Here’s how to have a happy, hassle-free pregnancy: Read the latest in research

Here’s how to have a happy, hassle-free pregnancy: Read the latest in research

There is a wealth of information on pregnancy. But not much is known about modern-day issues that many mothers face. For instance, will your usage of mobile phones affect your baby? Here’s what researchers have to say: * Use of antidepressants during pregnancy can affect your child’s mental health. Researchers from the National Centre for Register-based Research at Aarhus BSS showed an increased risk involved in using antidepressants. Previous research showed that use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases risk of autism in the child and leads to birth defects.  …

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Avoid drinking cow’s milk and have a beer a day for good health. Here’s why

Avoid drinking cow’s milk and have a beer a day for good health. Here’s why

Food trends often come and go, and with them a lot of confusion about what we should and shouldn’t eat for a healthy, balanced diet. Nutritional epidemiologist Karin Michels from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, USA, has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimised through a proper diet, and agrees there are many misconceptions around various foods. Believing that many people are not adequately advised on their diets by health professionals, which could have important outcomes for future well-being, she explains the truth behind…

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Sodas, Pizzas and Other Junk Food May Put Kids at Liver Disease Risk

Sodas, Pizzas and Other Junk Food May Put Kids at Liver Disease Risk

Junk food is deliciously addictive, there’s no denying that fact. Munching on wafers, masala snacks, toffees and candies could make you happy, but don’t just fall for the taste trap. They contain nothing but empty calories, and can cause harm to your health. The shocking truth is also that these junk food come laced with artificial flavours, colours, preservatives and what not that you can’t be certain of what you are putting into your mouth. Foods like pizzas and burgers do contain veggies, meat and other nutritious ingredients but try…

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6 Prebiotic Foods You Should Add to Your Diet ASAP

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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Water-based exercises will always remain a hot trend

Water-based exercises will always remain a hot trend

Water-based exercises are not a new trend. But the fact is that these kind of exercises will always remain a hot fitness fad. And experts agree. Asif Shaikh, a fitness professional, says, “Water-based exercises are good for people who have knee and joint problems and slipped disc issues. Beginners also get a metabolic benefit.” Fitness professionals say that since these are low-impact exercises, they are easy on the joints and can be done by everyone. Victor D’Lima, a fitness professional, adds, “When you exercise in water, you don’t have any…

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Kerala Fat Tax: Could Making Junk Food Expensive Curb Obesity?

Kerala Fat Tax: Could Making Junk Food Expensive Curb Obesity?

Spending money to lose weight does work at times. You could force yourself to wake up earlier every morning and head to the gym – if you have paid up a hefty fee, or bought fancy shoes and workout gear. But does the same motivation work when it comes to avoidant behaviour? Will you stop eating a Rs. 300 burger or pizza because it is now pricier, at roughly Rs. 345?Much has already been said on Kerala’s 14.5 per cent fat tax on “junk foods” like burgers and pizzas sold…

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Sonam Kapoor is the Best Style Icon in Bollywood, Says Athiya Shetty

Sonam Kapoor is the Best Style Icon in Bollywood, Says Athiya Shetty

File photos of Athiya Shetty and Sonam Kapoor. “Sonam is the best style icon in Bollywood. Nobody can be compared to her,” Athiya, daughter of Suniel Shetty, said. When asked about being compared to Sonam, she said: “Sonam has made a mark of her own. She is beautiful and one of the most talented actresses we have today” Actress Athiya Shetty, who made her Bollywood debut with Salman Khan’s Hero, considers Sonam Kapoor as the best style icon, and thinks that nobody can be compared to her. “Sonam is the…

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The Most Iconic BMW Cars Ever Made

The Most Iconic BMW Cars Ever Made

German automotive behemoth BMW celebrated its centenary on Monday and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided to dig into its history to trace some of the most iconic Bimmers to have been produced. The company has had an illustrious past which resulted in the creation of some exquisite machines in terms of both design and engineering. Here’s a glimpse at the top BMW cars to have ever made it to market. 1956 BMW Isetta 300 Post World War 2, Europe witnessed a sudden demand for affordable microcars that were…

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