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Pizza, noodles, soft drinks go off Maharashtra school canteens

Pizza, noodles, soft drinks go off Maharashtra school canteens

School canteens will now have to to sell items like rotis made of wheat, rice, vegetables, pulses, idli and vada sambar, coconut water, lemonade, jaljira and other healthy items.

Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Salt intake: Indians consume more than 100% of daily recommended amount

Excessive consumption of salt can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Consuming less salt not a solution to lower your BP: Study

Consuming less salt not a solution to lower your BP: Study

However, over the next 16 years, the researchers found that the study participants who consumed less than 2,500 milligrams of sodium a day had higher blood pressure than participants who consumed higher amounts of sodium.
 

Decoded: This is why you should start putting salt in your cuppa coffee

Decoded: This is why you should start putting salt in your cuppa coffee

However alien it may sound, this latest trend is actually backed by science.A study from the journal Nature showed that sodium ions suppress the bitterness in coffee and actually enhance its flavour.

Tired of making several trips to the toilet at night? Reduce your salt intake!

Tired of making several trips to the toilet at night? Reduce your salt intake!

Salt can only be disposed from the body when it is dissolved, so the more people eat the more urine needs to be expelled to get rid of it.

Not high, but low salt intake can elevate your risk of heart attack, warn researchers!

Not high, but low salt intake can elevate your risk of heart attack, warn researchers!

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended an amount of less than five grams of salt a day for adults.

Lesser known health benefits of Himalayan salt!

Lesser known health benefits of Himalayan salt!

As it is unrefined, unpolluted and unprocessed, Himalayan salt is considered a healthier option than the regular salt.

High content of protein and salt in food cause post-meal sleepiness: Study

High content of protein and salt in food cause post-meal sleepiness: Study

A new study suggests that higher content of salt and protien in our food often leads to post-meal sleepiness.

Adequate quantity of salt in every state, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Adequate quantity of salt in every state, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today dismissed canard about shortage of salt in the country as "concocted rumours" and stressed adequate quantity is available in every state.

Don't pay heed to rumours of salt scarcity: Akhilesh

Don't pay heed to rumours of salt scarcity: Akhilesh

Akhilesh appealed to the people not to pay attention to such rumours and avoid panic buying.

Salt price goes up to Rs 400 in Uttar Pradesh - Is it for real?

Salt price goes up to Rs 400 in Uttar Pradesh - Is it for real?

There is no need to panic as it is just a rumour. 

Follow these simple tips to manage high blood pressure without pills!

 High blood pressure is a chronic medical condition that increases the risk of developing many health related problems like heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.

Five easy home remedies to treat water retention!

Water retention is quite common and normal if you are pregnant or menstruating, otherwise one should consult a doctor immediately as it is considered not good for health.

Six worst foods for your skin!

Our skin, which is the most sensitive part of our body, gets affected the most if we eat something which doesn't suit us.

Side effects of consuming too much salt!

Do you have the habit of putting extra salt in your food? If yes, then stop doing so as consuming too much of salt is not good for health.

Salt had more value than gold in ancient times – Know why!

Salt had more value than gold in ancient times – Know why!

You probably must have heard at least one elder of your family say that “salt was once worth more than gold” because of the importance it held in food preservation.

Watch: Switch your regular salt with Pink Himalayan Salt for better health!

There is one type of salt that has suddenly become a rage across the world for its purifying qualities and health benefits. 

Now lemon and salt can help you get rid of migraine pain

Vision problems and throbbing sensation are the usual things that come with it and make your life tougher.

New material to make seawater drinkable

Engineers have found a material for cost effectively removing salt from seawater.