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articles by: Shubhra Krishan

Rice and Lentil Pancakes: A Light South Indian Breakfast

This is a hot favorite from South India, a place where rice and lentils play a starring role in a staggering variety of pancakes and dumplings. Typically, the thickish pancake called, Uthappam (pronou…

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The Surprising Daily Habit That Can Harm Your Heart

When it comes to heart disease, a host of usual suspects bob up in mind: fatty food, stressful lifestyle, high blood pressure. But there are sneaky factors that can cause damage to your ticker, and am…

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Healthy and Refreshing Mango Yogurt Dessert

It's mango season here in India, and you have to see the feasting to believe it! Vendors are pushing their carts all over Delhi, carrying heaps of bright yellow mangoes. Children are delving into crea…

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The 60-Second Morning Habit That Fights Colds and Infections

As a kid, I was taught to gargle after brushing, using lightly salted water. My mother added an element of fun to it by asking me to think of the germs in the mouth as enemies out to destroy teeth. Th…

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Why You Should Never Peel Off Apple Skins

"Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits," said Henry David Thoreau. And he may be right: Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help maintain healthy skin, teeth and a healthy…

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A Beautiful Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

In Japan, people famously get to enjoy their great grand children and often die peacefully in their sleep. What's their secret? Yes, they eat plenty of fish, fresh vegetables and fruit. And yes,…

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Spring Trimmings to Make Your Kitchen a Vibrant and Welcoming Space

These spring-fresh ideas are not costly or time-consuming, however small your budget or crowded your schedule. But yes, they are priceless in the simple joy and beauty they are sure to evoke. Herbs…

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11 Super Health Benefits in Just One Celery Stalk

Apples walk away with most health accolades, and spinach leads the healthy veggie brigade. Compared to them, celery is somewhat unsung, but once you read its incredible--and nearly endless--list of he…

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This Easy, Delicious Dish Contains 7 Cancer-Fighting Ingredients

This tasty dish features a whopping seven cancer-fighting ingredients. Kidney beans are full of potassium and magnesium, and they help reduce bad LDL cholesterol as well as fight heart disease. Best o…

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Add This Fat-Burning Spice to Yogurt and Lower Your Cholesterol

In India, we love to eat yogurt — and not just for breakfast. Our favorite way to enjoy it is to add some vegetables, herbs and spices. The resulting dish is called “raita,” and there are dozens of de…

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about Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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