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Health benefits of oat grain

Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive. Oats gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Although oats are then hulled, this …

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The royal vegetable

The term Thali ka baingan is not unfamiliar for those familiar with Urdu language; the term refers to those who are indecisive and waver from one side to another, while in humour, anything that is devoid of any quality is called bai-gun. But baingan is not bai-gun (devoid of any …

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Juicy refreshing watermelon

On a sultry day when temperatures are rising and one is soaked in perspiration, what could be better than a glass of cold water to quench one’s thirst? Well, there is something even better — a heavenly glass of chilled watermelon juice. Even if eaten on its own, the fruit …

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Bitter truth

‘Karela aur woh bhi neem charha’ is usually used in reference to people who have a not very sweet disposition and are a little difficult to deal with. Thus, they get compared to the bitter karela and neem. Bitter these may well be, but they are also very beneficial to …

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Hello aloe

A number of cosmetics, especially skin care products, claim to contain aloe vera as an ingredient. It may have gained importance lately but it is not a new invention and has been in use for hundreds of years. In fact, it is said that the Egyptian beauty queen, Cleopatra, is …

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DANDELION ROOT: MORE EFFECTIVE THAN CHEMOTHERAPY

It has been found that dandelion root kills only cancer cells, unlike chemotherapy which kills healthy cells as well. The University of Windsor in Canada has conducted a research in the department of chemistry and biochemistry. This research’s results provide new hope for cancer patients. Dandelion root effectively kills cancer …

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15 Foods You Should Never Eat. Ever.

Hard-and-fast food rules royally suck. But some foods can seriously mess with your health. “It doesn’t mean you’ll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once,” says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which catalogs studies on potential toxins …

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