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Benefits of Paneer And Its Side Effects

Paneer is an Indian cheese that is high in nutritive value. It is rich in calcium and protein and aids in many body processes. It also prevents tooth decay. If your kids develop a habit of eating paneer everyday, they will not suffer from tooth decay. Paneer provides instant energy to the body, a bite of cheese can act as your energy bar too. Hence, paneer should be part of your daily diet especially if you are a vegetarian as it fulfills protein need of the body.

Benefits of Paneer And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Paneer
Nutritional Value of Paneer
Health Benefits of Paneer
Helps in body building
Builds strong teeth and bones
Improves body metabolism
Reduces body and joint pain
Prevents cancer
Prevents skeletal deformation
Prevents stroke
Improves immune system
Improves concentration and memory
Reduces menopause stress
Improves sperm count
Improves skin
Uses of Paneer
Side-Effects & Allergies of Paneer
Origin And Cultivation of Paneer

Paneer

Paneer is fresh cheese common in South Asian cuisines, especially in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It is non-melting farmer cheese that is acid set and is unaged. It can also be curd cheese that is made by heating the milk and curdling it by adding lime juice, vinegar, and in some cases, other food acids. The moist form of Paneer that is crumbly is known as “chhena”. It is more popular in Eastern India and Bangladesh

Nutritional Value of Paneer

Paneer is an excellent source of protein especially for vegetarians who do not get their intake from meat products. It is also a rich source of selenium and potassium. Potassium benefits in curbing memory loss and selenium is useful in infertility treatments. Paneer also has calcium. It helps in building stronger teeth and bones.

Health Benefits of Paneer

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Paneer
Health Benefits of Paneer

Helps in body building

100 grams of Paneer gives 18 grams of protein People who undergo weight training in the gym need a large amount of protein in their body. They are recommended to include paneer in their daily diet. Since paneer is loaded with protein, it can keep hunger at bay. People who have a craving for taking in food at short intervals benefit by taking a plate of paneer. People also eat junk food and indulge in drinking fizzy drinks that destroy the body tissues. This is where paneer benefits as it helps in cutting down cravings by giving a feeling of fullness.

Builds strong teeth and bones

Paneer has a large dose of calcium that helps in building strong teeth and strong muscles. Paneer helps in prevention of gum decay. The low level of lactose content in paneer also aids in prevention of tooth cavities.

Improves body metabolism

Paneer provides instant energy to the body and helps in releasing much needed calories in the body. The insulin resistance of the body is controlled and it also helps in improving body metabolism. The body will not store unnecessary fat and digestion will improve. Paneer is a great source of linoleic acid, and this acid helps in the burning of body fat. The fat deposits in the arteries that lead to heart attacks can be reduced by intake of Paneer due to its ability to burn fat. Beef, lamb and veal have a high presence of this acid, and this is where paneer immensely benefits strict vegetarians.

Reduces body and joint pain

Paneer can reduce body pains and it works wonders for the person who is suffering from lower back pain. The presence of omega three and omega six fatty acids in paneer help in combating arthritis and benefit aged people who have trouble walking and are suffering from joint pain. Presence of omega three benefits pregnant woman as it reduces the chances of stillbirth and disorders. Omega three and omega six are present in fish like sardines. For vegetarians paneer fulfills the need of omega three and six in the body.

Prevents cancer

The presence of selenium and potassium in paneer keeps the body healthy and prevents cancer. It even helps in combating cancer if it has started to develop. The presence of proteins helps in the prevention of stomach and colon cancer. The presence of sphingolipids would help in the prevention of other forms of cancer inside the body. Prostate cancer which is common in men would be reduced by intake of Paneer.

Prevents skeletal deformation

Vitamin D content in Paneer helps in the prevention of skeletal deformation that can lead to joint and hip pain. The presence of vitamin k and magnesium also helps in the development of calcium-rich bones. Magnesium is useful in developing enzymes in the body and helps in proper functioning of nerves and muscles.

Prevents stroke

Potassium in Paneer helps in the reduction of blood pressure in the body and helps prevent stroke. Stroke is usually caused when there is a high flow of blood to the brain, and this usually affects old people. Potassium helps in fluid retention and also helps in the prevention of muscle cramps. This benefits sportspersons who always need high fluid intake and want to build strong muscles.

Improves immune system

The immune system of the body is improved and strengthened by the intake of paneer. Diseases like cough, asthma, bronchitis can be controlled by regular intake of paneer. It improves the hemoglobin content and is found useful for kids as it helps them develop their immune system.

Improves concentration and memory

The presence of vitamin B in paneer helps in developing cartilages, and vitamin b gives children the necessary nutrients. This helps in improving concentration and memory in children and benefits their studies.

Reduces menopause stress

Menopause stress is reduced in women if they consume paneer on a regular basis. Women whose menstrual cycle has stopped develop cramps in old age, and this can be prevented by intake of paneer. Development of osteoporosis during menopause can be prevented by paneer due to its high calcium content.

Improves sperm count

The presence of zinc helps in developing biological functions. Zinc is needed for proper development of sperms and is needed to combat infertility in men. Many men are suffering from many diseases related to sperm like low sperm count and low sperm motility. Paneer has a high presence of zinc that helps in prevention of sperm-related diseases and is beneficial for people who are strict vegetarians. The immune system, muscles and brain also develop with the intake of paneer.

Improves skin

People spend a lot of money to get a glowing skin, and this is where paneer would benefit. The presence of selenium and other vitamins helps the person to get glowing skin.

Uses of Paneer

There are numerous benefits of paneer. High protein and calcium content in paneer makes it an ideal food for body building. It strengthens bones, teeth and prevents skeletal deformation. It is particularly useful for children as it improves the immune system and keeps cough and asthma away. Intake of paneer reduces menopause stress in women. It also delays the development of osteoarthritis. Since paneer has a high presence of zinc, it helps in the prevention of sperm-related diseases. For vegetarians paneer is a must-have as it fulfills the protein need of the body. Many fast food restaurants offer different varieties of paneer, the most popular among them is ‘kadai paneer’, ‘paneer butter masala’ and ‘shahi paneer’. Rasgulla is another sweetened dish made of chhena that is always in demand.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Paneer

Paneer is rich in fat and people who live a sedentary life may develop cholesterol with consumption of paneer. Eating paneer and indulging in some serious exercises would definitely benefit the body as energy and protein would be released faster to the body. Consumption of paneer can trigger allergic reactions in people who have dairy allergies. Further, one should buy paneer from a good shop. This is because bad quality paneer can create skin allergies and also cause loose motions and loss of water. The chances of developing food poisoning are also high if you eat poor quality paneer. It is a food item that has high moisture content. This is the reason why it is considered a highly perishable product. High quality paneer should be used so that the moisture is under permissible limits. The sodium content in paneer can cause hypertension which can increase the chances of heart attack.

Origin And Cultivation of Paneer

Paneer is rich in fat and people who live a sedentary life may develop cholesterol with consumption of paneer. Eating paneer and indulging in some serious exercises would definitely benefit the body as energy and protein would be released faster to the body. Consumption of paneer can trigger allergic reactions in people who have dairy allergies. Further, one should buy paneer from a good shop. This is because bad quality paneer can create skin allergies and also cause loose motions and loss of water. The chances of developing food poisoning are also high if you eat poor quality paneer. It is a food item that has high moisture content. This is the reason why it is considered a highly perishable product. High quality paneer should be used so that the moisture is under permissible limits. The sodium content in paneer can cause hypertension which can increase the chances of heart attack.

Popular Questions & Answers

What is the perfect diet plan to breakfast, lunch and dinner for healthy body in which our all parts of body remains fit. please explain briefly because I am conscious for health and we can seen that in today scenario every people affected by diseases. please tell me.

"N.D/N.M.D"
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Early Morning Lukewarm Water with Lemon 1 glass0Tea without Sugar + 2 Biscuits Breakfast 1/2 cup Paneer or boiled egg, Brown Bread or Upma 1 plate + Milk 1 cup/ poha or cereal Mid-Morning 1 Banana/1/2 cup Melon Lunch Brown Rice 1 cup (195 gm)  or steamed rice + Mixed Vegetables 1/2 cup + Salad 1 bowl + Raita 1 small bowl Dinner 2 Rotis + any Vegetable 1 bowl + Salad 1 bowl.
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How to reduce in my bally fat nd my weight so please let me know any idea how much calorie burned to daily basis.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hi Lybrate user weight loss can be acheived if you to need to follow a proper diet and physical activity weight loss tips 1. Avoid much outside food, fried food and junk food. 2.Avoid papad, pickles, Coconut-peanut chutney. 3.Can eat homemade Paneer sabji, sandwich, paratha. 4.Opt for Brown bread, low fat cheese, skimmed milk, roasted food items. 5.Use skimmed milk in food items as much as possible, sprinkle over cooked sabji and add in milk, soups as thickening agent. Can be eaten as wholesome powder also 6.Avoid too much off starchy foods like Potato, Yam, arvi, sweet-potato, sabu dana (Sago), Maida, corn-flour. 7.Eat lots and lots of vegetables and green leafy vegetables in form of cooked vege, Salads & Soup. 8.Avoid canned and processed foods like cream biscuits, wafers, pickle, papad For specific weight loss diet loss plan, We plan customised diet for our clients according to food habits, blood group, medical history and life stlye.
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Can paneer be had without heating it on the gas or any further cooking? Can it directly be had fresh, the way it has been brought from the shop?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Paneer is already a cooked food .you can take it directly, but I is better to cook it slightly before eating because during handling many germs are passed onto it. You do not need to fry it though.
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Gym se ya diet se patla jalde ho sakte hai. Mere pas gym jane k time ni hota to kya me dieting se weight kam kr sakta hu.

Post graduate diploma in? Early childhood care and education (ECCE), Bachelor of Science (Home) with major in FOOD AND NUTRITION
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Hi Lybrate user weight loss can be acheived if you to need to follow a proper diet and physical activity weight loss tips 1. Avoid much outside food, fried food and junk food. 2.Avoid papad, pickles, Coconut-peanut chutney. 3.Can eat homemade Paneer sabji, sandwich, paratha. 4.Opt for Brown bread, low fat cheese, skimmed milk, roasted food items. 5.Use skimmed milk in food items as much as possible, sprinkle over cooked sabji and add in milk, soups as thickening agent. Can be eaten as wholesome powder also 6.Avoid too much off starchy foods like Potato, Yam, arvi, sweet-potato, sabu dana (Sago), Maida, corn-flour. 7.Eat lots and lots of vegetables and green leafy vegetables in form of cooked vege, Salads & Soup. 8.Avoid canned and processed foods like cream biscuits, wafers, pickle, papad For specific weight loss diet loss plan, please enroll in my weight loss package.
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Popular Health Tips

Benefits of Paneer

BSc-Diet & Nutrition, M.Sc-Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Benefits of Paneer

Benefits of Paneer

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7 Healthy Benefits of Paneer

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
7 Healthy Benefits of Paneer

Paneer, also known as cottage cheese, is a dairy product which is made by curdling the milk with the help of lemon or vinegar and then draining the liquid. Not only is it delicious and an integral part of some of the most popular dishes of Indian cuisine, it is also a very good source of calcium, protein and healthy fats that help in improving the functioning of the body.

Here are some of the surprising health benefits of this Indian dietary staple:

  1. Diabetes-friendly: The carbohydrate content is low in paneer, which makes it a very good option for diabetics. Consumption of paneer does not cause a surge in the blood sugar level as it is digested slowly by the body. 
  2. Improves bone and teeth health: Protein is a good source of calcium and phosphorus that helps in improving the health of the teeth and bones in the body.
  3. Helps in weight lossCottage cheese is a great source of conjugated linoleic acid that helps in boosting the metabolism of the body, thus aiding weight loss. Plus, it lowers the risk of cancer by reducing the amount of bad cholesterol in the body.
  4. Contains high amounts of protein:  Enriched with vegetable protein, which is the basic building component of muscles and bones, paneer is known to keep your muscles and bones in good health. Besides, the protein in paneer is essential for brain development and the development of the fetus, making it another reason why it should be a part of your diet.
  5. Improves metabolism: Paneer contains high amounts fiber, which helps in improving the digestive process of the body. It also adds bulk to the stool and helps in feeling full.
  6. Controls blood pressure: It regulates blood pressure as it contains potassium, which helps in lowering blood pressure by controlling the effect that sodium has on your body.
  7. Boosts the immune system: Paneer contains compounds that help in strengthening the immune system, thereby preventing disorders like common cold, cough and bronchial asthma.
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Healthy Option in Indian Snack For Dieters

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh

You often have to go out for a party but you are following a diet plan for weight loss. You wonder what is a healthy option in Indian snacks for dieters.

It might sound hard to make a healthy food choice between the famous Indian snacks offered in parties these days, but it’s not really that hard.

Options I had in front of me at a recent party were:

  1. Paneer Tikka
  2. Stuffed Mushroom
  3. Cheese Roll

I had similar questions and found out the answers. This article is to help you avoid eating unhealthy options which are usually available in the menu of parties. here, we provide you the nutritional summary of these famous snacks.

Paneer Tikka

Serving size: 100 g

Calories: 101
Fats: 3.65g
Carbs: 7.75g
Proteins: 9.85

Stuffed Mushrooms

Serving Size: 100g

Calories: 40
Fats: 3g
Carbs: 3g
Proteins: 2g

Cheese Roll

Serving Size: 1

Calories: 250
Fats: 10g
Carbs: 50g
Proteins: 10g

Hence the most nutritious snack amongst them all is clearly stuffed mushrooms which provide 40kcal, 3g fats, 3g carbs and 2g proteins.

So, being on diet does not mean being anti-social or being on a punishment. You can still choose what snacks are healthier amongst the ones available. Enjoy the treats but do not let your diet plan go for a toss. Stick to a regime, follow it with commitment & achieve the desired results.

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Health Benefits of Salad

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits of Salad

Traditionally salads were known to be prepared of only raw vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes, cabbage and onion which are cut into slices and sprinkled with a pinch of salt and lemon. They were either served as the smallest portion among the other food items in the meal plate or totally ignored.

Hey folks, if you have also been doing the same, it’s now time to change.

But, let me first tell you the importance of having salads which will definitely lead you to start having salads with your meals. You can also be very creative in making your salad colorful, tasty, crunchy, balanced, appealing to eat and obviously healthy.

Why salads?

· Starting your meals with a bowl of salad will help you attain weight loss. Not a joke, it’s true because salads are low in calories, high in fiber and rich in other nutrients. Fiber helps you feel full making you eat, the remaining meal less and ultimately lose weight.

· Eating a high fiber salads aids in lowering cholesterol and also is known to prevent constipation.

  • Eating a little good fat (like the monounsaturated fat found in olive oil, avocado and nuts) with your vegetables in salads appears to help your body absorb protective phyto-chemicals  (known to protect against cancer and heart disease), like lycopene from tomatoes and lutein from dark green vegetables.
  • Best way to skip croutons (deep fried pieces of wheat bread) which are few in nutrients and have a high glycemic load is to replace them by nuts and seeds and maintain the crunchiness in the salad.
  • Want to balance it with proper carbohydrates and protein to make it a whole meal; you can add brown rice or protein packed Quinoe, grilled chicken, low fat Paneer, Tofu or Sprouts.

· People, who do not like to eat fruits, can relish on salads which combine fruits and vegetables and eat it as a whole meal or in between snacks. This will provide them a host of powerful antioxidants which will protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.

 

 

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Why Paneer Is Beneficial For Your Health?

MBBS, M.D ( ( Gen.Medicine)
General Physician, Varanasi
Why Paneer Is Beneficial For Your Health?

Paneer, also known as cottage cheese, is a dairy product which is made by curdling the milk with the help of lemon or vinegar and then draining the liquid. Not only is it delicious and an integral part of some of the most popular dishes of Indian cuisine, it is also a very good source of calcium, protein and healthy fats that help in improving the functioning of the body.

Here are some of the surprising health benefits of this Indian dietary staple:

  1. Diabetes-friendly: The carbohydrate content is low in paneer, which makes it a very good option for diabetics. Consumption of paneer does not cause a surge in the blood sugar level as it is digested slowly by the body. 
  2. Improves bone and teeth health: Protein is a good source of calcium and phosphorus that helps in improving the health of the teeth and bones in the body.
  3. Helps in weight loss: Cottage cheese is a great source of conjugated linoleic acid that helps in boosting the metabolism of the body, thus aiding weight loss. Plus, it lowers the risk of cancer by reducing the amount of bad cholesterol in the body.
  4. Contains high amounts of protein:  Enriched with vegetable protein, which is the basic building component of muscles and bones, paneer is known to keep your muscles and bones in good health. Besides, the protein in paneer is essential for brain development and the development of the fetus, making it another reason why it should be a part of your diet.
  5. Helps you fight bone disorders: Paneer is rich in Omega - 3 & 6 fatty acids, which helps you fight bone disorders such as arthritis. 
  6. Gives boost to your hair and skin: As it is rich in antioxidants, vitamins its consumption promotes good hair and skin health
  7. Boosts the immune system: Paneer contains compounds that help in strengthening the immune system, thereby preventing disorders like common cold, cough and bronchial asthma.

Note: One should be cautious for the high level of sodium and high level of cholesterol in cottage cheese made from whole milk. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Paneer
Nutritional Value of Paneer
Health Benefits of Paneer
Helps in body building
Builds strong teeth and bones
Improves body metabolism
Reduces body and joint pain
Prevents cancer
Prevents skeletal deformation
Prevents stroke
Improves immune system
Improves concentration and memory
Reduces menopause stress
Improves sperm count
Improves skin
Uses of Paneer
Side-Effects & Allergies of Paneer
Origin And Cultivation of Paneer