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

Daily dose of One Minute walk can be 'Lifesaving'

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): So it turns out the price of healthy living is really not that much, as a mere 60 seconds walk per day can help cut the risk of a heart attack or stroke. The recent study showed that people, who often do small doses of daily exercise combined with a healthy diet, cut their blood pressure and cholesterol and live a long and healthy life, a daily reported. The breakthrough comes after tests showed it is better to keep moving throughout the day rather than undertake an intense burst of exercise followed by rest. Feb 19, 2015

Moderate Physical Activity Improves Heart Health

In a study reported in journal Circulation, engaging in strenuous physical activity like walking, gardening and cycling two or three times a week lowered risk of heart disease, blood clots and strokes by 20 percent. Feb 18, 2015

'Mindfulness Meditation' may improve sleep quality in older adults

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that older adults may be able to sleep better with help of "mindfulness meditation." Sleep disturbances are a medical and public health concern the aging population. Moderate sleep disturbances in older adults are associated with higher levels of fatigue, disturbed mood, such as depressive symptoms, and a reduced quality of life, according to the study background. The mediation practices resulted in improved sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbance in a clinical trial comparing meditation to a more structured program focusing on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine. The study concluded that mindfulness meditation appeared to have a role in addressing the prevalent burden of sleep problems among older adults. Feb 17, 2015