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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5 foods that might help your eczema

Eczema is a condition that can be miserable to live with. It is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can leave you with red, dry, itchy, scaly skin. Sometimes there are tiny blisters and often the skin can split, causing pain. It’s common for children, with up to 12 percent of children suffering with the condition. But it can affect adults too. While eczema can be persistent, it is possible to improve symptoms, and adapting your diet can make a huge difference for some people with the skin condition –…

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Guavas for Weight Loss: How Do Guavas Help you Shed Kilos

Green, crunchy guavas are back in season and we can’t be happier. Freshly cut guavas with a dash of chaat masala can perk up a dull, gloomy day. A host of benefits further makes this fruit a universal favourite. Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health practitioner Shilpa Arora says, “ Guavas are a low GI fruit and do not raise blood sugar levels. It is the best fruit for hormonal imbalances. Diabetics and heart patients can also enjoy this nutrition-packed fruit. Green, crunchy guavas Some of the health benefits of Guava, according to Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Sukhda…

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How to Divide Calories in Each Meal? We Help Deconstruct it For You!

When you consume a meal, you don’t really measure the amount of calories that go into it. It is imperative for the ones who are looking to shed those extra kilos through cutting down on their diet. Some prefer spreading their calorie intake across three meals a day, while others like to spread it across five meals a day, which may include snacking in the morning and evening. But do you know how many calories should really go into each meal of the day? Or how should you ideally divide it to…

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This class 5 student runs library in Bhopal slum, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pitches in to help

While most children of her age spend time in playing or studying, this 11-year-old girl has started a small library to encourage reading. Meet class 5 student, Muskaan Ahirwar, who while living in a slum area of Bhopal has found that books are the best way to promote knowledge. Her determination has been recognised by the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has offered her a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to set up a proper library. Chouhan met the girl at his residence on Wednesday and handed her…

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