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Sadhguru - Insights on how to eat?

Sadhguru is a man whose passion spills into everything he encounters. A fearless rebel from the start, his childhood was punctuated with solitary forays into the jungle for days at a stretch, snake-catching and class cutting. In youth, his blunt clarity into life made him an unofficial counselor to his problem-ridden college mates. His love of adventure led him on motorcycle expeditions, and his early business endeavors into poultry farming and construction were met with success. Just when you’ve summed him up as a cool maverick, he surprises you with a gentle side that can shed tears of compassion and extract laughter from hardened faces. Equally at home with bright-eyed village children, ash-smeared yogis and top-notch executives, Sadhguru defies any narrow description. With a keen mind, balanced by a heart that knows no boundary, he infects his zest for life into all who seek to live their lives to the fullest.

Here is his views on how to eat food.

Summer is here - Are we drinking enough water?

Fretting about summer? Well guess what – it’s already here, and it’s not quite so bad, is it? Yes, the weather might be warmer than is ideal. There are a great many things to keep you healthy all day but keeping yourself hydrated in the most important of all,

Without food we can live about a month, but no water will survive up to three days. When you do not drink enough water each cell and each organ in our body suffers.

If not feeling thirsty sometimes we do not drink more than one glass of water a day. This does not mean that we do not need or do not need to drink more water. All this confusion in the body can be due to disrupted regulation of hormones that regulate the sensation of hunger (leptin) and sensation of thirst (vasopressin). This is important to build the habit of drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, at least 30 minutes before or after eating. It is better to start in the morning cleaning the body.
Getting enough water strengthens the body and helps to fight viru…

10 foods to cleanse your arteries

Arteries are the system within your body to move all the essential nutrients and oxygen it needs to survive, from the heart to the rest of your body.

A huge part to stay healthy and keep arteries clean has to do with your diet. It is very true when it says "You are what you eat" . It is also true that what you put in your body will determine your overall health, including cardiovascular health. Adjusting your diet to include foods friendly to arteries can improve the condition of your Heart, and your overall health.

Here are six natural foods to help cleanse and unclog the arteries to help prevent a heart attack or stroke :
1. Asparagus One of the best vegetables for clearing arteries, asparagus is full of fiber and minerals, as well as a long list of vitamins including K, B1, B2, C, and E. Asparagus can help to lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots that can cause serious cardiovascular illness. Try steaming raw asparagus for maximum vitamin potential!
2. Avocado…

Use coconut oil and lose weight !

Coconut oil is an incredible source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which have been shown to have many health benefits. Most of the fats we consume are long chain fatty acids that must be broken down before they can be absorbed.
Coconut Oil Can Increase Your Energy Expenditure, Helping You Burn More Fat. We all know, obesity is currently one of the biggest health problems in the world. While some people think obesity is only a matter of calories, others (myself included) believe that the sources of those calories are critical too.

It is a fact that different foods affect our bodies and hormones in different ways. In this regard, a calorie is NOT a calorie. The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats.

One study found that 15-30 grams of MCTs per day increased 24 hour energy expenditure by 5%, totalling about 120 calories per day.

One of the most striking characteristics of coco…

Food as an aphrodisiac

The old adage states that you are what you eat. Of course, besides good food there are many other factors that make us up as full and healthy individuals able to give your body exactly what it needs. All we need good food, good sleep, proper breathing and fresh air, tranquility, physical activity and sex, the lack or poor quality of each of these things may directly affect the other, breaking entirely balance in our lives.

Any food you put into your body is used as fuel for our cells. The more quality food convert into energy, the more we increase our energy potential, which means better health, stronger immune disease and greater physical ability, including in terms of our sexual exploits.

Certain foods are aphrodisiacs proven, which means to increase our sexual desires and abilities.

Real chocolate made from pure cocoa and quality, is the king of aphrodisiacs. It increases the release of dopamine in the pleasure centers in the brain and makes us euphoric, happy and attrac…

Get to know about Pescetarianism!

Today very often we hear the phrases "I am a vegetarian" or " I am vegan." But there is one particular group, presented as vegetarians, but actually eat seafood. This diet is defined as Pescetarianism.

What animal products do Pescetarianians consume?

Like vegetarians eat diary products, eggs and honey, Pescetarianians eat fish and seafood except meat.

Is it a "new fashion"?

Pescetarianism is not really a new trend. It is the basis of Japanese cuisine for centuries. In ancient Japan, eating animals with two or four legs has been banned by decree. According to the Japanese religions, eating meat is considered unclean. The ban, however, the emperor was more practical than religious - it was a way to deal with hunger and spread agriculture across the country. The theme of the meat even created a different social class, "eta" - people who have had to work with animal carcasses and who ate meat (except fish). After the fall of the ban on meat, it becam…

5 Top Health Benefits of Garlic

Grown and used for thousands of years, garlic is in the allium family, along with onions, chives and leeks. Known as the ‘stinking rose,’ garlic gets its aroma from its sulfur-containing compounds. These are also in part why garlic so good for you. To get the full advantages of garlic, it should be eaten fresh and raw. Many people can’t tolerate the taste of raw garlic; using it lightly cooked is better than not using it at all. There are, of course, powder, flake, paste and pill form, all of which have less to offer than fresh and raw. Just a note, if eating raw garlic, don’t overdo it, as it can cause stomach upset. Cooking tips: Choose firm, mostly dry bulbs when purchasing. After cutting or crushing garlic, letting it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before use it will stimulate enzymes and increase compounds, making it even more beneficial. Avoid cooking garlic over high heat nor for too long. The longer it’s cooked the more its health benefits are lost. Best to add it to the pan when th…

A foodie's apt app

Have you dreamt of trying a new cuisine but have never been blessed with the ideal ambience to do so? Fear not, for these techies have found a witty solution to your problem.
No, they are not foodies. But they do not hesitate to taste a variety of flavours. Meet Pretheesh, Boney Mathew and Joaquim De' Araujo – the fabulous trio behind the food app called While Boney and Pratheesh hail from Kerala, Joaquim is from Goa. The beginning Pretheesh and Boney have known each other since childhood. Both of them had studied in the same school in Idukki district, Kerala. Soon after, Pretheesh went on to pursue his BCA in a college situated in Northern India while Boney was doing Bachelors in Commerce from Sacred Hearts College, Thevara. During their college education, the two of them had a desire to start an enterprise of their own. For nearly three years, Pretheesh and Boney had brainstormed several ideas until they had finally narrowed down upon the one thing that kept them go…

Arabic Food - Our picks from flickr

We keep on exploring food and experiences everywhere. This week we found some awesome food photos from flickr, and thought of sharing it here.

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By Fatima

By Munch n' Crunch

By دنيل إرث العادل

By Munch n' Crunch

Favourite #food #vine this week

Here's our favourite food vine this week..  It was delicious.

Top 5 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water

Smoothies can be packed with protein; pre-workout energizers, hydrators, and post-workout recovery accelerators can deliver performance-enhancing nutrients; herbal teas can soothe or energize — all of these beverages have a functional purpose to meet specific wellness needs. And then there’s a less obvious, simple, blender-free drink that serves a mighty wellness-enhancing purpose. Providing more than just hydration, fresh lemon juice and water can deliver surprising benefits. Starting every morning with a glass of warm lemon water is actually a ritual in Ayurveda or Yogic traditions, used to stimulate digestion for the day and clear the body of any toxins that may have settled in the digestive tract overnight. While it is tricky to apply the strict burden of evidence expected by Western science to traditional practices (often called “folk medicine”) that originated long before modern medical science standards were developed, research on the nutritional elements found in lemons sugges…

What Makes A Healthy Breakfast

While the benefits of eating breakfast are well-known —  it can prevent weight gainboost short-term memorylower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and even make us happier — most of those health rewards depend on choosing the right foods. "In general, a healthy breakfast contains protein, fruits, whole grains, or vegetables," says Ruth Frechman, MA, RDN, CPT, nutritionist and author of "The Food is My Friend Diet." Typically, you want to include foods from at least three of these groups, says Frechman. The portion sizes will depend on your age, activity, and diet goals, but as a general guideline your "plate" should consist of about 25% protein, 25% carbohydrates, and 50% fruits and/or vegetables, says Frechman. Frechman emphasizes the importance of eating breakfast, but recommends waiting until you're legitimately hungry to break bread. "If you force yourself to eat at 7 a.m. when you're not hungry, chances are you are going to gain weight.&q…

A Beginner's Guide to South African Wine

An introduction to the wines of South Africa, plus a few bottles to seek out. [Photo: Erica Moodie] For many wine drinkers, South Africa is a bit of a mystery. A lot of stores have shelves of cheap bottles with various animals on the label, but while people all over the world assumed there wasn't much out there beyond Fairview's Goats do Roam, South Africa got busy making really great wine. Let's get caught up, shall we? New World vs. Old World
[Photo: Henrik Holler for Wines of South Africa] We've explored French wine basics, sipped our way through Italy and Spain, sniffed around Portugal, and dug deep into German wines—all of those are what we call 'Old World' wine regions. Most recently, we introduced the first New World wine region in our series: New Zealand. New World regions generally have a shorter growing history than Europe, and sometimes these spots have a warmer climate. In general, wine bottles from the New World are labeled with the grape variety, …

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