Weight Loss: 5 High Protein Vegan Foods To Cut Belly Fat

Weight Loss: 5 High Protein Vegan Foods To Cut Belly Fat�

Veganism has found plenty of fans across the world. Some of our most loved celebrities like Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Anushka Manchanda too have turned vegans in the recent past. Veganism as a philosophy abstains use of all kinds of animal-based products, be it in their diet, clothing or cosmetics. While a large part of India does not consume a meat-based diet, we are still heavily reliant on dairy products, be it milk, paneer or ghee. In veganism, you refrain even from using dairy. Under such restrictions, vegans may find it hard to fulfill their protein requirement. Whether you want to gain muscles or are looking for sustainable weight loss, you need to include ample protein in your diet. Protein induces satiety. It also increases levels of appetite-reducing hormones and hunger hormone ghrelin, making you crave less, thereby promoting weight loss.

 

 

Here are some vegan protein-rich foods that you can stock up on: 

 

1. Tofu And Similar Soy Products

Tofu is made of soy milk, which is an excellent alternative to regular milk sourced from animals. You can cook tofu the way you cook paneer. Toss it in salads, use it as fillings in sandwiches, or have it as tikkas. This will not only help you feel full for longer but will also help you manage your weight.

tofu

Protein-rich foods:Tofu is made of soy milk, which is an excellent alternative to regular milk sourced from animals​.

2. Beans

Be it kidney beans, black beans or chickpeas, all are an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids. You can experiment with them in form of salads, sprouts and curries. Better still; pair beans with whole grains like brown rice or quinoa. This will supplement your intake of proteins and fibre.

beans

Protein-rich foods: Beans are an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids.

3. Legumes

The range of dals that we Indians use in our desi preparations is worth a chronicle of its own. Legumes are a rich source of digestible fibre. Fibre takes long to break down, which keeps you full for longer and further prevents cravings. This will further support your weight loss diet and help you lose a few kilos.

 

4. Chia Seeds

An ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains about 4 grams of high-quality protein. Chia seeds are also a good source of fibre, which makes it an ideal superfood to cut that bulge. You can toss them in your low fat and low-cal smoothies or drinks to accelerate your weight loss programme.

chia seeds are nutritious

Protein-rich foods: Chia seeds are also a good source of fibre, which makes it an ideal superfood to cut that bulge.

5. Green Peas

Green peas, or matar, also make for an excellent plant-based source of protein. They are also high in various vitamins, antioxidants and minerals such as thiamine and manganese, which makes it a healthy addition to weight loss diet. You can also try pea milk. It is rich in DHA and omega-3 fatty acids along with iron and vitamin D that are good for our health.

peas

Protein-rich foods: Green peas or matar also make for an excellent plant-based source of protein.

Try including these foods in your diet and see the effect on your waistline. Make sure you supplement your diet with a disciplined fitness regimen too.

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No social media at Isha Ambani wedding: Guests requested to respect privacy and sanctity of occasion

The Ambani and Piramal family

The Ambani and Piramal family

The wedding fever is raging on as the celebrations for one of the most anticipated and biggest wedding begins from today. Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal kicked off their wedding festivities in the beautiful city of Udaipur from today.

The celebrations will happen at The Oberoi Udaivilas today, December 8 and some events will happen at City Palace on December 9.

The Ambanis and the Piramals are leaving no stone unturned to make Isha and Anand’s wedding a memorable day. From designing a Rs 3 lakh wedding invite to serving 5,100 people in an Anna Seva ceremony, the couple’s wedding will be one grand affair.

The couple arrived in Udaipur on December 6 with designer Manish Malhotra to kick-off the preparations for their wedding celebrations, which are speculated to be an intimate affair. The couple apparently wants to celebrate their wedding as a personal and private moment with their close-knit circle of friends.

Seems like Isha is taking cue from her best-friend Priyanka’s wedding, as she has also banned the use of mobile phones, social media and sharing images at the venue.

The couple has also requested the guests to respect their privacy and the sanctity of the occasion.

Although, it is speculated that the photos will be shared on the social media by the family themselves, like the grand announcement they made for Isha’s wedding in October.

Isha’s wedding will be covered by Joseph Radhik, who was also the wedding photographer for Priyanka’s wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.

Isha and Anand will tie the knot on December 12 at Ambanis Mumbai residence, Antilia. It will be attended by all the big names in the industry.

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Hardik Pandya asked to prove fitness by National Cricket Academy

Hardik Pandya is not part of the Indian squad for the Test series in Australia (Reuters Photo)

Hardik Pandya is not part of the Indian squad for the Test series in Australia (Reuters Photo)

Hardik Pandya is yet to fully recover from a back injury he suffered during the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates in September.

It seems the BCCI selection committee does not want to rush Pandya’s comeback as he been asked to rest and work on improving fitness by the medical staff at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, according to a report in the ESPNCricinfo.

Pandya, who was part of the India A squad for the third and final four-day unofficial Test against New Zealand A and also three one-dayers, will now miss the competitive matches.

But Pandya is likely to be seen back in action in Baroda’s Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai from December 14.

Pandya had suffered a lower-back injury during India’s match against Pakistan at the Asia Cup. Pandya had to be carried off on a stretcher after he landed awkwardly in his delivery stride following the fifth ball of his fourth over.

The injury ruled him out of the tournament that India went on to win for the seventh time.

The 25-year-old was recently seen smoking at Sakshi Dhoni’s birthday bash. However, the all-rounder was a couple of days later seen sweating at nets.

Pandya is a key member of the Indian side and the team management would hope for him to recover in time for the ODIs in Australia in January. India will play a three-match ODI series from January 12-18.

In Hardik’s absence, his elder brother Krunal Pandya is making the most of the opportunities in the national side.

After a good debut against the Windies in the T20Is, Krunal was also picked for the T20 series in Australia. Krunal became the third most expensive Indian bowler in a Twenty20 International when he conceded 55 runs without picking a wicket in the first T20 against Australia in Brisbane last week.

However, the all-rounder produced a better performance in the second game before his match-winning show in the third T20 that helped India level the series against Australia.

Krunal set a new record in the third and final match against Australia on Sunday as he registered the best bowling figures by an Indian in the format on Australian soil.

Krunal picked up a four-wicket haul and gave away just 36 runs from his four overs to help India restrict Australia to 164 for 6. India then rode on Virat Kohli’s unbeaten fifty to chase down the target with 6 wickets in hand.

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More resources needed to improve ‘grossly inadequate’ health services for skin disorders in Hong Kong, dermatologist warns

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To veteran dermatologist Tommy Luk Nai-ming, a 23-year-old Hong Kong woman’s suicide note last month saying her eczema left her feeling she would be better “dead than alive” underscored how distressing skin disorders could be.

“Skin diseases can lead to many psychological problems,” said Luk, who retired in 2015 after spending more than 20 years treating skin conditions in Hong Kong’s government hospitals and clinics.

It was not known if the woman – whose parents were also found dead with stab wounds in their home – received treatment from the public sector.

But to Luk, it was a stark reminder of the need for more resources to develop public dermatology services, which he described as “grossly inadequate”.

To give the poor and elderly a “helping hand”, the 64-year-old provides free consultations and runs the non-profit Hong Kong Dermatology Foundation to raise awareness of skin conditions.

Luk, a former senior medical officer with the Department of Health, proposed restructuring the department’s Social Hygiene Service, under which dermatology services and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases are lumped together.

This is common in some countries but other developed economies, such as Britain, have made dermatology a separate medical service.

Doing the same in Hong Kong would mean the specialty received targeted resources and this would improve treatment options for disorders, Luk said.

“The department has placed a higher priority on sexually transmitted diseases … as they are infectious diseases,” he said, agreeing that curbing the spread of such diseases was critical.

But he stressed that proper treatment of skin diseases, which might be misunderstood by some people as being for cosmetic purposes only, was equally important for patients’ well-being.

Twice a week the foundation’s clinic in Yau Ma Tei, Luk offers free skin consultations to underprivileged patients referred from partnering non-governmental organisations, including those serving the elderly or people with intellectual disabilities.

More than 440 patients have benefited since the free service started in 2016.

Luk said there had not been much progress in treating skin diseases in the public sector; for instance, the options were roughly the same now as about 20 years ago. Yet there are more than 2,000 skin diseases and, globally, there have been advances in how they are understood and treated, he added.

Last year, more than 236,000 patient attendances were recorded at clinics under the Social Hygiene Service unit for skin problems while the number was over 86,000 for sexually transmitted diseases.

Only about 30 doctors work in the unit but they do not treat HIV/Aids patients who are handled by the department’s Special Preventive Programme.

A patient could wait more than three years to see a doctor.

Meanwhile, only two public hospitals – Prince of Wales and Queen Mary – have their own dermatologists working there.

Dr Leung Sze-kee, president of the Hong Kong College of Dermatologists, said ideally the two services should be separated in the long run, but the unit needed more doctors first.

“There would be even less manpower for dermatology if the current two services were separated in the public sector,” Leung said.

Private dermatologist Dr Kingsley Chan Hau-ngai said a public-private partnership scheme could be introduced to provide public patients with better access to skin services.

The department said it planned to increase the number of doctors in the Social Hygiene Service unit this year to improve treatment for those with severe psoriasis and other serious skin diseases. However, it had no plans to split the dermatology and sexually transmitted disease services.

The Food and Health Bureau said it would continue to monitor the service’s manpower and enhance its provision as appropriate. The Hospital Authority said it would work closely with the department to explore the strengthening of specialist training in dermatology and service provision in public hospitals.

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Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India.

The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will enable Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to incorporate Facebook’s training on Digital Marketing Skills in its courses, besides providing trainees with access to local, domestic and international markets.

The programme includes courses on Digital Marketing, Online Safety and Financial Literacy in regional languages with Facebook imparting training to people nominated by the NSDC. This will up-skill job seekers and increase their prospects of employment.

“We are delighted to partner with the National Skill Development Corporation to help in upskilling the youth of the country and also empower local businesses by providing training and resources to build up a digital presence and grow their businesses beyond what the traditional offline economies offer,” Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia – Facebook, said in a statement.

“This skilled workforce and successful businesses are imperative for boosting employment and economic growth in the country,” she added.

The collaboration will also enable trainees to have access to Facebook’s Jobs tool to easily search for job openings. They can easily search for jobs in their Facebook app or visit www.facebook.com/jobs through their mobile phones while controlling the sharing of information with prospective employers.

“The partnership with Facebook aims to leverage the digital opportunity which can assist in creating a market place for many businesses and service offerings for candidates getting trained under our skill ecosystem and; also act as an information kiosk for knowledge sharing,” said Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

“With Facebook’s expertise and support, we are taking a step towards utilising the immense potential of digital skills for the economic betterment of the country,” he said.

Under the Skill India Mission, nearly one crore youth in the country are being annually skilled, reskilled and upskilled through various central government programmes.

Facebook’s previous training programmes on Digital Marketing Skills have upskilled more than 200,000 youth and entrepreneurs under the #BoostYourBusiness programme across 16 states in the country.

Under the network giant’s #SheMeansBusiness programme, another 30,000 women entrepreneurs are currently being trained, the company said.

In 2017, Facebook launched Digital Training Hub which aims to train 500,000 youth and entrepreneurs by 2020.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 to have iris scanner and Intelligent Scan

Samsung galaxy tab has been leaking off the entire time. The new tablet appeared with thin bezels and no home button on the front, raising the question what type of biometric security it would have.

Rumors have been suggesting iris scanner and face recognition features, and finally, SamMobile reported that the Galaxy Tab S4 would indeed sport them both. The information was leaked from a firmware video that shows how both features work.

The animation that explains how the iris scanner and face recognition act when powering the device is the same as in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. Both features work simultaneously, and when the sensor recognizes either the face or the irides, it unlocks. This allows the scanners to operate both in light and dark environments.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is nearing its launch. It is likely to make an appearance on August 9 at the Galaxy Note9 unveiling and most likely will be announced at IFA in Berlin. We expect the device to arrive with Exynos 9810 chipset, Android 8.1 with Samsung Experience UI on top. It is also likely to have a cheaper variant with the same 10.5” screen size, but lower-tier specs and the model will be named .

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To boost global rankings, IITs woo foreign students, faculty

IITs targeting Asia to scout for students, EU and the US for faculties. Photo: Mint

IITs targeting Asia to scout for students, EU and the US for faculties. Photo: Mint

New Delhi: As the most sought-after institute in the country, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) never felt the need to reach out to aspiring students or faculty. It has always been the other way round. That’s set to change.

In their effort to improve their rankings in global league tables, IITs are now seeking to stamp their mark on the global stage through dinner meetings, special lectures, institutional tie-ups, advertisements in foreign journals and increased visibility on social media, primarily to woo international students and teachers.

“We have to change the perception that IITs are not just Indian schools,” said V. Ramgopal Rao, director of IIT Delhi. “Generally, the perception is we are Indian schools looking for only Indians in students and teachers…that will change gradually as we put in place a concerted effort,” added M. Balakrishnan, deputy director, IIT Delhi.

Not only for students and teachers, even for research scholars and endowment, IITs have to make an effort individually, as well as collectively, said S.K. Das, director, IIT Ropar.

The premier institutes believe that if they want to climb the global league tables, they have to open up their campuses for all. Even the human resource development (HRD) ministry is in favour of IITs reaching out to overseas students.

“In the next IIT council meeting, we will take up the issue and may suggest them on how they can explore the idea,” said a ministry official, requesting anonymity. In fact, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar had told Parliament that to overcome teacher shortage, IITs need to collectively bargain for faculties from foreign universities and institutions. Several IITs are facing a faculty crunch of over 25%, and the poor teacher-student ratio is not only affecting their expansion, but also their rankings.

Das said IIT delegations had recently visited some countries to promote the institutions, and more visits are in the pipeline. Balakrishnan said he was also looking to host dinner meets at top global universities, attend seminars and conferences to spread the message. There is a good possibility of IITs tying up with top colleges and universities in Asia for student mobility. “A lot of Asian students go abroad for postgraduate and doctorate education… if we can convince some of them to come to the IITs then it is good for both. They will stay in an Asian setting, without comprising on the quality of education and research, and we will become international in our look and feel. You will see special fellowships for foreign students as well.” He added that structured collaborations with top institutions across Asia, including in Iran, Nepal and Sri Lanka, are a possibility.

Kalpesh Banker, managing partner, Edushine Advisory, an education consultancy, said IITs have started showing interest in foreign faculties and students. “A collective bargaining for students and faculties will be beneficial. Brand IIT will be a bigger force than an individual IIT, that too, when a large chunk of them are new.”

However, a senior administrator at an older IIT said that though collective effort for changing the perception or recruiting students is good, in case of hiring teachers it may be difficult. “IITs are competitors on faculty recruitment, and going together may be difficult. Instead of going together for faculty recruitment, it will be better to go for collective departmental hiring than collective institutional hiring (all departments together),” he said requesting anonymity.

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Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

Xiaomi is holding flash sales for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, as well as the Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A models, at 12pm IST today. The flash sales will be held on both Mi.com as well as Flipkart. The company will also make the Redmi 5A available for “pre-order” on Mi.com at the same time. The Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched back in February, but still remains popular, with Counterpoint’s Q2 India smartphone shipments report ranking it second on the top-selling smartphone list. The budget Redmi 5A (which was launched in November last year) topped that list, with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 (launched alongside the Redmi Note 5 Pro) taking the fourth spot.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, and goes up to Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. It will be available in Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. On Mi.com, the company is touting a Rs. 2,200 cashback with up to 4.5TB additional data on Jio, as well as a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music.

The Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. It will be available in Blue, Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. The company is touting a Rs. 2,200 cashback with Jio Rs. 198 and Rs. 299 plans, apart from a 3-month subscription to Hungama Music. To recall, “pre-orders” on Mi.com are said to be a way to skip the queues of flash sales, and book the smartphone with an advance payment (no cash on delivery option) and a delivery time of 5 business days.

As for the televisions, the 55-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4 price in India is set at Rs. 44,999, and it comes with free 3-month subscriptions to Hungama Play and Sony LIV on Mi.com. The 43-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4Aprice in India is Rs. 22,999, and it has the same bundled offers on Mi.com, with a JioFi cashback offer in addition. The 32-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4A price in India is Rs. 13,999, and it has the same offers as the 43-inch model.

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Another Reason To Control Your Blood Pressure Levels: Keeps Dementia Away

Another Reason To Control Your Blood Pressure Levels: Keeps Dementia Away

For the first time in history, researchers have found medicine that can reduce the risk of memory loss and dementia in your golden years. Even better, most forms of the treatment are available in safe, inexpensive generic formulations.The twist? These drugs have been around for decades, since they’re widely used to lower blood pressure and ward off heart disease.

As the population ages, the incidence of cognitive impairment and dementia has surged. One in six women over the age of 55 and 10 percent of men are expected to develop dementia before they die. Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type, affects more than 5 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. And while the drug industry has spent billions of dollars trying to slow down memory loss once it begins, the efforts have been largely unsuccessful. Until now.

The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial, or Sprint, was begun in 2010 to see if aggressively lowering blood pressure would reduce a range of health complications, including heart disease and dementia. The heart disease portion was halted five years later because the benefits were overwhelming. Researchers continued to track the cognitive function of 9,361 participants in a separate analysis called Sprint Mind through June.

The results, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, found that those who initially received intensive blood pressure control were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment than those who had more relaxed hypertension goals. The risk of developing either cognitive impairment or dementia was 15 percent lower, while dementia rates alone weren’t significantly different in the study.

“What is good for your heart is not only good for your heart, but also good for your brain,'” said Jeff Williamson, the lead researcher and chief of gerontology and geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

The researchers weren’t particular about what drug regimen the patients used, as long as they got to their goals. Those in the intensive treatment arm were expected to get below 120 mmHg, the upper number in a blood pressure reading, while those in the standard treatment group aimed for 140 mmHg.

Williamson compared the findings to car tires: “You want to have the right pressure,” he said. “If it’s too high or too low, the tires can wear out quickly. With blood pressure, if it’s too high, the walls of the arteries can endure damage.”

The findings will allow people to take action in their own lives to lower their risk, with specific goals to aim for, said James Hendrix, director of global science initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association. Many people aren’t at recommended blood pressure levels, he said, and evidence that better control helps the heart and the brain may push them into action.

“People may do all the right things and still develop dementia, but this may give them more time,” he said. “It may give another five or 10 years with a healthy brain.”

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Hockey World Cup 2018: India Will Be A Force To Reckon With In The Tournament, Says Ashok Kumar

Hockey World Cup 2018: India Will Be A Force To Reckon With In The Tournament, Says Ashok Kumar

India started their Hockey World Cup 2018 campaign by registering a comprehensive 5-0 win against South Africa on Wednesday. Riding high on confidence, India will take on World No.3 Belgium in their second Pool C clash on Sunday. Talking about India’s convincing win over World No.15 South Africa, India hockey great Ashok Kumar said that he is confident of India performing well in the Hockey World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneswar. “The way India started the tournament shows that they are ready for the World Cup,” Ashok Kumar said.

“Scoring two goals in the first half against a team like South Africa shows the kind hockey we are playing. South Africa is not a weak team and scoring five goals against them shows that India are ready to play their hearts out and win the tournament,” added Ashok Kumar, who was a member of the Indian team that won the 1975 World Cup.

“And the credit goes to the coach and management. And after witnessing India’s performance in the match against South Africa, it is safe to say that India will continue to dish out their top-notch performance,” Ashok Kumar further added.

Talking about how fitness is important in modern-day hockey, Ashok Kumar said, “Fitness is the primary requirement in today’s hockey. If you are not fit, you won’t be able to play.”

“Even I want to play hockey, but I’m not fit. I only play hockey in my mind but it becomes a complete game when both mind and body are involved,” he added.

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