KNOW ABOUT PROBIOTICS : Probiotics might cause infections among those with poor-functioning immune systems.

Probiotics were once the wunderkind of the supplement world, said to improve gut health, treat skin conditions and assuage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. Now, experts are urging us to reconsider the myths we’ve been sold by dewy-skinned influencers and glossy ad campaigns, pointing out the potentially harmful effects of consuming live bacteria. In a […]

Birth Month, Allergies and DNA Are Linked

People in the fall and winter are more likely to have allergies than people born in the spring and summer. While that might be news to you, the scientific community has known it for years. What hadn’t been explored before was how this happened. That’s what a group of scientists in the U.S. and Europe […]

Ketogenic diet prevents cognitive decline: Study

Consuming a ketogenic diet — high levels of fat and low levels of carbohydrate — can help prevent cognitive decline, according to a new study on mice. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn […]

Avoid fried food, smoking, alcohol to prevent acidity

Amidst the hectic schedule of day-to-day life, we often neglect common digestive problems such as acidity. Considering these digestive problems to be minor, we either ignore or tend to treat them by ourselves. Acidity can cause heartburn — a burning sensation in the chest, stomach and throat. However, frequent episodes of heartburn (two or more […]

Pregnant? Ghee is good for you, but don’t overdo it

The complicated relationship with fat, or ghee, has been on for the longest time now. The idea of abandoning ghee because it makes us obese has, in fact, gotten us all fat and sick. It has made that odd stepchild “margarine”—and other not so good fats that nobody likes to mention—step in to complicate, manipulate […]

SNACKING HAS BENEFITS, JUST BE A SMART SNACKER

Snacking is not a mindless pursuit. And unlike universally thought, it is not devoid of benefits. In fact, if done right, it can be a perfect way of incorporating important, often missed out nutrients to our daily diet. But for that to happen you need to become a smart snacker. Its a skill easily learnt, […]

LOVE DARK CHOCOLATES? Eating cocoa may boost your Vitamin D intake: Study

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease. Love Dark chocolates […]

A BRIEF TALE OF RED VELVET CAKES

The first velvet cake was born in the 1800s, during a time when American cooks were perfecting their own cake recipes. Using almond flour, cocoa, or cornstarch to break down the protein in flour, a finer textured cake emerged – dubbed velvet cake – followed by sister cakes, the mahogany cake and devil’s food cake. […]

Crash diets could make you gain belly fat in the long run

A crash diet is essentially a very restrictive meal plan that’s unsustainable for the long term, says Darcy Johannsen, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. … Or sometimes a crash diet is all about a juice cleanse or just eating one or two foods for a week. Crash dieting is giving you […]

M&MS NOW COME IN ‘NUTELLA’ FLAVOUR

A new M&M flavour has been announced to the joy of candy-lovers – and it’s inspired by everyone’s favourite spread. On Tuesday, Mars Inc. revealed it will be releasing M&M chocolate bars as well as a hazelnut spread M&M. The best-known hazelnut spread is Nutella, however the new candy will contain a generic version. The […]