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Say yes to bananas and avocados. Eating them daily may prevent heart disease

Banana is beneficial for the health in more ways than one, while avocado is a great choice for people on a diet. Now, researchers have found that eating one banana and an avocado a day may prevent hardening of the arteries that can result in heart disease and death. The study, conducted on mice, showed these foods that are rich in potassium reduces vascular calcification – common complication in both heart and kidney disease. Calcification happens when calcium builds up in body tissue, blood vessels, or organs. This buildup can harden and disrupt…

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How Much Water Should You Be Drinking Daily?

Much has been said about the magic elixir water. Covering 70 percent of our planet and 60 percent of our own body, water is one of the key reasons of human survival and civilization in general. Yet despite its abundance, why is there a constant fixation to stay hydrated at all times? Even when you aren’t particularly thirsty? That is because we keep losing water from our body, though urine and sweat. And also because water carries out many important jobs, crucial for smooth running of our essential body functions…

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Purple Foods: Why You Should Include Them in Your Daily Diet

A basket full of luscious, purple coloured foods that are the hottest food trend of 2017 does more good than just look beautiful on the plate. True to their colour, which has been long associated with power and luxury, purple foods are rich and powerful agents of health. Foods like prunes, eggplant, purple cabbage, black currants, blackberries, beetroot and concord grapes contain an antioxidant called anthocyanin, which gives these foods a natural purple hue as well as helps prevent various health risks. According to Dr. Sheela Krishnaswamy, a renowned Bengaluru-based…

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Dear women, eat more fruits and veggies daily to keep stress away

  The study found that women who ate five-to-seven servings of fruit and vegetables daily had a 23% lower risk of stress. Does your routine, responsibilities and work issues stress you out? Eat more fruits and veggies. A study says people, especially women, who eat five-to-seven servings of fruits and vegetables throughout the day are at a lower the risk of psychological stress. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal Open, indicate that people, who ate five-to-seven daily servings of fruits and vegetables had a 14% lower risk of…

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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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Why Your Skin Needs Cleansing,Toning and Moisturizing Daily

Your skin has a thin protective layer called the acid mantle that’s made up of amino and lactic acids that mix easily with fatty acids (oils) from the sebaceous glands. These glands secrete oil that protects your skin. The pH level of the acid mantle on our skin is about 5.5 which is slightly acidic. The pH scale ranges from 1-14, with 7 being neutral, 1 being acidic, and 14 being alkaline. The sebaceous glands are concentrated mostly on the face and scalp, where the skin is delicate and exposed….

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