Category Archives: Health Food

Health Benefits of Kadukkai

Kadukkai or Haritaki is an amazing herb that should be used in our daily life. It is very extensively used in the preparation of many ayurvedic medicines. It is one of the three ingredients which make Triphala. It is an … Continue reading

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A Mouthful of Curd!

Mechnikov, a Russian zoologist, best known for his pioneering research in immunology, showed that eating curd is very healthy, since it introduces helpful bacteria like lactobacillus, and bifidia. He called fermented milk a food that contains organisms which help the … Continue reading

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The Authenticity of Organic Products

Sesame Oil & more… Namaskaram All! Would like to share with you a few thoughts on the purity of the agricultural commodities (fruits, vegetables & groceries) that are available in the market. Its important that all of us keep a … Continue reading

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Cinnamon – A Spice Prized For Its Medicinal Properties!

While cinnamon is a popular spice in Indian cooking, did you know that it has a host of health benefits as well? Modern science has now confirmed what our ancestors have instinctively known for ages. Cinnamon is the inner bark … Continue reading

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Green Peas

Green peas boost your immunity since they are packed with antioxidants like flavinoids, carotenoid, phenolic acids and polyphenols. A protective polyphenol called coumestrol found in green peas is said to help prevent stomach cancer. They are rich in phytonutrients, vitamins … Continue reading

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Rasam – That which Aids Digestion

This easy to prepare tangy rasam tastes great!! It can be served with steamed rice or had as a soup. This will serve as a good appetizer. Ingredients: Ripe tomatoes – 2 Green chill – 2 Lemon juice – 1 … Continue reading

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Preserve the Turmeric Rhizome this Season!

Turmeric is a hardy plant that doesn’t need much care and can survive in a variety of climates. It can be grown in pots or grow bags kept out in the sun or on window ledges. Preserve the rhizhome and … Continue reading

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Snack on a Handful of Almonds!

Almonds are a waistline-friendly snack, known to boost heart health, and come loaded with other health benefits. They are a source of key essential nutrients such as vitamin E antioxidants, dietary fibre, riboflavin, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, protein, manganese and calcium. … Continue reading

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Pepper – The King of Spices!

Rightly called the king of spices, “pepper” is one of the oldest and most popular spices in the world. Discovered 4000 years ago; it is indigenous to the Malabar Coast in India. It was the search for pepper that drew … Continue reading

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It’s the Season of Juicy Oranges!

Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C which is an antioxidant and prevents hair loss. Anti-oxidants in oranges help protect skin from free radical damage known to cause signs of aging. Good intake of vitamin C is associated with … Continue reading

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