Posted: July 31, 2020
Healthy nutrition starts with smart choices at the grocery aisle in a supermarket. Tempting, unhealthy foods seem to lurk in every aisle, threatening to derail your health goals. A well- planned grocery list is a handy tool that will get you in and out of the store quickly and helps you stick to your healthy eating plan.
Plan Ahead - It helps to keep a running list of items that you need to buy during your next trip to the supermarket. This also means you will plan the meals ahead and ensure that you make healthier choices.
Also, never shop hungry. An empty stomach often results impulse buys that often turn out to be junk food purchases. Now, let’s look at a few tips that will help you make a healthy and responsible grocery list.
Bakery - When it comes to bread, make sure you are investing in a local baker who makes his bakes fresh and with local produce. Also ensure that you purchase whole-wheat or whole-grain bread as a h
Posted: July 15, 2020
Pulses are the superfoods of a healthy lifestyle. Not only are they a good source of protein, minerals and B-vitamins, they are also low-fat. Research suggests that their high fibre content can help lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and decrease the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you're trying to shift your diet towards more nutritious foods, you need to make friends with dried beans, chickpeas and lentils, if you haven't already. Here’s a list of some must-have pulses in your diet!
They are high in protein and dietary fibre and also serve as a good source of potassium, vitamin C and folate, and are cholesterol-free. Iron, calcium, and zinc present in chickpeas help in maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
Including them in your diet means, you are also preventing yourself from constipation and promoting a healthy digestive tract. You can have them in salads, or as hummus or make delicious curries out of chickpeas.
Posted: June 16, 2020
With the expansion of the organic market, several new and traditional brands have joined the mania. Ascertaining what’s organic and what’s not at the primary look are often a task if you’re new, so here’s a quick look at everything you need to be careful about while selecting authentic organic products.
It is important to first understand that almost anyone can use the “Organic” label on their products. Do not fall for that. What you need to look for are authentic Organic certificates.
This certification allows a brand to use the India Organic logo. The India Organic certification mark certifies that an organic food product conforms to NPOP standards. The scope of the NPOP is comprehensive. This includes policies for the development and certification of organic products an
Posted: May 18, 2020
Summertime is here! And it is time for juicy, delicious mango season! Shake it, bake it, juice it or curry it, this tropical fruit will please you in all shapes and forms. So, how do you make sure you always enjoy juicy organic mangoes all year round? You can slice them, puree them or simply turn these delicious organic fruits into chutney to preserve them for long. Well, here are a few ways.
Soak in saltwater (Uppilitta manga)
Traditionally, followed in Kerala, the “uppilitta manga” preservation technique is used to store raw organic mangoes for a longer period of time. Cut the raw mangoes in half, top them in a big clean and dry glass or ceramic jar. Now pour saltwater that was previously boiled and cooled over these mangoes. Cover it lightly with a lid and give it a shake once in a week.
If you have a dehydrator at home, then this process becomes easier. However, for those of you who don’t have one, here’s what you can do. Peel and sli
Posted: May 18, 2020
Not only is apple cider vinegar a kitchen staple, but is also a popular ingredient in many detoxifying and cleansing routines because it contains so many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is a classic home remedy for great skin and healthy hair.
Here are a few ways you can use it for yourself.
Lower blood sugar levels
Research suggests that apple cider vinegar helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. Consuming vinegar after a high-carb meal is know to have improved insulin sensitivity by 34% among diabetes patients.
According to studies, apple cider vinegar can aid your weight loss process. The acetic acid in the vinegar has been found to make you give a sensation of a full stomach, causing you to eat less and eventually helping you lose weight.
Lowering Bad Cholesterol
Posted: April 21, 2020
Benefits of Bilona Ghee over conventionally processed ghee
Who doesn’t love a dollop of ghee over their hot parathas in the morning? It is no secret that every Indian dish tastes ten folds better with some desi ghee ka tadka. It is healthy and super delicious! Hence, it is equally important that we understand, how this clarified ghee is processed and whether our ghee comes from the right source.
What is desi Bilona ghee?
The most traditional way to make ghee, termed bilona is considered to render the purest and authentic taste along with numerous health benefits. According to this method, ghee is made from curd instead of malai. The most important thing to not here is that the only desi cow’s milk is used for this process.
So, how is bilona ghee better than the conventional processed ghee?
Assists healthy digestion
The liver processes the fat
Posted: April 21, 2020
Why You Need To Switch to A2 Milk
You have been enjoying milk with your breakfast cereal, smoothie or latte, but how sure were you until now that it may not have been the best thing in the world. Is it organic enough? Was it sourced ethically? Does it have the right protein?
These and many such worries have given wind to the A2 milk movement, where more and more environmentally and morally conscious millennials are currently making the switch to A2 milk. And here are a few reasons why.
Can’t stand milk? We get it. If you have trouble digesting milk and haven’t got much success with lactose-free varieties either, then A2 milk is for you. It is easier to digest and hence saves you from abdominal pain, gas and gastrointestinal inflammation.
Make that switch, because it is the moral thing to do! If
Posted: March 19, 2020
WHY HEALTHY ORGANIC FOOD IS IMPORTANT FOR KIDS
There are many studies that have shown a negative impact on infants and little youngsters when exposed to food containing chemicals. Choosing natural and organic food products can go a long way in building their immunity. Additionally, the natural nourishments contents have a wide scope of supplements that help to keep your youngster in the best of the health.
As an infant nothing is better than breastmilk except for as your child develops and arrives at six-seven months they ought to eat an assortment of pureed and crushed nourishments. The choice of food matters the most following a half year when the child is introduced to mixed diet and strong nourishments. The sort and nature of nourishments we pick right now in their early stages will obviously affect not just the wellbeing of infants and little children but will also play a crucial role in developing their
Posted: January 29, 2020
Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. While there are standard regulations but it varies from country to country, in India the standards ensure that the product or the raw materials used in the product were grown through organic farming, without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or induced hormones. The certification is issued by testing centers accredited by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the National Program for Organic Production of the Government of India. For organic livestock raised for meat, eggs, and dairy products must have access to the outdoors and be given organic feed. They may not be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or any animal by-products.
Here are 5 reasons why one should buy organic food.
1. Organic Food Is Healthy and Safe – Usually, the health and safety of the food products are confused with the nutritional v
Posted: November 29, 2019
In the modern era, folks are used to pesticide foods and they always wondering about the difference between natural foods and conventional food, Moreover, some people reckon that there is not any difference in organic food and conventional food, let alone that thought, many believes that organic food is just the same as conventional food with fancy label attached.
However, there are actual differences in organic and conventional foods that are not only evident from the health benefits on people but farmers’ first-hand testimony adds weight to our claim.
We have mentioned some logical reasons why organic products are costly? which shows you clear pictures of the organics food industry.
Labour Intensive Farming: Organic farming is quite labor-intensive compared to the conventional mode of agriculture as organic farmers don’t use harmful pesticides and insecticides to protect crops. Rather, they have to use other methods, often manual methods for