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Benefits of Mushroom-1

Mushrooms are fungi, but categorized in the vegetable category. Mushrooms are good sources of many nutrients.

 

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Good sources of B vitamins

  • Pantothenic acid(B5) helps with the production of hormones and keeps nerves active.

  • Riboflavin (B2)helps maintain healthy red blood cells

  • Niacin (B3)promotes healthy skin and maintains the digestive and nervous systems

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Causes of Hair Loss – 4

Skin conditions of the scalp: An unhealthy scalp can cause inflammation that makes it difficult for hair to grow. Skin conditions that lead to hair loss include seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), psoriasis, and fungal infections such as ringworm.

  Healthy Tip: Prefer mineral rich foods such as cucumber, mango, pumpkin seeds, beans, almonds, nuts etc and also include dairy products to improve hair growth and to make scalp healthy.

                                                                              

Hereditary hair lose :Hair loss that is genetic is known as “androgenetic alopecia” and is the most common cause of hair loss. The gene can be inherited from either your mother’s or father’s side of the family.

    Healthy Tip: Healthy balanced diet rich in flax seeds, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, walnuts, fish and eggs.

 

White Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes

White Potatoes:

  • Potatoes are rich sources of carbohydrates and also contains high amount of starch which would result in increasing of weight.
  • Potatoes also have a high glycemic index which has an impact on blood sugar resulting in type 2 diabetes and its complications.
  • Potatoes might trigger gas, gas pain and bloating, particularly if you are prone to gas and sensitive to the sugars that occur naturally in starch. Also might trigger inflammation and joint pains.

 

Sweet Potatoes:

  • Sweet potato is high in Vitamin B6 which helps in reducing homocysteine in our bodies and also helps in prevention of heart attacks.
  • They are good sources of Vitamin C & D plays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth and it supports the thyroid gland.
  • Sweet potatoes contain iron which plays an important role in increasing red &white blood cell production, resistance to stress, proper im­mune functioning and magnesium in sweet potato acts as a relaxation and anti-stress mineral.

Pina Colada Lassi or Buttermilk

 

Pina Colada Lassi: It is perfect on a hot summer day.

Ingredients: 150 ml chilled pineapple juice, 150 ml coconut milk, 150 ml thick sweetened yogurt, 1 cup crushed ice, 1/4 cup finely chopped pineapple pieces.

Preparation:

  • Blend the pineapple juice, coconut milk, yogurt and crushed ice in a blender till smooth.
  • Pour into chilled glasses, garnish each with finely chopped pineapple and serve!

 

Health Benefits:

This drink is filled with fresh fruit and other nutritious ingredients to help keep you refreshed and nourished in the coolest way and beats out the heat. Fresh pineapple also contains natural digestive enzyme known as bromelain, which helps breakdown protein.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrients Combination-Beta-Carotene/Vitamin A + Fat = Glowing Skin

Food contains a mixture of nutrients that interact with one another, sometimes they join forces, other times they cancel each other out. Many foods work well when eaten together because of the complementary nutrients each contains. When you consume food, certain dishes must be taken in combination with another to obtain better absorption and utilization of nutrients present in the foods. 


Beta-Carotene/Vitamin A + Fat = Glowing Skin               

Beta-carotene is turned into vitamin A in our body and this is not only important for healthy vision but also helps give your skin a youthful glow. Vitamin A also plays a vital role in a healthy immune and reproductive system. But being fat soluble vitamins it is better absorbed in the presence of fat.

Diet Tip: Add a few walnuts and almonds to your fresh cut fruits especially mangoes, papaya etc.