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How to Grow Okra At Home

Okra, commonly known lady’s finger or Bhindi in India, is a seasonal plant which belongs to the melon family and has beautiful flowers. The vegetable can be cooked and consumed in different ways. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A along with calcium and fiber. It is low in calories containing about 25 to 40 kcal per 100 grams and is mainly made up of water (90%), protein (2%) and carbohydrates (7%). You may have been buying this healthy and versatile green from your nearest grocery…

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How to wear high-waisted fishnet stockings, the latest Instagram trend!

With more that 4,31,000 posts involving the hashtag #fishnets, it is surely a trend that young instagramers of today are rocking. Wearing these high-waisted fishnet stockings underneath jeans, shorts, dresses and skirts, you can definitely achieve that edgy summer look. These fashionable stalkings are also cheap to buy (₹500 on amazon.in, ₹300 on myntra.com) While these fishnet stalkings go with almost everything, here are some looks that best work with this Instagram sensation: Under a dress or skirt Fishnet stalkings look way more groovy than plain black stalkings under a…

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How to Make the Best Uthappams at Home

I still remember quick family meals at Sarvana Bhavan as a child. At a time when dining out was not a frequent affair, Saravana Bhavan was reserved for those quick meals or when you had unexpected guests. One of the favourite dishes for kids used to be the famous Seven-taste Uthappam – clever term coined by them. For the uninitiated, Uthappams (Uthappa in Kannada)  might be very similar to a dosa but they’re not the same thing. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside this is almost where…

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Eating Chocolate May Be Good Your Heart. Here’s How

Here’s some respite for all the chocolate lovers. According to a new study, published in the journal Heart, chocolate may be good for your heart. Picture this: Somebody asks you to eat chocolates because they are healthy! Surprising, won’t it be? Who doesn’t love chocolates? But we’re often guilty of gorging on the bar of silky, smooth treat fearing weight gain and consumption of excess sugar. Not anymore! A team of researchers from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and the Duke University Medical Centre have found that moderate consumption of chocolate…

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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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Here’s How Father’s Vitamin D Intake Can Affect the Child’s Height

We know that a woman’s diet has a direct impact on her pregnancy and the health and development of the child. But what we often tend to miss that the father’s health also plays an important role. According to a new study, women’s health may not be the only factor in ensuring the growth and development of the child. A new research which has been presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Portugal has found a strong link between a father’s vitamin D intake and the child’s height and weight…

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