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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.

Wrong Food Combinations- Paneer and Meat

Wrong Food Combinations                                                                                              

Different types of foods digest at different rates. When several foods are eaten that digests at different rate digestion gets imbalanced and food begins to rot and ferment in body. This sludge turns into stored toxins. And, when body can’t digest food properly it misses out on being able to absorb the nutrients in food leaving with low energy, fatigue and poor sleep.

Paneer and Meat                      

                                                                                              

In general protein/protein combinations are not recommended. One single concentrated protein per meal is easier to digest and won’t require as much energy. Two proteins of different characters and different compositions, calling for different types of digestive juices and these juices of different strength and character and pouring into the stomach at different times, should not be consumed at the same meal. One protein at a meal should be the rule.

 

Healthy Tip!!

Replace one protein with vegetables in order to get a well-balanced diet and for better digestion.