Priyanka Chopra who was last seen throwing some powerful punches in Mary Kom, will also be seen in Zoya Akhtar's next 'Dil Dhadakane Do'. The actress was required to have well-defined muscles to portray the part of a world champion boxer but in this film, she was required to look lean. In order to tone down, Priyanka resorted to crash diets in order to lose weight.  'Zoya warned me to lose all …
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Highly beneficial for toning lower back muscles and increasing their flexibility, ardha chakrasana is also known as the half wheel pose as it involves bending backwards posing like a half wheel. The backward stretch helps in cutting flab from the hips and thighs. Health Benefits Well-known yoga expert Sunaina Rekhi lists several health benefits of this asana. It  stimulates the abdominal …
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If there is one superstar who has a dedicated fan following, it is actor Salman Khan. The 'bhai' of Bollywood was recently under the scanner when news broke out that his abs which he's flaunted in several films were indeed VFX-generated in his recent flick 'Ek Tha Tiger'. The images which show how the abs were virtually created went viral and irked his fans to no end.  Soon after the episode, …
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‘Navratri’ literally means nine nights where nine forms of Durga Devi are worshipped. These nine days of Navratri are celebrated by Hindus all over India and abroad with much pomp and grandeur. During this time, we abstain from eating meat and prefer vegetarian food. Most of us even fast on all the nine days. However, this festival could be a starting point for a healthy change towards a …
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Akshay Kumar who is one of Bollywood's fittest, is often seen doing something different and adventurous when it comes to his fitness regimen. He is not someone who likes to be in the gym all the time. In fact, he is more outdoorsy and prefers to stay fit doing parkour, clibming stairs of a high-rise, martial arts, etc. It comes as no surprise that he is training with wooden beads to strengthen …
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A brownie made with beans? You bet! The beans add fibre, calcium, and protein, making these brownies a nutritious indulgence. They are free of saturated and trans fats. Trans fats and saturated fats more than triple your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Ingredients 1/4 teaspoon safflower oil 2 15-ounce cans low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup pitted dates 1 cup all-fruit …
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Fresh fruit makes a striking appearance in these antioxidant-rich kebabs. Enjoy them for a refreshing, light dessert! Ingredients 8 red or green grapes 4 large strawberries 4 1-inch-square cantaloupe chunks 4 1-inch-square honeydew chunks 4 1/2-inch-thick slices peeled kiwi 4 1-inch-square watermelon chunks 1/4 cup orange juice 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons finely chopped …
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This traditional dish from the Moghul period gets its name Navratan (meaning nine gems), from the many vegetables, nuts, and seeds used in it. Using soy yoghurt and cashews gives this dish a healthful, low-fat, cholesterol-free makeover. Serve it with hot chapati and rice. Ingredients 1/4 cup (25 grams) raw cashew nuts, soaked in about 1/2 cup (125 milliliters) of water for about half an hour …
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Methi leaves and sweet potato combine here for plenty of fibre. The aroma from methi leaves will fill your home well before this satisfying dish fills your stomach!  Ingredients 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (atta) 1 1/2 cups finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves 3/4 cup boiled and mashed sweet potato 1 finely chopped green chili or 1/2 finely chopped serrano pepper Salt to …
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A popular dish from the Northern state of Punjab, Rajma, the Hindi name for red kidney beans, is high in protein and a good source of fibre. It is traditionally served with chapati.  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) red kidney beans, soaked overnight 2 bay leaves 1 medium onion finely chopped  1 teaspoon (5 grams) grated ginger 3-4 garlic cloves chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 …
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Whether it’s Kung Fu, Karate or Tai Chi, martial art is something that is admired by one and all. In India, Chinese and Japanese martial art forms are practised and taught at many places. But did you know all these martial art forms actually originated from Indian martial art form – Kalaripayattu?   Kalaripayattu has its roots in Kerela. In Malayalam, Kalari means ‘the fighting art of …
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There is already a lot of buzz about Rannvijay Singha’s upcoming horror movie 3 A.M. which is releasing today. He is all geared up to set the screen on fire with his co-star Anindita Nayar. The actor has done an intense lovemaking scene with her in the movie and because he had to flaunt his bare body in this scene, he left no stone unturned to look flawless and ripped.  His prep He …
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This salad is a combination of greens and sprouts flavoured with lemon and cilantro. This salad is an excellent source of fibre, iron, and vitamin C.  Ingredients 2 cups lentil sprouts (see note below)  1 pinch sea salt  1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder  1/2 teaspoon garlic powder  1 tablespoon white wine vinegar  2 tablespoons lemon juice  1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes  2 …
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If you have leftover rice and cooked black beans on hand, this recipe can be made in just a few minutes. Or you can slice up the red peppers, add some shredded lettuce, and make a salad out of it. Ingredients 1/2 cup cooked brown rice 1 cup cooked black beans 2 Mexican gray squash or zucchini, diced 6 green onions, sliced 2 teaspoons pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) 2 cloves garlic, …
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