Sore throat is caused by inflammation due to a cold or other virus. It can be annoying as it starts with itchy and scratchy feeling in the throat that leads to cough.
Though there many medicated lozenge to treat throat infection, but they are loaded with sugars and other preservatives. So, one should opt fro natural lozenges instead of medicated one.

Here are some natural lozenges that help treat sore throat:
► Mulethi
► Cloves
► Ginger
► Garlic

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Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food with bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins. The common symptoms of the illness includes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and cramps. Food poisoning is usually self-treatable and resolves within days to weeks.
Though there are medicines available for the illness, but one can also opt for natural remedies to treat it.

Here are some home remedies to treat food poisoning:
► Ginger
► Cumin
► Basil
► Lemon
► Peppermint tea

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Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is an infectious, airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs. It is also one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the disease can be spread from person to person through the air when people with lung TB cough, sneeze, spit, laugh, speak, propelling the germs into the air.
But there are simple things which one can do to prevent and minimise the risk of developing the disease.

Here are some ways to prevent TB:
► One should avoid close contact with TB infected people.
► If you cannot avoid contact with patients, wear a protective mask and gloves to avoid vreathing in TB bacteria.
► People who are infected with the disease should maintain a proper personal hygiene.
► TB patients should sleep alone in a separate, adequately ventilated room.
► Regular exercise is a must for all TB patients as it boost the immunity as well as improve their health.
► Tuberculosis patient should eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grains to maintain their immune system.
► Get adequate sleep every night.
► If you test positive for latent TB, treat it before it becomes active.

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Monday, 09 January 2017 16:11

Simple tips to get rid of hiccups!

We all have experienced hiccups in our life. They are so uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing as it would not stop. Though, it happen for a short period of time, but sometimes it stays for longer period.
It usually occurs when the diaphragm suddenly contracts involuntarily and at the same time the larynx contracts too and the glottis closes which effectively blocks the flow of air.

Eating or drinking too much or too quickly also causes hiccups. Here are some tips which you can do while experiencing hiccups:
► Try to hold your breath
► Drink a glass of water quickly
► Pull hard on your tongue
► Take a bite of lemon
► Gargle with water
► Drink from the far side of a glass
► Use smelling salts

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Being one of the most popular tropical fruit apart from mango, banana, and jackfruit, chikoo is exceptionally sweet and delicious. The fruit also contains high amount of nutritional values.
Here are some health benefits of the fruit:

► Good for eyes
► Aids digestion
► Prevents cancer
► Makes bone healthy
► Boost immunity

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 12:12

Avoid these food to improve your memory!

One needs to be fit both physically and mentally. But we often tend to neglect our mental health in front of our physical health.
It is very important to take care of your mental health as to function well in the daily life. So, there are certain food items which one needs to skip if they want to have a good memory. Here are some foods which needs to be avoided to improve your memory:

► Seafood
► Trans fats
► Sugary products
► Salty foods
► Saturated fats

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Acne is like an unwanted guest, that always pop up whenever they like, at an inconvenient time, or rather absolutely love to appear at the most crucial moments. Getting ready for a party? Have a big date? Have an important interview? Not to worry, acne will definitely make an appearance right before that.
Acne is a problem that affects various parts of your body. Although the face is always a target, especially in the growing-up years, acne is a skin condition that may continue up to several years.
They are undoubtedly a huge nuisance and if touched or popped, can cause unwanted scars and marks and also spread infections. To get rid of them, most people resort to medicines, creams or worse, try to cover them up with expensive cosmetics which causes further problems due to all the chemicals the products contain.

Then there are those, who use natural remedies like DIY face packs and masks. Going natural is definitely the right way, especially when you're dealing with such a sensitive skin condition. Therefore, to make things more easier for you, we have compiled a list of five such fruits which have been shown to be effective against acne.
You can use them in face packs or consume them in their natural form. Scroll down to find out what they are!
► Apples
► Bananas
► Papaya
► Lemon

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Monday, 02 January 2017 16:42

Healthy food items to reduce stress

If you want to look and feel good, it's imperative to welcome the new year with a healthy self which of course needs a healthy diet.
Here are some healthy food items which can make you healthy and even reduce stress.

► Purple food
► Adaptogens
► Watermelon seeds
► Maca
► Activated charcoal
► Probiotic water
► Tiger nuts
► Goat meat

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When you go to the gym for your workout, do you know why your personal trainers put more emphasis on stretching before you begin?
Regular exercising is an important part of a healthy and fit lifestyle, however, you may be surprised to know that stretching your body is as important an aspect of an exercise regimen than the main workout itself.

Stretching before and after an exercise is extremely essential and also something that is highly underestimated. Therefore, we give you five reasons why stretching should not be overlooked and should be an important part of your daily workout routine. Check it out!
1. Provides muscle relief:
2. Avoids injuries:
3. Quick recovery:
4. Rejuvenates:
5. Improves performance:

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Black tea – one of the widely consumed tea, it is obtained from the leaves of the shrub known as Camellia sinesis and is more oxidized than the green, white and the oolong tea varieties. And moresoever, it has a stronger flavor than other varieties of tea.
Black tea is a name given to it due to the dark color of the tea’s liquor. The caffeine content in the tea is a concerning factor. A cup of black tea is known to contain half the amount of caffeine found in a cup of coffee. It is good to have black tea as part of one’s diet as it offers many health benefits which are part of its nutritional profile.

Below are some spectacular tea benefits a 'chai' lover should know:
► Research has shown that consuming black tea helps to prevent the onset of cardiovascular problems. Damage to the blood stream and artery walls is reduced and the risk of heart diseases is also lowered.
► Consuming black tea can help reverse coronary artery diseases which come on due to endothelial vasomotor dysfunction.
► The flavonoids are also effective in reducing blood clots and coronary vasodilation. Manganese and polyphenols also help to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by keeping the heart muscles healthy.
► Antioxidants like polyphenols found in black tea help to prevent the formation of potential carcinogens in the body which results in preventing cancers like that of the colorectal, prostate, ovarian, lung and bladder. Black tea significantly helps in reducing the risk of breast, prostate and stomach cancer. In addition, it also helps in reducing the risk of oral cancer in those who regularly smoke cigarettes or use tobacco products.
► Antioxidants present in black tea which helps to remove such free radicals and protect the body from the onset of different ailments. Free radicals cause a lot of harm to the body such as cancer, atherosclerosis and blood clot formation. When a person consumes unhealthy food, the number of free radicals in the body increases.
► Powerful phytochemicals present in black tea helps in strengthening bones as well as connective tissue. Black tea drinkers have been found to possess healthier bones.

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