10 best bread recipes that prove why we cannot do without the good old double roti!

Bread is a staple for most people around the world. Breads are basically made with grains. Every country has its own history, tradition and method of making breads. Be it bruschetta, roti, naan, pita, focaccia or baguette, each country makes its own special bread! Indeed, it is your favourite companion when you don’t have anything else in your refrigerator. Is brown bread healthier than white bread? – White bread is made up of bleached flour that makes it lighter in color whereas brown bread is made of whole wheat flour…

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True Life: I Made Pickle Guacamole And It Was Actually Good

The whole world is a little bit obsessed with guac. I feel like I’ve heard the popular adage “guac is extra” about a million times this year. My theory is that the popularity of avocado toast spawned the popularity of guac (or is it the other way around?) and we’ve been payin’ extra ever since. This particular guac is a little different then our average. That’s because this guac has pickles! This should come as no surprise to you, dear reader, since 80% of my recipes alone use pickles. Call us crazy (like, that’s…

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Is Tequila Good For Health? Here’s Why It’s Believed To Be

Highlights Tequila is considered healthier than other alcoholic drinks. Tequila is produced from the blue agave plant native to Mexico. It has been proven to promote bone growth in mice. Is there such a thing as ‘healthy alcohol’? If certain individual studies on the effects of tequila are to be believed, then there sure is! The Mexican alcoholic drink is touted to be healthier than other drinks like whiskey or vodka because of some supposed health benefits that it has. That seems extremely odd because the drink has got a…

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Are low-fat foods really good for you?

Low-fat food can’t be always associated with good health. The foods that are naturally low in fat like fruits and vegetables indisputably fall in the category of nutritious foods. However, processed low-fat food can’t be healthy as they contain a lot of sugar, salt and additives. Nowadays, super markets are flooded with desserts, biscuits and other ready-made meals that are tagged low-fat. Despite consuming these guilt-free foods, you keep gaining weight. This is because these saturated fat foods supply more than twice the calories per gram of carbohydrates, increase cholesterol…

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V-Moda Remix review: A little too much of a good thing

I like bass. You like bass. Everybody likes bass. But there can be too much of a good thing, and the V-Moda Remix goes way over the top when it comes to reproducing Meghan Trainor’s favorite frequency. Many people will consider Remix’s bass boost a plus. Different strokes and all that. If you’re in that camp, you’ll be happy to know that the Remix has many great features, including a fabulous integrated headphone amp. You can plug a set of headphones into just about any Bluetooth speaker on the planet,…

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Have we been ‘expiring’ perfectly good drugs?

Have we been ‘expiring’ perfectly good drugs? Would you spend a rupee if it saved you Rs 677? Eagerly, perhaps. The US Department of Defense has been saving billions of dollars for 30 years by continuing to use ‘expired’ medicines in its stock after testing them. Last year, the tests–part of its Shelf Life Extension Program–cost $3.1 million and saved $2.1 billion. Are drugs safe to use past their ‘expiry’ date? If they are, why do they come printed with expiry dates only 2-3 years from the date of manufacture? A recent article on ProPublica ‘That…

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10 Juices That Are Good to Treat Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common stomach problems where people face irregular bowel movements and it creates digestive issues in the stomach. Your stool or feces tend to become hard and it becomes difficult to pass. The common symptoms of constipation include fewer bowel movements, trouble passing stool, swollen belly or abdominal pain. The good news is that some home remedies can help relieve constipation easily. During the summer season, natural and homemade juices can be of great help. Nutritionist Dr. Simran Saini from Fortis Hospital in New Delhi suggests the…

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Food: the good, the bad and the ugly

A Royal Society of Medicine Meeting Review by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) As a society, we may be more obsessed with food than we’ve ever been. The alarming levels of obesity along with the rise of clean eating and orthorexia are perhaps just some indicators of the food-obsessed world we live in. There is a multitude of information out there on food and diet but also a lot of smoke and mirrors. A recent Royal Society of Medicine event ‘Food: The good, the bad and the ugly’ aimed to bust…

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Lifestyle modification is the key to good health, says Pooja Makhija

I have read a lot about the Garcinia Cambogia pills online. A friend too, told me to take them to speed up weight loss. What diet do I follow in conjunction with these pills? Garcinia Cambodia pills, the so-called ‘miracle drug’ to weight loss. Well, we don’t gain weight by some miracle and no miracle will help us lose it either. Garcinia Cambodia in it’s natural form is a sweet, harmless tropical fruit from Indonesia. It’s rind contains a compound called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) which is claimed to suppress appetite…

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Trouble sleeping? These gadgets promise to help you get a good night’s kip in 2017

The benefits of getting a good night are well reported. But in an age of being hyperconnected, technology isn’t usually our friend when it comes to switching off. Not only do the constant stream of notifications disturb our slumber, but studies have shown that the blue light from your phone’s screen can disrupt your sleep pattern.However one of the key trends emerging from CES 2017 is that, this year, technology may start lending a helping hand when it comes to getting a good night’s kip. From sleep tracking devices to…

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