Colour Your Diet

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Eating a colourful diet – with green, red, blue, white and yellow fruits and vegetables – is healthy, and can lower the risk of some cancers. But not all foods pack the same punch, says Marilyn S. Nanney, a registered dietitian at St Louis University. Add these powerhouses to your rainbow:

Health benefits: Protects immune system, vision and heart health
Old standby: Corn
But don’t forget: Mangoes, cantaloupe, oranges, musambi, carrots, papaya

Health benefits: Maintains urinary tract health; promotes memory function
Old standby: Grapes
Don’t forget: Brinjals, plums, jambu, blue or black berries.

Health benefits: Sustains memory function and urinary tract health
Old standby: Apples
Don’t forget: Tomatoes, red chillies, strawberries.

Health benefits: Maintains heart health and good cholesterol levels
Old standbys: Potatoes, onions, mushrooms
Don’t forget: Cauliflower.

Health benefits: Promotes vision, strong bones and teeth
Old standbys: Iceberg lettuce, green beans
Don’t forget: Dark lettuces, spinach, broccoli.

Credit: RD

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14 thoughts on “Rava Kesari

  1. Kichumolu said on July 11, 2013 at 11:32 am


  2. shruthi said on March 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

    good recipe.. helped in emergency……….

  3. vaidegi said on December 1, 2011 at 4:37 am


  4. Rama said on February 8, 2011 at 9:45 am

    The kesari came out very well.
    @sandhya – authentic rava kesari doesn’t need milk. The north Indian version called sheera is the one that has milk as the cooking base.

  5. vijay said on November 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm


  6. sandhya said on October 31, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Main ingredient is missing…it is milk instead of water.. will make recipe more tasty

  7. sandhya said on October 31, 2010 at 6:23 am

    main ingredient of real kesari is milk instead of water. pls try

  8. Habiba said on October 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thanks to for the very yummy,delicious and so easy dessert.

  9. Preeja Ganesh said on June 16, 2010 at 5:32 am

    It is very excellent item and very easy to make.

  10. mouni said on January 20, 2010 at 2:28 am

    it’s really very easy n very yummy…..

  11. silsila sabir said on January 15, 2010 at 8:20 am

    very easy one

  12. Timothy Immanuel said on November 28, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    hey good recipe. but would be good if you could also specify how many people it would serve. just a suggestion.

  13. alimoula said on October 29, 2009 at 9:48 am

    It tastes so nice all likedit and v v simple to prepare.Thanks a lot .

  14. kumaraswamy said on June 17, 2009 at 7:52 am

    simple way to make an emergency sweet

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