Coriander, commonly known as dhaniya, especially in our Indian kitchen. In India, foods without coriander, which have a broad application in garnishing the dishes, and also in making a special kind of chutney (sauce) out of it, seems to be incomplete. But these uses of coriander are tip of the iceberg, the whole lot of its uses is still left. Though it’s the most commonly used food ingredient in India, but anything used in our kitchen holds many other uses in its hands besides being used in food, and so has coriander seeds. Coriander seeds can make the food a lot tastier but on the same page it can help you get healthier. Coriander seeds are well known for being used as home remedy to cure a disease. It’s a herb which has wide range of benefits in keeping us healthy or to cure a disease.
Coriander seed is an undervalued herb, because of its untaught benefits. It holds an excellent amount of nutrition value. They are rich in iron, manganese, magnesium and dietary fiber and vitamin C and K and protein. They have small yet good amount of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene. Below is the quantitative nutrition chart of coriander seeds:
Fat 16.1 g
Protein 14.1 g
Phosphorus 370 mg
Calcium 630 mg
Iron 18 mg
Carbohydrates 54.2 g
Vitamin B1 0.2 mg
Vitamin A 1570 IU
Below are 10 most effective ways, how can consumption of coriander seeds can make you healthier or cure a disease:
1. Weight loss:
Coriander seeds proves to be very effective in losing weight bedicause of being rich in vitamins and minerals. Boil water with coriander seeds soaked in it and keep it for a night and sip water throughout, the next day.
2. Improve thyroid conditions:
Consumption of coriander seeds, like a coriander tea, smoothie, water or direct eating can help people suffering with hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Because of its richness in vitamins and minerals help in balancing the hormonal levels.
Coriander seeds help in maintaining insulin level and also reduces the glucose level in the blood. Diabetes can be controlled by soaking coriander seeds in water overnight and drinking it next day.
4. Treats smallpox:
Coriander seeds have antioxidant, antimicrobial and detoxifying properties in abundance. They help in strengthening the immune system and also are well known for reducing pain, itching and creating a soothing effect on the small pox areas. Intake of vitamin C has proven to be beneficial in this situation.
5. Prevents and treats anemia:
It’s a disease which is caused by lack of iron in the blood, and holds the symptoms, such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue and decreased cognitive functioning. Coriander seeds can help one cure the disease and also enhances strength and energy and hence targeting the symptoms of anemia directly. Drink coriander tea as often as possible in order to cure anemia.
6. Helps in keeping skin healthy:
Skin problems like dryness, fungal infections and eczema can be cured by using coriander seeds, because of its antioxidant, anti-infection properties. Make a paste of coriander seeds with some water in it and mix it well with honey and apply on the infected areas.
7. Controls cholesterol:
Consuming coriander seeds can help our body reduce bad cholesterol and gain good cholesterol. Presence of vitamin C in coriander seeds helps in reducing bad cholesterol.
8. Improves cardiac health:
Coriander seeds proves to be beneficial in improving cardiac health and preventing the body from other heart diseases. Cardiac health can be improved by drinking coriander seeds soaked in water for at least 2-3 times a day.
9. Prevents abdominal pains:
Abdominal pains caused by menses can be prevented by coriander seeds. Consumption of coriander seed water amalgamated with sugar can help one reduce menstrual pain.
10. Treats and prevents conjunctivitis:
Presence of high antioxidant content in coriander seeds can help in treating red eye and other eye-related infections. By washing eyes as often as possible with boiled coriander water, after cooling down to the room temperature, can help in reducing the eye-related issues.
If You Want To Lose Weight, Eat This Much Protein Daily
An avid diet plan follower would know how important proteins are. Proteins are nutrients which are not only important for building muscles, but are extremely important for weight loss.
However, it is important to know the right quantity of protein you must have every day. Because of its appetite controlling properties, a person might think that eating lots of protein will speed up weight loss. However, this does not stand true in as creating a balance of all nutrients is important to keep you healthy.
How protein you should eat every day to lose weight?
Studies have mentioned that people who consume 25 to 30% of their calories from lean protein are likely to lose more body fat. It may also help in burning more calories when at rest.
Overweight and obese women who include more proteins and dairy in their diet have been found to lose more body fat and gain lean muscle mass. Lean muscle mass burns more calories even when the body is at rest.
However, consumption of too many calories, even in the form of protein, will make you gain weight.
How much protein you should eat with exercise?
Of course, weight loss cannot be achieved without physical activity. And, proteins are a must for people who exercise. In fact, athletes need more protein than typical dieters. According to VeryWellFit, a person who is on food diets regularly needs 0.8 to 1 gm of protein per kg of body weight. People who exercise heavily, nearly 10 to 12 hours in a week, can increase protein intake by 1.2 to 1.7 gm of protein per kg of their body weight.
Do you need protein supplements?
Well, ideally, you should focus on including protein in your diet through food sources.
Food sources of protein
Following are the food sources of protein which can easily make up for your daily recommended intake of protein for weight loss
4. Dairy products
7. Nut butters
10. Sunflower seeds
15. Pumpkin seeds
All of the aforementioned foods are nutritious, healthy and can help you gain muscle and lose weight.
As far as you are consuming them in the right quantities, you are getting sufficient protein along with other nutrients like calcium, iron, niacin and thiamin. You don’t need protein supplements unless it is recommended to you by your doctor.
Less sleep may lead to poor diet, obesity in kids
Insufficient sleep duration in children may be associated with poor diet, obesity and more screen time, a study warns.
The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, shows that less sleep was linked to unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast, fast-food consumption and consuming sweets regularly. Insufficient sleep duration also was associated with increased screen time and being overweight/obese, researchers said.
“Approximately 40 percent of schoolchildren in the study slept less than recommended,” said Labros Sidossis from Rutgers University in the US. “Insufficient sleeping levels were associated with poor dietary habits, increased screen time and obesity in both genders,” Sidossis said. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that children six to 12 years of age should sleep nine to 12 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health. Teenagers 13 to 18 years of age should sleep eight to 10 hours.
Population data were derived from a school-based health survey completed in Greece by 177,091 children (51 percent male) between the ages of 8 and 17 years. Dietary habits, usual weekday and weekend sleeping hours, physical activity status, and sedentary activities were assessed through electronic questionnaires completed at school. Children who reported that they usually sleep fewer than nine hours per day, and adolescents sleeping fewer than eight hours per day, were classified as having insufficient sleep.
A greater proportion of males than females (42.3 percent versus 37.3 percent) and of children compared with adolescents (42.1 percent versus 32.8 percent) reported insufficient sleep duration. Adolescents with an insufficient sleep duration also had lower aerobic fitness and physical activity. “The most surprising finding was that aerobic fitness was associated with sleep habits,” said Sidossis.
“In other words, better sleep habits were associated with better levels of aerobic fitness. We can speculate that adequate sleep results in higher energy levels during the day,” he said. “Therefore, children who sleep well are maybe more physically active during the day and hence have a higher aerobic capacity,” said Sidossis.
The researchers noted that the results support the development of interventions to help students improve sleep duration. “Insufficient sleep duration among children constitutes an understated health problem in Westernised societies,” he said.
Parents, Make Your Child Have A Bedtime Routine For Healthy BMI Later
Is your child facing trouble in sleeping? If so, parents take note. Regular and sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for gaining healthy body weight in adolescence, suggests a new study.
The study revealed that those who had no bedtime routine at age nine had shorter self-reported sleep duration and higher body mass index (BMI) at age 15, when compared to those children with age-appropriate bedtimes.
“We think sleep affects physical and mental health, and the ability to learn,” said Orfeu Buxton, Professor from the University of Pennsylvania in the US.
“Parenting practices in childhood affect physical health and BMI in the teenage years. Developing a proper routine in childhood is crucial for the future health of the child,” Buxton added.
Previous studies have shown that poor sleep can affect academic performance, as well as contribute to death and cases of heart disease and stroke.
For the study, researchers analysed 2,196 children.
The findings, published in the journal SLEEP, showed that one-third of children consistently adhered to age-appropriate bedtimes for ages five to nine.
Bedtime should provide enough of a “window” for the child to get an appropriate amount of sleep, even if the child does not fall asleep right away, said Buxton.
Future family interventions may need to include parental education about sleep health, particularly focusing on parents with low income and low education, Lee said, adding the need for research in childhood sleep behaviour and weight in later life.