6 Excellent Sources of Vegetarian Protein for Your Daily Diet

6 Excellent Sources of Vegetarian Protein for Your Daily Diet

I’m going to begin with a boring, but necessary, scientific survey that was published in the Indian Medical Gazette in April 2015. The study was conducted across seven Indian cities (Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Vijaywada) with 1,260 respondents, and took a look at protein consumption in our daily diet. The not-so-shocking conclusion was that almost 9 out of 10 consumers had a protein-deficient diet, regardless of gender or socio-economic status. Perhaps unsurprisingly, vegetarians had a higher protein deficit than non-vegetarians. Why Do We Need Protein? We all…

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8 Amazing Benefits of Dandelion Tea for Your Health

8 Amazing Benefits of Dandelion Tea for Your Health

When you think of dandelion, you probably picture a pesky weed. But did you know that the plant has long been used in herbal medicine? You can drink an infusion made of the plant’s leaves or of roasted dandelion roots. Shalini Manglani, Nutritionist and Wellness Consultant, Bangalore, says, “The roots and leaves of dandelion are dried and used to make dandelion tea, and can benefit your health myriad ways.” Dr. Gargi Sharma, a Delhi-based Nutritionist, says, “Dandelion tea is rich in vitamin A, C and D. It contains high amounts…

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Don’t Text or Talk While Exercising, Leave Your Phone at Home

Don’t Text or Talk While Exercising, Leave Your Phone at Home

Leave your phone at home, or at least turn it off, if you want to benefit from your workout. According to a new study, talking or texting on a smartphone while exercising and working up a sweat reduces the intensity of a workout and in fact affects your balance. Michael Rebold, Assistant Professor at Hiram College in the US found that texting and talking can have a negative effect on one’s balance during everyday activities. This is the first known study to examine the effects of cell phone use on…

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Sunbeds May Increase Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer

Sunbeds May Increase Risk of Deadly Skin Cancer

You may want to skip that sunbed after swimming, according to a new study. Sunbeds which are used in indoor tanning emit harmful UV radiation to produce a cosmetic tan. They are typically found in tanning salons, spas, gyms and sporting facilities. Using sunbeds may put people at a higher risk of melanoma – the most dangerous type of skin cancer. In the last decade, melanoma has the strongest increase in incidence and the incidence rates have in fact never been as high as in 2014. The World Health Organisation…

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Yoga for Hair Growth: 6 Effective Poses for Healthy and Strong Hair

Yoga for Hair Growth: 6 Effective Poses for Healthy and Strong Hair

Our urban lifestyle is never stress free. There’s just so much happening all the time and we are constantly running around to make ends meet. We already know that it is taking a toll on our body yet we neglect to take care of ourselves. The truth is that stress is the root cause of many problems in our body. Various research studies have pointed out that stress could lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, mental problem and as well as beauty trouble. Take hair fall for instance. Stress…

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Exercise May Boost Memory, Brain Activity in Elderly

Exercise May Boost Memory, Brain Activity in Elderly

To increase brain function and boost memory in older adults, it is important to maintain high levels of fitness through physical activity such as walking, jogging, swimming, or dancing. Brain function and memory are the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer’s disease. According to this study, the age-related changes in memory performance and brain activity largely depend on an individual’s fitness level. Older adults who exercised showed good cardiac fitness levels which improved their memory performance and increased brain activity patterns compared to their low fit peers. “Therefore, starting an exercise programme,…

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Exercise and Healthy Diet May Reduce Effects of Malaria

Exercise and Healthy Diet May Reduce Effects of Malaria

Exercising regularly and leading a healthy lifestyle can reduce the damage to the heart and skeletal muscles brought on by malaria. According to a new study, a healthy diet including fresh fruits and vegetables, and a right amount of protein is very important. Malaria afflicts more than 500 million people each year in scores of countries all over the world, killing more than 400,000 according to the World Health Organisation. Marco Brotto, Professor at The University of Texas – Arlington said that moderate or high levels of malaria infection typically…

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Depression May be as Risky as Obesity and Cholesterol for Your Heart

Depression May be as Risky as Obesity and Cholesterol for Your Heart

350 million people are affected by depression worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation. A new study found recently that depression may be as risky as obesity and cholesterol for your heart. “Our study shows that the risk of a fatal cardiovascular disease due to depression is almost as great as that due to elevated cholesterol levels or obesity,” said Karl-Heinz Ladwig, professor at Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. Depression accounted for nearly 15 per cent of the cardiovascular deaths. “That is comparable to the other risk factors,…

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6 Incredible Benefits of Asparagus, the Nutrient Powerhouse

6 Incredible Benefits of Asparagus, the Nutrient Powerhouse

A popular ingredient in gourmet dishes across the world, asparagus scores high for its delicate flavour and appealing form. When in season, it comes packed with health boosting goodness that adding it to your daily diet can help you in numerous ways. Asparagus or garden asparagus, scientifically called Asparagus officinalis, is a member of the Lily family. It is very labour intensive to grow, and perhaps is the reason why it comes with a high price tag. Garden asparagus was first cultivated in Greece about 2500 years ago and was…

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20-Minute Exercise is All You Need to Reduce Inflammation

20-Minute Exercise is All You Need to Reduce Inflammation

If you take out 20 minutes daily for moderate exercise, it will boost your immunity and reduce inflammation in your body, according to a new study conducted by the University of California in San Diego. It will make you less prone to diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia. Scientists found that one session of moderate exercise will act as an anti-inflammatory. Suzi Hong from University of California said, “Our study found one session of about 20 minutes of moderate treadmill exercise resulted in a five per cent decrease in the number…

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