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What is super malaria or superbug?

What is this “super malaria” or “superbug” that is “spreading fast” in Southeast Asia? The spread of life-threatening super malaria is posing a new challenge in the health sector. The fast spread of the mutated strain of the dangerous disease is an alarming global threat, scientists have warned. Facts about super malaria The strain of super malaria or superbug that is now spreading fast in Southeast Asia is known as PfPailin. The parasite was first detected in Cambodia. It has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern…

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Navratri 2017: Here’s how fasting detoxifies the body and improves immunity

Fasting can detoxify the body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure, say experts. * Drinking a lot of liquids such as coconut water and herbal tea help aggressively in flushing out toxins from the body and maintaining electrolyte balance. * Another benefit of fasting is that it brings self-discipline and keep us away from eating unnecessary snacking. * Following the pattern of the traditional and Satvik diet that includes fruits, lassi (Buttermilk), lemon water,…

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Try these homemade face masks to keep your skin fresh and glowing this festive season

Nothing can beat the goodness of homemade face masks which are made from natural ingredients like bananas, papayas, oats, aloe vera, honey, turmeric and more. With the festive season around the corner, experts suggest you try shakes, flower mixes and face packs that can be easily made at home. *Honey banana face mask: Mash half a ripe banana and milk, one table spoon of sandalwood powder paste and half table spoon of honey. Let it stay on your skin for 20-25 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. This face mask…

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6 Unhealthy Foods That Are Actually Good For You

Who doesn’t want to lead a healthy life? There are so many diets and healthy lifestyle tips that keep doing the rounds that we try and modify our routine to lead the best kind of life. Diet, of course, plays a crucial role in our well-being. What we eat and what we choose to avoid affects our health more than we realise it on a day-to-day basis. With all sorts of information available online these days, there are many times we get fooled into believing fad diets, and avoid foods that may in fact be not…

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7 High-Protein Vegetarian Dinner Options You Must Try

Think protein and your mind instantly pictures a healthy and nutritious dose of eggs or perhaps a rich meaty curry.  In such case,vegetarians are often left with a dearth of options.However, there are a lot of plant-based and vegetarian protein sources that one can explore and experiment with. Many health experts have, time and again, emphasized on the need to include adequate protein in your diet especially if you want to lose weight. Protein keeps you full for longer and thus, curbs binge-eating and your overall calorie-intake. Proteins take longer to digest which increases your satiety level. They also play a significant role in reducing the levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin,…

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Navratri 2017: What Vegetables to Eat and What to Avoid While Fasting

Navratri festivities have begun and devotees of Goddess Durga have commenced the nine-day Navratri fasting ritual. Devotees may observe a fast for all the nine days or choose to keep it in pairs- either on the first and the last day or last two days. There are certain fasting dos and don’ts that people are required to follow when it comes your daily diet. For instance, you can include vrat ingredients like sama ke chawal, singhare ka atta, kuttu ka atta, fruits and some vegetables in your diet during fasting. However, a lot of us may…

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