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Does sugar provide us energy or reduces immunity? Health experts answer

Addicted to sugar and can’t completely eliminate its intake? Here are reasons by health experts to help differentiate between naturally occurring sugars and added sugar and list 6 reasons why you need to avoid excess, non-nourishing empty calories
Does sugar provide us energy or reduces immunity? Health experts answer  (Pixabay)
Does sugar provide us energy or reduces immunity? Health experts answer  (Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 04:37 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Turmeric root tea to kadha: 5 powerful immunity boosters to fight Omicron

  • Suffer from poor immunity? It is time to make the right lifestyle changes and incorporate foods that are powerful antioxidants in our diet, in the wake of Omicron spread.
5 homemade immunity boosting drinks you must try for stronger immunity(Pinterest, Instagram)
5 homemade immunity boosting drinks you must try for stronger immunity(Pinterest, Instagram)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 01:42 PM IST
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Foods to boost your child's mental health amid pandemic

  • A diet that lacks nutrient-dense foods may lead to micronutrients deficiency which can affect mental health of a child. 
Children are often picky eaters and may not always consume the diet that is right for them.(Pixabay)
Children are often picky eaters and may not always consume the diet that is right for them.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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Beat Omicron with these immunity-boosting drinks

  • You need more than your daily cup of tea or coffee in these difficult times when Omicron cases are surging like never before. Here are immunity-boosting drinks you must have every morning.
Turmeric latte is winning over the West, one cup of goodness at a time.(Shutterstock)
Turmeric latte is winning over the West, one cup of goodness at a time.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 10, 2022 05:07 PM IST
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Diet to fight Omicron: Ghee to ginger; eat these foods daily to boost immunity

  • A robust immune system can help fight the highly-infectious strain Omicron. Add these foods suggested by a nutritionist to your diet to boost immunity.
To make our immunity strong, diet plays an important role.(Pinterest, Pixabay)
To make our immunity strong, diet plays an important role.(Pinterest, Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 08, 2022 01:43 PM IST
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Intense meditation may boost immunity: Study

According to a study conducted by the University of Florida, eight days of intense meditation causes robust activation of the immune system.
People turned to meditation to reduce their stress levels.(Pixabay)
People turned to meditation to reduce their stress levels.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 07, 2022 02:45 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Pfizer shot gives less immunity to Omicron than to other strains: Early study

Omicron resulted in about a 40-fold reduction in levels of neutralising antibodies produced by people who had received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech SE shot, compared with the strain detected in China almost two years ago.
Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine has been seen to be providing less immunity to Omicron than to other variants in an early study. (REUTERS / File Photo)
Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine has been seen to be providing less immunity to Omicron than to other variants in an early study. (REUTERS / File Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 06:37 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Does our immune system needs to evolve with new, risky variants of coronavirus?

A new strain of coronavirus, Omicron, is now becoming rampant which is pushing people to focus again on strengthening their immunity. Does the body's immune system needs to evolve with new and risky variants and viruses? Here's what Ayurveda expert has to say
Does our immune system needs to evolve with new, risky variants of coronavirus?(Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash)
Does our immune system needs to evolve with new, risky variants of coronavirus?(Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 01:18 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Covid-19: Why building immunity in kids is important ahead of third wave

  • Experts have said that it is important to build natural immunity in children by way of healthy diet, physical exercise and breathing exercises.
Building immunity in kids should be the topmost priority(Pixabay)
Building immunity in kids should be the topmost priority(Pixabay)
Updated on Aug 23, 2021 08:22 PM IST
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ByParmita Uniyal

Bhagyashree pushes fans to add peas to their diet, lists these health benefits

  • Bhagyashree drops a dramatic video to turn peas into our favourite vegetable and we are lured to add them to our diet chart already courtesy their digestive health, eye health and immunity building benefits | Watch
Bhagyashree encourages fans to add peas to their diet, lists their health benefits(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Bhagyashree encourages fans to add peas to their diet, lists their health benefits(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Updated on Aug 22, 2021 06:58 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Bhagyashree reveals health hack to ‘combat the monsoon cold n cough’ | Watch

  • As the monsoons hit the Indian subcontinent, Bollywood actor Bhagyashree encourages splashing in the puddles and getting drenched in the rains but with a strong immunity courtesy her secret home remedy to beat the cold and cough that comes with the change in weather
Bhagyashree reveals health hack to ‘combat the monsoon cold n cough’ | Watch(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Bhagyashree reveals health hack to ‘combat the monsoon cold n cough’ | Watch(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 09:33 AM IST
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Deepika Padukone's love for raw mango sets us relating, here are its benefits

  • As Deepika Padukone grips the Internet with her hilarious video of hairstylist Yianni Tsapatori trying spicy raw mangoes for the first time, here’s why you should try kachcha aam too to prevent dehydration, detoxify the liver and enjoy other health benefits while it lasts this summer
Deepika Padukone's love for raw mangoes sets us relating, here are its health benefits(Instagram/deepikapadukone)
Deepika Padukone's love for raw mangoes sets us relating, here are its health benefits(Instagram/deepikapadukone)
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 12:03 PM IST
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Bhagyashree reveals lesser known health perks of ‘ghar ki kurkuri, taazi bhindi'

  • Wait … what?! Bhagyashree munches a raw lady finger and while it may make some of you cringe, the Bollywood star spills the beans on some of the Ayurvedic and lesser known health secrets of ‘bhindi’ which will surely encourage you to include it in your diet
Bhagyashree reveals lesser known health benefits of eating ‘ghar ki kurkuri, taazi bhindi’ in raw form(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Bhagyashree reveals lesser known health benefits of eating ‘ghar ki kurkuri, taazi bhindi’ in raw form(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 01:10 PM IST
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Twinkle Khanna eats orange peels to reap these health benefits of citrus fruit

  • Here’s why Twinkle Khanna eats orange peels apart from the ‘fleshy citrus fruit’, reveals health benefits and other ‘clever’ suggestions to re-purpose it
Twinkle Khanna eats orange peels to reap these health benefits of the citrus fruit(Instagram/twinklerkhanna)
Twinkle Khanna eats orange peels to reap these health benefits of the citrus fruit(Instagram/twinklerkhanna)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 11:36 AM IST
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Double-lung transplants rise after Covid-19 infection causes ‘honeycomb change’

Double-lung transplants may be the only solution for patients who experience a life-threatening constellation of lung damage inflicted by the coronavirus, a hyper-inflammatory immune response to it and the body’s failure to properly repair the injury.
Double-lung transplants rise after Covid-19 infection cause ‘honeycomb change’(Reuters)
Double-lung transplants rise after Covid-19 infection cause ‘honeycomb change’(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 08:04 AM IST
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Father’s Day recipe: Feed dad’s heart and soul with almond pesto paneer tikka

  • Recipe for Father’s Day 2021: They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so, let your dad know just how much you appreciate and care for him by treating him to this special recipe of almond pesto and paneer tikka
Father’s Day recipe: Feed dad’s heart and soul with almond pesto paneer tikka(Chef Manish Mehrotra)
Father’s Day recipe: Feed dad’s heart and soul with almond pesto paneer tikka(Chef Manish Mehrotra)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 11:20 AM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz

Courteney Cox is out with another chicken recipe and the Joey in us is drooling

  • Remember how chef Monica Geller in Friends sitcom used to be hellbent on whipping up scrumptious meals? Courteney Cox is exactly her in real life as she continues to shell out one chicken recipe after another, this time being a chicken curry and the Joey in us doesn’t want to share the dish already
Courteney Cox is out with another chicken recipe and the Joey in us is drooling(Instagram/courteneycoxofficial)
Courteney Cox is out with another chicken recipe and the Joey in us is drooling(Instagram/courteneycoxofficial)
Updated on May 25, 2021 01:11 PM IST
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Recipe: Mark a drool-worthy end to Monday with chicken in jalfrezi sauce

  • When life gives you Monday, dip it in a chicken curry. Boost immunity and enjoy a dinner packed with health benefits with this simple recipe of authentically flavoured mild-heat curry of chicken in a jalfrezi sauce and thank us later.
Recipe: Mark a drool-worthy end to Monday with chicken in jalfrezi sauce(Le Creuset India)
Recipe: Mark a drool-worthy end to Monday with chicken in jalfrezi sauce(Le Creuset India)
Updated on May 24, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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Covid-19: How to keep yourself healthy, boost immunity

According to a Harvard report, we should follow a healthy lifestyle as it boosts the immune system and comes with other proven health benefits. The first thing we must do to strengthen the immune system is making healthy life choices.
We must get vaccinated for diseases as vaccines prime our immune system to fight off infections before they take hold in our bodies.(AFP)
We must get vaccinated for diseases as vaccines prime our immune system to fight off infections before they take hold in our bodies.(AFP)
Updated on May 22, 2021 12:14 PM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Summer Salad or Sweet Potato Rosti: Pick your immunity booster recipe

  • Here are immunity booster recipes of Summer Salad and Sweet Potato Rosti with pink cabbage salad and roasted pistachios that are very appealing, both taste-wise and visually, easy to make and help regain strength amid Covid-19 pandemic
Summer Salad or Sweet Potato Rosti: Pick your immunity booster recipe(Instagram/vinsplate)
Summer Salad or Sweet Potato Rosti: Pick your immunity booster recipe(Instagram/vinsplate)
Updated on May 19, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz

5 immunity-boosting Yoga exercises to do at home amid Covid-19

  • Check out the steps and health benefits of these 5 Yoga exercises that will make your body thank you since they will not only strengthen your immunity system amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but will also improve your lung capacity and help in breathing properly
5 immunity-boosting Yoga exercises to do at home amid Covid-19(Photo by Jared Rice/Zen Bear Yoga on Unsplash)
5 immunity-boosting Yoga exercises to do at home amid Covid-19(Photo by Jared Rice/Zen Bear Yoga on Unsplash)
Updated on May 06, 2021 09:19 PM IST
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Malaika Arora suggests Yoga’s Anulom Vilom Pranayama to improve lung capacity

  • Since Covid-19 leads to shortness of breath, Malaika Arora's throwback fitness video stresses upon the importance of Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique in Yoga or Anulom Vilom Pranayama “that helps in boosting immunity and improving your lung capacity” | Watch
Malaika Arora stresses on Yoga’s Anulom Vilom Pranayama to improve lung capacity(Instagram/malaikaaroraofficial)
Malaika Arora stresses on Yoga’s Anulom Vilom Pranayama to improve lung capacity(Instagram/malaikaaroraofficial)
Updated on May 04, 2021 06:20 PM IST
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Masaba Gupta reveals recipe of ‘immunity boosting potion’, Giloy/Guduchi Kadha

  • ‘I am a pitta type (in Ayurveda) and this is known to manage excess pitta’: Masaba Gupta spills the beans on her Giloy/Guduchi Kadha recipe which she takes twice a day after every meal to boost immunity, especially amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Read benefits inside
Masaba Gupta reveals recipe of ‘immunity boosting potion’, Giloy/Guduchi Kadha(Instagram/masabagupta)
Masaba Gupta reveals recipe of ‘immunity boosting potion’, Giloy/Guduchi Kadha(Instagram/masabagupta)
Updated on May 02, 2021 02:38 PM IST
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This Sunday give health a chance with Shilpa Shetty’s Tomato Celery Juice recipe

  • As you hang up your boots this Sunday and indulge in some self love, make sure to say ‘hi’ to immunity boosting and ‘goodbye’ to skin ageing with Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s super easy recipe of Tomato Celery Juice
This Sunday give health a chance with Shilpa Shetty’s Tomato Celery Juice recipe(Instagram/theshilpashetty)
This Sunday give health a chance with Shilpa Shetty’s Tomato Celery Juice recipe(Instagram/theshilpashetty)
Updated on Feb 21, 2021 12:20 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz

Recipe: Engaged in night shoots, Tandav star Gauahar Khan binges on this healthy snack | Watch

Tandav star Gauahar Khan spills the beans on the recipe of her wholesome breakfast that she binges on to stay active and energetic for the long shoots without compromising on health, says it can be ‘used as evening healthy snacks for kids too’ | Watch
Tandav star Gauahar Khan binges on this healthy snack during long shoots(Instagram/gauaharkhan)
Tandav star Gauahar Khan binges on this healthy snack during long shoots(Instagram/gauaharkhan)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 02:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Mucosal immunity might play ‘significant role’ in preventing Covid-19 transmission: Scientists

The analysis, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, noted that the mucosal immune system is the largest component of immunity, but hasn’t been a focus of much of the research on Covid-19 to date.
Mucous membranes of the nose and mouth might play a “significant role” in curbing the spread of Covid-19. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
Mucous membranes of the nose and mouth might play a “significant role” in curbing the spread of Covid-19. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 08:28 PM IST
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New York | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Long-term immunity in doubt as UK study finds Covid-19 antibodies fall rapidly

The Imperial College London team found the number of people testing positive with a finger-prick test for antibodies has fallen by 26 per cent between June and September.
People in London had the highest proportion of positive tests across the country, at around twice the national average(Bloomberg)
People in London had the highest proportion of positive tests across the country, at around twice the national average(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 04:20 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

From boosting memory to pumping up immunity, here are 6 surprising benefits of brahmi

Whatever be your health concern, you can always turn to Ayurveda for help! Our pick is the medicinal herb brahmi that offers a host of benefits to enhance your health.
Brahmi is more than a herb, it is an ayurvedic aushadhi.(Shutterstock)
Brahmi is more than a herb, it is an ayurvedic aushadhi.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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HealthShots | ByNikita Bhardwaj

Boost body’s immunity through nutrition

Dr. David Heber, M.D., PhD, FACP, FASN – Chairman, Herbalife Nutrition Institute talks about the importance of nutrition in boosting body’s immunity.
Herbalife Nutrition(Business Wire India)
Herbalife Nutrition(Business Wire India)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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21-Day Immunity Plan: Indian-origin doctor in UK releases book with hacks to fight Covid-19

Dr Aseem Malhotra’s ‘The 21-Day Immunity Plan: How to Rapidly Improve Your Metabolic Health and Resilience to Fight Infection’ is pegged as a tried and tested method of how in just 21 days people can prevent, improve and even potentially reverse many of the underlying risk factors that exacerbate how infections, including coronavirus, affect humans and improve their ability to recover.
The ‘21-Day Immunity Plan’, published by Hodder & Stoughton, lays out the benefits to global health of highly effective lifestyle changes, which the author himself has been following and prescribing to many of his patients. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The ‘21-Day Immunity Plan’, published by Hodder & Stoughton, lays out the benefits to global health of highly effective lifestyle changes, which the author himself has been following and prescribing to many of his patients. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 09:02 AM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma
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