Navratri Fasting: Benefits and Significance

Navratri Fasting: Benefits and Significance

Navratri, as the name suggests is a festival that lasts for nine nights. It is most popular in the northern and western parts of India. In 2020, Navratri will commence on 17th October and end on 25th October.

Navratri is celebrated in worship of the nine avatars of the Goddess Durga. It concludes with Dussehra, a celebration of the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. It is said that Lord Rama prayed to the Goddess Durga before going into battle with Ravana.

Indian Pickle Tales: Uses of Rock Salt

Indian Pickle Tales: Uses of Rock Salt

The art of pickling dates back to the middle ages where the longevity of seasonal food could be extended through drying, curing with salt, sugar or brine and then storing it in airtight containers. India remains the cradle for the origin of diverse cultures, traditions and cuisines. Gifted with a wide variety of ingredients unique to each region, it is natural that you would find a rich spread of pickles to choose from here.
Beat that summer lethargy: Uses of rock salt

Beat that summer lethargy: Uses of rock salt

If you’ve noticed that you feel lazy, sluggish or less productive during the summer months, you’re not alone. We generally feel tired more easily than we normally do as the temperature gets hotter, and particularly during the initial weeks of summer as our body adjusts to the seasonal changes.

7 Foods that will keep you cool this summer

7 Foods that will keep you cool this summer

The temperature is inching towards the summer high, and we’ve swapped our sweaters and cardigans for shorts and t-shirts! During the hot summer months, you may feel that you’re going to melt and turn into a mass of sweat! We are in a huge need of foods that will keep us cool. As essential as hydration is, when you’re hungry and bordering on ‘hangry’, water isn’t going to help. You need cooling foods for the summer to keep you full and cheerful.

Rock salt, black salt, and their benefits to the human body

Rock salt, black salt, and their benefits to the human body

 

 

We can’t imagine our food tasting as good as it does if it lacked salt. Although, salt serves many other purposes for our bodies apart from just making our meals delicious. Since we have become more aware of what we consume these days, and what health benefits we can acquire from everything we eat, the consumption of salt & its benefits confuse a lot of people. Many studies show that its consumption is good for us, while a few others have also shown otherwise. So, it’s fair to feel a little bewildered about the choices.

 

 

Hydrate your way through hot summers

Hydrate your way through hot summers

A change in season mandates a change in diet. The hot Indian summers tend to drain your body of important electrolytes. While water helps you stay hydrated, it isn’t enough. With increased temperatures and outdoor activities comes increased water and electrolyte loss through sweating and evaporation as your body works to stay cool. Hydration is extremely important in order to stay healthy in summers. Proper hydration helps in functioning of every system in your body, including your heart, brain and muscle
The benefits of Rock Salt during Fasting

The benefits of Rock Salt during Fasting

Dr. Shweta U. Shah 30 September 2019 This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centr...
Unravelling the benefits of Himalayan Rock Salt

Unravelling the benefits of Himalayan Rock Salt

The pink salt, known as rock salt or Himalayan rock salt, often features as an ingredient in some delicious dishes such as salads, food prepared on fasting days, select desserts, raitas etc.
4 Cool ways to include Rock Salt in your diet

4 Cool ways to include Rock Salt in your diet

Rock Salt, also known as pink salt or Himalayan salt, is a natural form of salt. Sourced from the hills of Himalayas, this salt is mined in a crystalline form. The color of the powdered version of this salt is what gives it the name of pink salt. Rock salt is often found in the Indian kitchen saved for days of fasting and a few special dishes.