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5 foods that deworm the body naturally

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Do you know that there are certain foods you consume that can deworm the body naturally? Food creates magic when medicines fail to do the same.

According to studies, these worms and parasites are formed due to unhealthy eating habits and they grow inside the intestine.

You can get rid of them naturally by including the following foods in your diet.

1. Garlic

Garlic is a very healthy food that can deworm the body naturally. Garlic is known for killing bacteria and parasites in the human body. The existence of allicin and whose compounds kill amoebas affecting diseases and regular use of garlic also detoxify the body and protects against oxidation caused by parasite toxins. Always consume garlic because it is healthy for other internal organs.

2. Turmeric

So many people know turmeric as a spice but do not know how beneficial it is to the body. Turmeric is known for its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. You will be amazed to know that this Indian spice is also effective against bacteria and parasites and is a perfect blood purifier too. Incorporate it into your diet and awe how it works for you.

3. Papaya

Papaya is another fruit that helps deworm the body. You will be surprised to know that the most beneficial part of this tropical fruit is its seeds. According to a study, papaya seeds are highly effective against parasitic worms, including tapeworm. The best way to have seeds is to mix them with honey. And if you are willing to have the fruit, then for best results ferment the cubes in apple cider vinegar for a day and then consume. Consume them to stay healthy.

4. Neem Leaves

Neem leaves are one of the best leaves to incorporate into your site due to their health benefits. Neem leaves are rich in antibacterial properties. The best way to keep your gut safe and healthy is to chew a few neem leaves on an empty stomach. They not only enhance digestion but also destroy bad bacteria in the intestinal region. Consume them since they help the body in diverse ways.

5. Ginger

Ginger is another healthy food for the body. Ginger is ideal for enhancing stomach acid production, which indirectly helps destroy parasites and protects the gut from any sort of internal damage. Always consume ginger to stay healthy.

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Do you know excessive use of mobile phone could lead to memory loss?

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Psychologists have maintained for long that stress can cause amnesia or affect the memory adversely. But that is not the only reason. Excessive use of mobile phones, apparently, can cause memory loss in humans.

When cyber security company Kaspersky Lab conducted a survey of 6,000 mobile phone users, it found that 71 per cent of them can’t remember the phone numbers of their children and 87 per cent can’t recollect the phone numbers of their children’s schools.

According to some of the respondents, losing their Smartphone will cause them to forget what they’ve been up to.

Welcome to the era of ‘digital amnesia’ where our brains are fast losing their ability to remember as we become increasingly reliant on technology to retain data.

Link between smartphone and memory loss

Distraction is one of the key factors that make memories more difficult to form. When we are busy multitasking on our Smartphones and quickly looking for information in multiple apps and notifications, we are only half-focused on learning a new skill. Hence, the information is unlikely to get stored in our long-term memory.

Smartphone addiction can interrupt sleep. We need deep sleep to detoxify our brain. It is only when we are in deep sleep that the brain engages in synaptic pruning—making room for new information by pruning old information. When we have interrupted sleep, synaptic pruning cannot take place, thus, impairing our ability to retain new information and form new memories.

Not just sleep, increased screen time also reduces our IQ significantly, according to the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London.

Memory loss in teenagers

Increasing exposure to mobile devices negatively affects the figural memory of adolescents, revealed a recent study by the researchers at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). Figural memory, which helps us make sense of images, patterns and shapes, is located in the right hemisphere of the brain. Hence, teenagers, who hold their phone next to their right ear, are the most affected.

The researchers, who did this study on 700 teenagers, claim that a young developing brain is more susceptible to phone-wave-induced changes up to 15 years of age. They found that on an average, a teen is exposed to 858 mJ/kg of radiation per day when their average call time is 10.6 minutes.

How to overcome digital amnesia?

  • Ensure that you do not carry your mobile phone to bed at night. Keep any such devices out of your sight before sleeping.
  • Turn off notifications and uninstall all non-essential apps.
  • Instead of using GPS everywhere you go, print Google direction maps and try to get to the destination.
  • Observe a screen-free day at least one day a week. On this day, try to avoid using phones for anything else other than making or receiving calls.
  • If you want to do something radical to get rid of Smartphone addiction, get a landline.
  • Potential risks to the brain can be minimised by using headphones or loud speaker while calling, especially when network quality is low and the mobile phone is functioning to its maximum potential.

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Where does Cape Town rank on list of most livable cities in the world?

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Cape Town has been voted as the best city in Africa and the Middle East in the latest edition of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.

As South Africa’s embattled tourism industry looks ahead to the reopening of international travel – with pressure on source markets to drop pandemic-related restrictions – Cape Town stands ready to benefit from its recently won global acclaim.

Being voted as the best city to travel to in Africa provides a much-needed confidence boost to Cape Town and the international tourists who are looking to visit the Mother City. This adds to the positive signs of Cape Town International Airport showing the quickest post-lockdown rebound in passenger volumes.

As part of its annual World’s Best Awards, Travel + Leisure relies on its readers to vote across 11 categories. The survey was open for voting between January and May 2021, “as destinations around the world were lifting Covid-19 restrictions.”

But for South Africa, restrictions have remained tight throughout the year, spurred mainly by fears over the Beta variant. Luckily for South Africa and Cape Town, respondents have been allowed “to reflect on their travel experiences over a three-year period.”

Although Cape Town is ranked as the 20th best livable city in the world – out of 25 detailed by Travel + Leisure in between Triesta in Italy and Tokyo in Japan – it shines in the regional rankings.

In the Africa rankings, Cape Town comes first, followed by Marrakesh in Morocco. Fez and Essaouira, both in Morocco, also feature in the top ten, while Cape Town represents the only city in South Africa.

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8 signs of depression you should never ignore

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Everyone feels sad once in a while. If you’re feeling lower than usual or the feeling never ceases, you may wonder if you are depressed.

Depression is a mental illness that many people don’t even know they have. It can leave its victims extremely unhappy and even suicidal.

Let’s go over the causes, signs, and treatment of depression.

Researchers have identified some genes that can make a person susceptible to depression. Depression has also been linked to the parts of the brain that affect emotions and memory.

Symptoms

No age group is more likely to get depression, it can appear at any age, and the symptoms vary from person to person. People who have depression often have symptoms that affect their daily activities, but this is not always the case. Some of the symptoms are just things we regularly experience, but if you are experiencing several symptoms for long periods, it is most likely depression. Below are some common signs of depression you should not ignore

  1. Feelings of hopelessness
  2. Avoiding family and friends
  3. Trouble sleeping or excessive sleep
  4. Fatigue and loss of motivation
  5. Loss of appetite or excessive eating
  6. Difficulty with concentration
  7. Neglecting daily activities
  8. Suicidal thoughts

Do you have the symptoms of depression, or do you know someone who does?

Treatment is available, and it can help you feel a lot better. Depression can be treated with therapy when you talk to a professional. Medications like antidepressants can also help you manage depression and stress. You can also talk to someone really close to you about how you are feeling.

The feeling of getting it off your chest will make you feel a lot better, and you might receive some good advice.

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