7 types of Idlis you should know about before visiting South India

1. Simply delicious! Idli is one of the most popular breakfasts in South Indian households. Idli contains no fat, no saturated fat and no cholesterol. They are quite filling, nutritious and must be included by all weight-watchers in their diet. These healthy idli recipes will help you flatten your belly while satisfying your tastebuds at the same time.These are made in different ways, each differ in portion of rice, semolina, yogurt and spices. Here are 7 interesting varieties of idli that are easy-to-make, low in calories and absolutely delicious : 2. Vegetable…

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What You Should Know About the Pro-Vegan Netflix Film ‘What the Health’

The recent pro-vegan Netflix documentary, What the Health, is under fire from nutrition experts. The film, which is co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn—the creators of another Netflix documentary, Cowspiracy—and co-produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix, is being criticized by some health professionals for exaggerating weak data and misrepresenting science to promote a diet that avoids all animal foods. TIME fact-checked the film. Here are four things that What the Health got wrong—and what it got right. No, eggs are not as bad for you as cigarettes The documentary claims that eating an egg a day is as bad for…

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10 Wonderful Cardamom Benefits You Should Definitely Know About

For all those who have been shying away from this wonderful spice, it’s time to embrace it and we’ll give you enough reasons to do so. Cardamom is an aromatic seed pod used in many Indian preparations such as a creamy kheer or a rich biryani. It lends a distinct aroma and a sweet flavour. which makes the dish almost intriguing. Not just this, cardamoms are also prized for their health benefits and healing qualities. According to Ayurveda Expert, Dr. Dhanvantri Tyagi, “Cardamom is often used as a flavouring agent and comes under the category…

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Bamboo Shoot: The Seasonal Ingredient You Should Give a Try

On a trip to the North-Eastern part of India, you are bound to come across a popular delicacy, especially in Meghalaya or Nagaland – slices of pork meat cooked with bamboo shoots. The tender pieces of bamboo shoots lend a distinctive flavour to the dishes, along with a bite, making it immensely relishing. For food explorers, another local treat that’s worth trying is bamboo shoot pickle, known as khorisa in Assam. Of course, the culinary usage of bamboos shoots across the seven sisters doesn’t just stop there. The seasonal ingredient is boiled, fermented,…

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Apple should buy Athenahealth to expand in health care: Citigroup

Sally Shin | CNBC Tim Cook As Apple moves into health care, it’s acquired a few small start-ups. Now, Citigroup analyst Garen Sarafian is recommending that the company scoop up a far larger player in health technology: Athenahealth. Even with a market capitalization of close to $6 billion, the purchase would make sense, Sarafian wrote in a note to clients, as it could help Apple solve one of the biggest’s issues in health care — the interoperable exchange of medical data. Sarafian’s analysis followed a report on Wednesday from CNBC…

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14 words and phrases you should not use in emails

One wrongly used word or phrase could show your email, and you, in a completely different light! These words make you sound rude or pretentious. Avoid them! Words you shouldn’t use in emails With emails being the primary communication source between employers and employees, and business owners and clients, it is very important that you do not unknowingly use certain words that might offend the person on the other side or show you in a light which isn’t completely positive. A wrongly used word might make or break a partnership….

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Sports Drinks Versus Water: Which One Should You Pick While You Exercise?

There is a lot more to endurance running than one might imagine. One of the main concerns being that of dehydration, and maintaining a certain level of energy while running. If you’re a runner, you will be able to imagine the utter disappointment of getting tired and having to give up on your run. It is of utmost importance to have a good amount of fluids before, during and after the run for optimal performance, and that is a fact that all the runners are well acquainted with. The question…

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Lifestyle audits of former top cop and co-accused should have been done by independent company‚ defence lawyer says

General Arno Lamoer. File photo. Image by: Times Media An independent auditing company should have conducted the lifestyle audits of the accused in the corruption trial involving former provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer. That is what defence lawyer Johnny Nortje‚ told state witness Wynand Wessels during his cross examination in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. Wessels had conducted lifestyle audits of Lamoer‚ three of his former brigadiers and of businessman Salim Dawjee – who is believed to have paid the former high ranking police officials over R1.6-million over…

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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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The 8 Healthiest Foods You Should Start Your Day With

Eating a healthy breakfast is essential but it may not be best to start your day with a full meal. Your body, internal organs and various process need time to wake up and kick-start their function after long hours of rest. Health experts advice that it is best to start your day with some warm water or a small snack to get your metabolism going. Here’s a quick list of 10 healthy foods that you can eat in the morning before your first meal. Choose your pick or experiment every day….

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