10 Powerful Food Pairing that can help you gain Incredible Health

10 Powerful Food Pairing : Food synergy

 

When we speak about the benefits of any food item, we normally speak about it in isolation. But truth is food like any other thing in life, works the best, when they team up with right partner or combination. Taking food as pair is so beneficial that it can work like 1 + 1 giving 4. According to Elaine Magee, author of the book food synergy, “By eating foods that have a synergistic effect, you can absorb more nutrients, gain control of your appetite, and lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and weight-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes.”

So let’s explore some incredible “Food pair”

Tomato and Beans

Beans serves as a great source of non-heme iron. Body but is not very capable to absorb the non-heme form of iron. This can change, if beans is taken along with a food rich in vitamin C like tomatoes. Vitamin C  present in tomato can significantly increase absorption of non-heme iron. So next time you take some beans, add some tomatoes too.

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What is IQ and Which are the most commonly used tests to measure IQ ?

What is IQ

 

The moment you hear about IQ, the name that comes to your mind is Albert Ensitein. His IQ was around 160 and 190. But it is William James Sidis who holds the record with an IQ score between 250-300. At the age of 11 he presented his study on 4-dimensional physics at Harvard !.

What is IQ

Intelligence Quotient is a measure of a person’s ability to solve complex problems and absorb and memorize new things quickly. It measure’s individual’s intelligence relative to peers of similar age. IQ tests came into existence  in France in the 1900s to identify students who required special assistance in schools. Sir Alfred Binet devised the test initially, which was later modified by David Weschler from US. He included 4 areas of intelligence namely verbal Comprehension Index, a Perceptual Reasoning Index, a Working Memory Index, and a Processing Speed Index.  According to research studies ,modern IQ test is a good predictor of many life outcomes, including educational and career success, health and longevity.

Most commonly used tests for IQ 

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What you need to know to cure skin problems completely

Mind-Brain-Skin Connection:

Stress, depression and anxiety which roots from brain can directly influence the overall health of the skin. The fact that stress can damage skin in many a ways and trigger acne and psoriasis is known to many. But it would be of interest to learn that the relationship between brain and skin is two way.  Not only does the hormones triggered by brain affect the skin,  but the appearance of our skin which at times can cause shame, poor self-image, and low self-esteem can significantly impact our mental health and emotional well-being. The relation between brain and skin is not just about stress alone, but this relationship starts from embryonic stage.  The fact is both skin cells and brain cells develop from the same kind of embryonic tissue, called ectoderm.

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5 Ways Fatherhood Changes a Man’s Body

5 Ways Fatherhood Changes a Man's Body

Generally when we speak about parenting, it’s all about changes that happen in mom. But science says that Man’s body and brain too undergo changes with the arrival of new born baby. Hormonal changes does not just affect women, but it affects men too. Dropping testosterone levels, rising prolactin and oxytocin level transforms a man into a DAD.

Several studies has been carried out in past that indicated of the role fathers play in helping kids grow up as responsible citizens without much behavioral and psychological problems, but its only off late studies have started focusing on the brain level changes associated with fatherhood.

Dads Gain Pregnancy Weight 

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This Monsoon watch out for these 8 Diseases

8 monsoon disease

 

Rain has hit southern states of India. By this month end or July entire country will get wet. A relief from hot summer, but all worried about monsoon diseases. The state of road and infrastructure in our country has not changed much, so we are going to see clogged roads, over flowing drains and drenched waste piles. Only option available is to know how these diseases spread and combat it from ones on end. Also during monsoon people with lifestyle disease like diabetes must be extra careful.

Water borne diseases:

Harmful bacteria, virus, chemical pollutants and dissolved impurities present in the contaminated water can wreak havoc in our lives. According to UN reports, In India, over one lakh people die of water-borne diseases annually.  With rain water leading to flood and water clogging, access to pure drinking water gets limited. Water-related diseases kills more number of people in monsoon, in both the urban and rural areas.

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Beating plastic pollution in India is easier than you Think

Beating plastic pollution in India is easier than you Think

Every yea in India about 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated  and of which only 60 per cent is recycled. Delhi tops the chart with with 689.52 tonnes followed by Chennai (429.39 tonnes), Mumbai (408.27 tonnes), Bengaluru (313.87 tonnes) and Hyderabad (199.33 tonnes). Thus says our union environment minister. In a recent clean up drive that happened across 12 states lying close to Himalayan ecosystem, volunteers picked up about four lakh pieces of plastic waste in a two-hour operation.

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Ready to try sunscreen pills?

Ready to try sunscreen pills?

You would be surprised to know that a new kind of pill has entered the market that can replace sunscreen cream and lotion. Yay !

This is how one product page describes this product “protect the skin from the sun with anti-oxidant, cancer prevention and photo prevention activities. The tablets help the people to leave the idea of adding the heavy layer of cream or lotion over the skin. ” It says one need to just pop one tablet a day. Would that mean no more need to apply liters of sunscreen lotion every half an hour, especially when out in hot summer. Let’s Explore…

What is Sunscreen Pills made of

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How to speak to your daughter about Menstruation with ease

speak to your daughter about Menstruation with ease

Do you have a daughter ? Are you ready to explain to your daughter about Periods or Menstrual Cycle ? Are you thinking how to explain her about menstruation without her feeling scared ?

Puberty and Menstruation is not an easy subject to discuss, but as a mother you need to explain your little one all about it, so that she should  feel  positive about her developmental  changes.

First and foremost thing….you stay calm and then follow the points listed here

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Nipah Virus: What Is It and How to stop It

Nipah virus

With toll from Nipah virus rising  and fear psychosis gripping people across Kerala and rest of South India, it’s necessary to understand this deadly virus and its spread pattern and symptoms in detail.

Origin of Nipah

This RNA virus  was first identified in 1998 at Kampung Sungai Nipah, in Malaysia. At that time, pigs were the intermediate hosts. But, in subsequent NiV outbreaks, there were no intermediate hosts. In 2004 in Bangladesh, humans got this virus by consuming date palm sap that had been contaminated by infected fruit bats.  Two outbreaks of Nipah happened prior in India  in West Bengal in 2001 and 2007 killing 50. 

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How to raise a child with Down Syndrome ?

How to raise a child with Down Syndrome ?

Are you a parent of a child with Down Syndrome. Are you engulfed with feelings of loss, guilt, and fear.

 Do understand, you are not alone in this battle. You will find lot many like minded parents, resources and support around which will help you to raise your child in the best possible way. 

Meet Miss Devanshi Joshi. She won 2017 Helen Keller award. She did her early education at regular school and cleared class X and XII through NIOS. She is a great dancer and photographer too.

Down syndrome
Miss Devanshi Joshi

Now she works as a store manager at Gram Bharat and she is leading an independent life. She has even won  President’s National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disability for best employee. Looking at her life one can understand that children with Down syndrome can lead a normal life.

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