Papaya - Rich source of anti-oxidants and fibre

Papaya – Rich source of antioxidants and fibre

Papaya commonly known as ‘PawPaw’ is a delicious fruit with butter-like consistency. Once considered quite exotic, they can now be found in markets throughout the year. Although there is a slight seasonal peak in early summer and fall, papaya trees produce fruit year round, with the peak season running from … Read more

Banana stem raita-Healthy and healing meal

A refreshing raita made using banana stem.  Banana stem or vaazhai thandu has a texture similar to celery, but the flavor is subtle and unique. Banana stem is considered healthy, and is widely used in South India as a remedy for weight loss and kidney stones, as well as an effective diuretic and laxative. … Read more

Brown rice eaters have lower risk of diabetes

People who eat brown rice or other whole grains seem to have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who eat white rice, according to a US study. A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Woman’s Hospital analyzed about 200,000 adults followed … Read more