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The Milk Calcium Myth

The Milk Calcium Myth

  After reading my blog on protein myths, many of the readers requested me to write about calcium. So here we go; my humble opinion. Feel free to share yours’ under the “comment” section. The 1990s brought us many new things. For me it was backstreet boys and the TV series, Friends. Along with that was the “doodh” (or milk)…

Heart Health, Stress and Healthy Fats

Heart Health, Stress and Healthy Fats

We as a community, carry a lot of stress as a by-product of all the things we juggle in our lives. Career, education, social commitments, weather, traffic, deadlines, various other responsibilities, etc. That coupled with our lifestyle choices can play a significant role in increasing the risk of CVD. An article published in Stanford health says “People from South Asia—India,…

St Patrick’s Parade of the Nutritionally Rich and Famous

St Patrick’s Parade of the Nutritionally Rich and Famous

What can be a better way to celebrate St Patick’s Day than by eating our POWER HOUSE GREENS of the vegetable world.   Showdown:   Spinach: Popeye’s Spinach, commonly know as “saag” in northern India as we all know is the winner, it is rich in vitamins, minerals and concentrated source of phytonutrients such as carotenoids and flavonoids that provide powerful antioxidant protection. Calorie for…

Sprouting for Life.

Sprouting for Life.

When I think “SPROUTS” I think LIFE, ENERGY, DIGESTION, ANTI-AGING, BEAUTIFUL SKIN AND WEIGHT LOSS.   THE SCIENCE OF SPROUT NUTRITION   SPROUTS are biogenic – alive and capable of transferring their life energy to your body. One of the most important reasons being that sprouts contain fresh chlorophyll, Chlorophyll is the single most critical substance in plants that allows…

Sprouted Bread

Sprouted Bread

What is it and how different is it to traditional bread:   Whole wheat/grain bread is made by grinding the kernels, comprised of a vitamin-rich germ, a protein and carbohydrate dense endosperm and an outer shell called the bran into whole wheat flour.   White bread is made by removing the wheat kernel’s germ and bran, grinding up only the…

Mighty Prunes.

Mighty Prunes.

WHAT IS IT?   Prune is a dried plum, typically the European variety of plum. The fruit was being associated with wrinkle, old age and sluggish gastrointestinal tract and its other health benefits got overshadowed, To give this fruit its rightful place, FDA officially changed the name from “prunes” to “dried plums” in 2001—- interesting fact isn’t it?   NUTRITION…

Scoop on Matcha

Scoop on Matcha

Matcha – literally, “powdered tea” – is a special type of green tea: a precious, jewel-green powder that is whisked with hot water in a bowl to make a frothy beverage of the same name.   The powdered green tea has been in high demand recently in the United States as a drink.   Preparation of matcha is the focus…

Hydration: Essential for Well-being

Hydration: Essential for Well-being

WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.   In other words, Health is a complete harmony of body, mind and spirit. An optimal well-being that contributes to quality of life.   Often an imbalance may be one of the contributors or a trigger to certain…

The new PMS

The new PMS

Yes you read it right, we are talking about the new PMS-Physical, Mental and Spiritual and this one applies to both sexes and to all age groups J   Although they appear as different entities and seem like there can be no relation between them, I have now come to a deeper understanding that they are all intertwined.   When…

Ghee – Friend or Foe?

Ghee – Friend or Foe?

How many times have we heard, “Ghee is bad for your health, it is a saturated fat that will clog the arteries and make you fat” I am often asked this question, weather the ancient wisdom of using ghee for cooking is correct or the doctor who asked me not to consume it anymore?   Unfortunately the food dear to…

Sprouting your way to good health

Sprouting your way to good health

Mother Nature has its own special way of communicating with us. All we got to do is open our eyes and look around us. Just like for example, the season spring. We see bare branches holding buds, shoots sprouting from the ground, allowing you to witness the miracle of growth around you.   Eating with the season is like playing…