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Health Benefits of Avocado

Health Benefits of Avocado “Butter Fruit”
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Avocado, also known as alligator pear—for its pear-shaped appearance and rough green skin—is known in many parts of India, popularly, as “Butter Fruit”. Resilience to pesticides and chemicals used during crop cultivation is an advantage unique to the butter fruit…

Foods that COOL the BODY in HOT summer!

Foods that COOL the BODY in HOT summer!
Posted on: June 19, 2019

With the air temperature soaring—this week it’s mercilessly high!—summer getting unbearably hotter, choosing and consuming the right foods that cool us down, takes top priority. Cooling down our rooms, at home and office, with air-conditioning units, and opting for chilled food and drinks—chilled water, frozen ice-cream or chilled watermelon slices/juice—might seem like the most obvious thing to beat the heat, but technically, they only provide temporary relief…

“Surya Namaskar”: Health Benefits of Sun Salutation
Posted on: April 30, 2019

The legacy of offering prayers to the sun originates from time immemorable, followed by the people of most civilizations. The energy that nurtures and sustains life on Earth is sunlight—the quintessential source of all food for both plants and animals;

Health Benefits of Mushrooms - Part 2

Health Benefits of Mushrooms – Part 2
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Boosts Immune System: Mushrooms contain a powerful and unique “master-antioxidant” named ergothioneine—actually an amino acid that contains sulphur, whose deficiency many people are unaware of in themselves—

Health Benefits of Mushrooms - Part 1

Health Benefits of Mushrooms – Part 1
Posted on: March 23, 2019

Mushrooms are healthy foods rich in various nutrients, and a good source of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and essential vitamins, whose health benefits include weight loss, relief from high cholesterol levels, and diabetes…

Breakfast for Kids: How should it be, and why?

Breakfast for Kids: How should it be, and why?
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Breakfast, the most critical meal of the day, is also, sadly, the most-ignored meal of the day. ‘Breakfast’ is so named as it breaks our 12-hour nighttime fasting. Thus, a healthy, sumptuous meal is required in the morning to break that fast…

Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds

Health Benefits of Mustard Seeds
Posted on: February 13, 2019

The mustard that we use is the seed of the mustard plant, a winter crop 4-5 feet in height, bearing golden-yellow-colored flowers, with the mustard seed encased inside the fruit pod…

Abdominal Breathing Breathes Wellness - Part 2

Abdominal Breathing Breathes Wellness – Part 2
Posted on: January 31, 2019

A blog I read through talks about the difference between “Air” and “Breath”. What is the distinction? ‘Air” is the invisible gaseous substance that moves in and out of the lungs through the bronchial tree during breathing…

Abdominal Breathing Breathes Wellness - Part 1

Abdominal Breathing Breathes Wellness – Part 1
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Let us first ponder over this observation we might all have made. Let us then consider many traditional statues of the Laughing Buddha, which sculpt him with a soft, round, protruding belly. By contemporary standards of fitness and strength, which concentrates on leanness and…

Facts about Fasting: Diet vs. Disease - Part 2

Facts about Fasting: Diet vs. Disease – Part 2
Posted on: December 29, 2018

It also helps promote weight loss. The ‘Thrifty Genotype Theory” suggested by Hanan, says that we have evolved to benefits from periods of fasting. This means fasting may affect our biochemistry and metabolism and reduces the risk of pathological conditions like Type 2 Diabetes…

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