Don’t let stress get to you, it can damage your sperm quality and fertility

Do you lead a stressful lifestyle, are the demands of your job leaving you stressed? Then, the chances are your fertility may be affected, especially if you are a man. Latest research conducted by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Soroka University Medical Center in Israel show that just two months of stress may damage a man’s sperm and slash his chances of having children. Stress leaves you with low sperm motility, which makes it less likely for the sperm to fertilise an egg. (Istock) What the study shows…

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What’s the difference between cake and pastry

1. An overview Partial images can be baffling and this rule applies aptly in the case of cakes and pastries. In the very first view (if sliced) they both look similar but are poles apart when it comes to the recipe, ingredients and the process of making them. Scroll below to know the difference between the two. 2. Recipe and ingredients According to bakery experts, ingredients and recipe making process form the fundamental difference between cakes and pastries. On one hand, cake includes many ingredients and a complicated procedure for…

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Lose weight in a month, simple diet and exercise tips for quick results

While fasting during Ramzan is primarily for a religious purpose, it’s also the perfect time to detox. If you’re wise about what you consume during sehri and iftaar, you can shed the extra kilos. Here’s how: Plan your sehri to keep you sustained “Recipes involving oats and wholegrain bread should be included in pre-dawn meal as they help stay full,” says Alka Lohia, nutrionist and dietician, 6 Meal, Delhi. “Consumption of caffeine should be avoided as it can lead to de hydration and longing for water.” Include proteins and complex…

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What’s the difference between barbecuing and grilling?

1. An overview When it comes to cooking methods or techniques, we often mention about boiling, pan-frying, and deep-frying. You will be surprised to know that in India, we use more than 16 cooking methods and each one is different in terms of processing, adding flavour and texture to the final dish. Today, we are going to talk about the two most common cooking methods that we habitually get to hear about while dining out. Scroll to know the difference. 2. What is grilling As we know, grilling a basically…

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Palak Paneer, Chana And Other Top Protein-Rich Indian Foods You Must Eat

We Indians are notoriously famous for our indulgent lifestyles when it comes to food and rightfully so! Isn’t it? Well the truth is that while the quintessential Indian dishes can be best served and enjoyed a little too spicy and with a little too oil (or butter) – the new age has very ingeniously adapted to a diet that is as Indian as it gets in its basic palate, but is also protein-rich and suitable for any diet plan. While protein-rich food in India is not a new concept, the…

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Strawberry Nutrition: Amazing Strawberry Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits

One of the most vibrant and beautiful-looking fruits found in nature, strawberry is not only immensely delicious, but also loaded with various health benefiting properties. Its plump red appearance makes it appetising and the black dots on it add to its nutritional value. According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing, strawberries have heart-healthy properties, benefit digestive system, and are the only fruit to have seeds – a source of small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids – on the exterior. On the nutrition front, strawberries are loaded with a…

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FGuava Nutrition: Amazing Guava Nutrition Facts and Benefits You Must Know

Crunchy and mildly sweet, guava is one versatile fruit you can never get enough of. They make inroads into your smoothies, salads, desserts and what not. Guavas are common tropical fruits cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions and is scientifically known as Psidium guajava. In addition to being ever-so delightful to taste, guavas area treasure trove of health benefits, which makes it a favourite fruit across the world. What is on offer you ask? According to Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health practitioner Shilpa Arora, “Guavas are a low Glycaemic Index (GI)…

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Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health

Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body’s large, leg muscles to the brain as it does on directives from the brain to the muscles. Published today in Frontiers in Neuroscience, the study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine — giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited. “Our study supports the notion that people who are unable to do load-bearing exercises…

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The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple

People who eat socially are more likely to feel better about themselves. Photograph: PeopleImages/Getty Images For some, eating alone can be a joyous thing: forking mouthfuls of pasta straight from the pan, peanut butter licked off a spoon, the unbridled pleasure of walking home from the chippie alone on a cold night. But regularly eating meals in isolation is a different story. This one factor is more strongly associated with unhappiness than any other apart from (unsurprisingly) having a mental illness. This is according to a new study by Oxford Economics that…

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Aamras: This Luscious And Pulpy Delight Is Every Mango Lover’s Dream Come True

Summers are here in full swing and it’s time for mangoes to raid our refrigerators and fruit baskets. Also dubbed as the king of fruits, mangoes are enjoyed in many forms. As soon as the summer strikes, you can find them in smoothies, dips, mocktails, shakes, custard and so much more. One such desi delight is aamras.Aamras is a divine blend of Alphonso mangoes with a signature pulpy consistency. Relished mostly in the western part of the country like Gujarat and Maharashtra, aamras works both as a stand-alone dish as well as a perfect accompaniment to piping hot…

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