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Diet diary: Try these simple home remedies to fight the flu

There are some medicines to provide relief from symptoms, however, simple natural preparations in our own homes can help address minor complaints.

Cold brew coffee: An adrenaline rush, without the heartburn

Caffeine increases the release of epinephrine (adrenaline), which stimulates the central nervous system, increases states of alertness and increases heartbeat.

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Diet diary: Your favourite guacamole dip has quite a few health benefits

The average serving of an avocado provides a high-nutrient and photochemical (disease fighting) dense food consisting of fibre, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and phytosterols.

Diet diary: Functional foods and Japanese FOSHU — Foods For Specified Health Us

Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare initiated a regulatory system to approve certain foods with documented health benefits. Thus, was born FOSHU — Foods For Specified Health Use.

Diet Diary: Medicinal value of plants

Even after the advent of modern medicine, plants remain the most important source of medical relief.

Diet diary: This summer, drink the right kind of beverages

It is not advisable to drink copious amounts of water or cold drinks along with meals as it has been shown to suppress gastric secretion and impair digestion. A plain glass of room temperature water or some green tea or soup are fine with meals.

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Diet diary: Seeds of the Thai Holy Basil and their therapeutic benefits

Also known as sabjaa seeds, they are known to provide relief for indigestion, sore throat, constipation.

Diet diary: The pitfalls of lectin

A protein found in plants, lectin may cause gastro-intestinal problems and food allergies.

Diet Diary: Pine nuts — detoxifying body from cell damage since Palaeolithic age

According to a study published in The British Journal of Nutrition in 2006, pine nuts are beneficial for controlling blood lipids and coronary heart diseases

Diet diary: Gluten sensitivity and the misconceptions surrounding it

Gluten sensitivity is characterised by both intestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms with early onset after gluten ingestion, rapid relief after gluten withdrawal, and immediate relapse after gluten challenge.

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