Winter Greens: How to Buy, Store and Cook With a Variety of Saag This Season

Winter Greens: How to Buy, Store and Cook With a Variety of Saag This Season

Come winter and the grocery store is flushed with seasonal produce. One of the best things about winter produce is the wide array of fresh vegetables that one gets to experiment with in regular cooking. From cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, beets to a wide variety of greens, locally known as saag; you are literally spoilt for choice this season. While winter veggies are fairly easy cook with, most people are usually apprehensive about cooking with greens. Most cooks and housewives are comfortable with cooking other vegetables as once you remove the peels, you…

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Iron deficiency: Signs you’re not getting enough of this important mineral

Iron deficiency: Signs you’re not getting enough of this important mineral

Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world. Yet in the UK, 45% of people say they don’t know enough about an irondeficiency or how to know if they are deficient. In fact, 40% say they don’t know what their own iron levels are. Here, the experts at Active Iron provide a roundup of seven signs you may have an iron deficiency plus four lifestyle choices that can rob you of iron – and some of them may surprise you! 1. You’re exhausted Iron is essential…

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Breakthrough: This new pill might just treat diabetes and help you lose weight too

Breakthrough: This new pill might just treat diabetes and help you lose weight too

The silent and deadly disease diabetes is on the rise in India. While a low calorie diet might reverse diabetes, a team of researchers has recently created a new pill that might be a breakthrough. It can significantly improve the health of people with diabetes and help to shed those extra kilos from their waistlines. The findings indicated that among patients with type 2 diabetes, the drug semaglutide taken by pill resulted in better glycemic control than placebo over 26 weeks. The results from 632 patients indicated that semaglutide allowed 71% of…

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Folic Acid (Vitamin B9): Importance of This Vitamin and Food Sources of Folate

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9): Importance of This Vitamin and Food Sources of Folate

There are various kinds of vitamins, of which Folate is considered to be an important kind. It is more commonly known as Folic Acid or Vitamin B9, a nutrient whose deficiency is often linked to hair fall issues. It is also involved in the synthesis of nucleic acid, which includes DNA and RNA. If you are iron deficient and have been taking iron supplements, then you will notice that most capsules often come with folic acid in it as well. Together they help in producing healthy blood cells. Pregnant women are advised…

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Coconut Water Benefits: 6 Reasons to Add this Wonder Drink to Your Diet

Coconut Water Benefits: 6 Reasons to Add this Wonder Drink to Your Diet

Tropical fruits are known to be healthy and delicious, out of which coconuts top the list. Not only it has numerous uses in our kitchen, but also otherwise. We all love to relish this versatile fruit in the form of oil, savoury, snacks and drink. Coconut water makes for a naturally refreshing drink that consists of easily digested carbohydrates in the form of sugar and electrolytes. This water is actually the juice present inside the endosperm, which is the interior cavity of the young and green coloured coconuts. According to Bangalore-based Nutritionist…

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This Simple Japanese Weight Loss Technique Just Needs a Towel Roll!

This Simple Japanese Weight Loss Technique Just Needs a Towel Roll!

Losing weight is a strenuous task, you would agree. After all there is so much to do; from dieting to exercising till you drop to shed a few of those extra kilos. Many people choose to go through the daunting task of losing weight through more and more physical exercises and rigorous dieting regimes, but there are some who choose fad diets and trends to burn calories, such as baby food diet and sleep diet. One of these trends that recently shook the internet was the Japanese method of losing weight with a…

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Have you tried this superdrink yet? 6 reasons why you must have more green tea daily

Have you tried this superdrink yet? 6 reasons why you must have more green tea daily

Coffee and black tea have long featured as preferred beverage options for a lot of people. However, rising awareness about the need to improve lifestyles has led to increased consumption of healthier alternatives such as green tea. The antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties of this variety of tea address several health issues — ranging from bad breath to blood pressure. In fact, given our sedentary lifestyle and increased intake of fast foods, green tea is today more important than ever. A recent study published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that green tea could help alleviate…

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Have you been trying to lose weight? This simple diet tip can boost your progress

Have you been trying to lose weight? This simple diet tip can boost your progress

When trying to get in shape, changing your diet in small ways is crucial. Certain foods are extremely beneficial for you. So, if you among those who crave to order junk delicacies between 11am and 6pm time, you need to take a smart approach when it comes to snacking healthy. Munching all day, particularly on food with little nutrition, could result in eating too much and packing on extra kilos. A healthy snack between meals can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating at meal time. Nidhi Pant, co-founder of DesiVDesi…

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Home trends to try out this monsoon

Home trends to try out this monsoon

Romantic upholstery The best way to do up your pad is by giving your upholstery a makeover. Instead of using plain bright linens, go for something soft and soothing this season. It can simply be a few big flowers in shades of red and green. From bedspreads to curtains, table mats and linens — there is no end to it. Soul wall Many a times most people use one single colour in their house as the focal point. This trend is passe. Instead use a printed wallpaper to liven up…

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Food prints are a rage this season. Make the best of this delicious fashion trend

Food prints are a rage this season. Make the best of this delicious fashion trend

Food has been a major source of inspiration for many international design houses. In 1937, designer Elsa Schiaparelli showcased a Lobster dress that became quite a rage. Later, many designers such as Stuart Weitzman and Italian luxury fashion house Moschino came out with food-inspired collections. Chanel also launched a limited edition milk carton shaped minaudière which was a hot selling piece. And in Spring Summer 2017, Dolce & Gabbana showcased a pizza-pasta inspired collection. The trend is becoming popular in India with fashionistas wearing their love for food on their…

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