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what is phytates in food and is phytic acid bad? [Are oats high in phytates]

So we are eating toxins in our food that cause all sorts of digestive and immunity problems.  While the environment is toxic, our food naturally has certain toxic elements that can cause serious problems for a specific group of people if not everyone. these are known as phytates or phytic acid, which are anti-nutrients and don't let your body absorb nutrients from food. these are present in whole grains, nuts, seeds, millets, and legumes. but while phytates are present in the outer layer or bran of whole grains, they are spread inside out in legumes. Phytates are also known as phytic acid, which is the stored form of phosphorus. These are anti-nutrients found in cereals, grains, millets, seeds, nuts, and unprocessed whole grains in their outer layer or bran. Phytates are primarily limited to the outer bran layer of whole grains, but in legumes, they are spread all over, inside-out.  Phytate is the primary phosphorus storage form in legumes, cereals, nuts, and seeds. In fact, phytic

What is Bajra Rava (Suji) Can You Make it At Home?

Is bajra pearl millet? Yes, it is! You cna make bajra suji at home easily. The one you make at home is way healthier than store-bought stuff. How? Well, homemade is sprouted bajra rawa. What more do you want? Can Bajra cause constipation? Let's first explore the health benefits of bajra before getting to this question. Pearl millet is a nutritionally superior food, which is rich in micronutrients. The most common miconutrients in bajra include iron and zinc. It is a good source of energy, since it is rich in carbohydrates and crude fibers. Bajra contains resistant starch, which means it is slowly absorbed by the body and does not cause blood sugar spikes. It has both soluble and insoluble dietary fibers, dietary fiber, ash, proteins, antioxidants, and fat . It has better fat digestibility. Pearl millet is a rich source of vitamins, including thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, and minerals. Bajra has a good amount of iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.  I

Are dates better than sugar? Let's Make Khajoori Kaju Peda [No oil, dairy, sugar, gluten]

Wondering if dates are better than sugar? Well, calorie-wise, they are almost akin to each other but nutrition-wise, dates score heavily against refined sugar. They are packed with dietary fiber and minerals. Just look at the color of dates. This should give you an idea about their nutritional quotient. On the other hand, sugar is white, bleached, refined, and drained of nutrients. It is merely EMPTY CALORIES. Are dates healthier than sugar?  क्या खजूर चीनी से ज्यादा सेहतमंद होते हैं?  Are dates better than sugar for diabetics?  Dates contain minerals and nutrients, including calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, selenium, phosphorus, and amino acids in addition to fiber and phenolic compounds.  What are phenolic compounds? Well, phenolics are antioxidants that are known to have anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic effects. It is believed that phenols may help reduce blood pressure. Are dates OK for diabeti c s? Dates have a low glycemic index but have 70% sugar. But their rich p

Easy Healthy Sourdough Gluten-Free Millet Bread Recipe [NO YEAST, BAKING POWDER, SODA,ENO]

Can you make bread out of millet without yeast, baking powder, soda (Gluten-free Sourdough millet bread is born) Ravneet Bhalla welcomes you to the healthy food channel with a yeast-free pure millet bread recipe with homemade gluten-free sourdough starter. you need a few ingredients to make this healthy millet bread. i have made a mini loaf of barnyard millet bread in airfryer with 1 cup of homemade millet atta. 2 tbsp of isabagol or psyllium husk. you need isabagol to make this millet bread bread like. it makes shaping fairly easy. psyllium husk is a healthy choice and packed with fiber. it keeps the bread moist too. add 2 tbsp of flaxmeal or alsi powder to this millet quick bread recipe. we will also need salt. i have used black salt. but you may use common salt here. I have chosen not to add any sweetener but you may add a little amount of jaggery or sweetener of choice too to flavor the quick millet bread. Add 2 tbsp of rice sourdough starter to make a healthy recipe for millet bre

How to make jowar bati in airfyer (easy gluten free recipe)

 D al bati churma is widely popular in North India. typically prepared with whole wheat flour, bati balls are roasted in oven, tandoor or cooker and then enjoyed with loads of ghee. but ravneet Bhalla is a health freak and knows how important it is to count calories and fat that goes in. no doubt, bati tastes amazingly delicious with a dollop of ghee. it is a treat for one and all. when I make whole wheat bafla, it tastes just like kachori. oh. so yum. but this time I had got requests from many of you to share the gluten-free bafla recipe baked.so here I am with a super easy and enjoyable recipe of bafla with jowar atta. if you love jowar or sorghum, then there is no reason why this jowar bati churma recipe won't appeal to you on top of it, the gluten-free churma is another sweet treat to pair with dal bati. it is my version of gluten-free panjiri with jaggery and lots of nuts. oh so yum... I loved the crunch of roasted nuts when combined with jowar bati churma. this makes a wholes

Is Tandoori roti good for health [NO, it Isn't But I eat soft oil-free wheat tandoori chapatis daily]

Tandoori roti is delicious and quite addictive too, but is it good for your health?Is there something called tandoori roti health risk? Yes and no.  Yes, if you order it outside.  What is tandoori roti made up of? The reason these Indian flatbreads have earned a bad reputation is that they are made with maida or refined flour, which is only empty calories. Then they use dalda or hydrogenated fat to make the roti soft. remember, tandoori roti is an addiction and I am addicted to it but one made at home with wholesome ingredients.  How to make tandoori roti at home At home, making quick tandoori roti on tawa is a breeze!   so here's how I do it to avoid all the health risks associated with restaurant tandoori roti. we can easily make soft atta tandoori roti on tawa too. yes, tandoor cooking is good but maida isn't.  start by adding water to a bowl. throw in methi powder and flaxmeal. You can skip both if you want. but I suggest adding the two ingredients in your chapatis and brea

95% will say tofu making is tough (I say red lentils tofu is easy to make at home)

 you won't believe how easy tofu making is until you do it yourself. If you are looking for protein-rich tofu, making one with red lentils is a good idea. The tofu stays good in the fridge for 3-4 days and in the freezer for days together.  So let's begin making red lentil tofu. In India, red lentil is lal masur ki dal.  A little about red lentils Red lentils or masoor dal are one of the weight loss favorites that can be added to any weight loss diet for their nutritional benefits. There's a lot of dietary fiber and protein in masoor dal, which facilitates excess fat and weight loss, and proper bowel movement. Let's begin making tofu with red lentils  ingredients 1 cup- red lentils 1.5 cups of water for cooking sesame salt, pumpkin salt, rosemary, turmeric (you may replace with normal salt) for cooking tofu in airfryer 1 tbsp- olive oil or little more pumpkin salt rosemary soak 1 cup of red lentils overnight after rinsing it well. soaking of lentils helps reduce p

99% will say it's not chaat masala [I claim it's the best alternative recipe]

 here's presenting a chaat masala substitute like none other. you have never seen this type of chaat masala ever, I m sure about it. the easy recipe uses only a handful of ingredients to give you a flavor punch that will easily steal the show anywhere. so here are my chaat masala substitute ingredients I make small batches because I just need to fill up one storage jar. once it finishes, I make another bottle. dry roast 1/4 cup coriander seeds, 1/4 cup jeera seeds, a few whole red chilies. if you don't want to add red chili, omit and replace with black pepper corns (1 tsp). i have roasted the spices in airfryer at 160 deg c for 4-5 min. once roasted all you need to do is pulse the roasted spices to powder. now comes the magic ingredient- our pink salt. More Flavored Salt Options i use himalayan pink salt bricks. it is also known as mineral salt and has 84 trace elements. but the amount of iodine is low. however, since we are using it for chaat masala and not meal prep, it's

5 Things To Do in Period [Manage Period Pain/Menstrual Cramps]

During menstruation, there is a change in hormone levels. As a result, estrogen and progesterone are elevated. This may result in the depletion of magnesium. Mg is known for its role in regulating serotonin, which is the feel-good hormone. How to relieve menstrual pain? 1. Breathe deeply and meditate to remain stress-free. 2. Drink turmeric water to reduce inflammation. 3. Eat magnesium-rich foods (helps relax muscles and prevents cramps) -spinach, pumpkin and sesame seeds, dark chocolate, and leafy greens. 4. Munch on a handful of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, and cashews for a quick magnesium punch. Mg is known to lift your mood and reduce the risk of water retention. 5. Take Omega 3 fatty acids to reduce period pain and menstrual cramps. Make flax flaxseeds, walnuts, a part of your life. What drinks stop period pain? Why are Periods painful? The main culprit in causing period pain or menstrual crams is the chemical known as prostaglandin, which is made in the uterus lining. They are re

Top Calcium Sources [Vegetarian]

Adequate intake of calcium is important to keep most nutritional deficiencies at bay. Research finds that adequate calcium intake might help in body weight regulation. Additionally, it may help manage moderate-to-severe premenstrual symptoms.  Calcium benefits bone health in more ways than one and reduces the risk of osteoporosis, bone problems. It is critical to dental health. Calcium plays a vital role in cell signaling in the body. That is, calcium is an essential part in the cellular role in the constriction and relaxation of blood vessels, muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission, and insulin secretion . You can increase your calcium intake by including: Nuts and seeds, including all types of nuts - almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds lead the pack. Spices - fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds,  Greens - spinach, kale Citrus fruits Tomatoes Beans - Green and soybean Legumes - chickpeas, black gram Cabbage Cucumber Caluflower, broccoli