6 Foods Can Make Your Children Diseased Adult

Childhood Disease

Do you know you are making your children diseased by your casual approach to parenting? Education about the good food habits is an important aspect of parenting. Some of the foods children like and eat are dangerous for their immediate as well as long-term health. They are not supposed to know about the side effects (We believe this should be a … Continue reading 6 Foods Can Make Your Children Diseased Adult

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Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body

Drinking Water and Health

“Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.” Kevin R. Stone First some basics. The human body is made up of cells. In the mother’s womb, sperm and eggs combine to make a single cell.  … Continue reading Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body

Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?

Nutritious Food

The foods we eat maintain our body. Every part of the body gets nutrition from the food we eat. Every food we eat has 4 qualities i.e. rasa (taste), guna (attributes), virya (potency), and vipaka (post-digestive effect). (Source - The Science of Ayurveda) Our body is made up of Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala. Three Doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  Our health is dependent on the equilibrium of these three Doshas. The … Continue reading Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?

4 reasons why Mango is good for diabetic patients

Mango & Diabetes

“Dear Mango tree, you know that how people are crazy about you, you tempt everyone by your tasty mangoes, you have the power of love. You know what.. No one can hate you. You are the king of summer. You give us sweet mangoes. We enjoy tasty pickles. Our holidays become more special by you. … Continue reading 4 reasons why Mango is good for diabetic patients

New research on Food and Mental Health

Food & Mental Health

The food we eat impacts our mental health. This is evident from the latest research on the subject. In their research paper, Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry, the authors have commented that, ” There are emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders … Continue reading New research on Food and Mental Health

10 ways we are destroying our Inner Body Ecology

Body Ecology

We are concerned with the world ecology so on November 1st we celebrate World Day of Ecology, to remember throughout the planet the importance of knowing and valuing the relationships that exist between living beings and their environment, and raise awareness among our people about the importance of maintaining a harmonious relationship with our environment. This … Continue reading 10 ways we are destroying our Inner Body Ecology

Do you think fruit Juices are healthy? Read This.

Fruit Juice Unhealthy

We all love fruit juices. We all have it guilt free assuming that there could be nothing healthier than the fruit juices. However, remember fruit juices are loaded with sugar and lacks fiber. The sugar content in fruit juices is many times more than soft drinks. Fruit juices are missing a lot of the stuff that … Continue reading Do you think fruit Juices are healthy? Read This.

Makar Sankranti – Health benefits of Jaggery Chikki

Makar Sankranti, Chikki

Today various parts of India are celebrating Uttarayana or Makar Sankranti or Lohri or Pongal. Makar Sankranti (also known as Makara Sankranti or Maghi) refers both to a specific solar day in the Hindu calendar and an Indian festival in reference to deity Surya (sun) that is observed in January every year on this day. It marks the first day of sun's transit … Continue reading Makar Sankranti – Health benefits of Jaggery Chikki

Ghee for good health – An Eye-opener

Health Benefits of Ghee

We are living with many health-related misconceptions. A few we have read in my last post Know why Weight Loss is the incorrect New Year resolution? In this post, I am going to dispel our wrong belief about the Ghee. “At one time considered the food of Gods, it’s now a “fattening” ingredient and somehow … Continue reading Ghee for good health – An Eye-opener

Know why Weight Loss is the incorrect new year resolution?

Weight Loss, new year resolution

Weight loss is the number one 2018 new year resolution in the US. Good news for this blog/fitness blogs and many fitness professionals /industry.  Hope to see similar priority among Indians. India is known for Diabetes, heart disease, obesity capital of the world. In fact, The Hindu Business Line reported India faces an ‘epidemic’ of … Continue reading Know why Weight Loss is the incorrect new year resolution?

20 blog posts of 2017 you shouldn’t miss

New Year

2017 was an eventful year. We started this blog to promote awareness about FITNESS | WELLNESS | HAPPINESS through exercise, Yoga, healthy diet, good books, and spirituality. During last 8 months, we published 111 posts. Readers’ response was overwhelming. We have about 4000 unique visitors and 7000 plus page views till date. Our blog plus … Continue reading 20 blog posts of 2017 you shouldn’t miss

Why you need to know about Omega 3 for healthy living

Omega 3 Fatty Acid

Today we are discussing one of the most important fatty acids our body needs but can’t produce. Omega - 3 fatty acid is one such fatty acid, which plays an important function in our body but our body can’t produce that. We must get it from the food we consume. Why Omega-3 fatty acids are so … Continue reading Why you need to know about Omega 3 for healthy living

14 Green Tea Benefits That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

Health Benefits Green Tea

We visited Kanan Devan Hill Plantation Company in Munnar, recently. A century-old company has an interesting history. They call it a Tea Museum and they charge the visitors to view the museum. But the real value comes from the person who explained us the benefit of drinking green tea. He was so passionate to explain … Continue reading 14 Green Tea Benefits That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

Amazing Anti Aging Food – Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

Anti Aging Food

Ayurvedic texts Sushruta Samhita and Charaka Samhita are full of praise for this superfood i.e. Amla or Indian Gooseberry. The immense health benefits this small citrus fruit Amla offers is unmatched. Anti-aging property of Amla is the most important quality of the fruit. Apart from that, it also pacifies all the three Doshas (Impurities according to … Continue reading Amazing Anti Aging Food – Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

Wonderful health benefits of Turmeric Powder

Health benefits of turmeric powder

We have been using Turmeric (Haldi) for domestic purpose as antiseptic to stop the blood, gargle with hot water during throat pain, consume with hot milk during throat problems, as a body cream during weddings known as Ubdan. Indians are aware of Vicco Turmeric Cream. Health benefits of Turmeric powder is immense. Before I begin … Continue reading Wonderful health benefits of Turmeric Powder

14 super benefits of superfood Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

“To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art.” La Rochefoucauld. As per the Ayurveda Text, Nighantu, Cumin seeds are known for its quick action in the body. It has the power to ignite our digestive fire. Apart from its role in the culinary, Cumin seeds are immensely useful in maintaining better … Continue reading 14 super benefits of superfood Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

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 … Continue reading Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

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 … Continue reading 10 benefits of a magic spice – Cinnamon

14 eating practices as per Ayurveda

“Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are too busy can't be wise.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha We are very busy and workaholic people. We are known … Continue reading 14 eating practices as per Ayurveda

Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

“Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” ― Milan Kundera For many of us, the answer to the title question is YES. We don’t know which food and cosmetic products contain animal products. For many of the Vegetarians, the approach is either; we don’t care … Continue reading Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

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 … Continue reading How food imbalance is ruining your health

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 … Continue reading Know why your next meal will be different

Mango Shrikhand

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 … Continue reading Mango Shrikhand

Bottle Gourd Dumpling (Dudhi/Lauki – Muthia)

Dudhi 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 … Continue reading Bottle Gourd Dumpling (Dudhi/Lauki – Muthia)

Corn-Capsicum-Paneer Vegetable

Capsicum is also known as Bell peppers. This is originally an American plant entered India appx in the 15th century. According to the “Condensed Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods,” bell peppers offer many health and medicinal benefits: Bell peppers are recommended for those with high cholesterol levels. Red bell peppers, high in lycopene, are full of cancer-fighting antioxidants. … Continue reading Corn-Capsicum-Paneer Vegetable