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How to Gain Weight on a Vegan Diet

When it comes to gaining weight, the most effective food is animal diet. But if you need a vegetarian or vegan approach to your goal weight, it is not impossible too. There are various foods that can help you put on those extra pounds you require for your dream figure.
Here are some nutritious foods that can help you with your intention:
Sweet potatoes: They have high amounts of calories, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They can be used in salads, or as snacks after being roasted, grilled, baked or mashed. They contain 180 calories and 6.5 grams of fibre in 200 grams.
Rice: They are a good source of calories, fibre, manganese, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, and niacin. They can be eaten after being steamed with any curry or a pudding. They contain 216 calories and 3.5 grams fibre in 195 grams of brown rice.
Nuts and dried fruits: They are healthy and nutritious choice of foods. They supply concentrated micronutrients to the body. The…

High Protein Source for Vegans

In today’s time, people are shifting towards veganism rather than eating meat. And protein is one of the most important minerals required by the human body which is difficult to gain in a vegan diet but not entirely impossible.
Here are some plant-based protein foods to help your diet and fulfill the needed requirement of protein too:
Soy-based products: tofu, tempeh, and edamame beans are the richest source of protein in a plant-based diet.Additionally, they contain ample levels of calcium and iron too. They can be used as a meat substitute in sandwiches and soup. Protein content- 10-19 grams per 3.5 ounces (100 grams).
Lentils: a great source of protein along with fibre, iron, and potassium. After being boiled, they can be used in salads, soups, and other dishes not only for breakfast but also for dinner. Protein content- 8.84 g per ½ cup.

Chickpeas: They can be used in a variety of ways in our diet. Be it salads, curry, roasted, stew, s…

Health Benefits of Lemon

Lemon is from a citrus family, making it rich in Vitamin C. It is bitter but is very beneficial for our body. It can be consumed in juice form, as a part of a dish or a drink, or pickle.
Some health benefits of lemon are:
1.Healthy heart- the VItamin C content keeps heart healthy and reduces the risk of heart attack and a stroke. It may also lower cholesterol level.
2.Weight loss- lemon may help in losing some weight as it contains pectin fibre which makes to feel full for a longer time resulting in you eating less food.
3.Prevents kidney stones- the citric acid increases urine volume and its pH making the environment unsuitable for stone formation.
4.Prevents anaemia- lemons do not contain iron themselves, but they help absorb more iron quantity from other foods which in turn prevent anaemia.
5.Prevents cancer- some compounds such as limonene and naringenin may also kill cancer cells. However, the quantities used by researchers were too high and still in investigation.
6.Improves digestion…

Some Facts about Corn

Corn is a grain rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Corn comes in many colours- red, orange, purple, blue, white and even black. The kernels are consumed as they contain most of the nutrients.

Some health benefits of corn are:
1.Prevents Anaemia- corn increases the production of red blood cells as they contain Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron.
2.Enhanced energy- it contains complex carbohydrates which are digested slowly providing energy for a longer time.
3.Increases weight- for underweight people, corn is the healthy and effective way to increase weight without any side effect as in fast food.
4.Cholesterol and sugar- it lowers cholesterol absorption, increases blood flow and regulates insulin which makes it suitable for people with diabetes even when it has sugar content.
5.Pregnancy- folic acids prevents any birth defects and muscular degeneration, and fibre content helps in constipation.
6.Healthy skin- VItamin C content increases the content of collagen to prevent UV ra…

Benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranates are red fruits, rich in sugar calories but contain medicinal properties. The peel is discarded, and the seeds covered with aril are eaten. It can be eaten raw or in juice form.

Some health benefits of pomegranate are:
1.Anti -Ageing- it contains antioxidants that keep you from ageing by preventing the formation of free radicals.
2.Blood-thinner- it helps thin the blood and also prevents the internal blood clots in arteries or anywhere else in the body.
3.Prevents atherosclerosis- the hardening of walls of arteries due to our lifestyle and high cholesterol can be restricted by consuming pomegranate.
4.Pump oxygen- since it prevents all the clotting and cholesterol from increasing, the oxygen is easily transported along the vessels.
5.Prevents Arthritis- it fights the responsible enzyme to reduce the cartilage damage and also provides relief to inflammation due to Arthritis.
6.Prevents erectile dysfunction..
7.Fights prostate cancer- it can slow down the growth and even kill the cu…

Corona Virus

They are zoonotic viruses meaning they are spread between animals and humans. Several kinds of coronaviruses detected are from cats, camels or bats.

Symptoms of coronavirus:
●Fever ●Cough ●Shortness of breath ●Breathing difficulties
In severe cases:
●Pneumonia ●Acute respiratory syndrome ●Kidney failure ●Death

Preventive measures:
●Wash your hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
●If they are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
●Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth until your hands are washed and clean.
●Wash your hands whenever you come home from anywhere outside.
●Cover your mouth every time you sneeze or cough using your sleeve, a tissue or a handkerchief.
●Put the used tissue directly in bin and wash your hands afterwards.
●Do not come in close contact with anyone.
●If you feel sick, do not leave your house.
●Call your doctor to tell him the symptoms but do not visit him.

Benefits of Carrot Juice

Carrots along with being good in taste also contain a lot of nutrients. They are found in orange, red, purple, black, white, and yellow colours. They can be eaten as a fruit or consumed in juice form as the pulp is tough.

Health benefits of carrot juice:
●It supports an increased bile secretion, improving metabolism and hence can lead to weight loss.
●They contain beta-carotene, which is responsible for better eye health. They keep you away from cataract, blindness, and macular degeneration.
●Skin problems like rashes or psoriasis can be cured. Vitamin C helps in inflammation, recovering from wounds, skin appearance and increases the healing process.
●An improved immune system to avoid flu and cell damage due to the presence of antioxidants.
●The antioxidants also help keep cancer away.
●To keep your heart healthy by keeping the cholesterol low, carrot juice is laced with potassium.
●It contains the nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy like folate, calcium, and vitamin A and avoid any bir…

Some Interesting Facts about Peanuts

Also Known as groundnuts, earthnuts, and goobers, peanuts are packed with fat and calories among other nutrients. They can be consumed as peanut oil, protein supplements, flour, roasted, or as peanut butter. It is used to make different desserts, snacks, sauces, cakes, and other foods.

Health benefits of peanut: ●They contain low carbs making it a suitable choice for people with diabetes. ●The biotin content is helpful for your physiological well-being and also in regulating the expression of genes. ●Most of the fat content is unsaturated making it healthy and risk-free when it comes to cardiovascular diseases. ●It contains the antioxidant resveratrol, also found in wine. ●It reduces the risk of developing gallstones (small stones in the gall bladder). ●The copper present is necessary for processes like energy production and neural activities. ●They promote a healthy heart, can lower blood sugar levels as fibre is present. ●Being rich in calories, they can help in reducing weight. ●Certain acid…