Friday, 13 September 2019

Green juice No. 2

I think Green juices are going to be a part of my diet now.

The reason being it is easy to consume green leafy vegetables and gain the most of nutrients.

Because the process of cooking destroys the antioxidants and other nutrients from the food.

I am not going to give up on my main meals, and fruits I prefer to eat rather than juice it.

Green leafy vegetables I wanna have more of them.




Sunday, 8 September 2019

New addition to my diet: GREEN JUICE

Why Green Juice? 



A new addition to my diet is Green Juices.

I live on fruits but I seek more nutrition in my diet.

Cooking destroys the nutrition value of the vegetables, so to gain most of the green vegetables, it is a good idea to juice them and gain the most of nutritional value.

But few things to keep in mind is :

Drink them on an empty stomach to gain most of it.

Move your body so that your body could assimilate more nutrition from the food.

The lazy body will never assimilate nutrition from the food.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

If you are suffering from Diabetes

If you are suffering from Diabetes

A lot of packaged food comes with extra sugar.

Extra sugar not 5 to 10% but its way beyond our body could manage.

Sugar in large amounts can drive insulin resistance and also other serious conditions like Diabetes 2 or Heart diseases.

If you consume foods like

Diet Colas
Aerated Drinks
High Energy Drinks
Ice Creams
Ketchup
Sugar-free (even more harmful)
Juices

These foods are unhealthy and should not be consumed or occasionally.

Make fresh versions at home.

Prefer fresh lemon water rather than diet colas.

Buy fresh fruits rather than packaged juices.

More coming up in my video.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Why is breakfast important?

Interesting read...

Brain: “Hey blood, how much glucose is left?”

Blood: “Um…let me check….uh oh….only enough for 15 minutes may be.”

Brain: “Damn, that’s not good. Hey liver, anything in your reserves?”

Liver: “As always, yes. I’ve learnt to save, you see. I can help, but for not more than 45 minutes.”

Brain: “Phew! I hope my owner can consume his breakfast by then. Until then, emergency alert! Save everything and use your resources economically.”

This is exactly what happens inside your body every day when you wake up.

After the brain sounds an emergency alert, the hormone named cortisone introduces a mechanism that lets the cells in your body open up to let out proteins.

These proteins pass through the liver and generate blood glucose.

This process continues until you eat your breakfast.

So the bottom line is that people who skip their breakfast are eating their own cells/muscles.

This leads to loss of muscle and loss of brain activity.

This further leads to a lower metabolism rate.

So when you finally have your lunch, all the food is accepted as an excess and is considered as fat reserves.

Your body stores all the food as fat in order to use it in emergency situations.

And while all this happens, your brain, that is supposed to be taking intelligent decisions, is just trying manage an emergency situation and damaging your body in the process.

Hence, never ever skip your breakfast!

Nurture your body in the morning with a healthy breakfast and it will nurture you back with good health, energy and a steady mind.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Weight loss drink: Lemon Water

Well, I have been consuming this drink over 15 years now.

And I love this so much simply because the way it make me feel.

It has got amazing health benefits.

Listen to me in this video.


Friday, 16 August 2019

Weight loss mistakes

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

My Top Weight Loss Tips

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Thursday, 8 August 2019

The power of the journal

The power of the journal

What gets scheduled gets done.

When you write your goals down in a diary, it has a great power to remind you and to help you stay on track.

Kids are often told and reminded again and again to write down today's homework in a diary.
Why?

One of course so that parents get to know about it.

But kids remember it too when they write it down, and that's the power of writing.

When you make a journal and write down your meal schedule and your exercise schedule, it reminds you of your goal, and you tend to do something about it.

A lot of business coaches tell you to make a journal.

This tactic works quite well in health and diet.

Maybe you schedule every Sunday evening for the upcoming week.

I make my monthly exercise schedule to keep me on track.

Yes, I have to work hard to keep myself on track.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Top 7 points for weight loss

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This is the first video on Weight Loss Series.


Sunday, 4 August 2019

When you feel low or stressed

When you feel low or stressed

Indian women are a lot more emotional, so they tend to think more, and sometimes that leads to overthinking.

Whenever you feel you are getting into the trap of thinking and overthinking, try to walk around for 5 to 10 minutes.

Movement is great therapy and has a brilliant effect on mind and body.

You can choose to walk in your home or office.

Go for a small walk in nature.

Nature is a great healer and nothing's better than that.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

You owe yourself

You owe yourself

One hour a day of self maintenance.

It can include

Reading, writing, meditating, yoga, exercise, painting, or cooking.

But, you owe it to yourself.

One hour is 1/24th of your day.

That's less than 5%.

It matters, it really does.

Make it count. 

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Calcium absorption - the real worry?

Calcium absorption - the real worry?

If calcium absorption is your worry, they consider the following options

1. Take your calcium supplement along with your meals

2. Do not more than 500 mg at one time

3. Include calcium-rich foods like milk, soybeans, oranges, okra (bhindi), almonds, spinach, sesame seeds.

4. Along with calcium, you need to have the right amount of vitamin d, magnesium, and vitamin k.

5. Sources of vitamin d are sunlight, mushrooms, soy milk, cheese.

6. Sources of magnesium are dark chocolate, cashews, green leafy vegetables, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, kidney beans (rajma).

7. Sources of vitamin k2 basil, cabbage, mustard, ladyfinger, cucumber, carrots, chilli powder, clove

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin

People these days are Vitamin D deficient.

The reason mostly lies in our diet and lifestyle.

We have almost stopped eating good quality fats.

Earlier our meals had a good amount of ghee and oils.

Now we run away from oils and ghee is a big no.

Because you think it is fattening.

It is not.

Eating ghee regularly is the key to weight loss.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, it means, the body will absorb this vitamin in the presence of good quality fats.

If you are popping pills or soaking in sun the whole day, it won't increase your vitamin d levels until your body has the required amount of fats.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Best Vegetarian Sources of Omega 3

Best Vegetarian Sources of Omega 3

Non-vegetarian can easily get their dose of Omega  3 from Fish.

Vegetarians should not ignore this nutrient from the diet, as it an essential fatty acid, good for skin, bones, heart.

It has many amazing benefits for mind and body.

1. It can fight depression and anxiety
2. It can improve eye health
3. It can promote brain health during pregnancy and early life
4. It can reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome
5. It can fight inflammation
6. It can fight autoimmune diseases like diabetes
7. It can improve mental disorders
9. It can fight age-related mental decline and alzheimer's disease
10. It may help prevent cancer
11. It can reduce asthma in children
12. It can reduce fat in your liver
13. It may improve bone and joint health
14. Omega 3 fats are good for your skin

Vegetarian Sources of Omega 3 are

1. Mustard Seeds & Oil
2. Flax Seeds
3. Chia Seeds
4. Walnuts

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Get strong bones

Get strong bones

Your health should be the utmost priority.

But, sad to see for some people health is not even on the list, it is simply in the dreams.

I am saying this because when it comes to taking action towards the health, towards eating right, time to exercise, they very easily postpone it for tomorrow.

Your life, your choices, you might have other urgent priorities in life, but I am just reminding you that every time you put things off for tomorrow you losing an opportunity to build your health.

In this blog, I am suggesting few ways to build strength in your bones, and it will be extremely beneficial in your 40's and beyond, and will save you from unnecessary aches in bones and joints.

1. Exercise: Try Strength Training, Yoga (It should be challenging). Brisk Walking.

The right exercise is must for all age groups.

2. Lead an active lifestyle

The more you stay active on a day to day basis, the more you will retain the strength in your bones.

When you stay active, you build strength.

When you are sitting for a longer period, you are losing strength.

3. Eat a balanced diet

Your diet should have enough carbs, protein, and fats.

4. Get your vitamins and minerals in place

All these essential nutrients should be adequately present in your diet - Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Omega 3, Zinc, Vitamin D.

5. Go in sunlight

Most of the Indians are not getting enough sunlight. Living indoors has kind of become an addiction because there are enough activities we are engaged indoors.

Go party outdoors, soak yourself in the sun. 

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

10000 steps a day

10000 steps a day

Walking is a great physical activity.

It does not count as exercise, but it has amazing benefits for mind and body.

I literally can walk for an hour non-stop, I would do so because you feel amazing and fresh in mind and body both.

It immediately takes away your stress.

As we are leading a more sedentary lifestyle and depending more on technology, fitness applications and devices, have a minimum goal for about 10000 steps a day.

It makes for about 5 miles a day which is the utmost essential on a daily basis. And, it is a bare minimum.

If your goal is weight loss then please make thrice the efforts:)

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Who are you becoming?


Wrong people feel jealous, pull other people down, have no goals and ambitions, always making excuses, have no discipline in life, feeding themselves with food all the time, intoxicating their mind with gossiping and screen.

Right people lifting themselves, lifting others, working hard towards a goal, exercising, taking control of their thoughts, taking control of their energies, learning new things, they feel inspired when other people succeed. Whereas, wrong people feel jealous when others succeed.

As Thomas Edison said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work." Best people keep trying because they believe in themselves and have a deep desire to succeed. Whereas wrong people give up quickly and believe they cannot win, they cannot achieve, they cannot become, and the list goes on. And when they do not utilize their energies into constructive work, into uplifting themselves up, they use that energy to pull others down. Wrong people always creating problems for the right people.

It is all about energies. Every day, every morning, each one of us is blessed with immense energy. Your mind and body are recharged after 6 to 8 hours of sleep. Now what you do with that energy is up to you. You can channelize into good, you can channelize into bad. People who have no ambition will find the easy way out and will channelize their energies into pulling others down because it is an easy way out.

It requires will power to stay positive, to think positive, to take positive actions. It requires no will power to think negative. You will have to work hard in a positive direction. That is why parents ask their kids to mingle with the right people else you will be influenced. We as adults also need to mingle with people that are good for our mind, body, heart, and soul.

Your life, your choices. You should know very well that your present thoughts and actions creating your future life and destiny.

In the end, there are no wrong people or the right people. There are just people who make the right choices in life and wrong choices in life. Hope you stand for utmost positivity and continue to strive for a higher purpose in life.

Flex as you age

Flex as you age

The flexibility of the body helps you bend easily, move easily, rotate easily if you see dancers moving in all possible directions from their body is flexibility.

The flexibility of mind helps you see things from different perspectives, and it helps you understand life in a better way.

But, alas, as you age, you lose the flexibility of mind and body both.

You have seen a child doing all movements he will do it quite easily, but after 40 you try to bend, it is becoming difficult.

The very basic test of flexibility is - stand straight, legs together, and now try to touch your hands to the feet.

If you can do this good, try further, try to touch your torse to the legs.

That will be too much if you have never done yoga before. 

Reduced flexibility can also lead to poor balance.

Although joint flexibility decreases with age, the fortunate news is that flexibility can be improved across ALL age groups with proper flexibility training.

Range of motion can be improved with as little as 4 weeks of regular stretching 2 – 3 times per week.

In addition to increasing range of motion and functional capacity, flexibility exercises have been shown to improve posture, stability, and balance.

Regular flexibility exercise can reduce the likelihood of injuries, prevent low back pain, knee pain and reduce muscle soreness.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The only way to keep this body in good condition

The only way to keep this body in good condition is to use it.

Now we also have lifts at residences.

It is so easy to deny the opportunity to walk and use the easiest possible way.

Thankfully earlier we never had a lift, and thankfully now are modern so we have a lift at our home too.

What a proud feeling?

Yes and no.

Because it is what leads to poor health.

Anyways walk more, sit less.

Get up and do your own work at home.

Use less help from others if you want to stay super healthy.

It is the only way possible to keep this machinery function at an optimum level.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Special drink of the day: Aam Panna


Aam Panna is rich in several nutrients like the protein Pectin only found in unripe mango.

It is also rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, niacin, iron, and folates.

In fact, one glass of aam panna by itself is enough to provide for your daily need of iron.

Monday, 8 July 2019

How to balance health with work

How to balance health with work

As much as we want to take utmost care of our mind, body, soul, but our current lifestyle does not spare us with any time to do that.

Yet managing our time and schedule is completely in our hand.

It is about managing your focus and keeping your goals in front.

If you keep your health goals in front, you will notice that you end up doing something about it.

Even a minimum of 20 minutes walk can do wonders on a daily basis.

Try other following tips to find a great healthy balance

-Try to eat one or two raw meals rather than all as your cooked meals

-Drink at least 2.5 to 3 liters of water every day. 2.5 is the minimum you should aim for

-Include meditation in your daily routine

-Make it a habit to write in your journal so that you stay more organized and feel less stressed

-Count the number of cups of coffee and tea you consume during the day. The extra dose of caffeine will affect the quality of sleep, and you will never feel refreshed

-Inculcate yoga in your routine, maybe just on weekends because it really works from inside out. It prepares you mentally, emotionally, and physically for the rest of the week

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Don't eat fruits just after meals

Don't eat fruits just after meals

Ayurveda strongly stands against eating any fruit after having your meals at any time of the day.

The basic reason behind this is that eating fruits can directly disrupt the ongoing digestion of the food eaten.

Eating fruits after your meals can lead to fermentation in your stomach affecting your overall digestive health.

It can cause acidity, gas, and indigestion.

Also, it leads to overeating.

Friday, 5 July 2019

Happy people are healthy people

Happy people are healthy people

There are two kinds of happiness in this social world we are living in.

One, you fake your happiness for social profile;)

Another, you really are happy from within.

Many studies have proved that happy generally are healthy and have fewer chances of falling ill.

When you are really happy from your mind, heart, body, and soul, your entire body is influenced.

All your organs, heart, cells, tissues, function at their best.

1. Happiness protects your heart

2. Happiness strengthens your immune system

3. Happiness combats stress

4. Happy people have fewer aches and pains

5. Happiness combats disease and disability

6. Happiness lengthens our lives

When without spending any money, we can create so much awesomeness, so why worry?

Diet accidents

Diet accidents

The people who exercise consistently, or do heavy physical activity their bodies cannot accept diet accidents.

I am referring to the right kind of food and eat at the right timing.

One meal missed, and they feel out of balance immediately.

Many people do not realize the cause of uneasiness when the actual cause is they did not eat properly, or even missed their meals completely.

Even people who often fall sick, have headaches quite often, living on tea and coffee, their meals are just not in place.

Eat right and at your timings, fewer diet accidents should be there, if you like to avoid all of the issues mentioned above.

Sometime it is said that forget the food, work late night, improve your productivity to grow in life, business but most often when you eat right and get a proper dose of sleep, you function much better, and hence improve your productivity.

Else you will feel low, drained, less energetic throughout the day.