Wednesday, 15 February 2017

"Puffy face" - lets find out what may be the reason !


There could be so many reasons behind your puffy,swollen face from stress,water retention, allergies etc.

But don't get stressed about it,as it is not permanent.here are few natural ways to get rid of puffy face.

1. Reduce your salt intake
salt tend to retain water in the body causing puffiness.so don't eat too much salted items like chips,wafers,carbonated drinks etc.

2.Eat whole grains,fruits containing Vitamin c,beta carotene and anti oxidants. All these prevent water retention and also helps your skin to glow.

3.Drink sufficient water.Dehydration causes water retention and thus swollen face.

4.Do regular exercise to improve circulation which will help open up the pores.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

As the season is changing slowly,we all are looking forward to spring cleaning of our house.Along with the changing season, our body also needs a change,detox.lets do the spring cleaning of our body too.Include fruit fasting one day of the week to detox.Eat seasonal and fresh fruits and vegetable and drink herbal tea.
Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks.

Friday, 27 January 2017

To achieve good health there is no better way to eat right and exercise regularly.
You've probably heard many times how exercise is good for you. But did you know that it can actually help you feel good, too? 
Exercising daily can help you raise your energy levels and put you in good mood by releasing happy hormones.
We recommend 45 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day if you want to loose weight or keep lifestyle disorders at bay.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

moong dal sprouts parantha

Moong dal sprouts are considered to be very healthy and nutritious.you can eat moong dal sprouts in this interesting way rather than having it in salad form.
Moong dal sprouts paratha
Ingredients
Moong dal sprouts (boiled) - 1/2 bowl
Potato (boiled and mashed)-1
Onion-1 small (chopped)
green chili-1 (chopped)
oil-2 tsp
Wheatflour-1 cup
Water-as required
Ajwain-1/4th tsp
Chat masala-1/4 tsp
Green coriander-1 tsp (chopped)
Salt-acc taste
Method- Soak moong dal over night. Drain water and keep it till germination. Boil it in pressure cooker and keep aside.Take boiled and mashed potato add onion,green chili,salt ,chat masala, coriander leaves in it and prepare smooth mixture. Take wheat flour in a bowl add ajwain and little salt into it. Prepare soft dough of wheat flour with help of water. Take a small portion of the dough, make a ball of it and dust it with dry flour. Now roll the dough ball into a flat disc of 3-4 inch with the help of a roller on a rolling board. Take 1 table spoon mixture of moong dal and put it over the rolled out parantha. Fold the parantha from all the corners and close it by pressing it with the hands. Dust the parantha and keep on pressing with hands to increase its size. Heat tawa on gas and put the parantha over it and roast it from both the sides and corners with little oil till it turns brown in color.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Party season survival tips


Its never a good idea to enter a party empty stomach.This is the major mistake that we as a healthy eater do and hence over indulgence in party food and drinks.

Before going to a party we must  eat something like a fruit or a bowl of soup or eggs or a toast or some fruit shake or some steamed veg with low cal dips like hummus or salsa or guacamole or a handful nuts so that  it will keep you fill to a extent that you will not do over eating.In party too try to stick finger foods like tikkas,kebabs,grills etc.To keep a tab on drinks,sip as slow as possible so that refill will also take time.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas special low cal cake recipe


Cakes are the speciality of Christmas celebration. We all look forward to have the cake but step back thinking it will hamper our health regime.This year celebrate Christmas with our special low cal cake recipe.To prepare the cake you require


Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3/4 cup / 90 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Cinnamon Powder - 1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter - 4 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence -  1 tsp
Baking soda-1/4 tsp
Nuts – 5-6 almond.
Instant Cooking Oats - 1/2 cup / 45 grams
Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml



Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Take a cake pan and grease with oil and dust it with flour, coat it on all sides, Tap off the excess and set aside,

Bring milk to a boil. Pour this over the oats and mix well. Set aside for 30 mins.

Sieve flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon well and set aside.

Take butter in a bowl, add in sugar and whisk it well,

Add in baking soda, vanilla and oats and mix well.

Now add in the flour mix and fold gently.

Add in the nuts and fold gently.

Spoon this into the pan and bake for 25 to 35 mins

Remove it and cool it down. Cut it into squares and serve.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

As winter chill is setting,most of us end up eating sweets and junk foods,disturbing our healthy lifestyle.Here is a soup recipe which is healthy and low in calorie that you can enjoy anytime of the day in winters without any guilt.


Spring onion soup recipe

Ingredients

Spring onions-4 with greens (finely chopped)
Potato-1 medium (peeled and chopped in smaller pieces)
Garlic -1 or 2 chopped
Tabasco sauce -1 tsp
3 cups water
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Salt as required
Black pepper as required
Few parsley and basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Heat olive oil in a pot. Fry the garlic for 10-¬12 seconds. Add the spring onions and saute for 4-¬5 minutes on a low flame. Now add the chopped potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. stir well, pour water and stir again. Cover the pot and simmer till the potatoes are cooked completely on a low to medium flame. Add Tabasco sauce and keep the soup to simmer for 4-¬5 minutes, serve spring onion soup hot.