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Cardamom and Its Benefits in Daily Life

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Cardamom

Indian food has variety of spices in it. They not only enhance taste but also have various medicinal properties. Food, not only should please your tongue or nose but also have a perfect texture and presentation. One such healthy spice is Cardamom. Health Benefits of Cardamom It is an antioxidant: Cardamom increases the level of antioxidant enzymes in our body and protects us from damage to the heart and liver. It improves heart health: Cardamom intake reduces the risk of heart diseases and protects against heart damage. It acts as a blood thinner. Cardamom is also extensively researched to help […]

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“Breakfast like a king”, Why is it so important?

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Importance of Breakfast

We all have heard the saying “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper”, why is breakfast considered to be the most important meal? Breakfast is the 1st meal of the day. It is considered extremely important. Breakfast literally means to break the fast after a night of sleep. Most importantly, breakfast like a king does not mean over eat. It depicts richness of nutrients in a breakfast menu. Consuming adequate calories and majority of nutrients in first meal of the day provides us with energy and helps in burning it out throughout the day […]

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What Is AIDS? Symptoms and Care To Be Taken

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World AIDS Day

Since the year 1988, 1st December of every year is dedicated worldwide as World AIDS Day, to raise awareness for AIDS [Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome] which is spread due to a HIV infection. It is one of the most destructive diseases and nearly 37 million people worldwide carry HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and nearly 13000 deaths are reported every year. Causes and Prevention HIV is responsible for causing spectrum of diseases including HIV infection and AIDS. The virus was discovered in 1983. HIV and AIDS spread most commonly through contaminated needles or syringes and through sexual contact. In rare cases, it […]

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Yoga and Its Physical and Mental Benefits

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physical and mental benefits of yoga

What is Yoga? Yoga has been practiced and adapted in our Indian culture since times immortal and is also mentioned in the Rig-Veda. It is an ancient form of exercises for our overall physical and mental well being. Yoga contains physical practice of postures called ‘asanas’. Yogasanas  should be learnt and practiced under a licensed yoga instructor to derive maximum benefits from them and to avoid doing them incorrectly. Benefits of Yoga In the recent years, other civilizations and countries have also started adapting yoga in their daily lives as a form of physical exercise, for their innumerable benefits. According […]

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An Essential Detox Post Festivities and Celebrations

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Detox Diet

Post the Diwali celebrations and festivities; it is time for a rain check on all the sweets, fats, carbs and calories consumed. A detox (short for detoxification) is a must. What is a detox diet? Detoxification or detox basically means to cleanse our body of unwanted toxins, harmful chemicals and bodily waste products by converting them in to less harmful compounds, breaking them down and excreting them from our body. We are dumped with toxins in our everyday life due to factors like pollution, smoking, drinking alcohol, high intake of processed / junk food / sugar / fat etc. If […]

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Diwali – Rejoice and Celebrate the Festivity and Food

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Rejoice & Celebrate the festivity & food

Diwali also called as Deepavali, is an Indian festival of lights and celebrations. It signifies the victory of good over evil. Diwali means “rows of lighted lamps”. People light diyas in their homes, shops etc as it is considered auspicious and prepare and eat many traditional sweets. They pray to Goddess Lakshmi for raining happiness and prosperity in their lives by way of lighting diyas. It is an auspicious time to start new ventures. The festivities in Diwali include shopping for new clothes and stuff, making sweets and savories, visiting near and dear ones along with bursting firecrackers and decorating […]

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How To Read A Food Label

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How to read a Food Label

What is a food label? Packaged food contains a label on it which states the nutritional information or facts about the food ingredients and items used in the product, this is a food label. It also includes the serving size, number of calories per serving etc. It helps us in choosing the food item based on the nutritional information mentioned on it. Importance of reading a food label Food labels help us to choose and compare the food items wisely as per their ingredients and contents such as amount of sugar, fats, cholesterol, protein, vitamin etc per serving of food. […]

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How Important Are Family And Peers In Developing Food Habits

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Importance of food habits

Family is the most important bond in human life. The presence and contribution of a family in one’s life is immense. Parents play the role of the provider and protector till the child doesn’t become capable of doing so on their own. Family i.e. Parents, Siblings, Cousins and Grandparents etc is the first teacher we have, as we see and learn good things from them, which maybe about life’s lessons or regarding our health and nutrition. Eating habits are learnt from observing and seeing the surrounding and people we are often associated with. For a child, the beginning of learning […]

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HOW TO SAFEGUARD OURSELVES AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS

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How To Safeguard Ourselves Against Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis? It’s a slow progressive condition and develops over the years, where the bones become brittle and weak and may break from even minor bumps, jerks or a fall. This disease causes loss of bone density (strength and mass of bone) and increases the risk of fractures. It is a common problem in India mostly with the elderly and women after menopause, with more than 10 million people suffering from it. Causes A low calcium diet is one of the foremost causes of osteoporosis. In women after menopause, low estrogen levels increase the risk of bone loss rather […]

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Obesity In Children – An Overlooked Problem

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Obesity in Children - An Overlooked Problem

Childhood Obesity is rampant and extremely common nowadays. It causes numerous health and mental issues in children and affects their overall performance and well being. Obese children grow into obese adults without proper care and guidance, putting them at risk of heart and lifestyle diseases, diabetes etc. Causes of Obesity in children Children become obese / overweight due to various reasons such as unhealthy eating habits due to advent of junk/fast food culture, lack of physical activity and more of screen time due to video games, computer, television and mobile, genetic factors etc. It is usually not a hereditary problem. […]