Foods you should avoid and start eating in summer season

Foods you should avoid and start eating in summer season

Summers are here and we all are bound to feel thirsty and tired. What do we do? We all like to eat and drink when we are tired and thirsty. Grabbing a piece of burger and a chilled cola is the first thing that most of us resort to. But, wait a minute – are the ones we feel that is going to quench our thirst and provide us with all the energy we need to put us back on track are the right choices we have made. It could be that our choices are going to do more harm than good.

Summers, apart from being hot, humid and reasonably troublesome, are also the months to relish some of nature’s bounty. It is also the time to entertain and get entertained. The evenings are long and what could be a perfect set up for a bar-be-cue parties. But, we need to careful as certain foods in summers are dangerous and can make us sick and especially in summers when we need to be extra cautious with what we eat and drink.

Do you actually know that summers are the months when we tend to gain weight faster than other seasons? Summers have lot of temptations – bar-be-cues, poolside food vendors and a lot more. Here are certain foods that you must avoid in summers and also listed are the foods that you must start having during the hot weather.

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Must Avoid:

  • Bar-be-cue charred meat, poultry and fish

Bar-be-cued animal protein cooked over raw fire and at higher temperatures produces certain chemicals in the food that could be detrimental to human health and can even cause cancers if taken regularly. Having them regularly is in no way doing good for your health.

  • Deep fried dough and other fried stuffs

Battered and fried foods are amongst the worst sources of food filled with unhealthy trans fats. The same is with unhealthy fried dough products. These might taste good, but have unhealthy cholesterols and increases body inflammation.

  • Hot Dogs and Meat Burgers

Again it’s the processed and salty option to be blamed. Salami and ham are another bad options that should be strictly avoided.

  • Ice cones

These might help cool down for the moment, but are nothing apart from syrups made up of high fructose corn syrups and sweetened with sugar. Moreover, you never know the quality of water been used to make the ice.

  • Corn Cobs

These are not only bad for your gums, but are also high on carbs and calories. These have no vitamins, irons or other vital minerals and nutrients.

  • Watermelon with seeds

Watermelon is must to have food in summer, but not with its seeds. There is nothing to worry as the seeds of watermelon are not toxic or dangerous, but still it can cause discomfort or bloating.

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Must Eat:

  • Bottle Gourd or Lauki

This super vegetable is loaded with goddesses of vitamins, folate, magnesium and calcium. It is great for weight loss and acts a super blood purifier.

  • All melons

One fruit variety that you can enjoy whole heartedly are the melons. Eat as much as you like. A good for stomach, helps in weight loss, keeps cool and the list is endless.

  • Lemon water with mint

It is natural cleanser. Just a few drops of lemon juice in minted water and you are light and summer ready as ever.

  • Cucumbers

This one fruit is must for summers. Eat them the way you like – as juice, in salads and even peeled and raw. It is loaded with fibers and will never let you have problems with constipation.

  • Curd

It is one food that can be converted to as many varieties as you can imagine – smoothies, butter milk, shakes, lassi, raita and even plain. The cooling effects are just what the body needs in summers.

  • Green Leafy Veggies

These are one food that stands good all year around. They are rich in water content and is a must for summers. Make sure that you don’t overcook them to retain the water contents.

  • Onions

Yes, you read it right. Onions too have immense cooling effects on the body. It is a great aid in protecting from sun-strokes during summers. Add them to salads or vegetables or just have them raw, enjoy it the way you like.

The most important things to consider in summer is to protect yourself and your family from food poisoning, getting dehydrated and getting hit by sun stroke. The list above mentions certain food groups that you must avoid and the ones that you must have to keep safe and enjoy your summers.

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Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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Best Cafe in Sultanpur, Delhi

Café We is a plush café in South Delhi. As soon as you enter the place, the interior takes your heart away. Also the servers are polite and knowledgeable.

The menu is very impressive. Love the fact they have a) The Fruity Blast which had Apple, Kiwi, Pineapple, Orange and Chia Seeds and b) The Veggie Delight containing Carrot, Celery, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cabbage and Pumpkin Seeds. The two drinks were made from fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Soup of the Day – Tried their Tomato and Beet Consommé. This also had veggies and was a very healthy soup. (Video uploaded on Instagram)

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Cobb Salad – Salad had a mix of Veggies, Bacon, Chicken and Cheese with Honey Mustard dressing. This was filling yet yum! And nothing can go wrong when it has Bacon in it 😉

Classic Chicken Chorizo & Cheese Bruschetta – I have had bruschetta many times in India and UK. But this one was unusual and the best one I had till date. Bruschetta was soft and chorizo was delectable. It was all bursting with flavours!! An absolute MUST TRY!!

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Grilled Sole Fish – This was a huge European meal with Potato Wedges, Grilled Veggies, Onion Pilaf, Lettuce Salad Mix and Sole Fish grilled to perfection. Still craving for the onion pilaf!

Vanilla Crème Pie – Best way to end a meal is to order desserts and this one was too yum :p Vanilla and Mascarpone Cheese Pie topped with mixed Berry Compote. This dessert was beautifully presented with caramelized web ring.

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There are many other dishes which I wish to try from their menu specially Pizza and Pasta.

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Moti Mahal Delux

Moti Mahal is one of the most popular outlets for North Indian and Mughlai cuisine. Now they have started their fine dine restaurants as well and their menu includes Chinese and continental food as well. I visited the South Extension outlet for brunch and the ambiance is spectacular. Service is fast and fabulous.

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Masala Lemonade – You will really need this if you want to consume all the delicious kebabs and curries here. Very refreshing!

Palak Patta Chaat – You need to ask them for their Continental menu. This one is absolutely delicious and refreshing. All chaat chutneys/sauces laid one a bed of crispy spinach topped with pomegranate. MUST TRY!!

Afghani Chicken – Though I took only half plate but it had 4 huge pieces of Chicken, well marinated in cream and this came on a sizzler. Chicken was succulent and simply amazing. Best Afghani Chicken I have ever had. MUST TRY!!

Fish Tikka – There were big chunks of fish cooked in tandoor. Fish tasted fresh and yum.

Boneless Butter Chicken – I have not experienced any restaurant serving “Boneless” Butter Chicken. Though I am not a fan of butter chicken but this one was different and was not on the sweeter side.

Punjabi Gosht Masala – Mutton was spiced well and cooked to perfection until juicy and tender. This went well with their huge Naan. I do not remember the name but ask for their big naans which are crispier and are topped with dry fruits.

Gajar Halwa – Just a perfect dish to end this lovely meal.

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Fusion Food in Gurgaon

Went to Saints & Sinners with family for the first time. It is easy to located on the Golf Course Road in Global Foyer Mall. The staff is welcoming and they also have live music band on the weekends.

Chef Pramod Singh offers a variety of fusion food which he has perfected over the years with his international experience. The delicious food served to us showed how much love and passion he has for his work. His focus is to provide an amazing experience to the customers through his food. Tried some chef recommended dishes and some on my own.

Touch Me Not – Mix Fruit Juice with Strawberry crush and colada mix was refreshing.

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Bacon wrapped Chicken Tikka – Such a unique dish. Tikka made with thigh chicken, stuffed with brandy soaked prunes and wrapped with bacon. This was succulent and delicious. MUST TRY!!

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Fish Vepudu – Tender fish marinated well with a mix of both South Indian and North Indian spices.

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Khumb Galouti Crostini – Galouti kebab laid on crostini with diced mushrooms. It had a smoky flavour and melted in mouth.

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Kung Pao Chicken Skewers – I love everything which has thigh chicken in it. Thigh chicken cooked in tandoor with Chinese sauces topped with cashew nuts. MUST TRY!!

Fish & Chips – Well crusted fried fish served with potato wedges and mash peas. Peas also had bits of ham in it.

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Grilled Seafood and Burnt Lemon – Lemon is something which I avoid in my food, not really a fan of it. But this was recommended by the Chef and when I tried, it blew my mind. Fish had smoky flavour and lemon added a perfect touch. MUST TRY!!

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Betsy’s Chocolate Jar – An ultimate Chocolate overdose! Jar filled with liquid dark chocolate with a hint of run and loads of chocolate brownie.

The quality, taste and quantity is everything top notch. Love the fact that the Chef takes into consideration of customer’s preferences towards food and their liking.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED place!!

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Feel Alive, Gurgaon

Feel Alive is microbrewery serving delicious North Indian food in Gurgaon.

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Tried the Tropical Infusion (includes Watermelon and Orange) and Florida Sky (Pineapple, Orange juice, Ice-cream and Blue Curacao) both were smooth and refreshing.

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UNO Chicago Bar & Grill

Finally visited UNO, they are popular for their deep dish pizzas.

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Peanut Butter Milkshake – This was absolutely delicious. The best Peanut Butter shake I have every tasted date. Though it was very filling but so yum that I could have drank two of them instead left some space to try their amazing deep dish pizza. MUST TRY!!

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Virgin Pina Colada – Mocktail was a blend of coconut and pineapple puree. It was refreshing and is a great option in case you do not want to consume the above calories :p

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Rock Prawn Dynamite – Prawns are battered and golden fried till crisp and served with chipotle sauce.

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Non-Veg Shareable Appetizers – You can choose 3 out of 4 appetizers. So I chose Skillet Meatballs, Crispy Chicken Wings and Chicken Tenders.

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Chicago Meat Market – This one is a Deep Dish heaven!! Pizza is stuffed with Lamb Mince, Chicken Chorizo, Chicken Pepperoni, Grilled Chicken and Parmesan. Though I ordered for a individual pizza (small), I could not finish two slices. MUST TRY!!

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UNO Deep Dish Sundae – A giant chocolate chip cookie which is baked in deep dish pan topped with chocolate sauce, vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream, walnuts and cherry.

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Artusi, Gurgaon

One of the most authentic Italian restaurant in Gurgaon, Artusi Ristorante is a fine dine located in One Horizon Center at the Golf Course Road.

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The owners and the chef of this restaurant hail from Northeastern Italy (Emilia Romagna region). They make their Pastas fresh by hand and are quite popular in their region and we get to savour their tradition here.

Their menu is vast and also offer fresh juices including watermelon, pineapple and orange. Also not to forget the wide range of wine and spirits they offer.

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Started our meal with refreshing Ferro Salad. Bowl full of lettuce and green leaves filled with pine nuts, raisins, pears, grapes and Caprino goat cheese. This was dressed with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

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Sigari Crocaanti is a phyllo pastry in the shape of cigars stuffed with roasted delicious vegetables. It is served with two sauces.

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Branzino Al Vapore is a baked Sea bass made in Cartoccio with steamed veggies cooked in fish broth. This has mild flavours and is a super awesome healthy option.

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Chitarra Lobster – Spaghetti chitarra with prawns and lobster in a luscious, rich and silky bisque sauce. This was very appealing to the eye and was bursting with flavours.

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Cioccolate Mousse – This was just WOW. Dark chocolate mousse with caramelized orange peel. Was not so sure before ordering this one as I am not a fan of mousse but this one is a must for all dark chocolate lovers!

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Panna Cotta – This one is their signature dessert. Panna Cotta in caramel topped with almonds and caramelized figs. A delicious dessert which melted in mouth.

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Gallery Cafe at Hyatt

Recently stayed at Hyatt Place located in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon.

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We had our meals in Gallery Café which serves buffet as well as tried few dishes from their newly launched à la carte menu. The best thing is they serve fresh fruit juices, loved orange and watermelon juice. Even though the restaurant is located in a five-star hotel, menu prices are very reasonable and light on the pocket.

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Also would recommend some awesome dishes from their menu:

Shikanji – This was absolutely refreshing. Tangy, sweet and salty, all flavours at the same time.

Chicken-Bacon Caesar Salad – Really sumptuous salad with roasted chicken, bacon, carrots, lettuce and yummy caesar dressing. MUST TRY!!

Pan Seared Fish – Fish was fresh and just melted in mouth. It was served with grilled vegetables and mash potatoes.

Lamb Curry from the Indian buffet section – This was scrumptious and delectable. Had this with Garlic Butter Naan. MUST TRY!!

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They have extensive buffet breakfast, loads of choices from Dosa to Sausages. Their lunch and dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. Also not to forget the wide range of desserts and cakes. These are a must try. They have dining space outside in the garden as well.

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They also have 24/7 Gallery Market located near reception which serves delicious Doughnuts, Croissants, Salads, Sandwiches, Muffin, etc.

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Get Farzified

Have been visiting Farzi Cafe located at Cyber Hub, Gurgaon few times now. They have recently launched their new menu so could not wait to try it.

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Started the meal with Corn Chowder Soup which is thick and creamy.

Loved the Raw Papaya Salad with lotus steam, vinegary onions, peanuts and mango sauce. This is a must try.

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I am a hardcore non-vegetarian but the veggie mezze platter was a delight which had Samosa stuffed with veggies, Naan balls stuffed with palak paneer and yogurt cutlets with hummus and olives.

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Finally had this hyped Parle-G Cheescake dessert which is served with Rabri and topped with gems.

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Domino’s new EDV

Domino’s Pizza just for Rs. 99

Awesome news for all foodies and pizza lovers!!

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Domino’s Pizza India has launched their Everyday Value offer wherein you can enjoy 2 regular pizzas for just ₹99 each.

They serve delicious hot and fresh pizzas and this is one of the #99ReasonsWhy we can celebrate at a very reasonable price.

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Announcing this launch, Mr. Pratik Pota, CEO and Whole time Director, Jubilant FoodWorks Limited said, “Further to the success of the Everyday Value pricing last year, we are now extending the Everyday Value platform to Regular sized pizzas. The Everyday Value price at Rs.99 each for two Regular sized pizzas will help us target small group occasions, and trigger increased spontaneous consumption of pizzas in single or couple ordering instances. We expect the attractive price to drive both increased penetration of pizzas as also increase in frequency of consumption.

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