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Taking care of the Indian gut: a guide to improving your digestive health

Your gut microbiome is a vast community of trillions of bacteria and fungi that inhabit every nook and cranny of your gastrointestinal tract, and have a major influence on your metabolism, body weight, propensity to illness, immune system, appetite and mood. Because dietary habits and lifestyle play a key role in shaping the gut microbiome, there is a large difference

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Recipe: Sweet potato toast, a healthy gluten-free breakfast

If you’re looking for healthy breakfast option, look no further. Sweet potato “toast” is the new grain-free option that has become popular with health enthusiasts looking for grain free healthier options. This sweet potato toast is easy to make and filling. Though it doesn’t taste like a traditional toast, you will be amazed at just

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Recipe: Bhindi masala

Ingredients 2 lbs cut or whole okra 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons oil ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon roasted coriander powder ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon roasted fennel powder ½ teaspoon rock salt, ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice A few sprigs of cilantro, diced for

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Recipe: Cilantro-mint chutney

Whip up this cilantro-mint chutney in just a few minutes, and serve with any Indian snack or sandwich. Ingredients 2 bunches of cilantro 1 small bunch of mint 1 jalapeño 1 clove garlic ½ ginger 1 medium onion 3 Tbsp. lemon juice ½ tsp. salt Directions: Wash, drain, and clean cilantro. Chop cilantro. Chop jalapeño.

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At home and at work, show your heart some love this February

February, the shortest of the months, is designated as the month of love. (It’s also American Heart Health Awareness Month, National Chocolate Lovers Month and National Bird Feeding Month in the U.S.) Amid freezing temperatures, cold winds and bitter windchill factors, it can be difficult to remember to balance fitness, food and fun. Here are

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Transitioning into menopause? Try an Ayurvedic diet.

Women, often being the primary caretakers of their family and home, are given special attention in Ayurveda as their health and well-being affects the whole family. Most women accumulate stress, toxins and imbalances prior to experiencing menopause and these imbalances show up during this stage in a number of ways. From hot flashes to depression;

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Recipe: Spicy gluten-free pizza

My go-to spicy gluten-free pizza recipe uses a naturally gluten-free pizza crust. I use this chebe bread to make the pizza crust mix. Chebe bread (pronounced CHEE-bee) is distinctive cheese bread originating from Brazil. Chebe bread pizza mix is naturally gluten-free and primary ingredient is with tapioca flour. For this recipe, I make a spicy

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Recipe: Chole

Serve this spicy chickpea dish with a side of paratha. Ingredients 1 can chickpeas, washed and drained 2 tablespoons Badshah channa masala, roasted 1 teaspoon pomegranate powder 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon oil ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon rock salt ½ teaspoon cayenne 2 to 3 green chilies 1 teaspoon chopped ginger Onion slice for

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Try these simple steps for a healthy 2020

Health should be more than the absence of diseases; it should be presence of strength, vitality, mindful living, happiness and peace. At a minimum, consider eating healthy, exercising regularly and sleeping soundly. It’s the perfect way to begin the new year. A sure way to good health is via healthy eating. Eat mindfully by choosing

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