Consume more Vitamin C to prevent infections during monsoon: Doctors

With the national capital witnessing humid weather making people vulnerable to infectious diseases, doctors have urged children to increase intake of Vitamin C rich food, thus helping in killing infected cells in the body. Though doctors call Vitamic C as one of the best boosters for the immune system, a recent study by Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science has also found the molecular mechanism by which Vitamin C impedes and even kills Mycobacterium smegmatis, a non-pathogenic bacterium. Humid weather during monsoon leads to various types of fungal infections of legs,…

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Delicious variety of monsoon snack recipes

Dont just stick to tea and pakoras when the rain clouds gather. Add variety to your monsoon snack list, say experts. Noah Barnes, Executive Chef at The Hungry Monkey, Naresh Guglani, Corporate Chef at Del Monte, and Neeraj Balasubramanian, Executive Chef at The Park, Visakhapatnam, suggest some snacking ideas. * Tomato and cheese bruschetta: Place sliced bread on a baking tray, drizzle extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic and any dried spiceavailable in the kitchen cabinet, bake till golden brown. Top with chopped tomatoes, cheese and chopped basil. * Pizza pockets:…

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6 Immunity-Boosting Foods for Kids This Monsoon

While we want to make the most of the rainy season, the thought of catching infections and flu persistently lurks at the back of the mind and the concern grows even greater when it comes to children. Children with their developing immunity system are especially prone to catching such infections in this weather. The damp weather makes them susceptible to many diseases which are commonly associated with the monsoon season like cold and flu, throat infections and stomach problems. According to Bangalore-based Nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood, “During the monsoon season, your immunity goes down as…

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This monsoon, ditch your samosas and pakoras for these easy quirky snack recipes

If you ask a food lover,‘What’s the best thing about the monsoon?’ They are most likely to reply, ‘Sitting in the balcony, sipping hot tea and gorging on hot samosas’. However, that’s not the only way to enjoy the rains in Delhi. Monsoon is all about enjoying dishes that are spicy enough to tickle our palate and innovative enough to fire your imagination. We got in touch with chefs in the city, who show us the delicious way to enjoy the rains by putting together these refreshing monsoon based recipes.…

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Bright colours, wind chimes, flowers: How to make your home ready for the monsoon

Is the monsoon dampening your spirit? Liven up your home by adding more colours to your furniture and bedding, say experts. Shivani Kankaria, an interior designer at HomeLane.com, and interior designer Kavya Puranik give out ideas that could be incorporated in your home during monsoon. * Roll up and put away those thick carpets and rugs. Damp carpets stink and it’s going to be a while before the sun comes out. Same applies for curtains and drapery. Replace thick curtains with light, quick-dry ones. * Since you’re likely to be…

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