Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ice Tea for losing weight

Ice tea is a calorie free, easy to prepare, delicious beverage with antioxidants and flavor of your choice. Drink this tea and stay healthy.

  • Boil water.
  • Turn off the stove.
  • Dip tea bags of any type and brand according to your choice into the boiling water.
  • Wait for about ten minutes.
  • Discard the teabags.
  • Pour the content into a pitcher.
  • Fill the pitcher up with cold water.
  • Stir and place it in the fridge.
  • Serve.
  • Alternatively, you can add ice cubes and serve.
  • Calorie free sweetener may be added if desired.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Nannari sarbath

It is a non alcoholic herbal drink we can enjoy drinking during summer seasons.

Nannari sarbath is also called sarvath or sarsaparilla sherbet.

Sarsaparilla is a medicinal herb. `Nannari' is Indian Sarsaparilla’s name in Tamil. The Hindi name for it is Anantamool literally means endless root. It is Narunenti in Malayalam, Suganda pala in Telugu.

Botanical name: Hemidesmus indicus

Family: Asclepiadaceae

It is a natural coolant. It is effective in healing diseases. It rejuvenates body. Sarsaparilla is said to be effective for inflammation of liver and spleen, urinary disorders, wheezing, anaemia and rheumatoid arthritis.

During the summer season, its root is immersed in potable water.

Simple method:

  • Take three tablespoon of Nannary syrup (available in bottles in markets) in a large glass tumbler.

  • Add two tsp of lemon juice.

  • Add ice cold water, stir and serve.