Inside our body there is an amazing protection mechanism called the immune system and the main job of this system is to guard you against millions of bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites that would love to attack your body. Our immune system is directly affected by what we eat, drink and breathe. The poorer the diet, the greater will be the amount of toxins that will accumulate in our body, making us more susceptible to infections, viruses and cancer. Our body is designed to process, metabolize and clear toxins naturally. However, we live in a world where the amount of toxins we take in daily far exceeds permissible levels.
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It’s that time of the year again. The weather is changing and every other person you meet is nursing a cold or a fever. As your child sits in a class of many, he may be vulnerable to contagious diseases, as his immunity is not fully developed yet. These pointers will ensure that your child returns home happy and healthy!
1. The old adage –‘Starve a cold, feed a fever’ has no medical basis. If your child is ill,giving him home-cooked light and nutritious food is most important for his speedy recovery.
Your appearance has a huge impact on your confidence level. Looking young can make you feel younger and more confident. Hair graying can give your confidence a dip and change the way you look at yourself. Here are some natural ways to keep gray hair away.
Indian gooseberry (Amla) is a saviour – It is believed that Indian gooseberry helps in maintaining hair pigmentation and stimulates the hair growth. It is a tasty fruit and can be consumed in different forms. Other alternative is to mix amla powder with oil and apply it to the hair.
A new study has for the first time shown that certain nutrients may play an underlying role in short and long sleep duration and that people who report eating a large variety of foods – an indicator of an overall healthy diet – had the healthiest sleep patterns.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed data from the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes demographic, socioeconomic, dietary, and health-related questions..
The authors found that total caloric intake varied across groups. Short sleepers consumed the most calories, followed by normal sleepers, followed by very short sleepers, followed by long sleepers. Food variety was highest in normal sleepers, and lowest in very short sleepers. Differences across groups were found for many types of nutrients, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Choose vegetables which are rich in colour. Fill your plate with tomatoes, potatoes, acron squash, peas and the like. These are full of vitamins and minerals and taste great.
Pumpkin is a low calorie vegetable which is rich in carotene, the anti-oxidant which reduces the pace of ageing of your skin. It is also rich in Vitamins A, C and E. Regular consumption is good for your eyes.
This simple recipe made from pumpkin in yoghurt is ideal for summer.
1 small pumpkin (peeled & diced)
4 green chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4 tbsp grated coconut
1 1/2 cup of beaten curds
Salt to taste
Boil the diced pumpkins till they are cooked.
Now in a blender grind together the coconut, chillies & cumin seeds to a fine paste.
Mash the pumpkin with a spoon & mix in the ground paste, curds & salt.
Heat the oil or ghee in a pan & when hot enough add in the seasoning ingredients.
Pour this into the pumpkin mix.
Mix everything thoroughly once again and garnish it with the coriander leaves.