Moderate Physical Activity Improves Heart Health

In a study reported in journal Circulation, engaging in strenuous physical activity like walking, gardening and cycling two or three times a week lowered risk of heart disease, blood clots and strokes by 20 percent. Feb 18, 2015

'Mindfulness Meditation' may improve sleep quality in older adults

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that older adults may be able to sleep better with help of "mindfulness meditation." Sleep disturbances are a medical and public health concern the aging population. Moderate sleep disturbances in older adults are associated with higher levels of fatigue, disturbed mood, such as depressive symptoms, and a reduced quality of life, according to the study background. The mediation practices resulted in improved sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbance in a clinical trial comparing meditation to a more structured program focusing on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine. The study concluded that mindfulness meditation appeared to have a role in addressing the prevalent burden of sleep problems among older adults. Feb 17, 2015

Crispy Babycorn Fritters

Crispy Baby corn Fritters Ingredients Boiled Baby corn - 2 packets Chilli powder - 3 tsp Salt to taste Lemon - 1/2 Bread crumbs - 2 cups All purpose flour (or) Maida - 1 cup Water Oil for frying Method: 1. Boil babycorn in water by adding little salt. Let it cool down and then cut it vertically. 2. Take the babycorn in a bowl. Add salt, chilli powder, lemon juice and gently mix it. Keep aside. 3. To make the batter -mix all purpose flour (or) maida, salt, chilli powder and gradually add water till you get the right consistency.The batter shouldn't be too runny, it should coat the boiled babycorn. 4. Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying. 5. Dip baby corn pieces in the batter, roll them in bread crumbs and deep fry it on medium flame, until it turns golden brown colour. 6. Serve it hot with Tomato ketchup (or) mayonnaise. Like us on FACEBOOK - Follow us on TWITTER - Subscribe to YouTube - A Ventuno Production : Feb 16, 2015
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Mediterranean Diet Prevents Strokes

Dr. Ayesha Sherzai and colleagues from the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, found that Mediterranean diet was highly effective in protecting against ischemic strokes. Feb 14, 2015
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Low Levels of Vitamin D in Childhood Linked to Heart Disease

Results showed a direct link between low level of vitamin D (25-OH) in childhood and development of increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) or thickening of the innermost layers of the artery wall, a well-known factor which can increase the risk of atherosclerosis. Feb 12, 2015

Swap sweets for berries to cut down weight

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Munching on berries instead of sweets can help you lose weight, says a new research. The study claims that the change could make a person lose a pound a month, even if there was no physical exercise done, an online portal reported. 'Super berries' like acai and goji are already popular for their weight loss qualities, but researchers found a snack of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries cuts down calorie intake at the next meal. Researchers estimated that people switching from an afternoon confectionery snack to mixed berries might expect to reduce their energy intake by 938 calories a week on average. According to the study crazy diets for losing weight often demand huge sacrifices, but this study showed that by compromising on one snack and replacing it with delicious berries could help shed up to a stone in a year. Feb 11, 2015