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Kavita Devgan

Kavita Devgan

Nutritionist and health writerkavitadevgan@gmail.com
The writer is a nutritionist, weight management consultant and health writer based in Delhi. She is the author of Don't Diet! 50 Habits of Thin People (Jaico) and Ultimate Grandmother Hacks: 50 Kickass Traditional Habits for a Fitter You (Rupa).

By Kavita Devgan

Busting pregnancy myths: 6 mistakes most pregnant women make and how to avoid them

Spoiler alert: ‘Eating for two’ might do more harm than good.

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Seven reasons why you must give up on refined sugar and switch to jaggery today

Excess of refined sugar can cause a lot of health problems.

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Down with the seasonal flu? A smart way of beating the virus is to eat according to the season

Snuggling in, with a blanket and calling in sick from work can only do so much. You have to beat the virus at its own game!

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No, your diet doesn't have enough protein

Good news is that you are losing weight. But the bad news is that it's your muscle weight.

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All you need to know about Angela Merkel-like tremors and how to cure them

The German chancellor’s sporadic shaking spells has left the global community worried. Tremors signal an underlying health issue, some of which are easily remedied through right food.

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Orthorexia nervosa: When being too healthy is unhealthy

Eating healthy and following a disciplined lifestyle is good but for some people getting fit turns into a disorder.

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5 reasons why you should not switch to ‘raw food only’ diet just yet

The pluses of uncooked food are many but don’t convert before hearing out the pros and cons for this extreme step.

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Stop eating processed foods to lose weight

Increase in weight is directly proportional to your intake of processed foods. Here are three important reasons for cutting off processed foods from our diet.

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Stop focusing just on calories: It is the quality of food that matters over quantity of calories

Instead of counting your calories, choose them well for a healthy body and weight management.

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Bring on the Barley: Why it’s time to reinvent the ancient grain of juar or barley

Bringing back barley to your plates rather than your beer mugs is a delicious decision you need to take this summer.

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The way we feel depends on what we eat and it’s high time we accepted it

The food we eat affects our mood in more ways than one. One should take a protein-rich, carbohydrate-fueled diet to stay happy and cheerful.

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Understanding mustard oil

It might take a little while to get used to the mustard oil’s pungent and nutty taste, but persevere to witness its benefits, and it will grow on you fast enough.

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Cauliflower calling out to all the health freaks

The humble cauliflower has more health benefits than you think! And it is unbeatably versatile to pair up with any other vegetable, dal or even as a low-cal substitute for rice!

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Blazing summers leaving the gut feeling lazy? Constipate not, fibre is here to rescue

Here are some simple tips to prevent the digestive system from getting sluggish and constipated this summer.

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Easy tips for a light and healthy dinner tonight and every night

Want to eat healthy tonight? Try these simple and super-easy swaps to make sure you eat a ‘good for you’ meal tonight.

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The golden peel of good health!

Don’t throw the mine of good health in lemon peel after squeezing the juice.

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The dish of sunshine goodness

Besides being the universal favourite, the kadhi is a super-healthy dish too!

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Two to tango: Ketchup and tomato chutney

The red-faced fruit (treated at par with vegetables) is among the few that gets healthier with cooking.

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As delightful as it gets: Bhojpuri cuisine

The cuisine that transverses from the northern agricultural lands of Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, and Uttar Pradesh, to your kitchens — delighting your palate and health on the way.

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Five summer smart foods to indulge in this summer

With the summer heat bearing down upon us, it is time we switched to these five summer smart foods that are great on the palate and for the health.

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Cinnamon: The spice that adds soothing warmth to food, body and soul

Besides warming our senses and making us happy, cinnamon does our body a whole lot of good.

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Timeless super foods to delay ageing

While ageing is inevitable, these six super foods delay the ageing process besides ensuring a healthy life in the later years.

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The superfood called leftover rice

Leftover rice is a staple food in every Indian cuisine. Not without a reason — this superfood is a great source of soluble, fermentable fibre and is great for the gut and burning fat.

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The right way to lose weight after pregnancy

It is all about losing the postpartum weight in a healthy and sustainable manner. Stay positive, eat right and bond with the baby.

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This is how you can lose weight automatically

The bigger the quantity of food on your plate, the more calories it has.

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15 easy foods that can help save you from pollution

Some foods can greatly help cut the harm done by exposure to severe pollution down. Here's the list.

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Want to lose weight and live healthy? Stop counting calories!

It’s what you eat, and not how much you eat, that makes the difference.

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Why Gond Laddus are good for health

Gond, besides the laddu form, is also eaten as a panjiri mixture.

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Understanding the ABC of vitamin B3

B3 is a vitamin that is actually a little more complex than other vitamins required by our body.

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Sweet lime - not just a sick time fruit

A versatile fruit — mosambi or sweet lime — is a rich source of vital nutrients that keeps you going in sickness and in health.

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