Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Eating too much sugar and diabetes


Does eating too much sweets🍬🍰 cause diabetes.

Research has found that a high-sugar📈 diet certainly increases diabetes risk — adding just one serving of a sweetened beverage 🍸each day to your diet ups risk by 15 percent, a study at the Harvard School 🏥of Public Health found — but sugar alone isn’t necessarily enough to cause the disease on its own. Excess calories that come from both carbohydrates and fats also contribute to the development of diabetes.

Eating too much sugar (or foods with sugar, like candy or regular soda) can cause weight gain, and weight gain can increase a person’s risk for developing the disease.

Also People who exercise🏋 fewer than three times a week are at risk.

The bottom is when assessing our risk for diabetes don’t avoid any food groups but yes limit the source of simple sugars and fats.

#diabetes #diabesity #eathealthy #exercise #obesity #shilpsnutrilife

Monday, 12 November 2018

Karela and diabetes

Karela (Bitter gourd) and diabetes

Karela or Bitter gourd or bitter melon is a vegetable that is hated by most of us because of its bitter taste, right. ..the bitter taste is generally attributed to the quinine it contains.

Bitter gourd has phenolic compounds that reduce glucose release during carbohydrate digestion. Thus, it has a hypoglycemic effect and is good for diabetes.

It is also known that bitter melon contains a lectin that reduces blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues and suppressing appetite - similar to the effects of insulin in the brain.

This lectin is thought to be a major factor behind the hypoglycemic effect that develops after eating bitter melon.

It also contains a chemical called Charantin, which is known to reduce high blood glucose levels.

#karela #bittergourd #diabetes #shilpsnutrilife #fooducated

Monday, 5 November 2018

Happy Dhanteras

Dhanteras festival is closely associated with wealth 💰

While people flock to buy precious metals on Dhanvantari Trayodashi, the first day of Diwali festivities, popularly known as Dhanteras, not many remember that Dhanvantari is the originator of Ayurveda and blesses people with good health rather than wealth....this day is also celebrated as AYURVEDA DAY

Also during churning of milk ocean (Kshirsagar Manthan), Lord Dhanvantri emerged out, carrying a jar of Amrita along with Goddess Lakshmi. That’s why, worshipping Dhanvantri and Lakshmi on Diwali guarantees health, longevity and prosperity.

The idea that health is the true wealth 💰 is forgotten. Health features low in the priority list". People are searching for shortcuts and are in a rush to have everything and this harms their health in such a way that they can enjoy nothing.”

Also Certain communities eat legumes on Dhanteras to ensure easy digestion for the feast that follows. But it’s better not to overeat.

So this Diwali pledge for good health too.

#Dhanteras #Diwali #eatright #eathealthy #wealth #shilpsnutrilife

Dhanteras special Moong rice

Dhanteras💰is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm throughout India, two days before Diwali🎉

A lot of delectable food is prepared which is considered to bring in good luck.

On Dhanteras, special offering called Naivedya is prepared for Goddess Lakshmi and an elaborate meal is cooked at home as part of the beginning of Diwali festivities.

Some dishes/foods are typical of Dhanteras that are prepared to bring in good fortune.

Here is what we make - Whole boiled moong and rice,  eaten mixed with ghee and sugar.

Some other delicacies which I found through google

Eastern and parts of North India, whole wheat or atte ka halwa

Long-grain cracked wheat sauteed with ghee and sugar known as "lapsi" is very popular in several parts of the country, and may be accompanied by a curry of yard-long beans, that symbolize longevity.

In Maharashtra, dry coriander seeds are mixed with jaggery and offered as prasad to Goddess Lakshmi.

Panchamrit, Boondi Laddoo, Kheer or rice pudding made with jaggery, milk and rice is considered auspicious and is a must have during the Dhanteras Puja.

What do you prepare as Naivedya today🎆🎊🎉🎇

#Dhanteras #Diwali #eatright #eathealthy #wealth #shilpsnutrilife

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Dates dryfruits sweet

An easy and healthy sweet dish for Diwali🎆🎇🎊🎉
½cup roasted oats
1cup roasted n finely crushed dryfruits
2 (500gm) cups dates paste
1tbsp ghee

Add one tablespoon of ghee to half kg of dates. Then, stir it continuously till the dates get softer. Once it reaches a thick paste-like consistency, add finely crushed dryfruits, oats and a few handful of grated almonds on top, spread it in a dish and cut it into pieces.

🎊A healthy, home-made date dry fruit sweet is ready. (you can also try adding other dry fruits, anjir to it)

🎇It is much healthier than the so called fat free and sugar free sweets available this days.

#healthysweet #festiveseason #diwali #eathealthy #celebrations

Friday, 2 November 2018

Vitamin D day

November 2nd is Vitamin D ☀️Day!

Vitamin D Day is a day to recognize vitamin D☀️ deficiency as a world problem.

Researchers agree that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D 🌞and some scientists even think a greater percent of people are deficient in vitamin D 🌞

Why are so many people deficient, you might ask? It’s simple really. We get vitamin D from sun ☀️exposure. And now, more than ever, the world’s population lives an indoor lifestyle, avoiding the sun daily. Doctors are beginning to discover that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.

“Vitamin D 🌞deficiency is a global pandemic that has serious health consequences for children and adults. Improvement in the world’s vitamin D status could significantly reduce risk of many chronic illnesses including cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes and many deadly cancers as well as infectious diseases including upper respiratory tract infections, influenza and tuberculosis.”

If you expect sunshine 🌞 to provide you with vitamin D, then you’d better make sure that the sun is high enough in the sky, because when the sun is low on the horizon it cannot help skin make vitamin D.

Learn, educate and participate; let’s get the word out!

So go grab the sunshine vitamin and up your vitamin D levels.

#vitaminsd #sunlight #sunshinevitamin #shilpsnutrilife

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Mental health day

Having a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body.