Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Right Food Habits During Monsoon


Eating during the monsoon season always becomes a cause of concern as one is prone to falling ill as the air triggers growth of microbes. Experts suggest food items to add in the diet during monsoons to stay free from infections.

Include garlic, pepper, ginger, asafoetida, jeera powder, turmeric and coriander in food as it help enhance digestion and improve immunity. (Rasam)

People usually fall sick during monsoon as the moisture in the air triggers growth and proliferation of many harmful micro-organisms. You must be very cautious about your food during rainy season as the wrong food will give rise to a variety of infections and diseases. Reema Narang, Dietician at Doctor Insta and Mehar Rajput, Dietician, Fitpass advise people to include the following foods in their daily diet.


Have you ever heard the elderly talking about benefits of ginger and jaljeera? If not, we are here to tell you. By simply making a drink of jaljeera spiked with crushed ginger will kill the microbes and germs in body and empower your immunity system. It also keeps the seasonal cough and cold at bay. You will remain energetic through the day with no laziness.
Ginger is a miracle spice and has several health benefits. Herbal teas with ginger like tulsi ginger tea, ginger, and black pepper tea will warm you up and improve your immunity. It is a rich source of chromium, magnesium, and zinc that improves the overall blood flow. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties that help in fighting against cold and flu. Coughing and congestions are a common problem during monsoon. Ginger’s expectorant properties loosen the mucus from the lungs. It also soothes lung tissues.


Instead of eating chaat and pakodas try having soups during your snack time. Soups are full of nutrition and give satiety. As well as it is easy to digest and is light on your digestive system. It is recommended to drink soups with ginger, garlic, and black pepper. These spices not only increase its taste but also help in improving your immunity. It also acts as a hydrant for your body during the humid weather as humidity speeds up the dehydration in your body and leaves you with fatigue and nausea.


 Steaming softens vegetables while maintaining most of their nutrients, especially water-soluble compounds that are easily damaged by heat like Vitamin C. Steaming vegetables not only removes germs from them but also helps them retain more texture and flavor. Some of the staples of steamed vegetable are cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, and tomatoes.


You may limit the intake of leafy vegetables during rains, but there is no stopping from consuming seasonal fruits drinks and juices. Make sure you drink juices made from freshly cut fruits, and not those that were already chopped and kept aside. Avoid roadside fruit juices but make a glass for you at home. Fresh fruits to try in monsoon are cherries, kiwis, guava, oranges, which offer vitamin C – important vitamin for strengthening immunity.


Sprouts are good for your health and it should be included in diet especially during monsoon as they will boost your immunity. You can have sprouts of green moong dal, kala chana, and chole with chopped onion, tomato and lemon juice. Make your sprout chaat tangy and tasty and you can have it in breakfast, lunch and in snack time.


Whether you are eating it from the cob or the bhel version, corn has many health benefits. It lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol and acts as a diabetes manager. Corn is also rich in fiber and starch, which ensures smooth functioning of the digestive system. Corn bhel is very healthy as well as a treat for your taste buds.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Broiler Chicken & Egg- Side Effects

Non-vegetarian food is very essential for health. Chicken plays an important role in satisfying all the required nutrients. Chicken is the rich source of protein, calcium, amino acids, Vitamin B-3, Vitamin B-6, magnesium and other important nutrients. Not all type of chicken is healthier for health. Especially, broiler chicken is very dangerous for human health. 
Broilers are feeding harmful chemicals, antibiotics with their food. This only helps them to grow faster within 40 days. Eating Broiler chicken regularly can cause various dangerous effects on your health. Now, we are going to see the broiler chicken side effects.
Broiler Chicken Side Effects : The possible side effects of eating broiler chicken are
1. Can Cause Cancer

A study( Poultry consumption and prostate cancer risk ) states that eating broiler chicken cooked at high temperature can have the chance of causing cancer. Especially, males have more chance of causing prostate cancer. Kindly aware of that and do not cook any meat at high temperature. Nowadays, people are crazy about grilled chicken. Grilled chickens are cooked at high temperature and it is very dangerous to health.

2. Bacteria

Most poultry farms and broiler chicken has deadly bacteria( Spoilage bacteria of fresh broiler chicken carcasses ) in itself. Getting fresh and hygienic meat is very important.This is because the bacterias present in the broiler chicken can cause many health problems.

3. Most Dangerous than Cigarettes                                                                         

Eating grilled and tandoori broiler chicken is very dangerous to health. Eating them can cause hazards more than cigarette smoking1 roast chicken leg toxicity equal to 60 cigarettes? ). The protein molecules in the broiler chicken can change and will cause dangerous health problems when cooked at high temperature.

4. Unhealthy Fats

Broiler chicken contains unhealthy fats which are not good for a healthy person. Regular consumption of broiler chicken can cause problems like obesity, high blood pressure, heart problems etc. So, stop consuming broiler chickens and go for healthy country chicken meat.

5. Harmful Chemical Content

Broilers are injected with harmful chemicals, antibiotics and growth hormones to get high meat production and gain weight. Eating them will cause a dangerous effect on the health.This can cause the problems like obesity, male fertility problems, early puberty in females etc.

6. Large amount of Antibiotics

To prevent disease and get rapid growth, Broilers are injected with antibiotic drugs. A recent study states that eating broiler chicken thrice in a week is equal to taking three antibiotic injections.

7. Male infertility

Male infertility problem is the common problem seen in nowadays.Consuming broiler chicken is one of the important reasons for that. The chemicals present in the broiler chicken destroys the sperm count in males and cause them impotent.
8. How Chicken can be Harmful for Young Girls?
Eating chicken sounds scrumptious but the disadvantages it is adding to our youth are honestly horrifying. Of course, the media is constantly promoting chicken and its product but the problems created by its consumption are not much high-lighted. Before I let you know the health issues (especially in young girls) raised by its consumption, it is fairly imperative to know what these "Broiler chicken & egg" are fed and why?
They are fed huge amount of anti-biotic and drugs to keep them alive. Otherwise their survival becomes very difficult as per the conditions imposed on them. This also include caffiene and arsenic as well. Feather feed is commonly added in chicken's feed. It does contain not only one but almost 10 types of antibiotics which eventually is consumed by us causing somewhat faster growth of antibiotics-resistance in bacteria.
The feed they are given includes residues of:
1. Anti-biotic (to make them grow faster rather than to keep them away from diseases)
2. Anti-depressant (to keep them calm and reduce anxiety in birds)
3. Caffiene (to keep them calm for a longer period of time and eat more)
4. Arsenic (to make their meat more pink and fleshy).
Arsenic intake is kind of slow poisoning. It is highly toxic and can cause Cancer, Dementia, neurological problems and many more in young girls are suffering these days are a lot typically developing due to its consumption. Some of the are as follow:
9. Bodily hair growth
The hormones included in feather feed ultimately becomes part of our food intake which dissuades our own hormones to work as it should be in the body. The hideous result is bodily over grown hair which many young girls are facing.
10. Hormonal disturbance
Hormonal disturbance not only effects the body over grown hair but the working of major hormonal activities which are responsible for the overall growth of the body and mental health.
11. Hypertension
You must have noticed that kids these days are always behaving hyper in any situation. That also is the side effect of consuming too much farm chicken which is totally brought up in completely unnatural way.
12. Disturbed menstruation cycle
Extremely common problem in our young girls is disturbed period’s cycle. That also is linked to our hormones and troubled hormones are result of malnutrition. Chicken now days has become a compulsory part of our food. Almost every product has got some amount of chicken which is causing disruption in body and mental health.
Knowing what the chickens are fed is significant because their feed becomes our food at the end and not them, but we become the victims of whatever they are fed. They have to eventually die by hook or by crook, but what about us? Should we die before time? Should we accept this slow poisoning? Should we take our lives for granted? Many countries have taken steps against this and we too should pay attention to this matter as this is directly effecting the health of our youngsters!