Planet-friendly, plant-based home cooking

With all the news about the health and environmental advantages of eating less meat, many people are trying to eat more plant-based meals. But where do you begin? Instead of trying to cook an entire vegetarian meal from scratch, start with one small step and build from there, says Dr. Rani Polak, founding director of…

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Lentils with a side of rice: the save-the-world diet?

Here is a rundown of the daily meal plan that dozens of health and environment experts are urging the world to adopt in order to sustain a global population of 10 billion by mid-century, while reining in climate change and preventing millions of premature deaths each year. Coming to dining tables everywhere by 2050: porridge…

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Surprising health benefits of Valentine’s Day traditions

WASHINGTON — They’re familiar sights this time of year: A box of chocolates and a dozen roses. But it turns out there may be some surprising health benefits to these Valentine’s Day staples. People have been trumpeting chocolate’s miracle properties for thousands of years, said Sally Squires, who writes the Lean Plate Club™ blog. “It goes way…

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What is Blue tea and how it helps in losing weight

What is Blue tea? Blue tea, or butterfly pea flower tea, is a caffeine-free herbal drink that is made by seeping dried or fresh leaves of the Clitoria ternatea plant. The tea was first introduced in the South East Asian countries and the deep blue colour of the flower has been traditionally used to make…

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Gut hormone increases response to food

The holiday season is a hard one for anyone watching their weight. The sights and smells of food are hard to resist. One factor in this hunger response is a hormone found in the stomach that makes us more vulnerable to tasty food smells, encouraging overeating and obesity. New research on the hormone ghrelin was…

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Decorating for Christmas earlier could have mental health benefits

Dr. Marcus De Carvalho of HPR Treatment Centers says there are studies that show decorating for the holidays early has mental health benefits. There are two types of people in the world: people who break out the Christmas décor right after Halloween and people who refuse to touch them until after Thanksgiving. Turns out, there…

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Keto Desserts: 13 Simple No Bake Ketogenic Diet Desserts

One thing that I really love about the ketogenic diet is that it doesn’t make me try to ignore my sweet tooth. Keto desserts are always around to save the day. When your body enters ketosis, you often find that the craving for sweets disappears. However, if you’ve been eating sweet your whole life, like me, then something…

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How safe are probiotics?

Amid the increasing rise of probiotic use in Western society, a recent journal article asks whether we should evaluate the products’ safety with a little more scrutiny. For millennia, humans have consumed foods rich with live bacteria. Yogurt, for instance, dates back to at least 5000 B.C., and in Korea, kimchi — fermented vegetables — has…

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Dieting? 9 Desserts You Can Still Have

Jamun Mint Popsicles-Blend the tarty summer fruit into an ice-y delight. Sprinkle some black salt or chat masala, and lick away your lolly  till your tongue’s purple. Fresh Fruit Parfait– Made with the goodness of fresh fruits, fruit juice, yogurtand nuts, this parfait is the perfect dessert to indulge in while you’re on a diet. Gluten Free Chocolate Cake– This gluten-free chocolate cake is made with almond flour,…

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What Are The Benefits of Controlling Your Emotions?

Emotions are the language of everyone’s mental and emotional state of being. They are normally tied to a person’s social and physical sensory feelings. Emotions are the type of feelings used to react to fear, joy, love, sadness, hate, disgust, and pleasure. However, there are times when people need to control or suppress their emotions…

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Are there good and bad sugars?

Don’t sugar quote it ! Sugar consumption is at its highest level in history. Global consumption of added sugar has increased by a whopping 46% per person per day in the last 30 years. We are born with a preference for sweet foods and sugar has played a vital role in our survival at times…

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Living in a room without air conditioning can impact your memory

Living in dormitories without air conditioning (AC) during a heat wave can lower students’ ability to focus, harm their working memory and increase reaction times, a Harvard study has found. The field study, the first to demonstrate the detrimental cognitive effects of indoor temperatures during a heat wave in a group of young healthy individuals,…

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World Is Dealing With a Massive Sugar Glut. India Is Big Contributor

Sugar stockpiles are poised for a record as slowing demand growth and surging production creates the worst-performing commodity of 2018. Consumers have become increasingly wary of the health impact of their sweet tooth, and companies from canned-fruit maker Del Monte Foods Inc. to snack-food seller Mondelez International Inc. are touting products made with less sugar….

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Shut Chinese companies hit desi pharma players

The shakeup in Chinese factories in the wake of environmental concerns is sending shivers down the spine of the domestic drug industry, with many fearing there will be supply disruptions and inflationary pressures. The environmental disruption in China has led to a massive increase — as high as 120 per cent — in prices of…

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Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster

Stress in early childhood due to negative experiences — such as illness or divorce of parents — may lead to faster maturation of certain brain regions,during adolescence, a new study suggests. The study found that these experiences cause faster maturation of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala — that also play a role in the control…

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8 desserts to help you lose weight

Quick and healthy diet-friendly desserts When you’re trying to cut calories, it seems like dessert is always the first thing to go. While it may be a bad idea to cozy up to a bag of cookies after a hard day at the office, enjoying a sweet, healthy treat now and then is no crime. In fact, the…

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Novel imaging technique can capture over 10k genes at once

In a breakthrough, scientists have developed a new technique that enables them to image 10,421 genes at once within individual cells. The technique, called intron seqFISH (sequential fluorescence in situ hybridisation), is a major advance in being able to identify what goes on across the genome in hundreds of different cells at once. “This technique can be applied to any…

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Here’s The Exact Amount Of Calories In Your Favourite Summer Fruits!

Summers are here in full force and any respite from the incessant heat is welcome. All across the Indian subcontinent, people are adding seasonal vegetables and fruits to their daily diets, either in the solid or juice form. Summer fruits are replete with a number of invaluable nutrients, dietary fibres and electrolytes, which are needed…

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Cockroach Milk Is the Disgusting Superfood Trend That Just Won’t Die

In 2016, scientists discovered that cockroach milk could be a nutritious food source for people. Now, reports are claiming that cockroach milk is the next big superfood trend. One South African company is already offering ice cream made of insect milk. Filed under things you never wanted to hear about again: cockroach milk is apparently…

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Fostering innovation for improved health

Indian medical device industry is dominated by large multinationals with extensive service networks. With the entry of new global players and the growing presence of existing ones, import of medical devices, equipment and consumables witnessed a CAGR of around 6.8% during 2010-2015 in USD terms. Consequently, in 2015, imports accounted for nearly 72% of the market….

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3 Foods That Aren’t Actually Helping You Lose Weight (And The Alternatives)

Weight loss is something that everyone is talking about these days. In times where obesity and heart diseases are increasingly on the rise, health and weight issues are becoming a prime concern for everyone. But more than losing weight, one should focus on maintaining a healthy weight and losing fat. And although youngsters are turning…

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Research warns almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045

In 27 years from now, almost a quarter of the global population will be obese, researchers said Wednesday, warning of the mounting medical bill. If current trends continue, 22% of people in the world will be obese by 2045, up from 14% in 2017, according to a research. The startling projections, presented at 2018 European…

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For older adults, a better diet may prevent brain shrinkage

People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “People with greater brain volume have been shown in other studies to have better cognitive abilities, so…

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Regulating salt intake key to prevent hypertension: Experts

Regulating salt consumption is key to prevent hypertension, which is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke and heart failure, say experts. Hypertension, also known as high or raised blood pressure, is a condition in which the blood vessels have persistently raised pressure. To lower the risk of heart disease, adults…

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Weight loss diet tip fitness experts swear by, have your breakfast on time

  Your weight loss and fitness plans depend a lot on a healthy diet. Concentrate on your breakfast, fitness experts say. If you delay your morning meal, you could end up gaining weight. Missing out on your breakfast is not good for the system and can actually lead to weight gain, studies have shown. By skipping…

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Ditch cranberry juice for urine infections

Drinking lots of cranberry juice is no way to fix a urine infection, say new draft guidelines from health body the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Although some studies have claimed it may help, NICE says there is not enough good evidence to recommend it. Instead, people should drink plenty of water or fluids…

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Go Ahead, Treat Yourself… Dark Chocolate Improves Memory, Reduces Stress

Researchers say eating dark chocolate can change your brain wave frequency, providing benefits in memory improvement and stress reduction. It’s well-known to most people with a sweet tooth that dark chocolate can be a healthier indulgence. The sweet treat is packed with fiber and antioxidants, which help prevent cell damage from free radicals. It may…

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