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The Many Benefits of Rye That Make it Healthier Than Wheat and Barley

Rye is a grass that is closely associated with wheatand barley and yet is superior to the two. It is an extremely versatile grain. Also known as secale cereal, rye is a grain from Russia, and was dominantly grown there, but now is available all across the world. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is intriguing to observe that such a tiny seed could be loaded with so many benefits. Importantly, it is full of the good carbohydrates that can make you feel fuller than wheat or barley and promote…

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How to Make Roomali Roti at Home

For years unknown, different types of rotis have made way to the Indian households so as to enjoy distinct cuisines from different regions across the country. One of the rotis that have a special place in our hearts is Roomali Roti, which has always been one of the best accompaniments with tandoor delicacies. You don’t need a lot of ingredients, but the process of making a Roomali Roti is definitely an art. If you get this art right, you will end up eating one of the best rotis anytime you want. Read on as we…

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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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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure to Alcohol and Stress May Make Kids Aggressive

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is a debatable topic. While some believe that you must completely avoid alcohol and also smoking cigarettes during pregnancy, some say that an occasional drink may be alright. But a new study, conducted by researchers from King’s College London and the University of Bristol, clearly indicates that consumption of alcohol, smoking cigarettes and exposure to stress can cause certain epigenetic changes at birth that can make the child more prone to aggressive behaviour. Epigenetic changes refer to external modifications to the DNA that turn the genes ‘on’ or…

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Tax Cuts, Lending Upticks Make Small Business Headlines

Small businesses got some welcome news this week — in the form of President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts. In addition, a recent report suggests that small business loans at institutional lenders and small banks are on the rise. You can read about these news items and more in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Finance Small Businesses Big Winners in Proposed Trump Tax Cuts Historic tax cuts for American small businesses could be just around the corner. In an announcement at the White House today, Treasury…

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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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