Imperial Inn Food Recipe Blog

#Frozen_Mango_Yogurt is a perfect summer treat for the kids or it can be a great summer party dessert as well. This recipe requires minimal cooking and tastes simply delicious. It is a smooth, creamy and deliciously tangy frozen yogurt that is blended with fresh mango puree to enjoy the flavor of mangoes and beat the heat.

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#Mint or #pudina is more than just a garnish. Its awesome #health_benefits are bound to take you by surprise!

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Mint or pudina is an herb that is synonymous to freshness. Use it for seasoning your salad, adding it to your cup of tea or grind it finely to cook ‘pudina ki chutney’, mint can bring that extra zing and unique flavour to almost anything you cook, making you salivate every single time. But apart from its dressing and seasoning value for various recipes you cook, you should also know the numerous health benefits it offers.

1# Relieves indigestion: Pudina is packed with antioxidants and phytonurients that can work wonders for your stomach. The menthol present in pudina helps the enzymes necessary for digestion. They relax the smooth muscles of the stomach, reducing the chances of indigestion and spasms. They can also act on these muscles to activate them and help work more efficiently to carry out digestion.
Pudina is also known to calm stomach cramps and help beat acidity and flatulence. According to Ayurveda practitioners, it is also very beneficial for patients suffering from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). In fact, mint extracts have been used to coat tablets meant to relieve symptoms of IBS. It helps muscles in the stomach relax and promotes overall digestion. Drink a cup of pudina tea after every meal by either boiling the leaves along with a few green tea leaves or on their own for maximum benefits.

2# Fights aches and pains: A number of pain balms use mint extracts as the main ingredient in their products. That is because when mint extract is used on an area that is hurting, it immediately provides a cooling effect, causing the area to partially become numb. This helps in lessening the pain. Another method is to inhale the fumes of mint extract. This soothes the nerves and gives a calming feeling to the entire body. It indirectly soothes aches and pains as well as nausea associated with a headache.

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3# Gives you glowing and acne free skin: Mint has a unique property that soothes and calms itchy and infected skin. It has potent anti- inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which work wonders on acne prone skin, and is often used in a number of cleansers, toners and in some lip balms as well. The strong antioxidants present in mint leaves leaves the skin with a natural glow and rehydrate dull and dry skin.  Mint has a high content of salicylic acid which helps prevent pimples, blemishes and even helps get rid of blackheads. The compounds present in mint helps in faster shedding of dull and dry skin which in turn helps avoid clogging of pores resulting in pimple free skin. Read about 6 tips to avoid pimples.

Chocolate is tasty and delicious. If cooked at home with love then this simple and easy to make #chocolate_recipe for kids made with #cocoa_powder, milk powder and butter helps you to get more great fats into your daily diet in a sweet way!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ cups milk powder
  • ¼  butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water

Multiple brands have come up with numerous #tea variants ranging from green tea to organic, black, herbal and fruit-based infusions. While we all drink tea as a stress buster, comforter, there are many other hidden benefits that different types of tea offer if consumed in a definite time and manner, say experts.

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Razi Khan, Director -- sales and marketing -- at Typhoo, and Kaushal Dugar, founder and CEO at Teabox, have listed some of the benefits that you can reap from some of the commonly used tea variants:

*Black tea: Black tea is rarely mentioned in the context of tea's health benefits but it is rich in antioxidants, improves oral health, boosts weight loss and even brings down stress levels. 

Also being an oxidised tea, it is known for having anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties that help control levels of bad cholesterol in the body, improve bone density, mitigate cardiovascular ailments and promote wellness.

Try this homemade easiest healthy celery soup with celery, onion, chicken stock, dill and a little cream. It is both flavourful and soothing, which works wonders to cheer up the mood.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 - celery head, chopped
  • 1 - potato, chopped
  • 1 - chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup - butter, unsalted
  • 3 cups - chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup - dill
  • 1/2 cup - cream, heavy
  • Sea salt and olive oil to taste
  • Salt to taste
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Method:

  1. Heat onion, potato, and celery with butter in a saucepan. Add salt. Cook for 10 minutes. Combine chicken stock and cook for another 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer mixture into a blender. Add dill and cream. Blend until creamy.
  3. Season with sea salt, olive oil, and celery leaves.
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Next time you order pizza with extra cheese or #paranthas with dollops of #butter, remember, you may be twice at risk of developing #Type2diabetes, researchers have warned.

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The findings in the study led by Marta Guasch-Ferre, researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US, showed that people who consumed 12 grams per day of butter had a two-fold higher risk of developing diabetes. 

Saturated and animal fat such as cheese and butter that are rich in saturated fatty acids and trans fats, their intake creates greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, whereas whole-fat yogurt intake is associated with a lower risk.

Children who regularly intake fructose present in #soda, sweetened #beverages, #pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt may be be prone to liver disease, researchers warn.

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According to a study, led by researchers from Bambino Gesu Hospital in Italy, dietary fructose increases serum uric acid concentrations.

Both uric acid concentration and fructose consumption may be high in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) -- a condition where extra fat is accumulated in liver cells in people who drink little or no alcohol.

It is estimated to affect up to 30 per cent of the general population in Western countries and up to 9.6 per cent of all children and 38 per cent of obese children across a spectrum of liver disease, including NASH (defined as steatosis, hepatocyte ballooning and inflammation). 

Avoid chances of #acidity during the hot days by indulging in #bananas, #melons and #coconut_water, say experts.

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Mehar Rajput, nutritionist and dietitian, FITPASS - app for fitness enthusiasts, and Prerna Arora, dietician and nutritionist, Konsult App, which connects doctors and patients, shares a list:

* Bananas: It is the best antidote for acid reflux and is great for snacking purposes. Potassium in bananas produces mucous in the lining of the stomach, thus lowering the pH levels in the body. Also, bananas are high on fibre and a great source of roughage. Eating over-ripe bananas during summer is the best way to keep acidity at bay.

* Melons: Melons such as cantaloupe, musk melon and watermelon are high on anti-oxidants and fibre, and help avoid acid reflux and other stomach ailments by maintaining the mucous membrane. The cooling properties and high water content in these fruits help hydrate the body and reduce pH levels. Other fruits such as apple and papaya are also great sources of fibre and aid in preventing acidity.
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