Paniyaram or Grits Balls

Ingredients: Grits, Idli or dosa batter made at home or purchased from Indian store, salt, water, onions chopped, green chilies. Preparation: Boil water 1cup and add 1/4 cup grits to it. Next add b…

Source: Paniyaram or Grits Balls

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Homemade Indian Flat Bread Parota & Kurma

Ingredients For Parota ( Indian flat bread)     100% whole grain wheat flour  3 cups 3 tbsp olive oil or sesame oil water about 1 cup Salt to taste For Cauliflower – Potato Malaysian Kurma 2.…

Source: Homemade Indian Flat Bread Parota & Kurma

Rice Milk and Kefir from black rice

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  1. Soak 1 cup black rice for 8 hours and drain the excess water.
  2. Cook the soaked rice in a rice cooker with 2 1/2 to 3 cups water.
  3. Let the cooked rice cool down to room temperature.
  4. Add the cooked rice to a powerful blender with additional water about 4 cups.
  5. Blend it and strain it. Black rice milk is ready. Chill it in the refrigerator if you like it cold. Add palm sugar or raw sugar to sweeten it if you like.
  6. Add a 1/4 tsp of probiotic powder and a tablespoon of yogurt to the warm rice milk and let it sit for 6 hours.
  7. Rice kefir is ready to enjoy.

People or children who are sensitive or allergic to dairy can switch to a healthy tasty antioxidant rich black rice milk. Sensitivity to diary can cause mild symptoms like stomach upset, bloating, gastritis, congestion and/or allergic reactions like ear infections, severe congestion leading to wheezing or upper respiratory illness. I have personally seen tremendous improvement from ear infections from stopping cow’s milk and cheese for my son.

Also see the link that follows to see what research says about diary’s effects on health.

 

Amla – Nellikkai – Indian Gooseberry as a home remedy.

Amla Indian gooseberry is considered king of fruits and has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. The reason is it called king of fruits is because it is believed to not to lose its potency in any form cooked or raw. It is considered a cure all for most ailments like leaky gut syndrome, cholesterol, diabetes, powerful antioxidant has vitamin c about 10 oranges so enhances your immunity and is good for the hair, so try to take just one gooseberry everyday to reap its benefits for 3 months. It may taste sour but drink a glass of water after eating one and the water tastes deliciously sweet.

amla c : Supernature.bloggBenefits of Amla or Indian Gooseberry

Recent research has proven amla  as a cure for diabetes. Here is the interesting link http://nutritionfacts.org/video/amla-versus-diabetes/

 

Vegan Diet seems to be the best!

In my quest for cure and prevention I have been reading a lot about nutrition and experimenting with some recipes at home . It looks like vegan diet does offer some of the best prevention of non communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia, Alzheimers, heart disease etc.

Some of the best resources in how to prevent and even reverse these diseases are

  1. Fit for life by Harvey Diamond
  2. Reversing Heart Disease by Dr. Dean Ornish
  3. NutritionFacts.org by Dr.Michael Greger
  4. Fibroid tumors and Endometriosis by Dr. Susan M Lark 

Even if people are vegetarians or non-vegetarians some of the food combinations that should be used or not used is explained in Fit for Life. For example combining fruits with any dairy causes gas problems like making milk shakes with fruits is not at all a good idea. You can experience this personally testing on your self. Eating fruits in empty stomach is the best option.Meat and dairy should not be combined as well as carbohydrate and dairy.

One exception in vegan diet is you can take fish oil supplement or flax oil for your Omega-3 which is very important to your brain health. The next is butter or clarified butter and Kefir also buttermilk that is fermented with probiotic cultures which keeps the gut healthy. Healthy gut bacteria helps in B12 production and absorption in the body which in turn avoids B12 deficient anemia. There is a possibility of B6 deficiency as well if B12 deficiency exist. So one thing could lead to chain of reactions, hence paying attention to how to eat and when to eat is as important as our daily exercise and jobs.