Top Winter Foods By Ayurveda For Your Diet This Season

According to Ayurvedacharya Dr. Partap Chauhan, Director Jiva Ayurveda, “Ayurveda believes that there are three types of immunity: 1. Sahaj (hereditary), or immunity you’re born with. 2. Kalaj (seasonal), or immunity that comes and goes with seasons/age/time. 3. Yuktikrit (established), or immunity you can develop with a regular and balanced diet, and systemic practice of yoga. It is the third type of immunity we want to bolster during the winters, which you can easily do by adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Here’s our guide to eating healthy and staying strong this…

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What is Gondh? A Look at Its Health Benefits and Why You Must Include It In Your Winter Diet

Gondh or edible gum is widely used in dishing out nutritionally loaded preparations; one of its most popular uses in India is while preparing nourishing laddoos that are usually consumed by pregnant and lactating women and by those recovering from an illness. Edible gum is usually sourced from plant gums, essentially derived from Middle Eastern legume or acacia plants. Alternatively known as Tragacanth or acacia gum, this natural gum is procured after drying the sap of a variety of gum-producing plants found in the Middle East and parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and…

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Exercise, diet and weight: Healthy lifestyle key to smarter brain in old age

Want to stay smart even in your advanced years? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood may be the key as it can help in reducing the risk of developing cognitive decline as one ages, according to a new advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA). Increase in levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can cause impairment of the large and smaller blood vessels, making them narrowed or blocked. This is known as atherosclerosis, a disease process that is the leading cause of many heart attacks and strokes. The…

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Weekend Delight: Diet Vegetable Kathi Roll

Vegetable kathi roll is a perfect brunch on the weekend. It is a simple yet interesting way to enjoy the flavour of different vegetables by just stuffing them into a whole wheat chapatti. This first meal of the weekend is a great opportunity to soak in some nutrition and health. It is easy and fun to make. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Ingredients: Whole wheat flour 1 cup Salt to taste Red capsicum 1 medium Yellow bell pepper 1 medium Green capsicum 1 medium Onion…

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8 summer superfoods you MUST include in your diet

1. Must have foods in summers Summer, especially in India is not only scorching but dehydrating too, which makes it very important to maintain a well-balanced diet with the right kind of food. Below is the list of some superfoods recommended by Celebrity Nutritionist and Dietician Manisha Mehta that must be incorporated into the diet in summers to ‘cool off’ the heat. 2. Mint These leaves contain good amounts of iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium. So this should be added to your list of summer must-haves. 3….

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘raw food’ diet could be deadly, geneticist says

  It is the food regime that has been hailed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and other “clean eating” followers as a way to lead a healthy life. But following a raw food diet for more than six months would kill you, according to geneticist Professor Steve Jones. Prof Jones, a leading genetic expert, explained the reason behind this was humans have lost the ability to digest food unaided. Speaking at the Hay Festival, he said: “We are the only animal who has ever lived that would starve to death…

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Akshay Kumar’s Diet and How He Remains Fit Without Going to the Gym

If there’s one actor who’s getting better with age, it’s Akshay Kumar. He is, arguably, the fittest Bollywood star and a source of inspiration for many. He is one of the few actors for whom fitness is a way of life. How does he do it? Let’s find out. A martial arts expert and the ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has been professionally trained in Taekwondo and Muay Thai. He is a black belt in Taekwondo and learnt Muay Thai in Thailand where he worked as a chef before beginning…

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Fibre-Rich Diet Key to Long, Healthy Life: Study

            Fibre is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. It can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, and can also improve digestive health. It comes exclusively from plants and is not present in meat, fish or animal products (including dairy). Fibre is a complex carbohydrate (type of sugar) which cannot be digested by the human body unlike other carbohydrates, which are broken down by the body to provide fuel in the form of glucose. Researchers from The Westmead Institute…

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