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3 Popular Chinese Sweet Soups that You Can Make with Easy Steps

3 Popular Chinese Sweet Soups that You Can Make with Easy Steps

Feeling hungry? Want to have Chinese sweet soup? But too lazy to go out or want to eat something homemade? Now, there is a range of Chinese soups which you can make but I have chosen these three because of their simplicity and health factor. Try these popular but extremely simple and healthy recipes which you can make within twenty minutes of your time. The ingredients are easily available in any supermarket. The steps are quite easy too. So, you have no reason to be lazy. Get up and start cooking ! Chop chop.

1. Cornflour Milk Soup

Corn is a rich source of vitamins A, B, E and many minerals. Corn meal provides a rich source of “good” complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron and phosphorus. Cornmeal does not contain gluten which makes it safe for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

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For this recipe, you will need cornstarch, milk, water, honey, raisins and boiled corn. Cornstarch or cornmeal is a coarse flour ground from dried maize (corn). Place a pan over high heat. Add a glass of water. When it’s warm, add a glass of milk. After boiling for two to three minutes, add one tablespoon of raisins or dry fruits of your choice. After a minute, add two tablespoons of yellow cornstarch and three tablespoons of honey. Keep on stirring the mixture. If you’d like, chop one tablespoon of boiled corn and add it to the soup. Cook for another five minutes or so. Garnish with coriander leaves and black pepper powder and serve it warm. Yep, it’s that easy. Enjoy !

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    2. Black Sesame Milk Soup

    For this recipe, you will need milk, water, honey, raisins, black sesame seeds, rice powder, lime juice and pure black sesame powder. Place a pan over high heat. Add a glass of water. When it’s warm, add a glass of milk. After boiling for two to three minutes, add one tablespoon of raisins or dry fruits of your choice. After a minute, add two tablespoons of pure black sesame powder, one tablespoon of rice powder, half tablespoon black sesame seeds and two tablespoons of honey. Keep on stirring the mixture. Cook for another five minutes or so. Cool it down. Add a few drops of lime juice and mix the soup again.

    Sesame seeds are rich in vitamins and iron. An ancient Chinese anti-aging secret is that black sesame seeds slow down ageing by delaying all the symptoms that come with aging such as premature graying of hair, poor memory, hearing loss, blurry vision, poor digestion and other diseases.

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      3. Sweet Almond Soup

      For this recipe, you will need almonds, polished rice, sugar and water. Soak five tablespoons of almonds in water till they soften. Remove the skin, then grind them coarsely. Keep it aside. Soak four tablespoons of polished rice in water till they soften. Place a pan on high heat. Add a glass of water, soaked rice, one tablespoon of sugar, the powdered almonds and cook for ten to fifteen minutes. Serve it hot. The time required to prepare the ingredients for this recipe is a bit too much but if you can soak the almonds and rice overnight, it takes absolutely no time to prepare this tasty and healthy soup.

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      Almonds are an excellent source of Vitamin E, copper and magnesium. They also contain high levels of healthy unsaturated fatty acids which can help prevent cardiovascular diseases. Nuts and seeds are richest in fiber after cereals, which is why almonds are good for cardiovascular health

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        So, now you have three delicious Chinese sweet soups’ recipes. Serve those to your friends and family. They will love it. Happy cooking. :)

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        10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

        10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

        When it comes to increasing your metabolism, getting a good workout a couple of times a week is only one of many players. If you’re not a fan of lifting heavy stuff, then you’re only expending extra energy for that, say, one hour of that specific day. But what about the remaining 23 hours? How can you make sure you’re burning blubber all throughout the day? Here are 10 simple ways to increase your metabolism without working out.

        1. Stand More

        Many health practitioners claim that sitting is the new smoking. We sit in the office, we sit in the car, we sit when we get home. It’s not only terrible for your health and posture, but you require a lot less energy when seated. So, a good way to ignite the furnace a bit is to stand as much as possible through out the day. You work in an office? Put two boxes under your keyboard or laptop. There are many free solutions to making a standing desk—so you have no excuses. When you’ve gotten used to standing while working you will quickly find that it’s easier to stay engaged as well—you’re less inclined to drift away mentally. In fact, this post was written standing.

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        2. Gamify Your Life

        Toys such as the Fitbit or Nike Fuelband, or apps like Argus, can help you increase your metabolism by giving you an incentive to walk more. Argus, and other apps like it, use the accelerometer in your smartphone to measure your steps and let you know when you’ve hit your daily goal. Fitbit and the Nike Fuelband do the same, but have a host of other functions to make being healthy a tad more fun.

        3. Eat Your Veggies

        Fibrous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli increase your metabolism by putting your digestive system on overdrive. It just simply requires more energy to break down the tough fiber of these nutritional powerhouses. You’ll also start feeling like a rock star from the overload of vitamins and minerals from eating more vegetables.

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        4. Eat Protein

        This is one of those rules that’s not to be misunderstood. While it does boost your metabolism to eat more protein, it should be instead of other foods, not on top of other foods. If you’re stuffing your face with a chicken breast when you’re not hungry just to boost your metabolism, you’re doing it wrong. Of the three macro-nutrients—fats, carbs and protein—protein is the one that requires the most energy to break down. So, if you switch out some of those cheese sandwiches with a few hardboiled eggs you’re on the right path.

        5. Drink Loads Of Cold Water

        Drinking a few glasses of ice-cold water in the morning can boost your metabolism quite effectively. Your body expends energy on constantly staying in homeostasis when it comes to temperature, so if you chug a bunch of icy water you’re making your body expend more energy on keeping itself at the same temperature. Using temperature to expend more energy is called thermogenesis and it’s one of the most efficient ways of cranking up your calorie burning—more on this further down.

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        6. Spice Up Your Meals

        Spices like cayenne, chilli, ginger and turmeric ignite your metabolism and make your meals a bit more exciting. If you make it a habit to add a little bit of spice to each of your meals it can be a habit that turns you into a fat-burning furnace.

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          7. Drink Caffeine

          No, drinking loads of coffee is not bad for you. The sugar and heavy cream you could be inclined to chase it down with might be though. Caffeine helps mobilize—that is, get rid of—adipose tissue, or fat. It also helps athletic performance, and some individuals report it to have appetite-curbing effects. If you’re very sensitive to stimulants, try not to have caffeine too close to bedtime though, as it can mess with your sleep.

          8. Plan Your Meals Around Exercise

          I know the title of this post says “…Without Working Out” but this trick technically is more a nutritional trick than an exercise-related one. When you’ve exerted yourself and, hopefully, broken down some muscle fibers, your protein synthesis, or the rate at which you build muscle, increases. So, having heavy meals after a workout will make sure those calories get stored in the right places. This is one of the reasons it’s a good idea to get a heavy session in before the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

          9. Do Intermittent Fasting

          It’s long been said you should always eat a heavy breakfast as it kick starts your metabolic rate. There hasn’t been any study proving this though. There have only been behavioral studies correlating obesity with breakfast skippers, but it’s always been a case of confusing correlation with causation. It’s not the fact that you skip breakfast that makes you fat; it’s the poor food choices you make throughout the rest of your day. Studies have shown that fat burning increases the longer you get into a fast, obviously depending on the body fat level of the individual. In fact, in one study lowered metabolic rate did not occur until 60 hours into a fast. Intermittent fasting is very much one of the bigger wins when it comes to increasing your metabolism.

          10. Use Cold Exposure

          For some reason it’s been common knowledge for a while that sweating increases metabolic rate. Scientist have known for a while though that the opposite is actually true; exposing yourself to cold temperatures increase your calorie burn significantly. Just slight shifts in your home temperature can mean pounds lost or gained when you gather the numbers yearly. How else do you think swimmer Michael Phelps is able to eat 12,000 calories a day? Obviously, he swims hours each day, but it’s not just the exercise he gets from swimming that allows him to consume such quantities of food, it’s also the amount of energy the body has to expend to keep itself at its baseline temperature in the cold water. So, taking ice-cold showers, decreasing the temperature of your home, or swimming in cool pools will help you burn a lot more calories.

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