Dhania: Getting the better of heartburn

Remember that burning sensation in your chest after a heavy meal? Makes you think your heart is on fire? Well, in reality, it’s not your heart on fire, but the feeling is understandable. ‘Heartburn’, as the phenomenon is known, is caused by stomach acid which happens on account of an irritation in the oesophagus, i.e. the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. It leads to a burning discomfort in your upper belly and lower breast bone.

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Dhania Powder and its cool health benefits

Coriander or dhania as it is commonly known features as an ingredient or a garnish frequently in Indian cuisine. Unlike most other spices and herbs, all part of coriander, including leaves, stalks, and dried seeds, are used in cooking. Dhania is such a permanent part of our kitchen that we rarely spare a moment to think about its benefits apart from the scrumptious aroma and delicious taste it renders to our food.

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Is turmeric just limited to haldi doodh?

Haldi. Amongst the first things that come to the minds of many of us would be a glass of yellow-milk in the hands of our naani, chasing after us, making us finish that drink before going off to sleep. It may not be a drink fancied or even liked by any child but it is packed with healing properties. Starting with helping speed up the flow of bile, which is good for our digestive tracts to helping deal with worms – a problem commonly observed in children.

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Curcumin’s Positive Effect On Health

Turmeric has been gaining massive popularity and repute and all its wonderful benefits are science-backed. The spice contains compounds with powerful medicinal properties – these compounds are curcuminoids, and the principal one is curcumin. Curcumin is the chief active principal in turmeric and it exerts robust anti-inflammatory benefits while being a potent anti-oxidant.

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Turmeric – The Superfood of Superfoods

If you have grown up in India, chances are that your grandmother reached for the spice box to solve your health complaints. Scratched your knee while playing cricket? Apply some haldi on it. Have a cough after eating one too many ice creams? Haldi doodh to the rescue!

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Nutritious Dals from the Indian Kitchens

One of the best ways to experience any Indian cuisine is to order a thali. A thali represents all elements of that cuisine in the finest detail. An important part of any thali is the dal. It is one of the primary sources of protein in vegetarian diets. All cuisines have their own take on the ubiquitous dal making it distinctive, decadent and delicious.

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Dal – A Potent Plant-Based Protein For Body Building

Your diet is as important as your workout when it comes to building muscle. Are you striving to gain more muscle and get more defined? If you are a vegetarian or if you are trying to incorporate plant-based protein into your regimen, then dals are definitely your ticket!

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7 Indian Spices and their benefits

Have you ever wondered why Indian food is so different from other cuisines? For that matter, why is each cuisine from different parts of the world so unique and distinctive? Each area, even within India, has a different environment, food produce, staples, and culture. And these have a marked effect on the cuisine as well.

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Healthy Indian Classic Dishes

While it is appreciated for being delicious and rich, Indian food often gets a bad rap for being unhealthy. Most of us move towards salads and soups when we are trying to adopt a healthier diet. Do you know, a lot of Indian dishes offer a perfect balance of all necessary macronutrients? While some other dishes are a complete wholesome meal by themselves.

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Dal – A Perfect Addition To Every Diet

Lentils or dals are one of the most nutrient-packed and the most adaptable plant-based form of protein. Belonging to the legume family, they are comparatively low in fat, full of proteins and fibre. Dals also provide calcium, iron, and vitamin B-complex.

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Beat Obesity With These Pulses

More often than not, a weight loss plan imposes a whole lot of curtailments and restrictions. You have to get rid of scores of foods from your pantry to stay true to your health goals. To make healthy eating easier, legumes (or beans or pulses) have emerged as the new power-food which proffer countless health benefits, some of them being contribution to weight loss and weight management.

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‘Pulse’ your way to weight loss: Importance of lentils in losing weight

Every day it seems a new diet fad comes our way which promises to make weight loss faster and easier than before. However, while following these diets might lead to short-term weight loss, most of them are difficult to follow, have weird rules and might also have negative health implications. ...

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Importance of Spice Oil

When we think about Indian cuisine, masalas or spice powders become an indispensable ingredient. The secret to different curries throughout different parts of India is attributed to the various blends of masalas used. Two main attributes of spices when added to our food is aroma and taste. Without either one, our food would have no character. Imagine eating chicken tikka or paneer butter masala without the taste of the actual masala. It’s the aroma of these masalas when cooked which often arouses hunger. So what gives spices their characteristic taste and aroma? It’s a special component of spices called spice oils or oleoresins....

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Dal: A nutritious Powerhouse!

Considering an alarming increase in lifestyle diseases in India, it is important to have a well-balanced and nutritious diet to promote healthy living. Keeping this in mind and the subsequent increase in health consciousness, people are getting attracted to more and more processed food products in an effort to indulge and maintain a nutritiously balanced diet. However, there exists one such magical ingredient in all our kitchens which can help us do the same. What is it you ask?...

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The “Powerhouse” root of all: Turmeric

Turmeric, a spice used often in preparing curries, is gaining popularity as one of the most powerful herbs in fighting diseases. For centuries, it has been a staple of traditional Indian medicine (especially Ayurveda) and has been used as a wound healing agent. The number one active constituent of turmeric and the one responsible for its vibrant yellow colour is Curcumin. Curcumin is known to be one of the most powerful antioxidants and is also a potent natural anti-inflammatory agent of turmeric which has numerous health benefits associated with it. Here are a few of the aforementioned health benefits:...

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All that glitters is not gold: Polished vs unpolished dal

Whole pulses and dals are beyond doubt one of the most important ingredients of an Indian meal. And for vegetarians especially, dals and pulses are the most important source of protein. Having said that, it becomes crucial that the pulses and dals we buy are of the best quality which guarantees optimum nutrition and health benefits. ...

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A Super seed in your Spice Box: Coriander

Coriander, popularly known as dhania in India, is extensively used across various regional cuisines to flavor curries, vegetables, snack items, etc. The spice is not only popular in India, but other foreign countries as well where it is used to flavor salsas, burritos and several meat dishes. Apart from being a popular spice, coriander seeds are also known for their medicinal properties. It is often recommended for stomach ailments and studies show that regular consumption of coriander can bring about various health benefits....

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