Snacking on almonds in the morning can help lower cholesterol, glucose

A morning snack of almonds may reduce total cholesterol, and improve the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar in breakfast-skipping college students, a study claims. Many college students tend to skip meals, mostly breakfast, while they transition to a more hectic independent lifestyle, said researchers from the University of California Merced in the US. According to the American Heart Association, daily breakfast consumption may decrease cardiometabolic risk factors including blood sugar and insulin metabolism, they said. “This study, the first among a college student population, shows that for those who…

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5 breakfast mistakes you might be making each morning, here’s how it affects weight loss

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it helps kickstart our metabolism, and sets our digestion for the rest of the day. If you want to lose weight fast, you need to ensure to eat your meals on time and also eat the right amount of things. Too many people make mistakes while picking foods for their breakfast meal. Either it is too sugary, high in fats or doesn’t have enough of good fats. Here are 5 breakfast mistakes you need to avoid to see results from your…

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What’s your reason to wake up every morning?

It’s Sunday. You can wake up just to go back to bed today. But tomorrow is quite another matter. ‘I love Mondays’, said nobody ever. Though if you ask the Japanese, they’ll seem less worried. Monday, Tuesday, Friday or any day, they have their ikigai in place. What’s that? In simple terms, it’s your reason for being or the reason to wake up every morning. Now you may ask, why do we need one on an everyday basis? Because as per the Japanese — and they are known to be wise and grounded…

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WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING? – Air quality worst early in the morning

WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING? – Air quality worst early in the morning PM10 Far Exceeds Safe Limits In Parts Of Gurgaon, Dwarka Winter’s coming. And, already, the signs are ominous: Qutab Plaza in Gurgaon recorded an average PM10 (coarse, pollution particles) level of 421 micrograms per cubic metres between September 20 and October 7, which is more than four times the national 24-hour safe standard. Similarly, Dwarka sector 22 recorded an average PM10 level of 203 micrograms per cubic metres during the same period -twice the national safe standard. Sector…

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That Horrible Morning Sickness You’re Having? It’s Actually A Good Sign For The Baby

The first three months of pregnancy, a time that parenting magazines and Hallmark cards often portray as magnificent and carefree, can actually be a wretched experience for many women. As many as 90 percent of mothers-to-be experience some degree of nausea and vomiting, and scientists have long speculated about what, from an evolutionary standpoint, the function of all that unpleasantness might be. The leading theory has to do with food. The idea, first proposed by physician Ernest Hook at Albany Medical College in 1976, is that a pregnant woman’s sickness…

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You Snooze You Lose: 5 Ways to Fall In Love With Your Morning Workout

“Just five more minutes,” you mumble to yourself and hit snooze, returning to your sweet slumber. Are you among those to play the snooze game and miss out on your morning run? Does it feel like it takes you ages to drag yourself out of the bed? If morning workout and you can’t look each other in the eye, you either need to shift your regime to the later part of the day or consider altering your routine to start getting up on time.Although one can exercise at any point…

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Viral Infections More Dangerous During Morning: Study

Our body clock accelerates the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells ten times faster during the morning than by the end of the day, placing people at a higher risk of catching infection, a study involving an Indian-origin scientist has revealed. Disruptions in body clock lead to increased virus replication and dissemination, indicating that severity of acute infections is influenced by circadian time-keeping. “The time of day of infection can have a major influence on how susceptible we are to the disease, or at least on the…

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6 worst things you could be doing in the morning

1/6 Carbs for breakfast   We all have been told ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’ but we might be getting it wrong altogether. If you think loading up on carbs for breakfast is right, it is not. Having a carb loaded breakfast such as sugary cereals, breads etc. is not right as they are simple carbohydrates which will make you feel hungry faster. Instead, focus on proteins or smoothies with nuts. Or opt for complex carbs like oats, which will keep…

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Viral infections more dangerous during morning: Study

Viral infections more dangerous during morning: Study (Getty Images) Our body clock accelerates the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells ten times faster during the morning than by the end of the day, placing people at a higher risk of catching infection, a study involving an Indian-origin scientist has revealed. Disruptions in body clock lead to increased virus replication and dissemination, indicating that severity of acute infections is influenced by circadian time-keeping. “The time of day of infection can have a major influence on how susceptible we…

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Exercise in the morning to get the creative juices flowing

Morning work-outs are good to get your creative juices flowing While the benefits of exercises are known to everyone, many tend to give the morning fitness regime a miss due to the heavy work schedule or late-nights. However, morning workouts have more benefits than any other workout during the day — from controlling the weight, enhancing the mood and keeping you fit and healthy. Did you know it also helps you find your creative gene? Whether it is in just writing an article, painting a canvas or churning out ideas…

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