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Black Jamun [Part II]: Health Benefits & Recipes Takeaway…

In the previous part, we learned about how the Jamun fruit, as well as seeds, could help manage diabetes. In this part, we will explore other benefits this fruit has to offer and also some desi preparations.  Amongst them, is a common beverage called Kala-khatta, a spicy, tangy beverage and a preferred ‘gola’ (Indian ice […]

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Star Anise [चक्रफूल]: Uses, Health Benefits and more…

Star anise (चक्रफूल) is dried flowery pericarp of the fruit-part of the plant. It is native to the southwestern china and northeast Vietnam.  It requires a warm climate, well drained soil and takes around 6 years to start fruiting . It was later grown in few parts in Himachal due to conducive soil. It is […]

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Food Vs Supplements

Produce Vs. Pills? The Never-ending Nutrition Debate.

“The million-dollar question, literally!” People, in general these days, tend to be aware and have heard of nutrition supplements. Even my Nani has heard of popular brands, selling different nutrients to people over the counter or via lucrative multi-level marketing and pyramid schemes. Thanks to prime-time TV adverts. Now to jump right in, we need […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet: your guide to a good health!

Though inflammation is a natural process, being in a constant state of inflammation for a long period of time (chronic inflammation) is neither natural nor acceptable. Yes inflammation is a bodily process that is important for wound healing, fighting infections, and building muscle after exercising, but  that is acute inflammation (short term inflammation). From Diabetes […]

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