“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
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?
“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
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
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
Recently in a radio interview, Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai said, he only eats Papaya after 6 in the evening. Many Bollywood actors and fitness professionals now suggest early and light dinner. Many like Manoj Bajpai eat early dinner. Akshay Kumar is said to have his last meal at 7 pm. In a recent study at… Continue reading 7 health benefits of Chauvihar
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.
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
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?
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
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
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
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)
Most of us are ignorant about how our body works. We do not know the importance of nutrients like proteins, fats, carbohydrates etc. Lets first know what our body is made up of. Our body is made up of cells. Each cell is made up of; Water - 60% Organic Molecules - i.e. carbohydrate (5%),… Continue reading 11 signs you are Protein deficient
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
“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)
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
“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
“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
“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?
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… Continue reading One food ingredient, our worst enemy
“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
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
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… Continue reading Fajeto – Mango Kadhi
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
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:… Continue reading Oats Rava Handava
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)
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
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… Continue reading Cucumber Puda (Pudla) – Pancake
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… Continue reading Ras-malai