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4 Healthy Reasons That'll Make You Crave For Dhokla Everyday ! #bestdietever

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Eating healthy does not always mean that you have to sacrifice on your taste. India is a land of diverse cuisine and there are plenty of items which are rich in nutrients and are scrumptious at the same time. The favourite from the western part of the country, Dhokla can be perfect if you do not enjoy bland foods like cornflakes and oats. Why is it a healthy option? 1. Dhokla is subsequently steamed.  Marro_DhoklaThe staple Gujarati snack, dhoklas, is made with gram flour and subsequently steamed. 2. The fermentation of the flour enhances its nutritive value. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The fermented dal adds to the fibre and protein content of the dish. 3. Dhokla has a low glycemic index Dhokla (1) It releases glucose at a more sustained rate which makes it good for diabetics. 4. Being steamed and not fried they have less oil content maxresdefault This makes it low in calories. It contains fewer calories where 100 g of dhokla contains only 160 calories.

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7 Reasons Why 'Paratha' Is Totally Worth Being In Your Breakfast Menu ! #healthy #diet

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Paratha is a dish wish a universal appeal! While north Indians like to have it any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, South Indians too have borrowed this dish from the north and incorporated it into their supper and dinner menus. stuffed-paratha These Parathas taste best when served hot with Pickles / Aachar and curds, but they may also be carried in a dabba. Though everyone assumes paratha to be unhealthy, they aren't that bad either. Below are reasons why everyone should have Paratha in their daily breakfast! 1. Paratha's made of wheat and other flours are more nutritious. 2013.18.02 Aloo Paratha Paratha's made of wheat and other flours are more nutritious and have rich Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9 which keeps you strong and healthy. 2. Paratha's without oil or ghee are good for diet. Paratha As they have low calories value and helps in weight reduction. 3. As Paratha's are made of whole grains they are easy to digest. alu-paratha-recipe (1) 4. Paratha's reduce the risk of cancer as the selenium and Vitamin E. 1 5. Paratha's can be made healthier by adding powdered oats. oats paratha (19) This will increase the fibre intake and soya flour or gram flour to increase the nutrients intake. 6. Paratha's made of whole grain. img_3962 Good for people with metabolic disorder problems. 7. Breads made from whole grains prevent gallstones in women. peas-paratha With advantages there might be some disadvantages of only having rotis or wheat in your diet. Eat accordingly what suits to your body and stay healthy. Some people are allergic to breads due to the gluten and so better to keep away from them.

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7 Benefits which will make you crave for Mangoes ! #summer

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Ek plate will help you discover how the “king of fruits” is really healthy. These Benefits will make you crave for mangoes now ! Health Benefits 1. Prevents Cancer: sliced-mango Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. 2. Improves Eye Health: improve-eye-health-and-lower-cholesterol One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes. 3. Alkalizes the Whole Body: 6683e3973d9de30587c6ab4a57a4415b The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body. 4. May Help with Diabetes: Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 1.22.23 am Mango leaves help normalise insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming the filtered decoction in the morning. 5. Promotes Healthy Sex: 316 Mangos are a great source of vitamin E. 6. Helps Fight Heat Stroke: 51507705 Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm from overheating. 7. Boosts the Immune System: immune defense The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.

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10 reasons you need to have eggs in your daily DIET!

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Eggs are among the few foods that I would classify as “superfoods.” Eggs are loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet. Many people believe that eating eggs may be bad for your health. Here are some excellent reasons to justify why eating eggs can make you healthier, brainier, leaner and stronger.

1. Eggs help to improve performance
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Eggs have a high satiety index, meaning they make you feel full for longer. One large egg supplies 6g of high quality protein and a large variety of essential nutrients, with the exception of vitamin C.
2. Eggs can help to iron out problems
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Many people with mild iron deficiency experience vague symptoms of tiredness, headaches and irritability. Iron is the carrier of oxygen in the blood and plays an important role in immunity, energy metabolism and many other functions in the body.
3. Eggs improve nutrient adequacy of the diet
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The nutrient density of eggs makes them a valuable contributor to a nutritious diet. 
4. Eggs do not increase blood cholesterol
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To put things into perspective, it is important to realise that foods high in fat, especially saturated and trans fatty acids have a far greater impact on heart health than cholesterol in food. 
5. Eggs can help to promote weight loss
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Eggs with toast have a 50% higher satiety index than regular breakfast cereals. Several studies have reported that starting the day with an egg breakfast increases satiety in overweight people and may help with weight loss.
6. Eggs help to promote brain health
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Eggs are an excellent dietary source of choline, and one egg per day will provide 28% of a pregnant woman’s choline requirement. Mothers, the message is clear – make a lifelong investment and eat your eggs!
7. Eggs help to prevent cataracts and to protect eye sight
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Eggs are a good source of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthine, which play an important role in keeping the eyes healthy. It accumulates in the eye where these nutrients protect against some types of harmful, high-energy wavelengths of light.
8. Eggs provide the best quality protein
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Protein is one of the most important elements of our diet. Our bodies use protein to build new and repair old tissue. Eggs are champions at providing high quality protein. And apart from being the most versatile and best source of protein in our diet, it is also the least expensive.
9. Eggs can help to protect our bones
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Eggs are one of the few natural food sources of vitamin D, our sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and for maintaining optimum bone health. Eggs therefore play a supporting role in the prevention of osteoporosis together with dairy products, our main source of calcium.
10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails
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Many people report faster growing hair after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing zinc, sulphur, vitamin B12 and vitamin A.

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4 Reasons why you should totally be eating Mangoes this Summer...!

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The best thing about summer's in India is MANGOES!  Juicy, sweet and absolutely divine, this king of fruits is much loved and most looked forward to. With a number of varieties to offer like Alphonso, Chaunsa, Dashehari, Langra, Kesar, Totapuri etc., India leads the production of mangoes in the world. 20man1 The sweet taste of mangoes underlined with a subtle tang has created many fans across the globe. But, we tend to overlook how amazingly healthy mangoes also are. Ek plate give you four reasons to eat more mangoes this summer ! 1. Lowers cholesterol: aam-preperations-header-759x465 Mangoes contain fiber, pectin and vitamin C which help in lowering the bad cholesterol. It also contains potassium which helps in controlling blood pressure and maintaining the heart rate. 2. Remedy for skin problems: Mango-Is-Good-For-Skin Mangoes are a great source of beta-carotene which helps in promoting healthy and glowing skin.  Beta-carotene gets converted into Vitamin A in our body which protects the cells from damage. Vitamin A also helps in improving the eyesight. Mango pulp is rich with vitamin c, which can be applied to the face to make it soft and supple. 3. Aides in digestion: fotolia_501762_XS Mangoes are rich in fiber which makes digestion easy. They also contain certain enzymes that help in breaking down the proteins, ease -up the assimilation of food and elimination of waste from the body. Amchoor or dry mango powder also acts as a digestive aid. 4. Protects against heat strokes: ???????????????????????????????????? Mangoes can protect you against heat strokes. Drinks like aam panna or mango lassi hydrate your body and eradicate the feeling of dryness. According to Ayurveda, mangoes energize the entire system and regulate blood flow. What is your reason for having Mangoes ? Comment down below ! Mangoes has many benefits ! Come back tomorrow for more.

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7 Benefits of Sugarcane juice that will make you go #WTF

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The summers seem to be beating down on us and with the heat come diseases like heatstrokes and bouts of dehydration. But there is one summer drink that can help you overcome the sweltering heat and other diseases in a jiffy – sugarcane juice. Here are 7 reasons you should have a glass of sugarcane juice everyday this summer.
Benefits of Sugarcane Juice/Ganne Ka Ras:
1. Remedy for Sore Throat SoreThroats Sugarcane Juice is considered as the best home remedy for the person having sore throat, flu or freezing. 2. Increases Muscle Power bodybuilding Ganna ras provides natural glucose to the body necessary for maintaining the muscle power. 3. Fights against cancer Screen Shot 2016-04-02 at 5.05.47 pm Sugarcane is packed with antioxidants that have a very potent effect on the body. According to a study published in the Journal of Phytochemistry flavones present in sugarcane juice are highly effective in stopping the production and spread of cancerous cells. Another study found that the juice was especially effective in curbing the onset and spread of prostate and breast cancer. 4. Treats Jaundice OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sugarcane Juice is very helpful for the person suffering from the jaundice and provides instant recovery from jaundice by maintaining the glucose level in the body. 5. Regulates Digestive System Functioning Stomach-Health It is a very good energy drink for the well being of the digestive system.
6. Is a potent antioxidant health-to-beauty-sugarcane-juice.640x480 According to a study published in the Journal of Food Chemistry,researchers found that the compounds present in sugarcane juice has the ability to not only scavenge free radicals, but also reduced the production of iron complex and inhibit lipid peroxidation – all processes that lead to the deterioration of the body and its organs. 7. Gives you healthy skin 5-tips-on-how-to-get-healthy-skin Packed with a compounds called alphahydroxy acid and glycolic acid, sugarcane is an elixir for the skin. It not only helps reduce acne, but also reduces the appearance of blemishes, prevents ageing and keeps your skin hydrated. The glycolic acid is especially known for its instant benefits when applied on the skin. So the next time you see a pimple on your face, don’t panic, just apply some sugarcane juice to it. Do you know any more benefits ? Let ek plate know in the Comment below ! Disclaimer:
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Is Jaljeera perfect to tickle your taste buds ?

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Jaljeera a very famous Indian beverage. The spice mix used to flavuor this drink is also known as Jaljeera powder. In Hindi, "jal" means water and "jeera" means cumin. The beverage form is essentially lemonade and jaljira powder, and is a popular summer drink in India. It is sometimes served as an appetiser, as it is intended to "startle" the taste buds. Jal-Jeera.JPG Jaljira powder generally consists of cumin, ginger, black pepper, mint, black salt, some fruit powder (usually either mango, or some kind of citrus zest), and chili or hot pepper powder. jaljeera-powder-250x250 Jaljeera has a very long history, originating on the banks of the Ganges river. At one time, the powder was ground on stone slabs, and stored in clay pots. It is still a common drink at Indian cultural events. Advantages of Cumin are:  cumin_16x9

1. For Blood Levels:

Cumin helps to lower blood sugar levels and thus helps in maintaining proper blood content levels in the body. This is a great boon for people suffering from Diabetes.

2. For Iron:

Cumin seeds are very rich in iron, which makes it an essential natural health ingredient. This iron content helps to treat anaemia, makes blood rich in haemoglobin content and also helps in acting as a carrier of oxygen to the cells in the body.

3. Fights Asthma:

Cumin seeds contain Thymoquinone, which reduces inflammatory processes and other mediators that cause asthma. They also act as a bronchodilator.

4. Immunity:

This is achieved by its anti-oxidant characteristics that fight against impurities and free radicals. This helps in making the body’s immunity better in combating diseases. Come back tomorrow and ek plate will tell you how Jaljeera is beneficial to our body ! Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. ek plate is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of ek plate and ek plate does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

A Glass of Jaljeera is all you need this Summer ! #summerdiaries

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The burst of taste that we get with the first sip of chilled jaljeera on a hot scorching summer day is refreshing. But have you ever thought about the health benefits that every gulp of this drink has to offer? Black salt, cumin, ginger, lemon, mint, dry mango powder and a few other ingredients make a perfect combination to satisfy your taste buds. During summer, when the temperature rises the one thing you should drink is 'jaljeera'  as it reduces body heat and keeps the digestive system intact.     But have you ever thought about the health benefits that every gulp of this drink has to offer? 1. Aids digestion: 06-jaljeera The black salt in the jaljeera mix helps fight intestinal gas and boosts digestion. Jaljeera also helps with heartburn and rehydrates the body. Here are some more home remedies for indigestion. 2. Prevents anaemia:  7-Unusual-Signs-of-Iron-Deficiency-722x406 Cumin is rich in iron and hence helps prevent anaemia. Jaljeera also improves immunity and keeps your body cool. Read more about the health benefits of cumin seeds or jeera. 3. Relieves you from an upset stomach: 35690329_stomach_2 The ginger in jaljeera helps treat nausea and giddiness. You can also sip jaljeera if you have abdominal cramps, vomiting, menstrual cramps, arthritis and intestinal gas. 4. Fights vitamin C deficiency: jal_jeera-1 The dry mango or amchur powder is rich in vitamin C that helps in boosting your immunity and also keep diseases like scurvy away. 5. Low on calories: weight-loss-2 You can sip jaljeera whenever you want and not care about the calories it contains.  It is touted as the best summer drink because it keeps you hydrated and also detoxifies the system. Now, that you know about its health benefits, go make a chilled glass of jaljeera and drink it up. No, don’t buy the powder from the market. Make it yourself. For recipe come back tomorrow !  Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. ek plate is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of ek plate and ek plate does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.  
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