Crash Diets are quick fixes that work in the short term, but eventually lead to weight gain and larger health problems

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Build core strength and improve your posture with these easy to perform plank exercises

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You don’t need to binge on eggs and meat to pack on muscle. Try these protein rich vegetarian food items to build muscle

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Some people may prefer the taste of white, but brown rice scores better when it comes to nutritional value and digestion

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Apart from helping you relax, these five simple breathing techniques work as preventive measures

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Rich in flavour, Vitamin A, potassium and fiber, sweet potato packs a powerful nutritional punch.

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How often do you make this vegetable at home? We all know that bitter gourd is freely available especially in indian market, and we can buy this round the year. Most of the families have a small percentage of people liking and eating this vegetable with love. Attributed to its innate bitterness, bitter gourd is had sparsely than the other vegetables that are included in our daily diet. Here are the nutritional benefits of eating karela.

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Eating out, attending parties or hosting few, especially when you are a foodie- might add in significant amount of heaviness and laze to the body. This is usually due to over consumption of nutrition than the body requires. This laze and heaviness affects most to those who maintain a healthy lifestyle otherwise, by having a cautious eye on what they consume everyday. The need to get all the over loaded proteins and fat out of our body gets shown in the decreased ease to perform normal activities of the day, or eruption on skin, or gastritis. Also, it is good for the body to go through the detox routine once in a month just to keep our bodies rejuvenated and fresh.

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Build core strength and improve your posture with these easy to perform plank exercises

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The leftover liquid when the curdled milk is strained (or milk solids separated) is called whey. Whey is blessed with easily absorbable proteins than milk, like α-lactalbumin & β-lactoglobulin. Whey can be the leftover of hung yogurt, chena (paneer), or clabbered raw milk (Clabbered milk is the unboiled milk for 18-24 hours and allowing milk to naturally coagulate).

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Boosting digestive function and improving immunity, probiotic drinks are the new health beverages to indulge in.

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Superfoods rich in Omega 3 and soluble fiber must be incorporated in your weekly menu to keep your heart healthy and strong

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Simple exercises like brisk walking can make a huge difference to your health. Facilitating weight loss and toning the lower body, it's an ideal workout for those who don't have time

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Performing everyday tasks can seem like an uphill struggle if you’re not flexible. Try these 10 simple moves to loosen and limber up!

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Clove is an aromatic spice that is the flower bud of Clove tree which are native to Indonesia. The clove flower buds have a pale yellowish tinge and the clove buds are ready to harvest when it turns pinkish to bright red. The cloves are harvested along with stalks, dried in sun or under mechanical/electronic drier.

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Tofu is a block of bean curd prepared by coagulating the soy milk. With great protein in it (about 42%) tofu is considered as a meat replacement for vegetarians and a main source of protein for vegan diet. Tofu with a faint nutty taste is a major ingredient in Asian cuisines like Thai and Chinese. While its nutritional benefits are majorly talked about, the inconclusive research about its anti-nutritional properties is much debated.

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Work your way to a healthy and fit life by doing these simple exercises at work. What you do for a living may be good for your pocket, but not so good for your health. Continuing research shows that a desk job and a sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk of heart disease significantly and can lead to chronic health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and depression.

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New to Yoga? Get your fundamentals right by these Yoga for Beginners asanas that not only help beat stress, but also improve posture, concentration and blood circulation. It’s easy to rid your skin off toxins. All you need to do is dry brush and scrub, but what should one do to get rid of the toxins present inside the body?

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With the local food movement gaining steam across the world, we suggest you opt for Indian Superfoods over exotic ones

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Rice is the staple food of the world, succeeded by wheat, and corn. Rice is a high glycaemic index which means it is high in absorbable sugars. With few of the easiest form of carbohydrates in nature, these are light on stomach and are great idea of staple food for gluten-free diet. Since rice contains simpler carbohydrates, it is a quick energy provider, when compared with most other staple foods of the world. Easily digested despite of less fibre, unless it is wild rice or brown rice, owing to simple carbs again. Here are various types of rice you ought to know about, and their relevance in daily food.

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Oil is one of the trivial ingredients in any kitchen, without which cooking becomes virtually bland. Though the cooking oil is usually not meant to add flavour or colour to the recipe that is cooked, sometimes while preparing the vinaigrettes or salad dressings, oils and the infused oils are expected to impart their flavour and colour to the recipe. While most of us know which oil to be used for particular recipes out of practice, let us shed some more light on the type of oils and their usage.

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Dried beans, lentils, and peas – more commonly known as beans and dal – are widely used in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisine. Lentils and dry beans are the product of pulses which have two cotyledons (can be split into two). Various delicious sweet and savory recipes including appetizers, main course, and even desserts are prepared with dals and beans. Especially dals are next only to their staple food – rice and wheat – to the Indian, Pakistani and Middle Eastern cuisine.

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Black rice is the deep dark short grain variety of rice that is originated from China and Asia. Black rice is sweetish to taste and has a nutty feel about its texture. Black rice was available only for the members of the royal family for a long period. As people realized the potential benefits of eating black rice, is when the black rice was grown commercially and common people also were given access.

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Mushrooms are the fungal fruiting bodies which contain spores for reproduction that grow below or above the ground. Out of the known 10000+ varieties of mushroom, few handfuls of popular types of mushrooms are edible. Mushroom is a protein-rich vegetarian substitute for high protein non-vegetarian foods. There are several benefits attached to consuming mushrooms.

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