Karwa Chauth 2017: Why You Shouldn’t Break Your Fast with Fried Foods and Caffeinated Drinks

Karwa Chauth is just around the corner and many Indian married women are gearing up to observe a nirjala fast to bless their husbands with a long and prosperous life. Karva Chauth will be celebrated on 8th October 2017. On this day, women wake up early morning before sunrise to feast on their sargi received by their mothers-in-law and then keep a nirjala fast throughout the day. It has been observed that woman often break their fast with a grand feast and lots of delicious food. This may include heavy dishes, fried foods or caffeinated beverages to make…

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9 Varanasi (Benaras) Street Foods that You Shouldn’t Miss

Street food is an essential part of the Indian culture and cuisine. There are a number of street foods from across the country that are famous, but nothing can beat the hot and crispy kachoris and samosas from Benaras or Varanasi. The holy city is situated on the banks of the river Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradeshand its food is defined by its culture and tradition. According to Chef Ashwani Kumar Singh from the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Delhi, “The food of Benaras or Varanasi is influenced by its people. You will…

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6 Most Unhealthy Indian Street Foods You Must Avoid

Be it salty, greasy, spicy or sweet, there is no taste that our wide array of Indian street food can’t please. And let’s admit it, in the present nippy weather it becomes all the more tough to resist these mouthwatering temptations lined across every nook and cranny of your city, teasing you to indulge. To our good fortune, there are options galore! From Dahi Bhalla, kachoris and pakodas to momos. But before you binge into your favourite Indian street food, it is always good to know the larger impact it…

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Are low-fat foods really good for you?

Low-fat food can’t be always associated with good health. The foods that are naturally low in fat like fruits and vegetables indisputably fall in the category of nutritious foods. However, processed low-fat food can’t be healthy as they contain a lot of sugar, salt and additives. Nowadays, super markets are flooded with desserts, biscuits and other ready-made meals that are tagged low-fat. Despite consuming these guilt-free foods, you keep gaining weight. This is because these saturated fat foods supply more than twice the calories per gram of carbohydrates, increase cholesterol…

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4 foods you only get to enjoy in the Ashanti Region

Ashanti Region; land of the Golden stool is the cultural heartbeat of Ghana. The region can boast of many natural resources, beautiful natural sceneries and many tourist attractions. The people of  Ashanti region are deep rooted in culture and tradition. They warmly received people from other regions and as tradition demands, serve them with sumptuous meals. Their peculiar local  cuisines distinguishes them from others region. Why not travel this weekend to Ashanti Region to explore, learn their rich culture and try new cuisines. 1. Fufu and Goat light soup Fufu…

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TOP NEWS: B&M European Enters Convenience Food With Heron Foods Buy

LONDON (Alliance News) – B&M European Value Retail SA on Wednesday announced plans to enter the convenience food space by buying discount convenience retailer Heron Food Group Ltd for up to GBP152.0 million. The value retailer will buy Heron Food through its subsidiary EV Retail Ltd. Heron Food operates predominately in the north of England and operates 251 stores. In 2016, it delivered revenue of GBP274.4 million and a pretax profit of GBP8.6 million. Like-for-like revenue rose by 3% year-on-year. The business employs 3,800 people and sells products including ambient,…

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8 Ways to Spruce Up Foods Using Hung Curd or Greek Yogurt

Curd is a staple in most Indian households and a versatile condiment used in numerous delicacies. Similarly, hung curd is one of the most common condiments to be used and makes for a great substitute to most of the cream-based foods. Also known as Greek Yogurt, hung curd is nothing but curd; the only difference is the whey (water) of the curd is drained completely to make hung curd. The yogurt is kept in a muslin cloth and tied tightly and hung off the wall to let all the water drain…

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Happy Eid 2017: 6 Foods that Eid Will Not be Complete Without

The festival of Eid has finally arrived after a month-long wait and everyone’s looking forward to the grand celebrations and more importantly, the lavish feast that is enjoyed to mark the end of Ramadan. This year, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on 26th June, 2017. Eid al-Fitr is different from Eid al-Adha where, as a ritual, a lamb or a goat is sacrificed and shared with friends, family and the needy. On the other hand, Eid al-Fitr commemorates the end of the month-long fasting period and is popularly known as…

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Amazon’s Whole Foods deal may accelerate the fresh food takeover, hurting General Mills

Jeff Bezos just drove a tank into the middle of the food fight going on between Wal-Mart and the packaged goods industry. Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to purchase Whole Foods is expected to be disruptive for grocers and other retailers, but it couldn’t come at a worse time for big brand food companies, already hurt by the heavy hand of Wal-Mart’s discount pricing and the expansion of online shopping. Now with Amazon jumping into the grocery business with a more than 400-location retailer, the price slashing — and competition from…

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7 Foods You Should Never Have On An Empty Stomach

                    It may not always be right to eat what we feel like! The first thing we eat in the morning sets forth the course of the day. Certain foods may wreak havoc with your gut if eaten on an empty stomach. We asked Clinical Nutritionist, Dr. Rupali Datta to help us out here and suggest foods or drinks that we should avoid having on an empty stomach. She also advises that you should give your digestive system some time to start functioning…

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