Saturday, 13 April 2013

Healthy roots…Ground nut


  • Mono saturated fats which help the heart are rich in peanuts.
  •  Antioxidants that help body are high in peanuts.
  • Vitimin ‘E’, Niacin, Protein, Manganese are high in peanuts.
  • Fibre in peanuts is good for digestive system and also avoids intestinal cancer.
  • Calcium, vitamin ‘D’ in these help in bone strength development.
  • For type-2 diabetes, peanuts work well in controlling sugar and insulin levels in the body.
  • Niacin which acts against alziemers is high in peanuts.
  • It avoids liver cancer.
 Nutrients in peanuts benefits everyone but people with thyroid, heart diseases, kidney related health problems must watch the quantity of intake of peanuts.

Reuse the vegetable waste


Daily while cooking, we eat many vegetables. Some do not require removing skin of the vegetables. But some need to be peeled. Cucumber, ridge guard, beetroot etc., need to be peeled before cooking. This peeled skin can be used as a food material or beauty material or as antigerm.
1.   Keep cucumber skin in the places where ants roam. You won’t see them again in that area.
2.  Mix apple skin, water melon seeds to a paste. To this add some milk and apply it to face and wash it after 5hrs. for glowing face.
3.     Keep skin of pomegranate in boiling water. Cool the water and gargle this water 2 or 3 times a day to avoid bad breathe.
4.  Keep onion skin near bulbs and tube lights to avoid mosquitoes.
5.  Add lemon skin to the bathing water for sometime and bath with that water to avoid itching of the skin.
6.  Cardamom skins, rather throwing in waste, add it to tea for great taste and smell.
7.   Take lemon, Orange and citrus fruit skins dry in the sun and make it to a powder. Sieve it along with bath powder. Use it for bathing for smooth and glowing skin. It also prevents skin diseases.
8.Rub the beetroot skin on the lips to reduce blackness of the lips.
9.  Take sun dried lemon skin powder, neem seeds powder or neem leaves powder. Now sprinkle in the book shelves to avoid germs.
10.Lemon, orange and skins are to be dried in the sun and powder them. Add shikakai and soap nut powder to this. Wash your hair with this for healthy hair. It also prevents whitening of hair.
11.Take ridge guard, chilies, cumin seeds, salt. Now crush all these in a dhinchuk and sundry as vadas. Whenever you want deep fry in oil. This goes well with sambhar rice.
12.Jackfruit seeds can be roasted and eaten for great taste and nutrition.
13.Crush the jackfruit seeds and remove skin. Now make it to small pieces and make curry or chutney with them or they can be added to sambhar and other curries also.
14.Chewing orange skin reduces tooth ache and mouth ulcers.
15. Take garlic skin and dried red chilly waste and make powder, add turmeric powder and sprinkle on four corners of the room and back of the door to prevent worms from entering the house.
16.Ripen bitter guard and tondli can be used for chutney by mixing tamarind, jaggery(for bitterguard only), tadka ingredients(chillies, garlic, cumin and mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves).
17.Dried lady finger and cluster beans can be used again by soaking them in salt water for one day and drain the water. Now cut in to pieces and sun dry them. Whenever you want take a few and deep fry and sprinkle some chilly powder. This tastes good with rice.
18.Take orange skin powder, sandal wood powder and little turmeric powder, milk and make it to a paste. Apply it to face in the night and wash it in the morning for a fair glowing skin.
19.Tender ridge guard and bottle guard skin can be steamed and fried in little oil. Now to this add little tamarind, fried chilies, roasted groundnut, garlic and salt. Now blend all these ingredients in a mixie to make chutney. This goes well with dosa or idli.
20.Used lemon and tamarind can be used to clean utensils.