This Ayurvedic Beverage May Help Relieve Acidity and Indigestion

This Ayurvedic Beverage May Help Relieve Acidity and Indigestion

Picture this: You had a great lunch at one of your favourite restaurants. You are headed back home, and as soon as you are about to tell your friends about how amazing your meal was- you burp. You go for it again and you feel this strange burning sensation around your chest, your tummy is heavy and this discomfort is only getting worse with each passing minute. Acidity can spoil any good meal experience in just few minutes. Fortunately, we know plenty of natural home remedies that help relieve acidity and indigestion. According to Ayurveda, cumin is one such spice that can stimulate digestive juices and keep tummy troubles like acidity and indigestion at bay.

According to Ayurvedic Expert Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, “Jeera water helps get rid of acidity and bloating, and provides relief from indigestion. It acts as a painkiller and is especially beneficial in curing stomach ache and abdominal pain.” Cumin water generally stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes and accelerates the digestion process, thus helping you fight gut issues.

Cumin seeds serve as a great acid neutraliser, aid digestion and relieve stomach pain. Chewing on a handful of seeds could prove to be very effective at times. However, the strong flavour of cumin may get a bit too much to handle for some people. In this case, you can make yourself a glass of jeera water. Drinking jeera water daily could help keep your digestion healthy.


Huma Qureshi’s Post Workout Snack Is Gajak: 4 Reasons To Love This Healthy Winter Sweet!

Huma Qureshi's Post Workout Snack Is Gajak: 4 Reasons To Love This Healthy Winter Sweet!

Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi has inspired many with healthy outlook towards health and her body-positive attitude. Qureshi, who often shares videos of herself working out and also shares diet tips with her followers on Instagram, has always promoted love and acceptance for all body types and shapes. The ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ actor has proven her acting chops to Bollywood lovers multiple times, but we also love her for her inspiring diet and fitness tips that she often doles out on social media. To maintain a healthy weight, mind and body, one must approach one’s diet very mindfully and turn towards healthy eating practices in the long run, instead of adopting crash diets or excessively restrictive diets. It is important to eat a healthy and proper diet during winters, as it is during the cold weather that our immune system takes a hit. There are some common winter foods that we must add to our diets for a healthy mind and body.

Gajak is one of those and Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi has found a great way to incorporate gajak in her winter diet as a post-workout snack! Qureshi posted a picture of a box full of the wintery goodness, sent in for her by her trainer. Celebrity fitness trainer Akki Sharma seemingly approves of the winter sweet as a great energising post-workout snack.


Dementia: This diet delays Alzheimer’s by three years and could prevent it ALTOGETHER

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An estimated 850,000 people in the UK have dementia, with numbers set to rise to over one million by 2025.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of the brain disorder, affecting 62 percent of those diagnosed.

Patients suffer memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

A new study has shown that following a Mediterranean diet can help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s by up to three years.

Even more promising, the findings suggest that the Mediterranean style of eating could even stop the disease occurring altogether.

Lisa Mosconi at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York scanned the brains of 70 healthy adults, half who followed the Mediterranean diet, and half who followed a typically Western diet. The findings were published in New Scientist magazine.

The brain images of two women were displayed side by side. They were both in their early 50s and ate very different diets.

The first was an MRI scan of a women who has eaten a Mediterranean-style diet most of her life.

“Her brain takes up most of the space inside the skull,” she observed. “The ventricles, those little butterfly-shaped fissures in the middle of the brain, are small and compact.

“The hippocampus – the memory centre of the brain – is well-rounded and in close contact with the surrounding tissues.”

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The Mediterranean diet can prevent Alzheimer’s disease from occurring

A diet rich in fish, olive oil, fruit and vegetables could delay dementia

The second scan was of a women who has eaten a Western-style diet for many years, including processed meat, dairy and sweets.

The image showed that her brain had developed signs of brain atrophy, or shrinkage, which Mosconi said indicated neuronal loss. “As the brain loses neurons, the space is replaced by fluids instead, which show up as black on an MRI,” she explained.

“There are more black areas present in the brain that has been fed a typical Western diet than in the brain that consumed a Mediterranean diet. These are all signs of accelerated ageing and increased risk of dementia.”

Research presented by Alzheimer’s Association International in 2017 supports these findings. It found that healthy older adults who followed a Mediterranean-style diet reduced their chance of getting dementia by a third.

“Eating a healthy plant-based diet is associated with better cognitive function and around 30-35 percent lower risk of cognitive impairment during ageing,” said Claire McEvoy, of the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Medicine.

The Mediterranean diet’s high level of antioxidants could have a protective effect

The Mediterranean diet’s high level of antioxidants could have a protective effect

A Mediterranean-style diet is fairly simple and focuses on fruit and vegetables, whole grains, extra virgin olive oil and fish.

Meat isn’t a staple in a typical Mediterranean diet. It does feature, though not as often as seafood, poultry and eggs.

There is very little refined sugar or flour in the diet, and aside from olive oil, fats such as butter are rarely consumed.

It’s thought the diet’s high level of antioxidants could have a protective effect.

It is also very high in protein, which may help to prevent brain inflammation and lower cholesterol, which could be linked to memory and cognitive problems.


This Mumbai Bistro Served Up ‘Best Detox Meal’ For Jacqueline Fernandez: See Pic

This Mumbai Bistro Served Up 'Best Detox Meal' For Jacqueline Fernandez: See Pic

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez is on a week-long detox diet and the beauty is giving us a lot of healthy eating inspiration. Fernandez shared on Instagram that she was going on a detox diet, which involves eating a whole lot of fresh fruits and vegetables and only low-calorie foods and drinks. She had also shared the recipe of a weird but healthy beauty elixir- apple cider vinegar with turmeric and ginger- which she said tasted bad, but was great for the skin. Fernandez also included healthy carbohydrates from sweet potatoes and raw quinoa in her detox diet. The actor, who will reportedly be seen opposite Kartik Aryaan in the Hindi remake of Telugu movie Kirik Party, is known to eat healthy generally. She had confessed in an interview that she ate foods that were more alkaline in nature, to maintain acidic balance in her body and to stay slim.

Today Jacqueline Fernandez posted another picture from detox meal on her Instagram stories, giving us a peak into what exactly it looks like and let us tell you, it looks far from boring. Fernandez gave a shoutout to a Mumbai-based healthy food bistro and juice bar, which she said served the ‘best detox food’. She posted a picture of what looks like a bowl of crunchy muesli with milk, topped with frozen and fresh berries and dark chocolate chunks and a lone edible flower. The plating of the food itself is so amazing, that it looks better than the most sinful foods.

Have a look at Jacqueline Fernandez’s detox meal:


Jacqueline Fernandez gave a shoutout to the detox meals from a Mumbai bistro and juice bar

The meal is from Sequel Mumbai, which has outlets in Bandra and Kala Ghoda. Fresh and frozen berries are great additions for a detox meal, as they are chock-full of antioxidants and essential vitamins and micro-nutrients. Berries and dark chocolate are essential for fighting inflammation and flushing out toxins from the body. Muesli is rich in fibre protein and is important for regulating digestion and blood sugar levels.