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Red Carrots (Desi Gajar) Versus Orange Carrots: Which Ones Would You Choose?

Its that time of the year again. The carrots are back in season and we can’t wait to chew into these red juicy and crunchy wonders. According to the book, Healing Foods, by DK Publishing, carrots are rich in beta carotene from which the body makes vitamin A. Carrots are high in fibre promotes feeling of fullness and aids digestion and bowel regularity. It also contains a form of calcium easily assimilated by the body which can help lower bad cholesterol levels. Apart from this, they also aid eye health…

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Exposing to Sunlight for Vitamin D? May Cause Eye Freckles, Choose these Foods Instead

According to a study published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, a higher lifetime exposure to sunlight can cause iris freckles. While not malignant, eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration. Over 600 swimmers at the public pools in Styria, Austria had their eyes examined for freckles and filled out a questionnaire that asked about their lifetime sun exposure and sun-protection habits. Resultantly, researchers found out that the development of eye freckles correlated with increasing age, lifetime number…

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Want to choose healthy food? Consider brightly lit restaurants

Next time you visit a restaurant, make sure it is well-lit, as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that people are more likely to order healthy food if they are dining in bright light . Those dining in well-lit rooms are about 16-24 per cent more likely to order healthy foods than those in dimly lit rooms, researchers said. “We feel more alert in brighter rooms and therefore tend to make more healthful, forward-thinking decisions,” said Dipayan Biswas from University of South Florida in the US. Researchers surveyed 160…

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