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Want to buy a house? Here’s how much to invest in SIPs to achieve your goal

Disclaimer: This story is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Financial goals are an integral part of investing money into various schemes. Setting aside a life or financial goal can often be motivational for higher investments. A call to Zee Business mutual fund helpline came from a 28 year old investor who has started an SIP in six funds. His dream is to buy a house after a period of seven year and will continue with his investments after that. For that he said he wanted a…

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Pregnancy Food Chart and 5 Key Nutrients For a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy demands good nourishment for the health of the baby and mother. Well planned meals made with fresh ingredients provide all the nutrients required. The basic principles of a healthy diet remain the same, which means each meal should provide macro nutrients like – Proteins, Carbohydrates, and fats and micronutrients including vitamins and minerals in adequate amounts. Pregnancy demands good nourishment for the health of the baby and mother. Some of the definite must haves for a healthy pregnancy are: 1. Proteins: Proteins are essential for the healthy growth of the foetus and to maintain…

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Want to shed those extra kilos? Probiotics are a quick solution

Probiotics, which are becoming increasingly trendy, can actually help obese adults to beat the bulge, according to a recent study. Heidi Borgeraas from the Vestfold Hospital Trust in Tønsberg, Norway and colleagues examined the effects of probiotic supplementation on body weight, BMI, fat mass, and fat percentage in overweight or obese subjects. Previous research has also associated probiotics with weight loss and good sleep. The authors conducted a meta-analysis to calculate the weighted mean difference between the intervention and control groups. Data were included for 15 studies with 957 subjects, with…

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Showing the way for a ‘green’ lifestyle

Kitchen gardening and waste management are the hot topics in the city these days. With many ways to compost and manage a kitchen garden, the possibilities are endless. But where do you begin? How do you develop a thriving vegetable garden and turn the wet waste from kitchen into nutrient-packed soil? It is to provide a solution and encourage people to adopt the practice of zero-waste gardening technique, city based organisation Paryavarana Margadarsi Vaisakhi (PMV) has embarked on a mission to create a ‘green’ lifestyle in the city by reaching…

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For a healthy heart and long life, munch on a variety of nuts everyday

If you’re looking for superfoods to remain healthy, this is it. Include nuts in your diet plan. Eating five weekly servings of walnuts, peanuts or other kinds of tree nuts was linked to a 14% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and a 20% lower risk of fatal complications due to hardened arteries, said the report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Walnuts appeared to be the healthiest option, according to the findings, based on more than 210,000 people who answered regular surveys as part of a nurses’ study that spanned…

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Marathon training: The what, when and how much you must eat to prepare for a race

Running a marathon is no small feat. Training for one is a process that requires time, dedication and proper nutrition. What you eat, in fact, plays the most important role in training for a race. Add to it when you eat — whether before or after the race. If you get it all right, breasting the tape on the finish line, in good time, would be one of your life’s most memorable feats. Simply put, watch out for what you eat in order to power through a long run. You…

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