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Is Litchi Poisonous? Here’s How Toxins in the Fruit Killed Children in Bihar

This juicy, lovely fruit is a favourite for many but some disturbing news about poisonous litchis has turned many fans away. The incident dates back to 2014 when a number of children died after consuming litchis. Three years later, scientists and experts may have an explanation to why this happened? It maybe a popular summer fruit, but litchis are not that simple in nature. Bihar, the largest producer of litchis in India. It became almost a mystery that why a humble fruit like litchi suddenly turned fatal. Health experts tried…

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Want to run? Here’s how to start from scratch

The world is clearly divided on the matter of running – some hate it, others love it. While some would do the harshest of dead lifts to dodge their trainer’s mandate to run on the treadmill, others would rather be running than doing anything else inside the gym (and even outside). Differences aside, running is one of the most effective cardio exercises and going by the term ‘runners high’, it is indeed one that gives a high adrenaline rush too. Now if you happen to be a beginner and are…

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Here’s why mix-matching your cuisine can make meals more satisfying

DREXEL UNIVERSITY FOOD and hospitality researchers recently found that, to maximize your enjoyment when eating out, go for a mismatch of cuisine styles when you order your meal. In their experiments, they paired Italian or Thai dishes of varying quality—either an app or entrée—with each other and found that when a high-quality app preceded a subpar main course, diners reacted negatively. But when cuisines were mixed and matched, eaters had a much more positive dining experience—regardless of how tasty each dish was—and rated the meal more enjoyable overall. [“source-ndtv”]

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Dear parents, here’s what you can do to prevent peanut allergy in kids

A panel of experts says you can prevent development of peanut allergy in your kids by introducing foods containing peanuts until five years of age. Clinical trial results showed that regular peanut consumption begun in infancy and continued until five years of age led to an 81 percent reduction in development of peanut allergy in infants deemed at high risk because they already had severe eczema, egg allergy or both. According to researchers, people living with peanut allergy and their caregivers must be vigilant about the foods they eat and…

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Here’s why a healthy diet may not always work

Here’s why a healthy diet may not always work People accustomed to a calorie-rich diet may not be able to reap the full benefits of switching to a healthy dietimmediately due to the works of the bacterial community inside the gut, suggests new research. Certain human gut bacteria need to be lost for a diet plan to be successful, said the study that identified the organisms that help promote the effects of a particular diet. “If we are to prescribe a diet to improve someone’s health, it’s important that we…

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Here’s why overweight people give up easily on their workout routine

A study finds as to why losing weight is not easy for obesepeople as it states physical inactivity results from the altered dopamine receptors – decreased motivation to move – rather than excess body weight. The study, conducted on mice, has been published in the journal of Cell Metabolism. “We know that physical activity is linked to overall good health, but not much is known about why people or animals with obesity are less active,” said study’s senior author Alexxai V. Kravitz from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive…

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