Health

Adding flavour to the fight against cancer

Kamini Mathai| TNN | Dec 11, 2016, 03.32 PM IST Adding flavour to the fight against cancer (Steve Snodgrass/Flickr) Their mouths are sore, taste buds non functional, abdominal tracts in flamed, appetites down to zero. Creating dishes that suit as well as soothe, satiate as well as strengthen the palates of those undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or any other cancer treatment ... Read More »

Avoid wrapping food in newspaper, it’s harmful: FSSAI

source”cnbcsource”cnbcIANS | Updated: Dec 10, 2016, 02.33 PM IST Wrapping food items in newspaper is bad for your health as its ink has multiple bio-active materials with known negative health effects, FSSAIsaid on Friday. “Wrapping food in newspapers is an unhealthy practice and the consumption of such food is injurious to health, even if the food has been cooked hygienically,” ... Read More »

6 healthy Indian foods that keep you warm during winters

TNN | December 10, 2016 1/76 healthy Indian foods that keep you warm during winters 0 As the temperature continues to drop down, so does our energy level. When you’re exposed to freezing temperatures over a period of time, your metabolism slows down to conserve energy and heat. At times like these, a walk down the stairs or standing in ... Read More »

Tips to avoid body aches in winter

TNN | Dec 10, 2016, 04.00 PM IST Tips to avoid body aches in winter Weak bones and joint pains can bother you throughout the year, but during winters we become more susceptible to body aches. With the dip in mercury, our joints become extremely inflexible and more painful, and people suffering from orthopedic problems struggle the most. This is ... Read More »

Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight

Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Ever wondered if eating beansand peas can help you lose weight? A team of researchers has found that meals rich in protein sources like beans, peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals thereby implying that sustainable eating may be helpful in losing weight. The findings, published in ... Read More »

You can fight back!

TNN | Updated: Dec 9, 2016, 01.55 PM IST “I felt like I was in a fiction book. Like everything that was happening to me was unreal.” If you have been married at the age of 19, Life does feel like a storybook. A story you wouldn’t want to read or even day-dream about. For Zaaria Patni, a teen,wedded to ... Read More »

Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development

IANS | Dec 9, 2016, 01.14 PM IST Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Excessive alcohol use during adolescence can disrupt the development of brain and increase risk of substance use disorder later in life, a study says. “The maturation of the brain is still ongoing in adolescence, and especially the frontal areas and the ... Read More »

Are you doing Suryanamaskar incorrectly?

TNN| Kalpana Sharma | December 09, 2016 1/8Suryanamaskar: Avoid these common mistakes 0 In the age of agonizing workouts that are extremely grueling, Suryanamaskar or Sun Salutation is a meditative 12-step sequence, offering a brilliant cardiovascular workout. However, the technique is beneficial only if it is done correctly, systematically and with grace. Celebrity yoga expert, Abhishek Sharma points out some ... Read More »

Do yoga daily to prevent prehypertension

NI | Dec 8, 2016, 12.45 PM IST Do yoga daily to prevent prehypertension (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Practicing yoga for one hour daily can reduce blood pressure in people with prehypertension, says a new study conducted by Indian researchers. The study was presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) in Kochi, India. “Patients with ... Read More »

Reasons why you should drink coffee everyday

TNN | December 08, 2016 1/13Benefits of coffee 0 Most people will tell you that coffee is bad for you. Yet there isn’t a complete consensus around whether your cup of coffee is good or bad. Here we bring some happy news for coffee lovers – based on popular researches, we bring you reasons you must have it. (Picture Courtesy: ... Read More »