Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

This is a health and happiness blog. Our readers might not need an introduction to Rujuta Diwekar or her books. Yet, for the benefit of those who might not know her, here is a bouquet of books from her. Rujuta Diwekar perhaps is the leading Dietician in India. Winner of the ‘Nutrition Award’ from Asian…

10 benefits of a magic spice – Cinnamon

“Cinnamon bites and kisses simultaneously.” Vanna Bonta We are using Cinnamon or Taj as commonly known as one of the spices and taste makers. The reality is Cinnamon is a magic spice in our Kitchen and used as medicines for thousands of years. Ayurveda texts Nighantu describes Cinnamon as a spice which controls Vata and…

11 wonderful benefits of Fasting

Fasting is in vogue these days. Hindus and Jains do fast in the month of Shravana (10th month of the Hindu calendar) and Paryushana respectively. However, the purpose and styles are different. While Jain fasts are with or without water and Hindu fasts are with restricted and specific diet.  Jain religion strongly emphasizes on fasting…

One food ingredient, our worst enemy

But the reality is we love our worst enemy. Not only we love, but we savor and have it every now and then and especially on every occasion and during every festival. If we love our worst human enemy like the way we love this food enemy, our life would change and world peace can…

How exercise benefits in 6 health conditions?

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. Gene Tunney Exercises are said to cure every health problem in life. Be it Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and even depression. Today we will see how exercises address and help in six health issues. These are science supported facts. Cancer: Many studies have shown that…

How food imbalance is ruining your health

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” Buddha If we want to remain healthy, we should know more and more about how our body functions. Period. Ignorance is not an excuse, but suffering especially when we are the authors of our own health or disease. The term pH balance is…

12 reasons to correct your body posture

“A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.”  Morihei Ueshiba (A martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido.) Most of us are not aware of the importance of the right body postures. We never ever realised there is something like right and wrong postures and we can do…

Know why your next meal will be different

You are what you eat is not just a phrase or quote, but is a literally true statement. The Chhāndogya Upaniṣhad explains that the coarsest (rough) part of the food we eat passes out as feces; the subtler (delicate) part becomes flesh, and the subtlest (most delicate)  part becomes the mind (6.5.1).  Again, it states…

9 reasons you are aging faster

(From the movie Paa) The word progeria comes from the Greek words “pro”, meaning “before” or “premature”, and “gēras” , meaning “old age”.  This is a genetic disorder. We are not talking about genetic disorder in this post. We are discussing people aging faster even without the genetic disorder. Chronologically we all are aging at…

Pani Puri

Panipuri is a common street snack in several regions of the Indian subcontinent. In North India, it is called Golgappa, In madhaya pradesh It is called Fulki, In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana its is called as Pani Puri While in Odisha it is known as GupChup . In Gujarat it is called Pani Puri. This dish is equally popular in Pakistan i.e. erstwhile…

Fajeto – Mango Kadhi

This is a Gujarati recipe. No Gujarati meal with Aam Ras and Puri is complete without Fajeto. Fajeto is a preparation of Mango Juice. Ingredients 1 bowl Mango Juice (Aam Ras) 2 ½ bowl Water 1 teaspoon Gram Flour (Besan Flour) 2 teaspoon Sugar (According to taste) Salt to taste Few leaves of Coriander leaves…

15 ways to keep your Spine healthy

“You are the age of your spine. You are as flexible as your spine. That transfers to other areas of your life.” Diane Lane In the previous post “Why knowing about spine is so important“. we read about the importance of the Spinal Column and why it is important to keep the spine fit and healthy?…

Mango Shrikhand

Shrikhand has been referred to as “Shikhrini” in the Sanskrit literature. According to Jashbhai B. Prajappati and Baboo M. Nair, it originated in ancient India, around 400 B.C.E. In Maharashtra, Mango Shrikhand is known as Amra-khand. Thin Shrikhand (Milk or Water added) is known as ‘Piyush’ in Maharashtra. Ingredients: 1 Ltr Full Fat Milk 1 tablespoon Curd…

Why knowing about Spine is so important?

 “You only worry about your head or spinal column. Everything else, some way or another, will repair in time.” Tony McCoy Our spinal column is very important part of our body which needs our attention and care, but unfortunately, it’s the most ignored. The spineless way we sit, the way we get up, the way…

Oats Rava Handava

Havdava is a part of Gujarati cuisine. The original recipe is made of flour mix of rice and Oodad flour (Dhokala Flour) and Bottle Gourd here we have made some changes and used Oats in place of flour and other vegetables in place of bottle gourd. Cooking Time: 45 to 60 minutes    Serves: 2 Ingredients:…

6 ways to remain fit without exercise

Caution: These tips are not substitutes of exercise. These are complementary and necessary but not sufficient. Like businesses are having good practice guide and they follow it to the extent possible, we human being can also learn from good practices of other healthy people. Some of the proven, simple and baked by science practices, which…

Bottle Gourd Dumpling (Dudhi/Lauki – Muthia)

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes,  Serves: 2 Ingredients: ½ Kg Dudhi (Bottle Gourd/Lauki) 1 cup Majestic Multigrain Flour 2 teaspoon Curd (Sour) 1 ½ teaspoon Red Chili Powder 1 teaspoon Sugar ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder ¼ teaspoon Cumin seeds 3 – teaspoon Oil Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing) Salt to taste Process: Shred the Dudhi Mix the…

6 things you MUST know about Walking

“Walking is an intrinsic part of my fitness regime. I strongly believe that walking is a great way to stay fit and encourage everyone to start walking since it is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get healthier.” Akshay Kumar, Bollywood Actor. We religiously follow our Heroes so we have started to walk….

Cucumber Puda (Pudla) – Pancake

This healthy recipe is made from Majestic Multigrain Flour (Desai Vada Lot). This special flour has its origin in south Gujarat, India. This is used especially by Desai community. Known as Anavil Brahmins this community dominant in Surat and Valsad districts of south Gujarat, India, where they have been significant land-owners. The famous known Anavil is Indian former Prime Minister…

Ras-malai

You are about to make one of the most popular Indian desserts. Ingredients: 10 pieces – Rasgulla 1 liter – Full fat milk 6 tablespoon – Sugar 10-12 leaves – Saffron 8 pieces – Almond 8 pieces – Pistachio 1/4th teaspoon – Cardamom Process: Make Rasgulla as per the process explained here. Add sugar and…