Our country is blessed with a vibrant street food culture that caters to every taste and dietary preference. From crisp dosas to tangy chaats and everything in between, it is quite easy to get tempted by the enticing array available. Unfortunately, our country is also blessed with high heat and humidity which makes for a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and protozoans. The result? Food poisoning that makes you regret enjoying yourself the day before. But does that mean we should avoid street food altogether? Certainly not! There are a few precautions we can undertake to avoid falling prey to street foodborne illnesses like using a sanitiser before eating, choosing a stall that is crowded to ensure the freshest food possible and avoiding food that has been left out for too long in the heat. The biggest favour you can do to yourself as a street food aficionado though is taking a probiotic supplement to boost your gut immunity.
From osteoarthritis to rheumatoid, arthritis can come in more than a hundred different types. The former is the most common and is a degenerative disease that affects joints and reduces mobility. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that protects the joints wears away and gets inflamed, mostly due to age. The fact that our body is less able to suppress inflammatory responses as age progresses also means that the inflammation has more chances of becoming chronic and painful. Osteoarthritis sufferers often find their joints swollen and mobility significantly reduced due to pain. As a result, their quality of life reduces which is not a good sign in the elderly.
Summers are here and that means vacation time! As the temperature soars it is quite natural to be dreaming of a chilled beer on a beach instead of spreadsheets at work. And with the convivial atmosphere all around, it quite natural to end up drinking one or two extra chilled mugs of beer. Unfortunately, all the enjoyment is overshadowed by the thought of a massive hangover the next morning. And let’s be honest, there is nothing worse than being hungover in the summer with the bright light searing one’s eyeballs and the heat making one feel even worse. But is there any real need to fear the morning after? What if there was something that would ensure that a fun evening does not end in a frightful morning? The answer lies in ‘Kick It’.
Summers are here in all their glory. While we wait for the rains to bless us, we are left dealing with the heat, humidity and dust that summer brings. The combination of all three juxtaposed with our punishing lifestyles means that our immune systems get compromised and therefore become susceptible to diseases. So how do we go about bolstering our immunity in this heat? Here’s how:
Most of us will experience the pain and discomfort that comes with a urinary tract infection at least once in our lifetime, more if you are a woman. This painful disease is caused when bacteria, specifically e.coli, get trapped in one’s urinary system. Women are more susceptible to it due to their shorter urethra which makes it easy for the bacteria to enter and cause an infection.
While the world goes gaga about coconut oil, our mothers and grandmothers wonder what all the fuss is about. After all, they’ve always been aware of the immense benefits of this wonderful oil! They used it to cook their food, moisturise their body and hair, and look 30 at age 60. If you’re not like them and want to know what makes coconut oil such an amazing addition to your lifestyle, then read on.