Sunday, May 18, 2014

After Reading These Advantages Of A Vegetarian Diet Can You Really Ask For More?

Vegetarianism may have become a fad with more celebrities opting for it. But it is known to be a healthy lifestyle option.
An increasing number of people are turning towards vegetarianism by discarding meat from their diet altogether. Here are some benefits of eating vegetarian food.

Vegetarian Food Benefits are:

Vegetarian foods can lead to improvement in skin texture and quality
Vegetarian foods include a lot of greens. A vegetarian’s diet is likely to be rich in antioxidant as compared to a non vegetarian’s diet.
Antioxidants help in eliminating cancer causing free radicals and toxins in skin which makes it glow. A balanced level of antioxidants in skin also keeps it youthful by preventing signs of ageing from appearing too soon.

Vegetarian food reduces health risks
Many studies and researches have claimed that vegetarianism can significantly reduce chances of health problems including hypertension and coronary heart disease.
Red meat is rich in saturated fat which increases LDL or bad cholesterol in the body and lead to heart ailments. The consumption of meat is also known to lead to some types of cancer.
Vegetarian foods are low in saturated fat because of which they reduce such health risks.

Vegetarian food can increase longevity
Vegetarian food protects against obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, blood pressure and some types of cancer, it is associated with general well being and longevity.
Many studies across America and Europe have shown that there is greater life expectancy in people who consume plant based products more than animal based products.
This is one of the benefits of eating vegetarian food.

Vegetarian food reduces chances of diabetes and blood pressure
Vegetarian foods include a lot of green vegetables and lentils that are high in carbohydrates and fibers. These help in fighting diabetes by regulating the amount of insulin in the body.

Vegetarian food reduces the chances of food borne diseases
Most food borne diseases are known to put non vegetarian people at risk more than vegetarians. Food borne diseases including mad cow disease,
salmonella and bird flu occur in meats and affect people who consume them. Non vegetarians also put themselves at risk when they eat unpackaged meats that don’t carry a quality mark.
In comparison to this, vegetarians are less likely to be put at risk by food-borne diseases no matter where they buy vegetables from, as long as they wash them and cook them adequately.

Vegetarian food helps to reduce obesity
One of the benefits of vegetarianism is that it lowers obesity. Such a vegetarian diet must include green vegetables, pulses, lentils and fruits,
not just processed vegetarian foods and fast foods.
Vegetarian food has more of polyunsaturated fat than saturated fat because of which chances of obesity are reduced.

- Prof. P. V. Khandve

Monday, April 21, 2014

7 Healthy Sources Of Fat For Vegetarians

7 Healthy Sources Of Fat For Vegetarians

Sources Of Fats

So what are the sources that impart healthy fat to your body?

1. Almonds, nuts and seeds: You must have never thought about it, but almonds, walnuts or cashew nuts are a very rich source of omega 3 fatty acids that are found in fish and are actually good for your health. They add to the good cholesterol level.

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2. Plant Oils: Vegetable oil, olive oil, sunflower oil or canola oil are very rich and healthy source of fat in food. Use these oils whenever cooking though in a limited amount. You may also use a small spoonful or two in your salad dressing.
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3. Soya beans: Soya beans are a rich source of omegs-6 fatty acids.
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4. Soy milk: Another good source of polyunsaturated fat.
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5. Corn: Corn is also good source of unsaturated fat.
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6. Avocados and olives: Yes, avocados and olives contain a good amount of mono-unsaturated fats. Have half an avocado per day. They are good for your heart and also improve your memory. The green soft flesh of avocado is rich in unsaturated fat. Mashed avocadoes as sandwich dressing, in salads or even raw with a pinch of salt and pepper, have it as you like.
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7. Vegetables: Vegetables are generally fat-free. But cooking and frying them makes vegetables rich in fats which are unhealthy. Prepare veggies by baking brushing just a little olive oil, or you may also stir-fry veggies.

Eat Healthy. Be Healthy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

6 healthy Foods to Eat

Tired of blacklisting foods from your diet? Here are seven healthy staples you should be eating every single day. - See more at:
 Here are six easy ways to be healthy.

 Fruits should be 35% of your diet

Oil used for cooking should be 30 ml per person / day (sunflower or olive oil)

Dairy products should be (skimmed milk, curd) 10% of your diet

Vegetable protein should be 10% of your diet

 You should drink 8 to 10 glasses of Water every day

 Grain should form 40% of your diet

Eat Healthy. Stay Healthy! - Prof. P. V. Khandve

7 Dangerous acts after meal

Here are 7 things we should not do after meal:

1. Don’t smoke - Smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher)

2. Don’t eat fruits immediately - Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air.

3. Don’t drink tea -Tea immediately after meal will cause gastric problems.

4. Don’t loosen your belt - Loosening the belt after meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted and blocked.

5. Don’t bathe - Bathing after meal will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs and other parts of the body 

6. Don’t walk about - Walking immediately after a meal will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.

7. Don’t sleep immediately - The food we intake will not digest properly if we sleep immediately. This will lead to gastric problems and infections in our intestine.

Just eating healthy vegetarian food is not enough. It is also important that we take care of what we do before and after meals and also the environment in which we eat. The ambiance in which we eat should be pleasant, soothing and relaxed. Also our thoughts during eating should be positive and relaxing.

When we take care of all the above factors it is only then that our body will derive maximum nutrition and energy from the food we eat.

Eat Healthy. Stay Well. Stay Fit. - Prof. P. V. Khandve, Amravati