The health benefits of curcumin, the active ingredient in your turmeric are so abundant, there is almost no human organ or system that isn't positively impacted by this vibrant yellow herb. In fact, turmeric also has therapeutic properties against Alzheimer disease! Don't go easy on turmeric, add it to your homemade juices, teas, salads, smoothies and meals as often as you can!
Eggs aren't my favourite, I could do a maximum of three to four eggs per week. Nonetheless, some viewers love eggs and are considering an egg diet for weight loss. If you could eat eggs everyday for a period of not more than three months, let's say two weeks for example, then an egg diet is most likely feasible for you as your high protein diet. Find out how to go about it.
Our food contain sugars from plants (such as whole grain cereals and their byproducts such as breads and pastas); green vegetables, fruits, and dairy products are also rich in carbohydrates. The ingestion of simple unhealthy sugars has rapidly increased, and this has been suggested to play a role in the development of various diseases. Sugar-sweetened beverages contain loads of added sugars, it is important that we choose the right kinds of sugars as often as possible by consuming more natural and whole foods and beverages, rather than processed ones.
Pawpaw is a tropical fruit loaded important antioxidant properties, one that also contains a wide range of health promoting phytochemicals. Pawpaws are rich in vitamins, dietary fiber and carotenoids that increase in concentration as the fruit ripens. Papaya also contains two main proteolytic enzymes, papain and chymopapain, which are involved in protein digestion and thus a good side or dessert when eating protein rich meals such as meat or fish. In fact, all parts of the pawpaw plant exhibit various medicinal properties as many research investigations have revealed.
This episode discusses the rich antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties of mango, a fruit that should be included in everyone’s diet for its multifaceted biochemical actions and health-enhancing properties. This episode also shows you three easy ways to eat mangoes.
This episode is loaded with healthy tips that help you to embrace drinking more liquid, tips on staying hydrated and tips that enhance you healthy eating habits. The importance of consuming enough fluids cannot be over emphasised, whether there is a pandemic lockdown or not, this video is always useful, a consistent reminder on tricks to play on your mind so that you lead a healthier life.
We often cook our broccolis before consumption. The right choice of cooking method has a great impact on the active compounds, minerals and vitamins in our vegetables. Cooking considerably degrades the health promoting compounds (specifically, glucosinolates, phenolic compounds, minerals, and vitamin C). The microwave cooking process under the right conditions ensure the highest retention of these bioactive compounds and beneficial health properties: time, power, and added water are very important factors Vitamin C easily leaches as it is water soluble. Avoiding long microwave cooking times and the high volume of cooking water helps to minimise these losses.
Upset stomachs are soothed with ginger. Ginger reduces gastrointestinal gases, and relieves nausea caused by pregnancy, seasickness. Gingerol is the distinctive aromatic flavour in ginger and is a natural sedative for calming the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Ginger is also rich in antibiotic properties that fights GI infections which cause diarrhoea and dehydration. This video shows how to add more ginger to your daily meals. Take advantage of ginger's super power! Don't forget to use it as a soothing remedy against colds and coughs too!
Enjoying the full benefits of vitamin C means consuming it daily and not just when your body is stressed with symptoms of a cold, or congested sinuses. It is always better to get vitamin C from food, rather than supplements. However, if your diet isn't balanced, you can aid the daily recommended amount by taking supplements. Vitamin C plays various roles in keeping our system healthy; bone structure, iron absorption, healthy skin and immune function. This video features some foods that contain Vitamin C and their relative amounts of Vitamin C in milligrams per 100 grams of fruit / vegetable.
Most of us find it difficult to drink water. We want a flavour, we want the sweetness in a liquid. Squeezed juices of fresh fruits and vegetables should replace any kind of fizzy, carbonated, sugar-rich drinks that you normally buy from the supermarket shelves. At a time like this, a higher intake of vitamins and minerals is essential for maintaining a healthy diet and boosting your immune system. Adding fresh juices to your daily routine helps you consume more servings of fruits and vegetables. Most packed juices have many added ingredients such as sugar, artificial colours or preservatives. Embrace drinking water, teas, and any natural (fresh) juices at this season. Avoid or cut down drastically on alcohol too.