5 Protein Shake Recipes That Don’t Require Any Protein Powder

5 Protein Shake Recipes That Don’t Require Any Protein Powder

A protein shake is an easy way to get more of the powerhouse nutrient in your diet. But maybe you’re bored with your go-to smoothie, or crave a blend of whole foods—no protein powder required. Enter recipe developer Pamela Braun: Her new book, High-Protein Shakes ($15; amazon.com), is a collection of 50 fresh, hunger-busting combinations. We chose five of our favorites, made with only real ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery or health food store (think Greek yogurt, quinoa, almonds, and hemp hearts). Each of the shakes below contains at least 22 grams…

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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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WARNING! Don’t ignore the snore

WARNING! Don’t ignore the snore

Snoring is seen more of a bedtime annoyance for people sleeping together, but little do they know that snoring could be a sign of an underlying health issue called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is one of the most under diagnosed sleep disorders and is more like a silent epidemic. Very few know about the condition and fewer seek treatment. So how do you know if you are suffering from OSA? Dr Navdeep Kumar MD (Medicine), DNB (Neurology) at Indo Gulf Hospital & Diagnostics informs, “If you snore, feel excessively…

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Don’t carry your sleep debt into 2017

Don’t carry your sleep debt into 2017

Yes, Mumbai is the city that never sleeps, but its citizens are taking that adage quite literally. And it’s causing more harm than ever. More people are sleeping less, which is dangerous, say experts. Do you find yourself in snooze mode all the time, even after getting six hours of shuteye? That’s due to a backlog of sleep debt — a spillover effect of late timings from the weekend into the week and due to poor daily sleeping habits as well. As the year draws to a close, city doctors…

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10 Healthy Food Hacks That Don’t Suck — From A to Zoodles

10 Healthy Food Hacks That Don’t Suck — From A to Zoodles

“Eat better to feel better,” “you are what you eat!” You’ve heard it before, but it really is true. What you eat affects and reflects your life in so many ways, from your physical strength and stamina to the way you feel when you wake up and the regularity of breakouts and severity of PMS symptoms. Brooklyn-based holistic nutritionist Jennifer Schonborn notes that the biggest nutritional issue she sees in teens and young adults is snacking. Snack foods usually contain a lot of added sugars that serve only as an…

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​Don’t just rely on labels if you want to eat healthy

​Don’t just rely on labels if you want to eat healthy

Don’t just rely on labels if you want to eat healthy (U.S. Department of Agriculture/ Flickr) The label on a packaged snack may not always give you the authentic information on whether the food is good for your health. For example, a popular health drink claims it contains “pro health vitamins”, but the label suggests that it has 71 gms of sugar for every 100 grams.This sugar content is actually 57% of the recommended daily intake limit. A new study by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released on Friday…

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Tired and Weak? Don’t Assume it’s Just Your Age

Tired and Weak? Don’t Assume it’s Just Your Age

When Christopher Callahan examines older patients, he often hears a similar refrain. “I’m tired, doctor. It’s hard to get up and about. I’ve been feeling kind of down, but I know I’m getting old and I just have to live with it.” This fatalistic stance relies on widely held but mistaken assumptions about what constitutes normal aging. In fact, fatigue, weakness and depression aren’t to-be-expected consequences of growing older, said Callahan, director of the Center for Aging Research at Indiana University’s School of Medicine. Instead, they’re a signal that something…

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Don’t Judge ‘Healthy’ Food By Its Cover Say Nutritionists

Don’t Judge ‘Healthy’ Food By Its Cover Say Nutritionists

SAN FRANCISCO – You want your back-to-schooler to eat a healthy diet, so you pack a “wheat” bread sandwich and tuck a “juice” drink in her brown-bag lunch. But did you know that loaf simply labeled “wheat” may be just white bread with added coloring? And the “juice” drink may contain more water than juice? It pays to read between the label lines, nutritionists say. “People in the store, trying to make healthy choices, do fall into that pitfall,” said Andrea Giancoli, registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic…

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Fruit may be good for you, but don’t ditch the statins

Fruit may be good for you, but don’t ditch the statins

“Daily fresh fruit lowers heart death risk as much as statins,” The Daily Telegraph reports. A study of over a half a million Chinese people found that a diet rich in fresh fruit was linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. But don’t ditch the statins in favour of an “apple a day”, if they have been recommended for you. The study looked at people without cardiovascular disease, and did not compare fruit to statins. Statins are prescribed for people with cardiovascular disease, or a raised chance of getting it,…

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Don’t expect relief from smog before Nov 7

Don’t expect relief from smog before Nov 7

Don’t expect relief from smog before Nov 7 Delhi airport sources said that Wednesday witnessed the worst smog episode in the past few years. Before this, November 2012 saw similar conditions. According to the sources, during the day , when smog or fog usually shows improvement, general visibility at the IGI Airport was in the range of 300-500m, on a par with the dense fog days of December and January . By 9pm, the visibility had dropped to 250m. While the Met department has predicted a slight improvement in smog…

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