Author: Maryam Azhar

Maryam is a Nutritionist who firmly believes in the power of words. With her advanced knowledge, she hopes to spread awareness regarding nutrition and health among the masses.

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Black salt or Kala namak is commonly used in Pakistani households. Shop keepers usually give it away as a complimentary treat to enjoy with fruits like oranges or guavas. While it adds extra flavor to your food and makes it more appealing, there are some black salt side effects you should know as well. Let’s discuss the qualities, uses, and black salt side effects in this article. Black Salt vs. White Salt: Sodium Content Black salt is a mixture of sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, sodium bisulfate, and ferric sulfate. And might contain some impurities as well. It has a mildly…

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According to IQAir, Lahore is ranked on top of the world’s list of most polluted cities. You might have observed that every November, the city of Lahore gets covered in a blanket of smog. Flights are canceled, respiratory issues arise, and mortality rates increase. This has been going on since 2017, but the government has made little to no effort to resolve the issue of smog. However, this year Punjab government has decided on 3-day off coping strategy the air quality index rises. Punjab Government Notice On November 22, 2021, the Punjab government published a notice to address the issue…

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Lobia is commonly used in various dishes like salads, sweet and sour chaats, and lentil soups in Pakistan. You must have eaten or at least heard of it. But do you know about its amazing benefits? It is called by many names around the world, cowpeas or black-eyed peas is lobia name in English. However, they are not peas but come under the category of beans. And like all other beans, lobia benefits are also great for health. Let’s discuss them in detail. Lobia Benefits: Nutritional Value Among lobia benefits is that it offers excellent nutritional value. Some of the…

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Chapati is one of the staple foods of our country and is commonly called roti in most Pakistani households. The majority of us have been eating these since our childhood with different types of curries and dishes. Wheat chapati benefits are numerous. However, the new generation is forgetting the importance of this amazing food. So, we bring you the top five chapati benefits in this article. It is to be noted that patients with celiac disease can not digest the gluten present in wheat. So if you have celiac disease or feel sick after eating wheat. Then, it is recommended…

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Are you looking for an easy and natural remedy for diabetes, asthma, or insomnia? Paneer Booti is a magical herb that can help you in treating these problems. There are numerous paneer booti benefits, and we have listed some of the best for you in this article, so keep on reading. What is Paneer Booti? Paneer Booti, also known as Withania coagulans, is a plant native to Afghanistan and India that belongs to the Solanaceae family. It is also known as Doda Paneer or Paneer ke Phool in some areas. This amazing plant is widely cultivated in several parts of…

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While some people are happy with their natural skin tone, others desire a fairer complexion, which is one reason why skin whitening creams in Pakistan are pretty common. The obsession with getting a whiter or fairer skin tone is deeply rooted in people of many Asian countries. So, skin whitening creams, bleaches, and treatments are easily available in Pakistan, and people often use them without even consulting a dermatologist or knowing their harmful effects. This article discusses all the side effects and diseases caused by skin whitening creams in Pakistan. Side Effects of Skin Whitening Creams How you could be…

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It is not easy to leave an abusive relationship; you cannot simply walk away and never look back. You may go through a series of emotions before you leave an abusive relationship, including self-blame, confusion, fear, and uncertainty. If you’re going through this challenging phase, this article can help you get out of it. What is Abuse? According to The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ‘Abuse is defined as any action that intentionally harms or injures another person. Domestic violence is a form of abuse that knows no bounds. It happens to people of all sexes, ages, sexual orientations, races, and…

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Have you ever observed how teenagers and adults sometimes copy their favorite character’s dress, haircut, or specific habits from a movie? It has been found that movies significantly impact our thinking process, and recent studies show that they can alter your opinions and attitude and set certain stereotypes in your mind. Considering this, let’s discuss how is Bollywood promoting male toxicity in its films by misrepresenting the idea of masculinity and setting wrong standards for the public.  What is Male Toxicity? Toxic masculinity can be defined as exaggerating male traits like aggression, lack of emotion, and dominance that many cultures have…

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Pakistan is going through an economic crisis; petrol prices are over the roof, and so is everyone’s stress level. It has been found that the declining economy is one of the main reasons for the declining mental health in Pakistan. There has been a significant increase in depression, anxiety, and suicide rates. Growing prices of everyday food products, fewer employment opportunities, and low wages are the primary concerns of Pakistanis these days. Let’s discuss how the economic crisis in Pakistan contributes to the mental health problems of its population. Economic Problems causing Mental Health Issues in Pakistan According to data…

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According to the most recent United Nations data, Pakistan’s current population has reached above two-hundred and twenty-six million as of October 2021. Making Pakistan the fifth most populated country in the world. With a rapidly increasing population, child health issues in Pakistan are also on the rise. The current issues in maternal and child health can be related to many factors that have been discussed in this article. Types of Child Health Issues in Pakistan Child health in Pakistan is one of the most challenging national issues that require immediate attention. According to medical reports, one child dies every minute…

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Almost everyone loves fruit juice, even the people who don’t like eating fruits can not say no to a freshly squeezed glass of juice. Drinking fruit juice is a quick, easy, and delicious way to increase your fruit intake, and you can even add vegetables to it for increased benefits. Let’s discuss the different types of fruit juices and their benefits for our health. Benefits of Different Fruit Juices According to the My Plate Guidelines, adding two servings of fruit to the daily diet for adults has been recommended, one cup of fruit juice equals eating two fruits. So, it…

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