Tips on FOOD

  Tips on food gives you some healthy and useful tips about the food you eat and you use at your home.

Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, including tannins, anthocyanins and polyphenols, which keep you looking younger, so all beauty queens indulge in some fresh pomegranates.

A cherry-enriched diet lowers total weight and body fat, especially around the belly area. Keep enjoying cherries.

Pomegranate juice helps significantly in reducing the symptoms of arthritis and boosts fertility. Great source of iron too.

Omega-3 fatty acids present in fish facilitate healthy brain function. Generally round fishes are considered to be oily fish.

Oranges, rich in Vitamins B6, help support the production of the haemoglobin in the body. Oranges in season have them in plenty….

Carrots contain a lot of Beta Carotene which help in slowing down aging of cells. Enjoy Carrots in winter.

Peanuts are packed with the B Complex group of vitamins that contribute to brain health.

Pomegranate are rich in potassium, a nutrient necessary for energy production and keeping blood presure in check

Raisins have anti bacterial properties and have been found to lower fever Paneer is the storehouse of calcium and makes your bones stronger.

Clove oil when mixed with salt, and applied on the forehead, gives relief from headache.

One tablespoon of onion juice along with a spoonful of ginger juice, taken thrice a day can boost your sex drive

Green Chillies are rich in antioxidant beta carotene, which helps maintain healthy skin, eyes and immune system.

Eating Tomatoes counters the effects of cigarette smoke and heals your lungs. It also improves your skin textures.

Applying egg yolk to your hair for half an hour improves sheen and texture and protects it from pollution and UV rays

Rubbing Banana skins on an insect bite relieves irritation and reduces swelling.

Mustard oil is rich in mono saturated fatty acids and low in saturated fats, making it a heart friendly cooking medium.

Taking Garlic cloves empty stomach early morning helps in maintaining blood pressure.

To maintain blood pressure, mix a tablespoon of fresh amla juice and honey together and drink it.

Juice form the leaves of bitter gourd is the best home remedy for a hangover Chew four to five basil(Tulsi) leaves to get rid of gas and nausea.

Drinking water before and after exercise prevents muscle cramping.

Apply half teaspoon of lemon juice mixed with half teaspoon of cucumber juice on the face for oily skin

Drinking warm water with two spoons of lime and ginger juice and honey helps with indigestion.

To decrease fine ines or wrinkles, apply moisturisers that contain glycerine or hyaluronic acid.

For depression, boil 15 gms of rose petals in 250 ml of water.

Drink it instead of coffee or tea. For infants with sleeping trouble, give them two teaspoons of honey with a glass of water at bedtime.

Add 8-10 drops of tea tree oil to a glass of water and gargle 2-3 times within 20 minutes to relieve sore throat or throat infections.

For a natural moisturize, make a paste using half a ripe banana and honey, massage it on your skins and let it dry. Rinse with cold water.

A paste of dried orange peels with curd helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars

Drinking onion juice or eating raw onion every day helps lower blood cholesterol levels, cleanses the blood, improves digestions, relieves insomnia

A bacon sandwich cures hangovers.

The bread has the carbohydrates you need and the bacons protein breaks down into amono acids

I remember my Mother put luke warm mustard oil in my ears, just two three drops, when i had an earache, very affective…

Grapes May Help Prevent Age-related blindness. Eating grapes slow or help prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration, a debilitating condition affecting millions of elderly people worldwide. The antioxidant actions of grapes are believed to be responsible for these protective effects.

Have a concoction of amla juice and honey every morning to maintain blood pressure.

Crush lemon crust to prepare a paste and then apply it on forehead to cure a migraine.

Orange contains beta carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant that maintains our cells.

Cherries contain metatonin, which are a natural pain reliever and regulate sleep cycles

Okras are a provider of good bacteria or probiotics which helps in the biosynthesis of vitamin B

Beetroot aids in absorption of iron, which is required to transport oxygen in the body.

Chillies increase the metabolism and help in the digestion of food

Fresh pineapple is a good source of Bromelain, an enzyme which helps in digestion and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Neem juice is efective in diabetes, skin dieseases, purifies blood and reduces heat and pimples. Neem branches are often used as brushes for teeth cleaning. Neem leaves are used for taking baths when having measeles.

Carrot juice improves immunity power, improves eye health, controls oral and lung cancer.

Bitter gourd juice is effective in curing jaundice, skin and urinal diseases

Red Pumpkin contains potassium, which helps in the smooth functioning of cells and muscles.

For depression boil 15gms of rose petals in 250 ml of water, drink it instead of coffee or tea.

For infants with sleeping trouble, give them two teaspoons of honey with a glass of water of bedtime.

Lemon juice is effective in digestion, cold, stomach diseases, swelling, urinal ailments and piles.

Drinking a glass of pomegranate juice reduces the systolic blood pressure .

Bananas have great water content and restores potassium that vanishes during dehydration.

A cup of boiled cauliflower delivers dietary fiber, which, helps clean your digestive system.

A glass of cabbage juice helps in healing stomach ulcers.

Spinach contains antioxidants which protect the eye from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

Turmeric can reduce the activity of round worms and intestinal worms

Adding fenugreek seeds in your diet lowers cholesterol and the risk of a heart attack.

Adding cabbage in your diet has anti cancer benefits

The high amount of vitamin A in spinach promotes healthy skin by allowing moisture retention in the epidermis cells .

Adding cucumber to your salads will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

A carrot a day will go a long way in preventing a stroke Because of its high silicon content red peppers reduce arthritic swelling

Sprouted pulses show an increase in sodium content essential to the digestive process

Mix two ounces of bitter gourd juice with a cup of honey and water for asthma

An orange a day protects sperm from genetic damage with its vitamin C content

Raddish is very rich in rouphage which facilitates digestion and cures constipation.

Oregano contains phytonutrients that prevent oxygen based damage to cell

Eating a tomato early morning empty stomach adds to the glow of your skin. Rubbing tomato on your face brings in the glow and brightness on your face.

Pomegranate juice lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and prevenets dental plaque

Button Mushrooms boost immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells.

Gauva improves eyesight, keeps brain functions healhty and the skin fresh

Clove cures problems related to the digestive systems such as gas, acidity and indigestion

Eggs: They are rich in vitamin E, which helps your body absorb calcium better, which is vital for strong, youthful teeth and bones.

Dates: They’re a great source of vitamins A, B and C, and help digestive health-so they reduce a bloated stomach.

Almonds: Packed with wrinkle-fighting vitamin E, snack on a small handful everyday(no more than nine of ten at a time)

Berries: All colourful berries (From blueberries to strawberries) are full of antioxidants that protect the body against ageing.

Avocados: Full of anti ageing vitamins C and E, they help keep your skin looking peachy and lumped up.

Alcohol: Booze is one of the biggest agers, it dehydrates skin(Causing wrinkles), shows your metabolism and causes fat deposits around your waist

Sugar: Refined white sugar breakds down the collagen in your skin, which speeds up the appearance of wrinkles

Stress: Studies say that stress and anxiety speed up cell ageing. Lesser stressed women always look much younger.

Fizz Drinks: Preservatives in some fizzy drinks can leach calcium from your bones making them prematurely age.

Cabbage is rich in sulphur which helps fight infections in wounds and ulcers….

Snacking on almonds in limited quantity, helps keep your weight in check and reduces the risk of heart disease.

Eat as many colourful fruits and veggies every day as they boost immunity and slow ageing

Chocolate milk- with its protein and sugar is a perfect post workout drink

Onions help increase bone density and are of special benefit to menopausal women

Massaging your back with eucalyptus or mustard oil will relieve your back pain

Chic peas do not contain cholesterol or saturated fats and are rich in protein.

Basil has eugenol, citronellol, linalool, citral, limonene and terpineol essential oils which are anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial….

Cheese with its high calcium content, makes teeth stronger.

Pasta and other low-glycemic food help control blood sugar and weight.

Purple yam or kand is abundant in manganese , copper and potassium

Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin B6 and Vitamin D which are critical for the immune system and overall health.

Place some dried lemon peel in a olive or castor oil for a week, apply this oil to the lashes to make them grow longer

In a cup of curd mix one tablespoon of orange juice and one tablespoon of lemon juice and apply as a face pack to beat winter dryness.

Kidney Beans have cholesterol lowering fibre, which also stops sugar levels from rising.

To relieve constipation, soak curry leaves in warm water for two hours and drink this with a teaspoon of honey in the morning.

Cucumber peel helps reduce constipation by eliminating toxic compounds from the gut.

Drinking coconut water has significant anti-ageing anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic effects.

Peanuts are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids-that help to lower bad cholesterol.

Green pears are rich in iron and strengthen the immune system

Pomegranate seeds are rich in antioxidants and keep your skin young and wrinkle free

Eating jaggery puffs out unwanted particles from the body and cleans the respiratory tracts, food pipe, stomach and intestines…

Licking a teaspoon of dried Amla powder with honey or ghee after dinner cures acidity

Papaya skin is rich in papian, an enzyme which is excellent for treating skin wounds

Raisins contain oleanolic acid, which provides protection against cavities and tooth decay

Strawberries are rich in potassium and magnesium, both of which are effective in lowering blood pressure.

Grapefruit or Oranges: Citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C which efficiently fights cold and Flu.

They are packed with flavonoids-natural chmecial compounds that have been found to increase the immune system response.

How to consume : Whole or in a salad. Qty One Cup Broccoli: The vegetable is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and glutathione. Vitamin A keeps the cells in mucous membranes moist so that they stay resistant to cell damage, thus warding off the yucky bacteria.

How to consume: As salad, Vegetable. Qty :1 cup raw or boiled. Almonds: They are a great source of Vitamins E which promotes the synthesis of interleukin-2, a protein that kills bacteria, viruses and cancer cells. It is also a good source of riboflavin, niacin and B Vitamins, which counter stress.

How to Consume: Between meals or as salad toppings. Qty :- 4-5 a day. Flaxseeds : These are good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which help lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol(The good Cholesterol).

How to Consume: Sprinkle a few flaxseeds on your salads, add to atta, soups or roast and consume as mouth freshener. Try always to use ground it is easier to digest.

Qty: 1 tspn. Garlic: Garlic contains several antioxidants that help combat H pylorithe bacteria associated with some ulcers and stomach cancer.

How to consume: Peel, chop and let it sit for 15 to 20 mins before cooking to activate immune-boosting enzymes. Use in marinades.

Qty: 1-2 cloves Spinach: It is rich in Vitamin and iron. Iron deficiency can paralyse the immune response by impairing the T Cells which are responsible for activating the bodys immune response.

How to Consume: Aas a vegetable, Salad or in Parathas. Quatity : 1 cup.Cabbage: It is a source or immune strengthening glutathione and antioxidants. Antioxidants are loyal protectors and nurturers of our cells which repel disease.

How to consume: As a vegetable in Salads, Soups, stews, rice and Sometimes in Parathas. Qty: 1cup Curd : It contains good bacteria that stiuulate white bloods cells into an energetic state. If you’re buying packaged curd, look for labels listing live and active cultures.

How to Consume: As a dessert, with meals, butter mul,, lassi or in salads. Qty: 200 gms a day. Eggs: eggs are rich in proteins and also contain B group vitamins such as biotin which plays a role in helping the body metabolise proteins, carbohydrates and fats. This provides energy for options immune function.

How to consume: Boiled or poached. Qty : 1 or 2 egg whites a day.

Amla “ Right from ancient times, amla has been considered a rich source of Vitamin C and an immune booster.

How to Consume: Since its sour fruit, it can be stored in sugar syrup and consumed later.

Shred over salad. Qty: a medium sized one.

To relieve tired eyes, place a cotton ball soaked in rose, khus or mint water on them.

Apply honey mixed with some lemon juice on acne scars, this reduces blemishes….

Oranges are rich in Vitamin C and help the body fight against infections..

Cashewnuts are rich in heart friendly monounsaturated fatty acids that help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. Have it in moderation only…

Rub a mixture of cod liver oil and vitamin E on the skin to soothen a rash instantly..

Purple yam or kand is abundant in manganese, copper and potassium..

Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin B6 and Vitamin D which are critical for the immune system and overall health….

Cheese, with its high calcium content, makes teeth stronger…

Pasta and other low glycemic foods help control blood sugar and weight…

Bananas are rich in iron content and help the bodys hemoglobin function…

Eggs contain naturally occurring vitamin D which is good for the bones….

Sprinkle baking soda into the shoes and leave it overnight to soak up smelly odours..

Protect your hearing when using earphones by taking a 10-15 minute break every hour.. To get rid of dandruff, apply fresh aloevera gel overnight, wash in the morning… Adding ellaichi(Cardamom) to tea releases oxytocin that helps lift depression…

Kiwi has Vitamin E, which protects guards against collagen damage caused by UV rays.

Just a swallow or two of citrus juice with tea can help absorb a whopping 80 percent of teas cancer fighting antioxidants

Dried apricots are a source of magnesium, which is a stress releaser and helps relax your muscles..

Bananas are rich in potassium and magnesium which help lower blood pressure while sleeping

Carrots contain beta-carotene that fights wrinkles and fine lines An effective natural cough remedy is to chew four basil leaves with blackpepper

Apple cider vinegar adds shine to hari, soothes sunburn, insect bites and controls dandruff..

For soft hands, mix one tsp of olive oil, one Vitamin E capsule and one tsp powdered milk and massage into your hands twice a week.

Drink a mixture of water and lemon juice to cure a headache

For dry skin, add Vitamin E oil to aloe-vera get and apply the mask to your face, let it dry To get rid of pimples, inculde two-three tablespoons of wheat germ in your diet.

Mix baking soda in your regular toothpaste when you brush, as it whitens the teeth.

Eat grapes to get rid of insomnia as its skin contains the sleep regulating hormone melatonin

Tea contains fluoride and flavonoids that boost bone strength and prevent bone damage Take two teaspoons of onion juice in the morning to reduce the damage caused by smoking, this could be of help.

Apples are rich in iron and are beneficial for people suffering from anaemia.

Calcium is essential to strong bones, get your daily dose from milk, yoghurt, leafy vegetables and beans.

Oats have some unique fatty acids and antioxidants which slow cell damage.

Radish is rich in roughage, this facilitates digestion and retains water.

The phenols in strawberries fight against inflammatory disorders such as osteoarthritis.

Oregano is a rich source of dietary fiber and helps to control blood cholesterol levels

Yoghurt has been found to be beneficial in case of constipation and colon cancer as well

A clove, one each after lunch and dinner, is a good way to control acidity

Eat an apple, sprinkled with salt every monring to prevent headaches.

Have two peeled cloves of garlic on an empty stomach for relief from gas probelms

Have a bowl of cauliflower soup to cure a bad bout of bronchitis.

Make a blend of nutmeg and sesame oil, apply this mixture on your lower back for relief from backaches.

Apply ghee with some salt on the cracks on your feet before going to bed, this would help in improving your feet skin.

Have half a spoon of ginger juice with half a spoon of honey to increase your appetite.

Apply a mixture of curd with a pinch of turmeric powder to get relief from cracked lips.

Have potassium rich foods like dates, which help control your heart rate.

Cabbage is a storehouse of thiocyanates that are powerful antioxidants and is a good for people who are on diets as the water content of the vegetable is high.

Jasmine tea helps your body absorb less fat and cholesterol, no wonder it helps in keeping one in shape.

Eating Pomegranates regularly in your diet help you to curb iron deficiency

Roasted peanuts are richer in antioxidants than apples, carrots or beets.

A 100 gms of amla contains 700 mg of Vitamin C, 30 times the amount found in oranges.

Orange bell peppers are the best source of zeaxanthin, which protects against cataracts and macular degeneration.

Bell peppers have Vitamin C, capsaicin and flavonoids, whcih prevent blood clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes

The scent of lillies calms the nervous system and regulates heart beats.

Rose bips are an excellent source of vitamins A, B3, C,D and E. Brewed to form tea, they are good for bladder infections and diarrhoea.

Mustard seeds are rich in magnesiium and selenium which help keep asthma in check.

Rich in Amono acids, onions are good for the heart and help keep your blood free of clots.

Apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin which boosts the immune system.

Egg yolk is rich in choline, a nutrient that regulates the cardiovascular system, nervous system and the brain

Apply a mango slice on your face and leave for 10 minutes to clear clogged pores

Eating papaya prevents morning sickness and motion sickness

Add nutmeg to sesame oil. Apply this mixture on your lower back for relief from backaches.

Apply ghee with some salt on the cracks on your feet before going to bed, to get relief from cracks.

Walnuts contain healthy fats which are known to improve artery functions.

Strawberries are almost fat free and help keep the weight reducing hormones in your body functioning properly.

One teaspoon of powdered fenugreek(methidana) seeds, taken on an empty stomach twice a day helps lower blood pressure

Have seven-eight tulsi leaves every morning to ensure that you never have a cold.