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Healthy recipe for Ramadan Eid – Vermicelli (Seviyan) Chicken Biryani

As an ardent biryani fan, I am always on the lookout for different varieties of biryanis and their recipes. Come Ramadan, I look forward to the elaborate iftaar parties that some of my Muslim friends host. The hero of these dinners is usually the biryani. Chicken biryani, mutton biryani, pudina biryani, ...

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Yogini Natasha Noel shares the many benefits of outdoor yoga!

Yoga in itself is beneficial. But doing it outdoors puts the cherry on the cake. When we say, ‘yoga’, we don’t only mean ‘asanas’ or ‘postures’, but also pranayama or yogic breathing and ‘Dhyana’ or meditation. Yoga is an inward journey in bettering oneself emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. As ...

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Healthy recipe: Rajgira and ragi (amaranth and finger millet) thalipeeth

The world is going gaga over ancient grains, with celebrities like Angelina Jolie raving about its many health benefits. Grains like amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, finger millet, etc. have been getting the double thumbs up from dieticians and health experts alike. The funny thing is, while the West has just woken ...

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6 health benefits of kombucha tea

Have you heard of kombucha tea? Known to be a health elixir according to Chinese tradition, it was not until recently that the tea gained its prominence in the west. Just like green tea and black tea, kombucha tea is loaded with health benefits. Be it its potent immune boosting properties ...

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Why eating snacks makes you hungrier (Diet query)

This might sound familiar to you. You stop by the cafeteria and grab that bag of chips or some brownies. You just had a large meal, you are not hungry, and still, you decide to grab a bite or two. However, by the time you are back to your desk, ...

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Is it safe to drink karela (bitter gourd) juice in the morning?

My mother who is a borderline diabetic recently discovered the anti-diabetic virtues of the bitter gourd from a neighbour. Ever since she had been drinking a full glass of karela juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. A few days later, she started complaining of stomach ache ...

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14 tips to detox and lose weight with some simple tricks

Most people think that detoxification is all about extreme dieting, eating raw foods, living on juices or starving. But it is just the opposite – it is about eating the right foods to heal your body and removing toxins which could damage your crucial organs. Sometimes detoxification can lead to ...

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Mickey Mehta explains how to plank correctly and avoid planking injuries

The health benefits of planking are umpteen. These include weight loss, improved posture, strong core muscles, better balance and reduced stress levels. Besides, the fact that planking requires no equipment and can be done anywhere has made this exercise very popular among fitness enthusiasts. Plank challenges and plank competitions have ...

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Onions vs shallots – what’s healthier?

Shallots are small-sized onions with a mild taste and odour. Onions need no introduction. They are a key ingredient in most recipes and are even consumed raw. They are packed with several health benefits. They help you control cholesterol levels, prevent certain type of cancers, provide antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral ...

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Slow yoga or fast yoga– Which is better for your body?

You know there are different types of yoga, and you differentiate them by their pace—fast or slow. You either go for the fast-paced classes like power yoga and vinyasa or opt for the slow ones like hatha or yin yoga. While the type of yoga you choose is a personal ...

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