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Hands up if you have no idea how many serves of carbs are in a bowl of pasta, or what a 'serve' of healthy fats really looks like (it's definitely not a whole bag of tamari almonds, right?). It's one...
Lectin is found in many vegetables and grains.
Eat it or drink it, it will power you up.
Tip: Healthy doesn't mean expensive.
A new analysis published today looks at the salt content of bread products sold in four major supermarkets. from shutterstock.com Clare Farrand, George Institute for Global Health and Jacqui Webster,...
By Dr. Neha Sanwalka* One of the most common concerns of parents is that their child eats a lot of high-calorie, fried or instant foods, along with sweets such as chocolates, ice-creams, and pastries...
Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? That's us being funny, but also asking a really basic question that vexes us. How did a simple preparation of real butter, sugar and flour get to a place wher...
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!
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Sometimes the thought of trying to lead a healthier lifestyle just seems too daunting. We spend every week promising ourselves that we will start on Monday and then when we do, it just takes one little hiccup and we’ve ‘ruined’ it.
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.
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Every year brings with it its own trends for healthy eating. While 2015 welcomed the likes of bone broth and matcha everything, 2016 is sure to bring in some healthy deliciousness too. In anticipation to see how it all pans out, here are a few of my personal predictions for healthy eating trends in the coming year:
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In the last couple of years, the term "superfood" has gained increasing amounts of popularity. Trendy products like acai, wheatgrass, kefir and goji berries promise health, wellness and extreme weight loss. Consequently, companies bank on these exaggerated claims by slapping on a hefty price tag. So before you shell out your hard-earned cash on trendy overpriced foods, go back to the basics and stock up on ingredients that tend to be overlooked despite their impressive nutritional content.
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Quinoa is a seed that belongs to the spinach/chard family, which is why it is called a pseudo-cereal or pseudograin. The plant Chenopodium quinoa is closely related to bathua which is Chenopodium album (goosefoot). Quinoa is naturally gluten free and therefore a go-to wheat alternative for people allergic to wheat gluten.
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The only fool-proof way to a healthy diet seems to be buying a piece of land, growing our own vegetables and dedicating our lives to eating well. Most of us have other goals, but that doesn't mean we're not concerned with a healthy diet for our families. We know that the deluge of information can be daunting, so we've compiled a handy list of five changes you can make today toward a healthy diet.
As an entrepreneur there is always a slight sense of panic and a rush to meet deadlines. Work always takes priority. We tend to forget that our body and mind are going through extreme stress even as we fight our exhaustion to stick to our punishing schedules. As you read ahead, you will probably notice right away that most of the strategies listed below take little time, are easy to do and are well within your reach.
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The versatile and healthy idli is ubiquitous and has achieved widespread popularity. But, and some might find this surprising, it was nothing more than a regional specialty up until the '70s and even '80s, when it was confined largely to south Indian households. How did it manage to cross geographical boundaries and become an everyday staple across India? Vikram Doctor finds out in this episode of The Real Food Podcast.
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In an age when complex diseases unknown to man are surfacing every other day and the cost of medical treatment is sky high, it is imperative that India's youth remains fit and agile. Severe ailments that are diet-related can be easily avoided with proper food awareness, weight management, clean habits and adequate precaution.
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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.
Summer time is salad time. Wipe your mind (and palate) clean of all the unappetising content in Delhi's street food and in Maggi noodles (sob.. sob..). It's time to fall back on some glorious summer s...
There's no doubt about it: the mango aka 'The King Of Fruits' (as it is popularly known) is possibly one of the best things about the tropical Indian summer. This juicy, golden fruit is as versatile a...
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Spinach or "palak" in Hindi is Indian a nutrient-rich leafy green vegetable that is high in antioxidants, vitamins and folic acid, and we could all do with some more of it in our diet. In fact, recent research shows that spinach can prevent cancer and keep your mind young and agile. It can help prevent diabetes too. It doesn't hurt that this versatile vegetable tastes great too.
Here are five delicious palak recipes that are easy to prepare, and are also suitable for diabetics and children.
Including peanuts in a high-fat meal may protect your heart from the negative effects of such a diet, suggests a new study. Peanuts can be substituted for high-fat, nutrient-poor foods in the diet tha...
Eating healthy but not seeing results? Chances are the foods you are eating aren't as healthy as you think they are. After years of conditioning, we almost instantly associate words like light, yogurt and low-fat with being the healthier option. While that certainly can be the case, these terms can mislead us. To ensure your next grocery haul truly is healthy, I've listed a few of the common culprits.
While the mention of oats may conjure up memories of the watery porridge that your mom used to force-feed you while you begged for Coco Pops, fortunately there's no longer a reason to eat bland-tasting preparations.
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It actually makes me sad when people throw out phrases like 'bananas are too fattening', or 'they contain too much sugar' or 'I am indulging in a banana'. Come on guys: when a food is all-natural, grown on this earth, undergoes NO processing, and packs-in a number of vitamins and minerals, chances are it's going to contain some, if not plenty of, merit.
A new research has proved that pomegranates are super healthy as they have more health benefits than any other fruit. An analysis of the glut of global interest in the "superfruit" found it fights Typ...
Oh how much easier it would be to eat healthy if we had such innovative healthy options available! Fortunately we do have a huge variety available to us. The only difference is that they aren't marketed as being 'healthy' or covered in buzzwords like 'paleo-friendly' or 'vegan'. If you want to nourish your body, look no further than your local grocer:
To me, healthy does not mean that it's bland or tasteless, but instead rich in flavour, taste and texture. The taste and flavour of the food comes from the right ingredients and spices that you use and the health comes from the right cooking techniques.