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This thread is located at http://www.brahminsnet.com/forums/showthread.php/11087-CALORIES-IN-OUR-DESSERT-ITEMS

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*Everyone loves a dessert,a sweet or an ice cream to round off a sumptuous lunch/dinner. But do we know the calories in our desserts? Especially so for diabetics and weight watchers.
Here is a small list of desserts and the calories they contain.
Note and judiciously help yourselves.

Almost everyone enjoys a little sweet treat after a meal whether it is a freshly baked cheesecake, some hot jalebis or a scoop of ice cream. But these foods are rich in calories and can lead to weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes. Therefore, you need to be cautious of what and how often you gorge on sweets.
Harmful ingredients in desserts

A slice of chocolate might be tempting, but the desserts you eat can be detrimental to your health. Sweet treats are high in trans fat and saturated fat and can raise your cholesterol levels. Indian sweets and desserts made from refined ingredients like sugar, maida or white flour and soda can harm the body.
According to dietician Neha Chandna, these ingredients lead to hormonal imbalances, disrupt blood sugar levels, increase triglycerides and maximise the chances of heart diseases, water retention and skin problems. Also, since the amount of sugar in desserts is extremely high, it can lead to the addition of excess calories in your body that gets converted to fat easily adding to your fat percentage.
Here is a calorie count of common desserts tracked by using HealthifyMe calorie counter:
Gulab jamun: 2 pieces = 340.1 cal
Jalebi: 1 piece = 88.8 cal
Chocolate cake: 1 piece = 184.1 cal
Vanilla ice cream: 2 scoops = 206.7 cal
Kesar pista kulfi: 1 katori = 126.6 cal
Gajar ka halwa: 1 katori = 237.4 cal
Kheer: 1 katori = 306.3 cal
Cheesecake: 1 piece = 256.8 cal
Rasmalai: 1 piece = 45.5 cal
Healthy dessert options
Even though desserts are calorie-rich, you can still have them by making a few healthy changes. The best you can do is to choose healthy ingredients while making desserts like smoothies, shakes and ice cream. Neha suggests desserts made out of dates, fruits, or jaggery in moderate amounts as they are comparatively low in calories.
Low-fat cakes made of whole wheat, honey and jagerry can be healthy. Also, peanut laddoos and nuts chikki are nutritious dessert options. But anything in excess can go against your health, so it’s best to consume desserts occasionally to not be a victim of its harmful effects.*



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EXERCISES-NOT FOR ONLY THE YOUNG–உடற்பயிற்சி – அது இளைஞர்களுக்கு மட்&.

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*Dear friends,
A lot of our members are seniors. Exercises to keep the body fit is a ritual for not only young men,but for seniors too.
A litle of exercises everyday will go a long way in increasing our health,keep the joints fine and we can enjoy life better.
Let us see why the exercises are not for only youngsters.

*உடற்பயிற்சி – அது இளைஞர்களுக்கு மட்டும் அல்ல*

உடற்பயிற்சி உங்கள் ஆரோக்கியத்திற்கு மிகச் சிறந்தது. அது உங்களை வலுவானனவராகவும், ஆரோக்கியமானவராகவும் ஆக்குகிறது. ஆனால் நமக்கு வயதாகும் போது, நாம் உடற்பயிற்சி அவ்வளவு முக்கியமானது அல்ல என்றோ அல்லது அது நமக்கு நல்லவைகளை விட தீங்குகளை தான் விளைவிக்கும் என்றோ நினைக்கத் தொடங்குகிறோம். நிஜத்தில், உங்களுக்கு வயதாகும் போது உடலுக்கு உடற்பயிற்சி முற்றிலும் அவசியம், மற்றும் அதை சரியாகச் செய்தால், அது உங்களை ஆரோக்கியமாக வைக்க உதவும்.வழக்கமாக் உடற்பயிற்சி செய்வது,உடல் விறைப்பைக் குறைக்க உதவும் வலிமை அதிகரிக்க மற்றும் ஆற்றல் நிலைகளை மேம்படுத்த மற்றும் வயதான அறிகுறிகள் தலைகீழாக மாற்றவும்உதவ முடியும்.நீங்கள் ஆரோக்கியமாகவோஅல்லது நோயுடன்போராடிக் கொண்டிருந்தாலோம் உடற்பயிற்சி,என்பது உங்களைப்ஆரோக்கியமாகவும்,உங்கள் மனநிலை அதிகரிக்கவும்,உங்கள் நினைவாற்றலைஅதிகரிக்கவும் உதவ முடியும்பல வகையான தீவிரமான அளவுகள் இருந்த போதும், வயதானவர்கள் மிகவும் விரிவானபயிற்சிகளைசெய்யத் தேவையில்லை.

நீங்கள் வயதானவராக ஆகத் தொடங்கும் போது வழக்கமான உடற்பயிற்சியைத் தொடங்கி அதை பராமரிப்பதில் பிரச்சினைகளை எதிர்கொள்ள கூடும்.நீங்கள் கொஞ்ச் காலத்திற்கு சுறுசுறுப்பாக இல்லை என்றால், குறைந்த நேரம் குறைந்த செறிவில் பயிற்சிகளைத் தொடங்குங்கள். மம்தா ஜோஷி, உடற்பயிற்சி நிபுணரின் கூற்றுப் படி, நீங்கள் எப்போதும் ஒவ்வொரு உடற்பயிற்சியின் மிகவும் அடிப்படையான வேறுபாடுகளுடன்தொடங்கிமற்றும் உங்கள் உடற்பயிற்சியைவேடிக்கையாகச் செய்ய வேண்டும்.நீங்கள் வொர்க்அவுட்டை இசை கேடடுக் கொண்டோ அல்லது ஒரு நண்பருடன் உடற்பயிற்சி செயவதையோ தேர்வு செய்யலாம்.மேலும் நீங்கள் மிகவும் சந்தோஷத்துடன் செய்ய்ம் பயிற்சியில் தான், நீங்கள் தொடர்ந்து ஒட்டிக் கொண்டிருப்பீர்கள். என்று மம்தா கூறுகிறார்.என்வே நீங்கள் மிகவும் விரும்பும் உடறபயிற்சியைத் தொடருங்கள்.நீங்கள் சிறிய நடைப் பயிற்சியுன்டன் தொடங்கி, சில் நிமிடங்கள் உடற்பயிஸ்ரீ அதற்கு பிறகு படிப்படியாக அதை மறுபடியும் அதிகரித்து செய்து அதற்கு அடுத்த நிலைக்கு செல்லுங்கள்.தரை பயிற்சிகளைநடைப்பயிற்சியுடன்இணைப்பதுபுதியவர்களுக்கு ஒரு நல்ல தேர்வு ஆகும்.ஒரு 20 நிமிட பயிற்சியை வாரத்திற்கு இரண்டு முறைதொடங்கி மற்றும் மெதுவாக அதனும் மற்றொரு நாள் சேர்ப்பது ஒரு நல்ல யோசனையாக இருக்கும். Read about the things that happen in your body when you exercise.

வயதானவர்கள் செய்யக் கூடிய உடற்பயிற்சிகள்

உடற்பயிற்சி நீங்கள் நெகிழ்வான இருக்க,உதவுகிறதுஎனவே
உங்கள் தினசரி உடற்பயிற்சி ஆட்சியில்சேர்த்துக்கொள்ளப்பட வேண்டும்.அது காயம் தடுக்க உதவுகிறது என்பதால், வேறு எந்த பயிற்சியைத்தொடங்கும் முன் நீட்டிப்பு(stretching)முக்கியமானது
நடைபயிற்சி, சைக்கிள், நீச்சல் போன்ற லேசான தாங்குதிறன் பயிற்சிகள் உங்கள் இதயம் மற்றும் இரத்த ஓட்ட அமைப்புக்கு சிறந்ததாக உள்ளன.மம்தாவின் கூற்றுப்படி, கடற்கரையில் அல்லது உங்கள் தோட்டத்தில் 10 நிமிட நடைப்பயிற்சி அல்லது ஒட்டம், உங்களுக்கு ஒரு நல்ல கார்டியோ பயிற்சி கொடுக்க முடியும்
நீட்சி மற்றும்தாங்குதிறன் பயிற்சிகள்தவிர,வலுப்படுத்தும் நடவடிக்கைகள்,உங்கள் வளர்சிதை மாற்றத்தைஅதிகரிக்க, உங்கள் எலும்புகளைவலுப்படுத்த முடியும்.குந்துகைகள் போன்ற உடற்பயிற்சிகள் நாற்காலியில் பக்கங்களை பிடித்துக் கொண்டுஅல்லதுலேசான எடை தூக்கும்போது உதவும்..
சமப்படுத்தும் உடற்பயிற்சிகள் கீழே விழும் ஆபத்தை குறைத்து உங்கள் தோரணயை மேம்படுத்துகிறது.

எவ்வளவு நாட்கள் இடைவெளியில் அவர்கள் உடற்பயிற்சி செய்ய வேண்டும்?

மம்தா கூறுகிறார், ‘வயதானவர்கள் ஒரு வாரத்தில் இரண்டு நாட்கள் 25 நிமிடங்கள் உடற்பயிற்சி செய்வது நல்ல யோசனையாகும், வயதானவர்கள் மறுபடியும் உடற்பயிற்சி செயவதற்கு முன் குறைந்தது ஒரு நாளாவது ஓய்வு எடுக்க வேண்டும்.’

வயதானவர்கள் வலிமை பெற பயிற்சி

நீங்கள் உங்கள் உடல் நிலைகளைப் பொறுத்து உடற்பயிற்சியளிக்க முடியும்.ஆனால் நீங்கள், கடுமையான பயிற்சிகள் செய்ய முடியவில்லை என்றால்,நீங்கள் மிதமான முயற்சியில் சில பொறுமையானதரை பயிற்சிகளைத் தொடர்ந்து. ஆரோக்கியமாக தங்க உதவ செய்ய வேண்டும்

உடற்பயிற்சியின் பயன்கள்

கார்டியோ பயிற்சிகள் இதய நோய்கள் உள்ளவர்களுக்குபயனுள்ளதாகஇருக்கும் போது,நடைபயிற்சிநீரிழிவு, இரத்த அழுத்தம் கொண்டவர்களுக்கு மிகவும் சிறந்தது. உடற்பயிற்சி,செய்வது நோய் எதிர்ப்பு சக்தி அதிகரிக்கிறது,வளர்சிதை மாற்றத்தை அதிகரிக்கிறது, தசையின் பெருந்திரளை வளர்க்கிறது. மற்றும் செரிமான அமைப்பு சீராக இயங்க உதவுகிறது.மற்றநன்மைகள் மத்தியில், உடற்பயிற்சி எலும்பு வலிமையைபராமரிக்கவும் மற்றும்மூட்டுவலி போன்ற நாள்பட்ட நிலைமைகளின்அறிகுறிகளை குறைக்க/போக்கவும் முடியும்.வழக்கமான உடற்பயிற்சிஅல்சைமர், ஆஸ்டியோபோரோசிஸ் மற்றும் பெருங்குடல் புற்றுநோய் போன்றநிலைமைகளின் ஆபத்தைகுறைக்கமுடியும். வயதானவர்களுகு உடற்பயிற்சியினால ஒருகுறிப்பிடத்தக்க பயன்எடைஇழப்புக்கு உதவுவதாகும்..

எங்கள் நிபுணர்“எந்த உடற்பயிற்சிக்குப் பிறகும்சோர்வடைவதுசாதாரணமானது,, ஆனால் நீங்கள் எளிதாக சோர்வடைகிறீர்கள்என்றால், சில யோகா அடிப்படையிலான உடற்பயிற்சி செய்ய வேண்டும்.” நடைபயிற்சி விரைவில் சோர்வடைபவர்களுக்கு சிறந்த வழி ஆகும்.’என கூறுகிறார்.ஒரு ஆலோசனையாக, நீங்கள் சோர்வடைந்திருக்கும் போது,, பயிற்சிக்குப் பிறகு சிறிது நேரம் காத்திருந்து, சரியான பிறகு மீண்டும் தொடர வேண்டும்’என்று கூறுகிறார்.

பயிற்சிகள்உங்கள் மூட்டுகளுக்குநல்லது

நீங்கள் ஒரு முழு அளவிலான இயக்கம் வழியாக சுதந்திரமாக நகர ஒரு பிரச்சனை இருந்தால், சவால்கள் எழ முனைகின்றன.உங்களுக்கு நல்ல உடற்பயிற்சி நிலை இருந்தால், நிறைய மூட்டுகளுக்கு நண்பனாய் இருக்கின்ற பல் பயிற்சிகளை நீங்கள் முய்லலாம்.நீச்சல்,வண்டியோட்டுதல், படகோட்டுதல் இயந்திரங்கள்,நடைபயிற்சி மற்றும், பிலேட்ஸ் போன்ற கார்டியோ உடற்பயிற்சிகளும்உங்கள் மூட்டுகளுக்குநன்மை அடைய வைக்கலாம்.தவிர அனைத்து தரை பயிற்சிகளும்உங்கள் மூட்டுகளுக்குநல்லது..

இறுதியாக, எப்போதும் நீங்கள் எந்த பிளஒயோமெற்றிக் நகர்வுகள் செய்யும் போதும் சரியான காலணி அணிய ஞாபகம் வைத்துக் கொள்ளுங்கள்.எந்த உடற்பயிற்சி செய்யும் போதும் சரியான அங்க நிலையை பராமரிக்கவும்.



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*Dear friends,
Indians are famous for snacking left and right. "Kaiyendhi Bhavans" are aplenty everywhere. From roadside vendors to small stalls and home suppliers there are many types of street food to choose and satisfy your palate.But do you know that many are loaded with calories??Go easy on them and go through the listing of calories in them before going on a binge.Especially so for obese and diabetics.
Please read on.
Varadarajan *

* Calories in street foods of India*

*India is a land of a plethora of street foods. It is almost impossible to find an Indian who does not relish eating the gol gappas, chaats, pav bhajis and kebabs from local vendors. However, these delicious goodies are overladen with calories that can contribute to weight gain. To make you aware, here is a list of the calorie counts of the most common street foods of India. You may also want to know the calorie count of common Indian desserts.

Bhel puri: 1 bowl = 175.9 cal
Gol gappe/Pani puri: 6 pieces = 166.4 cal
Pav bhaji: 1 plate (2 pav) = 501.5 cal
Chicken kabab: 2 pieces = 217 cal
Papri chaat: 10 pieces = 224.9 cal
Samosa: 1 piece = 245.9 cal
Vada pav: 1 piece = 286.4 cal
Litti: 1 piece = 62.4 cal
Jalebi: 1 piece = 88.8 cal
Aloo tikki: 2 pieces = 321.1 cal
Kachori: 2 pieces = 496.6 cal
Dabeli: 1 piece = 211.4 cal
Kesar pista kulfi: 1 bowl = 126.6 cal
Chicken momos: 1 piece = 38.9 cal
Idli sambhar: 1 plate = 176.3 cal
Chole bhature: 1 plate = 286.9 cal
Egg roll: 1 roll = 152.9 cal
Pakora: 8 pieces = 181.8 cal

(These calories are calculated using HealthifyMe Calorie Counter, the world’s first Indian nutrition tracker.)

These high calorie meals are also loaded with cholesterol, fat and sugar, which can lead to obesity and cardiovascular health problems. To increase shelf life, street foods are loaded with salt that can have negative effects on your blood pressure. As most street foods are fried, they contain fewer numbers of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They also contain a high amount of trans fat that can block your arteries and lead to diabetes. Further, almost all street foods have their main ingredient as refined flour or maida, which is high in glycemic index that can cause spikes in your blood sugar levels.
Even though these foods have many harmful side effects, you can still have them by making a few healthy changes. The best you can do is, prepare them at home with healthy ingredients. Here is a list of top Indian healthy foods.
The momos from North East India and idli sambhar from South India are healthier choices and they contain lesser number of calories.
Anything in excess can go against your health, so it’s best to consume street foods occasionally to not be a victim of its harmful effects.


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Dear friends,
Often we make juices out of fruits n veg and throw the pulp away. They are a source of very useful fibre.
Listed below are the various ways of using the fibre.
sure this will give some useful information.


One of the questions I get asked most about juicing is “What can I do with the juice pulp?” Tons of things! Read on for 20 of my favorite uses for leftover juice pulp—and get inspired to reduce your food waste and make fantastic use of healthful fiber.

1. Blend pulp into a smoothie to add fiber.
2. Add to a soup to thicken and boost fiber and nutrient density.
3. Use fruit pulp to make frozen “pulpsicles” or fruit pulp ice.
4. Make a veggie broth by boiling pulp with water, herbs, and spices, then straining.
5. Make a “fruit tea” by boiling fruit pulp with water, adding spices such as cinnamon or ginger, cooling, and then straining.
6. Use veggie pulp to add nutrient density to mac n’ cheese or pasta sauce, or layer into a lasagne.
7. Make fabulous fruit leathers.
9. Use in homemade veggie burgers or fritters. Pulp adds moisture, flavor, and nutrition.
10. Mix pulp into baked goods like muffins, cakes, bread, dehydrated or baked cookies, and granola bars. Celery, onion, carrot, sweet potato, spinach, apple, and berry all work beautifully.
11. Use fruit or veggie pulp to add flavor, texture, and moisture to pancakes.
12. Make dehydrated pulp crackers.
13. Use pulp for raw pizza crust.
14. Make pulp marmalade.
15. Make a pulp crumble by mixing pulp with fruit and juice, reducing, and then topping with oats, spices, nuts, or seeds.
16. Dehydrate and make trail mix with raw nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
17. Dehydrate and use like bread crumbs.
18. Use in DIY skincare recipes like scrubs, masks, and soap.
19. Mix pulp into your dog’s food or make dog treats.
If all else fails:
20. Feed it to your chickens, freeze it in ice cube trays to use later, or compost it.

*Please note, the moisture content of your juice pulp can vary depending on your juicer, so you may need to squeeze out excess juice for the best results in some of these recipes.


Daily Routine List according to Ayurveda. February 5, 2015

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A Daily Routine List according to Ayurveda.

This thread is located at http://www.brahminsnet.com/forums/showthread.php/11061-Dinacharya-A-Daily-Routine-List-according-to-Ayurveda

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*Dear Members,
Ayurveda suggests some routines to be followed in life daily (DINACHARYA) to attain a balance in various elements.
Let us take a look at such a routine suggested for everyday.

*Dinacharya – A Daily Routine List according to Ayurveda
Dinacharya (Sanskrit: दिनचर्या "daily-routine") is a concept in Ayurvedic medicine that looks at the cycles of nature and bases daily activities around these cycles. Ayurveda contends that routines help establish balance and that understanding daily cycles are useful for promoting health.

Dinacharya is the Ayur Vedic term for a daily lifestyle/routine. There are several things you can implement in your daily life that will make you feel healthy, happy and full of energy. Pick a few that are do able. This daily routine list was written thousands of years ago and obviously in our lives nowadays it would be very challenging to live completely according to this ancient routine. However maybe it will inspire you to create the time to make a few small changes that can help bring out the best in you!

Ayurveda recommends an early bird lifestyle -> Waking up at sunrise or even up to 2 hours before is preferable. The predominant element at this stage of the day is Vata (air + ether). Vata is light, subtle and clear and brings you in contact with the subtle messages nature beholds. Have you ever noticed how magical the early morning can be? The rise of a new sun, a new day, new opportunities.. this is because there is a lot of Sattva (purity, cosmic intelligence) in the early morning air. Open your window or go for a stroll, take a deep breath and start your day with a smile.

*Face/nose/mouth wash* -> Wash your face and your eyes with water. Ayur Veda recommends the use of rosewater or Triphala ( an Indian herb acting as complete body cleanser, it detoxifies, purifies the blood ,removes toxins from the liver and is high in vitamin C) Scrape your tongue with a special tongue scraper (not with your toothbrush as you will brush the bacteria in your tongue). When scraping you remove toxins that accumulate overnight on your tongue. Then gargle with warm water to purify your voice. Fill your mouth with sesame oil (this oil is often used in Ayur Veda, its has a warming effect, soothes Vata and has many benefits like being good for teeth and teethgum). You can also put a drop of oil in your nose to purify the senses.

*Massage* -> Massage keeps us strong and is beneficial for body and mind. Ayur veda recommends that you massage yourself in the morning, if liked with a bit of oil for about 5 minutes is sufficient. Massage the scalp, forehead, hands and feet (when practicing yoga after massage don’t rub oil on your feet).
*Exercise* -> Early morning exercise removes stagnation in the body and mind and allows your energy to flow. It also strengthens the digestive fire (Agni) which promotes better digestion of foods as well as emotions. Recommended exercises are: walking, pranayama (breathing exercises), yoga

*Bath* -> After your exercise take a shower or bath to remove any excess oil. Put on clean clothes after your bath.

*Meditation* -> Sit still in a silent area and focus on your breath and take a moment to be grateful for this new day.

Breakfast -> And now it’s time for something healthy and yummy in your tummy. Choose your food wisely; Vata people can choose to eat a warm breakfast like oatmeal or other porridge, Pitta people can also choose oatmeal or cooked fruits, Kapha people are suggested to eat cooked fruit, no heavier breakfast.

*Lunch *– Ayur veda recommends that your lunch should be taken between 12 and 1 pm and your lunch should be your largest meal as the predominant element during this time of the day is Pitta (Fire + Water) and this element is responsible for digestion.

*Siesta* -> Ayur Veda recommends just a short nap when you really feel the need but in general sleeping in daytime should be avoided as it can accumulate excess kappa.

Dinner -> Dinner is recommended to be taken between 6 and 7 pm and should be lighter than lunch as the predominant element in this time of day is Kapha (earth and water). Digestion is low and going to bed on a full stomach prevents you from a having a good night sleep. Try having your dinner at least 3 hours before sleeping. To aid digestion, you can sip a small cup of lukewarm water with some fresh ginger. About half an hour after dinner go for a short stroll to stimulate digestion.

Sip a cup of lukewarm water before going to bed. When in bed, lie on your back and relax like in savasana (corps pose in yoga). Take slow and deep breaths and consciously hold your attention on every body part and relax each body part. Start at your feet and slowly move up towards the crown of your head.



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*Dear friends,
Experts suggests that we use more and more veggies in our diet and the more colours we consume the more is the benefit. Hence Capsicum is popular with yellow,green and red.
Here we see the goodness of Green colour foods that help us become healthier.


Green is the color of health of well-being and nature, of freshness and it’s a color that suits your body extremely well. Green veggies, herbs and powders also known as super-foods are rejuvenating, uplifting, healing and build your immune system.

Spirulina is a blue green algae containing over 100 nutrients and a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, essential fatty acids and anti oxidants.
It purifies the liver, helps fight off viral infections, aids in weight loss and works cancer preventive. It contains more beta carotene than carrots and is good for healthy eyes and vision.
Spirulina is rich in iron and is easier to absorb than iron supplements. It is especially great for vegetarians as it is loaded with Vit.B12 essential for healthy nerves and red blood cells.

Barley grass is rich in living chlorophyll, a strong anti-oxidant and cancer preventing whilst healthy cells may also be protected against toxic side effects of anti-cancer drugs.
Barley grass purifies the liver, stabilized blood sugar levels and rejuvenates the body tissues.

You can get Spirulina and Barley grass in powder form or tablets. We do recommend powder, you can mix a scoop through your (freshly squeezed) juice.

Excellent power green vegetables are:

Broccoli: contains high amounts of calcium and Vitamin. K, both essential for strong and healthy bones. It’s high in potassium which helps maintain a healthy nervous system and good brain function. It contains beta carotene, zinc and magnesium and boosts liver function.

Kale: High in fiber and iron, Vit.K, A and C and contains more calcium than milk!

Brussels Sprouts: The little cabbages are full with Vitamijn. K,C, A and folic acid (essential for pregnant women for the development of the vertebral column in the foetus). They are high in complex carbs and contain no cholesterol.

Make a fresh start today and go green!


Sri Paranthaman Panchangam – 2015-2016 February 5, 2015

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Dear Well wishers and Sri Paranthaman Panchangam Abhimanis
Sri Manmatha Year – 2015-2016 – Sri Paranthaman Panchangam is under printing.
Expecting your support as usual.

The Panchangam is going on improving its Quality, Size and information et. This year the size is considerably increased to 80% size of other big (A4 Size) panchangams.
Total number of Panchangams printed 20000
Most of the copies will be handed over to the persons who donated earlier.
Balance about 8000 copies will be with us.
So, kindly send your requirements and contributions at the earliest.
FREE copies will be distributed in selected places by the 2nd week of March.
Kindly avoid requesting for sending one or two copies through courier.

We could deliver the panchangams at your place in and around Chennai and not less than 50 copies.

For all other places, multiples of 50 copies can be sent through parcel services, bus service etc.
Please send your requirements to svknvs

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PhD Awarded Communication January 30, 2015

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Dear Well wishers,
Following is the PhD Awarded Communication letter received from University of Madras
Today I have applied for convocation also.
This is for your kind information:

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​ Merits of Maagha Snaana.. January 25, 2015

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maaga snaanam..

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Merits of Maagha Snaana…

During this period it is prescribed to take bath early in the morning before Sunrise preferably during Arunodaya kaala. This sacred bath is preferred to be taken in any river, lake or theertha or at least at home. Taking a bath (Snana) which is always refreshing, not only cleanses our external body, but also has significance from religious and spiritual point of view in the daily routine of an individual. In Hindu philosophy daily routine generallybegins with a bath before worshiping God, a discipline that is inculcated with a sense of cleanliness in our

actions. If it is during an auspicious period like Maagha maasam, its spiritual merits are in multiple. It is said that Maagha Snana can purify a person even from ghastly and dreadful sins committed. Taking bath early in the morning during Maagha maasam is highly sacred, spiritual and meritorious. Sacred texts like Vayu Purana, Brahmaanda Purana are said to have made reference to the merits and significance of Maagha Snanam.

According to Dharma Saastras merits of Maagha Snaana gets increased depending on the place where the bath is taken as given below.
With hot water at home–Merits equivalent to Six years of such Snana;
From the waters of a well –12 years of such Snana phala;
In a lake –24 years of such Snana phala;

In any river – 96 years of such Snana phala;
In any sacred river – 9600 years of such Snana phala;
At the confluence of sacred rivers–38400 years of such Snana phala;

In Ganga (Ganges) River–Merits equivalent to 38400000 years of such Snana phala;
At Triveni Sangam (Prayaga) – 100 times of Ganga Snana phala;
Maagha Snana in sea (Samudra) is considered more meritorious than all the above.

Wherever may be the place of bath; one should always remember to recollect (recite) Prayaaga and also pray Maasa Niyamaka Sri Maadhava (Lord Vishnu) silently. Those who cannot take bath as said above for the entire month should at least take it for the last three days which is known as Anthya Pushkarini. Maagha Snanam is prescribed for all ages of men and women.


New Post/Thread Notification: Health & Fitness Suggestions January 25, 2015

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This thread is located at http://www.brahminsnet.com/forums/showthread.php/10964-STAVE-OFF-HEART-DISEASE

All of us are living in a world leading a stress ful life. As the saying goes."one has to keep running to stay in the same place" In this dog eat dog world, one has to take care of his heart to avoid heart ailments. Managing stress well will go a long way towards avoiding heart diseases. We will see now ways TO STAVE OFF HEART DISEASES.
Sure many will fine this helpful.

*Stave off heart disease, eat fibre rich foods
Fibre rich food We all have heard people telling us about how important fibre is for us. Right from beating constipation, to assisting in weight loss, fibre has been the mainstay of many diet tips. Now, there is a study that has shown that increasing consumption of fibre-rich foods can lower risk of both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD), a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Leeds reviewed literature published since 1990 in healthy populations concerning dietary fibre intake and CVD risk.

They took data from six electronic databases. Cohorts of data were used from the US, Europe, Japan and Australia. The study looked at the following fibre intake: total, insoluble (whole grains, potato skins etc), soluble (legumes, nuts, oats, barley etc), cereal, fruit, vegetable and other sources.

Results from analyses of total, insoluble, fruit and vegetable fibre intake showed that the likelihood of a CVD or CHD event steadily lowers with increasing intake. In soluble fibre, a higher reduction was seen in CVD risk than CHD risk and for cereal fibre, the reduced risk of CHD was stronger than the association with CVD.

A significantly lower risk of both CVD and CHD was observed with every additional 7g per day of fibre consumed. The researchers said these findings are aligned with current recommendations to increase fibre intake and demonstrate a large risk reduction with an achievable increase in daily fibre intake and said this could ‘potentially impact on many thousands of individuals.’

They added that an additional 7g of fibre can be achieved through one portion of wholegrains (found in bread, cereal, rice, pasta) plus a portion of beans/lentils or two to four servings of fruit and vegetables. The researchers concluded that ‘diets high in fibre, specifically from cereal or vegetable sources … are significantly associated with lower risk of CHD and CVD and reflect recommendations to increase intake.’

Greater intake from fruit fibre was associated with lower CVD risk. They recommend further work on the association with soluble or insoluble types of fibre. The study was published in the British Medical Journal.

Here are some tips from leading cardiologist, Dr Aashish Contractor on how you can prevent a cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.

*Kick the butt*

The chemicals found in tobacco can damage your heart and blood vessels, leading to narrowing of the arteries, which in turn can lead to a heart attack. It also increases your heart rate and blood pressure. Even occasional or ‘social smoking’ is dangerous and increases the risk of heart disease. The good news is that no matter how long you have been smoking, you will feel better, and begin reaping rewards as soon as you kick the habit.

*Eat healthy for your heart*

One of the starting points is to revamp your diet and make smart substitutions such as switching to heart-healthy cooking oils like canola oil that is high in mono and polyunsaturated fats which help in reducing the risk of coronary artery disease. Canola oil also contains omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat, which may decrease your risk of heart attack, protect against irregular heartbeats and lower blood pressure. Limit your intake of salt and sugar as excessive consumption can lead to high blood pressure or cholesterol. Add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.

*Just move it*

Avoid leading a sedentary lifestyle; exercising daily is a must, even if it is for 30-45 min. Regular physical activity helps you control your weight and reduce your chances of developing conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, which may put a strain on your heart. Go for a walk; try some yoga, dance or aerobics to stay active, upbeat and positive. Your exercise sessions don’t have to be strenuous, even taking the stairs instead of the elevator counts!

*Keep your cool
Stress can create an unhealthy lifestyle as one may take up excessive smoking, drinking, and binging, which in turn are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Being stressed may also trigger reduced blood flow to the heart, irregular heart beat and increase the chances of your blood clotting, all of which can have adverse effects on your heart health.

More and more Indians are falling prey to heart disease. There are various reasons for this including a sedentary lifestyle, genetic predisposition, pollution, smoking, drinking, a fatty diet and a general ignorance about what causes heart ailments.

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