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What is super malaria or superbug?

What is this “super malaria” or “superbug” that is “spreading fast” in Southeast Asia? The spread of life-threatening super malaria is posing a new challenge in the health sector. The fast spread of the mutated strain of the dangerous disease is an alarming global threat, scientists have warned. Facts about super malaria The strain of super malaria or superbug that is now spreading fast in Southeast Asia is known as PfPailin. The parasite was first detected in Cambodia. It has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern…

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5 Healthier Takes on Classic Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us. While we love the team spirit and viral television commercials that accompany the big game, all those calorie-laden snacks can seriously derail your diet. In a 2014 study published in PLOS ONE, researchers from Cornell University tracked the grocery shopping habits of 207 households over the course of 37 weeks, and found that total per-serving calories purchased during the week of the Super Bowl spiked to over 6,000—more than the week of Thanksgiving. Luckily, it is possible to keep your snack table relatively nutritious without sacrificing the…

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Is Kombucha the new super tea?

It’s an age-old ferment, but a new-age fancy. Kombucha, a fermented yeast tea, which dates back 2,000 years, has become quite the ‘it’ drink with fitness buffs in the city – being sold in flavours across several stores. But while most nutritionists and home brewers believe it to be filled with goodness from detoxifying to immunity boosting – doctors advise caution before consumption, citing reasons from acidity to toxicity. But whether one chooses to drink or think, the fact is that bottles of the fizzy-sour kombucha – made by adding…

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These 5 Super Benefits Will Make You Eat Probiotic Foods

Remember how our grandmother used to force us to have curd, buttermilk and cheese? Apart from her immense love, it was because these probiotic foods products are good for our body. Probiotic foods are the ones that contain good bacteria which act on our digestive system, supporting nutrition absorption and the immune system. Food products including kefir, cultured vegetables (kimchi and sauerkraut), kombucha, coconut kefir, natto (fermented soybeans), yogurt, kvass (a fermented beverage) and raw cheese are rich in probiotics.Due to modernized agricultural practices and the need for refrigeration, our…

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Sea Buckthorn: Can These Eye-Catching, Bright Berries Be the Next Super Food?

What if we told you about a magic ingredient that can boost your immunity and also give you beautiful, glowing skin? The health benefits of this small, radiant, orange berry are many but unfortunately, unknown to most of us. Sea buckthorn, scientifically called Hippophae rhamnoides, is native to the dry, sandy regions of Europe and Asia. These berries are packed with an exhaustive range of nutrients essential to human health. What’s unique about them is the presence of essential oils, not only in their seeds, but also in the edible…

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9 Super Benefits of Ajwain: The Multi-Talented Household Spice

A spice that every Indian household is all too familiar with and without which every dal tadka is incomplete, ajwain is derived from a herb plant that originated in our very own country. Ajwain seeds vary from being slightly olive green to brown in colour. All parts of this herb have a very strong scent hence it is also known as Ugragandha in Sanskrit. The seeds have a bitter and pungent flavour, somewhat like oregano, and because of its strong aromatic essence, it is often added to curries and pickles….

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