Healthy Lifestyle Could Reduce Stroke Risk: Try These Heart-Healthy Fruits Too

It has been emphasized time and again that an unhealthy lifestyle paves way to a host of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. A latest Cambridge-based study has revealed that a healthy lifestyle which includes quitting smoking and reducing weight, could help people at high genetic risk to significantly decrease their chance of suffering a stroke. The study, showed that the risk of stroke was 35 per cent higher among those at high genetic risk compared with those at low genetic risk, irrespective of lifestyle. However, the scientists revealed that unfavourable lifestyle…

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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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5 Side Effects Of Eating Too Much Watermelon

Summers are here and so is the need to fuel ourselves with loads of cooling foods; and the best way to do this is by having one of the most hydrating and cooling foods of the season – watermelon. This delicious fruit has about 92 percentage water and belongs to the cucurbitaceous family, which has other members like pumpkin, squash and cucumber among others. Watermelon is unique as it is considered both a fruit and a vegetable. It not just tastes wonderful, but also has numerous health and beauty benefits…

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Bento Box: The Traditional Japanese Lunch Box That Is Both Healthy And ‘Too Pretty To Eat’!

We live a highly globalized world and exchange of diet and nutrition secrets between the remotest of cultures has become very commonplace. The world has learned a lot, for example, from Indian Ayurveda or ancient Chinese medicine and the wealth of both these Asian practices has reached every corner of the world. Similarly, every culture has something or the other of importance to offer. The Japanese single-portion take-out or home-packed meal, known as a bento box, is also a shining example of a cultural diet that has encouraged the idea…

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Indie feature films go the crowdfunding way too

In 2014, Kolkata actor/director Prasun Chatterjee was ready with his dream script. He’d woven a tale about the friendship between two boys in a village in West Bengal in the backdrop of the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. Chatterjee was aware that his film, without a song and dance sequence or stars, would be difficult to sell to producers. But he hoped to be able to convince at least someone. For three years, meetings went fruitless. But in March this year, he abandoned the idea but not the film….

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The Pixel and Pixel XL are finally on sale (and you get a free Daydream View, too)

Google’s rumored release of a Pixel 2 smartphone looks even more likely right now: The Google store has put the Pixel and Pixel XL on sale. (Typically, Google has only offered discounts on its phones after discontinuing them.) To further sweeten this deal, the search giant’s also throwing in a Daydream View mobile VR headset for free. Google has knocked $125 off the Pixel putting the price for the base model at $524, while the Pixel XL is $200 off for a starting price of $569. To get the Daydream View for free, you have…

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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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Father’s Day: Men with no sperm can become fathers too

The technical advancements and recent research developments in the medical field have made procreation possible for men with less or no sperm count. In medical terms, this condition is commonly known as Azoospermia since it is associated with very negligible or no sperm in the semen. Said to affect about 1% of the total male population, this condition is one of the major reasons for male infertility.There could be two probable causes for this condition: non-production of sperms or presence of any blockages preventing the sperm from reaching the ejaculation…

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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

During the course of my presidency, I made climate change a top priority, because I believe that, for all the challenges that we face, this is the one that will define the contours of this century more dramatically perhaps than the others. No nation, whether it’s large or small, rich or poor, will be immune from the impacts of climate change. We are already experiencing it in America, where some cities are seeing floods on sunny days, where wildfire seasons are longer and more dangerous, where in our arctic state,…

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GONE OFF! Tea bags, peanut butter and BEER… the food and drink in your cupboard that you’ve kept for too long

MOST kitchen cupboards contain unfinished packets of various sundries that get pushed to the back and forgotten about – but some of these kitchen staples need to be thrown away sooner than you think. While many believe items such as teabags and sugar are non-perishable, they go off more quickly than you might expect. ALAMY 4 To keep tea fresher for longer, try popping it in your freezer Wesbite Eatbydate suggests how long food really lasts and outlines just how long kitchen cupboard essentials should be kept. Check your cupboard…

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