Friday, 18 August 2017

Healthy Kitchen Makeover

Healthy Kitchen Makeover

Have you ever given a thougth to this:- When it comes to trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, does your kitchen do more harm than good? Are you ready to change your kitchen into a space that truly inspires you to prepare healthy meals?

If you want to give your family’s daily diet a “HEALTHY MAKEOVER,” start with your kitchen. To build good eating habits, take a hard look at the contents of your kitchen cupboards, fridge and freezer, and make a few simple changes.

If you stock your kitchen with nutritious but flavorful whole foods, you and your family are more likely to eat a smart diet and reduce your risk of obesity,cardiovascular and other diseases.
Home is where your heart is, but it can also be where your health is. With a little change you can transform your house into a healthier place for yourself and the people you love.

Together we’ll go through your kitchen to get rid of unhealthy foods and provide nutritious and savory alternatives to replace them with. Discover what products to avoid buying, what ingredients to avoid and how to stock your shelves properly to eliminate unhealthy eating habits.

For a healthy kitchen makeover contact

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Happy parsi new year


Pateti is a festival of the Parsis . The name Pateti originated from the word ‘Patet’ which means repentance.This festival signifies that it is the time to forget and forgive wrong and sins of previous year and start a new year of love and peace.

Besides visiting friends and relatives,  Food has a very important role to play in Parsi celebrations. It includes a wide selection of non-vegetarian dishes, fruits and nuts. Two important dishes in breakfast for the Parsi New Year are Ravo and fried Vermicelli cooked in sugar syrup and decorated with raisins. The lunch consist of Parsi delicacies like Patra ni Macchi, Salli Boti, Mutton Palav and Dhansaak for non-vegetarians and the vegetarians can relish dishes like, Lagan nu Stew (vegetable stew), Vegetable Dhansaak, Papri No Shaak and more. The desserts will have traditional dishes like Lagan nu Custard, Doodh Pak, Suterfeni, Jalebi, Falooda and more.

Dhan means cereals and pulses, and saak means vegetables. It is traditionally served with browned rice to make a complete nourishing meal.

A good all in one dish….or rather a wholesome meal!…is rich in good quality proteins, complex carbs, fibre, minerals, healthy fats and adding vegetables further increases its antioxidant n vitamin content.


Wishing all my parsi friends a very HAPPY PARSI NEW YEAR.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Happy independence day

Happy Independence Day

Jab aankh khule to dharti Hindustan ki ho, jab aankh band ho to yaadein Hindustan ki ho; hum marr bhi jayein to koi gum nahin, lekin marte waqt mitti Hindustan ki ho

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Independence from obesity

Independance from obesity
On this independence day here are 5 steps you can take to win the battle of the bulge, just like how soldiers work, taking inspiration from them.

1.) Find your goal or your enemy, just like soldier
You must choose your goal be it weight loss, reducing diabetes, BP, reduce cholesterol, acidity, thyroid or just healthy eating. Then all you have to do is just show up your duty.

2.) Choose your leader
You need a strong leader who can point you in the right direction. Whether it is a personal trainer or nutritionist – you MUST have a strong leader that can teach you everything you need to reach your goal.

3.) Build your army or team
A team who will train, work and be behind you and NOT leave you till you reach your goal, mainly will support you like a team. Once you’ve adapted this new lifestyle, take people with you and make your unit stronger. Pass along your knowledge to save as many people as you can.

4.) Train for battle
You must treat every day as a lesson. Every meal, every workout and every thought has a purpose, with no time wasted. Take High calorie food and laziness as enemy which will always taunt us so we must be trained and ready to win the war. Training will make us stronger and we will find the enemy (junk food, inactivity) has less of an impact on us when we are disciplined in our training.

5.) Always be ready
We have achieved our goal doesn’t mean we tell all our troops to go home. Soldiers don’t quit training, quit learning, and quit looking at plans to defend our country. Yet, when we reach our weight loss goals, we often “send the troops home”. We take down our defenses as if there is no more enemy. That is why so many people regain their weight also so many truly live in the middle of real battle all their lives. Some people may battle with their health all their lives too.

The fact is: You can either win the battle all your life OR continue losing the battle all your life.
Just because you reach your goal, don’t quit training, learning and protecting your temple. Be ready, be strong and NEVER let your guard down.

Is it time you yelled FREEDOM!? It is time you claim your independence? Let this independence day be a day you celebrate as the day you became FREE….free from unhealthy lifestyle.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Using whole grains in daily cooking

How to use whole grains in daily cooking

•Start mixing brown rice in the white rice to develop the taste gradually, Soak brown rice overnight before cooking to activate the process of germination thereby increasing its nutritive value.

•Keep a stock of whole-wheat crackers and cereals ready for any-time snack option.

•Use whole-wheat flour in baking instead of refined flour.

•Make khichdi using various grains to increase the nutrition manifolds.

•Experiment with porridge using combination of different grains such as oats, barley, ragi, millet and corn.

Switch to the wholesome wholegrain

Health benefits of whole grains

Health Benefits of whole grains

• Low Glycemic index of wholegrain slows down the process of digestion giving a feeling of satiation for a longer period. Thus help reduce the hunger pangs and obesity and also makes it a good choice for diabetics, as it stabilizes the blood-glucose levels.

• High fiber contents in it make the stool bulky and help in easy excretion, relieving constipation. Also helps reduce the cholesterol levels by absorbing the LDLs (bad) cholesterol from the blood stream.

• Minerals and vitamins present in wholegrain provides immunity against cancer, high-blood pressure and many heart ailments.

Consuming an average of 2.5 servings of whole grains each day is associated with a 21 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to consuming only 0.2 servings," said Philip Mellen, M.D., lead author and an assistant professor of internal medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.( Source:-

Consumers should look for "100 percent whole grain" on food labels.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Why is maida unhealthy

Why is maida unhealthy. ..... why...if you are confused as to why daliya is better than maida on

Wheat and its products
Milling and grinding the whole wheat grain provides different grades of flours to be used in cooking.

Whole-wheat when processed gives broken-wheat (dalia)It is made by milling wheat grains coarsely. Wheat is cleaned and husked and then processed to the required size. It is highly nutritious as it does not undergo refining.

Futher processing gives Semolina (rawa).  Semolina is a very gritty, coarse type of flour, usually made from purified wheat middlings of durum wheat and still further the whole wheat grain when ground with the skin and germ yields brownish flour called atta or whole wheat flour.

The same when refined further or ground without the skin yields whiter flour called maida i.e  refined flour the most starchy and nutrition-less product of the wholegrain.

Hence it is very clear broken wheat is more nutritious and maida is least nutritious,hence avoid products made with maida like white bread, cakes, biscuits, various pastries, fast food like samosa, naan.

Go whole grain eat healthy be healthy.

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