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Watermelon

Hindi Name: Tarbooz Belonging to the same family as cucumber, pumpkin and gourd, watermelon is actually a vegetable! It is, however, consumed as a fruit for it juicy flesh. Watermelon holds almost 92% water content and is considered an ideal health food. The red or pink flesh is …

Mango

Hindi Name: Aam One of the most popular fruits, Mango is known to be the ‘King of Fruits’ because of its rich and aromatic flavor. It is the national fruit of India and also of Pakistan. In India, the green leaves are used ritually as floral decorations. The …

Kiwi

Kiwi fruit or kiwi berry is an edible berry that has a soft texture and a sweet flesh. The fibrous greenish-brown outer portion shields the bright green flesh. The center of the fruit has black tiny edible seeds. Kiwi fruit is now a commercial crop in countries like …

Cranberry

Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs. The fruit is a berry which is larger than the leaves of the plant. The fruits are initially white, but they turn deep red when fully ripe. It has a somewhat acidic taste that adds to its sweetness. Usage Most …

Nuts and seeds: A Super Snack

Sunflower Seed Butter is an easy alternative to nut butter, especially good for those who have peanut or tree-nut allergies. Sunflower seeds provide protein, healthful fats, fiber, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin. Photo by Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post. My boys are ardent baseball players. At some …

A Dangerous Chemical Lurking in Your Fast Food

Junk food addicts, take note! People who consume more fast food are exposed to higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals known as phthalates, a new study has warned. The use of chemicals and additives in processed food and its packaging material has become an area of growing concern. …

A balanced diet for women

When are the best times to eat carbs, protein and fat, what should your portion size be and what are your guideline daily amounts? Choose wisely and you can eat healthily around the clock.. Women have different daily nutritional requirements to men, and below our nutritionist has offered …

A balanced diet for pregnancy

A balanced healthy diet is crucial for good health and even more so when you’re a “mum to be” – but should you really be eating for two and are some foods completely off the menu? As well as sticking to general healthy eating guidelines – like getting …