Friday, 27 December 2013

Coffee - My favourite beverage of all time :)

 Reasons why coffee is good for you :

1.Coffee can make you smarter -Coffee contains an active ingredient called caffeine which is a CNS stimulant .It increases the release of neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine thus resulting in net stimulant effect. Coffee not only keeps your awake but also enhances your brain function.
2.Coffee can make you feel happier- Coffee is loaded with nutrients and anti -oxidants . It isnt just black water , in fact coffee is the biggest source of anti-oxidants in the western world. Coffee acts as an anti-depressant , making you feel less depressed , compared to those who dont include coffee in their diet.It has also been linked to lower levels of suicide.

3.Coffee may lower your risk of Alzheimer's-Coffee not only makes you smarter but also have a protective effect on brain in old age. Alzheimer's is a major cause leading to dementia ,a neurodegenerative disorder. Drinking coffee lowers the risk of Alzheimer's in 50% cases.

4.Coffee is good for your liver- Coffee helps to lower alcoholic cirrhosis which is an autoimmune disorder of liver which may lead to hepatic damage and liver cancer.It also helps prevent people from fatty liver disease .


Wednesday, 25 December 2013

The 5 top fat-burning foods !

1.Whole grains 

The body burns twice as much the calories while breaking down whole grain food than the processed food.

2.Lean meats.                                                          
 Proteins have a high thermogenic effect. You burn 30% calories the food contains during digestion

3.Low fat dairy products
t’s important to include some dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt in the diet as they are packed with essential nutrients that help to keep us healthy. As well as being good sources of protein, zinc and some B vitamins, dairy products are one of the main sources of calcium in the diet, a mineral that helps to build strong, healthy bones.

4.Green tea
Drinking 4 cups of green tea daily helped people to shed more than 6 pounds in 8 weeks . Green tea is the most powerful anti-oxidant and it boosts up your metabolism.

5.Hot peppers
Ingesting hot peppers ramps up the metabolism which in turn switches the body into fat burning mode .

Bread Butter Pudding

serves for 4 
Prep time- 40 min

Ingredients :
1.Eggs - 2 (large)
2.Milk- 2 cups (450ml)
3.Butter-1/4 cup (45g)
4.White bread- 6 slices 
5.Sugar-1/2 cup ( 115g)
6.Cinnamon or nutmeg powder - 1 tsp
7.Salt- 1/4 tsp

Procedure :
1. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.
2.In a saucepan melt the butter and add the milk.Bring the milk to boil.
3.In a large bowl beat the eggs. Add sugar, salt and cinnamon powder and mix well.
4.Add in the bread pieces.
5.Now add the milk butter mixture into the above mixture.
6.Place the obtained mixture into a baking pan and bake for about 40 minutes.
7.Your pudding is ready if the knife comes out clean when poked into the pudding.
8.Serve hot.