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Surprising Side-Effects Of Garlic You Must Be Aware Of!

New Delhi: Garlic is not just an essential kitchen item, it has a history of been used for culinary and several medicinal purposes across various cultures worldwide. It is loaded with essential nutrients like vitamins B6 and C, dietary minerals and manganese.
 
Garlic – A Brief
 
Garlic is a strong-smelling pungent-tasting bulb, used as a flavoring agent in cooking and herbal medicine; that’s the definition given by Google. 
 
Onions and chives are its close relatives. And so is the kitchen in every household. One of the most common ingredients in Indian cooking, garlic is being consumed for thousands of years.
 
And not just that – it also has been used for flavoring in traditional medicine. It is scientifically called Allium sativum, and can usually be grown year-round in mild climates. The plants are usually grown together with the bulbs having enough space to mature. There are numerous varieties of garlic, the most popular of them being the hardneck garlic and the softneck garlic.
 
The plant is not usually affected by any pests or disease. It, in fact, helps prevent a lot many diseases. 
It is a natural source of many phytonutrients that may help improve heart health, reduce risk of cancer and fight off infection. 
 
So, there’s no doubt that garlic’s are loaded with a wide range of health benefits. But like said, there are two sides to a coin. 
 
In spite of all these health benefits, there are many surprising side effects of garlic which one must take into consideration before over indulging in it.
 
Some of the most common side effects of garlic’s are:
 
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1. Might Cause Liver Damage:
 
There is no need to ponder over the importance of the liver. Being one of the most vital organs in the human body, it could be hurt by excessive garlic consumption.

Though rich in antioxidants, as per an Indian study, garlic can cause liver toxicity if consumed in excess. Similar findings have been recorded in a report published by the University of Penn State – garlic, though virtually non-toxic, can cause liver damage if taken in excess.

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Include These Winter Foods to Lose Weight This Winter

New Delhi: For many people, weight loss appears to be a difficult task as the winter months roll around and the mercury level goes down. But turns out, cold weather can help you burn more calories. And the results can be much better when you know the right strategy, which also includes eating a well-balanced diet.

With the right technique, weight loss is so much easier and you can get a flat stomach in no time. The good thing is that there are a number of fresh winter produce that can help you to drop the pounds effectively and keep them off. 

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Face Mask To Hydrate Your Skin This Winter

New Delhi: During the cold season, skin tends to become dry. Besides using cold creams, dry and flaking skin can be repaired with different hydrating masks suitable for different types of skin. Indulge yourself in overnight masks, masks with superfood and sheet masks.
 
Along with slathering on a daily moisturizer, quench your skin with a weekly face mask for a much-needed dose of hydration. Facial masks can be an excellent part of gentle skin care for dry skin during the winter.
 
Overnight masks work while you sleep and give extra boost of hydration to the skin. Such masks fight with the dry skin, which is mainly caused by wind and the cold weather. Overnight masks can do wonders, if the same is applied correctly.
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Drug which lowers deadly Huntington’s disease protein in brain found

New Delhi:In a 'ground-breaking' development, scientists have developed a drug that can treat Huntington's disease by lowering the level of the harmful protein in the nervous system.

Huntington's disease is characterised by the progressive loss of nerve cells in the brain. This fatal disorder is caused by a hereditary defect in a single gene.

The first drug targeting the cause of Huntington’s disease was safe and well-tolerated in its first human trial led by UCL scientists. It successfully lowered the level of the harmful huntingtin protein in the nervous system.

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A New Smart Phone Case To Monitor Your Blood Sugar Level

New Delhi: Over the last few years, smart phone manufacturers and app developers have been pioneering technology that suggests a shift in the role that mobile devices play in their users’ lives. 

They are now trying their way harder for re-imagining the phone as an important health tool as well as a communication device. And, the latest breakthrough in this field, by engineers at the University of California San Diego, will enable diabetes patients to monitor their glucose levels, whether they're at home or on the go.

Currently, checking blood sugar levels can be a hassle for people with diabetes, especially when they have to pack their glucose monitoring kits around with them every time they leave the house.