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Winter Greens: How to Buy, Store and Cook With a Variety of Saag This Season

Come winter and the grocery store is flushed with seasonal produce. One of the best things about winter produce is the wide array of fresh vegetables that one gets to experiment with in regular cooking. From cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, beets to a wide variety of greens, locally known as saag; you are literally spoilt for choice this season. While winter veggies are fairly easy cook with, most people are usually apprehensive about cooking with greens. Most cooks and housewives are comfortable with cooking other vegetables as once you remove the peels, you…

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WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. The growing resistant infections pose the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) which kills around 250,000 people each year. There are also very few oral antibiotics in…

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Try these homemade face masks to keep your skin fresh and glowing this festive season

Nothing can beat the goodness of homemade face masks which are made from natural ingredients like bananas, papayas, oats, aloe vera, honey, turmeric and more. With the festive season around the corner, experts suggest you try shakes, flower mixes and face packs that can be easily made at home. *Honey banana face mask: Mash half a ripe banana and milk, one table spoon of sandalwood powder paste and half table spoon of honey. Let it stay on your skin for 20-25 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water. This face mask…

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Commit to a new lifestyle this season

Wanting to lose weight and staying healthy is among the top resolutions globally, for the New Year. Experts say that getting fit, eating right and losing weight is all about committing to a completely new lifestyle. However, staying on track is essential. Here are a few ways to help you… Exercising should be a habit Integrate movement into your day, however small — even a five minute round of stretching or a 15-minute run/brisk walk should be done daily. Being consistent is important. Take help of activity trackers to monitor…

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The hectic holiday guide to keeping your health goals through the silly season

Fitting fitness in is difficult at any time of the year. I’m a personal trainer, I teach group fitness classes, and I love working out. But still, I literally have to add my fitness plans to my weekly calendar, make certain that someone is around to watch the kids, and be ready to adjust if a work emergency pops up (and let’s be honest: those emergencies seem to manifest once a day). Add in holiday parties, end-of-year work deadlines, family visits, and travel, and it feels nearly impossible to make…

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Reasons you should have Giloy this season

The viral menace caused by mosquitoes refuses to die down. In fact the coming two months are expected to be worse. However, there is an Ayurvedic wonder that can help you prevent serious health complications and decrease their ill-effects on your body if you succumb to them. Giloy – also known as the Ayurvedic root of immortality – has wondrous healing powers. It possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antipyretic, anti-oxidant and immunomodulator properties and it is also safe for kids. Here are 5 reasons giloy can be your savior this season: 1….

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