10 almond flour desserts that are healthy and delicious

10 Almond flour desserts that are healthy and delicious

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Oscars 2017: Complete list of winners


Oscars – Picture by Ian West PA Archive/PA Images

It’s the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night into Monday morning, with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honouring the best movies of the last 12 months.

La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight are expected to duke it out for top honours and you can watch the whole star-studded shebang unfold live on Sky Cinema’s dedicated Oscars channel from 01:30am Monday morning.

We’ll be updating the winners right here on this very page as they’re announced, so bookmark this page and check back in on Monday for the full list of winners.


Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in ‘La La Land’ (credit: Lionsgate)


Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea


Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences


Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins


Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals


Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea


Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle


La La Land


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land


Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea


Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America


4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets


Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land


Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann


A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad


La La Land


“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land
Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls
Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster

“City Of Stars” from La La Land
Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story
Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting

“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana
Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land


Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes


Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights


Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land


Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Hidden Figures


Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women


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Secret of Balanced Diet for Healthy Hair

Food is important for the health and growth of your hair as well, like all other body parts. The only difference is that you have to supply the food to the hair follicles before the hair strand grows since once it grows out it is nothing but a dead cell and nothing can make the hair thicker or straighter or healthier. But a healthy diet can keep the hair follicles nourished and the scalp healthy thus preventing hair fall and other various ailments that cause hair fall.


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Just like your skin, you hair shows damage through dieting too. Just that the skin shows immediately and the hair to show the extent of damage would take longer. But nevertheless a crash dieting or an unhealthy lifestyle would surely take a toll on your hair too along with your skin.

Causes of Unhealthy Hair:

There are also many other reasons for unhealthy hair too like,

  1. Excessive Smoking
  2. Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  3. Unclean Hair regularly etc.,

But maintaining a Healthy Diet throughout would help in combating these much more effectively than any cosmetic products ever can.

There are many food stuffs that can help in Healthy Hair Growth. Taking just any food that is regarded as healthy will not help. You have to know exactly, what ingredients favor in building block of healthy hair. In which food you would get these ingredients. You have to then include these foods into your daily diet plan. For instance protein is the most important ingredient that aids in healthy hair growth. The reason is that the hair strand is mostly made of protein and hence a protein rich diet would ensure that your hair stand is strong such that it does not break easily.

List of Protein Rich Foods:

  1. Whole Eggs
  2. Almond
  3. Oats
  4. Cottage Cheese
  5. Greek Yogurt
  6. Milk
  7. Broccoli
  8. Tuna
  9. Quinoa
  10. Lentils
  11. Pumpkin Seeds
  12. Turkey Breast
  13. Fish (All Types)
  14. Shrimp
  15. Brussels Sprouts
  16. Peanuts

Healthy scalp is necessary for healthy hair too and for healthy scalp you would need a diet rich in Iron, Vitamin E and some essential Minerals like Copper, Selenium and Magnesium. Vitamin D is also important. You would get Vitamin D through the sunlight but remember that too much sunlight can damage the hair instead of supplying it with vitamin D. For protein, minerals and vitamin E, you should take ample amounts of fishes like Salmon, Eggs, Leafy Vegetables like Spinach as well as Lentils too.

It is important though that you consult a good Doctor first before taking all the above mentioned food at once. Your doctor can plan out a Balanced Diet for you.

This article was originally published on Practo Health Feed by Dr. Sachin Goel, Hair Transplant Surgeon

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Fit and fabulous heroines

Bollywood heroines who are fitness freaks


Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty : The way she has maintained her body is droolworthy. She is perhaps the fittest celebs around.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone : The way Deepika works out everyday will motivate even a couch potato.

Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor : The way she dances and moves her body proves that there is no greater wealth in this world than health.

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra : The way she transformed her body, gave fitness goals to the whole world.

Source: Yahoo

The best foods to eat before and after workouts to make it all worth it

Mitalee Doshi, Founder of Oomph Nutrition tells us what to eat before and after workouts.


The best foods to eat before and after workouts to make it all worth it

Achieving optimal results by a workout depends on certain aspects – the most important of them is one’s diet. What you eat before (and if needed, during) your workout is crucial for fuelling the workout itself and is responsible for muscle building. What you eat after your workout ensures that your body has all of the supplies it needs in order to recover, adapt and improve. The fluids and food you have before/during/after workout go a long way towards making sure that your exercise has the best impact on your health. Mitalee Doshi, Founder of Oomph Nutrition tells us what to eat before and after workouts.

Pre-workout nutrition

One should never hit the gym on an empty stomach. Your pre workout meal is the meal that plays the largest role in supplying your body with everything it will need to ensure optimal performance during your workout.

Carbohydrates are essential for slow and steady energy release throughout the workout. It tops up your fuel levels and boosts your brain power and concentration for the session. Protein is required to build and maintain muscles and for healthy blood cells as they deliver nutrients and oxygen to working muscles. So make sure your meal has these foods. You can also go for lauki juice instead of protein shake post workout.

Sources of carbohydrates

Foods rich in complex carbohydrates, such as wholegrain pasta, roti, oats, fruits, vegetables and bread are the best sources of energy that can help you start your workout well, and keep at it without experiencing dizziness. They slowly release glucose in the bloodstream. These 5 carbs can actually help you lose weight.

Sources of proteins

Make sure you buy good quality protein which digests slowly, releasing amino acids (building blocks) into the bloodstream. Good sources are paneer, eggs, chicken, fish, casein supplement. You may also want to know if whey protein has any dangerous side effects.

Meals before a workout can be oats / muesli and milk or egg omelets with bread or paneer bhurji with roti or grilled chicken sandwich. Meal before cardio can be a fruit and milk or fruit and nuts.

Timing of the meal

It should be about 45 minutes prior to exercise. This allows body enough time to digest and begin nutrient absorption. The individual should not feel heavy or nauseous while under the pressure of workout. Cardiovascular training should be performed at a gap of 2- 2 ½ hours after the last meal.

Post workout nutrition

Gaining strength and muscle doesn’t occur while you workout but after, during the recovery stage. That is why post workout nutrition holds great importance. After your workout, you must try to eat a ‘recovery meal’ within one hour if possible. Your muscles are weaker after the training session because they have been torn down and have been damaged by an intense workout, so this meal is all about refuelling what you’ve lost and providing the raw materials needed for healing.

During the workout, the body has endured drop in blood glucose levels due to rapid use of glucose to fuel the workout, muscle breakdown due to overload and free radical attack due to high energy use and increase in stress levels. The sooner you start refueling your body, the better off you’ll be. Research shows that your body’s ability to refill muscle stores is higher within one hour after your workout. So make sure you eat the following.


Instant energy is required to replenish diminished glucose stores. Glucose needs to be immediately supplied for instant absorption into the bloodstream. Alternatively, bananas or fruit juice can also be consumed. It should be taken immediately after the workout.

It is essential to supply all amino acids in ample quantity for muscle repair. It should be of high quality and which quickly releases amino acids into the bloodstream. Good sources are whey or eggs. They should be consumed 10- 20 minutes after glucose. Consuming high-quality protein after exercise gives your muscles the fuel needed for both repair and for boosting growth. Here is a vegetarian diet plan for bodybuilders.


To fight free radicals, reduce muscle breakdown and to protect body tissues, antioxidants are required like vitamin A, C, E, zinc, selenium. The requirement for the antioxidants post workout is not met through food sources alone and thus it is essential to take supplements along with glucose.

Post cardio meal

The ideal post-workout meal consists of a blend of carbohydrates and protein. It can be 45 minutes after cardiovascular training. You can eat poha/ upma and curd or cereal and milk or a chicken sandwich.


It’s important to drink fluids before, during and after your workout as it is great for rehydrating the cells. Without sufficient water during exercise, your body temperature can be extremely high, so it is very important to stay hydrated to cool your body down.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends to follow these guidelines:

  • Drink roughly 2 to 3 cups (0.5 to 0.7l) of water two to three hours prior to your workout.
  • Drink about 1/2 to 1 cup (0.12 to 0.23l) of water every 15 to 20 minutes during your workout. You may need more depending on your size and if the weather is warmer.
  • Drink roughly 2 to 3 cups (0.5 to 0.7l) of water after your workout for every pound (0.5 kg) of weight you lose during the workout.
  • Water is generally the best way to replace lost fluids. But if you’re exercising for more than 60 minutes, use a sports drink. Sports drinks provide not only fluid, but carbohydrate and sodium.

They can also help in maintaining your body’s electrolyte balance and give you a bit more energy.

Source: Yahoo.