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Fat Releasing Foods to Lose Weight Fast

Liz Vaccariello, author of The Digest Diet, explains how you can lose weight fast by eating foods you already shop for. I remember pouring over the astonishing research on MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids) for Flat Belly Diet! and feeling so excited that I had stumbled upon a nutrient that helped … Read more

Meal Plans to Lose Weight

Smell these foods for weight loss

There’s no doubting the powerful role smell can play in stimulating a craving—freshly baked apple pie, anyone? But here’s some surprising good news: Smelling certain scents can also help you with weight loss. Extra Virgin Olive Oil A new study from the German Research Center for Food Chemistry found that even … Read more

6 Lucky New Year’s Eve Foods

Many of the foods people around the world traditionally eat for luck to ring in the New Year are also good for you. Here are 6 lucky foods worth including at your gathering for a year of prosperity and good health!

Greens
Supposedly greens are eaten on New Year’s Eve because they resemble money. They are also teeming with vitamins and minerals so eat up!
Beans
Beans, like greens, resemble money. More specifically, they symbolize coins.

Eid Recipes From Around The World

Eid-ul-Fitr, the holy Islamic festival marking the end of the month long fast observed during Ramadan, is just around the corner and every devout Muslim household around the world would be gearing up for the Eid dishesfestivities. To help you with preparations here is a list of the top 10 Eid recipes that will make your guests take a ride to heaven.

Sheer Khurma or Sevai Ki Kheer

Eid celebrations cannot be imagined without some sweet dishes and this milk, dried dates and vermicelli based dish tops the list. In fact, in South-East Asian countries the Eid Dawat is considered incomplete without this delicacy.

Lassida

Also known as Laasida, this is a couscous-based porridge that is traditionally prepared in Morocco for the Eid breakfast.

Refreshing Coolers for Ramadan

Quick and easy – prepare some of these refreshing thirst quenchers in 5 minutes or less, while plan for others that need more time. Other then the traditional sweet or salted lassi (made with yogurt and water), which is an all time favourite, during the Holy month of Ramadan; there are some who may want a change, every now and then. Here are some simple directions for you to make one or more cooler(s), for ‘Iftar’ or ‘Sehri’, as and when you please.

Diet during Ramadan

Diet during Ramadan

Diet during Ramadan should not differ much from a normal healthy, balanced diet and should be as simple as possible. Usually, most health problems at this time are likely to arise from inappropriate diet or as a consequence of over-eating and insufficient sleep.

The dietary guidelines based on variety, moderation and balance holds true during Ramadan as well. A balanced diet improves blood cholesterol profile, reduces gastric acidity, prevents constipation and other digestive problems, and contributes to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Meal plan

Your meal plan should include:

Bread/ Cereal/ Rice, Pasta Group – 6-11 servings/ day
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