Matcha a healthy choice: Drink this Japanese tea as it improves mood, memory and concentration

With Indian consumers getting more aware and conscious of healthy eating, consumption of green tea, gluten-free products or super foods has seen a rise. Matcha, a green tea from Japan, is an ingredient being innovatively used in ice creams, cupcakes and doughnuts. For the uninitiated, Matcha is a finely ground green tea. In ancient Japan, monks primarily consumed it as a beverage of choice. Now it can either be dissolved in milk or water to add to its versatility — and also for its health benefits. “Apart from health benefits…

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Children concieved by IVF are just as healthy as children born naturally

Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) are as healthy as their naturally-conceived peers, according to a study published on Wednesday. The study, compiled by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), found that IVF children were healthy physically, mentally and emotionally by the time they reached school age, Xinhua news agency reports. Lead researcher David Amor said the results should provide peace of mind for parents of IVF children as the number of births from sperm donor conception has doubled in Victoria since 2010. “Women and couples who are choosing…

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Looking for healthy recipes? Try out this Burmese White Fungus Salad

Dieticians and nutritionists always vouch for salads, especially in the summers. Having a salad as a wholesome meal or as a part of your meal is probably the best way to keep your body cool in this scorching heat. If you are running out of ideas on how to prepare one then here’s some help. This Burmese White Fungus Salad by chef Ansab Khan from Burma Burma, Gurgaon is extremely light on the stomach and also has a tangy taste to it. It’s also easy to make and is rich…

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How to Make Healthy Eating Painless, As Told by a Chef

The idea of meal prepping or eating clean at home and work sounds great—better food choices make us think clearer and feel better all-around—but for some of us, walking into the produce section (or kitchen to actually begin the process) is a daunting task to say the least. We reached out to Peder Bondhus, brand chef for Flower Child, an organic restaurant chain, to give some of his top tips on how to make eating better easier, more efficient and more delicious than ever. Choose Your Vegetables Wisely Nobody wants to buy fruits and…

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9 Healthy Morning Rituals Models Do No Matter How Busy They Are

It’s basically a career requirement for supermodels to always look and feel their best before photo shoots (how else are they supposed to look good in front of a camera?). Knowing this, it’s no surprise models partake in a few healthy habits in order to keep their bodies fit, their skin clear and their energy levels up. Here, we scoped out the simple morning rituals that four models do every single morning to look and feel their best, no matter how busy they are. Lindsay Ellingson, supermodel and cofounder/creative director of Wander Beauty “I drink…

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Food for thought: How healthy are frozen fruits and vegetables?

Last month, actor and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow and tennis champion Serena Williams backed a US-based brand, Daily Harvest. It offers a range of frozen smoothies, soups, and meal bowls, made with predominantly organic superfood ingredients. Which begs the question: is frozen food as good for you as fresh? Wellness expert and nutrition consultant Tripti Gupta says, “Frozen fruits and vegetables lose their nutritional richness when they are exposed to extreme temperature change and moisture levels, thus causing nutritional depletion. In fact, fruits and vegetables are more prone to losses…

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You are what you eat: Switching to a healthy diet may ensure a long, healthy life

It’s hard to eat right all the time, but making small improvements by choosing healthier foods now and then may significantly boost one’s chances of living longer, said a US study Wednesday. The report in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to show that improving diet quality over at least a dozen years is associated with lower total and cardiovascular mortality. Researchers at Harvard University tracked dietary changes in a population of nearly 74,000 health professionals who logged their eating habits every four years. Researchers used a system of diet-quality scores to…

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Want to be healthy and live longer? Drink a cup of coffee a day

Drinking coffee is good for you. In fact, it can lead to a longer life, according to a new study reported by US researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). In a study of more than 1,80,000 participants, the researchers found that people who drank regular or decaffeinated coffee experienced health benefits, such as increased longevity. Previous research had shown that coffee can lower the risk of several diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, liver cirrhosis and Parkinson’s and can reduce chemicals in the blood that can trigger heart disease. The researchers…

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10 Creative Ways to Make Your Own Healthy Vegetable Chips

Today, people are becoming more and more healthconscious regarding their food choices and food habits. Most nutritionists will agree that snacking is important to keep your metabolism up and also avoid untimely cravings. Power snacks such as store bought potato chips top the list when it comes to carbohydrate-rich food items. Who can resist a pack of salty and crunchy potato chips? But there’s really no substitute to a fulfilling homemade snack and if you haven’t discovered it yet, now is a good time. The beauty of vegetable chips There’s no better way to enjoy…

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Sleep Deprived? Dedicate the Weekend for Sleeping to Stay Healthy

Our work life can get quite hectic, leaving us with very little time to sleep. While sleep may seem like least priority on our extensive to-do list, it should not be taken lightly. It is not without reason that health experts tell us to dedicate seven to eight hours for a good night’s sleep. The fact is that rest is crucial in helping your body carry out various functions effectively. Good sleep can help you a great deal in your path to healthy lifestyle. And if you find it tough to get good sleep…

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