Healthy benefits of Indian cuisine


The health conscious food lovers in general and Indian food adorers in specific should explore the healthy benefits of Indian cuisine. With Indian cuisine one has not to worry about his or her waistline anymore since Indian food is ineluctably considered as the healthiest kind of food and now you can simply sit at the total luxury of your home and enjoy this delicious cuisine. However, before one plan to avail an authentic Indian food he or she should meticulously follow few tips. There are many Indian food that are authentically tagged as the healthy since it integrates the fresh and health ingredients unlike many fast foods that are provided in many eating places. With Indian cuisine one is guaranteed to savor the tastiest as well as healthiest foods of the era.    Indian Meal

One should choose to have Indian tandoori menu. This is essentially because in the tandoori preparation one will find that there is zero oil utilized and the ingredients are efficaciously marinated in the Indian species that are purely fresh and moreover grilled in a clay oven. The utilization of clay oven possesses its own health benefits since there is nil electricity or gas used. In clay oven they only make use of the coal to effectually generate fire. Indian tandoori cuisine is available in both non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian dishes. Besides, in the non-vegetarian tandoori dishes, the meat utilized is always lean with nil fat content and hence it is found to be healthy for a user. The other benefits are substantially hidden in the foods that are baked or steamed. One could opt for the plain rice and tandoori roti as its healthy integration accompanying his or her main course. Plain rice is a healthy option provided which can be eaten with variable types of Indian curries. Roasted papadoms are also healthy. Yet other benefit lies in the various types of Indian chutneys like yogurt enriched with mint or mango which is extremely healthy and in addition enhances food’s taste.            

Indian cuisine is essentially pertaining to the wide assortments of pulses from toor dal to urad dal or black gram, red lentils or masoor dal, green gram or moong dal, etc. that are used.  Urad dal is the most popular Indian pulse. This pulse is used in making of idlis and dosas which are considered as traditional south Indian foods. Black gram is assimilated with many health benefits. It is found to be rich in protein; it is an efficient energizer replenishing body’s iron content. It contains high fiber and reduces blood cholesterol level. The other healthy pulse enhancing the flavors is moong dal rich in antioxidants and fiber which reduces cholesterol and blood sugar levels to a large extent, minimizes hypertension, provides body resistance against many infectious diseases and energizes body.

Health Benefits of Walking


Walking, the easiest exercise can be done in any open space, at a suitably convenient time and at any age. It’s a wise investment for a healthier life, and requires no special equipment except a proper pair of light, comfortable, well-cushioned shoes.

To keep fit and feel good, a 20-minute walk about four times a week can be easily incorporated in one’s normal schedule. Try to walk on a clear, even surface like an asphalt road instead of concrete pavement and take firm, even strides and swing your arms leaning slightly forwards from the ankles.

Muscles of the legs are the largest and strongest of all muscles. They support body weight, maintain the posture and help the blood circulation.

As legs move, the muscles squeeze the surrounding veins which force blood back effectively to the heart making it work better. Also, the dormant capillaries are roused that nourish the leg muscles. So a brisk walk stimulates development of blood vessels in the muscle tissue and makes legs shapely and strong.

walking

For a well-toned, agile body regular use of legs is essential. Make walking to nearby places a habit. Walk to the market, movies, mall, and library and, if your workplace is not too far, then go on foot instead of waiting for the bus. Even if you have your own conveyance park it at some distance and walk up. Avoid the lift and take the stairs ascending and descending.

Men have more muscle than fat on their bodies than women and as muscles burn more energy than do fat, they have a much lower tendency to put on weight. Most women have fat immediately under the skin and plump arms and heavy hips are stubborn trouble spots for a few of them. Due to poor blood circulation fat deposits occur in certain areas of the body. Putting movement in routine chores makes leg muscles flex easily and the pelvic saddle to swivel effortlessly. Wrong eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle slows down body metabolism. Exercise plays a prominent part in fat loss and in intensifying metabolic activity of the body leading to effective burning of calories and maintaining a well-proportioned figure.

  • A brisk walk for 15 minutes burns about 50 calories
  • Moving rapidly up and down the stairs burns 60 calories
  • Walking at a stretch for three miles burns 300 calories
  • Lack of this easy exercise can add up to a kilogram of weight in a month. Not just cutting calories but regular physical activity aids in weight reduction.

For most elderly, walking becomes a mainstay activity to enjoy the fresh open air and take in sunshine. It plays a crucial role in strengthening and toning most cells of the body and also does make many feel rejuvenated. The eyes become brighter, skin gets clearer and spirits soar higher.

Try some bending and stretching movements before setting off for your walk. Increase distance and speed gradually but never go out late in the evening and in remote areas. While walking in the park or neighborhood be certain that people known to you are around.

Diabetics whose general circulation is poor are advised to walk as much as they can to reduce their problems. Those who suffer from arthritis find walking gives them relief from knee and ankle pain.

Alzheimer’s disease can be staved off as one stays mentally alert. The brain releases ‘endorphin’, a chemical that makes the mind strong and sharp, preventing the onset of dementia.

After the age of 50, high blood pressure (hypertension) is much more in women than in men and tends to increase further as years pass by. This psychological situation is often caused by mental stress, financial and family problems, fear, loneliness and also negative emotions. But a brisk walk boosts stamina, enhances confidence, ensures better sleep, augments a cheerful disposition and within a few weeks, makes you feel a new person.

In fact, nothing can be equated with fitness and even if the weather is wet, windy or cold, don’t cut back on this pleasant outdoor pursuit. For, by not finding time to exercise, you’ll have time for some illness.

It was over 2,000 years ago that Hippocrates, father of medicine advocated: “All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly; but if unused they become liable to disease, get defective in growth and age quickly.”

Enjoying your Asian Food


There is a lot of variety in Asian cuisine.  It is now possible to cook low fat, healthy and nutritious food.  It has a lot of stir fried fruits, vegetables, fish and meats and the nutritional value also does not get destroyed.  A variety of spices like nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and coriander may be added to improve the taste of the good.

Asian Food

Asian Food

It has been researched and established that Asian cooking has therapeutic properties and has good aroma.  Even the simple chicken stock that is cooked using the Asian style of cooking is extremely healthy and nutritious.  Asian food is incomplete without sodium and Asians include a lot of sodium or table salt that may be reduced in quantity as per your taste buds. Soy sauce is yet another alternative to sodium and it has low calorie content.

Preparation of Stir fry sauce

Stir fry sauce is something which Asians love and their cooking is incomplete without it.  You could make your own stir fry sauce by adding minced garlic, fresh ginger, vegetable oil, dry sherry, sesame oil, and water and corn starch.  After adding all the contents, you need to mix it well and bring it to a boil.    Another famous ingredient is lemon grass.  Many countries use this ingredient and it has a citrus flavour to it.  Ginger is added in most of the recipes.  Citronella is yet another flavour that lends aroma to Asian food.

Citronella is used for relieving stress and insomnia.  Lemon grass contains antifungal and antibacterial properties too and is used in most of the foods prepared. Also, it helps in reducing pimples and acne. Thus, the ingredients used are very healthy and nutritious. A mixture of lemon grass added to lime helps in reducing stress and blood pressure problems.  It is used in most of the dishes in the South East Asian cuisine.

All of us will agree that fast food is not good for the health.  However, it is now possible to make delicious recipes without creating havoc to your health. Grilled vegetables and fruits are a healthy substitute for fried foods and these are low in calories too.

By adopting healthy cooking, you can now make delicious burger meals that are low on calories.  Instead of sipping in coke, you can do with water.  Refrain from using mayonnaise and cheese and you could have a simple small burger instead of a big burger.

Salads can be had along with burgers instead of having the packer of chips.  Refrain from going in for non-vegetarian burger and go in for a vegetarian burger.  You can substitute drumsticks for chicken breast and these are healthy too.  Do not go in for high calorie sauces and stick to homemade vegetable sauces that are equally tasty and low on calories.

Introduction

There is a lot of variety in Asian cuisine.  It is now possible to cook low fat, healthy and nutritious food.  It has a lot of stir fried fruits, vegetables, fish and meats and the nutritional value also does not get destroyed.  A variety of spices like nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and coriander may be added to improve the taste of the good.

Everything you wanted to know about Asian cooking

It is now possible to cook low fat and nutritious food and enjoy with your family.  It has been researched and established that Asian cooking has therapeutic properties and has good aroma.  Even the simple chicken stock that is cooked using the Asian style of cooking is extremely healthy and nutritious.  Asian cooking is incomplete without sodium and Asians include a lot of sodium or table salt that may be reduced in quantity as per your taste buds.   Soy sauce is yet another alternative to sodium and it has low calorie content.

Preparation of Stir fry sauce

Stir fry sauce is something which Asians love and Asian cooking is incomplete without it.  You could make your own stir fry sauce by adding minced garlic, fresh ginger, vegetable oil, dry sherry, sesame oil, and water and corn starch.  After adding all the contents, you need to mix it well and bring it to a boil.    Another famous ingredient is lemon grass.  Many Asian countries use this ingredient and it has a citrus flavour to it.  Ginger is added in most of the recipes.  Citronella is yet another flavour that lends aroma to Asian food.

Enjoying Asian cuisine with citronella and other herbs

Citronella is used for relieving stress and insomnia.  Lemon grass contains antifungal and antibacterial properties too and is used in most of the foods prepared. Also, it helps in reducing pimples and acne. Thus, the ingredients used are very healthy and nutritious. A mixture of lemon grass added to lime helps in reducing stress and blood pressure problems.  It is used in most of the dishes in the South East Asian cuisine.

Cooking fast food using healthy herbs

All of us will agree that fast food is not good for the health.  However, it is now possible to make delicious recipes without creating havoc to your health. Grilled vegetables and fruits are a healthy substitute for fried foods and these are low in calories too.

By adopting healthy cooking, you can now make delicious burger meals that are low on calories.  Instead of sipping in coke, you can do with water.  Refrain from using mayonnaise and cheese and you could have a simple small burger instead of a big burger.

Salads can be had along with burgers instead of having the packer of chips.  Refrain from going in for non-vegetarian burger and go in for a vegetarian burger.  You can substitute drumsticks for chicken breast and these are healthy too.  Do not go in for high calorie sauces and stick to homemade vegetable sauces that are equally tasty and low on calories.

A Bowl of Salad


A Bowl of Salad

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