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Alcohol – Its Varieties and Unknown Facts

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Alcohol - Its varieties and unknown facts

Alcohol has become an integral part of our celebrations and festivities and is associated with both happiness and grief as well. When happy or celebrating people resort to alcohol. Similarly in times of stress, people depend on it for solace. It has its benefits as well as its drawbacks and is most often misused. Alcohol and its Varieties Alcohol,also known as ethanol, is produced by fermentation of fruits and grains. Its consumption slows down brain activity resulting in release of stress and giving a feeling of pleasure, satisfaction and relaxation. There are many different types and varieties of alcohol like […]

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Futana: The Snack Everyone Is Talking About

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Ever snacked on Futana? Well, it’s the most commonly available and loved item in each household. It is relished by elders and kids alike. They are pocket friendly as well. What is Futana? Futana is commonly referred to as ‘Chana’ or ‘Roasted Chana’. They are one of the most snacked items in India and can be eaten any time of the day. It contains an outer shell, which provides fiber and protein. It is easily stored in an air tight container. They can be roasted on a girdle or in a microwave and made crisp and crunchy to enhance the […]

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Cardamom and Its Benefits in Daily Life

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Indian food has variety of spices in it. They not only enhance taste but also have various medicinal properties. Food, not only should please your tongue or nose but also have a perfect texture and presentation. One such healthy spice is Cardamom. Health Benefits of Cardamom It is an antioxidant: Cardamom increases the level of antioxidant enzymes in our body and protects us from damage to the heart and liver. It improves heart health: Cardamom intake reduces the risk of heart diseases and protects against heart damage. It acts as a blood thinner. Cardamom is also extensively researched to help […]

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MAKHANAS – A BOON FOR HEALTHY SNACKING

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MAKHANAS - A BOON FOR HEALTHY SNACKING

Makhanas are commonly known in English as Fox nuts or Lotus seeds, and are a part of the lotus flower. They are a healthy snacking alternative and can be eaten in Indian fast also. It’s used to make gravies/curries and also in many kinds of sweets. They have many health benefits and help in weight loss, diarrhea, insomnia and has anti-aging properties. It’s easily available in markets and can be easily preserved in an air tight container. Nutrient Value Makhanas are high in fiber and provides easy satiety. It also enables weight loss as its low in calories. It helps […]

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Goodness of Almonds

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Goodness of Almonds

Almonds are one of the most nutritious and healthy nuts consumed all over the world. They are also considered the most beneficial snacking item due to its fat, fiber and protein content which provide greater satiety. Almonds can be consumed by adults and children alike. It is said to boost memory along with various other health benefits. It is also beneficial for healthy skin and lustrous hair and is considered as a super food. Nutrient Content Almonds are 4% water, 22% carbohydrates, 21% protein, and 50% fat. Per 100 grams almonds contain 576 calories. They are a rich source of Vitamin E, Calcium, Niacin, Riboflavin […]

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Coconut Water – Drink It.. To Benefit..

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Coconut water - Drint it to benefit

Coconut water is one the popular and most preferred beverage in summer. It is one of the nutritious and delicious thirst quencher with variety of health benefits. It contains around 96% water and a very little fat. It hydrates you same as water and additionally provides various nutrients and minerals. It’s best to beat the heat in summer. It helps to maintain your body temperatures and refreshes you by keeping you hydrated. Coconut water is extremely beneficial after prolonged exercises. It effectively replaces water and electrolytes lost in sweat. Coconut water contains very less calories with a boost of various […]

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Mango Secrets

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Summer is here and the wait for yummy mangoes is over! We are often in a dilemma whether to consume mangoes or not. It is important to know that mango is extremely beneficial for health. But moderate consumption is the key to enjoy optimum benefits of mangoes. Mango is the most nutrient dense fruit and is rightly called as king of fruits. It has nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. It has the highest amount of vitamin A (β carotene – 1262 IU) and is good source of vitamin C and E. All these vitamins along with the polyphenols present in […]

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Buttermilk – The Healthful Drink

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Buttermilk is very well called as a Satvik (Nutritious) drink in Ayurveda. Buttermilk not only quenches thirst in dehydrating summer but also provides us with variety of nutrients due to the content present in it.   Buttermilk is made up of fresh curd, water, jeera powder and salt. Even pepper, coriander leaves, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves may be added to it. All these ingredients together with buttermilk have lots of health benefits. Buttermilk provides us complete nutrition. It provides us good quality of proteins with all essential amino acids. Along with proteins, it is good source of calcium, b-complex […]

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Summer Super Food – Watermelon

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Watermelons can do a lot more than just refreshing you on a hot summer day. On these dehydrating summers, it is better to consume foods with actual cool essence that to consume foods with cold temperature. Watermelon is such a fruit which has a high water content of 92% which not only helps to quench thirst but also refreshes and maintains hydration in exhausting summers. It contains only thirty calories per hundred grams. Apart from this, watermelon contains various important nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Lycopene : Watermelon is specifically rich in lycopene. This lycopene acts as a powerful antioxidant and thus […]