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[12 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Wheat Germ and a Healthy Twist to Recipes

The goldmine of nutrients – Wheat Germ is a boon to all those looking out for good health and nutrition in their diet. These are some of the most nutritious foods discovered and being popularized in the modern times. Foods, which were unheard of a few decades, back.

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[1 Dec 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
Walnuts and Its Health Benefits

Come winter and markets are abuzz with nuts and dried fruits. Walnut is always associated with a small hammer my mom used to sit with and break the hard shells off this wonder food. The reason I avoided eating walnuts during my childhood days. I was more for pine nuts with thin and delicate shells.

Now that there is good quality of shelled walnuts available in the market, this health nut is a must in my pantry especially in the baking goodies.

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[1 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
In A Nutshell…

Goldmine of nutrients in small bundles- Nuts are a great foods that heal. Though moderation is the key word when one reverts to a diet on Nuts. Though they come with a high price tag, but just a handful of these nuts are enough for a day and can make a great difference to a healthy living.

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[26 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Make Way for Sunflower Seeds

Foods that Heal is a series that brings into light various herbs, veggies, spices, nuts, seeds and fruits which have healing properties. We can get numerous health benefits by including them into our daily diet.

Sunflower seeds are one such goldmine of nutrients. The seeds are extracted from the sunflowers after removing the petals. These seeds are slightly gray in color enveloped in a dark brown shell.

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[28 Sep 2010 | 14 Comments | ]
A Garlic a Day

Where an apple a day keeps the doctor away, Garlic will surely keep everyone at bay 🙂 The stinky herb which has acquired a mixed reputation due to its strong & pungent flavors and the various health benefits associated with it.

For many it’s a wonder food while for others Garlic does not exist! My grandmother has never touched a garlic pod in her life due to ethical reasons. But my father, a doctor by profession always made sure that garlic is an integral part of cooking at our home.

Yes the staunch aroma and pungent taste is good enough to deter many health enthusiastic from trying out this super food. But the medicinal benefits attached to the humble herb are a perfect reward to your health.

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[23 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
The Fats And Some Facts

Fats and their scary facts have made a common man stand and give a second look at the countless oil brands available in a super market. The eternal debate of which oil is good and which is bad for health still stay unresolved.

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[17 Aug 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
Secrets to Spice up Your Recipes – Cinammon

“ It’s the ultimate in good nutrition news, when adding a favorite ingredient increases the health benefits of the foods we’re already enjoying” Said nutrition expert Wendy Bazillian.

And Cinnamon holds this saying true to the last word. Cinnamon is a spice that can act as a medicine too apart from giving aromatic flavors to the cooked dishes.

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[9 Aug 2010 | 13 Comments | ]
Know Your Fats

Ice-cream sundae, chocolate cake!’ is your lipid profile normal? The term unheard of a few decades ago is a buzz-word in new generation. What exactly is this lipid and how does it affect us?

Physical inactivity, erratic eating hours and relying on junk food has disturbed the normal functioning of our body making the level of blood-glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure far exceeding the normal range. We need to monitor these to keep fit.

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[26 Jul 2010 | 12 Comments | ]
Three Cheers For Curds!

A dietary staple in many parts of the world, Curds or Yogurt is an amusing and accidental discovery for mankind. Curd has been around with us for ages and is used profusely in cooking and for its medicinal properties.

Components: The basic and the most natural form of curd is made with milk, which is curdled using culture (Jaman), and other acidic substances such as lemon and vinegar. Soybean curd which is made by curdling the soy milk is another healthy option.

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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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