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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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Surprise, Surprise! 8 Vegetables That Are Actually Fruits

Think you know your fruits from your vegetables? You’ll be surprised. There are many fruits in the plant kingdom that are often mistaken as vegetables. Now, this simply means that some foods may be classified as fruits biologically but are often used as vegetables in savoury dishes and hence the confusion. In botanical terms, a fruit is basically a seed-bearing part of a plant that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant, whereas vegetables are all the other parts of a plant such as its roots, leaves and the stems. Therefore, it is…

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8 alternative healing therapies that actually work

A practice as old as 100 years, alternative healing has always been around, with its importance even more prominent today. With strips of headache tablets kept in our bags or desks at work, the science of healing without medicine is still slow in its pace of reaching the larger audience. In times like these, alternative healing is a practice that has helped many achieve a stable, physical and mental being. Dr Manju Mehra, former President, Indian Association of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Psychologist at AIIMS, “Forms of alternative healing like…

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Absurdly hot chili peppers are actually amazingly good for you

SUPER-SPICY PEPPERS AND crippling hot sauces are having a heyday. But while fire-breather types have long boasted of the health-boosting and fat-burning benefits of the fruits, but not many studies have tested their health-promoting benefits—until now. Hot peppers may actually help you live longer, according to a new study published in PLoS ONE. The researchers studied data on 16,000 Americans from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey who were followed for 23 years, and discovered that the people who tortured themselves to the strains of hot red chili peppers…

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Stressful jobs can actually make you find ways to solve problems

Is stress at your workplace affecting your life? A new study finds that stressful jobs can make you find ways to solve problems and work through ways to get the work done, instead of making something debilitating, it can actually be something that is energising. A new study finds that stress in your office – concentrates the mind, keeps you alert, improves your efficiency and even hikes up your productivity. According to The Mirror, the new research says, however, to enjoy these benefits of stress you have to feel in…

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How butter became a villain — and why it’s actually really good for you

Is there any ingredient that conjures up as much love — and guilt — this time of year as butter? According to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, about 25 percent of all US butter sales take place in November and December, when home chefs are preparing their office Christmas cookies and presents of spiced nuts and rugelach. The Calorie Control Council warns that when you sit down for that big Yuletide meal, you could end up downing the equivalent of 3 1/2 sticks by the end of the night. And…

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