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Enjoy healthy, home-made ice lollies this summer. Here’s how you can make them

Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a home-made ice lolly.   Beat the heat this summer with healthy, refreshing ice lollies. They taste best when made at home with love. Smriti Advani, a writer for UrbanClap, shares wonderful recipes you can try with your family on swelteringly hot days. Berry ice lolly If you’re able to catch the tail end of the strawberry season, hang on to them for these super easy popsicle. Simply combine chopped strawberries with frozen berries like red currants, blueberries or blackberries with…

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Use This Cooking Hack to Reduce Arsenic Levels in Your Rice

Worried about arsenic in your rice? Try this simple kitchen hack: According to an experiment that aired this week on the BBC show Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, soaking rice overnight and cooking it with extra water can reduce levels of the carcinogen by up to 82%. Experts say this cooking method is a simple way to limit exposure to arsenic, which may be especially dangerous for pregnant women, children, and anyone who eats a lot of rice. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that’s present in soil and can make its…

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5 Amazing Barley Water Benefits: Drink Up This Elixir to Good Health

An ancient remedy or an elixir to good health, barley water is an incredible beverage that our ancestors included in their daily diet since the dawn of civilisation. The power grain barley, which our generation commonly associates with beer, has long been used to make cereals, as a substitute to rice and to dish out other delicacies intrinsic to various regional cuisines. While we now marvel at one of the variants – pearl barley, with the ongoing trend of eating what our ancestors ate and using it to toss up…

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World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

Undeniably, cancer has assumed a menacing character in the world of lifestyle diseases. According to the World Health Organisation, there were an estimated 14 million new instances of cancer in the year 2012 which are on rise ever since. According to the official reports, these numbers are expected to rise by a whopping 70% over the next twenty years. In the year 2015 close to 9 million people across the globe died due to cancer. Every 1 in 6 deaths in the world is caused by cancer which, at present,…

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This is How the Brain Regulates Your Sleep

Sleep is one of the most basic, yet most mystifying processes of the human body. It has confounded physicians, scientists and evolutionary biologists for centuries. Scientists have known for a while that an unusual sleep routine or insufficient sleep can lead to mental as well as physical illness. Sleeping disorders are found to be the root cause of many diseases including dementia. The recent research conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School has discovered that sleep may be regulated in part by brain-based immune proteins. This study was conducted…

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8 Health Benefits of Nettle Tea: Flush Out Toxins With This Detox Drink

The world of herbal teas is gigantic – you can mix a range of herbs and flowers together to brew soul-soothing teas at home. Kashmiri Kahwa is a quintessential example of merging the goodness of herbs, nuts, and spices in a way that is not just palatable but also provides many health benefits. One of the recent additions to the club of herbal teas is nettle tea, derived from stinging nettle leaves. Interestingly, the leaves in their natural form can cause much pain to the person who grabs or holds…

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