Over the last few decades, the standard prescription for weight loss has been “eat less, move more”. That sounds quite reasonable, but why doesn’t it work in the long run? Why is it that we lose weight and after a while, the weight becomes stagnant and eventually, we gain all the weight that we’ve lost?….
Every festival comes with its own essence and flavor. Holi is a festival of colors and playful bonhomie, and one inevitably ends up in self- indulgence and overeating. Sweets and fried foods have always been an integral part of festivities. Sugary and fried foods always end up making you feel sluggish, tired and bloated. But….
Are you one of those who loves to indulge in beverages and desserts flavoured with cinnamon? Or do you belong to the health and fitness-conscious category, who wants to experiment with cinnamon for its amazing health benefits? It hardly matters what side you belong to, because at the end of the day, it all boils….
It wouldn’t come as a surprise to know that asafetida or Hing’s unpleasant odor puts people off. However, this spice has never been known as a flavor enhancer in the Indian cuisine, rather, it is widely used as it offers innumerable health benefits. Hing is used as a traditional remedy for digestive ailments such as gas, flatulence,….
The queen of spices cardamom or elaichi is known for its rich aroma and flavour. As a result, it has been extensively used for culinary purposes. It lends its aroma and flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes. It has impressive medicinal properties for which it has been used in traditional medicine for ages. Cardamom….
An aromatic spice, fennel is commonly known as “Saunf” in Hindi. You’ve probably noticed that multiple restaurants serve fennel seeds as a mouth freshener. In fact, the majority of Indian families have a common practice of chewing a few fennel seeds after a meal but do you know that it has other health benefits too?….
Most Indian households use curry leaves in their day-to-day cooking—especially to add that aromatic flavour to meals. But the minute we sit down to eat that meal we pick out those curry leaves and keep them aside. I am sure once you get to know the amazing benefits these humble leaves have to offer, you….
When it comes to superfoods, there are a decent number of options available—right from various nuts to spices and seeds. People are all gaga over these tiny nutritious foods like chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flax seeds which are quite popular all over the world today. But let me bring to your notice another tiny….
As a part of curative medicine (Ayurveda) turmeric “the golden spice”, has been around for millennia. This warm spice has its intense yellow colour as well as its medicinal properties because of its curcuminoid compounds (especially curcumin). In early days turmeric had an enviable place in our kitchen. Right from healing cuts/wounds to adding glow….
Since time immemorial, our great-grandmothers have been using various spices in the kitchen for their medicinal properties. Many such spices have vanished from our kitchen shelves today. One of them is a warm spice called nutmeg or Jaiphal. The spicy nut, mainly known for its sweet aroma, has been used since ages for flavoring culinary….