Fact Check: Foods Rich In Carbs Can Be Healthy Too, Here’s A List

If you think that eating foods rich in carbohydrates will make you gain weight, then you must think again. Many people now a days believe that eating carb-rich foods makes you put on kilos. For years, ‘carbohydrates’  have been unfairly blamed for all that excessive weight gain amongst young and old. The truth is that eating carbs is not bad at all; in fact they facilitate weight loss and may help you manage many lifestyle diseases. Surprised? Don’t  be, simply put, carbs act as a fuel for our body and…

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Here’s How You Can Caramelise Onions Like A Pro

That one dressing which is always there in our salads, without which the food seems incomplete – yes, it’s the onion, which we curse for making us all teary. Onion is widely consumed in Indian kitchens. Apart from satisfying our cravings for something crispy, it surprisingly turns out to be quite beneficial for our health as well as it has detoxifying properties, helps in digestion and boosts hair growth. To give onions a spin, some new inventions have come around over the years like the caramelised onions. If you’ve been…

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7 healthy snack ideas that you can easily prepare and carry anywhere

It’s a task in its own to maintain a healthy lifestyle in our busy lives. We are always on a look out for a healthy full stop to our instant food cravings but instead, what do we do? We end up eating unhealthy snacks and junk food with loads of guilt. Well, following a strict fitness regime demands discipline and time and in case you aren’t that determined, it’s all right. We don’t ask you to have a particular diet plan, but everyone should pay little attention to his/her eating…

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Don’t throw away the baasi roti! It can cure diabetes and help in weight loss

1. Health benefits of stale roti Eating stale food is usually considered harmful for health. Stale food kept for more than 15 hours can cause various health problems like acidity, food poisoning, gas and an upset stomach. It is safe to consume leftover roti within 12-15 hours. Daily consumption of stale bread in cold milk helps in treating various health problems like acidity, gas, blood pressure and diabetes. According to celebrity nutritionist Sandhya Gugnani “Chapati has a low glycemic index. It is rich in vitamin B, iron, calcium, magnesium and…

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Research says pancakes can actually help treat glaucoma

Wondering what pancake has got to do with glaucoma? According to researchers, understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes can help them improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma. The appearance of pancakes depends on how water escapes the batter mix during the cooking process and this varies with the thickness of the batter. Understanding the physics of the process can help perfect pancake making and gives important insights into how flexible sheets, like those found in human eyes, interact with flowing vapour and liquids. ‘We have discovered that the variations in texture…

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6 High-Protein Lunch Recipes You Can Pack For Office

We understand there are days in office when you don’t have the time to even leave your desk for 10 minutes. In the midst of endless meetings, presentations and deadlines, the thought of food is perhaps not even the last thing to enter your mind. But here’s one thing you must understand too. Without food your body would not get enough energy to function, naturally then your brain would also be depleted of essential fuel to function. Hence, skipping lunch may not be the best idea to save the day….

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6 High-Protein Lunch Recipes You Can Pack For Office

We understand there are days in office when you don’t have the time to even leave your desk for 10 minutes. In the midst of endless meetings, presentations and deadlines, the thought of food is perhaps not even the last thing to enter your mind. But here’s one thing you must understand too. Without food your body would not get enough energy to function, naturally then your brain would also be depleted of essential fuel to function. Hence, skipping lunch may not be the best idea to save the day….

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11 dishes that you never knew can also be made in a slow cooker

1. The taste of slow cooking While slow cooking is avoided because of the lengthy time duration involved, there are professionals who recommend this cooking method over others for all good reasons. Chef Kunal Arolkar who runs a bakery shop says, “Slow cooking not only enriches the taste of the dish but also adds on to the colour because of the mild flame.” There are many conventional dishes that if cooked in a slow method can actually taste divine. Here’s a list of 11 dishes that are totally worth a…

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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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This food can increase your pregnancy chances

If you are planning to have a baby then try including seafood to your diet as couples who eat seafood tend to be more sexually active and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, a new study suggests. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found that, among the participants, 92 per cent of couples who ate seafood more than twice a week were pregnant at the end of one year, compared to 79 per cent among couples consuming less seafood. “Our study suggests…

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