Eating right for health, happiness and longevity
We are what we eat and it’s time to take control of the food on our plates.
Scientists have linked healthy food to not just good heath but also to our mood. A relatively new field, nutritional psychiatry, helps patients understand the food-brain connection. It is important to know that 90% of serotonin receptors are located in the Gastro Intestinal (GI) track. Serotonin is a chemical produced by the nerve cells and is vital for neuro-transmitting signals between the nerve cells. With most of the serotonin in the stomach and intestines (gut), it’s not surprising that as soon as anyone is prescribed an anti-depressant, the most common side effect is stomach-related.
The first step to a healthy gut and a happy life is to switch to organic whole grains and pulses that are not filled with preservatives and chemicals. Switching to whole and organic foods and adding millets to your diet would increase the fibre intake that promotes good gut health.
Include pro and prebiotic foods into your regular diet, maintain the flora and fauna of the gut. Probiotic foods like good cultured homemade yoghurt, fermented probiotic drinks like buttermilk, kefir and kombucha are also an important source of good bacteria that help your gut.
To this, you can add a good helping of antioxidant rich foods including, berries, grapes, pomegranates and homemade chocolate.
JUICE EXTRACTION VS FULL FIBRE SMOOTHIES.
While fibre rich foods promote the good bacteria in the GI track, digesting and passing an all fibre diet would strain it. Moderation is essential. Antioxidant and vitamin rich fruit juices are easy to digest where the nutrients are absorbed without having to work through the fibre. Smoothies are great if you want to keep the fibre and have a wholesome drink.
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Making fresh creamy smoothies has more than a health benefit! When you have the right kitchen equipment, juicing is fun. The Ultra Duramix, is a product of stylish and thoughtful
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CREAMY AVOCADO, BANANA AND APPLE SMOOTHIE
Makes 1 shake
2 Avocados (ripe)
1 Banana (ripe)
A quick blend in your Ultra Mixer Grinder and enjoy a powerhouse of nutrition.
SLOW JUICING, SAY GOODBYE TO CRUSHED SEEDS AND BITTER AFTERTASTE
Ultra Mixer Grinder, comes with a unique slow grind function. Often when you juice fruits like oranges, pomegranates and watermelon, the seeds get crushed leaving a bitter after taste.
With the slow grind option, maximum nutrition is extracted from the fruit, the seeds stay intact, while the juice is slowly extracted. You can enjoy a glass of pure juice without the seeds and without the bitter aftertaste. Another added advantage is, the juicer jar comes with a filter mechanism with a stainless steel mesh. This adds convenience by filtering the juice and keeping the seeds inside. With Ultra Mixer Grinder’s, enjoy a fresh nutritious glass of juice in a jiffy!
POMEGRANATE AND GRAPE PUNCH
Makes 1 Jar
2 Cups Pomegranate seeds
1 Cup Black grapes
20 Mint leaves
Use the slow grind option in your Ultra Mixer Grinder and enjoy a tall glass of fruit blast. Take note, no sugar is needed for this juice, but you could add to taste if you prefer.