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Do you put off exercise? Here are 5 surprising reasons to take up working out now

The aversion to exercising is so strong among so many people, that scientists are even working on a pill that mimics the positive health benefits of exercise without actually requiring to break a sweat. But until that happens, our daily routine must include one thing: Working out. While we’ve all heard that regular exercise can improve heart health, reduce risk of diabetes, and strengthen muscles, it can also enhance the quality of your life in a number of ways. Here are five such benefits, as reported by CNN, which may surprise you. 1)…

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6 Surprising Potato Juice Benefits and Uses for Skin and Health

For those who believe in the power of natural ingredients, the local grocery store comes as a boon. Indigenous fruits and vegetables can not only add zing to our everyday meals but also create effective, easy remedies for the most common health and beauty woes. Take potatoes, for example – these chunky tubers are probably one of the most popular ingredients in the world. From the all-time International favourite, French fries to the desi, quintessential hit, aloo ke parathe; potatoes are widely loved in almost all culinary cultures across the…

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9 surprising health benefits of cheese

 (iStock) It’s easy to lump in cheese with cake, bread, and other waistline offenders. Not so fast, though: Although some dairy products might pack on pounds, many cheeses are actually good for you in moderation, as part of a balanced diet. (Read: This isn’t permission to eat a wedge of cheese for lunch, with a chaser of cheesecake.) Here are a few tasty morsels of information from nutritionist Karen Ansel, R.D.N., coauthor of Healthy in a Hurry: Simple, Wholesome Recipes for Every Meal of the Day; her insights will help…

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10 surprising 100-calorie snacks

Tuck into some of the nation’s favourite treats without derailing your diet with these surprising 100-calorie snacks.  From British classics like a cheese toastie to a silky banana milkshake, you can enjoy these popular snacks and stay in control of your calories. Most of these low-calorie bites from dietitian Azmina Govindji require only three ingredients and take less than five minutes to prepare. Cheese and tomato toastie – 93kcal (390kJ) A slimmed-down version of an all-time British classic, but no less scrumptious. Simply chop the tomato and spring onion, sprinkle them over a slice of crispbread, cover with grated cheese and place under a pre-heated grill for a couple…

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Laughter

Smiling or laughing is infectious, looking at someone smiling naturally makes you reciprocate, even if you are having a rough day. Be it a fight with your spouse or that frustrating traffic, you see a giggling baby and it tickles your funny bone, doesn’t it? Today’s mundane stressful work life has taken a toll on our health and we have forgotten to live in the present and enjoy the little moments. The rise in the number of stand-up comedians and comedy shows is testament to this growing need. People are…

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6 Surprising Spicy Food Benefits: Turn Up The Heat!

Spicy food is hot right now, and for good reason. Here are 6 spicy food benefits you need to know. We all love a little spice now and then, primarily for the way it thrills the taste buds and enhances the flavour of any dish. But did you know that spicy food is actually good for you? According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, green and red peppers are a powerhouse of essential minerals and contain high levels of Vitamin C. Here are 6 reasons you need to set your…

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