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Here’s how chicken soup’s medical magic works

New York: While many people rely on chicken noodle soup to soothe a cold, very few know about the other ways the broth brings relief, a dietician says. A hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup may help clear nasal congestion and ease cold symptoms. When you have a cold, it is also important to stay hydrated,


Eat your way to good health

New Delhi: Paying attention to what and when you eat goes a long way. Take small steps and make wise choices for a healthy life, say experts. Chef Mohammed Eliyaz, Chef de Cuisine at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru and Reshu Agarwal, Consultant, Internal Medicines, Manipal Hospitals, Whitefield, share tips on how to stay healthy while at

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Ways to pack nutritious food while travelling

New Delhi: Do you travel often for work or personal reasons, and end up munching on junk? Make sure you get the best of both worlds and eat local, but with a twist — carry your power jars with you so that you don’t come home with a lot of guilt. Akshit Rungta and Naina Trehan,


Saturated foods may reduce stress coping skills

New York: If your adolescent children are in the habit of consuming saturated foods including butter, cheese, beef, pork or processed meats like salami, they are less likely to have stress coping skills in adulthood, warn researchers. People who consumed these foods, during teen age, showed alteration in areas of the brain that handle the fear


Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk

London: Consuming fatty fish four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease, finds a study. The findings showed that fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, also known as good cholesterol, in people with impaired glucose metabolism. Morever, using


Kale, beetroot: Nutritious ingredients for healthy food

New Delhi: With people becoming more health conscious, several restaurants have started introducing dishes with healthy ingredients like kale, beetroot and quinoa. These dishes offer wholesome goodness as it is not just good on nutrient value but also on taste, say experts. Rajesh Sawhney, Co-founder of and Rajiv Kumar, CEO of Culinate, have listed some

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The ‘Bhut Jolokia’ – recognised as the hottest of spices

‘Bhut Jolokia’ also known as naga jolokia, bih jolokia, ghost pepper, ghost chili pepper, red naga chilli, and ghost chilli is cultivated in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. The name “Bhut Jolokiya” comes from the Bhutia tribe who used to originally bring it down to the valleys of Assam for trade. It’s

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Barbecued food linked to dementia

Eating barbecued, grilled or fried meat could increase the risk of being struck down by dementia, scientists have discovered. Research by US experts suggests that compounds called advanced glycation end products, or Ages, suppress an anti-ageing enzyme known as Sirt1. Protein-rich foods that are cooked at very high temperatures raise the level of these harmful

Hottest curry has Indian chillies

A British-themed restaurant in Manhattan has made a phaal so hot it includes the Indian Bhut Naga Jolokia chilli, which is used to make tear gas. The curry measures one million units on the Scoville scale and chefs at the curry house wear masks to cook it. Made using eight chillies, the dish has left