Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Barley water

#HealthySummerdrinks
Barley water
In some countries, people consume barley rice during summer for its cooling properties.

Boil a table spoon of barley seeds in a liter of water. Bring down the quantity to half, if you don’t enjoy the bland taste, then you could add a dash of lemon and keep consuming barley water through out the day.

-Barley water also brings down the heat content in the body.
-It also works as an excellent substitute to aerated drinks to quench your thirst.
-As it’s a cooling agent it also helps reduce burning sensation in the stomach.
-It improves digestion and fight constipation, feeling of nausea.”
-Barley water also prevents urine from stinking. Infact it is the best medicine when you have a Urinary Tract Infection.
-Regular consumption of barley water cleanses your kidney and keeps it free of toxins.

A study conducted by American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that the fiber that comes from barley water lowers cholesterol, cuts risk of Type-2 diabetes.
The antioxidants in barley prevents cancerous growths.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Kokum juice and Solkadhi

#HealthySummerdrinks
Kokum juice /solkadhi – refreshing summer drink

A tangy, refreshing drink made from this purple berry, native to India, is ideal for this sweltering heat. Kokum is low in calories, contains no cholesterol or saturated fats, and is rich in dietary fibre. A powerful antioxidant, it is rich in vitamin C, and contains a fair amount of potassium, manganese and magnesium.

INGREDIENTS (one glass)
Dried kokum rind – 4 to 5
Mint, finely chopped – 1/2 tbsp.
Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp.
Sugar or jaggery or honey – 1 tsp. (optional)
Black salt – 1/4 tsp.
Water – 1
Ice cubes – 2 (optional)

METHOD OF MAKING
Step 1: Soak the kokum rinds overnight, or in hot water for couple hours, or till they get soft.

Step 2: Once the rinds are soft, squeeze and extract pulp.

Step 3: To the pulp, add chopped mint leaves, water, roasted cumin powder, black salt and sugar.

Step 4: Stir well, and serve chilled.

– Kokum juice is great for the summers, as it reduces body heat, prevents dehydration and cuts risk of sunstroke.
– Can combat digestive problems like flatulence, acidity and constipation

Solkadhi is a type of curry usually had with rice or sometimes drunk after the meals. Popular in the Konkan region of India, it is made from coconut milk and kokum. It’s known for it digestive properties. The preparation is prepared by mixing coconut milk with kokum, a little bit of salt and/or chili-garlic paste is added for taste.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Natural cooler

Natural summer coolers n filler .....grab a 10rs serving of each of this. ..rather then those #junkies #healthy #karvanda #whitejamun #sourawla #nutrientdense

Friday, 19 May 2017

Watermelon the super cooler

Watermelon the super duper cooler

It is the season of watermelons. They are best during the summer as they are sweet and juicy. As the name says it all watermelon is 92% water and only 8%sugar.

Research shows that watermelon cuts the risk of sun related skin damage by 40%. That's because watermelon is nature's richest source of lycopene, an antioxidant that scavenges the UV-induced free radicals that cause sunburn and wrinkling. Lycopene may also help reduce the risks of cancer and other diseases.

Watermelon can help improve sleep. It is high in vitamin B6 which helps manufacture serotonin and dopamine (mood related chemical) in brain.When levels of serotonin increase at night, the brain is less sensitive to disruptive stimuli (like noise) during sleep.

Watermelons are rich in electrolytes, sodium and potassium which are lost through perspiration. Also its high potassium content helps to control BP.

They are rich in Vitamin A, B and C. What's more, they are low in calories and very nutritious.


Musk melon - kharbhuja

Muskmelon (kharabuja, cantaloupe)

Muskmelon, also known as Kharbhuja, Cantaloupe is a member in the large Cucurbitaceae family. Some of the popular fruits and vegetables in the cucurbit family include squash, pumpkin, cucumber, gourd…etc.

The muskmelon or cantaloupe, is a perfect summer fruit. It’s high water content can help take care of the fluid loss that our bodies go through due to perspiration in this summer season. It also helps to combat the heat in the body and thus, prevents heat-related disorders during summer.

It is known for its low calorie content and sweet and enticing aroma. Having this yellow-orange coloured succulent fruit early in the morning is also good for your digestive system. A great source of beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamins C and A, muskmelon not only helps you stay healthy, but is also great for your skin and hair.

Potassium present normalizes the heartbeat and promotes the supply of oxygen to the brain

Thursday, 18 May 2017

White jamun - wax jambu

WHITE JAMUN (WAX JAMBU) FRUIT
Have been seeing this fruit on and off lately everywhere quite in abundance……thats white jamun,have you heard of it, its a variant of the black jamun, the tree produces white coloured fruit,commonly known as white jamun.

White jamun  is grown especially for its cooling nature that can be very refreshing and slaking on a hot day.

They are pear-shaped structure, comes in varying colors ranging from white, pale green color, green, pink, rose red and crimson color. The fruit is crisp, almost crunchy and juicy in taste you can eat these fruits out-of-hand, without any need to peel the skin.

Common names of the fruit include wax apple, love apple, java apple, chomphu, wax jambu, rose apple, bell fruit, makopa.

Health benefits
Stops diarrhea & dysentery.
Relieves throat affections and other respiratory diseases.
Removes worms.

Vinegar made from the fruit gives relief in colitis, indigestion, stomach diseases. It relieves gas and improves digestion.

Many members of the Wax Jambu family have volatile oils which help in medicinal applications. The medicinal oil is present throughout the living tissue most of the Wax  Jambu species.

A 2008 study published in “Advances in Biological Research” also indicate the fruit’s phytochemicals have mild antibiotic and antifungal properties against staphylococcus, candida aureus and mycrobacter smegmatis.

Go ahead Njoy the fruit especially now when its in season.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

World hypertension day

The theme for World Hypertension Day is Know Your Numbers with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.

Why all the fuss about high blood pressure?
About 1 in every 3 adults has hypertension anyways. This is a really startling statistic. Why? Because research studies have shown us how dangerous high blood pressure can be.

If you need help in lowering your Blood pressure connect with me at 09870404042 or mail me at shilpsnutrilife@gmail.com