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Filtered vs Refined oils

When it comes to heart health, the first food group that comes to mind is OILS. It is the most common cooking medium which provides energy to body, taste to food along with fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids .Now the question of how much should be used needs a more customized guidelines rather than a generalized one but here lets discuss on which type of oil should be used.

Benefits of Quinoa and Amaranth

Quinoa is treated as the new savor in the world of food market.It has become a hero whether in case of watching weight or diabetes. However it is important to know what product are you accumulating in your lifestyle and are there any traditional counterparts for them?? Quinoa is a pseudo cereal. It is a powerhouse of number of nutrients like protein, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium. It is also a good source of oleic fatty acids. It contains heart friendly mono saturated fatty acids- alpha linoleic acids. Moreover it is gluten free. It also has low glycaemic index which proves beneficial for blood sugars. Its antioxidant properties helps fighting against aging & many diseases. It is also a source of flavanoids like quercetin, kaempferol which are antiviral, anticancer & also anti depressant. Although it is highly nutritious we might also look at the traditional counterparts. Amaranth or rajgeera resembles to quinoa in many ways. It is again gluten free, significantly reduces cholesterol levels, great source of protein and all essential amino acids, powerhouse of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous etc along with vitamins like A, C, E, K, B5, B6, folate, niacin & riboflavin. The phytonutrients helps in controlling hypertension and diabetes. The antioxidants helps in controlling the hormones. However there are certain areas where amaranth proves to be better than quinoa: Lysine protein is more in amaranth than in quinoa. Amaranth also succeeds quinoa in fiber content. Amaranth is high in iron and calcium content Amaranth is lighter on pocket as well. So, start eating your rajgeera ladoos and porridges or pop them like popcorns and get...

Myths And Facts About Coconut

BUSTING MYTHS ABOUT COCONUT Over the time along with a number of speculations and contraindications, studies have proven the fact that in order to get rid of the extra fat or bad fat from your body the key is to eat good amounts of healthy fats. One of the healthiest source of such fats here in southern India comes from Coconut Tree. It not only ensures fat burning but also useful to boost metabolism and control blood sugar. Now the miracle component in coconut is the group of essential fatty acids called Medium chain triglycerides, a fat similar to mother’s milk. MCT are helpful in providing strength and endurance, improves nerves coordination,supports thyroid function and improves feeling of well being.   Fact vs Fiction FICTION FACT Coconut contains cholesterol It is a plant food so it has no cholesterol. On the other hand it will help to lower your cholesterol levels. Its unhealthy for heart Lauric acid ,the saturated fatty acid in coconut has actually proven good for heart along with its anti-inflammatory properties. No coconut for diabetics Addition of fat to meals lowers the Glycaemic index of food , so recommended for diabetics. Its high in calories The fatty acids in coconut improves satiety and therefore added to meals so that in less amounts they make you feel full. Different ways to have coconut 1. Tender coconut water – Considered far better than cold drinks . Improves renal function too . Its natural refresher. 2. Tender Coconut or Malai – Good for intestines especially in conditions like chronic constipation,IBS,Ulcerative colitis. 3. Ripe and fleshy coconut – When added...

5 Natural Home Remedies To Whiten Your Teeth

Recolored or yellow teeth are exceptionally normal and may endure for quite a while regardless of appropriate brushing, in view of specific habits, for example, drinking tea, espresso or smoking much of the time. The good thing is you can dispose of yellow teeth normally. Here are 5 easy ways: 1. Utilize a scrub made of strawberry, baking soda and salt. Enhanced with vitamin C, strawberries help in the breakdown of plaque, bringing about more white teeth. In addition, the presence of a catalyst known as malic corrosive in strawberries, make them normal teeth stain removers. The salt for the most part plays the function of the scrub to evacuate the gunk that causes stain. Directions: Mix 2/3 large strawberries (crushed) with ½ teaspoon of baking soda and a squeeze of sea salt. Utilize a paper towel to dry your teeth and apply the blend on them with a toothbrush. Leave on for around 5 minutes and after that flush your mouth with water. Repeat each night. 2. Apply a paste of lemon squeeze and baking soda Being somewhat grating, baking soda goes about as a compelling scrub and eliminator of stains from your teeth’s surface. Lemon juice is known to have natural bleaching properties, which make the blend ideal for giving you sparkling teeth. Directions: Make a paste utilizing couple of teaspoons of baking soda and the essential measure of lemon juice. Guarantee that your teeth are free from salivation and after that use a toothbrush to apply the paste on your teeth. Wash your teeth legitimately with water following a moment. 3. Use coconut oil to flush...

Is Rice Really Unhealthy For you ?

  BUSTING MYTHS ABOUT RICE In spite of its consumption from the time of birth to death and use in various traditions and customs in India, its one of the most blamed food in today’s health industry. Its benefits range from the basic source of energy to digestive & cardiovascular health till prevention of aging. It is non-allergic in nature, gluten free and high on protein digestibility score. Some myths and facts about rice are 1. Myth : Rice is starchy.       Fact : Less than 10 % starch remains in cooked rice. Starch is the source of energy, so we definitely need it. 2. Myth : Rice is high on glycaemic index.       Fact : It is traditionally eaten with dal/sabzi/meat/dahi, along with ghee which lowers the GI of meals. 3. Myth : Rice is carb, so avoid in the night.       Fact : No food is just carb, or protein or fat. Rice is a blend of essential amino acid, vitamins & phytonutrients along with carbs. Lysine an essential    amino acid present in rice acts as a precursor for human growth hormone. HGH peaks at night & help with all important repairs and growth function of the body. So feeding rice in the night would allow this hormone to peak optimally. 4. Myth : Eat brown rice, not white.       Fact : Eating hand pounded or single polished rice which is white in color, but still contains optimum amount of fiber and other nutrients. 5. Myth : Too much of rice is bad.       Fact : Too much of anything is bad. So eat rice and listen...

Are Cashew Nuts Good For Health ?

Delicately sweet yet crunchy and delicious cashew nut is packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for robust health. Still Somehow from nowhere people avoid them as a part of their diet believing it would increase weight and cholesterol levels also. The problem is how easily we blame a food without even knowing the possible pros and cons. Let take a look on what cashew provide us: It contains copper, an antioxidant that works at eliminating the free radicals from your body. Free radicals put you at a risk of developing hypercholesterolemia, heart disease and the like.Copper is also an integral part of an enzyme called ‘lysyl oxidase’ which allows for cross-linking of collagen and elastin and keeps your bones, joints and most importantly the blood vessels flexible and healthy. A rich source of tryptophan, the same essential amino acid that helps you boost your metabolism and fat-burning. Neurologists also use it to reduce anxiety and depression in patients because of its ability to convert to Niacin (Vit B). Surprisingly, cashews contain zero cholesterol. All but a small amount of the fat in cashews is the good kind – oleic acid – found also in olive oil, full of Oelic acid, mono unsaturated fat (mufa), which helps you lower triglyceride and bad cholesterol. It contains magnesium which helps diminish the frequency of migraines, improve cognitive ability, and also lowers blood pressure, which can prevent heart attacks. Magnesium works with copper to provide bone strength, and with melanin and elastin to provide joint flexibility, giving the nerves just the right tension. Another ingredient in cashews is proanthocyanidins, which contain flavanols that inhibit...

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