Hints for healthy Grocery shopping

Hints for healthy Grocery shopping

Whole Grains –  When choosing bread, pasta, rice or cereal, aim for the least processed foods that are made from whole grains. For example, choose brown rice instead of white, whole wheat bread and pasta, grain mixes, quinoa, and barely. The whole grain should be the first ingredient listed on the label ( that means it’s the largest ingredient by weight). Cereals should have at least four grams of fiber per serving and the less sugar, the better.Fruits and Vegetables- The American Heart Association(AHA) recommends eating eight and more fruit and vegetable servings every day, totaling about four and a half cups. Fresh is best, but don’t forget about frozen fruits and vegetables – they’re a convenient way to keep nutritious ingredients handly. Just choose those without the added sauces and flavorings.Lean Meat, Fish, Eggs, and Poultry – The AHA recommends two servings of fish a week. Oiler fish(salmon, trout, and herring) are particularly good because they contain omega 3-fatty acids, which may help lower your risk of heart disease. Look for lean cuts of meat(like round, top sirloin, and tenderloin) and choose skinless poultry or remove the skin after you cook it.Dairy – Milk, yogurt, cheese and other dairy products are an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D. Look for fat-free, 1% fat and low-fat milk and low-fat milk varieties. If you just can’t live without some higher-fat cheeses, keep your portions small ( a serving roughly one and a half ounces-about the size of four stacked dice.)Canned and dried foods – Items like canned tuna and beans are great to have on hand-just beware of too much-added salt or sugar. Keep a supply on your shelves so you can make quick soups or add to salads, pasta, etc.What to avoid -?

Highly processed Foods- A good rule of thumb is to avoid foods that have more than five ingredients or contain artificial ingredients or unidentifiable chemicals.Salt(sodium) – Too much raises your blood pressure and increase your risks of stroke and heart disease, so look for it on the label. People blood pressure, people over 40, eat no more than 1500 milligrams of sodium daily(about2/3 of a teaspoon). For other recommendation is 2300 milligrams. Most of the sodium in our diets comes from processed foods like canned goods, soups, and prepared mixes, rather than from table salt.Sugar- It’s full of calories but no nutrients, so limit your intake. Choose foods with less than five grams of sugar a serving and beware “hidden” sugars that are listed in the ingredients under names like high-fructose corn syrup, dextrose, invert sugar. Saturated Fats and Trans fats –Often labeled “hydrogenated” or partially hydrogenated “  vegetable oils, these fats are bad for your cholesterol levels and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. They’re commonly found in items like pastries, biscuits, margarine, cakes, and shortening. Cholesterol – It’s found in animal products such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and butter, cheese and whole and 2% milk. Aim to eat less than 300 milligrams each day.

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NIPAH VIRUS

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus.

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NiV was first identified during an outbreak of disease that took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998. On this occasion, pigs were the intermediate hosts. However, in subsequent NiV outbreaks, there were no intermediate hosts. In Bangladesh in 2004, humans became infected with NiV as a result of consuming date palm sap that had been contaminated by infected fruit bats. Human-to-human transmission has also been documented, including in a hospital setting in IndiaNiV infection in humans has a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection to acute respiratory syndrome and fatal encephalitis. NiV is also capable of causing disease in pigs and other domestic animals. There is no vaccine for either humans or animals. The primary treatment for human cases is intensive supportive care. It can also be spread between people ,often between family and caregivers of people who are affected.

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When a person is infected with the nipah virus ,they experience encephalitis or the inflammation of brain. It typically takes five to 14 days for the symptoms to start appear.

*FEVER

*HEADACHE

*DROWSINESS

*CONFUSION

*PROGRESS TO COMA

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There is no cure for this virus. Instead people who are infected are treated with supportive care, which includes making sure the person stays hydrated and treating any nausea or vomiting issue.

People can take step to prevent NIPAH  by avoiding exposure to sick pigs and bats and  not drinking raw date palm sap which can be contaminated by the excretion from infected bats.

DR.SHREESHA MADDALI

SONAM AND ANAND

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Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja were married in a traditional Sikh wedding on the morning of Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Mumbai and a reception was  later in the evening.

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The bride wore a traditional red lehenga designed by Anuradha Vail with beaded jewellery for the Anand Karaj which was attended by actors such as Saif Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and many more

 

Born on July 29 1983 in New Delhi, India, Anand Ahuja completed his education at the American Embassy School before starting an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, but he did not complete it.

Anand then went on to do an internship as a product manager at Amazon in Seattle and today, is the CEO and Managing Director of the clothing brand Bhane, the largest export company in India.

He is also the founder of India’s first shoe store Veg Non Veg and a managing director of Shahi Exports, owned by his father Harish Ahuja.
Anand garnered media attention after he started dating Sonam Kapoor.

On 8th may,whole Bollywood gathered in Hotel The Leela Mumbai to celebrate the togetherness of the newly wedded couple ,And like the fashion-forward couple, their guest too made jaw-dropping appearances in both traditional and modern ensembles. Metallics seemed to be the theme for the night with everyone stepping up in their shimmery and chic outfits.

Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja wedding reception photos

Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja marriage reception pics

Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja marriage reception photos

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Sonam Kapoor wedding reception photos

Sonam Kapoor Marriage Reception Pics

We wish for their bright future

HAPPY MARRIED LIFE SONAM KAPOOR….

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI.

MANUSHI CHILLAR

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Even though she was studying to become a cardiac surgeon, destiny had other plans for Manushi Chillar, who is India’s Miss World contestant for 2017. The 20-year-old, who is the 54th titleholder, represented the state of Haryana at the Femina Miss India 2017 beauty pageant, and competed with 29 contestants from other Indian states. She took over as Miss India World from Priyadarshini Chatterjee at the finale event, which was held in Mumbai earlier this year. Now, Manushi is competing with 108 contestants for the Miss World crown at an event that will be held in China on November 18.Image result for Manushi Chillar DoctorShe hasn’t only gratified her home state but the whole nation. It was Priyanka Chopra who had previously won the prestigious title way back in 2000. Since then our beauties had been returning without wearing the diamond studded crown.

See the source imageManushi chillar hails from Haryana, the state unpopular for the worst male-female ratio in the country. She is the student of Bhagat phool singh government medical college for women in sonepat Haryana.

 

See the source imageManushi’s father Dr.Mitra Basu Chillar is a scientist at DRDO and mother Dr.Neelam chillar is HOD of the neurochemistry department at the institute of human behavior and allied science.

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Manushi is trained  kuchipudi dancer, and has trained under RAJA AND RADHA REDDY. she has also been a part of National school of Drama and enjoys swimming in her free time.

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For her Beauty with a Purpose project (a registered charity and a non-profit organization associated with Miss World to raise money for humanitarian projects across the world), Manushi took up the mantle to spread awareness about the important issue of menstrual hygiene. Her initiative was called Project Shakti. For the same, she visited about 20 villages, and made a difference to the lives of 5,000 women.

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DR.SHIREESHA MADDAL.

 

 

 

QUTUB MINAR

QUTAB MINAR IS  A TOWER OF VICTORY  BUILT IN 1193 BY QUTAB UD DIN AIBAK immediately after the defeat of delhi’s  last hindu kingdom.

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Built in the early 13 century a few kms from south  delhi, the red sandstone tower of qutb minar is 72.5m high ,tapering from 2.75m in diameter at its peak to 14.32m at its  base,and alternating angular and rounded flutings.The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings,notably the magnificient  ALAIDARWAZA GATE,the  masterpiece of INDO MUSLIM ART and two mosques were built of material reused from some 20 brahman temples.

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The origin of QUTUB MINAR are shrouded in controversy.Some believe it was erected as a tower of a victory to signify the beginning of muslim rule in INDIA, other say it served  as a minaret to the muezzin to call the faithful to prayer.

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The towers style is basically Iranian,though likely patterned on Afghanistans Minaret of Jam and adapted to local artistic conventions by the incorporation of looped bells and garlands and lotus borders into the carving.

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The tower has 5 superposed,tapering storeys.The lowest three comprise fluted cylindrical shaft or columns of pale red sandstone,separated  by flanges and by storeyed balconies,carried on muqarnas corbels.The fourth column is of marble and is relatively plain.The fifth is of marble and sandstone.The  flanges are a darker red sandstone throughout and  are engraved with quranic texts and decorative elements.At the foot of the tower is the  QUWWAT UL ISLAM MOSQUE.

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Before 1974 ,the general public was allowed access to the top ,due to many accidents that happened ,the government decided to not allow tourist to access the top of minar.

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DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

TAJ MAHAL

THE SYMBOL OF LOVE

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TAJMAHAL is an ivory white marble mausoleum on the bank of the Yamuna river in the city of Agra.Construction of the mausoleum was essentially completed in 1643,but the complete construction work was completed around after 10 years i.e. 1653.

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Entry to the TAJMAHAL complex via the forecourt, which in the sixteenth century housed shops,and through a monumental gate of inlaid and highly decorated red sandstone made for a first impression of grand splendor and symmetry.

 

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Shah Jahan was the fifth ruler of the Mughal dynasty. During his third regnal year, his favorite wife, known as Mumtaz mahal died due to complications arising from the birth of their fourteenth child. Deeply saddened ,the emperor started planning the construction of a suitable, permanent resting place for his beloved wife almost immediately.

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The Base structure is a large multi chambered cube with chamfered corners forming and unequal 8 sided structure.Each side of iwan (an arch shaped doorway)is with huge pishtaq or vaulted archway with two similarly shaped balconies stacked on either side.

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Four minarets frame the tomb ,one at each of the plinth facing the chamfered corners. The main chamber houses the false sarcophagi of mumtaz mahal and shah jahan, the actual graves are at lower level.

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The exterior decoration are among the finest in Mughal architecture. The decorative elements were created by applying by applying paint, stucco, stone carvings .Throughout the complex  are passages from quran that comprise some of the decorative elements. The passages were chosen by amanat khan.

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The TAJMAHAL was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983 for being “the jewel of muslim art in india and one of the universally admired master pieces of the world heritage. TAJMAHAL attracts 7-8 millions visitors a year. In 2007 it was declared winner of the NEW7WONDERS OF THE WORLD initiative.

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

 

 

PUNJABI KADHI

PUNJABI KADHI

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Enjoy Punjabi kadhi  pakora’s unparalleled taste with chawal or vegetable khichidi and experience the truly blissful feel of classic Indian comfort food. Dahi kadhi is prepared with besan, curd and delicious besan pakora.

PREPARATION TIME-20 MIN

 SERVES-4

INGREDIENTS -FOR PAKORA

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1/2 CUP BESAN OR GRAM FLOUR

1/2 CUP FINELY CHOPPED ONION

1 GREEN CHILLI

A SMALL PINCH OF BAKING SODA

1/3 CUP OF WATER

SALT

OIL FOR DEEP FRYING.

FOR KADHI

1 CUP OF SOUR CURD

1/4 CUP BESAN

1  CUP WATER

1/4 TURMERIC

SALT

DIRECTIONS OF MAKING PAKORA-
Mix  gramflour ,onion, green chillies,baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add water  in small quantity and make a thick batter. Heat oil ,take spoonful of batter in between your fingers, drop 5-6 pakoras in single batch.

DIRECTION OF MAKING KADHI

*Beat curd and gram flour in a bowl with hand beater,add water ,turmeric and salt.Blend all ingredients until smooth batter.Ensure that there are no lumps.

*Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium size pan.Add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds,add  cumin seeds and grated ginger ,sauté for 20 secs.

*Add prepared batter with the above prepared oil, cook on medium flame until raw smell of gram flour goes away for 8-10 mins.

*For tempering ,add oil in pan, add dry red chilli and red chilli powder, immediately pour it over prepared kadhi.

*Add fried pakoras ,mix well and cook for 3-4 mins .

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DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

VASTU TIPS

VASTU TIPS

VASTU science has several remedies to ensure that a house remain blessed ,without making any structural changes. Once a person starts living in the house he or she comes under the influence of a specific energy field. To purify and make your home a positive place to live we need to follow vastu ……

*PLACE A AQUARIUM IN SE CORNER OF YOUR LIVING ROOM FOR PROSPERITY

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*PERFORMING GANESH POOJA AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR WILL HELP TO REMOVE VASTU DOSHA.

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*KEEP BOWL OF WATER WITH EPSOM SALT/ROCK SALT IN SEVERAL CORNER OF HOME ,AS SALT IS BELIEVED TO ABSORB NEGATIVE ENERGY.

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*WEST DIRECTION:-The west direction is governed by deity VARUN.This direction is ideal for students.

See the source image*NORTHWEST-This direction is governed by VAYU, This direction is best for keeping bedroom of newly married couple.

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*NORTH DIRECTION-The direction is governed by deity kuber .This is the ideal place for young couples and also for storing valuables,jewellery and cash locker.

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*SOUTH EAST:-This direction is governed by AGNI. This direction is not ideal for having bedroom as this may cause constant quarrels between couples and incurs excessive expenditure.

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*According vastu ,mirrors should not be located inside the bedroom as this leads to frequent misunderstanding and quarrels.

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*Never have beam or girder running along the ceiling of the drawing room, since sitting under one causes mental turmoil.

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*To generate positive energy  and elevate the mood, display paintings depicting beauty of nature or scenery.

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*Never display artificial flowers as it is deemed inauspicious .Even dried flowers attract misfortune as they represent autumn season.

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*Use light curtains on the windows and doors in the NE wall ,heavy curtains for SW wall of the drawing room.

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DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

 

GOOD NUTRITION AND LIFE

GOOD LIFE!

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases.

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YOUR DIET SHOULDNOT ONLY SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH AND WEIGHT GOALS,BUT ALSO IMPROVE YOUR TRAINING PERFORMANCE

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PROTEIN IS A BUILDING BLOCK?

Include a source of lean protein at every meal ,from source like chicken,turkey breast,low fat chesse and yogurt,white fish or soy.

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FAT IS GOOD OR BAD?

You will find healthy fats in oily fish,olive oil,eggs and nuts.Get some fat into every meal either by switching a lean protein for one richer in heart healthy fat.

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VEGGIES AND FRUITS

Fruits and Vegetables are a foundation of good health .Ideally you want as big a range of color’s as possible. They are important source of many nutrients ,including potassium ,dietary fiber, folate, vit A and vit C.

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DIET AND WEIGHT

The link between good nutrition and healthy weight reduced chronic disease risk and overall health is too important to ignore. By taking steps to eat healthy ,you will be on your way to getting nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, active and strong

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AS WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY,MAKING SMALL CHANGES IN YOUR DIET  CAN GO A LONG WAY AND ITS DAMN EASIER THAN YOU THINK!

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

 

SUMMER DRINKS

HAPPY SUMMER

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LEMONADES:-Nothing tastes more like summer than a refreshing glass of lemonade. For adult parties try spiked lemonade ,few leaves of fresh mint, add ice,1 ounce rum and 3/4 cup lemonade.

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ICE PUNCHED :-Freeze fruit juices in ice tray molds, choose juices in range of colors and flavors. Add soda or any juice in glass along with few cubes of flavored ice..

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RASPBERRY SPRITZER:-Skip the sugar laden sodas on hot days, instead try natural raspberry juice with pinch of salt and ice..

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MINT TISANE:-A Tea for better digestion and assimilation, just add few leaves of mint in your regular tea and enjoy the summer with good health.

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CRANBERRY AND GINGER TEA PUNCH:-Blend cranberry and orange juice with ginger tea and tart lemon juice.

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DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI