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It is very common habit that most of the people dislike some foods or flavors. No problem Every one has his own choice. Food is the most important thing in life and everyone has some favorite food. However, rejection of and wastage of food is not a good activity. This column is about this habit where a young girl is very choosy and very strict on it. Even when she is invited somewhere she rejects foods, dishes, flavors which creates embarrassing for the host. Prophet Muhammad (MPBUH) sunnah is explained at the end how he even praised very poor food presented by the host.
- 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.
- Shahzad Basra Speech at Literary Magazine
Kish-e-Nau is an annual student magazine of University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. In its applauding ceremony I was assigned the duty of conclude and say thanks to organizers. My speech comprised some verses from Shakar Shujabadi, a famous saraiki poet and then a joke and some talk about the magazine.
- How to change unhealthy birthday cakes into a healthy food
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…
- Vitamins rich food to fight against corona and boosting Immune system
Corona Nutritional Management Although mere intake of good food cannot cure coronavirus many foods have potential to boost immunity and helps in preventing against viral infections Eating soluble fibre boosts the production of a protein (interleukin-4), which in turn stimulates the infection-fighting cells (T-cells) in the body. In the digestive tract, soluble fibre undergoes fermentation, and upon reaching the large intestine, it is broken down by the gut bacteria into short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which enable the movement of immune cells. Fruits, veggies, seeds, dals, etc. are good sources of soluble fibre. The leaves of tulsi, neem and curry patta are valuable additions. Other leafy vegetables are also of great value. Tea is also a leaf and plays a role in disease prevention. Green tea, black tea are good options. Among the fruits, the (amla) and all other berries are valuable. The citrus fruits of the season, figs, dates, pear,…
- 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.
- Kashmir solidarity day
Kashmir is life line of Pakistan. India has occupied Jammu and Kashmir for the last 70 years. The issue is being highlighted worldwide. Planting Moringa is a unique and healthy activity on this Kashmir Solidarity Day.
- نوکری یا اپنا کاروبار
Entrepreneurship options other than teaching in botany. Usually botany students have very limited choices in career. Teaching is only option in mind of most of the students. There are lot more options. This speech is a motivational interactive session with post graduate students of botany at University of Education, Lahore.
- 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.
- Earth day and moringa plantation
How to celebrate earth day. The way is to plant a tree. For tree selection moringa can be a very attractive choice.
- Emerging Trends in Plant Entrepreneurship
A motivational speech to the students and faculty of Botany at Women University, Multan. Teaching is the only choice of the botany graduates. Government jobs are not there then Entrepreneurship must be focused. However, students have no exposure to different fields. In this lecture the students were motivated about the new trends like Kitchen gardening, Landscaping, interior designing, food, social media channels, skin and health care channels, Food and recipe channels, fitness channels
- 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.