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Soup ‘em, Spice ‘em, Sprout ‘em! 3 Must-Try Lentil Dishes from Across India

aals are comfort food in virtually every Indian home. And each region in the country has its own favourite way of preparing them. Soup ‘em, spice ‘em or sprout ‘em – but get your daily dose of healthy protein with any of these 10 must-try lentil dishes. Hear that sound? It’s the pressure cooker whistle going off in your own kitchen or in the next door flat. Whatever else there may be for dinner, some kind of daal is certain to make it to the table – be it sambhar or aamti or daal makhni or some new moong recipe your mom just learnt on Khana Khazana. Daals have been on the Indian menu since pre-Harappa days, even before rice and roti made an appearance in the Indian thali. Old texts speak of simple recipes of daals being served to guests as part of celebratory meals — like at the wedding of Chadragupta Maurya with the Greek princess Helen in 303 BC. You’ve probably tasted many varieties of daals – moong, urad, toor, masoor. But if you’ve only tasted them cooked one way, in the style of …

Fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals

Fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicalsFirst comprehensive analysis finds more than two dozen toxic highly fluorinated chemicals, including a phased-out substance.   Many Americans, with the start of the New Year, will resolve to cut back on fast food to avoid an overload of fat and calories. Yet, there is another reason to resist the temptation to indulge in fast food. The greaseproof packaging holding your burger and fries may contain potentially harmful fluorinated chemicals that can leach into food, according to a new peer-reviewed study.
In the most comprehensive analysis(link is external) to date on the prevalence of highly fluorinated chemicals in fast food packaging in the United States, researchers tested more than 400 samples from 27 fast food chains throughout the country. The samples, consisting of paper wrappers, paperboard, and drink containers, were analyzed for a class of chemicals called PFASs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as PF…

Nirvana from Tea

After extracting the delicious aryls, you normally throw out the pomegranate peels, right? You would never spend money to buy a 'peel powder' ...right? So did I, until I discovered their potential to help keep you healthy and happy. During the late nineties scientists discovered the health benefits from the discarded part of this extremely beneficial fruit. So before you start tossing away what might be the best part of pomegranates, here are some key benefits to convince you otherwise. 4 Benefits of Pomegranate Peels 1. They’re a Great Tool to Fight Heart Diseases Pomegranate peels are loaded with antioxidants. As their name might imply, antioxidants are extremely effective at eliminating oxidation from LDL cholesterol. If your LDL cholesterol accumulates too much oxidization, it will eventually wreak havoc in your cardiovascular system, leaving you vulnerable to most heart diseases. When it comes to antioxidants, I’ve felt that you can never get enough, especially if they c…