Thursday, 30 November 2017

Planning to run the marathon ? Read on our nutrition guide.

Training for marathon starts 4-5 months prior to the event.It involves running 4-5 days a week,stretching and muscle strengthening exercises.So, your diet must provide you required nutrition to pump energy in you and help build strength.60-70% of your daily requirement of calorie should come from carbohydrates and rest from lean proteins,healthy fat and fibre.Also consume 15-20 gms of protein for muscle repair 2-3 hours before run. Staying hydrated is a must.So,sip on fluids during the run.
After the run,hydrate immediately and within 1 hour consume proteins and carbohydrates.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Sweet potato,carrot ,ginger soup

As weather is changing now and we all want to have something warm and filling food in the evening,we have a nutritious and delicious soup recipe for you.
This soup has the right balance of sweetness and punchy ginger 
Its like sunshine in a bowl.
Ingredients
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
200 carrots, peeled & roughly chopped
200gms sweet potato, peeled & roughly chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled & grated (use a little more if you prefer a hotter flavour)
1 litre veg stock
Salt & pepper to taste.

Method
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and cook gently for 6-7 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another couple of minutes.
Add the carrots, sweet potato and ginger. Stir together and cook for a minute or two.
Add the stock, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Season well to taste. Blitz in a food processor until smooth.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Healthy and yummy sweet treat


Prepare healthy and yummy dessert at home for festive treat without any negligence to your resolution of being fit.when you find no way to avoid sweets,its always better to choose healthy and nutrient dense sweets over high calorie sweets.Beetroot halwa is one of the best choice over all other sweets in terms of nutrition.
beetroot halwa
ingredients serving 2
beet root -2 medium( peeled and grated)
grated dried coconut-1 tbsp
2 small green cardamom powdered
2 tsp desi ghee
20 gms jaggery
5 -6 almonds sliced
method
In a pan heat desi ghee and add beetroot to it.Cook untill soften,add jaggery,grated coconut and again cook for 5-6 minutes untill the jaggery mixed well and gives a sticky texture.Sprinkle cardamom and garnish almonds over it and mix well.

Friday, 15 September 2017

A BOWL OF HEALTH -with Ragi


Ragi is a highly nutritious cereal loaded with calcium, proteins, iron and other minerals. It is rich in fibre that makes it a perfect food for every one.
Ingredients
Ragi flour-1/4th cup
Water- 2 cup
Jaggery-1 tbsp
Milk-1/2 cup
Almonds and walnut (chopped)-1 cup
Elaichi powder-1 pinch
Ghee-1 tsp
Method- Dry roast ragi flour for 2-3 minutes. Now allows it to cool. Take a bowl and add water in it. Make lump free paste.Take a skillet on a gas and add ghee in it. Now add ragi paste in it.Stir continuously .Add jaggery in it.When jaggery melts cook for a minute.Off the gas.Now mix elaichi powder,nuts and milk. Mix it properly and serve hot.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Do you know -why we age fast-it's because of free radicals If you are in habit of eating sugar laden food then you must know that it produces free radical in our body. Accumulation of these free radicals ultimately results in cellular damage over the years and hence the genesis of ageing. sugar is a sticky substance which when floats in our bloodstream get attach to the proteins and forms a complex structure which then culminates into degeneration of cells of major body organ like kidney,blood vessel,skin,nerves and heart. So, eat mindfully and age beautifully !



If you are in habit of eating sugar laden food then you must know that it produces free radicals in our body. Accumulation of these free radicals  ultimately results in cellular damage over the years and hence the genesis of ageing.
sugar is a sticky substance which when floats in our bloodstream get attach to the proteins and forms a complex structure which then culminates into degeneration of cells of major body organ like kidney,blood vessel,skin,nerves and heart.

So, eat mindfully and age beautifully !

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Anti-ageing porperties of Pomegranate.


Pomegranate is known to be a great health booster with anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory,anti-oxidant as well as anti cancer properties.This red fruit contains Vitamin C and polyphenol compounds, catechins and anthocyanins. These qualities alone make it a powerhouse fruit to include in your diet regularly to fight free radical damage to your DNA.They help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in skin, helping to preserve its volume and tone.It contains Omega-5 fatty acid that helps your skin hold onto collagen, rehydrate skin and prevent moisture loss, giving your skin a plumper, more youthful look. It creates a rejuvenating effect on elasticity, texture, tone, softening of wrinkles, and decrease of redness and dark age spots.
Now there are enough reasons to eat a pomegranates every day !

Friday, 18 August 2017

How to boost your BMR-for faster weight loss.


 Slowing down of metabolism with age is a natural process. But a few medical condition and unhealthy lifestyle also results in slowing down basal metabolic rate of a body. Slow metabolism is a major obstacle in your way to be fit and healthy. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to give it a boost. The most important thing that one has to do apart from exercises and all is to space out the meals. Eating at regular intervals stimulates our body to work basically, boosting the process of digestion and absorption which requires a good amount of energy. Skipping meals, irregular meals timings, heavy eating at one time slows down the process of digestion and so also BMR. Practice eating slowly by proper chewing of the food. Avoid sitting or lying just after taking meals. Stroll for about 20 minutes.
Drinking of green tea, herbal tea or green coffee after meals may help boost the metabolism but the basics has to be followed.