Month: December 2016

Top 5 Reasons To Eat Sarso Ka Saag

Sarso Da Saag

Sarso; Mustard Seeds and Greens: The most loved saag of North Indians; Sarso Ka Saag… While, in South, people prefer mustard seeds in Salads, Soups… Cultivated in the winters, it is consumed with a lot of love… The benefits of Sarso Saag are plenty…Need not to say, green leafy vegetables are the most nutritious food for vegans and they are known to be full of Vitamins and Minerals, especially Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Iron.

The Mustards leaves, seeds and stems are edible. The leaves are steamed and eaten, the mustard seeds as condiment and mustard oils can be obtained by pressing mustard seeds…So, is it not a magical plant!

And off course, not to forget the movie scenes shot in Sarso ke khet

DDLJ & Sarso ke Khet

 

TOP 5 BENEFITS :
  • They have high fibre content which helps in relieving constipation and aids in weight loss…
  • Mustard greens are rich in Calcium, so good for those suffering from joint pains…
  • The saag is beneficial to people fighting menopause, heart and asthma
  • Steamed mustard greens have the ability to bind bile acids, which is crucial in lowering cholesterol levels.
  • Mustard greens are rich in Vitamin K which means there will be better absorption of Vitamin D and Calcium.

Watch out the video by Zayka Recipes on the preparation of Sarso Da Saag…

 

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Say, CheeeSe as Jerry Did !

Saying Cheese while clicking a photograph is for a bright smile and eating cheese is for a bright skin.

The 1990s Cartoon Network showed small releases of the most loved yet famous animated Series “TOM & JERRY”. And if you have been a school going kid, I am pretty sure you and your friends loved Jerry for his smart and witty humour. Tom, the cat always chased Jerry to consume him and Jerry, tiny sized with surprising strength loved Cheese and wins our heart coming out of Tom’s notorious attempts.

If you see, the 1990s Cartoon has always shown us good food to eat:

Jerry & Cheese

Dexter & Omelette Du Fromage 

Poppeye & Spinach

Bugs Bunny & Carrots

Google : Omelette Du Fromage and the first thing you will see is Dexter !! Eureka !!

                           Omelette Du Fromage

Cheese, a dairy product is the most beneficial one. Not everyone prefers cheese but its multi-benefits will make you turn towards cheese. Replace your dairy butter (it contains 80% fat, FYI) with cheese (rich in Calcium, Vitamin K and Vitamin B12).

 

Cheese is the most beneficial dairy product

One thick slice of cheese gives you enough proteins that you get from a glass of milk. The abundant protein found in cheese is casein, preferably alpha-casein.

Trying to gain weight or build your muscles, cheese is your way to do it. Diet and working out goes hand in hand !!

Cheese contains fat varying from 8-34% depending on the variety you pick up. The fat content is highest in cream cheese.

The carbs in Cheese is lactose, which is commonly called as milk sugar.

Cheese is predominant in Vitamins and Minerals. It is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12 and minerally rich in Zinc, Sodium, Selenium and most importantly CALCIUM.

Cheese brings glow on your face. Yes it does.! Have it regularly and see the affects

Cheese helps you stay away from :

  1. Bone Problems
  2. Gum Problems
  3. Heart Diseases
  4. Dull Skin
  5. Hair fall
  6. Blood clotting problems
  7. Pigmentation on face.

Do you Bite Nails; and cannot just stop doing it?? Then, have cheese daily.

The time “NOW” is right to start looking out for more cheese.

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BuckWheat / Kuttu : The energy source behind a fast

 

BuckWheat flour/Kuttu ka Atta is gaining popularity in the West and here in India, we are still consuming it during fast. This post will explore the nutritional content of Buck Wheat.I am sure it is going to surprise you !!

Let us have a look on the profile of the BuckWheat :

 

Kuttu Ke Pakode

The Protein content of Buckwheat (8.5 to 19.5gms) is similar to that of an egg :

  1. Albumin (180mg/gm)
  2. Globulin (430mg/gm)
  3. Prolamine (8mg/gm)
  4. Glutenin (230mg/gm)
  5. Good Source of methionine, lysine, histidine, tryptophan.

It is the richest source of protein amongst all the cereals and is gluten-free

Starch Content:

  1. The starch content of buckwheat is easily digestible.
  2. The starch content of the buckwheat serves as a prebiotic food. The prebiotic foods are known to improve the growth of digestive bacteria.
  3. They are good sources of dietary fibre.

Fat Content:

  1. They contain small amount of saturated fatty acids – Saturated fatty acids can raise your cholesterol levels, hence containing small amount of it is an added advantage.
  2. It reduces Low Density Cholesterol / Bad cholesterol and slightly increases High Density Cholesterol/ Good cholesterol in your body.

Vitamins and Minerals:

  1. They contain Vitamin B complex; Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin E, Niacin and Vitamin -6
  2. Rich sources of Iron and Magnesium – comparatively higher than wheat.. Treat your Anaemia with it
  3. Rich sources of Zinc, copper, manganese – comparatively higher than rice. Zinc and copper are essential minerals required by woman who is nearing the menopause phase.

Other Advantages:

  1. Used to alleviate hypertension, diabetes mellitus (type-II diabetes), and hypercholestrimia and gall stones.
  2. It can reduce blood sugar and reduce insulin resistance.
  3. It reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Worried About its availability and Preparation? Fikar-not; Read on….

So, its time to include the Kuttu in your routine diet, instead of just having it on Shivratri & Janamasthmi

A lot of people in India have not heard the name of BuckWheat flour; so we have got a reciepe of  Kuttu Pakoda exclusively by Zayka Reciepes: https://youtu.be/60oi7iCpVBQ

Find out the availability of kuttu ka aata at your nearest Kirana Shop and start consuming it regularly and see how your nutrient contents are met !

 

 

 

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Rice is Nice :)

A lot of us have feared that rice tends to increase our weight, since it is loaded with starch. But, rice also contains lysine-an essential amino acid, that most cereals lack !

Rice : The traditional grain

Rice has been traditionally very important for all of us- from the new borns to the newly weds, rice is the first grain that has been introduced to us. During any festival, its the rice thats showered on the forehead or placed along with the tikka on the forehead. In South India, the bride and the groom perform a ritual named Talambralu, where they shower each other with turmeric colored rice on each others head, while priests recites mantras. The newly wed dulhan enters the sasural after kicking a pot of rice. And, surprisingly how we have started eliminating rice from our diet ! Alas !

 

Rice showered on the bride

Rice being showered on the groom

Rice is eaten with dals for a complete balanced diet. The dals, ghee are known to lower the glycemic index of the food, hence reducing the weight

Rice has been traditionally cooked by our grandmas by removing the water. The idea behind the removal of water is not to remove the starch but the anti-ageing nutrients.

Why Rice is Nice?

  1. Rice is known to contain Vitamin B1; Thiamine.
  2. Rice eases bowel moment.
  3. Rice allows us to have a proper sleep.
  4. Rice is rich in methonine-an amino acid, which breaks fat in the liver.
  5. Rice contains inositol-which has fat burning, anti-burning and irritability reducing properties.
  6. Rice allows assimilation of Vitamin D and Calcium.
  7. Rice contains less than 10% required of starch which is converted to glucose in our body.

FYI : Rice and dal proportion for the preparation of kichdi Ph.D is being carried out in Stanford University, so now you know your mothers and grandmothers are the best to consult for well-being !

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