Saturday, 20 January 2018

Fresh green chickpeas (Harachanna)

Fresh Green Chickpeas (Hara Channa)

Fresh green chickpeas are the winter food that tastes super good, Popular seasonal treat of India.

Also Known as 
Fresh Green Chickpeas,garbanzo beans, choliya, hara Channa, in Mumbai, these are known as Harbara. They are tender, juicy and a great snack to nibble, specially fresh ones are a true delight.  Eat them raw or steam them with kala namak (Indian rock salt). 

Health Benefits
The green chick peas have a wealth of nutrients like energy, protein, calcium and iron.

Fresh green chickpeas or choliyacontain vitamins C, E, K and B-complex vitamins, folate, and theminerals magnesium, zinc and pantothenic acid.

Fresh chick peas are high in dietary fibres too.
#freshgreenchickpea #harachana #Harbara #Chickpeas #garbanzobeans #choliya #vitaminsC #vitaminBcomplex

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Choose powerful vegetables

Choose powerful vegetables

Fresh vegetables, leafy vegetables should be consumed in good amounts.. Not all vegetables are created equal. The darker the color, the higher the concentration of nutrients. For example, spinach has more to offer the mind and body than iceberg lettuce. Other great vegetable choices include bell peppers, broccoli and sweet potatoes.

Also eating a lot of green leafy vegetable can help us with detoxifying the body.

#Detoxify #greens #shilpsnutrilife

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Green food Week

Green Food Week
Green colour for detoxification

What they contain: 
Green foods get their color from a pigment called chlorophyll,they high amounts of Vitamin K,lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals such as indoles and glucosinolates and iron, potassium.

Why you should eat more:
Chlorophyll, a natural blood purifier supports the liver and kidneys in the elimination of toxins. Vitamin K is necessary for blood clotting and building strong bones.Lutein and zeaxanthin can filter out harmful light that damages the eyes. A daily serving of any green veg can slash your chances of having a heart attack, too.

Examples of green foods include kale, broccoli, mint, garlic green,spinach, green beans, celery, lettuce, watercress, cucumber, broccoli, sprouts, green beans, peas, green apples, grapes and kiwi fruit.

What I tried here is awla chutney, methi muthiya, garlic corriander paratha, mint khichdi.

#healthywinters #warmingfoods #colouryourdiet #Chlorophyll  #shilpsnutrilife #AntiOxidant #immunity #detoxification #phytochemicals

Come on friends try this and let me know how was it...

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Do you think going on a diet means following any of this.... Think again

Do you think going on a diet means following any of this.... Think again

Fad diets are marketed as quick ways to lose weight. Their types changes from year to year, but the promises they make don’t. Know how to spot a FAD diet.

Diets such as the ketogenic diet,  raw food diet, the paleo diet, GM diet,  blood group diet etc.

How to know if the diet is a FAD DIET

Does it eliminate a particular food no rice, rotis or grains

The diet promise unrealistic weight loss in a short amount of time.

Insist on buying certain foods from a special place

Gives powders or pills to lose weight.

Make you believe it’s super easy to follow the diet

It is temporary or short term.

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve probably spotted a fad diet.

This diets are supported with Advertising that promotes very convincing results. Don’t be fooled. This type of weight loss plan is not a healthy way to lose weight.

Why fad diets fail
Fad diets are impossible to stick to for long. This means that once you stop following the diet, you’ll probably gain back the weight you lost. Some people actually gain back more weight than they started with.

Fad diets don’t usually provide enough nutrients.

Be smart, do some research — look for the science behind the diet’s claims. A better solution is to work with a nutritionist or dietitian to create a realistic diet that will be effective for you.

#faddiets #Shilpsnutrilife #diabesity #exercise #obesity

Red food week

Winters are the best times to enjoy veges so decided to designate a week by colour so here comes

Red colour food week
Red colour or in other words Lycopene is the predominant pigment in reddish fruits and veggies.

So whats behind the color lycopene, a carotenoid is a powerful antioxidant that has been associated with a reduced risk of some cancers, especially prostate cancer, and protection against heart attacks by improving blood circulation, organ function and blood pressure.In fact, cooking enhances the activity of some phytochemicals, such as lycopene.

Examples of red foods include tomatoes, watermelon, beets, and red bell peppers.

Fruits like pomegranate,strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and cherries.

What I tried in the picture is carrot tomato soup, carrot pickle, a sabzi made of beet, carrot, tomato last but the best red pattice made from carrot, beet….

Come on friends its easy to introduce veges n fruits, this way if you all tried let me know how was it.

#redfoodweek #lycopene #tomato #beet #carrot #cherries #strawberry #shilpsnutrilife #healthywinters #warmingfoods #colouryourdiet #AntiOxidant #immunity

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Culinary uses of Sesame seeds (til)

Culinary uses of Sesame seeds (til)

Sesame seeds have delicate nutty flavor. Their flavor indeed becomes more pronounced once they are gently roasted under low flame just for few minutes.

-Use it as the traditional seasoning to enrich the taste of your food.
-Sesame seeds add a great touch to steamed broccoli that has been sprinkled with lemon juice.
-You could make a paste of sesame seeds, add crushed garlic, lime juice and salt and use it as a dip for raw vegetables.
– Grind the seeds fresh shortly before using them.
-Sprinkle whole or ground seeds over cereals, vegetable dishes, salads or fruit.

– Can be added to parathas
-Also in Tamil Nadu, ‘Milakai Podi’, a ground powder made of sesame and dry chili is used to enhance flavor and consumed along with other traditional foods such as idli.
-Dry fried sesame seeds ground to a thin light brown color paste known as tahini. Tahini is one of the main ingredient in famous middle-eastern dip, hummus.
-Dry fried seeds sprinkled over toasts, biscuits, breads, cakes, salads, stir fries etc.

Just a hand full of sesame a day provides enough recommended levels of phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and protein.

Go ahead enjoy sankranti with til ladoo, til gajjaks, til chikki…..just control the portion size and have it in the earlier part of the day!