Hair care: Make your hair shine with this beauty hack

There are many beauty hacks out there when it comes to hair care. One such beauty hack involves the usage of Banana and Egg to make your hair shine.

For this, you have to mix one egg and a mashed up banana. Apply this paste to your hair and leave it for 10-30 minutes. You can then wash it off using your regular hair-washing ritual. Banana and Eggs are filled with vitamins and proteins which can nourish your hair.

As it does not contain any artificial ingredients such a routine does not have any side effects as well. It is not expensive as the other products available in the market and in turn, doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.


Can cheek biting lead to cancer?

Cheek biting might seem like a regular thing that you do every day. But in the long run, it could harm you. So if you are someone who regularly bites your cheeks or chews on it, it’s about time you stopped as it can even lead to cancer.

The broken sensation of the bitten skin creates an additional compulsion to ‘smooth out’ the affected area by biting again, perpetuating the habit.

“Pain and ulcers are the most harmless outcomes. However, ulcers can cause problems, as they are liable to get bitten again once formed. Deep and repeated cheek biting is this most dangerous as this can cause the problems in the buccal mucosa that may, in the worst (and extremely rare) instances, lead to increased risk of oral cancer due to changes in the cheek tissue which can eventually result in changes to the cells,” one of the experts noted.

Studies are still being conducted about the validity of this claim but to be on the safer side, it’s better to stop biting your cheeks voluntarily as it leads to nothing good.

Is wine vegan? Here’s the truth

If you thought that wine was vegan, think again. A new study has revealed that some wine brands add animal proteins during the manufacturing of their products.

According to Ginger Hultin, of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, manufacturers use fining agents to make the wine clear. The commonly used fining agents are casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg white), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein).

In most cases, no residues from these products are left in the wine. But then again, the usage of animal proteins during the production of a food item is also against the concept of vegans.

Get instant facelift: Try this beauty hack

Getting immediate results is not something that you can expect when it comes to beauty hacks. But it can indeed give some short-term relief. For instance, you can get an instant facelift with the help of honey and some egg white.

First, you have to wash your face with ice water or simply rub an ice cube on your face. Now spread a teaspoon of honey on your face.

Beat an egg white until it peaks and brushes it on your skin. Let this dry. Once it is dry, you will feel a stretch in the skin. At this point, you can wash your face with cold water. The nutritious properties of honey combined with that of Egg white will make your skin glow.


What fast food can do to your liver

It’s common knowledge that fast food is unhealthy. But do you know what it does to your liver? According to studies, eating fast food regularly can have the same impact on your liver as having hepatitis.

The study revealed that even eating fast food for a month can significantly change your liver. French Fries, in particular, were dangerous due to the extra ingredients added in them.

Other food items like fried chicken and onion rings also have a bad impact on your liver. Too much consumption of these food items can lead to the fatty liver as well. In worst cases, it can lead to liver failure.

3 Food Facts that you probably did not know

We have already seen a long list of food facts. But the funny part is; there are many more interesting ones out there. From teachers being gifted apples to the invention of popsicles, here are some interesting facts about food that you probably did not know.

Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old: What were you doing while you were 11? While most of us would be simply playing around at that age, Frank Epperson was busy inventing the popsicles. He kept a mixture of powdered soda, water and mixing stick out overnight and got popsicles in the morning.

Why students gift apples to teachers: The answer to this question dates back to the 16th century. During this time period, the salaries of the teachers were low. And to compensate this, students used to gift apples to their teachers. Apple was a common crop back then which made it easier.

French Fries were not created in France: If you thought French Fries came from France, think again. They actually hail from Belgium and are called French Fries only because how they are prepared in short and thin strips.

Exercise-induced muscle pain: How you can get rid of it

While working out, muscle pain is a natural phenomenon. But at the same time, it is important that our body recovers fast from this pain so that we can grind it out the next day as well.

One such food item that can help you in this process is ginger. Various studies have shown that consuming ginger on a daily basis can reduce 25% of the exercise-induced body pain. Ginger can either be consumed raw or in a heated manner.

The latter category is easier to incorporate in your diet as you can add ginger to your daily cooking process. Raw ginger juice is also effective.

Earlier, it was believed that the heating process enhances the pain relieving properties of ginger but a recent study has found that both raw and heated ginger have the same properties when it comes to relieving pain.