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The ins and outs of dieting

By on June 5, 2013 in Dieting with 0 Comments

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A person needs energy in the day time for carrying the daily activities of life. This means it is an uphill battle and most of the time people are short of nourishment and rest. For recovering the energy lost and maintaining a nice energy level, there are some recipes one should try out.

With the help of common kitchen items, these much needed energy drinks can be made. These juices are terrific and ready made almost. Also, they are energizing and revitalizing. They can be made at all times of the day as well.

Let’s examine some recipes for natural energy juice quickly:

1: Figs and bananas are like exclusive shakes for a man. Take a glass of water and blend a banana and a few figs. Take a teaspoon of bee pollen, provided one isn’t allergic. Take sweet honey if more calories are needed.

2: Carrot and eggs are too energizing. Take a mixture of eggs and carrots. Mix it with sweet honey.

3: Take the honey mixture, eggs and soy now. Mix all of them in a plain milk and reap the richness.

4: Take honey, eggs, carrot, apple, honey and ginseng. Now take plain milk and blend the mixture altogether. The mixture acquired will keep for long hours of the day.

All of the above juices are the best there exist for revitalization and energizing. It improves functions of a human body and keeps them running.

Last but the least

Acai berries are simply exquisite and more commonly called acai. They are so much delicious and wondrous. But they have simply tremendous health benefits. They are employed in many foods and dishes. They have antioxidant properties and contain great digestive properties. Acai have some advantages which are examined below:

  • Energizing
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Energizing
  • Anti-mutagenic

They are in short wondrous for human intake.

Beef VS Chicken

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

Let us see what are the important elements and vitamins that are present in beef and chicken and which of them is healthier:

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6 ounces of chuck, lean beef contains:

Calories 505

Protein 49.2gm

Fat 32.59gm

Minerals in beef:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in beef while some are present in very low amount:

Phosphorus – 296 mg

Potassium – 393 mg

Magnesium – 32 mg

Iron – 4.11 mg

Selenium – 45.9 mcg

Zinc – 11.32 mg

Calcium – 27 mg

Manganese – 0.017 mg

Sodium – 80 mg

Copper – 0.168 mg

Vitamins in beef:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in beef while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B6 – 0.0481 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.1 mg

Vitamin D – 14 IU

Niacin – 6.979 mg

Folate – 15 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.971 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.291 mg

Vitamin K – 3.1 mcg

Vitamin B12 – 3.62 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.87 mg

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Chicken:

100 grams of ground chicken (cooked) contains :

Calories 189

Protein 23.28gmm

Fat 10.92gm

Minerals in chicken:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in chicken while some are present in very low amount:

Calcium – 8 mg

Phosphorus – 234 mg

Potassium – 677 mg

Iron – 0.93 mg

Magnesium – 28 mg

Zinc – 1.92 mg

Sodium – 75 mg

Selenium – 14.3 mcg

Manganese – 0.016 mg

Copper – 0.062 mg

Vitamins in chicken:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in chicken while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B6 – 0.538 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.121 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.302 mg

Vitamin E – 0.39 mg

Niacin – 7.107 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 1.327 mg

Folate – 2 mcg

Vitamin K – 2.1 mcg

Vitamin B12 – 0.51 mcg

These were some nutritive content in ground chicken and beef.

Chaddar Cheese VS Cottage Cheese

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, Health, Health with 0 Comments

Let us see the difference in the nutritive content present in Chaddar Cheese as well as Cottage Cheese.

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Chaddar Cheese:

A cup of shredded cheddar cheese possesses:

Protein 28.14gm

Calories 455

Fat 37.45gm

Minerals in Chaddar Cheese:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Chaddar Cheese while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 111 mg

Calcium – 815 mg

Iron – 0.77 mg

Phosphorus – 579 mg

Magnesium – 32 mg

Manganese – 0.011 mg

Selenium – 15.7 mcg

Sodium – 702 mg

Zinc – 3.51 mg

Copper – 0.35 mg

Vitamins in Chaddar Cheese:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in Chaddar Cheese while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.031 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.424 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.467 mg

Niacin – 0.09 mg

Vitamin D – 27 IU

Vitamin B12 – 0.94 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.084 mg

Folate – 20 mcg

Vitamin K – 3.2 mcg

Vitamin A – 1132 IU

Vitamin E – 0.33 mg

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Cottage Cheese

4 ounces of low fat cottage cheese contains

Protein 13.37gm

Calories 97

Fat 2.77gm

Minerals in Cottage Cheese:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in Cottage Cheese while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 95 mg

Calcium – 103 mg

Sodium – 373 mg

Phosphorus – 184 mg

Copper – 0.034 mg

Selenium – 11.2 mcg

Magnesium – 8 mg

Iron – 0.17 mg

Zinc – 0.46 mg

Vitamins in cottage cheese:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in cottage cheese while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.224 mg

Folate – 11 mcg

Niacin – 0.122 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.286 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.025 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.046 mg

Vitamin E – 0.05 mg

Vitamin B12 – 0.51 mcg

Vitamin A – 84 IU

These were the basic vitamins and mineral content present in Cottage and Chaddar type of cheese.

The king of fruits

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

There is no alternative choice for mangoes. Mango is known as the king of fruits for many reasons. It is loved by people all around the world. Healthy facts on mangoes are as follows:

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A mango without peel possesses the following within:

Protein 1.06gm

Calories 135

Fiber.3.7gm

Minerals in mango:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in mango while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 323 mg

Iron – 0.27 mg

Magnesium – 19 mg

Calcium – 21 mg

Phosphorus – 23 mg

Sodium – 4 mg

Zinc – 0.08 mg

Selenium 1.2 mcg

Manganese – 0.056 mg

Copper – 0.228 mg

Vitamins in mango:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in mango while some are present in very low amount:

Folate – 29 mcg

Vitamin A – 1584 IU

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.118 mg

Niacin – 1.209 mg

Vitamin C – 57.3 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.331 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.12 mg

Vitamin K – 8.7 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.227 mg

Vitamin E – 2.32 mg

Health benefits of mango:

Mangos lover should know that mango lowers cholesterol level (bad) due to the pectin, fiber and vitamin C contents in it.

Gives you a flawless skin by clearing away dark spots and pimples

Improves eye sight so that you can see clearly

Contains some acids which reserve the alkalinity of the body

Has low glycemic index which makes it a great food for diabetics and obese who are on a weight loss plan.

Improves sexual health in some ways

Gives you better digestive system

Prevents you from life threatening heart diseases

Strengthens immune response

Grapes and health

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

Grapes red or purple both are yummy, enjoyable and delicious. Healthy facts about grapes are elaborated in this article.

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A cup of grapes contains

Calories 104

Protein 1.09gm

Fiber 1.4gm

Minerals in grapes:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in grapes while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 288 mg

Calcium – 15 mg

Phosphorus – 30 mg

Magnesium – 11 mg

Sodium – 3 mg

Iron – 0.54 mg

Selenium 0.2 mcg

Manganese – 0.107 mg

Copper – 0.192 mg

Vitamins in grapes:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in grapes while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 100 IU

Vitamin C – 16.3 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.104 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.106 mg

Niacin – 0.284 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.076 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.13 mg

Folate – 3 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.29 mg

Vitamin K – 22 mcg

Health benefits of Grapes:

Do you know that resveratrol which is a pigment found in purple as well as red grapes have so many amazing healthy properties? If you don’t it is about time you get to know this:

Grapes are excellent for weight loss.

These are good for your health and keep it functioning properly also preventing the risk of heart diseases.

Great for your brain for it has brain boosting power.

Keeps your skin safe and healthy especially from the cancerous cell growth that may take place in the skin due to sun exposure

Keeps your body protected from the radiations that one come across.

Gives you longer life

Helps in fighting off diabetes

Works as an anti-inflammatory agent

Gives you strong and healthy muscles

Guava can surprise you

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Guava is such a fruit that deserves to be liked. Healthy facts regarding guava include:

A cup of fresh guava contains:

Calories 112

Protein 4.21gm

Fiber.8.9gm

Minerals in guava:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in guava while some are present in very low amount:

Calcium – 30 mg

Potassium – 688 mg

Magnesium – 36 mg

Iron – 0.43 mg

Sodium – 3 mg

Phosphorus – 66 mg

Zinc – 0.38 mg

Selenium 1 mcg

Manganese – 0.247 mg

Copper – 0.38 mg

Vitamins in guava:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in guava while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.111 mg

Vitamin A – 1030 IU

Niacin – 1.789 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.066 mg

Vitamin C – 376.7 mg

Folate – 81 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.744 mg

Vitamin K – 4.3 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.181 mg

Vitamin E – 1.2 mg

Health benefits of Guava:

Health benefits include that guava:

Contain potent anti-oxidant that has the ability to fight off the dangerous tumor causing cells.

Great for diabetic people who are looking for foods that can keep their sugar levels in a normal limit.

Gives you good and improved vision

Due to presence of folate, guava promotes sexual health as well and prevents the fetus from lethal abnormalities.

Helps keep a normal BP.

Good for thyroid function due to the presence of copper which has a prominent role in thyroid hormone synthesis.

Guava is a nutrition filled fruit.

Guava gives you healthy muscles and efficient nerves. It improves brain functions.

It is good for your skin.

So remember not to miss guava in your diet. Eat it when you can. Health benefits of guava are remarkable and one should spread the word about it.

Facts about Goat Milk

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Do you know goat milk has more benefits to offer than cow milk? Well, I have many reasons to prove this. Let us see why goat milk is said to be healthier than cow milk.

Goat milk VS cow milk:

Goat milk is not associated with lactose intolerance and if it is, this is very rarely seen.

Goat milk is said to be homogenized naturally.

As compared to cow’s milk, goat milk is not as allergic.

Goat milk takes less time to digest and is easily digestible.

Going into a little detail:

Allergies are commonly seen due to consumption of cow’s milk but this is less seen in goat milk. This is because, allergy precursor that is Alpha s1 Casein is found abundantly in cow’s milk as compared to goat milk.

When you keep a glass of both types of milk in the fridge, you won’t see any layer in goat milk when you take it out in the morning, unlike cow’s milk where two distinct layers are visible.  The layer became possible due to the presence of agglutinins which result I separate layers. For this reason, dairy industries undergo homogenization to destroy agglutinins.

Goat milk is easily digestible because of the small chains of fatty acids.

Goat milk contains less lactose hence less risk of lactose intolerance.

Goat’s milk contain more amount of essential fatty acid than cow’s milk.

Goat’s milk also contain a lot of important nutrient and minerals such as potassium etc.

These were some of the reasons why you should include goat milk in your diet.

 

Eggplants shouldn’t be neglected

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Eggplants are usually not enjoyed by many people specially children. But these are quite nutritious and one should add them to their diet at least a couple of times in a week.

Do you know a cup of boiled eggplant contain the following amount of calories, fibers and proteins?

Calories 35

Protein 0.82gm

Fiber 2.5gm

It is interesting that eggplant plant also contain minor amount of nicotine which can help those who wish to quit smoking.

Minerals in Eggplant:

Eggplant contains the following minerals and some are found in quite less amount.

Potassium – 122 mg

Phosphorus – 15 mg

Magnesium – 11 mg

Calcium – 6 mg

Iron – 0.25 mg

Sodium – 1 mg

Zinc – 0.12 mg

Copper – 0.058 mg

Manganese – 0.112 mg

Selenium – 0.1 mcg

Vitamins in Eggplant:

Eggplant contains the following vitamins and some are found in quite less amount.

Niacin – 0.594 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.074 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.075 mg

Vitamin C – 1.3 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.02 mg

Vitamin E – 0.41 mg

Vitamin A – 37 IU

Vitamin B6 – 0.085 mg

Folate – 14 mcg

Vitamin K – 2.9 mcg

Health Benefits of Eggplant:

  • Eggplant acts as a vasodilator of blood vessels and increases the blood circulation with in. This makes it good for heart. It also helps control cholesterol levels.
  • Eggplant is healthy for your brain. It keeps the brain in an efficient functional state.
  • Due to the high fiber content, eggplant is considered affected for people who are willing to eat less because fiber rich diet stays inside the digestive system for a longer time. Fiber is keeps GIT healthy and aids in weight loss.
  • It controls iron levels and don’t let it increase due to the presence of nasunin.
  • Eggplant makes your skin and hair healthier.

It is important to note that patients of gout should see a doctor before they eat eggplant.

Heart healthy Cashews

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Many people including myself love to eat cashews because of the enormous amount of health benefits, great taste and nutritive value. The following information will definitely help you realize how healthy cashews are along with being tasty.

An ounce of cashews have in stored in them,

Calories 157

Protein 5.17gm

Fiber: 0.94gm

Other nutritive contents in cashews:

When you go into detail about the minerals and vitamins that cashews contain, you will see that:

Minerals found include:

Phosphorus – 168 mg

Magnesium – 83 mg

Potassium – 187 mg

Copper – 0.622 mg

Iron – 1.89 mg

Calcium – 10 mg

Selenium – 5.6 mcg

Manganese – 0.469 mg

Zinc – 1.64 mg

Sodium – 3 mg

And other which are present in very tiny amounts.

Vitamins found in cashew nuts include:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.12 mg

Vitamin C – 0.1 mg

Vitamin B5 – 0.245 mg

Niacin – 0.301 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.016 mg

Folate – 7 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.118 mg

Vitamin K – 9.7 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.26 mg

And other which are present in very tiny amounts.

Health benefits of cashews nuts:

  • Cashews possess low level of fat and the fat it has is present in the form of oleic acid. Oleic acid is monounsaturated fat which is healthy for your heart and other part of the body.
  • They are rich in magnesium which maintains blood pressure and thus keep the heart in its normal tone.
  • Like many other natural substances, cashew nuts also contain flavinoids which act against tumor cells and don’t let them multiply rapidly as they do.
  • Cashews are good for people looking for healthy skin and healthy hair.
  • Calcium in cashews keeps bones strong.
  • Good for nerves and nervous system.

Cucumber; Refresh your skin

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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You must’ve heard the simile, as cool as a cucumber. So how cool is cucumber? Well, that’s a tricky question. So let’s not go there. Let us see what cucumber has in stored for you and what the health benefits it has to offer are.

½ cup of cucumber cut into slices contains

Calories 8

Protein: .34gm

Fiber: .3gm

If you wish to know about the minerals and vitamin content in cucumber, here you go:

Minerals found in Cool Cucumber:

Refreshing cucumber possess the following minerals, others are in minute quantity.

Potassium – 76 mg

Calcium – 8 mg

Magnesium – 7 mg

Sodium – 1 mg

Selenium – 0.2 mcg

Iron – 0.15 mg

Phosphorus – 12 mg

Zinc – 0.1 mg

Copper – 0.021 mg

Manganese – 0.041 mg

Also contains small amounts of other minerals.

Vitamins found in Cool Cucumber:

Refreshing cucumber possess the following vitamins, others are in minute quantity.

Niacin – 0.051 mgVitamin C – 1.5 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.014 mg

Vitamin B5 – 0.135 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.017 mg

Folate – 4 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.021 mg

Vitamin A – 55 IU

Vitamin E – 0.02 mg

Vitamin K – 8.5 mcg

Health benefits of Cucumber:

Cucumber is good for your skin as it re-hydrates dry skin.

It replenishes the minerals, vitamins and water content and makes the skin young and beautiful.

It is good for hair growth.

It improves bad breath.

It has anti-cancer properties.

It helps in losing weight

It is good for your joints as well.

There are millions of other reasons to eat cucumbers. Make sure you add it in your diet as part of salad or in some drink etc. This is specially a great remedy for all those who dream of good skin, cucumber can definitely help you guys.

Carrots improve night vision

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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Rabbits love carrots; and so do most people I know. Crunchy carrots make are great for improving your vision and this is why all those who wear glasses due to weak vision should make a habit of consuming carrots. Do you know that ½ cup of cooked carrots give you? Thy give you:

Calories: 27

Protein: 0.59gm

Fiber: 2.3gm

Other than that, carrots also give you vitamins and minerals that are vital for bodily functions.

Minerals which carrots offer:

Carrots contain the following minerals and some are found in quite less amount.

Potassium – 183 mg

Phosphorus – 23 mg

Magnesium – 8 mg

Selenium – 0.2 mcg

Calcium – 23 mgIron – 0.27 mg

Zinc – 0.3 mg

Copper – 0.052 mg

Manganese – 0.062 mg

Sodium – 5 mg

Vitamins which carrots offer:

Carrots contain the following vitamins and some are found in quite less amount.

Vitamin A – 13286 IU

Vitamin C – 2.8 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.051 mg

Vitamin E – 0.8 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.119 mgVitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.034 mg

Niacin – 0.503 mg

Folate – 11 mcg

Vitamin B5 – 0.181 mg

Vitamin K – 10.7 mcg

Health benefits of carrots:

Some healthy facts about carrots are as follows:

  • Carrots are abundantly rich in vitamins and minerals as mentioned above as well as also in anti-oxidants and fiber content.
  • Carrots are best source of vitamin-A and carotenes. Flavinoids are also found in carrots which are good for lungs and skin etc.
  • Vitamin A present in carrots promotes epithelial growth, reproductive function, vision at night and has many other physiological functions as well.
  • Other than that, carrots are rich in vitamin C and also in other anticancer chemicals.

 

Walnuts are deliciously nutritious

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health with 0 Comments

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I don’t mind calling Walnuts magical. With great taste they give to our taste buds, they also offer you the best of nutrition. An ounce of walnuts contains the following:

Calories 185

Protein 4.32 milligrams

Fiber 1.9 milligrams

The Important minerals Walnuts contain:

Walnuts contain the following important minerals which are mention below. Some may be in very small quantity.

Phosphorus – 98 mg

Manganese – 0.968 mg

Zinc – 0.88 mg

Calcium – 28 mg

Potassium – 125 mg

Magnesium – 45 mg

Selenium – 1.4 mcg

Iron – 0.82 mg

Sodium – 1 mg

Copper – 0.45 mg

Also contains trace amounts of other minerals.

The Important vitamins Walnuts contain:

Walnuts contain the following important vitamins which are mention below. Some may be in very small quantity.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.043 mg

Vitamin A – 6 IU

Vitamin C – 0.4 mg

Niacin – 0.319 mg

Vitamin B5 – 0.162 mg

Folate – 28 mcg

Vitamin K – 0.8 mcg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.097 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.152 mg

Vitamin E – 0.2 mg

The health benefits of walnuts:

  • Walnuts are rich in good fats. Omega 3 fatty acids are good fatty acids that have a very positive impact on the brain, help reduce depression and also fight off inflammatory conditions.
  • Walnuts are great for heart health and one should include walnuts in diet because walnuts contain good amount of anti-oxidants to fight off cardiovascular diseases.
  • Walnuts may help lower the chances of breast tumors.
  • They may lower the chances of diabetes.
  • They help fight off stress which is not healthy for the body.
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