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Everything You Should Know About the Bihari Delicacy Litti Chokha

Littis dripping with pure desi gheeteamed up with baingan and aloo ka chokha reminds us of the typical Bihari culinary experience. Litti-Chokha is a special delicacy from Bihar that is famous everywhere across India. The flavours represent the earthiness of Bihar and you can find it at street stalls and even in fine-dine restaurants. Here’s a little back story on how this much-loved regional dish evolved. What is Litti Chokha? Puja Sahu who runs PotBelly Cafe that serves Bihari cuisine in New Delhi tells us, “Litti is a dough ball stuffed…

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10 Types of Headaches We Must All Know About

Headache is the most typical sort of pain that each one of us may have felt some time or the other. It can be mild or at times so acute that it can distract you from every single task. It could the heat that causing your head to throb or mounting pressure of a situation that you find difficult to handle or it may even be a symptom of a chronic ailment. There are many different and varied reasons for a headache to occur. You may feel the ache partially…

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Japanese Mothers Know Best: Arrowroots Healing Powers

I watched the lined-up buckets fill with brackish brown water as they sat on a bare concrete floor, wet with icy cold water. Not far from them were snow-white blocks of almost-finished product in wooden containers, undergoing a final drying process. What a stark contrast. This production of kudzu-ko, or arrowroot starch, requires only a plant’s rhizome and clean well water (the brown water is the result of washing the rhizomes to remove impurities). The skin comes off during a rolling process that eventually creates the snow-white powder. This pure…

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Everything you know about healthy food is a lie

 (iStock) In September, the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine publication revealed that many of Americans’ most prevalent beliefs about nutrition might be bunk. The sugar industry financed nutritional studies, released in 1967, that downplayed the sweetener’s relation to heart disease, placing the blame on saturated fats instead. Those highly influenced findings have stuck for five decades. One of the scientists involved even helped develop the government-issued nutrition guidelines most of us grew up with, which contained cautions on the evils of red meat while scarcely mentioning the…

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How to know if dairy is causing your bloating

It’s a fact of life: bloating happens, and sometimes for seemingly no reason. Even if you usually eat a healthy diet, you may suddenly have to deal with a puffy stomach. If you regularly deal with bloating, it’s understandable that you’d want to figure out the culinary culprit. Some people cut out dairy, and this move can make sense. The Mayo Clinic lists milk and milk products as one of several gas-producing foods that can lead to bloating, noting that avoiding or reducing your intake of it may help decrease…

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The Nutrient You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

Are you getting enough choline? Chances are, this nutrient isn’t even on your radar. It’s time choline gets the attention it deserves. A shocking 90 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough choline, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Choline is a hot research topic and for good reason. It’s essential to health at all ages and stages, and is especially critical for brain development. Why aren’t we getting enough? Choline is found in many different foods but in small amounts. Plus,…

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