Benefits of mushrooms, 5 reasons why you must include this superfood in your diet

Benefits of mushrooms, 5 reasons why you must include this superfood in your diet

Mushrooms don’t just taste nice. They also pack a nutritional punch as they are loaded with vitamins, promote a healthy immune system and boost your bone health. That’s why they are considered as a superfood. And for those looking for weight loss benefits, mushrooms contain no cholesterol or gluten either. Here are some of its scientifically proven benefits: A study done by researchers at the University of Malaya in Malaysia found that including mushrooms in your diet can improve the health of your brain as it may enhance cerebral nerve growth and significantly cut the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Mushroom coffee is a popular…

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Why Coconut Oil Might Not Be The Superfood That It’s Thought To Be!

Why Coconut Oil Might Not Be The Superfood That It’s Thought To Be!

Coconut oil has emerged as a trendy superfood in the recent years, with health freaks from all over the world embracing it with open arms. When it comes to nutritional benefits, the oil has more advocates than detractors. From giving you an ageless beauty to improving your dental and overall health, much has been said in praise of the ‘miraculous’ oil. However, does it deserve the ‘superfood’ status that we have accorded it? Or is coconut oil consumption yet another fad that has no clinical grounding to prove its benefits?…

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10 Wonderful Benefits of Amla Powder: A Powerful Superfood

10 Wonderful Benefits of Amla Powder: A Powerful Superfood

Indian gooseberry, commonly known as amla, is undoubtedly a powerhouse of nutrients. It is an uncommon balance of sweet, sour, pungent and bitter flavours. Amla or Amalaki can be consumed in any form be it juiced, powdered or eaten raw. You can pickle it, make a jam or have candied amla. Being a very rich source of Vitamin C, iron and calcium, amla is a health treasure. It also offers a number of beauty benefits for your hair and skin. “Amla is a very special fruit full of antioxidants that…

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Is Mushroom Coffee the Next Superfood Trend?

Is Mushroom Coffee the Next Superfood Trend?

Forget golden lattes and enhanced waters. Mushroom coffee could be the next superfood drink, according to Four Sigmatic, the Finnish company that produces mushroom-infused products like coffee, elixirs, blends, and hot cocoa mixes. The fungi-focused brand’s goal is simple: Make it even easier for people to consume foods that deliver powerful health benefits. Their superfood of choice? Wild-harvested ‘shrooms (the legal kind). And no, there won’t be stray shitakes floating in your mug. Four Sigmatic makes it a point to transform the fungi. To create its coffee mixes, the company produces…

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How to make green superfood shakshuka

How to make green superfood shakshuka

Shakshuka! Even the name sounds juicy and delicious. A one-skillet dish typically made with eggs baked in a tomato-and-red pepper sauce and spiced with cumin and paprika, shakshuka is—hands down—Israel’s breakfast favorite, says Einat Admony, owner of NYC’s Taïm Falafel & Smoothie Bar and Balaboosta. Easy to see why: It’s not just supernutritious (with heaps of protein and antioxidants like capsaicin) and simple to put together, it’s also low calorie. Plus, says Admony, the variations are endless: “It’s easy to adapt to your palette.” This recipe, from Admony, adds bunches…

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Spirulina: An Algae Which is a Superfood (No, Really!)

Spirulina: An Algae Which is a Superfood (No, Really!)

It looks a little bit like pond scum, but – as they say, never judge a book by its cover – if you stick with that theory you’ll quickly learn that the blue-green algae, known as spirulina, is truly the earth’s biological gift to vitamin supplement takers everywhere. Did you know that it grows naturally in alkaline water in warm regions around the world. India though, has its own dedicated centre for clean-grown spirulina in Auroville, Pondicherry, where the climate is perfect for the algae to develop, filled with just…

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What is a Superfood and Which is The Next Big One?

What is a Superfood and Which is The Next Big One?

  We hear about new superfoods every day. A miracle food for weight loss, hair strength or even degenerative diseases. But what actually are these superfoods? And are they really offering the punch they claim? “Superfoods are whole foods that supply an abundance of nourishing natural vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, amino acids, plant enzymes, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients.” So we can easily claim that superfoods are the superstars to keep your health in its optimum state. However, it would be wrong to generalize. A particular food might be excellent for my…

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Navratri 2016 Special: 8 Reasons Why You Should Eat Singhara, a Native Superfood

Navratri 2016 Special: 8 Reasons Why You Should Eat Singhara, a Native Superfood

Image Credits: Instagram/thecuriousjalebi This Navratri 2016, eat singhara and reap the benefits. Also known as water chestnut, buffalo nut, bat nut, ling nut or Singhara, it is actually the seed of the fruit of a floating aquatic plant. Singhara is grown in sluggish water or fresh water lakes in India. Come Navratri and one can see cart loads of this fruit being sold along the road side. The fruits are eaten as such or dried and ground to a flour. It is a phalahar and is an integral part of…

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A Superfood Smoothie Bowl You’ll Love

A Superfood Smoothie Bowl You’ll Love

If you’re looking  to take your healthy breakfast to the next level, you could transform your morning smoothie by  a) Making it into an eat-with-a-spoon smoothie bowl; b) Adding some health-boosting superfoods; or c) All of the above. Aussie nutritionist Lola Berry chose C for this recipe, featured in her book, The Happy Cookbook. It’s packed with good-for-you and delicious ingredients (hello acai, blueberries and chia seeds), it comes together in seconds and its thicker texture gives it staying power, so you won’t be hitting the vending machine before lunch. (No wonder Lola has…

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Here’s why Ghee is the new superfood

Here’s why Ghee is the new superfood

For decades, the jar of ghee on our kitchen shelves came with a huge dollop of guilt. Now, it’s making a comeback as a superfood. At her baby shower next week, south Mumbai resident Sadhna Desai will be handing out trendy gift hampers. But instead of the usual cake and cookies combo or a wine and cheese selection, her guests will get glass jars filled with desi cow ghee and a bottle of ghee-based chyawanprash. A little note tucked inside will explain the wholesome goodness of this traditional superfood. Clarified…

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