These 5 Herbs May Help Boost Digestive System

Are you suffering from poor digestive health? Is bloating, acidity and constipation constantly bothering you? If yes, then it’s time for you to bring a change in your lifestyle. Unhealthy lifestyle and dietary habits, hectic work schedules and lack of physical activity, all of these contribute significantly in degrading digestive health. High consumption of junk and processed food items further tends to aggravate the condition. With age, the ability of the digestive system to function efficiently also decreases, which further worsens the condition. According to Dr Rajesh Kumawat, Head –…

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Brain food, 5 things to eat to boost your memory and concentration

While we do a lot to stay fit and for weight loss, we don’t extend the same care for the brain. But, ignoring your brain has its pitfalls, and brain ageing can lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. However, by eating right and exercising your brain, you can ensure it stays healthy for long. Here are 5 foods to eat for better brain health: * Blueberries: Blueberries can protect the brain from oxidative stress and reduce effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. They also improve your learning capacity and motor skills. It is a good…

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Playing video games can boost attention: Study

Does your child love playing video games? Let him, as it can help alter the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills – skills that enable us to recognise a square, triangle, cube or pyramid -as well as make them more efficient, say scientists in an analysis of over a 100 scientific studies. In the study, researchers led by Marc Palaus from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain, revealed that gamers showed improvements in several types of attention, such as sustained attention or selective attention. Playing video games also increased…

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Theresa May to unveil boost to vocational education system

Theresa May will move on Monday to reassure business leaders that they will not suffer skills shortages as a result of Brexit, when she places expansion of vocational education at the heart of a new proactive industrial strategy. Many businesses worry that the UK’s departure from the single market will not only damage their trade with Europe but will also make it more difficult to attract enough suitable workers. Before Christmas, the Institute of Directors called on May to address the issue of skills shortages before Brexit and, as a…

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Nestlé Turns to New CEO to Boost Health Push

After decades of trying to push into healthier foods, Nestlé SA is elevating a new chief executive—plucked straight from the health-care industry—to kick its effort into higher gear. Ulf Mark Schneider, 51 years old, takes the reins at Nestlé on Jan. 1. He spent the past 13 years heading German health-care giant Fresenius SE, which runs hospitals, makes medical equipment and supplies drugs and nutritional products. Nestlé, the world’s largest packaged-food company by revenue, is tapping that experience as it works to reinvigorate its drive to diversify away from the…

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Why milk and honey isn’t just an old wives tale: Revealed, the 7 food pairings that could boost your health

You may know what nutrients are present in the foods you are buying but do you know how well they are being absorbed by the body? Understanding how to pair certain foods with others can help to increase the absorption of nutrients – preventing a host of diseases. London-based nutritionist Rob Hobson says experimenting with food mixology can help ramp up the nutritional value of your meals. Here, in a piece for Healthista, he reveals seven combinations that can help your body get the most from the foods you eat….

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Eating dark chocolates may boost heart health

Chocoholics, rejoice! Scientists have found that consuming flavanol-rich cocoa products such as dark chocolates may benefit cardiovascular health. Scientists conducted a systematic review and meta—analysis of 19 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of cocoa consumption. The meta-analysis focused on whether consumption of flavanol—rich cocoa products was associated with improvements in specific circulating biomarkers of cardiometabolic health as compared to consuming placebos with negligible cocoa flavanol content. In all, 1,139 volunteers were involved in these trials. “Our meta-analysis of RCTs characterises how cocoa flavanols affect cardiometabolic biomarkers, providing guidance in designing large,…

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New Inverter To Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency

NEW YORK: A team of researchers in the U.S. has developed a new inverter that — despite being smaller and lighter — improves the fuel-efficiency and range of hybrid and electric vehicles.   Electric and hybrid vehicles rely on inverter components, which are made of the semiconductor material silicon, to ensure that enough electricity is conveyed from the battery to the motor during vehicle operation.   Now researchers at the Future Renewable Electric Energy Distribution and Management (FREEDM) Systems Centre at North Carolina State University have developed an inverter using…

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4 Magical Foods That Could Help Boost Your Immunity

The onset of monsoon season brings about a host of infections, allergies, cold and flu with it. The body is most susceptible to infection if it is weak and in a state of imbalance. Hard to digest foods or unhealthy eating habits compromise immunity and health. Building a healthy immune system is not rocket science, in fact, a lot of it is common sense. So how do we support robust immunity? Here are some essential tips to remember – 1. Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy…

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