FOR THE MIND AND BODY

India Today - - COVER STORY - AT 383/31, 13th Cross Road, Sadashiva Na­gar TEL 48538672 PRICE `800 on­wards JUSTBE CAFÉ

As with most great ideas, Nidhi Nahata’s, jour­ney to­wards clean eat­ing be­gan with a per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence. “I was di­ag­nosed with high choles­terol and was look­ing for a diet change. This is when I heard about the 21 Day Health Re­treat by Sha­ran and de­cided to go for it,” says 44-year-old Nahata. In the days spent there, Nahata had turned ve­gan and took to eat­ing clean. “As a re­sult, my choles­terol went down to 180 from 300,” she says.

Nahata started JustBe Café as an ex­ten­sion of her jour­ney. It now houses a restau­rant, a holis­tic stu­dio, li­brary and a re­cently opened Sound Ther­apy room. Built in a charm­ing old bun­ga­low in Sadashiv Na­gar, the menu comes as a bit of a sur­prise. There are piz­zas, na­chos and even a cup of the quin­tes­sen­tial masala chai. “Ex­cept, there is no oil used in any of them. The na­chos are baked, piz­zas are whole-wheat and topped with cashew cheese and the masala chai is made with al­mond milk,” she says.

JustBe Café also has a store that stocks nat­u­ral or­ganic skin­care, ap­parel and other aids for holis­tic liv­ing. A farmer’s mar­ket each Sun­day keeps the court­yard bustling as you buy fresh pro­duce and other knick-knacks.

Sound Ther­apy, a new in­tro­duc­tion, aids deep re­lax­ation through a stringed ther­apy ta­ble and var­i­ous mu­si­cal in­stru­ments that pro­duce calm­ing sounds and vi­bra­tions.

Nidhi Nahata of JustBe Café

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