Category Archives: Mindblower

How do small birds survive cold winters?

Stork Billed Kingfisher

Norway’s small birds face many challenges during the winter, including short days and long energy-intensive nights, tough weather conditions and food shortages, along with the risk of becoming a meal for hungry predators. Many of the smallest birds live on the edge of survival with this enormous physical pressure. Bottleneck period Northern winters are the limiting

Some facts about Indian healthcare system

Health Care

India will take at least 17 more years before it can reach the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended norm of one doctor per 1,000 people. As per the latest data, India stands at 67th rank amongst around 133 developing countries with regard to the number of doctors while in respect of number of nurses, India

Humans can distinguish at least one trillion different odors

I can distinguish at least one trillion different odors

Humans are capable of discriminating at least one trillion different odors, new research shows. Scientists determined that our sense of smell is prepared to recognize this vast olfactory palette after testing individuals’ ability to recognize differences between complex odors mixed in the laboratory. It has been said for decades that humans were limited to distinguishing

Food and Diet Myths

Water

Eating too much sugar causes diabetes If you don’t have diabetes, eating sugar won’t cause you to get the disease. Type 1 diabetes is genetic and caused by unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease; Type 2 diabetes is genetic and caused by lifestyle factors. Being overweight does increase your risk for developing Type

Bird with incredible stamina

Bird with incredible stamina  The Alpine swift, a swallow-like bird species with a wingspan of 22 inches can fly uninterrupted for 200 days is perhaps particularly impressive in its migrating pattern. This remarkable bird leaves its breeding grounds in Switzerland every winter to travel to the warmer shores of west Africa. The birds makes this journey in

Some Interesting Facts about Your Heart

Heart image

We celebrate world heart day on 29 September each year.  Heart  is the most hardworking organ in your body, and it keeps working even when you are resting or asleep. You can’t live or love without it. Heart  Some Interesting Facts about Your Heart 1. The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute; 100,000 times a

10 Foods that help to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

almonds

The food consumed by a person changes the blood sugar level in different ways. So it is important to learn how to make healthy food choices that helps to control the blood sugar level. To control the blood sugar level it is important to eat healthy food at the right time and in the right

Sodium Free Salt

Sodium free salt

Sodium Free Salt Sodium free salt contains less sodium or no sodium. Potassium chloride tastes a lot like sodium chloride and it is the main ingredient in low sodium or no sodium substitutes.  But Potassium chloride is bitter after taste, especially when heated, and so is not recommended for cooking.  To overcome the bitter taste

10 Drinks: Bad for you

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10 Drinks: Bad for you  Posted By: Dr Vinod 1. Packaged drinking water Packed drinking water is good in traveling, but not always. Think about the quality of water you are getting and also the material used to make bottle. BPA and phthalates (phthalate esters, are esters of phthalic acid and are mainly used as plasticizers ,substances added to plastics to increase

Sugar Free Sugar

Sugar free

Sugar Free Sugar Sugar free means Less than 0.5 g sugars. There are two groups of sugar alternatives: non-nutritive sugar (also known as artificial or “intense” sugar) and nutritive sugar (made from plants).  Nutritive sugar (made from plants) Stevia Sorbitol Mannitol Xylitol Isomalt Thaumatin  Non-nutritive sugar  Saccharin Cyclamate Alitame Steviol Glycoside Aspartame Sucralose Acesulphame K