Sehri also called as “Sehur” is a meal consumed by all Muslims early in the morning before Fajr prayer. Sehri is very important and same is the case with Sehri meal. Sehri meal is important because after having Sehri meal Muslims have to refrain from consumption of all type of foods and drinks. Therefore Sehri meal must be healthiest which gives you potential so that you can spend your whole day without eating and drinking. Continue reading…
Winter is a lovely season and there are many things that we love about winters such as warm clothes, foggy nights, coffee, bonfires, BBQs and dry fruits. Dry fruits are simply loveable in winters. At the start of the season people stock up dry fruits at home to enjoy the cold, with the heater on. Dry fruits are a perfect winter snack and can be easily carried also in small packets of coat pockets. Dry fruits taste even better along with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Kashmiri chai which is also known as pink tea is also very popular in winters.
Dry fruits in winters are really good for skin in winters. The skin tends to dry out more in winters and the oils in dry fruits prevent skin from drying. Most common dry fruits are Nuts, Almonds, Cashew nuts, Walnuts, Raisins, Dried apricots, Pistachios, Prunes, Peanuts, Dates and Coconut. Continue reading…
As soon as the Holy month of Ramadan arrives in Pakistan, people start preparing for celebration and food and most of the people ignore an important part of Iftar and Sehri, which are drinks. People take drinks very casually and they assume they don’t need to make any plans for what kind of drinks in Ramadan. Whereas, drinks are the most important part of Iftar and Sehri.
We should be careful about what to drink in Ramadan (Sehri and Iftar) according to the Pakistani drinks in Ramadan. The Drinks in Ramadan (Iftar) should be refreshing and healthy because after spending more than 12 hours fasting the body is dehydrated and it requires restoration of energy. Drinks in Ramadan (Sehri) should have a long lasting effect and they should be able to keep your body active for the rest of the day till Iftar.
Grapefruit is surely a miracle fruit made by God as it has so many health benefits. Grapefruit is full of nutritional and good for many illnesses.
The ability for a single fruit to help in weight loss programs seems slightly far fetched and make-believe but the fact is that the grapefruit which is a humble fruit seems to have the properties to help in weight loss. With an elevated content of minerals and nutrients especially, vitamin C, the grapefruit is rich in fiber and carbohydrates. Grapefruit doesn’t only contain vitamin C which is usually known to be protective against cold or flu. It is not just one nutrient that helps prevent a certain disease, but rather the mixture of several ingredients in it that does the trick. This is the kind of nutritional control that we can find only in the way God makes our natural food.
This juicy fruit contains citric acid, natural sugars, and essential oils like limonene, pinene and citral. Grapefruit has high amounts of vitamin C, and smaller amounts of vitamin A, B complex, E and K. It also has large amounts of calcium; folic acid, phosphorus, and potassium.
Health Benefits of grapefruit, the miracle fruit, are:
Winter brings flu and cold but it brings the opportunity to enjoy dry fruits. Winter afternoon bundled up in your sweater with your pockets full of dry fruits is a favorite winter memory.
Dry fruits are not just the yummiest part of winters but they are also a great source of energy. It is traditional to associate dry fruits with winters; that doesn’t mean dry fruits can’t be eaten in any other season than winter. However in any other season you have to watch your dry fruit dosage.
Dry fruits are very rich source of essential nutrients. Dry fruits have minerals, enzymes, and vitamins. Dry fruits also have strong medical qualities. Dry fruits should be eaten in rational amounts. Just because dry fruits are in size not so big their essence makes up for it.
A diet rich in dry fruits helps fulfill natural nutritional needs. Hence they help stay healthy and beautiful; also energetic and youthful.
Breakfast is important. Importance of breakfast is undisputed in every way. Breakfast routine bores some. Here are a few ways of experimenting with your breakfast.
International breakfast ideas can be very interesting. Start your day with going global with your breakfast. Japanese breakfast has rice, soup and steamed vegetables. Reduced fat and nutrients for breakfast is a good idea.
Native Americans ate popcorns for breakfast. Delicious light popcorns add variety to breakfast. Munch on them for breakfast with a warm cup of milk maybe.
Cereals for breakfast are mundane, but no longer. Breakfast cereals have a lot of variety with fruit added and syrups of all sorts. If all these alternate breakfast ideas are not breakfast enough for you then mid morning snack is a good idea. Try to keep your breakfast rich with snack protein.
If the same old bread and egg is boring you then experiment your breakfast but don’t skip it; at any cost.
Most diets manage to trap us only because of their good advertising tactics. If you are following a diet that most people around you are doesn’t mean the diet is good. It only means the diet has good advertising tools.
A typical scenario; you start a diet, you lose weight and then keep following the diet but you stop losing weight. You lose faith in the diet so you go off the diet. As soon as you go off the diet you gain weight even more easily than before the diet. This is because most diets slow down your metabolism in the long run.
Our weight is not about what diet we follow but is directly related to the difference between energy intake and energy used, which is directly related to metabolism. Losing weight is not about following one diet after another diet. Losing weight comes from increasing your metabolism. In your diet just make sure you eat only how much you can burn.
The ideal situation is incorporate exercise in your life. No one can dispute exercise helps lose weight. Losing weight can be made more effective with a careful eye on your diet. No hassle of elaborate starving diets just a little caution is good enough for weight watching.
There are a lot of good for nothing diets out there so be careful of who you believe; it is what you eat that makes who you are after all!
In Ramadan there is worship to be done with abstinence from food. In Ramadan the body loses liquids. In order to not get dehydrated during Ramadan, people should drink more after Iftaar. For Ramadan there are some special kinds of drinks that are very popular in Iftaar. Drinks in Ramadan have become part of the Iftaar’s traditions. When Ramadan arrives, drinks get experimented with. In Ramadan lots of out of ordinary drinks become common at Iftaar. These drinks are sold on the streets during Ramadan and also being served on Ramadan dining tables.
Most of us drink two glasses of any drink handy at Iftaar, usually before even eating anything else at Iftaar. That drink is just to quench our thirst instantly. Here is a Ramadan drink that will rejuvenate you and nourish too.
Put 7-up, and lemon juice into a 64 ounce container. Slice a lemon, add, then almost-fill with sweet and sour mix. Add sugar and a touch of grenadine, and shake well. And enjoy your refreshing Ramadan drink at Iftaar.
Ramadan is time to be very careful with your liquids; drink the right drink that fulfills your liquid needs.
Awareness is helping us become conscious of high and low calories so fast frying is definitely a thing of the past. Baking is the quickest way of cooking. Baking is also the fastest way of cooking your food the low calories way.
Baking can be overwhelming to start with. When you start baking your food instead of frying or cooking it your usual way your oven might not be too friendly at first. While baking you might burn your food to start with or your food might not be properly cooked or even the taste might be a lot different.
I first started baking when I was around 13 and it’s taken me a while to get the hang of it. After years and years of experimentation and many, many, many disasters, I’ve been able to learn a few nifty tips to make baking all an easier, and enjoyable, process. I have had my share of burnt cookies, flat cakes, chicken undone. I still do have my bad days when things fail miserably with the oven, but it’s all a learning curve. The more baking you do, the better you become! Your biggest incentive to baking is whatever food has to go through baking is surely low calorie compared to frying.
While baking concentration is the most important. Focus on using the right amount of ingredients and try follow the recipe as it is especially the part where it tells you the oven temperature. Baking can be lots of fun and can also be your way to the low calorie lifestyle.
Get ready to put on your oven gloves if you want your weight scales to start showing results. Low calorie cooking is baking, and to get it right you need to stay focused.