Diwekar says all the while not even knowing that ghee, the way it is made at home, is not only good for maintaining diversity and strength of the gut bacteria and spine but also makes for a potent fat-loss aid. The SCFA in ghee is now recognized as a ‘pre-biotic’, something which creates an environment conducive for the gut-friendly bacteria to prosper. That’s also what makes it a great anti-allergen.
This has five times the Vitamin C than an orange. Cashew fruit is filled with minerals that kill pimples even before they arrive. Diweker says best time to eat them is as mid afternoon snack.
This hydrates you and has the electrolyte balance to help the body flush out all that is causing toxicity. Diweker advises you can have it anytime before noon.
Surprised? In 2002, WHO said we should cut down sugar to 10% of our total calorie intake (12-17 teaspoons) and in 2015 the American heart association further reduced sugar use to 5% of daily calories (6-9 teaspoons) from ‘added sugars’, that is, excluding fruits and dairy. Diwekar says if you keep up with your native, regional eating habits, even with the halwa or laddoo, 2–3 cup of chai, you won’t even reach 4–5 tsp per day, that’s lesser than the prescribed guidelines.
Jackfruit has ability to aid weight loss, regulate blood sugars. Jackfruit has insulin-mimicking from its minerals, improves metabolism from its vitamins.
Diwekar says rice is the first grain that you get introduced to. You get off an exclusive breast milk diet and you get on to rice either in the form of pej or kanjee (rice soup) or really diluted rice itself. Of course it may have some ghee or salt and as you grow up to be eight or nine months there will even be some dal but the base is always rice. And there are many reasons for that, the most important being that it is suitable for people of all kinds of constitutions, doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. That’s Sanskrit for non-allergen, gluten-free and high on the protein digestibility score. That’s exactly why big or small, man or woman, happy or angry, constipated or loosies, rich or poor, rice is everybody’s comfort food.