At this time of the year with exams round the corner, children and parents come under pressure and stress. A child’s diet is one of the most neglected aspects during their exams. The rules of nutrition are kept aside. Comfort foods replace regular meals. It has been observed that even kids who usually eat healthy end up eating a lot of junk food and drink pots of coffee to stay awake during exam times.
Remember nutrition during exam is not just counting calories but eating well which optimises ability to concentrate, perform well under pressure and helps body to function at its optimal level.
Nutritionpotli lists out some tried-and-tested tips to help you beat exam stress by following exam specific diet: Continue reading Healthy Eating During Exams
An Indian kitchen is incomplete without Fenugreek Seeds. It is used in almost every Indian preparation let it be dal, paratha, curry and many vegetarian dishes. Fenugreek seeds are strongly aromatic and flavourful. The seeds are bitter in taste, but lose their bitterness if lightly roasted. They are rich in Vitamins such as Thiamin, Folic acid, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamins A, B6, and C, and are a rich storehouse of many minerals such as Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, Manganese, and Magnesium. Fenugreek leaves are a rich source of Vitamin K as well.
Benefits of Fenugreek Seeds:
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A common practice in most Indian households is to have a few Fennel Seeds or Saunf at the end of every meal. While you might think this practice is just to freshen your breath, think again. A concentrated source of minerals like copper, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, zinc, and magnesium, the age-old Indian practice does a lot more than simply beat bad breath.
Unknown health benefits of Fennel Seeds:
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Cloves are small, nail-shaped dried flower buds that come from the evergreen clove tree. They are often used in cooking as well as baking. Apart from its culinary uses, cloves can also play a key role in keeping your body healthy and free from many diseases.
The health benefits of cloves as well as clove oil can be attributed to their antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, aphrodisiac, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Cloves have at least 36 different ingredients, the most important being an essential oil called Eugenol. Plus, cloves are rich in Potassium, Sodium, Phosphorus,Iron, Manganese, Dietary Fiber, Iodine, Vitamins K and C, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Calcium and Magnesium.
Cardamom is a spice that belongs to the ginger family. Cardamom is a anti asthmatic, Antioxidant (free radical scavenger), and oral health remedy. An excellent source of iron and manganese. Iron is required for red blood cell formation and cellular metabolism. Cardamom is rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and Vitamin-C that are essential for optimum health.
Valentine’s Day is complete only with Chocolates, Strawberries,Wine and Roses. These Cupid’s favourite foods aren’t just yummy, but have wonderful health benefits too…
- Strawberries are dense in many antioxidants that scavenge free radicals. This helps in keeping a check on cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, stress and cardiovascular diseases.
- Its low glycemic index makes it a sweet treat for diabetics.
- Strawberries are filled with biotin, which helps build strong hair and nails.
- Strawberries contain potassium, vitamin K and magnesium which are important for bone health.
- Strawberries makes skin look smoother and subtle anti-ageing.
- Strawberries help to maintain normal blood pressure.
- Strawberries boost your immunity.
- Strawberries are suitable for eye care.
- Strawberries improves memory and memorization.
- Dark chocolate is dense in substances that can de-stress you and relax your blood vessels.
- The magnesium, potassium and anti-oxidants in dark chocolate are cardio-protective in nature.
- This delightful food can even help lower blood sugar.
- Dark chocolate fights anaemia.
- Dark chocolate slows signs of ageing.
- Dark chocolate are mood enhancers and powerful antioxidant.
- It increases blood flow to the brain and heart.
- The wine is dense in melatonin and resveratrol that are powerful antioxidants.
- Red wine helps to keep the body warm, a necessity in the romantic winter chill.
- It protects your heart by reducing bad cholesterol.
- Helps to maintain good bone health in post menopausal women.
- Red wine is rich in anti-inflammatory and anti- clotting properties.
- Beneficial in slowing down ageing process.
- Rose petals are abundant sources of vitamins A and C, two powerful antioxidants.
- Rose petals mixed with honey are often consumed in summer to cool the body. It is also a good antacid that can prevent ulcers.
- Rose water moisturises the skin and is a good make-up remover.
- Rose water lightens marks, blemishes and skin tone.
Our immune system is a complex interaction between organs, glands, body systems, cells and chemicals in the body. This symphonic concert of processes requires proper nourishment in order to function optimally. In today’s world, apart from practicing good hygiene we require the best possible immunity from the multitude of disease causing micro-organisms.
Let have a look at some common foods that have immune-boosting properties: Continue reading 5 Super foods to boost your immune system (Part-1)
We always heard from our health- food advisor’s all the time that eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. But do we know the benefits of eating different coloured fruits and vegetables. This article will give you an insight on how eating different colour foods makes you healthy. Continue reading Are you eating the right colours? Find out here…
Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large, flowering head is eaten as a vegetable. It offers innumerable health benefits. Being low in calories, high in fibre and rich in nutrients makes it an excellent choice for those who want to fight the extra kilos. Continue reading Broccoli: The new age super food