Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillers

In a modern era with technology and advances in healthcare, we have learnt to rely on antibiotics and physicians. While there is nothing wrong in finding a solution to our illnesses, at times the simplest and most effective cure lies with Mother Nature. Here are five natural painkillers which can help you with different health problems

Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillersTurn to nature If you have a toothache, backache, or any other type of pain, your first impulse may be to reach for a pill. Many people rely on medications, but they come with the risk of side effects, drug interactions, and habitual use or addiction. You may find the relief you need from a […]

Pregnancy care during winters

Dr Bandita Sinha, a Gynaecologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, and Ms Niyati Likhite, a Dietician, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, share how an expecting mother can take care during this season

Pregnancy care during wintersHealthy nutrition is needed during pregnancy to keep you and your baby healthy. The need for certain nutrients such as energy, protein, iron, iodine, calcium, and foliate increases during this period. Have a balanced diet, including five food groups like cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products and fats that provide the body with essential […]

Skin cancer: New study finds antioxidants can speed up melanoma

In the 1990’s, researchers began singing the praises of antioxidants as effective weapons against everything from heart disease to cancer to age-related chronic conditions. Now, some scientists are putting antioxidant supplements on the caution list for people who are battling cancer

Skin cancer: New study finds antioxidants can speed up melanoma  New research evidence backs up previous findings that taking antioxidant supplements can speed up the spread of the deadliest form of skin cancer. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have added new data to a study of the effects of antioxidants on malignant tumour development. Through a series of experiments on animals […]

9 health benefits of sweet potatoes

There are plenty of reasons to love the humble sweet potato and here’s why you need to include these antioxidant and fibre rich veggie in your diet

9 health benefits of sweet potatoesPacked with antioxidants Not all sweet potatoes are orange. Their skins and insides can be white, yellow, brown, red, pink, and purple. The range of colour brings different nutrients to the table. Purple-fleshed sweet potatoes are thought to contain super-high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. As these substances pass through your system, they balance […]

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 […]
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