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[20 Jul 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
Eating Right – Back To School

Air water and food are the most natural and essential factors for life on Earth. . These three life-giving components were supposed to be consumed in their natural and pure form. The first two have escaped the cruel handling of human beings to some extent, but the last one – Food is adulterated to its maximum limit.

Where the discovery of fire has several advantages accrued to it, it also introduced cooked food, which was further complicated by the invention of spices and various methods of cooking, leading to various diseases.
I have a fair idea about the food pyramid, which I thought was good enough for my biology exam only 🙂

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[12 Jul 2010 | 13 Comments | ]
Spill The Beans – Soybeans

A low-key healthy grain, Soybean is slowly gaining popularity in the circle of health conscious people. The wholegrain is still a mystery in many remote places, for whom this protein rich grain is a good fodder for animals only! Not many include soybean in their daily grocery list, let alone cooking the same.

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[9 Jul 2010 | 12 Comments | ]
Brown Rice or White Rice

A staple food for the major parts of the world’s population – Rice is one of the most popular and ancient grain available to mankind. And people of many underdeveloped countries are surviving only on rice, eating the same for all the three meals!

A life giving and wonder grain Rice has undergone many changes since early man discovered it. There are now numerous varieties of rice available in the market.

White rice, yellow rice, round rice, sticky rice, brown rice, Basmati rice and even green rice is there in some places.

But not all the rice get and cook are healthy. Milling and processing have taken away all the nutrients with it, leaving us rice with empty calories, devoid of many essential nutrients.

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[28 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Gear-Up Your Glycemic Index

Idlies are not a right choice for breakfast” my statement startled many of my friends for whom Idlies and breakfast go hand in hand. I found the answer in Glycemic Index !

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[11 Jun 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
The Wholesome-Wholegrain

A prudent way to healthy-living is to include wholegrain in daily cooking. Read about the benefits of wholegrain.

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[15 Feb 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Turn to Turmeric

In India turmeric holds the crown in the spice market. Be it any festival, a religious ceremony or for simple health reasons, turmeric is a consistent winner.

A lump of turmeric is always placed in a prayer prior to invoking the deity. The bride & the groom are smeared with turmeric paste before calling for the wed- lock.

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[28 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Decisive Dietary-Fibers

Fiber is that part of plant food that is not digested by the enzymes in our body. The major classes of dietary fibers are:

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[27 Jan 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
An Ode to Oats

An ode to Oats is a compelling saga of transition of my family to healthy eating. It took many a persuasive attempts to win over their confidence and change that ‘No! Not again’ to getting hooked to the mighty oats.

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[26 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Set Your Pulses Right

Set your pulses right! More so if you are a vegetarian or follow a vegan diet. Pulses or ‘dal’ a major source of protein is also very economical as compared to other sources such as nuts and animal proteins.

Legumes Defined: legumes are the most common plant family consumed by people all around the world.

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