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Tea or Coffee? Battle of the drinks!

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People divide themselves as tea or coffee people. Both the groups, strongly and passionately support the beverage that they like. And all the more passion comes out while criticizing the other one. Read on to know what’s good and what’s not in both of these.

Tea or Coffee; The tough choice

Both the drinks energize the one who drinks them and is awesome saviours especially in some situations where you need the courage to face them. These situations could be any like attending a super boring lecture, enduring sleepy meetings or even waiting for that someone who is never on time.

Caffeine

Not many know that tea actually contains more caffeine than does coffee. So, Tea or Coffee? The coffee lovers need not be disheartened. Though tea contains more caffeine than coffee, when brewed, the content of caffeine in coffee increases drastically.

When it comes to the amount of intake of Caffeine, it is still preferable to have tea instead of coffee. This is because, when consumed in excess, the caffeine causes disturbances in the sleep-wake cycle of the individual. The sleep- wake cycle is crucial to ones well-being and it is better that one takes good care of that.

Diabetes

This point is especially relevant to the older adults i.e. people above 25 years of age. When tested on those with diabetes, consuming 2- 3 cups of coffee showed reduced risk in case of type 2 diabetes. This happens so because coffee enhances the use of insulin in the body. Not just this, it also helps to reduce the blood sugar levels.

So for those suffering with diabetes, coffee would be a winner.

Antioxidants

If the amount of antioxidants is the point of comparison, Tea would emerge as the obvious winner. If you are looking for detoxifying your body to keep away various diseases, a cup of tea can help you better than a cup of coffee. Coffee too does contain antioxidants but the amount, as compared to tea is low.

Quantity of Consumption

This is a relevant point for all those of us who find it difficult to restrict ourselves at the first cup. So how much of tea or coffee can we actually have in one day?

When it comes to tea, it is said that going up to 5 cups of tea per day is what the body can handle. But when it comes to coffee, drinking more than 3, is not advisable. This is so because coffee contains much more caffeine than tea. Consuming caffeine in that big amounts can take a toll on the overall health.

So when it comes to quantity, tea has the upper hand.

Energy Boosting

Both Tea and coffee are helpful in boosting energy levels in their own way.

When it comes to coffee, it has very high levels of caffeine. This increases one’s awareness and the level of the hormone dopamine in the body. Dopamine is majorly related to the emotions that one feels. It also reduces fatigue. Coffee also prevents you from feeling drowsy, reducing your tired feelings. This also helps you do more within the 24 hours of a day. All of this effect that coffee can achieve happens almost instantly, which is another benefit of having coffee.

Tea, on the other hand, has antioxidants that help relieve stress. It also would help you in maintaining alertness, sharpness, focus and attention.

So what is the best beverage is for you to decide as both of them come with their own pros and cons. However, it is necessary to be informed about both and them and the make a wise choice as to what suits you the best.

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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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