Monday, June 26, 2017

Curd Rice Recipe - Healthy Curd Rice For Weight Loss


healthy curd rice

Who doesn't like curd rice and today, I am sharing my version of healthy curd rice for weight loss. Indian meal plans are elaborate and time consuming, but this curd rice is so easy and filling minus the unhealthy fats and calories; full of fibre, packed with vitamin A, healthy fats!! yes, curd rice can be an healthier option too. Healthy curd rice can be packed for lunch especially if you are a busy working lady or had as a dinner to beat that summer heat.




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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Eat 1 tsp Coconut Oil A Day & Heal Your Thyroid Naturally


coconut oil weight loss

Eat 1 tsp coconut oil a day and heal your thyroid naturally, really? yes, not only your thyroid health but also helps in weight loss. Coconut oil can help treat symptoms of hypothyroidism, or an under-active thyroid. its a natural remedy for hypothyroidism, coconut oil aids thyroid glad in regulating metabolism, thyroid will benefit from the energy boost, nourish, and boosts metabolism. 
In its purest state coconut oil has no cholesterol and is free of trans fat. Lauric acid is a potent microbial agent ,  it keeps your immune system strong, improves memory & brain function, increases energy & endurance, prevents cancer, help in weight loss, and in losing body fat especially belly fat.
It is an excellent natural fat to consume during menopause, and also may have positive effects on estrogen levels and may balance hormones along with helping you to lose weight.
The MCTs in virgin coconut oil helps to melt belly fat.



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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How To Lose Weight Fast With Turmeric & Chia Seeds



Golden milk chia seed pudding is an excellent and easy filling weight loss pudding which has all the goodness of turmeric and chia seeds. It also keeps you fuller for a longer time and hence is a great breakfast option if you are on a weight loss journey.





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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How To Make Coconut Milk At Home



how to make coconut milk at home, homemade coconut milk recipe. Coconut milk is one of the healthiest plant based milk and its vegan too. The MCTs in coconut milk helps in weight loss and coconut milk helps to reduce inflammation. The lauric acid in coconut milk helps to fight viruses and bacterias and also boost your immunity.





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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Green Chutney Buttermilk - Summer Weight Loss Diet Drink


green chutney buttermilk

green chutney buttermilk is a quick and easy summer weight loss diet drink. If you have some left over green chutney then this buttermilk is a must for summer. It cools down your body from the summer heat and keeps you feeling fuller for a longer time.

buttermilk is a perfect weight loss drink to beat the summer heat and enriched with the goodness of green chutney, it is perfect for kids as well as adults.
PS-if making for kids reduce the chilli. Himalayan pink salt helps to reduce water retention, so it is good choice over ordinary salt.

You can make 2 batches of this and carry to work, and it will fit in your tote bag without spilling out. So I highly recommend an airtight mason jar, if you are planning to carry it to work.
Shallots have many health benefits and in Kerala it is used widely in cooking and usually shallots are had raw in buttermilk.

ingredients:
4 tbsp homemade curd
1- 1 1/2 tbsp green chutney (or as needed)
1 1/2 cups water
Salt as needed
1 green chilii
2-3 sliced shallots
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Poha Buttermilk - Weight Loss Diet Drink


poha butter milk

poha buttermilk/aval buttermilk is a traditional and healthy and weight loss diet drink that will help you to lose and maintain weight. This diet drink is an excellent option to have as a mid morning, evening drink, or a bedtime drink. Poha buttermilk is low in calories and will make you feel fuller plus it is light on stomach and easy to digest.

This aval weight loss buttermilk is good for those with health issues like thyroid, diabetes or pcos/pcos. The ingredients I am using in this buttermilk will help you to lose body fat, lowers cholesterol, and sugar levels.

To make this poha diet drink, I am using the thick red variety of poha which is also known as aval, but you can use any variety you can get at the place you live in. Poha is one of the easily available and inexpensive food in India.

video recipe of poha buttermilk



Ingredients:
poha/aval : 1 1/2 tbsp
homemade curd: 1/4 cup or about 4 tbsp
garlic: 1 clove
ginger: 1/4 inch
a handful of coriander leaves
1 sprig of curry leaves
1/4 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
3 peppercorns
1 green chilli
1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
shallots/cheriya ulli: 2-3 chopped


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Vegan Mango Chia Pudding - Healthy Vegan Recipes For Weight Loss


mango chia pudding

Vegan mango chia pudding, chia seeds for weight loss. This vegan mango chia pudding is healthy, refined sugar free pudding with chia seeds and mango and the perfect breakfast if you are trying to lose weight. Chia seeds are rich in fibre and one of the best plant based sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Did you know that omega-3 promotes weight loss??

Chia seeds are one of the best plant based sources of omega 3 fatty acids, reduces harmful cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of diabetes, reduces appetite, and fat storage. This mango chia pudding will keep you fuller for a longer time and helps to keep hunger pangs away.



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Ghee Burns Fat? - Health Benefits Of Ghee


ghee burns fat

Ghee: does ghee burns fat? does it help to lose weight? and some health benefits of ghee and why you should include ghee in your diet. Ghee or clarified butter is made from the cream of milk and it has been a part of Indian cuisine since a very very long time and hence most Indians are familiar with ghee. Many of you grew up on ghee right from childhood; it must be your mom or dadi or nani who mixed ghee with hot steaming rice or on parathas and you must have enjoyed it during your childhood. And some way along the road, you just assumed that ghee is fattening and you totally avoided it, am I right?

Ayurveda says that the consumption of ghee offers a wide range of benefits including clarity of mind and a sound digestion. That means ghee helps to sustain a healthy microbes in the GI tract to promote effective digestion and elimination. It nourishes all the tissues of the body, including the nervous system translating into a calm energy through out the day. So, wanna beat stress? include atleast a tsp of ghee in your diet.

Those with a constitution of vata and pitta will benefit most from ghee. The short chain fatty acids (SCFA) in ghee promote fat burning and also promotes healthy bacteria in the gut and this is the reason why I use ghee in my recipes. Another important reason as to why I use ghee in my weight loss meal is because ghee reduces the glycemic index of the food. this ensures that there is a slow, steady rise in blood sugars and you will have better energy levels through out the day. If you have thyroid issues, pcod/pcos, diabetes, or if you are overweight; then ghee should definitely be in your daily diet.

Ghee has the highest smoking point about 450 Fahrenheit and do you know why this high smoke point of ghee is important?. Well, heating oils above their smoke points destroys the essential phytonutrients and can result in an increase of free radicals (and may be carcinogenic).

Apart from sunlight, you need to include foods that provide Vitamin D like eggs, mushroom, sardine etc in your diet. This vitamin D is fat soluble hence healthy fats like ghee is needed for Vitamin D absorption. Other healthy fats that can help in absorption of Vitamin D are flaxseeds, milk, olives etc.

So, ladies if you are pregnant or lactating then, you need an extra dollop of ghee in your diet to boost your Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a critical role in regulating thyroid glands. For those with pcod/pcos issues ghee will help to absorb vitamins especially A, E, and D. The short chain fatty acids in ghee will keep the intestinal mucus healthy and also ensures good digestion. Remember, ghee enhances the absorption of nutrients.

So, ghee with its vitamins A, D, E, K, K2, and ClA (conjugated Linoleic Acid)  promotes weight loss, keeps the gut healthy, strengthens the immune system, hydrates skin, makes hair grow thick, and nourishes the nervous system....'translating into calm energy and clarity of the mind through the day'.

Studies also shows that ghee help protect from cancer.

The SCFA in ghee is pre-biotic meaning it creates an environment in your gut for the friendly bacteria to prosper. Lack of probiotic bacteria also gives belly bloating. The SCFA in ghee actually helps to break down fat!! So, need any more reason for including ghee in your diet?

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

How To Make Indian Desi Ghee At Home For Weight Loss - The Traditional Way



how to make Indian ghee/desi ghee at home for weight loss, the traditional Ayurvedic way. ghee or clarified butter is an healthy fat which has many benefits and can be made from the cream/malai of milk. Ghee is a superfood and homemade ghee is a must in your diet as it contains many vital nutrients much needed for the body. Ghee helps to lose body fat with its short chain fatty acids. It also helps to absorb fat soluble vitamins like A, E, D, and K2 much needed for combating issues like thyroid, pcod, leaky gut syndrome etc.

Homemade ghee has a subtle yellow color and I have not added any color or flavourings. Desi ghee will harden a little once it has cool down completely.

Do check my video on how to make homemade ghee the traditional Ayurvedic way.




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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Poha Upma Recipe For Weight Loss


poha upma recipe

poha upma recipe, poha upma for weight loss - poha or flattened rice or beaten rice is light on the stomach and helps to keep your fuller for a longer time. This meal is ideal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; replace one meal with this traditional upma to help you lose weight.

I am using the thick variety of red poha which is hand pound, poha is completely gluten free, light on the stomach, and an excellent source of energy. It provides vitamin B1, iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamin c, vitamin A, and calcium. It contains no cholesterol and saturated fat. It is an excellent option for hypothyroid and pcod diet or for people who are anemic.

Poha is inexpensive and easily available and is a whole some food.

I used ghee in this recipe; did you know that ghee reduces the glycemic index of the food it is added too?


Ingredients:
1 cup poha
peanuts: 1/4 cup
1 tbsp: coconut oil or ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 whole red chilli
1 sprig curry leaves
1 chopped onion
2 chopped green chilies
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 grated carrots
1/4 capsicum
1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
1/2 lemon



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