Iodine is a mineral that is found in certain foods. Our body needs iodine to produce thyroid hormones. It cannot naturally produce iodine itself and relies on certain foods to do the job.
Without enough iodine supply in the body, the thyroid gland is unable to release thyroxine hormone into the bloodstream. These are the hormones that controls our body’s metabolism and other functions. Most of the cells in our body needs thyroxine hormone to function properly. Insufficient levels of thyroxine hormone can cause a feeling of general weakness in the body.
Food such as figs, lentils, oats spinach, quinoa, almonds, seeds, potatoes soybeans, kidney beans, are naturally rich in iodine and should be included daily in a vegan/ vegetarian diet.
The classic Chaas is known as the Indian buttermilk. A refreshingly and cooling drink made up of yogurt and spices. It helps to cool the body , helps the digestive system and makes an excellent appetizer.
All the ingredients is chaas are extremely healthy. It’s gives a good source protein, B vitamins, minerals and potassium. These nutrients help to boost immunity, improve sleep, enable hormone synthesis.
Today I’m sharing with you the simple classic Chaas recipe which is super easy to make and very tasty. It only take 5-7mins to make.
• 400 grams yoghurt (plant base yoghurt)
• 2 tsp roasted cumin powder
• 350ml of cold water
• 1 tsp black salt or add as required to taste
• In a blender add the yoghurt, water, roasted cumin powder and salt.
• Blend for 3 minutes till all the ingredients are mixed well together. At the top there should be frothy foamy layer.
• Pour in glass and garnish with roasted cumin powder and serve immediately.
• For cold butter milk place it in the refrigerator and serve later.
Turmeric Latte with some maple syrup for sweetness. This is a warming drink just before bed, especially on cold nights. It’s also packed with so much goodness for your insides because the curcumin in the turmeric is all kinds of good for you!
I’ve been drinking this since I was little especially to prevent / cure colds in the winter.
300ml Milk (any type)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp maple syrup.
Method In a pan add, 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric and 1tsp of maple syrup to approx 300ml of milk. Bring the milk to boil and pour in to a cup. Try it, if you haven’t and let me know what you think.