Category Archives: Food Facts and Issues

Tulsi(Holy Basil) Benefits

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  • Tulsi is a popular herb with a mild and sweet flavour used primarily for its aroma

  • Helps in healing common cold, fever and sore throat

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  • Is useful in the treatment of respiratory system, heart disorders and kidney stones

  • Helps in curing skin, eye and teeth disorders

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  • Water boiled with Tulsi leaves may be used to ease sore throat

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Consumption of Whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. Whole grains:

  • Provide bulk in the stomach and helps prevent overeating.

  • Slows the digestive system for blood sugar control.

  • Cleanses the digestive system to keep the intestines disease free.

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

OatsHealth benefits: oats contain soluble fibre that help reduce cholesterol absorption and contain antioxidants that protect from free radicals.

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Tips: Can be taken as porridge with fruits, or added to batters or flours to make it healthier.

WheatHealth benefits: a good source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils (wheat germ oil)

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Tips: Retain bran in the wheat flour to give you high nutrient content

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Consumption of Whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. Whole grains:

  • Provide bulk in the stomach and helps prevent overeating.

  • Slows the digestive system for blood sugar control.

  • Cleanses the digestive system to keep the intestines disease free.

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

    Barley-Health benefit: the fibre in barley helps lower cholesterol very effectively

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Tips: Can be used in soups, salads.

Corn –Health benefit: corn has high levels of antioxidants and is identified as a major contributing factor in decreasing the risk of cardiovascular problems

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Tips: Can be used in vegetable dishes, popcorn, soups, and salads

Weight Loss & Nutrition Myths-1

Myth: Starving is the best way to lose weight.

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Fact: Fasting helps in short term Goals but leads to Muscle loss & slows metabolism when followed continuously.

 

 

Myth: Eating Non-veg is not healthy & makes harder to lose weight.

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Fact: Non-veg is rich in protein, Iron & Zinc. It also contains Oleic acid which is heart friendly. Choose lean cuts, limit portion size & avoid deep frying.

PEARL MILLET/ BAJRA BENEFITS-2

Bajra is one of the oldest grains cultivated in India and has many health benefits

Reducing Weight

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Bajra for weight loss
  • Bajra is high in insoluble fiber and helps satiate your hunger quickly, preventing from overeating.

Gluten Free

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  • Bajra is a perfect food for people who suffer from celiac disease, since it is completely gluten-free.

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Tip   : Bajra flour can be included to make breads,rotis, parathas and dosas. Khichdi and  Dhoklas are other recipes in which Bajra can be included.    

Pearl Millet/ Bajra Benefits-1

Bajra is one of the oldest grains cultivated in India and has many health benefits

Prevent Colon Cancer

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Pearl Millet
  • It has a rich combination of both fiber and the phytonutrient Lignin which is believed to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.

Reduces the risk of heart diseases

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  • Consumption of Bajra helps decrease triglyceride levels in the body by the action of Niacin and Lignin thereby reducing the risk of heart diseases. It also contains magnesium and potassium – minerals that play an important role in regulating blood pressure

DRUMSTICK HEALTH BENEFITS-3

Drumstick – the stems, leaves and seeds are a favorite to all and are known to have numerous therapeutic qualities:

Eases Respiratory problems:

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The anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin C in drumstick help in relieving a wide range of respiratory complications by flushing out your toxins and fight against asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis.

Good for pregnant and lactating women:

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The presence of essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C in this vegetable reduces the sluggishness of the uterus along with boosting the milk production after delivery.