Grow Your Own, Own Your Grow.

Grow Your Own, Own Your Grow.

If there’s anything that the farm-to-table movement makes us realize, it’s that life really comes full circle. From childhood days when our food was served fresh by our mothers or grandmothers, we moved into a decade or two of ready-to-eat dinners………. Only to realize that the journey from packaging to table will never benefit one as much as the journey from farm to table. While many of us buy organic these days, a few intrepid ones actually grow their own vegetables and herbs to ensure freshness. However, if you are…

Nutritional Choices for Perfect Abs

Nutritional Choices for Perfect Abs

Whoever said, “Abs is made in the kitchen”, made a lot of sense. But it all depends on what’s being prepared in your kitchen. No matter how clichéd, the answer is? Healthy and balanced meal. And if you are looking for flat abs, there are some foods and nutritional choices that you should make. FATS BURN FAT- Not all fats are created equal. Good fats are unique because instead of getting stored as fat they are utilized by our body for energy production, thereby raising metabolism and increasing fat burn….

Align Your Diet with Exercise Regimen for Best Results

Align Your Diet with Exercise Regimen for Best Results

Exercise and nutrition are twp peas in a pod. The quality of nutrition impacts performance, recovery, immunity, hormones and even the results we are striving for. The most common mistake people commit is considering food as a reward, forgetting that 70% results depend on nutrition and the remaining 30% on exercise, sleep or the lack of them and your level of stress. For example- while eating that cupcake might seems harmless, eating processed sugar post workout triggers somatostatin release that blocks the human growth hormone ( necessary for lean muscle),…

When Life Gives You Melons

When Life Gives You Melons

What is summer without mangoes? This summer, while the king of the domain will continue to add zest to your salads, sorbets and kilties, chefs are ripe with new fruity experiments. A fresh start- Most of the housewives expect that their summer dishes must be fresh, flavorful and colorful. For them, there are no better ingredients than fruits to lift the flavor and color of a dish. “Chilled green gazpacho”, fresh fruits salads or nectarine in meat dishes- fruits have the best natural composition to add that much-needed freshness to…

Pickles and Papad- Playing a Vital Role in Our Daily Life.

Pickles and Papad- Playing a Vital Role in Our Daily Life.

Pickles often play the role of saviors in Indian meals. They can immediately make any bland or boring food hot and spicy. When you don’t like the vegetables or dishes that have been prepared at home, you call for pickle. When the poha or upma seems dry and flavorless, you add some spicy and sour pickle. When there is nothing to eat with parathas, a tablespoon of pickle acts as the best accompaniment. Khichadi in most homes is considered unpalatable unless coupled with some pickle. Though, it is rich in…

Never Follow These Diets

Never Follow These Diets

Whether it’s a dress that no longer fits, a pair of jeans you can’t pull above your knee or a tagged photograph that you thought was of someone else- the trigger to get healthy usually comes with a bang, not a whimper. That’s when the fad dieter’s bag of trick appears. Liquids replace solids, shortcuts replace nutrition, and panic replaces common sense. But we are here to tell you that there is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to health. Nothing can place a goody-two-shoes diet…

Is The Great Indian Diet Only A Diet To Lose Weight?

Is The Great Indian Diet Only A Diet To Lose Weight?

The hype around diets over the last few years is probably one of the many reasons a lot of men, women and children drive themselves into depression. Worse than that, they lose their health goal, no matter what it is; your diet is a part of the larger jigsaw puzzle called ‘lifestyle’. What does ‘diet’ mean?-The word ‘diet’ is associated with the feeling of developing eating habits that are time-bound and coupled with a  strict food plan. But the actual meaning of diet is the food routine which a person…

The Main Components Of Indian Food

The Main Components Of Indian Food

India is known for its varied, spicy and delicious food. It is renowned not only for its taste but also its aroma. From your house you can identify, what is being cooked at your neighbor’s just by the aroma of the dish. The reason for this is the use of spices in each recipe. Most Indian homes store spices for the whole year, the most common being rai ( mustard seeds), haldi ( turmeric),dalchini (cinnamon),elaichi (cardamom),kokum,jeera (cumin),bay leaves,tamarind,red chillies,fenugreek seeds and coriander powder. Ingredients like garlic, ginger, curry leaves, coconut,…

Dangers Versus Safety Of Nutritional Supplements

Dangers Versus Safety Of Nutritional Supplements

The medical gives the evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of nutritional supplements in preventing and /or slowing the progression of degenerative diseases. For these supplements to be effective for this purpose, we must take them over a lifetime. We’ll want to use them at much higher levels than the RDA’s , and we are already an unhealthy population, so it is critical these nutrients be virtually free of any toxic effects and safe for use in strong doses. Antioxidants are certainly safe when taken correctly. Nutritional supplements are simply nutrients…

Talking About the Fresh Meals

Talking About the Fresh Meals

You might have to twist your tongue to pronounce the names of the dishes from this region right but they are destined to have you cooked. From succulent hangikot 9(smoked lamb), piping out soup, crispy saltfiskar or flavored soft cheese, or organic food lovers looking for fresh and unadulterated ingredients have a new haven now. Iceland is the latest organic food destination. And yes, it goes away beyond reindeer. ON FISH- Iceland lamb and fish preparations are catching up as the latest food trend. What makes Iceland lamb and fish…