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SWIMMING & NUTRITION- 2

Swimmers must focus on eating balanced and nutritious foods all the time. It boosts the energy levels and helps in good performance.

During your swim Stay hydrated-it is important to stay hydrated during swimming.  Drink fluids such as water, fresh fruit juices without sugar.

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Nutrition during the swimmin

Recovery nutrition:

  • Is a technique which provides the swimmer’s body with what they need to recover.

  • Carbohydrates to replace used up energy, proteins for muscle building and repair and prepare for the next day of competition.

  • To maximize the impact of the “recovery foods” they need to be eaten or drunk as soon as possible after swimming in small amount!

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WATERMELON SEEDS BENEFITS-1

Watermelon seeds and nutritional facts:

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Watermelon seeds are loaded with many important nutrients. The seeds contain protein, essential fatty acid, vitamins, and minerals.

Watermelon seeds for hair:

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The protein in the seeds are beneficial for hair health. The seeds contain iron, which helps to strengthen hair and promote hair growth. It prevents hair from becoming dry and dull.

Regional dishes and their importance – South Indian Idli

Indian food is different from rest of the world not only in taste but also in cooking methods. It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and occupations these cuisines vary significantly from each other and have different nutritional significance.

South Indian Food“Idli”                           

                                                                                  

Fermentation process breaks down the starches – more readily metabolized by the body. The main ingredients rice provides energy, black gram provides protein and fenugreek contains vitamins and minerals along with fibre. Low in fat and is easily digestible. Gluten-free so it can be replaced by paratas for breakfast. The fermentation process increases the bioavailability of proteins and enhances the vitamin B content of the food. Helps in weight loss as they are steamed.

Significance: Use of dal and rice in idly is a good combination as the amino acids in them complement each other. Fermentation also destroys certain anti-nutrients like phytates and oxalates that interfere with the absorption of minerals like iron and calcium.

Causes of Hair Loss-1

Our hair grows at the rate of 5mm per day. Following are the major factors that effecting hair loss

  Fever and viral diseases: One of the contributing factors for hair loss is high fever and viral diseases and typhoid is the most prominent disease to cause of more hair loss.

Healthy Tip: include vitamin rich foods such as carrot, pumpkin, oranges, whole grains, sweet potatoes etc to treat the hair fall while suffering with fever.Have raw garlic and onions. You can also use them in cooking, best would be to make soup having lots of garlic and onion. 

Telogen effluvium: It is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or extreme stress, in which you shed large amounts of hair every day

Healthy Tip: Include foods such as mushroom, eggs and fish. Eat a healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and proteins to get plenty of nutrients to get healthy hair.

Healthy Snack Bars- Til ki Gajak

Til ki Gajak       

                                                                                                                       

 Apart from a distinct and pleasant taste, til and gur are high on nutritional values as well.

Benefits

  • Half a cup of sesame seeds contains appox. 3 times more calcium than equivalent quantity of whole milk.
  • Til is one of the richest sources of iron in Indian vegetarian cooking.
  • Also contain dietary copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B1, vitamin, E, protein, and fiber.
  • Til contain sesamin and sesamolin- lower and prevent high blood pressure.
  • Helps in protecting the liver against oxidative damage.
  • Gur or jaggery contains 10 times more iron as compared to spinach.
  • Healthier than refined sugar as it contains several vitamins and minerals
  • Helps to cure cough, migraine, cold, asthma, fatigue and indigestion.