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5 Quick Remedies To Get Rid Of Acidity And Gastric Distress.

Acidity problem

Acidity is the most common problem seen today, which needs to get cured for a healthy living. It occurs when there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach. When the secretion is more than usual, we feel, what is commonly known as heartburn, which is normally triggered off by consumption of spicy foods.  It is nothing but a burning sensation right behind the breastbone that makes one feel uneasy and uncomfortable.

Acidity is generally a consequence of bad eating habits, alcohol consumption, smoking, lack of physical activity and stress. Acidity happens when people eat more of non-vegetarian, oily and spicy foods. Acidity can be treated with making changes in eating and lifestyle habits.

5 quick home remedies to get rid of acidity are:

Guava Leaves:

Guava leaves

Guava plant leaves are known for pain killing properties, they are rich source of antioxidants, the leaves are considered to have  anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The benefit of guava leaves can be taken in form of tea, capsules or extract.

Procedure : Prepare Tea by boiling Guava leaves in water, consume this daily to relieve gas you can also add rock salt aka sendha namak to make the infusion more effective. If you can get fresh leaves, nothing like it otherwise just go to any herbal store and grab yourself some dried guava leaves to make your infusion.

 

Soothe your stomach with Aloe juice:

Aloe Juice

Aloe is a plant used to soothe burns, and people often think of using it to help something like sunburn, but it can do more than that. It may be able to help with heartburn too, because it reduces inflammation.

Procedure: Take 2-3 Aloe vera’s ,chop them into fine pieces and push them in a Mixer. Add some water and 1tbps of Salt to add little taste.  Drink it in regular intervals when feeling a burn. This means when your tummy starts getting irritated and inflamed, a nice glass of Aloe vera juice may be just the thing to help calm it down.

 

Raw Potato Juice

Raw Potato Juice

Raw Potato juice has Anti acidic properties and is a lesser known  remedy for stomach gas. Potato juice stimulates stomach function and thus aids in alleviating digestive disorders.

Procedure: Drink half a cup of potato juice diluted in water, an hour before meals. This can be done thrice a day or before every heavy meal.

For this remedy, you must always use a raw potato, to take out the juice grate raw potatoes and squeeze out the juice. This juice may not be very soothing to your palate, to make it palatable mix it with carrot or radish juice.

 

Fennel seed

Fennel seeds

Fennel seed can also ease the acidity, according to herbalists. Add 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds to 1 cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, strain it and drink till you get a relief.

Or chew half   teaspoon each of fennel seeds before and after every meal if you have chronic acidic  problems.  Fennel seed is known for its cooling property and also relieving gas.  This amazing herb aids digestion and relieves stomach pain and bloating.

 

Ginger

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Ginger has many health benefits and its cures many problems. Chewing fresh ginger can help in relieving stomach gas.

Procedure: Take 1 teaspoon Ginger powder with a pinch of rock salt, a pinch of asafoetida and a cup of water, Mix well and drink this juice for a better condition.

Suggested: Drink ginger tea after meals, it will promote proper digestion.

 

Acidity is now generally found among many people, 8 Out of 10 people in India today suffer from this problem. Something that most adults experience and their lifestyle is to be blamed for it. To get rid of acidity one must follow the above simple home remedies and also should maintain a Nutritious diet, Avoid skipping Meals and having dinner late at night. Live a healthy lifestyle, Say bye to acidity with these simpler steps, and stay healthy!

Beat Obesity in 5 simple ways

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Ayurvedic practitioners have relied on Ayurveda for hundreds of years to deliver treatment for a wide variety of health problems. Obesity is no different. There are several ayurvedic techniques that can assist weight loss and can help you restore your natural metabolism rate.

 Mung & Veg soup diet to reduce approx 3-6 kgs in one month !!

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Mung beans are considered as one of the“most cherished foods” in the ancient Indian practice that’s been a traditional form of medicine since thousands of years.

Mung beans are a high source of nutrients including manganese, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc and various B vitamins. They are also a very filling food, high in protein, with resistant starch and dietary fiber.

Method of Intake:

Prepare mung & vegetable soup and consume only this soup for 15 days.  Whenever you feel hungry, drink this soup.  This low fat high fibre soup is effective in reducing the excess fat from your tummy, waist, hips and thighs.  You feel fresh and more energetic.  From 16th day to 25th day, along with soup, have fruits of your choice.  Last 5 days, return to the normal diet but restrict to less carbs, more vegetables and proteins. Following this regimen every month at least for 3-5 months, amazingly reduces those extra fat and you look thin fresh and younger.

Recipe of Mung & Veg soup: One cup sprouted mung & 2 cups of vegetables (bottle gourd, carrot, soft gourd (galka), white pumpkin, tendli, snake gourd. Mix all these vegetables or any 2-3 vegetables. Cook them well in a pressure cooker by adding spices of your choice (ginger garlic paste, asafetida, garam masala, cumin-corriander powder etc). Make soup consistency and garnish with coriander leaves.  Your tasty mung & veg soup is ready.

 

Barley water remedy

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This mixture will help you melt those extra fats and eliminate bloating or swelling with this super detox water. Add one tablespoon of barley and two kokum in two cups of water. Pressure cook this mixture and filter it. Add one teaspoon cumin powder, one teaspoon fennel powder, half teaspoon ajwain powder, one pinch of asafoetida powder(hing) and half teaspoon dry ginger powder. Mix it well and drink this mixture twice a day.

 

Fat free Diet to reduce those extra pounds

 

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Are you looking out for a diet to reduce those extra pounds?

Here are all the Do’s and Dont’s for you:

Do’s-

Include lots of vegetables like bottle gourd, white pumpkin, yellow pumpkin, ridge gourd, snake gourd, leafy greens, beans, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, capsicum etc. Include pulses like green mung, yellow mung dal, lentils, red & white millets, barley. Also have lots of fruits in your diet.

 Don’t’s-

Try to avoid wheat, refined flour, yogurt, lemon, tamarind, red meat, sour and fermented food items as much as possible. These foods cause inflammation and bloating in the body.

Ideal meal proportion to loose weight : 60% vegetables, 30% protein & 10% carbohydrates.

 

Detoxification treatment

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Ayurveda recommends a 15-20 days program that will allow you to cleanse yourself internally. Internal cleansing allows you to clear the channels of toxins that are built up over a period. Spring is the right time to opt for a Detox treatment as during this period your body’s natural cleansing and rejuvenating mechanisms starts to kick into a high gear. Detoxification allows with weight loss along with improved healthy functions of all internal organs, prevent further degenerations, renew the cells and tissues and promotes younger look.

 

Shape your body with Suryanamaskar

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If you are looking for an exercise, which helps you with everything, it is Suryanamaskar.

Surya Namaskar helps reduce inches from waist, hips, tummy and thigh. Repeat Suryanamaskar 16 times every day and it will go a long way in helping you fight obesity and improve joint flexibility.

Beyond the measures mentioned above, it is also important that a balanced and healthy lifestyle is maintained. To achieve that, try leading a more stress-free life. Keeping yourself occupied with activities like sports which will also help you achieve an active lifestyle and beat obesity.

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5 Super Untold Recipes For Diabetes Diet

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We all know how much a diabetic person has to sacrifice when it comes to eating. If you are  diabetic, throughout your life you must have heard people telling you what you shouldn’t eat. So today, we are going to tell you recipes which are some easy to make, super foods for your daily diet.

Vegetable Chila (Pancake)

Vegetable Chila Pancake

Ingredients

1 cup mung dal flour or multi grain mix flour, 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste, 2 teaspoon finely chopped coriander leaves, ½ cup grated carrot & cabbage, 1 green chili finely chopped, ¼ teaspoon turmeric and enough water to make the batter.

Method

Mix all the ingredients and add enough salt and water and make a fine batter. Heat the pan and grease it with oil or ghee. Stir the batter evenly and cook a pancake for approx 2 minutes each side until it’s golden.  Serve with green chutney.  This pancake is tasty, low in fat and provides you with enough proteins.

 

Methi Thepla

Methi Thepla

Ingredients                                          

50 gm millet  flour, 50 gm yellow gram  flour, 1 cup fenugreek leaves, 2 tsp coriander leaves, 2 tsp ginger garlic paste, 2 pinch turmeric powder, ¼ tsp red chili, 1 crushed green chili (optional), 2 tsp ghee. Salt to taste.

Method

Mix the millet and yellow gram flour together. Add chopped coriander and fenugreek leaves. Add all other ingredients and ghee to prepare a soft dough. Use a little water too if required. Roll it into thin chapattis.  Bake both sides on a hot griddle and serve hot.  This less carb, high protein thepla is the best option for lunch and dinner.

 

Tofu Spinach Masala

Tofu Spinach Masala

Ingredients                                                                                                                          

2 teaspoon oil, 1 pinch cumin,1/4 tsp chopped garlic, 1 onion,1/2 tsp green chili paste, 1/2 tsp garam masala, salt  as per taste. Garcinia fruit  5 gm, Spinach 1 bunch, Tofu –sliced (soy paneer) 1 cup, coriander leaves 5 gm.

Method

Remove the stem  from spinach, wash and cook the spinach leaves in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Filter the water and grind the spinach leaves to make a paste.  Heat  the oil in the fry pan add cumin and chopped garlic,  stir well till light brown. Add onion  with remaining spices, stir for 2-3 minutes. Add spinach puree and tofu cubes and mix well. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve hot.

 

Daalia Salad

Daalia Salad

Ingredients                                                                                                                          

Chickpea split roasted (Chana daal dalia split) ¼ cup, crushed onion or onion juice 2 tsp., chopped coriander leaves ½ tsp., chaat masala (optional) 1 pinch.

Method

Crush chickpea split and mix all other items well and serve. This low fat salad can be eaten any time between a main meal if you feel hungry.

 

Boiled vegetables

Boiled Vegetables

Ingredients                                                                                                                          

One cup each of medium size sliced  bottle gourd, white pumpkin, yellow pumpkin, soft gourd  and onion. For garnishing ¼ teaspoon  black pepper powder, 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves  and salt to taste.

Method                           

Steam the sliced vegetables till it becomes soft. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil or sunflower oil in a pan, add salt and black pepper powder and add the boiled vegetables in it and sauté for 2-3 minutes, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. You can have this easily digestible zero fat vegetables as many times in a day since it improves metabolism, reduces fat and you feel fresh and energetic whole day.

As you can see, there are many food options which are available to you even though you may be diabetic. These options are equally tasty and you won’t feel like missing out on anything despite your condition. So go ahead, and treat your taste buds to some appetizing food!

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live in”

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Top 5 Foods To Fight Heat In This Summer

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The summer season is upon us and we all know how hot it gets in India. In some parts of the country, the heat really gets unbearable and it is around this time that we can see people suffer from various heat problems; dehydration being the most common one. So today, we are going to tell you how to beat the summer heat.

Eat more of cooling fruits

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Fruits like watermelon cools down your body since the fruit is rich in water content. Also, grapes and strawberries are an excellent option to keep you hydrated.

Fruit juice from beetroot and pomegranate is also a good way to beat the season’s heat as they are high in antioxidants and vitamin B, and helps you fight inner inflammation.

Include high water content veggies in your daily food

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Veggies with high water content like bottle gourd, snake gourd, pumpkin, broccoli, cabbage and carrot will ensure that your body never submits to the summer heat.  Veggies that are rich in water content will keep you hydrated throughout the day and are also rich in  fibres and minerals. Add to that their low calorie content, and you’ve got a healthy food option at your disposal.

Spice up your food with Fennel seeds

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Fennel seeds are a good source of antioxidants, which are known to fight free radicals. It promotes digestion and relieves acidity.  Chew one teaspoon of fennel seeds before and after every meal to keep your digestion strong this summer. These seeds can also be used to spice up your food

Coconut water

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Whenever we talk about dehydration, coconut water is the first thing that comes to our mind. Drinking coconut water re-hydrates your body and helps you survive the summer heat. It  has a cooling and a nourishing effect on your system.

Cold milk

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Healthy and effective, cold milk can prove to be an excellent remedy to tackle summer heat. You can also mix cold milk with honey to keep the temperature of your body on the lower side.

So go ahead and don’t let the summer heat come in the way of your happiness.

 

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Ayurvedic obesity treatment now in India

Ayurveda is one of the oldest forms of treatment in India. Ayurveda has been here for over 5000 years and has been passed down generations in oral form or through the Vedas. There are some people who are shifting into the traditional form of treatment from the modern medicines and antibiotics. Ayurveda has been the treatment for a wide variety of health problems for over hundreds of years. Obesity is no different. Several Ayurvedic treatments can assist you with weight loss and help you restore your natural metabolism rate.

Ayurvedic obesity treatment now in India
     Ayurvedic obesity treatment now in India

Obesity is one of the biggest problems that we are dealing with right now. Obesity is something everyone from a child to a senior citizen faces. It is a grave problem which leads to many health complications. Obesity is something which is constantly on the rise. For the past 40 years, one can see a great rise in the statistics of obesity. The current statistics show a staggering figure of 640 million who suffer from obesity. If obesity continues to grow at this rate then around twenty percent of adults will be obese by 2025. The obesity rate has almost doubled for women and tripled for men. The main cause of it would be the unhealthy eating habits amongst people because of the lifestyle people lead. On account of lack of time and the fast life, people consume a lot of junk food because of two reasons. The first one being it is cheap and the second being it is handy. People see that junk food is cheap, but what they don’t see is how much it is affecting their health. Also, because of poverty, many people consume junk food which affects their health. They consume a lot of unhealthy carbohydrates, which affects their health. What they consume is highly processed carbohydrates in the form of junk food. This, therefore, becomes a cause of great concern.

Ayurveda has the natural solution or all health problems from obesity to infertility. More so Ayurveda doesn’t have any side effects. So it doesn’t lead to any further complications in itself. The problem with obesity is that it leads to many other health concerns like diabetes, coronary diseases, high blood pressure. It is not like everyone who is obese suffer from these problems. But those who have these problems are at a grave risk. Extra weight increases your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which in turn lead to heart diseases and stroke. Most people who are obese also have type 2 diabetes. Losing weight and becoming physically active is another way to reduce your blood sugar level. There are many studies which also show links between obesity and cancer of the ovaries, gallbladder, and pancreas.

So to fight obesity naturally there is Ayurvedic treatment for obesity. There are many Ayurvedic hospitals in India who have the Ayurvedic obesity treatment. Also, these Ayurvedic treatments are personalized for every individual based on the individual’s doshas.