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5 Refreshing Sharbat Recipes
jamunanews: Ramadan Mubarak. In Holy month of Ramadan you feel that it is best to have as much water and beverages as possible, otherwisethere is a huge risk of dehydration.
Boost your energy level and increase your metabolism rate with these super delicious and refreshing drinks.
Psyllium seed husks are indigestible and are a source of soluble dietary
fibrefor relief constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Psyllium husk can improve lipid control in Type 2 diabetes. Psyllium husks usually need to soak in water for a minimum of 30- 60 minutes before consumption. If you don’t like the sliminess, soak it just before consumption. Psyllium seed husk( isobgol) is available any supermarket health food section or organic super market.
• 1 teaspoon Psyllium seed husk(
• 1 cup water
• 1 teaspoon (or to taste) sugar /
How to make:
Mix all ingredients together and let it soaks for a minimum of 30- 60 minutes. Give Psyllium Seed
huskJuice / Isobgoler Shorbotitgood stir before consumption.
Fresh dates compose of soft, easily digestible flesh and simple sugars like fructose and dextrose with high dietary
fibre. When eaten, they replenish energy and revitalize the body instantly. For these qualities, they are being used to break the fast during Ramadan month since ancient times. Date Smoothie / Khejurer Shorbotdoes not need to add sugar because it’s high sweetness.
• 3-5 dry dates
• 1 cup milk
How to make:
Blend all ingredients together and serve Date Smoothie / Khejurer
Lemon has a powerful water soluble natural anti-oxidant and rich
withvitamins and minerals. I prefer Lemonade / Lebur Shorbotwith pinchof salt which helps to hydrate your body.
• 1 cup water
• 2 tablespoon sugar
• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
• 1 pinch of salt
How to make:
Mix all ingredients together and serve
Lemonde/ Lebur Shorbotchilled.
** Pineapple Sharbat
Pineapple 2 cups (canned)
Water 1 cup
Sugar 2 cups
Lemon juice 4 tbsp.
Yellow food color 1 pinch (optional)
Heat up the water and add sugar. Leave it on low flame till the sugar dissolves completely.
Add pineapples, lemon juice and food color to the water and boil till the water reaches its boiling point.
Turn off the stove and let it cool.
Blend the mixture and serve cold whenever required.
** Angoor Sharbat (Grapes)
Orange zest 3 x ½ tsp.
Cardamom seeds (
ilaichi) ¼ tsp.
Cloves 4 (long)
Honey ¼ cups
Water 2 cups
Grape Juice 6 cups
Australian High Commissioner
jamuna news: Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett will make a courtesy call on BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office in Dhaka on Thursday.
The Australian envoy will meet the BNP chief around 5:30 pm.
They will discuss current political situation of Bangladesh, bilateral relations between Australia and Bangladesh and other issues.
Khulna BNP's half-day hartal
jamuna news: The half-day hartal, enforced by the Khulna district unit BNP protesting
killingof its leader Alauddin Mithu, passed off peacefully in the district on Saturday.
The shutdown began at 6.00 am and ended at 12.00 pm.
The leaders and activists of BNP held a meeting in support of hartal in front of its city office around 10 am where Nazrul Islam Manju, central
organisingsecretary of BNP, demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the killers.
Traffic flow on the city streets was thin and the shops remained closed during the shutdown.
No untoward incidents were reported from anywhere in the district during the hartal hours.
Earlier, on Friday, the district unit BNP enforced a half-day hartal in the district for today protesting the killing of its leader.
It also announced a 4-day protest
programmesthat include hoisting of black flags atop BNP offices in the district and holding protest meetings in 10 districts of Khulna division.
Mithu, 45, organisingsecretary of district unit BNP, was gunned down by miscreants at Damodar in Phultala upazilaon Thursday night.
Smartphone users more
jamuna news: People using smartphones are more likely to make rational and unemotional decisions compared to computer users when presented with a moral dilemma on their device, according to a new study.
City ,the University of London in the UK found that PC users were more likely to favouraction based on intuition and following established rules. The research suggests that moral judgementsdepend on the digital context in which a dilemma is presented and could have significant implications for how we interact with computers.
The study suggests that even under conditions of time pressure, some digital contexts -such as using a smartphone -could trigger utilitarian decision-making.
"This could be due to the increased time pressures and the increased psychological distance which can occur when we use such devices compared to PCs," said Albert BarqueDuran of City, University of London.
Healthy eating during Ramadan
jamunalifestyle desk: With long hours of fasting and a wide spread to choose from, eating healthy at an elaborate, appetisingIftar can sometimes be a distant dream. But that need not always be the case,because it is quite easy to eat and keep your weighing scale happy during this holy month.
All you have to do is prepare and eat food made from fresh ingredients, cooked in a healthy manner for a nutritious Ramadan meal. This will keep you nourished while setting a good example for your family and friends.
** Preliminary preparation for healthier foods in
Choose fresh vegetables as they contain higher amounts of vitamins and minerals
Use fresh fruits to prepare juices and serve them in moderation without adding sugar
low fatmilk and other low fatdairy products
Avoid using butter and ghee in cooking and substitute them with vegetable oils in small amounts
Try using lean meat, fish and skinless chicken, and prepare them by grilling, boiling and baking rather than frying
For you to get all the nutrients needed by the body, your meals should contain all the basic food groups (bread and grains, fruits and vegetables, meat and legumes, milk and dairy products).
*** Here ara a few things to choose from and a few to
To help you choose the right foods during the holy month, we have prepared a simple guide, loaded with many healthy food choices to keep you energetic and nurtured all through Ramadan.
***Meat and other protein sources
Grilled or boiled skinless chicken or turkey
Lean veal or lamb
Moderate amounts of prawns
Legumes such as beans, lentils, and peas
Eggs (egg yolk) 3 times per week (including eggs in cooked foods)
Fried chicken and duck
y meats Liver andorgan meats
Hotdog and sausages
Large amounts of prawn,
***Milk and dairy products
kimmed or low fat yoghurtand labneh Low fatcheese
ream and whippedcream
Full cream cheeses especially yellow cheeses
Creamy and cheese sauces
***Fruits and vegetables
All fresh vegetables, boiled, baked, steamed or cooked with a little oil
Seasoned vegetables or vegetables with lemon juice or a little oil
Fresh fruits and natural fruit juice (in moderation)
Coconut (the only fruit rich in saturated fats that are unhealthy for the heart)
Boiled vegetables with butter
Juices with added sugar
***Bread and grains
Arabic or brown bread
Plain spaghetti or rice (without ghee or high fat sauce)
Grains with no added fat
Baked or boiled potatoes
Pastries that contain large amounts of fat (doughnuts, croissants, Danish pastries)
Fried potato chips or French fries
Sweetened Kaak and deserts
With such an assorted list of food available for you to choose from, this religious journey will surely be a pleasantly, healthy trip. And with a better view of your choices this Ramadan, you now hold the key to a nutritious diet.
Just remember, whatever you decide to eat, a balanced food plan containing healthy ingredients, cooked right will help you enjoy Iftar and Suhour while giving you good health and more energy.
Nayeem brought to court after
jamunanews: Accused NayeemAshraf in a case filed over rape of two private university girls in a Banani hotel, was brought to a court here on Thursday.
Nayeem was brought to Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrates’ Court on completion of his 7-day remand period.
He was arrested from Munshiganj on May 17.
The two university girls were raped at the
RainreeDhaka hotel in Banani of the capital on March 28 last.
One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani Police Station on May 6 accusing five people Shafat Ahmed, Shadman
Sakif, NayeemAshraf, Billaland Shafat’sbodyguard.
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