Can onion juice help restore hair growth?

Onions contain antioxidants, such as flavonoids. Antioxidants are believed to protect the body from free radicals. Free radicals are thought to contribute to the aging process. For example, free radicals may destroy the hair follicles and lead to thinning and loss of the hair

Can onion juice help restore hair growth?Hair loss is very common and may involve bald patches, complete baldness or gradual thinning. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 80 million men and women in the United States have some degree of hair loss. Fast facts on onion juice for hair loss: Onions contain certain minerals, which may be good for […]

Try these foods to relieve constipation

A person is said to be experiencing constipation if they have less than three bowel movements a week or have a noticeable difficulty when using the toilet. Though some may find it awkward to deal with, the occasional constipation is very common

Try these foods to relieve constipationSometimes, all it takes to solve the problem is a few changes to your diet. And the key word is ‘fibre,’ which is what you might be missing. Here are five foods that could help bring some relief. Oatmeal “There are two types of fibre – insoluble and soluble – and they can both help […]

Health benefits of watermelon, you need to know about

Watermelon is rich in an amino acid called citrulline that may help move blood through your body and can lower your blood pressure. It also offers several other health benefits, read on to know more

Health benefits of watermelon, you need to know aboutLoaded with lycopene The cheery red colour comes from lycopene, an antioxidant. Studies show it may help curb your risk of cancer and diabetes as part of a healthy lifestyle. Watermelon has more of this nutrient than any other fruit or vegetable load up on lycopene, choose a melon with bright red flesh rather than […]

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoon

Rainy season is accompanied with number of health problems. There is spike in incidences of water and food borne diseases in monsoon. You can keep yourself healthy by eating the right kind of food; hence, you need to be very particular about your food choices

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoonFoods to eat Drink plenty of water (10-12 glasses each day) to avoid dehydration, as the water intake reduces due to cold weather. Importantly, switch to boiled or filtered water. Include seasonal fruits like pear, pomegranate, apple, banana, pineapple, as they are rich in antioxidants and boost your immunity to fight off infections Drink herbal […]

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate

World chocolate day is celebrated every year on July 7.  When consumed in large amounts and frequently chocolate will cause weight gain, consumed in moderation and the right kind of chocolate certainly has unique health benefits

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolateAccording to experts, dark chocolate is beneficial for overall health as it is packed with antioxidants and contains various essential nutrients. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalakar, shares some scientifically proven fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate: For enhancing chances of conception Arginine, one of the vitamins found in dark chocolate is a building block of the chemical […]

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm quality

Grazing on nuts may boost men’s fertility, according to doctors who found that a daily snack of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts increased the number and quality of the sperm men produced

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm qualityMen who ate about two handfuls of mixed almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts daily for 14 weeks improved their sperm count and had more viable ‘swimmers’, scientists found. The study comes amid a decline in sperm counts across the Western world, linked to pollution, smoking and diet. Researchers said there was growing evidence a healthy diet […]

Busting myths: Will drinking papaya leaves juice, goat milk help increase blood platelets?

Rasika Parab, HOD-Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund and Dr Rajeshwari Shetty, head of dietetics, SL Raheja Hospital busts various myths about home remedies for dengue patients

Busting myths: Will drinking papaya leaves juice, goat milk help increase blood platelets?Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that causes a severe flu-like ailment. Diseases like dengue can directly impact the platelet count in one’s body, which makes this fever life-threatening. If affected by this virus, the platelet count can drop to as low as 20,000 – which can harm the immune system of the body. No […]

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoon

Many people are climate sensitive and often experience cold, cough, allergies, headache, joint pains and triggering of existing complaints. Following a healthy lifestyle can help you get rid of it

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoonWe all enjoyed mangoes, jack fruit, ice apples (tadgolas) in summer and now the rains are here to give us respite from prickly heat. Fill in your plate with all seasonal greens and fruits. Some vegetables many of which you may not have even heard of should be the part of your meal, now, since […]

Common and mineral supplements provide no health benefit, reveals study

The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto

Common and mineral supplements provide no health benefit, reveals studyPublished today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the systematic review of existing data and single randomised control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017 found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C – the most common supplements – showed no advantage or added risk in the prevention […]

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you should

A cup of green tea a day, may actually keep the doctor away. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just one cup

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you shouldGreen tea is already quite a rage in the health sector and has actually benefited people. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just […]