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High red meat intake may increase mortality rate
Researchers have reasons to believe that a red meat-based diet can expose to greater health  risks. (File) A high intake of proteins from animal sources such as red meats, eggs and [...]
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5 ways: How to make the most of strawberries
Strawberries are perfect for smoothies with a little yoghurt, banana and orange juice. Source: Indian Express Archive Strawberries are making their way in the summer menus, so get r [...]
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Must read: the edible atlas that celebrates everyday food
The Vietnamese banh mi is the baguette made airier. As we watch, agog, the streets of Bangkok patrolled by soldiers securing the military takeover, it is an apt moment to look at th [...]
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Brain scan during stress may predict memory loss
The findings showed that the shrinking of the hippocampus — brain region associated with learning and memory — actually precedes the onset of a change in behaviour — namely [...]
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Healing touch: Retired Army doctor finds new ways to treat common ailments
A retired colonel has innovated techniques for treating 25 common chronic human ailments.  A retired colonel of the Indian army, who served as a medical expert in the Kargil area, [...]
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Bits of Bites
Apperitivo at Amour Bistro Let’s start at the beginning, as authors suggest, and consider the concept of an apperitivo. According to Oscar Balcon, co-owner of Artusi, the latest I [...]
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Hot and bothered? Chill out with these pineapple recipes
Pineapples pack a tremendous nutritional punch, containing vitamins A,C, E, and K; potassium; calcium; electrolytes and phyto-nutrients like carotene. Source: Thinkstock Images Pine [...]
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Moderate physical activity can prevent dementia
According to the study, physical inactivity contributes to an estimated 5.3 million deaths each year, similar to the number of deaths attributed to tobacco use and obesity. An incre [...]
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Luxury desserts, swiss ice cream for sweet tooths in the Capital
Iced coffee shake is the brand’s best selling sweet delicacy. (Source: Express photo by Sukriti Gumber) Movenpick, three months old in Delhi, already has its set of loyal cust [...]
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Love street food? Try this Kolkata special egg roll
When it comes to street food, the ‘egg roll’ undoubtedly rules the eastern metropolis and the hearts of its people. (Source: Sanghamitra Mazumdar) If you have been to Kolkata an [...]
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Infused water: These 4 infusions can be your ultimate weight loss secret
Citrus fruits are the best when it comes to preparing infused water. (Source: Thinkstock Images) We all know how water can do you a world of good. Drinking water can help wash out t [...]
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Jackfruit, the new food on your diet chart
Jackfruit, known as Kathal in Hindi, is a large irregularly shaped oval fruit. Often, listed among the exotic tropical fruits to have originated in India and Malaysia, jackfruit is now now grown in Asia, Africa, the US and Australia. Reported to be the fo [...]
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Low-carb diet trumps low-fat for weight loss, heart health
A low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and reducing cardiovascular risk factors than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. To compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate versus a low-fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk fac [...]
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Diet diary: The gut may affect feeling after all
For decades, close interactions between the gut-associated immune system, the nervous and endocrine systems have been studied but their findings have largely been ignored by psychiatrists and [...]
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Quick Bites: Any takers for “ayurvedic chocolates”
The fare at Cherry Fresh (Source: Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal) How many calories burn in a single shopping trip? The jury’s out on this but we don’t need figures to realise t [...]
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‘MasterChef India 4’ to go vegetarian
The upcoming season of cooking-reality show ‘MasterChef India’ will celebrate the rich Indian heritage of vegetarian food. Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who is also one of the judges of the show, said the idea behind bidding adieu to the non- [...]
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Quitting tobacco can prevent 80 per cent head, neck cancers’
Tobacco kills over one million Indians annually. (File) Stopping use of tobacco and adopting a healthy lifestyle can prevent almost 80 per cent of head and neck cancer cases in Indi [...]
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Keema Chic
At Masala Library, the green peas in the keema matar are replaced with spheres of its puree. At Gaggan Anand’s eponymous Bangkok restaurant, the chef serves a subtle take on Mumba [...]
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Stem cells injection could ward off glaucoma
Injecting stem cells might prevent glaucoma. (Ablestock) An infusion of stem cells harvested from a patient’s own skin could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eye [...]
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This embryonic gene may help fight ageing
Embroyic gene might help fight ageing.  The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog, suggests new research that may lead to treatments for condition [...]
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Eat, Pray, Love
Family first Ross Carvalho along with his sons Emil (centre) and Yvan at the Amercian Express Bakery in Mumbai. (Source: Kevin D’Souza) A variety of baked delicacies and loaves of [...]
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That Wonderful Time of the Year
It’s greek to me: A batch of Kourambiethes for Christmas. (Source: Express Archive) By: Shantanu David From the Chef’s kitchen: KOURAMBIETHES (GREEK ALMOND CHRISTMAS COOKIES) I [...]
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Menopause, insomnia make ageing clock tick ‘faster’
“We discovered that menopause speeds up cellular aging by an average of 6 percent,” said Horvath, the study’s senior author, “That doesn’t sound like much but it [...]
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Hearing test may identify infants with autism risk
This technique may provide clinicians a new window into the disorder. (Source: Flickr|Daniel Egge) A non-invasive and inexpensive hearing test may help physicians identify infants w [...]
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Starry, Starry Night
Fish tales Meen moilee or fish curry served with appam is part of the traditional Christmas meal for Syrian Christian families in Kerala. (Source: Image from Amreli, hotel diplomat) [...]
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Motorcycle-ambulances help saves lives in Chhattisgarh forests
Help arriving in the form of a motorcycle ambulance. When eight months pregnant Sukmi’s water broke she was in Ongnarpal, a village deep in the jungle of Chhattisgarh where fo [...]
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Malaria drug shows promise in cancer treatment
Malaria drug may help treat a wide range of cancers, including lung, bowel, brain, and head and neck cancer. A readily and cheaply available malaria drug may help treat a wide range [...]
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Guilty pleasures
The guidelines * A couple of weeks ago, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) passed sweeping new calorie-labelling rules for restaurants, making it mandatory to label the amount of calories in anything you eat anywhere — restaurant chains, vending [...]
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