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
Summer is a period of hot, dry and at times humid climatic conditions, often symbolised by the rising levels of mercury, the scorching sun above the head, makes the body dehydrated and lethargic. The body is in need of foods that will lower the temperature of the body and make us feel energetic. Let’s understand what are best food for summer season? Below we will discuss about food that are a blessing in summer season. Continue reading Top 10 Foods to Beat Indian Summers
Women at all stages (daughter, sister, wife, daughter in law, mother, grandmother….and so on ) have dedicated their entire life to everyone in the family giving herself least priority in terms of personal space, health and rest.
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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.
Cinnamon is obtained from the bark of Cinnamomum tree. Cinnamon has strong preservative properties. It is also popular for its medicinal uses. It is used extensively for culinary purposes.
Black pepper “King of Spice” is incredibly popular spice. From an omelette, pasta to a vegetable stir fry, black pepper enhances the taste of each food.
Below are some hidden benefits of black pepper:
The monsoon is heartily welcomed by everyone, as the season brings relief from hot summer months. Monsoon is the time for germs and bacteria to thrive in unhygienic conditions. The rainy season also brings various ailments like diarrhoea, food poisoning, dysentery and cholera. During the rainy season, there is a high amount of humidity in the atmosphere due to which our digestive system gets sluggish. The weakening of the digestive system, can lead to gas formation and indigestion. Thus, eating the right kind of food and taking care of your overall health becomes extremely important to prevent yourself from falling ill.
Below mentioned are 10 useful tips so you can enjoy the monsoon without worrying about diseases:
Continue reading 10 Diet Tips to Stay Healthy in Monsoon
In old age many elders suffer from low immunity, poor digestion, fatigue, weak bones and muscles. Activity of the body reduces and the elderly person may become victim of metabolic disorders like diabetes , osteoporosis, arthritis, heart problems, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, etc. All this does not mean that you have to eat less. Eating right becomes more important than eating less.
Requirement of vitamins, proteins, minerals, fluids and carbohydrates changes in old age. And all these nutrients have to be packaged in easy-to-digest and easy-to-absorb, small frequent meals which are spread out and spaced well over the entire day.
Always remember the motto “You are what you eat”
Below are simple tips to help the seniors feel vibrant and healthy, inside and out:
Continue reading Eating Well as You Age this World Elderly Day
Continuing the series on 5 Super foods to boost your immune system.
Spinach made our list not just because it’s rich in vitamin C but also because it’s packed with numerous antioxidants and beta-carotene, which may increase the infection-fighting capability of our immune systems.
Polyphenols, potent plant antioxidants, are what’s believed to give green tea its immune-boosting effects. To maximize the benefits and minimize bitterness, use just-below-boiling water and steep green tea no more than a minute or two.
A little lemon and honey can also help blunt the bitterness. But don’t add milk, because the proteins will bind to the polyphenols, making them ineffective.
Aloe Vera is a powerful immune modulator [stimulator]. It has the effect of enhancing the immune system function through improved digestion. Aloe vera acts as a potent anti-inflammatory agent, stopping the damage and leakage of the intestinal wall, thereby taking the stress off the immune system. It increases the number and intensity of all immune cells in the body.
Red Bell Pepper (Red capsicum):
These are known to contain a rich source of Vitamin C as well as beta carotenes. Red bell peppers help fight disease-causing germs very quickly and also keep the skin radiant and rejuvenated.
Gooseberry is the richest source of Vitamin C which is responsible to increase immunity. With increased immune system body is resistance towards common disease like flu, cough and also prevent infections. Gooseberry restores vitality and rejuvenates all bodily systems.
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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)