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Egyptian artist crafts pictures with salt

Cairo Egyptian artist Hany Genedy focuses as he carefully pours white salt onto a black surface to create an image of actor Al Pacino.
Genedy experimented with materials such as leaves and money before settling on a substance he says is versatile and cheap - salt.(Reuters)
Genedy experimented with materials such as leaves and money before settling on a substance he says is versatile and cheap - salt.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 10:52 PM IST
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Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

CBSE board exams 2020: Cover your bases, and salts as well

Questions on chemical properties of carbon compounds, soaps and detergents are likely to be asked
What matters most is how students attempt the science paper. Managing time well is important too. If one question is taking up a lot of time, they should not get stuck with it, advise teachers.(HT File Photo)
What matters most is how students attempt the science paper. Managing time well is important too. If one question is taking up a lot of time, they should not get stuck with it, advise teachers.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Salt: How much is too much?

Keep an eye out for the hidden sources
Rapid Urbanisation and changing lifestyles are transforming diet patterns towards the use of more processed foods, thus the consumption of more salt in them.(istock)
Rapid Urbanisation and changing lifestyles are transforming diet patterns towards the use of more processed foods, thus the consumption of more salt in them.(istock)
Published on Nov 30, 2019 06:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rekha Sharma

Kashi traders stop selling dry fruits, salt coming from Pakistan

The traders also expressed their displeasure with Pakistan’s interference in internal matters of India.
After Pakistan suspended trade ties with India in retaliation against New Delhi’s decision to revoke Article 370 that accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, many traders here have decided not to sell Pakistani dry fruits and rock salt at their shops.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
After Pakistan suspended trade ties with India in retaliation against New Delhi’s decision to revoke Article 370 that accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, many traders here have decided not to sell Pakistani dry fruits and rock salt at their shops.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 01:31 AM IST
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Varanasi | By HT Correspondent

Deep in a Polish mine, statues, chandeliers, entire chapels made of salt

Descend underground in Wieliczka, Poland — just a half hour’s drive from Krakow — to tour a 700-year-old city of salt.
A large salt chandelier in the Chapel of St Kinga. All through the mine are chandeliers like this one — made up of one ring of candles, whose light is then reflected off the thousands of salt crystals in the other tiers.(Karishma Kirpalani)
A large salt chandelier in the Chapel of St Kinga. All through the mine are chandeliers like this one — made up of one ring of candles, whose light is then reflected off the thousands of salt crystals in the other tiers.(Karishma Kirpalani)
Published on Aug 10, 2019 04:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kirpalani

A pinch of this, a dash of that: Kunal Vijayakar’s ode to salts with a twist

There’s pink sea salt and pink Himalayan, various shades of black and grey, a blue-white and a Persian blue. What’s your favourite sel?
(Getty Images / iStock)
(Getty Images / iStock)
Published on Jan 18, 2019 10:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kunal Vijayakar

World Heart Day 2018: 7 habits that will keep your heart healthy

September 29 marks World Heart Day. By making certain lifestyle changes, you can boost your heart health and keep cardiovascular disease (CVD) at bay.
Eat a Mediterranean diet for lowering the risk of stroke and heart disease.(Shutterstock)
Eat a Mediterranean diet for lowering the risk of stroke and heart disease.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 09:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Soma Das

National Nutrition Week 2018, 5 diet myths that hamper weight loss

National Nutrition Week 2018: September 1 to 7 is celebrated as National Nutrition Week. We tell you about 5 diet myths that are affecting your healthy diet goals.
National Nutrition Week: Instead of opting for fad diets, you are better off eating a balanced meal and exercising for good health, fitness and weight loss.(Shutterstock)
National Nutrition Week: Instead of opting for fad diets, you are better off eating a balanced meal and exercising for good health, fitness and weight loss.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 02:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Skip salt, use these 5 herbs as healthier alternatives

It’s More Herbs, Less Salt Day today. Here are some of the best alternatives to unhealthy salt that you can incorporate in your diet.
August 29 is celebrated as More Herbs, Less Salt Day.(Shutterstock)
August 29 is celebrated as More Herbs, Less Salt Day.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 09, 2018 05:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Weight loss diet, 5 breakfast mistakes you’re making and here’s how to correct them

Too many people make mistakes while picking what to eat for breakfast. Either it is high in carbs, high in saturated fats or too sugary. If your idea of a good breakfast is waffles or pancakes, you definitely need to read this.
Here are some breakfast mistakes you’re making every day.(Shutterstock)
Here are some breakfast mistakes you’re making every day.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

This is the amount of salt you need to have to avoid health issues

A study found that systolic blood pressure went up by 2·86 mmHg per 1 gm increase in sodium intake only in people who had more than 5 gm of sodium per day.
Five gm of sodium is equivalent to 12.5 gm of salt, which is 2.5 times more than the dietary salt intake of 5 gm per day recommended by the World Health Organization.(Shutterstock)
Five gm of sodium is equivalent to 12.5 gm of salt, which is 2.5 times more than the dietary salt intake of 5 gm per day recommended by the World Health Organization.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma

Salt eaten in moderation is not harmful for health

A new study says that eating a moderate amount of salt won’t cause heart disease or stroke.
For a vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase heart risks, except for those who eat more than five grams a day.(Shutterstock)
For a vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase heart risks, except for those who eat more than five grams a day.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 03:31 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent

GM foods need to be regulated to give consumers nutrition facts, not fiction

Genetically-modified (GM) processed foods are being sold and traded in India without government approval, according to the Delhi-based green NGO, Centre of Science and Environment (CSE).
GM foods cannot be manufactured, imported or sold in India, according to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) that is charged with ensuring food safety.(Shutterstock)
GM foods cannot be manufactured, imported or sold in India, according to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) that is charged with ensuring food safety.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma

Keep your heart healthy, here are 6 tips to cut salt in your diet

Keep heart healthy: If you want to keep your heart healthy, keep a check on the amount of salt you take in your diet. The sodium in salt is bad for your heart, say experts. Follow these 6 tips recommended by experts.
You should not have more than 2,300mg of sodium in a day, say health experts.(Shutterstock)
You should not have more than 2,300mg of sodium in a day, say health experts.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 07:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kabir Bhandari

You may be eating a lot of salt and not even know it, here’s why

Having a diet loaded with sodium can kill you, says this new study. And you may not even know how much of it you end up eating, which makes it riskier.
Sodium is hidden and you often don’t know how much of it you’re eating.(Shutterstock)
Sodium is hidden and you often don’t know how much of it you’re eating.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 11:51 AM IST
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Asian News International | By HT Correspondent

How to control high BP through diet and exercise, 5 tips to bring it down naturally

How to control high BP through diet: High blood pressure can cause a number of life-threatening complications if you don’t take measures to bring it down. Here are the causes, symptoms and ways to control high blood pressure.
How to control high BP through diet and exercise: If you have high BP, you should opt for a DASH diet to bring the count down immediately(Shutterstock)
How to control high BP through diet and exercise: If you have high BP, you should opt for a DASH diet to bring the count down immediately(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 12:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Soma Das

This is why salt has disappeared from restaurant dining rooms

There are many reasons why salt has slowly retreated from fine dine restaurants -- from chef’s ego to pure logistics. Read on to know more.
The lack of salt within reach has become more striking as French restaurants have come back into vogue.(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)
The lack of salt within reach has become more striking as French restaurants have come back into vogue.(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)
Updated on May 17, 2018 11:26 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Kate Krader

Cut down on salt to prevent kidney diseases at young age, say doctors

Hypertension is one of the causes of renal failure and there is a clear co-relation between salt intake and hypertension. Here’s what doctors have to say about preventing kidney diseases.
A little reduction in the intake of salt can help in controlling various kidney problems, even medicines can work better then.(Shutterstock)
A little reduction in the intake of salt can help in controlling various kidney problems, even medicines can work better then.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 08:35 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
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