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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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DU’s second cutoff likely to dip by up to 3% points, many seats left

The second cutoff list for admissions to colleges under the Delhi University will be announced on July 1. Many colleges are likely to drop their cutoff by 0.25% to 3% points across the courses. The admission under the second cutoff list will start on July 1 and will continue till July 4. At Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), admission to Economic (Hons) in general and OBC categories will be closed, but BCom (Hons) will have a second list. “The drop will not be much. There is a possibility of…

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How Many Calories Should You Eat: Use This Calculator

A large part of our fitness relies on the diet that we follow on a daily basis. Weight loss results from a complex mechanism of calories consumed and burned. BodyPower got in touch with fitness expert and online fitness coach Beth Trueman to demystify some of the most perplexing notions related to fitness. “Most people come and ask me the standard question, “How many calories should I consume”. There are many components to nutrition that affect the composition of our body. In most cases, if the basics are in place,…

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The many benefits of eggplant

1. It is versatile – stuff it, mash it, bake it, fry it, grill it. Rustle up a baba ganoush, a classic ratatouille, eggplant chips or a desi bharta. 2. It’s only 35 calories per cup, thanks to its high fibre and water content. 3. Most middle-eastern and Italian recipes involve cooking whole aubergines (with peel), which is healthier since most of the antioxidants are wrapped in its purple skin. 4. Ayurveda recommends eggplant for curing insomnia and other sleep disorders. 5. Research shows aubergines can lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, provided…

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70 mn Indian women consume smokeless tobacco, many to kill hunger

70 mn Indian women consume smokeless tobacco, many to kill hunger A whopping 70 million Indian women above age 15 use smokeless tobacco (SLT), which alone constitutes 63 per cent of the world’s SLT consumption, according to a Union Health Ministry report on SLT. The first-ever comprehensive report by the ministry, launched at the ongoing World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) here, also stated that one factor influencing SLT use among disadvantaged women is the desire to suppress hunger while performing difficult and laborious tasks. “Easy…

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Respiratory distress up, many land in ICU

Respiratory distress up, many land in ICU (Photo credit: AFP) With Delhi witnessing the worst air pollution of the season, hospital emergencies have witnessed a sudden increase in patients suffering from respiratory distress in the past few days. Many of them have even landed in the ICU. “We have eight ICU beds. All of them are occupied and the OPDs are also flooded with patients with breathing difficulty or those suffering from aggravation of underlying illness,” said Dr J C Suri, professor and head, department of pulmonary medicine at Safdarjung…

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