There’s nothing like a power-packed start to the day! Especially during the monsoons, when waking up could be a sluggish affair! And what better way than a filling breakfast! Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day by many, and rightly so. Not only does it break your fasting period (8 hours of overnight sleep), but it is also meant to give a boost to your energy levels and ensuring your body is supplied with other essential nutrients to carry you through the day. It has a greater influence on our metabolism cycle than any other meal.
After a few weeks of dealing with the home-isolation situation, it is certain that while many of us have adjusted to our new schedules, our mental condition has definitely gone downhill, thanks to this life-altering pandemic. According to a survey conducted by the Indian Psychiatry Society, the number of reported cases of mental illness in India increased by 20% within a week since the country went into lockdown.
Poha may rightly be described as one of the world's first-ever "healthy fast foods”. Poha is all about being Sarvagun Sampann – a wholesome nutritious breakfast, with the essential nutrients. And yet, it is so underrated! One of the biggest nutritional benefits of poha is that it is a potent source of dietary fibre since fibre is an essential part of a ‘sampann’ and healthy diet.
A diet which excludes eggs, dairy, meat and all animal-derived products is a vegan diet. A vegan diet comprises of beans, cereals, vegetables, and fruits. Veganism is a way of life that steers clear of all forms of mistreatment, misuse, and cruelty to animals for the purpose of food, clothing or any other intention.
Most of us like to buy our produce fresh and would generally stock up on groceries every week or so. But buying in bulk for the month or two months can also help you plan your diet and meals much better. It is easier make a healthy meal at home if you have all the ingredients at hand. Buying for the month or a couple of weeks can also help you add to your savings. If you’re wondering how to stock a pantry for the first time, this article is for you.
We tend to treat snacks as a mindless open-the-pack and pop into our mouth exercise. It is understandable that after planning for and cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner, planning for healthy homemade snacks is an added effort and demanding on our time and resources.