Lose weight and regain good health

Good health is like a symphony composition that can be divided into four parts. When all the four seamlessly come together, you get a piece of music that is timeless and unmatched on all merits. 

Our body is amazing in its complexity and functioning as long as there is balance.  As the balance drops, there is a slowdown in our energy levels and in the general functioning of the body, resulting in ageing and the onset of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. With the devastation caused by COVID-19, the risk associated with such co-morbidities cannot be taken lightly. The onus of self-care lies with each one of us, to become responsible and maintain good health at all times.

It is interesting to note that ageing can be accelerated or reversed, depending on the environment we provide within our body on a daily basis. It is time we realised that our health is in our hands; and we need to make concerted efforts to combat insulin resistance, which is increasingly afflicting millions of individuals the world over. As with any good thing that has lasting value, it cannot be done in a day’s work. We need to gradually and consciously make the shift by choosing what enhances our health over what degenerates it.

Serve up a sumptuous Sai Bhaji

For the very best of reasons, Sai Bhaji is a favourite dishes of the Sindhis. Prepared at least once a week in Sindhi households, this delectable medley of split chickpea, green leafy vegetables and other vegetables such as tomato, potato, bottle gourd, carrot and brinjal, is as delicious as it is healthy.

While the traditional version uses certain vegetables such as spinach, dill leaves and fenugreek leaves, you can make it with any vegetables of your choice and it will still taste great. The traditional version was simmered on low heat, but this version uses the pressure cooker, which makes for a no-big-deal experience that can be rustled up in a short time.

Effecting Change with the Pumpkin and Split Chickpea Kheer

Sustainability is increasingly being perceived as the need of the hour. The onus of sustainability does not lie on the shoulders of corporate India alone. It is we, the consumers,  who can effect the change at the grassroots level. After all, changing customer preferences are shaping the very way businesses are being run today. So…

Spice up your meals with pickled amla

Amla or the Indian Gooseberry is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C.  Making it a part of our daily diet can help us enjoy immense health benefits due to its key role in tissue repair, immunity development, digestion, in treating liver damage and as an anti-inflammatory agent. It also plays a major role in enhancing skin and hair quality, vision as well as reducing the effects of pollutants on the body. Try out this unique Amla pickle recipe that will tickle your taste buds and provide you with its healing properties.

Cook a mean biryani with tender jackfruit

Biryani, a rice dish flavoured with meat, vegetables and spices has many variations, depending on regional preferences. This variation, which uses tender jackfruit, a vegan substitute that resembles meat, is native to the state of Maharashtra. While this is definitely not recommended for regular consumption as a healthy low calorie dish, you can indulge in it occasionally when you crave for this sinfully rich delicacy. Don your apron, get your family and friends to pitch in, and immerse yourself in creating this dish fit for royalty, on this weekend.

Have your ice-cream and eat it too

Despite being unfavourable for your health, ice-creams will always be one of the top any-time dessert  treats that we can pamper ourselves with. By proactively moderating the frequency and exercising portion control, you can actually have your ice-cream and also ensure you do not allow it to affect your health in a significant way.

Green Mango Chutney

Chutneys add that extra zing to our meals, besides providing us with valuable macro and micro nutrients. With their tongue-tickling flavours, they play a major role in digestion of the food we eat, by stimulating our digestive juices and helping in better breakdown and assimilation of nutrients. Try out this interesting variation of the green…