Slideshow: 5 Spices That Are Not Just For Taste But Also For Health

Slideshow: 5 Spices That Are Not Just For Taste But Also For Health

Spices are a common ingredient found in Indian Kitchens. Most of the Indian food items cannot be cooked without the right proportion and amount of spices. But, did you know that apart from imparting strong flavour, tastes and colour to our foods, spices also contribute to good health? Here is a list of few spices that are loaded with health benefits.

Slideshow: 7 Lifestyles Changes to Boost Your Immunity

Slideshow: 7 Lifestyles Changes to Boost Your Immunity

The immune system is body’s defensive mechanism that fights against infections. However, compromised immunity reduces the body’s capability of protecting us from infections and makes us fall sick often. While some factors such as age and genetics are non-modifiable risk factors for having low immunity, other lifestyle factors can be modified in order to boost immunity.

5 Keys to Safer Food Recommended By World Health Organization (WHO)

5 Keys to Safer Food Recommended By World Health Organization (WHO)

On the occasion of World Health Day celebrated worldwide on 7th April 2015, World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the issue of food safety globally under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe”. Here are five keys to safer food given by WHO that may save you from foodborne diseases.

 

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 References: 

  1. Food-Borne Diseases. CD Alert. Monthly Newsletter of National Centre for Disease Control, Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India. December 2009 Vol. 13 : No. 4.
  2. The Five Keys to Safer Food Programme.http://www.who.int/foodsafety/consumer/5keys/en/
How to Know If You Are Hungry or Stressed?

How to Know If You Are Hungry or Stressed?

 

  • Last-minute deadlines
  • Unexpected job description changes
  • A pile of emails to be answered immediately

What do you so in such situations? Take a deep breath and try to sort things one after the other? Well, that is exactly what you should be doing. However, some people start craving for food and resort to emotional eating in such situations. Many people turn to food to find relief from their emotions such as anger, stress, boredom, etc. The problem is, it’s not about physical hunger at all. In fact, you just reach for food to overcome your stress. Here is a quick guide that can help you understand the difference between emotional hunger and real physical hunger.

 

So, the next time you find yourself reaching out for some food, pause and think about whether you’re really hungry or just going through a bout of emotional eating.

Looking for a healthy way to de-stress yourself? Try relaxing Aromatherapy Massage to overcome your mental tensions.

5 Do’s and Don’ts For Back Pain

5 Do’s and Don’ts For Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most commonly observed pain conditions. About 90 percent of the world’s population faces this kind of pain once in lifetime. The common causes of back pain include muscle strain, slip disc, arthritis, serious injury to back etc. However, some lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, physical inactivity, and prolonged sitting can also lead to back pain.

Ignoring the initial stage of minor or acute back pain can lead to chronic pain that can significantly impact physical, mental and social life. Therefore, there is a clear need to increase our awareness and bring in some healthy changes in our lifestyle in order to prevent back pain.

Here are some do’s and don’ts that you should remember while doing your routine activities to prevent back pain.