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Red Carrots (Desi Gajar) Versus Orange Carrots: Which Ones Would You Choose?

Its that time of the year again. The carrots are back in season and we can’t wait to chew into these red juicy and crunchy wonders. According to the book, Healing Foods, by DK Publishing, carrots are rich in beta carotene from which the body makes vitamin A. Carrots are high in fibre promotes feeling of fullness and aids digestion and bowel regularity. It also contains a form of calcium easily assimilated by the body which can help lower bad cholesterol levels. Apart from this, they also aid eye health…

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Ghee Versus Butter: Which One is Better?

Ghee has made a comeback into the Indian kitchen in recent years, and what a spectacular comeback it has been. After been blamed for being a weight-gaining and unhealthy part of our diet for years – Ghee is now trending as the new superfood. Truth is, it keeps your gut healthy, is a source of good fats and is superb for the skin too! Healthy and monitored doses of ghee are actually being recommended by nutritionists around the world. “Ghee can be had in small quantities daily as a source…

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Which Carbs Are Good For Your Body (and Which Aren’t)

If you are keeping a check on your carbohydrates intake, it is very important to know the difference between good carbs and bad carbs. Some carbohydrates can promote good health whereas some when taken in inappropriate quantity can lead to health issues. It is said that for a well-balanced diet plan, 50 to 55% of the nutrition intake should be from carbohydrates. Having said so, it doesn’t mean adding carbohydrates like candy, soda or fries to your diet, but grains, seasonal veggies and other such items that are essential for…

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Raw Milk, Toned Milk and Other Types: Which One Does Your Family Need?

The world of milk is unclear. We were barely getting our head around the concept of full cream vs toned milk or whole vs pasteurized milk when the market was flooded with soy milk, almond milk and so many other varieties. And this left the consumer absolutely baffled. Here is an attempt to decode the world of milk and help you understand the various options available today. Benefits of MilkThat milk is healthy is common perception. But the benefits are not often fully understood. Every other day, new studies discover…

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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?

  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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