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Observing Mahashivratri Fast? Know These Rules To Do It Right!

Observing Mahashivratri Fast? Know These Rules To Do It Right!

Mahashivratri is one of the most auspicious days for the Hindu community across the globe and it is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva. A unique aspect about Mahashivratri is that unlike other religious celebrations where people enjoy good food, Shiva devotees keep a day-long fast to show their love and veneration for Lord Shiva. The significance of fasting on Mahashivratri relates to the eternal nature of Lord Shiva, who is free from all types of desires and attachments. Devotees show their faith in this ‘Vairagi’ (one who has renounced this world) nature of Lord Shiva by fasting for a day on Mahashivratri.

Some devotees dry fast for the entire day, without drinking water or any other liquid. Others fast with water, milk and other meals specially prepared as per Mahashivratri fasting rules. If you are planning to observe Mahashivratri fast, you need to prepare yourself mentally and physically. You should be in a healthy state and free from any type of disease or mental stress. You need to be considerate about your health while fasting, as your health is the most important asset you have in life. To ensure that fasting does not impact your health, here are some dishes that you can have on Mahashivratri.

Thandai: This is prepared using Niryas milk, dry fruits, thandai syrup or masala, and sugar. You just have to mix everything in a blender to achieve a thick consistency.

Thandai

Subudana Kheer: This is one of the most preferred fasting meals on Mahashivratri. It is prepared using Niryas milk, sabudana (Tapioca Sago) and sugar. Dry fruits can be added if needed.

Sabudana

Milkshake: You can make a milkshake by using Niryas milk with your preferred fruits such as mango, papaya, banana, apple, etc. You can have a plate of fruit salad as well.

Milkshake

On Mahashivratri, devotees offer milk, curd, ghee and other things to Lord Shiva. However, as a leading dairy company, Niryas disapproves of the idea of wasting milk in the name of a festival. Milk is one of the healthiest foods and it is derived with a great effort involving the hard work of farmers. As such, Niryas is of the opinion that milk should be utilized purposefully and not wasted in any way. A good alternative could be to donate milk to NGOs that run food collection programs. This will ensure that milk can feed poor children and families that can’t afford even basic necessities. Following this route, where you benefit another human being, is likely to make you eligible for divine blessings on Mahashivratri.

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Niryas Ghee

Winter Is Coming: Keep Your Skin Hydrated And Smooth With Niryas Desi Ghee

Niryas Ghee

Ghee has been an important part of our diet and it has shown to offer various health benefits. Ghee has key nutrients such as healthy fats and vitamins A, D, E and K. These nutrients perform a wide variety of critical functions in the human body. Ghee is a rich source of High-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is commonly referred to as the good cholesterol. HDL has shown to improve cardiovascular health, as it removes LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) or the bad cholesterol from the body. Ghee has shown to boost immunity, is considered good for the mind and has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Ghee also works great when used externally, as it can provide relief from various types of skin problems. Since ghee is 100% natural, it’s better to use it on your skin instead of taking the risk with unknown chemical-based skin products. Ghee is especially suitable for your skin during winters. This is the time when cold conditions and lack of moisture in the atmosphere make your skin dry and flaky. You need to take extra care of your skin during winters and ghee is just the thing you need. Here’s how you can solve your skin problems with ghee.

Hydrates super dry skin: Ghee works as an effective hydrating agent for dry skin. Just take a few drops of ghee and spread it over your dry skin. The essential fatty acids present in ghee will induce hydration of skin cells and all your scaly, dry skin will disappear in no time.

Works as a face moisturizer: Ghee works as a natural moisturizer for your skin. You can mix it with a little water and apply it on your face. Ghee significantly reduces moisture loss, thereby preventing scaly skin during winters.

Bright and glowing skin: The vitamins and essential fatty acids found in Ghee provide natural nourishment to the skin. They prevent damage to skin from dry weather and also help in the skin repair process. With regular application of ghee, you get bright, glowing skin that would definitely attract many compliments.

Anti-aging: The essential fatty acids and vitamins in ghee are known to have anti-ageing properties. Regular use of ghee on your skin can help keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

Reduces dark circles: Vitamins found in ghee help to reduce dark circles under the eyes. You need to rub small amounts of ghee under your eyes every day and continue this treatment for a couple of weeks to see the results.

For chapped and dark lips: With its essential fatty acids, ghee can provide quick relief from chapped lips. Vitamins found in ghee can help with the problem of dark lips.

Niryas Ghee

For best results, you need to use 100% pure ghee such as Niryas Ghee. Loaded with Vitamin A, D, E and K, Niryas Ghee has the granular structure and rich aroma. Niryas Ghee is now available online at Amazon, so everyone can easily order it now.

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Milk: The Most Complete Meal

Milk: The Most Complete Meal

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Milk is regarded as a complete meal, as it is rich in a wide variety of nutrients such as various vitamins and minerals, fats, protein, and carbohydrates. With so many essential nutrients, it is imperative that we consume milk on a regular basis. It could be a glass of milk at breakfast, at night or any other time of your choice. You can also try various recipes made from milk or consume milk products such as curd, buttermilk, paneer, ghee, etc.

Types of milk

Thanks to technology, you can now choose the right type of milk to suit your specific needs and preferences. Modern dairy farms primarily process three types of milk, namely, full cream milk, toned milk, and double toned milk. Each of these has specific applications and their nutrient content also varies. All three types of milk are healthy choices and you can drink anyone you want. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of milk.

Full cream milk has a fat content of minimum 6 percent and Solids Non-Fat (SNF) of minimum 9 percent. Calorie content per 100 ml of full cream milk is around 87 kcal. It supplies around 3.3 grams of protein per 100 ml, which is quite good for everyday needs. Vitamins and minerals found in full cream milk include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, Vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. Full cream milk tastes great and provides for a satiating experience.

Full cream milk

Toned Milk has fat content of minimum 3 percent and SNF of minimum 8.5 percent. 100 ml of toned milk has 58 kcal and around 3.1 grams of protein. It has most of the essential nutrients, as available in full cream milk. However, the quantity of nutrients may be less, as compared to full cream milk. Toned milk is low in fat, which makes it suitable for people with a sedentary lifestyle such as office professionals, housewives, etc. It is easier to digest and does not create gas or bloating.

Toned Milk

Double toned milk has minimum fat content of 1.5 percent and SNF of minimum 9 percent. 100 ml of double toned milk has around 45 kcal and 3.1 grams of protein. If you have health issues related to fat, double toned milk will be the best option for you. Double toned milk has various vitamins and minerals and it is preferred for making tea, coffee, and other milk-based drinks.

Double toned milk

 

Tea Special Milk: This type of milk has been specially formulated to make tea or coffee. Tea special milk can be used directly to make tea or coffee, without the need to add water. This makes it really useful for folks who may not be adept at finding the right proportion of milk and water. Tea special milk also makes your tea/coffee a lot richer, tastier and flavorful. Nutritional content of tea special milk is quite similar to that of double toned milk, as described above.


Tea Special Milk


Health benefits of milk

A number of research studies have pointed out to the significant health benefits of milk. Regular consumption of milk has shown to boost our immune system and energy levels and protect us from a wide variety of diseases. Milk has shown to reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Some studies have also shown a reduced risk of certain types of cancers. With so many health benefits, it makes sense to have a glass of milk every day.

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How to make your lunch healthy

How to Make Lunch Healthy?

Modern, fast-paced lifestyles have led to an increase in the number of cases related to stress, anxiety, lifestyle diseases and other health issues. With people looking for solutions and answers, they have come to realize that nutritious food and regular exercise are a must for optimal health. With information freely available on the internet, people have become a lot more health conscious. An increasing number of people are saying no to junk food, as it is high in calories and harmful for health. People are now more careful about what they eat and are always looking for healthier meal options.

How to make your lunch healthy

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An easy way to ensure a healthy meal is to focus on natural food items such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lentils, nuts & seeds, dairy products, etc. These foods will fulfill all your nutritional requirements such as carbs, protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals. One of the most healthy food items that you can have every day is curd. You can have curd with any of your meals such as breakfast, lunch or dinner. Curd goes well with a wide variety of food items. You can have it with your snacks or your regular meals at lunch or dinner. Curd works as a taste enhancer and it improves your overall experience of having a meal.

Curd offers all the important nutrients such as protein, healthy fats, calcium, phosphorous, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, and vitamin A. These nutrients perform various functions in the human body and are a must for maintaining optimal health. Another great benefit of curd is that it contains probiotics or ‘friendly bacteria’, which help improve gut health. Curd is beneficial for digestion and proper absorption of nutrients. With the friendly bacteria in curd, you also remain protected from diseases and infections of the gastrointestinal system.

Curd from niryas

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For optimal health gains, choose good quality curd such as Niryas Dahi. Made with fresh, pure and nutritious milk, Niryas Dahi offers an easy way to maintain a healthy balanced diet. Niryas Dahi is rich in a wide variety of nutrients and it will also enhance the taste of your meals. You will love its rich, creamy texture, which makes for a delightful experience. Niryas Dahi is available in convenient, easy-to-carry cups, which makes it easier to use it at lunch time. If you are looking for a healthy balanced diet, adding Niryas Dahi to your meals would be a great option.

 

 

 

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Diwali Sweets | Niryas Foods

3 Diwali sweets done differently

Diwali Sweets | Niryas Foods

Diwali is just around the corner, and you must be busy in prepping up your home for the mega celebrations! Sweets are an integral part of the Diwali celebrations, and each household has a secret recipe of their own to amaze the guests. If you have not yet fixed on that secret sweet recipe yet, then here we would like to address that situation.

 

Recipe #1: Mango and Cardamom flavored Shri Khand

This dish is light, delicious and easy to prepare. Start the preparation by pouring a quality Yogurt (you may use Niryas Fresh Dahi) in a square piece of cloth and then tie a tight knot. Keep the cloth hanging for next 40 minutes. Once the water is separated, divide the yogurt into two equal halves. Blend the mango puree in one part and add cardamom powder along with sugar to the second part. Pour these into a dessert cut and garnish with raisins.

Diwali Sweets | Niryas Foods

 

Recipe #2: Tapioca Pudding

This is an eggless pudding recipe which is perfect for this festive season. Use Niryas double toned milk to cater this recipe to even the diet-minded guests! Add two cups of milk in a pan and boil it. Add the tapioca and cardamom to the milk and heat for another 15 minutes. Once the tapioca has become translucent and the milk has become thick, you have to add another cup of milk along with sugar. Heat the ingredients till the milk has been reduced and tapioca pearls are mashed. Allow the preparation to settle down and then serve it.

Diwali Sweets | Niryas Foods

 

Recipe #3: Coconut Cardamom Truffles

Better known as Nariyal Ladoo is India, this is a sweet that we all have grown up eating. It has a simple recipe that utilizes the addictive flavor of coconuts and the good taste of Niryas full cream milk. Start the recipe, by grating the coconut into a fine powder. In a saucepan heat up the milk and later add the grated coconut into it. Add some cardamom powder and some extra shredded coconut into the saucepan. Cook this for 4 minutes and then remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool off. Once the preparation has cooled, add some more milk and coconut mixture before rolling it with your palms. Store it in a refrigerator, before serving this delight to the guests.

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