These tattoos changes colour depending on blood-sugar level and could be the next big boon for diabetics

Love getting inked? With time we have come across various tattoo trends, from minimalist tattoos to elaborate colourful tattoos, that says a story of their own. But do you think it’s just a fashion statement? While there may have been few bizarre and unusual tattoo trends in the last couple of years, from people donning eyeball tattoos to freckles. There are many who have used tattoos for a good cause. scare-hiding tattoos have been there for quite some time now, that helps patients with big surgical scars and acid attack…

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Matcha a healthy choice: Drink this Japanese tea as it improves mood, memory and concentration

With Indian consumers getting more aware and conscious of healthy eating, consumption of green tea, gluten-free products or super foods has seen a rise. Matcha, a green tea from Japan, is an ingredient being innovatively used in ice creams, cupcakes and doughnuts. For the uninitiated, Matcha is a finely ground green tea. In ancient Japan, monks primarily consumed it as a beverage of choice. Now it can either be dissolved in milk or water to add to its versatility — and also for its health benefits. “Apart from health benefits…

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Kareena Kapoor Khan: Nimbu paani with black salt and sugar helped me fight morning sickness

Earlier this year, Kareena Kapoor Khan divulged her secrets on how to shed post-pregnancy weight. The proud mother of Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, in a casual Facebook Live chat with her dietitian and nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar spoke about her mission to lose weight, but without compromising on health. She also revealed how she ate every 2-3 hours during her pregnancy to keep fit. Now, the duo is back with another live session and it looks like they still believe in the same diet mantra. Diwekar says, “Post-pregnancy, eating every 2 hours is important as…

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Diet diary: A sweet potato for weight watchers and diabetics

DESPITE its name, sweet potato is not related to the potato family and is quite different nutritionally too. While the potato is a tuber or a thickened stem, the sweet potato is a storage root and loaded with nutrients, has made it to the list of top 10 diabetes super foods by the American Diabetes Association. Though its origin lies in Latin America, Asia is its largest producer. Its importance is growing and it is the sixth most important food crop after rice, wheat, potatoes, maize and cassava. High in…

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Ready in 30 mins: Cheese soufflés with apple, walnut and pomegranate salad recipe

Cheese soufflés are the stuff dreams are made of! Pair them with a healthy apple, walnut and pomegranate salad and you have the perfectly balanced dish. This recipe is worth saving to pass down to your future generations because not only is it easy to make but also equally delicious. We are glad Chef Akhilesh Jha of Fresc Co, New Delhi shared it with us. Serves 2 Ingredients 240ml – Milk 3 tbsp – Plain flour 60g – Unsalted butter 6 eggs, whole 175g – Mature cheddar, grated 1 tbsp –…

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A desi gastro pub that offers authentic mix of East and West

Be it the original flavour of Bengal’s sought-after fish cutlet or the popular north Indian shammi kebab, at Monkey Bar — the Indian version of a gastro pub — you will be reminded of your roots while letting your hair down. The pub has its outlets in three metros — Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata — and mini-metro Bengaluru, and each dish has its own flavour of the soil perfectly tucked in to the international palate. Take the tikki of joy for example. Kolkata’s very own fish cutlet is lightly poached as opposed to boiling…

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Ready in 30 mins: Try this Spaghetti with Clams and Crispy Bread Crumbs recipe

In Italian cuisine, bread and spaghetti is like what daal and chawal (rice and lentils) is to Indians. This comfort food is also probably what you mostly order on your outings to your favourite Italian restaurant. Cooking it ‘al dente’ might be tricky but it comes with some experiments in the kitchen. If you are in the mood for some Italian today then try out this amazing Spaghetti with Clams and Crispy Bread Crumbs recipe by Chef Akhilesh Jha, Fresc Co, New Delhi. Serves 2 Ingredients 1/4 cup – Panko…

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Stop avoiding mushrooms! Grilled mushrooms are healthier and rich in nutrients

Love mushrooms? Boiling or deep frying may destroy its nutritional profile while microwaving or grilling them would help preserve its antioxidant capacity and other health properties, researchers say. Mushrooms are rich in dietary fibre, vitamins (B1, B2, B12, C, D and E) and minerals such as zinc or selenium, low in calories and fat, as well as important source of betaglucans — biologically active compounds with potential medicinal value. The results, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, revealed that frying induced more severe losses in protein,…

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Love cheese? Try out this low-calorie Grilled Apricot and Smoked Halloumi Cheese recipe

Who says healthy and tasty can’t go together? Apricot is a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamin A and is also a rich source of fibre, while halloumi cheese which originated in Cyprus is semi-hard, unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat and sheep’s milk and is considered as one of the healthiest cheese ever. When combined together, it makes for a great meal. The chefs at Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon have come up with a recipe which is not only high in nutritional values but is equally delicious. We say…

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The food at Trend is a marriage of local flavours and Asian and French techniques

At the less-than-a-month-old restaurant, Trend, at Ansal Plaza in Delhi, one may not recognise the dish but the smell and the taste sure seem familiar. The restaurant experiments inventively with traditional Indian recipes by taking a modernist culinary approach. The food is not a “Frenchification” of Indian cuisine but a marriage of local flavours and Asian and French techniques of preparation and presentation. A simple version of the classic cheese souffle gussied-up with a small portion of charred asparagus was the first to make a dash to our table from…

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