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How bird watching boosts mental health; 7 incredible benefits of observing birds

Bird watching brings us closer to the nature and helps beat stress and promote mental well-being. All the benefits explained.

Bird watching involves observing birds, with or without binoculars or telescopes or listening to the sound of birds(Freepik)
Published on Jun 10, 2024 01:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

6 mind-blowing benefits of chewing raw garlic on an empty stomach

Chewing raw garlic first thing in the morning can lower cholesterol and reduce blood pressure. Here are other amazing benefits it offers.

As per a study, after chewing of garlic, participants experienced decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 5%, 8%.(Freepik)
Published on Jun 10, 2024 12:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

7 lifestyle mistakes that are harming your kidney, putting you at risk of cancer

Not drinking enough water or taking too many pain relievers, can put you at risk of kidney cancer. Here are lifestyle mistakes you must avoid.

Kidney health can be compromised by various factors, including lifestyle choices and medical conditions. (Freepik)
Published on Jun 10, 2024 10:38 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Are lychee seeds edible? Know benefits and side effects of eating them

Lychee seeds can stabilise your blood sugar and rejuvenate your skin. However, if consumed incorrectly, they can lead to dangerous side effects.

Published on Jun 08, 2024 08:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Drink coriander leaves water for lowering cholesterol, boosting immunity

Having coriander leaves water every day can keep your blood sugar spikes in check and lower cholesterol levels. Know all benefits.

An excellent source of vitamins, fibre, minerals, and antioxidants, coriander leaves can be an amazing addition to your diet. (Adobe Stock)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 05:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

ICMR says open-lid cooking speeds up nutrient loss, suggests right way to cook

ICMR in its new guidelines says open-lid cooking can accelerate nutrient loss. The medical research body recommends the correct way of cooking food.

Published on Jun 08, 2024 02:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Too much exercise in summer can make you sick; all about the side effects

If you are feeling fatigued and dizzy all the time or not able to sleep well, you may need to cut down on your exercise hours. Here's why.

While exercising is important for physical well-being it is important to do it in moderation(Freepik)
Published on Jun 08, 2024 12:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

12 surprising signs of brain tumour that people usually ignore

World Brain Tumour Day 2024: From menstrual abnormalities to drunken gait, here are 12 lesser-known signs of brain tumour that people may not pay attention to.

World Brain Tumour Day 2024: Here are surprising reasons of brain tumour that people may overlook(Freepik)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 12:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Brain Tumour Day 2024: Date, theme, history, significance and all you want

World Brain Tumour Day is observed every June 8 to raise awareness about the deadly disease and need to support those suffering from it. All you want to know.

World Brain Tumour Day is observed every June 8 (Saturday) to remind the global healthcare community of the need for consistent efforts in educating people and supporting those affected by brain tumours.(Freepik)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 08:22 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Top warning signs of a silent heart attack during heatwave you shouldn't ignore

Is it too much hot or a heart attack? Symptoms like sweating, dizziness, and weakness can be experienced both amid heat wave and during a heart attack.

At high temperatures, there will be changes in metabolism, which will translate into defective functioning of various organs of the body. The extreme temperature has devastating effects on the functioning of the heart.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 02:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How too much air conditioning can ruin your health; know 7 side effects

From premature skin ageing to allergies and infections, here's how excess air conditioning is impacting your health. Know from an expert.

Too much AC use can lead to loss of moisture from skin, hair, nose and throat. It can basically dry out the mucus membranes which then in turn lose their ability to protect you from harmful bacteria and viruses(Freepik)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 12:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Is rock salt as harmful as table salt? ICMR urges to restrict intake of all salt

Talking about the dangers of excessive salt intake, ICMR says all types of salt should be consumed in limited amounts as the sodium content in them is similar.

High salt intake is associated with increase in blood pressure and high risk of heart diseases(IStock)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 11:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Summer diet for pets: 5 hydrating foods to keep your pet cool this summer

Pets should be offered fresh water, hydrating foods, and nourishing treats during the intense summer season. Here are summer diet tips for your furry friends.

From drinking enough water to eating hydrating foods, pets must be offered an easily digestible diet that nourishes their body with important vitamins and minerals.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 05:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

ICMR says added sugar may be eliminated from diet: It adds no nutrititive value

ICMR advise limiting added sugar to 25 g per day or even completely eliminating it from the diet as it only adds to the calories but not to the nutrition.

Published on Jun 05, 2024 03:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Should you drink sugarcane juice in summer? Know benefits and side effects

In its recent guidelines, ICMR cautioned against excessive consumption of sugarcane juice. Experts share dos and don'ts of drinking this summer-friendly juice.

Sugarcane juice is quite popular in summer as it helps beat the heat by naturally cooling the body and aids in replenishing the lost electrolytes. (Adobe Stock)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:25 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World Environment Day: 6 eco-friendly lifestyle changes for a healthier planet

From being a minimalist to reducing food wastage; here are 6 lifestyle changes you can make to save your planet.

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 to raise everyone's awareness of the need to protect our environment through collective efforts.(Freepik)
Published on Jun 05, 2024 11:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Indoor walking: 6 ways to complete 10,000 steps during scorching summer and lose

Don't want to step out amid ongoing heatwave? Try indoor walking. It will not only help you achieve your fitness goals, but can also benefit your mental health.

Indoor walking: Depending on your weight, walking 10,000 steps a day, burns between 250 and 600 calories.(Freepik)
Updated on Jun 07, 2024 10:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Hug Your Cat Day 2024: Does your cat hate hugs? How to show love

While your cat may enjoy interacting with you, it's important to respect its boundaries. Here’re other ways to show affection to your cat apart from hugs.

International Hug Your Cat Day is a unique celebration that is observed every year on June 4 and is dedicated to your adorable cat(Freepik)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 03:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Lose weight with Rajma in summer: Cool ways to have it; amazing benefits

Rajma can offer a generous dose of protein in summer and aid in weight loss. Here are delicious ways to eat the queen of beans and its many benefits.

Rajma can be enjoyed in salads, chaat, soups, and other gut-friendly dishes in summer.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 04, 2024 11:22 AM IST

ICMR says labels could be misleading: 'Sugar-free foods could have hidden sugar'

ICMR mentioned how food products labelled as sugar-free, perceived as beneficial for diabetics, could be loaded with fats, refined cereals and hidden sugars.

Health claims on packaged foods are designed to catch the consumer attention and convince them that product is healthy.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 10:11 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Weight loss: 7 household chores that will help you burn calories, melt fat

Short bouts of activities can work wonders for your fitness levels. Doing household chores like dusting or gardening can help you move the body more frequently.

Engaging in physical activity promotes improved circulation and regulates metabolism, which is essential for overall health.(Freepik)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 07:36 PM IST
By, New Delhi

10 best fruits to support your heart health, boost immunity in summer

Fruits can help keep arteries injury-free, lower cholesterol and promote overall heart health. Here are 10 delicious fruits to keep your heart in top shape.

Fruits are not only delicious but also packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre that support heart health(Freepik)
Published on Jun 03, 2024 04:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mango seeds: 12 surprising benefits of 'aam ki guthli' and ways to consume it

From supporting your liver health to cholesterol management, know amazing benefits of mango seeds. Here's how to use your 'aam ki guthli' for recipes.

The guthli or seed of an unripe mango is edible, while it has to be powdered in case of a ripe mango. In any case, the mango seed is quite nutrient-dense and has truckloads of micronutrients and antioxidants.
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 09:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Drinking too much milk? You may be at risk of these 11 side effects

Milk is a staple in many diets. However, consuming excessive amounts can lead to various side effects from heart illnesses to increased risk of bone fractures.

Having too much milk can also increase risk of health problems such as iron deficiency anaemia and protein loss from the gut.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 05:04 PM IST

Expiry date vs best before date: What's the difference? FSSAI explains

Ever wondered the difference between 'best before' and 'expiry' dates? Here’s an easy guide by FSSAI to read your food labels correctly.

When it comes to buying and using packaged foods, reading labels is of utmost importance to determine the kind of ingredients they have and whether or not they are safe to use on a particular date.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 04:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

ICMR says overcooking pulses can reduce protein quality, their nutritive value

ICMR in its new guidelines says that overboiling of pulses must be avoided as it can deteriorate quality of protein.

Boiling or pressure cooking is the best way to improve the nutritional quality of pulses since anti-nutritional factors are destroyed during boiling and pressure cooking(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 01:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Eye stroke cases on rise amid heatwave; know signs and symptoms, preventive tips

Severe heatwave can cause eye stroke, a dangerous condition that can lead to sudden vision loss. Know more about it, signs and symptoms, preventive tips.

If one experiences sudden blurry vision or loss of central vision, it could be eye stroke. (Freepik)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 09:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Buttermilk and Triphala mask can work wonders for your hair health; recipe

Dry summer days can steal moisture from your hair and worsen issues like dandruff and dry scalp. An Ayurveda expert suggests a DIY mask.

The probiotics present in buttermilk aid in maintaining a healthy scalp by balancing the natural pH levels. This helps combat dandruff and prevent its recurrence, leaving your scalp flake-free and healthy.(Pinterest)
Published on May 31, 2024 04:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

National Olive Day 2024: 6 surprising health benefits of olives you must know

Olives are more than just a tasty addition to salads and pizzas. From heart health to cancer prevention, here are some benefits.

Extra virgin olive oil is traditionally used in Mediterranean cuisine, a diet promoting good health and longevity.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jun 01, 2024 11:58 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Love potatoes but fear weight gain? 10 incredible ways to enjoy aloo guilt-free

From crispy potato skins to potato and avocado salad, here are delicious ways to enjoy potatoes guilt-free. A dietician shares 10 healthy recipes.

Steaming, boiling, air-frying are some of the methods that help support weight loss as they do not require much oil. (Freepik)
Published on May 31, 2024 12:40 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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