Nandita Iyer is a medical doctor by qualification with a specialisation in nutrition. She's a full time freelance writer (food, health, lifestyle), part time blogger, small time you-tuber. Her blog, SaffronTrail is much loved for its focus on simple and healthy recipes. She also conducts healthy cooking workshops for individuals and corporates. In short, loves to cook, feed and eat!
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Moringa leaves are an example of a simple superfood that doesn't require you to bust the bank. It is chock-a-block with protein, calcium, iron, beta carotene, vitamin C and more. So move over kale, we are all set to make drumstick leaves our favourite green superfood!
If there is one thing that is a part of everyone's resolutions, New Year or otherwise, it is to be healthier and fitter. Regrettably, there is no miracle cure for this. The silver lining here is that a lifelong commitment to simple things will keep you in fairly good stead. On the occasion of World Health Day, I want to share with you 6 simple rules to eat healthy for a lifetime.
Quinoa is a seed that belongs to the spinach/chard family, which is why it is called a pseudo-cereal or pseudograin. The plant <em>Chenopodium quinoa</em> is closely related to <em>bathua</em> which is <em>Chenopodium album</em> (goosefoot). Quinoa is naturally gluten free and therefore a go-to wheat alternative for people allergic to wheat gluten.
With a kid that needs to be ready to leave home pretty early in the morning, I'd often be staring at the fridge at 6am, wondering what on earth am I going to put in his lunchbox that is healthy as well as tasty.
One of the advantages of living in Bangalore (apart from the weather, that is) is that we do get a steady supply of good quality avocados here. Although high in calories, the fruit is packed with 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that it is considered a nutrient-dense food. Here are a few delicious ways you can use it.
If most international diet guidelines leave you scratching your head and wondering where your <em>dal, roti, sabzi</em> and <em>mithai</em> fit in, use this guide to ensure that you're filling your plate with the best possible foods.
This inspired me to make a bottle of my own Mochaccino (or call it cafe mocha or hot chocolate mocha or anything else you please) mix--so whenever the desire strikes, just add hot water, stir and it's ready--a steaming hot mug of chocolate and coffee, with hints of cinnamon, and hey, we have well over 1% cocoa here!
We can all collectively agree on one thing that a hangover is the worst possible way to start off a New Year morning, or any morning for that matter. If you are a PG Wodehouse fan, you'd be aware of the defining moment when Jeeves gets hired as Bertie Wooster's valet, thanks to his timely administration of an extremely effective anti-hangover remedy.