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The human body requires the basic nutrients for its normal functioning which are carbohydrates, fats and proteins. However, there are certain vital vitamins and minerals too, that are equally important because these help in maintaining the proper health of a human body in various ways. One such vitamin is Vitamin B complex of which, there is a crucial vitamin known as Vitamin B12 or scientifically called as Cobalamin.
Functions of Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 plays a major role by controlling several factors of the human body. These are necessary for the body to run well and stay healthy. Some of the key functions of Vitamin B12 are listed below:
- It is responsible for the conversion of raw carbohydrate matter that enters into the body in the form of food into glucose that is the driving energy for the body. Therefore, in a way it helps to keep the continuity of energy production in the human body and its deficiency, therefore, can lead to fatigue or weakness.
- Every single nature of human cells is related to the DNA and RNA that define the genetics and hereditary factors of a human body. Vitamin B12 assists in the creation of this DNA and RNA.
- Vitamin B12 also helps in the production of nerve cells in the human body by maintaining the covering of the nerve cells or neurones known as the myelin sheaths. This helps to free the body from the reach of toxins and free radicals that can be very harmful to the human body. Hence, any shortage of Vitamin B12 can damage the nerve cells in a considerable manner.
- The bones of the human body need Vitamin B12 as well and any deficiency of Vitamin B12 can cause osteoporosis and other bone issues.
- Vitamin B12 in association with another vitamin known as Vitamin B9 (folate or folic acid) helps in the manufacture of red blood cells that help in impressive iron functioning, which is the main oxygen carrier of the human blood. Quite evidently, its deficiency can lead to shortness of breath and other breathing disorders.
- Even heart requires an adequate amount of Vitamin B12 along with Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B9 so that appropriate levels of amino acid named homocysteine are produced that is a deciding factor in heart diseases.
- Vitamin B12 is an essential component affecting the brain health too, and any deficiency of Vitamin B12 can often lead to various brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and the like.
In fact, Vitamin B12 has also been found to regulate mood and emotions of humans. Above all, Vitamin B12 is vital for keeping an individual happy and healthy by revitalising the body cells and making him or her feel youthful and vibrant all the time. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
I am 53 year old. I workout for 1- 1.5 hour daily. Can I include 100% veg whey protein in my diet, if yes then tell me the dose in grams.
Top 5 ways to sneak veggies into your children’s food
Vegetables are chock-full of great stuff – vitamins, minerals and fiber. Still, to children, they’re often the enemy. Cucumbers, spinach/palak, tomatoes can leave kids sitting at the table with arms folded across chests, glaring at all that nutrition with a “you’ve got to be kidding” expression. You really can’t blame them. “They don’t want to eat things that look funny, so it can be a real challenge to get them to eat anything new.
So how do you get your kids to eat their vegetables?
Top five suggestions include dipping, disguising and dramatizing.
1. Disguise it in other food.
Slip vegetables into soup, fruits in icecreams /kheer. Kids’ mouths might be watering for that juicy chicken or any other favorite food, disguise healthy veggies in something they love to eat.
2. Turn eating veggies into a fun, dramatic game.
“When our oldest son was just a few years old, we started playing ‘bahubali/hulk and game’ with him,”. “we’d challenge him by saying, ‘you’re a giant! can you eat that little-bitty [carrots] tree there?’ or ‘you’re a great big giant! can you eat that whole green ball?’ [palak] or ‘that tiny orange [carrot]?’ it worked, and they learned to like eating vegetables!”
3. Involve kids in menu planning.
“Let us plan our menus once a week, and allow our kids to have a voice,”. “let's sit down as a family and mom, dad and each of the kids gets to choose what they want for a meal – usually dinner – and everyone has to eat it. So if I pick something a little off the wall, like healthy pizza making, or sandwich, or paratha, they’re going to eat it when it’s served because they know that on their day.
4. Allow them to refuse a food – but only one.
“We allow one ‘not-going-to-eat’ item per person,” “so they have to try new things.” if they truly dislike that food, they say, “ok, i’ll eat two bites” of it. They usually end up liking it.
5. Give them healthy choices.
When kids come home from school – or anytime they’re looking for a snack – have a selection of bite-size fruits and veggies cut up and waiting for them in a bowl.
“Even cheese and crackers are healthier than a bag of potato or corn chips or something with a lot of salt or sugar in it,”
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Tulsi or the holy basil is known since ages to have health benefits, however with urbanization nuclear family living in compact flats the use of this very inexpensive super herb plant is reduced. Many also feel who will take care of plant give water to it every day. The fact is, our priority in life is to be earning healthy life where in we end up paying to gyms doctors. If you can just plant this in your small pot it will take care of your health issues. It’s tried by me personally I recommend it.
It’s very common in indian households easy to grow, have 2 types
1) green coloured – lakshmi tulsi
2) purple coloured – krishna tulsi.
It is worshiped, offered to gods, thought to purify all contaminants. This is when I thought of studying more about this super plant.
What is there in tulsi which makes it so useful, well it has essential oils, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin a, c, k, linoleic acid best part is it will not harm in anyway.
With malaria, dengue, swine flu increasing in cities it’s very important to have this plant as natural support to help to improve your immunity against bacterial viral infections.
Following are the benefits:
Prevents against infections relieves cold, flu prevents stress blood purifier balances hormones nerve tonic, sharpens memory fights cancer helps in healthy gum helpful in conditions like diabetes, hypertension lowers acidity lowers respiratory problems its anti-allergic immunity booster best digestive improves vision.
Following are benefits of planting it in your small plant
1) easily accessible.
2) give good values to children.
3) make different uses like use on sandwich/soups/teas.
4) looks beautiful.
5) soothing to eyes so releases stress.
How to grow tulsi
It grows in moist soil very easily. It needs mild sunlight as well. Just few centimetres below soil you can grow this plant indoors till it reaches 6 cm height best time is just before monsoon, with good sunlight it grows faster. You can also pick seeds from grown plant (rub the flower and there are seeds inside, tiny black) and put it in the soil. It grows fast.
How to consume tulsi
· well you can eat it raw – just pluck it, eat it any time of the day it will give best results· mix it in water/ detox water/· make kadha – boil tulsi leaves in 2 cup of water add 2 gm black pepper, boil it to half (i. E. 1 cup) and drink to reduce dengue symptoms· have it with morning/evening tea· sprinkle over poha/sandwich or dal with coriander leaves.
I am sure that those who do not have tulsi plant will buy plant it and those who have it will use it more often
As it is said “the better you know better your health can be”.
You want to eat something tasty but are scared for getting overloaded with fat.
Don’t you worry! Some healthy tips will help you choose best n healthiest out of menu card, provided you go for menu card instead of buffet( buffet are bad option you will end up eating much more than required.
- Just Remember to Choose Below Option while Ordering ::
- Moderate –Fat, Calories & Sugar
- Variety- Colorful(natural),variety of Veg, grains, fruits, Non-Veg
- Proportionate- Eat 1 portion at a time
- Personalization- Personalize for yourself don’t copy from friend (Your needs are different then others)
- Choose Mindfully, order 30% below your capacity.
- Activity- chill if had eaten a bit more increase activity.
- Drinks· Water +lemon/lime , low fat milk, ice tea with sugar free , Chaass (Butter Milk)
- Alcohols –Choose wine, cocktails or limit to 1-2 pegs of drink
- Starters & Soups Roasted/steamed or grilled,Tandoori Example : Veg platter/chicken grilled/fish grilled , Sweet Corn, hot& Sour , Tomato Soup are good choice
- If you have any allergy , please clear out the ingrediants before placing order
Indian – Although Indian food tends to use a lot of legumes, vegetables, carbohydrates and spices, much of the food is prepared with clarified butter (ghee) or is fried.
Tips For healthier Indian options :
- Avoid food with gravy and greasy items , like curry as it contains large amount of Oil and Butter and adds high calorie .
- Take Salads, Tomato Soups ..
- You can take Tikka ( Paneer) as it has high protein .
- Roti should be of pure wheat (aata) - No maida , which would be easily digestive.
- If restaurant does not have aata roti take Daal and rice .. Daal is a must eat . It has too much protein and it makes you full fast.
- Fish should be taken instead of red meat or chicken as it has Omega 3 , which is good for your eyes, hair and metabolism
- Red meat should be last option after fish and chicken, try to avoid.
Italian- Italian food is usually associated with big portions, as well as pasta, breadsticks, pizza and cannolis. All of this can fit into a healthy lifestyle with a couple of swap outs, like asking for marinara instead of Alfredo sauce. For healthier Italian options, consider:
· Pizza margherita (tomatoes, basil and a small amount of mozzarella cheese)
or any vegetable pizza
· Roasted peppers, artichokes, or minestrone soup
· Whole wheat (AATA) , No Maida pasta
· Pasta primavera (with garden vegetables) or Capellini Pomodoro (pasta tossed with olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes and basil)
· Pasta with marsala wine sauce or marinara sauce
· Chicken marsala or piccata dishes
· Italian ices, melon, citrus fruit or Italian coffee
Chinese- food is one of the ethnic cuisines that have lots of vegetables in their dishes; however, many dishes have a great amount of salt, MSG, and fat because of the cooking methods used. For a healthier Chinese option, consider:
· Wonton or hot-and-sour soup
· Steamed dumplings or steamed vegetables
· Boiled, broiled, steamed, lightly stir-fried entrees with water chestnuts for some added crunch
· Dishes with lots of vegetables like chop suey
· Brown or steamed rice
· Sweet and sour sauce, plum or duck sauce (be careful of the sodium content)
Try to eat slowly and chew as much as possible. Enjoy your meal don't gallop. Drink water 10 mins after your food.
EAT HEALTHY LIVE HEALTHY !!