What Should You Eat To Lose Weight?

What Should You Eat To Lose Weight?

There is always an emphasis on what we should remove from our diets for weight loss rather than what actually we must fill our plates with! In order to lose weight, sometimes we also fall prey to fad diets which are quick fixes. In the longer term, these diets may actually lower the body’s metabolism resulting into weight fluctuations. 
Snacking at night: Is it a good idea?

Snacking at night: Is it a good idea?

Snacking on small meals as fillers between meals is a good thing. It essentially helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and helps to keep energy levels steady too. Also, the right kind and quality of snack can help with the feeling of fullness and thus help in preventing obesity.
Nutritious Snack Recipes For The Monsoon Evenings

Nutritious Snack Recipes For The Monsoon Evenings

As countless drops of rain fall from the dark sky, the wind howls outside and the trees sway menacingly, it’s time for you to cook up a storm in your kitchen as well! It is natural to want to snuggle underneath the blanket, curl up with a book and gorge on some comfort food.
Ideal Food Combinations According To Ayurveda

Ideal Food Combinations According To Ayurveda

When I was younger and would watch my grandmother make besan laddoos, I would cringe at the amount of ghee she poured into the sweet. After all, we’ve been told for several decades now about the need to restrict fat consumption in our diets.
How to keep those kachoris healthy?

How to keep those kachoris healthy?

A flaky, crispy, golden pastry crust enclosing the perfect savoury mixture! Popularized by the people of Rajasthan, kachoris are delicious crispy snacks, filled with a flavourful and spicy mix of various lentils, different vegetables, and zesty spices and herbs. This snack is irresistible and festive enough to share during the holidays!
Healthy Indian Snacks

Healthy Indian Snacks

Healthy snacking between meals helps in keeping blood sugar levels and energy levels steady. This helps in preventing cravings, binge eating, mood swings and as well as overeating. Here is a list of healthy Indian snacks that are nutrient dense and can be consumed regularly.
Finger Foods For Party Nights

Finger Foods For Party Nights

These are absolutely scrumptious tried-and-tested finger food recipes that are perfect for a quick evening snack, for a party and for when the kids come home famished from school. Finger foods are a huge crowd pleaser when parties and holidays are in full spate!
Easy Moong Dal Soups: Healthy Soup Recipes

Easy Moong Dal Soups: Healthy Soup Recipes

The humble moong is not just affordable and nutritious, but delicious and versatile too. Keep reading and you’ll find there’s more to moong than the standard dal preparation.
Picnic Meal Recipes: The Nutritional Moong Dal and Sprouts

Picnic Meal Recipes: The Nutritional Moong Dal and Sprouts

 It’s that time of the year when most schools make their annual picnic. To make sure your child is ready for a trip away from home, pack them snacks that will keep them going through the day. Choose natural, nutritious ingredients that will give them that boost of energy they’ll need to help them make the most of the experience.

Easy Moong Dal Soups: Healthy Soup Recipes

Easy Moong Dal Soups: Healthy Soup Recipes

The humble moong is not just affordable and nutritious, but delicious and versatile too. Keep reading and you’ll find there’s more to moong than the standard dal preparation.

Containing protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds, moong offers balanced nutrition all on its own. Boiled moong offers a protein content of over 7%, fibre content of about 8% and a 19.15% carbohydrate content. It is one of the best sources of plant-based protein. Moong dal is also rich in essential amino acids, which your body is unable to produce on its own. Moong dal is also rich in flavonoids and phenolic acids which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Although moong comes with certain antinutritional factors, their effects can be combated through cooking, germination, fermentation or dehulling. Moong beans also contain potassium, magnesium and fibre, which have been linked to lower blood pressure levels in adults.

9 Delicious Ways To Use Moong Dal

9 Delicious Ways To Use Moong Dal

Moong dal is derived from whole green gram which is split with the skins removed. Archaeological evidence shows that green gram was grown on the banks of the rivers Krishna and Godavari as early as the 2nd millennium. It is also mentioned by its Sanskrit names, ‘Mudga’ and ‘Mudgaparni’ in the ancient texts of Rigveda and Yajurveda. Such is the intricate connection of green gram and moong dal with India and its cuisine. Ayurveda considers moong dal as one of the most nourishing-yet-easy to digest foods. It is said to balance all three doshas and one of the best foods to eat after a long period of fasting.

Moong – An International Favourite

Moong – An International Favourite

The mung bean or moong has outstanding nutritional properties that will most definitely revolutionize the way you eat! Scientifically known as Vigna radiata, the green gram is a minuscule green-hued legume and is the tiniest component of the bean family. The moong is consumed in a host of ways around the globe, making it a super versatile legume.