Khichdi recipes: 5 healthy and tasty varieties you can whip up in no time

The on-going debate on Khichdi is a hilarious one. Soon after, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the minister of Food Processing Industries of India announced their plan to promote the humble dish as ‘brand India food’, Twitterati went crazy. If all this talk about Khichdi has left you yearning for some, then here are five easy recipes you can whip up in no time! From dal khichdi, dalia khichdi, to our all-time favourite, vegetable khichdi, indulge in a plate of piping hot goodness! Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients 1 cup – Sabudana 1 – Tomato, diced 1…

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Is Eating Carbs At Night Healthy?

Everybody runs away from carbohydrates when it comes to dieting and maintaining a healthy and fit body, but carbs must not be avoided completely. If you think only cakes, cookies and processed foods are carbs, then you are wrong as there are two types carbs, i.e complex carbs which is beneficial for the body and simple carbs which are deemed unhealthy and shouldn’t be taken in large quantities. Most people on a diet end up avoiding carbohydrates altogether, even the minimum amount needed by the body, becoming weak and gain weight rather than loosing….

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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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Here’s Why Your Salad May Not Be The Most Healthy Meal of Your Day

Opting to go light and healthy? Think your healthy plate of salad is the best bet to keep all the unhealthy carbs and fats at bay? Think again. Yes, a generous helping of greens and vegetables is surely low in calories and provides a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, but the fattening dressings and toppings tossed with your leafy greens can instead make your healthy meal of the day a feast of calories and fats! Here’s how. Now we all know the importance of loading up on healthy and leafy greens daily; they are a powerhouse…

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Tea time snack: Try making these yummy, healthy Sooji Dhoklas

I came home (India) after almost 5 months, craving for mom’s cooking and all things nice. The first morning, mom made sprouts salad for breakfast and I almost cringed saying I eat this all the time. I told her – This one week that I am at home is my food binge week and I want no healthy stuff. Well we can’t really take ‘healthy’ out of mother’s cooking. My mom doesn’t like to make the traditional besan dhokla but dad loves it so she came up with sooji dhoklas….

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8 Smart Ways to Eat Healthy During Office Hours

A regular 9-to-5 desk job, sitting all day in an air-conditioned cabin, is what majorly constitutes an office for most of us. Office life can often get hectic, with no signs of stopping or slowing down. Work keeps piling up and the 40-hour workweek hardly seems enough. All this adds up to nothing but higher stress levels, unhealthy lifestyles and irregular eating habits. As such one tends to cash-in on unhealthy snacks that are available in tuck shops like chips, crackers, biscuits, and namkeens. The calories we consume are far…

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Ditch Roadside Momos: Easy Tricks to Make Healthy Dumplings at Home

There are few dishes that are as loved as this classic Tibetan steamed dumpling. A delightfully thin layer of white flour is filled with the choicest of delicious vegetables or meat, and steamed to perfection. Momos have travelled far and wide to finally reach our doorstep; and with the love that it has got, we have proved that its journey has not been in vain. However, the momo has gained immense notoriety in recent times due to an ingredient called Monosodium Glutumate (MSG) , which is claimed to contain carcinogenic…

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5 Delicious and Healthy Snacks for Diabetics

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects an estimated 50 million people in our country. According to the Diabetes Foundation of India (DFI), this figure is likely to go up to 80 million by 2025, making India the ‘Diabetes Capital’ of the world. Diabetes requires life-long management and control. Certain lifestyle changes and a strict diet can help curb further health hazards. Nutritionists often recommend that diabetics should eat small and frequent meals to keep their blood sugar levels in check. Therefore, it is important to sneak in some healthy snacks between your…

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The Best Health Tech 2017: Gadgets That Make You Fit And Healthy (Updated)

The ubiquity of fitness-tracking technology in recent years has meant people are generally becoming more conscious about their health. Increasing mainstream availability of sensors on wearables such as smartwatches – that are able to give us better feedback about what’s happening in our bodies – means more of us are discovering insights into our health and looking at how we can improve it. But with so many health-improving gizmos on the market, it’s not easy separating those that are truly beneficial from those that are nothing more than a gimmick. With that,…

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This Computer Game Can Help Your Kids Eat Healthy

Kids can be picky eaters and getting them to like healthy foods can be quite a challenging task. But a new computer game, developed by a group of researchers from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom can help solve your problem.This simple seven-minute brain boosting computer can actually help your kids choose healthier foods over junk eats like candies and other sweets. The game is very easy to understand and play. It involves reacting to images of healthy food by pressing a button, and doing nothing when unhealthy foods…

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