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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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Five Tips For Healthy Skin This Summer

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Summer is already here and it’s time to take it slow and easy. But, this fun season can be harsh on your skin if you don’t take the necessary precautions. You don’t need to go for expensive skin care treatments or invest a lot of time on your skin care to keep it healthy. Here are five tips to help you beat the summer sun.

Drink Plenty of Water

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This is very crucial during the summer season. When you don’t drink ample of water, you get dehydrated which leads to your skin losing luster and shine. So, make it a point to drink daily at least 10 to 12 glasses of water.

Banana and Milk

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Summer can rob your skin of its natural glow. But to get the glow back, you don’t have to spend money on expensive skin treatments. A simple paste of banana and milk will do the trick. Apply the paste of banana and milk to your skin. Keep it on your skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

Cucumber and Yogurt

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If you are out looking for skin that is smooth and supple, then a blend of cucumber and yogurt will do the trick. All you have to do is combine half cucumber with a tablespoon of yogurt, and your mix is ready. Apply this on your face and neck. Wash it off after 15 minutes with water.

Rosewater

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One of the simplest tricks to get naturally glowing skin during the harsh summer season is by washing your face with rose water on a daily basis. Rose water has natural cooling properties. This makes it an excellent toner for the hot summer season.

Eat lots of watermelon, yellow melon and Cucumber

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Melons and cucumber have a high content of water and other vitamins.  It also has cooling properties  which help pacify high heat in this summer.  All the more, fruits if eaten daily, makes your skin soft, relieving you  from heat allergies and making you feel fresh.

 

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Why One Should Follow Ayurvedic Lifestyle?

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Follow Ayurvedic Lifestyle

We are living in the age of technology. We don’t like anything which is older by a few years. We like to replace things around us very often. We don’t respect if something is old and ancient. We feel things were different back then and the situation has changed. So it doesn’t pertain to us. We have advanced so much in technology that we are finding new and newer ways to combat diseases. We actually don’t understand that we already have the solution to all the health problems in our Vedas which have been passed down by our forefathers. It is a natural form of healing which has been for over 5000 years.

Ayurveda is a branch of medicine which originated and is practiced in India for many centuries. It is as fresh and useful to the people today as it was in the time it was first practised. It provides us with a more holistic approach to our daily lives. Ayurveda helps us to plan our day and maintain peace and harmony in a person’s life.

One should get 7 to 8 hours of sleep on a daily basis which helps the body relax properly. When one wakes up, he should drink a glass of water which helps to clear the body of all its toxins. Then one can go for a walk for the daily exercise, which when performed in the morning, helps a lot. Maintenance of hygiene is of utmost importance which helps in maintain good health.

There should be a regular intake of food at the set time which keeps the body functioning at optimum level and one should consider having food directly from nature, which helps the body function at its optimum level. One should wear clean clothes on a daily basis. It is very beneficial to wear clothes of cotton, silk, wool which are all natural fibres.

Even though you are living in such a modern era, you can use the natural forms of healing in the form of Ayurvedic treatment. So follow the Ayurvedic lifestyle and experience a change in yourself.

 

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