Understanding emotional eating

Friday, March 6, 2015

Our bodies respond to the way we feel.  When you are stressed out, anxious or upset, your body tries to cover up these negative emotions by trying to…

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Goa’s bounty: Musk Melon (Cucumis melo)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Musk melon is a delicious fruit available in India throughout the year. In Goa, musk melons, locally called chibad, are abundant in the rainy season. When over ripe…

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Spice highlight –
Pepper corns

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Locally known as “Kali Miri” HEALTH BENEFITS Black pepper corn is a common spice used in Goa. Black pepper is known

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Saffron

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Locally known as Kesar in India.   HEALTH BENEFITS Saffron contains many plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, health promoting and disease preventing properties.

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Goa’s Bounty : Colocasia leaves (Colocasia esculenta)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Colocasia leaves are a green leafy vegetable generally consumed as a rainy season delicacy. They are abundant in Goa during the monsoons. Locally the vegetable is called ‘Aluchi…

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Nutrition for weight loss: Skip the fad diet and focus on long-lasting changes

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

When it comes to losing weight, everyone is looking for a quick fix, often opting for one or more of the ‘fad diets’ around. A fad diet promises…

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Goa’s bounty: Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pineapple is a popular tropical fruit that is delicious, healthy and nutritious. It is widely consumed in many parts of the world. It is rich in soluble and…

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Lemon grass

Monday, May 25, 2015

Locally known as ‘Ganjan or gavti cha’ HEALTH BENEFITS Lemon grass has been used traditionally

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Goa’s bounty: Cashew apple (Anacardium occidentale)

Monday, May 25, 2015

The cashew plant, introduced by the Portuguese thrives well in the warm and humid Goan climate. Cashew apples are not actually the fruit, but the enlarged stem of…

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Spice Highlights
Mint Leaves (Pudina)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Commonly known in India as “Pudina“.   HEALTH BENEFITS Mint is one of the most versatile plants. It has a distinct aroma, pleasing flavour and cooling effect. It…

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