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Benefit of various item for weight loss and PCOS ( from internet)

Discussion in 'Keep Fit & Maintain Shape' started by SGA, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. SGA

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    Horse Gram is a kind of bean commonly used in many South Indian states. This plant is native to different parts of India. The edible seeds are highly nutritious and are used for numerous culinary purposes. They also have some medicinal uses.

    Health Benefits

    Various health benefits can be derived from these beans:
    • It is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating numerous health disorders including rheumatism, worm, conjunctivitis and piles.
    • They have astringent and diuretic properties.
    • The beams are beneficial for extracting phlegm.
    • They are believed to be helpful for keeping the body warm during winter.
    • Controlling fever is another health benefit of Horse Gram.
    • The phenol content of the seeds helps to reduce excessive weight.
    • They also help to lower cholesterol levels.
    • According to some studies, the lipid extracts of Horse Gram are beneficial for treating peptic ulcer.
    • It is also beneficial for reducing flatulence.
    • These legumes help to control various menstrual problems.
    • In India, Horse Gram is believed to be beneficial for treating kidney stones.

    Uses

    The edible legumes are used for preparing various dishes. They have some other uses as well.

    Edible Uses

    • It is widely used in the Karnataka cuisine.
    • In the Himalayan region, it is used as a major food source.
    • The legumes are cooked in a sauté pan to prepare a dish called “Ras”.
    • A delicious dish is prepared by using Horse Grams along with tender radish leaves, coriander leaves, rai and spinach.
    • It is also popularly used for making curries and soups.
    • Various preparations of these beans are eaten with boiled rice and roti.
    • In Maharashtra, it is used for making pithla, kulith usal and laddu.

    Medicinal Uses

    Horse Gram water is prescribed for treating jaundice in Andhra Pradesh.
    This water is also used for relieving cough and cold.
    Applying a paste of powdered Horse Gram along with some water on the skin helps to control boils and skin rashes.
    Recipes

    Eating plenty of Horse Gram helps in losing weight. One can also make a paste of sour buttermilk and 100 gm powdered Horse Gram and apply it on the main fat deposits of the body. It is important to massage the paste in upward strokes as it effectively reduces body fat.

    Using Horse Gram during Pregnancy
    It is beneficial for pregnant women as it helps to increase the body’s blood count. But, it is advisable to consult a physician if there are any adverse effects.

    Side Effects

    Following are some of the possible side effects of eating these legumes:

    • It can cause excessive bile production in case of over consumption.
    • Plethora and tuberculosis patients should avoid eating Horse Gram.

    Nutritional Facts

    Here is the nutritional fact for 100 gm of this legume:

    Nutrients Amounts
    Energy 321 Ecals
    Moisture 12 gm
    Protein 22 gm
    Fat 0 gm
    Mineral 3 gm
    Fiber 5 gm
    Carbohydrates 57 gm
    Calcium 287 mg
    Phosphorous 311 mg
    Iron 7 mg

    Regional Names

    They are known by various names in different Indian languages:

    In Hindi: Kulthi
    In Bengali: Kulthikalai
    In Tamil: Kollu
    In Telugu: Ulavalu or Guggillu
    In Kannada: Hurule
    In Oriya: Kolatha
    In Gujrati: Kadthi Ni Dal

    source ::Horse Gram - Facts, Nutritional Value, Health Benefits and Pictures
     
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    What is Flax seed ? I saw photo in google image, still dint get it..

    Can anyone tell what is flaxseed in tamil or kannada ?
     
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    Here is few things i got from Internet
    1. Carrot juice taken regularly will help treating a condition of irregular menses.
    2. Include pumpkin seeds, drumsticks, papaya, bitter gourd and snake gourd in your diet.
    3. Fennel seeds are also beneficial in this condition.
    4. Grape juice can help in bringing the regularity back.
    5. Dill is effective in stimulating the menstruation.
    6. Asafetida is widely used for regularising periods. It is an effective home remedy.
    7. Take the ginger with honey every day.
    8. Try to avoid drinking caffeine beverages and alcohol.
    9. You must avoid eating spicy and fried food. Also avoid chocolates and pineapples to overcome this problem.
    10. Gynecure capsule is a useful herbal remedy for treating irregular menstruation. ​
     
  4. Shanvy

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    alivirai is flax seed..and if you are on ttc use it with discretion and doctors advice..contains phyto -estrogens.. and i used it everyday because i had surgical menopause at 5 years back..


    SGA, i make a horsegram sprinkle...that i just drizzle over curds or dosa or soups...or even raitha...
    you can make sprout horsegram and make a dal like sabji too..even sambhar. you can make chutney out of this..refer to chitvish forum..lots of varieties with it..check under kollu..that is the tamil name for horsegram...
     
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    Got this on net

    • Flaxseeds are known as ALSI in Hindi, Gujarati, and Punjabi,
    • Ali Vidai in Tamil.
    • In Marathi, it is also known as jawas, alashi, and linseed.
    • In Bengali, it is known as Tishi, in Oriya its Pesi. In Kannada, its called Agasi,
    • and telugu people call it Avise ginzalu.
    • Finally, in Kerala, the Malyalis call it Cheruchana vithu.
     
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    it increases heat in body na ? so i avoid having such things
     
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    SGA thanks.. Shanvy yeah i am ttc, will check with my doc once.
     
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    Reallyuseful informations SGA.. Thanks for sharing:)
     
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    very informative...........thanks for sharing.
     
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    Finger Millet

    Regional Names

    Nachani is known as finger millet in English.
    Marathi – Nachni, nachani, navgli
    Hindi - Mandua
    Tamil – Kelvargu
    Telugu - Ragulu
    Kannada - Ragi
    Malayalam Koovarugu

    Health Benefits of Ragi (Finger Millet)

    • Aids in Bone Development: Ragi, an excellent source of calcium, contributes towards bone health. The cereal is beneficial for growing children and older people who need a constant supply of calcium for healthy growth and maintenance of bones. Consumption of ragi can reduce the risks of fractures and osteoporosis to a considerable extent.
    • Aids in Weight loss: Tryptophan, an amino acid, present in ragi, reduces excess appetite & helps to control weight gain. Fibers in ragi gives you a feeling of fullness, and the slower digestion rate of the cereal allows you to take less calories. This supports the process of weight loss.
    • Acts as a Relaxant: The amino acid called Tryptophan present in ragi acts as an excellent natural relaxant and helps to fight anxiety, insomnia and depression. The amino acid also helps in treating migraine headaches.
    • Reduces High Glucose Levels in the Blood: Ragi shows antioxidant properties, and its phytochemicals contribute towards a slow digestion process. Hence it helps to control blood glucose levels in a diabetic. A study conducted in the year 2000 found that the consumption of finger millet based diet is helpful for people with diabetes because of the higher fiber content as compared to rice and wheat. The study also found that the whole finger millet based diet has a lower glycemic response (measure of the food's ability to elevate blood sugar - useful for diabetics) due to the presence of antinutritional factors in whole finger millet flour which are known to reduce starch digestibility and absorption.
    • Acts as a Good Source of Protein/Amino Acids: Ragi is a rich source of amino acids which is beneficial for the human body. The list includes valine, tryptophan, isoleucine, threonine and methionoine. Valine is an essential amino acid which helps in repairing tissues, metabolism and muscle coordination. It is also vital for maintaining the nitrogen balance of the body. Methionine is another essential amino acid lacking in most of the other cereals. Methionine helps the body process and eliminate fat, and is the primary source of sulfur in the body (sulfur is required for the production of the body's most abundant natural antioxidant, glutathione). Isoleucine is good for blood formation, muscles repair, bone and skin health.
    • Lowers Blood Cholesterol Levels: The essential amino acids, Lecithin and Methionine present in Ragi, help to reduce cholesterol by removing excess fat from the liver. Threonine, another amino acid, prevents the formation of fat in the liver and this, in turn, brings down the cholesterol level in the body.
    • Prevents and Treats Anemia: Ragi, being a good source of iron, can be considered as a useful cereal for anemic patients.
    • Acts as Remedy for Various Health Conditions: Regular intake of ragi can prevent many health conditions such as malnutrition, premature ageing and the development of degenerative diseases. Green ragi is a remedy for blood pressure, heart weakness, liver disease, asthma and lack of milk production during lactation period.

    Is there any Downside Associated with the Consumption of Ragi?

    High intake of ragi can increase oxalic acid in your body. Hence, it is not recommended for people suffering from urinary calculi (kidney stone).

    Not all foods which are good for health would prove to be bad for your taste buds! You can enjoy the taste of Ragi by including it in various meals. Healthy ideas include ragi porridge, ragi roti, ragi ball, upma, steamed cakes and biscuits. Come out with your own recipes to enjoy the goodness of this cereal!

    The nutritional values per 100 g of Ragi are:

    Protein 7.3 g

    Fat 1.3 g

    Carbohydrate 72 g

    Minerals 2.7 g

    Calcium 344 mg

    Fibre 3.6 g

    Energy 328 kCal

    Read more: Health Benefits of Ragi (Finger Millet)
     
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