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- The simple daily kitchen-habits that we had inherited from our forefathers and hardly follow these days; are not only good manners but also effective and healthy
- One should chew his food well for better digestion and avoid conversing while eating to focus on chewing
- Cooking using the earthen-utensils adds various essential minerals into the food, hence one must inculcate that habit
August 11, 2017: Food is what cheers the soul of a being and nourishes the physique. The Mediterranean culinary-culture and traditions have always made a huge impact on the rise and fall of kingdoms in the land. It is food that affects the well-being and growth of a civilization.
The simple daily kitchen-habits that we had inherited from our forefathers and hardly follow these days; are not only good manners but also impactful and healthy. Hence, we should make it a habit to practice some of the following activities listed by Times Food, in order to stay nourished and healthy.
- Having early breakfast
Romans had a habit of having breakfast right after the sunrise. The practice dates back to the ancient era and it is actually healthy for one to have a nourished, fresh meal in the morning. Celebrity dietician Rujuta Diwekar said to Times Food, that one should have breakfast within 15 minutes after waking up to lose weight. Skipping or delaying breakfast harms and reduces the metabolic process.
- Avoiding talking while having food
One should chew his food well for better digestion and avoid conversing while eating to focus on chewing. Also, one might choke on his food while talking and trying to gulp it down without chewing well. That is why, talking while eating, is not wise.
- Not contaminating the food with saliva
It is silly to use a hand-sanitizer before eating to avoid contamination; and then sharing food from the same plate, having a bite from what a friend is eating, or sipping a drink from the same glass. The saliva of a person contaminates the food and it is an extremely unhygienic practice which one must avoid to stay healthy.
- Sitting on the floor
Experts suggest that sitting on the floor cross-legged while having food is a ‘yogic posture’ that helps in better blood circulation in the abdominal muscles, leading to better digestion. Hence, ditching the dining table is one good idea to follow.
- Eating foods using hands
It is not unhygienic but actually a very healthy habit to consume one’s food with clean hands, as experts say that it is another ‘yogic position’ that activates our sensory-organs and also signals the brain to release digestive hormones. Therefore, one should try out this practice.
- Not stocking up cooked food for a long time
Dietitians and experts say that frozen and stocked-up foods lead to multiple lifestyle-diseases. The longer the cooked meal is stocked, the more it loses its nutritious values. That is why one should consume fresh food and piping-hot items to stay healthy.
- Dining early
When one dines early, the body gets proper time to digest the food before he goes to sleep; which results in the body not being able to pile up weight. Hence, it is wise to dine early.
- Cooking using clay-pots
Cooking using the earthen-utensils adds various essential minerals into the food. Also, due to the alkaline nature of the earthen-pots, acidic food mixes well maintaining its PH balance. That is why it is a healthy practice to cook the meal in clay-made utensils.
These ancient practices listed by Times Food offers a number of ways to stay nourished and grow healthy food habits. Wait no more and start following these the soonest!
-prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC
As robots evolve to do more work around us, the UK-based humanoid robot manufacturer Engineered Arts has infused more human-like facial expressions into one of its robots, which may leave you with an eerie feeling.
In a video posted on YouTube, the robot called 'Ameca' displays various human expressions, like appearing to "wake up" from sleep, as its face shows confusion and frustration when it opens its eyes.
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Once awake, 'Ameca' starts looking at its hands and arms, opens its mouth and raises its eyebrows, just like a human does.
At the end of the video, Ameca smiles and holds a welcoming hand out towards the viewer.
According to Engineered Arts, the humanoid bot is currently unable to walk and it is working towards giving it the ability in the near future.
"Designed specifically as a platform for development into future robotics technologies, 'Ameca' is the perfect humanoid robot platform for human-robot interaction," says the company.
The 'Ameca' hardware is a development based on its own research into humanoid robotics and built on its advanced 'Mesmer' technology.
Ameca' on display at the CES 2022 conference in Las Vegas in the US in January.Unsplash
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Engineered Arts is slated to put 'Ameca' on display at the CES 2022 conference in Las Vegas in the US in January.
"Human-like Artificial Intelligence needs a human-like artificial body. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning systems can be tested and developed on Ameca alongside our powerful 'Tritium' robot operating system," the company posted on its website. (IANS/PR)
(Keywords: Humanoid Robot, Ameca, Technology)
Microsoft has disrupted the activities of a China-based hacking group, gaining control of the malicious websites the group used to attack organisations in the US and 28 other countries around the world.
The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) said in a statement that a federal court in Virginia granted its request to seize websites of the hacking group called 'Nickel', enabling the company to cut off Nickel's access to its victims and prevent the websites from being used to execute attacks.
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"We believe these attacks were largely being used for intelligence gathering from government agencies, think tanks and human rights organisations," said Tom Burt, Corporate Vice President, Customer Security and Trust at Microsoft.
Obtaining control of the malicious websites and redirecting traffic from those sites to Microsoft's secure servers will help the company protect existing and future victims while learning more about Nickel's activities.
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"Our disruption will not prevent Nickel from continuing other hacking activities, but we do believe we have removed a key piece of the infrastructure the group has been relying on for this latest wave of attacks," Burt said late on Monday.
To date, in 24 lawsuits - five against nation-state actors -- Microsoft has taken down more than 10,000 malicious websites used by cybercriminals and nearly 600 sites used by nation-state actors.
"We have also successfully blocked the registration of 600,000 sites to get ahead of criminal actors that planned to use them maliciously in the future," the tech giant informed.
"We believe these attacks were largely being used for intelligence gathering from government agencies, think tanks and human rights organisations."Unsplash
In some observed activity, Nickel malware used exploits targeting unpatched on-premises Exchange Server and SharePoint systems.
"However, we have not observed any new vulnerabilities in Microsoft products as part of these attacks. Microsoft has created unique signatures to detect and protect from known Nickel activity through our security products, like Microsoft 365 Defender," the company noted.
Nickel has targeted organisations in both the private and public sectors, including diplomatic organisations and ministries of foreign affairs in North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. (IANS/SP)
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Chip manufacturer MediaTek on Monday announced that it is focused on making 2022 a year aimed at rapid growth, business success, substantial expansion in Research and Development capabilities.
MediaTek's plans to boost technology democratisation and enable access to disruptive connectivity with its range of mainstream to flagship 5G chips.
"We at MediaTek are focused on making 2022 a year aimed at rapid growth, business success, and substantial expansion in our R&D capabilities. For 2022, we are focused on further strengthening our presence in India, offering incredible experiences to customers, and supporting the country's technology initiatives with our expertise and collaboration with leading OEMs," Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India said in a statement.
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In the flagship segment, MediaTek recently announced the Dimensity 9000 chip, which is a milestone of innovation and a rise to the incredible, built-to-power flagship 5G smartphones in the world, the company claims.
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 features a single Cortex-X2 performance core clocked at 3.05GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores at 2.85GHz and four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores at 1.8GHz.
It packs a 10-core Arm Mali-G710 that takes care of graphics processing, the report said.
The chipset also comes packed with MediaTek's fifth-generation APU with six total cores for AI processing.Unsplash
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The chipset also comes packed with MediaTek's fifth-generation APU with six total cores for AI processing.
The chipset can handle screens with up to a 180Hz refresh rate at Full HD+ resolutions. It is also the first chipset to have an 18-bit image signal processor, offering the ability to capture 4K HDR video using up to three cameras at the same time, or still photos using up to a massive 320MP sensor. (IANS/PR)
(Keywords: 5G, smartphones, Mediatek)