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Fermented Food and Its Relation to Being Healthy

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What are fermented foods? Fermentation is an age old preservation process used for meat, vegetables, milk etc to extend their shelf life in the absence of refrigerators. The process in which bacteria, fungi and yeast are introduced to any food or beverage naturally or through inoculation is termed as Fermentation. Consumption of fermented foods ensure presence of beneficial bacteria in our diet. Some of common fermented food items consumed by us on a daily basis are Chocolate, Cheese, Curd/ Yoghurt /Buttermilk, Wine, Beer, Vinegar, Pickles, Dal and Rice fermented batters, Soy sauce etc. Importance of Fermented Food It enhances the […]

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What Is Your GUT Feeling?

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Innumerable times in life we come across this quote “What is your Gut feeling” literally translated as, what do you feel from within? Gut simply means your entire gastrointestinal track starting from your mouth to anus. Gut feeling is simply related to our self-instinct. Let us know what does our Gut health mean and why is it so important to take care of it? A healthy gut is extremely crucial for the smooth functioning of our body and maintaining a healthy micro-biome (microorganisms in our body). A diet consisting of processed or junk foods, sugars and foods rich in fats […]

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Body Shaming and Its Evil Effects and Repercussions

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan the most beautiful woman in the world, officially crowned Miss World 1994, Vidya Balan, an actor par excellence, Sania Mirza, a sports personality bringing laurels to our country, the plight shown of a common girl who was termed overweight as per potential bride standards in the movie “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”, what exactly is common amongst them and many more such people? In spite of them being at the top of their professional or personal lives, they all have been Body Shamed at some point of time in life. What exactly is Body Shaming? An unpleasant or […]

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Intermittent Fasting and Everything You Need To Know About It

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Am sure everyone has come across the words ‘Intermittent Fasting’ many times, and more so in reference to weight loss. Let’s understand what exactly Intermittent Fasting is? Intermittent Fasting and how it’s done? Intermittent Fasting is not a diet but a time table / pattern of periods of unrestricted eating and fasting between meals with no feed or calorie reduction. There is a time frame in which food can be consumed and thereafter it is like a fast. Different Types of Intermittent Fasting:- The 5-2 Method: Fasting is done 2 days in a week and the calorie intake has to […]

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Making Breakfast Healthy With These 4 Easy and Nutritious Recipes

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Today, due to the fast paced life and hectic schedules, most Indians, male and female alike, rush through their breakfast or many a times give it a skip to save time in the morning. Generally, the staple breakfast consists of chapatti with pickle and tea or our regular favorites like Poha, Upma, dosa etc. which are full of dense carbohydrates and are quick and easy to make. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having a filling and nutritious breakfast containing all the 5 essential nutrients in adequate quantity like carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins and fats, keeps cravings […]

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Cooking Oil and Its Recommended Type, Content and Intake

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  Fats and oils are probably the most common ingredient found in every kitchen and is perhaps a necessity in all types of food and cuisines due to the presence of essential fats and soluble vitamins. We find a range of cooking oils differing in their type of fat. American Heart Association Describes about it as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Oil on its own is high in calories (1 g oil contains 9 Kcal) and should be consumed sparingly as per needed. Oils which are of the unsaturated variant should be preferred like olive oil, rice bran […]

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Sleep and its Correlation to a Good Diet

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In Today’s jet age world, the most common complain we hear is related to weight issues and sleeping disorders.  Yes, and they both have a co-relation vis-a-vis each other. How is diet and sleep dependent on each other? Diet is the food intake we have for survival and to get energy for completing our daily tasks. Sleep is our body’s way to rejuvenate and restore our lost energy at night and prepare us for the day that lies ahead. On an average 6-8 hours of sleep is essential for a human body. If we are disturbed at night or can’t […]

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Healthy Weight- Importance, Benefits and Understanding BMI

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Being healthy should be one’s priority throughout their life. A person can enjoy all the worldly blessings with sound health and happy mind. To make people more conscious and aware of this blessing bestowed on us called Health, Healthy Weight Week is celebrated from 19th to 25th January. What Exactly Does Healthy Weight Mean? A Healthy weight is foremost important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to keep you disease free with a strong immunity. A person’s healthy weight is measured by their BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI measure’s a person’s weight in respect to a person’s height. It differs […]

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Makar Sankrant and Importance of Its Sweet Delicacies

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Makar Sankranti is often known as the festival of kites and associated with Til Gul laddoo, Makar Sankranti is celebrated across India in different names. It is synonymous with the completion of the Harvest festival in northern India. It is a Hindu festival, falling on the same day every year of the solar calendar and is believed to be a festival of prosperity, peace and happiness. It marks the end of winter solstice with the transition of the sun in the zodiac Makar (Capricorn). It marks the beginning of the month of Magha in the Hindu solar calendar. It is […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Alcohol – Recommended Amount, Benefits and Risks

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Alcohol as discussed in the earlier blog, has its own advantages and disadvantages. It cannot be put in the black and white category and is generally considered in the grey area, where many official stats and reports recommend it as well as many dissuade its use. Health risks of alcohol consumption outweigh its benefits. Let’s learn about its advantages and disadvantages as well as its recommended allowance. Advantages Alcohol when consumed in moderation is said to lead to a longer life and also improves overall health. Many types of alcohol contain antioxidants which help in fighting diseases. Alcohol when taken […]