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Swine influenza: Natural ways to boost your immune system

Swine influenza

Swine flu has claimed the lives of 43 more people taking the toll in the country to 1,158 at present, ringing alarm bells against the deadly virus.

Since we are busy in our everyday activities, it is difficult to prevent ourselves from exposure against such infections. Off course getting vaccinated against a particular infection is a solution to ensure a strong immune system, but cutting down on unhealthy habits and adopting a good lifestyle will certainly take you a long way in staying fit. Continue reading Swine influenza: Natural ways to boost your immune system

Don’t eat these foods past their expiry date

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All foods have a shelf life, hence, next time you are buying something from the supermarket, don’t forget to read the label on the food carefully. Here is a list of foods you shouldn’t consume once they have passed their date of expiration:

Eggs
Don’t consume eggs that have been stored Continue reading Don’t eat these foods past their expiry date

Do Your Heart a Favor: Don’t Skip Breakfast

BREAKFAST

For many people, breakfast is the meal that can be skipped. Working professionals are almost always in a hurry, and generally a cup of coffee on the run suffices.

But doctors say this is the most important meal of the day, and skipping it can have unhealthy consequences.

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Tea ‘controls female hair growth’

Hirsutism in women can cause embarrassment
Hirsutism in women can cause embarrassment

Spearmint tea may help to control excessive hair growth in women, say Turkish researchers.

Drinking the tea twice a day, reduced levels of male sex hormones, which can cause excessive hair growth (hirsutism) on the stomach, breasts and face. Continue reading Tea ‘controls female hair growth’

9 fats that contribute to your good health

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A new study has claimed that there are certain fats which could prove beneficial to one’s health if made part of their diet.

According to Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), though fats maybe considered the enemy of good nutrition most of the times, when included in a healthy diet they could boast several potential health benefits. Continue reading 9 fats that contribute to your good health

Why red wine is good for health

red wine

Researchers now identified one of the molecular pathways that resveratrol – component of grapes and red wine – uses to reduce “bad cholesterol,” heart disease and some types of cancer.

Also found in blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts and pistachios, resveratrol is associated with beneficial health effects in aging, inflammation and metabolism. Continue reading Why red wine is good for health

Children: Fruit, vegetable intake still too low; Human nutritionist says to focus on lunch

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Children between the ages of 2 and 18 are eating more whole fruits and drinking less fruit juice, a new report finds after the implementation of a new program. However, vegetable intake remains the same, they say. One expert says the switch from fruit juice to whole fruit has been a big improvement. Continue reading Children: Fruit, vegetable intake still too low; Human nutritionist says to focus on lunch

Should you eat before a workout?

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Anyone who makes fitness a priority has experienced that moment when a slight tummy rumble comes along just as you head out to the gym.
But do you grab a snack to get more out of your workout? Or skip the food to avoid stomach cramps and potentially “undo” everything you’re about to accomplish?
And if you do choose to fuel, should that be with a protein shake, an energy bar, a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit? Continue reading Should you eat before a workout?

6 breakfast cereals healthier than others

6 breakfast cereals healthier than others

Did you know that even a bowlful of ‘healthy’ breakfast cereals could add to your calorie count?

Doctors, for sometime now, have debated on the permissible level of sugar in breakfast cereals, especially of the coloured and sugar-frosted varieties. While it is advisable to check the nutrition value of the breakfast cereal before Continue reading 6 breakfast cereals healthier than others