health, roasted gram flour, sattu, super food, superfood, Uncategorized, weight loss

Sattu (Roasted gram flour): A Superfood!

I call sattu the god’s food and a gift to the humanity. Sattu is usually consumed in beverage form and is often used in summer because it can cool down the body well. The sattu sharbat (drink) is beneficial for health and it can be consumed among people of any age. Thus, get aware of its health benefits to include it in your diet.

Note: I consume it daily and it has helped me in losing extra weight and keeping me strong and healthy.

Few benefits of the Sattu

Summer cooler:

  • Sattu cool down the body. Sattu is a great drink to quench your thirst during summer because it prevents the body from overheating and brings down the body temperature significantly.

Provides Instant Energy:

  • Sattu is a simple drink that stores lots of nutrients and energy. In addition, sattu very easily digested by the body. Consuming sattu daily on a regular basis will maintain physical and mental health.

High in nutrients:

  • Made by the dry-roasting process that seals in all the nutrients, sattu is rich in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium. In fact, 100 gram of sattu contains 20.6 percent protein, 7.2 percent fat, 1.35 percent crude fiber, 65.2 percent carbohydrates, 2.7 percent total ash, 2.95 percent moisture and 406 calories.

Controls Diabetes:

  • Sattu has low glycemic index hence, drinking of sattu sharbat is beneficial for those suffering from diabetes. Sattu helps in regulating the blood sugar level.

Weight Loss:

  • Sattu is highly rich in fiber which keeps the stomach full for long reducing the craving for food. Moreover, it also helps in reducing the extra fat from the body thereby, helping in weight loss.

 

 

 

 

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health, hypothyroidism, thyroid, Uncategorized, weight gain, weight loss

Hypothyroidism a thyroid disorder.

An unexplained change in weight is one of the most common signs of a thyroid disorder. Weight gain may signal low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism. In contrast, if the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs, you may lose weight unexpectedly. This is known as hyperthyroidism. Thyroid hormone is responsible for your overall metabolism

Women are as much as 10 times as likely as men to have a thyroid problem. Remember to get your thyroid tested.

I myself is suffering from Hypothyroidism and I get my TSH tested every three months. It’s under control with proper medication and exercise. So if you suspect a thyroid problem, ask your doctor to do a blood test for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) as well as for thyroid antibodies.

Hypothyroidism and symptoms:

  • Feeling tired and having no energy are issues associated with lots of conditions, but they’re strongly linked with hypothyroidism. If you’re still tired in the morning or all day after a full night’s sleep, that’s a clue that your thyroid may be underactive.
  • Feeling unusually depressedor sad can also be a symptom of hypothyroidism.
  • Skin that’s dry and itchy can be a symptom of hypothyroidism. The change in skin texture and appearanceis probably due to slowed, which can reduce sweating. Skin without enough moisture can quickly become dry and flaky, nails can become brittle and may develop ridges.
  • Unexplained weight gain

How do you manage your weight?

  • Proper medication. Get your TSH tested every after three months.
  • Start with some body activity like walking and cross training.
  • Follow a routine of eating healthy and measured.
  • Relax and meditation. This will calm you down and motivate to get back to shape.
  • Avoid vegetables from the cruciferous family are known goitrogens. They include brussels, sprouts, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and more.

  Hypothyroidism is not a disease but a hormonal disorder which can be kept under control if treated on right time. 

 

 

 

health, Mental health, sugar, sugar side effects, Uncategorized, weight gain, weight loss

Say NO to sugar but Why?

Say no to sugar as added sugar contains NO essential nutrients and is bad for your health.

Sugar and what are the side effects of it!

  • Obesity and weight gain – Eating excessive amounts of sugar spikes insulin levels and no matter how much you exercise, when insulin is chronically elevated, most of that energy gets deposited and stored in the fat cells.
  • Diabetes – Although eating sugar doesn’t cause diabetes, it can accelerate complications and progress the disease.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – When too much sugar is consumed day after day, it gets stored as fat in the liver, causing NAFLD. This can lead to serious problems like liver inflammation, which may progress to scarring and irreversible damage.
  • Heart Disease – Research has shown that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can raise blood pressure. Also, a high-sugar diet may stimulate the liver to release more toxic fats into the bloodstream. Both factors are known to boost heart disease risk.
  • Aging – Scientists have noted connections between sugar consumption and cell aging, along with skin wrinkling.

Say NO to sugar and help yourself to get a better and fit lifestyle!