Fenugreek is an herb similar to clover that is native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. The seeds are used in cooking, to make medicine, or to hide the taste of other medicine. Fenugreek seeds smell and taste somewhat like maple syrup. Fenugreek leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable.
Cardamom comes from an evergreen tree, is native to India, and is a member of the ginger family. It has an abundance of health promoting oils, vitamins and minerals in it. Cardamom has been used to help everything from digestive problems to infections to aphrodisiacs.
Dried Figs can be used in milkshakes, jams, ice-creams and baked items. Although figs are generally seasonal fruits, you get them right through the year in dried form. The fruit is absolutely delicious and contain nutrients like calcium, iron, phosphorous, manganese and vitamins.
A prune is a dried version of the plum. However, not all plums can be dried into prunes. The standard variety of plums used for prunes is d’Agen. This is because as the fruit matures, and has a deep purple color that indicates higher acid and sugar content. Most other varieties will ferment over time due to the presence of the stone intact, but this variety manages to dry off without fermenting.
Kiwi is known as a miracle fruit, owing to the abundance of essential nutrients like minerals, carbohydrates and vitamins.Kiwifruit is loaded with minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6, folate (B9), Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Niacin and so on. All this nutrition help in balancing blood pressure, nerve and muscle functions, blood circulation through the blood vessels and fight stress etc.
Typically, when we think about health, we don’t think about bones. We are always in misconception that bone problems occur to only elderly people.But building healthy bones starts in young age only by adopting healthy nutritional and lifestyle habits is important to help prevent osteoporosis and fractures later in ours life.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet many people skip the meal because of lack of time, preparation or even appetite compels to the skip the meal.
Weather is getting colder, many people experience symptoms of the flu and this happens due to number of reasons.Ginger is a staple of herbal remedies, runny noses and other indications of congestion are staples of winter. In Ayurveda, ginger is used for kaphic conditions like congestion and runny noses. Ginger’s antiviral actions include stimulating macrophage activity, preventing viruses from attaching to cell walls.
The popular vegetable "ONION" found in most types of cuisine gives dishes their flavorful taste. Raw onions not only provide an excellent taste for our palates, but provide therapeutic and antibacterial properties that cleanse and detox our bodies to eliminate disease.
Bread is one of the most preferred meal options all over the world. Indians too consume a lot of bread whether as a snack, a side or a full-fledged breakfast dish. One thing however that needs to be taken into account is which bread is being consumed.
Rice is a staple ingredient in many of our kitchens and meals. While rice is a versatile and delicious grain, there are types of rice which are (way) more healthy than others.We all have heard the buzz that brown rice is healthier than white rice.
Menstruation is a regular biological function and the stigma around it needs to be removed. Certain foods can help replenish the loss of blood and fluids around this time. One must ensure adding iron-rich foods like kale chane, sprouts, saag, spinach, jaggery, fruits and vitamin C in your diet regularly.
Our skin does naturally age. Wrinkles and age spots are the inevitable result of time, but skin ageing may be sped up by overexposure to the sun and tanning beds, strong soaps, chemicals and most importantly due to poor nutrition.
As a natural phenomenon, to an extent, it is not in our control, because growth hormones work differently in different human bodies. According to experts, the height of a person is determined by his or her genetics, and it is believed that a person stops growing after reaching the age of 18 years. But, on the other hand, a section of health experts feel that height can still be increased by a few inches, by adding certain types of food in the daily diet.
Exam season is always a hectic season for everyone involved - the kids, parents, and even the teachers. Whether you're a student or the parent of a child sitting school exams, are there quick and easy food tips to help maintain those all-important energy levels and improve concentration and memory?
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Your local markets carry a wide variety of nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables. However, harmful bacteria that may be in the soil or water where produce grows can come in contact with fruits and vegetables and contaminate them. Fresh produce may also become contaminated after it is harvested, such as during storage or preparation.
Even the simplest of cooking demands a degree of care and attention. But in the end all it involves is first knowing the right way to proceed and then happily being able to boil perfect eggs for the rest of your life without even having to think about it.