Kefir, or fermented milk, sharpens your gut with its probiotic bacteria – oh yes, bacteria, the good kind though. Mumbai’s Moina Oberoi is a “wellness chef”, and founder of MO’s Superfoods, who specialises in macrobiotic cooking and healing foods. In fact the photographer-turned-chef (with a degree from Le Cordon Bleu under her belt!) turned her attention to fermented foods after a decade-long struggle with muscle inflammation. Within weeks she saw an uptick in her energy levels and managed to quell the pain. She suggests you subscribe and swap curd or buttermilk for her mango and palm sugar flavoured kefir, or work the honey-vanilla flavour into your breakfast with cereals and fruits.
As we enter the thick of summer, it might be wise to replace your steaming-hot morning cup of tea with a chilled kombucha now and then. Kombucha is nothing but fizzy fermented tea that’s all kinds of refreshing. And did we mention it’s good for you? Publicist-turned-entrepreneur Harsh Negandhi brews these wholesome coolers using green and black tea from the comfort of his South Mumbai home and delivers them to your doorstep.
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Trying to go off sugar? Get on smoothies from Vibe, which are all fruit, with no sugar and no dairy. Instead they’re chock full of hemp seeds, nut milk, avocados and kale instead. Start with their Ashwem Sunset which is whirl of mixed berries (raspberry, blueberry, black currant and strawberries), pomegranate juice, avocado, mango and hemp seeds. Or give Bro Bro a go, which combines raw cacao, natural peanut butter hemp seeds and nut milk.
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