Know how menstruation affects your oral hygiene

Menstruation gingivitis is a common oral problem women go through. It occurs due to hormonal fluctuations during the course of menstruation or before. Further gingivitis can also make you fall prey to periodontitis (tooth mobility)

Know how menstruation affects your oral hygieneThe surge in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs during menstruation increases the blood flow to the gums. In this process the gum tissues become red, soft, swollen and tender, further leading to conditions like bad breath, bleeding gums, bleeding while tooth brushing, gingival pain and discomfort while chewing hard foods. This condition is experienced one […]

These 5 foods will always help you get a sound sleep

Sleep expert Sammy Margo shares five foods you should eat to rest well. She also reveals what never to have before sleeping, including alcohol

These 5 foods will always help you get a sound sleepInsomnia affects roughly one in three people, while most adults struggle to get a full eight hours every night. The reason for our restless nights could be the foods and drinks we’re having just before we go to bed, according to a sleep expert. Sammy Margo, author of The Good Sleep Guide, has revealed the […]

FSSAI bans use of stapled tea bags

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), looking at the widespread use of tea bags, has taken cognisance of the potentially harmful staple pins used in packaging tea leaves in tea bags and is seeking a ban on the pins

FSSAI bans use of stapled tea bagsFood regulator FSSAI on Wednesday, January 30 issued a notification seeking a ban on the use of pins in tea bags by the food business operators (FBOs) by June 30. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked the FBOs to discontinue manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of stapled tea bags by […]

Researchers identify a 2-minute trick that stops you craving fatty foods

Anyone looking to curb their bad snacking habits could have a new technique at their disposal: a new study shows that breathing in fatty food smells for more than two minutes is enough to put people off a high-calorie meal

Researchers identify a 2-minute trick that stops you craving fatty foodsWhile the first sniff of a fat-heavy snack is likely to whet your appetite, the new research shows prolonged exposure to the smell actually works as a deterrent, and it could offer a new method of keeping you or your kids on a healthier diet. The team behind the study suggests exposure to these initially […]

Fasting might help prevent age-related diseases, suggest US study

Fasting may protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, reveal researchers. While food is known to influence clocks in peripheral tissues, it was unclear, until now, how the lack of food influences clock function and ultimately affects the body

Fasting might help prevent age-related diseases, suggest US studyFasting may not be just a mere religious or lifestyle practice. It might actually serve to protect you against age-related diseases and improve your overall health, reveal researchers. This study opens new avenues of investigation that could ultimately lead to the development of nutritional strategies to improve health in humans Each and every one of […]

Is it safe to use aluminium foil to wrap food?

Whether it is lunch for office or college, planning a picnic or travelling, most of us pack our home-made food in aluminium foil and carry it. But have you ever wondered how it keeps the food warm and is it even safe to store food in aluminium foils for longer periods of time?

Is it safe to use aluminium foil to wrap food?Aluminium is a popular cookware material and it doesn’t just appear in foils. You need to keep in mind that aluminium is reactive and some of the foil can leach into your meal which can pose dangers to your health. Researchers have found that cooking in aluminium foil is not as safe as it was […]

Why should you choose a specific cooking oil for your household?

There is always a trendy oil, just as there is always a trendy fruit, or vegetable, or super-food. While it is interesting sometimes, to try out what’s in the news, when it comes to nutrition and wellness, I always recommend that you have a routine that is healthy for you and your family no matter what. This is essential because everyone’s lives are demanding and busy, so you don’t want to have to deal with unforeseen health problems, or allergies because some new ingredient or oil you tried made a family member ill. And it can be expensive to be trendy!

Why should you choose a specific cooking oil for your household?Indian cuisine often has the reputation of being greasy or unhealthy but this is very far from the truth. All regional cuisines are based on seasonal, healthy ingredients for the most part and if you cook heirloom recipes – recipes that your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents used – you’ll be much better off. Because they […]

11 foods to eat if you have dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain disease

Dietary choices including eating plenty of spinach and drinking orange juice are said to help slash the risk of early memory loss for men. But there’s more of dietary choice and foods which can help boost memory. Read on to know more

11 foods to eat if you have dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain diseaseI have fond memories of sitting at the bench seat in my grandparent’s farm house, preparing organic vegetables from the garden for meals and then, upon completion, sharing a pot of tea with honey, along with a couple of biscuits, with my grandmother. My patient and highly-informed grandmother shared stories about the world, her days […]

Smart foods to beat that stomach bloating

Bloating can be related to stress, anxiety and eating foods high in salt and fat. Whether the culprit is dehydration, menstrual cycle, or something you ate. Experts list out certain foods can take away bloat and make you feel better

Smart foods to beat that stomach bloatingBloating is often an uncomfortable feeling in your abdomen area as a result of air built-up in the digestive tract. This uncomfortable feeling can also lead to things like gas, nausea and constipation. But, the good news is that you can set your body straight by loading up on these healthy foods, say experts. Dr […]
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