Potatoes are commonly used as comfort foods and they’re also the most popular base for almost all our snacks. Potatoes are commonly served fried, mashed and baked, often accompanied by butter, cheese and sour cream, not making it a healthy choice for a meal. However, mashed or baked potatoes that are consumed without any unhealthy garnishing can be a good source of energy and fuel needed for …
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Have you ever wondered if there is any specific time to have fruits? There is a common misconception that fruits can be consumed at any time of the day. Deepshikha Agarwal, a Mumbai-based dietician and sports nutritionist says, ‘Fruits that are high in calories are best for the mornings as they help to start off your day with a powerful punch of energy, while during the night time, stay away …
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Meat and Eid celebrations go hand-in-hand, but refrain from eating meats loaded with extra fat and calories. Instead, try this boneless peppery chicken that tastes just as great and is still diet-friendly. Here's the recipe.  Ingredients 100g chicken, boneless 1 onion, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 1tsp giner-garlic paste 1/2 tsp sauf ½ tsp mustard seeds ½ tsp garam masala 1 tsp red …
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Celebrate Eid with this fruity dessert that doesn't just taste great, but also packs an impressive amount of energy. You can include seasonal fruits that are easily available and fresh. Here is the recipe.  Ingredients ½ cup chopped mixed fruits (apple, banana, grapes, etc.) 3-4 almonds, chopped ½ cup low-fat milk ½ tsp cornflour Elaichi (cardamom) powder Sugar-free Method 1. Mix …
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Eid celebrations are certainly incomplete without desserts, but  healthy version of kheer could be a good alternative for anyone who is weight conscious or simply interested in eating healthy. It has the goodness and fibre of oats and a mix of dry fruits that will provide energy to your body. Here is the recipe.  Ingredients 4 tbsp oats 7-8 raisins ½ carrot, grated 300 ml slim …
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Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva has pulled out of Manchester United’s tour of the United States to get treatment for a groin problem, according the club’s official website. This means that United will be short of a right-back come the new season and though Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are both capable of playing there, Van Gaal prefers to play them at centre-back. It’s likelier to …
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Time flies under the sun, oftentimes faster than it takes to realize you're getting sun-burned or dehydrated. We found four sun-tracking wearables to bring to the beach this summer. SunFriend Indicating changing attitudes about UV rays in the health care industry, SunFriend goes by the theory that greasing up with maximum protection SPF lotion can block healthy UVB rays that deliver vitamin D …
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Suffering from a nagging neck ache that just wont go away? Well, if like millions of others you spend your day hunched over a computer for long hours, have a sedentary job or simply read in an uncomfortable posture, then you might be suffering from cervical spondylosis. Also known as cervical osteoarthritis, this condition is caused due to the wear and tear of bones and cartilage in the neck …
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Everyone knows walking is great exercise, but finding a walk you enjoy is key. We're hopping from city to city, finding walks so memorable you'll forget you did this to get fit. Today, we're headed to Barcelona, where late-night walks end in time for dinner. As night falls, a walk in the city's Gothic Quarter is commonly recommended to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the vibrant center coupled …
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Orange contains Vitamin B6 which accelerates production of hemoglobin in the system. The juice thereby prevents any cell damage and is beneficial for anyone suffering from anemia. It pumps iron into the blood stream. Additionally, it is a source of calcium, which promotes bone and teeth health. It also helps to lower bad cholesterol levels and protects against inflammation. Tip: Have at least …
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One way to make sure you are eating clean and healthy meals is to opt for organic foods. Though they may force you to dig a bit deeper into your wallet, they do us a whole lot of good as they are free from pesticides. Anuradha Madhusudhanan, Executive Chef, tattva Gourmet Organic Kitchen, shares with us her organic almond and broccoli soup recipe.  Ingredients 680g broccoli (+ 1 tbsp …
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The Parallel Bar Dip is one of those exercises that can give you massive triceps that are ripped and well defined. Additionally, it targets your shoulders as well as the chest muscles. All you need are parallel bars, and some free space to carry out your workout. How to do it: Step 1: To set yourself into an initial position, stand between the two parallel bars. Jump, so as to attain a …
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Though you may hate its bitter-sweet taste, there can be little doubt that you will love grapefruit for its valuable assistance in your weight loss regime. The fruit is not a complete calorie-burner, but it is certainly low in calories and high in nutrition. A 100g serving of grapefruit gives your body a whooping 1.6g of fibre which helps your body to maintain proper bowel functions. …
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Can’t get your buddy to start living a healthy life? Why not gift them something healthy this Friendship Day that will motivate them to take a step forward in the right direction! We have a set of five gifts that can help improve your best friend’s health. At-home fitness gear If your friend is someone who does not like to hit the gym or doesn’t have the time to do so, why not bring the …
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