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You can control your Asthma

World Asthma Day is held on May 3. It is an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Vishal Verenkar

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The Magical Fiber

Deepika Rathod   Psyllium husk is commonly known as Isabgol in India and is the procured from the ‘Plantago ovato’ plant, commonly grown in the subcontinent. It is actually husk of the seeds of the plant. Hygroscopic in nature, it swells and expands to become mucilaginous.

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The Protein Myth

Luke Coutinho Why is everyone chasing after more protein? Even when it is a known fact that too much of anything is not healthy for your body. It doesn’t matter if you purchase your protein supplements from the US or London, or some ‘body builder’ or ‘actor’ has recommended the whey protein. Your body will use only what it needs …

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Pickles – a metaphor for life itself

Zubin D’ Souza Sometimes I wonder whether the larger events in our life are planned; a divine super force that has preordained a cycle so that it is in the best interest of the human race or whether we as humans have evolved to such an extent that we have managed to work around all the adversities thrown at us.

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Dietary antioxidants: Part I

Rohini Diniz Stress is part and parcel of modern life and is a leading cause of many illnesses. Any kind of stress triggers a series of hormonal changes in the body which in turn produce certain pro-inflammatory substances including free radicals that lead to cellular damage through the process of oxidation, leading to degenerative diseases.

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Dwindling of books from bookshelves

Today, April 23 is celebrated as World Book Day. On this occasion NT BUZZ speaks to book lovers and readers to find out about the current scenario of bookshops in sight of the closure of a few bookstores and the trend of online shopping and the need to create a young breed of readers who keep books circulating

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Coconut: A super fruit

Luke Coutinho “Why are you eating coconut? It’s so fattening!” This comment was directed at me once and I couldn’t hold myself back and burst in to laughter. At the same time I was not surprised when this question was thrown at me. People believe certain myths on hearsay and decide what is good and what is bad for them. …

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Eggplant: A vegetable with absolutely no merit?

Zubin D’souza Every winter when I visit the local farmer’s market, I am floored by the sight of row upon row of shiny, smooth skinned, purple eggplant. The sight always fascinated me and excited me because I do tend to enjoy a good dish with eggplant and then the reports started trickling in….. Eggplants were deemed evil, garbage, deadly…

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