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Foods To Avoid In Your Period

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We all know that a woman is recommended to rest thoroughly while she is on her period. However, there are other precautions that a woman must take, which means things one must avoid in your period. That is the food intake aka her diet. Yes, diet plays an important role while you are on your menstrual cycle.

So, let us introduce you to the foods which you should avoid during your period, have a look:

Carbonated Drinks

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Well, the number one category of food to avoid is carbonated drinks or cold drinks as we call them. They can block the healthy flow of blood and come in between the cycle.

Processed Food

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No matter how much hurry you are in, try to eat only fresh vegetables and fruits during your period. This means, totally avoiding the processed food category. So, say no to shortcuts for some time!

Fried Food

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Yes, we all know it is harmful to our health yet we all just love it! Whether it is fried chicken or some crispy potato wedges, can you ignore fried food? We know the answer is NO, however you must avoid it while on your period.

Legumes

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Kidney beans, pulses, and other legumes should be avoided during your period. You must go for fresh, green and leafy vegetables during your menstrual cycle as they also lighten up your mood.

Refined Grains

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Portions of pasta, doughs and bread are a no-no during those five important days. Go for some fruits and protein which help you boost your immunity and metabolism and you do not feel weak.

High Fat Food

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Well, yes, high-fat food or in other words what children and mostly asked to stay away from- JUNK FOOD. Your menstrual cycle can go on a wild ride if too many fats and oil go into the system during the cycle.

So, these were the few things which you should stay away from during your cycle. They will not only affect your blood flow but also affect your mood swings, immunity and metabolism. You should go for food which makes you feel fresh, energetic and strong such as kale, oranges, bananas, watermelon, broccoli, dark chocolate, and fresh juices or coconut water.

What is your power food which you eat during those five days?

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Feel Free To Eat These Without Gaining Weight

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While there’s no such thing as a zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without having to worry about packing on the pounds.

1. Tomatoes

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The soluble fibre in tomato forms a gel-like substance in the large intestine and acts as a food source for the good gut bacteria. This also helps to increase your satiety. Insoluble fibre in tomato binds itself with fat and prevents its absorption, thus weight gain. Tomatoes are also considered an appetite-suppressant high-volume food, which means they have high amounts of water, air and fibers.

2. Cucumbers

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A fruit that is mostly made up of water, cucumbers only contain 16 calories per serving. The seeds and skin contain most of the fruit’s nutritional value, so you’re best off not peeling your cucumbers. The peel and seeds provide both fiber and a form of vitamin A known as beta-carotene, which is known to be good for your eyes. So go munch on some cucumbers right now!

3. Grapefruits

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Studies have shown that adding grapefruit to your diet can increase weight loss, which is often why it’s considered a diet food. This is because grapefruits are high in fiber, which keeps hunger at bay by stabilizing blood sugar levels and helping you feel fuller for longer. There are only 50 calories in one half of a grapefruit.

 

4. Broccoli

Broccoli is most nutritious when eaten raw or when steamed. This super vegetable contains sulforaphane, an anti carcinogen that works to destroy cancer-causing chemicals that the body might take in either through the environment or through food. Besides vitamins A, C, E, and K, one serving of steamed broccoli contains approximately 20% of your daily fiber requirement.

5. Cauliflower

Although its white color may make people think otherwise, cauliflower is actually a very versatile and nutritious vegetable. It contains antioxidants and phytochemicals  both of which help to fight off chronic disease and it’s an excellent source of folate, fiber, and vitamins C and K. There are around 25 calories in one serving.

 

6. Blackberries

Blackberries’ health benefits are incredibly versatile. Like many other berries, the fruit is rich in vitamin C as well as antioxidants are known as bioflavonoids. Beyond that, eating blackberries can aid with digestion and staying alert, and tightens tissue, leading to younger-looking skin. There are around 62 calories in a single serving of the berries.

 

7. Strawberries

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There’s more vitamin C in one serving of strawberries than there is in one orange. In addition, strawberries are also bursting with polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. Strawberries are also a good source of potassium and fiber, and they’re fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free, which makes them healthy for the heart. One cup of the fruit only has around 50 calories so you don’t have to worry about your weight.

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Delicious Low-Calorie Indian Recipes For Dinner

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We are often stuck between soups and salads for our low-calorie dinner options. However, we do not know that there are many low-calorie Indian recipes that we can include in our diet for a healthy yet tasty dinner. These recipes are easy to make and get you into the habit of healthy eating by opting for a rich and nourishing diet rather than picking up diet food from the market.

Here are a few low-calorie Indian recipes you can add to your diet for dinner:

Oats Idli

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Idlis are light, delectable and puffy and very tasty to eat. Since it is not fried, you can have it guilt-free without worrying about the calories you are going to intake. Oats idli will provide you with fibre and lots of protein for your dinner.

Dhokla

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This Gujrati steamed snack is perfect for a delicious dinner during the days you are avoiding all the extra calories at night. The best part about this dish is that it is light yet very filling. You can easily prepare it in your microwave and the ingredients used in this particular food item are besan, suji, green chilli, curd and curry leaves.

Green Peas Upma

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Protein-rich green pea along with good for weight loss upma makes a great combination for your diet food and kick starts healthy eating with delicious flavors. The dish is also said to regulate the hunger hormone ghrelin and help further in the weight loss while keeping your cravings in control.

Ragi Dosa

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We all just love dosa, don’t we? It is one of the most favorite dishes in South Indian cuisine.  Ragi dosa is a prime choice for all those who are trying to lose weight and cut back on the extra calories. Ragi is rich in fibre and unlike other dosas, it does not use rice in its preparation.

Sabudana Khichdi

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This delicious dish is made with tender tapioca pearls, tossed with vegetables and a medley of mild spices and peanuts. Sabudana khichdi is mostly consumed during Navratri. While it is cooked in ghee, you can replace it with low-fat vegetable cooking oil for your dinner recipe.

So, what are you waiting for? Go grocery shopping and start adding the nutrient value to your dinner and yes, of course, start losing all the extra weight from your mind and body that had been bothering you with these light and healthy dinner options!

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Majestic Thalis Of India

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India is a paradise of a variety of cuisines. Each region has a different taste, different cuisine and a different thali. In this post read about the various Majestic Thalis Of India that you should try at least once in your life.

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to West Bengal, you will find a different thali.

 

What is Thali?

A thali is a platter of different delicacies that signify a particular culture. It contains a full course meal right from the starters to the main course to the dessert. The sweets that the Thali contains are just delicious.

Majestic Thalis Of India- A short guide

Punjabi Thali

Punjabi’s are fond of food is a known fact. They love heavy meals loaded with shudh desi ghee. A typical Punjabi thali consists of rajma- chole, paneer, rice, naan or chapati, dal makhni. It also contains the famous makke di roti and sarsoon da saag. The Punjabi thali will obviously be incomplete without butter chicken. To complement all this, the thali is served with a large glass of Lassi.

Rajasthani Thali

Rajasthan is a land of Royals. Rajasthan is known for its hospotality and culinary skills. The thali is loaded with a lot of sabzi. The speciality of Rajasthan, Dal bati with churma is also served.

A famous city restaurant that serves authentic Rajasthani thali is Rajdhani Thalis.

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Gujarati Thali

Gujrati’s are vegetarians so their thalis too are strictly vegetarian. However, this does not at all compromise on the taste. In a gujrati thali one can find, thepla, dhokla, dal- dhokli, chevdoh, khakhra. It contains other typical gujrati dishes like Fafda, khaman, and undhiyu.

Maharashtrian Thali

There are different styles of cuisines that people of Maharashtra eat. As one part of the start is near the coast their main food items are seafood and rice, while the other part is on the extreme end at Vidarbha, so the cuisines are widely distinct. One of the specialities of a Maharashtrian thali is pickles. Maharashtrians are fond of spicy food, so a thecha made of chillies will be found in all thalis. Apart from that, there is batatyachi bhaji, vangya cha bharit, usal, bhaat (rice). For special occasions in summer seasons the thali also contains aamras and poli. Another popular dish is the Puran Poli.

Malvani Thali

Malvani Thali is also one of the thalis from Maharashtra. It finds a special mention here as the thali is full of curries, fishes curds and pickles.

Bengali Thali

A Bengali thali is a mixture of sweet and spice. Fishes dominate any bengali thali. Some of the common dishes are potol bhaja, kumro bhaja, dal, chutney and payesh. There are mouth-watering desserts like rosogolla, mishti dio and saundesh that are unmissable.

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Kerela Thali

A kerela thali is usually served on a Banana leaf. It contain rice, sambar, kootu, curd, payasam. Their cuisine in rich in different types of chutneys.

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Goan Thali

Goan thali contains the special kokum curry. Apart from that, there are dishes like kele ambat, Rice bhakri, banana halwa and many more. The main dishes contain kokum, seafood and coconuts.

Try out all of them as soon as you can.

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