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5 Ayurvedic Herbs You Can Use to Fight Stress and Calm Your Mind

Given our chaotic lifestyle and the constant urge to stay ahead in life, stress and anxiety have become common problems. According to the book, ‘The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies’ by Vasant Lad, stress is psychosomatic disorder that has many causes in our day-today life. We may feel anxious because of  minor day to day issues or health problems, office work or some kind of emotional turmoil. Stress may trigger other ailments such as allergies, asthma, high cholesterol and hypertension. It may also lead to an imbalance of the vata, pitta andkapha in the…

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Not so healthy after all. Here are five superfoods that you can avoid

Acai berries, goji berries, kale, pineapples and now mares’ milk — according to nutritionist Raphaël Gruman, there’s no need to rush out and buy these trending “superfoods”. Better and less expensive dietary options are available to people who want to get in greater quantities of natural vitamins and antioxidants. * Acai berries: The fruit of the South American acai palm is a big seller in organic grocery stores. Acai berries are rich in vitamin C, but so are a majority of fruits, notably kiwi fruit and in particular golden kiwi fruit….

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Watch out for the signs: Learn how suicides can be averted

On July 20, it was declared that Chester Bennington, frontman of the popular band Linkin Park, committed suicide. On July 31, 14-year-old Mumbaiite Manpreet Singh committed suicide as part of an online game. In both cases — like most suicides — no one saw it coming. However, experts are of the opinion that raising awareness about depression, which leads to suicidal tendencies, can go a long way in preventing such cases. “Bennington was 41 and the teenager was only 14. These examples prove that the tendency to commit suicide can…

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Guilt-free snacks you can munch in office

1. Healthy and delicious! Once the clock strikes 4, no matter how filling your lunch has been, the hunger pangs start to kick in. So ditch the junk food and opt for healthier snacks. These recipes will keep you satiated for long while satisfying your tastebuds. These guilt-free snacks are packed with tons of healthy nutrients that will help your body shed those extra pounds and put your cravings on halt. Here are 7 healthy snacks you can carry in your office bag. 2. ​Mixed Sprouts Corn Chaat Mixed Sprouts…

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Can You Handle Drunken Pickles?

We’ve been doing all sorts of fruit — but there had to be a way for us to expand our horizon. As we pondered our favorite food trends as of late, pickles came to mind. Could it be done? What would be soak them in? Is this taking the pickle trend TOO FAR? (Hint: at Delish there is no such thing as too far!) We settled on a play on the classic pickleback: a combination of whiskey and pickle juice, perked up with some dill and red pepper flakes. We tend to lean…

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You can make your bones live after you

Rahul Sharma (name changed) teaches at Delhi University today thanks to a bone donor. He had lost a part of his thigh bone to cancer, and when the metal replacement became infected eight years later his only hope was a bone graft as he could not buy another implant for Rs 5 lakh. Sharma was lucky the bone bank at AIIMS–India’s first–had bone tissue when he needed it. In its 18-year existence the bank has got only 32 donations, and none at all in the past two years.The number of…

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