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The human tongue can identify five different tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami. Umami is a pleasurable savoury taste imparted by glutamate, a type of amino acid. Glutamate occurs naturally in many foods such as meat, fish, vegetables and dairy products. Continue Reading »
You get up out of your seat, and feel a weird and uncomfortable tingling in your foot. You wake up in the middle of the night, and you can't move your arm at all. It's just flopping around (I usually feel like my hand is dead, like really dead). As your body parts wake up, this strange tingling sensation intensifies, making you wonder what's going on. Continue Reading »
If you’ve missed our riveting articles on our health star of the week, why you should exercise in the morning, the symptoms of chronic fatigue, why you get pimples when you eat mangoes, and our healthy diabetic-friendly hurittu recipe, then catch up on our best features of the week, every Friday. Continue Reading »
Dandruff, dryness, an unhealthy diet, poor hair hygiene, stress, lice, fungal infections like eczema, and sweating are the most common reasons for an itchy scalp. You don't always have to buy a medicated shampoo to get rid of the itching. These are some home remedies that are very effective in treating a dry, itchy scalp. Continue Reading »
Cutting back on food waste is not as hard as you think. Check out our tips on food shopping, storage and handling, and creative ways to use waste food. We guarantee these tips will help you save money and reduce food waste. View Slideshow »
For a healthy lifestyle, sleep is essential, along with healthy food and exercise. Sleep is crucial for your mental health, too. Sleep deprivation (getting less than six hours a night) is linked to energy imbalances and potential weight gain. Your weight loss program can only be on track if you get regular sleep View Slideshow »
If you have a pet, you probably share your food, sleep on the same bed and regularly exchange hugs and kisses. While this is usually harmless, it can cause you to fall sick once in a while, because pets carry a lot of germs. Here are 14 diseases you can get from your pet, and some measures you can take to prevent them. View Slideshow »
This beetroot and sesame roti, made colourful by the pink shades of beetroot and the savoury touch of sesame, is the ideal addition to your kid's lunch box. It's tasty, healthy, and easy to make! Continue Reading »
An afternoon nap can make you feel fresh, rejuvenated and recharged – but only if you get it right. Very often we take a nap in the afternoon and wake up feeling groggy, tired and completely disoriented. Here are some tips to help you perfect the art of afternoon nap-taking, to improve your memory, relieve stress and boost weight loss. Continue Reading »