Prophylactic self-isolation for “Pulpy Mango” sweet breakfast preparation. Day 97th.

Overture

Still you have not been in heaven-of-delights? Try this Pulpy Mango as a second breakfast! And the options for the first breakfast are juice drinks (1-2 hours before), such as:

Recipe

for warm days to refresh a body

Before you start:

Passive timeActive timeEquipment neededServings
30 min – 1 hour5 minblender
small whisk
2
Main information about preparation process

PASSIVE TIME is time before, during or after food preparation when nothing should be done, just waitingsoaking, sprouting, cooling down, freezing
ACTIVE TIME is factual time spent in a kitchen for preparationcutting, washing, boiling, crashing, mixing
EQUIPMENT NEEDEDspecific kitchen equipment, if not counting regular tools like pots, spoons or knifes

Ingredients:

mango fruit, fresh1 pcs (fits 2.5 cup of cut in pieces)
water, purified1 cup
mint leaves, fresh4-6 pcs
turmeric root, fresh5 cm of root piece
black pepper, powder1/4 tsp
chia seeds4 Tbsp
List of ingredients for “Pulpy Mango” second breakfast

Tbsp table spoon
tsp tea spoon
cup US measuring cup, equal to 240 ml of water
Abbreviations and their meaning

How to make it:

  1. In a blender, combine mango slices (without a seed, of course:)), black pepper, turmeric root, mint leaves and water
  2. Pour the mixture into two big serving cups
  3. Add 2 Tbsp of chia seeds to each of a cup and mix well with a whisk
  4. Let it stay on a counter for 30 min – 1 hour
  5. Serve with a mint leave and some chia seeds on a top. It is ready!
Pulpy Mango sweet breakfast. Photo by Dr. A. Palatronis at www.z-antenna.com

Important to know:

  • Pulpy Mango breakfast is a separate meal. No other food should be consumed at the same time
  • 2 Tbsp of chia seeds per person per day in enough!
  • Keep the time space for at least 1 hour. If the first breakfast was a citrus juice (with lemons or oranges) – ensure to make a pause between citrus juice and sweet fruits like mango, because citrus fruits require different ferments to be involved in the digestion and can not be mixed with any sweet fruits at the same time
  • Pulpy Mango sweet delight IS NOT any kind of dessert to eat with coffee. It is a separate meal
  • To make turmeric active ingredients work well and bring it’s value, black pepper should always be added. Extract for the scientific article:

It has been demonstrated that combining curcumin (from turmeric) with piperine from black pepper increased the bioavailability of curcuminoids in animal and human studies (Pawar et al., 2012; Sehgal et al., 20112012). This effect in vivo was mainly explained through the ability of piperine to inhibit hepatic and intestinal glucuronidation of curcuminoids and inhibition of release of curcuminoid into the intestine leading to an increase in bioavailability (Berginc et al., 2012) … // … Most likely other chemical components (aromatic and terpenic constituents such as β-caryophyllene, limonene, β-pinene, aphellandrene and α-humulene) of black pepper may also contribute to enhance the antioxidant activity of turmeric.

Turmeric and black pepper spices decrease lipid peroxidation in meat patties during cooking by Yanjun Zhang et al, 2015 (1)

References:

1. Yanjun Zhang, Susanne M. Henning, Ru-Po Lee, Jianjun Huang, Alona Zerlin, Zhaoping Li & David Heber (2015) Turmeric and black pepper spices decrease lipid peroxidation in meat patties during cooking, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 66:3, 260-265, DOI: 10.3109/09637486.2014.1000837

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Prophylactic self-isolation for body-in-mask relaxation. Day 71st

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I would not describe these days as idle, but some moments deserve to be as lazy-crazy as this “body-in-mask” relaxation. After initial thorough skin exfoliation, it would be a perfect opportunity to gratify your body with astounding body mask. Any cosmetic salon would not offer such a beauty, I’m sure!    

Body mask recipe

Ingredients:

  • Turmeric powder, 3 Tbsp
  • Goat milk powder, 3 Tbsp
  • Warm water

How to make it:

  • Mix powder ingredients in a bowl
  • Add warm water slowly portion by portion to make a paste consistency from powder ingredients
  • Apply on skin (legs, arms, face, decollete zone) by using cotton pads, lay down, listen calm music and relax for 15 minutes
  • Wash thoroughly by using body sponge
Body-in-mask relaxation. Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

Important notes

  • If no goat milk powder available – just use goat milk. In this case, just mix turmeric powder with warm milk and apply to skin
  • Turmeric may stain the skin. Yellow color of turmeric should wash out, but if not – no worries. As cells of skin are constantly renewing, the color will disappear in a few days. In my experience, no yellow color was left after washing the mask away in a shower
  • Cover a sofa or bed with “cosmetic” towel, a towel which you use for cosmetic purposes only. The “cells” of your sofa are not renewing!:)

Read about skin exfoliation in another post here: Skin exfoliation

Good to know

Curcumin, which is the active compound of turmeric (Curcuma longa) root, is known by its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-neoplastic properties. The research shows that turmeric may be used medically to treat a variety of dermatologic diseases.

Skin conditions examined include acne, alopecia, atopic dermatitis, facial photoaging, oral lichen planus, pruritus, psoriasis, radiodermatitis, and vitiligo.

Turmeric is recognised as generally safe even at high oral doses and side effects are very rare. However, according to some studies, curcumin could interact with anticoagulation and antiplatelet medications, stimulate gallbladder contractions, exacerbating symptoms in patients with gallstones (1).

P. S. Warm thanks to a special friend for editing

References:

(1) Review. Effects of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) on Skin Health: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence by A. R. Vaughn et al., PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, 2016

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