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  • Indian Foods that Cut Fat

    You don’t have to acquire a taste for olive oil, seaweed or soya to maintain a low-fat, healthy diet. Indian cuisine can be healthy too, if it’s cooked with oil and ingredients that take care of your heart and health.
    12 Indian foods that cut fat
    Ayurveda suggests you include all tastes — sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent — in at least one meal each day, to help balance unnatural cravings. Here are 12 foods that can help you lose weight and gain health:Turmeric: Curcumin, the active component of turmeric, is an object of research owing to its properties that suggest they may help to turn off certain genes that cause scarring and enlargement of the heart. Regular intake may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and high blood pressure, increase blood circulation and prevent blood clotting, helping to prevent heart attack.Cardamom : This is a thermogenic herb that increases metabolism and helps burn body fat. Cardamom is considered one of the best digestive aids and is believed to soothe the digestive system and help the body process other foods more efficiently.

    Chillies : Foods containing chillies are said to be as foods that burn fat. Chillies contain capsaicin that helps in increasing the metabolism. Capsaicin is a thermogenic food, so it causes the body to burn calories for 20 minutes after you eat the chillies.

    Curry leaves : Incorporating curry leaves into your daily diet can help you lose weight. These leaves flush out fat and toxins, reducing fat deposits that are stored in the body, as well as reducing bad cholesterol levels. If you are overweight, incorporate eight to 10 curry leaves into your diet daily. Chop them finely and mix them into a drink, or sprinkle them over a meal.

    Garlic : An effective fat-burning food, garlic contains the sulphur compound allicin which has anti-bacterial effects and helps reduce cholesterol and unhealthy fats.

    Mustard oil : This has low saturated fat compared to other cooking oils. It has fatty acid, oleic acid, erucic acid and linoleic acid. It contains antioxidants, essential vitamins and reduces cholesterol, which is good for the heart.

    Cabbage : Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence, it is of great value in weight reduction.

    Moong dal : The bean sprouts are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E and many minerals, such as calcium, iron and potassium. It is recommended as a food replacement in many slimming programmes, as it has a very low fat content. It is a rich source of protein and fibre, which helps lower blood cholesterol level. The high fibre content yields complex carbohydrates, which aid digestion, are effective in stabilising blood sugar and prevent its rapid rise after meal consumption.

    Honey : It is a home remedy for obesity. It mobilises the extra fat deposits in the body allowing it to be utilised as energy for normal functions. One should start with about 10 grams or a tablespoon, taken with hot water early in the morning.

    Buttermilk : It is the somewhat sour, residual fluid that is left after butter is churned. The probiotic food contains just 2.2 grams of fat and about 99 calories, as compared to whole milk that contains 8.9 grams fat and 157 calories. Regular intake provides the body with all essential nutrients and does not add fats and calories to the body. It is thus helpful in weight loss.

    Millets : Fibre-rich foods such as millets – jowar, bajra, ragi, etc – absorb cholesterol and help increase the secretion of the bile that emulsifies fats.
    Cinnamon and cloves: Used extensively in Indian cooking, the spices have been found to improve the function of insulin and to lower glucose, total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides in people with type 2 diabetes.

    (source : The Times of India on 17.08.2012)

  • What is it that’s hard to break !!!!

     

    Diamonds are hard to find but not hard to Break.

    What is the hardest thing to break then?

    The answer is: HABIT!

     

    If you break the H, you still have A BIT.

    If you break the A, you still have BIT.

    If you break the B, you still have IT!

    Hey, after you break the T in IT, there is still the ‘I’.

    And that (I) is the root cause of all the problems.

    Isn’t it right?  –  !

    Now you know why HABIT is so hard to break….

    Its destiny is in its name!

     

    You think it is a frog and

    I think it is a horse!

    Wait for a while.

     

    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 03.11.2011)

  • Desi Accent.

     

     Desi Accent

    An Indian lady (NRI) returned from the US to India and is window-shopping in Delhi . Suddenly she realizes she is late for an appointment. She is not wearing a watch so she sees a small shop on the roadside and asks in a very American accent to the Sardar owner, ‘Wot’s the tyme?’. 

    The Sardar is a very patriotic man and hates Desis / Indians who put on a foreign accent. He replies in the same American accent, ‘Bra-panties.’

    Confused the lady asks again, ‘No! No! Wot’s DA tyme?’

    The Sardar again answers back, in the same accent, ‘Bra-panties.’

    Seeing the confusion between the two, another sardar comes to the rescue of the lady and says,

    ‘O papaji, tusi samajh nahin paaye? Kudi twade ko puuch rahii hai, kinna time hua!!’ The angry Sardar shouts back at him,

    ‘Abe paji, tow main bhi to oonoo time hee Bata rahan hu- barah payntis (12.35).

     

    (contributed by:Mohan Rao on 21.112011)

     

  • Karnataka Home Minister rewards two traffic corps

    You are here: Home » City » George allows cops to do job, pays fine George allows cops to do job, pays fine Bangalore, Jagadish Angadi, Dec 12, 2013, dhns: Home Minister K J George has rewarded two traffic cops for a strange reason. The two men stopped the minister’s private car and made him pay fine for an …Read More

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  • The Miracle

     

    A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet.

    She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even.. The total had to be exactly
    perfect.. No chance here for mistakes.

    Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and
    made her way 6 blocks to Rexall’s Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door.
    She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at this moment.
    Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound
    she could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!

    ‘And what do you want?’ the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice.. I’m talking to my brother
    from Chicago whom I haven’t seen in ages,’ he said without waiting for a reply to his question..

    ‘Well, I want to talk to you about my brother,’ Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone.
    ‘He’s really, really sick….and I want to buy a miracle.’

    ‘I beg your pardon?’ said the pharmacist.

    ‘His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle
    can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?’

    ‘We don’t sell miracles here, little girl. I’m sorry but I can’t help you,’ the pharmacist said, softening a little.

    ‘Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If

  • Wife

    • When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
      Lee Majors
    • After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together. Al Gore
    • By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. Socrates
    • Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them. Mike Tyson
    • The great question… Which I have not been able to answer… Is, “What doesa woman want?  George Clooney
    • I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me. Bill Clinton
    • Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. George W. Bush
    • Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming
      1. Whenever you’re wrong, admit it,
      2. Whenever you’re right, shut up.
      Shaquille O’Neal.
    • The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once…
      Kobe Bryant
    • You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to. David Hasselhoff
    • My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we metAlec Baldwin
    • A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong. Barack Obama
    • A man inserted an ‘ad’ in the classifieds: “Wife wanted”. Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: “You can have mine.” Brad Pitt

     

     

     

    (from: Rajagopal Bommakanti <rajabcmda@yahoo.co.in>
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  • The Camel

    A new Army Captain was assigned to an outfit in a remote post in the Afghan Desert.

    During his first inspection of the outfit, he noticed a camel hitched up behind the mess tent.

    He asked the Sergeant why the camel was kept there.

    The nervous sergeant said, ‘Sir, as you know, there are 250 men here on the post and no women. Sometimes the men have urges. That’s why we have Molly The Camel.

    The Captain said, ‘I can’t say that I condone this, but I can understand about the ‘urges’, so the camel can stay.’

    About a month later, the Captain starts having his own ‘urges’.

    Crazed with passion, he asked the Sergeant to bring the camel to his tent.

    Putting a ladder behind the camel, the Captain stands on the ladder, pulls his pants down and makes passionate love to the camel.

    When he’s done, he asked the Sergeant, ‘Is that how the men do it?’

    ‘No sir. They usually just ride the camel into town. That’s where the girls are.”

    (contributed by : Amr on 08.08.2012}




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