Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu

Viral gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection that is commonly known as stomach flu. Symptoms of stomach flu include watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, and vomiting.

Many different viruses can cause stomach flu. Stomach flu often develops after contact with an infected person or consuming contaminated food or water. read more

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What is Protein? Which Foods Contain Protein?

Protein is one of the three nutrients found in food that the body requires in large amounts. Along with carbohydrates and fat, protein is essential for the human body.

Proteins are made of small compounds called amino acids. There are hundreds of amino acids that exist in nature, but the human body only utilizes 22 of them. read more

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Nudging health in food pantries

Grocery stores and cafeterias successfully nudge selection of target foods, but can this same strategy be used to encourage food pantry clients to select target healthful foods? In a new study published in the Journal of Public Health, Auburn University and Cornell University researchers found that product placement and packaging had a significant impact on what clients selected in a New York State food pantry. “Food pantries offer a unique opportunity to nudge those most at risk of hunger to select more nutrient-dense foods,” explains lead author Norbert Wilson, PhD, Auburn University, “introducing easy low-cost target marketing strategies is a way to do this without taking away choice.” read more

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Rolling Stones’ musical ghosts of the Sixties live in Morocco’s Tangier

Driving through tiny villages set in sunny wheatfields, we’re greeted by waves from friendly locals, many in colourful traditional clothes.

I am heading for Jajouka in Morocco, an easy and safe couple of hours south of Tangier, where the farming community contains fewer than 1,000 souls, as many sheep, and the 8th-century shrine of Sidi Ahmed Sheik – said to have healing powers. read more

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How to see the glorious Czech capital of Prague at your own pace

  • Prague is not a huge city – but it is packed with many beautiful landmarks
  • Must-see sights includes the Charles Bridge and the city’s brooding castle
  • Opera tickets are surprisingly cheap, with good seats available from £20 

Prague is one of Europe’s big hitters, with a tangled history that swings from the romantic to the tragic.

It has seen occupation, repression and liberation – and it’s a wonder it remains so enchanting. read more

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