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Top 10 summer fruits 2013

 

You must consume plenty of fruits during summer season. If you consume more fruits, you can stay hydrated during summer for a long period. The fruits add moisture to your body and revitalize you. They also add necessary nutrients to your body. The fruits that you consume should be fresh and free from any microorganism.

  1. Zucchini: Zucchini is one of the popular fruits that are consumed during summer season. Many people eat this fruit because it consists of fiber, vitamin C and A, manganese, and omega fatty acids. You can even enjoy a delicious recipe of the following fruit by adding oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Blueberries: Many people consume Blueberries also. They consist of low calories and even carbohydrates. When you add them to salads, they taste even more delicious. You can add salt, pepper or chillie in salads. The blueberries taste really good during summer and are sour and sweet. People love this contrast taste.
  3. Strawberries: During summer even strawberries are preferred by many people. It consists of vitamin C and manganese. You can even eat these fruits with ice-creams. This fruit is used in the preparation of chocolates, ice-creams, cakes, etc. you can eat this fruit either directly or indirectly.
  4. Apricots: You must eat plenty of apricots during summer season because they consist of low calories. They also consist of less fiber and antioxidant content. They consist of carotenoid beta- cryproxanthin. You can eat them with any plump fruit. This fruit is available in the tropical and Mediterranean region both.
  5. Cantaloupe: You must also eat Cantaloupe in plenty. These fruits consist of high content of water and also consist of low calories. It consists of Vitamin A and is rich in potassium content. These fruits are liked by many people because they are sweet and scented. This fruit is also added in different recipes such as cakes, ice-creams or pastries because it produces a pleasant smell.
  6. Figs: You must also taste figs during summer season because they are available only during summers. This fruit contains high-quantity of sugar. It also contains Vitamin B6, calcium and iron content. This fruit is like by many people because it has a pleasant and a soft texture.
  7. Mango: Mango is a fruit that is available only during summer season and this fruit in available in the tropical region. It consists of plenty of water and produces proteins in the body. It consists of fewer calories. It consists of nutritive values such as potassium, vitamin A, and beta-care tone. This fruit is very tasty and is consumed by many people across the world. This fruit is exported to many countries from countries such as India.
  8. Papaya: Papaya is also one of the common fruits that are available during summer season. It consists of antioxidant properties.            It is known as an astringent fruit. It consists of light musky flavor. It is rich in potassium and Vitamin A and C.
  9. Raspberries: Another fruit that is consumed by many people throughout the world is the raspberries. This fruit has bagged award as a best summer fruit. This fruit consists of Vitamin C and consists of low calories. This fruit is very delicate compared to the other berry fruits. If you are buying raspberries, then buy the ones that are deeply colored.
  10. Red grapes: The red grapes are also liked many people because they are delicious. They consist of powerful phytonutrients and consist of tannis and other antioxidants. They also consist of Vitamin A and C. This fruit is popular throughout the world for many reasons.

Nutrition Information for Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun is a traditional Asian dessert that is most common in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It’s a dairy-based sweet that consists of soft, deep-fried balls of dough that are soaked in an aromatic sugar syrup. In the United States, you may find gulab jamun at Indian restaurants or grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

A single gulab jamun ball is about the size of a ping-pong ball. Depending upon recipe variations, calories and nutrition facts may vary, but each ball generally has about 150 calories. In a version of gulab jamun published on AllRecipes.com, one ball has 142 calories, 8 g fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 16.5 g carbohydrates, no fiber and 2 g protein. Since the balls are made using milk, they’re also rich in calcium; a single dessert ball has close to 10 percent of the recommended daily value.

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GUMMI CANDIES – What are they made of ?

In case you were wondering what gummy candies are made of ???

Gummies or jelly sweets are a broad, general type of Gelatin-based Chewy Candy along with mixture of sugar, glucose syrup, starch, flavouring, food colouring, citric acid.

GELATIN is a translucent, colorless, odorless, and nearly tasteless substance that is made by prolonged boiling of skin, cartilage and bones from animals. It’s made primarily from the stuff meat industries have left over – we’re talking about pork skins and cattle bones. Yummy !!!
If this is news to you, it may shed new light on your Great Aunt’s Jell-O mold or Gummy Bear and Candies. And if you love eating chewy candy, you may think twice before chowing down on those gummy worms.

12 Indian foods that cut fat

You don’t have to acquire a taste for olive oil, seaweed or soya to maintain a low-fat, healthy diet. Indian cuisine can be healthy too, if it’s cooked with oil and ingredients that take care of your heart and health.

Ayurveda suggests you include all tastes — sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent — in at least one meal each day, to help balance unnatural cravings. Here are 12 foods that can help you lose weight and gain health:

Turmeric : Curcumin, the active component of turmeric, is an object of research owing to its properties that suggest they may help to turn off certain genes that cause scarring and enlargement of the heart. Regular intake may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and high blood pressure, increase blood circulation and prevent blood clotting, helping to prevent heart attack.

Cardamom : This is a thermogenic herb that increases metabolism and helps burn body fat. Cardamom is considered one of the best digestive aids and is believed to soothe the digestive system and help the body process other foods more efficiently.

Chillies : Foods containing chillies are said to be as foods that burn fat. Chillies contain capsaicin that helps in increasing the metabolism. Capsaicin is a thermogenic food, so it causes the body to burn calories for 20 minutes after you eat the chillies.

Curry leaves : Incorporating curry leaves into your daily diet can help you lose weight. These leaves flush out fat and toxins, reducing fat deposits that are stored in the body, as well as reducing bad cholesterol levels. If you are overweight, incorporate eight to 10 curry leaves into your diet daily. Chop them finely and mix them into a drink, or sprinkle them over a meal.

Garlic : An effective fat-burning food, garlic contains the sulphur compound allicin which has anti-bacterial effects and helps reduce cholesterol and unhealthy fats.

Mustard oil : This has low saturated fat compared to other cooking oils. It has fatty acid, oleic acid, erucic acid and linoleic acid. It contains antioxidants, essential vitamins and reduces cholesterol, which is good for the heart.

Cabbage
: Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.

Moong dal : The bean sprouts are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E and many minerals, such as calcium, iron and potassium. It is recommended as a food replacement in many slimming programmes, as it has a very low fat content. It is a rich source of protein and fibre, which helps lower blood cholesterol level. The high fibre content yields complex carbohydrates, which aid digestion, are effective in stabilising blood sugar and prevent its rapid rise after meal consumption.

Honey
: It is a home remedy for obesity. It mobilises the extra fat deposits in the body allowing it to be utilised as energy for normal functions. One should start with about 10 grams or a tablespoon, taken with hot water early in the morning.

Buttermilk
: It is the somewhat sour, residual fluid that is left after butter is churned. The probiotic food contains just 2.2 grams of fat and about 99 calories, as compared to whole milk that contains 8.9 grams fat and 157 calories. Regular intake provides the body with all essential nutrients and does not add fats and calories to the body. It is thus helpful in weight loss.

Millets : Fibre-rich foods such as millets – jowar, bajra, ragi, etc – absorb cholesterol and help increase the secretion of the bile that emulsifies fats.

Cinnamon and cloves: Used extensively in Indian cooking, the spices have been found to improve the function of insulin and to lower glucose, total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes.

Food Nutrients

Man needs a wide range of nutrients to perform various functions in the body and to lead a healthy life. The nutrients include proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are chemical substances which are present in the food we eat daily. The foods containing these nutrients which we consume daily are classified as cereals, legumes (pulses), nuts and oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, milk and milk products and flesh foods (fish, meat and poultry)

Man needs all these nutrients, i.e.. energy, proteins, vitamins, minerals in different amounts to grow, live and thrive. Since man derives all the nutrients he needs through the diets he eats, his diets must be well balanced to provide all the nutrients in proper proportions. In planning a diet for the community, foods have to be chosen in proper amounts to provide all the nutrients in required amounts and also keeping in view the dietary habits and availability of foods.

જામફળના ફાયદા

- જામફળમાં વિટામીન, મિનરલ અને ફાઈબર પુષ્કળ પ્રમાણમાં જોવા મળે છે.
- વિટામીન ‘સી’ની અધિકતા હોવાને કારણે આ ત્વચા સંબંધી બીમારીને ઓછી કરે છે.
- નાક અને મસૂઢોમાં લોહી નીકળવાના ઈલાજમાં લાભદાયક
- ફાઈબર પુષ્કળ પ્રમાણમાં હોવાથી કબજિયાત દૂર છે.
- આ જાડાપણું ઓછુ કરે છે
- એસીડીટી, અસ્થમા, હાઈ બ્લડ પ્રેશર, જાડાપણું, દાંત અને મસૂઢાના દુ:ખાવામા રાહત આપે ક હ્હે.
- શરદી-ખાંસીથી બચાવ અને પાચન ક્રિયાને વધારે છે.
- હ્રદય સંબંધી બીમારી, ડાયાબીટિશ અને કોલેસ્ટ્રોલને પણ ઓછો કરવામાં મદદરૂપ છે.

બ્રોકલી અને ફણગાવેલા શાકભાજી કડવા લાગે છે ? તો તમે સ્વસ્થ છો

જે લોકોને ફણગાવેલા અને બ્રોકલી જેવા શાકભાજી કડવા લાગે છે તે પોતાના નાકમાં રસાયણ હોવાને કારણે સંક્રમણો સામે ઉત્તમ રીતે લડી શકે છે.

‘ડેલી મેલ’ અનુસાર પેનસિલવેનિયા યુનિવર્સિટીના સંશોધકોએ જાણ્યું કે ફણગાવેલા અને બ્રોકલી જેવા શાકભાજી નાપસંદ કરનારા લોકોના શરીરમાં વધુ રિસેપ્ટર હોય છે જે આ વ્યંજનોના સ્વાદોને પકડી લે છે અને તે હુમલાખોર જીવાણુઓને લઇને પૂર્વ ચેતાવણીની પ્રણાલીના રૂપમાં કામ કરે છે.

પહેલા માનવામાં આવતું હતું કે રિસેપ્ટર માત્ર જીભમાં હોય છે પણ હવે માલુમ પડ્યું છે કે તે નાકમાં પણ હોય છે. આ રિસેપ્ટર સામાન્ય સંક્રમણો વિરુદ્ધ શરીરની પ્રાકૃતિક રક્ષા પ્રણાલીને સક્રિય કરવાનું કામ કરે છે.

જોકે, એક તૃતિયાંશ આબાદી પાસે કડવા સ્વાદ સાથે જોડાયેલા રિસેપ્ટર જીન ટીએએસ2આર38 નથી હોતા જે રોગપ્રતિકારક પ્રણાલીને સક્રિય કરે છે.