Figthing Inflammation with Food


While inflammation is a natural and essential process of our body whenever it encounters foreign invaders, chronic inflammation is now being seen as a cause of many diseases such as atherosclerosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, food intolerance, diabetes, heart disease and in some cases even cancer. It also accelerates the aging process. (Source – Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association) Apart from unavoidable conditions, chronic inflammation is caused by our modern lifestyle and eating habit. Stress, […]

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Local Uttarakhand Cuisine on NDTV Good Times


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Catch Rocky and Mayur (from Highway on my Plate - a travel & food show where they travel across the country in search of memorable eating experiences) get a taste of some of the best pahadi food from Uttarakhand. The dishes that you see on the show are – Mint Chicken – Tradition Chicken preparation made with Fresh Mints Pahadi Mutton - Mutton preparation based on slow cooking over Whole Spices (Khada Masala) Bada - A Snack prepared by deep frying Paste made with […]

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Easy Way to remove chemicals from raw food


Though it’s always advisable to purchase organically grown food, there are time when we can’t help ourselves. Non-availability of organic variant of a particular food item or lack of an organic store in the locality or an emergency purchase are some of the reasons when we are forced to eat non-organic food. The problem aggravates when we are talking about food items that need to be eaten raw. Think about all those fresh fruits, salads and raw vegetables; and, now […]

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Food Wastage


In the current debate over poverty line and the minimum price of food, do we realize that the real sufferers are the poor who are unable to manage the minimum daily dietary intake. While India produces a lot of food, why is it not able to feed its own population? Among other things, we need to realize a grim situation where we waste more than 400 kcal of food per person per day i.e. food enough to fulfill one-third of […]

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3 Apps that will help you Chose and Cook Healthy


1. Harvest  Remember those tips that your mother gave you on how to squeeze tomatoes to choose the perfectly ripened ones or how to knock on melons to identify the best quality ones. Well, given our busy lifestyle, we can’t remember all those tips & tricks. And, that’s where Harvest comes into picture. It has a collection of intelligent tips on choosing the best quality fruits and vegetables. It will also tell you about the general pesticide residue on different […]

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Swap it! – Healthy Eating through Easy Alternatives


We love this post from http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au. Easy swaps such as from Soft Drink to Coconut Water, or from White Sugar to Honey/maple Sugar, or from Coffee to Root Tea can do wonders for your health. The best part is that by using these healthy alternatives, you are not compromising on the taste and your craving is still getting satisfied. Try one today!

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Food, Inc. – The story behind Mass Production of Food


Food, Inc. is a documentary which captures the Industrialization of American Food Supply Chain, resulting in mass-production of identical food items and an irreversible change to the way food is grown in the world. The very opening statement ‘The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000.’ gives you a sense of the catastrophe that we might have in our end. The documentary takes you through various food lines and show how […]

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Is pesticide killing the Indian Plate?


The recent case of food poisoning in Bihar, which has taken lives of nearly 20 people, tells the unfortunate tale of how lax we are when it comes to handling and preparing food products in India. (Initial reports have shown that deaths were caused due to acute exposure to pesticides.) Apart from accidental consumption of unsafe amount of pesticide in food, it is critical to note that a high number of deaths are also caused among farmers and laborers who handle […]

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Food Waste – A Story of Excess vs A Story of Inefficiency


Recently, Visual.ly came up with a video which talks about the food wastage and its effect. Food Waste – A Story of Excess It is interesting to note that US and Europe, which are considered to be much more advanced than countries such as India and China when it comes to managing agricultural supply-chain, are loosing more than 50% of the agro produce between the farm and the fork. However, this number has a high share of wastage at home and […]

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Artificial Sweeteners – Friend or Foe?


For a lot of people suffering from diabetic related ailments, artificial sweeteners are a God-sent. They can help you enjoy the sweetness in your food without compromising on your health. But, are they really healthy? One of the Harvard report quotes the following – Non-nutritive sweeteners are far more potent than table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. A miniscule amount produces a sweet taste comparable to that of sugar, without comparable calories. Overstimulation of sugar receptors from frequent use of […]

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