6 High-Protein Snacks Diabetics Should Eat To Manage Blood Sugar Levels


The world will be observing World Diabetes Day 2018 on 14th November. World Diabetes Day is a global awareness campaign that focusses on diabetes mellitus that is increasing in numbers worldwide. Diabetes is a chronic condition in which body’s ability to process blood glucose is impaired. It has turned out to be one of the most common health conditions in the recent times. While it cannot be cured completely, diabetes can be well-managed by eating a healthy diet, exercising and leading a fit lifestyle. If you are suffering from diabetes, chances are your body is not able to metabolise carbohydrates properly, which further results in high blood sugar. Therefore, it is important to take care of your diet. Most diabetics are advised to eat small frequent meals to ensure that the blood sugar levels do not spike instantly. Moreover, they are asked to have a carbohydrate-controlled diet and instead include more proteins. According to the American Diabetes Association, include a source of protein at each meal, even if it means you are consuming snacks. So, if you are not sure of protein-rich snacks, then we are here to help.

How does protein helps in managing diabetes?

The addition of right amount of protein in your diet may help manage diabetes well. First, it will help keep you fuller for longer and kill your cravings, which will further result in weight loss, stabilising blood sugar levels. Pairing protein-rich foods with carbohydrates will prevent the carbs from spiking your blood sugar levels instantly. Additionally, protein causes your stomach to empty more slowly; this in turn delays the starch from reaching your gut, where it is turned into glucose before entering your bloodstream. This delayed gastric emptying will prevent sharp spikes in the glucose levels.

(Also Read: 6 Excellent Sources Of Vegetarian Protein In Your Diet)

Protein-rich snacks for diabetics | Protein-rich snacks to manage blood sugar levels

 

1. Unsweetened yogurt

A small bowlful of unsweetened yogurt contains about 13 grams of protein, or 26 percent of the daily value for an individual on a 2,000-calorie diet. Yogurt is not only a good source of protein, but also calcium, and is known to be a low-carbohydrate snack. Add some vegetables in it to make it healthier.

2. Cottage cheese (paneer)

Non-fat cheese provides about 12 grams of protein and it is a good source of calcium. You could add some sunflower seeds or nuts to it in order to add unsaturated fats. Choose reduced-fat cottage cheese instead of regular one to reduce the risk of cholesterol and heart diseases.

(Also Read: 6 Signs You Are Eating Too Much Protein)

3. Almonds along with dried fruits

For a power-packed diabetes snack that is crunchy and sweet, try eating a mix of almonds and dried fruits. Almonds limit the blood sugar spike and they leave you feeling fuller, as per a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. While they are calorie dense, make sure you practice portion control. Almonds are packed with protein content and make a hearty snack.

4. Load up on seeds

What’s better than roasted and crunchy snacks? Seeds are packed with vitamins and minerals, along with healthy fats. Make sure you eat them unsalted as they come packed with high amount of calories. Add a mix of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds, all of which are said to be loaded with protein.

5. Eggs

A boiled egg or two wouldn’t hurt. One large egg contains about six grams of protein and zero carbs, making it an egg-cellent snack. In fact, it is a great way to add healthy vitamin D in your diet. A boiled egg topped with a dash of salt and black pepper can fill you up instantly.

6. Black bean salad

If you are in the mood to eat a heavy snack, go for black bean salad; as it is a filling combination of fibre and protein, both of which are best for diabetics.

Go on and have these simple yet effective protein-rich snacks and manage blood sugar levels. Apart from this, engage in exercises and manage your day well. This World Diabetes Day, let’s pledge to stay fit and manage diabetes efficiently.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

 





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This Is Equinox Labs Contribution Towards The Recent FSSAI Initiative – Eat Right India


FSSAI has launched the Eat Right India movement in order to spread awareness about eating right and safe food. With the outburst of several non-communicable diseases amongst the youth and the elderly population, FSSAI has put forward this initiative. The three factors which the Eat Right India is going to address is Eat Safe, Eat Healthy & Eat Fortified.

Carrying the torch ahead, Equinox Labs brought its best team together and conducted a Food Safety and Hygiene training, commonly known as FoSTaC Training, made mandatory by FSSAI, on Friday, 9th November 2018 at the famous Khau galli of Ghatkopar, Mumbai. The Khau Galli opens in the early evening hours, around 4.30 PM till midnight serving different kinds of food.

Nearly 30-35 Food vendors participated in the training. Similarly, more such trainings will be conducted in the coming months.

“Popular food sites like the Khau Galli of Ghatkopar has hundreds of people visiting them everyday, the number sky rocketing to even thousands on a festive occasion. At such crucial sites, even with a minor contamination, the scope of food-borne disease is immense. Equinox Labs has started with Khau Galli to create awareness amongst food hawkers that provide Indian cuisines to a large population. This way, we are targeting a large crowd, ensuring their safety and hygiene with a small number of food hawkers. We are also planning to conduct more of such big and small training sessions in the coming time to create more such awareness.” adds Ashwin Bhadri, CEO – Equinox Labs.

Under the Eat Right India movement, FSSAI has introduced two campaigns and expects every individual to join these and make a difference. The two campaigns are: ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ and ‘Save Food, Share Food, Share Joy’.

Swasth Bharat Yatra is FSSAI led initiative and supported by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. It is a PAN – India Cyclothon which will cover all the major cities of India for about 100+ days. It is organised to create awareness on combating diseases like obesity, heart diseases and micronutrient deficiency. This campaign is assumed to influence the population and bring about a change in the lifestyles of people.

Equinox Labs participated in Cyclothon for Swasth Bharat Yatra in association with FSSAI on 10th November 2018. There were more than 30 cyclists and other volunteers who started 23 Kms of Cycling from Mulund (Tip Top Plaza) to Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) – Matunga.

Swasth Bharat Yatra is an FSSAI led initiative and supported by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. It is a PAN – India Cyclothon which will cover all the major cities of India for about 100+ days. It is organised to create awareness on combating diseases like obesity, heart diseases and micronutrient deficiency. This campaign is assumed to influence the population and bring about a change in the lifestyles of people.



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Diwali 2018: Why Eat Adulterated Kaju Katli When You Can Make It At Home? (Recipe)


Highlights

  • Kaju katli is popular during Diwali and other Indian festivals
  • Kaju katli from stores may be stale or adulterated
  • Making kaju barfi at home is easy and takes very little time

Diwali 2018 is going to be celebrated next week on Wednesday, October 7, 2018 and we all know what that means- a flood of sweets and savoury delights in the markets. Sweetmeat sellers and confectioners will soon start working overtime to meet the increased demand for fresh sweets in India and around the world. From ladoos to barfis, fried snacks to halwas, there’s a wide range of Indian festive sweets. Kaju Katli or Kaju Barfi is one of the most-loved Indian sweets, that is widely sold during the time of Deepavali. It is not only popular among people in the Indian subcontinent, but is also loved by people in the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Pakistan. Huge decorative boxes of kaju barfi decorated with silver leaves will soon start making appearances on the shelves of Sweet Marts across the country, as well as in the refrigerators in our homes too. But did you know that kaju katli is also one of the most widely adulterated sweets during Diwali?

Also Read: Diwali 2018: How To Spot Adulterated Sweets And Their Ingredients? A Quick Guide

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How to make kaju katli at home

Kaju Barfi, which literally translates to ‘slice of cashews’, is made using cashew nuts which are soaked in water for a long period of time and then ground to make a paste. This paste is then mixed with ghee, milk, sugar, kesar and other standard sweet ingredients. Once the mixture is cooked, it is spread on huge steel and brass platters and allowed to cool, before it is cut into bite-sized and diamond-shaped sweets that are just irresistible- we bet you can’t stop after eating just one piece! It’s easy-to-make and can be prepared very quickly as well. But a lot of people are not aware about just how easy it is to make kaju katli at home and most of us end up buying these barfis from the market.

When you buy sweets from the market, they often tend to be made from substandard, even adulterated ingredients like poor quality milk and khoya. This is why these store-bought sweets can be unhealthy for your loved ones. Additionally, these sweets are not made to order but are made in bulk and sometimes customers are sold, old and stale sweets too. On the other hand, if you want to treat yourself and your family and friends to something fresh and healthier, you can make kaju ki barfi or kaju katli at home as well. Chef Niru Gupta has a simple and classic kaju katli recipe, involving very few ingredients that can be relied on, for a delicious batch of homemade sweets. Try the recipe to enjoy some fresh homemade kaju katlis this festive season!

Happy Diwali 2018!



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Want To Lose Fat Fast? Eat Dinner At 2 PM, Says This Weight Loss Fad Diet


Highlights

  • Early Time Restricted Feeding allows dieters to eat for only 6 hours
  • Dieters can eat anything between 8 am and 2 pm but nothing after that
  • There is limited evidence to support the efficiency of this diet

Fasting and fasting diets have become quite popular with weight watchers nowadays. These are the diets, when an individual consumes as much as they want during a stipulated time period of the day, and refrain from eating anything at all, during the majority of the hours of the day. This form of intermittent fasting is known as Time Restricted Eating or Feeding. The concept is as simple as it sounds- start your meals early in the morning and then finish lunch and dinner as earlier in the day as possible. An extreme form of intermittent fasting diet is a fad diet that encourages dieters to stop eating as early as 2 pm! So basically, in this fad diet, an individual’s last meal of the day or dinner is going to be at 2 pm and they cannot eat anything at all after that.

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This diet shifts the focus from counting the number of calories consumed to the time period of consuming these calories. This form of dieting takes the concept of eating early to a whole new level and also promises to promote weight loss. This particular weight loss fad diet where you can’t eat anything after 2 pm, is known as “Early Time Restricted Feeding” and it allows dieters to eat anything and everything, as long as they are eating it between 8 am and 2 pm only. This is one of the most difficult TRF diets to follow, as you have to squeeze all your meals within a six-hour time period and you will essentially be fasting for the rest of the day.

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Early Time Restricted Feeding is believed to curb hunger pangs and boost fat loss

Early Time Restricted Feeding: Does It Help In Weight Loss?

This fad diet for weight loss first became popular in 2016, when a team of researchers from Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana claimed that following eTRF had a number of benefits. The researchers said that following this form of intermittent fasting not only boosted fat loss, but also helped control hunger pangs by keeping ‘appetite levels more even’ throughout the day. Then in 2017 again a team of researchers from University of Alabama proved that eTRF was most effective for weight loss and dealing with frequent hunger pangs. These researchers actually put 11 men and women on an eTRF diet for four days. During this period, the subjects were allowed to eat four meals, but only between 8 am and 2 pm.

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The team allowed the dieters to have two breakfasts instead of one and claimed that by eating in this fashion, the subjects were burning as much as they were eating, but keeping more muscle and losing more fat. So should you follow this diet to lose weight faster? It doesn’t seem to be a dependable or a sustainable way to lose weight, as you cannot fast forever. Moreover, there isn’t enough scientific evidence (besides these two minor researches) to suggest whether or not this diet actually works.



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If You Dont Eat Honey Because You Are A Vegan, Avocados Might Be Off-Limits, Too


One thing that most sensible people can agree on – whether they’re vegan, meat-eaters, paleo, keto or whatever food tribe they happen to belong to – is that avocados are delicious. But there’s a paradigm-shifting debate online about the very nature of avocados that could make some of the eaters who appreciate them the most renounce them. Depending on how strict their definition of veganism is, some vegans may be dismayed to learn that the avocado-almond milk smoothies they’ve been drinking might – gasp! – not be so vegan after all.

Vegans eschew not only products made from animals, such as bacon and leather, but also products made by animals – the most obvious examples being milk and butter. For some vegans, this extends to honey, because it is produced from the labor of bees. Honey-avoiding vegans believe that exploiting the labor of bees and then harvesting their energy source is immoral – and they point out that large-scale beekeeping operations can harm or kill bees.

So why are avocados problematic? As the website the Conversation (and the British quiz show QI) points out, some avocados (and almonds) are produced by the work of bees, too. Honeybees pollinate many of our favorite fruits and vegetables, but in much of the United States, there are not enough bees to do this job naturally or efficiently. So farmers employ a practice called migratory beekeeping: They truck hives into their fields, where the bees live for short periods to pollinate the crops during the plants’ most fertile window. An in-depth article from Scientific American outlines just how important this practice is to farming and what effect it has on our ecosystem. The magazine estimated that without migratory beekeeping, the United States would lose one-third of its crops.

And it does involve cruelty to bees, according to Scientific American: “Forcing bees to gather pollen and nectar from vast swaths of a single crop deprives them of the far more diverse and nourishing diet provided by wild habitats. The migration also continually boomerangs honeybees between times of plenty and borderline starvation. Once a particular bloom is over, the bees have nothing to eat, because there is only that one pollen-depleted crop as far as the eye can see. When on the road, bees cannot forage or defecate. And the sugar syrup and pollen patties beekeepers offer as compensation are not nearly as nutritious as pollen and nectar from wild plants.” Not to mention, the commingling of bees from across the country in the same farms spreads disease, which can lead to colony collapse disorder.

But here’s what the debate hasn’t mentioned: Avocados and almonds aren’t the only crops that are pollinated in this manner. Migratory beekeeping is a slippery slope that – for those who wish to avoid it – could change the scope of veganism. Other fruits and vegetables that may be produced through migratory pollination include apples, plums, cherries, alfalfa, blueberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, pumpkin, lettuces, squash and tangerines. Not every item in these categories is produced in this manner, but unless a vegan were to know the practices of the farm of origin, they would have no way of knowing whether bees were exploited in the making of that squash salad.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a strong stance against honey. “These tiny animals are factory-farmed, much like chickens, pigs, and cows are,” says the organization’s page on honeybees. “Avoid honey, beeswax, propolis, royal jelly, and other products that come from bees.” The PETA website also includes a roundup of “the best vegan recipes for avocado lovers,” including chocolate avocado pudding and tofu-stuffed avocados.

PETA sent The Washington Post a statement about its stance on migratory beekeeping: “Going vegan is about making kind choices that bring about positive change. Average shoppers can’t avoid produce that involved migratory beekeeping any more than they can avoid driving on asphalt, which has animal ingredients – but they can save nearly 200 animals’ lives every year by choosing plant-based foods instead of meat, eggs, and dairy ‘products,’ ” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman.

Asked to clarify how migratory beekeeping is different from honey, given that bees are mistreated in both cases, PETA senior media liaison Catie Cryar wrote in an email that, while it’s difficult to avoid fruits and vegetables that have been created through migratory beekeeping, “everyone can easily avoid honey, which is made by bees for bees, and instead enjoy delicious vegan options such as agave nectar.” Veganism “shouldn’t be about adhering to rigid dogma for dogma’s sake but rather about making choices that bring about positive change. Ideally, the use of products that involve harming animals should be avoided, but it’s impossible to be 100 percent ‘pure,’ ” she said.

Veganism may be the most philosophical of all diets, thanks to the constant moral relativist quandaries it entails. Some studies have questioned whether insects, particularly bees, are capable of feeling pain. And others – even such vegan groups as Direct Action Everywhere – point out that a vegan diet is hardly “cruelty free,” in that it involves the exploitation of migrant farmworkers or the potential poisoning via pesticides of wild animals that live near farms. Veganism cannot eliminate suffering, but its adherents can feel like they have not personally contributed to it.

So will vegans give up their avocado salads? Maybe the most hardcore ones will. But those who want to continue to slurp avocado smoothies have PETA’s blessing – as long as they don’t put honey in them.



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Natural Beauty: What to Eat & Avoid For A Healthy Festive Glow


Most of us are now busy preparing for the festive season. There’s so much to do! Between decorating the house, buying new clothes, looking for recipes for a festive feast and organising and attending many parties – we’ve got our hands full! All this can get pretty exhausting and one has to take care of oneself, remember it isn’t just about looking good but feeling good too and that requires some effort. I have come to believe in recent years that many of us don’t even enjoy our festivals anymore because we are so tired and weary by the time we have organised everything that although we may be smiling through our pujas and parties our skin and hair looks tired and so do we from inside. So, what are some of the things that we can do to look and feel better during the festive season? Simple things that won’t take up too much time and if done consciously and regularly will make a difference to the way you look and feel? Here’s what I would recommend:

Festive Skin and Haircare | Simple Steps To Help You Look and Feel Fresh

Dry-fruits are an integral part of most Indian festivals. Along with all our festivals, come a lot of dry fruits that we pack away in jars to be used later. Here’s a better way to use those almonds, and one that will not lead to weight gain! Soak at least 10 almonds and have these daily after peeling them. If you don’t have time for this then make a small packet and mix in a handful of raisins, figs, almond, walnuts and cashews and keep in your handbag at all times. Munch on when you feel the need to snack on oily savouries.

Almond milk also is excellent and can be made very easily at home in your everyday mixer. Try and have a small glass of this daily to keep your energy levels high.

The festive season and changing weather impacts the skin by making it patchy and dull. Dry fruits can also be used to make a wonderful face scrub that will wake up your skin and nourish even the driest and patchiest of skins.

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Almond milk also is excellent and can be made very easily at home in your everyday mixer

Festive Season Scrub | Almond & Walnut Scrub

  • 2 tpsp almond powder
  • 2 tsp walnut powder
  • 2 tsb oatmeal
  • milk

Mix all of the above ingredients with enough cold milk to make a thick paste and apply on clean skin. Once it has dried completely, dab with milk and scrub in a rotating manner gently scrubbing areas that may be discoloured and patchy.

Another excellent scrub, and I think scrubs are important for this weather, is one of my all-time favourites for normal to combination skin.

Fig Fresh Scrub | All-Season Scrub For Healthy Glow

  • 10 figs
  • 1tsp chironji
  • 2tsp kaolin clay
  • 1tsp rose water
  • 1tsp yoghurt

Grind the dry fruit in a dry grinder and add the rest of the ingredients to make a thick paste. Apply to cleaned skin and leave on till dry, dab with water and scrub off.

(Also Read: Here’s How You Can Make Rose Water At Home

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Rose water helps keep your skin hydrated

Simple Remedy For Stress-free Skin

Stress levels can be quite high during the festival season as we tend overtire ourselves with inadequate hours of sleep. I think some soothing chamomile and lavender teas can be great ways of unwinding after a long exhausting day or in between chores.

Did you know Pooja flowers can also be used to look after you skin? Marigolds and roses are some of the most common flowers used in the festive season, this year don’t throw away these flowers but use them to make some nourishing masks for your skin and hair.

Marigold flowers are wonderful for treating falling hair, reducing dandruff and dryness and improving texture of the hair. Make the following super-duper hair mask and see how your limp lifeless hair comes alive!

Flower Power Hair Mask

  • 3tsb aloe vera gel
  • Paste of 10 marigold buds
  • 2tsb almond oil
  • 2tsb rosemary paste

If you can’t get rosemary, use 2-3drops of rosemary oil. Mix everything well and apply from scalp to ends of hair and leave on for an hour before shampooing normally.

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Aloe vera is great for your skin and hair

Rose Rejuvenation Mask

  • 3tsb rose petal paste
  • 1egg white whipped till it peaks
  • 1tsp avocado oil
  • 1tsp rice flour
  • 1tsp honey

Mix well and apply to cleaned skin and let it dry completely. Avoiding talking or any facial movements during this time. When it has dried completely, you will be able to feel the stretch on your skin. Wash off with cold water and pat dry.

Keep Eating Fresh Fruits

Raw foods have a great effect on the body. Not only do you feel your energy levels go up, fresh foods have a positive impact on the way your skin and hair looks too. So, when you are buying fruits for puja don’t give away everything as prasad, keep some for yourself too. Make it a point to eat at least 5 pieces of fresh fruit a day be it an apple, orange, a bowl of pomegranate, papaya or kiwi.

Pick up salad sticks between your organising chores. I always feel stocking up on healthy alternatives to munch on in the fridge helps make eating healthy and easier. Be it carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumbers or raw radish, eat as much and in plenty to keep your metabolism and energy levels high!

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Pick up salad sticks between your organising chores

Things to avoid this festive season should be the following:

  • Too many late nights
  • Too much alcohol
  • Excessive heavy fried foods and sweets
  • Sleeping without removing make up is a complete NO
  • Too less sleep
  • Inadequate water intake
  • Stress

Enjoy the festive season. After all its you, your family, friends and loved ones that will make it something to remember by. And look after yourself to be able to look after them. Believe me these simple but effective tips will help you for a long, long time to come!

Keep glowing naturally!



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4 Spices That You Should Eat To Manage Blood Sugar Levels


One way to deal with diabetes is to consume prescribed medication and manage blood sugar levels. However, alternative medicines are gaining momentum and for all good reasons. While diet alterations, exercises and lifestyle changes help control diabetes, natural supplements can also stabilise blood glucose levels. Our kitchens are a treasure trove of herbs and spices that are said to work wonders on our overall health. Spices, made from the bark, root, bud or berry of a plant, are generally used dried rather than fresh, which means their essential oil content is highly concentration and they a more pungent taste. Research into most common spices has found that they possess powerful antioxidant and antibiotic properties that benefit overall health. Some spices are known to manage blood sugar levels in an efficient way. We list out some amazing spices that you should definitely add to your daily diet to control diabetes.

Spices for diabetes

1. Turmeric (Haldi)

Ayurveda has long used turmeric for its healing properties. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it an excellent spice for boosting immunity and skin health. In fact, researchers have investigated its role in managing diabetes and results have suggested that it may help manage blood sugar levels. As per a study published in the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the active compound in turmeric called curcumin may help decrease the level of glucose in blood, further reducing diabetes-related complications. The best way to bring turmeric to your rescue is to drink turmeric milk or haldi doodh.

(Also Read: Turmeric For Diabetes: How To Use This Spice To Manage Blood Sugar Levels)

2. Cloves (Laung)

Cloves have antiseptic as well as germicidal properties. Moreover, they offer anti-inflammatory, analgesic and digestive health benefits for diabetes. Cloves also help keep your blood sugar levels in check and are known to promote insulin production, further controlling diabetes.

3. Garlic (Lehsun)

According to a study published in the journal Phytomedicine, consumption of garlic increased the serum insulin in diabetic rats. So make sure you are adding enough garlic in your daily diet.

4. Cinnamon (Dalchini)

Cinnamon is an antioxidant that’s been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce fasting blood sugars. In fact, according to a study published in the International Journal of Molecular Science, cinnamon has the ability to improve insulin sensitivity. Drink cinnamon tea to stay healthy.

Make sure you complement these spices with a healthy diet and exercises to ensure better management of diabetes.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

 

 





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Baby Inaaya Turns One: Mommy Soha Ali Khan Reveals What The Baby Likes To Eat!


Highlights

  • Inaaya turns one today and Soha Ali Khan has much to say about her
  • Soha posted a picture of an adorable board that lists trivia about Inaaya
  • Inaaya’s diet is seemingly healthier than ours

Bollywood actor and author Soha Ali Khan’s daughter Inaaya may be just a year old today, but the little one sure knows how to grab the shutterbugs and hog the headlines every time she makes an appearance. The paparazzi just can’t get enough of the doe-eyed and angel-faced baby, who is celebrating her first birthday today. Inaaya sure is one lucky baby, as she has been gifted with great genes, thanks to her incredibly good-looking parents Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu. Moreover, her doting parents never seem to get enough of playing around with her and pampering her. Six months ago, the beautiful baby even celebrated a half-birthday party, where her parents spoiled her with gifts and an adorable ‘half birthday cake.’ Now that Inaaya has completed one full year of existence, she is sure to get an even bigger party.

To mark her daughter’s first birthday, mother Soha Ali Khan Pataudi posted a picture of what looks like a chalk board that summarises the baby’s likes and dislikes. Soha Ali Khan complied everything about Inaaya, from her favourite activities to her favourite foods on the board and posted a picture of it on Instagram. What caught our attention was the fact that how healthy the baby eats! As is revealed in the picture, Inaaya liked to eat avocados, pears and yogurt.

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Isn’t that absolutely adorable? Everything about this board is incredibly cute and is also enough for us to imagine what a chirpy and lively kid Inaaya must be. Avocados are creamy and smooth and make for perfect baby food, when mashed. It also contains healthy carbs and fats, which are needed for an infant’s body to grow properly. Pears also make for great baby food, as they can cored, peeled and the pulp can be diluted with water and fed to an infant. They are easily digestible and are tasty too. Yogurt is also important to support digestive health of the baby. All in all, Inaaya’s diet may be healthier than ours! Recently Inaaya and Taimur made headlines together for their adorable Rakshabandhan pictures and then pictures of their antics on a Maldives vacation.





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People Are Freaking Out Over These Puppy Shaped Ice-creams That Look Too Real To Eat!


Highlights

  • Puppy shaped ice-creams are Instagram’s latest obsession
  • J.C. Co Art Kitchen is serving freakishly real puppy ice-creams
  • These ice-creams come in 3 shapes- pugs, labradors and shar peis

In the day and age of Instagram foods, anything is possible. You may be familiar with the fact that cute dog videos make for viral content. But, now a dog shaped ice-cream is also going viral on Instagram and it looks scary realistic! There are hundreds of videos of people digging into what looks like a tiny, sleepy puppy on a plate on Instagram and YouTube. But, don’t worry – neither is this ice-cream made from puppies, nor is it meant for them to eat. It’s just a cute/freaky puppy-shaped ice-cream that is wowing people and creeping them out in equal measure. The trend originated in Taiwan, where one particular eatery created an ice-cream that looks exactly like a shar pei – a breed of Chinese dog. What is amazing about this ice-cream is the lifelike look of the tiny animal, which looks like it is going to start wagging its tail any moment now.

The puppy ice-cream was first served to its customers by J.C. Co Art kitchen in the southern city of Kaohsiung in Taiwan and it has become wildly popular on the internet ever since. The restaurant serves ice creams shaped like three different breeds of puppies – pugs, shar peis and labrador. The ice-cream pups typically have googly eyes and look like they’re lying on their stomachs on your plate, waiting for you to pet them.

Also Read: 10 Ice Cream Flavours You’d be Crazy (Not) to Try!

Take a look:

Doesn’t that look freakishly real? But, how are these adorable puppy ice-creams made? It’s not that easy to get them to look as lifelike as they look. The ice-cream mixture is first put into special dog moulds and then frozen at minus 22 degrees Celsius before they are given the final touches and then served to the customers. The pups come in different flavours – labrador puppy ice-creams are earl grey flavoured, while the shar peis and pugs are peanut flavoured. These puppies have started showing up more and more on Instagram. These ice-creams are being sold at a price between NTD 110 and NTD 188 (or Rs 260 and Rs 445). So far, the people who have tried the ice-cream have quite liked the taste as well. But, some people have been mildly disturbed by how real the puppies look. Would you try this ice-cream? Let us know in the comments below!





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Why You Should Eat Breakfast Like Shilpa Shetty? 3 Hard To Beat Reasons


Highlights

  • Shilpa Shetty is famous for her food posts on her social media pages
  • She frequently shares pictures of her breakfast meals on her Instagram
  • Her breakfast meals are quite appetising

Bollywood’s ultimate binge-queen Shilpa Shetty Kundra is famous for her food posts on her social media pages. The actor’s love for healthy breakfast is on another level. She frequently shares pictures of her breakfast meals on her Instagram stories and ends up giving us major foodie goals! Apart from being healthy and nutritious, her breakfast meals are quite appealing to the eyes as well. Case in point is the beautifully-plated breakfast snapshot that she posted on her Instagram stories this morning.

Have a look:

(Also Read: Shilpa Shetty’s Ganesh Chaturthi Binge: How Many Of These Marathi Delicacies Have You Tried?)

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The actor’s love for healthy breakfast is on another level

Doesn’t that look immensely appetising? Seen in the picture is sauteed button mushrooms with two perfectly boiled eggs, along with cherry tomatoes and spinach. To up the nutritional quotient of her meal, there’s mashed avocado as well. The diva paired her veggie meal with porridge to make it healthier. The actor is currently in Sydney for a ‘Meet and Greet’ event. Even while travelling, Shilpa Shetty Kundra is eating all healthy and giving us a lot of inspiration.

Here are three hard to beat reasons why you should also eat breakfast like Shilpa Shetty:

1.    Full Of Nutrition

Shilpa Shetty Kundra knows the art of balancing taste with nutrition. She always ensures that she gets her morning dose of calories to keep her going through the day.

2.    Protein-Rich

A protein-rich breakfast is essential to keep your skin healthy and nourished. Eggs are one of the best sources of protein. Shilpa Shetty’s breakfast hardly ever contains fattening ingredients, except when she’s doing her Sunday binges.

3.    Filling Yet Light On The Stomach

Shilpa surely knows the importance of a healthy breakfast and her meals definitely pack in a whole lot of nutrition. They are not only filling, but quite light on the stomach as well.

So the next time you prepare breakfast, keep the above pointers in mind and get going!
 



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