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8 best foods to beat PMS

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8 best foods to beat PMS

Every woman has her own unique body signs that tell her when ‘aunt flo’ is about to visit every month. Bloating, headaches, mood swings and cramps can really dampen your spirits right before the periods start. These symptoms affect different women differently, and if they have a negative impact on some aspect of your life, then it is termed as PMS, or premenstrual syndrome. PMS is a condition that may affect a woman’s emotional and physical health, as well as behavior. Various over-the-counter pain medications are useful for treating the headaches and cramps, but there is another tool that you […]

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8 Super foods to enhance child’s memory for exam

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8 Super foods to enhance child's memory for exam

The exam season is approaching and everyone is stressed-parents, children, pets and even neighbours! Study hours go on till late night or sometimes, begin even before the sun is up. TV time gets severely restricted and anything (read ice cream) that can cause even a small sneeze, is completely banned till vacations. You take so much precaution of your child’s health and make sure they study well, but how about also helping them to retain their knowledge better? A few dietary changes can really be beneficial for their brain function. Here is a list of the top superfoods to boost […]

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The Hazardous Ill Effects of Tobacco

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Hazardous ill effects of tobacco

Every year World Anti Tobacco Day is observed on 31st May by the WHO (World Health Organization). It encourages people around the globe to practice abstinence from tobacco for a 24 hour period. What Is Tobacco? And How Is It Made? Tobacco is prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing it. It is an agricultural crop and contains addictive nicotine which is also cancer causing along with being unhealthy for the heart leading to many respiratory diseases. Tobacco farming is not safe for the environment as the use of pesticides and fertilizers depletes the soil of its […]

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Beat the Heat with These Super Summer Foods

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Beat the Heat with these Summer super foods

Summer brings with it sweaty and mucky days along with hot sleepless nights. Probably the only season, unlike the rainy and winter, where hot food and beverages are frowned upon. Everyone looks for ways to soothe and cool the body from the outside and inside as well. Summers are the best time to indulge in cool and refreshing foods and drinks which keep our mind and body hydrated and nourished. Various Fruits, Vegetables, yogurt, seeds  etc. contain nutritional properties and essential nutrients. They affect our body and metabolic system due to its higher the water content, better digestion and cooling […]

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Practical Tips to Maintain Hydration This Summer

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In the scorching summer heat, we need more hydration and liquid intake to keep our body’s fluid balanced from the loss of fluids due to excessive heat. The harsh and merciless summer drains our body of water due to sweat and urination leading to dehydration. If the water intake is inadequate in our body, it leads to dehydration nausea, dryness, headache, exhaustion, dry skin etc. Listed below are some practical and simple tips to remain hydrated this summer. Drinking good ol plain Water: Nothing can beat the many advantages of water, especially in summer. Having a glass of water after […]

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Health Effects of Functional Beverages

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health benefits of functional beverages

What are functional beverages? Functional beverages are drinks that help in maintaining our good health, providing us hydration and helps in maintaining our body fluids. They not only provide essential nutrients but also bestow health promoting non-nutrients. Also considered as health drinks or performance enhancing drinks with ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, minerals, vitamins, herbs etc, they are packaged as ready to drink energy shots, green smoothies, enhanced water and protein shakes. Functional Beverages are especially popular amongst the sports industry. They hold a great potential to enhance our health and prevent chronic diseases. Importance They are considered health in […]

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Plant Forward Eating: What It Is All About, Its Pros And Cons?

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What is Plant Forward Eating? This is a systematic way of encouraging more greens in our daily eating habits, but not necessarily a vegetarian diet. It doesn’t completely cut off meat from the diet, but finds healthier plant based replacements like vegetable, fruits, nuts, whole grains, pulses and legumes, soy, etc. Pros of Plant Forward Eating Plant based diet is associated with consumption of vitamin C, E, fiber, folic acid, magnesium which reduces build-up of toxins and oxidative stress that is often linked to increased life span. Plant foods are cholesterol-free and comparatively high in fibre and resistant starches which […]

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Fermented Food and Its Relation to Being Healthy

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What are fermented foods? Fermentation is an age old preservation process used for meat, vegetables, milk etc to extend their shelf life in the absence of refrigerators. The process in which bacteria, fungi and yeast are introduced to any food or beverage naturally or through inoculation is termed as Fermentation. Consumption of fermented foods ensure presence of beneficial bacteria in our diet. Some of common fermented food items consumed by us on a daily basis are Chocolate, Cheese, Curd/ Yoghurt /Buttermilk, Wine, Beer, Vinegar, Pickles, Dal and Rice fermented batters, Soy sauce etc. Importance of Fermented Food It enhances the […]

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What Is Your GUT Feeling?

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Gut Feeling

Innumerable times in life we come across this quote “What is your Gut feeling” literally translated as, what do you feel from within? Gut simply means your entire gastrointestinal track starting from your mouth to anus. Gut feeling is simply related to our self-instinct. Let us know what does our Gut health mean and why is it so important to take care of it? A healthy gut is extremely crucial for the smooth functioning of our body and maintaining a healthy micro-biome (microorganisms in our body). A diet consisting of processed or junk foods, sugars and foods rich in fats […]

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Making Breakfast Healthy With These 4 Easy and Nutritious Recipes

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Healthy Breakfast recipes

Today, due to the fast paced life and hectic schedules, most Indians, male and female alike, rush through their breakfast or many a times give it a skip to save time in the morning. Generally, the staple breakfast consists of chapatti with pickle and tea or our regular favorites like Poha, Upma, dosa etc. which are full of dense carbohydrates and are quick and easy to make. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having a filling and nutritious breakfast containing all the 5 essential nutrients in adequate quantity like carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins and fats, keeps cravings […]