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Dieting? 9 Desserts You Can Still Have

Desserts and sweetmeats are often amongst the first ones to be ruled out when you start dieting, making the decision to diet tougher than it actually is. Giving up on sweet treats can make your weight loss journey a grumpy one. But what if we were to tell you that you can still have your share of indulgence while sticking to your diet?  Yes, you heard us! According to Bangalore-based Nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood, “You can have certain desserts when you are on a diet. Dieting doesn’t mean that you have to cut outyour favourite foods completely. As a dietician, I let my clients have desserts…

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What Causes Hearing Loss? It May Have to Do with Your Genes

Hearing loss or hearing impairment is a partial or complete inability to hear. It can be in one or both the ears. Certain conditions like ageing, damage or trauma to the ear, birthing complications, infection, noise or genetics are the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing impairment can be permanent or temporary and can be cured with different treatments. It can be diagnosed by taking a hearing test. If a person is unable to hear 25 decibels they are claimed to be suffering from hearing loss. It can be categorised…

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Have You Been Including These Cancer Causing Foods in Your Diet?

Cancer kills a whopping 8.8 million across the world annually. The instances and number of deaths are only expected to rise in the coming decades. A host of factors come into play when we talk about the contributing factors, some of which include a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. What you put into your system also matters a lot. Our daily food choices have long term effects on our health. According to the American Cancer Society, “Substances and exposures that may lead to cancer are termed as Carcinogens”. They range from…

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How to Snack in the Right Way if You Have Type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, you don’t need to include snacks in your daily diet, unless you’re on a type of medication, such as insulin or sulfonylureas, that can cause hypoglycemia. However, snacks—if they are healthy and part of the meal plan developed by your diabetes educator or dietitian—can help prevent blood glucose peaks and valleys, as well as overeating at mealtime.The trick is knowing which foods make a “good” snack, the right portion size, and how often you should eat between meals.Calculate snack carbohydrates and calories A good…

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Have you heard about Beer yoga?

When it comes to getting your zen on, there are so many forms of yoga to choose from in order to improve one’s flexibility, strength and find calm. Whether it is power yoga, Bikram Yoga, Iyengar Yoga or goat yoga — the variations don’t seem to end. And now, there’s a new type of yoga which is an amalgamation of two unlikely combinations — beer and yoga! What’s it about Yoga professional Nashi Venkataraman says, “Each class incorporates beer drinking into yoga poses. So, it’s about balancing the bottle on…

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Kanji: The Miracle Winter Drink You Should Have for a Healthy Gut

In Goa, at the Serendipity Arts Festival earlier this month, I attended a fascinating workshop on fermentation, curated by chef Manu Chandra. The session was conducted by Aditya Raghavan, who seems to be quite a maverick and treats his bacteria and yeast with much respect, almost as pets, which of course they are! It was at the workshop that I had my first sip of Kombucha, fermented tea, the supposed elixir of life, discovered by the ancient Chinese and being successfully marketed by the Americans since the 1990s, as a…

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