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Alcohol During Pregnancy May Harm Even Your Great Grandkid

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy poses a severe danger, not only to the mother but for future generations. It is kind of scary is it not?
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is not recommended by health professionals. They say alcohol impacts brain cells. Throughout the pregnancy, the brain cells of the baby keep on growing. It may have an impact on the tender growing a brain of the baby.
Research study Researchers from the Binghamton University did an experiment on rats. The rats were given one glass of wine for up to four days. Then the offspring was tested for water or alcohol consumption.
The researchers found that in rats when the mother drinks one glass alcohol four times during pregnancy. Her children and grandchildren up to the third generation, show increased alcohol preference and less sensitivity to alcohol.
This study shows the transgenerational effect of alcohol for generations to come. This study is the first of its kind. The consumption of alcohol even in small amounts aff…

Deadly Effects of Pot Belly

Do you know the dangers of pot belly? Do you lack exercise? Then you better watch this video. Hope you will make healthy lifestyle changes.

Take care
Swarnam

Bursting the Myths of Eggs, Potatoes and Bananas

Eggs, potatoes, and bananas have so long suffered a bad rap from the health world. But new research studies are coming out. They are in favor of these foods.
So if you are pretty confused, here are some easy to understand facts, which will clear away all your doubts.
Eggs
Myth
Eating eggs can raise your cholesterol levels because they have fat and cholesterol in them.
Truth
According to a recent research eating eggs does not raise the serum cholesterol in healthy people. The fat-like molecules in animal foods like eggs do not affect the cholesterol circulating in your blood stream.
Eggs are very nutritious. They contain choline essential for brain and neurological health. Eggs contain only a small amount of saturated fat. So it is not wise to cut out eggs, from your diet.
Enjoy hard-boiled eggs for salads or sunny side it up. Make tasty omelets and have a great time tasting eggs.

Potatoes
Myth
Potatoes just provide empty calories
Truth
White potatoes are nutritious. They have good amounts of vita…

Awesome Dip Recipes You Must Know

Dips are a great way to start a party. The variety of these dips makes it a crowd pleaser. Dips add flavor and texture to the food such as pita bread, crackers, seafood dumplings, potato chips and so much more. These dips are tasty and versatile. Make your gatherings more joyous and lively with these easy to make dips. Here are some great ideas to make your perfect dip.
Creamy peanut butter dip
Recipe source Popsugar
Ingredients 6 ounces nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Method Serve all the ingredients in a bowl and serve with pears, apples, bananas, strawberries or grapes.
Roasted tomato hummus
Recipe source Popsugar
INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
2 1-pound, 3-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2/3 cup tahini, well stirred
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1/2 cup olive oil, or to taste
1/2 to 1 cup roasted tomato
Method Add all the ingredients into the food processor and blend it until nice and smooth.
Sp…

Memories For Life

“Share your#MemoriesForLife like I’ve done at BlogAdda forHDFC Life.”
My dream of a complete family is a husband, wife, son and a daughter. After marriage, I was in the family way and God blessed me with a son.  Four years passed and again we were overjoyed to find out that I was in the family way.
The pregnancy test which we did at home turned out positive. We visited the gynecologist, she took some scans and advised me that she has her own doubts about the baby’s heartbeat. She advised me not to get too excited.
I was sitting alone in my room and I said a word of prayer, begging God to help me out. Miracles do happen!
Instantly I could feel a tiny movement in my tummy, I could feel something beating in my tummy, and it was twirling fast. Something similar to that of a butterfly flapping its wings.
Even today, I get goosebumps when I think about that miraculous moment. The doctor confirmed the pregnancy, the pregnancy was fine. For my first kid, I had a hard labor for about 10 hours.
I ho…

Why is Laundry Always a Mother's Job

I am joining the Ariel#ShareTheLoadcampaign atBlogAddaand blogging about the prejudice related to household chores being passed on to the next generation.
I am really glad that Ariel has brought about a revolution of sharing the workload between men and women.
Yeah, from my point of view in most houses women tend to do the laundry. In our Indian culture, this behavior has become so immune that nobody gives it a thought.
My neighbor is a respected professor of Business Administration in a reputed college. She does the laundry thing for her house.
She is quite happy about this fact and does not think it as a gender bias. In such cases when people are happy to do a work. Then it is welcome.
But in houses where women find it difficult because of another work load. And no one helps her out because of the thought pattern that it is a women’s job. Then we have to take this seriously. Am I right?
You might ask what the case in my house is. Well, the husband helps with the cooking part, mostly dur…