Ramadan 2019: 5 diet and fitness tips to help you fast safely

While fasting during Ramadan is a good way of improving one’s health, doing it the right way is imperative. Here are a few things to keep in mind so that you can fast compromising your health. Ramadan 2019: 5 diet and fitness tips to help you fast safely  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: The holy month of Ramadan is a crucial month for the Muslim community across the world, both physically and spiritually with practicing restraint as one of its key learning. During this period the community observes Roza i.e. fast,…

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Children who need help with mental health face postcode lottery – study

 The children’s commissioner for England study also finds that a third of areas have seen a real-terms fall in spending on service provision. Photograph: DWD-Comp/Alamy Stock Photo Children suffering anxiety, depression and other low-level mental health conditions face a postcode lottery when seeking treatment, research has shown. There are wide disparities in spending per child in different parts of England with more than a third of areas seeing a real-terms fall in spending on these services. This is despite soaring demand and increased government funding for children’s mental health nationally, the study…

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These Healthy Food Swaps Can Help Speed Up Your Weight Loss Goals; Try Them Now

Is weight loss your new health goal? While you must have read a lot of nutritional guidelines related to weight loss, there may be times when you might be perturbed as to what to eat and what to exclude from your diet. When you are on a weight loss program, you need to be very careful as to which foods will help you lose weight. Some foods, which are generally considered to be healthy might not be that effective in weight loss. However, there can be healthier alternatives of these foods which can…

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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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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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3 sweet breakfast recipes that’ll help you kick-start your day with a bang!

There is no doubt that breakfast is and should be the biggest and the most nutritious of all meals. After all, that is the first meal of the day, one that will set you up for all the work you’ve planned for the rest of the day. A number of scientific studies have shown that having a good breakfast can help you achieve weight loss, keep your heart healthy and your energy levels up throughout the day. This is why you need to constantly look for innovative and interesting breakfast recipe ideas. Chef…

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Smarter metrics will help fix our food system

Today’s food systems are broken. Our diets are the leading cause of disease. Some 800 million people worldwide still suffer from hunger, while more than 2 billion are overweight or obese. As much as 57% of global greenhouse-gas emissions come from food-related activities, which include everything from clearing land for agriculture, to growing, gathering, processing and packaging, to transporting farm goods and disposing of waste. I never fail to be astonished at the inadequacy of the metrics we use to evaluate these systems. The most common yardstick is ‘productivity per…

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3 ways cross-training could help you prep for a marathon

Race season is nearly upon us, and with huge events like the London marathon just around the corner there’s no doubt that thousands of people up and down the country are beginning to up their training routines in the hope of nailing a new PB in an upcoming event. However, whilst increasing your mileage in the run up (see what we did there?) to The Big Day will no doubt help increase your stamina and provide you with the sheer determination needed to finish a long-distance race, it might not be…

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4 Foods That May Help Control UTI

The urinary tract consists of the Kidneys, Bladder, Ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder) and Urethra (that carry urine from the bladder outside). Infection in any part of the tract is Urinary Tract Infection or UTI however it is a term commonly used for infection in the lower tract i.e. the bladder and urethra. Women are more prone to UTI’s than men. Some common symptoms of UTI, as stated by the Cleveland Clinic: 1. Pain in the flank (side), abdomen or pelvic area 2. Pressure in the lower…

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