Coconut oil has been an Indian household name for centuries now. But in recent years we have seen coconut oil rise to prominence in every aspect of our lives, whether it is for cooking, beauty products, or its nutritional and health benefits.
Virgin oil has also become the most sought-after form of coconut oil because of its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and high nutritional value properties. The reason behind this is its extraction. Virgin coconut oil is extracted from fresh coconut milk from a single press, at low temperature. There’s no second press, resulting in a lower yield but high nutritional value.
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been used by some of the wealthiest cultures in human history for thousands of years. Mostly famous in the regions of the Indian subcontinent, Central America, South America, Polynesia, and Mele for years. Since 1500BC Ayurveda has documented the benefits of coconut oil in virtually every a
Posted: December 31, 2021
What is A2 Milk?
Milk is a popular dietary staple for everyday consumption in India and many other countries. In our country (India) most of the milk is sourced from cows and buffalos. Milk is a good source of protein and two major proteins in milk are whey and casein. Casein protein further are of two types one of which is beta-casein. A1 & A2 are two variants of beta-casein. Milk with A2 type of beta-casein is called A2 milk. Beta-casein makes up about 30% of protein in cow’s milk.
Difference between A2 milk and A1 milk
- Structure of A2 milk protein is more comparable to human breast milk and it is easier to digest and light on stomach.
Posted: December 23, 2020
The Ayuda Organics Gir Cow Vedic Bilona Ghee is made with traditional Vedic bilona process. The process is mostly divided into five interrelated steps.
Sanskar 1 - Procurement & Boiling:
We at Ayuda Organics have about 70 gir cows of our own. The quality of gir cow milk is largely dependent on the diet of cows. That's why on our farm we are conscious about Gir cow feeding. In the traditional process, 25-30 litre cow milk is essential for making around 1 litre of cow ghee. Vedic Process of making Ghee starts with its 1st Sanskar by boiling Desi Gir Cow A2 milk. The milk is boiled over firewoods. This long boiling process helps in two ways. The milk collected gets completely disinfected and safe for consumption. On the other hand, by using the boiling process, the gir cow milk gets more concentrated.
Sanskar 2 - Curdling:
The boiled milk is then
Posted: July 31, 2020
Healthy nutrition starts with smart choices at the grocery aisle in a supermarket. Tempting, unhealthy foods seem to lurk in every aisle, threatening to derail your health goals. A well- planned grocery list is a handy tool that will get you in and out of the store quickly and helps you stick to your healthy eating plan.
Plan Ahead - It helps to keep a running list of items that you need to buy during your next trip to the supermarket. This also means you will plan the meals ahead and ensure that you make healthier choices.
Also, never shop hungry. An empty stomach often results impulse buys that often turn out to be junk food purchases. Now, let’s look at a few tips that will help you make a healthy and responsible grocery list.
Bakery - When it comes to bread, make sure you are investing in a local baker who makes his bakes fresh and with local produce. Also ensure that you purchase whole-wheat or whole-grain bread as a h
Posted: July 15, 2020
Pulses are the superfoods of a healthy lifestyle. Not only are they a good source of protein, minerals and B-vitamins, they are also low-fat. Research suggests that their high fibre content can help lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and decrease the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you're trying to shift your diet towards more nutritious foods, you need to make friends with dried beans, chickpeas and lentils, if you haven't already. Here’s a list of some must-have pulses in your diet!
They are high in protein and dietary fibre and also serve as a good source of potassium, vitamin C and folate, and are cholesterol-free. Iron, calcium, and zinc present in chickpeas help in maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
Including them in your diet means, you are also preventing yourself from constipation and promoting a healthy digestive tract. You can have them in salads, or as hummus or make delicious curries out of chickpeas.
Posted: June 16, 2020
With the expansion of the organic market, several new and traditional brands have joined the mania. Ascertaining what’s organic and what’s not at the primary look are often a task if you’re new, so here’s a quick look at everything you need to be careful about while selecting authentic organic products.
It is important to first understand that almost anyone can use the “Organic” label on their products. Do not fall for that. What you need to look for are authentic Organic certificates.
This certification allows a brand to use the India Organic logo. The India Organic certification mark certifies that an organic food product conforms to NPOP standards. The scope of the NPOP is comprehensive. This includes policies for the development and certification of organic products an
Posted: May 18, 2020
Summertime is here! And it is time for juicy, delicious mango season! Shake it, bake it, juice it or curry it, this tropical fruit will please you in all shapes and forms. So, how do you make sure you always enjoy juicy organic mangoes all year round? You can slice them, puree them or simply turn these delicious organic fruits into chutney to preserve them for long. Well, here are a few ways.
Soak in saltwater (Uppilitta manga)
Traditionally, followed in Kerala, the “uppilitta manga” preservation technique is used to store raw organic mangoes for a longer period of time. Cut the raw mangoes in half, top them in a big clean and dry glass or ceramic jar. Now pour saltwater that was previously boiled and cooled over these mangoes. Cover it lightly with a lid and give it a shake once in a week.
If you have a dehydrator at home, then this process becomes easier. However, for those of you who don’t have one, here’s what you can do. Peel and sli
Posted: May 18, 2020
Not only is apple cider vinegar a kitchen staple, but is also a popular ingredient in many detoxifying and cleansing routines because it contains so many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is a classic home remedy for great skin and healthy hair.
Here are a few ways you can use it for yourself.
Lower blood sugar levels
Research suggests that apple cider vinegar helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. Consuming vinegar after a high-carb meal is know to have improved insulin sensitivity by 34% among diabetes patients.
According to studies, apple cider vinegar can aid your weight loss process. The acetic acid in the vinegar has been found to make you give a sensation of a full stomach, causing you to eat less and eventually helping you lose weight.
Lowering Bad Cholesterol
Posted: April 21, 2020
Benefits of Bilona Ghee over conventionally processed ghee
Who doesn’t love a dollop of ghee over their hot parathas in the morning? It is no secret that every Indian dish tastes ten folds better with some desi ghee ka tadka. It is healthy and super delicious! Hence, it is equally important that we understand, how this clarified ghee is processed and whether our ghee comes from the right source.
What is desi Bilona ghee?
The most traditional way to make ghee, termed bilona is considered to render the purest and authentic taste along with numerous health benefits. According to this method, ghee is made from curd instead of malai. The most important thing to not here is that the only desi cow’s milk is used for this process.
So, how is bilona ghee better than the conventional processed ghee?
Assists healthy digestion
The liver processes the fat
Posted: April 21, 2020
Why You Need To Switch to A2 Milk
You have been enjoying milk with your breakfast cereal, smoothie or latte, but how sure were you until now that it may not have been the best thing in the world. Is it organic enough? Was it sourced ethically? Does it have the right protein?
These and many such worries have given wind to the A2 milk movement, where more and more environmentally and morally conscious millennials are currently making the switch to A2 milk. And here are a few reasons why.
Can’t stand milk? We get it. If you have trouble digesting milk and haven’t got much success with lactose-free varieties either, then A2 milk is for you. It is easier to digest and hence saves you from abdominal pain, gas and gastrointestinal inflammation.
Make that switch, because it is the moral thing to do! If