Friday, March 31, 2017

30 ingredients in your Sausage

Pork (72%), Water, Rusk, Seasoning, Parsley, Rusk contains: Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Salt, Raising Agent (Ammonium Bicarbonate), Seasoning contains: Salt, Dextrose, Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Emulsifiers (Disodium Diphosphate, Tetrasodium Diphosphate), Yeast Extract, Spices (White Pepper, Black Pepper), Preservative (SodiumMetabisulphite), Raising Agent (Ammonium Carbonate), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Spice Extracts (Nutmeg Extract, Mace Extract), Filled into pork collagen casings

Supermarket own-brand mashed potato: 7 ingredients

Potato, Water, Concentrated Butter (Milk), Dried Whole Milk, Salt, White Pepper, Stabiliser (Disodium Diphosphate)

Supermarket own-brand gravy (granules): 16 ingredients

Potato Starch, Palm Oil, Salt, Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Onion Powder, Barley Malt Extract, Flavourings (Wheat, Soya), Dried Onion, Hydrolysed Maize Protein, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Onion Oil

Supermarket own-brand ketchup: 12 ingredients

Tomato Purée, Sugar, Spirit Vinegar, Cornflour, Salt, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Tomato Powder, Rice Flour, Flavouring, Onion Powder, Dextrose, Spices,

Branded gluten-free bread: 26 ingredients

Maize Starch, Water, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Rapeseed Oil, Humectant: Vegetable Glycerol, Psyllium Husk Powder, Stabilisers: Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Yeast, Ground Golden Flaxseed, Free Range Dry Egg White, Rice Flour, Dextrose, Iodised Salt:, Salt, Potassium Iodate, Fermented Maize Starch, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Iron , Riboflavin, Thiamine, Folic Acid

Vegetable oil spread: 18 ingredients

Water, Vegetable Oils in varying proportions (45%) (Sunflower, Linseed, Palm#, Rapeseed), Buttermilk, Salt (1.4%), Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Sunflower Lecithin), Natural Flavouring (contains Milk), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Acid (Citric Acid), Vitamins A and D, Colour (Carotene) 

 Courtesy : Daily Mail

Monday, March 20, 2017

Vegetarian Omlet (Besan Crepe)

This recipe makes great breakfast for everyone and especially for those who want to avoid eggs.


  • 1 cup besan (chick pea flour)
  • A pinch of asafetida
  • ½ tsp red pepper powder/ Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp fine garlic paste
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Cooking Oil
  • Grated Carrot (Optional)
  • Grated Spinach (Optional)
  • Grated Onion (Optional)
  • Grated Beans (Optional)


Place besan (chickpea flour), salt, red pepper powder, garlic paste and asafetida in a large mixing bowl. Add enough water to make a smooth batter (stirring continuously). You may use your hand or a whisk. Keep aside for at least 1 hour.

After an hour add salt to taste and mix well. Now spread ¼ tsp of oil on a non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Stir the batter and pour a ladle full of batter in the center of skillet. Spread the batter with the back of the ladle.

Cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes. Turn over and cook for one more minute until it is golden crispy.
Repeat with remaining batter, stirring before using.
Serve with Cilantro chutney or Tomato chutney or Mango chutney and plain yogurt or Raita.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Fasting Can Help You Live Longer

Fat is a far cleaner burning fuel than carbohydrates and generates far less free radicals,

Glucose is an inherently “dirty” fuel as it generates far more reactive oxygen species (ROS) than fat. But to burn fat, your cells must be healthy and normal. 

Cancer cells, for example, cannot burn fat, and this why a healthy high fat diet appears to be such an effective anti-cancer strategy.

To summarize, mitochondrial health is promoted by eating real food; avoiding food at least 3 hours before bedtime; and intermittently fasting.

Keep in mind that monitoring your protein intake is just as important as cutting non-vegetable carbs. If you eat more protein than what your body needs, you will prevent the activation of pathways associated with stem cell and immune system regeneration. 

Research demonstrates this diet will help your body fight cancer, lower your risk of diabetes, fight some brain disorders, and can reduce seizure activity in 50 percent of children on the diet by at least 50 percent.