Kids watching TV for more than 2hrs at greater risk of blood pressure

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that children are likelier to have a higher risk of high blood pressure if they watch more than 2 hours of TV a day. The study showed that spending more than two hours a day in front of a screen increases the probability of high blood pressure by 30 percent. The study shows the number of new high blood pressure cases and the connection between physical activity and different sedentary behaviors with the risk of high blood pressure in children. Experts have recommend that young people carry out physical activity for more than 60 minutes a day, and advise that sedentary activities last no longer than two hours a day. Feb 26, 2015

Vitamin D deficiency causes Diabetes, not Obesity

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has examined that people who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh. The study found that people who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to be obese and they also are more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome than people with normal vitamin D levels. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone and muscle health. The skin naturally produces this vitamin after exposure to sunlight. According t the study, vitamin D deficiency and obesity interact synergistically to heighten the risk of diabetes and other metabolic disorders.The average person may be able to reduce their risk by maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough outdoor activity. Feb 24, 2015

Kerala style - Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage Thoran Ingredients Cabbage -1 finely chopped Shallots - 1 cup Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Coconut oil - 2 tbsp Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp Red chilli - 3 A few Curry leaves Grated Coconut for garnish Method: 1. In a mixing bowl, add cabbage, turmeric powder, shallots and mix them well. Keep aside. 2. In a wide pan, add coconut oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and pieces of red chilli. Once the mustard seeds starts splattering, add curry leaves and the cabbage mixture. 3. Sauté it for a few minutes and then add chilli powder, salt. Mix it well. 4. Cover the pan and let it cook for a few more minutes. 5. Finally, garnish it with grated coconut. Like us on FACEBOOK - Follow us on TWITTER - Subscribe to YouTube - A Ventuno Production : Feb 23, 2015

Soya Masala Dry

Soya Masala Dry Ingredients Soya chunks - 1 cup Cumin powder - 1 tsp Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp Ginger & garlic paste - 1 tsp A few Curry leaves Onion - 1 finely chopped Tomato - 1 chopped Red Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder - 1 tsp Salt to taste Water Oil - 2 tbsp To Grind Grated Coconut - 1 1/2 tbsp Green chilli - 1 Pepper - 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp A few cloves of Garlic Method: 1. Soak soya chunks in hot water for 30 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water and keep it aside. 2. In a wide pan, add oil, cumin powder, cumin seeds, ginger - garlic paste, curry leaves, onion and sauté it for a few minutes. 3. Once the onions turn golden brown add tomato, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and sauté it for a few minutes. 4. Once tomato turns mushy, add soya chunks and mix it well. 5. Grind the grated coconut, garlic, pepper, fennel seeds and green chilli into a coarse mixture. 6. Add the ground mixture to the soya masala and keep stirring till all the excess moisture has been absorbed. 7. Add very little water, cook for 2-3 minutes and blend the masala well. 8. Soya Masala Dry is ready. Like us on FACEBOOK - Follow us on TWITTER - Subscribe to YouTube - Feb 19, 2015