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Wander Where: Honey & Dough, Delhi’s Newest Bakery Café

Times when you are scouting for outlets that serve light bites and a nice mix of drinks are usually the times you never easily find one or end up at a place that has a limited menu. The spontaneous and experimental foodie in you isn’t in for such a place and that’s when you try and go back to the last place you satiated your similar craving.

Now, trust me when I say, you’d have a good choice in situations like those if you are residing in South Delhi or passing by and want to do an impromptu eating session. You cannot miss this newest bakery café in the town.

Wander Where?

Honey & Dough

 

Gorgeous Owners

The husband-wife duo of Aavika & Utsav Chhawchharia

The Team

Raminder Bakshi & Sahil Mehta, Co-Founders, Baking Lab

Find Where?

You can find this newly-opened bakery cafe in Defence Colony main market, just adjacent to the park. It is easy to locate as the teal theme stands out in the sea of restaurant brands in South Delhi’s hotspot.

Expect what?

Indian recipes with a twist such as Amritsari Chicken Tikka Sandwich, Butter Chicken Quiche, Delhi Pav Sandwich, Potato and Chickpea Patty and Chicken Makhni Patty (baked in flaky puff pastry filled with chicken, butter and cream). Flower based organic teas and nutrition-based products such as oatmeal cookies and gluten-free bread are also available. You’ll also find multi-grain, whole wheat and rye bread varieties neatly displayed at the shelves.

No Missing Out

Green Coffee appears to be a unique offering by Honey & Dough. It is prepared with the extract of green coffee beans that aren’t roasted. H & D claims it to be an easy choice for the health conscious people as it aids weight loss and provides health benefits.

For chocolate lovers, the Devil’s Delight is unmissable. It is a pastry made with the French chocolate nutella and chunks of oreo crumbs placed on a crunchy oreo base.

USP – Unique Soul Point

This bakery has a beautiful aura. The teal colour themes gives a relaxing yet vibrant feel to the entire set-up. It is meant for those who like to spend some quiet me-time and also, for those who want to indulge into rich flavours, enjoy a variety of bites and be spoilt for tasty experiments under one roof.

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Antioxidant

ANTI OXIDANTS FOR GAINING HEALTH

OXIDATIVE STRESS

Oxidative stress is the ​disproportion between production of free radicals​ in the body​ and ability of the body to detoxify these free radicals with the help of antioxidants present in the body​.

Normal molecules in the body have two​(paired)​ electrons in their outer shell. A molecule with a single electron​, i.e ​unpaired​,​ in its outer shell is called a free radical. Thus, free radicals are highly​responsive molecules​,​ which are produced inside the body by various biochemical ​reactions. These free radicals are ​essential to carry out many biological processes such as intracellular killing of bacteria by the phagocytic cells.​But ​when these free radicals start to accumulate inside the body instead of using​ them ​up​,​ then they start harming the ​body cells by targeting lipids, proteins ​as well as DNA of the cells. This state of harmful effects​ caused​ by free radicals is termed as oxidative stress.

 (http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Oxidative-Stress.aspx

 DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH OXIDATIVE STRESS

Oxidative stress is responsible for many diseases inside body. Some of these include​:​

  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Depression
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypoxia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Age-related development of cancer
  • Gastric cancer

ANTIOXIDANT

Antioxidants are ​the molecules ​that neutralize free radicals by ​giving them an extra electron.​Our body produces antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH)​ naturally.​

These naturally available antioxidants are not​sufficient to neutralize all ​of​ the free radicals inside the body. As people grow older, th​is ​natural production of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) cannot keep up with the increasing levels of free radicals. Thus, constant supply of antioxidants either from additional diet or in the form of a drug is necessary for human body.

(http://www.nutrex-hawaii.com/oxidative-stressfree-radicals)

SOURCES OF ANTIOXIDANTS

There are various sources of antioxidants such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, beta carotene, selenium, phytonutrients, etc. These sources are divided into three categories of antioxidants to fight against oxidative stress. These are:

  • Natural antioxidants: A ​human body has its own system of antioxidants which is activated ​when oxidative stress ​is ​originated inside the body. These include superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase.
  • Synthetic antioxidants:Another source of antioxidant​s​ is synthetic antioxidant which ​are manufactured by the industries. These antioxidants are in the form of medicines ​and​ are available in the market for consumption.
  • Plant antioxidants: ​Like ​us, plants also have antioxidant systems. Various parts of the plants such as fruits, leaves, seeds etc contain bioactive components which can be used as antioxidant​s​ for human consumption. These forms of antioxidants are ​very effective with almost negligible​ side effects. They are either prepared in the form of extracts or can be consumed along with diet. These include flavonoids, catechins, carotenoids, beta carotene, terpenes, etc.

(http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-are-Antioxidants.aspx)

THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS OF ANTIOXIDANTS

  • Antioxidants in cardiovascular disease: Free radicals produced from LDL are ​considered to be a major part of cardiovascular events. Antioxidants may inhibit atherosclerosis by targeting LDL associated free radicals and ​therefore, ​help to ​prevent the complications of cardiovascular diseases.

(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673603136379)

  • Antioxidants in stroke treatment: Oxidative stress is a potential contributor to stroke​s​. Excess​ive​ oxidative stress result​s​ in apoptosis, inflammation, DNA damage, lipid per-oxidation and protein denaturation – all of which contribute to and ​magnify signals leading to damage, ​followed by stroke. Antioxidants are ​considered to be a treatment strategy for stroke. They are reported to reduce cell damage caused by stroke ​by blocking the production of excessive free radicals in the body.

(http://www.webmd.com/stroke/news/20021001/antioxidant-reduces-stroke-damage)

 

  • Antioxidants for cancer: There are common antioxidants which ​are involved in cancer treatment. These are lipoic acid, Vitamin C, beta carotene, Vitamin E, etc. ​T​hese antioxidants increase the activity of immun​ity​ cells against cancer cells. These antioxidants also ​constrain the damage caused by free radicals​ to the DNA

(http://www.medicinabiomolecular.com.br/biblioteca/pdfs/Cancer/ca-2346.pdf)

 

  • Antioxidants in brain health: Antioxidants are commonly used as treatment for ​different forms of brain injury. Superoxide dismutase mimetics such as sodium thiopental and propofol are used to treat reperfusion injury and traumatic brain injury.

(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1933721309002232)

  • Antioxidants in neurodegenerative diseases: Neuronal proteins and structural components get ​altered due to oxidative stress in different neurological disorders leading to neuro-inflammation and loss of cognitive function. Antioxidants are very effective for neuroprotection. Antioxidants target calcium mediated neurotoxicity and prevent the ​commencement of neurodegenerative diseases. Antioxidants also prevent the oxidation of proteins, lipid peroxidation and prevent the ​formation of free radicals, ​therefore act​ing​ as a barrier to the oxidative stress.

(Uttara B et al.: Oxidative stress and neurodegenerative diseases: A review of upstream and downstream antioxidant therapeutic options. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2009 Mar; 7(1): 65–74)

  • Antioxidants in liver damage: Antioxidants are considered to have the beneficial effects in the management of liver diseases. Clinical study ​has ​showed that antioxidants alone or in combination with anti-HCV therapy have shown biochemical efficacy with ​a decline in serum ALT levels. Antioxidants have ​proven to be a treatment therapy for alcoholic cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3228367/)

“You can’t possibly avoid free radicals but you can make sure you have enough antioxidants to minimize the damage”