What Vegetables to Eat and What to Avoid While Fasting

Navratri 2017 festivities have commenced in full swing. The devotees of Goddess Durga have also started their nine-day Sharad Navratri fasting ritual. While some devotees may observe a fast for all the nine days or choose to keep it in pairs- either on the first and the last day or last two days. There are certain fasting dos and don’ts that people are required to follow when it comes your daily diet. For instance, you can include vrat ingredients like sama ke chawal, singhare ka atta, kuttu ka atta, fruits and some vegetables in your diet…

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6 Most Unhealthy Indian Street Foods You Must Avoid

Be it salty, greasy, spicy or sweet, there is no taste that our wide array of Indian street food can’t please. And let’s admit it, in the present nippy weather it becomes all the more tough to resist these mouthwatering temptations lined across every nook and cranny of your city, teasing you to indulge. To our good fortune, there are options galore! From Dahi Bhalla, kachoris and pakodas to momos. But before you binge into your favourite Indian street food, it is always good to know the larger impact it…

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Charleston gunman will not use mental health to avoid death penalty

Convicted murderer Dylann Roof will not ask jurors to take his mental health into consideration next month during the death penalty phase of his trial for killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. In a handwritten note filed in a South Carolina federal court on Friday, Roof, an avowed white supremacist, wrote, “I will not be calling mental health experts or presenting mental health evidence.” Roof was found guilty on Thursday of 33 charges of federal hate crimes after a six-day trial featuring harrowing testimony about the night of…

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How To Avoid The ‘Lifestyle Creep’

Ever heard of the term called ‘lifestyle creep’? It’s a pernicious little phenomenon which keeps millions of people all over the world from achieving their true long term wealth creation potential. If your lifestyle ‘creeps’ up over time, negating the positive impact that your increased income should ideally have on your net-worth, you’re a victim as well. Here are three simple ways in which you can buck the trend and avoid falling prey to this all too common malady. SIP away at your goals The seemingly simple act of writing…

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How do we avoid the antibiotics apocalypse?

Every year, at least 700,000 people die from drug-resistant infections. It is why government scientists have described antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest global threats of the 21st Century. So what are people doing to try to avert the so-called antibiotics apocalypse? Well, it turns out, quite a lot. First, there are those who are trying to get us to take fewer antibiotics. That is because the more antibiotics we all take, the more resistant bacteria become. Jason Doctor, a psychologist at the University of Southern California, has been…

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We throw away £700 of food each year – here are six ways to avoid waste in your kitchen

British families needlessly throw away £700 worth of food every year, new research has revealed. Over a third of households don’t reuse leftovers and admit to dumping perfectly edible food. Each year 7 million tonnes are thrown away with over half of it being chucked due to overbuying, confusion over expiry dates and cooking more than needed. The figures come from a survey of more than 5,000 people commisioned by supermarket Sainsbury . Now the chain is set to give away one million thermometres to ensure fridges are set at…

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