15 Dec 2013

Health Tip No 17

                                                      Welcome Good Health !!! 

Busy in your daily routine and gulping down the food somehow...Think over

Health Tip for the day is 

Take time to chew your food. 


1) Slow and Proper chewing breaks down the food into small particles, enabling easier swallowing of the food and hence lesser burps (perhaps lesser embarassment too!)

2) Slow and Proper chewing leads to proper mixing of Saliva with the food, which leads to smooth movement of food through the Food Pipe.

3) The longer you chew, the more time you would take to finish your meal, hence smaller meal size.

4) Properly digested food would lead to lesser chances of stomach infection because partial digestion has already taken place in the mouth, hence the bacteria would not reach the stomach.

5) Tasting the food and enjoying it also releases those hormones which cold bring you satisfaction pretty soon.

6) Proper chewing means you are using your teeth and jaws and the linked muscles more efficiently hence better exercise for your face! (If you include salads as well! ) 

So Sit back, Take a Deep Breath, Smell your food, Taste it, Enjoy it and Be Satisfied from it.

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!


Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!


2 Dec 2013

Health Tip No 16

                                                      Welcome Winters!!! 

Want to boost your immunity levels this winter? 
Ever thought of having Fresh Green Turmeric !

Now the Health Tip is 
Include Fresh turmeric in your meals thrice a day
Recipe - Chef's Tip No 1 

Turmeric is 
1) An excellent Detoxifying agent.
2) Boosts Fat metabolism and helps in Weight Management.
3) Anti-inflammatory.
4) Anti-Bacterial.
5) Anti-Septic. 
6) Boosts your immunity.
7) Pain killer.
8) Rich in Iron so boosts your Heaemoglobin levels.
                   and the list is much more... 

The important point here is to include it DAILY (when In-Season) 

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

2 Nov 2013

Shubh Deepawali... Aapke Pet Ke Liye...

Shubh Deepawali... Aapke pet ke liye.
(A very Happy Diwali... for your Stomach)

You can buy things/gifts this Diwali !
You can share things/gifts this Diwali !
You can borrow someone's sorrows and Lend your happiness to them this Diwali !
You can even share moments of Joy Happiness and Togetherness this Diwali !


You cannot Buy it, Share it, Borrow it, Lend it !!

Do remember this every moment from today.

Practice Good Health and Spread Good Health!

Shubh Deepwali
Have a Happy, Joyous, Sparkling Vibrant and SAFE Diwali!

Eat Health. Stay Healthy. SHINE!!!

18 Sep 2013

Tweaked Breakfast Menus - Part 2

Hello Healthizens!

Hope you have enjoyed reading my last post : Health Tip No 15

This is my second recipe from the series Tweaked Breakfast Menus

1) Upma

According to me this is the easiest Breakfast option and can be made in a very very Healthy Way!

Normal ingredients: Semolina (Rava/Sooji), Onion, Curry leaves, Oil, Green Coriander, Green chillies, Lemon, Mustard seeds.

The ingredients As per Chef's Tip are: 

1) Mustard seeds - Add it liberally to very hot oil and let it splutter completely.
2) Dry Red Chillies - This adds a very good flavor to the dish
3) Curry leaves - Increase the quantity and chop them finely.
4) Chana Dal (Bengal gram dal) - Let it get cooked in the oil.
5) Udad Dal ( Black gram dal) - Add it after Chana dal and let it cook the same way.
6) Groundnuts (Roasted) - Quantity depends on your taste for them
7) Green peas (depending on the season and availability)
8) Carrots - For enhancing the colour and flavour of the dish
9) Tomato - Finely cut
10) Capsicum - Finely cut.
11) Milk - Instead of adding Water to the Roasted Mixture, add Milk to enhance taste and increase the nutritional value.
12) Green coriander Leaves -  (for Garnishing)Use them liberally.
13) Dessicated Coconut -  Dry or Fresh depending on availability.
14) Green chillies - For garnishing.
15) Lemon - As per taste.
16) Curd - As per taste.

Chutneys -
    (a) Fresh Coconut, Green chillies, Garlic, Ginger, Coriander leaves, and lemon juice

    (b) Mint leaves, Green chillies, Coriander, Ginger, Garlic, 1 tsp sugar, and a little lemon juice

Both of these chutneys make a perfect combination for this wonderful recipe.

These all things not just increase the taste, appearance and flavor of the dish but also give an instant boost to the nutritional content of the dish!

I use very less oil to make Upma, bare minimum needed to cover all veggies.

Hope this helps you all! Shall discuss another recipes on other posts.
Add-ons in this recipe and Suggestions for the entire blog are always welcome!

Mangez séjour healthy
(Eat Healthy Stay Healthy!)

30 Aug 2013

Health Tip No 15

If you are used to adding Tomato Sauce 
(or for that matter any other sauce) 
to your meals or like to use sauces as an accompaniment 
to all of your meals...
Time to check your habit..

Now the Health Tip is 

Stay away from all types of sauces.
(Or Use only a minimum amount of it for taste!)


You'll be saved from

                    1) Unnecessary calories.

                    2) Unnecessary Preservatives.

                   3) Blood Pressure (Because of High sodium levels it is a Silent contributor of Sodium)


Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

20 Aug 2013

Health Tip No 14

Almost all of us know about the 
Nutritional benefits of Curry leaves.

Now the Health Tip is 

Instead of using Curry leaves as whole, 
Cut Them into Fine pieces. 
This way we can ensure that they are not kept 
on one side of the plate But Are Consumed!


Curry Leaves

                    1) Stimulates our Digestive enzymes.

                    2) Are good for indigestion.

                   3) Are good source of Fibre, Vitamins and Minerals (if consumed instead of being                             thrown away)

                   4) Helps in Weight loss.

They have a lot more advantages, I have listed only a few of them.

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

1 Aug 2013

Happy World Breastfeeding Week

God couldn't be everywhere, So HE created Mothers

An oft heard dictum, which all of us undoubtedly believe in!

A Mother keeps a Baby inside her womb for a period of 9 months, nurtures it, takes care of it, and later on gives birth to it - 
Gives Birth to a New Life! 

But very few of us realise that we have also been bestowed with the 
Power to Nourish this New Life that we created - 

by Breast Feeding the Baby...

Any Top Feeds doesn't even come in comparison to the breast milk's nutritive value. Please understand this -

So all you Beautiful and Intelligent Mothers out there

Don't forget to
Exclusively Breast Feed your child for the 
first 6 months without fail

Healthizenblog wishes all the lovely Lactating Mothers

                                                      Breast Feeding Week!

Eat Healthy Stay Healthy SHINE 

30 Jul 2013

Health Tip No 13

When eating Orange/Sweetlime or any such fruit of the same category, 
Remove only the seeds and the outer peel and 
Instead of removing the white portions of fibre, Eat all of it.


1) The white portion that people generally tend to remove is a very good source of fibre.

2) More the amount of fibre, longer you would feel fuller and thus better bowel movements!

3) More fibre means you need to chew more, which is a good exercise for your teeth!

Fibre has a lot more advantages, shall do a post on that soon.

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

29 Jun 2013

5 Ways To Improve Your Diet Routine Part 5 of 5

Hello Healthizens!

Hope you are following the 4 tips already mentioned in this series of posts

1)Part 1 of 5 - Include variety of vegetables in your diet
2)Part 2 of 5 Prefer to have your bowl of Soup, Salad, Curd /Buttermilk before Meals.
3) Part 3 of 5 Munching is good, but only when you munch the right things.
4) Part 4 of 5 Eat a lot of In Season things( fruits and vegetables).
5) Part 5 of 5 All of this should be a component of your meals during the entire day: 
   Roti, 1 dry Vegetable, 1 Gravy Vegetable, Dal, Rice, Salad, Curd/Buttermilk. 

and are trying to incorporate the Health Tips given in this blog in your daily routine.
Good Luck with that!
Summers have started in my city, So I feel this this article "Tips to increase your water intake" should make a good read!

5) All of this should be a component of your meals during the entire day: 
Chapati/  Roti, 1 Big Katori (Seasonal)Vegetable, Dal, Rice, Salad(all seasonal raw veggies, this includes Sprouts too!), Curd/Buttermilk and last but not the least - Fruits.

When you include all of this in your Diet, you get all the essential nutrients, necessary for your body.

Excuses such as
  • I don't get time to eat things like Sprouts/Salads/Fruits.
    (Time is the same with everyone, You need to manage!
    After all Looking good comes with a Price Tag!)
  • How do I make Sprouts I stay in a hostel/PG!
    (Making Sprouts is a very simple thing, Shall be writing a post on that soon!)
  • Salads take a long time to cut and eat  - both.
    (Yes they do, but uncut salads or salads cut in Big pieces make for a very good facial exercise!
    Try it out!)
  • I do not like Dal, I prefer eating veggies with Roti.
    (Dal gives you your essential Proteins- which is good for your Muscles and Skin!
    Make sure you dont skip on it!)
  • I prefer having only Roti, Sabzi and Dal, and usually avoid Rice because it has more calories
    (Read Why should you have Dal and Rice together?)
  • I am in a hurry so I somehow gulp down the Dal, Rice and Vegetable that comes in my tiffin and skip eating Rotis.
    (Read Concentrate on your Food when you eat)
  • I do not like to carry tiffin at work so I prefer eating Outside, whatever is easily available.
    (Trust me - According to Dietetics - Homemade Food is Best in terms of Nutrition, Hygiene, Calories and Satisfaction :) whereas outside food is doubtful in terms of Nutrition and hygiene and definitely more in calories Plus it comes at a higher Price!)
Are pretty lame and please keep it in mind that if you are making them on a daily basis they are leaving your body undernourished! and very soon this is going to create long lasting impressions on your face and your body on the whole...

Make sure that you work out towards the solution (If you give such excuses pretty often)
and decide - How will you manage to eat these things in the time span of 1 day.
I guess I have covered the basic points which according to me can IMPROVE YOUR DIET ROUTINE.

Any questions or queries are always welcome.

Eat Healthy Stay Healthy. SHINE

30 May 2013

Health Tip No 12

Get up early and soak Yourself in the Early Morning Sun for atleast 20 minutes. 


1) Early morning sunlight is the best for absorbing Vitamin D, and hence good for your bones, since Vitamin D helps with Calcium absorption.

2) Getting up early has a lot of other benefits like - Better Bowel Movements, Better sleep cycle, relaxed start to the day etc.

3) After 30, for Men and Women both - Bone mass undergoes a very slow and steady decline. 

            So getup early to pep up your Calcium stores!

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

10 May 2013

Health Tip No 11

Include Facial exercises in your meals itself!

'Eat Uncut Salads' 

And make your facial muscles exercise more! 

Avoid - Fine pieces of salads or Grated form of salads.


1) Chewing peeled raw veggies is a very good exercise for your teeth, Bigger the piece better the    
    exercise of your teeth.

2) Uncut salads also help to tighten the muscles of your jawline.

   E.G: 1 Big cucumber or 2 small ones, 1 carrot and 1 onion can suffice as a salad for 1 meal.

3) More you cut the vegetables More is the loss of Vitamin C, so you can be sure of one thing -  

   'Uncut salads are rich in Vitamin C than finely cut or grated ones.' 

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

8 May 2013

Health Tip No 10

To reduce the usage of oil in your kitchen...

Dont use containers that make you pour the oil.

 Always use a Spoon to take out Oil


1) This would ensure that only the Needed quantity of oil is taken out.
                             Not a drop Less Not a drop More.

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

Sources: http://italk.royalsundaram.in/featured/jaggery-or-sugar-the-smarter-choice/
Nutritive Value of Indian foods by ICMR.

7 May 2013

Health Tip No 9

Instead of SUGAR Use JAGGERY WATER for all your summer drinks and coolers like: Lemon water(Nimbu Pani or Shikanji), Aam Panna, Sherbets (Khus, Bael, Saunf, Pudina etc) 

(Either Jaggery soaked overnight in water Or in times of hurry - Jaggery boiled in water, Concentration depends on type of use)


1) Jaggery is rich in Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Selenium, Manganese and Zinc. 

2) Unrefined hence doesn't raise your blood sugar levels as sugar.

3) Keeps your Digestive, Respiratory system Healthy and clean.

4) Acts as a blood purifier.

5) High in Potassium and low in Sodium hence maintains acid balance of your body.

6) Contains Anti-oxidants.

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

Sources: http://italk.royalsundaram.in/featured/jaggery-or-sugar-the-smarter-choice/
Nutritive Value of Indian foods by ICMR.

15 Mar 2013

Health Tip No 8

To reduce the intake of Packaged Junk foods - like Noodles , Chips, Puffed and flaked cereals...

Buy SINGLE Packs instead of Double packs or the Mega Saver packs or the ones with 
10-20-25-30-40% discounts.


1) Would reduce your intake of Packaged Junk and hence the intake of unnecessary calories which come with them!

2) Pocket friendly!
(Or else we tend to put up a lot of money in buying such low on nutrition things.

3) Saves space in your kitchen shelf to stock something more Nutritious and more Healthy!
( if you see those packs lying in the shelves you are tempted to make them and eat them, Just eliminate this possibility, Difficult buy worth trying!)

4) Would motivate you to try and make something Fresh :) 
(This would be the best advantage!)

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

8 Mar 2013

Happy Women's Day!

Thought for the day

Exercise = GOOD, Because the moment we are done with our Exercise of the day, We feel ...
We have already started loosing the accumulated flab :) 
(I feel so everytime I exercise!) 

But then What category would you put 'Junk food' in? Because it ALSO gives us a FEEL GOOD FACTOR. 

Make smart choice of Food Today
Whether you Dine out, or if you Make the Food -  

Eat Healthy Stay Healthy SHINE 

Healthizenblog wishes all the lovely Ladies on the PLANET 

                                 AND THE MOST CHERISHED WOMEN'S DAY