Saturday, 14 April 2012


In hot summers raddish is one of the most cooling food to have. I know most of you reading would feel oh mooli i don’t like it!!!!!!!!
Radishes are available in various varieties, with white, red, or black roots of different shapes and sizes. Being a fast growing plant, they can be ready for harvest in less than a month.
The best quality roots are produced in spring or fall when temperatures are in the range of 50 to 65°F, with ample moisture.

Here are a few interesting ways to incorporate raddish in your diet.

─ cut raddish into strips, rub some lemon and pepper onto it, leave it for 20 minutes and then stir – fry in mustard oil, adding salt, red chillies and amchoor, till all the water dries. Makes for a great starter.

khatte lachhee (Punjabi style)
Grate mooli, chop the leaves finely, add a few green chillies, salt and garnish with sweet n sour date and tamarind chutney.

mooli raita ( grated mooli mixed with curd n chaat masala), is very cooling and not smelly at all.

mooli salad with pomegranate
Chop the leaves n the tuber really fine, add lots of lemon juice, a dash of chaat masala and salt and throw in the pomegrantes
mooli parathas n pudina raita
Radishes are also a healthy and low calorie way to cure jaundice, urinary disorders, fever, insect bites and kidney disorders. 

They are powerhouse of various nutrients like potassium, folic acid, ascorbic acid, magnesium, copper,  riboflavin, Vitamin B6. A cup of sliced red radish bulbs provide approx. 20 calories or less.

Now all you have to do is just add one serving of radishes to your diet this week!

Saturday, 7 April 2012


World Health Day 2012: ‘Add life to years, not years to life’ says WHO India

Ageing and health - to which each and every one of us can relate - is the theme of this year's World Health Day
Using the slogan "Good health adds life to years", here is a checklist which will help you in analysizing how healthy you are!!!

1.Climb up to the 2nd floor of your building and then check your rate of heart beat. 

If your beat is high and you are unable to catch your breath even after 2 minutes of deep breathing, your level of cardiovascular fitness is low.

2. Ask yourself when was the last time you ate a fruit.

 3. Are potatoes the only vegetables in your house???

4. How much alcohol do you drink? Keep an eye on the amount and have a regular kidney check up.
5. If  you have a family history of diabetes a annual blood sugar and insulin check is a must after the age of 26yrs.

6. If you lead a sedentary life regular blood pressure and lipid profile check up is needed.
7. If you are a frequent(>2 times a week) non-veg eater annual uric acid and lipid profile is a must.
8. Menopausal women, make sure you have an annual pap test (for cancer), mammography & bone density test for osteoporosis.
9. For young mother haemoglobin and calcium check ups will help control health problems after delivery.
10. Maintain a food dairy. Check things like how much sugar you consume in a day, how often you eat fried foods.

11. If you are unable to get enough sleep for more than a month, your body will be less able to regenerate itself and you will be more likely to suffer from breakdown

The best way to manage your health is to have a full annual check up done and also pay attention to signals your body sends.