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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.

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Benefits of Sesame bar- Til ki Gachak

Sesame bar is not only tasty but provide number of good nutrients. Kindly watch the video and subscribe to my channel for more informative videos.

Healthy Food For Hairs

  • Biotin: Biotin, a water soluble vitamin of the B complex, encourages hair and scalp health.  Dietary sources of biotin include nuts, brown rice, whole grains, eggs/egg yolk and oats.
  • Boost Mineral: The minerals silica and zinc are also critical for hair growthFood sources of silica include cucumber, mango, green leafs, beans. Foods high in zinc are pumpkin seeds, beans, almonds and nuts, eggs.

  • Protein: Hair is made of protein; hence protein in your diet helps for making hair strong and healthy and is mainly found in fish, chicken, dairy products, eggs, legumes and nuts.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: Food containing omega -3 fatty acids such as flax seed, dry fruits, fish are required to maintain scalp healthy.
  • Vitamin A, C & E: Helps in strengthening the capillaries and nourishes damaged growth. Vitamin ACE mainly found in carrot, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, mango, guava, oranges, papaya, wholemeal, eggs, vegetable oil etc.,
  • Drink plenty of water to keep the hair moisturized. Also, hair becomes healthy and grows faster as water flushes out the toxins.
  • Minimum 8hours of sleep everyday helps in fast hair growth as hair grows when at rest.

If you notice more than the regular hair falls visit a doctor right away.         

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.

Nutrients that you should eat together – Zinc + Sulphur Compounds

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. Following are the list of nutrients that work in pairs which helps you in choosing foods.

Zinc + Sulphur Compounds = Strong Immune System

Whole grains, such as maize, brown rice, wheat and whole legumes contain zinc which is absorbed by the human body more easily in the presence of sulphur compounds present in onions. Zinc is  important for immunity and wound healing.

Diet Tip: Add sliced onions to your whole wheat sandwich or chopped onions to your boiled corn.