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Healthy dessert recipe: Adadiya Pak

Whether it is Diwali, Dassera, Holi, Ganpati, Onam, Lohri or any other festival, have you noticed how Indians make specific festive recipes for specific festivals? Each of these festivals is celebrated at different times of the year, during different seasons. The desserts, savoury food and even prasad items are made with ...

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How soups can help you with weight loss

If you are planning to follow a soup diet to lose weight, then let me tell you doing it right is the key! Unlike other fad diets that most of us are crazy about (to stay fit and slim), soups are a healthy and nutritious way to lose weight. To help ...

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Healthy dessert recipe – Coconut apple barfi

Indulgence during festivals is almost a given. There is no harm in occasional indulgence, of course, but the trick lies in selecting the right foods. For instance, maida and sugar can completely ruin your weight loss goals. The best bet would be to replace maida and sugar with healthier ingredient ...

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Is it healthy to detox with salt?

Feeling sluggish, itchy, bloated and achy all over? Think you could use a detox? Detox, detoxification or body cleanse is the process through which toxins accumulating in your system are removed with the help of water, fibrous food, juices, exercise, meditation or pranayam. The toxins that we speak of are ...

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Beware of these 3 corn products that are BAD for your health

Who can resist a steaming bowl of yellow corn kernels served with a pat of butter on top? Corn, whether boiled, steamed, braised, roasted or popped, tastes just as delicious. Despite its bad reputation as cattle-feed, corn does have some impressive health benefits. For starters, it is a high fibre ...

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Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts

Want to shed those extra kilos? Consume nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts in your diet as these can help you reduce weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being overweight and obese, researchers say. The findings showed that people who ate who ate nuts ...

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Navratri special: Benefits of fasting which you should know

Fasting, if done for all nine days can detoxify body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure, say experts. Sonia Narang, Nutrition and Wellness Expert at Oriflame India and Meher Rajput, Nutritionist ...

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Astro health predictions — Sep 5th week (2017)

Aries If you are a workaholic, you need to bring a drastic change in your food habits as you are catching troubles related to your digestive system more often. Too much of late night working is causing a havoc to your health. Learn to say ‘No’ to late night work ...

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Navratri special: Tips to fast the right way and stay energised for garba

Navratri is here. While many observe a fast for these 9 days, they also enjoy the festivities by playing garba or dandiya, the traditional Gujarati dance. This needs optimum energy and stamina which may not be possible if you don’t follow the right diet. Here are some quick-tips which will ...

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Exercise type doesn’t matter, it’s being active that counts

Whether it is a gym workout, a walk to work or a household chore, physical activity of any kind can prevent heart disease and death. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study involving more than 130,000 people from 17 countries, led by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University ...

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