Thursday, 28 February 2013

“Straightens Up” and care for the posture and spinal health

“Straightens Up” and care for the posture and spinal health 

Spinal disorders, such as back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name a few are common, and they can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, impacting a person’s ability to work, to enjoy everyday activities and even disrupting healthy sleep patterns.

Research has demonstrated that poor postures and inactivity can contribute to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders. Recent studies indicate that training school children in beneficial postural habits and exercises can be helpful in facilitating postural improvement. This is very encouraging because in today’s sedentary digital culture, many children spend long hours of school and recreational time in stooped awkward postures that have been correlated with poor spinal health in several studies. Other recent research indicates that the spinal health of adolescent students has been worsening over a ten year period.

The good news is that many of these common problems can be easily avoided! if one “Straightens Up” and cares for the posture and spinal health daily, just as we brush our teeth.

So Straighten Up for Better Health and a More Vibrant Quality of Life.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Coconut water – the fluid of life

Coconut water – the fluid of life

Tender coconut water is the natural isotonic beverage with almost the same level of electrolyte balance as we have in our blood. Here is how it is excellent for the summer:
  • Oral rehydration medium – high in magnesium, potassium, saline and natural sugar. Popular with athletes.
  • Keeps the body cool.
  • Application on the body prevents prickly heat and summer boils and subsides the rashes.
Rightly called the ‘fluid of life’ coconut water is a wonder food.It can be used (in emergencies) as a substitute for blood plasma.

The reason for this is that coconut water (the water found in coconuts – not to be confused with coconut milk, which comes from the flesh of the coconut) is sterile and has an ideal pH level. Coconut water is liquid endosperm – it surrounds the embryo and provides nutrition.

Keeps the body cool.

Nutritious bhel

Nutritious Bhel

This recipe is simple, healthy full of antioxidants,fibre and very tasty... Try it 

3 cups Bhel puri mix ( mix of thin sev and murmura-puffed rice)

¼ cup Onion chopped
¼ cup Tomato chopped
¼ cup grated carrot
¼  chopped cucumber

½ chopped raw mango
½ cup Apples chopped
 3-4 black Grapes cut in halves
¼ cup Pomegranate

Dates-3-4 chopped
Roasted channa -1 handful

Chutneys n masalas
1/4th tsp amchur powder
1tsp chaat masala
2 tbsp Ketchup
1 to 2 tsp Sweet tamarind chutney
1 tsp Green pudina chutney (or nutritious antioxidant rich chutney)
1 to 2 tbspYoghurt

To garnish
Beet root grated
Spring onion finely chopped
Cilantro(dhaniya) leaves
Thin Sev 1tbsp

Mix kurmura, sev and make a bhel puri mix and add ketchup,sweet tamarind chutney,green pudina chutney, chat masala, amchur powder, yoghurt.

Add dates, roasted channa,raw mango,onion,
tomatoes,cucumber,carrot,apple,grapes,pomegranate and mix well.

Add the above mix into your serving bowl.

Garnish it with cilantro, spring onion and grated beet root….a healthy deilious bhel is ready.