Sleep on left side, drink water from copper vessel: How to fix indigestion naturally

Swaryog recommends having meals, including spicy or warm food, with activation of right nostril. It helps in controlling excessive body acids generated due to food, thus helping in digestion process

Physical activity helps keep your digestive system working smoothly. But is important to take a nap after every meal to soothe your digestive system. While taking the nap, you should first sleep on the left side for some time and relax for 10 minutes before rushing for work, says an expert.

Pramod Kulkarni, swaryog expert and founder of SwarYog Foundation, Mumbai, lists some tips: Try these for your better digestive health.

1 Swaryog recommends having meals, including spicy or warm food, with activation of right nostril. It helps in controlling excessive body acids generated due to food, thus helping in digestion process.

2 Having sweet or cold or frozen food dishes during activation of left nostril helps in harmonising the body fluids without disrupting the body temperature.indigestion

3 It is recommended to sleep on the left side at night because the longer the right nostril is active during this period, the better for digestion and, hence, for overall health.

 Sit in Padmasana pose for 10 minutes in morning. Concentrate on the Swadisthan Chakra — around navel. Do deep breathing through right nostril for 15 times. It helps in streamlining the digestion flow.

5 Drinking water from copper vessel is recommended as it helps your body maintain its temperature according to outside weather, thus, helping one to feel rejuvenated and energetic throughout the day.

6 One can practise this application daily after having lunch and dinner: Lie down straight on plain surface and breathe in normal breathing pattern for eight times, then turn around to right side and breathe for 16 times and then to left side and breathe for 32 times.

This application helps to make your digestive system stronger and spread out the food particles evenly throughout the system.

 

Realty Sentiment Hits 3-Yr Low In December Quarter On Note Ban

New Delhi: The real estate sentiment fell to a three-year low in the October-December period, indicating pessimism among developers and financial institutions which reeled under the demonetisation pressure, says a report.

However, property consultant Knight Frank India and industry body FICCI said in a joint report that developers, banks and private equity investors are optimistic that market situation would improve in the next six months.

“The demonetisation of high value currency notes of Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 was the most sweeping change in recent history, which was a rude awakening for the Indian economy with the real estate sector being at the receiving end of this move,” the Knight Frank-FICCI joint report said.

Hit by demonetisation, total housing sales of the top eight cities fell by 40 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016 as against the previous three-month period.Realty Sentiment Hits 3-Yr Low In December Quarter On Note Ban: Report

“Consequent to the major disruption during Q4 2016, the current sentiment score has seen a drastic fall to below the threshold mark of 50 to become the worst quarter in the last three years. This implies that stakeholders’ sentiments pertaining to Q4 2016 is pessimistic,” the report said.

The real estate sentiment index, based on a quarterly survey of key supply-side stakeholders, including developers, private equity funds, banks and non-bank financial companies (NBFCs), fell to 41 from 58 in the previous quarter.

“The respondents are of the opinion that the situation during the last quarter of 2016 was significantly worse compared to six months prior, reflecting the short-term adverse impact of demonetisation on the Indian real estate,” the report said.

However, the respondents welcomed the government’s steps to bring transparency into the sector through demonetisation move and the new real estate law as well as the Union Budget’s focus on making home purchases affordable.

“The future sentiment score of 62 is a good indicator of the robust optimism portended by the stakeholders for the real estate sector in the coming six months.

“The demonetisation move did infuse a high degree of uncertainty and confusion in the market but this impact seems to be transient in nature and the mid-to-long term impact is expected to be positive,” the report said.

Although the residential sector is going through a difficult phase, the stakeholders are quite optimistic for the future, especially with regards to sales volume.

“59 per cent of the stakeholders believe that residential sales will improve in the coming six months, as against only 12 per cent that believe to the contrary,” the report said.

“45 per cent of the respondents expect prices to remain stagnant while 26 per cent expect a downward pressure on price appreciation, during the same period,” it added.

Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant Now Available on iPhone

 

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is now available on the iPhone. As you may have guessed, it’s not going to replace Siri anytime soon. This is because Alexa is baked into the Amazon app and there’s no way to map it to the Home Button on your iPhone.

This feature is currently only available for Amazon users in the US, although those in other regions can access it by changing country to US in the app. You can do this by – Settings > Country & Language > Country > United States. This may not be a big deal for those who live outside the US, but it could mean a lot to people in the US who use other devices connected to Alexa.Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant Now Available on iPhone

To access Alexa, you have to hit the microphone icon on the top-right in the Amazon iOS app. Once you do that you can use Alexa just as you would on an Amazon Echo. It’s fully functional inside the Amazon app and you can ask Alexa to order products, use it to run your smart home, or even ask random general knowledge questions.
This underscores Amazon’s big push for Alexa, which was one of the highlights of CES 2017. The virtual assistant is now integrated in quite a few gadgets such as TVs and smartphones. Even though it can’t replace Siri on the iPhone, this does offer diehard Alexa fans a chance to use it on one more platform.

The Amazon Echo isn’t available in several regions including India, so this allows people a chance to try Alexa and see what the hype is all about. We used Alexa for the first time thanks to this update and were quite impressed with its ability to understand our questions. If you’ve never tried Alexa, you can go ahead and find out how good or bad it is.

 

Content & SEO Teams Together – Focused on a Customer-First Strategy

 

For half of the world, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is all about search engines, its algorithms, rankings, off-page and all other technical terms. While fighting the battle of enhancing the ranking in SERPs (Search Engine Result Page), often one thing is neglected or considered as last option. That last option is Content. Now the question arises, what’s the role of content in SEO & why it is neglected or considered as last option.

First thing first, what’s the role of content in SEO? Let’s make it simple and think from a user’s mind. Whenever a user search anything over web, the basic intent of the user is to get information or answer about their query. Surely, no one would like any images or any ads while searching for information about any disease or on any other topic. From SEO perspective, the information or answer, the user is looking for is content. And if the user will not get the right content for its search query then it’s obvious that user will be disappointed and bounce to some other option. So, with this the role and importance of content is very clear.

Now, why it is neglected or considered as last option. Again, the answer is very simple. If one listen from the mouth of a content person, the whole scene will seem a hate story. But in reality, the hidden love affair of content and SEO is very deep and old.Content & SEO Teams Together - Focused on a Customer-First Strategy

Till now, content and SEO is considered two different worlds in whole world as well as in the industry. And when it comes to lining-up these two different worlds for any business, it seems like bringing two enemies together. Another major reason why content is neglected when it comes to lining up with SEO is restriction or guideline of brands and businesses for content. The strict policy, guidelines, approval and the whole process of content creation and approval makes the thought of content a headache for any SEO team. Yes, we agree that content generation is not a joke and serious job involving various checks but this shouldn’t become a reason to avoid it. After all, content is what user is looking for and consuming every day, every minute and every second in its search.

So, the moral of the story is SEO and content should always be best friends and work together like perfect life partners. Both department’s strategy should be consumer first strategy. By consumer-first strategy we mean that the primary focus should be consumer, their behavior, search intent and what they want. What really matter is what consumer wants and whether they are getting relevant result for whatever they are looking for.

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Samsung Galaxy On Max With 4GB RAM, Front Flash Launched in India: Price, Specifications

 

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  • Samsung Galaxy On Max price in India is Rs. 16,900
  • Smartphone currently listed as ‘coming soon’
  • It supports Samsung Pay Mini

Samsung on Friday launched a new Flipkart exclusive smartphone, the Galaxy On Max. The smartphone’s highlights are the presence of 4GB RAM, a 5.7-inch full-HD display, front flash, large aperture cameras, and support for Samsung Pay Mini, all of which are standout features for a Samsung smartphone at its price. As we mentioned, the Samsung Galaxy On Max will be available via Flipkart, and will go on sale from 11:59pm on Monday, July 10. Notably, the smartphone is almost identical to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, which was made available via offline retail stores and the Samsung India site with a price of Rs. 17,900.

Commenting on the launch, Sandeep Singh Arora, Vice President, Online Business, Samsung India, said, “Today consumers use their smartphones to capture memories. Galaxy On Max is the perfect device for this, enabling users to click brilliant photographs under all light conditions. It also offers the option of sharing pictures on-the-go with a single click. Galaxy On Max will redefine the way people click and share pictures.”Samsung Galaxy On Max With 4GB RAM, Front Flash Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy On Max price in India

The Samsung Galaxy On Max price in India is Rs. 16,900, while the smartphone will be available in Black and Gold colour variants in the country. Launch offer includes a Rs. 2,000 discount for buyers using Standard Chartered credit and debit cards. At its price, the smartphone compares with the Oppo F3, Moto G5 Plus, Oppo F1s, Honor 8, Honor 8 Lite, and even the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. The primary difference between the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and the Samsung Galaxy On Max is in the processor. The former bears a MediaTek Helio P20 SoC, while the latter bears a MediaTek Helio P25 Lite SoC.

Samsung Galaxy On Max specifications

The dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy On Max runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and sports a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MTK P25 SoC (with four cores clocked at 2.39GHz and four cores clocked at 1.69GHz) coupled with 4GB of RAM.

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Coming to the cameras on the Samsung Galaxy On – the smartphone bears 13-megapixel sensors and LED flash modules both on the front and back. The front sensor is coupled with a f/1.9 aperture lens, while the rear sensor is coupled with a f/1.7 aperture lens, which the company claims provide great low-light performance.

The smartphone bears 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). For connectivity options, the smartphone offers 4G VoLTE, alongside Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a Micro-USB port. It weighs 178 grams and measures 156.6×78.7×8.1mm. It is powered by a 3300mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy On Max features

The Samsung Galaxy On Max sports a fingerprint sensor on the home button. It also supports Samsung Pay Mini, which was launched in India last month alongside the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max. It supports UPI-based payments and integrates a mobile wallet, but forgoes the NFC and MST-powered offline tap-to-pay features that essentially replace debit and credit cards.

Samsung is also touting the Social Camera Mode on the Samsung Galaxy On Max – the feature is supposed to provide instant sharing options to users, letting them pin their favourite social media contacts for quick sharing. The company says the Social Camera Mode also lets users utilise live stickers.

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Google Chrome to Get Native Ad-Blocking on Mobile and Desktop

In a move that might come as a surprise to most of the tech industry, Google is reportedly planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature to its Chrome browser on both mobile and desktop platforms. While the search giant itself earns considerable revenue from advertising, people familiar with the matter believe that this move is expected to be made to keep other ad-blocking tools in check. This should also come as welcome news for Android users, as the usually preloaded Google Chrome browser for Android has for a long time had the distinction of not supporting ad-blocking, neither natively or via extension.

The search giant is planning to introduce its Chrome browser ad-blocking feature, which could be switched-on by default, to filter out the ads that will be considered unacceptable for the users as per the list of ad types released by Coalition for Better Ads last month, as per a report by WSJ. According to the released list by the industry group, ad types including “pop-up ads, prestitial ads, ads with density greater than 30%, flashing animated ads, auto-play video ads with sound, poststitial ads with countdown, full-screen scrollover ads, and large sticky ads” were described to be “beneath the initial Better Ads Standard.”Google Chrome to Get Native Ad-Blocking on Mobile and Desktop: Report

If you are wondering why Google would have this change of heart about advertising, the company’s aim behind streamlining the advertisements is to curb the growth of third-party ad-blocking applications, people familiar with matter told WSJ. Pushing out its own ad-blocking feature might help the search giant to prevent users from installing extensions, which will most likely tune out all ads instead of selected ones.
Notably, Google is already a part of “Acceptable Ads” program by Eyeo GmbH (the company behind popular AdBlock Plus tool) to enable advertising on its search engine to pass through its filters. Considering that Chrome is a popular browser choice, in case Google does introduce the aforementioned tool, it might end up creating a huge problem for the other ad-blocking tools. Notably, Apple enabled ad blocking on its mobile operating system with iOS 9 in 2015. Since then many users have shown interest in these tools.

As we mentioned of course, the move if true would be a great relief to Android users. The preloaded browser is a very popular choice on Android, and users are often subjected to pop-ups and download requests – many of them malicious. While Google may do its part on Android security, the minefield it willingly lets users traverse in daily browsing is a dangerous one. Google is long overdue in such an implementation.

 

8 Best Buffet Restaurants in Pune: Feast On

 

To be honest, a buffet is not my first port of call when I want to dine out; I find the choice overwhelming, the items repetitive, and the quality of the food unpredictable. But of course, there are always exceptions to the rule and the buffet is no exception. Pune offers up some exceptional buffet options, and I’ve written about a few below. They’re great places to hit up when you’re with a large group of people – there’s sure to be something to please everyone! Opinions and tastes will vary of course (my friend screamed at me for leaving out Barbeque Nation) but hopefully everyone will find something to enjoy in this list. Kind of like a buffet! So here you go, in no particular order:8 Best Buffet Restaurants in Pune: Feast On

1. Feast – Le Meridien, Sassoon Road

Le Meridien’s all day dining restaurant, Feast, offers a swathe of delightful dishes as part of a buffet service, ranging from Indian and South East Asian (Thai, Chinese and Malay) to Mediterranean and European fare. The food is a happy mix of traditional favourites (such as paneer tikka and shawarma) and more unusual fare such as spatzle and meshwi grill. If I had one word of advice, I would suggest making a beeline for the desserts; they keep changing, but I haven’t had a bad one yet.

Price for Two: Rs. 2000 (plus taxes) approximately
Call: 020 66411111

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2. Latitude, Vivanta by Taj, Koregaon Park

It’s easy to fall in love with Latitude, seeing as it is set in the salubrious environs of the Vivanta by Taj in pretty Koregaon Park. The service is unswerving in its excellence and the ambience is tasteful. Now onto the food – Latitude is not cheap, but it does offer value for money. The Sunday brunch sees Indian and Continental dishes rubbing shoulders with Chinese and is usually fairly crowded. For those unsatisfied with the buffet, an a la carte menu is available also and it has a whole section devoted to healthy drinks.

Price for Two: Rs. 2000 (plus taxes) approximately
Call: 020 30189859

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3. Seasonal Tastes, Westin, Koregaon Park

At Seasonal Tastes, at The Westin in Pune, you will find a buffet that is in equal parts conventional and inventive. Here, you’ll find a live barbecue counter, a Mexican counter and a host of South East Asian, European and Indian dishes – with so many different cuisines, you’re certainly spoilt for choice. Seasonal Tastes is known for its vast Sunday brunches, and the restaurant even incorporates superfoods into their repertoire for the health-conscious.

Price for Two: Rs. 2000 (plus taxes) approximately
Call: 020 30189766

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4. Spice Kitchen, J W Marriott, Senapati Bapat Road

Spice Kitchen is J W Marriott’s chic all day dining restaurant, serving a rainbow of Indian, Continental and South East Asian dishes. My suggestion? Sample everything (it’s all delicious) but fill up on the desserts, as they come from the Marriott’s excellent bakery just next door, the Pune Baking Company. The breakfast menu is excellent, with a great variety of breads (buttery, flaky croissants anyone?). Make sure to book a table in advance though, especially for Sunday brunches, since it’s a rather popular buffet place.

Price for Two: Rs. 2000 (plus taxes) approximately
Call: 020 65602233

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5. Post 91- Goldmine, Baner Road

Post 91’s Goldmine buffet is as good as its word – the eatery is done up in shades of gold (even the chairs and tables!) but the overall effect isn’t bling-y or overwhelming, but rather charming and tasteful even. Go for the Sunday brunch, because that’s when it brings out the big guns. Goldmine serves a multi-cuisine buffet that is open for lunch and dinner along with an a la carte menu. There is also a salad counter, but when I went, it was the pasta and chaat counters that were absolutely buzzing. Unfortunately, the service is somewhat sluggish.

Price for Two: Rs. 1000 (plus taxes) approximately
Call: 020 66832345

6. Sigree Global Grill, Dhole Patil Road

Sigree is a very popular Pune dining destination, popular enough to have swollen into three branches across the city (the latest one being at Amanora Mall). On Sigree’s buffet table, you will find choices aplenty- North Indian dishes, Italian, Turkish, Lebanese, a decent pasta station and a smattering of South East Asian. Although they purport to have a global menu, the Indian is definitely your best bet. They have an excellent selection of starters (go for the grills), but the star of the spread when I visited, was the biryani.

Price for Two: Rs. 1000 (plus taxes) approximately
Call: 8793811335

7. Exotica, Yerawada

What draws me unfailingly to Exotica is the ambience. Sitting atop a 7th floor terrace in Yerawada, this restaurant is a wonderful place to take your date, your family or your business partners. Naturally, the open air section is the most sought after (when the weather is cool), but if you choose to sit inside, you’ll have large fish tanks for company. The food offered is the usual smorgasbord of North-Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean and Italian cuisines, but my suggestion is to make a beeline for the North Indian – the mutton rogan josh is out-of-this-world delicious. Its Sunday brunch is well worth the money but remember to book a table before you go – the restaurant can get pretty crowded.

Price for Two: Rs. 1000 (plus taxes) approximately
Call: 020 30163493

8. Malaka Spice, Baner

Malaka Spice makes for a nice change from the plethora of multi-cuisine eateries that dominate the food scene in Pune. The food is not exactly ‘authentic’ South East Asian but it is certainly delicious and is suffused with spice, which makes it palatable for the Indian tongue. At Malaka Spice, the buffet is open at lunch, offering a selection of Malaysian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai and Chinese dishes. Still, in case it doesn’t cut the mustard, you can pick from its vast menu where you can choose from quirkily-named dishes such as the Top Hat (crisp rice cups stuffed with vegetables), Three Aunties and Three Grandmothers (mushroom, spinach, baby corn and carrot) and Fritturas (tempura battered chicken).

Price for Two: Rs. 1500 (plus taxes) approximately
Call: 020 30162011

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Crucial House vote to be held on Obamacare repeal bill

 

The US House of Representatives will hold a vote on Thursday on a revised healthcare bill that Republicans hope will replace Obamacare.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the leadership in the party is confident it has secured enough votes for the bill to pass.

It would then go to the Senate where it could face a more tricky passage.

President Donald Trump made the repeal of his predecessor’s signature law a central campaign promise.

He has played a personal role this week in persuading wavering Republicans to come on board.

Their first attempt at getting a healthcare bill collapsed in disarray in March, despite the party controlling both legislative chambers and the White House.

But several key Republicans this week reversed course, partly due to an amendment by Congressman Fred Upton to provide $8bn (£6.2bn) over five years towards coverage for sick people.

But Democrats said the amount was woefully inadequate.

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Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said: “The Upton amendment is like administering cough medicine to someone with stage four cancer.”

Members of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of ultraconservative lawmakers, indicated the Upton amendment would not be a deal-breaker for them.

In March, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said 24 million people would lose health insurance under the bill, which is called the American Health Care Act.

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The bill has been amended several times as Republicans have tried to balance demands from opposing wings of their party.

Conservatives want to see a complete rollback of Obamacare, while moderates are concerned about losing voters who like the existing law.

President Barack Obama’s overhaul of healthcare extended insurance coverage to millions of Americans, but some have experienced rising premiums in recent years.

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One of its popular elements is that it bans insurers from denying coverage to patients who are ill with “pre-existing conditions”.

President Trump has insisted the revised bill will keep that, although it is thought that states will be able to opt out of making that an absolute provision.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel made a heartfelt plea that pre-existing conditions be protected, and spoke about his newborn son who has a congenital heart defect.

 

West Bengal Class 10 and 12 board exam results expected on May 10 and May 16

 

Education boards in West Bengal are expected to release the results of the madhyamik or Class 10 board examination and uchha madhyamik or Class 12 examination on May 10 and May 16 respectively.

Education boards in West Bengal are expected to release the results of the madhyamik or Class 10 board examination and uchha madhyamik or Class 12 examination on May 10 and May 16 respectively, officials said on Thursday.

The results of both the exams will be available on the state school education department’s official website. The results will also be uploaded on the respective websites of West Bengal Board of Secondary Examination (WBBSE) and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE).

The number of girls, who took the madhyamik or secondary and higher secondary or uchha madhyamik exams in the state, exceeded that of boys this year as in 2016.

Nearly 6 lakh girls appeared for the madhyamik exam, 23% more than the number of boys at 4,80,000. The trend was similar in uchha madhyamik exam in which 3,79,698 girls and 3,64,809 boys took the exam.West Bengal Board exam results

West Bengal education minister Partha Chattopadhyay said the Kanyashree scheme, a pet project of chief minister Mamata Banerjee, has been instrumental in encouraging girls to continue their education.

The scheme encourages families to keep their daughters in school rather than marrying them off at an early age.

“Kanyashree has been a visionary idea by our chief minister, the positive impact of which can be felt in the sharp increase of female examinees in these two board examinations,” Chattopadhyay said.

Last year, the madhyamik pass percentage was 81.80 and that of uchha madhyamik was 81.33%.

“This year, the figure is expected to be somewhat same,” an official of the state education department said.

 

Infertility Cases on the Rise: Artificially Sweetened, Aerated Drinks May Be the Culprit

 

Talk about health problems and we immediately divert our attention to diseases like cancer and diabetes, but there are several other ailments that are alarmingly on the rise in the recent times mainly due to our unhealthy lifestyle habits. Yes, our sedentary lifestyle is the reason behind various health issues that we get to hear about today, affecting millions everyday. One such health concern from the lot is infertility. A large number of people, both men and women, are facing this issue today. While there are various causes that lead to infertility, one major culprit is aerated drinks, according to a new report.

Aerated drinks have almost become a constant in most Indian households. It is a convenient refreshment when the urge for a thirst quencher strikes. But what most people fail to see that hidden under the sweet taste are oodles of artificial sweeteners that are immensely harmful for health. Doctors say that consumption of artificially sweetened sodas and aerated drinks are leading to infertility in humans because of the presence of an artificial sweetener, aspartame, which can disrupt the endocrine system leading to hormonal imbalance and infertility issues in women.

“Almost all of the soft drinks and sodas contain aspartame which is linked to many health problems including infertility, malformations and miscarriages,” said Arvind Vaid, an IVF expert at city-based Indira IVF. “Excess consumption leads to hormonal imbalance and fluctuation that causes ovulatory disorders and even worsens PMS (Premenstrual symptoms),” he added.

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The Dark Side of Aspartame

Aspartame contains two amino acids called phenylalanine and aspartic acids, which are considered to be harmless when eaten in combination with other amino acids. However, experts say when they are taken unaccompanied, it stimulates the generation of free radicals which leads to cell death.

“Sperm and ovum, being cells, have 90 per cent chances of dying when aspartame is consumed in excess. It is advised by many doctors and experts to avoid anything that helps in the formation of free radicals in the body for the significance of reproductive health,” said Vaid.

Rachna Jaiswar, associated with Gynaecology Department of Safdarjung Hospital, said consumption of sugary aerated drinks restrains the immune system causing weight gain and hormonal imbalance, which strongly contributes to fertility issues. “Soda is a highly acidic beverage, which alters the pH level of the body with excess consumption,” said Jaiswar.

Talking about the high consumption of aerated drinks and sodas by men, Jaishwar said due to lack of nutrients in a high pH atmosphere, sperm cells either get harmed leading to its abnormal shape and poor quality or eventually die.

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“Moreover Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical that reduces the male semen quality, is found in the lining of plastic bottles and most canned goods. Men who consume soft drinks more often are at 4 times the risk of lowering their sperm count, motility and concentration,” said Jaiswar.

Doctors also said most of the soft drinks are caffeinated and contain fructose, which are associated with a higher risk of ovulatory disorders and infertility among women.

“Caffeine is known to be a vasoconstrictor that reduces uterine blood flow thereby reducing menstrual bleeding and shortening the duration of menses. Combination of caffeine, aspartame and fructose affects the sex hormones and