Guavas for Weight Loss: How Do Guavas Help you Shed Kilos

Green, crunchy guavas are back in season and we can’t be happier. Freshly cut guavas with a dash of chaat masala can perk up a dull, gloomy day. A host of benefits further makes this fruit a universal favourite. Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health practitioner Shilpa Arora says, “ Guavas are a low GI fruit and do not raise blood sugar levels. It is the best fruit for hormonal imbalances. Diabetics and heart patients can also enjoy this nutrition-packed fruit. Green, crunchy guavas Some of the health benefits of Guava, according to Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Sukhda…

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How Food Motivated a Prison Escape and a Recovery From PTSD

Obviously, people do need food to survive. But we can, in some circumstances, stay alive for over an entire month without eating a single bite. Mahatma Gandhi once fasted for 21 days during one of 17 fasts that he undertook as part of his philosophy of Ahimsa, or non-violent protest. In contrast, the longest a person can survive sans water is much shorter, at a mere 8 to 10 days, and they would likely faint from dehydration multiple times within that time span. But while people may crave a glass of water when…

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Paneer Ki Kheer- How to Make This Delicious Dessert at Home

There are a variety of desserts that are a part of Indian cuisine but kheer, whether it is made with chawal (rice), sabudana (sago), sewaiyanor sooji, surely has to be amongst the most popular desserts that come out of any Indian Kitchen. No occasion is complete without a serving of kheer; from Navratri to Eid, Dussehra and Diwali, this dish is truly loved my millions. Paneer ki kheer, is more variant of this dish and is very easy to make. It contains no rice or sooji and instead made with crumbled paneer. The distinctive and pleasing taste of just 3 ingredients paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese), milkand dry fruits),…

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How education took me from a village in Tanzania to Switzerland

As a small child, growing up in a low-income family in Tanzania, my parents implanted in me the belief that education was most important. I’ve never forgotten that lesson, and it has guided me through life. This quest for education has also taken me halfway around the globe, from Tanzania to India, to Japan and now to Switzerland. Just a couple of weeks ago, I started my PhD at the University of Basel. Let me tell you my story. point of view point of view My name is Ashery Mbilinyi,…

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How to fix accountability in school education

For some time now, accountability has become the buzzword in school education. Everyone seems to have suggestions about “fixing” education by holding teachers accountable for student test scores. But we should ask ourselves whether test scores are the only way to assess how well education systems are performing; whether teachers are the only ones to blame for low-performing systems; and whether ‘blame’ itself is the right approach at all. UNESCO’s new Global Education Monitoring Report 2017/18 is a comprehensive and nuanced look at the role of accountability in global education systems in…

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Love Cornflakes For Breakfast? Here’s How This Crunchy Wonder Was Discovered

It is a global favourite when it comes to breakfast. It is thin, flaky, crunchy and blends well with milk leaving you full and satiated for hours. Yes, you guessed it! We are talking about your favourite corn flakes. Corn flakes makes for one of the most popular snacking options, the hassle-free preparations further add on to its illustrious rep. Ever wondered who came up with the idea of a flaky corn-based breakfast option? Our dear cornflakes were a result of an accident. The popular breakfast cereal made by toasting flakes of corns…

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How to Make Vegetarian Eggless Mayonnaise

It makes for the best salad dressing, an excellent sandwich spread and all things good, mayonnaise has always been a great companion for dinner parties and also for times when we’re struck with sudden hunger. A dollop of creamy mayonnaise can transform a boring snack into something exciting. Before it became popular as an essential fast food ingredient, this creamy condiment was used as a dip in Spain and then its popularity slowly spread across France and other countries. It is believed that ‘Mayonnaise’ got its name from the French word ‘Moyeu’ which…

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Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened.

A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar. Cadbury Jr.’s newest confection loaded just about every buzzy health trend into a fresh green-and-white package: vegan, ethically sourced, organic dark chocolate and creamy, superfood avocado. The company promised to deliver the nutrition of avocados — in a chocolate bar. Journalists were dazzled. Love Cocoa Wait, what? Make no mistake: This vegan avocado chocolate bar is candy. With nearly 600 calories and 43 grams of fat per 100-gram serving,…

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Festive Special: How to Make Meethe Chawal

The festival season is the favourite time of the year, when there are celebrations everywhere and delicious traditional delicacies to make the whole experience even more memorable. One such dish that commonly features during Indian festivities is Meethe Chawal or sweet rice. Be it Godh Bharai ceremony, Karva Chauth, Shaadi, Raksha Bandhan, Diwali, Sankranti or Janmashtami, this sweet treat is lovingly prepared, particularly in North Indian households and relished by all. Loaded with dry fruits and nuts, and scented with gulab jal or rose water and saffron, it is hard to resist. There are, of…

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How to Make Vegetable Broth at Home

Winters are setting in and the best way to deal with the nippy weather is to sip on some piping hot soups and broths to warm you up from within. The cold weather offers a lot of colourful and tasty vegetables like carrots and dark leafy greens that add extra flavour to your soups and broths. A flavourful broth is made with water and vegetables along with mild spices simmered in it. A rich broth when made correctly makes for a delicious concoction and the best part is that you can use a mix…

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