3 Great Vegetarian Proteins for Immunity and Lean body

It’s not just about the quantity of protein. What really matters is the quality of protein and how your body breaks down protein into amino acids. Your immunity uses amino acids. Your muscles use amino acids to build. So you could be taking scoops and scoops of whey protein every single day and seeing absolutely no results. In fact you’ll see that you’re putting on more body flap. Now what’s important is the quality of protein and the three vegetarian sources of protein that I want to discuss are simple, they’re inexpensive and available everywhere.

Green Peas
They are rich in protein and rich in quality amino acids. All you need to do is buy them fresh. You can steam them, you can boil them, you can make a soup out of them, and you can add them to all your vegetables. It is a rich source of protein.

Black Beans
We all used to eating rajmas which are kidney beans or chickpeas which are also fabulously high sources of protein. But today I want you to look for black beans. Wash them really well. Soak them for at least 14 to 16 hours and then pressure-cook them. You can make them into vegetables. You can make them into fillings for sandwiches. They are fantastic sources of antioxidants. Anything that’s got that deep darkish purple colour is rich in antioxidants and black beans have a fantastic quality of amino acids.

Raw Unsalted Pumpkin Seeds
Have a tablespoon a day. Depending on your workout you can have two tablespoons a day. Mix them up with other fantastic sources of proteins like almonds, cashew nut, walnuts. Unsalted, remember unsalted is the key because we don’t want that extra salt that causes water retention or increases our blood pressure.

You can make a whole mix of these nuts and these seeds together. Throw in some black sesame seeds which are also rich in fibre, iron, manganese and protein. Make this mix; take a handful in a day. Anything that comes from nature is designed keeping all of these things in mind. So these are the top sources of protein. Get it into your diet and plan for it.

Four Commonalities in Cancer Patients

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If we look around today, we have the best doctors, hospitals, nutritionists, supplements, gyms, super foods and everything possible in the name of health care. Yet cancer is becoming an epidemic and the number of people afflicted with it is increasing at an alarming rate.  This is not just in India, but across the world. This data has been pulled Continue reading “Four Commonalities in Cancer Patients”

UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)- Causes, Symptoms & Fixes

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Urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection that line the urinary tract or bladder or in certain cases kidneys. This problem often faced by women and young girls might be a less spoken but there are millions of women plagued by this.  It’s important to understand the root cause because once we figure that, we make appropriate lifestyle changes to heal and prevent it. Continue reading “UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)- Causes, Symptoms & Fixes”

Power of Journaling

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Some of the most successful people who lose weight and manage to keep off it, have great bodies and a sound mental health, do not achieve this because of their nutritionists, doctors or yoga teachers alone.  They achieve success because they also take personal responsibility and accountability of their health, which goes along with the right amount of coaching and professional advice. Continue reading “Power of Journaling”

Mind Over Body

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It amazes me every time I consult with a man or woman who is plump and far from toned or slim , but their blood sugar levels and lipid profiles are perfect as compared to so many who are fit and toned but have their blood readings,health parameters and hormones all over the place . The difference I believe is in Continue reading “Mind Over Body”

Intermittent Fasting

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Fasting has been one of the most powerful tools when it comes to healing a disease, cure or simply preventing it . Various types of fasts (aka Vrat in Hindi) have its mention in religious books and communities.  One such is intermittent fasting(IF), where one embraces fasting and then feasting on purpose; similar to Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting”

Constipation in Adults

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If you have poor bowel movement and each visit to the loo is a painful affair, or you don’t feel like going to the loo daily,  chances are you are  “Constipated”. Constipation is the outcome of modern civilisation and is a condition that plagues millions of adults all across the world . Our body has 5 eliminatory organs:  Continue reading “Constipation in Adults”

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is one of the most amazing gifts of nature .  Its no ordinary oil . Its therapeutic effect on the human body is beyond imagination . Right from diseases like Weight loss , Thyroid , Alzheimer’s , Parkinson’s  to Cancer and Cardiovascular ,coconut oil has the capacity to heal the body of every disease from head to toe . Continue reading “Health Benefits of Coconut Oil”

Do We Need to Replace the Traditional Indian Chai with Green Tea?

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Every day I wake up to my mailbox full of questions revolving around Indian Chai and whether to have or not .While on one hand , the Indian chai has recently become a rage in the West and people from New York and California are raving about its health benefits ,  on the other hand this spicy aromatic brew has its roots in India that can be traced back as far as the Ayurvedic medical texts . Continue reading “Do We Need to Replace the Traditional Indian Chai with Green Tea?”

Mangoes — to Eat or Not to Eat for Diabetics & Others

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Right about this time of the year, my mailbox is flooded with innumerable questions pertaining to mangoes. “Can I eat mangoes if I have diabetes?” Wouldn’t mangoes raise my sugar levels?”. “ Oh! Mangoes are too much sugar.  Am I going to put on weight if I eat mangoes?” Continue reading “Mangoes — to Eat or Not to Eat for Diabetics & Others”