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Health benefits of ginger tea

ginger-300Nothing beats cold in the winter like a piping hot cup of ginger tea. With its high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root is extremely beneficial for health.   Once made into tea, you can add peppermint, honey or lemon to mask the taste of the ginger. Here's why you should have this soothing beverage.  
Relieve nausea Drinking a cup of ginger tea before travelling can help prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. You...

Dandruff: Why you should not apply hair oil

Hair oil may soothe an itchy scalp and reduce dandruff flakes, but Dr. Vijay explains, "Hair oil has been used in our country as a continuance of our age-old traditional way of moisturising our hair. However, the truth is that the hair oil forms a layer on the scalp that prevents moisture from entering the skin naturally. This leads to the formation of flakes and dandruff because of the choked pores. So, I do not recommend applying hair oil." hair-460 (1)
Applying hair oil on a scalp, which is already infected with dandruff intensifies...

How to brew the best coffee

With the winter on in full swing, if there's one thing that everyone unanimously agrees on, it's the need to start their day with a hot, steaming cup of coffee. We tell you how to brew that perfect cup of coffee at home. girl-drinking-coffee-23432The water you use in your coffee makes a difference in its quality. If you are using tap water, consider running it through a filter first (pitcher or faucet-mounted). The temperature also matters. Ideally, it should never be boiling when it touches the grounds. So after ...

Fat loss superfoods that deserve hype

Fat loss superfoods that deserve hype : Everyday we come across people discussing the health benefits of colorful vegetables and fruits, but not all are backed by strong research. Green tea, raspberries and coconut milk are some of time-tested and research proven food items that can be trusted. fat-loss-640 Coconut milk and oil The healthy saturated fat in coconut comes from medium-chain triglycerides, a fatty acid your body prefers to burn for energy rather than store. One stu...

Women’s guide to using the razor correctly

With new hair removal razors hitting the market, using them in the right way is of utmost importance. Here are a few dos and don'ts you can read before you pick up that razor. razor-460 1. Stretch when using razors - The underarm skin and behind your knees is supple and flexible to allow movement at these jointed areas, which can make it harder to use razors as the skin moves with the razor. To keep these areas as taut as possible for a cleaner finish, stretch your arm up and reach your hand behind your shoulder, and p...

Which eggs is better?

Duck eggs v/s Chicken eggs

Chicken eggs are the most commonly eaten eggs. One of the most common food allergies in infants is eggs. Most of the people think chicken eggs are less allergic and more nutritious than duck eggs. Though duck eggs are larger, people prefer chicken eggs. Are chicken eggs better than duck eggs? The answer is no. Duck-chick-egg-640What most people do not know is that duck eggs are superior to chicken eggs with the same taste and richer smoother consistency. Duck eggs have twice the nutritional value ...