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Onam Sadhya -Nutrition Science and Local food promotion Kerala

Onam is an auspicious celebration for Kerala and Malayalis around the globe celebrate this festival in a traditional way with a lot of food and celebrations with abundance and so much connected to nature. In 2020 when I think it is the point of view of earth ascension and changes, and after lockdown people got more chances to connect with the truth inside. Whatever be the story behind Onam or the last wish of Mahabali, it is easier to understand that that period of transparency and truth was in a fifth or higher dimension, or a heaven on earth was everyone got jealous of it and could be the next yuga after Kaliyuga will be like that. Let’s evolve together with our own understanding and I hope that our daily community meditation is helping clients to clear their mind and emotions with discussion and that unity itself is helping each other with overall wellness. Wishing you all a very happy Onam, let’s enjoy with family and friends . Each moment in life is important and be grateful for what you have today.

Onam sadhya (Food that served in plantain leaves),  is special, which consists of more than 8 dishes including payasam. Want to know more about Onam-nutrition?

All the dishes are served with rice. Brown rice is better than white rice because it contains enough B-complex vitamins and fiber whereas white rice is polished.
1.Aviyal: Aviyal is a vegetable curry made from all sorts of authentic vegetables available in the season. In some parts of Kerala, the curd is added. It gives enough vitamins and minerals, fiber including protein(from curd).

2.Sambar: Any South Indian Celebration is incomplete without a Sambar especially an Onam feast. Sambar is prepared in different ways using authentic vegetables, dal, and coconut. So it gives enough protein from dals, minerals, vitamins, and MCT(medium-chain triglycerides) from coconut and fibers.
3.Kootu Curry: Kootu Curry is another Onam Food prepared using different types of Vegetables. Pumpkins and Carrots(rich in beta carotene) can be used to sweeten the curry.  Sugar or jaggery can be used as sweetening agents. Jaggery is a good source of iron, so prefer that. Also, one can use Pineapple to add a distinct flavor to the Kootu Curry. So it gives all vitamins, minerals, fiber especially iron.

4.Erisshery: Erisshery is a popular Onam dish prepared from Pumpkin and Beans. Erisshery also prepared using Raw Bananas instead of Pumpkin. Beans are a good plant protein.

5.Parippu Curry: This can be made using Moong Dal or Tuvar Dal. In some regions of Kerala, coconut milk or coconut paste is used for flavoring the curry. Parippu Curry is supported by Ghee. It provides enough protein.

6.Lady Finger Khichdi: Though Cucumber Khichdi and Beetroot Khichdi are more popular but Lady’s Finger Khichdi is one unique dish amongst all the Onam Dishes. Mucous in ladies’ finger is fiber and it provides vitamins and minerals also.

7.Morru Curry: Morru Curry is one of the very popular Onam Dishes made using curd with banana, pineapple, raw banana, or ripe mango as an option. It is good for digestion. It gives protein, vitamins, and minerals.
8.Semiya Payasam: Semiya Payasam is a traditional South Indian Recipe that suggests the use of minimal ingredients. Semiya (like noodles) is cooked with milk and sugar. Dry fruits are added to taste. It is an excellent dessert which gives enough calory, protein, fat, etc. It is mostly liked by the kids and nutritious also.
Payasam can be made with wheat, Rava, or Dal which again improve the protein intake. Pappads are made with Bengal gram powder which gives protein also, so better go for this than other types of potato chips which do not contain enough protein, but high carb.
Pickles are made with raw mango(rich in vitamin -c), gooseberry(rich in vitamin -c), and ginger. Ginger is good for digestion and it also helps to reduce the effect of uric acid in high protein food.

Just understand that having one or two Kerala sadhya with the food you love may not results in weight gain, no need to feel guilty about it. If you wish to take 2 glasses of payasam, them reduce the rice portion but have all other curries . Even if you gain a few kilos we can reduce it in the coming days and next followup, so don’t worry about it.

Love light peace and Joy

Gayathri

Aug 31, 2020

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Diet and Gall bladder stone pain more in lockdown?

 

Recently a client from Sydney joined with Nutrisolutions after a gallbladder stone surgery and the diet which help to maintain better health and overall wellness. I was just trying to understand the general pattern of diet followed and found to have a normal diet but a bit more carbohydrates than what he exactly needs as a sedentary worker. Maybe the excess of calories converted to fat and get stored in the system and it may be one of the major causes of high triglycerides level in many clients even though they are not taking a high-fat diet. Each person is different and their daily need and in most cases I just look into their emotions and childhood trauma or the relationships which affect them and the more pain or grudge towards the self or during the growing age could be an impact and inner child healing trauma relaxes the stomach . Recently few cases came with IBS and other intestinal disorders who had a lot of emotional and various kinds of abuse during childhood. So an overall analysis may help even though many of them are unaware of these minute things which actually affects the health, mind, and emotional layers. The book which I published on Diet and Emotions give a better idea about the impact of various emotions on our health and how it affects various organs. Meditation is really helping my clients to heal their PCOS and various psychosomatic illness.

If it is food, go for a normal balanced diet according to your age and work or metabolism more foods that are high in fiber, such as. fruits, vegetables, beans, and pulses. Reduce refined carbohydrates and less sugar and go for complex carbohydrates rice-based. Eat healthy fats, like coconut oil, fish oil, and olive oil, in limits to help your gallbladder to contract and empty regularly.  Avoid unhealthy fats, like those often found in desserts and fried foods.

Drink enough water and it helps in overall wellness and better mind or utilization of water-soluble vitamins and finds the type of stone. Each kind of stone has a specific diet to be followed. Regular followup is essential to understand the condition.

Jul 10, 2020

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How NutritionQuacks without proper qualification affect health of India during Covid with supplements??

This month started with more COVID pandemic issues in India and there were more discussions regarding the health and wellness of people in Kerala and India. Since so many clients and friends dealing with such matters and to see a healthy nation it’s always an attempt to spread the right information as said by the Health Department and from the National team was India focusing on Eat Right Movement and food plate.

It was such a privilege to meet our Agriculture and Health Minister and I am proud to know that this website is being inaugurated by him, Parshottam Rupala and later in last November I could visit him Delhi Parlament to handover the first copy of my book “Diet and Meditation for Emotional Eating” and a copy to our PrimeMinister, there got a chance to handover one to State Government when a client joined for a mentoring session. I hope that the research and experience of thousands of clients emotions and various other socio-economic factors and importance of mental health are being considered by the team and ita a worldwide report of clients from different parts of the world which formed Nutrisolutions Global Community and its helping people to support and evolve in all areas of life than just a Diet Plan. Many of my clients who got affected during lockdown are in a better condition of peace and more understanding about the ascension process happening on earth right now. In the last 20yrs of Meditation and blessings of masters from the Himalayas and abroad helped to understand the metaphysical phenomenon of changes in human system by making people aware of their own heart energy to heal their cells and evolve.No doubt in our Community who joined for infertility issues are conceiving with right nutrition tips of organic local food or the way they understood their inner voice than listening to outer limited issues. A healthy balanced diet can help heal or nourish and helps infertility also. Many of them experienced healing from illness and a life with abundance, so we continued the Meditation session at 10 pm, which is giving to the public when so many news coming up with depression and suicide in India or the world due to COVID. Yes, it’s difficult to make them understand in a limited knowledge of three-dimension but spiritual science research in various parts of the world including Joe Dispenza and Heart Math Institute helping people to understand other layers of the body to West and our Masters in India and 10,000-year-old Veda also mentioned about it. To make people understand the healing power of Vedic mantra and RigVeda another free session started with GayathriMantra Chanting Meditation. I was chanting it since childhood which helps to understand the truth of this world hid and the power of sunlight in healing and curing deficiencies are being studied and getting wonderful feedback.

Maybe the people who are not having enough education on Nutrition Science is spreading awareness on supplements and weight loss product sale from Nutrition quacks are at higher rates now. Yesterday one of my friend who is a doctor in a well-known hospital send a patient and said”Gayathri give her the right advice, hours of exercise in gym and wrong advice on supplements are harming her and organ damage due to heavy metals and imported weightloss products by a gym expert in Kochi City” and this made us think and understand as all thought leaders from different parts are watching the Nutrition quacks and its sale through foreign agencies and business association which is just to add profit and spread of wrong information and thousands of immune boosters even by reputed health professionals in Allopathy, Ayurveda or homoeopathy in Kochi, Kerala, India and just checking how they lose integrity while supporting pharma than the health of people and humanity. So all Nutrition quacks without proper Nutrition degree are taking charge to spread wrong news about COVID healing which is not mentioned by ICMR, WHO or FSSAI. Check FSSAI for the right information on COVID and there is no prevention or cure with supplements or food but go for a normal balanced diet and support farmers when food chain is being affected. It is also informed that many supplements which are banned in other countries are being circulated in countries like India. Ask for the qualification of a person who suggests you diet and a doctor may study a few chapters on Nutrition and how important it is to share the right information than the wrong diet.

Since I completed my Masters from College of Agriculture Vellayani, and studied with scholarship our focus is always on Community and there were only three seats plus one ICAR candidate and our project work and research was equal to Ph.D. thesis with so many efforts than adjustments which I later understood how easy it is to submit a project in normal colleges which I was teaching or helping students in Research Work. And while working as a Dietician I understood the various degree of applied knowledge in the clinical case and it is just a surprise to note that in Kerala or India anyone with a quick certificate on Nutrition or a supplement sale agent act as a Dietician. And how much they harm our nation and people by killing Indian Food Culture. We are not illiterate to be cheated and a normal homemade diet with different food group add enough proteins and nutrients for a day if planned wisely with the right portion and followup of three months to stabilize it.

Think and act with brain and heart together…

more light love peace and joy

Gayathri

 

 

Jun 24, 2020