Superfoods: Ginger & Garlic

Anybody familiar with Indian cuisine can tell you about the abundant use of ginger and garlic. Minced, fried, caramelised, in paste form or raw, these two wonderful herbs have a multitude of uses in traditional cooking. Touted as medicinal foods by many, ginger and garlic have the unique natural ability to cure several ailments and … Continue reading Superfoods: Ginger & Garlic

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The Blood Type Diet

The Blood Group Diet or the Blood Type Diet was first popularized by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo in his book Eat Right 4 Your Type, published in 1996. With over seven million copies sold, this New York Times Bestseller has been backed and propagated by many prominent individuals like Cheryl Crow and Cliff Richards. The … Continue reading The Blood Type Diet

Carbohydrates: Quantity v/s Quality

Carbohydrates make up one of the three macronutrients known to mankind. They are usually categorised based on their chemical structure: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates contain one or two sugar molecules linked together, whereas complex carbohydrates have more than two sugar molecules linked together. Simple Carbohydrates – pastries, table sugar, refined foods, sodas Complex Carbohydrates … Continue reading Carbohydrates: Quantity v/s Quality

Buddhism & Food: A Balanced Form of Eating

Originating from the principles of Zen Buddhism, the concept of a macrobiotic diet was first formalised by the Japanese Army Doctor Sagen Ishizuka who believed in benefits of following a traditional oriental diet and condemned the adaptation of western medicine and nutrition principles. The macrobiotic diet propagates a balanced form of eating with an emphasis on … Continue reading Buddhism & Food: A Balanced Form of Eating