essential part of our diet, vital to development and correct functioning of the body. Protein is particularly important for children and adolescent - as they grow and develop into adults protein are used to produce tissues.
  Note- If our diet contains no protein then our body will start to break down the muscles in order to produce protein it needs, our body is good at storing fats and some sugars but not good at storing proteins. It is therefore necessary to continually replace the protein that our body use.

. Which are the best protein food?
Although most food and drinks contain some protein, certain types of food are richer in protein than others.
- most meat and poultry are good source of protein.
- fish is also a very good source of protein
- one large egg contains 6 grams of protein
- dairy product are also good source of protein
- soy bean, different types of beans and tofu are also good source of vegetarian proteins
- almond, cashew, walnuts and pecan nuts are all relatively high in protein
- sunflower, pumpkin and flax seeds also contains protein
   other protein sources
- whole grain like whole wheat and wheat bran, oats and oat bran, barley and brown rice contain some amount of protein
- vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower and avocado are good sources of proteins.
- protein supplements.

. How much protein we should take every day?
The amount of protein that we need is dependent in part on our age, weight and level of activity. Children and adolescent who are still growing and developing need proportionately more protein in their diets than adults. People with high levels of activity may need slightly more protein.

Little to know about
- If you are on diet and exercise then you may need some more amount of protein to know about how much protein you need, consult your trainer or nutritionist.
- When you eat a lot of protein you should drink more and more water to support your kidneys.
- Consuming protein can increase your weight without any exercise or activity.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

smart cooking


1. Always cook food in medium to low flame, so that
    - save the food from burning
    - save the food from over cooking.

2. Always cover the food while cooking on a gas stove, that helps in
    - cooking is fast
    - saving of cooking gas or electricity
    - essential nutrients are preserved.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

food remedy for sore throat

Sore throat is a condition marked by pain in the throat, typically caused by inflammation due to cold or other virus.

Food to avoid

1. Any cold food or drink
2. Ice cream
3. Raw vegetables
4. Acidic food
5. Yogurt  


Food to eat

1. Ginger tea
2. Lemon and honey mixture
3. Boiled egg
4. Ginger garlic chicken soup
5. Fruits and veggies that contain Vitamin C, vitamin A
6. Salty ginger pudding 

goodies of green pea- health benefits

Green peas

1. Very good source of vitamin K, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, vitamin C, folate and phosphorus.
2. Good source of protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin B2 and B6.
3. Strengthens immune systems and boosts energy
4. Provides anti-aging benefits
5. Helps prevent wrinkles
6. Regulates blood sugar level
7. Improves bowel movement
8. Reduces cholesterol
9. Anti-inflammatory
10. Improves digestion
11. Promotes weight control
12. Good source of antioxidants(prevent diseases)
13. Lowers the risk of cancer.

best time to have your meal

1. There is no specific time to eat food. As we all know we should take our breakfast within 8 o'clock, lunch before 1 o'clock and dinner not after 7 o' clock.
2. Take a heavy breakfast and heavy lunch but a lite dinner.(you can take small snacks in between your meals) 
3. Give at least 3 hours of gap between every meal so that, food is digested properly.
4. Eat at least 4 hours before you go to bed.
5. If you feel hungry at night, take a fruit. 

cauliflower and green pea soup

Ingredients

1. Cauliflower 1 cup(cut into small pieces)
2. Green pea 1 cup
3. Tomato 1 (finely chopped)
4. Olive oil 1 tbs 
5. Salt to taste
6. Cumin powder 1 tsp
7. Red chilli powder 1 tsp
8. Ginger powder 1 tsp
9. Black pepper powder 1 tsp
10. Coriander leaves(to garnish)

Preparation

1. Take 1 tbs of olive oil in a sauce pan.
2. Add the cauliflower in it and fry for 1-2 minutes.
3. Now add the green pea and cook for 2-3 minutes and then, add chopped tomato and cook for few seconds.
4. Now add salt to taste and all other seasonings and cook it on medium flame for some time.
5. Add one and a half cup of water and brink it to a boil.
6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.



Tuesday, March 1, 2016

goodies of green tea- health benefits

Green tea

1. It is an excellent source of anti-oxidant(prevent diseases)
2. It burns fat and enables you to exercise more.
3. It boosts our immunity against illness.
4. It helps preserve and build bone.
5. It rehydrates better than water.
6. It prevents tooth decay and cures bad breath.
7. It lowers stress but boosts brain power.
8. It reduces high blood pressure.
9. It helps to protect lungs.
10. Protects our liver from excess alcohol.
11. It prolongs life.

drink green tea- when to drink

Green tea


1. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have effects on the body.
2. Increases fat burning, so best for your weight loss journey.
3. Improves brain function and physical performance.

Best time to take green tea

Don't drink green tea early in the morning on a empty stomach.

For weight loss- You can take green tea two to three times a day.(with or after meal)
                         -Take green tea one to two hours before going to bed. 

For health benefits- You can drink once a day 
                                                               between meals.(e;g. lunch and dinner)