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Can’t Stop Overeating? A Gene May Help You Control Your Food Intake

A country where 270 million people live below the poverty line, obesity seems to be a distant issue, meant for the rich folks of the first world. But India is under siege: junk food, alcohol and sedentary lifestyle are leading us to silent self-destruction, making one in every five Indian men and women either obese or overweight. Further, obesity among children and adolescents too is rising rapidly. Over eating or excessive intake of food is one of the major reasons of obesity among the masses. People who overeat have a…

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Why do sweet things stop tasting so after we eat anything sugary

You had a doughnut and topped it with a cup of cappuccino, which suddenly tasted plain despite two sachets of sugar. This has sometime happened with all of us when something sweet ceases to taste sweet when had after something sugary. Here we decode why this happens. First let us understand how our brain functions. Our sensory organs receive sensory information from the brain and the body acts on these messages. Once your brain becomes accustomed to a constant signal, it tends to ignore it, and focuses on looking for…

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How to Stay Strong at 90: Stop Popping Multiple Pills

A common question in everyone’s mind is how to live long and stay strong. We all know that if there’s something that money can’t buy that’s life. When an illness strikes, most of resort to medicines to treat the issue at hand. Some people also start becoming dependent on certain medicines on a regular basis out of constant fear. Sure, medicines can bring you relief but you also need to start looking at the risks of side effects. That’s something you shouldn’t ignore. Probably that’s why Ayurveda is seeked out…

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Stop Cooking in Aluminium Pots: It Can Harm Your Child’s IQ

Want your kid to perform well at school? Ensure cooking meals in non-aluminium vessels. A recent report published in Total Environment’s journal studies the ill-effects of consuming meals cooked in aluminium vessels on kids. According to the study, when food gets in contact with aluminium, harmful agents find their way inside the body. This can harm children’s mental health as well as their Intelligence Quotient. Traces of cadmium and lead, when consumed through food, can damage kidney, harm brain and may lead to various cardiovascular and mental ailments besides other…

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5 Health Blunders We Need to Stop Making Now!

Who doesn’t want to be healthy? In fact, in the past few years there have been a lot of information and silly misinformation about our health. Such as “gluten free food is the key to eternal youth”, “chocolate gives you acne”, and “corn is fattening”. All these claims do sound convincing and they keep bouncing back although without much evidence. Behind most food and nutrition myths, there is probably a morsel of truth. So let’s separate science from silliness and get to real dietary wisdom that actually might help your…

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A bed to stop your spouse’s snores

A US-based company has developed a smart bed that can adjust itself in order to stop you from snoring and provide maximum comfort for a sound sleep. The smart bed was unveiled by Sleep Number at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The technology at work adjusts the bed’s comfort in real time via the two air chambers inside a smart mattress -gently contouring to each partner’s side, back or stomach profiles. It is also equipped with an automatic snore detection and adjustment. The adjustable base automatically adjusts to…

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