1. Eat Cruciferous Vegetables for a Healthy Heart

    Eat Cruciferous Vegetables for a Healthy Heart

    We all know that eating vegetables has amazing health benefits. While each and every vegetable has its own nutritional content, few veggies play a remarkable role in ensuring vibrant health. One such group of vegetables belonging to the cruciferous family are broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radish, rutabaga and turnip.What makes this group of veggies so special?Cruciferous vegetables are rich sources of fibre, vitamins C, E, and K, several carotenoids, folate, and minerals. They also contain sulfur compounds such as sulforaphane and...
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  2. Poor nutrition, stress are main causes for premature graying

    Poor nutrition, stress are main causes for premature graying

    An increasing number of young working professionals in India are dealing with the problem of Premature Hair Graying (PHG). Men and women in their 20s are seeing more and more strands of silver in their hair, leading to several trips to the salon. Read on to know what causes hair to gray early and how the problem can be controlled to some extent.Greying of hair is a natural age-related process, in which the hair follicles age and hair production reduces. However, the process differs with race and ethnicity. The phenomenon is termed as Premature Hair Greying (PHG) when it occurs before the age of 20 years in whites, 25 years in Asians, and 30 years in Africans. The genetic factors are the primary cause of PHG. Additionally, other causative factors include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and trace element deficiency like Vitamin B12,...
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  3. World Haemophilia Day: Why does this disorder occur?

    World Haemophilia Day: Why does this disorder occur?

    April 17 is World Haemophilia Day, and is considered a landmark effort is raising awareness about haemophilia. Started in 1989 by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnabel’s birthday, the occasion gets global support. Read more about Haemophilia and why it occurs in people.Haemophilia is a blood related disease where a person losses the capability of blood clotting and experiences abnormal bleeding. This type of bleeding disorder is inherited or in simpler terms, is transferred from one family generation to another. Hemophilia, are distinguished into two forms; type A and type B. A rare kind of hemophilia is...
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  4. Top 7 foods to purify your blood

    Top 7 foods to purify your blood

    Cleansing your blood is a good way to naturally clear out toxins from the body and maintain optimum health. Blood carries oxygen and nutrition to your body’s cell and removes waste and other pollutants. Purifying your blood is crucial to keep your body work properly and keep diseases at bay. Natural blood purifiers such as lemon, beets, cruciferous vegetables, turmeric, garlic can perfectly do this for you.Why is it important to have clean blood?  Blood is responsible for transporting elements to the cells to perform these vital functions: ü  Respiratory: Carries oxygen and eliminates carbon dioxide through lungs ü  Immune: Defense the body with white blood cells and antibodies in plasma. ü  Excretory: Removes waste and residue ü ...
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  5. Bring home Roselle leaves for its amazing health benefits

    Bring home Roselle leaves for its amazing health benefits

    Roselle/Ambadi/Gongura/Pitwa - call it by any name, it is that humble green leafy vegetable easily available across the globe and a wonder food for those suffering from iron deficiency, low hemoglobin levels.   A powerhouse of vitamins – Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B9 (folic acid) and Vitamin C, the leaves, stem, flowers of Roselle plant are also rich in essential minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron. High in dietary fiber, this green leafy vegetable with red stems belonging to the family of hibiscus is acidic in nature undoubtedly tops the list of extraordinary plants. It is extensively recommended in Ayurveda for...
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  6. How long does a migraine last?

    How long does a migraine last?

    In the simplest terms, a migraine is a severe headache. However, the duration of time this headache lasts is an entire topic of discussion by itself. Read on to know how a typical migraine builds up and how long each phase lasts. A migraine is a type of moderate to severe headache that is normally felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. It is a common health condition that affects women more than men. Other symptoms of migraine include nausea, vomiting and enhanced sensitivity to light and sound. The condition of migraine can be divided into five distinct phases as described below. Depending on the phase of migraine, it can lasts anywhere between 4-72 hours.   Warning (premonitory) phase  - 1 to 24 hours Aura phase  - 5 minutes to 1 hour Headache or main phase – Few...
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  7. Celebrate Baisakhi with traditional Punjabi fare

    Celebrate Baisakhi with traditional Punjabi fare

    Punjabis ring in their New Year Vaisakhi/Baisakhi on April 14 every year. The festival is celebrated as per the Nanakshahi calendar Vaisakhi/Baisakhi marking the Solar New Year and also celebrating the spring harvest.  On this day, Punjabis also observe a tradition Aawat Pauni associated with harvesting that involves people getting together, playing drums while farmers harvest the wheat in their farms.The delicacies cooked for the New Year are highly influenced by their agricultural produce mainly wheat, legumes, greens and dairy products.  1.     PINDI CHANNA OR PINDI CHOLE:Pindi Channa or Pindi Chole is made with chickpeas soaked overnight, sautéed with various ground spices in very little oil. Low on calories, high on protein the Pindi Channa is one of the must-haves...
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  8. Have a healthy Bihu with these traditional treats

    Have a healthy Bihu with these traditional treats

    This harvest festival of Assam is indeed a grand celebration. With folk songs, dancing and festive cooking, it is also regarded as the first day of the Assamese New Year. Here are some traditional dishes cooked especially for the festival together with their health benefits. Til PithaYou cannot think of Bihu without loads of til pitha.This traditional dish is a cylindrically shaped dessert that’s stuffed with til (sesame) and sometimes with coconut too. One bite of it and it will leave craving more.  Expert tips: Owing to their high fat content, sesame seeds are a good source of energy. They contain he polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega-6 which are good for the body.They also contain fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus that helps boost energy...
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  9. Shubho Nabobarsho, have a healthy and prosperous Bengali New Year

    Shubho Nabobarsho, have a healthy and prosperous Bengali New Year

    The first day of the Bengali New Year calls for a great celebration. Enjoying good food comes through best on Poila Baisakh. The houses of the localites are filled with the aromas of authentic Bengali delicacies, especially sweet treats because it's a popular belief to start the year with sweets such as Rosogollas, Payesh and more. The New Year cuisine for lunch, contains various preparations of curries and rice. Here are few traditional dishes along with their health benefits. Kosha Mangsho:This Spicy Bengali Mutton Curry aka Kosha Mangsho is a festive lunch recipe that would be loved by all.  Expert Tips: The primary component in kosha mangsho is of course, mutton. Mutton is a large...
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  10. Enjoy and celebrate Vishu

    Enjoy and celebrate Vishu

    Vishu has a charming tradition. The elder in the family lights up the lamps at dawn, then goes to each member of the family one by one, wakes them up without allowing them to open their eyes, and takes them to view the Vishukani. The sight of the golden splendour of different items that comprises the Vishukani is said to bring prosperity and wealth.A Vishukani typically consists of golden-yellow fruits, vegetables, and most importantly the Konna flowers (Cassia fistula) which bloom in the season. The selection of items includes rice, lemon, yellow cucumber, coconut, jack fruit, betel leaves, coins or currency notes, and an oil lamp (nilavilakku). 1. Vishu...
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