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Actor Akshay Kumar Calls Ayurveda "God-given" Treasure | News

Actor Akshay Kumar, who is fit as a fiddle at 49, has vouched for Ayurveda, the traditional Hindu system of medicine, and says people are not respecting the "God-given" treasure.

Akshay, who shared an over five-minute video on Twitter and Facebook, spent 14 days in an Ayurveda Center.

He captioned the video: "Before I sleep tonight, thought of indulging in some pillow talk... Sharing with you all something I swear by... Do give your time and thoughts."

How To Make Ghee At Home

Regular consumption of pure ghee enhances physical and mental strength, and keeps the body healthy. ... For people with cholesterol problems, ghee is a better option as compared to butter as pure ghee is lower in fat than butter. Because of lesser amount of fat in desi ghee, it is easier to digest.

Sharing the Recipe of How to make Homemade Desi Ghee?

Health Benefits of Eating Green Grapes

Fruits Are An Essential for a Daily Diet Fruit is an essential part of your daily diet because it supplies essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to good health. The vitamins, minerals and fiber in fruit helps reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease. You should aim to include as many colors of fresh fruit as possible each day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. Green grapes are a healthy choice that will help you meet the daily recommended intake of 2 to 3 cups of fruit, as well as help you eat a rainbow of colors.Green grapes are a healthy choice and are low in calories, contain zero grams of fat and pack a nutritional punch.

Nutritional Advantage of Grapes Green grapes contain vitamins C and K. Vitamin C plays an important role in preventing infection and also promotes the health of your bones, teeth, gums and blood vessels. It also acts as an antioxidant to protect your body from the damage caused by free radic…

Why Menstrual Taboos for Indian Women | Unfolding A Science Behind

There are certain Menstrual Taboos for Indian women based on an age old belief system or cultural practices which has come from age old superstitious beliefs which needs to be uprooted.

Women across India follow menstrual rituals in reverence to an age old belief system that they want to be keepers of. Many of them get stuck in trying to prove whether or not these practices are scientific. Yet, they follow these menstrual rituals because that's been imposed on them that this cycle is impure or unholy and thus they should abstain from certain religious practices. Now, there is an educated women of India, who question this belief system and finds no scientific reason to support the idea and rather they feel this is just reasons to suppress women.

Our Age Old Menstrual Practices arise from a common ground – Ancient Indian Science, which includes Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Mantra and Astrology. The science of Mudras, a part of Yoga, is also important in this understanding.

With deep …

Smart Ways to Include Flaxseeds in Your Daily Diet for Quick Weight Loss

Flaxseeds are hailed with burning body fat, being high in omega-3s and charged with fibre, these little seeds can really fire up your metabolism. Flaxseed is one of the most concentrated plant sources of omega-3 fats which are considered to be "good fats" that are beneficial for the heart. Flaxeeds are High in dietary fibre that helps to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels."  Learn more health benefits of Flaxeeds

Sharing Quick Ways to Include Flaxseeds in your Daily Diet

Sweet Potato and Yam Cutlet | Ayurvedic Recipe | Saatvic

Today, learn an interesting recipe of making cutlets with no bread crumbs, potatoes or cornflour. Learn it the Ayurveda way of cooking. This sweet potato and yam cutlet is made with all the natural ingredients and is completely saatvik. You can have this during fasting also.

Sweet Potatoes is a healthy alternative to potatoes. You would be surprised to know the many Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes!

They are high in vitamin B6 and are a good source of vitamin C (which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity) & Vitamin D (which helps build healthy bones). Sweet potatoes contain iron and support a healthy immune system and are a good source of mag­nesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. They are also a good source of potassium,  one of the important electrolytes that performs many essential functions, some of which include relaxing muscle contractions, reducing swelling, and protecting and controlling the activity of the kidneys. Moreover unlike potatoes, Sweet …

Significance of Six Tastes in Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, it is incredibly important to taste our foods, our herbs – our lives. Rasa, the Sanskrit word for taste, has a number of potent meanings, among them: experience, enthusiasm, juice, plasma (as in rasa dhatu), and essence. These diverse meanings only hint at the significance of taste within the Ayurveda tradition. Rasa is, in a very real way, the essence of life and quite literally affects every aspect of our being – from structure and physiology, straight through to our overall state of mind and consciousness.

One of the foundation teachings of the Ayurveda tradition is that everything in the universe is composed of five elements – earth, water, fire, air, and ether (space). The tastes are no different; each of them contains all five elements. That said, each taste is predominantly composed of two elements.

Nature’s evolutionary, self-regulating, nourishing, harmonizing intelligence is conveyed to us through her foods. Each flavor of nature’s bounty expresses a d…

Gluten free Vegan Quinoa Pancakes

Gluten free Pancakes (great for children)

Wheat flour pancakes made with milk and eggs can be heavy to digest. Try these quick and light pancakes for a tasty breakfast or snack. They really taste like they have added egg. Soak 2 cups of quinoa grains overnight in just enough water to cover. Add a pinch of salt to taste and blend in a food blender for a few minutes until smooth. If you want instant pancake batter, you can use ready made quinoa flour instead and blend with water and a pinch of salt to make an instant batter. You can also try semolina pancakes using coarse semolina (one cup) & yoghurt (1/2 cup). Blend with water, and a pinch of cinnamon and cook as above. Other alternative flours to wheat include buckwheat, spelt, and mung dhal flour- all of which can be used to make delicious pancakes. Have fun experimenting.

Power Drink Recipe Ayurvedic Breakfast Option

Breakfast is an essential meal for Vata and Pitta types. Kapha types may not be hungry till later in the morning and should wait for genuine hunger before eating!

Power Drink:

Peeled almonds (rejuvenating), pistachios (tonifying), cashews (magnesium rich), dates (strengthen liver, used to treat alcoholics!); raisins (balance doshas). This drink is good at any time of the day or night! Soak nuts and dried fruit overnight or for at least two hours. Blend with ‘milk’ (or water used to soak) till chewy. Add rosewater, cardamon powder (sweet, calms, stimulates digestion) and saffron (cooling, tonifying, good for women, balances all doshas). Try ground fennel seeds (sweet, digestive, tones stomach) instead of saffron. You can add ‘sweetener’ according to taste though the dates are already sweet.

Points to Remember:

‘Milk’: In this recipe ‘milk’ can be taken as cow or goat’s milk, rice milk, almond milk or other milk substitute. Soya milk is less favoured unless it is very good quality (eg: Bon…

Tridoshic Dal - Ayurvedic Recipe

Dal or lentils are one of the easiest dishes to prepare. It is light on the stomach and enriched with proteins. Tridoshic dal is an Ayurvedic preparation that is beneficial for all doshas and keeps them in check. It cleanses the body of ama or toxins, and is very good for digestion, as well as a light food to be taken if one is suffering from diarrhoea. It pacifies Kapha and Pitta doshas and increases Vata.

Here’s how you can prepare this Tridoshic dal at home:

1 cup split moong dal8 cups of water2 cups summer squash, in ¼ to ½ inch slices1 cup carrots, in ¼ to ½ inch slices1/8 teaspoon hing (asafoetida)1 teaspoon of coriander powder2 tablespoons sunflower oil or cow ghee¼ teaspoon of haldi or turmeric1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon sea salt½ tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced1 small hot green capsicum, chopped finely (If you have pittadosha don’t add this)½ teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)½ teaspoon to 1 table spoon black mustard seeds (Add only a little for pitta, and …

Healthy Green Breakfast Recipe : Palak Parantha

This quick recipe is a nice way to incorporate your daily greens into your breakfast. Not only is it healthy, it is easy to prepare and tasty.

Health Benefits of Spinach.
Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.

The health benefits of spinach include improved eyesight, healthy blood pressure, stronger muscles, the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, atherosclerosis, heart attacks, neurological benefits, bone mineralization, anti-ulcerative and anti-cancerous benefits, skin protection, healthy fetal development, and boosted growth for infants.

Wrong Food Combinations in Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, it is an essential part of understanding how to eat properly. Careful food combining can dramatically improve the quality of digestion, support the body in receiving a deeper level of nourishment, and positively impact our overall health.

The Ayurvedic perspective is that each food has a distinct combination of tastes and energies – and a corresponding affect on both the digestive system and on the body as a whole. Combining foods with radically different energetics can overwhelm the digestive fire and can cause indigestion, fermentation, gas, bloating, and the creation of toxins. This is why proper food combining is so important. Of course, certain combinations disturb the digestive tract more than others – an important consideration if this practice is entirely new to you. Regardless of your particular habits or symptoms, paying attention to how you combine foods can provide a valuable opportunity for insight, healing, and improved health.

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Jaggery(Gur) Flushes Nasty Toxins from the Body

Ever Wondered Why Our Elders End a Meal with a Jaggery(gur) in Winters? Why our favorite Makki ki roti and sarson ka saag with dollops of butter has always gur on a pallete? Why we have been offering Gur ki Roti loaded with ghee and saunf to our diety?

Jaggery i.e. "Gur" in Hindi is also known as 'Bellam' in Telugu, 'Vellam' in Tamil, 'Sharkara' in Malayalam, 'Bella' in Kannada, and 'Gul' in Marathi. It is basically unrefined sugar which is obtained from raw, concentrated sugarcane juice. Although gur can be made from other sources, namely from date palm (nolen gur) and the sap of coconut, the one made from sugarcane juice is the most commonly used. It is prepared by boiling sugar cane juice till it solidifies and then put into blocks.

"It is best consumed during the winter months because winter is the season of fresh jaggery. Since it is rich in many vital vitamins and minerals, jaggery boosts immunity, keeps the body warm, helps t…
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