Friday, June 1, 2018

*Wonderful Water*

Water is a very important component of the human body. All the body cells, tissues and organs function properly by using water as a medium.

Humans loose considerable amounts of water from the body by sweating and excretion.
Hence it's of utmost importance to keep a good intake of water and fluids, be it pure water, clear soups, juices, fruits like water melon, strawberries, grapes or oranges and vegetables like celery, radish, tomatoes,  cabbage, spinach or cucumbers.

Drinking a good quantity of water on a daily basis is the best health mantra.
It makes you look good, feel great and ups your energy levels. Therefore you think better, focus well and perform better!

And the best thing is that it comes for free and is easily available everywhere.

So, go ahead and grab a glass more often from now on.

Monday, November 13, 2017

ALU METHI KI SABZI

             ALU METHI KI SABZI

Easily available and quick to cook, methi or fenugreek leaves are a blessing to mankind.  This vegetable has highest  iron content as just 5 grams or a spoonful contains more than 1 milligram of iron.
Here is a quick and simple recipe to include healthy Iron in our diet.
Ingredients:
Methi Leaves     :  1 medium bowl full (washed)
Garlic cloves       : 5-6 Diced
Whole red Chilli : 4
Potato                  : 1 chopped
Oil                        : 1 Tablespoon
Salt to taste

Method:
1    In a heavy bottom pan, heat the oil on a medium flame.
2    Add diced garlic cloves.
3    When it turns golden, add in the whole red chilies .
4    Quickly add the chopped potatoes, salt and methi leaves.
      Let cook on a med flame stirring occasionally.
6   Within 8 minutes, the delicious sabzi will be ready.
7   Note ; it should not be over cooked .


Monday, March 27, 2017

What to drink for first 40 days after delivery ?

If you want to be healthy and feel good after pregnancy.
Boil 1 tsp Barley (Jau/Jao) and 1 tsp Carom seeds ( Ajwain) in 2 lites/8 glasses of water for 5-10 minutes.
Drink this water,instead of plain water for first 40 days after delivery.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cheese Samosa

Yummy to eat and easy to make, cheese samosas are so delightfully palatable.

Ingredients
Cheese Block    : 200 grams
Capsicum          : 1
Salt                    : to taste
Black pepper  : 1/4 th tsp (powder)
Mixed herbs    : 1/4th tsp
Samosa Wraps ; 1 packet
Oil                    : to fry

Method
1.Grate the cheese.
2. Add in all the dry ingredients.
3. Take a tablespoon of this cheese mix and fold in a triangular shape in 1 wrap.
4. Heat oil.
5. Shallow fry for a minute till light golden.
6. Drain on a tissue.
7. The samosa have now retained there shape. Fry the required number again in oil to a golden colour. Store the remaining.
8. Can be stored in the deep freezer for a week.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Monsoon best time to enjoy indoors

Monsoon is a time of reviving family ties and focusing on our health. A healthy family is a happy family if care is taken to eat fresh and wholesome meals and snacks which contain all the essential nutrients required by the body. Furthermore, monsoon is a season when family members can spend valuable time with their near and dear ones.
A safe and secure home houses hale and happy people. A good house though wet outside but remains dry inside. With little to worry about dripping roofs and seeping moisture into the walls the people inside are bound to spend quality time with family members, be it young kids or the elderly.
The family members can spend quality family time together during meals, have never-ending discussions and chats over coffee, play indoor games like carom, chess and Ludo, rejoice over recollect old precious memories via photographs, watch a favourite T.V. show jointly or get indulged in a video game together. Parents can teach their kids to co-operate by working side by side to finish off the household chores, sitting with and talking to their grandparents or get amused by their interesting fairy tales and moral stories.
Another aspect of a healthy and happy family is eating well-balanced nutritious home-made food.

Piping hot dal-chawal or khichdi continue to remain an all-time favourite. Hot vegetable soups are also a good option to have. Vegetable pakodas with mint and coriander chutney are also the most liked savoury in a majority of homes. Nuts and curds are great to have as they are high in protein. Care must be taken to wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly in clean water before consumption to keep away infection causing germs from entering our bodies. Intake of ginger, honey and black pepper is the best option to keep common cold ailments at bay. Consuming Green tea, ginger-tulsi tea and warm water with honey are natural immunity boosters.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Growing Up Faster

All aspects of development in kids be it physical, emotional, social or psychological development has an important key role to play in the kind of adults they will become in the future. The early years of development in children lay a foundation to turn them into healthy and smart individuals later in life. Becoming a parent is in itself an overwhelming experience. All parents want their kids to eat well and stay healthy.
A balanced diet consists of energy and all essential vitamins, minerals, proteins and good fats in the right quantity. We love to see them grow taller and weigh heavier on the scale every time we take them for a routine health check-up. It is actually an achievement as a good parent to have a smart and healthy kids who achieves all the right milestones for his age on time and has a strong immunity to resist diseases. For optimal growth and health in kids, nutrient-dense foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables provide many essential nutrients.
The nutritional requirement of young children must be given importance to when selecting their daily meals. Apart from looking tempting their meals should have vital nutrients like Calcium for the right development of strong little bones and teeth, proteins for muscle development and helping in correct growth, Minerals and vitamins for adequate functioning of bodily mechanisms, carbohydrates and fats to give energy and other macro and micro nutrients like iodine, zinc, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium and Iron. From healthy breakfast to mid-morning snacks, school tiffin to picnic goodies, lunch and dinner all are equally important for a kid’s growth.
Eating properly and balanced food is important for the future of the kid. We do our best to give them the best but sometimes fussy eating habits and lack of time takes a toll on our little one’s health. Furthermore it sometimes becomes impossible to give them everything ideal all the time. Even after trying hard we cannot give them all the nutrients on a daily basis. It is quite impossible to have it all available in the household regularly. Thus the result is not so healthy kids, who are not in the right age related height and weight bracket. Such children are lacking behind others and fail to remain alert and smart at school. This leads to cranky young ones and worried, tensed parents. Such children are unable to do well at home and in school. They tend to look the smallest and the shortest. This not only effects them emotionally but physiologically as well. Thus the need arises for the something extra in our children’s daily diet. Something special that can suffice for all the essential nutrients. The parents should understand that they may be late but still nothing is impossible as yet. It is Horlicks which has a solution. Because every child is special in his own way and it is his right to eat well and grow well. Horlicks is a storehouse of 14 essential nutrients. It is made up of wheat and barley and added up with the goodness of milk many other nutrients like sugar, calcium carbonate, dried skimmed milk, palm oil, salt, vitamin mix (vitamin C, niacin, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, riboflavin, thiamine, folic acid, vitamin A, biotin, vitamin D, vitamin B12), ferric pyrophosphate, zinc oxide.So its time to give them Horlicks and help them grow fast, faster, fastest!