Cakes, sweet, drink along with with pasta and fries are common celebration food in birthday, anniversary, promotion etc parties. Such foods can be taken occasionally once in a while but in modern changed life style such celebrations are very common. Hardly any day without such parties/events and such food. When such food is taken in routine then it becomes very unhealthy. Since cakes and sweets are very rich in sugar, fat and starch so very high in calories. When cakes are taken in combination with drinks then it is a worst food. Such eating habits are among the reasons of obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, blood pressure, high cholesterol etc.
Strange celebrations where in the name of good wishes unhealthy food is presented. Can we change this bad eating habit into healthy eating habits. Yes. Cakes shape healthy foods like Fresh fruits, rice etc can be prepared. There is a dire need to create awareness to shift to healthy eating habits.
- Healthy life style by Dr Shahzad Basra
Being healthy is not merely exercise or organic food, it is a complete set of life style. Dr Shahzad Basra is talking on Healthy Life Style on Radio FM 93. Healthy life style is an attitude towards life including interaction with people, food and exercise. This interview explains the basics of eating habits, food to eat and yoga. Special emphasis on behavior.
- Amaranth a Highly Nutritious Food Grain
Poor food and poorer eating habits are the leading reasons of poor health of Pakistani people. Dr Shahzad Basra, professor, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, is struggling hard to introduce new superfoods in the country. Amaranth is a group of more than 60 different species of grains that have been cultivated for about 8,000 years. These grains were once considered a staple food in the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations. Amaranth is classified as a pseudocereal, meaning that it’s not technically a cereal grain like wheat or oats, but it shares a comparable set of nutrients and is used in similar ways. Its earthy, nutty flavor works well in a variety of dishes.Besides being incredibly versatile, this nutritious grain is naturally gluten-free and rich in protein, fiber, micronutrients and antioxidants
- Newly introduced Super Food Crops by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Superfoods are foods that have a very high nutritional density. This means that they provide a substantial amount of nutrients and very few calories. They contain a high volume of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Antioxidants are natural molecules that occur in certain foods. They help neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are natural byproducts of energy production that can wreak havoc on the body. I am working as professor at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan and lead Alternate Crops Lab. I have introduced 7 super food crops. This video explains a basic information.
- Gardening with Children
Gardening is one of the Most healthy activity. Involve your children and gradually they will be involved and get motivated. Once the kids are motivated then for rest of the life gardening, tree plantation and healthy life style will be their habit.
- سب سے اچھا دیسی کھانا کہاں سے ملے گاTasty street food of Pakistan by shahzad basra
Dhaba is a restaurant on the highway, which serve local food dishes. Such shacks of roadside are basically mud structures with charts (charpaais), mainly for truck drivers to sit upon and have food.These hotels are also known as Truck Hotels. These offer very tasty local food and tea at very cheap rates. Some of such hotels are getting popularity due to tasty food and New Haji Hotel is an example. It is situated near Manawala, Sheikhura on GT Road. This hotel offers desi murghi, batair, beef, mutton and daal. The specialty of this hotel is fresh wheat chapati.
- Weight loss by temperature therapy
Sitting in nature and exposure to natural conditions to allow our body to adjust with ambient temperature has gone with time. In modern life style most of the time is spent in door. Air conditions or heater to adjust room temperature make our body sluggish. Heat or cold therapy hardens our body and make stronger. Sitting in nature is a natural therapy where body is allowed to adjust. It burns calories and fat. A simple and natural method to weight maintenance.
- بہترین ناشتہ کیا ہونا چاہیٔے
Breakfast is the best meal of the day. Always prepare best healthy food to start a day. Never for just heavy and fried food, rather go for full of nutrition and light so that you can work easily whole day. This video demonstrates a best breakfast recipe.
- Health Hazards of Iodine fortified salt
Iodine is recommended for patients of thyroid disease. It is usually taken up as table salt fortified with Iodine. However, commercially iodine fortified salt is being sold as a health beneficial. But without prescribed by a physician regular use of iodine may disturb thyroid hormones like thyroxine which may results in infertility, cholesterol and other health problems.
- How to recognize the purity of honey
It is always difficult to judge that the honey you are eating is pure or not. perhaps honey is the most food item being adulterated. Mr Azam is a passionate to collect pure. He use to travel in search of pure honey. he shared a very interesting and authenticated test of purity of honey. Pure honey will cause a slight stomach pain to a pregnant women.
- Obesity: Causes and Remedy by Shahzd Basra
Obesity is increasing at an alarming rate. Main reasons are sluggish life style, Lack of exercise, over sitting, junk food and stressful life style. Obesity is also cause of many diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, kidney failure etc. This lecture describes the basic causes and some tips to overcome it. Change in life style and using healthy food are ultimate tools to control weight gain.
- Foxtail Millet a Future Crop of Pakistan
Oxtail millet (Setaria italica) is a common food in parts of India. Its health beneﬁts in diabetic rats, produced a “signiﬁcant fall (70%) in blood glucose” while having no such eﬀect in normal rats. Diabetic rats fed millet also showed signiﬁcantly lower levels of triglycerides, and total/LDL/VLDL cholesterol, while exhibiting an increase in HDL cholesterol. It is recently introduced in Pakistan.
- Is moringa a medicine or not?
Moringa is known for one the best natural supplement. A food which is very dense in most of the nutrients and vitamins required by a human being. Moringa is very effective in supplementation of poor unbalanced food. Moreover, lot of bioactive compounds are also present those are effective against many diseases. There is a misconception that moringa is a medicine, rather it is dietary supplement.