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Heart disease: Here’s a simple fibre-rich meal plan to keep your heart strong and healthy

A diet high in fibre has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Here’s a simple fibre-rich meal plan for a healthier, happier heart. Here’s a simple fibre-rich meal plan to keep your heart healthy  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Eating an unhealthy diet and not getting enough physical activity can lead to a number of ... Read More »

Cardiovascular diseases, here’s how exposure to toxic metals can affect your heart health

Exposure to environmental toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper, and mercury has become a major global health concern. The metals like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Arsenic and cadmium, for example, are known carcinogens, but there are increasing suggestions that exposure to toxic metals may be ... Read More »

8 Side Effects Of Aloe Vera: Here’s Why Anything In Excess Is Bad

Aloe vera is an ingredient that barely needs an introduction. It is a rage in the beauty and health world, and all thanks to the presence of numerous medicinal properties. The green coloured thick plant stores water in its leaves, making them thick and fleshy, what’s also called aloe vera gel. When you slice through the leaves, you get a ... Read More »

Mishri For Coughing: Here’s How You Can Bring Rock Candy To Your Rescue

You may know rock sugar, popularly known as mishri, as a mere mouth-freshener, but turns out, it has got more benefits added to it. Apart from being an excellent digestive, haemoglobin and energy booster, it is also known to relieve you from cough and sore throat. Mishri, also identified as khadi shakkar and rock candy, has long been known for its therapeutic ... Read More »

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our study showed that just being ... Read More »

Chronotherapy Could Make Cancer Treatments More Effective, Here’s How

Chi Van Dang generally declines to discuss the science that made him famous. A leading authority on cancer metabolism, he routinely is asked to speak about how tumors reprogram biochemical pathways to help them slurp up nutrients and how disrupting these noxious adaptations could be a powerful approach to treating cancer. Instead of doing so, Dang uses his soapbox at ... Read More »

Don’t pop antidepressants if you suffer from lung disease, here’s why

Antidepressants may help to boost your mood but they can prove risky for patients of lung disease. A new study done by the St Michael’s Hospital shows that use of antidepressants can increase the risk of death by 20% for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and increase the likelihood of hospitalisation by 15% due to related symptoms. The research suggests ... Read More »

You may be eating a lot of salt and not even know it, here’s why

Recent studies published by Brigham and Women’s Hospital say that higher salt intake through food can be a cause for death. The study suggested that an inaccurate way of estimating sodium intake may help account for the paradoxical findings of others. Nancy Cook, a researcher in this topic said that sodium is notoriously hard to measure. “Sodium is hidden — ... Read More »

Here’s the real reason why hunger pangs make you ‘hangry’

Do you feel ‘hangry’ when you skip a meal and unable to focus? It’s not just about a dip in blood sugar levels, though. Scientists say the combination of hunger and anger may be caused by an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues. “We all know that hunger can sometimes affect our emotions and perceptions of the world around ... Read More »

Aloe Vera For Weight Loss: Here’s Why Ghritkumari May Help You Shed Kilos

The bright green cacti-like succulent plant of aloe vera doesn’t need any introduction. Apart from finding a revered place in Ayurveda, it is also valued highly in the beauty and health industries. Ever since dieticians, beauty and health experts have started talking about the benefits of using and consuming aloe vera, the plant has started making an appearance in gardens ... Read More »