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Beetroot powder chaas: Perfect for the hot season

Chaas recipe with Pure, unadulterated organic homemade beetroot powder Beetroot powder, derived from dried and ground beets, holds promise for several health benefits, but the scientific evidence varies in strength: * **Improved Blood Pressure:** Studies suggest dietary nitrates found in beetroot powder can convert to nitric oxide in the body, potentially relaxing blood vessels and lowering blood pressure. However, some research shows this effect might be more pronounced in people with already high blood pressure. * **Enhanced Athletic Performance:** Nitrates from beetroot powder may improve blood flow and oxygen delivery to muscles, potentially boosting exercise performance, particularly in high-intensity activities like cycling or running. More research is needed to solidify these claims. * **Anti-inflammatory Potential:** Beetroot contains betalains, pigments with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While some studies suggest beetroot may help manage inflammation markers,

Is Curd Really Good for You?

Yes, curd, also known as yogurt, can be good for your health, especially due to its probiotic content and its link to gut health. Here's a breakdown of the connection between probiotics, gut health, and the benefits of curd: Probiotics and Gut Health * **Gut Microbiome:**  Your gut houses a vast amount of bacteria, both beneficial and harmful. This collection of bacteria is called the gut microbiome and plays a crucial role in digestion, nutrient absorption, immune function, and even mood regulation [1]. * **Probiotics:** These are live microorganisms that offer health benefits when consumed. They contribute to a balanced gut microbiome by promoting the growth of good bacteria and inhibiting the growth of harmful ones [2]. Curd and Probiotics * **Curd Production:** Curd is made by introducing bacteria cultures (often Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus) to milk. These bacteria ferment the lactose sugar in milk, producing lactic acid which curdles the milk and gi