Just the word ‘Salad’ brings to everyone’s mind grated carrots and cucumbers dressed with lime, pepper and salt. No, a salad need not be boring. There are multiple ways of making interesting, tasty salads. Lets see what are the ingredients that go to make an interesting salad that is nutritious as well. Salads are wonderful ways of adding health to your life. Firstly, they have natural flavours, crunchy texture and wonderful colours gifted by Nature. Secondly, including a large serving of fresh raw vegetables in our everyday meal can have significant health benefits. Salads are a natural source of fibre. Be it summer or winter, a crisp salad is the basis for an energizing meal. Even while dining out, ordering a fresh salad is the best way to start a dinner. The digestive enzymes that are present in the raw vegetables prevent indigestion that might be caused by the food that was to follow.

“Hey, you have already educated us on eliminating gluten and dairy. Now you want us to eliminate sugar too?” you may ask. No. I’m not here to preach anything. All I want to say is that this site will not be using ‘Refined White Sugar’ for the simple reason that I personally believe that nutritional value of Refined sugar is just Zero. It has no vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein or fibre. But has only Calories.

Do humans need milk? If there is a perfect and nutritionally correct food for babies, it is mother’s milk. Its is best for human babies and formulated for humans. Milk is species specific. Cow’s milk is designed for it’s calves. Sadly, we are the only species who continue to drink milk even after weaning. And that too of other species. Why should we eliminate dairy?

What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein that’s found in certain grains like Wheat, Barley, Rye, etc. Among all these wheat is the most well-known gluten source.  It is the ingredient that provides elasticity and helps foods hold together to maintain their shape. Is Gluten bad for all? No. Not for all. Most people can tolerate gluten. People who are affected by gluten develop health conditions like Celiac disease, Grain allergy and Gluten Intolerance. The former is an autoimmune disorder that can cause severe digestive disorders and other health issues. The other two cause bloating, stomach pain, fatigue, etc. (Please google for symptoms of all these health issues) How could Gluten become suddenly threatening?

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February 10th is celebrated as World Pulses Day. I am an avid fan of whole pulses / lentils. When I took a review of my posts so far, I realised I have as of today posted 22 recipes using whole pulses & legumes. I decided to compile all those recipes and make an eBook that you can download from my site.


Healthy Eating ?

Rama Ganapathy