Author: Hiba Batool

She is a nutrition graduate from Kinnaird College, Lahore. She is a nutritionist by profession. Her interests lie in medical research and writing. She masters in all topics related to nutrition and health.

Pakistan – a society so civil that it is not ready to lower its morals and talk about sex. Talking about sex does not mean promoting it. Sex education simply means discussing and teaching all things associated with sex and sexuality. With the world promoting sex education, sex education in Pakistan still remains taboo. It is essential to keep in mind that sex education does not promote the act but educates people regarding the complexities and absurdities of it. It allows exploring values and maintaining ones own sexual health. Keeping good sexual health is not synonyms with keeping a hyperactive…

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Endocrine disorders are very prevalent in girls of childbearing age. Today every other girl faces menstrual issues. Some are worried about being overweight, and some are striving to gain some pounds. All these issues are due to hormonal problems in girls. A hormone is a molecule acting as a messenger in your body. These powerful chemicals are produced in your endocrine glands and travel throughout your body, telling your tissues and organs what to do. Your body relies on them to regulate many major processes, such as metabolism and reproduction. A hormonal imbalance means you have too much or too…

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I still remember myself cringing whenever my dada abu used to eat the slimy orangish japani phal. The worst part was that he used to make me eat it too and I used to dread the dry mouth that was to come. All he used to say was “beti bus thora sa kha lo buhat faidey mand hota hai”. Only if I knew the amazing japani phal benefits, I wouldn’t have said a word and ate as much of it as possible. Japani Phal Vs Amlok Japani phal is known ad persimmon in English. Even if you hate japani phal,…

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“Sapna toota hai toh dil kabhi jalta hai Haan thoda dard hua par chalta hai…” Nothing explains a breakup and how to get over your ex better than our very own Muna Bhai. He knew that it hurts, but he also knew that life has more to it than just one person. Going through a breakup is hard, and it’s draining. It is only natural that you feel devastated. The one person you confided in is no longer with you. They are no longer there to hold your hand and hug you tight when you need them. But just because…

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How many of the videos circulating on WhatsApp regarding the supposed side effects of the covid vaccine do you actually find true? Videos of men lighting a bulb with bare hands after getting vaccinated and attaching magnets to their skin claiming that the vaccine has made them magnetic make rounds on the internet. As absurd as it sounds, some people believe in such videos, making them sceptical of getting vaccinated. You have to be at a certain level of stupidity to believe in such absurdity. But the internet has something for everyone, even for your completely sane and mature mind,…

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Eid Mubarak everyone. All set with your knives and forks to dig into the mighty mutton raan or the hunter beef? Which of the two are you more eager to have. One thing that both promise is the finger-licking taste and festivity. But you need to take more into consideration than just the taste. So here is the final face-off of mutton vs beef depending on all you need to consider before digging into the meat of your choice. If you are a true meat lover you might not find yourself in the confusion to choose one over the other.…

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With only two days left in the meaty eid, you must be deciding a mighty menu for the mighty dinner you are to host. Keep in mind that you need to keep your dinners a little less mighty this eid, as the covid-19 delta variant is spreading like wildfire. You only have to limit the mightiness of your dinner, not the meatiness. As a nutritionist, I might not be able to suggest a suitable table etiquette, but I sure can suggest all the healthy foods for Eid ul Adha that you must serve your guests. So keep your knives and…

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If you’ve been seeking a single meal or pill that will take care of everything from your head to your toes, look no further. Sohanjna (moringa) is here to put an end to your quest. It is not an exaggeration to state that the sohanjna benefits may work wonders for you. Scientists have named sohanjna (moringa) plant the world’s most beneficial tree. Not only does it give several health advantages, but it also helps everyone and everything it touches, including the ecosystem in which it grows, the farmer who grows it, the consumer who consumes it, and even the ground…

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Can you imagine having unsweetened chai? But to make it sweet, you have to add heaps of sugar to it, and you know that the sweet taste does not come alone. The sweet taste of sugar comes with several health risks like obesity, an upset hormonal system, and a greater risk of heart disease. Only if you could get the sweetness of sugar and the benefits of something really healthy. Well, there are foods like jaggery that claim to do that. But are the claimed jaggery benefits scientifically proven? Read more about the ill effects of white sugar.  You may…

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Sugar, spice, and everything nice make what? Lassi. A spoon of sugar, a pinch of salt, and a mix of milk, yogurt, water, and ice blend together to bring you a heavenly drink called lassi. This carefully curated concoction can take away sweat, stress, and lethargy on a sunny day. These are not the only lassi benefits; they exacerbate the scope of nutrition and positively affect your mind and mood too. Why limit its consumption to Ramzan or a Sunday breakfast only? Drink your lassi every day and let it do its magic on your overall health. The yogurt in…

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Is it only me or you all too love taking the saunf from the platter while leaving a restaurant. Some time back it was the taste only, that led me to the saunf platter. Only if I had known some saunf benefits I would have rushed to it before, during, and after my meal. Before getting into the saunf benefits let me make it clear to you, that here we are not talking about the colorful sugary beads sold in the name of saunf. Those are nothing but pure sugar, saunf is actually the little brown colored long grains encapsulated…

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