Easy Banana Pancakes

Easy Banana Pancake Recipe

Easy Banana Pancake Recipe

My sunflower, you like fruits? You like bananas? You like pancakes?
Then try this easy recipe, you will love it!

Banana Pancakes without flour.

Watch how to make flour-less banana pancakes. Mama-Buddha gives you this simple recipe of nutritious and delicious banana pancakes. Did you ever make pancakes without flour?

We all know the ‘normal daily calorie’ count. But we need to get these calories in with healthy foods. We do not need empty calories.
Do you know what 2000 calories look like?

Do you think you know how much sugar you eat a year?

No fats…but lots of sugar!

No fats…but lots of sugar!

Most of us think we do, we use one teaspoon of sugar in our coffee, or tea. We drink 4 cups a day…voila, four teaspoons of sugar a day.
Think again!
In America in 2012 the average intake of sugar was 100 lbs a head a year. This is 30 teaspoons of sugar a day, EVERYONE, EVERY DAY!
Europe is not doing any better. There are some countries with low sugar consumptions, but in Europe the average is 80 lbs a head a year.
The exact numbers on sugar intake are not easy to be found. Because some stats are only talking about (raw)sugar, not including the artificial sweeteners, corn syrup and fruit sugars. If we add these products, the amount of sweeteners eaten in America in a year will rise above 140 lbs a person!

Most of these sugars are so called ‘hidden sugars’. The are in our food, sometimes in food we do not expect it in.

Half of your (empty)calories for the day!

Half of your (empty)calories for the day!

Almost half of the American sugar-intake is from soda’s and fruit drinks. Also grain-based desserts, pizza, chicken dishes and yeast breads are notorious for their hidden sugars.
On the food labels you can also read fructose. We could think…fructose is a fruit sugar, so it is a healthy sugar. Sorry, NO.
Actually, fructose can be made out of corn.  High Fructose Corn Syrup (HGCS) is one of the most dangerous and harmful sugars for your body. And because of its low costs, the industry is using it a lot!

Maybe we should use sugar only to make art…?

Is sugar all bad?
There are a lot of diseases that are connected to sugar intake. The most common known diseases related to sugar intake are: diabetes, obesities, high blood pressure and heart diseases.  But also migraine, bad skin, fatigue, bowel problems. However, there are many studies contradicting each other on this subject. And because Mama Buddha is not an expert, I let you find out for yourself. Check the internet, and study on it.
But if we just use our common sense, we should understand that too much sugar is not good for us. Over 40 kilos of sugar a head a year…seriously?

Health perks of virgin coconut oil

Hair care

Health perks of virgin coconut oil...

Health perks of virgin coconut oil…

Virgin coconut oil is thoroughly utilized in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. Many of the individuals in these nations use coconut oil on their hair daily after bath. Research shows that coconut oil offers much better security to hair from damages triggered by hygral tiredness.
Routine head massage with coconut oil makes sure that your scalp is devoid of dry skin, even if your scalp is dry. It likewise assists in keeping hair and scalp devoid of lice and lice eggs.
It is for that reason made use of as hair care oil and made use of in producing different conditioners, and dandruff relief creams. Virgin coconut oil is generally used topically for hair care.

Skin care

Virgin coconut oil is exceptional massage oil for the skin. The advantage of coconut oil on the skin is equivalent to that of mineral oil. Further, unlike mineral oil, there is no possibility of having any unfavorable side results on the skin with the application of coconut oil.

Heart problem

There is a false impression spread amongst numerous individuals that coconut oil is not great for the heart. Virgin coconut oil is advantageous for the heart. The filled fats present in coconut oil are not damaging as it occurs in case of various other veggies oils.

Fat burning

Virgin coconut oil is really beneficial in minimizing weight. Individuals living in exotic seaside locations, who consume coconut oil day-to-day as their primary food preparation oil, are typically not fat, obese or overweight.

Food digestion

Internal use of coconut oil takes place largely as cooking oil. Coconut oil likewise assists in absorption of various other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.


Virgin coconut oil is likewise excellent for the immune system. The human body transforms lauric acid into monolaurin which is declared to assist in dealing with germs and viruses triggering illness such as herpes, influenza, and cytomegalovirus.

Recovery and infections

When used on infections, it forms a chemical layer which safeguards the contaminated body component from exterior dust, air, fungi, germs and virus. Virgin coconut oil is most efficient on swellings as it accelerates the recovery procedure by fixing harmed cells.
According to the Coconut Research Center, coconut oil gets rid of viruses that trigger influenza, measles, hepatitis, and so on. Virgin coconut oil assists in improving energy and stamina, and boosts the efficiency of sportsmens.

A Healthy Way to Cook with Coconut Oil

This is Post number 3 about Virgin Coconut Oil: See also Post number 1 and Post number 2
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How does Coconut oil works for our body

Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil

Last week we talked about how to use coconut oil.
Today Mama-Buddha is explaining you how it works. A little more intensive reading for you.

Let us enter some information of how coconut oil works for our body.

The body transforms lauric acid into monolaurin which is declared to assist in taking care of germs and viruses causing conditions such as herpes, influenza, and so on. It assists in battling damaging germs. As an outcome of these different wellness advantages of coconut oil, though its precise system of activity was unidentified, it has actually been thoroughly utilized in Ayurveda, the conventional Indian medical system.

Fatty acid composition of coconut oil

Fatty acid composition of coconut oil

The Coconut Research Center has compiled various benefits in both traditional and modern medicine.

Before we proceed to discuss the advantages of coconut oil in extension, we need to understand the components of virgin coconut oil.

Composition of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil includes even more than ninety percent of saturated fats (Do not panic! First checked out to the last word. Your viewpoint could alter), with traces of couple of unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Virgin coconut oil is no various from this. Let us have a bit comprehensive research of this.
Saturated fatty acids: Many of them are medium chain triglycerides, which are expected to take in well. Lauric acid is the chief factor, with even more than forty percent of the share, followed by capric acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid and palmitic.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids: Linoleic acid.
Monounsaturated fatty acids: Oleic acid.
Poly-phenols: Coconut consists of gallic acid, which is phenolic acid. These poly-phenols are expected to be accountable for the scent and the taste of coconut oil and Virgin Coconut Oil is rich in these poly-phenols.
Specific by-products of fatty acid like betaines, ethanolamide, ethoxylates, fatty esters, fatty polysorbates, monoglycerides and polyol esters.
Fatty chlorides, fatty alcohol sulphate and fatty alcohol ether sulphate, every one of which are by-products of fatty alcohols.
Vitamin and vitamin-e K and minerals such as Iron.

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Health benefits of coconut oil

Amazing Health benefits of Pineapple

Pineapple or ananas

Pineapple or ananas

Fresh pineapple is a healthy fruit with almost no calories. It is a storehouse of several unique wellness promoting substances, minerals and supplements that are vital for optimum wellness.

  • Fresh pineapple is a great source of antioxidant supplement; vitamin C. 100 g fruit has 47.8 or 80 % of this vitamin. Vitamin C is needed for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural healthy protein in the physique needed for keeping the integrity of capillary, skin, organs, and bones. Normal usage of foods rich in vitamin C assists the physique shield from scurvy; develop resistance against contagious representatives (boosts resistance) and scavenge unsafe, pro-inflammatory cost-free radicals from the body.
  • 100 g fruit gives almost FIFTY calories equal to that of apples. Its physical nature consists of no saturated fats or cholesterol; nonetheless, it is wealthy source of soluble and insoluble nutritional fiber like pectin.
  • Pineapple fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain that digest food by breaking down protein. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer features. Researches have shown that consumption of pineapple consistently aids battle against arthritis, indigestion and worm problem.
  • It also contains small amount Vitamin A (offers 58 IU each 100 g) and beta-carotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is additionally required preserving healthy and balanced mucus membrane layers, skin and important for eyesight. Researches have actually recommended that intake of organic fruits wealthy in flavonoids aids the human body to secure from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Additionally, this fruit is abundant in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium. Potassium is an essential element of cell and body fluids, assists regulating heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is a beneficial cofactor for red blood cell synthesis. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger.

Selection and storage of pineapple

Pineapples on the market

Pineapples on the market

Pineapple or ananas period lasts from March till June when fresh fruits are available at their best. On the market, choose the one that weights heavy for its size. While larger fruits will have a greater proportion of edible physical nature, there is normally no difference in top quality between a little and large-size pineapple.
Select fruit that needs to be without soft spots, mold, swellings and darkened “eyes,” every one of which may show that the fruit is over its prime. Some individuals find freshness, ripeness and quality by tapping a finger against the edge of the fruit. A great, ripe pineapple has a dull, strong sound while immaturity and bad quality are suggested by a hollow thud. It stops ripening as soon as it is harvested; as a result, take a fruit with a great smelling wonderful smell at the stem end. Avoid those that smell rotten, sour or fermented.
Ripe ones perish promptly if left at room temperature level. Considering that they chill sensitive and can not easily be saved in the fridge for long periods, much better use as quick as possible. However, if you don’t want to eat the whole pineapple at ones, you can leave it in the fridge for one or two days, for later usage.

Preparation and the good way to serve

Sliced pineapple

Sliced pineapple

Pineapple can easily be reduced and peeled off in lots of ways. Generally, the crown and the foundation of the fruit are sliced off with a knife. Then, to strip the fruit, place its foundation adverse down and very carefully slice off the skin, taking any type of remaining “eyes” with the tip of your knife. Once the rind is eliminated, cut the fruit in to your preferable sizes.
One might additionally make use of pineapple “corers” to make the job easier. While they supply a fast and handy method for striping and coring pineapples, sometimes, they lead to waste of an excellent amount of fruit since they often can easily not be readjusted for different-sized fruits. Likewise, some markets offer tools that will peel off and center the ananas, but once again, this process could lose some precious fruit.

How to clean a pineapple

In the video below you see the Thai Style of cleaning a pineapple.
You do need a sharp knife and some patience, but you are getting the wonderful taste of a fresh pineapple, without the eyes!
A good knife is an investment, but as soon as you get used to the sharpness; you will ask yourself …how did I ever manage without it? Mama-Buddha herself is using the Japanese Shun-knifes.

Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a product that has been on the market for ages, but we did not knew it very well, sometimes were false informed, or we were just to stuck on our old products to even see the health benefits of other products.
Mama-Buddha is going to inform you about this ‘super-oil’ and there is so much to tell you, that I will make 3 different posts about it. This is number one.

Virgin Coconut Oil

The wellness benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin treatment, tension relief, keeping cholesterol degrees, fat burning, raised resistance, appropriate food digestion and metabolism, bone toughness and numerous even more. These perks of oil can easily be associated with the visibility of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and calming properties.

Coconut oil is used extensively in tropical nations particularly India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines etc, which have an excellent manufacturing of coconut oil. The oil was likewise once prominent in western side countries such as United States and Canada; nonetheless, there was a solid publicity in 1970s spread out by the corn oil and soy oil industry against coconut oil. Coconut oil was taken into consideration unsafe for the body due to its high saturated fat content till the last years when individuals started questioning this propaganda.

Why is coconut oil solid?

Unlike many various other oils, coconut oil melts at temperatures above 24 to 25 degrees Celsius or 76-78 Fahrenheit. As a result it is solid at room temperature level and melts just when the temperatures go high. Consequently, if you purchase a container of coconut oil and find it solid, do not believe that there is some issue along with it. This is how coconut oil behaves. And naturally, do not keep it in your refrigerator.

The best ways to make use of coconut oil?

If you are utilizing coconut oil for topical purposes, especially hair care, simply melt the oil (if it is solid) by keeping it in the sun or warm water. You can likewise take some coconut oil out and place it in a little bowl and heat it over a flame but never use your microwave. Then take the oil on your hand and use it to your hair. If you wish to utilize it for internal usage, simply replace butter or vegetable oils along with coconut oil in your dishes. Keep in mind, you need not change to coconut oil entirely, as you will miss out on the advantages of other oils and milk items.

Can I also use coconut oil for cooking?

Yes, in most of the tropical coastal regions, individuals utilize coconut oil for cooking.

This is Post number 1 about Virgin Coconut Oil: See also Post number 2 and Post number 3

Pomegranate Limeade Popsicle

Pomegranates are a SUPERfood!

Pomegranates are a SUPERfood!

Pomegranates are a SUPERfood!

Pomegranates are a new superfood: They are high in vitamin C and potassium, a great source of fiber, and low in calories. Not only delicious, pomegranates are one of the healthiest foods you can eat!

Pomegranate juice is high in three different types of polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. The three types – tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid – are present in many fruits, but fresh pomegranate juice contains particularly high amounts of all three.

Whether you snack on fresh pomegranate arils (seeds) or drink the juice, feel guilt-free as you enjoy each delicious mouthful: you’re doing your body a favor!
(Courtesy of pomegranates.org)