Introducing The MetabolismResetDiet: The Healthiest Way to Lose Weight

The last few months have been especially stressful, and junk food has been too close at hand, as we work from home. 

The MetabolismReset Diet makes it easy to shed unwanted pounds and build lean muscle through plant-based protein sources, in as little as two weeks.

If you want to lose weight, boost your immunity, and have more energy, this is the diet for you. You’ll eat healthy holistic approach based meals and snacks consisting of mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes for 14 days, and watch the pounds drop off. We went to a successful certified holistic Nutritionist, Priyanshi Bhatnagar, to create this effective plan just for you.

On the MetabolismReset Diet, you can lose fat and keep it off for good, while eating naturally metabolism-boosting foods that give you all-day energy to work out, stay focused, and feel amazing–never hungry or deprived. Get the whole diet on your phone, computer, and as a beautiful e-plan in PDF form to download, print out, and keep handy. Plus, we’ll send you an email every week with the recipes, nutrition tips, and secrets to your success.

On the 14-Day MetabolismReset Diet, you’ll lose weight and feel amazing!

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Once you sign up we will send you entire plan to download and print out, as well as the nutritional blogs on Detoxpri which you can access from your phone: You’ll get 14 days of recipes, two weekly shopping lists, a weekly newsletter, and motivating tips. Get ready to get your diet–and your body–back on a healthy track. You’re going to feel amazing.

The MetabolismReset Diet Works!

How do we know? Because we tried it.

Fad diets don’t work. What does? A healthy diet of mostly whole foods that grow in the ground and full of healthy filling fiber, immune-boosting antioxidants and energy providing whole grains, plus heart-healthy fats that help your body rev up its fat-burning engines.

The MetabolismReset Diet was created by a certified holistic Nutritionist, Priyanshi Bhatnagar and author of successful nutrition book featuring how to establish a healthy relationship with food and she are here to guide you through the next two weeks of healthy eating designed for weight loss.

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The MetabolismReset Diet is so easy and effective, in just 14 days you will be able to feel the difference, as your clothes will be looser, your bloat gone, the scale will start to move in the right direction, and keep going. This is the only diet plan you’ll ever need since it’s the one you want to stick with, for lasting results. This plan lets you eat three meals and a snack a day, of delicious, high-fiber plant-based foods including smoothies, veggie toast, and porridge bowls, all while losing weight without going hungry.

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Top 7 Unique Fermented Indian Superfoods, that you must add to Your Diet

Fermentation, Uncovered

Fermented foods and beverages are becoming increasingly popular. You can now find kombucha on tap in bars, sourdough bread in cafes and more varieties of yoghurt, sauerkraut and kimchi in your local supermarket. Today, more people are turning to these foods for their potential health benefits.

Fermented foods have been part of the human diet for centuries, and Essentially a metabolic process of preserving food, fermentation involves controlling bacteria and yeast to transform food into fuel by releasing into our stomach, microorganisms that are essential for facilitating digestion.

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Fermented foods are filled with beneficial bacteria that helps in boosting good bacteria in the digestive system. The amazing thing about Fermented food is that they are budget-friendly and will help you to secure food for a longer period.

Consumption of fermented foods is good in many ways like it enhances the bioavailability, reduces symptoms of lactose intolerance, and holding anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.

What are fermented foods?

Fermented foods are foods and beverages that have undergone controlled microbial growth and fermentation.

Fermentation is an anaerobic process in which microorganisms like yeast and bacteria break down food components (e.g. sugars such as glucose) into other products (e.g. organic acids, gases or alcohol).

While Natural Fermentation can be done by leaving food overnight or for many days to initiate natural fermentation.

This gives fermented foods their unique and desirable taste, aroma, texture and appearance.  There are thousands of different types of fermented foods.

Also read: 7 Natural Drinks To Improve Gut Health

Fermented Foods and their Types

Fermented foods have been a significant part of traditional Indian cuisine, irrespective of the state you are in. They are made from a variety of ingredients as well as colourful fruits and vegetables. Largely there are 7 types of fermented foods:

Fermented foods

1. Made from cereals and/or pulses – Idli, dosa, Ambala, nan, pazhaya, etc. 

2. Buttermilk based including cereal/pulses – Kadi, Kulu, Mor Kuzhambu, etc. 

3. cereal-based fermented sweets and snacks – Tiskari, jalebi, Bhatura, Torani, Changpa, Thuktal, etc. 

4. Made from milk – Curd, Philuk, Somar, Chhu, Chirping, etc. 

5. Made from unripe fruits, bamboo shoots, vegetables – sauerkraut, Iromba, Meshu, Goyang, Gundruk, Sinki, Khorisa-Tenga, etc. 

6. Made from meat products – Yak Satchu, Hentak, Lona Ilish, Uttonggari, etc. 

7. Made from pulses – Bedwin roti, dhokla, khaman, Madrah, wadi, Bekanthu, Hawaijar, etc. 

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Fermented foods are a staple in the Indian diet, with most meals incomplete without a bevy of Lacto-fermented achaar (pickles) that add a healthy kick of flavours, from sweet-and-sour to spicy and tangy.

Curd (Dahi)

Found in every Indian household, Dahi is prepared by naturally fermenting cow or buffalo’s milk. It is a rich source of folic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B-complex, and lactic acid bacteria. Used in the daily diet, it is rich in probiotics or good bacteria thereby improving gut health. It further impedes the growth of E. coli and other bad bacteria in the gut.


Also read: Healthy Yogurt Recipes


A traditional fermented food, Dhokla is a staple food item of Gujarat. It is prepared using Bengal gram and/or rice. Rice and pulse flour is fermented with curd and then steamed. The resulting item is airy and spongy. The process of fermentation increases the antioxidant property of making it easily digestible and suitable for diabetics as well. It helps in combating age-related diseases and diabetes

Here is dhokla recipe: https://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/recipe/Khaman-Dhokla-KhaanaKhazana.html

Buttermilk (Chach)

Buttermilk is made by adding a bacteria culture to nonfat or low-fat milk. The result is a tart, fermented liquid that’s thicker than milk. Buttermilk can be used to lighten pancake batter and is the secret ingredient in coleslaw responsible for its creaminess and tangy flavour. To be sure that you’re getting buttermilk that is rich in probiotics, be sure to pick a container with an “active cultures” label.

Spiced buttermilk recipe: https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/chaas-recipe-buttermilk-recipe/


Kombucha is a fermented drink made of black tea and sugar (from various sources like cane sugar, fruit or honey). It contains a colony of bacteria and yeast that is responsible for initiating the fermentation process once combined with sugar.

Do fermented foods like kombucha contain alcohol? Kombucha has trace amounts of alcohol but too little to cause intoxication or even to be noticeable.


Check out the Kombucha recipe here.

Pickles (Achaar)

Homemade naturally fermented pickles are amazing for the health of your gut. They contain tons of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which a store-bought jar of fermented pickles might not contain.



Idli is a round, fluffy bread, made from ground rice or rice flour mixed with ground black gram, salt, methi (fenugreek seeds) and water. The mixture is allowed to ferment before being steamed in an idli steamer. It makes an important contribution to the diet as a source of protein, calories and vitamins, especially B‐complex vitamins, compared to the raw unfermented ingredients.

Here is an easy idli recipe: https://m.tarladalal.com/idli-1652r


Kanji is a fermented drink made from antioxidant-rich black carrots, beetroot, mustard seeds, water and black salt, with the potent concoction preserved in ceramic jars and left to ferment in the sun for as long as two to three days before being strained and served. It has a pungent, zingy flavour which might take a while to grow on you.

Here is the probiotic kanji recipe

These food items are packed with nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals. It helps in boosting your body’s immune system and fighting common diseases such as cold, indigestion, obesity, and many other ailments.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and include these unique fermented food items in your diet and reap the many benefits. 

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar

Here’s The best diet for 2021: Mediterranean diet (9 Benefits That Explain Why Experts Love It so Much)

For the fourth year in a row, the Mediterranean diet continues to be named the best overall diet, according to U.S. News, World Report’s annual ranking and CNN news revealed last week.

The Mediterranean Diet may offer a host of health benefits, including weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control. By following the Mediterranean Diet, you could also keep that weight off while avoiding chronic disease.

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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

A Mediterranean diet incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including France, Greece, Italy and Spain.

The Mediterranean diet varies by country and region, so it has a range of definitions.

A traditional diet from the Mediterranean region includes a generous portion of fresh produce, whole grains, and legumes, as well as some healthful fats and fish.

The general guidelines of the diet recommend that people eat:

• a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains

• healthful fats, such as nuts, seeds, and olive oil

• moderate amounts of dairy and fish

• very little white meat and red meat

• few eggs

• red wine in moderation

How does the Mediterranean Diet work?

Because this is an eating pattern – not a structured diet – you’re on your own to figure out how many calories you should eat to lose or maintain your weight, what you’ll do to stay active and how you’ll shape your Mediterranean menu.

The Mediterranean diet puts a higher focus on plant foods than many other diets. It is not uncommon for vegetables, whole grains, and legumes to make up all or most of a meal.

Mediterranean diet pyramid

What can I eat and avoid on the Mediterranean diet?

• Eat: Vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, slices of bread, herbs, spices, fish, seafood and extra virgin olive oil.

• Eat-in moderation: Poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt.

• Eat only rarely: Red meat and Sweets

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You should avoid these:

• Added sugar: Soda, candies, ice cream, pastries, table sugar and many others.

• Refined grains: White bread, white pasta, and pizza dough containing white flour.

• Trans fats: Found in margarine and various processed foods.

• Refined oils: Soybean oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil and others.

• Processed meat: Processed sausages, hot dogs, deli meats, etc.

• Highly processed or packaged foods: Anything labelled “low-fat” or “diet” or which looks like it was made in a factory.

Health benefits of a Mediterranean diet

A traditional Mediterranean diet consisting of large quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, fish, and olive oil—coupled with physical activity—can reduce your risk of serious mental and physical health problems by:

1. Preventing heart disease and strokes.

Following a Mediterranean diet limits your intake of refined slices of bread, processed foods, and red meat, and encourages drinking red wine instead of hard liquor—all factors that can help prevent heart disease and stroke.

2. Keeping you agile.

If you’re an older adult, the nutrients gained with a Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of developing muscle weakness and other signs of frailty by about 70 per cent.

3. Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Research suggests that the Mediterranean diet may improve cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and overall blood vessel health, which in turn may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

4. Halving the risk of Parkinson’s disease.

The high levels of antioxidants in the Mediterranean diet can prevent cells from undergoing a damaging process called oxidative stress, thereby cutting the risk of Parkinson’s disease in half.

5. Increasing longevity.

By reducing your risk of developing heart disease or cancer with the Mediterranean diet, you’re reducing your risk of death at any age by 20%.

6. Protecting against type 2 diabetes.

A Mediterranean diet is rich in fibre which digests slowly, prevents huge swings in blood sugar, and can help you maintain a healthy weight.

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7. Promotes healthy weight management.

Because of all the fiber, the Mediterranean diet helps manage fullness. You feel more satiated with foods higher in fibre, which helps with healthy weight loss and metabolism.

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8. Special benefits for post-menopausal women.

The Mediterranean diet has even been linked to positively impacting bone and muscle mass in post-menopausal women.

9. It’s good for your gut.

One study found that people who follow the Mediterranean diet had a higher population of good bacteria in their microbiome, compared to those who ate a traditional Western diet. Researchers noted an increase in eating plant-based foods like vegetables, fruits, and legumes upped the good bacteria by 7 per cent—not too shabby.

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If you’re planning to follow the Mediterranean diet, here is an example of a 2-day Mediterranean diet meal plan to get you started:

Healthy toast

Day 1


• one pan-fried egg

whole-wheat toast

• grilled tomatoes

For additional calories, add another egg or some sliced avocado to the toast.


• 2 cups of mixed salad greens with cherry tomatoes and olives on top and a dressing of olive oil and vinegar

• whole-grain pita bread

• 2 ounces (oz) of hummus


• whole-grain pizza with tomato sauce, grilled vegetables, and low-fat cheese as toppings

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Day 2



• 1 cup of whole-grain oats with cinnamon, dates, and honey

• top with low-sugar fruits, such as raspberries

• 1 oz of shredded almonds (optional)


• boiled white beans with spices, such as laurel, garlic, and cumin

• 1 cup of arugula with an olive oil dressing and toppings of tomato, cucumber, and feta cheese


• oven-roasted vegetables, such as:

• artichoke

• carrot

• zucchini

• eggplant

• sweet potato

• tomato

• toss in olive oil and heavy herbs before roasting

• 1 cup of whole-grain couscous

Though there is not one defined Mediterranean diet, this way of eating is generally rich in healthy plant foods and relatively lower in animal foods, with a focus on fish and seafood.

At the end of the day, the Mediterranean diet is incredibly healthy and satisfying. You won’t be disappointed.

By Priyanshi Bhatagar

Healthy Spiced Hot Chocolate To Keep You Warm This Winter

Dear, it’s cold outside, and a steaming mug of rich, sweet hot chocolate is everyone’s favourite warm winter drink!
But why should you be feeling guilt with just a single, hot chocolate, when there is a healthy spiced hot chocolate with so many wonderful, sweet and delicious spices combinations?

We’ve rounded up our absolute favourite homemade hot chocolate recipe here. Defrost by making this healthy hot drinks, and enjoy the deliciousness guilt-free

By making smart ingredient choices (like swapping in almond milk for saturated-fat-filled milk). Use almond milk if you’d like to make your healthy hot chocolate vegan, as low calorie as possible, and dairy-free. The richer the milk you choose, however, the richer the hot chocolate. we keep our recipe below 200 calories per serving. All without sacrificing hot chocolate flavours you’ve come to know and love. That means you get to have your cake and eat it, too!

If you are a chocolate lover, this was made for you!


• 1 tbsp raw cacao powder

• 6-8 oz unsweetened almond or skimmed milk

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 1 pinch cinnamon

• 1 pinch ground nutmeg, or freshly grated

• 1 pinch cayenne pepper (if you want a kick)

• 1/4 cup coconut milk (if you want to thicken)

• A dribble of honey

Spiced hot chocolate


• Put all ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 minute.

• Transfer to a pan on stovetop and heat on low heat until the desired temperature is reached.



Absolutely! Just let it cool first to room temperature, and store in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days in the fridge. To reheat, just stir and warm in the microwave. 


Cacao powder is considered “raw” because the beans are fermented, and then processed at low temperatures and then milled into a powder. It’s got a much more bitter flavour than cocoa powder, but it does have a higher amount of minerals and nutrients due to it being less processed.

Cocoa powder is created when the beans are fermented and then processed at a much higher temperature / roasted. This gives the cocoa powder a milder, sweeter flavour (and less acidic in taste). The tradeoff is that it may have less of the natural nutrients of the cacao bean due to the additional heating. But it’s still much much healthier than using whole chocolate to make hot chocolate!


There are so many options for mix-ins for hot chocolate and this recipe is no exception! You could go the traditional route and add homemade whipped cream, dark chocolate chips, or mini marshmallows as toppings. Other fun mix-ins include:

Peanut Butter or Caramel. If you’re going this route, I’d remove the other spices from the recipe and keep the cinnamon and vanilla only!

• Jaggery Powder or stevia sugar instead of Honey

• 2-3 drops of peppermint oil and a pinch of salt (if you go this route, omit the other spices from the recipe except for the vanilla)

• Dried ginger powder — a great addition if you want your hot chocolate to have a little bit of a kick

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If you have tried this Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below! 

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Priyanshi Bhatnagar

6 Healthiest Cheeses for Cheese Lovers (The Secret to Eating Cheese and Still Losing Weight)

Nothing beats the taste of a creamy, salty Brie or smoky Gouda, but if you’re not careful, this popular food can easily pack on the pounds, escalate a salt issue, or bloat you up.

The art of moderation is important, but if the thought of cheese celibacy sounds frightening, worry not, my friends. Wondering which cheese is healthiest and how you can choose from the thousands of varieties out there? Luckily I’ve done the homework for you, so all you have to do is indulge.

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Cheese is a rich source of proteins, phosphorus, and calcium.
But did you know that there are more than 1000 varieties of cheese?

You can reap the benefits if you choose the best type of cheese with the most number of health benefits.

1. Feta

Feta cheese: 75 calories per ounce

Feta calories

Origin: Greece

Key Health Benefits: Low in Calories and Carbohydrates

  • Feta Cheese is one of the key components of Greek cuisine.
  • It is a soft, salty and white cheese made from sheep’s or goats’ milk which has a tangy taste and creamy texture.
  • Feta has lower fat and calories content than most cheeses.
  • This irresistibly delicious cheese can be easily stuffed in a salad and is rich in protein. It has a strong flavour and great taste.
  • It is packed in brine to retain freshness which increases the sodium content.
  • Feta cheese is loaded with CLA conjugated linoleic acid which makes it helpful to maintain weight and improve body composition and also contains calcium and protein.
  • The best thing to do with Feta Cheese would be to crumbled and added to the salads, eggs, soups or vegetable dips.

Buy online feta: https://www.bigbasket.com/ss/feta-cheese/#!page=1

2. Goat cheese

Goat cheese: 103 calories per ounce

Goat calories

Origin: France

Key Health Benefits: Rich in protein and higher amounts of niacin, calcium, iron, and potassium. 

  • Goat cheese contains more fat, but the fat globules are small, which facilitates digestion. They also contain higher amounts of MCT (that stuff that helps digestion from before!)
  • An added health benefit to choosing goat cheese over others is higher levels of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). CLA is found primarily in the meat and dairy of grass-fed animals.
  • Studies show that CLA might protect against cardiovascular disease and contain anti-carcinogenic properties.
  • Next time you want a creamy cheese spread, toss the heavy cream cheese and choose a lighter goat cheese.

Buy online Courtyard Farms Goat Cheese

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3. Mozzarella Cheese (String Cheese)

Mozzarella: 79 calories per ounce
Mozzarella calories

Origin: Italy

Key Health Benefits: Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

  • Mozzarella Cheese and String Cheese have minute differences between them, they both have more or less the same health benefits.
  • Mozzarella is a soft, white and chewy texture cheese with high moisture content and made mainly from buffalo’s milk or cow’s milk.
  • Mozzarella contains strains of bacteria that work as probiotics such as lactobacillus fermentum and lactobacillus cuneiform.
  • It is low on calories and sodium and has a good amount of protein, calcium and phosphorus.
  • This is a staple ingredient in Italian recipes, and is quite popular across the globe and used in making a spectrum of baked food.
  • The goodness of probiotics in mozzarella cheese improves gut health, bolsters immunity, helps prevent colon cancer and supports nerves and muscles.

Also, check 7 Best Natural Drinks To Improve Gut Health You Need to Try

Buy online La Cremella Mozzarella Bufala

4. Parmesan

Parmesan: 122 calories per ounce

Parmesan cheese calories

Origin: Italy

Key Health Benefits: High in Sodium Content and Low Fat

Parmigiano-Reggiano or simply Parmesan cheese comes from the Parma areas of Italy.
  • Parmesan cheese is a hard variety which is generally aged for 12-36 months that gives a hard and granular texture which is processed from raw unpasteurized cows milk which is aged for 12 months to kill the harmful bacteria and offer a strong complex flavour.
  • Parmesan is heaped with a wealth of nutrients which includes protein, vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and sodium.
  • It has low calories and suits best for Italian dishes like pasta, pizzas, eggs and sliced with fruits or grilled vegetables and nuts.
  • Parmesan cheese with an immense amount of calcium and phosphorus promotes growth and development of bone.

Buy online Kraft Real Grated Parmesan Cheese

5. Cheddar

Cheddar: 114 calories per ounce

Cheddar calories

Origin: Somerset, England

Key Health Benefits: Natural Cheese rich in Calcium, Phosphorous, Vitamins & Minerals

You must be careful with cheddar cheese as you might end up eating a lot. The reason behind this is that it was simply delicious.
  • Cheddar cheese is a hard and natural cheese variety, most popular cheese in the UK.
  • The richness of protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin K makes it a highly nutritious cheese but it also has high calories.
  • It is made from cow’s milk that is matured for several months which gives it a smooth texture and renders a mild to sharp taste.
  • The goodness of vitamin K and calcium helps to strengthen the bones promote blood flow and lower the risk of heart disease.
  • It is used in preparing grilled starters like cheese toast, cheese grilled chicken and cheese pasta.
  • All in all, this cheese is important for bone growth and good health when had within limits.

Buy online D’lecta Natural Cheddar Cheese

6. Cottage Cheese (Paneer)

Cottage cheese: 28 calories per ounce

Paneer calories

Origin: Universal

Key Health Benefits: Versatile cheese low in calories and high Sodium

This is the type of cheese which is most loved by dieters. Thanks to the low calories and versatility of this cheese.
  • While “Cottage cheese” has its roots from France, in India it is popularly referred to as Paneer.
  • This soft, creamy and fresh cheese does not undergo ripening or ageing process to obtain the flavour. It is usually made at homes by adding lemon juice or vinegar to full cream milk which curdles the milk and drained wholly and shaped to get the final product.
  • It is a great source of protein and low on calories. The wealth of other essential nutrients includes B vitamins, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, zinc and copper.
  • Cottage cheese is used to make varieties of dishes like paneer butter masala, paneer tikka, salads and paneer bhurji.
  • Cottage cheese helps to lose weight, build muscle mass, good for diabetics and improves bone health.
  • You can add it to almost any dish and it can be also made at home from curd.

Buy online Amul Fresh Paneer

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What’s your favourite type of cheese that you enjoy the most?
Do you have any other type of cheese in mind? Feel free to comment below and let us know!😊

Is cumin seed water good for weight loss ( 7 Everyday Benefits)

Say cumin, and just the thought of this aromatic spice fills our hearts with bliss. A culinary favourite, this well-loved herb makes for a great addition in spicy preparations.

Besides its tasteful warm and earthy flavour, which makes cumin such a big hit is the plethora of health benefits that it offers.

Cumin detox drink, commonly known as jeera water in Indian households, is a traditional cure that has been passed on for generations as an effective grandmother’s hack—one of its most sought after benefits being jeera water for weight loss.

Also read: Delicious Spices With Most Powerful Health Benefits You Should Be Eating

What is cumin?


Cumin is a spice that comes from a small herbaceous plant that belongs to the same family as parsley and fennel. The aromatic seeds of this plant are what most of us recognise as cumin, either as whole seeds or ground, and it’s a staple ingredient in Mexican, Indian and North African cooking.

The more well-known cumin seeds are brown, however, you can also buy black cumin seeds boasting a much higher concentration of oil – and it’s this oil which contains the beneficial chemical compounds.

Here is your guide of picking healthiest cooking oils

Can Cumin Help Me Lose Weight?

The struggle for weight loss is a long one. Jeera water for weight loss is a popular remedy as it not only helps one shed pounds at a quick and healthy rate but also shapes one’s fat profile positively by way of reducing bad cholesterol.

However, these fantastic jeera water benefits make it the ultimate weight loss drink. 

The Benefits of Jeera Water Are:

• Low in Calories

One teaspoon of jeera seeds contains only about seven calories! That’s very low compared to other beverages.

• Packed with Antioxidants

Seeds of cumin are loaded with antioxidants that play a significant role in aiding weight loss. Extracts of cumin seeds are rich in polyphenols and numerous other compounds that prevent oxidative stress inside your body. These not only detoxify the body by eliminating toxins from your system but also boost your immunity.

• Improves Digestion

Drinking jeera water regularly paves the way for a healthy digestive system, which, in turn, keeps the overall body functioning on track. A particular compound called thymol found in cumin seeds stimulates gastric glands secretion.

This helps to breakdown complex nutrients like proteins, fat and sugar to keep your gut healthy – and keeps digestive issues, such as indigestion, diarrhoea and nausea at bay.

Cumin has prevailed as a traditional cure for digestive problems. This herb, with its strong aroma and flavour, comes with significant gains for gut health.

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• Increases Metabolism & Fat burning

Jeera or cumin accelerates body metabolism and promotes fat burning, making you look, fitter. The detox water is primarily useful in getting rid of stubborn belly fat. 

Cumin is a rich source of vitamins and minerals that accelerate metabolism, which in turn helps the body burn more calories.

• Keeps Inflammation-induced Obesity Away

Seeds of jeera are a powerhouse of anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of bioactive compounds. Studies have shown that obesity is a pro-inflammatory condition. Therefore, sipping on jeera water can prevent the onset of inflammation-induced obesity.

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• Suppress hunger

Cravings and hunger pangs are normal while you are dieting or avoiding processed foods. However, the best way to stop yourself from reaching out to such foods is to consume food that suppresses your hunger. Jeera water does exactly that. Drinking a glassful of jeera water fills your tummy and keeps you fuller for longer, preventing you from eating junk.

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• Detoxifies your body

Jeera water tends to detoxify your body by flushing out all the toxins, further allowing the body to produce new and healthy cells. It boosts digestion and increases the metabolism rate.

How to make jeera water to lose weight?

To prepare jeera water, all you need to do is soak a handful of cumin seeds in water and let it rest overnight. Being soaked for that long, the seeds swell up and release bioactive compounds into the water. Once you chug down this concoction in the morning daily, you will notice a difference in just 10-14 days. 

Since cumin or jeera water has a bland taste, you can try having it with a pinch of lemon juice or cinnamon powder. This will make the detox water appealing to your taste buds, as well as your weight loss goals. 

When is the best time to drink jeera water for weight loss?

While jeera consumed at any time of the day will help in shedding weight, for best results one should drink jeera water first thing in the morning. This promotes healthy digestion, keeps bloating at bay, and aids in weight loss.

Also, read the Best Time to have Milk

Misconceptions about cumin weight loss results

While cumin may work to help you lose weight, there are realistic limits to how much weight you can expect to use. Misconceptions about the way that it works exist as well.

Cumin can’t target one area of your body, like your stomach, to blast fat. While it does improve or help lower inflammation, which can result in a leaner-looking midsection, cumin can’t erase fat. Only overall weight loss can target fat deposits on your body.

If you are looking for natural ways to Weight loss without losing energy, book our free online nutrition consultation to start your healthy weight loss journey.

7 Easy, Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health You Can Actually Keep

From big changes that happen all at once to the subtle ones that slowly build on one another, new habits get adopted in all different shapes, sizes and styles.
When you make it a habit, you don’t have to think about it anymore, It’s like compound interest; you get the magic of time in your favour.

Anyone of any age, size or gender can begin working on these back-to-basics behaviours. And focusing on adding one or two small, daily positive habits to your routine removes the intimidation of otherwise lofty New Year’s goals. If you miss a day, start fresh the next day. Everyone falls off sometimes. What matters most is jumping back on.

Here are Seven ideas for new year’s resolutions that don’t involve dieting:

1. Eat more whole foods

Whole foods

Whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and fish, contain a plethora of nutrients that your body needs to function at an optimal level.

One of the easiest and most sustainable ways to improve overall health is to eat more whole foods. Research shows that following a whole-foods-based diet may significantly reduce heart disease risk factors, body weight, and blood sugar levels, as well as decrease your risk of certain diseases, such as type 2 diabetes

What’s more, adding more whole foods to your diet can be done slowly and consistently.

Also read : A guide to understand diabetes

For example, if you’re not used to eating vegetables, start by adding one serving of your favourite veggie to your diet every day.

2. Sit less and move more

Stay active

Whether it’s due to having a sedentary job or simply being inactive, many people sit more than they should. Sitting too much can have negative effects on health. It may be linked to an increased risk of overall mortality.

Make a resolution to sit less is an easy and attainable resolution that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle.

For example, if you have a desk job that requires long periods of sitting, make a resolution to go for a 15-minute walk at lunch or to get up and walk for 5 minutes every hour.

Here are a few ideas to get more activity into your daily life:
• Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
• Stretch for 10 minutes after every hour that you work.
• Park farther away from buildings to increase your walking distance.
• Bike to work.

3. Eat and drink less sugar

Sugar cravings

Cutting back on sweetened beverages is a smart idea considering that sugary drinks are linked to an increased risk of obesity, fatty liver, heart disease, insulin resistance, and cavities in both children and adults

Though quitting sweetened beverages cold turkey is always an option, gradually minimizing your intake may help you kick your sugary drink habit for good.

The easiest place to start? Drinks. Switch that soda or sugary drink to water instead.

Staying hydrated maintains your energy and prevents headaches and other dehydration effects. Choosing water over soft drinks, alcohol and other calorie-dense beverages. If you drink when you’re thirsty and you drink water preferentially, you’re good. It’s about limiting drinks you love the most thoughtfully.

Also read: This Is Why You Crave Sugar Immediately After Your Meal 

4. Get more, quality sleep

Sleeping issues

Sleep is an essential part of overall health, and sleep deprivation can lead to serious consequences Like it affects your immune system, hormones, appetite, weight, thinking, energy, concentration, temper, mood … even life expectancy.

Read: Why we do we need to sleep

People who have impaired sleep or insomnia symptoms are significantly more likely to develop clinical depression. If you are coping with depression and impaired sleep, you are much more likely to have thoughts of suicide. Several studies have shown how just treating sleep problems in those with depression can improve the depression symptoms too, she said.

Lack of sleep may increase your risk of weight gain, heart disease, and depression. There are many reasons why people don’t get enough sleep, so it’s important to focus on your schedule and lifestyle to determine the best ways to improve sleep quantity and quality.

Sleeping less, Weighing more

For example: Decreasing screen time before bed, reducing light pollution in your bedroom, cutting back on caffeine, and getting to bed at a reasonable hour are some simple ways to improve sleep hygiene.

5. Find a physical activity that you enjoy

Physical activity is almost magical in its ability to improve quality of life

Get fit

Every New Year, people purchase expensive memberships to gyms, workout studios, and online fitness programs in hopes of shedding excess body fat in the year to come. Though most people start strong, the majority don’t make their new routine into a lasting habit.

Still, you can increase the chances of making your fitness resolutions stick. To get started, choose an activity based on enjoyment and whether it fits into your schedule.

It doesn’t need to be fancy, long or boring.

Ten-minute blocks of playing with your kids, dancing or even taking the stairs make a difference. Then, set an attainable goal, such as planning to walk a few specific days per week instead of aiming for every day.

Making a more realistic goal can enhance the chances of making your new routine last, especially if you’re new to working out.

For example, taking a half-hour walk, jog, or bike ride before work, or swimming at a gym that’s on your way home, are simple and sustainable exercise resolutions.

6. Cook more meals at home

Healthy cooking

Research shows that people who cook more meals at home have better diet quality and less body fat than people who eat more meals on the go.

A study in 11,396 adults found that those who ate 5 or more home-cooked meals per week were 28% less likely to be overweight, compared with those who ate fewer than 3 home-cooked meals per week.

Start by making one meal a day, then increase the frequency over time until you’re making the majority of your meals and snacks at home.

Try our easy guilt-free healthy recipes.

7.Rethink dieting, create a sustainable & nourishing diet

You may be resolving to eat healthier or lose weight year after year because you’re prioritizing short-term changes over long-term health benefits.

Metabolism reset

Instead of making a plan to follow yet another restrictive fad diet, this New Year, make a resolution to break the dieting cycle and create a sustainable, nourishing eating pattern that works for you.

Chronic dieting is harmful to both physical and mental health. Plus, most people who lose weight through restrictive dieting regain up to two-thirds of the weight lost within 1 year.

Dieting can also make it harder to lose weight in the future.

Rather than setting a New Year’s resolution to lose weight by using restrictive measures, such as a fad diet, try a healthier, more sustainable method of weight loss by focusing on increasing physical activity and eating healthier foods.

A healthy, long-term diet should not only be nutritious but also adaptable, meaning you can follow it for life — no matter the circumstances.

A sustainable eating pattern can be maintained on vacation, during holidays, and at parties, because it’s unrestrictive and suited to your lifestyle.

Check out the MetabolismResetdiet to get started.

There’s no one right way. What works for you might not work for me !

The bottom line is I want people to know about making habit changes

Though most New Year’s resolutions are only kept for a short period, the healthy resolutions listed above are sustainable ways to improve your physical and emotional health that can be followed for life.

Creating a healthier relationship with food and taking better care of your body and mind can drastically improve your health in various ways.

By Priyanshi Bhatnagar