Who doesn’t like a foodie indulgence during festive days, especially during Diwali? From ghee-smeared laddus to crunchy jalebis, sweets become the showstoppers of this season. Since they are a major part of our celebrations, shops often sell them on a “per kg” price tag. But post-Diwali, the scenario is quite different. We see people looking for weight-loss training videos ora detox-diet plan to shave off that extra fat. And, now, Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh has taken a funny dig at this eye-catching phenomenon. Riteish posted a demo price chart on Twitter. There we see the rate card of laddu, jalebi, kaju barfi and chocolates during the festive season. Where is the fun, you ask? Take a look at the weight loss bit. It comes with a price tag, which is much more than the food items. “Choose wisely,” was the ending note. The caption read, “I thought I should warn you.” (Also Read:Genelia And Riteish Deshmukh’s Anniversary Dinner Was Full Of Surprises!) Have a look at Riteish’s post: Riteish’s tweet received a lot of reactions from his followers on the microblogging platform. While his tweet was meant to discourage overeating sweets and gaining unhealthy weight during the festival, fans took different humorous stands. A user wrote from the standpoint of a Maharashtrian. He wrote about sweets like bondach laddu, karjikai and besan laddu and said that Diwali could be a cheat day for many people. Riteish’s tweet seems to have triggered many sweet tooth cravings. Another user was reminded of homemade gud ki chikki. And, we have a recipe for gud papdi for you. Thank us later. A few users cracked up after reading the tweet. One of the users commended Riteish’s sense of humour in a reply to the post. Some flipped the meaning of Riteish’s post and wrote that eating sweets was a far better choice than losing weight because sweets were cheaper. (Also Read:Happy Birthday Riteish Deshmukh: 3 Diet & Fitness Tips We Can All Learn From Him) A person complained that Riteish was quoting a higher price for the jalebis. Another wrote that over-consuming any food item is harmful. However, limited indulgence is good. Riteish has left us an interesting foodie message this festive season. Do you agree?
India is a land of exotic fruits and vegetables. With every changing season, we get to enjoy a wide variety of seasonal produce – each of which are tasty and include several healthy nutrients. One such seasonal fruit is sitaphal (or custard apple). Grown widely during the early winters, this tropical fruit is fleshy with unique taste, aroma and texture and multiple black inedible seeds. That’s not all. Sitaphal has a rich nutrient-profile too. According to Ayurvedic expert Dr. BN Sinha, “Custard apple is loaded with antioxidants, fibre, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and more. These nutrients help benefit overall health.” However, due to its rich sweet taste ad fleshy texture, people with diabetes often avoid custard apple in their diet. If you too avoid enjoying custard apple for any such reason, then this article is just for you. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar recently took to Instagram to bust a few popular myths associated to custard apple. She clears, diabetics need no avoid eating custard apple as it is “low on glycemic index”.Let’s take a look at the 4 popular myths and facts about Sitaphal, as explained by Rujuta Diwekar: Myth – Avoid if diabetic Fact – It is low on glycemic index and local, seasonal fruits are recommended for diabetics. Myth – Avoid if fat Fact – It is a good source of vitamin B complex, especially vitamin B6. Custard apple even helps reduce bloating. Myth – Avoid if heart patient Fact – It is high on minerals like manganese and vitamin C and has an anti-ageing effect on the heart and circulatory system Myth – Avoid if PCOD Fact – It is a good source for iron and helps prevent tiredness, irritability and improves fertility Earlier, Rujuta Diwekar shared another post on Instagram explaining the benefits of including custard apple in our daily diet during this season. Click here to know more. Considering this, we can say eat every seasonal fruit and vegetable to enjoy its taste and benefits to the fullest. But always remember, moderation is the key. Eat healthy, stay fit!
An ideal Indian meal usually consists of dal, chawal, roti, a sabzi and salad. But despite this variety, our meal may seem to be incomplete without achar. Whether you indulge in aam ka achar, neembu ka achar or even a mixed vegetable achar, there is no end to what all we can add to our plates and amp up our meals. However, even though we love this one small dish so much, many of us always buy jars full of it from the market but never make it at home. The reason being that making an achar from scratch can require lots of ingredients and can turn out to be an extensive task. But what if we told you that you can quickly whip a delicious achar from just minimum ingredients and time? Well, if this has caught your attention, then here we bring you a delicious four-ingredient instant adrak achar that you can make in just 15 minutes! (Also Read:Adrak Wali Chai Recipe: Master The Art Of Making Kadak Adrak Chai (With Health Benefits) Health Benefits Of Ginger Most of us use ginger to add extra flavour to our food. But this one ingredient also has many health benefits that aid us. Check them out:If you’re having stomach problems, ginger can soothe the pain. It may act by breaking up and eliminating gas that has accumulated in your intestines.Ginger also helps in improving digestion. Have it before meals, it can assist your stomach by emptying it.This ingredient has also been associated with decreasing LDL cholesterol levels, or “bad” cholesterol, which has been connected to an increased risk of heart disease.Ginger is also been a home remedy to treat cough and cold. One spoonful of its juice can aid you to feel better. (Also Read:Immunity-Boosting Ginger(Adrak) BarfiMay Work Wonders For Cough And Cold (Recipe Inside) So, with tons of benefits of this ingredient, let us check out how to make instant adrak achar.Here Is The Recipe Of Adrak Ka Achar | Adrak Ka Achar Recipe To make this, first, grate one whole ginger and add it to a bowl. Now to this, add a bit of salt, lemon juice and chopped green chillies and mix. Once the colour turns pink, refrigerate it and have it with any meal. You can store this adrak achar for up to 20 days in your fridge. For the full recipe, click here.