Watching sad movies can make you pile on the pounds

A new study has found that people who watch sad movies tend to gain weight as they eat 28-55 percent more than watching other upbeat movies.

Five foods you must eat everyday for a healthy living!

Many of us remain unaware about certain foods that we need to include in our daily diet. We need to eat a variety of foods each day to keep ourselves fit and fend off many diseases.

Maha Shivaratri Special recipe: Mewa ki Kheer with nuts
Maha Shivaratri Special recipe: Mewa ki Kheer with nuts

Ingredients

Milk - 1 litre

Makhana - 30-40 grams

Cashew - 20-25g nuts (Chop cashew into smaller pieces 5-6)

Raisins - 4 tablespoons 

Almonds - 20-25 almonds, (chop almonds and into smaller pieces)

Chironji - 1 table spoon

Little done to curb pesticide use in vegetables, Delhi HC told

 Despite the excessive use of pesticides in vegetables and fruits sold across the national capital, "little has been done to curb the menace", the Delhi High Court was told Wednesday.

High pesticides in veggies & other foods: Govt report

A high level of pesticides was found in 509 samples out of 16,790 comprising veggies, fruits, spices, rice, wheat and other food items in 2013-14, said a latest government report.

Why is it important to include dried fruits in our diet!

There is no truth about fresh fruits being better and healthier than the dried ones. What is important is whether the fruit contains the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body requires, where it is from and how it is grown or dried.

Added fructose driving the rise in diabetics

Consumption of foods and beverages containing added sugars, particularly added fructose, is a major factor behind the dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes, contends a study.

Let schoolkids play first, eat later

Holding recess before lunch increases fruit and vegetable consumption and decreases waste among schoolchildren, finds a study.

Women more nutritionally knowledgeable than men

Women are, in general, more nutritionally knowledgeable and engage in healthier food shopping strategies than men, says a new research.

Two pieces of fruit a day help fight depression: Study

Eating at least two pieces of fruit like apples daily helps in preventing depression, especially in middle-aged women, according to a study published Thursday by Australian scientists.

Simple potato extract can control obesity

To the delight of potato lovers, researchers have found a simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet which is high in fat and refined carbohydrates.

High-fruit diets can worsen depression

 Forcing your children to have too much fruit during adolescence can have negative consequences as a diet high in fructose, a sugar found naturally in fruits, may exacerbate their depressive behaviours, new research shows.

Mediterranean, DASH-style diets help reduce risk of first-time stroke

A new study has claimed that eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, which include fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish, can help reducing the risk of a first-time stroke.

Eating fruits, vegetables, nuts helps to lower stroke risk

Including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish in diet; engaging in physical activity and keeping the blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first time stroke.  

Tea and citrus products may lower ovarian cancer risk

Drinking tea and citrus fruits and juices are associated with a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a new large-scale study.

Recipe: Fruit Salad
Recipe: Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

We need one or two red apples

One sliced peach

2 stalks celery

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 pack of  lemon yogurt

 

Method: 

Eating fruit and vegetables makes you happy

Australian researchers said Wednesday that eating large amounts of fruit and vegetables can make you happier.

Detoxify yourself in a healthy way

The first image that comes to our mind as soon as we here the term 'detoxification' is fasting and simply starving ourselves. But now there is no need to go by the famous phrase “no pain no gain” when one can get the desired results without much efforts.