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.

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”

A Magic Seed for Diabetes, Acidity, Weight Loss and Immunity

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There is a very powerful seed which is very small but has a lot of nutrients and health benefits. There are many of you who might already be having this. This is the sweet basil seed also known as a “Subja” seed in Hindi. These seeds can be easily found at your local grocer. They are really small in size and they look Continue reading “A Magic Seed for Diabetes, Acidity, Weight Loss and Immunity”

You Are Lucky If Your Parents Fed This Magic Oil

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Castor oil is a remedy that our parents, grandparents and ancestors used for the longest time and it has innumerable health benefits that can help you with so many different things. What’s more exciting today is the fact that there is so much research showing the usage of castor oil and cancer. Continue reading “You Are Lucky If Your Parents Fed This Magic Oil”

You Must Add This Magic Spice To Your Daily Diet

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In a medical research institute 88 obese women were divided into two groups. Both groups received nutritional counselling and a diet plan which was deficient in 500 calories. One group had one particular spice that was added to their diet. The group that had this particular spice added to their diet lost more Continue reading “You Must Add This Magic Spice To Your Daily Diet”

Why Your Kids Might Not Be Growing Right

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There are a lot of parents especially in India who keep reaching out to me all the time concerned about their child’s growth in terms of their physical growth. So rather than looking at the foods that promote good growth, there are two or three lifestyle tips that we need to talk about that are currently the main reasons why children Continue reading “Why Your Kids Might Not Be Growing Right”