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What’s Your Daily Salt Intake? Even 5 Gram Can Put You at Risk of Heart Attack

No other ingredient is as basic but as important as salt in the culinary world. Without it, it is almost impossible to hit the right flavour note and make all the ingredients come together into a gastronomic joyride. A little sprinkling of the white crystals into a bowl of salad, steaks, omelette, stir-fries, soups, etc is customary. Now, coming to Indians, the love affair with salt goes another level. It is almost like a compulsory side that has to accompany every meal. Even our snacks and small bites come smeared…

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Childhood Cancer: Why Only 1 in 5 Indian Children Survives Cancer

A heavyweight in the category of dangerous diseases, cancer ranks high on the list. It is one of the major causes of death among adult, as well as children, and across the globe. It is alarming how the disease is growing and affecting more and more people every year. As per the National Cancer Registry programme of the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (ICMR), one out of eight men today has the possibility of developing cancer in his lifetime (0-74 years). Similarly, one out of nine women has…

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5 Beneficial Exercises for Strong Shoulders

Look around and everyone these days is talking about having a daily exercise regimen. The emphasis on a healthy lifestyle is now at an all-time high. There are a range of studies that go on to prove the health benefits of exercising daily. No matter which form of exercise we follow, it is imperative that all muscle groups get appropriate attention. Let us look at one such part of the body that often gets neglected. The shoulders are a very sensitive part of the human body. Bearing the brunt of…

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5 Wonderful Ginseng Benefits: A Magical Root

In today’s world, with a wide number of ailments that have become so common, we often bank upon herbs as a solution to our troubles. Traditionally too, in the most primitive of societies, with the absence of qualified doctors and a lack of resources, people always resorted to nature to relieve themselves. Living amidst wildlife and dense forests, it was not uncommon to find individuals knowledgeable in the field of herbs and their benefits on health and living. From mere cold and cough, to fever and chronic ailments, herbs came…

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National Deworming Day: 5 Home Remedies to Deworm Yourself

Intestinal worm is a common problem in growing children, particularly from developing countries. There are many causes to this parasitical infection which mainly arises due to unhygienic conditions. One of the most common modes of infection is consuming undercooked meat. In many places, particularly roadside stalls, meat dishes are not always prepared with utmost care. As such the infectious worms growing in the meat get transferred to your body, where it adheres itself to the intestinal walls, acting like a parasite where it draws nutrition from the host’s body to…

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5 Protein Shake Recipes That Don’t Require Any Protein Powder

A protein shake is an easy way to get more of the powerhouse nutrient in your diet. But maybe you’re bored with your go-to smoothie, or crave a blend of whole foods—no protein powder required. Enter recipe developer Pamela Braun: Her new book, High-Protein Shakes ($15; amazon.com), is a collection of 50 fresh, hunger-busting combinations. We chose five of our favorites, made with only real ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery or health food store (think Greek yogurt, quinoa, almonds, and hemp hearts). Each of the shakes below contains at least 22 grams…

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