Nutrients

Nearly 40% of food in US goes waste: Study

Nearly 40% of food in US goes waste: Study

Huge quantities of nutritious foods end up in landfills instead of meeting Americans' dietary needs," said lead author Marie Spiker, from the Johns Hopkins University in the US.

May 15, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
Diet of 90% children could be deficient in essential nutrients, warns study

Diet of 90% children could be deficient in essential nutrients, warns study

The study found that around nine out of every 10 children could be at risk of inadequate micronutrient intake, with almost 70 per cent at risk of having insufficient intake of four or more micronutrients.

May 05, 2017, 00:25 AM IST
Ditch pills, opt for healthy food for essential nutrients

Ditch pills, opt for healthy food for essential nutrients

The best way to have a healthy body is to drop the consumption of pills and medicines as substitutes for vegetables and include food which is packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients.

Dec 19, 2016, 19:14 PM IST

Five surprising health benefits of jaggery – From constipation to weight loss!

Jaggery, which acts as diuretic, can help stimulate bowel movements, thereby providing relief from constipation.

Sep 05, 2016, 10:11 AM IST

Make the healthy switch – Replace your sugar-rich soda's with water to cut obesity!

Swapping one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce serving of water could reduce daily calories and the prevalence of obesity in populations that consume sugary beverages.

Aug 15, 2016, 17:19 PM IST

Are avocados the best first foods for babies?

Babies' ideal first foods should have a low to moderate sweet and salty flavour profile to avoid early preferences for sweet foods.

Jul 22, 2016, 16:04 PM IST

This is how your body turns toxins into nutrients!

Researchers have now found how the body turns a toxin into a nutrient.

May 31, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

Vegan? Here's how you can get all key nutrients!

Following a vegetarian diet can yield health benefits as it reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

Apr 29, 2016, 12:55 PM IST

Should one revert to a Stone Age diet to stay fit and healthy?

The paleolithic diet excludes dairy or cereal products and processed food and alcohol or coffee.

Feb 17, 2016, 15:49 PM IST
Here's how global warming is affecting crop nutrient quality

Here's how global warming is affecting crop nutrient quality

A new study has suggested that increased carbon dioxide levels in air, due to global warming, restrict plants' ability to absorb nutrients.

Jun 13, 2015, 15:35 PM IST

Chhattisgarh scientists develop high-zinc rice to fight malnutrition

Scientists here have developed a high zinc-enriched variety of rice that is expected to play a crucial role in fighting malnutrition in tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh where nearly seven lakh children are still malnourished.

May 22, 2015, 18:51 PM IST

Vitamin E deficiency can damage brain

Eating diets rich in vitamin E can help you stay sharp as researchers have found that deficiency of this vitamin may cause damage to brain cells.

Apr 14, 2015, 12:12 PM IST

Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants, finds study

With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study Monday found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies.

Feb 25, 2015, 09:46 AM IST

In 17 years, fast food hasn't changed

Average calories, sodium and saturated fat content is as high in fast food today as these were in 1996, says a research.

Jan 01, 2015, 20:28 PM IST

Gut bacteria may trick us into eating what they want

Gut bacteria may be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often drive us towards obesity, a new study suggests.

Aug 17, 2014, 16:22 PM IST

You eat what your gut bacteria wants!

Cannot resist those fatty foods even though you wish to trim down? It could be because of the bacteria living with you that can manipulate your brain to eat what they want to feed on, suggests a study.

Aug 16, 2014, 14:51 PM IST

Four myths about corn you should stop believing

There is nothing like sinking your teeth in a crisp cob of sweet corn. But few myths keep people away from the vegetable and it is time to know the truth.

Aug 01, 2014, 12:34 PM IST

Organic foods may help prevent cancer: Study

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.

Jul 12, 2014, 15:02 PM IST

Boost protein intake to lose weight

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.

Jul 04, 2014, 16:23 PM IST

Taste buds can taste carbohydrates: Study

Everyone knows that the tongue has five senses i.e sweet ,sour, salty, savory and bitter tastes. But scientists now believe that we have one more sense that our tongue can differentiate, i.e. it allows us to perceive carbohydrates.

Jun 12, 2014, 17:13 PM IST