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Healthy or unhealthy? Avoid these 10 good food from your diet to stay fit

Healthy or unhealthy? Avoid these 10 good food from your diet to stay fit

Is the health food aisle in the supermarket your go-to spot to pick up nutritious and healthy food? Do you snack on dried fruits when that 4pm hunger hits you? If the answer to both those questions are yes, you need to read this. A lot of products that are advertised to be healthy can [...]

April 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Healthy or unhealthy? Avoid these 10 good food from your diet to stay fit

Fish is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. Here’s why

Fish is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. Here’s why

Almost every nutritionist worth her salt will tell you to consume more fish to reach your weight loss and fitness goals. Fish, they say, is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. However, until now, the reasons were not clear why dieticians and nutritionists included fish in most healthy diet. Omega 3 and [...]

April 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fish is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. Here’s why

Do you skip meals to eat junk food? It’s making you overweight and undernourished

Do you skip meals to eat junk food? It’s making you overweight and undernourished

Giant corporates selling processed foods are not only raising undernutrition but also obesity in a country that is seen as the hub of stunted and undernourished children, say experts. They cited how biscuits, savoury snack packets and the likes, costing between one and five rupees, have replaced many meals for a large chunk of population [...]

April 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do you skip meals to eat junk food? It’s making you overweight and undernourished

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for ‘science of life’ stemming from the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ which means science. Ayurveda meticulously lays down guidelines on how one must chart out his/her daily routine starting from the [...]

October 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Food Combinations: Should You be Pairing Curd with Fish?

Food Combinations: Should You be Pairing Curd with Fish?

What you eat matters a great deal but how you plan your meals holds greater significance. It is understood that many nutrients simply pass through the body without getting absorbed in the absence of another supporting micronutrient. Minerals, vitamins, nutrients and enzymes always work in tandem with each other to give our body a holistic nutritive [...]

October 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Food Combinations: Should You be Pairing Curd with Fish?

Love fried food? Here are the types of cooking oil you should use

Love fried food? Here are the types of cooking oil you should use

The year was 1996. The jalebi became synonymous with a brand of cooking oil thanks to a now iconic ad that featured a little boy and his love for the spiralled sweet. Two decades on, that is not a connect any oil company would want. No company would dare to sell cooking oil showing any [...]

October 6, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Love fried food? Here are the types of cooking oil you should use

Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

If your child just started taking solids, and half of your day is spent in wondering what to feed him or her, and also questioning where the food comes from, and how it is produced, then you are not alone. This is a common cause of concern amongst new mothers and parents across the world [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

FSSAI in high gear to make food safer

FSSAI in high gear to make food safer

The central food regulator has been very proactive with regard to issues like safety and standards, including labelling of packaged products and nutrient content, which has led to a sharp rise in the number of notices, orders and guidelines issued by it since 2015. A series of notifications and guidelines have been issued by the Food [...]

August 2, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI in high gear to make food safer

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

Simply put, asthma is a condition wherein a person’s airway is inflamed, narrowed to an extent that it restricts him/her from breathing normally. The airway gets swollen and also produces extra mucus. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology estimates nearly 300 million people suffering from asthma across the world. Close to 250,000 die [...]

June 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Love munching on junk? You may now have to pay a higher price for it as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages. It has also called for a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children’s channels and content [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

Products high in calories, salt, sugar or fat are more likely to make low- or no-content claims. To make healthy choices, look for what a product contains rather than what it doesn’t. Food packaging labels may make you feel you are making healthy choices, but the claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the [...]

March 18, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern

UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern

UNITED NATIONS –  A U.N. expert says junk food is a human rights concern. Hilal Elver, the U.N.’s special representative on the right to food, said Tuesday the rise of industrial food production combined with trade liberalization has allowed large corporations to flood the global market with cheap, nutrient-poor foods that force poor people to [...]

October 25, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern