Beta Carotene: Not Exactly a Nutrient but an Essential Compound for Your Overall Health

Beta Carotene: Not Exactly a Nutrient but an Essential Compound for Your Overall Health

Beta carotene, one of the nutritional organic compounds clubbed under the umbrella of vitamin A, is essential for maintaining healthy vision, radiant skin and a rock-solid immunity. It is crucial for bone growth as well as tissue and skin repair. Beta carotene is also characterized as an antioxidant vital for proper functioning of the immune system. Regular consumption helps in protecting cells against damage. Beta carotene is essentially a carotenoid – pigments found in plant sources, responsible for their rich red-orange and deep green hue. It isn’t actually a nutrient but a…

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Canadians Root For An Underdog U.S. Health Policy Idea

Canadians Root For An Underdog U.S. Health Policy Idea

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — and its controversial center for innovation — is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has its headquarters outside D.C., in Woodlawn, Md. (Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images) TORONTO — Ask people in Canada what they make of American health care, and the answer typically falls between bewilderment and outrage. Canada, after all, prides itself on a health system that guarantees government insurance for everyone. And many Canadians find it baffling that there’s anybody in the United States…

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Dear parents, watch out for these 9 signs that indicate your kid needs an eye test

Dear parents, watch out for these 9 signs that indicate your kid needs an eye test

With the proliferation of screens in our lives – phone screen, tablets, Kindles, computers – television isn’t the only source of eye strain for kids and adults. But, unlike in case of adults, it is harder to gauge when children develop vision issues. “More often than not, vision problems go unnoticed until children begin school,” said associate professor of Ophthalmology Marcela Frazier, “Children grow up naturally adapting to vision issues, so when they get into school and start reading and learning, that is when parents and teachers begin to notice…

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Urjit Patel: An RBI governor who doesn’t talk but acts

Urjit Patel: An RBI governor who doesn’t talk but acts

Raghuram Rajan had taken over as governor of the central bank in the world’s fastest-growing major economy in the thick of the taper tantrum in September 2013 when the local currency was depreciating every day against the dollar and inflation was in double digits. His predecessor D Subbarao had witnessed the collapse of iconic US investment bank Lehman Brothers a few days after he had taken over, leading to the transatlantic financial crisis. In contrast, Urjit Patel, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) 24th governor who completes first year in…

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Dear senior citizens, eat an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and improve memory

Dear senior citizens, eat an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and improve memory

Consuming one avocado daily may significantly improve the working memory and problem-solving skills in older adults, according to a study. In the study, 40 healthy adults aged 50 and over, who ate one fresh avocado a day for six months, experienced a 25% increase in lutein levels in their eyes and improved cognitive function. Lutein is a pigment commonly found in fruits and vegetables that accumulates in the blood, eye and brain and may act as an anti-inflammatory agent and an antioxidant. Researchers from Tufts University in the US monitored…

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13 Foods You Must Avoid If You Have an Oily Skin

13 Foods You Must Avoid If You Have an Oily Skin

Constant exposure to pollution and heat can make your skin dull and rough. With our busy schedules, it gets difficult to multitask and we often forget to take care of our skin or perhaps it never becomes our priority. But here’s an easy way out. According to a popular saying – you are what you eat. So, by altering your daily diet you can keep your skin healthy and glowing. If you have an oily skin, there are a few food items that you must avoid to prevent your skin from…

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Does Your Personal Website Need an SEO Strategy?

Does Your Personal Website Need an SEO Strategy?

If you have built a personal blog or a resume website, you may wonder if you need to promote it. Most websites that conduct promotional activities are intended for monetizing. However, your personal website is just for your personal brand, you probably won’t be able to make a lot of money out of it. When that’s the case, it’s worthwhile to spend money on an SEO strategy? Does your personal website even need an SEO strategy? Read ahead to find out: The Short Answer is “Yes” Whether your personal website…

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An Overview on Dihydroboldenone Steroid and Its Effects

An Overview on Dihydroboldenone Steroid and Its Effects

Dihydroboldenone, which is also referred to as DHB for short as well as 1-testosterone, is an anabolic steroid supplement. The reason it is so popular among bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts is the fact that it has some truly unique properties. It is actually a type derived from the synthetic anabolic steroid Boldenone, which is androgenic in nature. It tries to mimic the effects of testosterone. As it is a metabolite of Boldenone itself, it is also referred to as 4-Dihydroboldenone, besides DHB and 1-testerone. Usage The steroid is generally used…

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As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

Richard Bouhet/ AFP Higher education contributes to unprecedented student loan debt challenges in both developed and developing countries. College costs are rapidly rising, and student loan debts have reached disquieting record levels for both graduates and governments. Most recent college graduates are burdened with heavy loan debt for years, with many delinquent on repayment. In the United States, for example, some 7 million borrowers, or 14%, are in default, having gone at least a year without a payment on their federal student loans. One in four European Union citizens who…

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Should You Freeze Or Reheat Your Food? An Experts Advice

Should You Freeze Or Reheat Your Food? An Experts Advice

Freezing and reheating food is a very common in our homes. Whether it is leftover food or extras we carry back from restaurants, it is usually stored for future use. Some homes also freeze seasonal vegetables for future use when they are not available. Food cooked or stored in an incorrect manner may lead to spoilage, resulting in infections in the body. The moisture content, temperature and storage time all influence the safety of stored food. Wrong handling may lead to food borne infections. Freezing the right way Ideally all…

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