Naturally farmed wonder foods that date back to vedic times. Highly nutritious, rich in vitamins and minerals. They help in improving your body's immunity level.
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Freedom from gluten – our entire collection of products are gluten free and non acid forming foods which makes your body alkaline. Viruses cannot survive in an alkaline environment.
WHAT ARE "FORGOTTEN FOODS"
Your immune system is your first line of defence against all disease, especially infectious disease, and there are many different ways to boost and improve its function.
- Drink warm water throughout the day
- Eat Zinc rich foods. Zinc helps to block virus replication in cells. Hence the virus does not stand a chance to multiply.
- Intake lot of anti-oxidants and green tea which are natural Zinc ionophores or transporters of zinc to the cells
- Drink Ayush Kadha and Golden Milk, a herbal formulation recommended by the ministry of Ayush to fight Covid19.
- Get your vitamin B1, vitamin C and vitamin D, ideally through sun exposure and other natural foods such as Amla and Ashwagandha.
- Exercise and keep your body fit
- Get enough sleep and rest. Do not panic. Meditate everyday
- Limit added sugars to 15-25 grams per day
- Practise Yogasana, Pranayama, this helps to keep your respiratory tract clean and throws out any virus that may be present in your system.
- Drink atleast 2 litres of water everyday. It will help keep your body hydrated and also flush out toxins out of your body.
- Use ingredients like honey, lemon, garlic, turmeric, dhaniya(corainder), jeera(cumin) and drumstick in your cooking.
Apart from this,
- Maintain personal hygiene and keep your surroundings neat and clean. Wear a mask while venturing out
- Maintain physical distancing and avoid crowded places
We put nutrition at the heart of your food system. Most of our products are low Glycaemic Index (GI) foods that help sustain your energy & blood sugar levels. Key nutrients present in our food can influence the feel-good factor and boost your body's immunity levels to fight diseases.
We offer you the best choice of foods that are well suited for a happy and healthy modern life.
Zinc is a nutrient that plays a very important role in your immune system’s ability to ward off viral infections by blocking the replication of virus in cells.
It is vital for healthy immune function and a combination of zinc with a zinc ionophore (zinc transport molecule) was shown to inhibit SARS coronavirus viral replication within minutes, in an experiment that was conducted after the SARS virus broke out in 2003.
Natural sources of Zinc include grains, hemp, sesame and pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, legumes, cacao powder and cheddar cheese.
Foxtail millet contains highest content of zinc – 4.1 mg/100 g among all grains, whereas rice contains about 0.15 mg/100 g comparatively.
However all grains contain phytates that bind to zinc and reduce its absorption.
In a research conducted by The Institute of Food Science Technology, it was found that when foxtail millets were dehulled, polished, soaked in water and cooked, the phytates decreased and the ionizable zinc increased significantly.
Hence we suggest to use dehulled and semi-polished foxtail millet and soak it in water for an hour before cooking, to increase the ionizable zinc content.
It is also found to have significant amount of Quercetin which is a natural ionophore or a transporter of zinc to the cells.
Foxtail millets possess other minerals like Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin C, Calcium, Niacin, proteins and fibre, which makes Foxtail millet a wonder grain.
All millets are naturally gluten free and low GI (Glycaemic Index), hence good for celiac, diabetic and pre-diabetic people too.
Gluten is a complex protein made up of glutenin and gliadin molecules, which in the presence of water form an elastic bond. Gluten can be found in grains including wheat, rye, barley and oats.
Gluten can also hide in processed foods under a variety of names, including malts, starches, hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP), texturized vegetable protein (TVP) and natural flavouring.
Gluten-containing grains have been linked to more than 200 adverse health effects, with 20 adverse modes of toxicity, including neurotoxicity.
According to Dr.Alessio Fasano, director for Celiac research and chief of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Massachusetts general hospital, gluten sensitivity may be far more prevalent than previously suspected. He estimates virtually all of us are affected to some degree, because we all create something called zonulin in the intestine in response to gluten.
Zonulin makes your gut more permeable, which allows proteins to get into your blood stream. This sensitises your immune system and promotes inflammation and autoimmunity.
Diarrhea or constipation, bloating, headache, anxiety and fatigue are common symptoms of a gluten intolerance.
Studies are now confirming that many people do indeed experience adverse reactions to gluten even if they test negative for celiac disease. This suggests gluten-sensitivity is a real problem, and that gluten-free diets may benefit all — not just those with celiac.
Wheat is one of the most widely grown crops in the world. But the wheat of today is vastly different from the wheat our ancestors grew and ate, and these differences help explain the rise in gluten intolerance:
Hybridization has increased the proportion of gluten protein in wheat. Until the 19th century, wheat was also typically mixed with other grains, beans and nuts. Pure wheat flour has been milled into refined white flour only during the last 200 years. The resulting high-gluten, refined grain diet most of you have eaten since infancy was simply not part of the diet of previous generations.
Glyphosate contamination may also play a distinct role in the development of celiac disease, wheat allergies and wheat sensitivity. The use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the broad-spectrum herbicide Roundup, has dramatically risen over the past 20 years. Most of the modern day farmers spray the chemical Roundup to grow their wheat crops.
Wheat proteins can cause leaky gut and associated health problems. Glutinous proteins called prolamines increase the permeability of your intestinal tract, thereby sensitizing your immune system.
At a global scale, agricultural output is increasingly homogeneous. Fewer than 30 plant species account for more than 95% of humankind’s food needs and just three major grains - wheat, maize and rice, are the main source of our food supply.
The cultivation millets and their incorporation into the diets of humans and livestock have a number of potential benefits, including:
- Promoting access to better nutrition and improving the general health of the society.
- Providing a greater range of options to address climate change. Millets are drought tolerant and can grow in varied climatic conditions.
- Improved food security by reducing our dependency on only major crops for food. Optimizing land resources by cultivating soils that are unsuitable for the world's major crops
- Diversifying income generating opportunities for small scale farmers
We had been to their store last week. To our surprise I found their millet products to be most reasonably priced, almost 50% lesser than what we find in super markets. Met the owner, Raja Varun a very nice cordial person. He helped us choose our millets based on our style of cuisine at home, he patiently explained all the rich nutrient values these millets have.
My kids are fond of this millet & we cook rice with it every day. It is delicious, unlike rice, little millets fill your stomach. Cooking is easier & when eaten or served hot, it can be made like a porridge, which is easier to gulp. The millets I get from Startdesi is of extremely high quality & happy to have found a good source.
I have been using this product from Startdesi & Forgotten Foods from six months. They are one of the pioneers in Millets. I recommend you to try these products from Startdesi and start moving towards healthy life style in affordable prices.