What is the MIND diet and is it right for you

What is the MIND diet and is it right for you

Have you heard the phrase “you are what you eat”? There is truth to this idea. If you want to stay healthy, you need to eat healthily. And the health benefits of food aren’t limited to physical health; a good diet can improve your mental health and cognitive functioning, too! One such diet is the MIND diet. A cross between the DASH diet to “stop hypertension” and the Mediterranean diet, the MIND diet focuses on…

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What is an Okinawan diet and should you go on it?

What is an Okinawan diet and should you go on it?

When we talk about longevity, Okinawa is one place that comes to mind. This southernmost region of Japan has some of the longest-living inhabitants on earth. This makes Okinawa one of the “blue zones” – places in the world where the residents live longer and suffer from fewer age-related disabilities or diseases such as stroke, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. (Other blue zones include Sardinia, Italy, and Ikaria, Greece.) Scientists have been studying Okinawa’s…

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Is the Tuna Diet Safe, and Does It Aid Weight Loss?

Is the Tuna Diet Safe, and Does It Aid Weight Loss?

Healthline diet score: 1.5 out of 5 The tuna diet is a short-term eating pattern in which you mainly eat tuna and water. While it causes rapid weight loss, it is very restrictive and has several extreme downsides. This article tells you everything you need to know about the tuna diet. RATING SCORE BREAKDOWN Overall score: 1.5 Fast weight loss: 3 Long-term weight loss: 1 Easy to follow: 2 Nutrition quality: 0 BOTTOM LINE: The…

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Kashmir: Why Centre is sending additional 38000 troops to J&K

Kashmir: Why Centre is sending additional 38000 troops to J&K

In the past one week, the Narendra Modi government has decided to send an additional 38,000 troops to the Kashmir Valley in two batches — 10,000 and 28,000. This follows a statement by the home ministry in Parliament that situation has improved in Kashmir Valley. On July 24, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Krishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha that security situation in the state has improved in the first half of the…

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Is a Jacuzzi right for me: The how’s and why’s of hydrotherapy

Is a Jacuzzi right for me: The how’s and why’s of hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy has a remarkable range of physical and mental benefits, including boosting cardiovascular health, relaxing muscle tension, soothing arthritic joints, and improving sleep quality. (Photo: Courtesy Imagine Backyard Living) Throughout human history, most of the world’s civilizations have been built around water. In ancient Mesopotamia, healers were known as “water connoisseurs.” Greek myths referred to the “water of life” flowing through rivers and natural springs. Hippocrates theorized at length about the health benefits and consequences of…

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Karnataka: All is not well for HD Kumaraswamy as he battles declining popularity

Karnataka: All is not well for HD Kumaraswamy as he battles declining popularity

The worse is yet to be over for the HD Kumaraswamy (HDK)-led Karnataka government that performed poorly in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The coalition has decided to continue under HDK in an informal cabinet meeting on May 24. With the rumours of a few MLAs defecting the JD(S)-Congress combine for BJP doing rounds, the tension is palpable in both camps. The friction between long-time rivals Congress and JD(S) is not helping the cause either. In…

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Slaughter-Free Food Is The New And The Now Way Of Feeding The World

Slaughter-Free Food Is The New And The Now Way Of Feeding The World

In March Berlin was the home of Europe’s first professional animal protein alternatives conference organised by international food awareness organization ProVeg. The New Food Conference brought together scientists, researchers, food enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who are leading the slaughter-free, environmentally friendly and socially just food revolution. I was lucky to be present at the sold-out conference and this is part one of my two-part series on the future of food based on what I’ve learned (and tasted). The first…

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What is MIND Diet? Tips to Incorporate it in Your Meals

What is MIND Diet? Tips to Incorporate it in Your Meals

According to a recent study, a special diet prepared for the mind can help reduce the risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders. The study was conducted on 1,220 people aged 60 and above, over the course of 12 years. This diet is known as The MIND (Mediterranean- DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Diet that helps in preventing dementia. What is the MIND Diet? Mediterranean- DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet or the MIND…

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