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Saturday, 22 September 2018 05:11

Benefits of cucumber

Cucumber

If you want to know how cucumbers are essential to your diet just look at it

10 intrusting  health benefits of cucumber

Cucumbers are well known for salad in fruits & vegetable and cooling qualities of cucumber are truly refreshing. It has amazing health benefits like preventing acidity to keeping skin well-toned.

  1. Maintain a healthy weight

Cucumbers are very low in calories and they also contain fiber in the skin. And foods that contain fiber can help maintain a healthy weight.

  1. Help you stay hydrated

If we do not stay hydrated, physical performance can suffer. Cucumber contains mostly water which can help soothe your skin from the inside out. That helps you to stay hydrate and flush out toxins and maintain a healthy complexion

  1. Prevent constipation

Cucumbers are rich in water, and their skin contains insoluble fiber. Both water and fiber help food to move through the digestive tract quicker and more easily, helping prevent constipation.

  1. Anti diabetic-  cucumber helps the pancreas to utilize insulin that converts the carbohydrates into energy Even  Studies shows it effective against diabetes, medical scientists also recommend eating cucumber peels can  maintain an adequate blood sugar level. And eating its peels can also reduce oxidative stress.
  2. Support heart health

Cucumbers contain potassium in good amount, which can help lower blood pressure. It plays a role in heartbeat, a hundred thousand times a day it trigger your heart to squeeze blood though your body. It also helps your muscles to move your nerves to work, & your kidneys to filter and might also reduce the risk of total cardiovascular disease.

  1. Protect your skin against the effects of aging

Cucumbers are rich in silica, which is an essential component that aids in developing strong and healthy connective tissues in the muscles, Cucumber contains ascorbic acid, vitamin C & caffeic acid they reduce irritations & reduce swelling also prevents water retention as it contains mostly water.

  1. Fight inflammation in the body –

Studies suggest that cucumber extract helps reduce unwanted inflammation they contain polyphenols called lignans, which can potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

  1. Protect your brain from neurological diseases

Fisetin is present in cucumbers which is anti-inflammatory substance plays an important role in brain health:  it can reduce the impact of neurological diseases on brain function,” and it would also help people with Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. Reduce bad breath-

Holding a slice of cucumber between your tongue and the roof of your mouth for about 90 seconds helps limit odor. Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria in the mouth. Fiber and water-rich vegetables like cucumbers can boost your mouth’s saliva production, which in turn helps wash away the bacteria that cause the odor in the mouth.

  1. Good for bones

Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin K and Vitamin K helps improve calcium absorption. Together, these nutrients contribute to good bone health. As low vitamin K intakes have been associated with a higher risk for bone fracture.  

Saturday, 22 September 2018 05:09

Healthy Recipe: Tofu salad

 

Ingredients As per Source

Measurement As per Source

  • Tofu (steamed)

50 gms

  • Cabbage(shredded)

100 gms

  • Capsicum

1 small/50 gms

  • Tomato

1 small/100 gms

  • Baby corn (chopped)

2-3 pieces/20 gms

  • Peas

1 tbsp/20 gms

  • Mustard seeds

1 tsp

  • Lemon juice

1tsp

  • Black pepper

As per taste

  • Salt

As per taste

  • Olive oil

1tsp


 Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan, put mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add all vegetables and tofu, then toss it properly.
  • Now add lemon juice, black pepper, salt, and mix well.
  • Serve and enjoy.
Saturday, 22 September 2018 05:05

Black eyed / lobia salad

 

Ingredients As per Source

Measurement As per Source

  • Black eyed beans/ lobia (soaked)

2 cups

  •  Tomato (chopped)

1/4 cup

  • Onion  (chopped)

1/4 cup

  • Capsicum (chopped)

1/4 cup

  • Cucumber (chopped)

1/4 cup

  • Coriander leaves

1/4 cup

  • Green chilli

1/2 tsp

  • Lemon juice

1/2 tbsp

  • Black pepper

As per taste

  • Iceberg lettuce (shredded)

1/4 cup

  • salt

As per taste

 

Method:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and toss well.
  2. Your black eyed bean salad is ready to serve.
Saturday, 22 September 2018 04:56

Brown rice salad

IngredientsAs per Source

Measurement

As per Source

 

Brown Rice

225 gm

Capsicum

1 small

Spring onion (chopped)

4

Tomato (chopped)

2 small

lemon

½ tsp

Olive oil

1 tbsp

Salt

As per taste

Black pepper

As per taste

Garlic

2 cloves

 

 

Saturday, 22 September 2018 04:17

Egg salad

Ingredients

As per Source

Measurement

As per Source 

Egg boiled

 2

Salt

As per taste

Black pepper

As per taste

Lemon juice

As per taste

Chat masala

As needed

Oil

1 tsp

Carrot  (shredded)

1 tbsp

Cabbage (shredded)

1 tbsp

Onion (sliced)

1tbsp

Coriander leaves

Few leaves

Green chilli

1 piece

 

 

 

Method:                          

  1. D shells the boiled eggs & cut into cubes.
  2. Take a bowl and add onion, cabbage, lemon juice, carrot, green chillies.
  3. Now add cubed eggs and sprinkle salt & pepper.
  4. Mix well and enjoy your egg salad.

 

Sunday, 16 September 2018 11:25

RAGI UPMA

Ingredients As per Source

Measurement

As per Source

 

Ragi flour

1cup

 

Mustard seeds

1/2tsp

Cumin seeds

1/2 tsp

Chana dal

1/2 tsp

urad  dal

1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder

A pinch

Green chilli

2

Onion (chopped)

1 small

Tomato (chopped)

1 small

Coriander leaves

1 tbsp

water

2 cups

Lemon juice

1 tbsp

Sal t

As per taste

Curry leaves

few

 

Method:

  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan add the Ragi flour, sort till you get a roasted aroma,Now keep it aside.
  2. Heat the rest of the oil in a pan, add cumin and mustard seeds, let them splutter,
  3. Then add the pulses/daal and fry till they turn golden brown.
  4. Now add the curry leaves, onions and tomatoes and fry, add some salt followed by water and bring to boil.
  5. Now add the Ragi Flour to the pan while stirring it frequently, Mix it well.
  6. Then cover the pan and let is cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  7. Now sprinkle lemon juice, chopped coriander serve hot.

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