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  • Published at 04:28 pm April 13th, 2018
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Foodscope
Aries (March 21 to April 19)  Boy do you love your spices! Aries are famous for their inclination towards hot, spicy foods. This puts them at risk of heartburn, which is amplified when they have the nasty habit of eating too quickly. You might want to slow down, savour every morsel, and avoid tummy trouble with jeerapaani and aamdoodh instead. Taurus (April 20 to May 21)  A true gastronome, you know how to enjoy your food and you’ve got a huge appetite. Your indulgence with food however, isn’t too friendly with the pounds. This Noboborsho, keep an eye on the scales and walk the low-carb path. Yes, that might mean no paanta bhaat for you but there are plenty of other festivities to look forward to.  Gemini (May 22 to June 21)  Geminis have a penchant for snacking, which is great because you’re always eating light throughout the day. Remember, garlic and ginger are your friends but aloo and refined sugars are not. Pass on the narus and pithas, and you can indulge in a bit of aloo bhorta (but not too much) as a reward. Cancer (June 22 to July 22)  Cancers and comfort food are an inseparable duo. Lucky for you, you’re on good terms with paanta bhaat and aloo bhorta as long as you avoid oily, fried fish. And when it comes to drinks, just go savoury instead of sweet with your lassi. Leo (July 23 to August 22)  A connoisseur of all things luxurious, Richie Rich is your middle name in the sense that you go for all things rich when it comes to food. While you need to keep your energy levels high, take it easy with dairy products and all things jhaal, up your fruit and veggie intake and you’re good to go. Virgo (August 23 to September 22)  Eat as much maach as you can – or at least that’s what your zodiac sign says. What about spices? Go for it! There isn’t much about the food scene that’s stopping you, just go easy with the cheesy (that is, avoid dairy), and you’re set. Libra (September 23 to October 22)  For you, eating is an art form. You’re always going for the perfect aesthetic, and you’ve got a sweet tooth that just will not settle. Satiate your craving for sweets with plenty of fruits and maybe a naru or two but that’s it! Take this as an opportunity to explore the savoury side of Bengali food culture. Scorpio (October 23 to November 22)  As with all things in life, Scorpios demand intensity and drift towards pure, strong flavours. What you can take from the healthy eating spiel is that you need to stay hydrated. You can fuel your passion for life with foods rich in protein like daal. Sagittarius (November 23 to December 21)  Sagittarius representatives are curious and always on the look out for exotic, adventurous flavours. Your problem isn’t so much about what you eat as it is about how much you eat. You tend to overeat simply because you believe food is meant to be enjoyed. Indeed it is, but everything in moderation dear friend.  Capricorn (December 22 to January 20)  Capricorns are traditional people who always make time for a good meal. Load up on all varieties of carb-goodness and enjoy to your heart’s content. Just go easy on the salt; we all know you add a little bit too much.   Aquarius (January 21 to February 18)  You’re an advocate of no-fuss and all fun when it comes to eating. Freshness matters to you, and a good vegetarian dish usually has you weak at the knees. Your only downfall is your addiction to a good cup of Joe. Why not venture out and explore a few drink substitutes? Pisces (February 19 to March 20)  Pisces love delicacies that are prepared simply, and they have a slight sweet tooth too. You know all too well that refined sugars are bad for you, so maybe opt for something else? The stars are all in favour of a hearty beef rezala with lots of rice.