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Say yes to bananas and avocados. Eating them daily may prevent heart disease

Banana is beneficial for the health in more ways than one, while avocado is a great choice for people on a diet. Now, researchers have found that eating one banana and an avocado a day may prevent hardening of the arteries that can result in heart disease and death. The study, conducted on mice, showed these foods that are rich in potassium reduces vascular calcification – common complication in both heart and kidney disease. Calcification happens when calcium builds up in body tissue, blood vessels, or organs. This buildup can harden and disrupt…

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Kick the butt: Smoking changes lung cells, readies them for cancer

Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke can change lung cells over time, making them more vulnerable to disease and priming them to develop cancer, say US researchers. The report in the journal Cancer Cell is based on lab experiments on lung cells that were exposed to chronic cigarette smoke – the equivalent of a person smoking for 20 to 30 years. After about 10 days, the cells began to change their gene expression, a process known as epigenetic change. It took 10 months before these changes built up enough to boost…

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Healthiest Way to Cook Mushrooms: Grill or Microwave Them!

Mushrooms are a great addition to any meal, You can bung in them your salad, pair them up with a bowl of creamy pasta or simply saute them in olive oil and dry herbs to enjoy the meaty flavour. But are these correct and only ways to cook and consume mushrooms? Probably Not! According to a new study, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, mushrooms should be grilled as boiling or frying them can destroy their nutritional value. Mushrooms are one of the few natural sources of Vitamin…

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Facial Tips: Is it Really Beneficial & How Often Should You Get Them

Most people, men and women, start paying attention to their skin and hair only when it comes to attending a special occasion such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions and other parties. I think women especially go out of their way in their beauty regime to look their best, addressing every little beauty issue to be able to flaunt a flawless skin. But, what happens to our skin for the rest of the year? Most often, due to lack of time, we tend to ignore the basic skin care practises and…

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Technology Is Taking Away Jobs, But It’s Also Creating Them

Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn says it’s really happening. On Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn, he had a lot to say to his employees but some of the key things that stood out were his thoughts on how technology and automated processes are really changing the future of employment. Apart from all the wide-ranging effects it will have on our lives and society, in general, he says that technology is really beginning to displace millions of people from their jobs. So what should we do? What should really define our time? Weiner…

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Purple Foods: Why You Should Include Them in Your Daily Diet

A basket full of luscious, purple coloured foods that are the hottest food trend of 2017 does more good than just look beautiful on the plate. True to their colour, which has been long associated with power and luxury, purple foods are rich and powerful agents of health. Foods like prunes, eggplant, purple cabbage, black currants, blackberries, beetroot and concord grapes contain an antioxidant called anthocyanin, which gives these foods a natural purple hue as well as helps prevent various health risks. According to Dr. Sheela Krishnaswamy, a renowned Bengaluru-based…

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