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…

Are you living with these fitness misconceptions?

I am fit and fine. I am slim. I go for walk and do jogging to remain fit.  I don’t have any health related problems. Do I need to do strength (weight) training in the gym? Well the answer is YES. Yes, if you wish to keep your muscles strong (Your heart is also made…

When do Yoga practices fail?

The title is an awakening call for us, isn’t it? We all believe we did our Yoga Asana and Pranayama for the day in the morning and that’s it. We did our bit of remaining fit. Now it is the body’s responsibility to remain fit irrespective of whatever I do. The following sutra from the ancient…

Mexican Herb Rice & Stir fry Vegetable with baked beans

Mexican cuisine is created mostly with ingredients native to Mexico, as well as those brought over by the Spanish cancerous, with some new influences since then. Vegetables play an important role in Mexican cuisine. Common vegetables include zucchini, cauliflower, corn, potatoes, spinach, Swiss chard, mushrooms, red tomato, green tomato, etc. Let’s now learn to make an Indian version of Mexican herb rice. Ingredients…

Golpapadi – Sukhadi

Golpapadi is one of the most revered sweets made by Gujarati families. This is a basic sweet yet very popular sweet. Gujaratis made Sukhadi also known as Golpapadi on auspicious occasions and this small square size sweet will find its way in the food baggage of most Gujarat travellers. Ingredients:  1 bowl – Ghee 3/4th…

Stir fry Salad with Paneer & Olive

“I make a big salad bowl just for myself, double or triple the size of a normal salad.”  Joel Fuhrman Yes, this is a kind of salad Joel Fuhrman is referring above, double or triple size won’t hurt. This salad is a 5 minutes diet watchers’ dinner dish. Ingredients: 2 teaspoon Olive Oil ½ cup Cabbage…