Thursday, 18 June 2015

beat the HEAT..

Being beaten by the heat outside now a days is the worst idea and all of us just like to stay indoor under the roof with an air conditioner set at 16 and even most of us are not able to sit coz of having busy schedule and day to day dealings as well as working, almost everyone has to step outside. So as to “beat the heat naturally” is not even a hard task to go for. All we need to do is to make it a part of our routine like we are taught to stay hydrated by drinking a plenty of water in summer. Sounds so simple, but the truth is that most of us ignore it and go for those packed carbonated drinks. Really harmful…

DRINKING WATER at regular intervals will keep us hydrated enough to walk out through the hectic hot day. Drinking enough water during summers prevent our body from preserving and storing water in our system. Drinking plenty of water makes the stools work proper and it is proven that if fiber is accompanied with sufficient water, works wonders to relieve constipation.

Eating" is our daily need and it cannot be skipped or ignored, but the thing to keep in mind is that a right quantity should be eaten at the right time. you should skip the idea of having any food which is heavy in nature and even must not be spicy to turn your tummy to a burning boiler. Food eaten in summer should be light and freshly cooked. There are some mild spices available which can be included in your diet i.e. cumin, ginger, fenugreek, mint and fennel.

If a strict diet chart is followed, then our body can be kept cool naturally. Some of the suggestions are mentioned below:

At Morning
  • ·         Watermelon juice with some sweetener.
  • ·         Pineapple Juice.
  • ·         Coconut water with crystal sugar.
  • ·         Jal jeera with lemon juice, cumin powder and salt to taste.
  • ·         Moong dal or cereals.
  • ·         Green gram and cooked rice mixed with mild spices or ghee.
  • ·         Poha with choice of veggies and nuts.

At Noon
  • ·         Freshly Made Lassi with some sugar.
  • ·         Chapati with lightly cooked Daal or vegetable or Rice (Khichdi).
  • ·         Combination of salad can never be ignored in Lunch.
  • ·         Watermelon and other fruits are also the best options if you feel yakk..! of eating routine lunch.

Evening Snack
  • ·         None other than corn,, is a perfect evening snack & healthy too.
  • ·         Aam Panna is also a tangy beverage.
  • ·         Mint Water with lemon or Nimbu Pani is the best option to go for.
  • ·         Mixing a bit of Milk in a glass of water, also adding some sweetener is an instant option.

One should always try to eat light at night so that the machine has not to make hard efforts to break down and process the eaten food.
  • ·         Porridge is a better option adding some nuts.
  • ·         You can go for some salad of your choice.
  • ·         Instantly Khichdi (Rice) can be prepared using green gram or veggies.
  • ·         You can cook any light vegetable like lauki and can have 2 chapatis.

Following the above diet chart will let you go through your day perfectly. Besides if you are a tea addicted, then you can try an option of green tea, adding sweetener to it. Moreover water intake should be increased and drinking Nimbu Pani is the best option as well. Intake of seasonal fruits, vegetables & salad works wonders. Wishing healthy summers to all.

Eat Light.. stay cool

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Fruitful” facts of Fruits

Fruits are nature’s wonderful gift to the mankind. Human body requires several nutrients for its day to day working and fruits are considered to be the best source of various nutrients. Importance of fruits even cannot be ignored because of their colorful appearance and delicious flavors but on the other hand we find all these colorful and delicious gifts of nature contain a plenty of qualities within them. We can start our day consuming any fruit of our choice, even can choose any other one as our mid day snack, moreover can be tried with lunch too and even can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Fruits are easily available according to season and members of every age can seek benefit from these beautiful gifts of nature. Trying Watermelon as a mid day or evening snack or having banana as a smoothie or in breakfast with oats, is all time favorite to all of us.

  • Fruits are the source of many essential nutrients like fiber, folic acid & Vitamin-C etc.
  • Fruits are naturally low on fat and calories and even none contains cholesterol.
  • Consuming fruits as a part of our daily diet may reduce the risk of heart disease, blood pressure and some cancers as well.
  •  Fiber rich fruits keep our digestive system happy.
  • Many of them are rich in antioxidants which are an essential part of our daily intakes.
  • The nutrients in fruit are vital for health and maintenance of your body.

Some fruits are also described as a super fruit because of being rick in antioxidants, various nutrients and fibers itself that can help us live longer, look better and even stay free of any disease. Super-fruits are the best if consumed whole, not processed. So if possible, these should be tried to be bought and eaten fresh. Experts estimate that you should be eating five to nine portions of fruit or vegetables a day, and most of them should be Super-fruits. Well, not to get so surprised about what is a super-fruit because they are already a part of our life but need to know the exact richness of those.

APPLES: Wow.! The first thought knocks on hearing it a super-fruit. “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away” is rightly said. Apples are a great fiber source as well as the skin contains an antioxidant that is packed anti-inflammatory power, and therefore may help protect you from heart disease and possibly allergic reactions.

BANANAS: Loaded with potassium which can reduce blood pressure and even in Ayurveda, banana is considered to be an acidity reliever too.

BLUEBERRIES: This super-fruit is known for high flavonoid levels in with a better memory. It is said that regular consumption may help keep your brain functioning.
CHERRIES: Cherry fruit is known to be a cholesterol burner because of its rich antioxidants properties.

DRAGON-FRUIT: Known for its colorful appearance and mild taste. It is considered to be a bounty of essential fatty acids, which we need but can't be made by our body.

KIWI: It is a superfood if you have digestive gripes. It tastes amazing and even the skin is high in fiber and pre-biotic complex carbohydrates.

ORANGES: Rice source of Vitamin C and folic acid which keeps your immune system going well.

PLUM: it contains a special antioxidant property which is linked to decrease anxiety.

POMEGRANATE: It deserves the status of a super-fruit because of it qualities. Eating pomegranate treats digestive disorders. Drinking pomegranate juice is also increases blood flow towards all the organs of the body and even considered good for a healthy heart.

PAPAYA: This tropical fruit if full of Vitamin C as well as two powerful antioxidants i.e. Vitamins A and E that may help protect against heart disease.

WATERMELON: One cup of watermelon has more than twice as much as compared to fresh tomato. It is also a source of Vitamin ‘A and ‘C.

STRAWBERRY: A rich source of Vitamin C as well as an excellent source of folic acid, which can help protect your heart. Nevertheless, the color of this fruit along with tangy crunchy flavor makes it a hot favourite.

PINEAPPLE: Last but not the least. A mouth watering fruit because of its juicy sweetness but it also contains a digestive enzyme that helps break down food to reduce bloating.

Buddies, make these froot’ees your favorite and enjoy a healthy life to its fullest.  

Below mentioned is a link which I found to describe A to Z of fruits n veggies

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Say Good bye to “Fatigue

Fatigue is also known as tiredness, reduced energy, physical or mental exhaustion, or lack of motivation. It is a common problem of modern age due to poor lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits. Prevention is far better than cure” we all are aware of it. It is correct that technology has given a sigh of relief to the humans but there are drawbacks too. To some extent, we will find technology responsible for this fatigue in our bodies like spending a lot of time before PC, using smart phones till late in the night and reducing physical activities and by giving up foods that are rich in nutrition.
  • Lifestyle causes include going to bed late, consuming too much caffeine or alcohol, and eating junk food.
  • Other terms to describe fatigue include:
  • Reduced or no energy
  • Physical or mental exhaustion
  • Lack of motivation.

Fatigue is a common symptom. We all feel tired occasionally, that is not usually due to disease, but due to several medical and non-medical causes, including personal habits. Some non-medical causes are described below and medical causes include some chronic disease like Insomnia, Anemia, Iron deficiency, Cancer, Kidney disease, Liver disease, Heart failure, Thyroid disease, Diabetes etc. Each of these demands the attention of a doctor and a careful diagnostic evaluation along with proper medication. Some non-medical causes are described below:

  • Physical activity
  • Emotional stress
  • Lack of sleep.
  • Staying awake till too late
  • Consuming large amount of caffeine
  • Large intake of Alcohol.
  • Eating junk food.

Treatments for Fatigue
  • Eating healthily can make a wonderful change. Taking proper care of your diet and its nutrition, moreover all your meals should be timed.
  • Practicing meditation or yoga is also the best option to go for. This is the best way to get relax.
  • We should try to find out the reasons which make us stressed or by taking out time to resolve relationship issues.
  • We should mend our habits and make it sure to get proper sleep.
  • Consumption of Alcohols and Caffeine should be dropped or reduced.
  • We should definitely find some time for physical workout, it makes us efficient enough to deal with our daily routine.

Chronic Fatigue

Any tiredness that persists for a long time can be termed chronic fatigue. Some lifestyle changes described above can’t cure the fatigue if it is chronic, then it is required to be diagnosed and treated immediately with the help of specialist Doctors by getting medical supervision. Some standard tests are to be commenced immediately as per directions of the Doctors to diagnose the cause of fatigue.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

FLAXSEEDS" heartily useful


The seeds come from flax, one of the oldest fiber crops in the world - known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China. The Latin name for flax is Linum usitatissimum, which means "the most useful. Exactly “Flaxseed” are truly beneficial to human body.

There are two main types of flaxseed: golden flaxseed and brown flaxseed. Their nutritional profiles are very similar and both contain the same number of short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium.

Flaxseeds are rich in:
Lignans, Fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids

Health benefits of flaxseed

Protecting against cancer, Lowering cholesterol, Preventing hot flashes, Improving blood sugar and Protecting against radiation.

Flaxseeds contains above benefits as the main benefit of consuming flaxseeds is that it lowers the Cholesterol and produces Cholesterol which is good in nature as well as beneficial for leading a good life. As on the other hand Fish Oil is considered to be the source for Omega 3 fatty acids and the vegetarians may not feel it good to consume Fish Oil or Salmon for same benefit. Consuming Flaxseeds is the best option for them. They can consume Flaxseeds which are organic as well as of good quality. Sprinkling some of them on their favorite fruit or salad or grind them and adding to their dough while making chapatti is the best option to enjoy this healthy herb.

Side Effects
Excess of everything is bad” is a known proverb. So we should consume flaxseeds as per directions mentioned on the pack as well as guidelines of the Physician. If we want to increase the intake, directions should be followed strictly. If consumed in large quantity, so we may face any of the following problems:

·         Flatulence
·         Stomach pains
·         Nausea
·         Constipation
·         Diarrhea
·         Bloating.
·         Should not be consumed during Pregnancy.

Saturday, 14 March 2015


Healthy eating means consuming the right quantities of foods from all food groups in order to lead a healthy life.

And yes, it is up to ourselves that if we choose to consume a healthy diet by maintaining a diet chart and waiving off to the Doctors while passing by and not taking an appointment with them, luckily.

Everybody is seeking medical advice to maintain good health and good life in modern age. It is itself said and even taught to us since our childhood that a healthy brain resides in a healthy body. We have been told and guided time to time to devote some time out of our routine for our body to lead a healthy life. Even as an example we get to see that if the right quality and quantity of nutrition is served upon plants, then they give the expected production in result. Exactly the same is the condition with our body that the right quality and quantity of food we consume, our body works out as efficiently as much nutrition it gets from the food consumed.

One should even not forget that when we eat our food may matter as much as what we eat. Even it is advised to us time to time by our grandparents and parents to time our meals. All the diets in the world won’t help you if you don’t eat on time. A food time table plays an important role in it.

Morning:             Within 10 minutes of waking up, have two glasses of lukewarm water. For breakfast around 15-30 minutes later, have large portions of fresh fruits along with complex carbs such as multigrain bread, oats or high fiber cereals. You can sip a cup of Green tea with breakfast. If you like to have eggs in your breakfast then go for the organic one or even you can go for sweetened brown rice. A sprinkle of grounded flax seeds can add a lot of health benefits.

Mid-morning: Two hours later, have a glass of lemon juice, coconut water, fruit or vegetable juice. You can go for nuts like almonds and walnut. Fruit like apple, banana, orange or any other fruit you like is the best mid morning snack.

Lunch: Two-three hours later, have large portions of salad, a small portion of brown rice or a couple of rotis, with little sabzi, dal and some protein (cereals, pulses or lean meat).

Evening snack: This is the time when hunger in the tummy knocks at the door and eating something heavy is not so good at that time. So, keeping in mind this main fact, two-three hours later to Lunch, snack on green tea and roasted khakra, idli or dosa
are the better options to try.

Dinner: Two-three hours later, have a soup, salad, some complex carbs and protein and even if it is said that one should start eating smart to stay smart and energetic. Smart eating habits may lead towards a long and healthier life.