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May-27th-2020

Iron Rich Diet

Iron is a mineral and an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. Hemoglobin is a type of protein (British English spelling is Haemoglobin)

Iron is available in meat as well as plant food. It exists as two types, heme and non-heme. Animal foods such as meat, seafood, and poultry provide both types and are better absorbed by the body.

Non-heme iron is found in plant foods. Non-heme iron is absorbed slowly by the body. For vegetarians, it is often recommended that iron-rich food should be consumed along with with vitamin C rich food so that the absorption of iron is faster in the body.

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Vaishnav Food

Dear Readers,

Vaishnav refers to one who is related with Lord Vishnu. As per mythology, Vaishnav food is that which is loved by gods. There are three main categories of food-

  1. Satvik
  2. Rajsik
  3. Tamsik

Vaishnav food is considered as Satvik food. A satvik diet is based on fruits, dairy products if the cow is fed and milked in the right conditions, nuts, seeds, vegetables, legumes, whole grains etc.

Vaishnav food is vegetarian but does not include onion and garlic. In India, in most of the states, food which is prepared for offering to gods does not have onion and garlic.

There are several stories behind this exclusion. One version is that at one time fruits and vegetables were being served to gods. However, onion and garlic were left underground and were not the part of offering. From that time on they are not considered as auspicious.

Happy cooking,
Shuchi


  •  samosa chaat

    Samosa Chaat

    Samosas are one of the most popular Indian snacks known all over the world. These are triangular shaped patties stuffed with spicy potatoes. For samosa chaat, crushed samosa is placed on top of a bed of cooked chickpeas and garnished with smooth yogurt, sweet-n-sour tamarind chutney, and green chutney. Now this yummy chaat is garnished with crispies and chopped coriander leaves.read more...



  •  rice-varities

    Brown rice vs White rice

    What is brown rice? Any ordinary rice which has a brown hull is called as brown rice. In order to make white rice this hull is removed from the grain. This process is known as polishing the rice. Usually, in the American market, Basmati brown rice is more popular, but there are many varieties.... read more...

  •  turmeric

    Turmeric benefits and usages

    Turmeric (botanical name Curcuma) is a member of the Zingiberaceae family, like ginger. It is a tropical perennial rhizome and can be grown easily in your home garden in warm summers. Turmeric is called as Haldi in Hindi and its medicinal properties are mentioned at several places in ancient Ayurvedic texts. The key compound in turmeric is curcumin which is... read more...

Healthy Food for Diabetics | Diabetes recipes

Dear Readers,

Diabetes is a disease characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from a reduced ability of the body to produce and/or use insulin. This disease can be kept under control by healthy living and good eating habits. On this page, I am outlining some good eating practices and recipes that I have gathered over the years.

In the last few months I have received a lot of queries about diabetic diets. I have replied to many of my readers by mail, but it is time to write in the site about this worldwide problem. Usually doctors make a healthy meal food chart for their diabetic patients. Diabetics are asked to cut on carbohydrates, sugar, refined food etc in their daily diets. Doctors also often suggest that diabetics should eat 5-6 small portions of food, rather than 3 big meals.

Some healthy recipes for diabetics

  •  dal chawal roti sabji

    Balanced and healthy daily North Indian food platter

    Dal chawal, roti, and sabji is a perfect, healthy, balanced, delicious, 600 calories meal. This vegetarian food platter is a staple in North India. It has a combination of protein, carbohydrate, vitamin, minerals etc. In North India most families have a similar food platter in one of their meals. This lunch platter which usually consists of - a variety of dal(lentil/beans)... read more...

Some popular and useful articles on Chezshuchi

Dear readers, growing vegetables at home is becoming popular these days. There are plenty of reasons as to why people like to grow things in their own garden....Some people worry about the use of chemicals/ pesticides in vegetables and fruits, while others like to be close to nature, and find it relaxing to work in the garden. Some enthusiasts also grow rare and hard to find vegetables.... Whatever may be your reasons for thinking about growing your own vegetables; it should be fun for you, and not a chore...

Enjoy Gardening,
Shuchi

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