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Organic foods may help prevent cancer: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 15:02

Organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants, fewer, less frequent pesticide residues, and properties that may help prevent cancer, a study suggests.

Boost protein intake to lose weight

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 16:23

Counting calories before every meal to keep your weight in check? You may chill out a bit now as researchers have found that instead of counting calories for weight loss, you would do better to boost the protein content of your diet.

`Extinction of big animals may cause soil nutrient deficiency`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 09:31

The mass extinction of large animals in the Pleistocene era caused today’s dearth of soil nutrients, scientists said Sunday, and warned of further damage if modern giants like the elephant disappear.

Essential nutrients to spice up your sex life!

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 21:46

Food and sex are inextricably linked to each other. Having a balanced and nutritious diet not only helps you keep fit and healthy but also improves your performance between the sheets.

Plant nutrients to improve yield, lower fertiliser consumption

Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010, 15:08

A city-based agro-chemical company has developed two plant nutrients Allwin Wonder and Allwin Top that it claims would help increase the yield and reduce fertiliser intake by upto 25 per cent.

Insects that make their own essential nutrients `spotted`

Last Updated: Friday, April 30, 2010, 19:08

Scientists claim to have identified for the first time an insect, known as aphids, that can make their own essential nutrients called carotenoids.