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Monday, 19 November 2018

Maldives inaugurate new president, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

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Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated as the new president of the Maldives on Saturday after the opposition in the September elections ousted the strong leader of China, Abdulla Yameen.

Solih, 54, emerged as a common opposition candidate because all major dissidents were captured or exiled by Yameen, who seized power after a controversial second round in 2013.

In a special parliamentary session at the National Football Stadium in the capital Male, Solih was sworn in by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, among those present.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives said that the Chinese Minister of Culture, Luo Shugang, had also been invited.

The presence of Modi was a reflection of the relief in India, which has been prevailed in the archipelago, and in the West Yameen has been driven out.

The United States and the European Union had threatened to impose sanctions if the vote had not been free and fair.

Both neighboring India and Western countries were watching with concern as Yameen approached Beijing, borrowing the strategically located archipelago millions or dollars for infrastructure.

"I am convinced that my visit marks a new era of even closer exchanges and cooperation between our two countries," said Modi on Facebook, particularly on "infrastructure, health, connectivity and staff development."

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) or Solih has promised to go to what she calls 'the colonialism of China' and to oppose a 'land grab' in the country that stretches along the main shipping routes from this to the west.


MDP leader and former president Mohamed Nasheed promised that his party would reduce dependence on China and renegotiate millions of dollars in loans borrowed from Beijing.

More than 80 percent of the foreign debt of the Maldives is due to China, he said.

- loans from Beijing -
China also borrowed other countries around the Indian Ocean and beyond as a part of the Beijing Belt and Road Initiative, which is alerting the West.

Last year Sri Lanka was granted a lease of 99 years in the deepwater port of Hambantota to Beijing, after having paid the Chinese loans for the $ 1.4 billion project.

Mahinda Rajapakse, the prime minister of Sri Lanka, when Colombo took up the loans, is trying to regain power in the current crisis that is affecting the island nation.

During a recent visit to Colombo in the middle of his election campaign, Solih told reporters that he wanted to restore ties with his immediate neighbors, Sri Lanka and India.

Yameen has awarded large infrastructure projects to China, while taking over a major airport development from India.

He also relied on diplomatic support in Beijing, because the Maldives were isolated from the deplorable rights.

Modi had canceled his first visit to the country in 2015 after Yameen had stopped India in favor of India and eventually sentenced him to terrorism and held him prisoner for 13 years.

Edible insects Worth £1.50 now on sell at Sainbury

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For the first time, Sainsbury is starting to sell a series of edible insects worth £ 1.50 in the UK supermarket.



Experts already predicted that they would serve as the future of food. The "crispy roasted barbecue smoked crickets" will soon be available in 250 stores across the country.

Sainsbury's has become the first high street supermarket in the United Kingdom to supply edible insects.

From Sunday, grilled crickets with barbecue flavor will be available in 250 stores across the country.

The "crispy and crunchy barbecue grills of Eat Grub" are described as "crispy in texture with a rich smoky taste".

Insect packages cost £ 1.50.


food source in some countries of the world.
The larvae have been for sale for at least five months in the online Ocado supermarket, with mixed reviews.

One poster, giving the product one star out of five, said: "My husband ... said they knew nothing about barbecue ... what could I taste, was fish sauce? Too expensive too".

But another, who gave the full 5/5, said: "I tasted the final taste in this Eat Grub selection and I LOVE this, much tastier than a bag of chips without the calories." I could not stop eating them!



Sainsbury suggests that crickets can be eaten as a snack or to decorate dishes such as tacos, noodles and salads.

Eat Grub was founded in 2014 by Shami Radia and Neil Whippey to allow people living in Western countries to try a food source that is widely available in other parts of the world.

Mr Radia said: "Two billion people currently eat and enjoy insects.

"We are on a mission to show the West that they are not only very environmentally and sustainability-related, but also very tasty and should not be overlooked as a great ingredient in sandwiches or recipes."

Sainsbury's and EatGrub say that insects are more popular than one would expect, because a survey showed that 10% of Britons tested them and more than half of them enjoyed it.

Eat Grub says dry crickets contain more protein per gram than beef, chicken or pork, with 68 g of protein per 100 g compared to 31 g of protein in beef.

It is also said that edible insects are more durable than other meat, occupy less land and require less feed for animals than cattle.

WWF's food policy manager, Duncan Williamson, said that edible insects can help reduce buyers' carbon footprint.

He said: "As the population grows, we urgently need to look for alternative sources of protein to get the most out of the land available for food production."

9 Healthy benefits of Beans

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Beans are seeds from the Fabaceae family, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family. They are an affordable source of protein, fiber, and vitamins that offer many health benefits.

They usually grow in pods, which are capsules with several beans inside. These pods or capsules develop from flowers. Other legumes include peas, peanuts, and lentils

In this article, learn about nine health benefits of beans, including getting more protein and reducing the risk of heart disease.
9 Different type of beans include:
lima beans
black beans
black-eyed peas
soybeans
kidney beans
garbanzo beans
navy beans
pinto beans
red beans

Health benefits of beans

Beans offer several health benefits, including:

1. Protein source

Adding beans to grains can turn an incomplete protein into a complete one.

Protein is a vital nutrient that plays a key role in virtually everything the body does. Beans are high in amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

Protein sources can be divided into two different categories: complete and incomplete. Animal products, soy, and quinoa are all complete proteins, which means they contain all nine amino acids.

Out of all the types of beans, only soybeans contain all nine amino acids. Incomplete proteins can be easily combined with nuts, seeds, dairy, or grains at a single meal or over various meals throughout the day to make complete proteins.

For example, a person can eat beans with rice or couscous. Even having black beans at lunch and then almonds or cheese later in the day can ensure people get complete proteins.

Beans make an excellent source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. They are also lower in calories and saturated fat than some other protein sources, such as dairy products.

2. Nutrient dense food

Beans contain several vital nutrients, including folate. Folate can help prevent neural tube defects in a fetus during pregnancy.

Dried beans contain nearly double the folate that canned beans contain, so it is better to cook them from their dried form. However, canned beans still contain more folate than many foods.

Not getting enough folate can cause several symptoms, including: weakness, fatigue, heart palpitations, loss of appetite, irritability.
Other important nutrients found in beans include: Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and fiber.

3. Antioxidant

Beans are rich in a type of antioxidant called polyphenols. Antioxidants fight the effects of free radicals, which are chemicals that affect a wide range of processes in the body, from physical aging to cancer and inflammation.

4. Better heart health

People who consume beans may be less likely to die of a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular health problem.

A 2013 analysis of previous studies found a clear correlation between eating beans and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

Other research suggests that beans may lower cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and heart attacks.

5. Reduced risk of cancer

Some studies have shown that beans act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. These effects could reduce the risk of cancer.

Research published in 2015 analyzed whether beans might have antioxidant properties that fight intestinal cancer. Black beans were shown to have the highest antioxidant activity.

A 2016 study also found that chemicals in Northeast China black beans could slow the growth of colorectal cancer by damaging cancer cells.

6. Diabetes and glucose metabolism

Beans may help stabilize blood glucose levels or even prevent diabetes. Beans are high in fiber, which can help lower blood glucose.

A 2015 study in mice found that a chemical found in soybean leaves could help the body maintain healthy glucose levels.

Soybeans also support the healthy functioning of pancreatic cells. The pancreas produces insulin, which regulates blood sugar.

7. Preventing fatty liver

Fatty liver is a metabolic disorder that occurs when fats accumulate in the liver.

Research published in 2016 found that adzuki beans improve the accumulation of fat in the liver of mice. This result suggests that these beans might preserve liver health and reduce the risk of fatty liver, although more studies in humans are needed.

8. Controlling appetite

The fiber and healthy starches in beans can help prevent food cravings. People may feel fuller after consuming beans, which may prevent overeating and even help with weight loss.

9. Improving gut health

Research has shown a variety of beans, especially black beans, enhance gut health by improving intestinal barrier function, and increasing the number of healthy bacteria. This may help prevent gut-associated diseases.

Social Media increases Loneliness - research

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Although experts have been discussing the possible link between the use of social networks and diminishing well-being for years, a new study adds more fuel to the fire.

Social networks at night

A new study investigates the psychological impact of social networks.

According to the first author of the new study, published in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no scientific study has demonstrated a causal relationship between the two up to now.



Psychologist Melissa G. Hunt of the University of Pennsylvania believes that her team is responsible for the first experimental study to use Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.



She argues that previous studies had a limited scope or used 'unrealistic situations', such as monitoring participants in laboratory environments for only a short period of time.



"We are planning to do a much more extensive and rigorous investigation that was also more ecologically valid," says Hunt.


Why Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram?

Hunt's team focused on Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram because they are the social media platforms that are most popular with undergraduates.

The study included 143 undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania who each completed a survey to determine their baseline mood and well-being at the start of the study. They also all supplied a week's worth of data from their smartphones to demonstrate their current social media habits.

Hunt's team randomly assigned each participant into one of two groups. They instructed the undergraduates in the first group to continue using social media as usual and asked those in the second group to limit their use of Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram to just 10 minutes a day for each platform.

Over 3 weeks, the participants made their smartphone data available to the researchers and completed surveys that examined a range of factors, including the participants' anxiety, depression, loneliness, and fear of missing out.

The results showed that the group who reduced their social media use experienced significant decreases in depression and loneliness. These effects were "particularly pronounced for folks who were more depressed when they came into the study."

The study only investigated three social media platforms, so it is not yet possible to determine whether the findings might also apply to other social media platforms. However, Hunt intends to investigate this in future studies, one of which will focus on college students' use of dating apps.


Should you quit social media?
Based on these findings, Hunt offers some advice for social media users who may be worried about the effect that these platforms could have on their well-being:

"When you're not busy getting sucked into clickbait social media, you're actually spending more time on things that are more likely to make you feel better about your life. In general, I would say, put your phone down and be with the people in your life."

"It is a little ironic that reducing your use of social media actually makes you feel less lonely," she says. "[...] When you look at other people's lives, particularly on Instagram, it's easy to conclude that everyone else's life is cooler or better than yours."

However, although Hunt believes that there is a strong case for limiting screen time on these apps, she emphasizes that her team's study does not conclude that young people should give up social media entirely.

In February of this year, Jeffrey Hall, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, claimed that two of his studies had debunked the "social displacement" theory that the more time people spend on social media, the less likely they are to devote time to socializing with people in "the real world."

"I'm trying to push back on the popular conception of how this works," Medical News Today quoted Hall as saying. "That's not to say overuse of social media is good, but it's not bad in the way people think it is."

Reason Why a low-carb diet can help you lose weight and keep it off

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"The largest and longest feeding study to test the 'carbohydrate-insulin model'" concludes that a lower carb intake burns more calories, which may help people maintain weight loss over a longer period of time.
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Eating a high-quality, low-carb diet may help us stave off weight gain for longer.
Cara Ebbeling, Ph.D., together with Dr. David Ludwig — both at Boston Children's Hospital in Massachusetts — led the new study, which now appears in the BMJ.

As they explain, when we lose weight, the body adapts by lowering its energy expenditure. In other words, it burns fewer calories.

This way, the metabolism protects itself against long-term weight changes.

However, when the weight loss is intentional, this adaptive response can be frustrating for dieters, as it leads to weight regain.

Although weight gain after dieting is a well-known phenomenon, researchers do not know much about how different diets affect the way the metabolism responds to them.

The so-called carbohydrate-insulin model, however, suggests one such mechanism. It posits that highly processed foods high in sugar drive hormonal changes that increase the appetite and lead to weight gain.

"According to this model," explains Dr. Ludwig, "the processed carbohydrates that flooded our diets during the low-fat era have raised insulin levels, driving fat cells to store excessive calories. With fewer calories available to the rest of the body, hunger increases and metabolism slows — a recipe for weight gain."

In this context, Ebbeling, Dr. Ludwig, and their colleagues decided to investigate the effects that different diets had on the metabolism. Specifically, they looked at the carb-to-fat ratio in varying diets over a 20-week period.


Studying carb intake, weight, and calories
The researchers examined the effect of different diets on 234 adults aged 18–65 whose body mass index (BMI) was at least 25. As part of the study, the participants had also adhered to a weight loss plan for 10 weeks.

By the end of the trial, 164 participants had achieved their weight loss goal of around 12 percent of their total weight. Then, they adhered to either a high-, moderate-, or low-carb diet for 20 weeks, allowing the researchers to examine if they managed to maintain the weight loss.

The high-carb diet was composed of 60 percent high-quality carbs, the moderate-carb one had 40 percent carbs, and the low-carb diet had 20 percent carbs. The diets also minimized sugar intake and used whole grains.

During this time, the scientists measured the participants' weight and tracked the number of calories they burned. They also examined the participants' insulin secretion and metabolic hormones.


'A 20-pound weight loss after 3 years'
At the end of the study period, people in the low-carb group burned significantly more calories than those who had been on a high-carb diet.

Specifically, participants who were on a low-carb diet burned around 250 kilocalories more per day than those who were on a high-carb diet.

Ebbeling explains, "If this difference persists — and we saw no drop-off during the 20 weeks of our study — the effect would translate into about a 20-pound weight loss after 3 years, with no change in calorie intake."

The results also indicated that for participants who had the highest insulin secretion, the impact of a low-carb diet was even more significant: low-carb dieters burned 400 calories more per day than high-carb dieters.

"A low glycemic load, high-fat diet," explain the authors, "might facilitate weight loss maintenance beyond the conventional focus on restricting energy intake and encouraging physical activity."

Ebbeling says, "Our observations challenge the belief that all calories are the same to the body."

"This is the largest and longest feeding study to test the 'carbohydrate-insulin model,' which provides a new way to think about and treat obesity."

Dr. David Ludwig

Familiar foods that can prevent mosquitoes from biting You

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Believe it or not, there are several foods that can help protect you from mosquito bites or even relieve the itching that comes from an insect bite.

Onions
Rubbing a slice of onion on your skin can be a good way to keep mosquitoes and other biting insects away, since most insects are repelled by them.

Orange and lemon peels
Just as onions can repel mosquitoes, you can get similar results by rubbing the orange or lemon peels on the exposed skin. It is said that the muskieten in the muggen zoon totally rejected any of the smells.

Garlic

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As you sweat the smell of garlic, it repels many insects and prevents muggen bites.

milk

If you feel that your skin is burning from excessive exposure to the sun or if the itching of the musts is driving you crazy, try using some milk paste to relieve the relief.

Mix one part of milk powder with two parts of water and add a pinch or two of salt. Rub over the burn or bite. The enzymes in the milk powder will help neutralize the venom of the insects and will also help relieve the pain of sunburn.

Salt

For instant relief from itching from mosquito and chigger bites, soak the area in salt water and then apply a coat of vegetable oil.

Olive oil

Stagnant or quiet water around your house provides the perfect breeding ground for muskieten. Floating a few tablespoons of vegetable oil on the surface of the water will help prevent the muggen from using the water.

However, it is still important to change the water twice a week so that the larvae do not have time to hatch.

Apple cider vinegar

If you are visiting an area infested with mosquitoes, plan ahead. Approximately three days before leaving, start taking 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day.

Continue using the vinegar all your time there and there is a high probability that when you return to your enclave, you can do it without a bite.

Alternatively, you can moisten a cotton cloth or ball with white vinegar and rub it on the exposed skin.

Gary Cahill may Exit Chelsea next Year

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Milan is interested in signing Chelsea defender Gary Cahill and is preparing to make an offer in January when the transfer window is opened again. Rossoneri needs an experienced central backer to strengthen the back-up line and the English international is the best option in this situation. He also wants regular play time and is willing to leave the London club in the winter.

Gattuso will do everything to add it, because the Italian manager wants to improve the defense a lot more. Several large clubs are also interested in signing and there will be a real battle for the player. The price could rise and become much more. Cahill joined the London club of Bolton in 2012 with an offer of 8 million pounds. He had great seasons and also won the Champions League in 2012 and the Premier League twice with the Blues.



Now the situation has changed and Maurizio Sarri prefers David Luiz. In this campaign Gary made only 3 gigs, which is a terrible result for the defender. The 32-year-old has a contract with the club until 2019 and his release clause is around £ 20 million. Despite his age, the English center can still play in the upper class and help every club to be successful.

Sarri will spend £ 200 million on four players Next Year

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will spend more than 200 million pounds in the January window following the threat of a two-year transfer ban by FIFA.


The money will be spent on four players.

Last week, FIFA recommended that the Blues receive a ban on the transfer of four windows after an investigation into the signing of underage foreign players.


The threat will push the Blues to work 24 hours a day in January to attract several targets before the ban comes.

Express Sports reports that Chelsea is ready to face face-to-face with both Manchester United and City to sign Brazil's Alex Sandro of Juventus, with a £ 50 million, 27-year prize.

Sarri is already on the verge of winning the race of £ 70 million to reach the extreme Christian Pulisic, 20, of Borussia Dortmund.


The Italian manager will also pay 50 million pounds for the right-back of 24 years, Elseid Hysaj.

The Blues also seek to invoke a 40 million pound repurchase clause in the deal that led central defender Nathan Ake to Bournemouth.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Benefit of consuming tigernut

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Tigernut

Tigernut is one of the first registered plants in ancient Egypt and Latin America. The Latin name for the plant is Cyperus esculentus.

It is a crop that occurs in the moist soil that is used to plant rice and peanuts and has been used in most of Africa for centuries.

The traditional way to preserve Tigernut has always been through milk and sometimes as dried fruit. It has a unique sweet taste that is ideal for different purposes.

Some advantages of Tigernut include

It is rich in fiber: it has a high fiber content that is more than other popular fiber sources such as rice, oats, apples, cabbage, carrots, etc.

It is rich in vitamins C and E: Tigernut is packed with vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins C and E, potassium and phosphorus. Tigernut is mixed with yogurt in such a way that it contains an exceptional amount of vitamins.

Protects against cardiovascular disease: Tigernut helps with the antioxidant properties, which implies the prevention of harmful chemical reactions that inhibit the oxidation of the body