Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition- Simplified

The Magic (Musk) Melon

When you think of a fruit, what comes to your mind first? Apples, oranges, sweet limes and bananas? Or grapes, strawberries and mangoes. But ever thought of figs, watermelon, musk melon? The current trend of buying produce from the supermarket … Continue reading

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Pro-protein?

Protein, Amino Acids, Whey protein, Protein shakes, and Protein-only diets–the “health and fitness” industry is buzzing with all of these and more words. But do you know why? Why is everyone suddenly downing “high protein smoothies” instead of other conventional … Continue reading

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Go Nuts!

Diwali comes and Diwali goes. And with it, come boxes and boxes of nuts and dried fruit in the form of dressed up gifts. Thanks to all the binging we do during the festive season, though, we are on our … Continue reading

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Not Just Water!

“Drinking water is very important. It quenches thirst, prevents dehydration.” Everyone knows that, tell me something new! Well, here–water helps you lose weight, gives you glowing skin, prevents wrinkles, maintains muscle tone and also regulates blood pressure. Really? Drink water, … Continue reading

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To fast or not to fast

Millions of people worldwide fast due to religious reasons, while many others do so, simply to lose weight. In India, fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan, the Hindu month of Shravan, the Jain Paryushan, and the Christian Lent are … Continue reading

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Corn: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

A long hot dry summer has passed and we finally have the rains. The earth smells wonderful, the green trees sway and little children (and some adults like me) go out to dance in the rain. One of my cherished … Continue reading

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Is your work making you ill?

Ms. Patel has a corporate job and has been managing her home, children and work successfully since the past six years. Of late, she has been complaining of unexplained weight gain, persistent exhaustion, body ache, weakened vision and insomnia. All … Continue reading

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