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Sweet potato bake

Sep 17,2017 , 12:07 AM IST | Sunday Hans
Sweet potato bake
Nine Gems For 9 Days Of Navratri

Nine Gems For 9 Days Of Navratri

Sep 16,2017 , 11:56 PM IST | Sunday Hans
The festival celebrating triumph of good over evil, Navratri, is around the corner. During these nine days often more than half the times we tend to pile up our plates with excess dairy, fried snacks and sweets in the homage to Maa Durga. Instead include foods that sustain energy for a long time and are powerhouse of nutrients.
Maintain a balance of acid & alkaline

Maintain a balance of acid & alkaline

Sep 09,2017 , 11:04 PM IST | Sunday Hans
Gone are the days when automatically we ate food that maintained the acid-alkaline balance in our systems. We need to know that our body functions at optimum levels depending on the balance of alkaline and acid levels in our system.
Herbal Tea for respiratory troubles

Herbal Tea for respiratory troubles

Sep 02,2017 , 11:44 PM IST | Hans
Herbal Tea for respiratory troubles This herbal mixture that is wonderful for a sore throat, stuffy nose and congestion in the chest.
A hearty sip!

A hearty sip!

Sep 02,2017 , 11:35 PM IST | Hans
In various meetings, worldwide - be it an informal get-together with old friends, a black-tie affair with the biggest tycoons of a concerned industry or just a lazy afternoon with the next-door neighbour – there is always tea or coffee. Till a short while back, most people, and academicians or otherwise, viewed these two drinks in a purely unscientific manner. However, recently, the benefits and i
Methi Salad

Methi Salad

Aug 26,2017 , 11:36 PM IST | Hans
Methi Salad making, Methi Salad Making Method, Methi Salad Making Ingredients,
Make your heart tick with joy

Make your heart tick with joy

Aug 26,2017 , 11:21 PM IST | Hans
One of the most widespread diseases is heart disease. The discovery, which was made half-a-century ago shows that high blood cholesterol levels were strongly connected with an increased risk for heart disease.
7 steps for making changes that last

7 steps for making changes that last

Aug 20,2017 , 12:19 AM IST | Hans
Positive eating is a gradual process. Compare it to learning how to walk, first you crawl, then pull yourself up, learn to balance and then take your first steps. After that, there’s no stopping you. This same slow process needs to be implemented for an effective and permanent change. Instead of eliminating the bad, first, add the good. Most modern diets leave you overfed but undernourished. They
The super trio

The super trio

Aug 12,2017 , 11:46 PM IST | Hans
Janmashtami is just around the corner and this festival celebrates these three delicious semi-solid foods. The country will be celebrating the birth of a naughty Hindu God, who is famous for his love for white butter in his childhood days. This little butter thief drove the Gopis crazy by raiding their pots of white butter. Cow’s ghee, curd and white butter -- all have wonderful properties to help
Cheat a sore throat, cold or flu

Cheat a sore throat, cold or flu

Aug 06,2017 , 02:08 AM IST | Hans
As easy as it sounds and however busy you are, note these infections can be avoided by ensuring proper rest and at least eight hours of sleep. Green chilli, red chilli and other hot peppers keep mucus flowing and help with congestion and headaches. So, turn up the heat in your next meal. 
The power of seeds

The power of seeds

Jul 30,2017 , 01:22 AM IST | Hans
It’s the month of Shravan in the Hindu calendar and a lot of people are fasting. On the days of the fast, the food is different. The normal wheat flour and rice are substituted with a delicious mouthwatering flour Rajgirah (amaranth). 
Boost your immunity

Boost your immunity

Jul 22,2017 , 11:24 PM IST | Hans
It was so simple 20 years ago, we only got seasonal vegetables, fruits, and grains. Our mothers had the knowledge what could be eaten in what seasons and they did not need to refer to any book for that. 
Watch out on your choice of fluids

Watch out on your choice of fluids

Jul 16,2017 , 01:11 AM IST | Hans
Water, water, everywhere… as the rain gods smile on us and the clouds open it brings joy. However, with the heavy rains, come a host of several water-related diseases such as typhoid, gastroenteritis, food poisoning, Hepatitis A, diarrhoea, malaria, dengue and chikungunya which are quite common and can be fatal. 
Back to school diet

Back to school diet

Jun 25,2017 , 01:21 AM IST | Hans
In today’s world having a child who eats sensibly and does not fuss about food is simply a miracle as meals majorly constitute junk food. We are slowly becoming a nation of junk food addicts as that’s what is on our child’s plate, indoctrinating our youth into this extremely hazardous existence. 
Be a healthy father

Be a healthy father

Jun 18,2017 , 12:20 AM IST | Hans
It’s time to be fresh and alert at the crack of dawn, energised and recharged to get your kids going and to enjoy them. Back to school season means early mornings filled with whiny children who beg for 5 minutes more of sleep and half your mind wishes to climb into bed with them. Fathers, it’s time to be one step ahead of your kids this back to school season. 
Ditch the unicorn

Ditch the unicorn

Jun 11,2017 , 12:37 AM IST | Hans
Your social media pages are probably swamped with unicorn toasts, unicorn bagels, unicorn cakes, unicorn lattes and the list goes on. 
Fortify your gut

Fortify your gut

Jun 04,2017 , 12:26 AM IST | Hans
Here comes the monsoon and there come water-borne diseases - the runny stomach, cramping stomach, and bloating, go hand in hand. It is awful that even to this day we have maximum deaths due to diarrhea and gastroenteritis than any other water-borne disease. 
8 glasses of water Too much or too little?

8 glasses of water Too much or too little?

May 28,2017 , 12:02 AM IST | Hans
Its summer and the most common question people ask me is how much water should I drink? Be it summer winter or monsoon, most people think they need to do eight glasses of water. 
Eat light when on flight

Eat light when on flight

May 20,2017 , 11:08 PM IST | Hans
Crammed seats, cabin pressure, blocked ears, greasy food, too many layovers, changing time zones, cold air and the like – all combine to tax our body and mind in more ways than one. Air travel can be made easier and we can avoid discomfort and make our experience healthier.
Beat the heat with seasonal fruits

Beat the heat with seasonal fruits

May 16,2017 , 12:10 AM IST | Hyderabad Tab
In this sweltering heat I just reach out for fruits as they work as an instant pick me up. Nature  is  so  kind  to  us,  it  gives  us  the  right  fruits   at  the right  time. With sizzling temperatures I would just wilt due to loss of minerals, vitamins and salts.
Stay cool in this summer

Stay cool in this summer

May 13,2017 , 11:09 PM IST | Hans
It is so easy on a sweltering summer days to succumb to sunstroke, which can cause your body to overheat to an exponential degree.  If the body loses the ability to maintain the correct temperature and it becomes dangerously high you get a heatstroke. 
Go with mango!

Go with mango!

May 06,2017 , 11:37 PM IST | Hans
It’s certainly impossible to resist mangoes in this season and the good news is we don’t need to. May is the month of mango mania. Eaten ripe or raw; sweet or sour, it is beneficial to your health. I can keep on talking about its myriad benefits but I will just go through a few.
Smart food tips while travelling in Summer

Smart food tips while travelling in Summer

Apr 22,2017 , 10:15 PM IST | Hans
Summer holidays bring out the wanderlust in us and we tend to catch the travelling bug. Holiday time means taking a break from our usual routine. Food often goes for a toss as we don’t eat smart, lowering our energy often making us sick on a trip. On top of it, we come back with an unwanted guest – the annoying extra kilos. 
Have a cool sail through hot days

Have a cool sail through hot days

Apr 15,2017 , 11:57 PM IST | Hans
It is summer  again  and  all  of  us  are sweltering  in  the  heat, losing  essential minerals  salts,  and  sugar. We  need  to    drink  more water and have water-based foods  as  well  as  foods  with  natural sugar .Thank God ,  nature  gives  us  the  right  foods  at  the  right  times.
Gluttony – The main cause of diseases

Gluttony – The main cause of diseases

Apr 01,2017 , 11:44 PM IST | Hans
Having two to three roti‘s with a vegetable, little rice, dal and buttermilk is a nutritious meal and it gives the essentials minerals vitamins and nutrients, which are mandatory for the body.
Soothe your digestive system

Soothe your digestive system

Mar 26,2017 , 12:09 AM IST | Hans
Indigestion is a very common complaint and can be the bane of your life.  Any gastronomical problem is due to the food you eat. Wrong combinations, low intake of fluids, constant presence of fried foods, bad fats, daily  intake of white flour in form of breads, pastas, biscuits,  sugar  in  form of sweets chocolates, mithais, soft drink,  cocktails, aerated  drinks,
Tips for sound sleep

Tips for sound sleep

Mar 19,2017 , 12:41 AM IST | Hans
It is not obvious to  most  people that  the  human  body  is  run  by  a  biological  clock and  all  its  functions to  be  at  optimum  levels  is controlled  by  this  cyclic patterns.
Liquid Asset

Liquid Asset

Mar 11,2017 , 11:25 PM IST | Hans
On the wake of the ban of Coke and Pepsi in Tamil Nadu we need to understand that they are a health hazard. From my perspective, there is no justifiable reason for anyone, to drink soft-drinks or aerated-drinks. 
The success mantra of a successful women

The success mantra of a successful women

Mar 04,2017 , 11:12 PM IST | Hans
Wellness habits of a successful woman. Wellness is like a marriage; you can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.
Good food for better grades

Good food for better grades

Feb 25,2017 , 11:59 PM IST | Hans
It is that time of the year again when exams are just round the corner and all that matters are grades, grades and more grades. It is a crucial time and a great diet during the year and especially during finals will ensure better performance.