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This monsoon, don’t fall ill from food poisoning. Here’s how

Nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain — with symptoms like these, it is easy to confuse food poisoning with a stomach bug. While some cases are caused by eating out, others come from cooking at home, and even more come from contact with someone already infected due to foodborne illnesses being highly contagious. “Most cases are self-limited and will resolve over the course of days,” reassures Dr Brian McAllister, a gastroenterologist at Hershey Medical Center, who advises patients to stay well-hydrated and follow a bland, low-fat diet for a…

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The Quintessential Snacks of Monsoon: Stuffed Mirchi Pakodas

Come monsoons and the urge to savour fried snacks is at its peak. A cup of tea, some snacks to nibble on and a beautiful spot from where you can see the rain trickle down – isn’t this all that you could ask for? One of the most loved snacks which can be particularly enjoyed during the monsoon season is the Mirchi Pakoda and you would agree that it is hard to have just one. The mirchis that you make the pakodas with give a slight spicy kick to the pakodas and the delicious fillings inside balance other…

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6 Immunity-Boosting Foods for Kids This Monsoon

While we want to make the most of the rainy season, the thought of catching infections and flu persistently lurks at the back of the mind and the concern grows even greater when it comes to children. Children with their developing immunity system are especially prone to catching such infections in this weather. The damp weather makes them susceptible to many diseases which are commonly associated with the monsoon season like cold and flu, throat infections and stomach problems. According to Bangalore-based Nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood, “During the monsoon season, your immunity goes down as…

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4 Magical Herbs to Keep You Healthy this Monsoon

The monsoon season gives people much needed respite from the summer heat. However, as the body gets exposed to the changes in the climate, our immunity gets affected drastically and makes us susceptible to a variety of ailments such as flu, cold, fever, etc. Invariably, there is a rise in the number of allergies and infection cases during the monsoons because of the high bacterial and germ presence in the air. With the increased humidity in the atmosphere, our body’s digestive capability also gets affected. Therefore, it is extremely important…

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7 Fun Ways to Stay Fit This Monsoon

Summers and monsoons are seasons meant for sporting shorts, sarongs, flirty dresses and swimsuits to emerge from winter hibernation. As such, it is also the time when you need to work twice as harder to get back in shape. But when the heat and humidity arrive, how does one keep up with fitness routines? Thankfully, there are loads of ways to stay active and healthy, and most of them are a lot of fun. You can always mix and match more than one activity depending on the weather outside. Here’s…

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Deepika’s messy bun to Priyanka’s waves: Let your hair rule this monsoon

  Let your hair rule this monsoon (Image Courtesy:Twitter) As we welcome the monsoon, it’s time to embrace the cheerful drizzle and flaunt your gorgeous mane. From Deepika Padukone’s favourite messy bun to Priyanka Chopra’s classy waves, one can easily try out these hairstyles with a few simple ways. Shailesh Moolya, National Creative Director, Hair at Lakme Salon, decodes four of their top hair trends that can add style and glamour to your monsoon look. Deepika Padukone’s messy bun: First, mist the hair with a volume boost product on the…

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