4 ways to modify pasta sauces to make them more healthy

  Pasta is a dish loved by many and is gaining more popularity in India, where it’s consumption was traditionally limited to a select set of people. At the same time, pasta is an interesting dish as it can allow you to experiment with different flavours, textures and colours. While you have made the shift to whole…

Dietary modifications for children with Autism 

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of complex lifelong developmental disabilities that affect the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. No single cause or cure has been found for autism. Feeding and meeting nutritional requirements remains a challenge for parents of autistic children as they have certain obsessive behaviour regarding…

Bad genes do not necessarily land you with heart disease

Often we find excuses for not living a healthy life. Especially individuals with a strong family history of diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease think that they are bound to inherit the disease due to genetic predisposition and can’t do much to change it. But actually, not all is determined by the DNA and investing in…

Continental breakfast : what to choose from the spread ?

As they say that one should “Eat breakfast like a king”, the huge spread of a continental breakfast surely makes us feel like one. Most hotels offer free continental breakfast with the room bookings as it is a very attractive proposition for guests. Since breakfast is the first meal of the day after almost 8-10…

Unplanned meals are often Unhealthy!?

You just came back from a hard day at work and you are super hungry . You may be too tired to cook and desperately look for something quick and easy to prepare and eat. Often we settle for some rice and dal or even simpler- the 2 minute noodles or worse- a takeaway meals….

Nutritive value of canned fruits and vegetables

To ‘can’ or not to can …is the big question. Canned foods are available in plenty across the world but are more common in the Western countries where people depend largely on all kinds of ready-to-eat options. In India, not many households stock-up canned fruits and vegetables, only canned corn or pineapples are most popular….

How to manage elevated triglycerides

Indian population with predisposition to fat deposit in the abdominal area is more prone to high triglycerides than cholesterol. High waist circumference is a clear indication of high fat percentage in the body and an elevated triglyceride is a direct test to confirm the same. Although triglycerides is an important test within the lipid profile…

Utilizing the waste to the fullest- wheat bran

In continuation with our post on best out of waste, we present to you – Wheat bran! Wheat is the second highest consumed grain in India after rice. The bran fraction of wheat is rich in fiber, minerals, vitamin B6, thiamine, folic acid and vitamin E and some phytochemicals. These multiple nutrients are available only…

One of the best oils made from waste – Rice bran Oil !

Often thrown away as waste product of milling, bran is the part of cereal grain which is particularly rich in dietary fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Especially, the essential fatty acids or oil present in the bran layer of rice is being touted as one of the  most superior oils with ideal ratios of fatty…

Decoding lipids – The good, bad and ugly

The lipid profile throws some numbers and jargon at you that are often confusing. The total cholesterol is still understandable but we often think what is LDL and HDL. LDL cholesterol is the bad cholesterol or simply the one that clogs the arteries supplying oxygen to vital organs causing heart diseases and stroke while the…

Risks of high Uric Acid levels in blood

Initially high uric acid was seen in urban population especially non-vegetarians with high intakes of red meat , crustaceans and alcohol. But, lately hyperuricemia is affecting all groups of people including rural, young and vegetarians. This is a major concern lately because it is seen in most overweight individuals both , young and old. Recent…