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Green Chilli Seed Benefits: Here’s Why You Should Add Spice To Your Food

Most of us have a habit of eating green chillies with a meal; turns out, it may be a great practice. Green chillies may be fiery, but they have numerous benefits to offer. In fact, more than the thick green skin, it is the seeds that give you a spicy flavour. Chilli seeds should be added to the curries; these tiny wonders may look like they cannot do anything good, but they come packed with many nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, iron, copper, potassium, niacin, dietary fibre,…

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Rising NPAs in education loan add to banks stress

Education loans too have started bleeding the banking sector with the default in repayment rising to 7.67 per cent of the outstanding amount at March- end, 2017 from 5.7 per cent two years ago. As per the data compiled by the Indian Banks Association (IBA), the total outstanding education loan at end of the fiscal 2016-17 was Rs 67,678.5 crore, of which Rs 5,191.72 crore was NPA. The government is already struggling to deal with the problem of mounting NPA in the public sector banks and has drawn a mega…

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6 Fermented Foods That You Should Add to Your Diet

One of the most frequently asked questions I encounter when I travel to other parts of the world is “why doesn’t India have a cheese tradition”? Or, indeed, “why doesn’t India have a wine tradition”? Which really is a variation of the first question. The premise in both the cases is not true of course. Because the country does have both indigenous cheese and wine making in different regions. However, if you compare these with the dominant, “mainstream” traditions in Europe, and even central Asia, you will have to admit…

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7 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Must Add to Your Diet

Let’s begin by understanding what inflammation means. Our body has a natural defense mechanism that fights anything unrecognizable that enters it such as microbes, viruses or chemicals. This process is called inflammation and it helps in protecting your health. However, sometimes when the immune system overreaches it may start attacking the healthy tissues and cells. This is when inflammation can become detrimental to your health and can cause chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, arthritis or even depression. One of the most powerful ways to combat inflammation is to fortify your…

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6 Prebiotic Foods You Should Add to Your Diet ASAP

I bet you’ve heard a lot about the benefits of probiotics—but what about prebiotics? These nondigestible carbohydrates feed the good bacteria in your gut, which have been linked to digestive health, improved immunity, anti-inflammatory effects, and more. Because prebiotics help probiotics flourish, eating more of them is a smart wellness strategy. Indeed, a 2012 study found a link between a diet high in prebiotics and a reduced risk of developing colorectal cancer. Other research has suggested that prebiotics increase calcium absorption and may improve bone density. And one small study tied prebiotics to increased satiety after meals. You’re probably already eating some prebiotic foods simply because…

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5 Streaming Workout Programs You Can Add to Your Amazon Prime Membership

Getting in shape from home is easier than ever with subscription services that let you stream workouts from your TV, smartphone, or tablet—and five of these services are available as affordable add-ons to an Amazon Prime membership. (And you thought free two-day shipping and Transparent were the only reasons to subscribe to Prime!) Each of the five channels has a unique mission, and targets different types of exercisers. You can try before you buy with a seven-day free trial—or you can read about my experience testing out one class from each channel. Acacia TV The…

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