The pandemic situation in lockdown has made many of us try out various things that we always wanted to learn or explore. Something similar happened to me. I had always heard about the ancient, Indian folk method of oil pulling to cleanse and whiten the teeth, freshen breath, and improve overall dental health, but toothpaste never gave me that opportunity. But, I finally tried it and thought to share it with our readers.

What is Oil Pulling?

Oil pulling also is known as ‘Kavala Graha or Gandusha’ is an old remedy used in oral hygiene routine which involves swishing oil…


Whatever be the season, whatever be the reason, the very thought of chocolate can make us lick our lips in eagerness. The sweetest day of the year, World Chocolate Day, sometimes called International Chocolate Day, is celebrated annually on July 7.

We crave chocolate because it is good! It tastes good, it smells good and it feels good when it melts in your mouth! And all of these ‘feelings’ arise because our brain releases chemicals in response to each chocolaty experience. The experience of eating chocolate results in feel-good neurotransmitters Dopamine. Chocolate triggers the brain to release endorphins — hormones…


I’m writing this blog with a pinch of salt because recently during this phase of lockdown, I’ve been binge-watching as well. While stuck in this trap, I realized that this is something serious and needs to be addressed.

Binge-watching may not be a new concept but it is quickly becoming the new normal in 2020 routine. Thanks to the online streaming boom, you no longer need to watch a single episode with multiple commercial breaks and a cliff-hanger that keeps you biting your nails for another week.

Imagine having an entire series at your fingertips minus the ads. Now imagine…


The food market is flooded with various alternatives for our ver on Desi Cow’s milk. And we are happy about that, as it opens up varieties for people who are Lactose Intolerant.

One of the new beverages we often see at organic food stores is oats milk. As the name suggests, it is made from the steel-cut or rolled oats that are soaked, blended, and strained to get a thick and creamy liquid. It is the new food trend that is taking the world of food lovers to go gaga!

Indian cooking is diverse, and we need milk for every…


What makes your morning better? Is it the bright morning sun, ushering a new day with its warm rays? Or the melodious chirping of birds? Is it the fresh aromas of flowers or morning dew? If you thought of a freshly brewed cup of coffee, a newspaper and sitting under a blue sky, then we have a lot in common!

Yes, I orchestrate my mornings with Coffee! If coffee is bad and me being a nutritionist, might have you wondering why I am starting my day with it? …


Veganism, a popular trend, has spread like wildfire in India and is being followed by numerous people! For those who do not know, Veganism is a strict vegetarian diet that excludes milk, eggs, and dairy products. In fact, it excludes any other animal-derived ingredients such as honey which makes it different from a vegetarian diet. But, I often get to hear mixed reviews about following it.

Positives of a Vegan Diet

Do you know that every vegan saves nearly 200 animals per year? What’s better than saving animals on this planet? Veganism is a great and trending way to shed extra kilos as well. Unlike…


‘Fat to Fit’- Parineeti Chopra’s Fitness Story!

Parineeti Chopra, the chirpy and bubbly Bollywood actress, was also in news about her weight loss journey. The eye-rolling performance in Dishoom made all of us believe that with dedication and correct guidance everything s possible.

Despite having amazing sharp acting skills, Parineeti was always questioned about her insecurities with her weight. Born in a Punjabi family and that too with a poor metabolism made it difficult for her to maintain weight, she did lose weight but would easily gain it back frequently. …


Hello Readers… This time I am up some interesting yet serious topic to discuss with you all. Good to see that 2019 has made many of us aware of our health which made us work on our health and lifestyle habits, which is a full proof that you all are connected with us, and working on your Health Goals on daily basis. …

Navnee Garg

I am a Nutritionist, founder of BALANCE THE PLATE- REDISCOVER FOOD. I can help you with weight management, diabetes care, PCOD, & corporate wellness.

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