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Health experts recommend a balanced diet even during fasting including protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals so one is advised not to go overboard on one food group during Navratri

Navratri fasting 2022: Eating potato and sabudana healthy or harmful?

Potato and sabudana are popular vrat-friendly foods during Navratri fasting and many people design their meals mostly around these two ingredients. Considering the two are high on carbohydrate content, people are also worried about gaining weight or suffering from any adverse effect by eating them every day. Health experts recommend a balanced diet even during fasting including protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals so one is advised not to go overboard on one food group during Navratri.

Are dark chocolates really healthy for you? Doctor tweets about its darker side

Are dark chocolates really healthy for you? Doctor tweets about its darker side

Dark chocolate being a great source of antioxidants and polyphenols and a good alternative for sugar-laden sweets has been gaining popularity among fitness enthusiasts. Many studies talk about the many potential benefits of dark chocolate like and say that consuming it is good for cardiovascular health and also aids in lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow to the heart. Dark chocolate is also considered good for brain function and is said to lower risk of stroke. The antioxidants in it can help protect the body against damage from free radicals. However, if you have been eating small portions of dark chocolate over a period of time thinking it would cause no harm, you need to know this.

How to stop your dog from barking excessively; expert tips inside

How to stop your dog from barking excessively; expert tips inside

A well-behaved dog is loved by all and most of the credit often goes to the pet parent who has taken pains to train their pooches well and made them feel safe in their environment. On the other hand, a dog that jumps up on the guests, pulls on their leashes, is aggressive towards everyone and barks excessively can be a cause of embarrassment for the owners; its behaviour largely shows either the lack of proper communication or training on the part of pet parent, some kind of anxiety, attention-seeking behaviour, health issues or even ageing.

Romiya Kathur, hailing from a nondescript village in Bihar, scored the first rank with full 100 marks in the examination held by the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority recently.

Poor literacy linked to worse mental health problems: Study

People with poor literacy face more mental health problems such as loneliness, depression and anxiety, according to a review of studies which used data from nine countries, including India. The research, published in the journal Mental Health and Social Inclusion, is the first to look at the global picture of literacy and mental health.

Tourists walk along rows of shops in Chinatown in Singapore January 27, 2023.

China’s most scenic destinations packed with tourists despite covid risks

China’s most scenic destinations have been inundated during the Spring Festival holiday, as Beijing’s shift away from Covid Zero spurred a travel frenzy despite the country’s ongoing omicron outbreak. Almost 34,400 tourists visited the jagged mountain ranges of Huangshan in Anhui province on Jan. 24, the highest daily figure during Chinese New Year since 2018, the area’s management group said on WeChat. A national forest park in Hunan province had more than 60,000 sightseers the same day - a record high - with some claiming on social media that they were stuck on top of a mountain for hours.

5 quick exercises to cope with anxiety and depression

5 quick exercises to cope with anxiety and depression

Rapid heart beat, sweating and feeling of impending doom; this is all too familiar for a person suffering from anxiety disorders. One may feel restless, irritable, angry or even numb or tingly. When one is in the throes of anxiety, it is normal to feel intense fear, out of control, and helplessness. Being anxious or depressed can affect the quality of your life in a major way and in absence of coping mechanisms, one's mental health could seriously suffer. Like every disorder, there is a way to fight anxiety and one must do what works for them as every individual is different.

Pay rates for workers who are required to attend physically the workplace five or more days a week have risen quite significantly,

Want a pay raise? Work five days a week in the office

British companies are starting to pay a “five days in the office” premium to lure in staff who have retained bargaining power because workers are in such short supply, the nation’s biggest recruitment agency said. James Reed, chairman of recruitment the giant Reed, said employers are having to lift wages most in industries such as hospitality, manufacturing and health care where there’s less flexibility to work from home.

One of the most popular winter snacks is pakoras, a type of fritter made with vegetables and spices.

Oil-free pakoras: A step-by-step guide to make delicious no-oil pakoras at home this winter

The chill of winter has descended upon us, and with it comes the craving for delicious snacks. One of the most popular winter snacks is pakoras, a type of fritter made with vegetables and spices. However, many people are now looking for healthier options, so why not try making no-oil pakoras? No-oil pakoras are a delicious and healthy alternative to the traditional deep-fried version. They are made with a combination of vegetables and spices and require no oil. This makes them a great option for those who are looking to reduce their fat intake.

Masaba Gupta’s wedding look is all about ‘the union of tradition and freedom’

Masaba Gupta’s wedding look is all about ‘the union of tradition and freedom’

In the “Barfi pink paan patti” lehenga, Masaba looked as dreamy as ever. The designer opted for a pastel pink blouse featuing silver zari patterns on the plunging neckline. She teamed it with two dupattas - “One in a lime green wallflower print dupatta with a sequined border and the other with open hearts embellished on it in rani pink. The custom border has the first ever Masaba motif - the palm and the chidiya which celebrates the union of tradition and freedom,” read an excerpt of her post.

Mindful eating is about paying attention to your body's hunger cues, and stop eating when you're full. Eating mindfully will help you to be more in tune with your body's needs.

Mindful eating: Tips for incorporating the practice into your daily life routine

What is mindful eating? It can mean many things, but they are all tied together with an overarching purpose of eating with intention and awareness. Being aware of what you are eating, for what, what impact will it have on the planet, and what it tastes and feels like in that given moment all add up to eating mindfully. Mindful eating is an interplay of our senses – sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound, along with the mind. It encourages you to slow down, live in the moment and pay attention to your actions. Practising mindful eating can be an opportunity to take a pause, reflect, and find a moment of calm and joy amidst the rush of daily life. And all this over a plate of nourishing and tasty food!

Nutritionist on benefits of 'bad cholesterol', best oils for heart health

Nutritionist on benefits of 'bad cholesterol', suggests best oils for heart health

Cholesterol, the waxy substance, is needed by our body for several functions including cell building and repair, producing bile and hormone production. However, high levels of cholesterol in blood is known to develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels and increase risk of cardiovascular ailments. While HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is known to have a positive role in the body as it absorbs cholesterol in the blood and carries it back to liver, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is tagged as the bad cholesterol. However, nutritionist Bhakti Kapoor in her Instagram post says 'LDL is innocent' and while it is often termed as a bad cholesterol, it is very important for our body.

Things to be choosy about to maintain good mood: Therapist shares tips

Things to be choosy about to maintain good mood: Therapist shares tips

Addressing the same, Therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab wrote, “Be selective about what will impact your mood, environment, physical and mental health, and lifestyle. Use your time intentionally. Create intentional relationships.” She further noted down six things that we should be choosy about.

In modern homes, storage solutions are integrated into the overall design of the home, rather than being an afterthought.

Maximize your space: Interior designing hacks to create more space for storage in your home

Storage issues are a common concern in today's ever-increasing consumerism culture and willingness to buy more. However, there are numerous ways to utilize and optimize space with the right interior design. In modern homes, storage solutions are integrated into the overall design of the home, rather than being an afterthought. This can include the use of built-in cabinetry, hidden storage areas, and multi-functional furniture pieces. The goal is to maximize storage without compromising the overall aesthetic of the space. Additionally, modern homes often incorporate open floor plans, which can be utilized to create a sense of spaciousness, while still providing ample storage options.

Are you eating your millets the right way? Nutritionist advises you to avoid these mistakes

Are you eating your millets the right way? Nutritionist advises you to avoid these mistakes

Millets have been around for thousands of years and have been one of the oldest cultivated grains. There was a time when it was a staple in many parts of India, but got lost somewhere with the passage of time. However, like all good things, the 'supergrain' has made a strong comeback among wellness enthusiasts so much so that the year 2023 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of the Millet at the behest of Indian government.

Gratitude has a unique stress-buffering effect on both reactions to and recovery from acute psychological stress, which can contribute to better cardiovascular health.

Practising gratitude can help you reduce stress: Research

Researchers from Irish institutions discovered that gratitude has a unique stress-buffering effect on both reactions to and recovery from acute psychological stress, which can contribute to better cardiovascular health. Knowing that stress affects humans and has an impact on their health and well-being, specifically causing high blood pressure and increasing cardiovascular morbidity and coronary heart disease, it is critical to understand our reactions to stress and determine whether there are any factors that can play key stress-buffering roles.

Sushmita Sen aces evening look in wine red poncho and black trousers

Sushmita Sen aces evening look in wine red poncho and black trousers

Sushmita decked up in a maroon long poncho, 1featuring a V-neckline and long sleeves. The poncho came with wrap details in the front, and a V-shaped slit below the waist. Sushmita teamed it with black silk trousers as she posed for the pictures and smiled for the cameras. With a monochrome bag featuring snakeskin patterns in one hand, the actor waved at the cameras.

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