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5 Ways To Give Your Skin The Goodness Of Vitamin C

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We've heard it time and time again; Vitamin C is as close to magic for your skin as possible. According to Oregon State University, this is so because of its anti-oxidant properties, ascorbic acid content and main role in collagen synthesis. Simply put, these properties allow Vitamin C to protect one's skin from sun damage, reduce darkening and scarring as well as diminish signs of ageing. With so many advantages backing it, you can be certain everyone wants to add this wonderful vitamin for their skin. But how? We've got the answer to that. These five ways make the best use of Vitamin C to add it to your routine efficiently.

1. Apply It

The simplest way to add Vitamin C to one's skin care routine is by picking up products enriched with it. There are plenty of face washes, toner and moisturisers enriched with it, like The Body Shop's entire Vitamin C range that even includes a liquid peel. It's the simplest, fuss-free choice to give your skin a vita-rich boost…

Bread Vs Chapatti: Which Is Healthier For Weight Loss?

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Roti is nothing but another form of bread and vice versa, and till date it has been well established that roti is far better than the regular white bread. However, bread is more convenient than roti because for roti you need to prepare the dough, roll it out and then cook it. Bread, on the other hand, does not require you to do this, just take a slice or two from the pack and you're done. But the health quotient of roti is higher than white bread. Good news! White bread is not the only option available now; there are a number of other options too. Brown bread and other multi-grain breads are available too. So does bread still continue to be an unhealthier option? Let's find out!

So what is bread?

Bread is prepared by combining water and flour with the addition of a few more ingredients, which usually is baked. But sometimes, it is fried and steamed as well. However, nutritionists do not recommend bread because of the fact that modern-day bread preparation involves the removal…

This Two Ingredient Magical Mix Can Work Better Than Medicines

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Some of the most ancient Ayurvedic practices preach the use of honey and cinnamon to cure many diseases. From treating upset stomach, cough and cold, and arthritis pain to improving body's immunity and treating bladder infections...honey and cinnamon is considered as a magical mixture which works better than medicine. You can have them as a juice or in the form of teas, or even use it in the form of a paste or mask. Honey and cinnamon are two items which can be easily found in most Indian kitchens.

Here are other conditions which can be treated by mixing honey and cinnamon:
1. Acne

Acne can be treated by making a paste of honey and cinnamon. You need to mix 1 tsp of cinnamon in 3 tbsp of honey. Applying this paste on pimples at night can help in treating them effectively.
2. Immune system

Regular consumption of honey and cinnamon can boost immune system of the body as it protects body from harmful bacteria and viruses. Consuming cinnamon can also help in improving hemoglobin leve…

Wonder Why You Don't Get Grape Ice-Creams Often? Here's Why!

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Ice cream has always been my go-to dessert since childhood and I have tried innumerable flavours; but what I failed to notice is the presence of grape ice cream in most parlours I went to. Strangely, grapes are welcome as juices, sodas and popsicles, but you will not find it in ice cream parlours that easily. If you haven't noticed this yet, do take a visit to your favourite parlour and see if they offer grape ice creams or not. There's a reason why grapes aren't usually made for ice-cream making, here's why.Ice creams are made with milk and grapes and milk do not go well with each other, which is why it they cannot be paired together. Grapes basically contain Anthocyanin that prevents freezing so it ends up becoming grape milk rather than frozen ice cream.

In addition, grapes have extremely high water content - just like watermelon that is also not frequently converted into a frozen delicacy - which creates fairly inconsistent little chunks of ice-cream when you try …

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need Each Night?

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Sure, you’re eating your vegetables and fruits and squeezing in exercise at least 20 minutes a day, but are you getting enough sleep, too? The National Sleep Foundation's latest sleep recommendations, published March 2015 in the journal Sleep Health, may make you want to think twice about skimping on essential shut-eye.  Sleep is key to your physical health and emotional vitality, but just how many hours of sleep you need depends on your age and stage of development.

“Sleep is important for mental function: alertness, memory consolidation, mood regulation, and physical health,” says Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, professor of neurology and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

Too few hours of sleep or poor sleep could pave the way to a myriad of emotional and physical problems, from diabetes to obesity, explains Dr. Zee. “In fact, data shows that with sleep loss, there are changes in the way the body handles gluco…

Try Dark Meat for Better Heart Health

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A nutrient called taurine, found in the dark meat of turkey and chicken, may protect women with high cholesterol against coronary heart disease.
Drumsticks aren’t usually considered one of the healthier choices at the dinner table. Dark meat has more fat and calories than white meat. But those chicken and turkey thighs, legs, and wings also have a potentially helpful nutrient: taurine.

A study published in February 2013 in the European Journal of Nutrition revealed that taurine, naturally found in the dark meat of poultry and also in some fish and shellfish, may actually protect women with high cholesterol against coronary heart disease.

Researchers linked higher taurine intake to a 60 percent lower risk of developing or dying from heart disease among women with high total cholesterol levels. Among women with low cholesterol levels, however, taurine failed to have the same beneficial effect.

“It is an interesting possibility. There are potential beneficial effects of taurine on cardi…

10 Tips for Better Digestive Health

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Your digestive system breaks down the foods you eat into the nutrients your body needs. If you neglect your digestive health, your body could run into problems absorbing those nutrients.

10 Tips for Improving and Maintaining Your Digestive Health
Your digestive health is directly impacted by the foods you eat and the lifestyle you live. By taking steps to improve your digestive health, you'll help your digestive system to function more efficiently, improving your overall health and sense of well-being.

Try these 10 tips for better digestive health:

1. Eat a high-fiber diet. According to Maria Adams, RD, MPH, a nutrition consultant in Marblehead, Massachusetts, consuming a diet that's high in fiber and rich in whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits can improve your digestive health. "A high-fiber diet helps to keep food moving through your digestive tract, making you less likely to get constipated," Adams says, adding that a high-fiber diet can also help you p…