Friday, 23 June 2017

Is being overweight or obese contagious?

Is being overweight or obese contagious? Are your friends making you fat?

Overweight and obesity can be considered “socially contagious” because the experts believe it’s a case of birds of a feather…. feel better together (even when they’re overweight or obese).

Right from childhood to golden years of our life, our friends define who we are and we choose who are friends are, and thus, ultimately we define ourselves.

Chances are you will eat & drink what your friends eat & drink!  

If your friends eat healthy, you will make better food choices.

If your nutrition habits are contagious, is exercise as well? Absolutely! If your friends are active, then some of those exercise vibes will enter into you too.

If everyone around you is unhealthy, & overweight, then it may be tougher, but not impossible. The best thing you can do is tell everyone that your goal is to get healthy and fit.True friends will want you to be healthy and happy and will support your health goals.

Be the best influence you can be, if you eat healthily and exercise, you will inspire others to do the same! Be their inspiration! 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Fresh dates benefits

Fresh dates health benefits

Ramadan is the month especially when fresh dates are seen in abundance.Dates are a type of sweet fruit that grows on palm trees. Dates are a good source of energy. Around 100gm of fresh dates gives 133kcal.

Up to 80 percent of the date flesh is sugar that the body can easily access for energy. Fresh dates have sugar like fructose and dextrose that when eaten replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly; thus, for these qualities, dates are being used to breakfast during Ramadan months.
Fresh dates are a particularly good source of calcium, which helps promote strong teeth and bones.
Dates are rich in dietary fiber. Most of the fiber is of the insoluble type, promoting smooth functioning of intestinal tract. It also prevents dietary LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut.
They contain many health benefiting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are known to have anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.

Dates  are low in  fat, 100 g of dates, has only a fraction of a gram is fats.

Muslims generally break their fast by eating dates. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is reported to have said: “Break your fast by eating dates as it is purifying.”
So go ahead have a few dates everyday whether dried or fresh as u wish just enjoy the benefits…………

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

International Yoga Day

The World Yoga Day, also known as the International Yoga Day, falls on Wednesday, June 21. The theme of this year is  "Yoga for Health."

Yoga originated in ancient India around 5,000 years back. Yoga is an amalgam of physical, mental and spiritual practice which helps enhance one's physical as well as mental health along with the self-healing ability.

Practising yoga regularly helps to improve:

Flexibility
Respiration
Posture
Muscle strength
Weight management
Metabolism
Bone health
Blood flow
Immunity
Yoga also aids in combating stress causing changes in the genes, a study carried out by the researchers from Psychology at Coventry University in the United Kingdom, with Ivana Buric as the lead researcher, pointed out.

"The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body,"

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Don't take good health for granted

Don't take good health for granted

No one wants to be sick. But tell me very frankly when do we start to take notice and some action about our health, only after we fall sick or are in the process of losing our health. During this time, we make all sorts of promises and resolutions. But once we get it back, we often return to our old ways. Isn't this true??

Good health is one of those things that is usually taken for granted. Chronic, degenerative conditions usually takes years, even decades, to develop, nothing develops overnight.

For example, heart attack or a tumor on your body, do you think it developed overnight? No way. It took a long time to get to a size where it becomes visible. All your hardwork of abusing your body in the form of unhealthy lifestyle, stress, junk eating, toxic buildup, weakened immune system which had probably been around for years too showed it's effect. Do realize that, once a disease takes root, the decline usually starts gaining momentum.

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Monday, 19 June 2017

In Rainny season wash fruits and vegetables well

In rainny season wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly

In rainny season wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly, esp green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, brinjal, roots and tubers which harbour larvae, worms and dust. Clean them under running water.

Steaming them is the best way to get rid of germs. Soaking the greens in salt water for about 10minutes can help remove insects.

Research has shown that using just plain old water can remove 98% of the bacteria when it is used to rinse and soak produce.

If you decide to use vinegar, research has shown that a 3 part water to 1 part vinegar is most effective. A soak of five to10 minutes should be sufficient. Try to get the water temperature as close to that of the fruit or vegetable that you wish to clean. When you have a variety of fruits and vegetables, it might be best to wash these separately.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Antioxidant rich chutney

Nutritious Antioxidant Rich Chutney.

Made using fresh coriander, mint, spinach, curry leaves ...apt for any season....improves immunity. ..
beneficial for people suffering from Cholesterol, BP, Diabetes.

Ingredients -
• Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch
• Palak -1/2 bunch
• Mint leaves a few
• Curry leaves 12-15 leaves
• Tomato - 1 small
• Onion – 1
• Garlic – 7-10 cloves
• Lemon juice – 1-2 tbsp
• Green chilli – 1-2
• Ginger - a small piece
• Roasted flaxseed powder - 1 tbsp
• Dalia (split channa dal)- 1tbsp
• Salt to taste

Method -

Grind all the ingredients together. Serve as an accompaniment with dosa, idli, dhokla, chilla, pancakes, chapati, upma , make sandwiches.

This chutney is beneficial for people suffering from Cholesterol, BP, Diabetes.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Read your nutrilabel right

If you can't read it then WHY EAT IT....don't you at times feel everything written on the package food is beyond your understanding. ..If yes and you can't understand anything just leave it.

If the things written resembles name of a food go ahead, if you feel more like chemicals just throw it away.

Wake up guys before its too late.