What Is A Cheat Meal? Why An Occasional Binge May Not Be A Bad Idea

What Is A Cheat Meal? Why An Occasional Binge May Not Be A Bad Idea

So, you have been good all the week. Refrained from fried foods, chose to pick a salad over the fatty steak. And, let’s not forget the cheesecake cravings that you successfully managed to ignore! When it comes to food, not giving into the impulses is a task. A task, that calls for a due reward from time to time. Cheat meal is one such incentive you can treat yourself with, after a spell of eating clean and staying active. Don’t worry; your nutritionists would not mind this occasional binge either. But Why…

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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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Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda

Why Are Milkshakes Not the Best Idea According to Ayurveda

Love Milkshakes? The goodness of freshly cut fruits blended with the ever so nutritious milk, think there can’t be a concoction as healthy as this? Think again.  Turns out that pairing these two healthy foods may not always result in a healthy combination. In fact, it is better not to team certain foods and consume them in pairs, as they can wreak havoc on your digestion, gut health and overall system.  According to Ayurveda, one such food combination you must stay away from is that of milk and fruits – which puts our very dear…

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Take a Seat? No, Walking is a Smarter Idea

Take a Seat? No, Walking is a Smarter Idea

As I sat in gridlock on the George Washington Memorial Parkway during my 45-minute morning commute into Washington, I looked out the window. There was a woman my age running along the Mount Vernon Trail. I longed to be outdoors – and vertical. That moment last fall, when I was 42, marked the beginning of a change in my life that would give me more energy and better fitness. Like most Americans, my life is sedentary. I sit down to eat. I sit at my desk on days I freelance…

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Not a ‘healthy’ idea to have chicken at roadside eateries

Not a ‘healthy’ idea to have chicken at roadside eateries

Your favourite chicken curry can be a source for food poisoning due to lack of hygiene at meat vendors.”At least 70% common gastroenterological infections may be associated with eating out. When we ask patients about what they ate last, the most common answer is non-vegetarian food at an eating joint,” shared Dr Abhijit Chandra, head of surgical gastroenterology department, King George’s Medical University. “Take a trip to the Narhi vegetable market and see how chicken and fish are culled and you would get an idea of the hygiene standards,” said…

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