Remember how our elders used to forbid us from drinking water after we’d \nishing munching on a handful of peanuts? Why was that? Many believe that having water right after consuming nuts would trigger a spell of coughing while others simply blame the [aky peanut cover to cause irritation in the throat. Can a sip of water really harm you once you have \nished having some peanuts? Read on to know the truth
While experts clearly don’t seem to point to any logic that would consider drinking water unsafe after consuming peanuts, one popular argument seems to be linked to the presence of oil in nuts like peanuts. “It is believed that having foods with oil content followed by cold water or anything cold may lead to deposition of fat residue in the food pipe, which may cause irritation. I personally do not support the theory. Peanuts are saturated fats, having water after having peanuts should not affect a person in any way,” noted Dr. Rupali Datta, Consultant Nutritionist, Fortis Escorts, New Delhi.
“If the argument is against having water right after oil consumption then let me tell you, Ayurveda prescribes the intake of certain oils for treating a range of ailments. For example, pumpkin seed oil is excellent for tackling blood pressure and must be consumed (half a teaspoon) with water right before sleeping,” shared Ayurveda and Yoga expert, Yogi Anoop of Mediyoga.
According to Ayurveda, one must avoid consuming cold water completely. Warm water consumption is highly recommended. Drinking water right after consuming anything is also not allowed as per Ayurveda, one must wait for at least 20-30 minutes before drinking water after a meal.
“You must have noticed that children are often kept from drinking water after nuts consumption. The rule may apply well on kids as at a young age their bodies are not compatible or strong enough to adapt to newer food combinations; they are still adapting. Adults, on the other hand, usually have no diZculty in tolerating such food combinations,” noted Yogi Anoop.
This could re[ect light on why food allergies are most common and primarily developed during childhood. All in all, we \nally learn that adults are not exposed to any risks if they consume water right after having peanuts, however in some people it may aggravate an existing spell of cold, cough and [u. Kids have weaker tolerance mechanism; therefore they must not consume water right after consuming peanuts.
“Consuming water after having peanuts is completely safe; just keep a check on for your kids. In some people drinking water after having peanuts may induce minor gastric issue,” concluded Yogi Anoop.
Source From NDTV
High Blood Pressure Diet: Here’s How to Tackle Hypertension with the Help of Ayurveda
NDTV Food Desk | Updated: September 29, 2017 10:49 IST
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension
It is one of the biggest health concerns in the world
People with hypertension must avoid pitta-provoking foods
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the biggest health concerns in the world with close to 7.5 million deaths associated with the lifestyle ailment all across the globe. According to the official WHO data, high blood pressure causes close to 12.8% of total deaths in the world. It is also one of the primary reasons behind some of the leading and severest of cardiovascular ailments like heart attack, heart failure and stroke among others.
The normal range of blood at rest is measured between 100-140 millimeters mercury (mmHg) for systolic pressure and 60-90 (mmHg) for diastolic pressure. A person is said to have hypertension when the blood pressure range exceeds the ones mentioned above. As lifestyle and non-communicable diseases continue to rise at an alarming rate, experts suggest the total number of people with hypertension across the globe to shoot up to a whopping 1.56 billion by the year 2025. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly are some of the primary ways to keep lifestyle diseases in check, this article sets out to understand ways through which Ayurveda can help alter your diet to tackle high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is one of the reasons for heart attack.
High Blood Pressure Diet – Ayurveda’s Take
“Blood pressure increases due to increased viscosity of blood, increased velocity or constriction due to decreased diameter of the blood vessel,” notes Ayurveda expert Vasant Lad in his book, The Complete Book of Ayurveda Remedies.
According to Ayurveda, people who suffer from hypertension must avoid pitta-provoking foods that would include salty foods, oil-laden items, fatty and spicy foods. Take a look at some of the blood pressure pacifying ingredients and food groups and how Ayurveda teams some of them to arrive at blood pressure lowering home remedies.
Magnesium and potassium rich foods
“Magnesium and potassium are excellent for managing high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, you must increase your intake of ingredients like green leafy veggies, bananas, beetroot and other items that are high in magnesium and potassium,” noted Yoga and Ayurveda expert, Yogi Anoop, Mediyoga.
You must increase your intake of green vegetables if you have high blood pressure.
A teaspoon of honey can be teamed with 5-10 drops of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water. Have it regularly on empty stomach to tackle hypertension.
Honey can help to tackle hypertension.
Ayurveda suggests consuming moong dal with fresh coriander leaves and a pinch of cumin and turmeric. Moong dal is a good vegetarian source of potassium, therefore excellent for reducing high blood pressure.
Moong dal is a good vegetarian source of potassium.
It is one of the few ingredients that can easily be teamed with a range of items and is good for tackling a host of ailments. Yogurt is a good source of protein and calcium and has soothing properties. It is also good for the digestive health as it promotes the good gut bacteria.
Yoghurt is a good source of protein.
Essential fatty acids
“Omega 3 and 6 are essential for heart health and are also known to tackle hypertension,” shared Yogacharya Anoop. Nuts, seeds, whole grains, cereals among others are great sources of essential fatty acids. Monitor you intake of the essential fatty acids as most of the ingredients can be calorific in nature.
Dry fruits, nuts, seeds and oils
Soaked walnuts and figs are excellent for lowering hypertension. Figs are high in sugar, therefore must be consumed in moderation. “You can try walnut oil (in winter) and cold pressed pumpkin seed oil – half a teaspoon in warm water just before turning in – a great remedy for hypertension,” concluded Yogi Anoop. Pumpkin seeds are good for tackling hypertension, these are loaded with magnesium.
Things to keep in mind
Make sure that your daily sodium intake is less than 2400 mg. Monitor and regulate fat content in your daily diet, especially saturated fats and trans -fat. Check your cholesterol levels regularly,” concluded Dr. Sharma.
“Apart from maintaining a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle it is important to keep anxiety and stress at bay. High blood pressure is greatly influenced by your state of mind as well. Also, ensure that there is no increase in the upward wind formation (burping) as it may also trigger or aggravate hypertension,” concluded Yogi Anoop.
Get in touch with a certified Ayurveda expert or your healthcare expert to learn more about hypertension and how you must tweak your diet to tackle the condition. Consult a doctor before making any amends to your diet.
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