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83% parents believe almonds are best snack for kids

Nearly 83 per cent of parents feel that consuming almonds — a natural source of many essential nutrients, including protein and healthy fats — makes their children remain more energetic throughout the day, a survey shows. The survey, led by market research company Ipsos, found that 94 per cent of mothers in both Tier I and II cities, rank “almonds specifically” as the healthiest form of snacking.  Parents believe that almonds help boost brain development and are essential for healthy and stronger bones in addition to providing a daily dose…

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Believe it or Not, Taking Regular Showers May Damage Your Immunity

Growing up, we were always told to brush twice and also shower regularly for good hygiene. It turns out that there might be little truth in this advice. According to a new study conducted at the Genetic Science Centre at the University of Utah, over-cleaning can damage the human microbiome which can have a negative impact on our immune system, digestive functions and even our heart health. The human microbiome is a collection of good bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in your body and help in regulating day to day functions. They…

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Exercise Does More Good if You Believe it Will: Study

People who believe exercise is good for them may derive more mental and physical benefits from working out than those with lower expectations, a new study has claimed. In the study conducted by Hendrik Mothes from the University of Freiburg in Germany and his team, test subjects derived more neurophysiological as well as psychological benefits from exercise if they already have positive mindsets about sports.Moreover, the team provided evidence that test subjects can be positively or negatively influenced in this regard before engaging in the exercise. The researchers invited 76…

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