Soaked rice water

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From the early days we have known this term called ” palaya saadham” which our grand parents and mom used to eat as break fast.usually we scold them not to use not knowing it’s health benefits. Most of the things which our ancestors followed had some scientific reasons which was untold. Now it’s been reveled by some of the scientists and we do follow(some of us) the things that has been followed by our grand parents.

Here am taking one such thing which is ” soaked rice water ” which is called as ” palaya sadham ” in Tamil. Left over rice from the previous day has been immersed in water and that has been consumed as the break fast in the another day along with butter milk,spiceless pickles such as lemon pickle which was filled with lots of health benefits.

This soaked rice water has rare vitamins like B-14,B-6 that adds health benefits. This also helps in better digestion . it also has many different varieties of bacterias that helps in soothing stomach and intestines. This also reduce constipation.

Soaked fresh rice water (kanji)helps in digestion and adds immunity during fever. Consuming rice water also helps in maintaining good physic.

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Thulasi (Basil)

Thulasi is a well known herb which is grown in almost all the houses in tamilnadu. Which has many more benefits. This basil is of two types the one with green leaves (Lakshmi thulasi) one with pink leaves ( Krishna thulasi).

This thulasi plant is well known for its health benefits in clearing cold and cough. These leaves can be consumed directly or dried powder leaves can also be used along with water or milk for clearing throat.

In all the temples in South India ” theertham” holy water will be given after the prayer which is mixed with this holy basil to help people to consume it directly, to maintain their immune levels. 

The unknown hint about this basil plant is it gives oxygen for 20 hours(o2) and ozone (o3) for 4 hours. As a study result published by TOI if the people in India grows 18 basil plants in their home then the ozone layer above India will be strengthen.

So this might be a reason behind growing the basil plants in homes from olden days.

All about fruits

Fruit rules

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Fruits are basically classified into two, acidic and alkaline fruits. We usually consume fruits in different ways. Mostly along with food, along with milk and as juices. There are also few rules in consuming fruits and also there are few combinations too.

Fruit juices:

Acidic fruits shouldn’t be added with milk whereas alkalaine fruits goes well with milk. ¬†Drinking fresh juices without sugar will helps in gaining whole fruit benefits ,if it is added with sugar that results in gaining weight so this is not recommended as a healthy habit.

Before meal:

Fruits should never be consumed before food. Particularly acidic fruits like pomegranate, kiwi and sweet lime. This will be reacted with the acid formed in stomach which results in heavy increasing acid level that also leads to ulcer.

Fruits like papaya,pineapple has heavy enzymes .This heavy enzyme fruits should be avoided before meal.

After meal:

Our Indian food culture is filled with heavy starch(rice) and fibred food (roti) which takes more time to digest. Whereas fruits takes less time to digest. If we consume fruits after food which will decay before it get to the intestines. So strictly fruits shouldn’t be consumed after food.

Separate meal:

So fruits should be always consumed as a separate meal. It’s good to start the day with alkaline fruit like banana,Apple,chikoo and guava which will sooth the stomach and keeps it calm the whole day and controls acid levels.

Diabetics friendly fruits:

Low calorie fruits like guava,kiwi,blueberry,pineapple can be consumed in normal levels by the diabetics people. Whereas high calorie fruits like mango,jackfruits can be consumed in very low amount.

Blood pressure reducing fruits:

Fruits which has high potassium content and low sodium content will be used in reducing blood pressure. Fruits like grapes,lemon and kiwi will be consumed in normal level to stabilize the blood pressure.Banana can also be consumed for maintaining blood pressure.