If you’re trying to eat healthier Desi food try the following:
- Replace ghee and vegetable oil in your regular cooking with a light olive oil
- Eliminate beef and red meats all together. You don’t need it.
- Eat paneer in moderation. Substitute with extra-firm tofu.
- Do not add cream to your curries - add yogurt instead.
- Substitute panfrying and deepfrying for baking and broiling whenever possible
- Cut down the amount of aata you use in chapati dough by adding in firm bananas. Alternately you can use millet flour.
- Reduce the amount of salt in your dish by increasing the amount of flavor through healthier spices like zeera, haldi, methi, etc.
- Cut rice intake and fill the void with leafy greens and vegetables
YOU DO NOT NEED TO ‘STOP EATING DESI’ IN ORDER TO BE HEALTHY.
2:36 am • 22 April 2013 • 154 notes
A girl dances to a folk song in the centre of group of adolescents, all of whom are girls, in the municipality of Driver Para, in Gaibandha District of Bangladesh. The adolescents are part of a community group that is discussing plans to speak to local residents about hygiene practices. Adolescent community groups are organized by UNICEF, the international NGO CARE and the Government to raise awareness about community and environmental sanitation.
© UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani
2:06 pm • 29 June 2012 • 113 notes
A woman oversees the production of Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian remedy with roots in the early Hindu era which makes wide use of herbs and natural remedies with the goal of healing the body and mind. In Sri Lanka, ayurveda practitioners outnumber Western-trained doctors.
Sri Lanka government wants to grow its own marijuana | Reuters (September 2008)
Facing a lack of the fresh weed for use in traditional Ayurvedic medical preparations, the government ministry responsible wants to be excepted from laws that have made marijuana illegal on the Indian Ocean island since the 1890s.
The Ministry of Indigenous Medicine this month broached a plan to grow 4,000 kg a year of marijuana, also known as cannabis, on a proposed 20 acre farm.
I’m guessing this didn’t get very far.
10:10 am • 9 May 2012 • 26 notes
The doctor who made history (By Suhail Yusuf)
KARACHI: Dr. Tariq Ali Bangash who directed Pakistan’s first successful cadaver liver transplant at Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore shares his experiences regarding the historic achievement.
The inspiring lecture was organised by Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). Dr. Bangash said that Dr. Adeeb Rizvi has always been his inspiration and his father always encouraged him to be like Dr. Rizvi and nothing else. He said that Dr. Rizvi also did the homework of the first cadaver liver transplant in Pakistan.
The cadaveric liver transplant is a process in which the liver of a deceased person is transferred into a patient. In this case, the liver was donated by Mohammad Arsalan, a 16-year-old matriculation student from Lahore. Arsalan had been wounded and was admitted to the hospital three days before the transplantation and had asked his parents to donate his liver in the case of his death.
On August 13, 2011, Pakistani media highlighted the first successful attempt of a liver transplant. A team of professionals led by Dr. Bangash retrieved the liver at 3:30 pm; the transplant process started at 9:00 pm and finished the process at 5:00 am.
Read more about it here
1:05 pm • 24 September 2011 • 38 notes