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30 things I learnt on turning 30

For the entire year that I was 29 years old, I obsessively worried about turning 30. But now that I have turned 30, let me tell you that I am loving it. I don’t feel old, if that’s what you are worrying about. But I love the fact that I have ...

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Healthy recipe – Garlic lemon broccoli to fill you up any time!

Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables that we have on our platter. But to make the most of it, you need to have it in the steamed form to reap all its health benefits If you are pressed for time and are feeling hungry, make this quick, healthy and stomach filling snack. Here’s ...

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Yoga for strong shoulders in just 1 month

The shoulder is an inherently unstable joint. It is designed for mobility, and this movement allows for an astonishing range of motion. If you have strong shoulders, you can move your arms forward, backwards and in a 360-degree circle. But being a loose joint your shoulder relies on a web ...

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What happens if you overdose on calcium supplements? (Query)

I am a 55-year-old woman who has been taking flavoured chewable calcium tablets (500 mg/tablet) regularly for the past few years. Someone suggested that I take it since my bones were failing me and I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2012. Lately, I have been experiencing joint pains and backaches ...

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Healthy Recipe: Sweet and sour carrot salad

“Have you ever seen a bunny wearing glasses? No. That’s because they eat carrots,” goes the old joke. Whoever came up with it was certainly not kidding about the carrots part. Right from a young age, we’ve been told how eating carrots improves our eyesight. Traditionally known as food for ...

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Rujuta Diwekar busts popular mango myths– do mangoes make you fat? Read to know!

Mango is everyone’s favourite. But most of us avoid mango thinking that it will cause acne, and being high in calories, will show on our waistline. People with diabetes also believe that mangoes are a complete no for them. But is it worth eliminating this yummy fruit from your plate? ...

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Lemon iced tea recipe: Healthy drink for summer

A cup of hot tea in the morning or in the evening can help you relieve stress at work or office. But during summers, most of us strictly tend to ignore tea as it is believed that it ups the heat in the body. However, if you are a tea ...

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Drink water before having tea or coffee. Here’s why!

What do you do after getting up, the first thing in the morning? Drink a cup of tea or coffee to start your day. Isn’t this what most of us, Indians, do? Having bed tea or coffee is a routine that most people strictly abide by as it gives a ...

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5 reasons why you should limit intake of nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, capsicum, potatoes, etc.)

The word Nightshade reminds us of a comic book character. Well, it’s no coincidence that one of our favourite comic heroes Mandrake is named after a nightshade plant. Nightshades are a group of vegetables that contains alkaloids like solanidine, capsaicin, nicotine and tropane which can sometimes be toxic. Don’t be ...

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