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Why is oat milk so good? How To Make Oat Milk for a latte -Perfect Every Time!

You’re probably familiar with popular non-dairy milk alternatives like soy, almond, cashew, and coconut milk, but recently, oat milk has become the darling of those who eschew dairy in their diets.

Oat milk is packed with nutrition and it is one of the easiest ways to add it to your diet. It is a specialized form of milk, made with steel-cut oats. The steel-cut oats are soaked in water and then blended. After which, it is mixed and strained to result in a heavy, foamy type of milk. This oat milk is rich in flavour and is high in nutrients. Though it does not have the same amount of nutrients as goat’s milk or cow’s milk, oat milk has a different nutrient profile that appeals to some people.

The nutritional information of oat milk includes calcium, vitamin A, fibre and iron. You will be surprised to know that oat milk possesses twice as much vitamin A as cow’s milk. It also contains iron, which is 10 per cent more than cow’s milk. Oat milk is low in fat and contains zero cholesterol. 1 cup of oat milk approximately contains 1 gram of protein and 130 calories.

Benefits: Oat Milk & Weight Loss

Here are some of the benefits of drinking oat milk:

• Each cup contains a whole host of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B12, D, iron, and important macronutrients like fiber and protein.

• Oat milk comfortably beats other non-dairy options like nut milk and coconut milk, although if you’re looking for an extra protein boost, soy milk does trump oat milk in that department.

• Believe it or not, oat milk actually contains more bone-strengthening calcium than cow’s milk and virtually no fat in comparison: a mere 2.5 grams per cup versus 8 grams in cow’s milk and zero cholesterol.

• Because it’s low in calories (130 per cup), fat, and sugar but high in protein and has fiber, oat milk is a great milk substitute if you’re trying to shed a few pounds.

• It’s an ideal solution for anyone out there who is lactose intolerant, has nut allergies or is concerned about hormone use in dairy milk.

Oat milk is easy dairy-free milk that you can make at home in just minutes. I love that it’s nut-free, low in fat, and super-affordable! After experimenting with multiple methods, I want to show you the BEST way to make it.

How to make oat milk

Ingredients

• 1 cup oats (100 g)

• 3–4 cups water (750 ml-1 l)

• 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

• 1–2 tbsp Stevia extract or 1–2 Medjool dates (optional)

• A pinch of salt (optional)

Instructions

1)Soaking

Soak the oats in water for at least 30 minutes. I usually soak them overnight, but that’s not necessary. This brief step is worth the effort! After soaking, your oats will blend up better and strain out more easily.

2) Rinsing

Drain the oats and rinse them. Discard the soaking water. This ensures that your oat milk has a nice, clean flavour and creamy (not slimy) texture.

3) Adding

Add the oats, 3 to 4 cups of clean water (750 ml-1 litres) and all the remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add more or less water depending on how thick you like your oat milk. We’re going to add the water in two equal batches. You’ll also add a tsp of stevia, vanilla extract, and the teeniest pinch of salt to enhance the milk’s flavour.

4) Blending

This will take a minute, but even cheap blenders should be up for the job of smooth texture. Then, add the remaining water and blend again.

5) Straining

Pour the mixture over a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. The sieve will catch any stubborn oat bits that refused to blend into creamy oblivion. Strain the milk using a cheesecloth, a strainer, a napkin or a nut milk bag.

For best flavour, chill your oat milk for at least 30 minutes before serving.

WAYS TO USE OAT MILK + TIPS

Homemade oat milk works great in baked goods, smoothies or beverages.

So many things! Oat milk goes well with everything. Drink it plain, sweetened, flavour with cocoa or even add it to your coffee or tea to make a healthy and delicious hot beverage for the cold winter days!

When adding a sweetener to your oat milk I recommend organic honey or stevia rather than a date. Because the blend time is so short, a pitted date may not fully blend into the liquid.

Is oat milk good in hot beverages?

Oat milk thickens and gets creamy when heated, which is why it’s perfect for lattes and coffee. It tastes very similar to a dairy latte because of this reason. It also has a slightly sweet taste similar to milk which is why oat milk lattes have become a popular dairy-free latte option in recent years

DISCOVERING LATTES

I’ve also come up with 5 different combinations of Calming Lattes that Help Your Body to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

https://detoxpri.in/2020/07/21/sip-on-these-5-calming-lattes-that-help-your-body-to-relieve-stress-and-anxiety/

Oat milk is one of the most popular plant-based milk. It’s light and tasty, but it’s hard to find store-bought oat milk that is not full of sugar and chemicals.

By making it at home, you’ll make sure that your drink contains only natural and healthy ingredients, and it’ll also be much more affordable!

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

Also read: Reasons to Try Overnight Oats, According to Science 

French Don’t Get Fat – The Secret of Eating for Pleasure “The French Paradox”

When you think of France you probably picture fabulous foods such as buttery croissants, fluffy pastries, creamy cheese wheels and fatty liver pâté. All of these foods, and the French diet in general, are jam-packed with saturated fats.

Unless you’ve been under a nutritional rock the past few years, you probably know. that saturated fats are bad for you. They are linked to a slew of chronic diseases including coronary heart disease (CHD). So how is it possible that France, a country with a diet especially high in saturated fats, also has one of the lowest rates of fatalities from coronary heart disease?

Why are the French able to eat three times as much fat as Americans, and yet they are thinner and have a lower incidence of heart disease than we do? There are several interesting reasons for this paradox.

The French paradox is a catchphrase first used in the late 1980s, that summarizes the apparently paradoxical epidemiological observation that French people have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) while having a diet relatively rich in saturated fats, in apparent contradiction to the widely held belief that the high consumption of such fats is a risk factor for CHD.

The paradox is that if the thesis linking saturated fats to CHD is valid, the French ought to have a higher rate of CHD than comparable countries where the per capita consumption of such fats is lower.

Identifying and Quantifying the French paradox

The French and other Europeans demonstrate the benefits of dining in a relaxed state. During the early afternoon, the French and many other Europeans take hours to eat lunch. Lots of high-fat food and wine is served, and the meal tends to be the largest of the day.

However, the ingredients are fresh, and the company is enjoyable; there are conversation and engagement. They are dining rather than simply eating. They are experiencing pleasure. The body is aware of eating and digestion occurs. This presents quite a contrast to the fast food, rushed lunch “minutes” Americans tend to experience.

The paradox between the high-fat, alcohol-rich diet and the excellent weight and health of the French has been confounding researchers for years. Diseases such as heart disease were supposed to increase as people ate more fat. Thus the search for the “magic bullet” in the French diet was conducted in earnest.

De-coding the French paradox

Was it the wine?

Was it the quality of the fats?

Was it the fresh ingredients?

The answer is yes to all of these factors. But there is more.

“First and foremost the French consistently eat under parasympathetic dominance (opposite of the stress response ), the physiological state of relaxation and maximum digestive function. Even if they are stressed out, taking a generous amount of time to eat a meal and savour it probably helps them let go. It is the optimum state of digestion and assimilation.”

Polyphenols in red wine may protect omega-3s in blood, leading to a healthier heart, according to Italian researchers from the University of Milan. The researchers found that the wine polyphenols increased the resistance to oxidation of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA more than that of the omega-6 AA. During oxidation, the red wine polyphenols also delayed the increase of the ratio between AA and EPA.

There are many other ingredients that could explain the low rates of heart troubles. For instance:

• The French are the fifth highest consumers of fish and seafood in the world, which adds a huge boost of omega-3s to their intake.  These special fats steady the heart’s beating, minimise the risk of arrhythmia and keep our tiny blood vessels supple and ‘elastic’. 

• The French love garlic and add it in generous quantities to just about everything. The French are masters at garlic consumption, which has been under study for years for its cholesterol-lowering effect.

• The French shun Western-style fast foods such as burgers and fries with their ‘bad’ trans fat and over-processing.

• The French rarely snack but prefer to dine properly on three main meals without anything in between. Vegetables and salad are always part of their meals.

• The French eat small portions of most things, even though their cuisine is rich and high in fat.

Another popular theory is that the French attitude towards food fosters a healthy environment around it, specifically,  mindful eating and small portions. Rather than quickly shovelling food into your mouth, mindful eating means that you think about your food and eat for the pleasure of it.

Mindful eating also means that you consider your emotions before eating to determine if you are actually hungry or just emotional. I think we can all agree that emotional eating never ends well.

How mindful an eater are you ?

The French are also famous for their small portions. Eating saturated fats isn’t great, but limiting the amount you consume can definitely help your body process them. After all, the American Heart Association suggests limiting them, not eliminating them altogether.

For years, food scientists have researched this paradox, and for years and everyone has held on to their own theory. There is enough information floating around to write a book—several actually—and, of course,  many people have. But with all available information and a wide spectrum of opinions, it’s up to you to take everything with a grain of salt and form your own position on the ever-perplexing French Paradox.

Listen to the French Paradox :

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By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

9 Trusted Foods To Eat That Fight the Common Cold + Foods To Avoid

When you’re sick, especially with a cold or the flu, sometimes food can be a real turnoff. But the right foods and beverages can offer relief—either from the symptoms of a cold or to help strengthen your immune system—so you can get better faster.

When you catch a cold, standard over-the-counter remedies can relieve a runny nose or a persistent headache—but the effects are only temporary. There’s yet to be a miracle medicine that can prevent a cold entirely or shorten its duration.

Antibiotics won’t help either. While they can treat bacterial infections, they’re ineffective―even detrimental―in treating the flu or cold virus. Antibiotics eliminate all bacteria, yes, but they also wipe out the “good” bacteria. This can actually interfere with your body’s efforts to battle a virus.

The fastest and easiest relief may actually come from what you’re eating.

How?

Diet keeps our internal mechanisms at peak production. And when you’re seeking relief from cold symptoms, many traditional food remedies can be effective.

So, how do doctors and dietitians nourish themselves when they’re sick? They turn to the following foods, which will help you feel better ASAP.

From healthy comfort food to spicy chiles, these tried-and-true food remedies may help manage your symptoms. Below, we dig into the history behind long-standing food remedies—and why they may actually help you beat a stuffy nose or persistent headache.

1. Soup

Soup is a tasty, warming dish that’s ideal on cold winter evenings however, did you know it could also be beneficial when you’re suffering from a cold or flu?

The idea that chicken soup can cure colds may be seen by some to be an old wives’ tale but there is actually some truth behind this idea. That’s because chicken contains a substance known as carnosine which has anti-inflammatory effects. This means it can help to reduce symptoms such as a blocked nose and sore throat, particularly in the early stages of infection. That’s not all though, this delicious broth also helps to prevent dehydration whilst the steam may also reduce congestion further. 

Similarly, for vegetarians, a healthy vegetable soup or stew could be just as beneficial as these are packed with the nutrients your body needs to fight off an infection. Also, the warm liquid will soothe a sore throat and ease a blocked nose in the same way that chicken soup does. 

Our Easy dairy-free Pumpkin soup is a great option as it takes just 15 minutes to cook and is made from simple ingredients. So, even if your partner or friend is no Gordon Ramsey they should be able to manage this!

2. Citrus

I’m sure you are aware, citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits and limes hold a large vitamin C content. The natural antihistamine, vitamin C can also relieve cold symptoms such as watery eyes as well as nasal and chest congestion. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent further cell damage when viruses or bacteria attack the immune system. Specifically, vitamin C stimulates the release of interferon, a protein substance that increases resistance to viruses, and strengthens the movement of microbe-killing white blood cells called phagocytes.

Citrus fruits, kale, butternut squash, bell peppers, and kiwis pack a healthy punch of vitamin C in every serving. The soft white layer of skin found on these fruits contains flavonoids which can help boost the immune system but, as I’ve just mentioned, they also speed up recovery too.

3. Spices

They may make your eyes water but spicy foods can actually help when you’re loaded with the cold. That’s because they temporarily open the sinuses thus enabling mucus to flow more easily and thereby easing congestion. When chile-laced foods hit the mouth, throat, and stomach, they stimulate the nerve receptors of secretion-producing glands, triggering a release of watery fluids that can make the eyes tear and the nose run.

It’s a self-cleansing process that helps eliminate the virus by breaking up congestion, flushing out sinuses, and washing away irritants. For especially tenacious colds, gargling with a pepper solution-Tabasco Sauce stirred into a glass of warm water-up to four times daily. The degree of optimum potency and frequency of gargling depends on the bug’s severity and your own pepper tolerance (a few drops of Tabasco may suffice for novices, whereas hot pepper aficionados may need 20 or more drops for the desired decongestant effect).

Again, there is plenty of choices when it comes to eating spice – hot sauce, wasabi, peppers and chilli all give the effects I’ve just described.

4. Bananas

Bananas are one of the easiest foods on the digestive system and remain one of the few appealing foods when appetite is diminished due to illness. If an infection causes fever and vomiting then your vitamin and mineral levels decrease.

Therefore, bananas raise blood sugar and provide energy while delivering key nutrients that help support the immune system, including vitamins C and B6, copper, and folate. They’re also chock full of potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat.

Add some banana to a homemade smoothie to gain even more nutrients! Blend them with raw honey and freshly grated ginger, into a smoothie, or freeze and eat as an icy pop.

5. Green vegetables

Green veggies provide anti-inflammatory antioxidants, as well as key nutrients, are known to help the immune system function, including vitamins A and C and folate. They also provide bioactive compounds that provide a chemical signal that optimizes immunity in the gut, the location of 70-80% of immune cells.

Yet other important greens are spinach for the immune system which contains vitamin A in abundance. This vitamin gives the immune system an added boost but also strengthens the mucous membranes to tackle the likes of a runny or blocked nose too. 

Sweet potatoes, carrots and squash also contain vitamin A so you could try mixing all three with spices and chopped tomatoes to make a vegetable curry. Sauté veggies along with garlic, turmeric, and black pepper, or add them to the soup. You can also blend leafy greens, like kale or spinach, into a smoothie.

6. Fermented Foods

Think of your gut as a personal bodyguard. Since it’s the first line of defence for anything you ingest, it protects all other organs. Fermented foods — like kombucha, miso, yogurt, and kefir can protect from cold thanks to their probiotics. They’ve been linked to reducing the duration of a cold and may decrease your likelihood of getting sick.

Kefir: Many health experts often argue that kefir is actually healthier especially for those looking to boost their immunity during the cold season. Why? The probiotics found in this fermented beverage can contain up to 61 different strains of bacteria and yeasts. Sipping on a bottled version when you’re feeling sick certainly couldn’t hurt.

Unsweetened Greek Yogurt: Pick plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt when you’re feeling under the weather. 2/3 cup of yogurt has about 20 grams protein are key to helping the cells of your immune system regenerate. Try choosing non-fat or low-fat kinds — not because of the calorie content, but because colds have a tendency to zap appetite. Since fat is filling, it’s best to get enough protein by eating as much of that yogurt variety as you can.

7. Seeds

The likes of pumpkin and sesame seeds make a healthy snack but they also give the immune system a boost because of their high zinc content. Studies have indicated that, when taken within 24 hours of symptoms developing, zinc could reduce the duration of colds.

Also, pumpkin seeds are filled with potassium, magnesium and iron. Those minerals are key for keeping up the energy.

Sunflower Seeds: Whether you prefer them shelled or unshelled, grab a handful of seeds. They provide omega-6 fatty acids, which are important for disease prevention via the immune system and general health overall.

8. Herbal tea

A great way to get your fluids in is to drink hot tea. Certain teas brewed with hot water might help soothe some of your cold and flu symptoms as well.

The menthol in peppermint tea might help clear nasal congestion or runny nose. And elderberry tea could do the same by reducing swelling in your nasal passageways and relieving a stuffy nose. Ginger tea often eases nausea symptoms and might even help you heal faster.  Ginger may also help the body fight off the viruses involved with these ailments as well as relieve nasal and chest congestion.

9. Oatmeal

Whole grains contain anti-inflammatory properties, which allows for an increase of production of healthy bacteria. When we think of cold relief, the last thing we would think to eat is thick, creamy oatmeal. Despite those qualities, though, oatmeal also contains beta-glucan, which stimulates the immune system and makes it one of the best cold remedies. Getting those oats in when you’re starting to feel sick can help to quicken the recovery process. In addition to the beta-glucan, oats contain zinc and selenium, which also work to fight infection.

Seventy per cent of your immune system lives in your gut. So, it’s important to keep your gut health if you want to fend off any cold-causing germs!

It’s also important to drink plenty of water to replace the fluid you’re losing through your lungs each time you cough, and from losses due to perspiration or sweat.

As far as what to avoid when you’re sick, steer clear of foods that may fuel inflammation or stress your immune system.

I advise my clients to avoid refined sugar, processed foods (especially those with artificial ingredients), conventional dairy and meat, Caffeinated drinks as they are dehydrating. They include coffee, cola drinks, energy drinks and tea.

Also, alcohol which is too dehydrating. In addition, it affects the functioning of the immune system and drinking too much alcohol makes you more likely to get an infection.

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

5 Reasons to Try Overnight Oats, According to Science (+5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making)

Overnight oats have become a growing breakfast trend all across the world. From Bollywood celebrities to food bloggers, everyone swears by their humble bowl of overnight oats.

The popularity of overnight oats is on the rise. Everyone knows oatmeal is a nutritious dish to add to your diet, but overnight oats hold a special appeal and may offer even more benefits than their cooked counterpart. If you are tired of regular oatmeal and are hunting for a make-ahead breakfast that’s both delicious and nutritious, overnight oats may be your perfect solution.

Oats are loaded with good-for-you nutrients like fibre, protein, magnesium, potassium, and omega 3 fatty acids, among other things. Plus, oats don’t contain added sugar if you read the labels and avoid certain instant varieties. They also can be eaten in different ways, making them one versatile power food.

What Are Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats are raw oats that have been soaked overnight in liquid: popular choices include almond milk, hemp milk, coconut milk or Greek yogurt. The oats absorb the liquid during the night, softening them, in the same way, cooking them softens them, except without the work! You can soak pretty much any variety of oats, although quick cook or rolled oats.

Quick cook or rolled oats are often preferred because they absorb the liquid faster than, say, steel-cut oats.

Here are five reasons you should try overnight oats this week.

1. Overnight Oats Have Increased Digestibility

When you soak oats overnight, it’s almost like you’re cooking them, but the process is much longer and slower, and it’s done without heat. Soaking helps the starches break down and reduces the natural phytic acid, which may help your body utilize the oats’  nutrients much more efficiently. This may make the oat mixer easier to digest compared to oats that have been cooked, which is great for everyone but is especially helpful for people with gluten sensitivities.

2. Overnight Oats Contain Increased Resistant Starch

Resistant starch is found in all foods that contain starch, but it appears to be present at higher levels with cooled starchy foods instead of cooked ones. RS is a natural carb and helps to improve digestion, aid in weight loss, increase feelings of fullness and decrease insulin spikes associated with eating hot starchy foods.

3. Overnight Oats Are Versatile

Not only are overnight oats quick and easy to make, but they are also extremely versatile. You can experiment and brainstorm endless variations and stir-ins, which helps to keep things interesting and make breakfast on the go fun and satisfying. All you need to make overnight oats are your oats of choice, your liquid, and a sweetener.

4. Overnight Oats Are Time Savers

Prepping your oats recipe before bed probably takes less than 5 minutes, and when you wake up in the morning, they are ready to rock! No cooking, no mess, no fuss. You can prep all your add-ins the night before as well and have them ready to stir in or bag them up to take with you.

5. Overnight Oats Boost Your Fiber Intake

Overnight oats contain soluble fiber which helps reduce blood pressure by unclogging the intestinal tract. It binds with LDL cholesterol in the body to soften arteries for better blood circulation. This decreases high cholesterol levels and lowers your chances of developing heart diseases. Oatmeal is a good source of fiber. It offers a daily intake of 14 g of fiber for both men and women. That said, consuming overnight oats by incorporating fruits, yogurt, or milk can increase your fiber intake and accelerate healthy fiber absorption in the body.

How to Make Easy Overnight Oats Yourself

Best Basic Overnight Oats Recipe common Ingredients:

OATS: Rolled oats (or old fashioned oats) are the most common oat to use in overnight oats and become thick and creamy after soaking in liquid, Quick-cooking oats end up more like cold porridge, but they’re still chewy and flavour super well or Steel-cut oats.

MILK: Milk is mostly preferred liquid to make overnight oats and very essential. You can use any kind of milk you want such as cows, almond, coconut, soy etc.

SEEDS: Majority prefer Chia seeds as they are a great source of antioxidants, fibre, and omega-3’s, but they help thicken your overnight oats and make them extremely creamy and satisfying.

GREEK YOGURT: Greek yogurt is such an amazing, tangy add-in for overnight oats that really enhances the flavor and makes them extra creamy. Also a great post of extra protein.

VANILLA EXTRACT: You can’t go wrong with vanilla. We almost always add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to all overnight oatmeal recipes!

SWEETENER: All natural sweeteners are key when it comes to overnight oats. Ditch the table sugar or brown sugar for something more natural like honey or maple syrup or stevia.

NUTS & DRIED FRUIT: In many of the recipes you’ll find the oats flavoured nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts etc and dried fruit like raisins, apricots, figs.

Bonus:

Get inspired by these healthy overnight oats ideas so you can meal prep a satiating breakfast.

https://www.eatthis.com/overnight-oat-recipes-for-weight-loss/

Mistakes to Avoid Making Overnight Oats

Yes, it’s as simple as it sounds, but there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your morning oats are as creamy and comforting as possible before you run out the door.

1. Guessing on the liquid-to-oat ratio.

Stick with a 2:1 ratio of liquid to oats when making overnight oats to achieve a spoonable, porridge-like consistency.

Getting the liquid-to-oat ratio down is one major key to success when it comes to overnight oats. If you use too little liquid, the oats won’t be able to soften enough and get that creamy consistency. Instead, you’ll have something more like cement. Yet, use too much liquid and you’ll end up with soup.

2. Not adding a pinch of salt.

As much as oats love maple syrup and brown sugar, they also love (and need) salt. Just like any other food, overnight oats need to be seasoned properly and will frankly taste like cardboard without that pinch of salt, regardless of how much syrup you drizzle on.

3. Reaching for instant oats.

Old-fashioned rolled oats are the best when it comes to the variety to use for overnight oats. They’ll give you that creamy, smooth texture with just the right amount of chew. Leave instant oats behind when making overnight oats. Since they are so small, they’ll actually just end up almost dissolving in the liquid.

4. Tossing all the nuts and fruits in at once.

Reserve mix-ins like nuts, seeds, fresh fruit and coconut flakes for the morning. Chia seeds and dried fruit can be adding at night, as chia seeds do need time to absorb liquid and dried fruit will plump up overnight. Just like the oats, anything you add to the liquid is going to soak and soften so you’ll be left with chewy nuts and mushy fruit.

5. Forgetting to stir before digging in.

Give your overnight oats one final stir after taking them out of the fridge to ensure all that chewy, crunchy, mushy goodness is well-combined and you’ve got all those great textures in each bite. The bottom of the oats might be pretty mushy while the top still could have a little crunch left in it, which means you’ll be digging through all sorts of different textures.

If you want to feel fuller and burn more fat, there’s nothing healthier than eating overnight oats every day. Contrary to popular belief, eating overnight oats is not a bad thing. People enjoy that pudding-like, creamy muesli for good reasons. The right mix of healthy food choices, studies suggest, leads to happiness, good health, and weight loss. So why won’t you incorporate overnight oats in your daily meals?

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

What is The Best Time to have Milk & The Benefits

Before you crinkle your nose in the name of milk, let me tell you that milk comes with loads of goodness!

People have been talking about the health benefits of milk for a long time now. Milk is said to come with all the essential nutrients required for the body and give you great energy!

What does drinking plain-old cow’s milk every day actually do to the body?

cow milk acts as a brain tonic and boosts memory in addition to immunity. it also improves bone strength and fights diseases like bronchitis and sinusitis.

What is the best time to have milk

While you can drink milk any time, not many know that milk has some great benefits if consumed at night before going to bed. Have a look:

Helps in losing weight

Yes! Milk can help you lose weight too! If you consume milk before sleeping, your stomach stays full for a longer time and you don’t get up for any midnight munchies that add to your weight. It also keeps your blood sugar level under control and you don’t feel hungry all the time. But make sure you don’t add any sweeteners in your milk. 

Adequate sleep

Milk has tryptophan, which is an amino acid converts to serotonin and this hormone helps in calming your nerves and helping you have a great sleep. Also, the consumption of lukewarm milk before sleep relaxes your muscles which helps you to attain good sleep. Therefore, it is beneficial to drink hot milk before sleeping.

Also read : https://detoxpri.in/2020/06/23/why-do-we-need-to-sleep/

Reduces risk of heart diseases

Drinking milk at night is very beneficial for your cardiovascular health. It helps you reduce the bad cholesterol level in your body and this further reduces the risk of heart attacks and heart-related diseases. Milk has a positive impact on your cardiovascular health. Milk contains potassium which keeps blood pressure in balance and protects the body from heart diseases.

Fight against infections and virus

According to Ayurveda, drinking milk by adding turmeric or ginger helps to boost the immune system. It also helps to get better sleep, as well as protect you from virus infections.

Feel Energetic 

We really can’t work without energy. Can we? Milk works wonders when it comes to providing good energy to your body.  When you drink milk at night, it energizes you at night and you wake up with great energy and good mood. You stay active and feel light the next day. 

You Digest Well 

Milk is very helpful in your digestion process. It has a great impact on your digestive tract. It improves your digestion and solves any health issues related to digestion. Drinking a cup of milk before going to bed helps you have better digestion. 

Some Nutrition Benefits:

Taking milk with ashwagandha, Triphala, or Haldi is good for health and has specific benefits. so, now you know the essentials of drinking milk, let everyone have a glass of milk in your family at the right time every day and stay healthy.

Here are some easy ways to calm the body, though, is through nutrition.

https://detoxpri.in/2020/07/21/sip-on-these-5-calming-lattes-that-help-your-body-to-relieve-stress-and-anxiety/

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

Sip On These 5 Calming Lattes that Help Your Body to Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Mostly, our first reaction when we are overcome with stress is to look for an easy solution such as alcohol or medications.

Instead of reaching for that third cup of coffee for an energy boost or a nightcap to de-stress, we rounded up best natural herbal filled lattes with everyday ingredients that are known as powerful remedies for fighting fatigue, anxiety, and stress.

An easy way to calm the body, though, is through nutrition. Specific drinks are known for their superfood powers to alleviate anxiety and stress quickly. Some simple options include: water, tart cherry juice, warm milk, and a variety of herbal teas.

But if you’re looking for something that feels just a little more gourmet, here are five drink recipes that are sure to help you destress and relieve anxiety – all while tasting totally delicious.

Now, these soothing drinks will have a calming effect on your body, that will lead you to absolute peace of mind!

My dear friends, we have a lot of yummy soothing drinks to relieve stress in our pantry! Bring your senses and stay focused as we have also shared recipes of drinks that relieve stress.

1. Turmeric Latte

Curcumin, the bioactive compound found in turmeric, has been linked to boosts serotonin levels, can help relieve anxiety and depression and maybe just as effective as antidepressants.

Ingredients

1 cup milk of choice

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch black pepper

Pinch sea salt

1 heaping teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon natural sweetener of choice (I especially love stevia )

Instructions

In a small saucepan, heat milk, turmeric, vanilla, pepper, salt and sweetener, until very warm but not yet boiling. Transfer to a blender and blend with coconut oil until frothy. Pour into a mug and drink immediately.

2. Ashwagandha Latte

Adaptogens are naturally occurring substances that help our bodies deal with and adapt to stress, found in Ashwagandha which in particular is a stress-fighting superstar. It benefits to reduce the body’s stress hormone, relieves anxiety and prevents stress-related fatigue.

Ingredients

1 cup of milk ( try with non-dairy milk)

1 teaspoon ashwagandha powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon powder

½ teaspoon stevia or organic honey

Instructions

Warm the milk, then add the powdered spices and sweetener

Stir well, using the whisk to blend, adjusting for sweetness if necessary

Pour into a nice cup and enjoy.

3.Matcha Latte

Matcha contains flavonoids and L-theanine, which is historically known for its relaxing effects. L-theanine increases the brain’s alpha frequency band, relaxing the band without causing drowsiness. Considering matcha is also packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients, it can be a powerful tonic for beating fatigue and boosting your overall health and providing sustained energy.

Ingredients

1 tsp matcha green tea powder

1 tsp stevia powder

3 tbsp warm water

300ml hot milk

Instructions

Spoon the matcha green tea powder and the stevia powder into a mug or cup.

Add the warm water and mix with a spoon or with a whisk until it is a smooth dark green paste to ensure no lumps form.

Warm the milk in a small saucepan and pour into the mug until nearly full. Use a whisk to mix the paste and milk together until smooth and light green in colour.

4. Ginger Tea Latte

Super spice ginger is the key player in this healthy latte. This spice is a favourite in India and praised for its ability to relieve digestive issues, nausea, and aches in your muscles and joints. After sipping this drink, you can be sure that you’ll feel refreshed and ready to take on the day.

Ingredients

1 cup milk(250 ml)

½ tsp ginger powder

½ tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp organic honey or stevia

1 teabag, I prefer Chai tea

Instructions

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan (except the teabag) and stir. I used a milk frother to get a better texture, but it’s optional. You can also blend the mixture in a blender if you want.

Cook over high heat until it’s hot, but don’t bring it to a boil.

Remove from the heat, pour the mixture into a mug, add the tea bag and let it infuse according to package directions.

Remove the teabag and your ginger tea latte is ready to drink.

5. Lavender Vanilla Latte

The lavender helps the brain to halt production of the chemicals that cause negative or stressed emotions, helping you restore a sense of calm, while the adaptogenic mushroom Reishi has a normalizing effect on the body. This means if the immune system is depressed, adaptogens enhance the immune response.

If the immune system is overactive—for instance with inflammation—adaptogens help re-regulate the immune response, decreasing overactivity, thus majorly restoring balance in your body. Finished off with a touch of sweetness from stevia and vanilla bean it’s the ultimate dreamy, creamy concoction when you’re in need of some serious zen vibes.

Ingredients

½ cup hot water

1 cup of heated milk

1 tsp culinary-grade lavender (or one lavender tea bag)

1 tsp coconut oil

½ tsp vanilla

Stevia for sweetness

Instructions

Steep the lavender or lavender tea bag in hot water for 3-5 minutes. (If using loose lavender, strain before adding to blend.) Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender. Blend, mix together, and enjoy!

Health Tip:

Feel free to use any milk or natural sweetener, but I used Stevia because of its immense amount of health benefits.

And if you want to why I choose that in all my recipes then find out here :

https://detoxpri.in/2020/07/09/the-truth-about-stevia-and-is-it-helpful-for-people-with-diabetes/

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar