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Why should women weight train?

It burns fat faster and more effectively than any other workout. Even though it was not in the gym, our grand-mothers lifted weights. Fetching water from well and carrying it to the house, grinding in mortal pestle & stone, washing clothes, gardening, squatting in the potty and more. No wonder they had thin waists and flat stomach in spite of multiple pregnancies.

Food, Uncategorized

Healthy Chocolate Ice cream in 2 minutes

If any mom realises a chocolate ice cream can be made at home within 2 minutes with just 4 healthy ingredients, she would definitely not let her child have a store-bought ice cream. This recipe serves 3 and uses just 4 ingredients , more can be added according to your family’s tastebuds.

Food, Uncategorized

Dill Leaf – The Winter Green

Rich in Flavonoids, Antioxidants, Folate, Vitamin A, Calcium , Manganese, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus and Fiber. Gives the warmth and immunity you need for the harsh and dry winter. It is also a natural aphrodisiac. If you have painful and irregular periods, PCOS, or are nearing menopause, it is a must include.

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Why are you deficient in Vitamin D?

Is it not ironical that most of us are deficient in the only vitamin in the world that is available for free? Let’s identify the root cause and figure out the reasons why are we becoming deficient, even when some of us live in places that have more than 300 days of sunshine in a year. 

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Significance of Thiruvathira- In This Era

The moon rays at this time of the year are believed to be beneficial for the pineal glands , hormones and for meditation. To make it more appealing to the current generation, this can be called as a comprehensive wellness program that  increases physical activity in an enjoyable form like dance, swings, swimming/bathing in ponds/rivers, early morning walks to temple and completes your micronutrient profile by including lots of seasonal and local vegetables, includes ghee and jaggery which are essential for winter.

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Hidden Sugar

Sugar is in the top three ingredients of most of the packaged and processed foods. Just a can of soft drink is enough to make us go beyond the daily sugar limit of 24gm. which are the foods that might wreak havoc in our body, without our knowledge.

Food, Uncategorized

Is Brown Rice Better?

Is Brown rice better than white rice ? Even though most rice eating Asian countries like India, Japan and China have had rice as their staple diet for several centuries and civilizations they never ate brown rice. Is there something that we are missing out while we are busy reading the internet and switching to brown rice?