Being told your body reacts badly to dairy and lactose can be a real downer if you love your curd and milkshakes. The persistent cramps and unpleasant bloating and gas aren’t just awkward, they can also put the brakes on your everyday activities. But lactose intolerance doesn’t have to rule[.....]
Dairy products such as yogurt are said to cause constipation. Research and recent studies have shown that yogurt and other dairy products can actually relieve constipation. In fact, probiotic yogurt can significant reduce defecation frequency, defecation pain, and abdominal pain. Though dairy products are low on fiber, they do not cause constipation. Constipation can occur due to various other reasons.
A fermented food rich in protein, minerals, and vitamins including certain B vitamins, yogurt is very beneficial to the overall health. Daily consumption of yogurt is good to maintain optimum gut health, even for the lactose intolerant. Low-fat yogurt aids weight loss by keeping you fuller for longer. Yogurt is known to fight vaginitis and keep the skin and hair smooth and healthy. It also helps in preventing colorectal cancer and keeping heart diseases at bay.
Proper hydration begins with balancing the water and oil within your skin. When treating dehydrated skin, start with upping your water intake. Just getting enough water daily can reduce dark circles, soften the skin texture, help reduce acne, and so much more. Here are some of the home tips on how to get some[.....]
For a quick fix, try sucking on an ice cube or licking a popsicle. A mouth rinse with ice cold water or simply eating a spoonful of yogurt or honey may help too. To help the pain subside, sprinkle a pinch of sugar onto the burnt area and let it dissolve or apply a little aloe vera gel straight from the plant. Be sure to avoid any acidic or salty foods that can irritate a burn further.
Eat a banana before and after a run. It's full of carbs, antioxidants, vitamin B6, and potassium. Before and as you run, munch on a whole grain, nutty energy bar or just pop in a handful of potassium- and iron-rich raisins. Mix 2 tbsps cereals with 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 tsp honey before a run. Or eat a whole baked beetroot. Drink enough water, about 5–12 ounces every 15 mins during the run. But don't overhydrate yourself.
They say that we need to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. And in all honesty, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what’s more important is what you have for it. Breakfast is essentially filling your body with[.....]
Antioxidant-rich amla prevents graying by fighting free radicals and cooling the pitta dosha. It nourishes hair follicles and increases blood supply to the scalp. Being anti-microbial, it also inhibits dandruff. Apply a paste of 1/2 cup yogurt, 2 tbsp gooseberry powder, 1 tbsp fenugreek powder, and 1 tbsp curry leaves paste on damp hair. Rinse after 20 min to get lustrous, durable tresses.
Despite our healthy diets, incompatible food combinations can lead to low immunity, digestive upsets, and allergies. Don't combine milk with veggies, eggs, pulses, or fruit to avoid disturbing digestive enzymes. Don't mix ghee and honey in equal amounts. Avoid curd and buttermilk at night. Don't eat chicken and pork in combination or on the same day. Don't mix uncooked and cooked food.
Stop multitasking during meals, it reduces your body's absorption power. Consume a juice of ginger, lemon and salt before meals to trigger digestive fire (Agni). Avoid cold drinks and food, they cause stomach bloating and discomfort. Lassi helps get rid of gas and cramps and Triphala boosts detoxification and improves nutrient absorption.
It is believed that the origin of fermented foods and cultured milk products predates recorded history. Fermented and cultured foods may well represent our first experience with what scientists now call “functional” foods—foods that actively promote optimal health. One example is yogurt which is probably the most common of the[.....]
Yogurt: A superfood Even though Yogurt has been an integral part of the Indian diet since ancient times and one of Ayurveda’s main healing foods, it has only recently gained acceptance outside cultures as a health/diet food, primarily due to its low fat, high protein and high calcium content. Ayurveda[.....]
Ayurveda explains curd as having sour mixed sweet property and it increase Kapha Dosha in the body. The mucus generation is also attributed to the effect of Kapha. During night period, there is natural predominance of Kapha in the body. So, eating curd at night will further increase kapha leading to[.....]
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