Why Fats Can Be Necessary at Times?

People nowadays are extremely careful of what they eat, how much calories, or fats it has, how it was made and more. They are very cautious of what they put inside their body and the food industry is realising the growing market in this health cautious public and using this factor to introduce new and unique types of products that are made all natural, fat free and low calorie and more.

But, what people do not realise is that just because a product says its fat free doesn’t necessarily means that its healthy, it also doesn’t mean it’s not healthy, but just looking at the label is not enough. One needs to properly read though the whole thing, see if this is something they require, based on their current diet, one should figure out what is it they are lacking or what they are overdoing, and then after making sure that one has thought of all this, should they make a decision on what to purchase.

Also, many times, people think that just cutting off all fats and calorie diet can turn one to be fit. That is a very grave misconception most have, that is not true. For instance, many think mayonnaise sauce is bad for health, and although that is true, but if one takes it in moderation then like any other food item, mayonnaise can also make a drab meal enjoyable. Mayonnaise is high in fat, but not saturate fat, so if taken in small portion and not included in the regular diet, then it doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
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Another misconception if of salad dressing in India especially. People think salad dressing has to be plain and boring and tasteless, but that is not the case. Healthy ingredients and perhaps even fruits and exotic oils and flours can be added to give it enough taste so that the salad doesn’t remain bland.

Why Do We Love Sandwiches?

What do you think when someone mentions ‘sandwich’? Like most people, I am sure your mouth must be watering too! There are so many types of sandwiches and we relish almost all of them! It is our favourite, doesn’t matter we eat as our meal, as a snack or munch it all the time! Here are a few reasons why we all love sandwiches, I am sure you all will relate to it.
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The variety

Aren’t we all spoilt for choices when it comes to choosing sandwiches? There are so many kinds of sandwich available! Vegetarians love it, non vegetarians gorge on sandwiches with fillings of meat and chicken! The variety just leaves us craving for more and each time we try something our taste buds crave for more, and we end up trying some other variety the next time! There are places which serve sandwiches from different parts of the world, and they are heavenly!

Easy to make

The internet is flooded with easy sandwich recipes, DIY sandwich recipes which are super easy to make. For people like me, who can barely cook anything, sandwiches act as a rescue to my kitchen ignorance. I can make something or the other with loaves of bread and make a sandwich out of it! Not only this, it is easy for people who are in a hurry and do not have enough time to cook. A sandwich is the best possible option where you can just make it and pack it, and eat it on the go!

Healthy

Health conscious people like sandwiches as they are filling and healthy. Sandwiches call for a good amount of vegetables which automatically increases the heath quotient of the sandwich. Most of the mayo sauce recipes in India are for sandwiches. A good spread of mayo is good to go with any salad. Healthy and tasty, sandwiches are the best option for a quick bite when really hungry, and we oh-so-love it!

Traditional Method of Serving Food

Tracing the history of food service in India, serving food in banana leaves was a common practice before the culture of serving food in metal plates came to the mainstream. Indians were not in the habit of using soap until 17th century when Arab traders introduced these which were later popularized by the British invaders. Because it was considered unhygienic to use the same utensil to eat food, therefore using a banana leaf was considered a hygienic practice also because it could be disposed easily, else an individual might just reuse the unwashed utensil over and over again.

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To further reason out the prevalent use of banana leaves for best food service in India in the past could possibly be that no other variety of leaf which was this large was that accessible. However this cultural practice of serving is still retained even when regular chutneys are replaced by Thousand Island dressing in India and especially in the southern part of India. Here are some of the reasons and benefits of using banana leaves for serving purposes:

-It is one of the most eco-friendly measures and food-serving system. Also because it degrades quickly so unlike metallic plates it doesn’t require extensive cleaning and washing with water.

-It is a healthy. Because banana is rich in antioxidants it helps in fighting and controlling cancer. Several researches also prove that the leaves contain polyphenol oxidase which assists in combating Parkinson’s disease. Its leaves are also used to prepare certain ayurvedic medicines. Therefore by serving hot food on banana leaves, you certainly ensure a good health.

-In spite of eating in a metallic plate which is barely washed, it is better to serve in banana leaves which shall be equally hygienic every time you eat.

-It is a plausible choice. Since not every leaf is as big as banana leaves so banana leaves are a better and practical choice to serve food in.

-It is an authentic practice. Serving in banana leaves communicates effectively our cultural inheritance.

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Cooking Made Easy

I am Nisha. When I was at mumma’s place, everyone would say that nishu…how would you adjust after marriage at husband’s place? Reason being I was the youngest at home, and my elder sisters would pamper me like a baby. All I did at home is eat, go to school/college, shopping and sleeping.

Cleaning, cooking, household stuff were like never there in my dictionary. It’s not that i wasn’t interested; it’s just that I had never done it. I would feel how difficult it is to cook different stuff every single day. Then, would satisfy myself with the answer that when we cannot eat same food every day, then how can same food be cooked every single day. I know, would sound stupid to some, but trust me, something that I would make me steal the deal is Kettle chips India.

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No matter what’s the time or day it is, anyone and everyone can have kettle chips India. This infact turned out to be a life saver for us. Now, when i say ‘us’, i mean it too. It’s been two months that i have got married. Post marriage, the both of us, I and my husband shifted to Bangalore.  Everything was perfect, but let’s get practical…honeymoon period is over. Dining at five star restaurants and getting pampered with lavishing luxuries is partially over. Now I had to fit-in to the bracket of ideal wife. Afterall, somewhere down the line, he would be expecting me to feed him good food. Initially, kettle chips came to rescue; I ensured that i bag off a few packs. He loved it too. Now, i also felt that i should be cooking good stuff; i scouted via online and came across many easy and healthy breakfast recipes.  Woee..I didn’t realize cooking is so much fun. Yes, honestly I faced difficulties in managing the apt sugar and salt contents, but things kept on going simpler as never before. Now, i can proudly say that i love cooking and can cook a whole different range of stuff as everyone.